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Postdoc: Biomechanics of Vocal Behaviour in Rodents

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

The open positions are located in Odense, Denmark, but all applicants will receive mentorship from and (post-pandemic) travel between all three research nodes.  

The positions are funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation (Denmark) as part of the Interdisciplinary Synergy Programme along with the National Institutes of Health (USA). They are available as of February 2023, or until filled, for a two-year period. Application deadline: 15 December 2022.

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

Preferred qualifications
We are looking for applicants with:
•  a PhD in bio-imaging, biomechanics, engineering, neuroscience, or a related field
•  excellent written and oral English language communication skills.
Other experiences, such as signal analysis, and/or programming (C++, Matlab, or equivalent) present a distinct advantage.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-12-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday December 15th, 2022

Postdoc in risk governance of socio-technical systems

The Centre of Maritime Health and Society (CMSS) at the University of Southern Denmark (Esbjerg campus) invites applications for a three-year postdoc position within the area of risk and safety risks, or in Health, Safety and Environment management in socio-technical systems, starting March 1, 2023. 

We invite candidates to apply who are interested in contributing to a project that will be focusing on energy islands which are seen as a paradigm shift in the green transition. The establishment of the world’s first artificial islands will be supplying several countries with renewable energy. These mega-constructions will be offshore hubs and green power plants that will form part of the Danish and international critical infrastructure, including systems in constant development and continued innovation.

Maritime operations connected to the islands will be the main focus of the project. Challenges in these operations may involve limited navigational space, weather conditions and traffic density to, from and around the islands which can affect safety for crews and influence the efficiency of other operations and activities related to the islands. As any other new technology and activity, operation of the islands, the connecting wind farms and service vessels will come with new risks. The consequences of failing to predict and manage the risks of these complex systems can be immense. The project will contribute to overviewing the risk landscape, prediction of its dynamics, working out recommendations for risk sharing among stakeholders, risk acceptance, prevention, mitigation, and recovery strategies, should any risk materialize.

Responsibilities and required qualifications

As stated above, successful candidates hold a PhD degree or a documented track-record and/or experience in either analysing risks, in particular safety risks, or in Health, Safety and Environment management of socio-technical systems.

The candidate will be expected to collect qualitative and quantitative data from the relevant stakeholders, published sources, participate in workshops to elicit, and aggregate expert knowledge, and translate findings into operational guidance for risk management.

We seek a person who is self-motivated, who enjoys interaction with both team members and external collaborators and is motivated by both individual and team accomplishments. Good academic communicative skills will be an advantage as well as the knowledge of a Scandinavian language, although the latter is not a requirement.

Research environment

The Center of Maritime Health and Society offers a broad cross-disciplinary research environment. Our aim is to contribute with high quality research that is relevant to the maritime industry. We currently have 9 employees in the center, who all work within different research disciplines relevant to the main focus areas of the Centre: health and safety. The Centre has good relations across SDU faculties, with maritime researchers in Denmark and abroad, and with multiple actors in the maritime sector of Denmark and Europe.

We offer an environment where young researchers are fully integrated in the research environment, and we assist the candidate in establishing a good network.

About the project

The Postdoctoral position is funded by the SDU Maritime Research Platform, which was established in 2022 based on a donation from A/S Dampskibsselskabet Orient’s Fond.

The platform consists of maritime research projects in four faculties across the University of Southern Denmark (Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Humanities, and Faculty of Business and Social Sciences), mostly PhD and postdoc projects, and covers topics related to the maritime part of the offshore sector. The work packages, though separate in their research focus, are interconnected and important to the project, as the breadth and interdisciplinarity of the initiative is very important. The topics cover a wide range of disciplines as e.g., sustainability, safety, risk, human factors, history, logistics, business, regulation, naval architecture, and maritime operations.

All partners connected to the platform must be willing to be part of the interdisciplinary network and actively participate in knowledge sharing. 

Further information

For further information please contact either Senior Researcher Igor Kozin (ph.: +45 65504834, email: igko@health.sdu.dk ) or the Head of the Research Centre, Senior Researcher Lisa L. Froholdt (ph.: +45 65507245, email: lfroholdt@health.sdu.dk )

Salaries for Postdocs employed at the Faculty of Health Sciences are in accordance with the approved agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the AC collective agreement. 

Application

This position is also advertised as a Ph.D. position.

Application must include the following:

  • A letter stating your specific interest, motivation, and qualifications 
  • A detailed CV, including personal contact information 
  • A complete and numbered publication list.
  • Evidence of Master’s and Ph.D. degrees.
  • A research plan
  • A teaching portfolio

Only applications submitted online and written in English will be accepted for evaluation. 

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

Applications may be shortlisted. 

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

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

Further details

How to apply

 

 

Deadline: 2023-01-01 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday January 1st, 2023

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Single Cell Dissection of Healthy and Unhealthy Human Adipose Tissue

The Mandrup group at the Functional Genomics & Metabolism Research Unit, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, invites applications from outstanding candidates who are interested in joining our group as a postdoctoral fellow. The position is available from 1 April 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 8 January 2023.

Research project
In a new project recently funded by the Health Insurance “danmark” we will together with Assistant Professor Søren Fisker Schmidt investigate the mechanisms underlying the so-called healthy obesity associated with lower body fat deposition. We will use advanced single cell sequencing techniques, combined with spatial transcriptomics and a range of mechanistic follow-up studies to determine the cellular and molecular differences between fat biopsies from the abdominal and hip regions of people with apple- and pear-shaped obesity. Biopsies will be obtained through a close collaboration with Fredrik Karpe, professor at University of Oxford and director of the Oxford Biobank. Insight from this project will help the identification of key transcriptional and signalling mediators causally associated with healthy (and unhealthy) adipose tissue that can be explored therapeutically with the aim to prevent development of obesity comorbidities.

The Mandrup Group
The Mandrup Group has a long-standing interest in understanding the molecular cross-talk between transcriptional regulation and metabolism in adipocytes and pancreatic β-cells and to understand the molecular basis for the plasticity of cells in the adipose tissue and endocrine pancreas. We also have a long-time interest in the transcriptional network regulating lineage determination and differentiation of adipocyte progenitors.  Our laboratory combines genome-wide studies of factor binding, epigenetic marks, and chromatin structure with detailed molecular analyses of the cross-talk between transcriptional regulators. We run an in-house sequencing platform including single cell sequencing and bioinformatic pipeline.
Susanne Mandrup is director of Center of Excellence in Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity (ATLAS) and Center of Adipocyte Signaling (ADIPOSIGN).

Research environment
The project will be carried out in close collaboration between the Mandrup and Schmidt group and will benefit from the highly interdisciplinary expertise in the ATLAS Center of Excellence. The work will primarily be carried out in the Functional Genomics & Metabolism Research Unit, at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SDU, but, depending on the interest of the fellow, may also involve research exchange to collaborating laboratories, including the Karpe laboratory at Oxford University.

The Functional Genomics & Metabolism Research Unit currently hosts seven independent research groups focusing on various aspects of gene regulatory mechanisms controlling cellular identity, differentiation and metabolism. The research unit constitutes an international, ambitious, highly dynamic, and well-equipped working environment. The unit and the department have state-of-the-art facilities for next generation sequencing, single-cell transcriptomics, flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, metabolomics, bioimaging and transgenic mouse work. Strategic research alliances exist with Odense University Hospital (OUH).
 
Postdoc qualifications/requirements
We are looking for a highly motivated, dedicated, and ambitious candidate with:
•    A PhD degree in Life Science, preferably Molecular Biology, Biomedicine, or Computational Biology.
•    Experience with cell biology or NGS data analysis. Competence in adipose tissue biology, immunology, advanced microscopy, and/or transcriptional regulation would be an advantage.
•    Documented experience in leading a research project.
•    Strong communication and collaborative skills and a desire to work in an interdisciplinary environment.
•    Proficiency in spoken and written English.

We offer:
•    A three-year postdoc position in a stimulating and supportive, international research environment.
•    Training in a wide range of skills including leadership, research management, communication, networking, presentations, writing of grants and manuscripts etc..
•    Mentoring and career development.
•    Access to state-of-the-art equipment, facilities, and infrastructure.
•    Opportunity to interact with an extensive network of national and international collaborators.
•    A competitive salary and social benefits (e.g. health coverage, parental leave, social security etc.).
•    Dedicated assistance and support with various practical, social, and legal aspects (housing, visa, administration, tax etc.), especially for international candidates through our international staff office (ISO) and department.
 
For further information please contact Professor Susanne Mandrup (s.mandrup@bmb.sdu.dk).

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

The application must include the following:
•    A letter stating your specific interests, motivation, and qualifications for the project (max. two pages).
•    CV incl. education, work/research experience and skills relevant for the position.
•    Copy of PhD certificate. If awaiting PhD, provide a written statement from the supervisor.
•    List of publications.
•    At least two signed reference letters (with referee contact details and relationship). Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them directed to the administration (e-mail: anc@sdu.dk) mentioning your name and title of the position in the subject line. Please note that the letters need to reach us before application deadline.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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: 2023-01-08 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday January 8th, 2023

PostDoc in Computational Social Science

The Digital Democracy Center invites applications for a position as a postdoc. The position is located in the newly launched Digital Democracy Centre (DDC) at SDU (www.sdu.dk/ddc/). The position is vacant from February 2023 (or as soon as possible hereafter). 

The DDC stands for a socio-technical, interdisciplinary approach combining theory and methods from social sciences and computer science, to study the impact of digital technology and AI on media, politics and democracy. One of the largest challenges in this area is that research and new solutions are developed in single disciplines, which neglects the fact that current challenges are technological and social, legal, and ethical in nature. Through its research, DDC will bridge this gap.

Job description

We seek applications for the following project:

Citizens are in countless interactions via internet-based applications, but they have too little knowledge about how user data are shared and flow to third parties. We need improved capacity for citizens to understand and have agency. If citizens cannot trust data usage, distrust will increase. This project takes on a new and fundamental mission: we need to develop a concept of Explainable Internet Data Flows (X-IDF). X-IDFs will offer a pathway to greater user efficacy and agency, by making the data flow among users and third parties explicit, transparent and actionable. We will investigate citizens’ knowledge and attitudes about IDFs in general and X-IDFs in particular, build a technology for visualizing and comparing X-IDFs in terms that are accessible to and actionable for citizens, and test X-IDFs for citizen comprehension and trust.

As a postdoc in communication/ computational social science, you will, in collaboration with a recently hired postdoc in computer science, mainly work on points 1 and 3 above, while the postdoc in computer science will work on point 2.

Further information can be obtained from the Head of DDC, Claes de Vreese, mail ddc@sdu.dk.

Application, salary, etc.

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

Research will be predominant in the position. Teaching assignments can be agreed upon individually.

Furthermore, other types of assignments may occur to a limited degree.

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

Upgrading of pedagogical qualifications is not a part of this position. Employment as Postdoc alone will thus not qualify to appointment as Associate Professor/Senior Researcher.

An application must include:

  • Motivation letter outlining your interest in the position and qualifications. Please list the position number and title
  • Detailed CV
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master’s and Ph.D. degree)
  • A Ph.D. degree in these fields is preferable: Communication science, computational social science, Political Science, Political Psychology.
  • Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
  • Up to 5 of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication, if the publication has been co-authored, co-author statements must be a part of this pdf
  • Please attach the Ph.D. dissertation as a publication, if such exist.
  • Description of teaching experience (if applicable)
  • Description of research coordination experience (if applicable)
  • List of 3 references
  • All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

    Assessment of applications will be done under the existing Appointment Order for universities. 

    Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee. The committee may request additional information and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.
    When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.

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

    Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

    Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

    Read the guideline for applicants

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

    The application deadline is 15 December and interviews will be held in January 2023.

    Deadline: 2022-12-15 at 23:59
    Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

    Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

    Post expires on Thursday December 15th, 2022

    PhD Positions – Join the WildDrone Team

    Are you highly motivated to conduct impactful research? Would you like to collaborate with a diverse group of scientists to improve wildlife conservation practices? 

    We are looking for 12 Doctoral Candidates to join the “WildDrone – Autonomous Drones for Nature Conservation Missions” Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network.

    The overarching aim of WildDrone is to revolutionize wildlife conservation practices by integrating the fields of aerial robotics, computer vision, and wildlife ecology, using autonomous drone technology as a unifying platform. Expanding on the existing doctoral programs, the candidates will form an interdisciplinary network of researchers working across European and African countries.

    Each of the 12 candidates will conduct research based in one of the three main subject areas of WildDrone. The candidates will work together within the WildDrone network and engage in multi-disciplinary training-by-research to develop technology in close collaboration with end-users.

    The WildDrone consortium encompasses 20 partners across 10 countries in Europe, Africa and North America united in the common goal of benefiting wildlife. The Doctoral Candidates will be spread throughout 7 European countries working in both academic institutions and industrial companies:

    • University of Southern Denmark (DK)
    • Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior (DE)
    • University of Münster (DE)
    • WIPSEA (FR)
    • Wageningen University (NL)
    • Fondazione Bruno Kessler (IT)
    • Avy B.V. (NL)
    • Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (CH)
    • University of Bristol (UK)

    In addition to these partners, the network includes Kenyatta University (Kenya), Ol Pejeta (wildlife reserve, Kenya), National Park Wadden Sea (wildlife reserve, Denmark), Kuzikus African Safaris (wildlife reserve, Namibia), KBR – an international high-technology company, Danish EPA environmental agency, BBC news outlet, WWF international wildlife foundation, and Danish Agriculture & Food Council, that have teamed up to establish a coordinated effort on researcher training in digital nature conservation.

    All candidates will be expected to:

    • work in a multidisciplinary team in an international environment
    • have a deep interest in research and science
    • possess outstanding research potential, as demonstrated by scientific accomplishments (e.g., quality of thesis, code repositories, conference presentations, outreach activities or publications)
    • have excellent communication skills in English, verbally as well as in scientific writing
    • be willing to undertake international secondments, internships, and travels

    Please note that these expectations provide a framework for the role and should not be regarded as a definitive list. Other reasonable expectations and duties may be required consistent with the specific PhD project itself.  

    Details about the network as a whole, its scientific content and the application and selection process, can be found on wilddrone.eu/recruitment

    Additional information

    We are searching for a diverse group of candidates with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisations and be offered the same career opportunities. We especially welcome applicants from populations that are disproportionately underrepresented in the research fields of aerial robotics, computer vision, or wildlife ecology, and related industries, including applicants from the African continent, where many planned research activities will take place. The only limit is the MSCN mobility rule, dependent on the country of the hosting institution – ‘No residence or main activity (work, studies etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 36 months before their recruitment date’.

    WE OFFER:

    • Salary consisting of living allowance (EUR 3400*), mobility allowance (EUR 600), family allowance (if applicable, EUR 600). Long-term leave allowance (EUR 4000) and special needs allowance are offered if applicable.
      *A country correction coefficient applies to the living allowance in order to ensure equal treatment and purchasing power parity for all researchers. Salary rules apply to the doctoral candidates hosted in the European Union. Separate salary rules are applicable for doctoral candidates hosted in United Kingdom and Switzerland.            
      https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/docs/2021-2027/horizon/wp-call/2021-2022/wp-2-msca-actions_horizon-2021-2022_en.pdf
    • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance.

    The guaranteed PhD funding is for 36 months (i.e., EC funding, additional funding is possible, depending on the local Supervisor, and in accordance with the regular PhD time in the country of origin). In addition to their individual scientific projects, all fellows will benefit from further continuing education, which includes internships and secondments, a variety of training modules as well as transferable skills acquired through a unique immersive learning environment.

    The application must include:

    • Motivated two-page application letter: one-page general motivation for WildDrone and one page motivating your interest in specific DC projects (at most 3).
    • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (including contact information to 2-3 references, and list of publications if relevant).
    • Certificates/ Diplomas (MSc).
    • Scientific writing sample (e.g., publication or thesis chapter)
    • WildDrone application form available at wilddrone.eu/application-form/  

    The recruitment procedure will be divided into 2 stages. In the first stage, recruitment committees for each subject area will evaluate candidate qualifications based on the application materials. All candidates will be informed whether they advance to stage 2. Project supervisors will evaluate the remaining candidates for their project, and the top candidates for each DC project will be invited for online interviews. References for the top candidates will be contacted at this stage. Interviews are tentatively expected to be held in late February 2023.

    The application deadline is 10.01.2023.

    Doctoral Candidate Descriptions

    Thematic area 1: Conservation Ecology

    DC1: Scouting drones to prevent human-wildlife conflict in livestock grazing systems

    Focus: Collect data and develop models necessary to develop a drone-based method for detecting threats along planned livestock grazing routes and predicting whether the behaviour and movement of the threatening species is likely to lead to an encounter with the livestock herd.

    Planned Secondments: Ol Pejeta Conservancy (Kenya); fieldwork and data collection (twice).

    Principal Supervisor: Blair Costelloe – Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior

    Academic Supervisor: Professor Martin Wikelski, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior 

    Main hosting site: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior (Germany), the Ph.D. degree will be awarded by University of Konstanz (Germany).

    DC2: On the wings of a stork: revealing the dynamics of soaring environments

    Focus: Understand how flight conditions for large migratory birds vary with time and season by combining real-life 3D bird tracking with drone and computer vision technology.  We will use drones to autonomously gather data on terrain, land use, and other environmental factors to explore the dynamic environment that birds fly through.

    Planned Secondments: Bruno Kessler Foundation (Italy) investigating real-time flight plan computations on drones; University of Münster (Germany) investigating the use of low-altitude images to create topological ground maps.

    Principal Supervisor: Andrea Flack, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior

    Academic Supervisor: Professor Martin Wikelski, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior

    Main hosting site: Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior (Germany), the Ph.D. will be awarded by University of Konstanz (Germany)

    DC4: Tracking cetaceans in coastal areas

    Focus: Study the possibility to use drones and real time deep learning techniques to assist Marine Mammal Observers in detecting and tracking cetaceans near offshore work sites to reduce impact on these species.

    Planned Secondments: University of Souther Denmark (Denmark); training for fieldwork. Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior (Germany); behavioural data analysis.

    Project Supervisor: Gwénaël Duclos, WIPSEA

    Academic Supervisor: Magnus Wahlberg – Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark

    Main hosting site: WIPSEA (France), the Ph.D. will be awarded by University of Southern Denmark (Denmark)

    DC8: Drone-based behavioral studies and abundance/body condition estimates of marine mammals and birds

    Focus: Developing drone techniques to monitor marine mammal and marine bird populations.

    Planned Secondments: Ol Pejeta Conservancy (Kenya); extended field experiments for secondary data collection. Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior (Germany); data analysis.

    Principal Supervisor: Henrik Skov Midtiby – Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark

    Academic Supervisor: Magnus Wahlberg – Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark

    Main hosting site: University of Southern Denmark (Denmark)

     

    Thematic area 2: Safe and Flexible Drone Operations

    DC5: VTOL drone noise profile optimization for its impact on animal behaviour

    Focus: Make use or develop a range of bespoke noise mitigation methods to reduce or alter the noise signature of the drone. The PhD student will conduct drone exposure experiments with captive animals to assess their ability to detect novel drone systems and their strength of responses.

    Planned Secondments: University of Southern Denmark (Denmark); initial methodology and experiments. University of Bristol (UK); anechoic wind tunnel experiments and captive animals’ assessment with BZS (twice).

    Project Supervisor: Matthijs Damen, AVY

    Academic Supervisors: Professor Ulrik Pagh Schultz Lundquist, University of Southern Denmark, Associate Professor Dylan Cawthorne, University of Southern Denmark

    Main hosting site: AVY BV (Netherlands), the Ph.D. will be awarded by University of Southern Denmark (Denmark)

    DC6: Automated planning of safe, multi-drone nature conservation missions

    Focus: Model complex drone-based nature conservation missions involving multiple drones operating over an extended period of time, allowing specific missions to be carried out automatically based on high-level end-user specification provided through an interactive tool, while safety aspects of the specific mission are documented using through Bow-Tie Diagrams (BTDs), risk maps, and declarative rules, and adaptation to dynamic conditions such as tracking of moving animals is handled automatically.

    Planned Secondments: KBR Wyle Services, LLC (USA); use of AdvoCATE methodology. University of Bristol (UK); integration with parasitic drone concept.

    Principal Supervisor: Professor Anders Christensen, University of Southern Denmark

    Academic Supervisor: Professor Ulrik Pagh Schultz Lundquist, University of Southern Denmark

    Main hosting site: University of Southern Denmark (Denmark)

    DC7: Safe BVLOS operation of drones for nature conservation

    Focus: Establish the technological and operational setup for safe autonomous BVLOS flights for nature conservation missions.

    Planned Secondments: KBR Wyle Services, LLC (USA); use of AdvoCATE methodology. Kenyatta University (Kenya); UTM experiments.

    Principal Supervisor: Associate Professor Kjeld Jensen, University of Southern Denmark

    Academic Supervisor: Professor Ulrik Pagh Schultz Lundquist, University of Southern Denmark

    Main hosting site: University of Southern Denmark (Denmark)

    DC13: Parasitic Drones for Individual Identification

    Focus: Employ larger fixed-wing drones/UAS for surveys, releasing and recovering smaller aerial robots for efficient multiviewpoint capture and high-resolution close-up photography of individual animals.

    Planned Secondments: University of Münster (Germany); integration with computer vision subsystem. AVY (Netherlands); experiments and integration with the Avy platform.

    Principal Supervisor: Professor Thomas Richardson, University of Bristol

    Main hosting site: University of Bristol (United Kingdom)

     

    Thematic Area 3: Computer Vision for Conservation

    DC9: Detecting posture, metrics and biometrics of animals from drone data

    Focus: Investigate and develop new solutions for autonomous planning of drone flights and automated scene interpretation based on AI methods.

    Planned Secondments: University of Bristol (UK); flight planning, flight dynamics. University of Münster (Germany); tracking, segmentation, SLAM.

    Principal Supervisor: Professor Fabio Remondino, Bruno Kessler Foundation

    Academic Supervisor: Professor Benjamin Risse, University of Münster

    Main hosting site: Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy), the Ph.D. will be awarded by University of Münster (Germany)

    DC10: Reconstructing natural habitats from multimodal drone measurements

    Focus: Combining multi-modal drone data into a novel pipeline which explicitly addresses a variety of challenges of terrain reconstructions using machine learning and computer vision techniques.

    Planned Secondments: Kuzikus African Safaris PTY; data collection and field evaluation. AVY (Netherlands); experimental evaluation using the Avy drone platform.

    Principal Supervisor: Professor Benjamin Risse, University of Münster

    Main hosting site: University of Münster (Germany)

    DC11: Interactive census monitoring: the accurate, the generic and the rare

    Focus: Explore the generalization strength of animal detectors based on drone imagery to increase robustness to variations in acquisition conditions and observation of rare sights, thus highlighting requirements for stronger domain shifts and enablers for population mapping.

    Planned Secondments: Kuzikus African Safaris PTY; deploying the prototype. Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior (Germany); using the system for population estimations.

    Principal Supervisor: Professor Devis Tuia, EPFL Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

    Main hosting site: EPFL Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (Switzerland), working place will be on the Sion campus of EPFL. The PhD will be awarded by EPFL (Switzerland).

    DC12: Adaptive tracking for detection and identification

    Focus: Determine a suitable base architecture for onboard animal detection and identification given onboard GPU constraints and real-time requirements.

    Planned Secondments: University of Münster (Germany); real-time computer vision. EPFL (Switzerland); open-set recognition solution.

    Principal Supervisor: Tilo Burghardt – Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol

    Academic Supervisor: Professor Thomas Richardson, University of Bristol

    Main hosting site: University of Bristol (United Kingdom)

    Contact information
    Further information about this position is available from Professor Ulrik Pagh Schultz, phone: +4565503570, email: ups@mmmi.sdu.dk.

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

    Conditions of employment at SDU
    Applicants are required to have a master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) at the time of enrollment and employment. 

    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 at SDU
    Read about the Assessment and selection process. Shortlisting may be used. 

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

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

    Deadline: 2023-01-10 at 23:59
    Unit: Faculty of Engineering

    Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

    Post expires on Tuesday January 10th, 2023

    PhD positions within AI-based collaborative robotics

    SDU Robotics invites applications for a number of fully-funded 3-year PhD positions. We are currently extending the team working on the recently started European project Fluently which focuses on AI-supported decision-making processes and collaboration between humans and machines in manufacturing contexts. The starting date for the positions is as soon as possible in 2023 and will be agreed upon with the successful candidates.

    Research environment

    The candidates will be integrated in the section SDU Robotics, which is a team of approx. 55 employees, specialized in research and development of robot solutions within the welfare, industrial and medical domain. 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.

    SDU Robotics is involved in a variety of national and European projects and features a strong network of academic and industrial partners. The aim of the group is to solve challenging research problems derived from real-life challenges by implementing novel robot solutions. We participate in implementing the achieved results in real solutions with end users as Universal Robots, LEGO, Terma and Novo Nordisk.

    SDU Robotics is part of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), and located at the main Campus in Odense, at the core of the Odense Robotics Cluster involving 130+ startups and established companies in robotics.

    Profile and requirements

    The candidates will participate in SDU Robotics’ comprehensive research and teaching activities within the area of robotics, human-robot interaction and machine learning. The positions require a master’s degree within a relevant area and the candidates are expected to have a profound knowledge on the majority of the following topics:

    • Human-robot interaction
    • Multi-modal processing involving, e.g., gaze or speech
    • Robot learning of reactive behaviors
    • Robot assembly and disassembly
    • Robot control including interaction with humans
    • Production processes in respect to value-stream mapping

    Furthermore, the successful candidates are expected to:

    • Have excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken).
    • Be able to work well and communicate expert knowledge in an interdisciplinary team.
    • Have the ability of working independently and has a strong sense of responsibility.

     

    Odense:

    As the 3rd largest city in Denmark, Odense provides the perfect combination of a historic city center with an urban field yet a close proximity to beaches and recreational areas. Its location on the beautiful island of Funen is ideal with easy access by train or highway to the bigger cities of Aarhus and Copenhagen; direct trains can take you straight to Copenhagen airport in less than 2 hours. Since 1966 the city has been a university town, and strong collaborative ties are in place between the University of Southern Denmark and the many Danish and International corporations in the region. As the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark’s famous fairytale author, the city is home to a vibrant and creative population that hosts numerous festivals and markets throughout the year.

    Further information:

    Further information about this position is available via email from Associate Professor Leon Bodenhagen (lebo@mmmi.sdu.dk) or Associate Professor Aljaz Kramberger (alk@mmmi.sdu.dk).

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

    Conditions of employment:

    Applicants are required to have a master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) at the time of enrollment and employment. Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position (start salary amounts to approx. 3.748 EUR 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, interview, and test may be part of the assessment process.

    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 15.12.2022.

    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 including personal contact information, research and teaching experience, list of publications (if any), and a description of your computational skills.
    • In case you have any publications, a maximum of 2 examples of relevant papers. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.
    • 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.
    • References (names and emails) and/or 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.

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

    Further information about The Faculty of Engineering

    Deadline: 2022-12-15 at 23:59
    Unit: Faculty of Engineering

    Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

    Post expires on Thursday December 15th, 2022

    Postdoc in clinical psychology and network modelling

    The Department of Psychology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, at the Faculty of Health Sciences, invites applications for a postdoc position within the research areas of clinical psychology, depression and network modelling.

    The postdoc position is for 2 years, with a possible 3rd year extension, starting on the 15th of January 2023 or soon thereafter. The focus of the position is on developing models that map how everyday psychological distress symptoms interact through time with a person’s activities, mental abilities and life events to lead to depression, in both people who have never been depressed before and those currently in recovery from depression.

    We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious candidate with an interest in the area of clinical psychology, quantitative methods and network theory of psychopathology. The candidate should have experience with network modelling, programming and meta-analytical research. As a postdoctoral fellow, s/he will be carrying out research under the supervision of Associate Professor Maria Semkovska.

    Required qualifications

    • A PhD in psychology, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology or a connected psychology field
    • An excellent track record in psychology research, including at least two first-author publications and peer-reviewed publications related to network theory and/or meta-analyses.
    • Fluency in programming as needed for network analyses (e.g., R/python)
    • Strong analytical, organisational, and record-keeping skills
    • Willingness to collaborate with internal and external collaborators as well as support the project’s research group members
    • Experience and interest in teaching
    • Proficiency in spoken and written English

    We offer

    • The possibility to engage in high-impact, multidisciplinary research
    • A dynamic, diverse and international research environment that values collaboration among colleagues
    • An initial contract for two years, with the possibility of extension for another year
    • Flexibility in planning working hours
    • Advanced training opportunities
    • For international candidates, support with practical, and social aspects (e.g., housing, researcher taxation etc.) through our international staff office (ISO) https://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/international_staff 

    For questions regarding the position, please contact Associate Professor Maria Semkovska (msemkovska@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).

    Apply

    Applications must be in English and submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”.

    The 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 – see below

    Application should include

    •    A letter of motivation 
    •    A curriculum vitae  
    •    PhD diploma or, for soon to be graduating PhD students – a positive assessment of the PhD thesis defence certificate
    •    List of publications indicating the publications attached 
    •    Examples of the most relevant publications (max three). 

    Only applications submitted online and written in English will be accepted for evaluation. 

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

    Applications may be shortlisted. 

    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

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

    Further details

    How to apply

     

     

    Deadline: 2022-12-10 at 23:59
    Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences

    Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

    Post expires on Saturday December 10th, 2022

    Postdoc in cardiac psychology

    The Department of Psychology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, embedded within the Faculty of Health Sciences, invites applications for a vacant position as postdoc in the field of cardiac psychology – the interface between psychology and cardiology. 

    The duration of the postdoc position is time limited and the position runs from February 1, 2023 to March 31, 2025.

    You will refer to the Head of the Department, Professor Susanne S Pedersen and be part of her research team. You will work closely with her team members at the department and collaborators at the Departments of Cardiology, Odense University Hospital and Aarhus University Hospital. You will also be part of the INSIDE research group: 
    https://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/institutter_centre/institut_psykologi/forskning/forskningsgrupper/inside

    The Department of Psychology has been built up over the last 12 years and forms the research basis for the bachelor and master’s degree programmes in psychology at the University of Southern Denmark. Both degree programmes are fully developed, and the first master’s students graduated in August 2015. 

    The research foci of the Department include Psychotraumatology and Interpersonal Violence, Pedagogical and Child Psychology, Cognitive and Biological Psychology, Architectural Psychology, Personality Psychology, and Medical and Clinical Psychology with a translational perspective. The research programme is currently organised into 6 research groups, with our academic staff members participating in one or more of the research groups. 

    For more information on the research groups see:

    https://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/Institutter_centre/Institut_psykologi/Forskning

    https://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/Institutter_centre/Institut_psykologi/Forskning/Forskningsgrupper

    WE OFFER

    • A dynamic and international workplace that values collaboration and sparring among colleagues
    • Continuing education of members of staff 
    • The possibility to teach if you are interested
    • Flexibility in planning working hours
    • A good working environment

    WE ARE LOOKING FOR

    A highly motivated and ambitious candidate with an interest in the area of medical and health psychology, preferably with knowledge of cardiovascular disease, and experience with quantitative and qualitative methods within psychology. The candidate should who have experience with register-based research and use of the Danish registers and preferably also systematic reviews / meta-analyses.

    We expect our new postdoc to contribute actively to the environment of the department through the following activities:

    • Active participation in one or more of the research groups of the department 
    • Development of a dynamic research environment through the establishment of national and international collaborations 
    • Raising external competitive research funds together with the cardiac psychology research group led by Professor Pedersen

    We expect you to have:

    • A master’s degree in psychology or public health and a PhD degree
    • Competences in research and methodology
    • Experience with register-based research
    • Competences and interest in developing and coordinating research activities related to cardiac psychology 
    • Strong communicative and collaborative skills and ability to build relationships (national and international) and networks
    • An interest in working in an international and interdisciplinary environment
    • Proficiency in spoken and written English

    Further information can be obtained from the Head of Department, Professor Susanne S Pedersen, telephone +45 6550 7992, e-mail sspedersen@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).

    APPLY

    Applications must be in English and submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”.

    The 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 – see below

    APPLICATION SHOULD INCLUDE

    • A letter stating your specific interest, motivation, and qualifications 
    • A detailed CV, including personal contact information 
    • A complete and numbered publication list.
    • Evidence of Master’s and Ph.D. degrees.
    • A research plan
    • A teaching portfolio

    Only applications submitted online and written in English will be accepted for evaluation. 

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

    Applications may be shortlisted. 

    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

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

    FURTHER DETAILS

    How to apply

     

    Deadline: 2022-12-04 at 23:59
    Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences

    Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

    Post expires on Sunday December 4th, 2022

    Postdoc Position in Model-Based Reinforcement Learning

    The Data Science and Statistics Group, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (IMADA) at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship position within the field of statistical learning theory to be filled as soon as possible, earliest by 1 April 2023 and latest anytime within 2023, for a period of two years. Application deadline: 1 March 2023.

    The research project aims to develop novel probabilistic approaches to model-based reinforcement learning to improve their sample efficiency. The project will search for major contributions to the field of approximate Bayesian inference of dynamical systems with application to reinforcement learning. The details of the topic scope will be tuned in collaboration with the successful candidate. The project is funded by a prestigious domestic grant.

    IMADA has the unique feature of bringing mathematicians and computer scientists together within a single department to foster theoretically-supported data science research. IMADA is home to many ongoing externally funded research projects, as well as to a rich curriculum of data science courses. Data Science and Statistics Group is a synergy platform for the data science experts at IMADA.
     
    We are seeking candidates with a PhD degree earned via a world-class research output in probabilistic machine learning theory or reinforcement learning theory documented by first-author publications at tier-1 level fundamental machine learning research venues including ICML, NeurIPS, UAI, AISTATS, ICLR, AAAI, IJCAI, JMLR, PAMI, etc.. From the candidates we expect excellent scientific writing skills in English. The successful candidate will participate in research projects and assist in student supervision. 

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

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

    For further questions about the position please contact Associate Professor Melih Kandemir on kandemir@imada.sdu.dk

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

    The application must include the following:
    • A letter of motivation, including details on qualifications within subject area (max. one page).
    • A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment, list of programming skills mastered by the applicant, and teaching and supervision experience.
    • A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
    • A certified copy of your PhD degree certificate.
    • At least one letter of recommendation from supervisors or previous employers. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: anc@sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before the deadline.

    Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

    Deadline: 2023-03-01 at 23:59
    Unit: Faculty of Science

    Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

    Post expires on Wednesday March 1st, 2023

    Postdoc Position in Reinforcement Learning Theory

    The Data Science and Statistics Group, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (IMADA) at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a paid postdoctoral research fellowship position within the field of statistical learning theory to be filled as soon as possible, earliest by 1 April 2023 and latest anytime within 2023, for a period of two years. Application deadline: 1 February 2023.

    The research project aims to broaden our theoretical understanding of online algorithms for model-based reinforcement learning. The project will search for major contributions to the field of PAC-Bayesian learning theory provisionally and its implications to theoretically-guided development of sequential decision making algorithms. The details of the topic scope will be tuned in collaboration with the successful candidate. The project is funded by a prestigious domestic grant.

    IMADA has the unique feature of bringing mathematicians and computer scientists together within a single department to foster theoretically-supported data science research. IMADA is home to many ongoing externally funded research projects, as well as to a rich curriculum of data science courses. Data Science and Statistics Group is a synergy platform for the data science experts at IMADA.
     
    We are seeking candidates with a PhD degree earned via a world-class research output in statistical learning theory or reinforcement learning theory documented by first-author publications at the tier-1 level in fundamental machine learning research venues including ICML, NeurIPS, UAI, AISTATS, ICLR, AAAI, IJCAI, JMLR, PAMI, etc.. From the candicates we expect excellent scientific writing skills in English. The successful candidate will participate in research projects and assist in student supervision. 

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

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

    For further questions about the position please contact Associate Professor Melih Kandemir on kandemir@imada.sdu.dk

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

    The application must include the following:
    • A letter of motivation, including details on qualifications within subject area (max. one page).
    • A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment, list of programming skills mastered by the applicant, and teaching and supervision experience.
    • A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
    • A certified copy of your PhD degree certificate.
    • At least one letter of recommendation from supervisors or previous employers. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: anc@sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before the deadline.

    Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

    Deadline: 2023-02-01 at 23:59
    Unit: Faculty of Science

    Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

    Post expires on Wednesday February 1st, 2023

    Postdoctoral Fellows in Quantum Mathematics

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

    There are several funding sources available at the centre both from European and Danish sources, including the EU Horizon-DIGITAL-programme for the projects “Scalable Continuous Variable Cluster State Quantum Technologies (CLUSTEC)” and “Danish Quantum Communication Infrastructure (QCI.dk)” – both with the PI Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen. 

    The targeted starting date of the positions is 1 August 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 15 December 2022.

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

    The QM centre is located at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science on the international campus in Odense, Denmark. QM is newly established with the ambition to create a highly international and interdisciplinary group within a broad spectrum of pure mathematics and mathematical physics. Odense is a fast-growing international community with an open Scandinavian culture, affordable housing and living costs.

    The ideal candidates should have a strong research background in pure mathematics or theoretical physics, e.g. algebra, algebraic geometry, differential geometry, algebraic topology, complex geometry, quantum topology, geometric analysis, operator algebra, number theory, quantum field theory, string theory or mathematical physics, and should also have interests in pursuing the various applications in quantum computing and quantum engineering of this project.

    The successful candidates will primarily participate in the aforementioned CLUSTEC and QCI.dk research projects, and work with an international consortium of quantum technologists, photonic integrators, mathematicians, computer scientists and quantum information theorists towards building scalable quantum computing and quantum communication networks.
     
    Job description / requirements
    A successful candidate will drive internationally competitive research and collaborate with the world community in the field. The candidate is expected to contribute to QM’s excellent research and teaching environment. The candidate must have a PhD degree in mathematics or theoretical physics.
    The candidates must furthermore have an emerging research track in the field. We are seeking highly motivated candidates who work and communicate well in an international team. The candidates must be able to carry out independent and rigorous work at top international level.

    Contact information
    Further information is available from the Head of the Centre, Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen (qm@sdu.dk).

    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 applications must include:
    • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
    • Certificates/diplomas (MSc and PhD) – Danish or English
    • Research statement
    • List of publications
    Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly to qm@sdu.dk mentioning your 
    name and the title of the position in the subject line. Please note that these also need to reach us before the deadline.

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

    Assessment
    To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. 
    Shortlisting may be used. Shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an assessor/assessment committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university. As part of the overall assessment, the applicant may be called for interview.

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

    Application
    Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

    The application including the required attachments must be in English.

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

    Deadline: 2022-12-15 at 23:59
    Unit: Faculty of Science

    Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

    Post expires on Thursday December 15th, 2022

    Postdoctoral Position to Study Adipocyte Signalling Using Advanced Functional Genomics

    Center for Adipocyte Signaling (ADIPOSIGN), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology invites applications from outstanding postdoctoral candidates who are interested in joining our team effort to understand adipocyte signalling states. The postdoctoral fellow will be affiliated with the Mandrup Group. The position is available from 15 January 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 1 December 2022. 

    ADIPOSIGN and role of postdoc
    The ADIPOSIGN centre is funded by a major grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation (2019-2025). It combines experimental and computational systems approaches to obtain unprecedented insights into how fat cells receive and respond to signals at the level of the (epi)-genome and the cell membrane. Our goal is to understand how the signalling states of adipocytes depend on depot, gender, and genetic variation, and how changes in these signalling states during development of obesity contribute to the pathophysiological consequences of obesity.

    As a postdoc in the Mandrup Group and ADIPOSIGN you will use an array of functional genomics approaches to investigate how transcription is regulated by different metabolic states in human and mouse adipocytes. You will have the opportunity to develop your own ideas within our research frame. 

    The Mandrup Group
    The Mandrup Group has a long-standing interest in understanding the molecular cross-talk between transcriptional regulation and metabolism in adipocytes and pancreatic β-cells and to understand the molecular basis for the plasticity of cells in the adipose tissue and endocrine pancreas. We also have a long-time interest in the transcriptional network regulating lineage determination and differentiation of adipocyte progenitors.  Our laboratory combines genome-wide studies of factor binding, epigenetic marks and chromatin structure with detailed molecular analyses of the crosstalk between transcriptional regulators. We run an inhouse sequencing platform including single cell sequencing and bioinformatic pipeline.

    Susanne Mandrup is Director of ADIPOSIGN as well as the Center of Excellence in Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity (ATLAS), and she heads the Functional Genomics and Metabolism Research Unit
    The research unit currently hosts seven independent research groups focusing on various aspects of functional genomics as it pertains to the regulation of cellular differentiation and metabolism. The Research Unit constitutes an international, ambitious, highly dynamic, and well-equipped working environment. The unit and the department have state-of-the-art facilities for next generation sequencing, single-cell transcriptomics, flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, metabolomics, bioimaging, and transgenic mouse work. Strategic research alliances exist with the Odense University Hospital (OUH).

    Postdoc qualifications/requirements:
    We are looking for a highly motivated, dedicated, and ambitious candidate with:
    • A PhD degree in Life Science, preferably Molecular Biology, Biomedicine, or Computational Biology
    • Experience with research in the field of transcriptional regulation
    • Documented experience with cell biology or NGS data analysis
    • At least one first-author publication in a relevant journal in the field
    • Strong communication and collaborative skills and a desire to work in an interdisciplinary environment
    • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

    We offer:
    • A two-year postdoc position in a stimulating and supportive, international research environment 
    • Training in a wide range of skills including leadership, research management, communication, networking, presentations, writing of grants and manuscripts etc.
    • Mentoring and career development
    • Access to state-of-the-art equipment, facilities, and infrastructure
    • Opportunity to interact with an extensive network of national and international collaborators
    • A competitive salary and social benefits (e.g. health coverage, parental leave, social security etc.)
    • Dedicated assistance and support with various practical, social, and legal aspects (housing, visa, administration, tax etc.), especially for international candidates through our international staff office (ISO) and department.

    For further information please contact Professor Susanne Mandrup.

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

    The application must be in English and include the following:
    • A letter stating your specific interests, motivation, and qualifications for the project (max. two pages) 
    • CV incl. education, work/research experience and skills relevant for the position
    • Copy of PhD certificate. If awaiting PhD, provide a written statement from the supervisor
    • List of publications
    • At least two signed reference letters (with referee contact details and relationship). Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them directed to the administration mentioning your name and title of the position in the subject line. Please note that the letters need to reach us before application deadline.

    Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process. 

    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: 2022-12-01 at 23:59
    Unit: Faculty of Science

    Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

    Post expires on Thursday December 1st, 2022

    Postdoctoral Fellows in Quantum Mathematics

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

    There are several funding sources available at the centre both from European and Danish sources including the ERC-Synergy Grant “Recursive and Exact New Quantum Theory (ReNewQuantum)” with Corresponding PI and QM Director Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen, the Simons Collaboration grant on “New Structures in Low-Dimensional Topology” with PI Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen, the VILLUM Investigator grant “Mathematics of the open topological string” led by Professor Vivek Shende & the VILLUM Young Investigator grant “New invariants in low­-dimensional topology via quantum field theory” led by Associate Professor Du Pei. 

    The targeted starting date of the position is 1 August 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 15 December 2022.

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

    The QM centre is located at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science on the international campus in Odense, Denmark. QM is newly established with the ambition to create a highly international and interdisciplinary group within a broad spectrum of pure mathematics and mathematical physics. Odense is a fast-growing international community with an open Scandinavian culture, affordable housing and living costs.

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

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

    One of the positions is subject to the entry into force of grant agreement no 810573 between SDU and European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

    Contact information
    Further information is available from the Head of the Centre, Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen (qm@sdu.dk), Professor Vivek Shende (vivek@sdu.dk)  and Associate Professor Du Pei (dpei@imada.sdu.dk).

    Application, salary etc.
    Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

    The application must include the following:
    • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
    • Certificates/diplomas (MSc and PhD) – Danish or English
    • Research Statement
    • List of publications
    Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly to qm@sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. Please note that these also need to reach us before the deadline.

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

    Assessment
    To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent.
    Shortlisting may be used. Shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an assessor/assessment committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university. As part of the overall assessment, the applicant may be called for interview.

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

    Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected. In case you have more than one file per field, you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. The application including the required attachments must be in English. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

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

    Deadline: 2022-12-15 at 23:59
    Unit: Faculty of Science

    Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

    Post expires on Thursday December 15th, 2022

    Postdoc position in Bio-inspired organic semiconductor based nanoparticles for organic solar cells and photocatalytic hydrogen production

    The Mads Clausen Institute, Center for Advanced Photovoltaics and Thin-Film Energy Devices (SDU CAPE) invites applications for a fully-funded Postdoc position in “Bio-inspired organic semiconductor based nanoparticles for organic solar cells and photocatalytic hydrogen production“. The starting date is March 1st, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter, for a 1-year period with the possibility of extension.

    What we offer
    The Postdoc project is part of the Carlsberg Young Researcher Fellowship project “ArtPlast Artificial chloroplasts: Nature-inspired electronic molecular nanoparticle platform”, which is conducted in collaboration with Aarhus University, Karlstad University, IPCP of the Russian Academy of Sciences, University of Glasgow and University of Oxford. The main goal of the postdoc work will be to characterize the photophysical and photochemical processes within newly developed bio-mimetic organic semiconductor based nanoparticles. These nanoparticles are to be used as photocatalysts for hydrogen production via water splitting and as active layers in organic solar cells. We wish to identify the morphology vs. electrical properties relations in these materials, and to tailor guidelines for the synthesis of such efficient and stable systems.

    The majority of your working time is devoted to research studies. As a Postdoc you are expected to develop your own ideas and communicate scientific results in English.

    What we expect
    Candidates with a relevant PhD (chemistry, physics, material science or electrical engineering) and with previous experience relevant to the mentioned project may seek the position. Preferred candidates have experience with at least a few of the following topics: organic solar cells, photocatalysis of water for hydrogen production, organic blends morphology, device physics, design of experiment analysis, nanoparticle synthesis, colloidal chemistry, organic semiconductors, polymer additives, antioxidants, surfactants. Knowledge of characterization techniques such as Fourier Transform IR spectroscopy, scanning differential calorimetry, transient optical spectroscopy or transient electrical measurements such as CELIV, electron spin resonance spectroscopy and synchrotron-based measurements will be useful. 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 group working in the field of green energy technologies (https://www.sdu.dk/da/forskning/cape), and we are looking for a highly motivated Ph.D. student to join our research team at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), campus Sønderborg, in the development of materials systems for organic photocatalysis and 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 developing materials and devices for green energy technologies, the group has full access to an ISO5 cleanroom and surface science laboratory facility for preparation and characterization tasks, as well as a roll-to-roll facility for upscaling tasks. The research group is a partner in various national and international research projects and networks that include collaboration partners from both academia and industry.

    This project will run as a part of a larger new activity on bio-inspired systems for organic energy technologies, sponsored by a Carlsberg Young Researcher Fellowship and Independent Research Fund Denmark Green Transition funding.

    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 Associate Professor Vida Engmann, e-mail: engmann@mci.sdu.dk

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

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

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

    Research will be predominant in the position. Teaching assignments can be agreed individually. Furthermore, other types of assignments may occur to a limited degree. The Faculty determines the distribution of the various assignments. The weighting of the different assignments may vary over time.

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

    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 the following – the required forms can be found at the above-mentioned 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, including personal contact information, describing research, along with any other relevant information, e.g. teaching experience, computational skills etc.
    • Verified copies of official Certificates/Diplomas (BSc, MSc and PhD) 
    • List of publications with most relevant publications highlighted.
    • Up to three names and emails of researchers, who can provide an informed reference letter at short notice. (Reference letters and other relevant qualifications may also be included.)

    The application deadline is December 31st, 2022. 

    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 programs 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 full CO2 neutrality will be achieved in the year 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 salarytaxation 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 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 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: 2022-12-31 at 23:59
    Unit: Faculty of Engineering

    Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

    Post expires on Saturday December 31st, 2022

    Postdoc position in two-dimensional material nanofabrication

    The Centre NanoSYD at The Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites you for a 2-year Postdoc position in focused ion beam modification and optical characterization of 2D materials. The starting date for the position is March 1, 2023. The application deadline is November 30, 2022.

    The SuperQE project
    Single quantum emitters (SQEs) have become a versatile tool for developing new light sources, such as lasers, LEDs, and single-photon sources, for nano-electronic devices, and in chemistry and life sciences. In this research project, we will apply Helium focused ion beam for site-selective doping of transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) monolayer flakes placed on top of plasmonic cavities forming a hybrid system. If successful, we will create superradiant emission of light by coupling single photon emitters.

     Tasks:

    • Fabrication of TMDC-plasmonic hybrid systems.
    • Site-selective focused Helium ion beam doping.
    • Characterization of the emitted light by photoluminescence lifetime measurements.
    • Dissemination of results.

    What we offer
    You will be affiliated with the nanoscience centre NanoSYD at the Mads Clausen Institute. The institute is located at SDU’s beautiful campus in Sønderborg, in the inspiring building of Alsion, which is a centre for science, culture and learning in the heart of Sønderborg and perched on the strait of water separating the island of Als from the mainland.  

    You will be working in a multicultural and multi-disciplinary group where scientists and engineers support each other to advance nanoscience and technology. We offer a stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment for conducting research of high quality.

    You will support a trans-disciplinary team engaged in nanoscience and technology.

    What we expect
    We are looking for a highly committed, competent, and enthusiastic scientist with:

    • A recent PhD degree in physics, chemistry or materials science
    • A background in either 2D materials, focused ion beam nanofabrication or time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy/microscopy
    • Fluency in English, both spoken and written
    • Good collaboration and communication skills

    Contact information
    For further information on the position please contact Associate Professor Till Leissner (phone +45 6550 8378, email: till@mci.sdu.dk,

    Salary and terms of employment
    The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Employment as a postdoc is temporary and will cease without further notice at the end of the period. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation

    Applications must be submitted online using the link below. The faculty expects applicants to read How to apply before applying. The application must be in English and must include the following documents:

    • Motivation letter stating applicant’s specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the position in question (max. 2 pages);
    • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, including personal contact information, describing research experience along with any other relevant information;
    • Certificates/Diplomas (MSc and PhD);
    • List of publications with most relevant publications highlighted.
    • Reference letters and other relevant qualifications may also be included. 

    The attached files must be submitted in Adobe PDF format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. 

    Applicants will be informed of the assessment. Shortlisting may be used. Qualified applicants may be called for an interview.

    The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. Therefore, all interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

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

    Further information about the Faculty of Engineering.

    Deadline: 2022-11-30 at 23:59
    Unit: Faculty of Engineering

    Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

    Post expires on Wednesday November 30th, 2022