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University of Southern Denmark

PhD and postdoc position in super-resolution imaging of the membrane

SDU Biotechnology section at Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for one 3-year PhD position and one 3-year post doc position in bioimaging. The position is funded by a Danish Funding source to unravel the composition and impact of nano-domains in live mammalian cells by spatiotemporal florescence and super-resolution microscopy. The PhD position is available from 1st of September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The postdoc position is available from 1st of October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project concerns imaging of nano-domains in live and fixed cells. Selected membrane proteins will be imaged using super-resolution microscopy, photoactivated localization microscopy and 3D imaging. Nano-domains and membrane proteins will be studied using those techniques.

Requirements to complete a PhD at SDU

  • Complete a study programme of 30 ECTS points
  • Participate in teaching and dissemination activities (e.g. conferences) corresponding to approx. one semester of full time employment
  • Carry out an external research stay.
  • Complete a PhD thesis. According to the rules for a PhD thesis at the Faculty of Engineering at SDU the thesis must include internationally scientific peer-reviewed articles.
  • Publicly defend your PhD thesis.

The successful applicant for the PhD position should have:

  • MSc in science, engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, biophysics or a related specialization.
  • The ideal candidate for the position already has experience with one or more of the following subjects: Bioimaging, biophysics, cell culture, analysis of fluorescence microscopy images and membrane proteins. The candidate must expect to be working with all of these areas during the PhD project and will get the sufficient training in the subjects that he or she is not familiar with.

The successful applicant for the postdoc position should have:

  • PhD in science, engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, biophysics or a related specialization.
  • The ideal candidate for the position already has experience with one or more of the following subjects: Bioimaging, biophysics, cell culture, analysis of fluorescence microscopy images and membrane proteins. The candidate must expect to be working with all of these areas during the post doc project and will get the sufficient training in the subjects that he or she is not familiar with.

Further information is available from Associate Professor Eva Arnspang Christensen, phone: +45 65504682, e-mail: arnspang@kbm.sdu.dk.

Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.

The PhD fellowship is a 3-year position. The post doc position is a 3-years position (1-year, can be extended with two more years).

Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2015.

The faculty expects the applicants to have read the information on the PhD study at The Faculty of Engineering and on the general PhD work and salary conditions before applying.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link below. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

Please read the guideline for applicants.

An application must include:

  • Completed application form (Link to Application Form)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A letter stating your interest, motivation etc. Please attach the motivational letter to “application material” under ” Research plan”
  • Letters of reference (Link to reference form)
  • Verified copies* of bachelor diploma and transcript
  • Verified copies* of master’s diploma and transcript
  • Verified copies* of PhD diploma and transcript (for the post doc position)
  • Calculation of point grade average (Link to calculator sheet with instructions)

*Please note the definition of verified:

Verified official transcripts of exams in English or Danish translation and verified copy of bachelor diploma and master’s diploma – All documentation must be officially translated into English or Danish. All documents must be verified.  Verified means that your home university or a public notary verifies that the copy is a true copy of the original document. Each page of the copy must be stamped with the original stamp of the verifying institution and added the text: “True copy of the original document” and signed with a blue pen.

The University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

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

Further information about the PhD programme at the faculty and SDU can be found at:

The SDU PhD webpages

The faculty PhD website

Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

PhD Position in Journalism/Media Language

Do you want a research education as a salaried and institutionally supported PhD student? The Centre for Journalism at the Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark invites applications for one or more PhD scholarships within journalism as of September 1, 2018 or soon thereafter. Applicants interested in Danish media language and/or rhetorical aspects of journalism and politics are especially encouraged to apply.

As a PhD student, you will be affiliated with the Centre for Journalism. For more information about the department’s organisation, research, and teaching, please visit the website.

The ideal applicant and PhD project proposal
To qualify for a PhD scholarship, you must have a high academic level and be able to outline an original research project. The project is individual, but it should be related to the ongoing research in the Centre for Journalism (see below). We are looking for candidates possessing personal qualities such as curiosity and a strong desire to understand and solve societal challenges. You must be able work independently and—in consultation with the PhD supervisor—prioritize the different aspects of your work. Finally, you are expected to have good interpersonal skills, be interested in engaging with the national and international research community (your supervisor and the department will support you in this), be present and take part in the daily academic and social environments in Odense.

When applying, you must enclose a project proposal as well as a motivated suggestion for a supervisor. When preparing these documents, you are strongly advised to consider the research profile and the staff of the Center for Journalism. Please also consult the general guidelines for preparing a project proposal at the PhD School’s webpage.
Applicants are also strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the department’s Scholarly Qualification Matrix.

The Centre for Journalism employs around 25 people – counting journalistic lecturers, researchers and administrative staff. It has three study programmes (a bachelor and two master programmes), has around 500 students, and it ranks among the world’s strongest research groups within the areas of journalism and political communication. For more information about the centre please visit the website.

The department believes in fostering a stimulating and inspiring environment for both faculty members and students. The department’s ambition is therefore to recruit, develop, and retain talented scholars committed to both academic excellence and departmental development. Furthermore, the department wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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

If selected for the position(s) you will be enrolled in the PhD programme in Political Science or alternatively Social Sciences. Applications are invited from candidates with a master’s degree (the 5+3 programme). Masters in political science are preferred, but candidates with master’s degrees in other social sciences, e.g. economics or sociology, may also be considered. Candidates who, in addition to their bachelor’s degree, expect to have passed 60 ECTS of their master’s programme by September 1, 2018, are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship within the 4+4 programme.

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

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

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

Application and assessment process

An application must include:

  • Application form (please see below)
  • A project proposal, max 5 pages of 2400 characters each, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc. The project description must be anonymized, i.e. it may not reveal your name or identity in any way. The total length in characters including spaces of the project description must be stated on the first page of the project description. If your name is mentioned in your project description or if the description exceeds the specified length, your application will be rejected without further assessment.
  • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words
  • A short letter with a motivated suggestion for a supervisor among the academic staff at the Department of Political Science and Public Management
  • Detailed CV
  • A certified copy of your master’s degree certificate including all examination results. In case of a possible 4+4 enrolment, a certified copy of your bachelor’s degree certificate and a transcribe of you master’s level examination results must be included.
  • Information on experience with teaching, dissemination, or scientific publication, if applicable

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

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

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

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

Read the guideline for applicants

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

Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

PhD Position in Systems Biology and Single-cell Transcriptomics of Embryonic Stem Cells

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the areas of systems biology and single-cell transcriptomics of embryonic stem cells at the Functional Genomics and Metabolism Unit, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark (SDU). You will be part of Natarajan lab investigating cell cycle and transcriptional regulation during embryonic development using a range of state-of-art single-cell imaging and transcriptomic approaches and CRISPR-Cas9 perturbations. Application deadline: 15 June 2018.

Project and job description
The project aims to investigate the single-cell dynamics of cell cycle regulators during embryonic development. We employ a variety of computational and experimental approaches including bulk and single-cell approaches to identify, understand and characterize cell cycle regulators that affect stem cell gene expression, cellular regulation, heterogeneity and cell-state and fate responses during differentiation. The project involves mouse embryonic stem cells culture, differentiation, CRISPR perturbation of different targets, bulk and single-cell functional genomics approaches (single-cell RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq etc.), time-lapse imaging and various molecular and cellular biology approaches.

The chosen candidate will learn and interact with an inter-disciplinary team of experimental and computational biologists, collaborators across bio-imaging (DaMBIC), single-cell transcriptomics, sequencing, computational analysis (IMADA), and is expected to learn and draw from the expertise within the group, unit and department.

We seek an enthusiastic candidate with a background in cell/molecular biology or biochemistry. The candidate must have experience in mammalian cell culture, DNA/protein electrophoresis, DNA cloning, fluorescence microscopy, qPCR. Experience in Imaging, image-processing, bioinformatics and computational biology would be a strong advantage. Applicants with a primary Computational/ Bioinformatics background, but interested in systems biology PhD with some experimental component would also be considered.

Qualifications:
Candidates should have a Master’s degree (or second year Master’s student) with a strong background in Molecular biology, Biochemistry or equivalent field.
Candidates with a degree in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics or relevant fields would be also considered. The applicant must be able to work independently, but also collaborate within an interdisciplinary environment. The applicant must have good organization and communication skills with proficiency in written and spoken English.

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

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 10 November 2015 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: The Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

Postdoctoral Position in Systems Biology, Single-cell Transcriptomics during Embryonic Development

A postdoctoral position is available within the Functional Genomics and Metabolism Unit, at University of Southern Denmark (SDU). You will be part of Natarajan Lab investigating cell cycle and transcriptional regulation during embryonic development using a range of state-of-art single-cell imaging and transcriptomic approaches and CRISPR-Cas9 perturbations.

Role: The successful applicant will drive our exciting project investigating cell cycle dynamics at single-cell level across different knockout embryonic stem cells. The responsibilities will include
• Profiling phenotypes from stem cell strains at bulk- and single-cell level using state-of-art single-cell imaging, single-cell transcriptomics and functional genomics approaches.
• Generate and analyze high-throughput datasets and characterize cell cycle linked cell fates during stem cell differentiation.

You will also have the opportunity to develop independent ideas within our infrastructure and framework. The successful applicant will be strongly supported by our core infrastructure, facilities, collaborations and expertise in bio-imaging (DaMBIC), single-cell transcriptomics, sequencing, computational analysis (IMADA) and in vivo mouse work.

Requirements: We seek an enthusiastic, creative and motivated colleague with a PhD degree in molecular biology, systems biology or related fields. Candidates should demonstrate expertise and/or experience with performing next-generation sequencing (NGS) experiments (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq), standard molecular biology techniques (mammalian cell culture, qPCR, WB etc.), flow sorting and data analysis with proficiency in any scripting language (R, Python, Perl etc.).

You should have a good track-record with a positive and collaborative outlook.
Applicants with strong computational background (lacking lab-work) would also be considered. You must demonstrate proficiency handling large-throughput datasets, good track record and willingness to receive training in single-cell methods, functional genomics and molecular biology techniques.

Applicants are expected to be highly motivated, reliable and interested in working in an interdisciplinary and international environment. Finally, a good command of spoken and written English is a requirement.

The position is available for three years with possibility for extension. Start date: 1 August 2018 or soon thereafter. Application deadline: 15 June 2018.

Further information and informal queries can be addressed to Assistant Professor K. Natarajan (knn@bmb.sdu.dk).

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

The application must include the following:
• A detailed curriculum vitae including information on previous employment, summsarised educcation and relevant positions.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
• Two reference letters containing referee’s contact details and relationship to candidate. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: anc@sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

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: 1 June 2018
Unit: The Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

Postdoc in molecular metabolism for Steno Diabetes Center Odense

A position as postdoc in molecular metabolism is vacant at the Centre for Research in Medical Endocrinology (Research Unit of Molecular Diabetes & Metabolism), Odense University Hospital, Steno Diabetes Center Odense (SDCO) and at the Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark to be filled as soon as possible and for a period of 2 years.

The Research Unit of Molecular Diabetes & Metabolism is studying the molecular mechanisms of insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes. In addition, the question concerning how physical activity at the molecular level is able to counteract insulin resistance is investigated. The main focus of the laboratory is the mitochondrial function and structure in cells and tissue samples from test subjects.

The announced postdoc project focuses on the immediate and chronic effect of physical activity, and on how this affects the regulation of the mitochondrial dynamics and function. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be expected to be familiar with methods for investigation of mitochondrial function, insulin resistance, as well as basal biochemical knowledge about cell metabolism.

Qualifications requirements

  • A PhD degree in molecular biology or related area
  • Research experience within the above mentioned field of research, documented by publication of peer reviewed articles in international journals
  • The ability to do independent research within the above mentioned field of research

Further details regarding the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department of Clinical Research Kirsten Kyvik, +45 6011 3046, kkyvik@health.sdu.dk, or the Head of Research, Professor Kurt Højlund, +45 2532 0648, kurt.hoejlund@rsyd.dk

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

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

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

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

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

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

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

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

Further details:

Read the guideline for applicants

Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

PhD Scholarship in Political Science

Do you want a research education as a salaried and institutionally supported PhD student? The Department of Political Science and Public Management at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, invites applications for a PhD scholarship within political science as of November 1, 2018. For more information about the department, please visit the website.

The ideal applicant and PhD project proposal
We are looking for candidates possessing personal qualities such as curiosity and a strong desire to understand and solve societal challenges. You must be able work independently and—in consultation with the PhD supervisor—prioritize the different aspects of your work. Finally, you are expected to have good interpersonal skills, be interested in engaging with the national and international research community (your supervisor and the department will support you in this), be present and take part in the daily academic and social environments in Odense.

To qualify for the PhD scholarship, you are required to outline an individual research project embedded in the larger project “Enter Donor Groups: Analyzing the Impact of a New Class of Political Groups”. The overall project is led by professor Michael Baggesen Klitgaard and is funded by a grant from the Danish Research Council. The project analyzes the implications of the emergence of a new class of political donor groups and their participation in policymaking. It introduces a theoretical model to distinguish between political constituency groups and political donor groups, and conducts comparative case studies of tax policymaking to answer the research questions.

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

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

The department believes in fostering a stimulating and inspiring environment for both faculty members and students. The department’s ambition is therefore to recruit, develop, and retain talented scholars committed to both academic excellence and departmental development. Furthermore, the department wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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

If selected for the position, you will be enrolled in the PhD programme in Political Science. Applications are invited from candidates with a master’s degree (the 5+3 programme). Candidates who in addition to their bachelor’s degree expect to have passed 60 ECTS of their master’s programme by September 1, 2018, are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship within the 4+4 programme.

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

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

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

Application and assessment process

An application must include:

  • Application form (please see below)
  • A project description max 5 pages of 2400 characters each, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc. The project description must be anonymized, i.e. it may not reveal your name or identity in any way. The total length in characters including spaces of the project description must be stated on the first page of the project description. If your name is mentioned in your project description or if the description exceeds the specified length, your application will be rejected without further assessment
  • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words
  • Detailed CV
  • A certified copy of your master’s degree certificate including all examination results. In case of a possible 4+4 enrolment, a certified copy of your bachelor’s degree certificate and a transcribe of you master’s level examination results must be included.
  • Information on experience with teaching, dissemination or scientific publication, if applicable

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

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

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

Read the guideline for applicants

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

Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

Declaration of interest: PhD Fellowship in Neurobiology

A PhD fellowship is available at the Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark. The PhD position is available from 1 September 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of three years.

The research project will focus on the mechanism underlying traumatic brain injury-induced motor dysfunction and explore potential treatment possibility with opioid drugs. Animal (rat) traumatic brain injury model will be used in this project. The techniques involved include neurophysiology (withdrawal reflex, stretch reflex, electromyography etc.), neurobiology (immunohistochemistry, Western blot, neuroimaging etc.) and pharmacology.

The potential PhD student will be registered at the University of Southern Denmark. However, the first year of the study will be at Lund University, Sweden. Research at The Neurobiology Research at the University of Southern Denmark is oriented towards understanding causes and pathophysiology of brain disease, with a major focus on mechanisms of pathology. Molecular, cellular and histological approaches are used to study of clinical material, animal models and tissue culture. Electrophysiology facilities can be accessed at Lund University for animal research.

We are seeking a highly talented, creative and motivated candidate with a Master’s degree in Biomedicine or related subjects. The successful applicant should have a strong background in Neuroscience. Prior experience in neurophysiology will be considered as a plus. The candidate should be proficient in English and possess good interpersonal skills.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Mengliang Zhang, tel.: +46 760346433, e-mail: mzhang@health.sdu.dk.

Applications must include:

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

Closing date: 10 June 2018

Additional information may be requested and the application process may include an interview before final decision is made.

Successful candidates will be asked to send an application to the PhD Secretariat, Faculty of Health Sciences, to be enrolled as PhD students.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

The PhD programme will be carried out in accordance with Faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).

The terms of employment as a salaried PhD Research Fellow are stated in the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

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

Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

PhD Student in Pharmaceutics and Drug Transporters

A position as PhD student is available at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark, in Professor Carsten Uhd Nielsen’s research group “Drug Transporters in ADME”. The PhD position is available from 1 September 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of three years. Application deadline: 15 June 2018.

The research project will focus on the role of drug transporters and the modulation hereof in formulation strategies to optimize drug delivery for overcoming cellular barrier functions in oral drug delivery or drug delivery to cancer cells.

We are seeking a highly talented, creative, motivated and hard-working candidate with a Master’s degree in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related subjects. The successful applicant should have some knowledge and experimental experience in areas such as cell culture studies, animal studies, physico-chemical characterization of particulate drug delivery systems, with related analytical techniques. Prior academic publication experience will be considered an advantage. The candidate should be proficient in English and possess good interpersonal skills and find it natural to collaborate.

Applications from candidates expecting to graduate with their Master’s degree before August 2018 are welcome.

For further information please contact Professor Carsten Uhd Nielsen, tel.: +45 6550 9427, e-mail: cun@sdu.dk.

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

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 10 November 2015 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: The Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

Postdoc in neuroscience for Steno Diabetes Center Odense

Steno Diabetes Center Odense (SDCO), the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Odense University Hospital, and the Research Unit of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine , Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark, invites applications for a position as postdoc in neuroscience to be filled as soon as possible and for a period of 2 years.

Current research lines of the research unit includes examination of brain metabolism and structural changes using tracer techniques combined with advanced scanning modalities (PET/CT and PET/MRI).

Research profile and tasks:

Insulin resistance as seen in type 2 diabetes may promote the development of cerebral metabolic abnormalities resembling those seen in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). On this basis, AD has been suggested to represent a brain specific insulin resistant condition, also referred to as type 3 diabetes.

This postdoc project aims to study structural and metabolic changes in persons with AD in the presence or absence of type 2 diabetes and in comparison to age and gender matched control subjects. The project will include advanced scanning modalities (PET/MRI and MRI spectroscopy), studies of brain cerebral blood flow and amyloid load, and dynamic cerebral metabolic investigations. 

The successful candidate will be expected to have knowledge of various brain-scanning modalities, metabolic brain techniques and AD. In addition, he or she should have

• a PhD degree in neuroscience or a related area
• research experience documented by international peer-reviewed journal articles within the fields of neuroscience, preferentially dealing with studies of metabolic and structural changes in the brain
• excellent skills in reading, writing and speaking English

Further details regarding the position can be obtained from the Head of Research, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Odense University Hospital, professor Poul Flemming Høilund-Carlsen, phone: +45 2521 5445, e-mail: pfhc@rsyd.dk or the Director of SDCO, Jan-Erik Henriksen, phone: +45 2033 2174, email: jan.erik.henriksen@rsyd.dk  

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

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

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.The application must contain (as pdf.- or docx.-files):

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

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

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

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

Further details:

Read the guideline for applicants

 

Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

Postdoctoral Position in Brown Adipose Tissue, Chromatin Dynamics and Metabolic Disease in an ERC-funded Research Group

A position as postdoctoral fellow is available at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, with a flexible starting date (1 July 2018 being the earliest time point possible). The position is funded until 30 March 2021 with the possibility for extension. Application deadline: 30 May 2018.

The employee will be part of Professor Jan-Wilhelm Kornfeld’s ERC-funded research group which is interested in understanding the role of small and long noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) and chromatin dynamics in regulation of systemic energy homeostasis and physiology. In our work we utilize systems -OMICS methods like RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq, computational approaches and the generation of transgenic mice to identify and molecularly characterize disease-associated ncRNAs and chromatin signatures in vivo.

We are seeking an enthusiastic new colleague with a PhD degree in life sciences (biologist, biochemist, biomedical degree or related) interested in understanding chromatin dynamics and changes in histone posttranslational modifications during diet-induced-obesity in brown adipose tissue.

The future colleague will also actively contribute to other research projects in the group and will therefore be a central part of an ambitious, international team of young scientists.

The ideal candidate is comfortable with one or many of the following:
• Handling and metabolic phenotyping of conditional knockout mice.
• Performing NGS experiments (RNA-Seq, ChiP-Seq, ATAC-Seq) in vivo.
• Standard molecular biological techniques (primary cell culture, qPCR, WB etc.)
• Assisting in grant funding applications, training of students and guests.
• Contributing to teaching activities in English.

Your education and background:
• A PhD degree in life sciences with a special focus on physiology and chromatin.
• Experience in metabolically characterizing transgenic animals.
• Ideally one first authorship in a relevant journal in the field.
• Proficiency in R and at least one of the main scripting languages (e.g. Python) and/or the willingness to receive training in computational analysis of -OMICS datasets.
• Good collaborative skills, a positive attitude towards science and its contribution to society.
• Diligence and intellectual flexibility as required for an academic position.
• An open and positive mind that actively contributes to the infrastructure and the success of the research team.

For further information please contact Professor Jan-Wilhelm Kornfeld, e-mail: janwilhelmkornfeld@bmb.sdu.dk, phone +45 9350 7481.

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).

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.

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: 30 May 2018
Unit: The Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Wednesday May 30th, 2018

Postdoc to Explore the Genetic Aspects of Early Animal Evolution

We are searching for a postdoc to explore the genetic aspects of early animal evolution. In particular, the postdoc will use molecular and bioinformatic tools to explore and identify key early stages in the evolution of the animal genome, and how these stages influenced animal development as well as the adaptations of early animals to the environment.

The postdoc will work within a VILLUM Foundation-funded project aimed, broadly, at exploring the relationship between oxygen and eukaryote evolution.
The postdoc should have a deep understanding of biochemistry and be able to work in an interdisciplinary team of molecular biologists, ecologists, and geologists.
Familiarity with bioinformatics and molecular techniques involved in next-generation sequencing analysis is essential (wetlab, genome assembly/annotation, transcriptomics). The postdoc must be proficient in one or more programming languages (python, C++, etc), experience with statistical software (R, matlab) being a plus.

The postdoc is for a two-year period. Application deadline: 28 May 2018.

For further information please contact Don Canfield at +45 6550 2751.

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).

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 28 May 2018
Unit: The Faculy of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Monday May 28th, 2018

Postdoc in Cultural Sociology

Post Doc in Cultural Sociology
The University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a one-year position as Post Doc in the field of Cultural Sociology at the Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics, Campus Esbjerg. The position is vacant from August 1st, 2018 or soon thereafter.
The Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics is part of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences. The department is located in Esbjerg and employs some 50 members of staff. Research in the Department is organized in three research groups, and the announced position will be part of the Sociology Research Group.
This research of this group is mainly but not exclusively focused on three main themes, namely:

  • Civil society,
    including sub-themes such as social capital, trust, voluntary associations, religious groups, integration, migration, state-citizen relations.
  • Professions, organizations and practices,
    including sub-themes as norms, values, logics and management, institutional logics, management and digitalization.
  • Rural life and rural development,
    including rural-urban relations, de-population, associational life in the rural areas, discourses on rural areas, and policies affecting the rural areas.

The diversity of topics and perspectives that characterizes the work of the research group readily lends itself to methodological pluralism, with commonly used research approaches and methods including case studies, ethnographic field work (interviews, focus groups, participant-observation), surveys, regression analysis and document analysis.
For this position, we welcome applicants with a Ph.D. degree in sociology, anthropology or a related field. The successful applicant should account for his or her research plans and not least for how they fit within the themes of the Sociology Research Group. The applicant will have to qualify according to the departments qualification guidelines.
The successful applicant is expected to play an active role in the Sociology Research Group, to be able to work collaboratively with colleagues in this and other possibly research groups at the Department, and to be able to conduct and publish research on an internationally competitive level. As the research group is engaged in many externally funded projects, the successful applicant is also expected to participate in writing applications for research funding. She/he will enjoy the benefits of working in an inspiring and open research environment.
The teaching of the research group covers courses Sociological Theory and Methodology on an undergraduate as well as a graduate level. The teaching load is equivalent to approximately 4-5 hours per semester week. The Department provides teaching for degrees in General Business Economics (B.Sc.), Marketing and Innovation (M.Sc.), Sports and Event Management (B.Sc. and M.Sc.), Environmental and Resource Management (M.Sc.), Sociology and Cultural Analysis (B.Sc and M.Sc.) as well as Diploma and MBA programs in business.
Further information can be obtained from the head of the Sociology Research Group, Associate Professor Martin Lindhardt, phone: +45 6550 4151; e-mail: lind@sam.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.
An application must include:

  • Detailed CV
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • Information on teaching experience or other forms of knowledge communication
  • Complete list of publications

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.
The University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic 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 below. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.
Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.
Deadline: 31 May 2018
Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Esbjerg
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Post expires on Thursday May 31st, 2018

PhD Fellowship in Comprehensive Characterization of Therapeutic Proteins by Top-down Mass Spectrometry

Host Institute:  Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense.

Host Country:  Denmark

Starting date:  15 August 2018 or soon after. Application deadline: 15 June 2018.

The Analytics for Biologics (A4B) project is a Europe-wide innovative training network (ITN). Funded by the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action ITN 2017 of the European Commission (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017), the graduate school A4B will offer a specific training programme for the production, purification, and analysis of therapeutic protein species.

The successful candidate (ESR7) will be employed at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense and will be enrolled in the department’s PhD programme under the supervision of Professor Ole N. Jensen.

Project description
The PhD research project entails the analysis and quantification of intact therapeutic proteins and their post-translational modifications (PTMs, e.g. disulfide bonds, phosphorylation, glycosylation). The candidate will test, apply and benchmark chromatographic and electrophoretic techniques for separation of intact protein species (proteoforms) prior to detailed protein structure analysis mass spectrometry. The candidate will use advanced tandem mass spectrometry technologies, including HCD, ETD, UVPD and combinations thereof to obtain comprehensive amino acid sequence information and PTM maps of selected therapeutic proteins. The main focus will be the integration of experimental methods (LC, CE, MS/MS) with advanced bioinformatics/statistics workflows for detailed intact protein structure analysis and quantification of protein biologics in the mass range 20 kDa to 200 kDa.

The project will include secondments to Leiden University  (NL) – advanced glycoprotein analysis; Bruker, Bremen (D) – top-down mass spectrometry; Univ. Groningen (NL) – advanced chromatography and chemometrics/informatics.

The ESR7 candidate will obtain a solid theoretical and experimental background in protein chemistry, LC and MS for therapeutic protein analysis. This will include comprehensive training in ESI MS/MS and HCD/ETD/UVPD applications, interpretation of tandem mass spectra using computational tools, and detailed knowledge of procedures for quality control of therapeutic proteins in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry

Group description
The Protein Research Group offers a strong international research environment in protein chemistry, biomolecular mass spectrometry, and computational proteomics. The VILLUM Center for Bioanalytical Sciences at SDU provides world-class facilities for protein science, proteomics and mass spectrometry research. We have developed experimental and computational methods for detailed PTM analysis of proteins (Shliaha et al. (2017) Anal. Chem 89(10):5461-5466;  Schwämmle et al. (2016) Mol. Cell. Proteomics 5(8):2715-272; Schwämmle et al. (2014) Mol Cell Proteomics 13(7):1855-1865; Tvardovskiy et al. (2015) Mol Cell Proteomics. 14(12):3142-53;  Tvardovskiy et al. (2017) Nucleic Acids Res. 45(16):9272-9289).

Department description
SDU offers more than 60 educational programmes and has an enrolment of approximately 30,000 students. The main campus is located in Odense, the third largest city of Denmark, with easy access to city life, countryside exercising and coastal activities.

SDU Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) has a staff of 25 tenured investigators. The department is well known internationally for its top-level proteomics and biological mass spectrometry research. Other strong enabling technologies include state-of-the art next generation sequencing, metabolomics/lipidomics, bioimaging, and biocomputing.

Ideal candidate
We are seeking outstanding candidates with documented experience in bioanalytical chemistry, protein biochemistry or functional proteomics. Expertise in protein mass spectrometry, molecular cell biology and bioinformatics is an advantage, but not a requirement. Candidates will be part of an interdisciplinary European research team (A4B project), and good interpersonal skills and fluency in the English language (reading/writing/speaking) is a requirement.

Working conditions and benefits
The candidate will become an employee of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Southern Denmark and receive a competitive monthly gross salary in accordance with the EC Marie Sklodowska-Curie rules. The contract period is for three years.

This position is subject to the entry into force of grant agreement no (765502) by and between the European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA) and University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and thereby funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

For further information please contact Professor Ole Nørregaard Jensen, tel.: +45 6550 2368, e-mail: jenseno@bmb.sdu.dk.

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

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 10 November 2015 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

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

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

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

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

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

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

Further information for international applicants 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: 1 June 2018
Unit: The Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

PhD Positions in Nonlinear Quantum Optics Using Rydberg Superatoms

Two PhD positions are available in the Nonlinear Quantum Optics group (Associate Professor Sebastian Hofferberth)

One project involves the realization of strong photon-photon interactions mediated by ultracold Rydberg atoms with the aim of implementing key building blocks for all-optical quantum information processing. The candidate is expected to take a leading role in the project team working on this topic, including the development of all required experiment components. The project is conducted in close collaboration with theory groups in Stuttgart, Germany and Aarhus, Denmark. The candidate is expected to work directly with these collaborators on the development of the required theory and the joint analysis of all experimental data.

The second project involves the realization of a strongly coupled system of Rydberg superatoms with the aim of generating entanglement between individual superatoms and single photons. The candidate is expected to lead the experimental realization of this novel system, including the development of all required experiment components. The project is conducted in close collaboration with theory groups in Stuttgart, Germany and Aarhus, Denmark. The candidate is expected to work directly with these collaborators on the development of the required theory and the joint analysis of all experimental data.

The applicants must have a strong background in quantum optics and atomic physics, such as an MSc in physics (5+3 programme) or a BSc with one year of MSc studies (4+4 programme, i.e. be enrolled in such a Master’s degree programme for at least a year). If  candidates apply through the 4+4 programme, then documentation for courses corresponding to 60 ECTS on the Master’s level education must be included.

The applicants are expected to have experience with experimental techniques such as ultracold atom preparation, single-photon detection, and Rydberg atom spectroscopy. Ideally, the applicants should have passed a master-level advanced course in modern atomic physics, quantum optics or equivalent. These requirements must be clearly documented in the submitted CV, otherwise the application will not be considered. The candidates should be independent and able to communicate fluently in English, as well as possess good interpersonal skills.

The expected start date is between 1 September 2018 and 1 October 2018.

Application deadline: 1 July 2018.

For more information please contact Associate Professor Sebastian Hofferberth, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M, e-mail: hofferberth@sdu.dk.

This position is subject to the entry into force of grant agreement no 800942 by and between the Research Executive Agency (REA) and University of Southern Denmark (beneficiary) (SDU) and thereby funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

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

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 10 November 2015 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

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

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

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

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

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

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

Further information for international applicants 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: 1 July 2018
Unit: The Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Sunday July 1st, 2018

PhD Positions in Development of Novel Electrode Materials for Rechargeable Batteries

Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy invites applications for up to two PhD positions in development of novel electrode materials for rechargeable batteries. The positions are available starting 1 August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 1 June 2018.

The project focuses on novel cathode materials for rechargeable Li-and Na-ion batteries and exploring how material composition, atomic structure and nano-morphology affects structural transformation pathways during charge and discharge and how this is correlated to battery performance.

The project includes:
•    Preparation of novel cathode materials (synthesis, tests and optimization)
•    Material characterization through powder X-ray diffraction, total scattering (PDF) and electron microscopy (SEM, TEM)
•    Test of electrochemical performance and elucidation of transport properties
•    Studies of electrochemical driven phase transformation through operando powder X-ray total scattering studies carried out at synchrotron facilities.

The candidates should have a good knowledge of inorganic chemistry, solid state chemistry, electrochemistry and chemical synthesis. Knowledge about powder X-ray diffraction and experience with battery related materials is a prerequisite. Knowledge about pair distribution function (PDF) analysis will be an advantage.

The appointment will be for a term of three (5+3 programme for applicants with a Master’s degree) or four (4+4 programme for students who have not yet finished their Master studies) years at very competitive salary. Teaching duties of related subjects will be part of the programme.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Dorthe B. Ravnsbæk at phone (+45) 6550 7635 or e-mail: dbra@sdu.dk.

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

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 10 November 2015 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: The Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

Ph.D. position available in the area of Embedded Systems for Drones, at University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark

The Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Center (www.sdu.dk/uas), at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute at SDU, is offering a Ph.D. position starting from August 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for three years.

The Ph.D. will work on ‘Hardware-centric modular framework for fast prototyping of fault-tolerant drone systems’. This project concerns design and development of an FPGA-based hardware-centric modular framework enabling fast prototyping of fault-tolerant drone systems. Key topics include hardware-based safety systems, FPGA-based implementation of a simple flight controller based on automatic code generation, and the investigation of biologically-inspired behaviors as a means to improve safety and fault tolerance of drone systems. Case studies will be used to define specific requirements, including drone-based rapid, autonomous delivery of AED (defibrillator).

There will in addition be teaching duties in the area of embedded electronics.

Qualified applicants are expected to have:

1- Master’s degree in embedded systems, electrical engineering, robotics or related fields.
2- Strong background in FPGAs, system integration, microprocessors, and electronics.
3- Good programming and development skills. Experience with drone technology is an advantage.

Additionally, the applicant should have excellent writing skills and be able to work independently. The successful applicant for the position will be affiliated with the UAS Center at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, the University of Southern Denmark.

The applicant should provide a cover letter explaining his/her approach to the problem, and at most three articles illustrating his/her publication record and research interests, in addition to standard items such as CV, full publication list, etc. (see below).

Contact Information:

Further information is available from Associate Prof. Anders Sørensen, email anss@mmmi.sdu.dk.

Research environment:

University of Southern Denmark’s UAS Center was established in 2015 and brings together experts in robotics, computer vision, physics, software engineering, mechanical engineering, and cyber-physical systems to focus on research, education, innovation, and collaboration in the UAS domain. See www.sdu.dk/uas for further information about the UAS center.

Conditions of employment

Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position. The employment will cease without further notice at the end of the 3-year period. Further information about salary and conditions of employment.

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

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

Requirements for the position

To be considered for the position it is required that the applicant meets the requirements for enrollment in the PhD school.

An assessment committee will assess all applications. Each applicant will receive his/her own assessment. An interview might be part of the assessment process.

Application

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

All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file.

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

The applications must include:

•    Curriculum Vitae
•    Completed application form
•    Application including letter of motivation for the Ph.D. project as outlined above. Please attach your application to “application material” under “Research Plan”
•    If possible a list of publications indicating the publications attached
•    Diplomas
•    Calculation of grade point average in this form

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

The application must be in English.

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

Further information about the PhD programme at the faculty and SDU can be found at:
The SDU PhD webpages
The faculty PhD webpages
Study in Denmark

Deadline: 31 May 2018
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Thursday May 31st, 2018

PhD position in Helium ion microscopy

SDU NanoSYD invites applications for a 3-year PhD position in Sønderborg. NanoSYD is part of the Mads Clausen Institute at the Faculty of Engineering at University of Southern Denmark.

Job description

The research topic of the PhD project is “Advanced imaging of biological samples using ion beam microscopy and related techniques”. In this project, the PhD student will use Helium ion microscopy (HIM) as the primary technique. She or he will determine optimum imaging conditions and imaging performance for several kinds of biological tissue. Moreover, the HIM results should be compared against results obtained using complementary microscopy methods including optical and electron beam techniques. Finally, the PhD student should implement and test correlative microscopy procedures. This PhD project is part of the Interreg 5a project “CellTom” (www.celltom.eu) and will therefore involve substantial collaborations with the other CellTom project partners. The work will include:

  • Develop and optimize procedures for HIM imaging of various biological samples
  • Image with complementary techniques and compare against HIM results
  • Develop imaging substrate and corresponding procedures that enable to locate the same spot with different microscopes
  • Perform correlative microscopy combining HIM and optical techniques

The PhD work includes:

  • An independent research project completed under academic supervision.
  • A course program of an extent corresponding to 30 ECTS.
  • Participating in teaching and other dissemination activities.
  • Participating in an active research environment, including stays at other research institutions.
  • Completion and defense of the PhD thesis.

The successful applicant should have:

  • A Master degree in physics, engineering, or related area.
  • A strong background and interest in advanced microscopy and preferably previous experience with ion beam microscopy.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Good collaboration and communication skills.

The start date is 1st of September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Further information is available from Associate Prof. Jakob Kjelstrup-Hansen, email: jkh@mci.sdu.dk or from the Head of Department, Prof. Horst-Günter Rubahn, email: rubahn@mci.sdu.dk

Conditions of employment

Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position. The employment will cease without further notice at the end of the 3-year period. Further information about salary and conditions of employment.

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

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

Requirements for the position
To be considered for the position it is required that the applicant meets the requirements for enrollment in the PhD school.

An assessment committee will assess all applications. Each applicant will receive his/her own assessment. An interview might be part of the assessment process.

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

All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file.

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

The applications must include:

•    Curriculum Vitae
•    Completed application form
•    Application stating reasons for applying. Please attach your application to “application material” under “Research Plan”
•    Diplomas
•    Calculation of grade point average in this form

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

The application must be in English.

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

Further information about the PhD programme at the faculty and SDU can be found at:
The SDU PhD webpages
The faculty PhD webpages
Study in Denmark

Deadline: 1 July 2018
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Sønderborg
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Post expires on Sunday July 1st, 2018

Postdoc position in collaboration with the museum Trapholt

The Department of Design and Communication, The Faculty of Humanities, University of Southern Denmark (Kolding), calls for applications for a 3-year postdoc position in collaboration with the museum Trapholt. The person appointed will have workplace at the university as well as at the museum. The position is funded by the New Carlsberg Foundation. Expected starting date: September 1, 2018.

Trapholt is museum for art, crafts, design and furniture design. The project shall contribute to Trapholt’s research in furniture design. Information on Trapholt: http://www.trapholt.dk/generelt-om-trapholt/

Information on the Department of Design and Communication: http://www.sdu.dk/Om_SDU/Institutter_centre/Idk

For many designers, the chair is the ultimate design-task because it combines aesthetic, functional and technological challenges. It is both sculpture and function in one. However, the role of design in society is changing these years in relation to both function and meaning, which necessitates a new approach to the classic selection criteria of museum collections (e.g. form and function). Instead it is relevant to discuss what new conditions and new roles modern furniture design is facing.

The purpose of this project is to contribute to the development and formulation of a new collection and exhibition policy for Trapholt, in order to identify design as contemporary markers for both reflecting and creating our contemporary society.

A new methodology for collecting will ensure Trapholt’s research and collection of Danish furniture design, based on concrete and significant contemporary phenomena. The chronological historical collection will be activated, since topics that arise in our present days may very well have been mentioned previously by designers.
The project shall uncover Trapholt’s former conditions and ambitions for furniture and design hybrids, as well as a survey of design museums’ previous and current ideal collection methods will reveal global collection trends – thus contributing to a new collection policy for Trapholt.

In addition to research, the candidate is expected to teach at SDU Kolding’s design culture programs as well as take part in a review of Trapholt’s chair collection and contribute to the development of a new research and collection. Therefore, the preferred candidate is expected to have research-based knowledge of Danish furniture design in the 21st century and should be able to document PhD level research in design culture and design history as well as demonstrating experience from research dissemination.

Applicants shall hand in a 5-page suggestion for a research plan for the project.

Further information is available from Head of Department Per Krogh Hansen, phone +45 6550 1451, email pkha@sdu.dk, and Museum Director Karen Grøn, phone +45 5134 1295, email kg@trapholt.dk.

Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.
Employment as Postdoc is temporary (max. 4 years). Employment stops automatically by the end of the period.

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

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

An upgrade of pedagogical qualifications is not part of the position. Thus employment as Postdoc cannot stand alone as a qualification for later employment as associate professor/senior researcher.

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

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

Appointment to this position may also include teaching obligations in regard to related degree programmes.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2015

Applications should be sent electronically via the link “apply online”.

Please note that we only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files.

All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

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.

The Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply” before applying.
Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages.
Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English will be assessed. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.

An application must include:

  • Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates/Diplomas
  • Information on previous teaching experience, please attach as Teaching portfolio
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached
  • Up to 3 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication. For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file.
  • Applicants shall hand in a 5-page suggestion for a research plan for the project.

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

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

Deadline: 27 May 2018
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Kolding
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Post expires on Sunday May 27th, 2018

PhD Fellowship in Molecular Microbiology

A PhD fellowship is available at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, in Professor Birgitte H. Kallipolitis’ research group. The PhD position is available from 1 August 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of three years. The research project will focus on the role of fatty acids as signalling molecules in bacterial pathogens. Application deadline: 1 June 2018.

We are seeking a highly talented, creative and motivated candidate with a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology, Biomedicine, or related subjects. The successful applicant should have a strong background in experimental molecular microbiology, including prior experience in genetic manipulation of Gram-positive bacteria and methods for studying bacterial gene regulatory systems. Prior academic publication experience will be considered as a plus. The candidate should be proficient in English and possess good interpersonal skills.

For further information please contact Professor Birgitte H. Kallipolitis, tel.: +45 6550 2372, e-mail: bhk@bmb.sdu.dk.

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

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 10 November 2015 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: The Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

PhD Position in Statistics

A PhD fellowship in statistics is available at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (IMADA), University of Southern Denmark with starting date 1 September 2018 or soon thereafter. Application deadline 1 June 2018.

The selected student is expected to be part of the research group in statistics and work under the supervision of Jing Qin and Yuri Goegebeur within the areas of theoretical extreme statistics and applications in biostatistics.

Qualifications
We are looking for a person with a strong interest in mathematical statistics and probability theory who holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Statistics. Excellent candidates who have not yet completed their Master study, but are in good progress will also be equally considered. Preferably the candidate has knowledge of order statistics or extreme value theory. Some programming skills and familiarity with statistical software packages is also advantageous.

For further information please feel free to contact Associate Professor Jing Qin (qin@imada.sdu.dk), tel.:+45 6550 2346 or Associate Professor Yuri Goegebeur (Yuri.Goegebeur@imada.sdu.dk), tel.: +45 6550 4476.

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

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 10 November 2015 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: The Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018