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University of Southern Denmark

Postdoc in Sensory and Consumer Science

Applications are invited for a position in Sensory and Consumer Science at SDU Innovation and Design Engineering, Department of Technology and Innovation, University of Southern Denmark in Odense. The position is available from May 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is funded by the European project “SHEALTHY” which focuses non-thermal physical technologies to preserve fresh and minimally processed fruit and vegetables (F&V). In the project, the postdoc position will initiate and conduct research on consumer perception of non-thermal technologies as well as sensory evaluation and consumer acceptance of F&V treated with mild-technologies. The successful applicant will have documented experience and interest in sensory science, and consumer research with an emphasis on quantitative methods.  

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • PhD in sensory science, consumer science, food science or a closely related field;
  • A proven track record of first authored publication in relevant journals;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • High motivation and work ethics, excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills, independence, skills in efficient project planning and execution.

Additional qualifications (not mandatory) that will contribute to a positive evaluation:

  • Experience in conducting large-scale online surveys and/or with cross-cultural consumer research;
  • Previous research experience related to consumer perception of F&V;
  • Fluency in Danish.

Inquiries on the position can be made to Associate Professor Davide Giacalone (dg@iti.sdu.dk).

Conditions of employment
The position is available for a 20-months period.

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

The main tasks for this position are to conduct research within the SHEALTHY project and disseminate results. A limited amount of research-based teaching and student supervision may be requested.

This position is subject to the entry into force of grant agreement no SHEALTHY – 817936 and thereby funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

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

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

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

An interview might be part of the assessment process.

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:

•A cover letter (max 2 pages) describing the applicant’s background, qualifications and motivation for applying for this particular position
• Curriculum Vitae
• Certificates/Diplomas (MSc, PhD) – Danish or English transcripts
• A research plan detailing the candidate’s ideas and plans for her/his future research work. 
• List of publications indicating the publications attached
• Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication, a possible co-author statement must be a part of this pdf-fil

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

The application must be in English.

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

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline: 1 April 2019
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday April 1st, 2019

Postdoctoral Position in the Field of Safe Extensions of the Standard Model

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in the field of safe extensions of the Standard Model at the Centre for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology (CP³-Origins), Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, SDU, Odense. We are looking for outstanding and highly competitive candidates with a demonstrated potential to excel in research.

The prospective candidate will work in the group of Francesco Sannino that counts several PhD students, postdocs and assistant professors funded by several national and international research agencies. The candidate will also benefit from several extensive workshops, schools, our immense research network as well as an already established vigorous visitor programme covering all the aspects of the research project envisioned.

CP³-Origins is a centre of excellence established by the Danish National Research Foundation, dedicated to the understanding of the origins of bright and dark matter in the universe, as well as to the understanding of the mathematical underpinning of gauge theories of fundamental interactions. At the moment it contains eleven faculty
members and several postdocs and PhD students in the areas of particle physics phenomenology, beyond standard model physics, astroparticle physics, lattice field theory, and cosmology. CP³-Origins offers an extremely dynamical and exciting work environment. We have close collaborations with leading scientists in Europe and the US, and the centre is one of the cornerstones of our physics research programme.

The appointment will be for a term of two years, depending on the candidate’s background, at a very competitive salary and is expected to start in the fall of 2019. Application deadline: 14 March 2019.

For further information please contact Professor Francesco Sannino, sannino@cp3.sdu.dk.

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

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

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 14 March 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday March 14th, 2019

PhD Positions in Adipocyte Signalling Using Advanced Functional Genomics

The Center for Adipocyte Signaling – ADIPOSIGN at the Functional Genomics & Metabolism Research Unit, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, invites applications from outstanding candidates who are interested in joining our team as PhD students. One of the PhD students will be affiliated with the Mandrup Group, the other will be affiliated with the Kornfeld Group. The positions are available from May 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 1 April 2019.

ADIPOSIGN

ADIPOSIGN is a new centre established for a six-year period through a major grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. We combine experimental and computational systems’ approaches to obtain unprecedented insights into how fat cells receive and respond to signals at the level of the (epi)-genome and the cell membrane. Our goal is to understand how the signalling states of adipocytes depend on depot, gender and genetic variation, and how changes in these signalling states during development of obesity contribute to the pathophysiological consequences of obesity.

The centre involves the following PIs:

• Susanne Mandrup, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark (Director)

• Jan-Wilhelm Kornfeld, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark
• M. Madan Babu, Programme Leader, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
• Zach Gerhart-Hines, Associate Professor, Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen.

ADIPOSIGN is associated with the Center for Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity (ATLAS) recently supported by a centre of excellence grant from the Danish National Research Foundation and directed by Susanne Mandrup.

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

Research Project and Role
As a PhD student in ADIPOSIGN you will be engaged in this highly ambitious and interdisciplinary project. You will interact and collaborate closely with other researchers in the Mandrup and Kornfeld groups as well as with members of the groups of Zach Gerhart-Hines (Copenhagen) and M. Madan Babu (Cambridge). You will investigate adipocyte signalling states in isolated murine and human adipocytes using an array of functional genomics, proteomics and computational approaches. Some of these findings will be translated into functional studies in transgenic mouse models. You will also implement other experimental methods for analysis of adipocytes. You are expected to provide substantial general input to projects in our groups, and you will have the opportunity to develop your own ideas within our research frame.

Qualifications/Requirements
We are looking for highly motivated, dedicated and ambitious candidates with:

• A Master’s degree in Life Science, preferably Molecular Biology, Biomedicine, or Computational Systems Biology

• Documented experience with adipocyte biology, mouse models and/or NGS data analysis
• Certificate in Laboratory Animal Science (EU function ABD or similar) (preferable)
• Strong communication and collaborative skills and an interest in working in an interdisciplinary environment
• Proficiency in spoken and written English.
We offer:
• A three-year PhD position in a stimulating and supportive, international research environment
• Access to state-of-the-art equipment, facilities and infrastructure
• Opportunity to interact with an extensive network of national and international collaborators
• A competitive salary and social benefits (e.g. health coverage, parental leave, social security etc.)
• Dedicated assistance and support with various practical, social, and legal aspects (housing, visa, administration, tax etc.), especially for international candidates through our international staff office (ISO) and department.
For further information please contact Professor Susanne Mandrup (s.mandrup@bmb.sdu.dk) or Professor Jan-Wilhelm Kornfeld (janwilhelmkornfeld@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). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

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

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

The application must be in English and include the following:
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)

• Detailed CV, including personal contact information, education, work/research experience and skills relevant for the position, publications/manuscripts
• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades. If awaiting Master’s diploma, provide a written statement from the supervisor
• At least two signed reference letters (with referee contact details and relationship). Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please 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.

Applications will be assessed by all PIs in the centre.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

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 April 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday April 1st, 2019

PhD Position in Nonlinear Quantum Optics with Ultracold Ytterbium

A PhD position is available in the Nonlinear Quantum Optics group (Associate Professor Sebastian Hofferberth), Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy. The project involves the realization of single-photon optical nonlinearities in a new experimental setup using ultracold Ytterbium. The candidate is expected to lead the experimental realization of this novel system, including the development of all required experiment components.

The applicant must have a strong background in quantum optics and atomic physics, such as an MSc in physics (5+3 programme).

The applicant is expected to have experience with experimental techniques such as ultracold atom preparation, single-photon detection, and Rydberg atom spectroscopy.
Ideally, the applicant 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 candidate should be independent and able to communicate fluently in English, as well as possess good interpersonal skills. The expected start date is 1 September 2019. Application deadline:  1 July 2019. 

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

This position is subject to the entry into force of grant agreement no 123456 funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

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.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

Further information for international applicants 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 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Monday July 1st, 2019

PhD Fellowship at the Department of Design and Communication

The Department of Design and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark, Faculty of Humanities, invites applications for a PhD position. The position is at the campus in Kolding and available from September 1, 2019.

The Department of Design and Communication comprises research, study programs and knowledge dissemination within the fields of Design and Design Culture, Information Science, International Business Communication, Library Science, Tourism, Interaction and Technology among others. For more information, please visit http://www.sdu.dk/idk

The PhD fellowship is open to research projects within the following areas of the department’s research profile:

  1. Organizational narratives and organizational change

We invite project proposals with focus on organizational narratives under the broad umbrella of organizational change in the public sector (e.g. health care and higher education), NGO’s and private organizations (small, medium and large-sized organizations). We are especially interested in PhD project proposals that contribute to research within the study of narratives applied in various organizational contexts (NGO’s, private organizations, public institutions) with specific focus on organizational change

Research program: Center for Narratological Studies (https://www.sdu.dk/en/narratologi)

Contact: Head of program, Associate Professor Marianne Wolff Lundholt (malu@sdu.dk)

  1. Data Modelling and Information Visualization

The ever-growing amounts of data has been a driving factor for the constant improvement in data analysis and modelling areas. As a result, tools are continuously created to facilitate the extraction of useful answers from data, however there is a noticeable gap between the results from these areas and the ability to present the derived information in meaningful ways. We invite project proposals to be carried out between Data Science (areas including data analysis, modelling and interactive visualization techniques to support exploratory data) and concepts analysis that can, in turn, help to represent and communicate more effectively information in different domains of knowledge.

Research program: Information, Technology and Innovation (http://infotechinno.sdu.dk/)

Contact: Head of program, Associate Professor Rocio Chongtay (rocio@sdu.dk)

Further information about the position is available from the Head of Department Per Krogh Hansen at phone: +45 6550 1451, email: pkha@sdu.dk.  

Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.
A PhD Fellowship is a three-year position. Employment ends automatically by the end of the period. The holder of the fellowship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the Protocol on PhD Research Fellow signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) of 10 November 2015, enclosure 5, Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2015 (the document only exists in Danish).

To qualify for a PhD position you must have completed a relevant master’s degree with a good assessment by the application deadline.

The application should include:

  • Special PhD-application form found here
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Detailed project description, no more than 5 pages
  • Examination certificates
  • A maximum of 2 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.
    • For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file

Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates. 

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

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the committee will assess whether you are qualified or not. 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. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.   

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

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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.

Further information about the PhD-program at the Faculty of Humanties can be found here.

Deadline: 15 March 2019
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Kolding
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Post expires on Friday March 15th, 2019

PhD scholarship in in ‘X-ray and neutron scattering studies of metal oxide interlayers for photovoltaic applications’

We are an international research group working in the field of organic solar cells (SDU NanoSYD OPV), looking for a highly motivated PhD student to join our research team at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), SDU NanoSYD, Sønderborg, in the field of X-ray and neutron scattering studies of metal oxide interlayers for photovoltaic applications. The position is for a 3-year period and available starting May 1st, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The PhD project is affiliated to the “SMART – Structure of Materials in Real Time” lighthouse consortium, which prepares for use of the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden. A collaboration with specifically Aarhus University, LBNL Berkeley, UC Berkeley, IMEC and the Sorbonne University of Paris is envisioned. The main goal of the project is to develop stable metal oxide interlayers for organic, perovskite and silicon photovoltaics, by investigating the initiation of the degradation processes taking place in the metal oxides down to an atomic level.

The techniques in focus are synchrotron studies as well as neutron scattering investigations, alongside a range of standard thin film characterization techniques. Reactive sputtering of metal oxide thin films and their integration in photovoltaic devices will be investigated in collaboration with other researchers from the team.

The majority of your working time is devoted to your own research studies. As a PhD student you are expected to develop your own ideas and communicate scientific results in English. We offer a fully funded PhD position for the duration of 3 years.

At the Organic Photovoltaics group lead by Associate Professor Morten Madsen at SDU NanoSYD, the focus is on development of flexible photovoltaic devices with improved performance, including device stability and up-scaling. The group has access to an ISO5 cleanroom and surface science laboratory facility for the full preparation and characterization of organic solar cells, as well as a production facility for roll-to-roll development of flexible devices. The research group is partner in various national and international research projects and networks that include both university and industrial collaboration partners. Synchrotron based surface science studies of metal oxides through international collaborations are on-going in the group and will play a central role for this PhD project.

Candidates who have a master degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) in a field relevant to the mentioned PhD project may seek the fellowships. Preferred candidates have experience with either thin film surface science characterization techniques, metal oxide thin films and/or photovoltaic device physics. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the work, the candidate is expected to have excellent collaboration skills. A very good capability of communicating scientific results in English, both orally and in writing is required.

Contact information
For further information please contact: Associate Professor Morten Madsen, e-mail: madsen@mci.sdu.dk or Professor Horst-Günter Rubahn, e-mail: rubahn@mci.sdu.dk.

For information about the Mads Clausen Institute, which encompasses SDU NanoSYD and the research group working in the field of organic solar cells, please see www.sdu.dk/en/mci.

Conditions of employment
Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position. Employment of a PhD fellow can only happen after the PhD Committee has approved the candidate for admission to the PhD school. The enrollment and 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. Applications are required to have a master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) at the time of enrollment and employment.

An assessment committee will assess all applications. Each applicant will receive his/her own assessment.

If shortlisting is used, only shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee.

An interview might be part of the 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 as enclosures:

Completed application form
• Curriculum Vitae
• Verified diplomas and transcripts of exams in Danish or English translation
The form for calculation of grade point average
• An official document describing the educational structure and the grading scheme of the awarding universities
• Verified written statement or assessment of the thesis or dissertation project given by the programmes educational institution, if the thesis is evaluated by approved/not approved
• Application stating reasons for applying. Please attach your motivated application to “application material” under “Research Plan”.
• References, you’re welcome to use this form
• List of publications and examples of publications, if any

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 about the PhD programme and for  international applicants about entering and working in Denmark can be found at:
The SDU PhD webpages
The faculty PhD webpages
The international Staff Office at SDU
Study in Denmark
Work in Denmark

Deadline: 1 April 2019
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Sønderborg
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday April 1st, 2019

Postdoc in Experimental Biophysics

A postdoc position in experimental biophysics of membranes and membrane-bound proteins is available at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, SDU in the group of Associate Professor Adam Cohen Simonsen. Employment can take place from 1 June 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will work on a project focused on revealing mechanisms of plasma membrane repair and will be part of a highly interdisciplinary research collaboration involving theorists and experimental scientists.

We are seeking excellent applicants with a strong experimental background (PhD) in physics, biophysics, physical chemistry, nanoscience or a related discipline. Experience with advanced microscopy, in particular Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is beneficial. The candidate should have good communication skills and be able to perform high-quality experimental research at the interface between physics and cell biology. The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art microscope facilities and a modern biophysics laboratory.

The postdoc position is for a term of two years with possible extension of one year. Candidates are requested to motivate their interest in the position and to include at least two letters of recommendation.

For further information please contact adam@memphys.sdu.dk.

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

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
• At least two letters of recommendationfrom. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: anc@sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 15 March 2019
Unit: The Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday March 15th, 2019

Postdoc in hearing aid research

The Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position in the area of hearing disorders and hearing aid treatment. The position is available for 2 years and is to be filled as soon as possible.

Job description

The Department of Clinical Research at SDU is offering a full-time postdoc position as part of the research project ‘Better Hearing Rehabilitation’ (BEAR). The BEAR project is funded by Innovation Fund Denmark and the hearing aid companies GN Hearing, Oticon and Widex. It is carried out in collaboration with Odense University Hospital, Aalborg University, Aalborg University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, the Technical University of Denmark, GN Hearing, Oticon, Widex and DELTA – a part of FORCE Technology.

While many hearing-impaired listeners benefit significantly from being treated with hearing aids, a considerable proportion of them do not. Consequently, they typically end up as hearing aid non-users. The aim of this project is to develop ways of identifying, characterizing and treating such persons. The reasons for obtaining very limited or even no hearing aid benefit can be manifold and can involve auditory and non-auditory factors. The focus of the postdoc project will be on subpopulations with hearing problems that are not revealed by the pure-tone audiogram, e.g. problems that relate to supra-threshold listening abilities. Using a range of audiological measurement methods, selected problems will be studied and ways of treating them be proposed and tested. The postdoc project has therefore the potential to influence the way in which such complex hearing problems will be dealt with in clinical practice.

The BEAR project has built up a large patient database, which reflects the status quo regarding hearing loss characterization and treatment in Denmark. The postdoc will profit from having access to this database. The BEAR project is also developing new, clinically applicable methods for studying hearing impairment and for evaluating hearing aid benefit. The postdoc will also profit from having access to these methods. In general, it is anticipated that the postdoc project will be carried out in close collaboration with other BEAR project partners, esp. Aalborg University, the Technical University of Denmark and the university hospitals.

Qualifications

The position is suited for a person with a clinical audiological background coupled with a clear interest in technical work, or a person with a technical background coupled with a clear interest in clinical audiological work. Ideally, applicants for the position should satisfy the following requirements:

  • PhD degree in audiology, speech and hearing sciences, acoustics, engineering or a related field
  • Solid knowledge of audiological measurement techniques, hearing aids and statistics
  • Knowledge of Matlab or a similar programming language
  • Knowledge of the Danish language or willingness to learn and use it during experimental work
  • Research experience as evidenced by conference contributions and peer-reviewed journal articles in a field related to the offered postdoc project

Candidates who are about to obtain these qualifications are also encouraged to apply.

For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Tobias Neher, Associate Professor in Audiology, Department of Clinical Research, SDU (email: tneher@health.sdu.dk; phone: +45 6550 7659).

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

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

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

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

• an application
• a detailed CV
• 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: 3 March 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Sunday March 3rd, 2019

PhD scholarships at the Department of Business and Economics

Applications are invited for one or more PhD scholarships at the Department of Business and Economics, to be filled as soon as possible.

Job description

The research and teaching activities at the department areas are organized within four groups: Accounting; Finance; Microeconomics and Management Science and Econometrics and Economic History.
Only applicants with high grades and a project which falls within one of the above areas will be considered for the position(s). More information about the research activities within the research units can be found here
As part of the PhD programme, an individual education programme within the field of Economics must be completed. You will be expected to complete a six-month stay at a research institution abroad and, over the period of the programme to acquire experience of teaching or dissemination activities. You are also expected to participate in the various activities at the department and – apart from your stay abroad – to be regularly present at the department.
The scholarships are available to students who wish to enter the PhD programme in Economics, in the framework of either the 5+3 programme or the 4+4 programme. A 5+3 PhD scholarship is granted to applicants who have completed an MSc in Economics, Mathematics and Economics, Business Administration or similar. The scholarship runs for three years. A scholarship in the 4+4 programme is given to applicants who have passed the fourth year of their Master’s programme or the equivalent. The scholarship runs for a period of four years. For the first two years you will be enrolled in the PhD programme and the Master’s programme parallel to each other. During that period your pay will consist of a combination of SU student grants and salary for job assignments. After obtaining the Master’s Degree, you will enter into a salaried PhD scholarship. Pay and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).
Information about the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences and at the Department of Business and Economics, University of Southern Denmark, is available here and here respectively.  Further information can be obtained from the department’s PhD coordinator Professor Paul Sharp tel.: +45 6550 3249 e-mail pauls@sam.sdu.dk
Your employment as a Salaried PhD Research Fellow is governed by the agreement of 10 November 2015 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5 – protocol on PhD Research Fellows.
An application must include:

  • Detailed CV
  • A certified copy of your master’s degree certificate including all examination results
  • Application form (please see below)
  • A project description (max 5 pages of 2400 characters each, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc.)
  • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words
  • The abstract must clearly state the research area, objectives and methods of the project.
  • The abstract must contain a well-motivated suggestion for a supervisor among faculty at the Department of Business and Economics: here

When applying for a PhD scholarship, please fill in the application form available here 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 Economics.All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

Applications will be assessed by a committee. When the evaluation committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.
Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.
Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. 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 March 2019
Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Friday March 1st, 2019

PhD Scholarships in Journalism Studies, Media Language or Public Administration

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 invites applications for one or more PhD scholarships focussing on either Journalism Studies/Media Language or Public Administration as of August 1, 2019 or as agreed. As a PhD Student, you will be affiliated with the Centre for Journalism or the Department’s Public Administration Section. For more information about the department 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 relevant unit (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 at SDU.

When applying, you must enclose a project proposal as well as a motivated suggestion for a possible supervisor. When preparing these documents, you are strongly advised to consider the research profile and the staff of the relevant unit. Please also consult the general guidelines for preparing a project proposal at the PhD School’s webpage.

We are looking for applicants within the fields of journalism studies/media language and public administration. We will only consider applicants within other fields in extraordinary cases.

The Centre for Journalism employs around 25 people – incl. journalistic lectures, researchers, and administrative staff. It offers courses in a wide range of study programmes and has special responsibility for the department’s three journalistic bachelor and master programmes. The Centre ranks among the world’s strongest research groups within the areas of journalism and political communication, and an important part of the Centre’s research focuses on journalistic language usage and rhetorical praxis with a strong emphasis on the practical relevance and applicability of the research results. The main goal is to contribute to developing a more science-based journalistic language praxis. For more information about the centre please visit the website.

The Public Administration section aims to improve management and organization in the public sector. We conduct high-quality research and provide relevant and useful knowledge to a wide variety of societal actors, e.g. students, public administrators, and decision makers. Thematically, the section covers a range of sub-fields, e.g. management and leadership, organization and structure, economy, innovation, personnel policy and HR practices, incentive structures and employees’ behaviour, autonomy and ethics in public organizations. The section offers courses in a wide range of study programmes and has special responsibility for the teaching in the department’s two executive master programmes. For more information about the section, please see 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 aims to employ staff that 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, Journalism, or Social Sciences. Applications are invited from candidates with a master’s degree (the 5+3 programme). Candidates who, in addition to their bachelor’s degree, expect to have passed 60 ECTS of their master’s programme by February 1, 2019, 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 Centre, Professor WSR Peter Bro tel. +45 6550 2801, e-mail ppe@journalism.sdu.dk.

For further information about the Public Administration Section, please contact Head of Section, Associate Professor Signe Pihl-Thingvad tel. +45 6550 2281, e-mail ssp@sam.sdu.dk.

Application and assessment process

An application must include:

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

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

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

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

Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 01/03/2019, using the link below. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

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

Deadline: 1 March 2019
Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Friday March 1st, 2019

Two 1-year postdoc positions in the MOBILIZE project

The Research Unit for Musculoskeletal Function and Physiotherapy, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, invites applications for two postdoc positions focusing on the treatment of patients with multimorbidity. The positions will run for a period of one year from 1 august 2019, with the possibility of extension for one to two years.

The positions are associated with the MOBILIZE project at Næstved-Slagelse-Ringsted Hospitals, and the successful applicant will work from both Odense and Slagelse, with Odense as the primary workplace the first year. The project aims at improving health in people with multimorbidity and investigates the effects of personalized exercise therapy and self-management in comparison with current best practice. The MOBILIZE project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (grant agreement No 801790).

We are seeking highly motived applicants with good quantitative and/or qualitative research skills. The successful applicant will lead either a systematic review and meta-regression analysis (postdoc 1) or an analysis of an observational cohort study (postdoc 2) both aimed at identifying self-reported and objectively measured outcomes that predict better health outcome in people with different combinations of chronic conditions.  

If extended, the applicant will have the possibility of co-leading a mixed-methods study using a participatory approach to intervention development and to be part of an RCT investigating the clinical outcome of a personalized exercise therapy and education program. Finally, if extended, the applicant will be able to go on a secondment during the postdoc.

Applicants must hold a PhD degree with relevance for chronic conditions and multimorbidity and must have documented relevant academic experience within this area. We welcome applicants with diverse research backgrounds, including, but not limited to physiotherapy, psychology, anthropology or medicine.

Applicants with an interest in and documented experience from any or all of the following will be prioritized:

  • multimorbidity
  • systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • cohort studies or registry-based studies and regression analyses
  • exercise therapy to improve health in people with chronic conditions
  • intervention development and implementation
  • randomized clinical trials
  • mixed methods
  • patient and public involvement

The Research Unit for Musculoskeletal Function and Physiotherapy was established in 2007 and consistently has 15-20 full and part-time staff and students. The research unit is part of the Center for Muscle and Joint Health consisting of about 50 researchers from different research units at the University of Southern Denmark.

Further information can be obtained from associate professor Søren Thorgaard Skou, tel. +45 23 70 86 40, e-mail: stskou@health.sdu.dk or from the head of the department Jørgen Povlsen, tel. +45 6550 3451, e-mail: jpovlsen@health.sdu.dk.

Interviews will be held in April 2019.  

Additional information is available at the links below.

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

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

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

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

  • a motivation letter
  • a detailed CV
  • degree certificates (inclusive of Ph.D.-diploma)
  • a complete and numbered list of publications
  • 3 scientific publications considered by the applicant to be the most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication.
  • a 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.

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

Deadline: 24 March 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus: Flere tjenestesteder
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Post expires on Sunday March 24th, 2019

Declaration of interest – PhD project: Prognostic factors and personalised medicine in chronic inflammatory diseases (CID); a prospective cohort study on factors predicting treatment response (BELIEVE

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

The aim of this PhD project is to identify lifestyle factors and biomarkers that may help improving treatment outcome. Methods and analysis: This prospective cohort study will enrol 320 CID patients who are prescribed a TNFi between June 2017 and March 2021.
Included among the CID patients will be patients with inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), rheumatic disorders (rheumatoid arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, psoriatic arthritis), and inflammatory skin diseases (psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa).

Patients will be investigated at baseline (pre-treatment) and 2, 6, and 14-16 weeks after treatment initiation. Clinical information include patient-reported outcome measures, clinical assessments of disease activity, quality of life, and lifestyle, in addition to registry data on comorbidity and concomitant medication(s). Biological sample include blood, urine, faeces, intestinal biopsies.

For each disease, evaluation of successful treatment response will be based on established primary and secondary endpoints, including disease-specific core outcome sets. Investigated covariates are: diet, including meat and fibre intake, and selected inflammatory biomarkers.
Statistics: We will explore whether any of the covariates help the clinicians to predict who will respond to therapy by using logistic regression.
Ehics and dissemination: The study is approved by the Ethics Committee (S-20160124) and the Danish Data Protecting Agency (2008-58-035). Study findings will be disseminated through peer-reviewed journals, patient associations, and presentations at international conferences.
Trial Registration details: ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT03173144.

References:
1. Christensen R, Heitmann BL, Andersen KW, et al. Impact of red and processed meat and fibre intake on treatment outcomes among patients with chronic inflammatory diseases: protocol for a prospective cohort study of prognostic factors and personalised medicine. BMJ Open. 2018;8(2):e018166.
2. Andersen V, Hansen AK, Heitmann AB. Potential Impact of Diet on Treatment Effect from Anti-TNF Drugs in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Nutrients. 2017;9(3).
3. Andersen V, Holmskov U, Sorensen SB, et al. A Proposal for a Study on Treatment Selection and Lifestyle Recommendations in Chronic Inflammatory Diseases: A Danish Multidisciplinary Collaboration on Prognostic Factors and Personalised Medicine. Nutrients. 2017;9(5).

The research team
You will be attached to SHS/IMM experiencing both a hospital research and university research environment. You will member of a small, ambitious, research team with various backgrounds (molecular biology, doctor, nurse, health research). You will be in close contact with other Ph.D. students.

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

Practical Information
A student with interest for clinical study coordination/contact with patients/biomedical research is preferred.
Fluent Danish needed.
The PhD protocol is under review at SDU.
You will be involved in applying for the economy (1-year wage paid by a H2020 project (syscid.eu)).

The study will be performed at University Hospital of Southern Denmark (SHS), 6200 Aabenraa, in close contact with SDU/OUH.
Only applicants with at least one published work will be accepted as Ph.D. students.
SHS may offer help to find an apartment. A nearby private institution offers children care facilities 24/7.

Salary:
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).

Applications must include:

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

Closing date is 25.2.2019, interview is planned to take place in Åbenrå or Odense at the 1.3.2019.

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

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

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

Deadline: 25 February 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus: Flere tjenestesteder
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Post expires on Monday February 25th, 2019

Postdoc in Protection and Power Electronic Control of Renewable Energy Systems

SDU Electrical Engineering Section (SDU EE) invites applications for a position in Odense as Postdoc in Protection and Power Electronic Control of Renewable Energy Systems. SDU EE is part of the Mads Clausen Institute at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark. The position is available for a period of 2 years and is open for appointment from June 1st, 2019 or soon thereafter.
Job description
The successful candidate will conduct research in the field of protection and control of power-electronic-interfaced distributed generation systems and renewable energies through both simulations and laboratory works. He or she is also expected to collaborate with building new lab setups and participate in attracting external research funding. Experience with fund-raising and industrial collaboration will be considered as merits.
Candidates must have experience and competences in most of the following fields:

  • Plant and network protection especially for renewable energy systems
  • Control of power electronics for applications such as wind turbines, photovoltaic systems, microgrids, HVDC, energy storage, etc.
  • Simulation of power systems and power electronics using MATLAB/Simulink, PLECS DIgSILENT, etc.
  • Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation and experimental implementation of power electronic systems using OPAL-RT, dSPACE, RTDS or similar tools. 
  • We expect
    Candidates must have

  • PhD in electrical power engineering or power electronics
  • documented experience with research dissemination in international scientific journals and conferences
  • experience with industry collaboration and laboratory works 
  • team-working skills in addition to self-motivation and the ability to work independently
  • good communication skills in English.
  • Further information about the position is available from Associate Prof. Mehdi Savaghebi (Tel: +45 +45 6550 3693, e-mail: mesa@mci.sdu.dk) or Vice-Head of Section, Associate Prof. Per Andersen (Tel: +45 6550 9573, e-mail: pande@mci.sdu.dk).

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

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

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

    An interview might be part of the assessment process.

    Conditions of employment
    Employment as a postdoc is a 2-year temporary position with research duties. The employment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


    The applications must include:

    • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
    • curriculum vitae.
    • research plan.
    • diplomas/certificates (Master and PhD degrees).
    • documents of experience in industrial collaboration and laboratory tasks.
    • scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
    • dissemination qualifications, including participation in committees or boards, organisations and the like.
    • references/recommendations.
    • documentation of other qualifications with relevance to the position.

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

    The application must be in English.

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

    Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.

    Deadline: 28 February 2019
    Unit: Faculty of Engineering
    Campus: Odense
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    Post expires on Thursday February 28th, 2019

    PhD Scholarship in Digitalisation of Business-to-Business Markets

    A PhD scholarship in digitalisation of business-to-business markets is vacant at the Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management (www.sdu.dk/ier) from 15 August 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of three years. Workplace will be at the department on Campus Sønderborg.

    Digitalisation is changing the way business-to-business firms develop their business, innovation and communication etc. The focus of this PhD project is on the effects digitalisation has on business-to-business marketing. Digtalisering influence the way companies deliver value and how they make money. Digitalisation gives the possibility to create new value for customers by combining value nets of different companies and communicating customer value in new ways e.g. in form of internet of things.
    We are seeking a talented candidate with strong analytical and problem solving skills, who is strong in written and oral communication, possesses excellent interpersonal skills and the capability to interact and to form relationships with companies and other stakeholders.
    Only applicants with a relevant Master’s degree and a project that falls within the above area will be considered for the position.

    The Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management (IER) is a dynamic and entrepreneurial work environment, where the abilities to form relationships and to work within teams are a historical and fundamental part of the department culture. The department has activities in Kolding, Sønderborg and Slagelse with approx. 74 employees engaged in research and teaching in the fields of design management, entrepreneurship, business-to-business marketing, supply chain management and business networks, and organisational studies.

    The PhD programme includes an individual education programme with coursework equivalent to 6 months. PhD research includes a 3-6 months’ stay at a research institute abroad and, over the period of the programme, you will acquire experience of teaching or dissemination activities. You are expected to participate in general research activities at the department.

    If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact: Professor Per V. Freytag (pvf@sam.sdu.dk) or Associate Professor Anna Marie Dyhr Ulrich (amdu@sam.sdu.dk).

    Application, salary, etc.
    If you are a non-Danish speaking applicant, please make sure to enter the English version of the webpage in order to receive information in English when applying.
    Your employment as a Salaried PhD Research Fellow is governed by the agreement of 10 November 2015 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5 – protocol on PhD Research Fellows. The scholarship runs for three years.
    An application must include:

    • Detailed CV
    • A certified copy of your master’s degree certificate including all examination results
    • Application form (please see below)
    • A project description (max 5 pages of 2400 characters each, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc.)
    • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words

    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 Business AdministrationAll non-Danish documents must be translated into English.
    Applications will be assessed by a committee. When the evaluation committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her.

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

    Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.
    The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
    As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.

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

    Each field can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.
    Deadline: 15 March 2019
    Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
    Campus: Sønderborg
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    Post expires on Friday March 15th, 2019