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PhD positions for Industry 4.0 Laboratory Initiative at University of Southern Denmark

The SDU Software Engineering at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark, invites applications for four 3-year PhD positions in Software Engineering. The positions are available starting February 1, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter, and are located in Odense.

The PhD positions are parts of two projects within the Software Engineering section: RUST – Unifying Framework for Reliability, Usability and Security Assessment of Cyber-Physical Production Systems, and EF-CPS: Error-Free Cyber-Physical Systems.  Both projects support the Industry 4.0 Laboratory Initiative at University of Southern Denmark, a long-term strategic initiative created to support research, teaching, and industrial collaboration and experimentation. The four PhD students will collaborate closely across the disciplines encompassed by the projects.

The University invests more than 15 Mill. EUR over the next five years in the Industry 4.0 initiative.

SDU Software Engineering is a relatively new and growing section focusing on many aspects of software engineering and production from requirements to test as well as data and security across many domains. SDU Software Engineering collaborates intensely with industry, and it is expected that a large part of the research is in collaboration with companies across various domains. We are focusing on building a strong collaborative environment and we are currently expanding with many new positions.

Candidates will have to attach a 1-page document describing their PhD project proposal. The 1-page project proposal must be in line with either of the four descriptions below. The candidates must clearly indicate, which position(s) they apply for.

PhD position #1:
Title: Data-based Assessment of Reliability of Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPS)
Objectives: The goal of this doctoral project is to design and develop tools and methodology that learn reliability models from data that is generated in CPPS. The project will incorporate development of Fault Detection and Diagnosis capabilities, along with methodology for learning causal fault models. Simulation methods will be developed and utilized to analyze reliability and availability of CPPS. Developed models and simulations will be utilized as decision support for preventive maintenance scheduling and optimization of CPPS configuration.
For more information, please contact Associate Professor Sanja Lazarova-Molnar at email slmo@mmmi.sdu.dk.

PhD position #2:
Title: Security Assessment of Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPS)
Objectives: This doctoral project aims to help improve the security of CPPS in relation to Smart manufacturing (Industry 4.0). The research will include threat modeling, program analysis and penetration testing, as well as implementing and validating controls measures for preventing and mitigating risks. The overarching goal of the research is to contribute to the RUST framework to enable the development of safe and secure CPPS.
For more information, please contact Associate Professor Ronald Jabangwe at email rja@mmmi.sdu.dk.

PhD position #3:
Title: Safety & Security-Critical Cyber-Physical Robotic Manufacturing Systems.
Objectives: The aim of this project is to provide a comprehensive model-based design and formal analysis technology for the development of safety and security-critical manufacturing systems with advanced Cyber-Physical features. This research will focus on developing tool-supported methodologies for integrating various verification & validation (V&V) techniques suitable for both modeling CPS applications and supporting automatic formal analysis within an Industry 4.0 platform. The research topics cover: Foundation for CPS, Model checking, Simulation, Machine learning, Model-based development. Proficiency in programming (Java/C/C++/Python) and a strong background in system V&V is highly desirable.
For further information, please contact Associate Professor Eun-Young Kang at email eyk@mmmi.sdu.dk.

PhD position #4:
Title: Property-Based Testing of an I4.0 Infrastructure
Objectives: This doctoral project aims to apply modern automated testing techniques from property-based testing within the Industry 4.0 domain. This will involve developing a combination of model-based tests and investigating relevant domain-specific properties to ensure a trustworthy software stack for the laboratory’s I4.0 platform, thereby ensuring a solid foundation for the I4.0 infrastructure to build on. The ideal candidate for this position has previous experience with functional programming.
For more information, please contact Associate Professor Jan Midtgaard at email jmid@mmmi.sdu.dk.

Job description:

  • You will conduct research in the corresponding research area.
  • You will develop an open-source software prototype.
  • You will publish and present your work both at international conferences and in scientific journals with high impact.
  • You will assist in teaching activities.

Profile and requirements:

  • MSc degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Informatics or equivalent (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree)
  • Comfortable learning new programming languages if needed
  • Experience (or a genuine interest) in doing research in one of the four areas
  • Strong communication skills
  • Comfortable working both independently or within a team
  • Interested in longer term commitment in a growing research group
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written
Important information before applying

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

Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position. Employment of a PhD fellow can only happen after the PhD Committee has approved the candidate for admission to the PhD school. Employment and enrollment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

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

Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information about salary and conditions of employment.

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

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. The Faculty expects applicants to read the Faculty information for prospective PhD students and the SDU information on how to apply before applying.

The application must be in English and all non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

The candidate must clearly indicate, which position(s) they apply for.

The applications must include the following – the required forms must be found at the above mentioned Faculty website:

  • Completed TEK PhD application form for 5+3 applicants
  • Motivational application stating position(s) and reasons for applying. Elaborate how your experience and background fit the corresponding position(s). Upload in the field called “Other relevant material”
  • 1-page PhD project proposal as mentioned above, which must be in line with either of the four PhD position descriptions. Upload in the field called “Project description”
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, describing research, publication and teaching experience, computational skills and including personal contact information
  • Verified copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams in professional English translation or in Danish
  • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”
  • An official document describing the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”
  • An official and verified written assessment of the thesis or dissertation project from the grade giving institution if the thesis/examination project by approved/not approved. The statement must clearly state that the candidate has been among the top 30 pct. in the graduation class for the study programme.
  • References, if any. You’re welcome to use the form for reference letter at the Faculty website.
  • List of publications and maximum 2 examples of relevant publications, in case you have any publications.

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

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

Deadline: 11 December 2019
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday December 11th, 2019

Postdoc or Assistant Professor in Robotics for Medical and/or Industrial Applications

SDU Robotics, part of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark, located in Odense, invites applications for potentially several 3-year positions as Postdoc or Assistant Professor, which will be vacant from December 1., 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The candidate will be integrated in the section SDU Robotics, which is at the core of the Odense Robotics Cluster involving Universal Robots, Mobile Industrial Robots (MIR) and 130+ other companies. We are specialized in robot solutions involving modelling, simulation and control of advanced robot technologies (systems and services) for industrial, welfare and medical applications. The group is involved in a variety of national and European projects and features a strong network of academic and industrial partners. We solve challenging research problems from real applications and implement novel robot solutions together with end users such as LEGO, Danfoss, Terma, Bang & Olufsen, Novo Nordisk and Odense University Hospital.

The candidate must hold a PhD degree in robotics or similar and is supposed to have the following qualifications:

  • Experience in design and development of robotics software for medical and/or industrial applications
  • Experience in using AI methods for robotic applications in the medical and/or industrial domain

The candidate is expected to participate in activities of the SDU Robotics section including current and future research projects. This involves for example:

  • To be able to collaborate with our experts in the further development of our core technologies
  • To participate in the practicalities of actual research on medical applications
  • To be deeply involved in our regular coordination and joint evolvement of research and project activities

The candidate will be involved in teaching courses on our BSc and MSc Program in Robot Systems Engineering enrolling approximately 80 students per year and to supervise BSc, MSc and PhD theses.

The candidate must specify, if they apply for Postdoc or Assistant Professor level.

Information
Further information is available from the Head of Section Professor Henrik Gordon Petersen at email: hgp@mmmi.sdu.dk.

Requirements for the positions
Employment for the positions requires scientific qualifications at PhD level within the mentioned research area.

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.Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the Faculty.

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

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, the applicant may be called for interview.

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

Employment as Postdoc and Assistant Professor is a 3-year temporary position. The employment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

Application
Applications must be submitted online using the link “Apply online”. The Faculty expects applicants to read the SDU guideline for applicants before applying.

Attached files must be in Adobe pdf-format. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

The application must be in English. Since not all members of the assessment and appointment committee are Danish-speaking, it is recommended that all your documents are submitted in English.

An application must include remember to indicate clearly which position you apply for: 

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificates/Diplomas (MSc, PhD) – Danish or English translation
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached
  • Examples of the most relevant publications, please attach one pdf-file for each publication
  • Other relevant qualifications

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

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

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline: 10 November 2019
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday November 10th, 2019

PhD positions in Power Electronics

The Faculty of Engineering at University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for one or more 3-year PhD positions in the area of Power Electronics. The positions are located at the section Electrical Engineering in Sønderborg within the Centre for Industrial Electronics (CIE). Starting date is January 1st, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Sønderborg is an international campus with students from more than 60 nationalities. The Faculty of Engineering is represented by the Mads Clausen Institute (MCI). Recently, in a partnership with local actors, the Centre for Industrial Electronics (CIE) has been founded, which is part of the section Electrical Engineering at MCI.

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

The aim of the positions are to build strong knowledge and competencies within advanced characterization of modern Aluminium electrolytic and metallized film capacitors including development of lifetime models and material characterization.

Job description

  • You will conduct research in the field of modern power Electronics, e.g., passive and active components, develop models for lifetime prediction, methods to predict and test for reliability, understand physics of failures. Research should be validated by theoretical, modelling and experimental methods.
  • You will participate in planning, execution and documentation of projects with industrial partners.
  • You will be involved in the daily supervision of Master and Bachelor students.
  • You will publish and present your work both at international conferences and in scientific journals with high impact.
  • You will assist in teaching activities.

Profile and requirements

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

Contact information
Further information is available Associate Professor Thomas Ebel, Head of CIE, phone: +45 93 50 72 05, email: ebel@mci.sdu.dk.

Important information before applying
Applicants are required to have a master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) at the time of enrollment and employment.

Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position. Employment of a PhD fellow can only happen after the PhD Committee has approved the candidate for admission to the PhD school. Employment and enrollment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

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

Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information about salary and conditions of employment.

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

Applications must be uploaded using the link “Apply online”. The Faculty expects applicants to read the Faculty information for prospective PhD students and the SDU information on how to apply before applying.

The application must be in English and all non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

The applications must include the following – the required forms must be found at the above mentioned Faculty website:

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

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

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

Deadline: 14 November 2019
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Sønderborg
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday November 14th, 2019

Postdoc Position For Innovation Fund Denmark Drones4Energy Project on Autonomous Drone Navigation Near High Votage Powerline Cables

The Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Center at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, invites applicants for a postdoctoral research fellowship in the area of autonomous drone navigation near high-voltage overhead powerline cables. The proposed starting time is December 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for two years.

The project promises to deliver an autonomous and self-charging drone system that can inspect the power grid in a highly efficient manner.

Drones4Energy is an innovative project that contributes to the state-of-the-art in electrical and communication engineering technologies to build a fully autonomous drone system able to charge itself from overhead powerline cables. More information about the project can be found at www.drones4energy.dk

The Postdoc research will be focusing on developing an autonomous drone system that navigates and grasps on an energized power line cable. The Postdoc will be closely working with highly-skilled researchers and engineers at the SDU UAS Centre and the Drones4Energy project partners.

The successful candidates will be expected to have:

  • Ph.D. degree in robotics, electrical engineering, or related fields.
  • Background in autonomous systems and drone electronics is required.
  • Practical experience with ROS, sensor fusion, and machine learning.
  • Excellent programming skills (e.g., Python, C++, MATLAB).

Additionally, the candidate should have excellent writing skills in English and be able to work independently.

Research enviroment
The successful candidate for the position will be affiliated with the UAS Centre at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark. The 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.

Contact information
Further information is available from Associate Professor Emad Ebeid at email: esme@mmmi.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 temporary. The employment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

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

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”. The faculty expects applicants to read the guidelines for applicants.

Attached files must be in Adobe pdf-format. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

The application must be in English.

The applications must include:

  • A motivational letter referencing the specific position highlighting approach, method, and reasoning. Candidate should mention why they would like to become part of the SDU UAS Center.
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae including information on previous employment, research, publication and teaching experience and personal contact information.
  • A brief description of current research.
  • Certificates/Diplomas (MSc, PhD) – Danish or English translation.
  • A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
  • Three names and e-mails of researchers who can provide an informed reference letter at short notice.
  • Reference letters may also be included.
  • Other relevant qualifications.

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

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

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.

Deadline: 28 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday October 28th, 2019

PhD Position for Innovation Fund Denmark Drones4Energy Project On Autonomous Drone Navigation Near High Voltage Powerline Cables

The Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Center at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), invites applicants for a 3-year PhD position in the area of autonomous drone navigation near high-voltage overhead powerline cables. The starting date for the position is as soon as possible, and it will be agreed with the successful candidate.

The PhD is expected to perform high-quality research as a part of the research and innovation project “Drones4Energy” that is partially funded by Innovation Fund Denmark and SDU strategic focus initiative.

Drones4Energy is an innovative drone project that contributes to the state-of-the-art  in electrical and communication engineering technologies to build a fully autonomous drone system that can charge itself from overhead powerline cables. The project promises to deliver an autonomous and self-charging drone system that can inspect the power grid in a highly efficient manner. More information about the project can be found at www.drones4energy.dk.

The Ph.D. research will focus on developing an autonomous drone system that navigates and grasps on an energized power line cable. The PhD student will be working closely with highly-skilled researchers and engineers at the SDU UAS Centre and the Drones4Energy project partners. The system will integrate advanced onboard embedded sensing systems such as LiDARs, RGB/event cameras, magnetometers, etc., and control the drone based on the fused data. The system will be tested indoors and outdoors at the SDU UAS testing center.

The successful candidates will be expected to have:

  • MSc degree in robotics, mechatronics, electrical engineering or related fields (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree).
  • Practical experience with ROS, sensor fusion, and machine learning.
  • Excellent programming skills (e.g., Python, C, C++, MATLAB).

Additionally, the candidate should have excellent writing skills in English and be able to work independently.

Research environment
The successful candidate for the position will be affiliated with the UAS Centre at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark. The 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.

Contact information
Further information is available from Associate Professor Emad Ebeid at email: esme@mmmi.sdu.dk.

Important information before applying
Applicants are required to have a master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) at the time of enrollment and employment.

Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position. Employment of a PhD fellow can only happen after the PhD Committee has approved the candidate for admission to the PhD school. Employment and enrollment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

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

Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information about salary and conditions of employment.

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

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. The Faculty expects applicants to read the Faculty information for prospective PhD students and the SDU information on how to apply before applying.

The application must be in English and all non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

The applications must include the following – the required forms must be found at the above mentioned Faculty website:

  • Completed TEK PhD application form for 5+3 applicants.
  • A motivational letter referencing the specific position highlighting approach, method, and reasoning. Candidate should mention why they would like to become part of the SDU UAS Center. Upload in the field called “Project description”.
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae including information on previous employment, research, publication and teaching experience and personal contact information.
  • Verified copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams in professional English translation or in Danish.
  • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”.
  • An official document describing the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”.
  • An official and verified written assessment of the thesis or dissertation project from the grade giving institution if the thesis/examination project by approved/not approved. The statement must clearly state that the candidate has been among the top 30 pct. in the graduation class for the study programme.
  • Three names and e-mails of researchers who can provide an informed reference letter at short notice.
  • Reference letters may also be included. You’re welcome to use the form for reference letter at the Faculty website.
  • A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely, in case you have any publications.

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

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Deadline: 28 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday October 28th, 2019

PhD fellowship at the Department for the Study of Culture

As of 1 February 2020, one fellowship will become available at the Department for the Study of Culture (IKV), the Faculty of Humanities, University of Southern Denmark in one of the subject areas of either Philosophy, Cultural Studies or Literature.

IKV carries out research, teaching and knowledge dissemination in Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Literature, Media Studies and Education. Information about IKV is available at https://www.sdu.dk/en/ikv

The project will be related to one of the department’s research groups. A link to the research groups and their programmes can be found here: https://www.sdu.dk/en/Om_SDU/Institutter_centre/Ikv/Forskning/Forskningsgrupper
Heads of research or any proposed supervisors may be contacted for guidance in relation to the application.

The qualification requirement is a relevant master’s degree completed with good grades. Applicants must attach a project description (see below).

The research fellow is enrolled at the Faculty of Humanities’ research school – for more information see https://www.sdu.dk/en/Forskning/PhD/Phd_skoler/Phd_humaniora – and, as part of the PhD programme, will undergo an individually organised educational programme with PhD courses, seminars and active participation in conferences, as well as a study abroad for the duration of 3-6 months. In addition, the PhD student shall acquire experience with teaching and dissemination, cf. the ministerial order on the PhD programme http://static.sdu.dk/mediafiles//1/2/4/{124991A6-7783-4723-9757-E17589068BEC}Bekendtgoerelse Phd 2013.pdf

Further information about fellowships can be obtained from Vice Head of Department Anders Engberg-Pedersen by calling +45 65504037 or sending an e-mail to engberg@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 2019 (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 applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.   The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 4 November 2019
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday November 4th, 2019

Post doc in Public-Private Innovation and Sustainable Development

A two-year position as post doc in Public-Private Innovation and Sustainable Development is available at the Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Kolding. The position is available from 1 January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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. 75 employees engaged in research and teaching in the fields of design management, entrepreneurship, B2B marketing, supply chain management and business networks, and organization studies.

Within the department, the post doc will be affiliated with the Entrepreneurship and Organization research group, which is among the leading research groups in this area in Northern Europe. The research group focuses on four general themes: Nascent entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, SME management and growth, and design and entrepreneurship. For information about the department and the research group see www.sdu.dk/ier

The position is within an externally funded project related to public-private innovation and the UN sustainable development goals. The post doc will be required to design and conduct qualitative research based on in-depth interviews, to code and analyze the data and to present the findings in scientific outlets as well as to communicate to a practitioner audience. The research will be done in close collaboration with the three senior researchers in the project.

It is a requirement for the position that the candidate has a PhD degree within business administration or business economics, and experience with designing and conducting qualitative research within the broad fields of innovation, organization, management or public management. Danish language skills and a general understanding of the industrial structure in Denmark are an advantage but not a requirement for the position.

The applicant should possess good interpersonal skills and be willing to engage in and contribute to the everyday academic and social environment at the department. The post doc position is a research position, but some teaching may also be part of the work load.

Further information can be obtained from Head of Department, Ann Højbjerg Clarke, e-mail ahc@sam.sdu.dk or Head of Research Group, Professor WSR Steffen Korsgaard, e-mail stko@sam.sdu.dk. Note that applications cannot be sent to these e-mails, see the section on Application below.

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.

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

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

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

An application must include:

  • Detailed CV
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
  • Up to 3 of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication, if the publication has been co-authored, co-author statements must be a part of this pdf
    • Please attach the PhD dissertation as a publication, if such exist

All non-Danish documents must be translated into English.

The primary language at SDU, both in teaching and in administrative processes, is Danish. Within a three-year period, applicants with no current Danish skills must master the language at a level which enables them to read Danish exam papers and administrative documents. Free language courses will be offered.

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

The assessment will be based on the criteria laid out in this advertisement text as well as in the department’s Scholarly Qualification Matrix. Applicants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the department’s Scholarly Qualification Matrix. Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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 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 November 2019
Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Kolding
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Post expires on Friday November 15th, 2019

Declaration of interest PhD scholarship – A national investigation of the safety of dose delivery in a daily treatment adaptation workflow with MRI-linacs

The Research Unit for Oncology at SDU’s Department of Clinical Research would like to invite applications for a 3-year PhD position.
The project is supported by the Danish Comprehensive Cancer Center and a joint Odense University Hospital (OUH) / Rigshospitalet (RH) research grant.
It will be carried out as a national collaboration between OUH, RH and Herlev Hospital (HH).
The starting date for the position is as soon as possible in the first quarter of 2020, and will be agreed with the successful candidate.

About the PhD project
The PhD project is centered on the MRI-linac which is a newly released treatment technology that integrates an MRI scanner and a radiotherapy machine.
With MRI-linacs daily MR imaging immediately prior to irradiation enables outlining of the target with a greater precision providing opportunity to reduce the dose to critical structures while maintaining the tumor control rate.

However, to ensure optimal clinical utilization and safe delivery of the dose to the target an end-to-end investigation of the dose accumulation workflow is needed. This nationwide technical evaluation is considered essential for allowing national multicenter trials to evaluate the potential clinical benefit of MRI-linac treatments.

About the research environment
You will work in a multi-disciplinary environment consisting of medical physicists, technical MRI specialists, oncologists and specialized radiotherapy staff.
You will be based at the Department of Oncology at OUH with close collaboration with the oncology departments at RH and HH.

OUH initiated in August 2018 as the first hospital in Denmark treatment of cancer patients with the MRI-linac. Today RH, HH and OUH are the only hospitals in Demark to offer this treatment and among the first institutions worldwide.
The oncology departments at OUH, RH and HH have active research environments and world leading positions within the topics of this project.


Your tasks
The overall task will be to investigate the chain of uncertainties in delivery of the dose to the target on the two types of MRI-linacs currently released for clinical use.
It will be the responsibility of the PhD student to perform the necessary measurements in collaboration with the local clinical physics teams. Specific tasks will include:

  1. Evaluation of the geometric distortion of MR images from the MRI-linac and its dosimetric impact on treatment delivery.
  2. Investigation of the accumulated dosimetric uncertainty of the daily treatment adaptation process.
  3. Clinical validation of the dosimetric safety of the daily adapted treatment in a selected patient group.

About the candidate
The successful candidate will hold a master’s degree in physics, engineering or related fields. Candidates with a master’s degree or certification in medical physics within radiotherapy will be considered to have a strong background. Prior knowledge of MRI is necessary, as well as programming skills (e.g. Matlab, python).

Workplace
The workplace is Odense University Hospital with frequent travel to Rigshospitalet and Herlev Hospital.

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).

Contact information
Further information may be obtained from associate professor Faisal Mahmood, tel.: +45 26282837, email: faisal.mahmood@rsyd.dk.

Applications
Applications must be in English and include:
• At letter stating the interest, motivation and qualifications for the project (max. 2 pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Certified copy of diploma (Master’s degree in a relevant field)

Closing date October 21, 2019

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

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

Additional information may be requested and the application process may include an interview before a  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.

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

Deadline: 21 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Monday October 21st, 2019

Postdoc position in food bioimaging

The Culinary Chemistry and Gastrophysics Group at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology at University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applicants for a 1 + 2 year postdoctoral research fellowship in food bioimaging.

The position is funded as part of the VILLUM Young Investigator Project “Microscopic investigation of food during culinary preparations” that will investigate the molecular origin of food texture using modern light microscopy (e.g. super-resolution and label-free imaging) to visualise and quantify the nano- and microscopic structure and organisation of biomolecules within food materials (https://veluxfoundations.dk/en/content/21-villum-young-investigators-receive-funding-start-research-groups). The position will be available from December 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The main part of the work will aim at applying microscopy tools to shed light on the relationship between the textural properties of food, food microstructure, and the molecular re-organisation taking place during culinary preparations.

The ideal candidate for the position should have:

  • A PhD in science or engineering with a specialisation related to chemistry, biophysics, food, structural biology or other relevant scientific area
  • Experience with one or more of the following: bioimaging, fluorescence, biophysics, food science, physico-chemical characterisation, soft matter characterisation, image analysis.

The candidate must expect to be working with all of these areas during the postdoc project and will get the sufficient training in the subjects that he or she is not familiar with.

  • An interdisciplinary and collaborative mind-set, be willing to work in an open and honest manner and engage in scientific discussions with colleagues, assist in supervising students (PhD, Master and Bachelor level), a scientific curiosity to explore a novel research area, and the ability to work independently.

Note that not all of the above points are expected to be met, and that the project will be carried out in close collaboration with the project PI.

The Culinary Chemistry and Gastrophysics Group is a newly established group within the young and aspiring Biotechnology section (SDU BIOTECH) offering complementary competences within the biotechnology field. The group currently includes one PhD student and a number of master and bachelor students, and will grow to at least one additional PhD student and one additional postdoc within the next two years. The group is working closely with the SDU bioimaging facility that offers a range of state-of-the-art microscopy methods available for both high spatial and temporal resolution, super-resolution, CRS label-free microscopy, multi-photon microscopy and several standard fluorescence microscopes (http://www.dambic.dk/).

The postdoc position is likely to include shorter research stays with collaborators at University of Oxford (United Kingdom), Max Planck Institute for Polymer Science Mainz (Germany) or SciLifeLab Stochkholm (Sweden).

For more information, please contact Project PI Associate Professor & VILLUM Young Investigator Mathias P. Clausen (email: mpc@kbm.sdu.dk) or Head of the Biotechnology section Eva Arnspang Christensen (arnspang@kbm.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 temporary. 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:

• Application
• Curriculum Vitae
• Certificates/Diplomas (MSc, PhD) – Danish or English transcripts
• Information on previous teaching experience, please attach as Teaching portfolio
• List of publications indicating the publications attached
• Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication, a possible co-author statement must be a part of this pdf-file

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 November 2019
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Friday November 1st, 2019

PhD Fellowship at the Department of Design and Communication

The Department of Design and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark in Kolding invites applications for a PhD fellowship. The position is available from 1 February 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The PhD fellowship is open to research projects within either Design or Learning & ICT. The projects are expected to contribute to one or more of the research environments of the Department: Design Cultures, Design & Participation, or Learning, Design & Digitalization.

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 www.sdu.dk/idk.

Further information is available from Head of Department Marianne Wolff Lundholt at phone: +45 6550 1339, email: malu@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 2019 (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 applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.   The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 20 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Kolding
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Post expires on Sunday October 20th, 2019

PhD-scholarship in Philosophy of Health and Wellbeing

The Department for the Study of Culture at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a 3-year PhD scholarship in collaboration with the Department of Clinical Research. The position is available starting 1 February 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The PhD position, which is in the field of the philosophy of health and health ethics, is embedded in the research program ”Health and Wellbeing Assessment, Health Communication and User Involvement” under the interfaculty project Human Health. The PhD-student is expected to develop a PhD-project related to new indicators and methods for, or practices of, human health assessment. Relevant fields of research include, but are not restricted to

•      Wellbeing theory
•      The value of health
•      Theories of health equity
•      Subjective vs. objective health
•      Philosophical theories of health and illness

The PhD research could focus on the normative implications and practical consequences of indicators and methods, and/or the possibility of developing indicators or assessment tools that are sensitive to a broader range of factors in human wellbeing or concerns for health equity. Applications – including detailed descriptions of specific research interests and ideas – are invited from candidates holding masters’ degrees in relevant fields. Some experience with philosophy or ethics is expected.

Further information is available from the Vice Head of Department Anders Engberg-Pedersen at phone: +45 53440771 , email: Engberg@sdu.dk or Professor Søren Harnow Klausen at phone: +45 65503334, email: Harnow@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 2019 (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 applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.   The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 20 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Sunday October 20th, 2019

Postdoc in Occupational Therapy

The Research Initiative for Activity Studies and Occupational Therapy at the Research Unit of General Practice, Department of Public Health, invites applications for a two-year 50% (18.5 h) postdoctoral position.

The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and carry out research at the Research Initiative for Activity Studies and Occupational Therapy and to teach at the master’s program in Occupational Therapy.

Research

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to projects as collaborator as well as to initiate research projects related to occupational therapy and health technology.

The candidate will be expected to:

• Participate in research seminars, including presenting own research, receiving and providing feedback on e.g. manuscripts, oral presentations and posters
• Collaborate with colleagues at the Research Initiative for Activity Studies and Occupational Therapy and in the Research Unit of General Practice on developing new research plans.
• Co-supervise PhD. and master students

Teaching

Being part of the teaching staff will involve:

  • Planning and completing education within occupational therapy and health technology
    • Responsibility for the course in health technology, including developing course guidelines, coordination and collaboration with teaching staff and guest lecturers,
    • Contribution to the development of the master’s program in collaboration with the head of studies, course coordinators and teaching staff, including marketing of the education

Required qualifications

The successful candidate must have completed a doctoral degree (at least Ph.D. or equivalent). Moreover, the application must include documentation for:

• Experience in teaching and supervising at the master’s level.
• Research experience related to occupational therapy and health technology.
• Prerequisites and interests in developing and coordinating research activities in relation to occupational therapy and health technology.
• Collaboration with relevant research groups/units

Further information can be obtained from the Head of the Research Initiative for Activity Studies and Occupational Therapy at the Research Unit of General Practice associate professor Eva Ejlersen Wæhrens, tlf. +45 26140702, e-mail ewaehrens@health.sdu.dk or from the Head of the Department of Public Health, professor Jesper Bo Nielsen, +45 65504034, e-mail jbnielsen@health.sdu.dk.

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

Applications will be assessed by an expert committee and in accordance with current laws and regulations regarding university staff and institutional affairs.

Applicants will be informed of their own assessment by the University.

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

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

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

• a motivation letter
• a detailed CV
• degree certificates (inclusive of Ph.D.-diploma)
• a complete and numbered list of publications
• 3 scientific peer-reviewed publications considered by the candidate as most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication.
• a teaching portfolio (see link below) detailing the candidate’s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, and teaching philosophy
• a presentation of other qualifications of relevance to the position.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above-mentioned requirements will not be assessed.

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

Deadline: 20 October 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Sunday October 20th, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher in Biomimetic Electrocatalysis

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a position as postdoc in bioinorganic chemistry. The position is available from the 1 February 2020 and for one year with possibility of extension to two years. Application deadline: 29 November 2019.

The position is associated with a project concerning the remediation of water containing trace organic pollutants e.g. pesticides.  The research objective will be the development and immobilization of molecular iron complexes for use in the electrocatalysis of the total mineralization of organic molecules in water.

The preferred candidate will have relevant experience in most of the following areas: The synthesis of ligands and transition metal complexes and their characterization, methods for immobilization of catalysts on solid supports and electrochemistry with an interest in instrument development. The project is part of a collaboration with the Water Research Centre of the University of New South Wales, Australia.

For further information please contact Christine McKenzie (mckenzie@sdu.dk).

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

The application must include the following:
• A 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: 29 November 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Friday November 29th, 2019

PhD research fellow in chronic inflammatory diseases

A position as PhD research fellow is available in the Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark, Odense and at the University Hospital of Southern Jutland, Aaabenraa, within the following PhD project: “Prognostic factors and personalized medicine in chronic inflammatory diseases (CID); a prospective cohort study on factors predicting treatment response (BELIEVE)“. The position is to be filled by September 1, 2019 or soon thereafter. Application deadline: July 29, 2019.

PhD enrolment at the Faculty of Health Sciences, SDU, is a prerequisite for the employment.

You will be the principle person for coordinating the activities between the hospital departments for the recruitment and planning the research activities. You will be affiliated to the Department of Molecular Medicine and the University Hospital of Southern Jutland experiencing both a hospital research as well as a university research environment. You will be part of a small, ambitious, research team with various backgrounds (molecular biology, doctor, nurse, health research). You will be in close contact with other PhD students.

SUMMARY AND AIM OF PROJECT

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

Methods and analysis:

This prospective cohort study will enrol 320 CID patients who are prescribed a TNFi between June 2017 and March 2021. Included among the CID patients will be patients with inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), rheumatic disorders (rheumatoid arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, psoriatic arthritis), and inflammatory skin diseases (psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa). Patients will be investigated at baseline (pre-treatment) and 2, 6, and 14-16 weeks after treatment initiation. Clinical information includes patient-reported outcome measures, clinical assessments of disease activity, quality of life, and lifestyle, in addition to registry data on comorbidity and concomitant medication(s). Biological sample include blood, urine, faeces, intestinal biopsies. For each disease, evaluation of successful treatment response will be based on established primary and secondary endpoints, including disease-specific core outcome sets. Investigated covariates are: diet, including meat and fibre intake, and selected inflammatory biomarkers.

Statistics:

We will explore whether any of the covariates help the clinicians to predict who will respond to therapy by using logistic regression.

Ethics and dissemination:

The study is approved by the Ethics Committee (S-20160124) and the Danish Data Protecting Agency (2008-58-035). Study findings will be disseminated through peer-reviewed journals, patient associations, and presentations at international conferences.

Grant number for the SYSCID project is 733100.

Trial Registration details: ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT03173144.

Further information:

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

Practical information

The applicant chosen for this position:

-Must have an interest for clinical study coordination, contact with patients and biomedical research.
-will be required to speak Danish fluently .
-Will have to apply for enrolment at the PhD school at the Faculty of Health Science, University of Southern Denmark. Enrolment is a prerequisite for the employment. Read more at https://www.sdu.dk/en/forskning/phd/phd_skoler/phdskolensundhedsvidenskab/phd_students

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

The first year’s salary will be covered by a Horizon 2020 project (syscid.eu). Since this project only covers one year’s salary as PhD student, an applicant who can provide coverage of the additionally two years’ salary will be preferred.

The study will be performed at the University Hospital of Southern Denmark, Aabenraa, in close contact with University of Southern Denmark and Odense University Hospital.

Applications must include:

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

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

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

 

Deadline: 2 July 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus: Flere tjenestesteder
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Post expires on Tuesday July 2nd, 2019