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University of Southern Denmark

PhD scholarship in Distributed AI for demand-side load prediction and scheduling

Center for Energy Informatics at University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a 3-year PhD scholarship in collaboration with the Sino-Danish Center in Beijing, China. The starting date for the position is as soon as possible in 2020, and it will be agreed with the successful candidate.

About the PhD project
This PhD project focuses on the application of distributed AI for prediction and scheduling of the demand side in electrical distribution grids, including modelling and simulating demand respond towards different electricity pricing models, optimal policies and regulative frameworks to resolve local distribution grid congestion and increase the integration of distributed renewable energy resources and electric vehicles in the distribution grid.

About the research environment 
Center for Energy Informatics is an interdisciplinary industry-oriented research and innovation center with an international outlook. The center focuses on development of innovative solutions that can facilitate the global transition towards a sustainable energy system.

The Sino-Danish Center is part of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and facilitates collaboration between Danish and Chinese researchers. Research at the Sino-Danish Center focuses on the energy challenges the world are facing.

The PhD project is part of the Sino-Danish Center’s Sustainable Energy Systems program and will include a research stay in Beijing of 7.5 months.

About the candidate 
We are looking for a highly-motivated and ambitious student with excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken), who can work well in a team as well as independently and quickly acquire knowledge in new topics. The candidate should have a master’s degree in engineering or natural science, preferably with experience in programming.

Contact information
Further information is available from Head of Centre, Professor, PhD, Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen, bnj@mmmi.sdu.dk.

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

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

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

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

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

The assessment process
Read about the Assessment and selection process.

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

The application deadline is 30.09.2020.

The application must be in English and must include – 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. 2 pages). Upload in the field called “Project description”.
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, describing research, publication and teaching experience, computational skills and including personal contact information.
  • Verified copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams, both original and translated into English.
  • 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 is evaluated by approved/passed. The statement must clearly state that the candidate has been among the top 30 pct. in the graduation class for the study programme.
  • References, 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, if available. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.

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

Deadline: 30 September 2020
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

A number of vacant Ph.D. fellowships at the Department of Law, University of Southern Denmark

At the Department of Law, a number of Ph.D. fellowships will be available as of 1 January 2021 or by further agreement. The place of work is at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense. 

The applicant’s Ph.D. project must be within one or several of the fundamental areas of law and contribute to the research within one of the institute’s four research groups. However, the applicant determines the specific content of the project.

The applicant is expected to have academic qualifications corresponding to the level obtained by completing a relevant master’s program.

A Ph.D. is a research degree at the highest international level. The Ph.D. fellow will become part of active research environments, in Denmark as well as abroad, and he or she will obtain an extensive academic knowledge by participating in relevant Ph.D. courses. Furthermore, the Ph.D. fellow will gain teaching experience since part of the program involves teaching certain courses. The Ph.D. fellow is expected to be able to teach in Danish and/or English.

The Ph.D. fellow will be part of the already established legal research environment at the Department of Law. The applicant(s) hired is (are) are expected to show commitment and visibility and to contribute to the department’s positive work environment and the continuous operation of the department.

Further information about the Department of Law and its Ph.D. program is available at the Job description department’s website. The Ph.D. program is provided by the Ph.D. School at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences who offer further information on their website.

Further information about the fellowships
For further information, please contact:

Head of Department Camilla Hørby Jensen
phone: +45 6550 2198
e-mail: chj@sam.sdu.dk

or

Ph.D. coordinator, Professor Nina Dietz Legind
phone:  + 45 6011 2781
e-mail: ndj@sam.sdu.dk

Application, salary, etc.
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:

  • A detailed CV
  • A certified copy of your master’s degree certificate (including all examination results)
  • An application form (is available here)
  • A project description (max 5 pages of 2400 characters each, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc.). The guidelines for preparing a Ph.D. project proposal for the Department of Law are available here.
  • An abstract of the project description of no more than 250 words
  • A complete list of publications, indicating which publications are attached to the application. A maximum of three applications may be attached. If one of the attached publications is a master thesis, only the research question and conclusion should be attached, not the entire thesis.
  • Information on teaching experience or other forms of academic communication, if relevant

Documents which are not in Danish, Norwegian or Swedish must be translated into English. Without further notice, SDU may discard applications which are incomplete with regard to the above-mentioned criteria. 

Application procedure
When the deadline for applications has expired, a number of applications are selected for an academic evaluation (shortlisting), based on an overall assessment of which of the applicants match the strategies of the research groups and the department’s needs the best.

Subsequently, the chosen applicants will be assessed by a committee from the Ph.D. School. Once they have submitted their report, each of the applicants in concern will receive the evaluation concerning him/her. A number of applicants will then be invited to a job interview.

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

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The Department of Law is part of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, which is comprised of six departments. The Department of Law currently has 58 employees divided into four research sections (Private Law, Public Law, International Law and Law in Society) and a secretariat. Furthermore, the department has a number of part-time employees. The department seeks to secure high quality and societal relevance within judicial research, education and knowledge exchange. The Department of Law offers the traditional law degree alongside a combined HA (jur)/MSc (Econ) course. In addition, the department is responsible for the teaching of other legal subjects offered at SDU.

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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 September 2020
Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday September 1st, 2020

PhD Position on the Ecology of Ammonia-oxidizing Archaea

Nordcee at the Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, is looking for a highly motivated and curiosity-driven PhD student with interest in the microbial ecology and biogeochemistry of microbial key players in global element cycling.

The successful candidate will join a team of scientists studying the ecophysiology and ecology of ammonia-oxidizing archaea in oxygen limited environments. Ammonia-oxidizing archaea are key players in the nitrogen cycle of the world’s oceans. They are frequently found in oxygen-depleted environments like marine oxygen-minimum zones or sediments though they are thought to have a strictly aerobic physiology.

This PhD project’s aim is to investigate the role of ammonia-oxidizing archaea in such habitats by combining molecular ecology (comparative genomics, metaproteomics and gene expression analyses) with rate measurements using e.g. stable isotopes.

Required qualifications: Applicants should hold an MSc degree in (environmental) microbiology, microbial ecology, biology, environmental sciences or related fields. They should have working experience in molecular techniques. Experience in metagenome and/or transcriptome analyses is of advantage. Proficiency in spoken and written English is mandatory.

The starting date of the position is flexible within autumn/winter 2020. Application deadline: 15 August 2020.

For further information please contact Beate Kraft, e-mail: bkraft@biology.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 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.

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 about entering and working in Denmark.

Deadline: 15 August 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Saturday August 15th, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Single Cell Proteomics Technology and Chromatin Biology

The Protein Research Group (Professor Ole Nørregaard Jensen) at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Odense invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral research position in single cell proteomics and chromatin biology.

The research project entails the development and application of single cell proteomics and mass spectrometry technologies for studies of epigenetic and transcriptional regulation of chromatin. The main focus will be on the development of high-sensitivity bioanalytical technologies for isolation and detailed characterization of chromatin binding proteins, including histones and their post-translational modifications.

You will be part of an international and dynamic research team. You will be motivated to use capillary liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and computational tools and develop new approaches to investigate regulatory events in chromatin biology at the single cell level. You will be responsible for implementing mass spectrometry based technologies for high-sensitivity quantitative studies of proteins and their dynamic post-translational modifications. You will manage independent research projects and assist in the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. 

The position is to be filled by 1 October 2020 or soon thereafter. Application deadline: 10 August 2020.

Qualifications
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with excellent communication skills.

For consideration, applicants must have:

• A recent PhD degree in biochemistry, protein science/proteomics, analytical biochemistry or a similar field
• Demonstrated experience in experimental protein biochemistry and mass spectrometry
• Interest in the study of bioanalytical technologies and their applications in chromatin biology
• Publications in high-quality international peer-reviewed journals
• Excellent English speaking, reading and writing skills.

In addition, applicants with one or more of the following types of experience will be preferred:

• Working experience with nanoliter flow LC-MS/MS using Orbitrap or Q-TOF instruments
• Experience with biochemical characterization of chromatin and the chromatin proteome
• Advanced knowledge of physical chemistry and bioanalytical instruments
• Computational proteomics and data analysis, including R scripting.

The Jensen laboratory is part of the Protein Research Group and offers a strong international research environment in protein chemistry, biomolecular mass spectrometry, and computational proteomics with focus on elucidating the functional roles of dynamic post-translational modifications of proteins. The VILLUM Center for Bioanalytical Sciences at SDU and the national PRO-MS research infrastructure provide world-class facilities for proteomics and mass spectrometry research, including Orbitrap mass spectrometers (Eclipse, Lumos, Exploris).

Recent publications on mass spectrometry, proteomics and chromatin biology by the ON Jensen group include Shliaha et al (2020) Anal. Chem. 92(3) 2364.2368; Radzisheuskaya et al (2019) Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. (26)11 999-1012; Tvardovskiy et al (2017) Nucleic Acids Res. 45(16):9272-9289.

Place of work:
Protein Research Group (Professor Ole N. Jensen), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.

For further information please contact Ole Nørregaard Jensen, jenseno@bmb.sdu.dk.

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

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

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 10 August 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday August 10th, 2020

PhD in Environmental Quality and Controlling Factors of Nutrients and Carbon Turnover in New and Restored Lakes and Wetlands

A three-year PhD position is available at the Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark (SDU). The start date is 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 1 August 2020.

Project area
Denmark is rather unique in regard to restoration of lakes and reestablishment of new lakes. Since 1990, Denmark alone has planned for the establishment of more than 2985 ha of shallow lakes. The initiative is partial compensation for the removal of more than 200 larger Danish lakes during the preceding 200 years, a historical development mirrored in North America and throughout Europe, where about 80 % of wetland areas, including shallow lakes, were drained and reclaimed for agriculture. Furthermore, freshwater lakes in Europe and throughout the world are in a poor condition, mainly due to decades of heavy nutrient pollution. The main cause of poor water quality is phosphorous, which is an essential nutrient for all living organisms and causes excessive growth of phytoplankton, leading to reduced light conditions, increased oxygen consumption and loss of biodiversity in our lakes.

New lakes and wetlands are created with different goals and this PhD project will help to contribute to the understanding of what regulates the environmental quality and how establishment of newly created aquatic ecosystems and restoration of existing lakes can alter the carbon and nutrient turnover.

The PhD scholarship covers the area of aquatic ecology, biogeochemistry and modelling and will be aligned with ongoing research at the Freshwater Ecology group at the Department of Biology, SDU. The fellowship will be part of a group working with phosphorous and carbon turnover and greenhouse gas emissions from wetlands, streams, and lakes.

The PhD candidate will be appointed to the Department of Biology, SDU with a main supervisor Theis Kragh (tkragh@biology.sdu.dk) and co-supervisors Kasper Reitzel (SDU) and Kaj Sand-Jensen (University of Copenhagen).

Qualifications
We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious candidate with an MSc degree in biology obtained by 1 August 2020. The position is open to both Danish and international applicants. Experience with freshwater ecology and good English language skills will be required. The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant, i.e. publications will be a strong asset. Driver’s license is needed.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Theis Kragh, tel.: +45 6550 2710, e-mail: tkragh@biology.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 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.

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 about entering and working in Denmark.

Deadline: 1 August 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Saturday August 1st, 2020

Postdoc positions in User-operated Audiometry

SDU Game Development and Learning Technology and SDU Health Informatics and Technology, part of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), invites applications for two Postdoc positions in the area user-operated audiometry, an interdisciplinary field consisting of software, hardware and audiology. The positions will be vacant from September 1st, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter, each for a 2-year period.

Research environment
The candidates  will be integrated in the units SDU Game Development and Learning Technology and SDU Health Informatics and Technology that together form strong research capabilities within user-centered innovation and healthcare technology development. SDU Game Development and Learning Technology do research on technologies for gaming and learning such as physical interactive technologies, motivational factors, robots for learning and human interfaces. We work on contexts within education, training, rehabilitation and social technologies. SDU Health Informatics and Technology’s core competencies are research, innovation, and education within the field of health technology such as data-driven health technology, training and rehabilitation technology, sensor technology, eHealth, user involvement, technology assessment, and healthcare ecosystems. Both units solve challenging real-world problems together with end-users. We are located in Odense and have state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities.
Job description
We are looking for candidates to contribute to a newly started project on user-operated audiometry, funded by Innovation Fund Denmark and the William Demant Foundation. Within the project, the selected candidates will be working mainly on either self-test algorithms and software development (Postdoc A) or equipment and testing environment (Postdoc B). The work will be in close collaboration with the Clinical Institute at the University of Southern Denmark and Odense University Hospital as well as the partner companies.
Postdoc A will be engaged in the development of interactive user-operated audiometry software with regard to   both frontend and backend. Focus will be on high usability for both patients and professionals as well as data security and integration with existing audiometry platforms.
Postdoc B will be engaged in delivering testing equipment and defining implementable physical testing environments.

In the application, the candidates are requested to state which of the two positions is preferred.
Profile and requirements
The candidates are expected to have scientific qualifications at PhD level and a Master of Science in Engineering, Computer Science, Audiology or another relevant master.
The ideal candidates:

  • have knowledge and practical experience within one or more of the following:
    • User-centered software design and development
    • Data science and statistical analysis
    • Digital signal processing and acoustics
    • Technological development of hearing aids or systems for audiometry
    • Audiology
    • Usability testing and user experience analysis
  • have adequate communication skills in English speaking and writing as well as basic Danish speaking
  • are able to research complex theoretical knowledge and communicate this clearly and at an easily understandable way for all levels in an industrial organization.
  • are open minded and able to challenge project partners, facilitate workshops and couple theory with practice
  • are ambitious, well-motivated and hardworking
  • have the ability of working independently and has a strong sense of responsibility
  • are flexible and willing and able to work as part of a team
  • have a positive attitude with a good sense of humour
  • are able and willing to bridge university and industry environment
  • have teaching experience

  • Contact information

    For further information, please contact Associate Professor, Jacob Nielsen, email: jani@mmmi.sdu.dk, or Associate Professor, Ellen Raben Pedersen, email: erpe@mmmi.sdu.dk.
    Conditions of employment 
    Employment as a postdoc requires scientific qualifications at PhD level. Employment as a postdoc is temporary and will cease without further notice at the end of the period.
    Research will be predominant in the position. Teaching assignments can be agreed individually. Furthermore, other types of assignments may occur to a limited degree. The Faculty determines the distribution of the various assignments. The weighting of the different assignments may vary over time.
    The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.
    The assessment process
    Read about the Assessment and selection process.

    Application procedure
    The faculty expects applicants to read How to apply before applying.
    The application must be in English and must include – remember to state which of the two positions is preferred:

    • Motivated application
    • Detailed Curriculum Vitae 
    • Certificates/Diplomas (MSc and PhD) 
    • List of publications indicating the publications attached
    • Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication
    • Reference letters and other relevant qualifications may also be included.

    The application deadline is August 3rd, 2020.

    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: 3 August 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Engineering
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Monday August 3rd, 2020

    Postdoc in Bioimaging and Tissue Engineering

    At the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SDU we are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher who will work with bioimaging and tissue engineering and create bioprinted 3D cell and tissue models for fundamental biophysical and pharmaceutical studies. The position is for up to 33 months and is to commence 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 21 August 2020.

    Research related to this position will be performed in the Advanced Bioimaging group (group leader: Associate Professor Jonathan R. Brewer). The Advanced bioimaging group is internationally renowned and works with applications and development of novel imaging techniques and has worked extensively with skin and skin models. The Advanced bioimaging group can provide the successful candidate access to state of the art cell culture and tissue engineering facilities as well as multiple imaging modalities and equipment. The group is specialized in super resolution techniques such as STED, SIM and STORM as well as Multiphoton and Raman based microscopy (CARS and SRS). More information on the instrumentation can be found here.

    The research focus for this position is located at the intersection of bioimaging with advanced bioengineering and biophysics, with an emphasis on developing 3D-bioprinted tissue models for skin and making them available for fundamental and applied studies. The selected candidate will be working as a part of an interdisciplinary team involving four dynamic research groups (at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and the University of Copenhagen (UCPH)) under the common leadership of Associate Professor Jonathan Brewer from SDU. Strong ties and interactions with all involved research groups are considered a pre-requisite for realizing viable and functional bioprinted skin models.

    We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following qualifications and experience:

    Essential experience and skills:
    • You have a PhD in nanotechnology, physics, biophysics, molecular biology, biochemistry, or similar field.
    • You are highly experienced in cell culture protocols.
    • You are experienced in bioimaging.
    • You have proficient communication skills and an ability to work in teams.
    • You have excellent English skills, both written and spoken.

    Desirable experience and skills:
    • You have experience/knowledge in bioprinting or tissue engineering.
    • You have experience with CRISPR gene editing.
    • You have experience/knowledge of single cell transcriptomics.
    • You have experience/knowledge in microfluidic device applications.
    • You have experience in live cell imaging.
    •You have an active interest in application and development of advanced optical microscopy for biological samples.

    For further information please contact Jonathan R. Brewer, brewer@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.

    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: 21 August 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Science
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Friday August 21st, 2020

    Postdoc Position in Computational Proteomics and Artificial Intelligence

    The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Southern Denmark (Associate Professor Veit Schwämmle and Associate Professor Richard Röttger) invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship within the field of computational proteomics to be filled by 15 August  or soon thereafter, for a period of one year, extendible for another year. Application deadline: 1 August 2020.

    The research project entails the implementation and optimization of deep learning models for enhanced identification of peptides and proteins from mass spectrometry data. The candidate will use high-end artificial intelligence methods to fully utilize the information contained in data from tandem LC-MS experiments, with the aim to vastly reduce both instrument time and expenses.

    The Protein Research Group offers:
    A strong international research environment in protein chemistry, biomolecular mass spectrometry, and computational proteomics. Our computational proteomics efforts (computproteomics.bmb.sdu.dk) include the implementation of reproducible proteomics workflows, statistical tools for deciphering PTMs and their cross-talk, and quantitative functional proteomics.

    The Computational Biology group offers a wide expertise in machine learning of biomedical data, both is the realm of unsupervised as well as supervised learning. We also provide the candidate with direct access to state-of-the-art compute facilities optimized for deep learning. 

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

    Place of work:
    Protein Research Group (Associate  Professor Veit Schwämmle, veits@bmb.sdu.dk), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Computational Biology Group (Associate Professor Richard Röttger, roettger@imada.sdu.dk).

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

    For further information please contact Veit Schwämmle on veits@bmb.sdu.dk.

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

    The application must include the following:
    • A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
    • A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
    • A certified copy of your PhD degree certificate
    • At least one letter of recommendation from supervisors or previous employers. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: anc@sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before 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: 1 August 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Science
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Saturday August 1st, 2020

    Postdoc in hearing aid research

    The Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of hearing aid research. The position is available for 27 months. The starting date is Oct. 1st 2020 or at the selected candidate’s earliest convenience.

    Job description

    The Department of Clinical Research at SDU is offering a full-time postdoc position funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The project involves a collaboration between SDU, the Technical University of Denmark (Prof. Torsten Dau), Boston University (Prof. Gin Best) and WS Audiology (Dr. Adam Westermann).

    Reverberation is a common type of acoustic interference that blurs the information contained in speech signals. This leads to poorer speech understanding, especially for hearing-impaired listeners. Research has shown large individual differences in robustness to reverberation, which are poorly understood. For effective hearing rehabilitation, methods for characterizing and predicting the perceptual consequences of hearing loss and compensatory hearing-aid processing are therefore crucial.

    The successful applicant will carry out a number of studies aimed at analyzing the effects of hearing loss on reverberant speech perception and at developing compensatory hearing-aid processing strategies as well as methods for predicting individual benefit from them. To accomplish these goals, the candidate will have access to state-of-the-art experimental facilities and relevant expertise from the involved project partners.

    Qualifications

    The position is suited for a person with a technical audiological background coupled with an interest in patient-related work. Ideally, applicants for the position should satisfy the following requirements:

    • PhD degree in audiology, acoustics, speech and hearing sciences, engineering or a related field
    • Solid knowledge of hearing-aid signal processing and psychoacoustics
    • Strong knowledge of Matlab or a similar programming language
    • Research experience as evidenced by conference contributions and peer-reviewed journal articles in a field related to the offered position
    • Some knowledge of the Danish language or the willingness to learn it

    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

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

    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):

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

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

    Applications may be shortlisted.

    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: 16 August 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Sunday August 16th, 2020

    Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chromatin Biology and Proteomics Technology

    The Protein Research Group (Professor Ole Nørregaard Jensen) at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Odense invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral research position within the field of chromatin biology and proteomics.

    The research project entails the development and application of ion mobility spectrometry (e.g. FAIMS) and tandem mass spectrometry for detailed characterization of chromatin binding proteins involved in epigenetic and transcriptional regulation of DNA. The main focus will be on the development of bioanalytical technologies for detailed characterization of chromatin binding proteins and their post-translational modifications.

    You will be part of an international and dynamic research team. You will be motivated to use advanced ion mobility, mass spectrometry and computational tools and develop new approaches to investigate regulatory events in chromatin biology. You will be responsible for implementing FAIMS based technologies for high-sensitivity quantitative studies of proteins and their dynamic post-translational modifications. You will manage independent research projects and assist in the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. 

    The position is to be filled by 1 October 2020 or soon thereafter. Application deadline: 10 August 2020.

    Qualifications
    We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with excellent communication skills.

    For consideration, applicants must have:
    • A recent PhD degree in biochemistry, protein science/proteomics, analytical biochemistry or a similar field
    • Demonstrated experience in experimental protein biochemistry and mass spectrometry
    • Interest in the study of bioanalytical technologies and their applications in chromatin biology
    • Publications in high-quality international peer-reviewed journals
    • Excellent English speaking, reading and writing skills.

    In addition, applicants with one or more of the following types of experience will be preferred:

    • Working experience with LC-MS/MS and ion mobility spectrometry (e.g. FAIMS)
    • Experience with biochemical characterization of chromatin and the chromatin proteome
    • Advanced knowledge of physical chemistry and bioanalytical instruments
    • Computational proteomics and data analysis, including R scripting.

    The Jensen laboratory is part of the Protein Research Group and offers a strong international research environment in protein chemistry, biomolecular mass spectrometry, and computational proteomics with focus on elucidating the functional roles of dynamic post-translational modifications of proteins. The VILLUM Center for Bioanalytical Sciences at SDU and the national PRO-MS research infrastructure provides world-class facilities for proteomics and mass spectrometry research, including Orbitrap mass spectrometers (Eclipse, Lumos, Exploris).

    Recent publications on FAIMS, proteomics and chromatin biology by the ON Jensen group include Shliaha et al (2020) Anal. Chem. 92(3) 2364.2368; Radzisheuskaya et al (2019) Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. (26)11 999-1012; Tvardovskiy et al (2017) Nucleic Acids Res. 45(16):9272-9289.

    Place of work:
    Protein Research Group (Professor Ole N. Jensen), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.

    For further information please contact Professor Ole Nørregaard Jensen, jenseno@bmb.sdu.dk.

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

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

    Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

    Deadline: 10 August 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Science
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Monday August 10th, 2020

    Postdoc in Bioimaging

    At the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SDU we are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher, who will work with bioimaging and bioprinting to create 3D cell and tissue models for fundamental biophysical and pharmaceutical studies, to commence 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for an initial duration of two years, with the possibility of extension up to a total duration of at least three years. Application deadline: 21 August 2020.

    Research related to this position will be performed in the Advanced Bioimaging group (group leader: Associate Professor Jonathan R. Brewer). The Advanced bioimaging group is internationally renowned and works with applications and development of novel imaging techniques. The Advanced bioimaging group can provide the successful candidate access to multiple state of the art imaging modalities and equipment. The group is specialized in super resolution techniques such as STED, SIM and STORM as well as Multiphoton and Raman based microscopy (CARS and SRS). More information on the instrumentation can be found at here.

    The research focus for this position is located at the intersection of bioimaging with advanced bioengineering and biophysics, with an emphasis on utilizing bioimaging to characterize and develop 3D-bioprinted tissue models for skin and making them available for fundamental and applied studies. The selected candidate will be working as a part of an interdisciplinary team involving four dynamic research groups (at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and the University of Copenhagen (UCPH)) under the common leadership of Professor Jonathan Brewer from SDU. Strong ties and interactions with all involved research groups are considered a pre-requisite for realizing viable and functional bioprinted skin models.

    We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and experience:

    Essential experience and skills:

    • You have a PhD in nanotechnology, physics, biophysics, molecular biology, biochemistry, or similar field.

    • You are highly experienced in bioimaging.
    • You are highly experienced in one or more of the following techniques, live cell imaging, multiphoton excitation microscopy, FLIM, STED, SIM, CARS and/or SRS.
    • You have experience with image analysis.
    • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams.
    • Excellent English skills, both written and spoken.

    Desirable experience and skills:

    • You have an active interest in application and development of advanced optical microscopy for biological samples.
    • You have experience in working with optics and building microscopes.
    • Experience/knowledge in cell culture protocols.
    • Experience/knowledge in bioprinting or tissue engineering.
    • You have experienced in microfluidic device applications.
    • Experience/knowledge in bioprinting or tissue engineering.

    For further information please contact Associate Professor Jonathan Brewer, brewer@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.

    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: 21 August 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Science
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Friday August 21st, 2020

    PhD position on service-based robot programming (sponsored by KUKA)

    SDU Robotics, part of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), invites applications for a PhD candidate in the area of agile service-based programming of multi-robot systems in industrial assembly tasks. The position will be vacant from 1. September 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter, and is for a 3-year period. Main work location is Odense/Denmark, in addition to stays at KUKA headquarters in Augsburg/Germany for training and knowledge exchange.

    Research environment

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

    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. In particular, the candidate will contribute to developing easy-to-use methods for programming collaborative robotic assembly systems together with KUKA and LEGO.

    Job description
    The candidate will play a central role in our projects with MADE, the Manufacturing Academy of Denmark. The candidate will design and implement data structures to describe i) typical assembly tasks in manufacturing and ii) services offered by automation hardware such as robots, grippers and sensors. Based on the data structures, the candidate will develop service-based methods for easily programming complex multi-robot assembly systems. The methods will make use of 3D simulations to first virtually execute the assembly operations before controlling and monitoring the physical execution by means of Digital Twins.

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

    • Documented knowledge in robotics and simulation
    • Documented practical experience with database technologies (particularly MongoDB)
    • Strong programming skills (particularly in C/C++, Python, Matlab and Qt)
    • Strong mathematics skills and practical knowledge in 3D modelling
    • Ability to work independently as part of an agile team, with a strong sense of responsibility
    • Willingness to bridge the gap between academia and industry

    Additionally, the candidate is expected to have a Master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) in Robotics or similar.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The assessment process
    Read about the Assessment and selection process.

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

    The application deadline is 5. August 2020.

    The application must be in English and must include – 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. 2 pages). Upload in the field called “Project description”.
    • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, describing research, publication and teaching experience, computational skills and including personal contact information.
    • Verified copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams.
    • 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 is evaluated by approved/passed. The statement must clearly state that the candidate has been among the top 30 pct. in the graduation class for the study programme.
    • References, 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, if available. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.

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

    Deadline: 5 August 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Engineering
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Wednesday August 5th, 2020

    PhD position on genuine collaboration with industrial robots (sponsored by LEGO Systems A/S)

    SDU Robotics, part of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), invites applications for a PhD candidate in the area of agile human-robot interaction with multi-robot systems in industrial assembly tasks. The position will be vacant from 1. September 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter, and is for a 3-year period. Main work location is Odense/Denmark.

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

    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. In particular, the candidate will contribute to designing, developing, integrating and testing methods and tools for interacting and collaborating with cobots as well as standard industrial robots.

    Job description

    The candidate will play a central role in our projects with MADE, the Manufacturing Academy of Denmark. The candidate is expected to design and develop model- and simulation-based methods for i) monitoring workspaces shared by worker, robot, tools, etc. to ensure the worker’s safety and ii) supporting “natural” bi-directional communication between worker and robot. This involves the robot communicating its intent (current status, next planned action, etc.) and allowing the worker to control the robot and/or collaboratively negotiate next steps.

    Profile and requirements

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

    • Documented knowledge in robotics and simulation
    • Documented practical experience with database technologies (particularly MongoDB)
    • Strong programming skills (particularly in C/C++, Python, Matlab and Qt)
    • Strong mathematics skills and practical knowledge in 3D modelling
    • Ability to work independently as part of an agile team, with a strong sense of responsibility
    • Willingness to bridge the gap between academia and industry
    Additionally, the candidate is expected to have a Master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) in Robotics or similar. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The assessment process
    Read about the Assessment and selection process.

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

    The application deadline is 5. August 2020. 

    The application must be in English and must include – 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. 2 pages). Upload in the field called “Project description”. 
    • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, describing research, publication and teaching experience, computational skills and including personal contact information.
    • Verified copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams.
    • 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 is evaluated by approved/passed. The statement must clearly state that the candidate has been among the top 30 pct. in the graduation class for the study programme.
    • References, 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, if available. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication. 

    The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
    Deadline: 5 August 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Engineering
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Wednesday August 5th, 2020

    PhD Positions in Programming Languages

    The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, invites applications for two PhD positions in programming languages. The proposed starting date is October 2020, with room for flexibility. The hired candidates will be part of the Concurrency and Logic research group. Application deadline: 5 August 2020.

    Candidate Profile 
    We are looking for highly motivated students interested in theory and implementation of programming languages. The ideal candidate has an MSc in Computer Science and experience in at least one of the following areas (acquired, for example, by following courses or through work on an MSc thesis).

    • Theory of programming languages
    • Compilers
    • Concurrency theory
    • Distributed computing.

    Experience in combining theory and practice of computer science is a plus.

    Fluency in English is required.

    The positions are financed by the following research projects:
    • The project “Choreographies for Connected IT Systems” investigates a new development methodology for the correct programming of coordination in concurrent and distributed systems, leveraging ideas from hybrid logic, types, and compilers.
    • The project “Generic Microservices” investigates abstract reasoning principles for the composition and manipulation of service APIs, and the application of these principles to programming languages for the large-scale programming of resilient cloud applications.

    Both projects are in basic research and focus on scientific excellence.

    For further information, please contact Professor Fabrizio Montesi, fmontesi@imada.sdu.dk.

    About the Department and the University 
    Based in Odense, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers an inclusive and international working environment with state-of-the-art facilities as well as a strong tradition for collaboration across departments and faculties, and with other educational institutions, municipalities, and industries. More than two thirds of the department employees come from outside of Denmark.

    The University of Southern Denmark was founded in 1966 and now has more than 27,000 students, almost 20% of whom are from abroad. It has more than 3,800 employees, and 115 different study programmes in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, and engineering. Its main campus is located in Odense, the third largest city in Denmark. Odense provides family-friendly living conditions with the perfect combination of a historic city centre with an urban feel and yet a close proximity to beaches and recreational areas. Its location on the beautiful island of Funen is ideal with easy access by train or highway to the bigger cities of Aarhus and Copenhagen. As the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark’s famous fairytale author, the city is home to a vibrant and creative population that hosts numerous festivals and markets throughout the year.

    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 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.

    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, or statement from supervisor on the expected completion of the MSc
    • 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 about entering and working in Denmark.

    Deadline: 5 August 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Science
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Wednesday August 5th, 2020

    PhD position in Electric Machine Design

    The Center for Industrial Electronics (CIE), Mads Clausen Institute invites applications for a position as PhD Fellow in the field of electric machine design. The position is available starting January 1st, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. The application deadline is August 16th, 2020.

    The electric machines are used for various application, such as industry, electric vehicle and HVAC. Compact size and high-power density design especially for high speed motors are desired. In addition, these machines are fed by high frequency power converters which is also becoming an important consideration for the machine design. In this project, new design methods for electric machine will be investigated, tested and analyzed to improve the overall performance of motor drives. The project will be in close cooperation with local industry partners.

    What we offer: 
    The PhD fellow will work in close collaboration with the partners of the project consortium both in Denmark and internationally. We offer a challenging position in an international and stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment for conducting research of high quality, and an excellent opportunity for collaboration both within SDU and with renowned international research groups.

    What we expect: 

    • You have (or will receive within the next few months) a master’s degree in Electric Machine and drives, Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering or equivalent (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree).
    • You have knowledge of and experience with electric machine analysis and design.
    • You are a team player and have strong communication skills.
    • You are fluent in English, both spoken and written.
    • You will conduct research on the use of simulation, hardware design, programing and testing.
    • You will be responsible for the daily supervision of Master and Bachelor students that perform research on this topic.
    • You will support teaching activities in the Center for Industrial Electronics.
    • You will publish and present your work both at international conferences and in scientific journals with high impact.

    Workplace description: 
    The cross-border region Denmark-Germany is turning into a powerhouse in industrial electronics. Very recently, the Centre for Industrial Electronics (CIE) at University of Southern Denmark (SDU) was established by a strong partnership between industry, academia and regional authorities. CIE is located at the campus of SDU Sønderborg and surrounded by a vibrant industrial environment. CIE is part of the section SDU Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering. Centre for Industrial Electronics is focusing on long term employment relations, and we will offer good support for the PhD academic and personal development.

    Further information: 
    For more information, please contact Associate Professor Toke Franke at franke@mci.sdu.dk or Ramkrishan Maheshwari at ramkrishan@mci.sdu.dk.

    Conditions of employment
    Applicants are required to have a master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) at the time of enrollment and employment. Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position.

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

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

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

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

    The assessment process
    Read about the Assessment and selection process.

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

    The application must be in English and must include – 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. 2 pages). Upload in the field called “Project description”.
    • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, describing research, publication and teaching experience, computational skills and including personal contact information.
    • Verified copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams.
    • 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 is evaluated by approved/passed. The statement must clearly state that the candidate has been among the top 30 pct. in the graduation class for the study programme.
    • References, if any. You’re welcome to use the form for reference letter at the Faculty website.
    • List of publications, if available.

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

    Deadline: 16 August 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Engineering
    Campus: Sønderborg
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Sunday August 16th, 2020

    PhD Position in Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

    The Center for Industrial Electronics (CIE), Mads Clausen Institute, invites applications for a position as PhD Fellow in the field of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). The position is available starting 1 January, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. The application deadline is 1 September, 2020.

    Electromagnetic interference is a huge topic in the electronic product development. The objective of this project is to use electromagnetic near-field scanning for mapping the coupling paths from noise source to the unwanted emitter. The project will look into both common mode emission applications at a few hundred MHz and the coupling paths regarding self-interference with a products’ wireless communication. The project will incorporate improvement of existing near-field scanner, measurement methods and using measured near-field as source for simulations.

    What we offer:
    The PhD fellow will work in close collaboration with local industry as well as universities internationally. We offer a challenging position in an international and stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment for conducting research of high quality, and an excellent opportunity for collaboration both within SDU and with renowned international research groups.

    What we expect:

    • You have (or will receive within the next few months) a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree).
    • You have knowledge of and experience with EMC during electronic development
    • Experience with one or more of the following topics is a plus:
    • Electromagnetic simulation tools
    • Mechatronic product development (further development of near-field scanner)
    • Advanced electromagnetic
    • You are a team player and have strong communication skills.
    • You are fluent in English, both spoken and written.
    • You will conduct research on near-field scanning, 3D full wave electromagnetic simulations, and system level radiated emission.
    • You will be responsible for the daily supervision of Master and Bachelor students that perform research on this topic.
    • You will support teaching activities in the Center for Industrial Electronics.
    • You will publish and present your work both at international conferences and in scientific journals with high impact.

    Workplace description:
    The cross-border region Denmark-Germany is turning into a powerhouse in industrial electronics. Very recently, the Centre for Industrial Electronics (CIE) at University of Southern Denmark (SDU) was established by a strong partnership between industry, academia and regional authorities. CIE is located at the campus of SDU Sønderborg and surrounded by a vibrant industrial environment. CIE is part of the section SDU Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering. Centre for Industrial Electronics is focusing on long term employment relations, and we will offer good support for the PhD academic and personal development.

    Further information:
    For more information, please contact Associate Professor Morten Sørensen at soerensen@mci.sdu.dk.

    Conditions of employment
    Applicants are required to have a master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) at the time of enrollment and employment. Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position.

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

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

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

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

    The assessment process
    Read about the Assessment and selection process.

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

    The application must be in English and must include – 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. 2 pages). Upload in the field called “Project description”.
    • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, describing research, publication and teaching experience, computational skills and including personal contact information.
    • Verified copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams.
    • 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 is evaluated by approved/passed. The statement must clearly state that the candidate has been among the top 30 pct. in the graduation class for the study programme.
    • References, if any. You’re welcome to use the form for reference letter at the Faculty website.
    • List of publications, if available.

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

    Deadline: 1 September 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Engineering
    Campus: Sønderborg
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Tuesday September 1st, 2020

    Postdoc in Programming Languages

    The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship in programming languages. The proposed starting date is October 2020, with room for flexibility. The position is for an initial duration of at least two years, with possibility of extension up to a total duration of four years. The hired candidate will be part of the Concurrency and Logic research group.

    Candidate Profile
    We are looking for an excellent early-career researcher who is interested in working on theory and implementation of programming languages, enjoys teamwork, and would like to participate in a research project with a long-term vision. You can read more about the research project here.

    The ideal candidate has a PhD in Computer Science and a research track record in at least one of the following areas. 

    • Theory of programming languages
    • Compiler technology
    • Concurrency theory
    • Distributed computing.

    Experience in combining theory and practice of computer science is a plus. 

    Fluency in English is required. 

    For further information, please contact Professor Fabrizio Montesi, fmontesi@imada.sdu.dk.

    About the Department and the University 
    Based in Odense, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers an inclusive and international working environment with state-of-the-art facilities as well as a strong tradition for collaboration across departments and faculties, and with other educational institutions, municipalities, and industries. More than two thirds of department employees come from outside of Denmark. 

    The University of Southern Denmark was founded in 1966 and now has more than 27,000 students, almost 20% of whom are from abroad. It has more than 3,800 employees, and 115 different study programmes in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, and engineering. Its main campus is located in Odense, the third largest city in Denmark. Odense provides family-friendly living conditions with the perfect combination of a historic city centre with an urban feel and yet a close proximity to beaches and recreational areas. Its location on the beautiful island of Funen is ideal with easy access by train or highway to the bigger cities of Aarhus and Copenhagen. As the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark’s famous fairytale author, the city is home to a vibrant and creative population that hosts numerous festivals and markets throughout the year. 

    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:
    • Application letter
    • A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment
    • A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely
    • PhD diploma, or statement from main supervisor on the expected completion of the PhD
    • A recommendation letter, if available (otherwise, please insert contacts for recommendations in the CV). 

    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: 5 August 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Science
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Wednesday August 5th, 2020

    PhD fellowship – Total Devotion – Passions and Plots in Radical Religion in the Ancient World

    1 PhD fellowship is available at the Study of Religion, Department of History, University of Southern Denmark, starting January 1, 2021. The successful candidate will work within the project Total Devotion – Passions and Plots in Radical Religion in the Ancient World funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. The fellowship runs for 3 years and candidates are expected to hold an MA in the study of religion, Jewish/Judaic studies, or another relevant discipline, with a specialization in the ancient world (e.g., based on courses taken or MA thesis subject). The fellowship is fully salaried and wage levels are excellent for PhD-students in Denmark (cf. below).

    The successful candidate will work on Jewish texts from the 2nd to the 6th centuries CE, the formative era of Rabbinic Judaism. The PhD candidate is expected to develop his/her own project on radical religion, relating to the framework of the collective project and working in close cooperation with project leader Laura Feldt, who will supervise the project and collaborate closely on related 2nd Temple era texts. A presentation of the framework of the collective project is available at this website: https://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/institutter_centre/ih/forskning/forskningsprojekter/radrel.

    A required area of research in the proposed PhD-project is narratives / texts about total devotion ideals, but a more specific focus should be more closely delimited by the applicant – e.g., martyrdom, the bond of suffering, the command to love God, etc. Possible directions of research include mapping relevant sources from the 2nd-6th centuries CE and a more detailed analysis of a selected set of sources, tracing the reception and transformation of total devotion ideals from earlier Jewish literature (e.g., Maccabees, Deuteronomy), specific emotion expressions and scripts for totalizing devotion, gender issues, or narrativity and ritualization.

    The successful candidate will be attached to the section for the Study of Religion, University of Southern Denmark, but we will also collaborate with the vibrant research milieu at the Centre for Medieval Literature (CML). CML is a Danish centre of excellence founded in 2012, based jointly at SDU and at the University of York, with expertise in literary approaches and Classics, as well as late antique and medieval literature.

    For more information, please contact Associate Professor Laura Feldt, The Study of Religion, Department of History, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense, email: lfeldt@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.

    As the candidate will be working from the texts in the original language, the applicant is expected to document sufficient philological skills (Hebrew/Aramaic).

    The application must include:

    Special PhD-application form found here
    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
    A research proposal/description of your approach to the project outlined above (max two pages excluding references)
    Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades 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
    One or two signed reference letters. Should your referee/s wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: raabe@sdu.dk (Marie-Louise Wethje-Raabe) mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before the deadline.

    The expected requirements must be clearly documented in the submitted CV, otherwise applications will not be considered. The candidate should be independent, possess good interpersonal skills and be able to communicate efficiently in English both orally and in writing (as the language of the dissertation will preferably be English).

    The application and all appendices must preferably be in English, but Danish, English, German, French, or one of the Scandinavian languages are also accepted. 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: 1 October 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Humanities
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Thursday October 1st, 2020

    Postdoc in Functional Genomics of Adipocyte Signalling

    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 postdoctoral candidates who are interested in joining our team. The postdoctoral fellow will be affiliated with the Mandrup Group. The position is available from 15 September or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 1 August 2020.

    ADIPOSIGN 
    is a research centre established in 2019 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) 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 group 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 seven independent research groups focusing on various aspects of functional genomics as it pertains to the regulation of cellular differentiation and metabolism. The Research Unit constitutes an international, ambitious, highly dynamic, and well-equipped working environment. The unit and the department have state-of-the-art facilities for next generation sequencing, single-cell transcriptomics, flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, metabolomics, bioimaging, and transgenic mouse work. Strategic research alliances exist with the Odense University Hospital (OUH).

    Research Project and Role 
    As a postdoc in ADIPOSIGN you will be one of the main drivers of this highly ambitious and interdisciplinary project. You will interact and collaborate closely with other researchers in the Mandrup group as well as with members of the groups of Jan-Wilhelm Kornfeld (Odense), 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 scientists with:
    • A PhD degree in Life Science, preferably Molecular Biology, Biomedicine, or Computational Systems Biology
    • Documented expertise in adipocyte biology, mouse models and/or NGS data analysis
    • Certificate in Laboratory Animal Science (EU function ABD or similar) (preferably)
    • Ideally at least one first author publication in a relevant journal in the field
    • 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 postdoc 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 Centre Director Professor Susanne Mandrup, s.mandrup@bmb.sdu.dk.


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

    The application must be in English and include the following:
    • A motivation letter (max. one page)
    • A curriculum vitae including information on education, work/research experience and skills relevant for the position
    • Copy of PhD certificate. If awaiting PhD, provide a written statement from the supervisor
    • A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
    • At least two letters of reference (with referee contact details and relationship). Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please direct them to: s.mandrup@bmb.sdu.dk. Please note that letters of reference also need to reach us before the deadline to be considered.

    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: 1 August 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Science
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Saturday August 1st, 2020

    Declaration of interest regarding PhD project in experimental neuroscience

    The Department of Neurobiology Research at SDU is looking for applicants for a PhD scholarship within the field of experimental neuroscience.
    We are looking for a person with a relevant degree in Biomedicine, Molecular Biology, Human Biology, or Medicine (MSc or MD).

    Research environment
    In our laboratory we are studying cerebrovascular diseases of and trauma to the central nervous system, such as stroke and spinal cord injury (SCI) to try to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms that contribute to secondary neuronal cell death.
    We have primarily one main research objective, which is to study the neuro-inflammatory response that occurs following stroke and SCI with the aim to contribute to the development of novel therapies for stroke and SCI patients.

    Project description
    Neuroinflammation is a key feature of virtually all acute and chronic neurological diseases. Even though it is initiated as a protective response to CNS injury, when uncontrolled neuroinflammation leads to aberrant cellular activation with sustained production of damaging factors, including increased levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF).
    TNF is important for normal brain homeostasis, however, when elevated induces brain damage. Understanding the crosstalk between the cell populations involved in neuroinflammatory processes, specifically microglia and macrophages, and how the mediators produced by these cells regulate or trigger CNS inflammation will allow us to devise better and more selective therapies for CNS disorders.
    With this proposal, we aim to target and understand soluble versus transmembrane TNF signaling mechanisms in neurons and microglia/macrophages, their triggers as well as their role in regulating and fighting neuroinflammation in acute and chronic CNS diseases.

    Qualifications
    The candidate must hold a relevant degree in Biomedicine, Molecular Biology, Human Biology, or Medicine and must be certified to work with laboratory animals.
    Experience with basic research is a prerequisite and the candidate is expected to fulfil the criteria for enrolment as a Ph.D. student at the University of Southern Denmark. For more information, please visit: (https://www.sdu.dk/en/forskning/phd/phd_skoler/phdskolensundhedsvidenskab/phd_students/getting_started/qualification_requirements).

    Experience with animal models for ischemic stroke and multiple sclerosis and behavioural tests is an advantage.
    The candidate is expected to have experience with molecular techniques, such as qPCR, ELISA, and Western blotting.
    Experience with immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, in vitro cell cultures, and bioinformatics is an advantage. 
    The candidate is expected to spend 1 year at the University of Miami, FL, USA, and therefore must meet the criteria for obtaining a non-immigrant work visa to the USA.

    For further information about the project, please contact:
    Professor Kate Lykke Lambertsen
    Department of Neurobiology Research
    Institute of Molecular Medicine
    University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
    Tlf. +45 6550 3806   E-mail: klambertsen@health.sdu.dk

    Applications must include:

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

    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. 

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

    Closing date August 1, 2020

    Successful candidates will be asked to send an application to the PhD Secretariat, Faculty of Health Sciences, to be enrolled as 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 University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

    Deadline: 1 August 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Saturday August 1st, 2020