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University of Southern Denmark

PhD Fellowship at the Department of Design and Communication

A fully funded 3-year PhD position is available in one of the two areas below from September 1, 2020 at the Department of Design and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), campus Kolding.

Virtual Reality training systems
The fast-paced progress of technologies that enable Virtual Reality (VR) applications, in combination with the increasing number of low-cost VR devices are part of the arguments used to suggest that VR will be among the next stepping stones of technological innovation. In areas such as Education, Science, Health, Travel, Industry, etc., common Virtual Reality applications are training systems that allow users to explore and learn in simulated environments that are safe and low cost in comparison to the real-life equivalents. We invite project proposals that include analysis of the current state of VR training systems with the identification of their weaknesses, strengths and effectiveness to achieve the training goals. Furthermore, the project should use the analysis results on a design framework and apply it on the implementation of an optimized VR training system.

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

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

Tourism and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
The Ph.D. fellow is expected to contribute to SDU’s mission to work with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and ongoing collaborative research at the Centre for Tourism, Innovation and Culture (TIC). Applicants with a background in tourism studies are preferred. The selected candidate should be able to critically explore the SDGs regarding practices and meanings in contemporary tourism. We welcome applications in the areas of tourism co-design, innovation and sustainability. We expect applicants to communicate a passion for your subject, deliver research of high international standard and be able to engage with our progressive teaching and learning environment.

Further information is available from Professor Janne Liburd +45 6550 1576, Email: liburd@sdu.dk

Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.
A PhD Fellowship is a three-year position. Employment ends automatically by the end of the period. The holder of the fellowship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the Protocol on PhD Research Fellow signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) of 10 November 2015, enclosure 5, Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2019 (the document only exists in Danish).

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

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

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

We only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.
Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.

The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.
If the application does not meet the requirements mentioned above, the Faculty of Humanities may reject your application without further notice. Applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.
Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process. Please note that only a shortlisted applicant will receive an assessment.
Applications should be sent electronically via the link “apply online” and the Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply” before applying.
We recommend that as an international applicant you take the time to visit Working in Denmark where you will find information and facts about moving to, working and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Further information about the PhD-program at the Faculty of Humanties can be found here.

 

Deadline: 4 May 2020
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Kolding
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday May 4th, 2020

PhD position in Trustworthy Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things within Industry 4.0

The SDU Software Engineering at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark, invites outstanding candidates to apply for a fully-funded 3-year PhD position for Trustworthy CPS/IoT within an I4.0 project. The starting date for the position is as soon as possible in 2020, and it will be agreed upon with the successful candidate.

Research environment 
SDU Software Engineering is a relatively new and growing section focusing on many aspects of software engineering and production across requirement, design, verification and validation, as well as data analysis, and security in various domains. We are focused on building a strong collaborative environment and are currently expanding.

The PhD project
The successful applicant will provide a model-based design and formal analysis technology for the development of safety and security-critical Cyber-Physical Systems with advanced IoT features. This research will focus on developing tool-supported methodologies to integrate various verification & validation techniques for modeling CPS/IoT applications and supporting automatic formal analysis within an Industry 4.0 platform.

The PhD student will work on topics related to safety, security, and control of CPS/IoT with the aim of developing design methodologies, algorithms, and tools to support trusted automation.

The research topics cover:

  • Foundations for CPS and IoT including formal reasoning, modeling, and specification of dynamic behaviors of systems.
  • Model-based development and energy prediction/optimization of interconnected networked embedded systems.
  • Model checking for quantitative systems including statistical or/and SMT-based model checking.

Proficiency in programming skills (Java, C/C++, MATLAB and/or other programming languages), theoretical background in formal methods and system verification & validation are preferred.

Job description

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

Profile and requirements

  • MSc degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mathematics or related areas.
  • Thorough theoretical background, i.e., formal methods and/or verification & validation.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Willingness to support industrial partners and overall research project progress.
  • Comfortable working both independently and within a team.
  • Interested in contributing to teaching and supervision.
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written.
Contact information
For further information, please contact Associate Professor Eun-Young Kang, email: eyk@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 Assesment 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 17.05.2020.

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 position/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.
  • A one-page PhD research proposal describing your approach for the position/project. Upload in the field called “Other relevant material”.
  • 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, in case you have any publications.

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

Deadline: 17 May 2020
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday May 17th, 2020

Postdoc positions in Modelling and Simulation for Robotics

SDU Robotics, part of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), invites applications for one or more positions as Postdocs in the area of modelling and simulation for robot technologies. The positions will be vacant from 1 June 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter, and are for a 3-year period.

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

The group is involved in a variety of national and European projects and features a strong network of academic and industrial partners. We solve challenging research problems from real applications and implement novel robot solutions together with end users such as LEGO, Danfoss and COBOD.

We are located in Odense and have state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities.

Job description
We are looking for candidates to extend our research activities in robotics with a focus on novel industrial applications, such as bringing industrial robots to construction sites, shipyards and offshore locations. Here we seek candidates who can contribute to develop methods for model- and simulation-based engineering of advanced robot technologies, i.e. the simulation-based control we are developing for 3D concrete printers in the project N3XTCON (https://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/institutter_centre/sdurobotics/researchprojects/n3xtcon). 

Profile and requirements
The candidate is expected to have scientific qualifications at PhD level and most of the following qualifications:

  • Documented practical experience with software architectures for simulation
  • Documented knowledge in robotics, simulation and VR/AR
  • 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

Contact information
For further information, please contact Professor Christian Schlette, email: chsch@mmmi.sdu.dk, linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/christian-schlette/ 

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 Assesment 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:

  • 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 23.04.2020.

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: 23 April 2020
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday April 23rd, 2020

PhD position in Property-based Testing for Industry 4.0

The SDU Software Engineering at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark, invites applications for a fully-funded 3-year PhD position in Software Engineering. The starting date for the position is as soon as possible in 2020, and it will be agreed with the successful candidate.

Research environment
The PhD position is part of a project within the SDU Software Engineering section entitled EF-CPS: Error-Free Cyber-Physical Systems. The project supports the Industry 4.0 Laboratory Initiative at University of Southern Denmark, a long-term strategic initiative created to support research, teaching, and industrial collaboration and experimentation. The University invests more than 15 Mill. EUR over the next five years in the Industry 4.0 initiative.

SDU Software Engineering is a relatively new and growing section focusing on many aspects of software engineering and production from requirements to test as well as data and security across many domains. We are focusing on building a strong collaborative environment and we are currently expanding with many new positions. The section is located in Odense.

The PhD project
The overall goal of the PhD project is to help ensure a trustworthy software stack for the laboratory’s I4.0 platform, thereby providing a solid foundation for the I4.0 infrastructure to build on. The project aims to do so by applying modern automated testing techniques from property-based testing. Concretely this will involve developing a combination of model-based tests and investigating relevant domain-specific properties within the Industry 4.0 domain to help drive test case generation.

The ideal candidate for this position has previous experience with functional programming and/or property-based testing.

Job description

  • You will conduct research in the intersection of property-based testing and I4.0
  • You will develop open-source software prototypes.
  • You will publish and present your work both at international conferences and in scientific journals with high impact.
  • You will assist in teaching and supervision activities.

Profile and requirements

  • MSc degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Informatics or equivalent
  • Comfortable learning new programming languages if needed
  • Experience (or a genuine interest) in doing research
  • Strong communication skills
  • Comfortable working both independently and within a team
  • Interested in longer term commitment in a growing research group
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written
Contact information
For more information, please contact Associate Professor Jan Midtgaard, email: jmid@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 14.05.2020.

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. two pages). Upload in the field called “Project description”.
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, describing research, publication and teaching experience, computational skills and including personal contact information.
  • Verified copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams.
  • 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, in case you have any publications.

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

Deadline: 14 May 2020
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday May 14th, 2020

PhD position in Computer Science for Industry 4.0

The SDU Software Engineering at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark, invites applications for a fully-funded 3-year PhD position in Computer Science, with the title of “Data-driven Assessment of Reliability for Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPS)”. The starting date for the position is as soon as possible in 2020, and it will be agreed with the successful candidate.

Research environment
The PhD position is part of a larger project of the SDU Software Engineering, titled RUST – Unifying Framework for Reliability, Usability and Security Assessment of Cyber-Physical Production Systems. The Rust project is supporting the Industry 4.0 Laboratory Initiative at University of Southern Denmark. The Industry 4.0 Laboratory is a long-term strategic initiative at SDU created to support research, teaching, and industrial collaboration and experimentation. The University invests more than 15 Mill. EUR over the next five years.

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

The PhD Project 
Title: Data-driven Assessment of Reliability for Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPS)
Objectives: The goal of this doctoral project is to design and develop tools and methodology that learn reliability models from data that is generated in CPPS. The project will incorporate development of Fault Detection and Diagnosis capabilities, along with methodology for learning causal fault models. Simulation methods will be developed and utilized to analyze reliability and availability of CPPS. Developed models and simulations will be utilized as decision support for preventive maintenance scheduling and optimization of CPPS configuration.

Job description

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

Profile and requirements

  • MSc degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Informatics or equivalent
  • Experience with programming languages (e.g., C++, Java, Python, etc.)
  • Comfortable learning new programming languages if needed
  • Experience (or a genuine interest) in doing research
  • Strong communication skills
  • Comfortable working both independently or within a team
  • Interested in longer term commitment in a growing research group
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written
Contact information
For more information, please contact Associate Professor Sanja Lazarova-Molnar, email: slmo@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 14.05.2020.

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. two pages). Upload in the field called “Project description”.
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, describing research, publication and teaching experience, computational skills and including personal contact information.
  • Verified copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams.
  • 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.

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

Deadline: 14 May 2020
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday May 14th, 2020

Research assistants with potential to develop research topic for PhD at the Demography Unit of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics (CPop)

We are looking for one or more Research Assistants with the potential to develop a research topic for a subsequent full Ph.D. fellowship at the Demography Unit of the University of Southern Denmark’s Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics (CPop).  A successful candidate will have the drive and the potential to, during a two to six month period, develop a research plan for a Ph.D. within the unit’s research areas.

The CPop Demography Unit is part of the Faculty of Business and Social Science. The Demography Unit collaborates with researchers in economics and political science, as well as researchers in other fields including evolutionary ecology, conservation biology, mathematics and data analysis in the Faculty of Natural Science, epidemiology, biostatistics, biodemography and health economics in the Faculty of Health Sciences, and literature and media science in the Faculty of Humanities.

It would be desirable if an applicant has (or will soon receive) an M.A. in Demography or Economics. Applications are also encouraged from people who have or will soon receive an M.A. or equivalent degree in Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Political Science, Policy Analysis, Evolutionary Ecology, Conservation Biology or related field.
An applicant should be strongly committed to interdisciplinary research on population dynamics.
The Unit is looking for applicants with a solid education in or experience with statistical and mathematical methods.

It would be desirable if an applicant is interested in research in one or more of the following areas:
– forecasting mortality and health after age 50 and especially after age 90,
– understanding the causes of inequality of lifespans after age 50 and the characteristics of people with short vs. long lifespans,
– understanding and modelling impacts of demographic aging on health and long term care demand and expenditure, e.g. “healthy aging”,
– modeling the difference between and the ratio of male and female death and morbidity rates over age, time and population, and/or
– analyzing the dynamics of fertility by adapting methods devised to study the dynamics of mortality.

Furthermore, it would also be desirable if an applicant was interested in statistical methods for analyzing large data sets. Knowledge of SAS or R and of deep learning methods would be useful.

If appropriate, applicants may be encouraged to apply to the one-year course of study of the European Doctoral School of Demography, which will be held in Rostock, Germany in September and October, 2020, and then in Barcelona from November 2020 through July 2021, which offers a master’s degree. If accepted, CPop will cover a scholarship for the applicant for this program followed by a fellowship for doctoral research in Odense.

Further information can be obtained from Professor James Vaupel, jvaupel@sdu.dk

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

An application must include:

  • CV
  • Cover letter including research interests
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master’s degree)
  • Information on teaching experience or other forms of knowledge communication
  • Information on publications, if any.

All documents not in English, Danish, Swedish or Norwegian must be translated into English.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

Read the guideline for applicants.

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

Deadline: 10 April 2020
Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday April 10th, 2020

PhD Position in Long Noncoding RNA and Metabolic Diseases in an ERC and DDA Funded Research Group

The position:
A PhD scholarship (financed by the Danish Diabetes Academy DDA) for three years is available at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense. Employment is possible from 1 May 2020 or soon thereafter. Application deadline: 10 April 2020.

The research group:
Metabolic derangements like obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) arise as consequence of disease-permissive genetic variation and altered transcriptional regulation in key metabolic organs like liver and adipose tissue. The group of Professor Jan-Wilhelm Kornfeld’s European Research Council (ERC) and DDA funded research group is interested in studying the function impact of genetic heterogeneity, and changes in ncRNAs and specific chromatin (histone PTM) states for organism-, cell- and tissue-level energy homeostasis, inter-organ crosstalk and pathophysiology. We bring together strong molecular techniques with a sound understanding of metabolic regulation in vivo.

In our team we particularly employ systems -OMICS approaches like mRNA / miRNA-Seq, nanopore-Seq and ChIP-Seq, computational approaches and generation of transgenic mice to identify and molecularly characterize metabolic disease-associated ncRNAs and chromatin signatures (Kornfeld 2013 Nature, Oliverio 2016 Nat Cell Biol, Schmidt 2018 Nat Commun and Pradas-Juni 2020 Nat Commun).

The Functional Genomics and Metabolism (FGM) Research Unit:
The Kornfeld group is immersed within international ADIPOSIGN consortium and the FGM Research Unit. FGM houses seven independent research groups with ≥60 scientists focussing on various aspects of functional genomics with a dedicated focus on gene regulation controlling cell differentiation and dysfunction during metabolic diseases like obesity, and T2D. The Research Unit constitutes an international, ambitious, highly dynamic, and well-equipped working environment. The Kornfeld group closely collaborates with groups in the FGM Unit and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) for access to enabling facilities in next generation RNA / DNA sequencing (NGS), single-cell sequencing, mass spectrometry, metabolomics, bioimaging and transgenic mouse work.

We offer:
• A three-year fully financed PhD position in a stimulating and supportive, international research environment.
• Possibility for faculty membership in the Danish Diabetes Academy.
• Access to state-of-the art equipment, facilities and infrastructure (see below).
• A competitive salary and social benefits (eg. 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 out International Staff Department and department.
• Interaction with researchers from the Center for Adipocyte Signaling (ADIPOSIGN) and Center for Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity (ATLAS).

Your profile:
We are seeking an ambitious employee with a life science background who is interested in carrying out research projects on the epigenomic control of liver and hepatocyte physiology in an international team of scientists. The ideal candidate will be:
• Performing characterization of recently identified obesity- and T2D associated long noncoding RNAs (Pradas-Juni 2020 Nat Commun) using CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene activation / inactivation approaches in vitro / vivo.
• Analysing and obtaining novel datasets from Next-Generation Sequencing experiments (RNA-Seq, ChiP-Seq).
• Handling and phenotyping knockout mice for obesity- and T2D-associated long noncoding RNAs and primary hepatocyte cell culture.
• Contributing to teaching activities in English in the group and for the department.

The ideal candidate should fulfil as many of the following requirements as possible:
• An MSc degree in life sciences (biologist, biochemist or related degree).
• Practical background in noncoding RNA biology, metabolism and / or chromatin regulation.
• Willingness to work with transgenic mice and certification in Laboratory Animal Science (EU function ABD or former FELASA B).
• Solid background in bioimaging (ISH, single-molecule FISH).
• Experience and / or genuine interest in learning scripting languages (R, Python) to analyse – OMICS datasets.
• Good collaborative skills, a positive attitude towards science and its contribution to society.
• Diligence and intellectual flexibility.
• An open and positive mind that actively contributes to the infrastructure and the success of the research team and the department.

Further information can be obtained from Professor Jan-Wilhelm Kornfeld: janwilhelmkornfeld@bmb.sdu.dk, or by phone +45 9350 7481.

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

Post expires on Friday April 10th, 2020

Postdoc in Circular Supply Chain 4.0 and Sustainable Development Goals

Applications are invited for post doc position in Circular Supply Chain 4.0 and Sustainable Development Goals at the Center for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering (CSSCE), Department of Technology and Innovation, University of Southern Denmark in Odense. The position is available from May 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The applicant should have proven research record and experience in one or more of the following fields and be able to contribute to the development of the center’s research areas.

• Artificial intelligence in Sustainable Supply chain, Circular Supply Chain 4.0, Industry 4.0 technologies in Sustainable / Green supply chain
• Industry 4.0 enabling technologies in sustainable / Green manufacturing
• Sustainable Development Goals, Sustainable materials, Sustainable design and Production, Circular economy

Requirements and qualifications
Candidates must have:

• A Masters and PhD degree in Industrial Engineering, Industrial Systems Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations and supply chain management  with the digitalization, green / sustainability focus 
• Documented experience with research dissemination in international scientific journals and conferences
• Good communication skills in English
• Extensive experience with industrial collaboration 
• The applicant should be enthusiastic about research, capable of learning new skills, and happy working both independently and in collaboration with other scientists. Develop own smart ideas and think independently.

Furthermore, the applicant needs to have strong collaborative skills.
We offer a uniquely ambitious research environment to this particular position. In addition, CSSCE offers the strongest possible support in applications for further external funding from prestigious national and European funding schemes, e.g., Sapere Aude Starting Grants, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and the ERC starting grants.

The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with existing Faculty groups on joined national and international research projects and to participate in attracting external research Funding.

Further information is available by contacting the Head of Center, Professor, PhD, Kannan Govindan, tel. +45 6550 3188, kgov@iti.sdu.dk. 

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

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

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 Assesment 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:

• Application
• Detailed Curriculum Vitae
• Certificates/Diplomas (Master’s degree certificate)
• Research portfolio, which details the candidate’s ideas and plans for her/his future research work which demonstrates a willingness to aim for the most recognized academic outlets internationally
• Account of experience in working with industry
• Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
• Up to 10 of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication, if the publication has been co-authored, co-author statements must be a part of this pdf

All enclosures must be numbered and marked with the applicant’s name.
The application deadline is 15.04.2020.

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: 15 April 2020
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020

PhD Position to Explore Solutions to Mitigate Climate Change

Project title: How can we use mineral additions to protect marine biodiversity, increase ocean CO2 uptake and prevent ocean acidification?

The new Villum-funded group ‘Marine geoengineering- A tool to mitigate climate change?’ at the Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, invites applications from outstanding candidates who are interested in joining our team as PhD student. Application deadline: 9 April 2020.

The PhD project will tackle the impact of mineral additions on ocean pH values and CO2 uptake from the atmosphere both biologically and chemically. Focus of the selected PhD candidate will be to explore the direct response of microbes and primary producers (phytoplankton) to additions of different minerals to develop a strategy which can be applied in different ocean regions. Those culture experiments will be complemented by large scale field studies in Limfjorden and on the Islands of Cape Verde, where we will explore the impact of those mineral additions on natural communities. In this second part of the PhD project, the selected PhD candidate will use metagenomic, transcriptomic and single cell tools to determine community responses and to develop an appropriate strategy for maximum CO2 uptake and pH value stabilization.

Qualifications/requirements
We are looking for highly motivated, dedicated and ambitious candidates with:
• A Master’s degree in Geosciences or Life Science, preferably Molecular Biology, Environmental Microbiology, Ocean Biogeochemistry
• Experience in microbial and eukaryotic culture work and/or NGS data analysis
• Project management and project development skills
• Interest to travel and participate in long term large scale field experiments nationally and internationally
• Strong communication and collaborative skills and an interest in working in an interdisciplinary environment
• Proficiency in spoken and written English.

We offer:
• A three-year PhD position in a stimulating and supportive, international young research team
• 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 Carolin Löscher (cloescher@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: 9 April 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday April 9th, 2020

PhD Fellowship on Designing for computational thinking with computational things within higher education

The Department of Design and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark, Faculty of Humanities, invites applications for a PhD position on Design for computational thinking with computational things within higher education. The position is located at the campus in Kolding and is available from September 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicant will be enrolled in the Doctoral Program Design, IT and Communication.

The PhD fellowship is a part of the larger project Designing for computational thinking with computational things, funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF), https://dff.dk/en/grants. The overall aim for the larger project is to develop learning-theoretically sound pedagogical designs for situated computational thinking, based on the hypothesis that physical artifacts will enhance such learning. Pedagogical designs will be developed and tested at all levels of the Danish educational system. Project participants focus on different educational levels. The PhD fellowship is focused on higher education. Projects investigating physical, i.e. tangible, representations of abstractions are preferred.

Applicants are expected to have knowledge within at least one of the following fields: higher education, learning (preferably situated learning), and/or computational thinking. We especially welcome applications from candidates who have experience in educational development in collaboration with practitioners and/or who have experience with interventionist research methodology such as action research or design-based research.

The application must include a preliminary project description (max 5 pages) consisting of a research plan, a description of the main objectives of the project, discussion of relevant theory and method, and a project schedule for the three years. Applications will be assessed based on the proposed project’s scientific level and its alignment with the larger DFF project as well as on the applicant’s qualifications.

Further information is available from Head of Department Marianne Wolff Lundholt at phone: +45 6550 1339, email: malu@sdu.dk.

Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.

A PhD Fellowship is a three-year position. Employment ends automatically by the end of the period. The holder of the fellowship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the Protocol on PhD Research Fellow signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) of 10 November 2015, enclosure 5, Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2019 (the document only exists in Danish).
To qualify for a PhD position you must have completed a relevant master’s degree with a good assessment by the application deadline.
The application should include:

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

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

We only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.
Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.

The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.
If the application does not meet the requirements mentioned above, the Faculty of Humanities may reject your application without further notice. Applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.
Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process. Please note that only a shortlisted applicant will receive an assessment.
Applications should be sent electronically via the link “apply online” and the Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply” before applying.
We recommend that as an international applicant you take the time to visit Working in Denmark where you will find information and facts about moving to, working and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Further information about the PhD-program at the Faculty of Humanties can be found here.
Deadline: 28 April 2020
Unit: Faculty of Humanities
Campus: Kolding
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday April 28th, 2020

Postdoc in Computer Vision Systems

SDU Robotics, part of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark, invites applications for a position as Postdoc in Computer Vision for a 3-year period. The position will be vacant from 1. May, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Research environment
The candidate will be integrated in the section SDU Robotics, which is at the core of the Odense Robotics Cluster involving Universal Robots, Mobile Industrial Robots (MIR) and 120+ other companies. We are specialized in robot solutions involving modelling, simulation and control of advanced robot technologies (systems and services) for industrial, welfare and medical applications.

The group is involved in a variety of national and European projects and features a strong network of academic and industrial partners. We solve challenging research problems from real applications and implement novel robot solutions together with end users such as LEGO, Danfoss, Terma, Bang & Olufsen, Novo Nordisk and Odense University Hospital.

We are located in Odense and have state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities.

The ideal candidate

The candidate is expected to participate in activities of the SDU Robotics section including current and future research projects as well as teaching. We’re looking for a motivated candidate with excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken).

The candidate is expected to have research experience within the following fields:

  • Rigid object pose estimation using 2D and 3D data, especially for industrial applications, where high-precision requirements are common.
  • 3D processing, including depth/range sensor technologies, point cloud processing and deep learning for point cloud data.
  • Applications of machine learning, especially for visual recognition tasks.

It is also an advantage if the candidate has teaching experience within the following fields:

  • Basic computer vision and applications for computer vision, including image processing, 3D reconstruction and pose estimation.
  • Introductory statistics and/or machine learning.

Contact information
Further information is available from the Head of Section professor Henrik Gordon Petersen at email: hgp@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 Assesment 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:

    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 07.04.2020.

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: 7 April 2020
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday April 7th, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Social Anthropology or Sociology for Research Project “The Politics of Insecurity”

Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoctoral position in social anthropology or sociology (or similar) to be based at the Department Political Science and Public Management at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, as of August 1, 2020. For more information about the department organization, research and teaching, please visit the website

The position will be part of the newly established Core Group “The Politics of Insecurity (POINS)”, led by professor (wsr) Peter Starke, and funded by the Velux Foundation. The successful candidate will become a member of the Danish Centre for Welfare Studies (DaWS), which has a strong international profile in comparative public policy and welfare state research. It is a cross-disciplinary unit which includes political scientists, historians and literature scholars. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to actively take part in research seminars and other centre activities. For more information, please visit the website.

The Project

The Core Group POINS investigates how citizens’ rising subjective insecurity – broadly understood – is reflected in social welfare and criminal justice policymaking. The postdoctoral position will be in Subproject 1.

Questions guiding the Core Group are: 1) How does insecurity affect citizens’ policy attitudes? 2) When and how do political parties respond to insecurity? And, finally, 3) how does insecurity influence policy reforms? These questions will be systematically analyzed in three subprojects by an interdisciplinary team using both quantitative and qualitative methods and data from Denmark and a sample of EU and OECD countries. Subproject 1 combines ethnographic interviews of Danish citizens with survey experiments to capture the meanings, contextual dynamics and the causal effects of insecurity, especially at the emotional level. Subproject 2 – which is a PhD project – uses observational data for 20+ European countries from cross-national attitudinal surveys and party positions for multi-level regression analyses to study the dynamics of party competition under conditions of rising insecurity of groups of voters. Party positions on crime and welfare will be taken from existing datasets and additionally coded from manifestos via manual coding or automated text analysis. Subproject 3 uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods to examine key legislative changes in the two policy areas across OECD countries. An Outreach Group with members of civil society will accompany the project.

The ideal applicant
To qualify for the postdoctoral position, you must hold a PhD in social anthropology, sociology or a closely related discipline, have substantial training in ethnographic and related methods, and be able to outline an individual research project on the lived experience and meanings of insecurity (broadly understood), embedded as part of Subproject 1 in the larger project “The Politics of Insecurity” described above. The ideal candidate for the job will have strong qualitative methods skills and fieldwork experience. A background in research on emotions, fear of crime or economic insecurity is a benefit.

Candidates are expected to:

  • Have native or near-native Danish language skills
  • Be curious and willing to actively engage in interdisciplinary research activities
  • Present a 2-year research agenda that clearly fits into the POINS project and examines the lived experience of (in)security in everyday life of middle-class Danes
  • Document a strong research outcome and publication record with international peer-reviewed journals or presses.

We are looking for candidates who are able to work independently in consultation with the project coordinator. Candidates are also expected to have good interpersonal skills, be interested in engaging with the national and international research community, be present and contribute to the academic and social environments at the department. Detailed departmental guidelines on recruitment, gender equality and the Scholarly Qualification Matrix can be found here.

For further information about the position or the research project, please contact Professor (wsr) Peter Starke phone +45 4022 4307, e-mail starke@sam.sdu.dk.


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

An application must include:

  • Application letter
  • A detailed CV
  • A research agenda (max. 5 pages) for the next 2 years that describes:
  • the potential to advance the field (both empirically and theoretically)
  • the relationship to the overall aims and subprojects of the POINS core group
  • planned national and international collaborations
  • the potential for obtaining further external funding
  • Certificates/Diplomas (Master and PhD degree)
  • A complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
  • Up to 3 of the most relevant publications. Please upload a pdf for each publication. NOTE: If publications have been co-authored, co-author statements must be a part of this pdf and must include information like in this example. The statement is just for your inspiration.
  • All documents in languages other than Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English, or German must be translated into English. The research agenda, letter and CV must be written in English.

    Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above requirements may be rejected without any substantive evaluation.

    Assessment of applications will be done under existing Appointment Order for universities. Applications will be assessed by an academic assessment committee that determines whether applicants are qualified. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material. The committee reserves the right to arrive at a decision solely based on the material submitted.

    Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

    When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. The appointments committee will manage and complete a series of job interviews with especially promising applicants. On the basis of the applications, the written assessments, the job interviews, and a deliberation within the appointments committee, the Head of Department determines which candidate(s) will be offered the position.

    Applications must be submitted electronically no later than April 14, 2020 using the link below. Uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF (unlocked) or Word format.

    Read the guideline for the applicants

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

    Deadline: 14 April 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Tuesday April 14th, 2020

    PhD Scholarship for Research Project “The Politics of Insecurity”

    Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD scholarship in political science to be based at the Department Political Science and Public Management at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, as of August 1, 2020. For more information about the department organization, research and teaching, please visit the website.

    The position will be part of the newly established Core Group “The Politics of Insecurity (POINS)”, led by professor (wsr) Peter Starke, and funded by the Velux Foundation.

    The Project

    The Core Group POINS investigates how citizens’ rising subjective insecurity – broadly understood – is reflected in social welfare and criminal justice policymaking. The PhD position will be in Subproject 2.

    Questions guiding the Core Group are: 1) How does insecurity affect citizens’ policy attitudes? 2) When and how do political parties respond to insecurity? And, finally, 3) how does insecurity influence policy reforms? These questions will be systematically analyzed in three subprojects by an interdisciplinary team using both quantitative and qualitative methods and data from Denmark and a sample of EU and OECD countries. Subproject 1 combines ethnographic interviews of Danish citizens with survey experiments to capture the meanings, contextual dynamics and the causal effects of insecurity, especially at the emotional level. Subproject 2 uses observational data for 20+ European countries from cross-national attitudinal surveys and party positions for multi-level regression analyses to study the dynamics of party competition under conditions of rising insecurity of groups of voters. Party positions on crime and welfare will be taken from existing datasets and additionally coded from manifestos via manual coding or automated text analysis. Subproject 3 uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods to examine key legislative changes in the two policy areas across OECD countries. An Outreach Group with members of civil society will accompany the project.

    The ideal applicant and PhD project proposal
    To qualify for the PhD scholarship, you must hold a Master’s degree in political science or a closely related discipline, and be able to outline an individual research project on the comparative dynamics of party positions embedded as Subproject 2 in the larger project “The Politics of Insecurity” described above. The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative methods skills. Knowledge of multi-level regression and automated text analysis is a benefit, scientific curiosity and enthusiasm for interdisciplinary engagement a must.

    We are looking for candidates who are able to work independently in consultation with the PhD supervisor. Candidates are also expected to have good interpersonal skills, be interested in engaging with the national and international research community, be present and contribute to the academic and social environments at the department.

    Applicants are expected to include a proposal for a research project within the above-mentioned frame and may consult with the project coordinator Peter Starke on this. When preparing your PhD project proposal, you are strongly advised to familiarize yourself with the project and to consult the general guidelines for preparing a project proposal at the PhD School’s webpage. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the departments’ Scholarly Qualification Matrix.

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

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

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

    If selected for the position, you will be enrolled in the PhD programme in Political Science, Journalism, or Social Sciences. Applications are invited from candidates with a master’s degree (the 5+3 programme over 3 years). Employment as a salaried PhD student is governed by the agreement of October 1, 2008 on Graduate Employees in government appendix 5-protocol on PhD Research Fellows.

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

    For further information about the research project, please contact Professor (wsr) Peter Starke phone +45 4022 4307, e-mail starke@sam.sdu.dk.

    Application and assessment process

    An application must include:

    • Application form
    • A project proposal of no more than 12,000 characters in total, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc. The project description must be anonymized, i.e. it may not reveal your name or identity in any way. The total number of characters including spaces of the project description must be stated on the first page of the project description.
    • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words, to be submitted on a separate sheet/page.
    • A detailed CV (max. 2 pages)
    • A copy of your master’s degree certificate including all examination results.
    • Information on experience with teaching, dissemination, or scientific publication, if applicable.
    • Reference letters are not needed.

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

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

    Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

    Applications must be submitted electronically 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: 14 April 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Tuesday April 14th, 2020

    Postdoc in the area of World Literature: Genre Fiction, Global Crises, and the Future

    The Department for the Study of Culture hereby announces a vacant 2-year postdoctoral position set to begin 1 September 2020.

    Project proposals shall investigate the role contemporary literature plays in addressing the globalized crises that grip the popular imagination today. A key point of analysis shall involve the comparison of specific genres or novelistic forms as they appear in different national literatures. Critics have pointed to the growing popularity of climate fiction (or ‘cli-fi’), for example, as evidence of genre fiction rising to the occasion to address a number of complex yet pressing problems related to anthropogenic climate change. But critical attention so far has tended to focus on cases from the US and the UK. In this light, more work remains to be done to determine how the ‘turn to genre’ appears in different national contexts. This work is all the more essential given that the worst effects of global problems like climate change and precarity have been distributed unequally between the global north and the global south. 

    – All candidates should demonstrate a publication record in the area of global or world literature and genre fiction (e.g. speculative fiction, fantasy, science fiction, etc.).

    – Experience publishing in English on the subject of non-English literature is preferred. 

    – A PhD in literature or equivalent relevant area required.  

    – Candidates with demonstrated experience in applying a comparative methodology and innovative research in literature and sociology or genre theory encouraged to apply. 

    – Once appointed, the postdoc is expected to contribute to collaborative work (in English) that may include co-authoring academic essays, co-organizing conferences or seminars, and contributing to an edited collection. 

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

    Further information is available from the Head of Department Per Krogh Hansen at phone: 65501451, email pkha@sdu.dk or assistant professor Bryan Yazell at phone 65508714, email Yazell@sdu.dk.

    Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.
    Employment as Postdoc is temporary (max. 4 years). Employment stops automatically by the end of the period. An upgrade of pedagogical qualifications is not part of the position. Thus employment as Postdoc cannot stand alone as a qualification for later employment as associate professor/senior researcher.

    The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2019 (the document only exists in Danish).

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

    An application must include:

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

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

    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.

    Deadline: 26 April 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Humanities
    Campus: Odense
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Sunday April 26th, 2020

    PhD Positions in Quantum Mathematics

    The centre for Quantum Mathematics at the The Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for a number of 3-year PhD positions with emphasis on pure mathematics. The starting date for the positions is 1 August, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

    The PhD candidate is expected to perform high-quality research as a part of the research project “Recursive and Exact New Quantum Theory (ReNewQuantum)” funded by an ERC-Synergy Grant from the European Research Council. ReNewQuantum is an ambitious project with a new approach to Quantum Theory based on advanced geometric and topological constructions.

    Specifically ReNewQuantum has 3 work packages regarding quantum corrections, Quantum Field Theory and Moduli Space theory as well as a fourth WP on education, outreach and science communication in which the successful candidate is expected to take part.

    Candidates with a strong pure mathematics background, in particular with emphasis on geometry and topology, are strong encouraged to apply.

    The PhD students will be working closely with highly-skilled international researchers at the SDU QM Centre and the ReNewQuantum project partners. There will be possibility to make shorter or longer research stays at one or more of the three partner institutions: University of Geneva (UNIGE), Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES) and Institut de Physique Théorique (IPhT) – CEA Saclay.

    The successful candidates will be expected to have:

    • MSc degree in pure mathematics preferably in geometry/topology (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree)
    • Excellent writing and oral skills in English and ability to work independently.

    Research environment
    The successful candidates will be affiliated with the QM Centre at the Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark which is located at the Faculty of Engineering on the international campus in Odense, Denmark. The QM centre is newly established with the ambition to create a highly international and interdisciplinary group within a broad spectrum of pure mathematics and mathematical physics. Odense is a fast-growing international community with an open Scandinavian culture, affordable housing and living costs. For more information on the QM centre, please visit https://www.sdu.dk/en/qm.

    Contact information
    Further information is available from Head of the QM Centre Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen at email: jea-qm@mci.sdu.dk.

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

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

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

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

    The successful candidate will be enrolled at SDU in accordance with Faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order). Upon successful completion of the PhD program, the candidate will obtain a PhD in pure mathematics.

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

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

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

    • Completed TEK PhD application form for 5+3 applicants
    • A motivational letter. Upload in the field called “Project description”
    • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
    • Verified copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams in professional English translation
    • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”
    • An official document describing the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”
    • An official and verified written assessment of the thesis or dissertation project from the grade giving institution if the thesis/examination project by approved/not approved. The statement must clearly state that the candidate has been among the top 30 pct. in the graduation class for the study programme.
    • A research statement. Upload in the field called “Other relevant material”
    • Three names and e-mails of researchers who can provide an informed reference letter at short notice
    • Reference letters may also be included. You’re welcome to use the form for reference letter at the Faculty website
    • List of publications, in case you have any publications

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

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

    Deadline: 15 April 2020
    Unit: Faculty of Engineering
    Campus: Odense
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    Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020

    PhD research fellow in chronic inflammatory diseases

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

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

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

    SUMMARY AND AIM OF PROJECT

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

    Methods and analysis:

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

    Statistics:

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

    Ethics and dissemination:

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

    Grant number for the SYSCID project is 733100.

    Trial Registration details: ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT03173144.

    Further information:

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

    Practical information

    The applicant chosen for this position:

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

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

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

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

    Applications must include:

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

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

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

     

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