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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Digital Humanities and the Dead Sea Scrolls

About the position

A 100 % position is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, Department of Health and Nursing Science, as a PhD Research Fellow in “Clinical decision making at the point of care”, for a period of three years. The position is located at Campus Grimstad. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.

This position is related to the Centre for eHealth, whose vision is user-centred research for evidence-based, high-quality research in health and technology. The Department of Health and Nursing Science provides teaching and research at the intersection of health and technology. 

Responsibilities

Increased digitization of healthcare services implies a large scope of patient-generated health data. Patient-generated health data are data collected from patients to help address a health concern (e.g. in the use of sensors and in remote chronic disease care management). However, the current state-of-art of these patient-generated health data for point of care shows that there are gaps related to the handling of the data.

The Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences offers a PhD position that will address some of these challenges. The PhD candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team of PhD candidates connected to the Centre of e-health working with health-generated data from different perspectives. This PhD candidate will be affiliated to the faculty’s PhD- program in health science and will study patient-generated data from a clinical perspective.

Use of health data in clinical settings raises several questions, e.g.: How can patient-generated data best support health care decision-making processes? How can the use of patient-generated data contribute to patients’ participation in decisions related to the treatment process? What are the challenges and possible solutions to safeguard patients’ privacy and consent competence when health personnel use, share and re-use patient-generated data?

Applicants for this PhD project is to prepare a project outline to accompany the application, focusing on one or more clinical issues that can be linked to patient-generated data (not limited to the examples presented above). According to the e-health centre’s vision of co-creation, a user-centred approach in the research design will be emphasized. The quality of the project proposal will receive a high level of consideration during the application assessment process.

Required qualifications

The applicants must qualify for admission to the faculty PhD Programme in the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, with a specialisation within eHealth, and must hold a master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant area of study, with an average grade of “B” or better. 

Further provisions relating to the positions as PhD Research Fellow can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

Fluency in written and oral English is a prerequisite.

Desired qualifications

Knowledge of Norwegian, or a Scandinavian language, is desirable.

During the assessment process, emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s examination results as well as any previous research and development work.

Personal qualities

The appointee must have the ability to work in a goal-oriented, organised, focused and independent manner. Relevant practical experience, personal suitability and good teamwork skills will also be emphasised.

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.

Fakultet for helse- og idrettsvitenskap

We offer

  • professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • a positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers 
  • membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 479 600 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

A good working environment is characterised by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. Read more about the employment process here.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right. 

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) need to be sent electronically. Please, use the link “Apply for the position”.

The following documentation must be sent electronically:

  • Bachelor and Master Certificates with grades
  • A copy of the Master’s thesis
  • Referees
  • A complete list of publications
  • Academic work, participation and contribution in research and/or development projects when applies)
  • PhD research project description (maximum 10 pages). The project is to be structured after the  “Template-PhD projects”  

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the deadline. All the documentation must be written in English.

Application deadline: 23 March 2020.

Contact

For questions about the position:

  • Professor Elin Thygesen, Health and Nursing Science department, phone +47 915 715 15, email: elin.thygesen@uia.no
  • Associated Professor Santiago Martinez, Health and Nursing Science department, phone +47 37  23 34 72, email: santiago.martinez@uia.no

For questions about the application process:

Campus Grimstad

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Deadline

23rd March 2020

Employer

University of Agder

Post expires on Monday March 23rd, 2020

PhD Research Fellows in Advanced Powder Production and Characterization

About the position

Two 100 % positions are available at the University of Agder (UiA), Faculty of Engineering and Science as PhD Research Fellows, affiliated to the Department of Engineering Sciences, for a period of three years. The positions are located, at the present, at Campus Grimstad. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.

The PhD research will be part of an R&D project between industrial partners Elkem and Arendals Fossekompani, and research partners IFE, SINTEF Materials, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and UiA.  The PhD work will be a close collaboration between UiA and NTNU with supervision and experimental support from both universities.

The PhD-program is a three-year collaboration program between the universities with a coursework section and a doctorial thesis. Some of the recommended courses may be offered by universities outside Norway to secure involvement of the best experts in the field. After finalizing of the work, the successful candidates will defend their theses at University of Agder. It is intended that the candidates will receive their PhD degree from both UiA and NTNU.

Responsibilities

The Materials Research Group at UiA is expanding the research related to powder production for additive manufacturing and 3D-printing. The group has extensive cooperation with industry and academic research partners within the field, and their laboratories are well equipped with modern scanning electron microscope, atomic force microscope and mechanical testing machines. They also have access to industrial laboratories at their partner’s facilities, as well as laboratories at other academic institutions actively involved in the PhD program. Their research is focused on sustainable solutions to technological challenges.

Silicon-based materials are important engineering materials which are now evolving towards the additive manufacturing field. The candidates will do research on material powder production and characterization using state-of-the-art equipment. Advanced additive manufacturing is the main application for the produced powders.

PhD position #1: Atomization of silicon-based materials. Atomization is a process transforming a liquid melt phase into solid particles by employing an atomizer nozzle.

PhD position #2: Plasma reactor processing of silicon-based materials. Material with irregular shapes and sizes can be transformed by plasma spheroidization into a powder with spherical shapes and controlled size distributions.

In both positions experimental work will be at a relatively large scale suitable for industrialization scale-up. Process modelling and optimization, including characterization of production batches of particles will be the focus of the research for the candidates.

Please indicate in your application if you are interested in position #1 (atomization of silicon-based materials), position #2 (plasma reactor processing of silicon-based materials), or both.

Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent higher degree in materials science/technology, solid state physics or chemistry. Applicants who are in the process of finishing their master’s thesis are also welcome to apply.
  • Applicants with documented experience in the field of powder technology, and a master’s degree from a northern European institution will be preferred due to the industrial relevance of the work.
  • Good knowledge in materials science and powder technology.
  • English proficiency, both written and oral. Please check this website to see if an English test is required.

The purpose of the fellowships is basic/advanced research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. The chosen candidates must be approved by the PPCE committee at the Faculty of Engineering and Science at UiA in order to obtain admission to the PhD study program at the university. See complete admission requirements at UiA’s PhD programme at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, spesialisation in Information and Communication Technology.

Further provisions relating to the positions as PhD Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

Desired qualifications

  • Experience with laboratory work for powder production and characterization.
  • Documented knowledge in use of scanning electron microscopy and/or atomic force microscopy.

Personal qualities

  • Quick learner, motivated and dedicated to research
  • Strong analytical, experimental and measurement skills
  • Team player, and be able to work independently depending upon the situations
  • Good communication and documentation skills

Personal qualities and suitability for the positions will be emphasised.

Fakultet for teknologi og realfag

We offer

  • Professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • A positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers 
  • Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The positions are remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 479 600 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

A good working environment is characterised by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the positions. 

The successful applicants will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the positions must be expected. The engagements are to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews. With the applicants’ permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. Read more about the employment process.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right. 

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for this job“.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • Certificates (with grades) and Diploma
  • Updated CV (incl. academic work experience and R&D projects, as well as a list of these)
  • List of publications (if any or link to Google Scholar)
  • A description of the applicant’s research interests, the background for the research questions that the applicant wishes to work, and an initial project plan (preliminary, not very descriptive)
  • References – 2 (details with name, designation, email and contact number)
  • Summary of Master’s thesis (abstract, 1 or 2 pages)
  • Any other relevant documentation

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.

Application deadline: 13.03.20

Contact

For questions about the position:

For questions about the application process:

Campus Grimstad

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

Read the jobdescription at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

13th March 2020

Employer

University of Agder

Post expires on Friday March 13th, 2020

PhD Research Fellow in ICT – Specialization in “eHealth”, “Integration of Personal Health Data in Augmented Video Consultation

About the position

A 100 % position is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Engineering and Science as a PhD Research Fellow in ‘’eHealth’’, affiliated to the Department of Information and Communication Technology, for a period of three years. The position is located, at the present, at Campus Grimstad. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.

This position is related to the Centre for eHealth, whose vision is to do human-centered research close to healthcare practises and the design and development of technologies and healthcare solutions with high quality. The project will be carried within a multi-disciplinary research team with several PhD-students addressing the the current strong e-health trend of increased availability and utilization of “Person Healthcare Data” from the perspectives of the different research disciplines.

Responsibilities

The research should focus on enhanced telehealth and telecare services, which allow video consultations of patients in physically distant location from the care providers (which can be relatives, nurses, general practitioners, healthcare specialists, etc.). The service solution should support the integration of various types of “patient generated data” in real-time in the video consultation, and should allow the involvement of a team of multiple distributed care providers.

The design research should consider in particular:

  • The collection, transmission, provision and integration of “patient generated data”, including for example physiological health data measured with sensor devices, digital images, video sequences, questionnaire responses etc. from the point of care
  • The specific support needs of different patient groups, and potentially patients with multiple morbidities
  • Automatic decision support mechanisms for the patient and the different involved healthcare service providers
  • Augmentation technologies to integrate the patient generated data efficiently in real-time in the consultation session
  • Usability, accessibility and usefulness of the human-computer interaction, including the design and evaluation of user-centred designed user interface/s
  • Security and privacy protection of the patients’ personal data, under the consideration of the collaboration of healthcare teams of multiple experts in the online consultation

Furthermore, the individual usability needs and preferences of all participants in the video consultation have to be considered, by following a human-centered design approach. Here the multi-disciplinary organization of the eHealth Center at UiA shall be utilized for the design, development, test and evaluation of the target solution.

Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant area of study, such as computer science, information and communication technology, health informatics based on a bachelor in computer science, information and computer technology, or similar. Applicants who are in the process of finishing their master’s thesis are also welcome to apply for this position.
  • English proficiency, both written and oral. Please check this website to see if an English test is required.

A prerequisite for employment is that the candidate is to be admitted to UiA’s PhD programme at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, spesialisation in Information and Communication Technology.

Further provisions relating to the positions as PhD Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

Desired qualifications

  • Knowledge of Norwegian or a Scandinavian language

Personal qualities

The appointee must have the ability to work in a goal-oriented, organised, focused and independent manner. During the assessment process, emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s examination results as well as any previous research and development work. Relevant practical experience, personal suitability and good teamwork skills will also be considered.

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.

Fakultet for teknologi og realfag

We offer

  • Professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • A positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers 
  • Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 479 600 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

A good working environment is characterised by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position. 

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. Read more about the employment process.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for this job“.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • Certificates (with grades) and Diploma
  • Updated CV (incl. academic work experience and R&D projects, as well as a list of these)
  • List of publications (if any or link to Google Scholar)
  • Additional programming skills or experience in other relevant tools (e.g. github, bitbucket if any)
  • A description of the applicant’s research interests, the background for the research questions that the applicant wishes to work, and an initial project plan (preliminary, not very descriptive)
  • References – 2 (details with Name, designation, email and contact number)
  • Summary of Master’s thesis (abstract, 1 or 2 pages)
  • Any other relevant documentation

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.

Application deadline: 13.03.20

Contact

For questions about the position:

For questions about the application process:

Campus Grimstad

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

13th March 2020

Employer

University of Agder

Post expires on Friday March 13th, 2020

PhD Research Fellow in Coastal Ecology

About the position

Are the invasive Pacific oysters a resource or a nuisance? A bit of both? Can we find out where they come from and predict where they’re going? Will they decimate native bivalves, or can they happily co-exist? Can they adapt to brackish waters, colder waters, and climate change, and thereby spread even further? Can we subject them to commercial harvesting to keep the population growth in check?

If these (or other relevant) questions tickle your scientific fancy, the University of Agder (UiA) invites applications for a three-year, full-time, fixed-term appointment as PhD Research Fellow in coastal zone ecology at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Natural Sciences. The position will mainly be located at Campus Kristiansand, Norway. The candidate must, however, be prepared to spend some of their research time at other locations. Starting date is flexible but preferably no later than 1 June 2020.

The marine group at the Department of Natural Sciences comprises around 20 people including professors, professors II, researchers II, Postdocs, and PhD fellows. The PhD-student will also benefit from collaboration within the Centre for Coastal Research (CCR) which includes GRID-Arendal, NIVA, Lister nyskaping, the University of Oslo, and the Institute of Marine Research. CCR is currently a Priority Research Centre at UiA.

Responsibilities

The Pacific oyster has during the last decennium become one of the most dominating species in the tidal zone along the shores of the Skagerrak. Ongoing research shows that the species is continually increasing its geographic range and there are ample opportunities for studying ecological and evolutionary processes at the invasion front in real time.

Possible research areas include

  • analyses of already-collected data such as time series of presence/absence and demography,
  • modelling present and future geographic distribution and interaction with native bivalves,
  • modelling larval dispersal at local and regional scales
  • experimental evaluation of evolutionary potential for further invasion/settlement in new waters such as the Baltic Sea, other Scandinavian brackish waters, and northwards along the Norwegian coastline
  • developing strategies, testing methods, and estimating costs, for management actions aimed at limiting population growth in selected areas such as marine protected areas, beaches etc.
  • developing statistical methods for stock assessment for commercial harvesting.

The Pacific oyster is a relatively new research focus at UiA. The research group has several ongoing research projects within the field and extensive collaboration nationally (Institute of Marine Research, University of Bergen, University of Tromsø) and internationally (Swedish Environmental Institute IVL, University of Gothenburg, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Orbicon, University of Stirling, Ifremer, IIASA).

We are looking for a highly motivated research fellow interested in developing their own project as well as contribute to the future research directions of the group. A detailed description of the PhD project will be developed in collaboration with the candidate and will depend on the candidate’s skills, experiences, and interests.

Required qualifications

The successful candidate should hold a MSc degree (at the starting date) in a relevant field such as ecology, evolution, or applied mathematics/statistics.

Proficiency in oral and written English is required.

Further provisions relating to the positions as PhD Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

Desired qualifications

Skills and experience within coastal ecology, invasion ecology, bivalve ecology, population dynamics, ecological niche modelling/species distribution modelling, quantitative genetics, or other quantitative ecology/evolution is desired. Relevant practical experience from marine fieldwork will be emphasized along with personal suitability and good teamwork skills.

Personal qualities

The PhD Research Fellow will be expected to take part in a binding cooperation with the research group and contribute to an active research environment that will give opportunities for personal and professional development. The appointee must have the ability to work in a goal-oriented, organized, focused, and independently way. During the assessment process emphasize will be placed on the applicant’s previous work, master thesis, examination results, as well as any other previous research and development work.

Fakultet for teknologi og realfag

We offer

  • professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • a positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers
  • a budget for travels to international conferences, courses etc
  • membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State salary scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1017 Research Fellow, salary NOK 479 600 gross per year. A 2 % compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

A good working environment is characterised by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected.

The appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions..

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews and may also be asked to produce a written essay before the interview. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. Read more about the employment process.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for this job“.

Filling in the online forms for application letter and CV is optional, but please make sure you attach the following documents to your online application (attachments marked * are compulsory):

  • *Application letter (max. 1 page): describe why you apply for the position and how your experiences and skills fit the description of the position
  • *A short project description (max. 3 pages) that present your ideas for the project, including the relevance of the research, theory perspectives, possible data, methods and references.
  • *CV (max. 3 pages): include information on education, work experience, scientific and R&D work, publication list, and names of two references one of which should be your Msc supervisor.
  • *Summary of your MSc thesis (max. 2 pages).
  • *Diplomas, transcripts and up to three (3) letters of reference.
  • Full master’s thesis (or link to an online version in your CV). If your MSc project is ongoing, state your estimated finishing date in your CV and / or letter.
  • Up to five (5) scholarly and other relevant publications which the applicant wishes to include for assessment.
  • Other important documentation like results from language tests like TOEFL etc.

Original documents of the certificates/diplomas and transcripts of records or authenticated copies of the original documents with a stamp, date, and readable signature from a public office (e.g. university, college, or police) must be presented before appointment. Shortlisted candidates who has not yet done so may be asked to submit their master theses as well as additional documentation.

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be submitted in English.

Application deadline: 29.02.20.

Contact

For questions about the position:

For questions about the application process:

Campus Kristiansand

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

29th February 2020

Employer

University of Agder

Post expires on Saturday February 29th, 2020

PhD Research Fellow in International Business

About the position

Five 100% positions are available at the University of Agder, the School of Business and Law, as PhD Research Fellows in International Business for a period of three years. Depending on applicants’ profile and academic experience, some might be offered four years positions including 25% teaching or other tasks at the School of Business and Law. The positions are located at Campus Kristiansand. The starting date is in September 2020.

The School of Business and Law at the University of Agder is a high-grade AACSB -accredited business school in Norway. Our PhD programme is one of Europe’s leading programmes in the field of International Business. We offer our candidates generous funding and equip them with a global mindset and modern research skills. Our graduates find prestigious jobs within and outside academia and they publish in high ranked international journals. The programme includes around 50 candidates from across the globe working closely with their highly motivated supervisors. We have one of Europe’s best track records when it comes to finishing a PhD on time.

Responsibilities

To maintain and further strengthen the School of Business and Law’s strong position in the field of International Business, we will start up a new PhD-cohort. Priority may be given to projects involving more than one year at a partner and/or cotutelle university abroad. The project should be within the field of International Business, broadly defined. In addition, it is an advantage if the project is in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Candidates’ research interest should be linked to the competence and research focus of professors at the Department of Management or at other departments at the School of Business and Law. Please consult our web pages to get more information about professors available for PhD-supervision and their research focus (including proposed PhD-projects). Applicants are encouraged to get in touch with potential PhD-supervisors and discuss their research projects before submitting their applications.

Required qualifications

  • a master’s degree (300 ECTS including a master thesis) in a business school field like International Business, Management, Strategy, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Finance or Economics. Candidates who are in the closing stages of their master’s degree can apply 
  • fluent knowledge of English, both written and oral
  • for some of the positions fluency in a Scandinavian language might be required

A prerequisite for employment is that the candidate is to be admitted to UiA’s PhD programme at the School of business and law. 

Further, it is required that the candidates attend PhD-programme activities and actively participate in the school’s research environment. 

Accepted candidates from outside the European Union are required to secure needed Schengen visa in due time.

Further provisions relating to the positions as PhD Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

Desired qualifications

  • strong qualifications in applied research methods
  • a research proposal with strong academic potential
  • relevant experience in international business and/or research
  • emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s examination results, as well as any previous research activities and international experience

Personal qualities

  • ability to work in a goal-oriented, organised, focused and independent manner.
  • ability to handle stress and work with deadlines
  • good teamwork skills

Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.

Handelshøyskolen

Available supervisors

We offer

  • professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • a positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers 
  • fully covered travels to international conferences, courses etc. and additional scholarships for research stays abroad
  • membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 479 600 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

A good working environment is characterised by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews and possibly also testing and a hand-in exercise. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment.

Read more about the employment process.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right. 

In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English version of this description, the English version takes precedence.

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for this job”.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • certificates with grades, transcripts and letters of academic references
  • summary of the master’s thesis (max one page)
  • minimum two letters with academic references
  • project description with a maximum scope of four pages, including the reference list. The outline should present and discuss possible research questions, the relevance of the research, theory perspectives, possible data and methods
  • motivation letter including an explanation of why the research project fits within the field of International Business, suggested supervisor, availability for staying abroad at one of our partner institutions for a period of time, teaching and other academic experience and knowledge of a Scandinavian language (max one page)
  • complete list of scientific publications (if applicable)
  • if applicable, up to three scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals in full text
  • other important documentation like results from tests like GMAT/GRE/TOEFL etc.

Original documents of the certificates/diplomas and transcripts of records or authenticated copies of the original documents with a stamp, date, and readable signature from a public office (e.g. university, college, or police) must be presented before appointment. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to send in their master theses as well as additional documentation.

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.

Application deadline: 29 February 2020.

Contact

For questions about the position:

For questions about the application process:

  • Senior HR Advisor Anna Cecilie Eye Færavaag, tel. 38 14 24 14, mobile 974 29 499, e-mail anna.c.faravaag@uia.no
Campus Kristiansand

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

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Deadline

29th February 2020

Employer

University of Agder

Post expires on Saturday February 29th, 2020

PhD Research Fellow in Mechatronics

About the position

A 100 % position is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Engineering and Science as a PhD Research Fellow in Mechatronics, affiliated to the Department of Engineering Sciences, for a period of three years. The position is located, at the present, at Campus Grimstad. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.

The position is connected to the subject area – reliable power converters for modern mechatronic systems.

Modern mechatronics systems, e.g. winches and cranes, are increasingly complex due to electrification, using more power electronics and electric drives, in which power converters are the most important and vulnerable components in the system. Rapid development of power semiconductors (SiC, GaN) renders challenges in design and control of reliable power converters. To prevent failures, dynamic operation and health condition of power converters are currently controlled and monitored via physical sensors. Understanding stress on power modules would facilitate a reliable design of compact power converters. Novel control algorithms and converter topologies with reduced component stresses would be promising solutions to avoid failures and prolong the lifetime of power converters or modern mechatronics systems.

Responsibilities

This position will focus on one or two of the following directions: (i) novel design and control of reliable power converters with extended lifetime or reduced component stresses , (ii) Proposing appropriate algorithms to monitor dynamic operation and critical spots in power converters, (iii) fault ride-through capabilities of power converters or drives in the electrified mechatronic systems, (iv) incorporating living and remaining useful lifetime into a multi-objective control framework.

A close cooperation with other researchers working in the research theme on condition monitoring and power electronics, and other colleagues at the department is highly expected.

Required qualifications

Provisions relating to the positions as PhD Research Fellows can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

The applicant should have:

  • A solid academic background with a master’s degree in mechatronics, power electronics, electrical engineering, control or a similar/related field. This year’s  candidates/candidates who are in the closing stages of their master’s degree can also apply.
  • Good experience and/or background in power electronics, control, numerical modelling.
  • Programming in Python and Matlab.
  • Strong writing skills for research paper.

Good knowledge of English, both written and oral, is also required. Such evidence might be represented by the results of standard tests such as TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). The candidate’s language skills might also be assessed in a personal interview.

The applicant must submit an approved project description within three months of appointment. The PhD dissertation must be written in English.

A prerequisite for employment is that the candidate is to be admitted to UiA’s PhD programme in Engineering and Science, specialization in mechatronics.

Desired qualifications

It is highly expected that the candidate could speak Norwegian or another Scandinavian language, both written and oral, to have a close collaboration with the local industry.

Personal qualities

The position places great demands on the applicant’s capacity for independent goal -oriented work with a critical attitude. The Faculty is seeking candidates with good communication skills for communicating both with the industry, research partners and PhD colleagues. Further, relevant practical experience, personal qualities, suitability and good teamwork skills will also be emphasised.

Fakultet for teknologi og realfag

We offer

  • Professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
  • A positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
  • Modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers 
  • Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 479 600 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

A good working environment is characterised by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

Women are strongly encouraged to apply for the position. 

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

More about the employment process.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right. 

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for this job“.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • Certificates and certified transcripts for bachelor’s-, master’s degree. Applicants with foreign higher education must attach an official description of the grading system used at the issuing institution.
  • List and links of the applicant’s scientific publications, if any.
  • One-page summary of Master’s thesis
  • References (referee names and contacts)
  • A short tentative research proposal of not more than 2 pages, including reference list, highlighting the background and research for the intended study, that meets the above research directions.

Please do not submit large documents, like thesis or publications. If any additional information is required, the applicant will be informed later.

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English.

Application deadline: 21.02.19

Contact

For questions about the position:

For questions about the application process:

Campus Grimstad

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

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Deadline

21st February 2020

Employer

University of Agder

Post expires on Friday February 21st, 2020

PhD Research Fellows in Popular Music

About the positions

The University of Agder, Faculty of Fine Arts, invites applications for up to 6 positions as PhD Research Fellow in Popular Music at the Department of Popular Music for a period of three years, or four years with 25% required duties. At present, the position is located at Campus Kristiansand. Starting date by appointment.

The Faculty of Fine Arts is comprised of 3 departments; The Department of Popular Music, The Department of Classical Music and Music Education, and The Department of Visual Arts and Drama. The Faculty has approximately 550 students and 90 members of staff employed in academic positions. The Faculty of Fine Arts. The Faculty offers several Master’s- and bachelor’s programmes within fine arts, among them a Master’s in Electronic Music. The PhD programme has two specialisations, one within Popular Music Performance and one within “Art in context”.

The Department of Popular Music has highly qualified faculty with musicology supervision skills specialised within Popular music/popular music research. Also, the Department offers strong artistic competency within the field of Popular Music Performance, and members of staff with a vast domestic and international network. These will offer the PhD Research Fellow support in the academic field/working environment and as possible supervisors.

The Department of Popular Music has established the laptop as a separate principal instrument, and it has over the last 25 years developed a strong academic environment within music technology. The Faculty of Fine Arts has invested considerably in recording studios of high international standard.

Applications are welcome within the following areas:

A     Popular music performance

For the PhD Research Fellow, both artistic and theoretical PhD projects in the field of Popular Music Performance can be relevant focus areas. The “performative” in this respect can entail either the combination of artistic and scientific studies, where the PhD fellow for example carries out research on his/her own artistic practice, or a complete popular musicology study of performing musical practices.

Please note that the PhD – programme allows for two types of theses:

1.    A combined artistic-scientific thesis including both a written and a performing part

2.    A more traditional scientific study with the thesis consisting of either a text-based monography or articles, with the focus being on the performing part of popular music practices and performances

B      Electronic Music and Music Technology

The PhD research fellowship will be connected to the Department of Popular Music’s focus on electronic music and music technology. It is important that the Research Fellows work with digital media in their musical practice. Key issues are related to performance practices, musical and technological research, and the relation between the musically performative and the musically and artistically creative.

Please note that the PhD – programme allows for two types of theses:

1.    A combined artistic-scientific thesis including both a written and a performing part

2.    2.A more traditional scientific study with the thesis consisting of either a text-based monography or articles, with the focus being on the performing part of popular music practices and performances

C     The music teacher meets new music technology

Here, we welcome applicants who in their project descriptions thematise the following: Schools, cultural schools and higher education are challenged by the fact that the concept of musical instruments is changing when integrated with technology. Increasingly, both more musicians and students use for example PCs and tablets as instruments, which calls for the development of new teaching methods and didactics/methodology to meet this development.

D     Music and digitalization

The PhD research fellowship will be connected to the department’s focus and work on digital changes in the music industry. Relevant issues may be changed conditions for musicians and artists, new digital business models and cash flows, changes in the music industry and value chains, new formats and forms of distribution, or new digital ways of creating and collaborating when it comes to music.

The following pertains to all the positions:

It is a prerequisite for taking up the position that the Research Fellow is admitted to the university’s PhD – programme at the Faculty of Fine Arts, specialisation in Popular Music Performance. For more information: https://www.uia.no/en/studies2/phd-programmes/specialization-in-popular-music-performance

It is required that the appointee joins, and contributes to, one of the research groups at the Department of Popular Music and the Popular Music Research Unit (PMRU). Popular Music Research Unit is a research unit at the Department of Popular Music at the Faculty of Fine Arts that is established to organise the research groups and promote research activity in Popular music both domestically and internationally. Further information on the research groups and the Popular Music Research Unit is available here: https://www.uia.no/pmru

Required qualifications

Further provisions relating to the position as PhD Research Fellow can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

Applicants must hold a master’s degree/second degree level, or the equivalent in relevant master’s studies. For details on education requirements and prerequisite knowledge of Popular music, see the supplementary regulations for the PhD programme at the Faculty of Fine Arts https://www.uia.no/en/research/phd-programmes/regulations-related-to-phd-at-uia

This year’s candidates/candidates who are in the closing stages of their master’s degree can also apply. 

The working language at the University of Agder is Norwegian. In this position, Norwegian language skills are not required, but knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language is an advantage. A high level of proficiency in both oral and written English is required. Regarding English skills, please check here to see if an English test is required. Possible categories of applicants from particular countries may be exempted. Please note that the English test requirement applies to applicants from most countries according to the list mentioned above. No other tests will be approved, and certifications/statements cannot replace a test. Applicants from some countries must document their English proficiency through one of the following tests with the stated results or better:

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of 550 on the Paper-based Test (PBT), or 80 on the Internet based Test (iBT)
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing System, with a result of at least 6.0.

Additional evaluation of English language skills may be done during an interview

Desired qualifications

In the assessment process, considerable emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s project description. In addition, emphasis will be placed on examination results, the relevance of the academic background, and possible published works and documented development work.

Personal qualities

The position requires that the appointee has the ability to work in goal-oriented, organised, focused and independent manner. In the expert assessment, personal suitability and good teamwork skills will also be emphasised.

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We offer:

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 479 600 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

General information

A good working environment is characterised by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).

The Faculty of Fine Arts aspires to engage more women in top artistic-/scientific positions, and from a long-term perspective, women are encouraged to apply for the position.

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions. For employees in PhD Fellowship positions at the Faculty of Fine Arts, there is a duty of residence during the period of employment in accordance with regulations concerning academic positions in the state sector.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will conduct a reference check. Read more about the employment process.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right. 

In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English version of this description, the Norwegian version takes precedence.
 

Application

The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) are to be sent electronically. Use the link “Apply for this job”.

If you apply for more than one position (A,B,C and/or D), this should be explicitely stated in your application.

The following documentation must be uploaded electronically:

  • Curriculum Vitae (use the “standard CV” in the electronic application)
  • Certificates with grades for all education exceeding upper secondary level
  • Certificate from graduate studies, including a list of courses completed
  • For education from institutions outside of Norway, please include the official description of the grade system of the institution
  • Master’s thesis
  • Letters of reference
  • A full list of Academic work and/or Artistic development work
  • Academic work and/or Artistic development work (maximum 5)
  • Project description with a maximum scope of 5 pages, including reference list. The outline should present and discuss possible research questions, theory perspectives, methods, material, and a progress plan with stipulated expenses within the given framework of NOK 60 000 in total.

The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the closing date. All documentation must be available in a Scandinavian language or English. Translated material must be attested.

Application deadline: 02.02.20

Contact

For questions about the position:

For questions about the application process:

Campus Kristiansand

University of Agder

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for this job

Deadline

2nd February 2020

Employer

University of Agder

Post expires on Sunday February 2nd, 2020