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PhD Research Fellow in Acoustics

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PhD Research Fellow in Acoustics

There is a vacancy for a PhD Research Fellow in acoustics at the Department of Physics and Technology (IFT) at the University of Bergen (UiB). The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years  with employment from 1 September 2021.

The position is subject to financing by UiB grant under the Smart Ocean Centre for Research-based Innovation, hosted by UiB/IFT.

We offer an opportunity to join one of the leading research and innovation clusters within marine instrumentation and operations, in an exciting time for marine life, environment, and observation technologies. In a consortium counting about 20 research, industry and public partners, the Smart Ocean Centre focuses on flexible and cost-effective solutions for monitoring and management of a productive and healthy ocean.

The PhD candidate will be affiliated with the acoustics research group at UiB/IFT, building on 55 years of experience within experimental, theoretical, and numerical acoustics, currently making up a group of 27 people (permanent employees and emeriti, postdoctoral fellow, PhD and master students). The group focuses on fundamental research and collaborates with external partners on applications, with interests spanning a broad range of areas (including guided ultrasonic waves, ultrasonic fiscal flow measurement of oil and gas, marine/fisheries acoustics, distributed acoustic sensing, and material/fluid characterization). The group is closely linked to the newly established SFI Smart Ocean – Centre for Research-based Innovation. 

About the project/work tasks:

The United Nations has announced a decade of ocean science for sustainable development. This involves novel methodologies for monitoring of marine environments and constructions. The PhD project is part of the new Smart Ocean Centre. The overall aim of the Centre is to create a wireless observation system for multi-parameter monitoring of underwater environments and installations, based on a flexible and autonomous smart sensor network.

The PhD candidate will work on methodologies for distributed structural health monitoring (SHM) of offshore installations using ultrasound. Examples of structures of interest include offshore wind turbines and pipelines. In the PhD work the potentials of guided-ultrasonic-wave (GUW) methodologies will be explored in relation to distributed SHM on wind turbine monopiles. When exposed to strong cyclical wind-loads these can suffer severe stress, which over time causes a threat to the integrity of the structure and needs to be monitored. The potentials of GUW to cover large distances/areas as opposed to more local “point” measurements, will be investigated. The PhD work will involve laboratory experiments combined with mathematical-numerical modeling of acoustic wave propagation in the structure (e.g., using finite element modeling (FEM)), for optimization, testing, and to deepen the understanding.

The PhD work will be carried out in a cooperation with Centre partners, co-supervised by TSC Subsea and NORCE. The candidate is expected to participate in the guidance of master students in acoustics.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a master’s degree or equivalent education in physics or equivalent discipline or must have submitted his/her master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Experience from mathematical and numerical modelling in physics or equivalent discipline is a requirement.
  • Proficient skills in measurement physics laboratory work involving acquisition and processing of electronic signals, is a requirement.
  • Advanced programming skills is a requirement, e.g. using MATLAB.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and demonstrate good collaborative skills.
  • Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English.

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

Experience from one or several of the following areas is an advantage:

  • Good knowledge of acoustics (preferably ultrasonics).
  • Good knowledge of ultrasonic laboratory and/or field measurements
  • Good skills in numerical modelling in acoustics.
  • Experience from finite-element modelling of acoustic wave propagation in solid and fluid media (programming, use, or both), e.g. using COMSOL Multiphysics.
  • Experience from “structural health monitoring” (SHM) and/or “guided ultrasonic waves” (GUW).
  • Proficient skills in digital signal processing.
  • Good command of the Norwegian language.

About the PhD position (applies to university PhD positions):

About the PhD Research Fellow
The duration of the PhD Research Fellow is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time each year comprises required duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results.

The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a qualifying post (e.g. research fellow, research assistant).

About the research training
As a PhD Research Fellow, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. The deadline for applying for admission to the PhD programme at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is 2 months after you start your position or after the start of the research project that will lead to the PhD degree. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

We can offer:

  • a good and professionally stimulating working environment
  • salary at pay grade 54 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 10) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 482 200. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • a brief account of your research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • the names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • CV
  • transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. If you have not yet completed your master’s degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming that the master’s thesis has been submitted.
  • relevant certificates/references
  • approved documentation of proficiency in English (if required, cf. English language requirements for PhD admission)
  • a list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • any publications in your name

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge. Applications sent by email will not be evaluated.

General information:

For further details about the position, please contact Professor Per Lunde, Dept. of Physics and Technology, University of Bergen, e-mail: per.lunde@uib.no, tel. +47 99493901.

The University of Bergen is subjected to the regulation for export control system. The regulation can be applied in the processing of the applications.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

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Deadline

16th August 2021

Post expires on Monday August 16th, 2021

PhD in TV-production

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PhD position

Department of Information Science and Media Studies has a vacant position as PhD in TV-production. The position is for four years, of which 25% is allocated to duties at the Department, primarily for teaching at the BA program in TV-production.

About the Department                

Department of Information Science and Media Studies is a research oriented multidisciplinary department situated at the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Department has 35 permanent academic staff members,30 PhD and postdoc positions, and approximately 1200 students. Our TV-production staff is situated in the media cluster Media City Bergen, a vibrant environment of prominent national news media and production companies as well as internationally leading media tech companies. In Media City Bergen the Department offers BA and MA programs in TV-production, journalism and interaction design, as well as hosting the research centre MediaFutures and Center of investigative journalism in partnership with industry partners.

About the project/work tasks:

The field of TV production is undergoing major changes, not least as a result of the digitalization of culture and society that has profoundly transformed the basic conditions under which mediated content is produced, distributed, and experienced.

This calls for up-to-date, critical, and innovative research on how the medium of television is adapting to these developments.

We are currently seeking a PhD to investigate this changing landscape. The candidate will be member of the Media Aesthetics research group at the Department. The group’s research revolves around film, television, video games, comics and visual culture from analytical, theoretical, and historical perspectives. Based in the humanistic vein of media studies, the group’s members study the content and form of these and other media, their material expressions, their technologies, genres, and cultural values.

We are particularly interested in research projects that engage with the reconfigurations that digitisation have brought to television and screen-based media, for example:

  • Online distribution and exhibition
  • Formal or generic hybridity
  • Television and European documentary production
  • Craft and creativity in television production
  • Multimedia storytelling
  • Television aesthetics – the medium’s means of expression, conventions, and possibilities
  • Emergent audiovisual technologies, e.g. AR and VR
  • National broadcast sectors and the global tech industry
  • Television and conceptualization – the development of ideas, formats, concepts, scripts and the like (which may involve production studies)

TV production here is broadly defined, ranging from fiction to documentary and everything in between, and potentially includes anything that can be viewed on a television. Research projects may also investigate the intersections between television and online environments/social media, or its relationship to other areas/fields, like art, technology, or journalism.

We would also welcome candidates whose proposed research involves practice-based methodologies such as documentary making, videographic criticism (i.e. the production of audiovisual essays), or the use of emergent technologies to create (3D and immersive, AI, etc.), and whose thesis would combine practical and written elements.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • MA in media studies, television studies, films studies, or film/television production, screenwriting, or similar.
  • Applicants must have submitted the MA thesis for evaluation by the application deadline. The degree has to be obtained before employment.
  •  The requirements are generally a grade B or better on the Master thesis and for the master’s degree in total.
  •  As an applicant you should be able to work independently as well as have good abilities to collaborate.
  • Good knowledge of English, both written and oral is a prerequisite
  • High ambitions and enthusiasm for research and teaching  

About the PhD position:

The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time each year comprises required duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a recruitment position. 

About the PhD training: As a PhD research fellow, you will take part in the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, UiB. The programme corresponds to a period of three years and leads to the PhD degree. To be eligible for admission you must normally have an educational background corresponding to a master’s degree with a scope of 120 ECTS credits, which builds on a bachelor’s degree with a scope of 180 ECTS credits (normally 2 + 3 years), or an integrated master’s degree with a scope of 300 ECTS credits (5 years). Master’s degrees must normally include an independent work of a minimum of 30 ECTS credits. It is expected that the topic of the master’s degree is connected to the academic field to which you are seeking admission.

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary at pay grade 54 upon appointment (Code 1017) on the government salary scale (equivalent to NOK 482 200 per year). Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter including a brief account of your research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of them must be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or
  • equivalent thesis.
  • Research proposal
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • A list of academic publications
  • Academic publications that you want to submit for assessment (including your master’s thesis or equivalent)

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge following the link on this page marked “Apply for this job”.

Closing date: August 6, 2021. The application must be marked: 2021/5989

Applications submitted without a project description or applications sent as e-mails will not be considered. Only submitted documents will be subjected to an expert assessment.

General information:

Additional information about the position is obtainable by contacting Head of department Leif Ove Larsen, leif.larsen@uib.no

Appointed research fellows will be admitted to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Questions about the programme may be directed to Adviser-PhD: hanne.gravermoen@uib.no.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and three centres at Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments

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Deadline

6th August 2021

Post expires on Friday August 6th, 2021

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position: Ion Channel Biophysics

About The University of Bergen (UiB) 

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology (Sars Centre) is situated at the Marineholmen campus together with other research institutes at the University. The Sars Centre is partner with European Molecular Biological Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany and is organized directly under Rector at UiB.– Read more here.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position

There is a vacancy for a 3-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow position at the Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology (www.sars.no/) in the research group of Dr. Timothy Lynagh. The position is funded by Sars Centre core funding. The Sars Centre belongs to the University of Bergen, and is a partner of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) www.embl.de/. The place of work will be at the Sars Centre. The preferred starting time is between September 2021 – January 2022.

About the project/work tasks:

Work in the Lynagh group focuses on the evolution, function, and pharmacology of ligand-gated ion channels, receptors that mediate rapid communication between neurons, using molecular phylogenetics, mutagenesis, chemical biology, and electrophysiology. We are especially interested in invertebrate ion channels whose function is crucial to the evolution of the nervous system, and from which we can gain valuable biological and pharmacological insights. This project will focus on the biophysical characterization of such channels – both native and heterologous – using electrophysiology on whole cells and membrane patches. It is expected that the successful applicant also collaborates with other members of the workgroup, including students and postdocs.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a Ph.D. (at least equivalent to a Norwegian Ph.D.) in ion channel biophysics or a related field (e.g. neuroscience or pharmacology) or must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the Ph.D. has been awarded
  • Experience with patch clamp electrophysiology on cultured cells is essential
  • Evidence for proficiency in investigating ion channel biophysics is essential. This should come in the form of previous publications in respected peer-reviewed journals e.g. using patch clamp and heterologous expression to describe ion channel activation mechanisms or e.g. using patch clamp to describe the function/pharmacology of native ion channels
  • Experience in cell culture and molecular biology (e.g. site-directed mutagenesis and cloning) will be viewed favourably
  • Evidence for collaborating with others and teaching junior lab members will be viewed favourably
  • Some weekend duties may be required depending on project development, e.g for cell or animal culture
  • Proficient written and spoken English is essential, and evidence for communicating results effectively (e.g. writing articles, presenting work at conferences) will be viewed favourably
  • The application cover letter, in English, must explain your interest in this workgroup and how your skillset matches the position

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The position of postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The fixed-term period for this position is 3 years. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

Upon appointment, applicants must submit a project proposal for the qualifying work including a work schedule. It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 61 upon appointment (code 1352 / pay range 24, alternative 5), currently NOK 545.300 gross p.a. A higher salary may be offered to candidates with exceptional qualifications. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application in English must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be your main PhD supervisor
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • List of publications or other relevant scientific work

Please send your application with attachments electronically via JobbNorge by clicking on the button “Apply for this job”. The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge.Please note that applications will be assessed only with the information available in JobbNorge when the deadline expires. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all relevant attachments are submitted by the deadline.

Applications by e-mail only will not be considered.

Closing date for application: 28 June 2021.

General information:

Further information about the position can be obtained from Group Leader Dr. Timothy Lynagh, tlf +47 41368345, email: tim.lynagh@uib.no.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

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UiB – Knowledge that shapes society

Through robust and close interaction with the world around us – globally, nationally and locally – we shall be instrumental in building a society based on knowledge, skills and attitudes.

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Deadline

28th June 2021

Post expires on Monday June 28th, 2021

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position: Ion Channel Biophysics

About The University of Bergen (UiB) 

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology (Sars Centre) is situated at the Marineholmen campus together with other research institutes at the University. The Sars Centre is partner with European Molecular Biological Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany and is organized directly under Rector at UiB – Read more here.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position

There is a vacancy for a 3-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow position at the Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology (www.sars.no/) in the research group of Dr. Timothy Lynagh. The position is funded by Sars Centre core funding. The Sars Centre belongs to the University of Bergen, and is a partner of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) www.embl.de/. The place of work will be at the Sars Centre. The preferred starting time is July 2021.

About the project/work tasks:

Work in the Lynagh group focuses on the evolution, function, and pharmacology of ligand-gated ion channels, receptors that mediate rapid communication between neurons, using molecular phylogenetics, mutagenesis, chemical biology, and electrophysiology. We are especially interested in invertebrate ion channels whose function is crucial to the evolution of the nervous system, and from which we can gain valuable biological and pharmacological insights. This project will focus on the biophysical characterization of such channels – both native and heterologous – using electrophysiology on whole cells and membrane patches. It is expected that the successful applicant also collaborates with other members of the workgroup, including students and postdocs.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a Ph.D. (at least equivalent to a Norwegian Ph.D.) in ion channel biophysics or a related field (e.g. neuroscience or pharmacology) or must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the Ph.D. has been awarded
  • Experience with patch clamp electrophysiology on cultured cells is essential
  • Evidence for proficiency in investigating ion channel biophysics is essential. This should come in the form of previous publications in respected peer-reviewed journals e.g. using patch clamp and heterologous expression to describe ion channel activation mechanisms or e.g. using patch clamp to describe the function/pharmacology of native ion channels
  • Experience in cell culture and molecular biology (e.g. site-directed mutagenesis and cloning) will be viewed favourably
  • Evidence for collaborating with others and teaching junior lab members will be viewed favourably
  • Some weekend duties may be required depending on project development, e.g for cell or animal culture
  • Proficient written and spoken English is essential, and evidence for communicating results effectively (e.g. writing articles, presenting work at conferences) will be viewed favourably
  • The application cover letter, in English, must explain your interest in this workgroup and how your skillset matches the position

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The position of postdoctoral research fellow is a fixed-term appointment with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. The fixed-term period for this position is 3 years. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

Upon appointment, applicants must submit a project proposal for the qualifying work including a work schedule. It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 60 upon appointment (code 1352 / pay range 24, alternative 4), currently NOK 535.200 gross p.a. A higher salary may be offered to candidates with exceptional qualifications. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Applications in English must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be your main PhD supervisor
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • List of publications or other relevant scientific work

Please send your application with attachments electronically via JobbNorge by clicking on the button “Apply for this job”. The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge.Please note that applications will be assessed only with the information available in JobbNorge when the deadline expires. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all relevant attachments are submitted by the deadline.

Applications by e-mail only will not be considered.

Closing date for application: 5th March 2021.

General information:

Further information about the position can be obtained from Group Leader Dr. Timothy Lynagh, tlf +47 41368345, email: tim.lynagh@uib.no.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

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UiB – Knowledge that shapes society

Through robust and close interaction with the world around us – globally, nationally and locally – we shall be instrumental in building a society based on knowledge, skills and attitudes.

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Deadline

5th March 2021

Post expires on Friday March 5th, 2021