Sunday, June 13, 2021

Postdoc in Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Waste and Resource Systems

 


Wishing to join forces with one of the internationally leading research groups within life cycle assessment modeling of waste management systems and technologies? Here is an opportunity to be part of our group and contribute with state-of-the-art assessment modeling, e.g. involving environmental life cycle assessment, life cycle costing, material flow analysis, and circularity analysis, with focus on resource circularity and circular economy. We work on a wide range of waste types and fractions, e.g. food waste, plastic, metals, textiles, and mixed residual waste, from the perspective of individual technologies to full systems.

Our studies are centered around the leading life cycle assessment model EASETECH (www.easetech.dk) and material flow analysis principles. We provide in-depth and well-documented studies that continuously pushes the boundaries for life cycle assessment of waste. We seek 1 or 2 Postdocs for our groups. We want you to be our new colleague.  

Responsibilities and qualifications
You are a responsible, organized and structured person with state-of-the-art and documented experience within consequential life cycle assessment modeling of waste systems, waste technologies, and circular economy solutions such as recovery, recycling and utilization. You should have solid experience with inventory data collection and modeling, data quality and uncertainty analysis, and robust interpretation of results.

We expect the successful candidate to take responsibility for externally funded research projects, contribute as key contact to external partners, ensure deliverables of high quality, as well as contribute to knowledge sharing in the group, co-supervision of student projects, teaching and external dissemination. Experience with EASETECH is considered a benefit.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The period of employment is 1-2 years, as agreed. Potential extension may be possible beyond this.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Thomas Fruergaard Astrup, thas@env.dtu.dk. Please clearly state the position title when contacting. 


You can read more about DTU Environment at www.env.dtu.dk/english.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.  

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 6 July 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application and motivation (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Scientific outline of experiences with environmental life cycle assessment of waste technologies and systems (e.g. study types/technologies/waste fractions, modelling approaches, software modelling tools, data collection, etc.)

A ll interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

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Apply for the job at DTU Environment by completing the following form.

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PhD Scholarship in Resilient Situational Awareness through Distributed Sensing in GNSS-denied Environment and with Limited Communication Capabilities

 

If you have the ambition of becoming an expert in resilient operation of autonomous systems and you are searching for an internationally leading scientific environment where to thrive, then look no further.

At DTU Electrical Engineering, Automation and Control Group (AUT), you will research at the absolute forefront of cyber-resilient autonomous systems and will have the opportunity to break new ground in several research areas as fault-tolerant sensor fusion, cooperative estimation and control of multi-agent systems. You will access world-class research infrastructure to experimentally demonstrate your theoretical achievements. You will also be instrumental for establishing an international collaboration with Aalto Center for Autonomous Systems, where you will have the possibility of being a visiting researcher. 

Scope of PhD project: Continuous monitoring of cyber-physical critical infrastructure is paramount to achieve early detection of potentially disruptive events (natural or malicious). Autonomous multi-agent systems can supply such monitoring function by enabling the deployment of a distributed sensing network to collect diverse data streams. The merging of such data generates a so-called situational awareness about the state of the infrastructure. If one or more autonomous agents feed erroneous information into the situational awareness, then misleading conclusions could be reached, and unnecessary, or even damaging, accommodation actions could be taken to secure the critical infrastructure. The PhD project researches the development of a resilient distributed situational awareness system able to withstand erroneous data feeds from one or more agents. 

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your overall focus will be to strengthen AUT’s competences within distributed fault-tolerant sensor fusion and constrained optimization for motion planning towards the development of cyber-resilient networks of autonomous systems for monitoring of critical infrastructures. You will research theoretical methods and demonstrate them experimentally on study cases featuring aerial surveillance of ship-shore operations, built in close collaboration with industry leaders.

Your primary tasks will be:

  • Perform internationally relevant research in the areas of distributed multi-modal sensor fusion, fault-tolerant state estimation, cooperative estimation in multi-agent systems, motion planning for multi-agent systems
  • Publish novel research results in leading scientific journals, and present your research work at international conferences and workshops
  • Engage with industry leaders to define the study cases for the experimental verification of developed methods
  • Implement developed methods and algorithms in multi-rotor drones, and perform experimental work to verify and validate them
  • Co-supervise BSc and MSc projects within the research spectrum of the PhD project
  • Support teaching activities at MSc level for courses in the areas of control theory, robotics and autonomous systems

Your profile meets the following qualifications (documented through course, project or research work):

  • You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree
  • You have a major in control theory, or robotics or autonomous systems
  • You have good knowledge of control and estimation theory for (at least) linear dynamical systems
  • You have good knowledge of fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control
  • You have good knowledge of motion planning for dynamical systems
  • You have familiarity with the integration and use of sensing devices within automated systems
  • You have experience with implementing, deploying and testing software modules for robotic systems in one or more of these development environments: Matlab, Python or ROS
  • You are result-oriented, proactive and able to work independently
  • You are fluent in English both in writing and in speaking

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide

Assessment
The assessment of the candidates will be done through a two-stage interview process assessing the technical qualifications and personal profile. Associate professor Roberto Galeazzi in close collaboration with relevant colleagues and DTU HR Department will perform the assessment. 

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. 

Expected start of employment is 1 September 2021.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from associate professor Roberto Galeazzi, rg@elektro.dtu.dk.


You can read more about DTU Electrical Engineering at www.elektro.dtu.dk.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 4 July 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here – in the right hand column)
  • A research plan (max two A4 pages) highlighting the specific research actions that the candidate envisages to perform to achieve the project objective. 
  • Documentation (reports, articles, personal webpages) demonstrating the technical competences aforementioned

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Automation and Control group performs research and teaching in automation technology, control theory, robotics and autonomous systems at DTU. The group has 54 affiliated researchers and other employees. Please read more about the Automation and Control group on http://www.aut.elektro.dtu.dk/

DTU Electrical Engineering educates students within electrical engineering technologies. We offer studies at BEng, BSc, MSc, and PhD levels, and participate in joint international programmes. We conduct excellent research within acoustic technologies, electromagnetic systems, electronics, autonomous systems, robotic technologies, digital energy solutions, interconnected energy systems, electric energy technologies, and not least electrification in many respects. Our Department has more than 200 members of staff.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

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Apply no later than 4 July 2021
Apply for the job at DTU Electrical Eng by completing the following form.

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Postdoc within Lactic Acid Bacteria Biology and Microfluidics Screening

 


The postdoc project will be a part of a collaboration between DTU in Lyngby and a large industrial partner. The main part of the project will be conducted at DTU Food in the research group of Microbial Biotechnology and Biorefining. The 2 year period will include experiments that might be conducted at the industrial partner’s premises.

You will work in close collaboration with other researchers and laboratory technicians in the group as well as scientists from our external partner, and will participate in the daily supervision of student projects. 

As postdoc, you will work with starter cultures using plant-derived lactic acid bacteria for plant-based dairy alternatives by applying new types of screening technology and method development for microfluidics and flow cytometryThe research will additionally focus on experimental droplet screening and assay design, NGS sequencing and microbial community analysis.

The team’s overarching focus is to support the major trends with new technological solutions that will shape the food industry in the future within the area of non-dairy (vegan) alternatives. This is in order to reduce the carbon footprint of foods and provide sustainable food production where plant fermentation may provide health benefits, longer shelf life and safer food products. 

Responsibilities and qualifications
The position involves research, publication, laboratory work and student supervision as well as teaching. The postdoc will take part in an industrial collaborative project. Additionally the candidate will also support the team in general ranging from basic to applied research as well as increasing the size of the in-house  lactic acid bacterial strain collection.

  • You will be responsible for developing the team’s capabilities within the fields of flow cytometry and/or microfluidics for screening environmental samples but also development of relevant functional assays.
  • You will contribute to further development of the research field in the team and in particular engage in enhancing the team’s competences within this field.
  • You will be in involved in expanding our in-house microbial strain collection.
  • The candidate will be engaged in research, supervision and innovation related to food microbiology.
  • The candidate will be involved in fundraising, and will be the main person involved in the collaboration with our industrial partner.
  • You will be involved in writing scientific publications and presenting at conferences both at national and international level.

Candidates with below qualifications will be preferred: 

  • Hold a PhD degree (or equivalent), within the field of life science with in for example Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry or Bioengineering Background.
  • Have a high motivation for research excellence
  • Academic qualifications within microbial screening and assay design, sequencing and microbial community analysis.
  • Have solid research experience in the field of flow cytometry and/or microfluidics
  • Have in depth experience with various in silico analysis and bioinformatics 
  • Experience with mass spectrometry techniques for species identification will be preferred.
  • Have international experience and a good written and spoken English.
  • Be interested in contributing to teaching at DTU, as well as contributing to supervision of student projects

Assessment
In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:

  • Thorough experience in assay development
  • Specific experience within the field of food microbiology
  • Willingness to teach and supervise/educate DTU students
  • Innovative skills and the ability to generate new ideas
  • The ability to promote and utilize research results
  • Experience in teaching at university level
  • Social and team sprit
  • Research impact and experience
  • International impact and experience
  • Communication skills
  • Experience in funding and fundraising

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university that is globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. 

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here

The position is for 2 years.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Scientist Claus Heiner Bang- Berthelsen, tel.: +45 2986 6900.

You can read more about DTU Food on www.food.dtu.dk

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 4 July 2021 (Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Food (The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark) works within six technical focus areas: Biotechnology, nutrition, food quality, food safety, food technology and environment & human health. Activities cover a wide range of food products throughout the entire food chain from farm to table, comprising both research activities and research-based consulting and teaching. 

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

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Apply no later than 4 July 2021
Apply for the job at DTU Food by completing the following form.

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