Friday, April 30, 2021

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

 


The University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is a dynamic multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to developing technology to alleviate societal problems in the areas of health, energy, manufacturing and environmental sustainability. AIBN brings together the skills of more than 450 world-class researchers complimented by an extensive suite of integrated facilities, working at the intersection of biology, chemistry, engineering and computer modelling.

With a reputation for delivering translational science, AIBN conducts research at the forefront of emerging technologies, and has developed strong collaborations with leading members of industry, academia and government. AIBN goes beyond basic research to develop the growth of innovative industries for the benefit of the Queensland and Australian economies.

About This Opportunity

As Postdoctoral Research Fellow, you will conduct research as a part of the ARC Laureate fellowship awarded to Professor Alan Rowan, in collaboration with the group of Professor Kristofer Thurecht (CAI) with the main focus of studying the biodistribution characteristics of semiflexible polyisocyanopeptide-based polymers. In addition, you will focus your efforts on developing your expertise and emerging research profile in the disciplines of polymer synthesis, characterisation and material biodistribution animal studies. At this level the incumbent will be supported and guided by more senior academic staff with the expectation of an increasing degree of autonomy over time.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will hold a PhD (or progress towards PhD) in the area of polymer science, chemistry or related discipline. In addition, experience in small molecule chemical synthesis, techniques related to polymer science and characterisation, as well as conducting animal studies focused on material’s biodistribution and their data evaluation will be integral to the success of this role. A strong desire to conduct meaningful research, aimed towards making high-impact findings and publications is also essential. Your excellent communications, interpersonal and organisational skills will see you excel in this role.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

What We Can Offer

This is full time, fixed term position for up to 12 months at Academic Level A.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $70,729.74 - $94,637.91 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $82,753.80 -$110,726.35 per annum.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

 Download File 514010_Postdoctoral Research Fellow_PD.pdf

Questions?

To discuss this role please contact Professor Alan Rowan or  Dr Jan Lauko .

For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Selection criteria responses addressing each of the selection criteria
  • Resume

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

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Advertised: 29 Apr 2021
Applications close: 13 May 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

PhD student position in Development of novel catalysts for green chemical production

 

In this project the main objective is to reduce the CO2 footprint of important specialty chemicals. This will be done by developing innovative catalysts for efficient processes as well as using green feedstocks. This position will enable combining detailed catalysis research with a close collaboration with industry.

Project description
This position is at the Chemical Engineering division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering department at Chalmers. We have a wide range of experience and work both experimentally and with modeling. We have a long tradition of working with both fundamental scientific questions and applied problems together with industry. This position is within the unit for Chemical Process and Reaction Engineering. In addition, the position will be included in the Centre for Chemical Process Engineering (CPE) and Competence Centre for Catalysis (KCK). This project is conducted together with Perstorp, which is a leading company for specialty chemicals. A close collaboration between Perstorp and Chalmers in the project is critical.

Perstorp is today producing many specialty chemicals that are important for our society. This research project, funded from Industriklivet, is focusing on producing chemicals with lower CO2 footprint, by using more efficient processes as well as green feedstocks.

Major responsibilities
The project will focus on developing novel catalysts. The catalyst will be tested in high pressure reactors. The catalysts will be thoroughly characterized using for example XRD, BET, SEM, TEM, TPR, TPD, DRIFT and XPS. We are currently recruiting a PhD student to the project.

The position will involve reporting current research results in both written and oral form as well as authoring scientific research publications.  

Also teaching in Chemical Engineering courses up to 20% of the time is included.

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

Qualifications
To qualify for this position, we would like you to have a master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in Chemical Engineering or similar. Experience in reactor experiments and catalysis is meritorious.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20210150 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 30th April, 2021

For questions, please contact:
Professor Louise Olsson
E-mail: louise.olsson@chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31-772 4390

Professor Derek Creaser
E-mail: derek.creaser@chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 772 30 23

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Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

 


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PhD student position in Deep Learning for Predicting Poverty from Satellite Images

 


The Data Science and AI division at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering is recruiting a PhD student for a project in Observatory of Poverty, within the research project Observatory of Poverty, funded by the Swedish Research Council (SRC).

Information about the research and the project
About 900 million people — one-third in Africa — live in extreme poverty. Operating on the assumption that life in impoverished communities is fundamentally so different that it can trap people in cycles of deprivation (‘poverty traps’), major development agencies have deployed a stream of development projects to break these cycles (‘poverty targeting’). However, scholars are currently unable to answer questions such as in what capacity do poverty traps exist; to what extent do these interventions release communities from such traps — as they are held back by a data challenges.

There is a lack of geo-temporal poverty data; this project will develop new methods to produce such data. Consequently, the aim of this project is to identify to what extent African communities are trapped in poverty and explain how competing development interventions alter these communities’ prospects to free themselves from deprivation. To achieve this aim, the project will tackle the following objectives:

Obj1: To train learning algorithms to identify poverty from satellite images, of African communities over time and space, quarterly, from 1984 to 2020.
Obj2: To examine how World Bank (WB) development programs versus Chinese programs, select African communities, and how these affect communities’ chances of breaking the cycle of deprivation (using the data of Obj1).
Obj3: To develop theories of the varieties of poverty traps by examining the extent to which these traps lurk in different social contexts that shape both local governance and public-service provisioning, and how these contexts may be more or less important for Chinese- or WB-styled projects.
Obj4: To create a statistical package—PovertyMachine—that enables us, and other scholars, to produce poverty estimates (Obj1) and conduct comparative program evaluations (Obj2 and Obj3).

The doctoral student is expected to pursue research mainly related to the project’s first and fourth objectives.

The project is a collaboration between Chalmers University of Technology, the Department of Sociology, University of Gothenburg, and the Institute for Analytical Sociology, Linköping University. Accordingly, although the student will pursue a PhD in machine learning within computer science and engineering at Chalmers, this person expected to have an interest in social-scientific issues and interdisciplinary research.

Major responsibilities
Your main responsibility as a PhD student is to pursue your doctoral studies within the framework of the outlined research project. You will be enrolled in a graduate program in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. You are expected to develop your own ideas and communicate scientific results orally as well as in written form. In addition, the position includes 20% departmental work, mostly as a teaching assistant in Chalmers' undergraduate and masters-level courses or performing other departmental tasks.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

Qualifications
To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master's-level degree, or a four-year bachelor's degree, corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in computer science, mathematics, signal processing, physics or related field at the time of start and experience in machine learning. The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of Swedish is not a prerequisite for applying since English is our working language.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20210166 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 1st May, 2021

For questions, please contact:
Adel Daoud, CSE DSAI daoud@chalmers.se
Fredrik Johansson, CSE DSAI, fredrik.johansson@chalmers.se

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 
   


Information about the department
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is a joint department at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, with activities on two campuses in the city of Gothenburg. The department has around 270 employees from over 30 countries. Our research has a wide span, from theoretical foundations to applied systems development. We provide high quality education at Bachelor's, Master's and graduate levels, offering over 120 courses each year. We also have extensive national and international collaborations with academia, industry and society.


Our aim is to actively improve our gender balance in both our department and division. We therefore strongly encourage female applicants for our positions. As an employee at Chalmers and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, you are given the opportunity to contribute to our active work within the field of equality and diversity. We are working broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. For more information, visit our website. 

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

 


 

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PostDoc position in synthetic organic chemistry

 

Andréasson research group at the Division of Chemistry and Biochemistry now invites applications for a PostDoc position (2-year position) in the field of synthetic organic chemistry. The main research objectives for the PostDoc will be to synthesize novel molecular probes for fluorescence microscopy. The daily work will be performed at Chalmers University of Technology, in close collaboration with the Department of Chemistry & Molecular Biology at University of Gothenburg, conveniently located in the same building. Depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate, functional characterization/validation of the synthesized compounds using UV-vis/fluorescence spectroscopy and fluorescence microscopy may be included in the work.

The division and the research group
The secret life of molecules is the main theme of our research and teaching at the Division of Chemistry and Biochemistry. We are studying how small and large molecules can be produced, their interaction with one another in material or in living cells, and how they can capture and convert energy. The projects are chosen to fulfill the requirements of the highest scientific standard, and the know-how they create on a molecular level is generally of importance for solving many advanced problems as well as for future practical applications. The span of potential applications is extremely wide: from life sciences to materials sciences.

Andréasson research group is focusing on the synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of molecular photoswitches (photochromic molecules). Today, the main focus is on how to gain photonic control of energy transfer (FRET) reactions in these systems, which in turn will change the fluorescent properties. We use this scheme for many different applications, and the successful candidate will partake in a project aiming at boosting the performance in fluorescence microscopy by cleverly designed photochromic constructs.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. More specifically, the main task will be to assist in the design and to perform the synthesis of the target compounds. Depending on your previous qualifications, you may also partake in the subsequent validation using fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy. The position could also include supervising master's and/or PhD students to a certain extent.

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

Qualifications
To qualify for this postdoc position, you should have a doctoral degree in organic chemistry or an equivalent education; the degree should generally not be older than three years. Previous postdoc experience is meritorious.

The following qualifications are meritorious: Experience in multistep synthesis, synthesis of bioactive molecules, synthesis of photochromic compounds, UV-vis/fluorescence spectroscopy, and fluorescence microscopy.

It is very important for the successful candidate to be able to communicate efficiently in written and spoken English. Swedish is not a requirement but Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20210198 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 20 May, 2021

For questions, please contact:
Professor Joakim Andréasson, Division of Chemistry and Biochemistry
a-son@chalmers.se, +46(0)31-7722838.

Anna Holmqvist Dahl, HR Partner
anna.holmqvistdahl@chalmers.se, +46 (0)31 772 2166

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 
   



Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!    


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PostDoc position in UV/vis- and fluorescence spectroscopy/microscopy

 


Andréasson research group at the Division of Chemistry and Biochemistry now invites applications for a PostDoc position (2-year position, full time research scholarship) in the field of UV/vis- and fluorescence spectroscopy/microscopy. The main research objectives for the PostDoc will be the functional characterization/validation of novel photochromic compounds using UV-vis/fluorescence spectroscopy and multiphoton microscopy. The daily work will be performed at Chalmers University of Technology, in close collaboration with the Department of Chemistry & Molecular Biology at University of Gothenburg, conveniently located in the same building.

The division and the research group
The secret life of molecules is the main theme of our research and teaching at the Division of Chemistry and Biochemistry. We are studying how small and large molecules can be produced, their interaction with one another in material or in living cells, and how they can capture and convert energy. The projects are chosen to fulfill the requirements of the highest scientific standard, and the know-how they create on a molecular level is generally of importance for solving many advanced problems as well as for future practical applications. The span of potential applications is extremely wide: from life sciences to materials sciences.

Andréasson research group is focusing on the synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of molecular photoswitches (photochromic molecules). Today, the main focus is on how to gain photonic control of energy transfer (FRET) reactions in these systems, which in turn will change the fluorescent properties. We use this scheme for many different applications, and the successful candidate will partake in a project aiming at boosting the performance in fluorescence microscopy by cleverly designed photochromic constructs.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. More specifically, the main tasks will be to assist in the design and to perform the spectroscopy/microscopy validation of the target compounds. UV/vis- and fluorescence spectroscopy together with multiphoton microscopy will be the major experimental techniques. The position could also include supervising master's and/or PhD students to a certain extent.

Contract terms
Full time research scholarship. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

Qualifications
The applicant for this PostDoc position should have a PhD degree in physical chemistry, biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, or an equivalent education. The degree should generally not be older than three years.

Mandatory experience and skills:
-UV/vis- and fluorescence spectroscopy (steady-state and time-resolved techniques)
-Multiphoton microscopy
-Ability to communicate efficiently in written and spoken English.

Meritorious experience and skills:
-Experience in working with photochromic compounds.
-Experience in studying energy transfer (FRET) reactions.
-Experience in working with living cells.
-Previous PostDoc experience.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20210208 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 20 May, 2021

For questions, please contact:
Professor Joakim Andréasson, Division of Chemistry and Biochemistry
a-son@chalmers.se, +46(0)31-7722838

Anna Holmqvist Dahl, HR Partner
anna.holmqvistdahl@chalmers.se, +46 (0)31 772 2166

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 
   



Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!    



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Postdoctoral position in hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites for lighting

 

Do you want to perform basic research on materials for next-generation energy technologies, using the latest methods at international large-scale photon and neutron sources, and develop further into a skilled researcher with attractive career opportunities? Then you should apply for this exciting postdoc position.

Project description
Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites (HOIPs) exhibit light absorbing and emitting properties, due to electronic excitations, and have attracted enormous attention in the last decade, mostly due to their easy fabrication and huge promise for use in solar cells and light emitting diodes. However, a low stability towards heat and moisture are a big hindrance for using these materials in practical devices. The search for more robust HOIPs has recently shifted the focus to lower dimensional systems, but the underlying mechanisms of the electronic excitations remain unclear.

The aim of this postdoc project is to provide crucial contributions to this important problem by unlocking new fundamental understanding of the coupling between local structure, dynamics and luminescence. Special emphasis is laid on the investigation of local structural properties, using a combination of steady-state structural probes as well as time-resolved spectroscopy and diffraction. The work will be conducted in collaboration with other research groups, at Chalmers and in other countries. Specifically, the postdoc is expected to collaborate with PhD students already present in the group and that focus on neutron scattering studies of the dynamical nature of HOIPs. As part of the responsibilities, the postdoc may, apart from his/her own research, be as well collaborating with several researchers in neighboring subject areas.

The division and the research group
The postdoc will be part of the group of Prof. Maths Karlsson at the Division of Energy and Materials at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Our research, at the interface between physics and materials science, focuses on investigations of structure and dynamics of functional inorganic materials. The overall aim is to develop a deeper understanding of the coupling between materials' functional properties, such as ionic conductivity and luminescence, and their atomic-scale structure and dynamics. The primary tools to this end involve the use of large-scale photon and neutron sources around the world, as well as optical techniques at Chalmers. Most of the work is done in collaboration with several national as well as international research colleagues. For further information about our research group, please see our poster describing some of our research:

https://www.chalmers.se/SiteCollectionImages/Energi%20och%20%20material/Maths%20forskning3.png

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1) with the possibility for extension.

Qualifications
To qualify for the position, you must have completed a PhD in Experimental Materials Science, Physics, or a related discipline, at the time of appointment. In practice, this means you already have a PhD or you will be finishing your PhD studies in the near future. The degree should generally not be older than three years.

We are looking for a person with experience from fundamental research on inorganic phosphors and/or hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites. Experience in standard optical techniques, such as photoluminescence spectroscopy and/or thermoluminescence spectroscopy is a must, while experience on time-resolved (pump and probe) techniques, and/or in the synthesis of novel inorganic or hybrid organic-inorganic phosphors is an asset.

To be successful, you need to be highly motivated, independent, and have high analytical, social, and communicational skills. Highest standards of research ethics are a must. Excellent knowledge of English, written and spoken, is also required. With this set, we offer unique opportunities for top notch basic research pertaining to technologically important materials and career development.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20210214 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 27 May, 2021

For questions, please contact:
Dr. Maths Karlsson, Energy and Materials
maths.karlsson@chalmers.se

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 
   



Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!    



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Postdoctoral fellow in the field of remote sensing, land use and scenario building

 

The Postdoc-position is placed at the Division of Environmental Systems Analysis (ESA) which conducts research in the field of innovation and sustainability studies and assessment of environmental impact of technologies. The division has around 35 staff members with diverse expertise, including engineering, natural and social scientists.

The time of the postdoc position (approx 1,5 years) will be shared between a specific research project (2/3 of the time) and contributing to the buildup of remote sensing and GIS-applications skills at the division (1/3 of the time).

The research project is based on work within a multi- and transdisciplinary research group that over the past decade has worked together in related projects in Burkina Faso. The aim of the current project is to i) quantify net primary production (NPP) assets of three key land components; crops, trees and grasses ii) develop a system to scale up NPP monitoring to the national level using freely available high-resolution satellite data and open source software, iii) build scenarios for future NPP supply and demand based on our NPP-review, population forecasts, climate scenarios and information from land users, and iv) interact with land users and policyholders in meeting arenas to evaluate scenarios, obstacles and ways forward.

The contributions to the remote sensing and GIS capacity buildup at ESA will aim for both a general introduction for interested users (“GIS-for-dummies”) and support to ongoing projects applying remote sensing and GIS-methods on more advanced levels. The intention is to make the approach more available for a wider group of ESA-researchers. We therefore foresee contributions to a short-course and to a seminar series where general questions regarding methods and techniques are covered. 

Major responsibilities
The post-doc tasks within the research project intends to drive the work with analysis and modeling of high-resolution and freely available satellite data, as well as the field data of biomass that we are now collecting in Burkina Faso.

As a post-doc, you will mainly work in the following areas:
• Analyze the seasonal plant dynamics of crops, trees and grasses in parklands with time series of satellite data (e.g., Sentinel-2), relate this to NPP, and use this knowledge in the development of an automated monitoring system.
• Analyze the satellite image products together with field data from our inventories to see at what level of certainty we can map and monitor NPP at national level.
• Keep in touch and collaborate with others in the research group as well as participate in the presentation of results and article writing.

The work on the division capacity buildup will focus on:
• The arrangement of a short introductory course at the division.
• The organising of a seminar series exploring possibilities for the application of GIS-methods in the research areas of the division.
• Assist in application writing for explorative research projects.

Qualifications
The research project tasks require a person with a PhD-degree in natural or social science in related fields with a great deal of interest in, and experience of handling as well as analyzing "big data", of which satellite time series is an example. This in turn requires good knowledge in coding with programming languages such as Python or JavaScript, or extensive experience of working with script-based programs such as R or MATLAB. The task is important for the entire project and thus requires continuous communication with other project members. For the tasks in the division GIS-capacity buildup a good overview of methods and software possibilities together with a pedagogical interest is required.

These tasks thus require basic knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) and management of geographical data. Openness for other research areas, perspectives and flexibility together with good communicative skills are important.

Merits
• Experiences of international and multidisciplinary research collaboration;
• Competence in development issues;
• Knowledge in agriculture and /or forestry;
• Language skills in French.

Great emphasis is placed on personal suitability.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to approximately 1,5 years.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20210217 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 1 June, 2021

For questions, please contact:
Associate Professor Madelene Ostwald
E-mail: madelene.ostwald@chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 7869311

Senior Researcher Hans Hellsmark
E-mail: hans.hellsmark@chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 7728160

Information about the department
The Department of Technology Management and Economics broadly researches the interaction between technology development, industrial systems, society, people and the environment. Our research is linked to several of Chalmers' Areas of Advance and is embedded within Chalmers Initiative for Innovation and Sustainability Transitions and linked to the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV). 

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 
   



Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!    


 

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Postdoc in Gender, Energy and Policy

 


We are recruiting a two-year postdoc in the area of policy for inclusive and sustainable energy use. The work is positioned within the broad theoretical fields of social science energy studies, gender and energy, and sustainable energy transitions. The candidate will evaluate existing policy frameworks, propose new data collection instruments and provide recommendations for policy.

Information about the research and the division
The position is funded by the Swedish Energy Agency and part of a Task within the International Energy Agency's Technology Collaboration Programme on Energy users. For more information about this Task, see here. You will be part of the Chalmers' team that is leading the Task, and contribute to primarily two subtasks of the overall collaboration. First, undertaking comparative institutional and policy analysis in Sweden and other countries that are part of the task, and second, methodological development with a focus on household survey design and implementation. You will also support a scoping study on the state-of-the-art in gender and energy policy, and engage in interdisciplinary exchanges with researchers from all six research teams. The Task has a shared basis in intersectional gender theory, and involves social scientists and engineers. Research is transdisciplinary with emphasis on stakeholder interaction and dialogue. The aim is to identify and contribute to best practice in research and policy making. In this collaborative environment, you will contribute own skills and expertise, and acquire additional skills and knowledge, not the least on how to bridge disciplinary boundaries and communicate effectively with stakeholders outside academia.

The position is a full-time, fully funded, temporary employment of two years, during which you are expected to work according to the team's joint work plan and contribute to key deliverables. It is placed at the Division of Environmental Systems Analysis (ESA) at the Department of Technology Mangement and Economics (TME). ESA conducts systems-oriented interdisciplinary research to find more sustainable technology solutions and to find ways to transform technology systems to better meet the environmental and resource constraints society faces. Our work is challenge-driven and cross-disciplinary, with a common systems-based approach. Our division has around 40 staff and faculty members, including engineers, social and natural science researchers. It is a dynamic and inclusive research environment with friendly atmosphere and cutting-edge research in multiple areas. 

Major responsibilities
The main responsibilities of the post doc is to support deliverables in the program, in particular make a contribution to the scoping study, conduct country comparative policy analysis, contribute to development of new household survey instruments and analyze data from a large international survey. You will be responsible for the empirical work and expected to communicate results by writing scientific articles, program reports and presenting orally at seminars and conferences.

We are seeking a candidate with specialist skills related to the topic and interest in further enhancing these and acquiring new skills. There will be good opportunities for meriting yourself for a senior position in academia but also, for acquiring policy relevant knowledge and networks outside academia.

You will be based in Sweden but conduct data collection in an international context, with some international travel for research exchanges and data collection. The case studies will involve text analysis, interviews, participation in workshops and stakeholder interaction. The Survey design and analysis will involve development of a new questionnaire, with rounds of testing. The analysis part involves statistical analysis of household data from a partner organisation, involving thousands of respondents. For a candidate who have not conducted such analysis previously, we expect that you undertake training and acquire necessary methodological skills.

We offer the possibility to develop a multitude of skills in a supportive environment. There are opportunities to engage in teaching and supervision, as well as the possibility to take courses at advanced level. You will be involved in various project-related activities, thus receiving a varied on-the-job training.

Qualifications
The general qualifications are a PhD in a relevant social science field of study, including (but not restricted to) political science, economics, science and technology studies, energy systems studies, gender studies, innovation studies, or human geography. The degree should generally not be older than three years. You should have published in high quality academic journals and have proven expertise in at least one of the main themes of gender analysis, energy use patterns, energy policy, or questionnaire design, and be interested in contributing to policy evaluation and development.

We seek a candidate who is intellectually curious and possesses good analytical skills. You have skills in multiple methods, knowing how to conduct qualitative text analysis, interviews and case study research. Experience or expertise in quantitative analysis of survey data is a strong merit. You should have ability to engage with new concepts, ideas and other scientific disciplines. You should also be self-propelled and know how to structure your work, with ability to work well independently for shorter periods, and in a team where participants have complementary skills. You have good social and communication skills, are a keen listener and interested in frequent interaction with people outside academia, especially in conducting interviews, but also interacting with colleagues and energy sector stakeholders. You have experience from and interest in other cultures and are open minded and non-judgmental.

The following qualifications are mandatory:
- Documented skills in applying qualitative social science research methods
- Successful completion of a PhD in a relevant field
- Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
- Strong English language skills

The following qualifications are meriting:
- Expertise in comparative policy analysis, gender analysis in either the energy or policy field 
- Experience in policy evaluation, development and implementation
- Expertise or experience in qualitative or quantitative survey design and implementation
- Experience or expertise in the statistical software STATA and programming language R
- Proven skills in scientific publishing, in conducting literature review
- Proven experience in planning, executing and leading research tasks independently

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20210221 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 29 May, 2021

For questions, please contact:
Associate Professor, Helene Ahlborg, Environmental Systems Analysis
E-mail: helene.ahlborg@chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 7726049

Assistant Professor, Anna Åberg, Science, Technology and Society
E-mail: anna.aberg@chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 7725128

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 
   



Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!    


 

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Evaluation of ictal electro-clinical findings using standardised feature extraction and machine learning

 

Background: Semiology and EEG provide important electro-clinical information about epileptic seizures. However, in clinical practice these aspects are reported in free-text, which hinders further analysis of large datasets.

Objective: to evaluate the clinical significance of the electro-clinical findings extracted using a standardised system, and then analyzed using a machine learning approach.

Methods: Electoclinical features, comprising seizure semiology and ictal EEG will be retrospectively extracted form a large anonymised database. The features will be extracted and stored using the SCORE system. Gold standard will be extracted from long-term (>1 year) follow-up. Correlation with the focus localization, prognosis and therapeutic outcome will me analyzed using a machine learning approach.

Expected results: This systematic approach will alow us to provide clinicians with evidence-based information on the diagnostic value of the ictal electro-clinical features. This will improve diagnosis, classification and presurgical evaluation of patients with epilepsy.       

Qualification

Phycisian, specialist in neurology, with documented clinical and research experience with seizure semiology, EEG and machine learning    

How to apply

Please submit your application via this link. Application deadline is 13 May 2021 23:59 CET. Preferred starting date is 1 September 2021. 

For information about application requirements and mandatory attachments, please see our application guide

Further information

Please contact Professor Sándor Beniczky, sbz@filadelfia.dk for further information. 

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Salary and terms of employment are in accordance with applicable collective agreement.   


PhD Student or Postdoctoral Researcher (gn) in Bioinformatics and Machine Learning

 


The Institute of Reproductive Genetics and the Institute of Medical Informatics of the University of Münster are offering a position in a joint project (Groups of Prof. Frank Tüttelmann and Prof. Julian Varghese), initially limited to 3 years, starting as soon as possible

PhD Student or Postdoctoral Researcher (gn*) in Bioinformatics and Machine Learning
Ref.: 05935

Full-Time
Salary according to TV-L E13

(*gn=gender neutral)

The project entitled “Bioinformatics and Machine Learning” focuses on the identification of epi-/genetic changes associated with male infertility. The basis are a wealth of large scale datasets that require novel analytical approaches comprising advanced skills in data analyses and Artificial Intelligence. Another asset is the “Male Fertility Gene Atlas” (https://mfga.uni-muenster.de) that will be further developed. The project will be conducted in a strong translational setting, in which clinicians, scientists and bioinformaticians are working closely together.

Required qualifications:
• Master’s degree or PhD in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Mathematics, or a related field
• Experience in Machine Learning technologies (ideally for biomedical data)
• Excellent programming skills (ideally R or Python, and Java) and experience in website development
• Fluency and excellent communication skills in English (and German)
• Strong commitment to research and development in a translational setting

We offer:
• The setting of an interdisciplinary Clinical Research Unit
• An international, multidisciplinary, and creative working environment
• State-of-the-art research facilities (e.g. High Performance Computing Capacity)
• Excellent possibilities for career development and networking

The DFG Clinical Research Unit ‘Male Germ Cells: from Genes to Function’ (CRU326) investigates in translational projects human male germ cell function in health and disease at the genetic, epigenetic, and molecular level.

The Clinical Research Unit consists of clinicians, basic researchers, and data scientists from the local Centre of Reproductive Medicine and Andrology, Department of General Paediatrics, Institutes of Reproductive Genetics, Cell Biology, and Medical Informatics, and the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Biomedicine.

More information on the Clinical Research Unit and projects can be found under:
http://www.male-germ-cells.de

For more information, please contact Prof. Frank Tüttelmann, frank.tuettelmann@ukmuenster.de or Prof. Julian Varghese, julian.varghese@uni-muenster.de.

Formal applications including a short summary of your research background (max. 1 page) may be sent until 26.05.2021 to Personalgewinnung des Universitätsklinikums Münster, Bewerbermanagement, Domagkstraße 5, 48149 Münster or via email to: bewerbung@ukmuenster.de.

Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged. In the case of equal qualifications, competence and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities unless reasons specific to an individual male candidate predominate. Candidates with recognised disabilities possessing equal qualifications will be given preference.

The University Hospital of Münster encompasses clinics and polyclinics as well as institutes specializing in research, training and in- as well as outpatient care. More than 8000 employees work in the different departments and institutes of the University Hospital. With 1500 beds, it is one of the largest university hospitals in Germany, providing the highest level of medical care.