PhD fellowships in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning

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PhD Project in Handwriting Recognition, Fairness and Interpretability, and/or Multilingual NLP
Department of Computer Science
Faculty of SCIENCE
University of Copenhagen

The Natural Language Processing Section in the Department of Computer Science invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in Multilingual, Trustworthy NLP, including Handwriting Recognition: The project is part of the so-called MGR project, which is financed by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Start date is (expected to be) June 1 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project
The scholarships are funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The project goal is to develop robust, fair, and interpretable handwriting recognition models to digitize historical tables of names and birth dates. The prospective PhD students can engage in all related research topic, including, but not limited to, handwriting recognition, fairness and interpretability, transfer learning and temporal drift, cross-lingual transfer, and constrained inference.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for candidates within the fields of Computer Science, Machine Learning, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics, Statistics, or Computational Psychology. Applicants can have a background in Deep Learning, including Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing.

Our group and research- and what do we offer?
The PhD students will join CoAStaL [http://coastalcph.github.io/] – one of the world’s best, most diverse, and friendliest research groups in NLP and Machine Learning. NLP at University of Copenhagen is ranked 2nd in Europe. We cover most if not all NLP applications, with a particular emphasis on scenarios where supervision is limited, including transfer learning, multilingual learning, multi-task learning, and reinforcement learning.

The group is a part of the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. We are located in Copenhagen.

Principal supervisor is Full Professor, Anders Søgaard, Department of Computer Science, soegaard@di.ku.dk  Direct Phone: +45 35329065.

The PhD Programme
To be eligible for this PhD programme, you must have completed a degree programme, equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) related to the subject area of the project. For information of eligibility of completed programmes, see General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database.

Terms of employment in the programme
Employment as PhD fellow is full time and for maximum 3 years.

Employment is conditional upon your successful enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School at the Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.

The terms of employment and salary are in accordance to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS / ½ FTE
  • Article Participate in active research environments, including a stay at another research institution, preferably abroad
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis on the basis of your project

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other relevant professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in Natural Language Processing and/or Handwriting Recognition
  • Good language skills

Application and Assessment Procedure
Your application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include: 

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page) as well as a description of your research interests
  2. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  3. Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  4. Publication list (if possible)
  5. Reference letters (if available)

Application deadline:
The deadline for applications is Tuesday February 1 2022, 23:59 GMT +1.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After deadline, a number of applicants will be selected for academic assessment by an unbiased expert assessor. You are notified, whether you will be passed for assessment.

The assessor will assess the qualifications and experience of the shortlisted applicants with respect to the above mentioned research area, techniques, skills and other requirements. The assessor will conclude whether each applicant is qualified or not. The assessed applicants will have the opportunity to comment on their assessment. You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.

General information about PhD study at the Faculty of SCIENCE is available at the PhD School’s website: https://www.science.ku.dk/phd/.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position. 

 

 

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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Application deadline: 01-02-2022
Employment start: 01-06-2022
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Computer Science
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PhD in Nano-Biotechnology and Plant Science

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Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD position in Nano-Biotechnology and Plant Science commencing 1 March 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is available for 3 years.

Description of the scientific environment

The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences has a focus on plants, soil, microorganisms, animals and the environment as a basis for sustainable production of food and other biological products. Research and teaching cover natural resources, agriculture, biotechnology and synthetic biology from the molecular level to the ecosystem scale.

The advertised position is anchored in the Plant Nutrition research group where our main focus is on nutrient acquisition and utilization by higher plants and the functional properties of mineral elements in plant metabolism and productivity. Our overall goal is to increase nutrient use efficiency by contributing to development of new fertilization strategies, the latter incorporating nanotechnology and novel analytical tools for diagnosing the nutritional status of plants.

The successful candidate will be working in a large cross-disciplinary research project funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. In the project a group of chemists, physicists, materials scientists, plant scientists and agronomists from University of Copenhagen, Technical University of Denmark and McGill University in Canada will develop a novel generation of biocompatible and sustainable nanoparticle-based fertilizers with superior abilities to deliver mineral nutrients to crops in a timely and more resource efficient manner. To achieve this very ambitious goal we need to understand the pathways for nanoparticle uptake and how they interact with plant cells at the mechanistic level. This knowledge will allow us to tailor nanoparticles with smart properties to enhance nutrient uptake and utilization in metabolism.

Our research ambitions are high and we strive to publish our work in leading journals. The research environment is vibrant, friendly, collaborative and international, consisting of scientists and students with diverse cultural and academic backgrounds. The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences is located in central Copenhagen at the Frederiksberg Campus. Copenhagen ranks among the most livable cities of the world and has several times been voted the number one capital in annual quality of life surveys.

Project background

Crops take up a minor fraction of most soil-applied nutrients. This wasteful practice burdens plant producers with costs, unnecessarily large carbon footprints and eutrophication of the aquatic environment. Foliar fertilization bypasses chemical and microbial immobilization in the soil system and may therefore potentially eliminate most of the disadvantages linked to classical soil based fertilization. Foliar fertilization is a well-established agricultural practice worldwide for a range of essential plant nutrients and crop species. However, for some nutrients, the efficiency remains very poor and for some crops the procedure is so inefficient that foliar fertilization is little used. This includes crops of major economical importance across agriculture, horticulture and forestry, which all have leaves covered by resistant and hydrophobic cuticles. In this project, we will explore these resistant pathways in order to circumvent them, by utilizing the most recent advances within plant biology, nanotechnology and medical drug delivery. Using a highly interdisciplinary approach, we will develop a unique portfolio of foliar fertilizers that can penetrate leaf cuticles and facilitate targeted nutrient delivery to photosynthetically active tissue in crops, and thereby provide a breakthrough in productivity, sustainability and climate friendliness of crop production.

Job description

  • Synthesis and characterization of biocompatible nanoparticles with smart properties to deliver essential mineral elements to crops
  • Tailor nanoparticle surfaces with properties allowing targeted delivery and programmed release of mineral elements to key entry points in metabolism
  • Study leaf surface barriers and cellular internalization at the micro- and nano scale using a range of mineral element bioimaging techniques such as LA-ICP-MS, X-ray techniques, Confocal Microscopy and Electron Microscopy.
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration with other research group members
  • Draft scientific papers related to your research project
  • Participate in scientific meetings and conferences to present your research
  • Plan outreach activities to promote your scientific research to a wider audience
  • Article Participate in PhD courses and complete your PhD thesis
  • Contribute to teaching activities, as part of your own academic career training

Formal requirements

We are looking for a highly motivated and conscientious MSc candidate, with a strong interest in cross-disciplinary science. Applicants for the position should ideally meet the following specific requirements:

• A MSc degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology or Plant Science
• Excellent skills in general chemistry and biochemistry
• Interest in organic and inorganic chemical synthesis
• Excellence in written and oral English

Further information on the Department can be found at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. For specific information about the position, please contact Professor Søren Husted, shu@plen.ku.dk.

The position is open from 1 March 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Terms of employment

Qualifications needed for the regular programme
To be eligible for the regular PhD programme, you must have completed a degree programme, equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) related to the subject area of the project, e.g. a MSc degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology or Plant Science. For information of eligibility of completed programmes, see General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database.

Terms of employment in the regular programme
Employment as PhD fellow is full time and for maximum 3 years.

Employment is conditional upon your successful enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School at the Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.

The terms of employment and salary are in accordance to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Responsibilities and tasks in both PhD programmes

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS / ½ FTE
  • Participate in active research environments, including a stay at another research institution, preferably abroad
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis on the basis of your project

Application and Assessment Procedure

Your application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  1. Cover letter motivating your application (max. one page)
  2. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other relevant skills.  
  3. Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science and Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution is accepted.
  4. Publication list (if possible)
  5. Reference letters (from relevant supervisors )

The deadline for applications is 1 February 2022, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

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

 

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Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

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Application deadline: 01-02-2022
Employment start: 01-03-2022
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
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POSTDOC IN STATISTICAL GENETICS

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At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Science and Technology at Aalborg University invites applications for a position as postdoc in the field statistical genetics of neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. The applicant is expected to start March 1, 2022 or soon hereafter, and the position is fixed-term full-time position for 23 months.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Department of Health Science and Technology carries out multidisciplinary research, teaching and dissemination within biomedical engineering, sports science and medicine. The department has more than 250 employees and is responsible for more than 1700 students. More than 100 PhD students are enrolled in the doctoral school affiliated to the department. The researchers are organized in a number of research groups and centres, and the department has at its disposal laboratory and clean room facilities for cell growth, molecular biology, brain analysis, 3D movement analysis, respiratory and circulatory examinations, sensory and motor functions analysis, etc. All study programs at Aalborg University involve problem-based learning, organized around cases and projects. For more, see: www.hst.aau.dk. 

Using a combination of computational and experimental biology we are searching for genetic variation linked to disease, and for this project we are interested in genetic variation linked to Parkinson’s disease (PD). PD is a common neurological disease affecting millions of people worldwide. To improve the life quality of the patients a deeper understanding of the genetic basis is important. Such information can be used in the future for development of new medicine that can provide relief from symptoms and be tailed to the individual. The purpose of the proposed research project is to study the genetic aetiology underlying PD by exploiting large human cohorts (the UK Biobank and the International Parkinson’s Disease Genomics Consortium) utilising new statistical genetic tools that not only use individual genetic variants, but also leverage prior biological knowledge from different external sources.

Your position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. 

 

Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Article Apply for and manage genetic and phenotypic data.
  • Identify sources of knowledge (i.e., gene expression, protein interactions, gene-drug interactions, biological networks etc.) for integration in the statistical framework. 
  • Perform genetic association and burden analyses of common and rare genetic variants.
  • Development prediction models (polygenic risk scores).
  • Visualize, present, and communicate data in weekly meetings and at international conferences.

 

Qualification requirements: 

You have academic qualifications at PhD level, with expertise in several of the following areas:

  • Biostatistics
  • Human molecular genetics
  • Statistical genetics of complex traits
  • Analysis of human common and rare genetic variation
  • Big-data experience
  • Reproducible science
  • Experienced user of UNIX-based high-performance computing (HPC) cluster, R|Python, bash and alike

As a person, you are ambitious, independent, self-motivated, take ownership and possess good communication skills. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.

You may obtain further professional information from Professor Mette Nyegaard: nyegaard@hst.aau.dk.

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

 

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

 

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

Shortlisting will be applied. After the review of any objections regarding the assessment committee, the head of department, with assistance from the chair of the assessment committee, selects the candidates to be assessed. All applicants will be informed as to whether they will advance to assessment or not.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Jeannette Bøgh by mail Jebo@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 7968. 

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 

AGREEMENT

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

VACANCY NUMBER

2021-224-03906

DEADLINE

15/01/2022

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POSTDOC POSITIONS ON CIRCULAR BUSINESS MODELS AND INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE TOWARDS CIRCULARITY IN CONSTRUCTION

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At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of the Built Environment in Copenhagen, two positions as postdoc in business models and institutional change towards the circular economy are open for appointment in the Construction Management and Innovation Research Group from 1 February 2022 to 31 January 2025 or soon hereafter.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Both postdocs will be work on a project that studies the development and diffusion of business models and mechanisms of institutional change towards the circular economy in the construction industry. One postdoc will focus on business models while the other postdoc is within the area of institutional change. Both positions require knowledge on the construction industry and advanced understanding of qualitative methods and new-institutional theorizing. The post docs will work in close affinity with other project members and companies in DK and abroad, and will contribute to the research group’s research on framework conditions and change. In addition, teaching within the area will be part of the position, as well as limited work on other projects in the research group.

You may obtain further professional information from Head of Research Group, Senior Researcher Stefan Christoffer Gottlieb, +45 9940 2205, scg@build.aau.dk.

 Qualification requirements:  

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University. Candidates should have the ability to work in a team as well as independently and be good at networking. The candidates must have excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken). However, interviews, which have to be conducted in relation to the postdoc positions, will have to be conducted in Danish.

 The application must contain the following: 

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated. 
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation. 
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like. 
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
    Personal data. 

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below 
 
Shortlisting will be applied.Article This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not. 

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief. 

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Camilla Bjerregaard Bock by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 9582. Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here  

 

AGREEMENT

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

VACANCY NUMBER

2021-224-03893

DEADLINE

19/01/2022

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POSTDOC AT CENTER FOR NEUROPLASTICITY AND PAIN

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Are you enthusiastic about basic human pain research? At the Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP) at Aalborg University a position as postdoc researcher is available from 1 March 2022 (or soon hereafter) for a period of 2 years.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Who are we?:

We strive to identify and modulate key features of human pain neuroplasticity

CNAP is a basic research Center of Excellence supported by the Danish National Research Foundation at Aalborg University, Denmark (www.cnap.hst.aau.dk). CNAP applies a basic research approach where new advanced biomedical provocation and probing platforms are being discovered and applied to study novel aspects of the human pain neuroplasticity. When an injury results in acute pain, the nervous system undergoes an adaptive neuroplastic response resulting in an increase in sensitivity. After some time, the pain neuroplasticity is normalized as the injury heals. In some cases, such neuroplastic processes fail to normalize during convalescence, and acute pain develops into chronic pain with hypersensitivity. The continuing pain after injury resolution may be due to maladaptive pain neuroplasticity. In contrast, advantageous neuroplasticity permits the nervous system to cope with challenges such as maladaptive pain neuroplasticity to help returning to a pain-free state.

The ambition of CNAP is to identify and modulate key features of human pain neuroplasticity through a systematic engineering approach, including provoking, probing and modulation of the dynamic neuroplastic properties of the pain system. We believe that this approach over time will foster new fundamental discoveries and change the state of the art. Our world class lab facilities enable advanced quantitative sensory/pain testing, application of advanced neurophysiological techniques (e.g., EEG, TMS, rTMS, HD-tDCS), bio-medical techniques (e.g., linked with epigenetics and general biomarkers), as well as research based on animal models (e.g. rodents and pigs). All research at CNAP is conducted in accordance with the present ethical guidelines.

CNAP is a dynamic and international research environment: approximately 60% of our staff come from outside of Denmark, with an almost 50-50% gender balance. Our working language is English. All our research groups are highly interdisciplinary and include experts within e.g., biomedical engineering, neuropsychology, pharmacology, biophysics, and medicine. You will thus be joining an inspiring, enriching, and productive cross-disciplinary research centre including staff with internationally recognized track records.

CNAP is affiliated to the Department of Health Science and Technology, the Faculty of Medicine, which does multidisciplinary research and teaching in health science and technology. The department has more than 250 employees and is responsible for more than 1700 students. 

Job description:

We are seeking a post-doc to work on an exciting research path which is intended to provide a personalized medicine approach to non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) for neuromodulation and constitutes a major leap from the way this technique is currently employed. The candidate will work on the methodological setups for improving of the modulatory effects of NIBS for pain and other conditions. We expect that the candidate will contribute to activities within CNAP and the Pain and Motor System Plasticity research group. Some teaching activities within the research area and related areas may be expected. 

Article Who are you?:

  • You have a Ph.D. and a background in medicine, engineering, psychology, biomedicine, medicine with engineering specialization, or similar.
  • You can demonstrate experience with EEG signal processing, non-invasive neuromodulation techniques, human experimental and clinical study design, and execution, as well as deep interaction with a multidisciplinary team.
  • You are a highly motivated individual who is able to work independently and in small groups.
  • It is necessary that you have a high proficiency in oral and written English. 

You may obtain further information at our website http://www.cnap.hst.aau.dk, from the Centre Director Professor Thomas Graven-Nielsen (tgn@hst.aau.dk), or Associate Professor Daniel Ciampi de Andrade (dca@hst.aau.dk).

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

Shortlisting will be applied. After the review of any objections regarding the assessment committee, the head of department, with assistance from the chair of the assessment committee, selects the candidates to be assessed. All applicants will be informed as to whether they will advance to assessment or not.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Jeannette Bøgh by mail est-st-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 7968. Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here 

AGREEMENT

Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

VACANCY NUMBER

2021-224-03905

DEADLINE

01/02/2022

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PHD STIPEND IN CYBERSECURITY-PRESERVING OPTIMIZATION ALGORITHMS

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At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, a PhD stipend in cybersecurity-preserving optimization algorithms is available within the general study programme Electrical and Electroninc Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from March 1, 2022, or soon as possible thereafter. In electronics engineering, Aalborg University is known worldwide for its high academic quality and the societal relevance of its research programmes. The Department of Electronic Systems consists of more than 200 employees, of which about 40 % are international and about 90 are enrolled PhD students. The Department hosts 620 students. The Department's excellent research infrastructures and facilities accentuate its global position in teaching and research. The Department's research centres around communication, antennas, control systems, AI, sound, cybersecurity and robotics. The Department plays an active role in translating discoveries and results into practical applications with industrial partners and IPR. The Department provides teaching for several BSc and MSc programmes using a problem- and project-based learning model.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The PhD project aims to develop methods for detecting whether a cyber-attack takes place and pinpointing (isolating) the attack's exact location.

The anticipated approach leans upon fault detection techniques and safety verification methods known in control engineering. In short, the idea is to use a physical model that predicts the expected evolution and compare it with the measurements. If a fault occurs, the discrepancy between the prediction and the actual situation is observed. The nominal distribution is compared with the distribution extracted from the measurements. The discrepancy between these two is a metric of how severe the attack is. We compute the probability of the attack and intend to use classification techniques known in machine learning to determine the software code under attack. We will use three types of information in the detection algorithm: sensor data, dynamical models (hydraulic, mechanical, electrical), and network traffic data. The detection algorithms will be implemented using a cyber-secure protocol, e.g., multiparty computation.

The PhD student will collaborate with R&D engineers from two major Danish companies Ørsted and Grundfos.

You may obtain further information from Prof. Rafal Wisniewski, Department of Electronic Systems, phone: +45 29133623, email: raf@es.aau.dk , concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master's degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed at regular points in time.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Lisbeth Diinhoff , The Doctoral School at The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email: ld@adm.aau.dk , phone: +45 9940 9589.

For more information of The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design: www.phd.tech.aau.dk

The application is only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

AGREEMENT

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

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8-21101

DEADLINE

Sun Jan 30 00:00:00 CET 2022

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PHD STIPEND IN ENHANCING CROSS-INSTITUTIONAL INNOVATIONS IN ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE EDUCATION

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At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning, a PhD stipend is available within the general study programme Planning and Development. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 February 2022 or soon hereafter. The Department of Planning conducts research and teaching on development and planning in a broad sense, including social science aspects as well as more technical aspects of development, and with a focus on environmental, international as well as administrative dimensions.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job description

This PhD project will address needs for more socio-technical and transformative approaches to engineering and science education to cope with the increasing complexity of technological systems as well as the urgency of sustainable development. Research will be within Engineering and Science Education with a specific focus on how higher educational institutions can cross boundaries and co-create cross-cutting educational innovations in the technology and Science (T&S) domain.

The PhD position will be related to the activities in the Task force “Learning and Teaching” in CESAER (www.cesaer.org).  The ambition with this task force is to join forces across institutions to exhibit leadership, share experiences and co-construct new experiments to accelerate the needed change in engineering education for transformative learning and sustainable development of our societies. In this setting, the PhD position will provide the opportunity to explore and contribute to cross-institutional activities e.g. in a design-based research format. The boundary crossing includes analysis, interaction and inputs to the CESAER community in order to combine insights from a multitude of cultures, educational approaches, disciplines and teaching practices.

The position will be related to the Aalborg Centre for Problem Based Learning in Engineering Science and Sustainability under the auspices of UNESCO (www.ucpbl.net) as part of the Institute for Advanced Study in Problem Based Learning (IAS PBL).

Teaching will primarily be related to the course Problem Based Learning in Science, Technology and Society, which is offered at all engineering and science bachelor programmes at Aalborg University.

The successful candidate has an education and experience related to T&S. Expertise in doing empirical studies and using qualitative methods is a requirement. A high proficiency in oral and written English is required. Good dissemination skills are important.

The application can be submitted in English or Danish. We prioritize applicants who, additional to a motivation letter, diplomas and curriculum vitae, submit a project proposal (i.e. a project description which is not regarded as final but a proposal). The project proposal must be max 5 pages (not including references). The project proposal must include

1) a research motivation

2) a short presentation of expected theories to be used in investigating progression in PBL competences

3) a short presentation of methods to be used in conducting the empirical study

4) a work plan describing the main phases of the study


You may obtain further information from Professor, Anette Kolmos, ak@plan.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master's degree. Article PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed at regular points in time.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Camilla Hvass-Raun, The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design, email: chvass@adm.aau.dk, phone: +459940 7406

For more information of The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design: www.phd.tech.aau.dk

The application is only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

AGREEMENT

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

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15/01/2022

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