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  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Computational Approaches to Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
    McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations, and within the lands protected by the Dish with One Spoon wampum agreement. Position Description The Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Computational Approaches to Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will use computational models to investigate fundamental questions related to psychology, neuroscience, and/or behaviour. Applications from any area that applies computational modelling to understand neural function or behaviour are welcome. Applications from early-career candidates are especially encouraged. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, big data analytics and machine learning applied to neural or behavioural data, computational models of reward and motivation, computational models of learning and memory, computational models of social interactions, and computational models of spatial navigation. The candidate could apply models to any level of analysis, from neurons to circuits to systems to populations. The Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour has long-standing strengths in cognitive and computational neuroscience, sensory systems and behavioural neuroscience, perception, cognition, development, evolutionary psychology, and animal behaviour. We value and encourage collaboration among researchers and educators, and have close ties with the Departments of Biology, Kinesiology, Music, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Psychiatry & Behavioural Neuroscience. Many of our faculty are affiliated with McMaster’s interdisciplinary graduate programs in Neuroscience and Computational Science & Engineering. For more information on the Department, please visit https://www.science.mcmaster.ca/pnb/. McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being. Our focus on collaboratively exchanging ideas and approaches makes us uniquely positioned to pioneer ground-breaking solutions to real-world problems leading to a Brighter World. The Faculty of Science works to create global impact by advancing scientific discovery and knowledge, and promoting greater understanding. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach generates new methods and insights, results, and lasting change. Commitment to Inclusive Excellence The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+. We invite all applicants to complete a brief Diversity Survey, which takes approximately two minutes to complete, through McMaster’s application submission portal. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Science at baileyd@mcmaster.ca to communicate accommodation needs. How to Apply Complete applications must be made online at https://hr.mcmaster.ca/careers/current-opportunities/ (Faculty Positions, Job 34946) by the deadline to the attention of Dr. Bruce Milliken, Professor & Chair, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1. A complete application consists of: a cover letter (including a statement regarding whether the applicant has Canadian citizenship/permanent resident status (see below)) a current Curriculum Vitae, and three (3) representative publications (reprints or preprints) a statement of research interests (2-page maximum) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (2-page maximum) a statement of experience and plans for advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in post-secondary education, community-based or other professional settings (2-page maximum) the names and full contact information of at least three referees.  Letters of reference are not required and will not be reviewed at the application stage; the Department will request letters of recommendation from referees at later stages of the search process. Review of complete applications will begin December 10, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. All applicants will receive an on-line, system-generated confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that any full-time, permanent faculty member of the Department can request confidential access to the application materials, including the reference letters. Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty members achieve a work-life balance. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications, as stated above, MUST include one of the following statements in their application package: “I am/am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.” Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

  • Post-doctoral scientist on Immunology of Viral Hepatitis
    Departement : Gastroenterologie en Hepatologie Regime : Voltijds Post-doctoral scientist on Immunology of Viral Hepatitis The University of Antwerp Viral Hepatitis research group of Thomas Vanwolleghem is looking for a strong postdoctoral researcher that will take on the role of staff scientist in his team. The Vanwolleghem group is a young and dynamic team that performs translational viral hepatitis studies with a focus on hepatitis B (HBV) and E virus-host interactions. The approach is typically multidisciplinary combining clinical outcome data with serology, virology, flowcytometry and bio-informatics studies on carefully collected patient samples. Research findings are often published in tier 1 science journals, such as Gastroenterology Hepatology, Journal of Hepatology and Journal of Virology. The group consists of 1 post-doc, 2 PhD students, a biobank manager, several lab technicians and study nurses. Your mission will include The main task will be the management of wet lab activities related to a recently acquired grant on virus B-cell interactions. This will include the optimisation of B cell cultures and antigen stimulation assays, in addition to immunophenotyping and immunosequencing. You will support the further development of dedicated bio-informatics workflows in close collaboration with the University of Antwerp Adrem Data Lab (group of Prof Kris Laukens). You will be asked to coordinate and supervise ongoing biobanking activities of patient samples together with laboratory technicians and the biobank manager. As a staff scientist, you will be the key lab figure for translational research studies on viral hepatitis in our group and asked to co-supervise PhD students and guide laboratory technicians. In that role you will be actively involved in conceptualizing new research ideas and co-write research projects. Your profile PhD in immunology, preferably on viral hepatitis with at least 1 main author position on T or B-cell related papers Capable of independent T or B-cell experimentation, thereby having sufficient experience with  Flow cytometry (and sorting), magnetic bead separation and antigen-stimulation Experience with ELISPOT is a plus Experience with RNA-sequencing and bio-informatics is a plus Excellent organisational, writing and communication skills Flexible team player Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken) is required We offer An exciting staff scientist position in a multidisciplinary setting within an ambitious growing team. A postdoctoral position (depending on your degree) for a period of one year, with possibilities for extensions upto 5 years. A salary commensurate with your experience and qualifications. How to apply Candidates are invited to apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform. If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to jobs@uantwerpen.be. Don’t hesitate to contact prof. Thomas Vanwolleghem (thomas.vanwolleghem@uza.be) in advance for more information on the application itself. Starting date As soon as possible. The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.

  • Associate Senior Lecturer in Mathematical/Computational Systems Biology
    Ref nr: ORU 2.1.1- 05135/2020 The School of Medical Sciences is seeking an associate senior lecturer in Mathematical/Computational Systems Biology for a period of 4-6 years, to acquire further qualifications in both research and teaching, making you eligible for promotion to the position of senior lecturer. Subject area The position is in Biomedicine. Background This position is a unique opportunity to become a central part of the building up of a large and well-funded center for systems biology of immunology. The position is tenure-track, and is thus an excellent position for junior researchers who want to establish a long-term research platform. Inflammation constitutes a critical component of many common diseases, such as cancer, mental illness, autoimmune disease, metabolic diseases, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Current research reveals a profound lack of a mechanistic understanding of different forms of inflammation, and how these constitute specific or general interactions with common diseases. The current position is part of a larger project (X-HiDE) aiming at using a systems biology approach to investigate such inflammatory mechanisms. The current position constitutes a vital part in establishing a new attractive platform for systems biology, which offers unique possibilities for the associate senior lecturer to establish a new field of research at Örebro University. The project X-HiDE has already secured long-term and substantial funding - intended to found a Center of Excellence for research in inflammatory mechanisms. More information can be found at www.oru.se/X-HiDE The project will build and investigate mathematical and mechanistic models of inflammatory processes on various scales, based on dynamical data produced from in vitro models and connected to large-scale clinical data and OMICs data. The focus is on mathematical multi-level modeling, which systematically tests mechanisms for subsystems and then assembles these into larger models to represent an overall systems view, eligible for further investigation regarding the role of inflammation in common diseases. Towards translating these findings for cinical application hybrid modelling approaches will be followed. The project is transdisciplinary and includes business partners in the Life Science/Pharmaceutical industry. The international Masters Programme in Experimental Medicine is developing courses within systems biology and systems medicine with a specific need for expertise in teaching mathematical and mechanistic modelling. This is also relevant for PhD level courses at the Medical Faculty, but also for the education of medical doctors at Örebro University and specific other focus areas of research, as Food and Health and Succesful Ageing. More information: https://www.oru.se/english/study/master-students/masters-programmes/masters-programme-in-experimental-medicine/ https://www.oru.se/english/strategic-initiatives/food-and-health/ https://www.oru.se/english/strategic-initiatives/successful-ageing/ This project is hosted by the Inflammatory Response and Infection Susceptibility Center (iRiSC) at Örebro University, which, together with the Functional Bioinformatics group, will be the main affiliation for the position. Örebro University is one of the most expansive universities in Sweden, and was most recently placed as number 75 when Times Higher Education ranked the young universities in the world, and as number 30 when looking at the citation rate per se. More information about Örebro University can be found at www.oru.se Duties and responsibilities Duties and responsibilities involve research, teaching and collaboration. During the period of employment, an associate senior lecturer shall develop their autonomy as a researcher and acquire further qualifications in terms of both research/artistic skills and teaching skills to meet the criteria for a position as a senior lecturer. An associate senior lecturer shall also contribute to the University’s development. Specifically, The applicant will be responsible for developing and investigating dynamical mathematical models based on experimental data available within X-HiDE relevant for a variety of mechanisms at different scales of inflammation. The applicant will engage in tight discussion for hypothesis development, model specification and adaptation, as well as generation of model predictions in close collaboration with experimentally working biomedical researchers and clinicians. The associate senior lecturer in mathematical/computational systems biology will further develop courses and teach on masters and PhD level in courses at the Medical Faculty but also with contributions for the university's focus areas, cross-disciplinary and cross-faculty. Eligibility Those qualified for appointment as an associate senior lecturer are candidates who have been awarded a doctoral degree in physics, computer science, applied statistics, applied mathematics or in related subject areas, with close relation to medical or life sciences. Priority should be given to candidates who have been awarded their doctoral degree or acquired the corresponding competence no more than five years before the application deadline. Candidates who have obtained their doctoral degree prior to that should also be considered, if special grounds exist. Such grounds may comprise leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, or other similar circumstances. Assessment criteria In assessing whether an applicant is qualified for the appointment as associate senior lecturer, the extent to which his or her skills and expertise correspond to the eligibility requirements will be evaluated. The applicant’s research expertise shall be demonstrated through independent research contributions. The educational expertise and qualifications shall be well-documented and accounted for in a teaching portfolio. We welcome personal skills and abilities such as an ability to cooperate, power of initiative, as well as an interest in course development and educational development work. In addition, experience of mathematical and mechanistic modelling techniques is crucial, preferably within systems biology or related areas, where analysis of dynamical models is of importance. The applicant should also have documented experience with data analysis in the (bio)medical fields. Previous research within dynamical mathematical and mechanistic model analysis in the life sciences is preferred. The most important methodological merit is to have a strong background in mechanistic data-driven modelling. Other additional merits include network-based bioinformatics modelling, machine learning, and other related techniques. Since the project will be conducted in close collaborations with other professions and non-academic partners, a cooperative mindset is of great importance. The applicant should also be highly organized, able to meet deadlines, have a clear sense of responsibility, and be goal oriented. The new systems biology group within X-HiDE initially also consists of new post-doc and PhD student staff. X-HiDE has an attractive network of collaboration partners with existing systems biology environments, involving academic partners located at, e.g. Linköping University, Sweden, and at Rostock University, Germany but also major industrial partners, e.g. AstraZeneca in Gothenburg and Wolfram MathCore in Linköping. As part of the project, the position offers the possibility and is encouraged to spend shorter or longer times at any of these sites. These possibilities make X-HiDE an attractive place for a long-term career in the field of mathematical and mechanistic modelling. The duties require communicative skills, both in writing and in speech, in Swedish and English. Promotion to senior lecturer An associate senior lecturer shall, on application, be promoted to senior lecturer if they meet the criteria set out in the Appointment Procedures for Örebro University that were in force when the position was taken up. On the examination of applications for promotion to senior lecturer, teaching and research expertise will be given equal attention. The candidate shall have completed courses on teaching and learning in higher education to the degree required for eligibility as a senior lecturer. Good communicative skills in Swedish, in speech and in writing, at such a level that is necessary for the candidate to be able to perform frequent duties and responsibilities within research, teaching and administration are also required. The application for promotion to a position as senior lecturer, shall be submitted to the faculty no later than 6 months before the position as an associate senior lecturer reaches the end of its term. Such a promotion will entail employment until further notice as a senior lecturer. Information The position as associate senior lecturer is for a fixed term of 4-6 years (the exact term will be determined in connection with employment). The contract may be renewed, for a maximum of two years, if, due to the associate senior lecturer’s sick leave, parental leave, or other special grounds, more time is required for the aim of the employment to be fulfilled. The salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. For more information, please contact professors Dirk Repsilber 019-30 1256 (dirk.repsilber@oru.se) or Eva Särndahl, 019-30 3684 (eva.sarndahl@oru.se), or Dr. Robert Kruse 019 30 3000 (robert.kruse@oru.se). Örebro University actively pursues an equal work environment and values the qualities that diversity adds to our operations. Application The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure. For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included: A covering letter, outlining how you believe you can contribute to the continued development of Örebro University CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience Teaching portfolio (as instructed in Örebro University’s guidelines) Research portfolio Complete list of scientific publications (indicating the 10 most relevant) Complete copies (PDF) of the 10 most relevant publications Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian or Danish can be reviewed. The application deadline is November 29th 2020. We look forward to receiving your application! After the application deadline has expired, no supplements can be made electronically. Applicants will at a later stage receive instructions on supplementing their application for the external experts. Such a supplement is however limited to any scientific publications that cannot be attached electronically to the application. We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the recruitment process. As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), Örebro University is required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.

  • Research Fellow in Statistics or Epidemiology
      Centre for Public Health   Ref: 20/108423 School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences We are recruiting for a statistician or epidemiologist with strong statistical expertise to join a research team in the Centre for Public Health, Queen’s University Belfast working alongside Dr Chris Cardwell in a program of research funded by CRUK and in collaboration with researchers from the University of Oxford. The principal aim of the post is to determine whether HRT use after diagnosis of cancer alters the risk of death in women with a range of common cancers. Analysis will also be undertaken to investigate the impact of HRT on cardiovascular disease in women with cancer. The successful candidate will undertake analyses using cohorts of cancer patients from Wales (SAIL) and Scotland (EDRIS) to create datasets for analysis and then apply statistical techniques (such as survival analysis) to these datasets to determine the impact of HRT on cancer-specific mortality and cardiovascular disease. The Research Fellow will be supported by the faculty Postdoctoral Development Centre as part of a wider Queen’s offering which provides outstanding support to researchers to help move into an independent research or academic post. The successful candidate must have: • A primary degree or Master’s degree in mathematics/statistics or a health-related subject. • Have or be about to obtain a relevant PhD in applied mathematics/statistics, epidemiology, public health, pharmacy, or related discipline. • At least 3 years’ recent research experience and skills relevant to this project e.g. database management, statistical analysis, working with large epidemiological datasets. • Experience of using statistical packages such as STATA. • Specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques pertinent to cancer epidemiology or pharmacoepidemiology. Salary: £33,797 - £38,017 per annum This post is available until 31 October 2022. Closing date:  Wednesday 11 November 2020 Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 25 November 2020 Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr John Busby via email to John.Busby@qub.ac.uk The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences is part of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences. The School has the perfect balance of world-class teaching resources and internationally recognised research infrastructure and comprises of three education and three research centres. The Centre for Public (CPH) Health is one of three research Centres in the School and is based within three buildings on the Royal Victoria Hospital site. CPH is committed to identifying the epidemiological and genetic risk factors that are important for the health of the individual and of the population and developing screening and interventions to reduce the burden of chronic diseases in the future, thus advancing the health of the public at a regional, national and international level, by increasing knowledge and influencing clinical and public health practice and policy. Further information about the School, Centre and Group Leader can be found at https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/mdbs/ https://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/CentreforPublicHealth/ https://pure.qub.ac.uk/en/persons/christopher-cardwell Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence. Throughout the University, our academics collaborate across disciplines and with outside agencies and institutions on projects of world significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential. We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression. The University holds an Athena SWAN Silver award and the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences holds a Gold award in recognition of our commitment and success in addressing gender equality, representation, progression and success for all our staff. We are ranked 1st in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (Innovate UK), 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019). Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and most affordable cities in the UK. There is an excellent range of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards and we are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you. For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information or assistance contact Resourcing Team via email on resourcing@qub.ac.uk Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all. However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. Also protestants are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals. As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN. It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other.  More details on all our networks can be found at https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/

  • Head of Business Engagement and Intelligence
    Head of Business Engagement and Intelligence Grade: UKRI Band F Salary: £49,708 Permanent Full Time As Head of Business Engagement & Intelligence you will be a senior leader within the BBSRC Capability and Innovation Domain (CID), playing a lead role in championing, developing and delivering the BBSRC vision and future approach to working with bioscience and biotechnology businesses, this will include leading on: A new industry and sector intelligence planning and evidencing framework Coordinating and driving BBSRC strategic business engagement Development and delivery of current and future academic-industry collaborative programme and investments across the breadth of BBSRC remit, throughout the full lifecycle. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to influence research and innovation policy, strategy and investment on a national stage, within the UK’s largest public research funding organisation. As Head of Business Engagement & Intelligence for BBSRC, you will take on the role at the start of a new a Comprehensive Spending Review cycle, and be working within a challenging policy environment that the UK Government has set out through its ambitious targets to achieve total R&D expenditure to 2.4% of GDP by 2027. This ambition has been reinforced further by the drivers set out in the UK R&D Roadmap, along with broader narratives such as “levelling up” and increasing UK global competitiveness through harnessing our world-leading research. As Head of Business Engagement & Intelligence, you will: Lead on the design and implementation of a new investment planning process and framework that is data and evidence driven to help guide and inform delivery, development and evaluation across the full lifecycle of BBSRC strategic programmes and investments in academic-industry collaborative bioscience research and innovation. Lead on the strategic coordination and communication of BBSRC business engagement activities across the breadth of relevant UK industries and sectors. Manage the coordination and engagement with strategic bioscience and biotechnology businesses and wider innovation experts to ensure BBSRC receives appropriate strategic input and assurance for academic-industry collaborative bioscience research and innovation, including the interface with BBSRC Strategic Advisory Panels. Lead, develop and manage a team of six Senior Portfolio Managers who each hold responsibility for a strategic portfolio area of BBSRC business engagement. Work to increase BBSRC’s profile, partnerships, activities and strategic relationships with key businesses and industry / sector groups, ensuring representation and influence both across UKRI and the wider external research and innovation ecosystem. Contribute to the evaluation and benefits realisation planning for BBSRC’s investments in academic-industry collaborative bioscience research and innovation. Work effectively across the Capability and Innovation Domain and BBSRC more broadly through contributing and collaborating at senior levels across key internal interfaces and teams, such as the Research Strategy and Programmes Domain; and the Policy, Strategy and Evidence team. Contribute to the leadership of CID as a member of the CID Senior Leadership Team and deputise as/when necessary for the Associate Director – Business Engagement & Partnerships in order to support BBSRC in developing, delivering and championing its vision, investments and approach to working with bioscience and biotechnology businesses. About You Significant experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic programmes, activities and/or investments that enable businesses to collaborate and work with the UK research base, either across the biosciences and/or more broadly, to successfully drive the commercialisation of research. Demonstrable and effective leadership and team management, and/or a proven ability to motivate, empower and inspire others to work effectively to deliver personal, team and corporate objectives. Ability to be innovate in leading the development and implementation of new ideas and approaches that positively challenge established thinking in yourself and others, whilst remaining data-driven and evidence-based. Knowledge of strategic communication frameworks and approaches, and/or experience in developing and delivering effective, strategic communications to a mixture of audiences. A proven ability to establish influential, strategic relationships and networks with a wide range of stakeholders at a senior level and harness them to deliver value. Hold a degree in a biological (or related) subject and/or equivalent, relevant professional experience. Benefits UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and provides a rewards and benefit package including a flexible working scheme, an excellent Defined Benefit pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits. How to apply To see more details and to apply please click the apply button. Applicants are required to provide a CV and Cover Letter providing evidence of how they meet each of the essential criteria using the Situation, Task, Action and Result (STAR) model. The Closing date 15th November 2020

  • Lecturer Department of Information Science
      Stellenbosch University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Information Science Lecturer (Ref. LSW10/226/1020) The Department of Information Science and Centre for Knowledge Dynamics and Decision-Making is seeking to fill a position to increase its teaching and research capacity in Information and Knowledge Management (IKM). Prospective applicants are requested to consult both http://suinformatics.com and http://ikm.suinformatics.com for full details about the ethos, activities and aims of the Department and Centre. Duties: Teaching, student supervision, research, and community interaction in the areas of the Department’s foci (refer to the URLs above for details). These foci include: knowledge management and knowledge dynamics, management and organisation, social informatics, and decision support. The specific areas are likely to vary from year to year. Teaching includes the curriculum development, preparation of new teaching material, presentation of existing or new teaching material, evaluation of class participants, and management of any tutors; Research involves establishing a research agenda, choosing appropriate methods, collaborating with other researchers, obtaining any needed funding, executing the research, and successful publication of results; Student supervision includes giving guidance in all phases of student research projects, from conception to possible thesis defense; Community interaction includes any efforts required to disseminate research and other knowledge into the broader South African community for example via schools, government, companies, etc.; Finally, this position will include administrative and management duties as required by the Department.

  • Agricultural Systems Modeller
    Rothamsted Research is seeking an agricultural systems scientist to develop a computer simulation model of the effects of soil compaction by farm animals on the cycling and losses of nutrients from livestock farming. The successful candidate will work in a small team that manages a regional systems model of agriculture (arable and livestock) that estimates production and environmental impacts both locally and at larger scales in the UK. Water and nutrients run off compacted soil more readily, so polluting surface waters or causing floods downstream. A compacted environment is more likely to emit nitrous oxide (a potent greenhouse gas) than uncompacted land.  The research has great relevance, therefore, to both farm economics and to the major environmental issues that currently surround livestock farming.

  • PhD Position – Cryo-EM Method Development
    As a member of the Helmholtz Association, Forschungs­zentrum Jülich makes an effective contri­bution to solving major chal­lenges facing society in the fields of information, energy, and bio­economy. It focuses on varied tasks in the area of research management and utilizes large, often unique, scientific infra­structure. Come and work with around 6,400 colleagues across a range of topics and disciplines at one of Europe’s largest research centres. The Ernst Ruska Centre (ER-C) at the Forschungs­zentrum Jülich is one of the world-leading electron microscopy centres with a total of 13 electron microscopes including the PICO Titan with a point resolution of 0.5 Å. The cryo-EM facility will soon be extended with state-of-the-art cryo-microscopes Titan Krios G4, Talos Arctica, Talos 120 and Aquilos 2. The Structural Biology division of the ER-C investigates the structural and molecular mechanism of autophagy and pushes the development of cryo-EM-related methodology. The Jülich Super­computing Centre operates a series of super­computers including CPU and GPU architectures of highest performance. The Jülich campus hosts a vibrant biophysics and structural biology community. The Structural Biology department (ERC-3) is offering a PhD Position – Cryo-EM Method Development Your Job: Using and developing cryo-EM image processing methods to determine the 3D structures of biological macromolecules Using novel imaging approaches and applying computational methods of pattern recognition, artificial intelligence and deep learning to improve 3D reconstruction and density map interpretation methods Your Profile: Master degree in bioinformatics, biophysics or related field Familiarity with the Unix operating system is required and prior knowledge in programming will be a plus Excellent English communication and writing skills Structured and self-motivated way of working Our offer: Creative and international environment embedded in an inter­disciplinary team with colleagues ranging from electron micro­scopists, computer scientists, biochemists as well as cellular biologists The research will be mainly carried out at the Forschungs­zentrum Jülich, which is one of the largest research centers in Germany, with excellent scientific equipment and leading European computational resources, located on a green campus, and near the cultural centers Köln, Düsseldorf, and Aachen Chance of participating in (international) conferences and project meetings Continuous scientific mentoring by your scientific advisor Doctoral degree conferred by Heinrich Heine University A 3-year PhD position that is available immediately Further development of your personal strengths, e.g. via a comprehensive further training programme Pay in line with 50% of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund); pay higher than the basic pay may be possible Information on employment as a PhD student at Forschungs­zentrum Jülich can be found here: http://www.fz-juelich.de/gp/Careers_Docs. Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations. We also welcome applications from disabled persons. We look forward to receiving your application until 22.11.2020 via our Online Recruitment System! Questions about the vacancy? Get in touch with us by using our contact form. Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via email. www.fz-juelich.de

  • Senior Research Economist - Environmental Economics
    REF: IRC258332 SALARY: £38,017 - £41,799 DEPARTMENT: Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Northern Ireland (AFBI) LOCATION: AFBI Headquarters, Newforge Lane, Belfast, BT9 5PX AFBI is seeking an environmental economist to play a leadership role in the development of research to explore the impacts of agri-environment actions and land-use activities on the environment, using a range of market and non-market valuation techniques. Further appointments may be made from this competition should AFBI positions become vacant which have similar duties and responsibilities. For more detailed information and to apply, please go to www.nicsrecruitment.org.uk Completed application forms must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Monday 23rd November 2020. Applications are particularly welcomed from Roman Catholics and Females as these groups are currently under-represented within AFBI. AFBI is an Equal Opportunities Employer. ALL APPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT ARE CONSIDERED STRICTLY ON THE BASIS OF MERIT All queries can be directed to HRConnect by: Email: recruitment@hrconnect.nigov.net Telephone: 0800 1 300 330

  • PhD student (m/f/d)
    New position as soon as possible opened in the Institute of Pathology – AG Nephropathology – for PhD student (m/f/d) Initially for 50 % and a limited period of 1 year, but with the direct possibility of continued employment for another 2-3 years. Pay group EG 13 TV-L. Projekt "Molecular characterization and non-invasive imaging of renal fibrosis" The doctoral candidate (m/f/d) should analyze the components and molecular changes of the extracellular matrix in renal fibrosis. The matrix will be examined using various animal models, transgenic mice and histological and protein biochemical methods (histology, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, electron microscopy, FACS & cell sorting, western blot, RTPCR). Functional in vitro cell culture experiments complement these analyzes. The second focus is on different approaches of non-invasive molecular in vivo imaging of kidney fibrosis in mice. Profile The applicant must hold a Master/Diploma degree in Natural sciences, Biology, Biotechnology or Medicine with an excellent academic record. Team work ability, high enthusiasm for translational research in nephrology and an above average devotedness are required. Practical experience in conducting animal experiments and in molecular biology is a necessity. The team We are a dynamic team of biologists and medical doctors working on basic and translational research in kidney diseases. We are internationally very well established and connected and offer a broad spectrum of lab techniques. RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program for partner hiring. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit. Application letters including a CV, contact details, publication list, research interests and letter from two referees should be sent electronically till 18.11.2020 with GB-P 26029 to: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Boor, Ph.D. Klinikum der RWTH Aachen Institut für Pathologie Pauwelsstraße 30 52074 Aachen E-Mail: pboor@ukaachen.de www.labooratory.ukaachen.de For further information please contact Herr Prof. Dr. med. Peter Boor, E-mail: pboor@ukaachen.

  • Professor of Sensor Technology and Software Development Methods
    The Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Kempten University of Applied Sciences is seeking to appoint a Professor of Sensor Technology and Software Development Methods commencing Winter Semester 2021 (starting date 1 September 2021), or thereafter, on remuneration grade W2 in accordance with Bavarian Remuneration Act. We are seeking someone who would like to channel their expertise and professional experience into educating students. You will represent the cited field of teaching on the bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes run by the faculty. This position requires solid knowledge and years of professional practice in the fields of sensor technology and software development. Specialist knowledge in one or more of the following areas is desirable: Sensor technology, data capture and data processing Radar and LiDAR systems Software development methods Object-oriented programming Driver assistance systems for autonomous transportation systems Sustainable smart mobility solutions We will expect you to contribute to the subjects taught on the foundation courses in engineering. You will represent the cited field in teaching activities. In addition, we wish you to actively conduct research in the field of driver assistance systems and autonomous driving investigating “sustainable smart mobility solutions”. You will also contribute to creating new study options, including in digital format, and the transfer of technology and knowledge. Active involvement in academic self-administration and the professional development opportunities offered by the university, including in English, is explicitly desired. This exciting role with flexible time arrangements makes it possible to strike the perfect balance between work, family and leisure. The university’s own childcare provisions will help you to combine your career with your family life. Committed colleagues will be on hand to assist you from the start and look forward to working with you. Appointment criteria: To be appointed as a professor at our university of applied sciences, you must fulfil the following criteria (article 7 para. 3 of the Bavarian Higher Education Employment Law): University graduate; Highly skilled academically, as generally attested to by a doctoral degree; Educational aptitude, as demonstrated, inter alia, in the form of a sample taught class; Excellent track record in applying or developing      scientific findings and methods during no less than five years’      professional practice after graduating from university, of which at least      three must have been spent outside academic institutions. In special      cases, extra-academic professional experience can be accepted in the form      of a minimum of five years spent focusing heavily on collaborative activities      between academia and non-academic professional practice. To be eligible for civil servant status, a candidate must be under the age of 52; otherwise the appointment will be made as a salaried employee. This position is suitable for candidates with severe disability. Severely disabled applicants will be prioritised in the case of otherwise essentially equally suited, capable and technically adept candidates. Kempten University of Applied Sciences intends to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research, thus it particularly welcomes applications from women. Please note that applications are to be submitted exclusively via our Applications Portal (https://www.hs-kempten.de/hochschule/karriere/stellenangebote). You should address your letter of application together with the usual supporting documents (curriculum vitae, certificates, employment references, evidence of career development and scientific papers) to the President of Kempten University of Applied Sciences. Please note that for processing purposes, all documents must be incorporated into one PDF file. Closing date for applications: 30.11.2020 If you have any questions, please contact the Faculty Officer, Ms. Rollik-Bachem, tel. +49 (0)831 2523 292.

  • Research Fellow - Marine Engineering
    We are looking for a hydrodynamic researcher that joins our research team for contributing to the delivery of the research project entitled “Floating Solar Energy – a contributor to decarbonisation”. The key objective of this post-doctoral role is to support the improvement of design tools for floating solar arrays through the development of numerical models based on fluid-structure-interaction accounting for aero-hydro-dynamics of moored structures and validation against physical testing. This is a fixed term contract until 30 June 2022 The successful candidate must have: • Have a PhD in Naval Architecture, Ocean/Offshore engineering, Coastal and marine engineering, Mechanical or Civil Engineering • At least 3 years’ recent relevant research experience in Marine engineering or Offshore/Ocean engineering with proven experience of research methods and techniques used in established research programmes Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 Further information about the School can be found at https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/NBE/ Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr. Matt Folley via email to m.folley@qub.ac.uk Closing date: Wednesday 25 November 2020 Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 09 December 2020 Welcome to the newest school in Queen’s – bringing together our well-established disciplines of Architecture, Civil & Structural Engineering, Geography, Planning, Archaeology & Palaeoecology – to study and research the challenges and opportunities in the natural and built environment. You will find in these pages an intense, enthusiastic and positive school, one that is built on rigorous inter-disciplinary teams, acute analysis, in-depth reasoning and creative thinking. Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence. Throughout the University, our academics collaborate across disciplines and with outside agencies and institutions on projects of world significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential. We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative, which promotes gender equality and career progression. We are ranked 1st in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (Innovate UK), 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019). Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and most affordable cities in the UK. There is an excellent range of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards and we are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you. For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email resourcing@qub.ac.uk The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all. However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. Also protestants are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals. As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN. It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other. More details on all our networks can be found at https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/ Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.

  • Research Fellow - Radiation Oncology Physics
    The Research Fellow will be based within the radiotherapy physics service in the NI Cancer Centre and participate in scientific research activities in radiation oncology physics within the Prostate Cancer UK Centre of Excellence. Work in close collaboration with physics, clinical and radiographer staff at the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre and the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research, Queen’s University Belfast. Communicate research results orally and in writing to own and other professions. Amongst other duties, this role will build on the significant contribution that the group has made in prostate radiomics. This is a fixed term contract until 30 June 2022 The successful candidate must have: • A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree, or equivalent, in Physics or other appropriate science subject from a UK or equivalent university • Have or be about to obtain a PhD in physical science, mathematics or computer science • 3 years relevant research experience. This will include 2 years research experience in an area of physics related to radiation science or in area requiring advance computational skills • Evidence of R&D experience having a record of dissemination and publication of scientific work • Experience of multi-disciplinary team working Further information about the Centre can be found at https://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/cancer-research/ Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 Closing date: Wednesday 25 November 2020 Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 08 December 2020 Established in 2007, The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research is a 5,000m2 purpose-built interdisciplinary centre, comprised of scientific teams from Biomedical Science, Clinical Medicine, Chemistry, Mathematics, Engineering and Radiobiology. The centre works collaboratively with partners around the world in order to translate research into innovative cancer treatments that enhance and extend life. The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research is the beating heart of a comprehensive cancer research programme in Belfast, focused on accelerating the delivery of scientific discovery to clinical application. The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research is the research hub of the Belfast ECMC and the Belfast Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC), operating in partnership with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. Our integrated clinical and scientific programmes address clinically unmet needs. Our principal objective is to promote evidence-based, innovative clinical trials in order to underpin improved patient outcomes in high incidence solid tumours of Gastro-Intestinal, Prostatic, Breast and Ovarian origin, and in specific Blood Cancers. Our unifying research theme is to develop translational outputs, in the form of biomarkers and/or novel therapeutic strategies that enable our Centre to be at the forefront of personalised cancer medicine in these prevalent diseases. Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation based on our talented, multinational workforce. Throughout the University, our academics are collaborating across disciplines to develop new discoveries and insights, working with outside agencies and institutions on projects of international significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential. We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression. The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences currently holds the Gold Athena Swan award. We are ranked 1st in the UK for knowledge transfer partnerships, (Innovate UK) 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019). Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK. The choice of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards are some of the best available, and lovers of the outdoors can enjoy any number of activities from rowing and kayaking to top class golf among many others. We are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you. For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email resourcing@qub.ac.uk The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all. However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. Also protestants are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals. As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN. It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other. More details on all our networks can be found at https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/ Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.

  • Research Fellow - Architecture/Urbanism
    This Research Fellow will be an active member of the research project/team assisting Professor Keeffe in the development of research proposals and the planning and delivery of the research activity within the Ideal Home Project in conjunction with Moy Park. You will develop and plan an area of personal research and expertise, and/or undertake research under supervision within a specific research project or as a member of a research team. The successful candidate must have: • Normally have or be about to obtain a relevant PhD in Architecture or Urbanism. • Masters in Architecture, or other cognate design discipline. • At least 3 years relevant research experience in research by design. Preferably in the area of food and cities. Salary: £33,797 Further information about the School and Group Leader can be found at https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/NBE/ https://pure.qub.ac.uk/en/persons/greg-keeffe Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Sarah Lappin via email to s.lappin@qub.ac.uk This is a part-time (0.5) fixed term contract available until 28 February 2022 Closing date:  Monday 9 November 2020 Anticipated interview date: Friday 20 November 2020 Welcome to the newest school in Queen’s – bringing together our well-established disciplines of Architecture, Civil & Structural Engineering, Geography, Planning, Archaeology & Palaeoecology – to study and research the challenges and opportunities in the natural and built environment. The School is an intense, enthusiastic and positive one that is built on rigorous inter-disciplinary teams, acute analysis, in-depth reasoning and creative thinking. Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence. Throughout the University, our academics collaborate across disciplines and with outside agencies and institutions on projects of world significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential. We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative, which promotes gender equality and career progression. We are ranked 1st in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (Innovate UK), 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019). Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and most affordable cities in the UK. There is an excellent range of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards and we are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you. For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email resourcing@qub.ac.uk Please note on this occasion the University is unable to provide sponsorship for visa applicants for this particular post, applicants must hold the right to work in the UK to be eligible. The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all. However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. Also protestants are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals. As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN. It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other. More details on all our networks can be found at https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/ Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow in conservation agriculture and participatory modelling
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow in conservation agriculture and participatory modelling The Forest Management and Development group (ForDev) at ETH Zürich is seeking to recruit one post-doctoral researcher to contribute to the project “Is there a future for conservation agriculture in Togo? A comprehensive approach accounting for the biophysical and socio-economic context”. The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation under the Swiss Programme for International Research by Scientific Investigation Teams (SPIRIT). The duration of the Project is from January 2021 to June 2023. The Forest Management and Development group (ForDev), based at ETH Zürich, works on the conservation and sustainable management of natural resources in tropical forest landscapes under transition. Lands use changes, livelihoods, sustainability, governance and participatory management are strong elements of our research. We develop models that merge local ecological knowledge and scientific expertise. We use games to explore possible futures of landscape changes with the stakeholders, and design with them theories of change. Project background Conservation agriculture (CA), an agricultural practice defined by minimal soil disturbance, permanent soil cover and crop rotation, is a technically pertinent strategy to improve smallholder farmers’ yield. Despite its positive effect on agricultural production, farmers tend to abandon CA once they no longer receive support because it is rarely embedded in a broader approach accounting for the local biophysical, socio-economic and cultural context. To assess the local potential of CA together with a market participation measure, we propose to run onsite agricultural trials and use role-playing games. The study focuses on a small village in Togo, a country that has received little attention compared to the rest of Africa. The Togolese NGO “Etoile Verte” (supported by the Swiss NGO “Happy Togo”) present in the village has already designed locally adapted CA practices involving agroforestry and hypothesized that the formation of a farmer’s organization could increase market participation. As a first step to test if their approach matches the environmental context as well as farmers’ investment and labor use strategy, we propose to run onsite agricultural trials comparing yield of CA and traditional agriculture while also measuring their respective external inputs including labor and financial investment. To co-design solutions with the smallholder farmers and assess whether CA and the formation of a farmer’s organization are suitable for the socio-economic and cultural constraints of both men and women, we propose to represent the system in the form of a role-playing game. The game would be modular so that it could be used in different sites facing similar challenges. Role-playing games can help players elaborate strategies and explore possible futures in a risk-free environment. By observing players’ behavior and recording their narratives, we can identify factors driving farming and marketing decisions of the farmers and thus tailored strategies to the context. With this research, we hope to set the path for a comprehensive approach to conservation agriculture that accounts not only for biophysical constraint of the site but also the socio-economic and cultural aspects, and provide a modular game that can be used in other locations to assess the potential of CA. Job description You will use a companion modeling approach (ComMod, Étienne 2014) as an umbrella approach to understand the factors driving smallholder farmers towards and away from CA, and thus identify how CA can be adapted to the local context and whether a farmer’s organisation can enhance market participation of both men and women smallholder farmers. The objectives will be to: understand the current farming and marketing strategies of male and female smallholder farmers, assess the dynamics pathways and the driving factors of landscape change, identify factors driving women and men smallholder farmers’ farming and marketing strategies when offered the opportunity to practice CA and to join a farmers’ organization, design a modular role-playing game that can be adjusted to different sites to discuss the acceptance of CA. Your profile Essential experience, skills and characteristics A relevant PhD in agronomy, geography, environmental science, social science or related fields Familiarity with the concept of Conservation Agriculture or Agroecology English and French proficiency Strong team work and communication skills Cultural sensitivity working with diverse stakeholders Readiness to travel to Togo in remote places Good track record of publications in international journals Ability to work independently, with flexibility, humour and critical thinking Desirable criteria Familiarity with, and interest in, games, their development and research use Familiarity with Agent-based modelling Familiarity with the rural African context Experience of field work in tropical environment Experience with transdisciplinary projects A keen interest in stakeholders’ engagement and communication ETH Zurich ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow. Interested? We look forward to receiving your online application until November 20, 2020 with the following documents: Detailed Curriculum Vitae Publication list in support of your application A brief (2-pages) motivation letter Copy of PhD diploma or equivalent Contact details of up to 3 references Optional: Letters of recommendation (up to 3) Further information about the position can be obtained, preferably via email, from: Anne Dray, anne.dray@usys.ethz.ch, +41 44 632 07 50 or Claude Garcia, claude.garcia@usys.ethz.ch, +41 44 632 32 14 (no email applications please).

  • Promovierte*r wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in (m/w/d) der Fachrichtung Chemie, Biochemie, Physik, Material- oder Nanowissenschaften oder vergleichbar
    Gesucht wird zur Verstärkung unseres Teams im Fachbereich „Oberflächenanalytik und Grenzflächenchemie“ in Berlin-Steglitz zum 01.12.2020 ein*e Promovierte*r wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in (m/w/d) der Fachrichtung Chemie, Biochemie, Physik, Material- oder Nanowissenschaften oder vergleichbar Entgeltgruppe 13 TVöD Zeitvertrag bis zum 30.11.2022 Die Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) ist eine wissenschaftlich-technische Bundesoberbehörde mit Sitz in Berlin. Als Ressortforschungseinrichtung des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie forschen, prüfen und beraten wir zum Schutz von Menschen, Umwelt und Sachgütern. Im Fokus unserer Tätigkeiten in der Materialwissenschaft, der Werkstofftechnik und der Chemie steht dabei die technische Sicherheit von Produkten und Prozessen. Werden Sie Teil unseres Teams von engagierten Mitarbeitenden! Ihre Aufgaben: Entwicklung und Anwendung von neuen Verfahren der Oberflächenanalytik mit der Sekundärionen-Massenspektrometrie im Rahmen der Themenfelder Analytical Sciences und Material mit dem Fokus auf Nanomaterialien. Hierzu gehören insbesondere: Entwicklung, Optimierung und Validierung von Verfahren zur Bestimmung der Oberflächenchemie von (funktionalisierten) Partikeln mit ToF-SIMS Korrelation der ToF-SIMS-Ergebnisse mit XPS, Auger-Elektronenspektroskopie und Volumenchemie mit EDX Korrelation der ToF-SIMS-Ergebnisse zur Oberflächenmorphologie mittels Elektronenmikroskopie Entwicklung und Erprobung von Probenpräparationsmethoden für Nanomaterialien (aus der flüssigen Phase, Pulver oder als Nanokomposite) Präsentation und Publikation der Ergebnisse sowohl extern als auch BAM-intern (TF) Regelmäßige Funktionskontrolle des Größtgerätes ION-TOF IV Literaturrecherche Ihre Qualifikationen: Erfolgreich mit einem sehr guten Ergebnis abgeschlossenes wissenschaftliches Hochschulstudium der Fachrichtung Chemie, Biochemie, Physik, Material- oder Nanowissenschaften oder vergleichbar sowie eine sehr gute Promotion im Bereich der Analytik mit ToF-SIMS Bei ausländischen Bildungsabschlüssen bitten wir um Übersendung entsprechender Nachweise über die Gleichwertigkeit mit einem deutschen Abschluss. Weitere Informationen entnehmen Sie bitte der Internetseite der Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen (ZAB) unter http://www.kmk.org/themen/anerkennung-auslaendischer-abschluesse.html  Vertiefte Kenntnisse mit Ionenmassenspektrometrie Umfangreiche Erfahrungen und Kenntnisse mit Vakuum und Ultrahochvakuum Erfahrungen und Kenntnisse mit Elektronenmikroskopie und -spektroskopie sind wünschenswert Sehr gute Englisch- und Deutschkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift  Gute Fähigkeiten im wissenschaftlichen Schreiben und Präsentieren vor Publikum Ein ergebnisorientierter Arbeitsstil sowie ein hohes Maß an Motivation und Engagement, Kooperationsfähigkeit und Teamgeist sowie Mobilität und Kreativität für die Arbeit in einem interdisziplinären Umfeld Unsere Leistungen: Interdisziplinäre Forschung an der Schnittstelle zu Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft Arbeit in nationalen und internationalen Netzwerken mit Universitäten, Forschungseinrichtungen und Industrieunternehmen Hervorragende Ausstattung und Infrastruktur Flexible Arbeitszeiten, mobiles Arbeiten Ihre Bewerbung: Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Bewerbung über unser Bewerbungsmanagementsystem bis zum 14.11.2020. Alternativ können Sie Ihre Bewerbung zur Kennziffer 231/20-6.1 auch per Post an folgende Anschrift senden: Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung Referat Z.3 - Personal Unter den Eichen 87 12205 Berlin www.bam.de Fachliche Fragen zu dieser Position beantwortet Ihnen gerne Herr Dr. Vasile-Dan Hodoroaba unter der Telefonnummer +49 30 8104-3144 bzw. per E-Mail unter Dan.Hodoroaba@bam.de. Die BAM verfolgt das Ziel der beruflichen Gleichstellung von Frauen und Männern. Bewerbungen von Frauen begrüßen wir daher besonders. Darüber hinaus unterstützt die BAM die Eingliederung schwerbehinderter Menschen und begrüßt daher ausdrücklich auch deren Bewerbungen. Hinsichtlich der Erfüllung der Ausschreibungsvoraussetzungen erfolgt eine individuelle Betrachtung der Bewerbungsunterlagen. Anerkannt schwerbehinderte Menschen werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt.   Die ausgeschriebene Stelle setzt ein geringes Maß an körperlicher Eignung voraus. Der Arbeitsplatz ist grundsätzlich auch für eine Teilzeitbeschäftigung geeignet.  Die BAM ist seit 2015 als familien- und lebensphasenbewusste Arbeitgeberin durch das „audit berufundfamilie” zertifiziert und unterstützt aktiv die Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie.

  • PhD student (m/f/d) in the field of Computational Materials Science - Interface Engineering and Computational Microstructures Design
    To strengthen our team in the section 5.2 “Experimental and Model Based Mechanical Behaviour of Materials” in Berlin-Steglitz, starting 01.01.2021, we are looking for a PhD student (m/f/d) in the field of Computational Materials Science - Interface Engineering and Computational Microstructures Design Salary group E 13 TVöD Temporary contract for 36 months The scope of the position is based on the guidelines of the DFG. The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) is a materials research organization in Germany. Our mission is to ensure safety in technology and chemistry. We perform research and testing in materials science, materials engineering and chemistry to improve the safety of products and processes. At BAM we do research that matters. Our work covers a broad array of topics in the focus areas of energy, infrastructure, environment, materials, and analytical sciences. We are looking for talented people to join us. Project description: Materials microstructures usually contain a huge number of “grain boundaries” and “phase boundaries”. These interfaces can have great impacts on the properties and performance of the microstructure. In this project, we explore novel approaches for designing and engineering interfaces using mean-field and phase-field thermodynamic and kinetic modeling. The results of the project will contribute to the novel knowledge-based design of materials via data-driven approaches. Your responsibilities include: development of a  thermodynamic model and necessary computational tools for studying and designing interfaces in alloys programming, performing systematic modeling and simulation studies of binary and ternary multiphase alloy systems conducting collaborative works with scientific partners in the project reporting reguarly to the supervisors and presenting the results in internal and international conferences submitting a PhD thesis on the topic Your qualifications: a university degree (diploma/masters) in materials science, physics or related fields is required  solid understanding of the thermodynamic and kineticsis required experience in programming is required; knoledge of C++ and Python programming is advantageous experience in modeling and simulation techniques is required; knowledge of phase-field modeling is advantageous excellent command proved in written and spoken English is required We offer: interdisciplinary research at the interface of politics, economics and society work in national and international networks with universities, research institutes and industrial companies outstanding facilities and infrastructure flexible working hours, mobile working Your application: We welcome applications in English via the online application form by  07.11.2020.  Alternatively, you can also send your application by post, quoting the reference number  228/20-5.2  to: Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und-prüfung Referat Z.3 - Personal Unter den Eichen 87 12205 Berlin www.bam.de Dr. Kamachali will be glad to answer any specific questions you may have. Please get in touch via the telephone number  +49 30 8104-3107  and/or by email to Reza.Kamachali@bam.de. In the application, please send us (i) your letter of motivation (ii) CV and (iii) transcript of bachelor and master studies, all as a single PDF file. BAM pursues the goal of professional equality between women and men. We therefore particularly welcome applications from women. In addition, BAM supports the integration of severely disabled persons and therefore expressly welcomes their applications. With regard to the fulfilment of the job advertisement requirements, the application documents are examined individually. Recognised severely disabled persons will be given preferential consideration if they are equally suitable. The advertised position requires a high level of physical aptitude. Die BAM ist seit 2015 als familien- und lebensphasenbewusste Arbeitgeberin durch das „audit berufundfamilie” zertifiziert und unterstützt aktiv die Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie.

  • IP Manager - Life Sciences/Biotech (m/f/d)
    Plan your next career step with us and start as an Intellectual Property Manager - Life Sciences and Biotech (m/f/d) at KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA. ‍ The IP Manager is the responsible IP representative to steer the IP evaluation and prosecution activities for selected technology areas. Your work will help ensure freedom to operate and support new value creation for the KWS Group. You will closely interact with partners across the business as well as in breeding and R&D. ‍ The position is unlimited and on a full-time basis. The place of work is either Berlin or in our HQ in Einbeck, Southern Lower Saxony. ‍ Your Tasks – challenge meets responsibility: ‍ As the responsible IP representative you develop strategies that protect and create value using patents, PVP, and other means of know-how protection across the KWS Group for defined technical areas within biotechnology, breeding, biostatistics, digital technology, etc. Closely interact with stakeholders from R&D, Breeding, Legal and Business to promote product development and to generate IP value Evaluate and monitor the competitive IP landscape to ensure freedom to operate Manage patent protection activities in line with KWS business needs worldwide Participate in preparation, review, and negotiation of contracts for the protection of intellectual property Your Profile – competence meets personality: ‍ MSc. or PhD degree in life sciences, biology, agronomy, plant breeding or in a related field Expertise in IP: experience in patent prosecution and FTO analyses, a Patent Attorney qualification would be a plus Customer-oriented, can-do attitude Strong analytical, presentation, communication, and collaboration skills Excellent command of English (written and spoken) We offer: ‍ Targeted professional and personal development opportunities e.g. enablement to qualify as European Patent Attorney Flexible working hours with home office possibilities An international, motivated and dynamic team Company pension scheme, capital-forming benefits, and Christmas pay Would you like to develop your potential and grow at KWS? ‍ Then we look forward to receiving your application (short cover letter, resume, relevant certificates) via our online portal

  • Research Engineer in Materials Science and Strain Measurements using Neutron Diffraction
    The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), situated in Grenoble, France, is Europe's leading research facility for fundamental research using neutrons. The ILL operates the brightest neutron source in the world, reliably delivering intense neutron beams to 40 unique scientific instruments. The Institute welcomes over 2000 visits of scientists per year to carry out world-class research in solid-state physics, crystallography, soft matter, biology, chemistry and fundamental physics. Funded primarily by its three founder members: France, Germany and the United Kingdom, the ILL has also signed scientific collaboration agreements with 11 other countries. The Science Division currently has a vacancy: Research Engineer in Materials Science and Strain Measurements using Neutron Diffraction SALSA is an instrument dedicated to non-destructive strain measurements within small and large objects. ILL scientists and the Industry Liaison Office teamed up with partners in Europe to build the EASISTRESS (H2020 funded) project –led by the Danish Technological Institute. EASISTRESS overall aims to strengthen industrial access and uptake of non-destructive synchrotron x-ray and neutron diffraction-based residual stress characterisation tools by validation against accepted destructive techniques and development of protocols, in collaboration with industry. Duties: As a member of our Diffraction Group, your aim is to design methods and algorithms capable of handling and processing complex set of data extracted from the SALSA instrument and additional synchrotron and neutron diffraction-based stress measurement techniques, in order to make them easily exploitable for industrial researchers (e.g. data that can be merged with simulated data). Your main duties will be: Definition of a common framework (in terms of algorithms for signal and data processing, including calibration steps) for the various neutron and synchrotron based techniques that provide stress measurements, Design and development of efficient algorithms capable to process data (from raw data to results including errors analysis) for the techniques involved and cases relevant for EASISTRESS. This work will be based on former work achieved for neutron diffraction (VAMAS-TS165, ISO 21432:2019, Sine2020 and Brightness2) and aim to extend the framework to the various synchrotron and laboratory-x-ray set-ups. The interoperability of protocols and algorithms will be demonstrated using round-robin tests. Qualifications and experience: PhD in Physics or Material science with strong computing skills using Python. A minimum of 1 year experience after the PhD is desirable, Knowledge and experience in neutron instrumentation and experimentation is essential. Experience in other neutron sources or analytical research infrastructure is desirable, Deep knowledge of mechanical properties characterisation techniques, Teamwork spirit and autonomy will ensure success. Adequate communication skills to coordinate with project partners across Europe. Language skills: As an international research centre, we are particularly keen to ensure that we also attract applicants from outside France. You must have a sound knowledge of English and be willing to learn French (a language course will be paid for by the ILL). Knowledge of German would be an advantage. Notes: This position is a Fixed-term contract until 31 December 2023. Medical fitness for work under ionising radiation is required. This post is located in Grenoble, France and subject to administrative screening. Further information can be obtained by contacting Caroline Boudou, Industrial Liaison Unit, phone: +33(0)4.76.20.72.09, e-mail: boudou@ill.eu (please do not send your application to this address). Benefits: Generous company benefits (expatriation allowance), relocation assistance and language courses may be offered (for more information, please consult our employment conditions). How to apply: Please submit your application on line with a list of publications and the names of 3 references, including one from your present work place, no later than 22.11.2020, via our website: www.ill.eu/careers (Vacancy reference: 20/52).

  • Research associate / PhD candidate (m/f/d) "Process modelling of biogas plants"
    The DBFZ focuses on technical, economic and ecological research in the field of energetic and integrated material use of renewable resources in the bioeconomy. To enhance our team we are looking for an ‍ Research associate / PhD candidate (m/f/d) Process modelling of biogas plants ‍ In order to develop future-oriented operating concepts for existing biogas plants, a „Junior research group focusing on model-based monitoring and process control of biogas plants“ will implement, evaluate and further refine practical model structures and control procedures with regard to their specific application for process automation in industrial plant operation. ‍ Your tasks: · Critical evaluation and enhancement of established model structures for detailed but robust process simulation of biogas plants · Development of reliable indicators and adaptive methods for continuous process and efficiency evaluation of biogas plants · Design, supervision and evaluation of laboratory experiments as well as assessment of available process data on industrial biogas plants · Publications in scientific journals and presentations at national and international conferences You have: · An excellent university degree in the field of (bio)process engineering, biotechnology, bioinformatics or comparable disciplines · Good basic knowledge of modelling and process analysis of biotechnological systems · A confident use of Matlab and Simulink or comparable software or programming languages · Good English skills as well as a precise and concise writing and presentation style in German and English We offer: · Independent and diverse tasks with a wide range of advanced training and qualification opportunities · Extensive and modern laboratory equipment and pilot plants · An experienced and motivated team in a modern and collegial working environment · A remuneration according to TVÖD (Bund) EG 13, including the social benefits of the public service ‍ The position is conceived with 75% working time and is limited to a term of 3 years ‍ Please submit your compelling application (in a single attachment, preferably as pdf, max. 5 MB). ‍ Reference number: 321020436 Application Deadline: 25.11.2020 E-Mail: bewerbung@dbfz.de ‍ For an encrypted transmission of your application, you can use the upload form Cryptshare. www.dbfz.de/stellen ‍ Contact: Alexandra Mohr-Schüppel Phone: +49 (0)341 2434-112 ‍ The DBFZ seeks to increase the proportion of women in its staff and therefore strongly encourages qualified female scientists to apply. Severely disabled persons are given preferential consideration if they are equally qualified. However, special consideration of severely disabled applicants or applicants with equivalent abilities can only be given if appropriate proof is enclosed with the application. ‍ Travel expenses incurred by the applicant (m/f/d) during an interview, can only be refunded according to the "Regelung über den Reisekostenzuschuss für Vorstellungsreisen für das Bundesministerium des Inneren und den Geschäftsbereich BMI" (ZI1-30201/2#1). ‍ Please send us a written permission for internal processing of your photos. Otherwise, we ask you to remove all photos in the supplied documents.

  • Tenure-track faculty position at the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research (ZIWR), Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer campus, Israel.
    Tenure-track faculty position at the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research (ZIWR), Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer campus, Israel.   Rank: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (parallel to Asst. Prof.)   Application open until 30/1/2021 ‍ The ZIWR invites applications for a tenure-track position in water sciences/catchment hydrology with a focus on topics such as (but not limited to): catchment hydrology, large-scale hydrological modeling, catchment-scale contaminant transport (including nutrients, micropollutants, and plastic), hydrological modeling and “big-data,” and artificial intelligence in hydrological science. The successful candidate will be expected to develop strong research and teaching programs, which include mentoring and training graduate students in one or more areas related to water science and technology. All teaching and mentoring at the ZIWR is performed in English. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to apply for highly competitive research grants; publish in highly ranked peer-reviewed journals; and participate in the ZIWR’s activities. ‍ Qualifications required: PhD in a relevant water-related field such as: hydrology, regional hydrology, water sciences, physics, engineering (e.g., chemical, civil, environmental and biotechnological) or other related disciplines. Postdoctoral research experience in related topics. We expect that at least one of the graduate training (MSc, PhD, Post Doc) was undertaken in an institution outside Israel. A strong record of outstanding peer-reviewed publications. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. ‍ Preferred qualifications: • Experience with multidisciplinary research approaches. • Experience in writing research proposals and teaching at the university level. ‍ ‍ Faculty Department(s): Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research Full Time Salary Rate: ACADEMIC (12 months) Appointment percent: 100% Anticipated begin date: 1 October, 2021 Number of Positions: 1 ‍ Applicants should email the followings as PDFs: (1) A cover letter referencing ZIWR open position addressed to Professor Amit Gross, Director of the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research (ZIWR). (2) A curriculum vitae. (3) A 2-3 page Research Statement, summarizing current and planned research (also include a statement describing past collaborative research activities and potential future collaborations). (4) A 1-2 page Teaching Statement . (5) In addition, please have your references immediately submit letters of recommendation on your behalf, indicating ZIWR Open position to the following email address: talynoam@bgu.ac.il   ‍ The deadline for ensuring full consideration is January 31, 2021, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled. ‍ Contact information: Prof. Amit Gross, Director Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research Phone: Tel: +972-8-6596896 | Fax: +972-8-6596909 | Emails: talynoam@bgu.ac.il; amgross@bgu.ac.il

  • Research associate / PhD candidate (m/f/d) "Process control of biogas plants"
    The DBFZ focuses on technical, economic and   ecological research in the field of energetic and integrated material use of   renewable resources in the bioeconomy. To enhance our team we are looking for an ‍ Research associate / PhD   candidate (m/f/d) Process control of biogas plants ‍ In   order to develop future-oriented operating concepts for existing biogas plants,   a „Junior research group focusing on   model-based monitoring and process control of biogas plants“ will implement,   evaluate and further refine practical model structures and control procedures   with regard to their specific application for process automation in industrial   plant operation. ‍ Your tasks: ‍ · System analysis and theoretical evaluation of established process models for direct application in automation concepts for industrial biogas plants · Development of robust and adaptive methods for model-based monitoring and process control of biogas plants · Design, supervision and evaluation of laboratory experiments as well as assessment of available process data on industrial biogas plants · Publications in scientific journals and presentations at national and international conferences. ‍ You have: · An excellent university degree in the field of (bio)systems engineering, cybernetics, control engineering, automation engineering or comparable disciplines · Good basic knowledge of identification and control of dynamical systems · A confident use of Matlab and Simulink or comparable software or programming languages · Good English skills as well as a precise and concise writing and presentation style in German and English ‍ We offer: · Independent and diverse tasks with a wide range of advanced training and qualification opportunities · Extensive and modern laboratory equipment and pilot plants · An experienced and motivated team in a modern and collegial working environment · A remuneration according to TVÖD (Bund) EG 13, including the social benefits of the public service ‍ The position is conceived with 75% working time and is limited to a term of 3 years. ‍ Please submit your compelling application (in a single attachment, preferably as pdf, max. 5 MB). ‍ Reference number: 321020236 Application Deadline: 25.11.2020 E-Mail: bewerbung@dbfz.de ‍ For an encrypted transmission of your application, you can use the upload form Cryptshare. www.dbfz.de/stellen ‍ Contact: Alexandra Mohr-Schüppel Phone: +49 (0)341 2434-112 ‍ The DBFZ seeks to increase the proportion of women in its staff and therefore strongly encourages qualified female scientists to apply. Severely disabled persons are given preferential consideration if they are equally qualified. However, special consideration of severely disabled applicants or applicants with equivalent abilities can only be given if appropriate proof is enclosed with the application. ‍ Travel expenses incurred by the applicant (m/f/d) during an interview, can only be refunded according to the "Regelung über den Reisekostenzuschuss für Vorstellungsreisen für das Bundesministerium des Inneren und den Geschäftsbereich BMI" (ZI1-30201/2#1). ‍ Please send us a written permission for internal processing of your photos. Otherwise, we ask you to remove all photos in the supplied documents.

  • Senior Director, Head of Discovery Sciences
    Description of position The responsibilities of this strategic role include the following (including, but not limited to); Supervising and growing the newly created Discovery Sciences unit Developing new technologies for drug discovery Ensuring the resourcing and optimal plans for the drug projects Identifying new drug targets and building the evidence for target validation Writing scientific reports and publications Contributing to the research strategy in R&D Building a balanced and competitive portfolio for Orion In this role, you will be in a key position leading the Discovery Sciences unit and a member of the R&D management team. You will report to the Senior Vice President in R&D and the location of the position is in Turku, Finland. ‍ Description of unit Discovery Sciences is accountable for de­vel­op­ing new tech­no­lo­gies, maintaining and developing research infrastructure and serving the Orion Research com­munity with state-of-the-art tech­no­lo­gies and know-how. Discovery Sciences is a key partner in the discovery of novel targets and drug projects with Oncology Research, Neurological Disorders Research and Digital Medicine Departments. The unit is one of four Research Departments in Orion R&D and is accountable for the R&D portfolio and strategy in collaboration with business and all R&D global functions. ‍ Requirements To be a successful Senior Director, ideally you should have the following educational and professional work experiences: PhD in immunology/oncology/neurological disorders with a minimum of five years Pharma experience Deep understanding of target identification including various target classes Experience in novel discovery technologies (e.g. CRISPR/Cas9, spatial single cell RNA seq, phenotypic screening) Broad expertise of treatment modalities (small molecules, peptides, genome-based therapies, such as oligonucleotides and gene and cell therapies, and microbiome-based therapies) Experience as a scientific leader/supervisor Track record of high impact publications in the field of drug discovery Excellent organizational and people leadership skills We offer Orion offers you an excellent opportunity to work in a dynamic R&D leadership position in a department with exciting R&D pipeline and an enthusiastic working environment. You will have opportunities to use your own strengths and to utilize your competencies. As an expert, you will be a valued member of a multi-disciplinary team jointly innovating and developing new treatments for the patients. Appreciation of colleagues strive for excellence and building the future are our core values. The culture of Orion R&D is professional and built on leading expertise, and we enjoy working together. Read more about Orion here. ‍ Additional information on the position For more information on the Senior Director position, please contact SVP R&D, Outi Vaarala Thursday 29th October from 11.15am - 11.45am or Friday 30th October from 2pm - 2.30pm via mobile: +358 50 9663472. ‍ If you are the person we are looking for, please submit your cover letter and CV with your salary request via the link before 11th November 2020. ‍ Join us – together we build well-being and do work that we are proud of! ‍ Approved medical examination which also includes drug testing is required prior to the employment. We will also carry out a security clearance prior to the employment for the selected person. ‍ In many fields, Finland is considered a leader in the world (see the following link by copying it to your web browser) and is a great country to live in http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ira-kalb/finland-is-still-the-worl_b_10774930.html

  • Directeur Universitair Centrum voor Gedrag en Bewegen
    Ben jij in staat om met visie en daadkracht inspirerend leiding te geven aan ons expertisecentrum op het gebied van onderwijs? Wij zijn op zoek naar een zakelijk directeur die een hart heeft voor onderwijs en met empathie leiding geeft aan onze professionals in een veranderende omgeving. Locatie: AMSTERDAM FTE: 0,5 - 0,8 Functieomschrijving Het UCGB (Universitair Centrum voor Gedrag en Bewegen) is een specifieke afdeling binnen de Faculteit Gedrags- en Bewegingswetenschappen (FGB). Het UCGB is het expertisecentrum op het gebied van onderwijs binnen de hele Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Het centrum vervult een brugfunctie tussen de academische wereld en de dagelijkse praktijk van onderwijs. Het draagt bij aan de kwaliteit van de beroepsuitoefening van professionals en aan de kennisontwikkeling en maatschappelijke participatie van (post)professionals. Het vervult een belangrijke rol in de Leven Lang Ontwikkelen agenda van de VU. Het UCGB zorgt voor innovatie in onderwijs en een continu vernieuwend portfolio aan producten en diensten. Het creëert krachtige leeromgevingen, gebaseerd op ‘best-evidence’, waarmee het partners en klanten aanzet tot onderbouwd handelen en systematisch ontwikkelen. Het UCGB onderzoekt en kent de beroepspraktijk. Het UCGB is ingedeeld in drie teams: VU Lerarenacademie voor opleiden en professionaliseren van leraren in het voortgezet onderwijs LEARN! Academy voor opleiden en professionaliseren van docenten van de VU en overig hoger onderwijs HOVO | ‘VU vanaf vijftig’ voor cursussen op het gebied van algemene ontwikkeling van (post)professionals vanaf 50 jaar De teams worden ondersteund door de teams Bedrijfsvoering en Marketing en Communicatie. Jouw taken De directeur is verantwoordelijk voor de dagelijkse leiding van het UCGB, stuurt de drie teamleiders en twee coördinatoren marketing/communicatie en bedrijfsvoering aan, en is eindverantwoordelijk voor medewerkers, jaarplan, begroting en bedrijfsresultaat.      De directeur wordt gevraagd om de huidige ingezette koers te bestendigen. Innovatie en het met gezag acteren horen daarbij. Dit doet de directeur in nauwe samenwerking met collega’s binnen het management team. Dit vraagt om een directeur die realistisch stuurt op het eindresultaat maar ook oog heeft voor de omgeving en de medewerkers. Wij zoeken iemand die het leuk vindt om in de wereld van onderwijs en onderzoek te werken, ondernemend is, gericht is op resultaat, en het gesprek durft aan te gaan.      De VU heeft een ambitieuze strategie 2020-2025 neergelegd. Een strategie die vraagt om het verder innoveren en het toekomstbestendig maken van het onderwijs met de bijbehorende aandacht voor de kwaliteit. Een nauwe samenwerking met partijen binnen en buiten de VU is hierin essentieel. Als directeur ben je een betrokken en gezaghebbende gesprekpartner en vind je hierin gemakkelijk je weg. Je neemt positie in op basis van leiderschap; verantwoording nemen, durf en overtuiging.   De rol van directeur van het UCGB is veelzijdig. De uitdagingen van dit moment vragen het kunnen vertalen van een inspirerende visie naar concrete plannen en acties in een stijl die zowel leidend als dienend is met altijd aandacht voor zowel het proces als de te realiseren resultaten.    Het inhoudelijke en strategische speelveld waarop de directeur acteert is uitdagend en gevarieerd. Dit geldt zowel binnen de Vrije Universiteit als daarbuiten. Extern wordt van de directeur bijvoorbeeld verwacht dat er een gezagvolle rol genomen wordt in de maatschappelijke bijdrage die de VU levert in het terugdringen van het lerarentekort in de Metropool regio Amsterdam. Het kennen van het speelveld van hoger onderwijs is een pré. Dit met adequate aandacht voor de bedrijfsvoering en financiën.     Functie-eisen WO werk- en denkniveau Hart voor onderwijs Ruime ervaring als leidinggevende Ervaring met het wetenschappelijke veld, de dilemma’s en partijen Professionals kunnen binden, inspireren en motiveren Uitstekende netwerk- en acquisitie vaardigheden Zakelijk en financieel inzicht; planning & control Een assessment kan tot de mogelijkheden behoren. Wat bieden wij Een uitdagende functie bij een maatschappelijk betrokken organisatie. Het salaris bedraagt afhankelijk van opleiding en ervaring op voltijdse basis minimaal €5.912 (schaal 15) en maximaal €7.623 (schaal 15) bruto per maand. De functie is ingedeeld volgens UFO-profiel: Beleidsdirecteur 2 en staat open voor ten minste 0,5 fte. De arbeidsovereenkomst wordt in eerste instantie aangegaan voor een periode van 1 jaar. Verlenging van de arbeidsovereenkomst behoort tot de mogelijkheden. Daarnaast beschikt de VU over aantrekkelijke secundaire arbeidsvoorwaarden en regelingen die een goede combinatie van werk en privé mogelijk maken, zoals: 8% vakantietoeslag en 8,3% eindejaarsuitkering Over de VU Bijdragen aan een betere wereld door onderscheidend onderwijs en grensverleggend onderzoek, dat is de ambitie van de VU. Een universiteit waar persoonlijke vorming én maatschappelijke betrokkenheid centraal staan. Waar we vanuit verschillende disciplines en achtergronden samenwerken aan innovaties en nieuwe inzichten. Ons onderzoek beslaat het hele spectrum: van alfa, gamma en bèta tot leven en medische wetenschappen. Aan de VU studeren ruim 26.500 studenten en werken en meer dan 4.600 medewerkers. De uitstekend bereikbare VU-campus is gevestigd in het hart van de Amsterdamse Zuidas, een inspirerende omgeving voor onderwijs en onderzoek. Diversiteit Diversiteit is een kernwaarde van de VU. Wij staan voor een inclusieve gemeenschap en geloven dat diversiteit en internationalisering bijdragen aan de kwaliteit van onderwijs en onderzoek. We zijn dan ook voortdurend op zoek naar mensen die door hun achtergrond en ervaring bijdragen aan de diversiteit van onze campus. Faculteit der Gedrags- en Bewegingswetenschappen De Faculteit der Gedrags- en Bewegingswetenschappen (FGB) richt zich op het brede domein van gedrag en gezondheid. Met ons onderwijs en onderzoek spelen we actief in op de actuele ontwikkelingen in de maatschappij. Van gezond ouder worden tot e-health, van jeugdcriminaliteit tot de aanpak van depressiviteit, van training voor topsporters tot social media als onderwijstool. Uniek is dat we drie disciplines combineren: psychologie, bewegingswetenschappen en pedagogiek. Werken bij Gedrags- en Bewegingswetenschappen is werken bij een ambitieuze organisatie die zich kenmerkt door een informele sfeer en korte communicatielijnen. BIJ FGB krijg je alle ruimte voor je persoonlijke ontwikkeling. De faculteit telt ongeveer 3.400 studenten en ca 600 medewerkers. Solliciteren Ben jij geïnteresseerd in deze functie? Solliciteer dan door middel van onderstaande solliciteer button uiterlijk 12 november 2020. Denk hierbij aan het uploaden van jouw curriculum vitae en motivatiebrief. Sollicitaties ontvangen per e-mail worden niet in behandeling genomen. Vragen Voor vragen over de vacature kun je contact opnemen met: Naam: prof. dr. M.W. van Tulder Functie: Decaan Faculteit der Gedrags- en Bewegingswetenschappen Telefoonnummer: 020-5986587 E-mail: maurits.van.tulder@vu.nl Acquisitie naar aanleiding van deze advertentie wordt niet op prijs gesteld.

  • Senior Technician - Neuroscience
    Senior Technician - Neuroscience Position snapshot Company: Nestlé Research Location: Vers-chez-les Blanc, Switzerland Act. Rate : 100% Type of contract : Permanent contract Position Summary Nestlé Research is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, employs approximately 800 people and is comprised of four Nestlé Institutes: Material Sciences, Health Sciences, Food Safety & Analytical Sciences and Packaging Sciences. Please have a tour of our facilities using this link or read more about Nestlé Research at our website. As a Senior Technician in the Brain Health department, your main activity will be to plan, coordinate, execute and report neuroscience experiments. You will work in a multi-disciplinary team studying the impact of nutrition on brain health across the lifespan. A day in a life of a Senior Technician – Neuroscience: • Design and carry out experiments for neuroscience projects • Develop experimental methods and protocols • Provide technical and scientific support to projects by assisting scientists and project leaders in the selection of the analytical approach and method • Manage and coordinate autonomously experimental activities within larger projects, and consolidate data with project/activity leader • Present methods and results at department and Nestlé Research level, and write communications and reports What makes you successful ? • Biology lab technician apprenticeship or BSc degree in biology or equivalent • Experience with the development and troubleshooting of in vitro assays in a neuroscience context • Extensive experience with primary cultures of brain cells • Expertise with standard molecular biology techniques: RNA & protein extraction from cells and tissues, qRT-PCR, western blotting • Expertise with imaging techniques: immunolabeling, fluorescence microscopy, image quantification • Experience with histology techniques such as cryostat sectioning, immunohistochemistry • Experience with reviewing scientific literature and providing recommendations on experimental approaches • Experience in scientific reporting (analytical reports, results sections of R&D reports etc.) • Fluent in English both spoken and written The Nestlé Group is the world’s largest food and beverage company with 92.6 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2019. It is present in 187 countries around the world, has 403 factories and its 291’000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favourites. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago. Learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on www.nestle.com.

  • Senior Scientist in Microbiome Research
    Senior Scientist in Microbiome Research Position snapshot Location: Nestlé Research, Lausanne, Switzerland Company: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. Act. Rate: Full-Time 100% Type of contract: Permanent contract PhD and expertise in microbiome research with a minimum 10 years experience in R&D Minimum 3 years of people management experience Position summary Nestlé Research is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, employs approximately 800 people and is comprised of four Nestlé Institutes: Material Sciences, Health Sciences, Food Safety & Analytical Sciences and Packaging Sciences. Please have a tour of our facilities using this link or read more about Nestlé Research at our website. As part of recent expansion of microbiome research at Nestlé, we are seeking a senior scientist in microbiome working transversally on the role of microbiome in nutrition and health. A day in the life of a Senior Scientist in Microbiome Research: • Develop and implement innovative and competitive microbiome-based nutritional concepts to meet business needs and contribute to growth • Strengthen microbiome research strategy by leveraging internal and external scientific expertise while embracing consumer trends • Coach and develop technicians, research assistants and peers. Supervisory role of PhD and/or master students • Contribute to peer reviewed scientific publications, scientific communications, and patents • Establish and nurture close relationships with relevant technology centers/factories/markets/businesses to understand business needs, provide proactive support and generate new ideas • Actively monitor relevant external partners (academic and industry) and set up strategic relationships when relevant What will make you successful? • PhD with expertise in microbiome research with minimum of 10 years of experience post PhD in R&D • Minimum 3 years of people management experience (leading, coaching and developing people) • Working knowledge of advanced microbiome analytics and nutrition is a plus • Experience in concept ideation and science translation • Excellent project management and stakeholder management • Highly motivated and independent, with the ability to work in a dynamic environment • Excellent communication skills, team spirit, and open mindset • Good time, resource, and budget management skills • Fluent in English both written and spoken, any other language is a plus

  • Research Fellow position at ELI-ALPS within Ultrafast Nanoscience Group
    We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled PhD-level researcher with expertise in nanofabrication and/or nanooptics (or closely related disciplines) to participate in various projects managed by the Ultrafast Nanoscience Group of ELI-ALPS. Along with the proper operation of imaging and nanofabrication devices (EBL, FIB etc.), the candidate is also expected to take part in different experiments and simulation tasks related to ultrafast nanoscience. Description of the Ultrafast Nanoscience Group The Ultrafast Nanoscience group of ELI-ALPS is responsible for an electron beam lithography system (Raith eLINE Plus), and a focused ion beam device (Thermo Scientific Scios 2 Dual Beam). The tasks of the group include the design and fabrication of different nanopatterned samples, that can be applied in interdisciplinary projects using the infrastructure of ELI-ALPS facility. The group provides also opportunity for electron microscopic investigations and element analysis for ELI users. Duties and Responsibilities: The work tasks of the researcher to be hired in the Ultrafast Nanoscience Group include, but are not limited to, the following: · Experimental research in the field of ultrafast science, using state-of-the-art infrastructure of ELI-ALPS (e.g. the NanoESCA endstation, pump-probe setups etc.) · Development of innovative nanofabrication processes with the electron beam lithography and/or focused ion beam machines. · Participating in the design and building/assembly of additional group-managed equipment, participation in user campaigns. It is also expected that the candidate has a vision of projects that can be carried out using the available infrastructure. Education and Experience: The candidate should hold a PhD in physics, chemistry or other closely related scientific field (applications of candidates on track to complete their PhD are also considered). Skills and Abilities: · The successful candidate is expected to have demonstrated independent work realizing laboratory research project(s), as well as good team working ability. · Good written and oral communication skills in English. Additional preferred qualifications: · Experience in ultrafast science. · Experience in microscopy, nanooptics and/or plasmonics. · Programming skills (Python, Matlab, Labview). · Experience with finite element or finite difference time-domain methods. · Ability to conceive and lead a research project. · Experience in projects where people from different disciplines work together. Job location: Szeged, Hungary If you are interested in the position, please upload your CV and motivation letter to our Career Site at https://www.eli-alps.hu/en/Career.

  • Tenure-Track Assistant professor in Carbohydrates
    The Department of Animal Science, Aarhus  University, invites highly qualified applicants for a position as  Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Carbohydrates in nutrition from 1  May 2021 or soon thereafter. The position We  seek a candidate with knowledge of analytical and nutritional aspects of  carbohydrates. The position will focus on analytical and  physicochemical aspects of carbohydrates and how the carbohydrate  components are digested, fermented, absorbed and metabolised in  non-ruminant species. A key area of future importance will be to  combine the analytical methodologies on carbohydrates with in vitro  techniques with the intention of developing supportive tools for in vivo  studies on nutrition and health aspects in monogastric animals as  livestock and models in human nutrition. The candidate is  expected to initiate interdisciplinary research together with national  and international research and industry partners and to ensure external  funding to establish a successful research programme and his/her own  research team. Further, the candidate will have to, within  his/her area of expertise, participate in providing research-based  consultancy to authorities, participate in knowledge exchange with  society and industry and to be responsible for teaching and supervising  students at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels as well as young researchers  and technical staff. The candidate Qualifications  for the Tenure-Track Assistant Professor level at Aarhus University  include minimum two years’ experience at postdoc level with a relevant  research profile and a strong scientific publication record in one or  more of the areas of the position as described above. Further information on Tenure Track can be found here. Department of Animal Science (ANIS) The  mission of ANIS is to perform basic, strategic and applied research and  innovation within the department’s core activities: nutrition, health  and welfare. The activities make up the science-based foundation of  ANIS’ teaching, public sector consultancy and collaboration with  business and industry. The successful applicant will be placed in the  Research Unit Nutrition. Please refer to http://anis.au.dk/en/ for further information about The Department of Animal Science, to https://anis.au.dk/en/research/research-groups/nutrition/ for information on the research unit and to https://tech.au.dk/en/ and http://www.au.dk/en/ for information on the faculty of Technical Sciences and Aarhus University, respectively. Further information on the position may be obtained from Head of Department Klaus Lønne Ingvartsen, phone +45 8715 7757, email: kli@anis.au.dk, or Head of Research Unit Jan V. Nørgaard, phone: +45 8715 7816, email: janvnoergaard@anis.au.dk Living in Denmark Please visit the International Centre website (http://www.au.dk/en/internationalcentre/) for information about arriving to and living in Denmark for both the applicant and his/her potential family. Place of employment and place of work The place of employment is Aarhus University (AU), and the place of work is the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele. Teaching activities are primarily conducted at AU-Campus, 8000 Aarhus. Technical Sciences Tenure Track Aarhus  University offers talented scientists from around the world attractive  career perspectives via the Technical Sciences Tenure Track Programme.  Highly qualified candidates are appointed as Assistant Professors for a  period of six years with the prospect of performance- based advancement  to a tenured Associate Professorship. The aim of the Technical Sciences Tenure Track Programme is to: attract outstanding talented individuals that are competitive at an international level to promote the early development of independent research success early in the career of scientists to create transparency in the academic career path As part of the tenure track position, the candidate is offered: access to research infrastructure capability development, including postgraduate teacher training a mentoring programme support to develop scientific networks and to secure interdisciplinary research at the highest level As part of the Aarhus University Tenure Track Programme, the University  carries out a mid-way evaluation to review the progress of the tenure  track candidate after three years, according to the same criteria used  in the final tenure review. The final tenure review is conducted after  five and a half years. If the review is positive, the candidate will be  offered a tenured position as Associate Professor at Aarhus University. Please refer to the tenure track guidelines for the tenure review criteria and for the tenure review process. Application procedure Shortlisting  is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with  the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the  assessment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the  candidates to be evaluated. The selection is made on the basis of an  assessment of who of the candidates are most relevant considering the  requirements of the advertisement. All applicants will be notified  within 6 weeks whether or not their applications have been sent to an  expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will  be informed about the composition of the committee and will receive  his/her assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed a final  letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants. Letter of reference If  you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf,  please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your  application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the  person in ques-tion before you enter the referee’s contact information,  and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter  of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is  not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the  application deadline will be taken into consideration. Formalities and salary range Technical Sciences refers to the Ministerial  Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under  the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. The  application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree  certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future  research plans and information about research activities, teaching  portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if  any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here. Appointment  shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the  Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional  Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job  content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations. All  interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their  personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation  to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify  periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to  subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the  evaluation of scientific productivity. Aarhus University offers a  broad variety of services for international researchers and  accompanying families, including relocation service and career  counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here. Deadline 06 December 2020 The  application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment  system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus  University's website. Apply

  • Assistant Professorships in
    The Department of Physics at the University of Basel, Switzerland  invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professorships. The  University of Basel is "Leading House" in the NCCR (National Centre of  Competence in Research) project "SPIN: Spin Qubits in Silicon". NCCR  SPIN, a research initiative within Switzerland, was approved in December  2019 and will start its activities in summer, 2020. SPIN aims to  develop elements of scalable quantum computer technology, focussing on  electron and hole spin qubits in silicon and germanium. Linked to NCCR  SPIN, two new tenure-track assistant professorships have been created at  the Department of Physics, University of Basel, one in experimental  physics, the other in quantum condensed matter theory. More detail on  SPIN is available from the Swiss Science Foundation (http://www.snf.ch/en/researchinFocus/nccr/spin) and from the department's own web-site (https://www.quantum.unibas.ch/nccr-spin). Your position The  new professors should make vital and original contributions to the  activities of NCCR SPIN and to the department's activities in quantum  science, they should provide leadership in research, and they should  contribute to teaching at both Bachelor's and Master's levels.

  • PhD position in Plant Molecular Biology
    A PhD position in the field of Plant Molecular Biology is available at The Department of Arctic and Marine Biology (AMB), UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø. The 4-years PhD position will be available from 01.03.2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. ‍ The PhD CANDIDATE POSITION ‍ is in the research group "Micro-organisms and Plants", and specifically in plant biology research, focusing on studies of enzymatic modification and degradation of plant cell walls with a goal to facilitate production of biofuels, bioenergy, and high-value bio-products. The position is financed by the ARC - Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy at UiT (established 2016). ARC is an interdisciplinary research centre focusing on Arctic challenges within renewable energy and greenhouse gas management in order to create sustainable societies in the Arctic. ‍ Plants have ability to modify their own cell walls during development as well as in response to environmental conditions. They are also able to degrade cell walls of other plants during parasitic interactions. The person to be hired will work as a part of a project focusing on discovering strong degradative enzyme activities against plant cell wall, and understanding the molecular basis of the wall-deconstructing activity. The PhD project includes genome-based identification of candidate genes from diverse plant species, among them parasitic plants, construction of expression vectors for production of recombinant proteins (cell-free or microbe-based expression systems), investigating enzymatic activities, and monitoring gene expression and cell wall degradation. ‍ The applicant is expected to conduct lab work, data analysis, and report project results via high-quality journal publications and scientific presentations. The position includes duty work in the form of teaching assistance in Plant Physiology, Plant Biotechnology and Microscopy courses. The person to be hired will get an opportunity to work as a part of the international and multidisciplinary research community at ARC and is expected to attend and contribute to its seminars, workshops and other activities. The work is conducted in newly build facilities with well-equipped laboratories with access to journals and scientific databases. The position includes annual funding to be used for travel to conferences or workshops abroad, lab consumables or lab equipment. ‍ Qualifications - The successful candidate is scientifically motivated with background in molecular plant science. To be eligible for the position, a candidate must have a Master of Science degree in Biology with specialization in plant molecular biology or related field. Suitable applicants must have practical experience in basic molecular biology techniques and basic knowledge of bioinformatics (as documented by their scientific works), and high motivation to develop these skills further. Skills that are expected from the successful candidate include molecular cloning and vector construction, gene expression analysis and sequence analysis. Previous experience in recombinant protein production, protein purification, enzyme activity characterization, enzymatic design, microscopic techniques and/or analysis of NGS data would be considered as an advantage. Peer-reviewed publications and previous knowledge on plant cell wall components will also be considered an asset. The applicant should be able to work independently as well as interact with a team comprised of scientists and technical staff from different fields. Prior experience in teaching is beneficial. Emphasis will be put on the candidate’s potential for research, motivation and personal suitability for the position. ‍ Qualification with a Master’s degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are very near completion of your Master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis and a statement from your supervisor or institution indicating when the degree will be obtained. You must document completion of your degree before commencement in the position. Applicants with a foreign education will be evaluated on whether the educational background is equivalent to Norwegian higher education, following national guidelines. Applicants from some countries will have to document additional higher education in order to fulfil the requirements. ‍ The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of doctoral degree. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment and the period starts on commencement of the position. The PhD candidate shall participate in the faculty’s organized research training, and the PhD projects shall be completed during the period of employment. The position requires admission to the Faculty’s PhD programme. Information about requirements and the PhD programme is available here: PhD Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics. The  position is for a period of four years. The nominal length of the PhD program is three years. The fourth year is distributed as 25 % each year and will consist of teaching and other duties. ‍ Language skills - The applicant must further document good oral and written communication skills in English. Documented knowledge of English as stated here is required. The position will be part of international research community where the working language is English, and the application should therefore be written in English. ‍ The application must be submitted electronically via www.jobbnorge.no,  https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/194495/phd-fellow-in-plant-molecular-biology ‍ The application must include: Cover letter explaining your motivation, and how your education and experience makes you qualified; CV; Diplomas, diploma supplements and transcripts (all degrees); Documentation of English language proficiency; Contact information to 1-3 references, reference letters; Master thesis, and any other academic works. Deadline for applications is 2nd of December, 2020. ‍ For further information, visit www.jobbnorge.no, Jobbnorge ID: 194495. or contact Associate Professor Dr. Katja Karppinen, katja.karppinen(at)uit.no ‍ References: Karppinen, K., et al. (2018) Abscisic acid regulates  anthocyanin biosynthesis and gene expression associated with cell wall modification in ripening bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) fruits. Front. Plant Sci. 9, 1259.

  • Assistant Professor
    Assistant Professor of Inbred Rice Breeding and Genetics Position: Assistant Professor of Inbred Rice Breeding and Genetics, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center, Beaumont, Texas, USA Appointment and Evaluation: This is a 100% budgeted research position. Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with experience. Promotion decisions are the joint responsibility of the Center Director, the Head of TAMU Soil & Crop Sciences Department, and the Director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, and will conform to the policies and procedures of the agency, the Department, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for the Texas A&M University System. Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in plant breeding, genetics, or a closely related field is required. Preference will be given to applicants who a) document significant involvement in cultivar releases, b) demonstrate an ability to integrate advanced phenotyping, ideotype breeding, and marker-assisted selection, c) have a record of outstanding scholarly research and professional accomplishments related to cultivar development and releases, and d) have strong verbal and written communication skills. Evidence of strong analytical skills is expected. Expertise with the development and use of DNA markers, genomic methods and process-based crop models for the improvement of grain yield, quality, nutritional composition, and disease resistance is desirable. Duties and Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of this position are to: • Develop locally adapted inbred rice cultivars that have superior and stable performance in grain yield, quality, nutritional composition, resistance or tolerance to major diseases and insect pests, and tolerance to cold and heat stress. • Develop a comprehensive, cutting-edge breeding platform that optimizes and accelerates selection of breeding lines with desired traits using trait prioritization and pyramiding through the integration of genomic technologies (e.g., marker-assisted and genomic selection, genome-wide association, and gene editing), advanced and high-throughput phenotyping, process-based crop modeling, and multi-environment tests. • Develop a nationally and internationally recognized rice breeding program as measured by the release of, and commercial adoption of, superior inbred cultivars and germplasm lines, production of high-quality peer-reviewed publications, and attainment of international, national, and local competitive grants. • Foster strong linkages with rice industries and associated stakeholders in Texas and other rice-producing states. • Develop the next generation of plant breeders and rice scientists through recruitment, training, and advisement of graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers. • Work closely with scientists of Texas A&M AgriLife Research and leverage existing strengths within the Texas A&M System and other leading research institutions; collaborate with leading plant breeders, plant geneticists, genomicists, agronomists, crop physiologists, soil scientists, plant pathologists, entomologists, and systems biologists to develop locally-adapted cultivars with superior traits and to develop externally-funded research projects. • Develop joint research with unique programs at the Center and on campus, such as those involving crop model-assisted selection, gene editing, next-generation remote sensing, and Raman spectroscopy. Funding: The position is funded by Texas A&M AgriLife Research, with funds to support staff and program operations, and additional funds provided by the Texas Rice Research Foundation (TRRF). Continuing support from TRRF is anticipated but is conditional upon major progress in the development of elite breeding lines and the release of high-performing inbred cultivars, quantifying the genetic gains in combining key traits controlling yield and grain quality, and implementing a cutting-edge advanced phenotyping and selection program. Supervisor: Dr. Lloyd T. Wilson, Professor and Center Director, Jack B. Wendt Endowed Chair in Rice Research, Texas A&M University System Location and Facilities: The incumbent will be a faculty member located at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center, Beaumont, Texas, USA., and will be evaluated for promotion through the Texas A&M Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, College Station, Texas, USA. The Beaumont Center and its satellite station at Eagle Lake, Texas, house about 40 scientists, research and administrative support staff, and students. Research expertise includes hybrid rice breeding, plant physiology, soils and plant nutrition; insect, weed and disease management; integrated cropping systems management, and cropping systems modeling. Facilities include about 960 acres of land at Beaumont and 114 acres of land at Eagle Lake. Office, laboratory and greenhouse space, and land for field research will be provided. The Beaumont area is culturally diverse and vibrant, offering an overall quality of life with a low cost of living. Proposed Closing Date: November 30, 2020, or until a suitable applicant is found Application Packet: Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/AgriLife_Research_External/job/Beaumont-AL-RSCH/Assistant-Professor_R-032296. Applicants are also encouraged to email a copy of their application to bmorace@aesrg.tamu.edu. Applications should contain the following: • A letter that summarizes the applicant’s expertise and unique qualifications for the position. If the applicant lacks the required or preferred qualifications, then provide a description of how these deficiencies will be overcome. • A 5-year proposed research statement for the position. • A curriculum vitae that contains the following: o Summary of university degrees and relevant graduate and post-graduate research and training o Summary of related employment history o List of released germplasm, cultivars, and intellectual property with a description of the role the applicant played in developing each o List of publications (authors, year, title, journal, volume, and pages) separated by peer-reviewed journal papers, book chapters, abstracts, non-refereed papers, and producer-oriented publications, with a brief description of the role the applicant played in producing each publication o List of grants and gift awards, including authors, the year each grant was funded, funding duration, title, total award amount, amount attributed to the applicant, and granting agency, with a brief description of the role the applicant played in developing each o List of presentations (authors, event, and date) separated by invited or volunteered; international, national, regional or state; and research, service or other; with a brief description for each of the role the applicant played in producing or presenting o A list of graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and undergraduate students trained, and the focus of research conducted under your supervision • PDF copies of up to 5 publications and 2 grant proposal summaries produced by the applicant to demonstrate strengths relevant to the position. • A list of up to 5 external references qualified to assess the applicant. Provide name, title, affiliation, physical address, phone number, and email address for each. • A statement that the applicant is a U.S. citizen or can be legally employed in the United States. Otherwise, provide an explanation of why obtaining legal authorization to work is highly likely and the steps you anticipate taking to do so. • Copy of official record of transcripts of undergraduate and graduate degrees Contact Person: Communications relating to this position should be sent via email to: Ms. Brandy Morace (bmorace@aesrg.tamu.edu) Sr. Administrative Coordinator II Texas A&M AgriLife Research Beaumont, Texas, USA “Texas A&M AgriLife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer” ]

  • Postdoctoral Position in the Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Laboratory
    Postdoctoral Position in the Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Laboratory McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School Belmont, MA McLean Hospital is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with a primary focus on studying the clinical neurobiology of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), using diffusion tensor imaging and functional magnetic resonance imaging.  The fellow will be mentored by Dr. Isabelle Rosso, Ph.D., and will and have access to the McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School academic environment and resources.  The successful applicant will be proposed for academic appointment as a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Job description: We are looking for a PhD or MD/PhD scientist in neuroscience, psychology, or related field.  The fellow will have the opportunity to work on NIMH-funded projects that seek to understand the neurobiological underpinnings of PTSD.  These studies employ a variety of methodologies including genetic methods, psychophysiological paradigms of fear and anxiety, ecological momentary assessment, and imaging (fMRI, DTI, and MRS).  This position will also provide opportunities for collaboration and networking with clinicians, basic neuroscientists, and physicists.  The PI is committed to supporting fellows on their trajectory to an independent research career, including ensuring that they submit competitive applications for internal fellowships and external grant funding.  Required is a experience with either diffusion tensor imaging or functional magnetic resonance imaging – including experience processing DTI and/or fMRI data, and publishing such data as peer-reviewed publication(s). Preferred is a candidate with the following attributes: Prior human subjects research with psychiatric populations, or biological mechanisms of psychiatric illness; Excellent verbal and written communication skills, sufficient to explain complex scientific or technical concepts to non-domain experts; Evidence of capability for independent work, problem-solving, and initiative-taking; Interpersonal skills, as required for interactions with research participants, and for collaboration in a multidisciplinary environment. How to apply: To apply for this position, email a cover letter and CV to Dr. Rosso: irosso@hms.harvard.edu Please include the names & contact details for three references in your application. McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  It is the policy of McLean Hospital to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender orientation or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation.  McLean Hospital does conduct pre-employment drug screening, and any offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of the screening. A member of the Mass General Brigham (Partners) healthcare system.

  • Postdoc sNuc-Seq and brain pathology
    We are looking for a talented postdoctoral fellow with a background in human CNS histology and glial cell biology, and a good publication record to join our team. We conduct translational research in multiple sclerosis (MS) with the goal of understanding the mechanisms that underlie MS progression and neurodegeneration. The candidate will participate in our larger effort to determine the population structures of glia cells in MS lesion tissue and to define their interactions with other cell types in chronic and remyelinating MS lesions (Park et al. Acta Neuropath Comm. 2019). Our laboratory uses cutting-edge technologies such as (i) highly multiplexed histological imaging (staining of individual section with 40+ antibodies), (ii) advanced computational tools for spatial analysis, (iii) purification of astrocyte and oligodendrocyte nuclei from MS, Alzheimer and Parkinson’s tissue for transcriptomic and genomic profiling with sNuc-Seq and ATAC-Seq and (iv) generation of human iPSC-derived astrocytes and microglia (Ponath et al. Nat Commun. 2018). Our group is part of the Department of Neurology, Yale School of Medicine, and is embedded in a highly collaborative, translational neuroimmunology program that includes T cell biology, genetics and computational biology. The candidate should have a broad neurobiology background and experience with histology/confocal microscopy. Expertise in glial cell culture, FACS and computational biology (sNuc-Seq) is desirable. Please respond with CV, a short description of relevant expertise, representative publications and the names of three references by email to david.pitt@yale.edu. The successful candidate will join my laboratory for a minimum of 3 years on a NIH funded position starting in 12-20. ]

  • Research Associate in CFD for High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactors
    Job Reference Number: UOS026646 Job Title: Research Associate in CFD for High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactors Contract Type: Fixed term for 24 months, to start as soon as possible. Working Pattern: Full time Faculty: Faculty of Engineering Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering Salary: Grade 7 £31,866 - £40,322 per annum. Closing Date: 22nd November 2020 Summary: Are you interested in working for a world top 100 University? The Department of Mechanical Engineering is inviting applications from enthusiastic and highly motivated researchers/engineers to participate in an exciting research program to study the mixing of helium with air in reactor cavities in support of the development of High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactors (HTGRs). The program is a collaboration between a number of universities and a national lab in the US, and the University of Sheffield, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and EDF Energy in the UK and is jointly funded by US Nuclear Engineering University Program (NEUP) and UK EPSRC. The US partners will carry out experimental investigations and the UK team will perform complementary numerical simulations. Working closely with a team of academics, engineers and Research Associates from the UK and the US, you will be responsible for numerical simulations using both conventional Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) CFD and high-fidelity large eddy simulation (LES) approaches. You will first study the full transient process of the blowdown from an initial pipe break to the time when equilibrium is reached using an unsteady RANS model following its validation against data obtained from the US partners. At stage 2, you will use a high fidelity well-resolved LES to investigate the fundamental flow physics underpinning the air-ingress phenomena in a HTGR. You will attend regular project meetings reporting your progress and contributing to discussions in other project areas. You will have opportunity to visit the US experimental facilities. You should hold a PhD (or have equivalent experience) in computational fluid dynamics or another equivalent discipline. You should have a good background and experience in one or more of the following areas: nuclear thermal hydraulics, large eddy simulation, turbulence modelling, programming, and a good understanding of flow physics. You will also have effective communication skills. The post fixed term for 24 months to start as soon as possible. We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LblLk18zmo, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information

  • Research Associate Thermal Nuclear Hydraulics Modeling
    Job Reference Number: UOS026647 Job Title: Research Associate Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics Modelling Contract Type: Fixed term for 30 months Working Pattern: Full Time Faculty: Faculty of Engineering Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering Salary: Grade 7 £31,866- £40,322 per annum. Potential to progress to £44,045 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution. Closing Date: 6th November 2020 Summary: Are you interested in working for a world top 100 University? The Department of Mechanical Engineering, Thermofluids Group is seeking applications from highly motivated researchers/engineers to participate in an exciting program of research on high fidelity simulation of heat transfer to fluid at supercritical pressure using direct numerical simulation (DNS). The project is part of a large consortium supported by European Commission through H2020, which is aimed at developing an intrinsically safe Small Module Reactors based on supercritical water technology (SMR-SCW). Working alongside researchers from other partner organisations, you will be responsible for carrying out wall-resolved numerical simulations to complement physical experiments and support the validation/ development of turbulence and 1-D models. The work will make use of a large eddy simulation (LES)/direct numerical simulation (DNS) computer code (CHAPSim) that has been developed in-house in Sheffield for supercritical as well as subcritical fluid flow and heat transfer. You will particularly study the effect of roughness on turbulence and heat transfer. You will attend regular project meetings reporting your progress and contributing to discussions in other project areas. We are seeking candidates with a PhD (or be close to completion/have equivalent experience) in Computational Fluid Dynamics. You will have a good background and experience in one or more of the following areas: nuclear thermal hydraulics, large eddy simulation, porous medium flow modelling, programming, and a good understanding of flow physics. You will also have effective communication skills, both written and verbal; technical report and paper writing skills, experience of delivering presentations. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Shuisheng He at s.he@sheffield.ac.uk. We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LblLk18zmo, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information

  • Research Associate in Molecular Biology
    Job Reference Number: UOS026634 Job Title: Research Associate in Molecular Microbiology Contract Type: Fixed-term for 24 months. Working Pattern: Full-time Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Department: Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease Salary: Grade 7 £31,866 - £35,845 per annum. Closing Date: 21st November 2020 Summary: We have an exciting opportunity in the infection theme of the Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease, for someone to use their skills in molecular microbiology to make an impact on antimicrobial resistance and global health. In a new opportunity supported by the Wellcome Trust, we are looking for an enthusiastic and creative scientist to join our new and rapidly expanding group of infectious disease and global health researchers. Working within our group and with colleagues from across the University and international collaborators, you will have time, space and resources to explore new approaches to understanding the interactions between bacteria, such as Salmonella Typhi and humans as their hosts. In this current project we are particularly interested in understanding the impact that vaccination campaigns may have on the selection and development or prevention of antimicrobial resistance. Essential applicant criteria include: • Hold a good honours degree in microbiology, bioinformatics or equivalent subject (or equivalent experience). • Hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in microbiology, molecular medicine or relevant area (or equivalent experience). • Evidence of some previous laboratory research experience through authorship of scholarly publications or contribution to national/international conference proceedings, with the ability to perform the techniques required and to use a range of computing and research computing software. • Evidence of effective communication skills and a positive attitude towards collaborative, interdisciplinary research. • Ability to develop creative solutions and ideas to minimising the impact of antimicrobial resistance and improving global health. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to travel to field sites, work within a dynamic research team, and will be supported to consider future fellowship applications or applications for follow-on funding during this post. We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LblLk18zmo, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information.

  • Research Associate in tracking energy transfer in (bio)molecular photonic breadboards using ultrafast spectroscopy (RA2)
    Job Reference Number: UOS026623 Job Title: Research Associate in tracking energy transfer in (bio)molecular photonic breadboards using ultrafast spectroscopy (RA2) Contract Type: Full time Working Pattern: Fixed term until 31 October 2023 to start as soon as possible. Faculty: Faculty of Science Department: Department of Physics and Astronomy Salary: Grade 7 £31,866 per annum. Closing Date: 21st November 2020 Summary: Do you enjoy exciting, cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research? We invite applications for a Research Associate, as part of a £7.25 M collaborative project funded by EPSRC and led by Prof G. J. Leggett. You will be part of a team of 10 Research Associates across the Universities of Sheffield, Bristol and Exeter with lead investigators in Chemistry (Prof S. P. Armes FRS, Prof J. Weinstein and Prof N. H. Williams (Sheffield)), Biology (Prof C. N. Hunter FRS (Sheffield) and Prof D. N. Woolfson (Bristol)), Physics (Dr J. Clark, (Sheffield) and Prof W. L. Barnes (Exeter)) and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Prof D. W. Lambert). The aim of our programme is to develop a new, modular approach for the creation of photonic materials, inspired by biological photosynthetic membranes. We call this approach 'molecular photonic breadboards': minimal units - synthetic antenna complexes - are designed from scratch to organise molecular components precisely in space. These building blocks are assembled to form nanostructured films. We will exploit the exciting new physics of strong light-matter coupling, and seek to control energy transfer pathways from the nm to the cm scale! Our goal is to lay the foundations for a revolution in the design of molecular photonic materials. You will be an ultrafast spectroscopist with expertise in transient IR and electronic techniques to delve into the detailed photophysics of synthetic antenna complexes. In close collaboration with RA3, you will characterise energy flow in the weak and strong coupling regimes and develop design rules for long-range energy transfer. You will have a PhD (or be close to completion/ have equivalent experience), in Physics or Chemistry (or related field). You will also have experience of sub-picosecond transient IR spectroscopy and building or independently troubleshooting non-linear or ultrafast spectroscopic experiments. Additionally, you should have effective communication skills, both written and verbal, including making oral presentations at scientific meetings. As an equal opportunities employer, we particularly welcome applications from Women and Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds as they are currently underrepresented at this level. We value equal opportunities and seek to build a culture where everyone can thrive. We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities that benefit both individual and University. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. All appointments will be made on merit of skill and experience relative to the role. The Universities of Sheffield, Exeter and Bristol are some of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The total reward package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

  • Research Associate in tracking energy transfer in (bio)molecular photonic breadboards in the strong coupling regime (RA3)
    Job Reference Number: UOS026625 Job Title: Research Associate in tracking energy transfer in (bio)molecular photonic breadboards in the strong coupling regime (RA3) Contract Type: Fixed term until 31 October 2023, to start as soon as possible. Working Pattern: Full time Faculty: Faculty of Science Department: Department of Physics and Astronomy Salary: Grade 7 £31,866 to £40,322 per annum, with potential to progress to £40,322 Closing Date: 21st November 2020 Summary: Do you enjoy exciting, cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research? We invite applications for a Research Associate position as part of a £7.25 M collaborative project funded by EPSRC and led by Prof G. J. Leggett. You will be part of a team of 10 Research Associates across the Universities of Sheffield, Bristol and Exeter with lead investigators in Chemistry (Prof S. P. Armes FRS, Prof J. Weinstein and Prof N. H. Williams (Sheffield)), Biology (Prof C. N. Hunter FRS (Sheffield) and Prof D. N. Woolfson (Bristol)), Physics (Dr J. Clark, (Sheffield) and Prof W. L. Barnes (Exeter)) and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Prof D. W. Lambert). The aim of our programme is to develop a new, modular approach for the creation of photonic materials, inspired by biological photosynthetic membranes. We call this approach 'molecular photonic breadboards': minimal units - synthetic antenna complexes - are designed from scratch to organise molecular components precisely in space. These building blocks are assembled to form nanostructured films. We will exploit the exciting new physics of strong light-matter coupling, and seek to control energy transfer pathways from the nm to the cm scale! Our goal is to lay the foundations for a revolution in the design of molecular photonic materials. You will be a specialist in strong light-matter coupling: polariton or plexcitonic physics or chemistry. In close collaboration with RA2, you will characterise energy flow in the weak and strong coupling regimes and develop design rules for long-range energy transfer in new synthetic antenna complexes, and nano-photonic materials. You will have a PhD (or be close to completion/ have equivalent experience), in Physics or Chemistry (or related field). You will also have experience and knowledge of strong light-matter coupling: polaritonor plexcitonic physics or chemistry and the ability to build or independently troubleshoot optical or spectroscopic experiments. Additionally, you should have effective communication skills, both written and verbal, including making oral presentations at scientific meetings. As an equal opportunities employer, we particularly welcome applications from Women and Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds as they are currently underrepresented at this level. We value equal opportunities and seek to build a culture where everyone can thrive. We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities that benefit both individual and University. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. All appointments will be made on merit of skill and experience relative to the role. The Universities of Sheffield, Exeter and Bristol are some of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The total reward package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

  • Research Associate in Design and Synthesis of Chromophores and Nucleic Acid Antenna Complexes (RA4)
    Job Reference Number: UOS026626 Job Title: Research Associate in Design and Synthesis of Chromophores and Nucleic Acid Antenna Complexes (RA4) Contract Type: Fixed term until 31 October 2023 to start as soon as possible. Working Pattern: Full time Faculty: Faculty of Science Department: Department of Chemistry Salary: Grade 7 £31,866 to £40,322 per annum, with potential to progress to £ 40,322 Closing Date: 21st November 2020 Summary: Do you enjoy exciting, cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research? We invite applications for a Research Associate, as part of a £7.25 M collaborative project funded by EPSRC and led by Prof G. J. Leggett. You will be part of a team of 10 Research Associates across the Universities of Sheffield, Bristol and Exeter with lead investigators in Chemistry (Prof S. P. Armes FRS, Prof J. Weinstein and Prof N. H. Williams (Sheffield)), Biology (Prof C. N. Hunter FRS (Sheffield) and Prof D. N. Woolfson (Bristol)), Physics (Dr J. Clark, (Sheffield) and Prof W. L. Barnes (Exeter)) and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Prof D. W. Lambert). The aim of our programme is to develop a new, modular approach for the creation of photonic materials, inspired by biological photosynthetic membranes. We call this approach 'molecular photonic breadboards': minimal units - synthetic antenna complexes - are designed from scratch to organise molecular components precisely in space. These building blocks are assembled to form nanostructured films. We will exploit the exciting new physics of strong light-matter coupling, and seek to control energy transfer pathways from the nm to the cm scale! Our goal is to lay the foundations for a revolution in the design of molecular photonic materials. You will be a chemist with a background in physical organic or synthetic chemistry. You will design and synthesise a wide range of chromophores, develop routes to nucleic acid antenna complexes, and collaborate in the design of nanostructured systems for the control of exciton dynamics and strong light-matter coupling. You will have a PhD (or be close to completion/ have equivalent experience), in synthetic chemistry, physical organic chemistry or chemical biology (or related field). You will also have effective communication skills, both written and verbal, including making oral presentations at scientific meetings. As an equal opportunities employer, we particularly welcome applications from Women and Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds as they are currently underrepresented at this level. We value equal opportunities and seek to build a culture where everyone can thrive. We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities that benefit both individual and University. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. All appointments will be made on merit of skill and experience relative to the role. The Universities of Sheffield, Exeter and Bristol are some of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The total reward package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

  • Research Associate - Biomedical Research
    Job Reference Number: UOS026633 Job Title: Research Associate Contract Type: Fixed-term with a preferred start date of December 2020 until 31 October 2022 Working Pattern: Full-time Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Department: Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease Salary: Grade 7 £31,866 - £40,322 per annum. Closing Date: 21st November 2020 Summary: We have an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for biomedical research looking to use their skills to make novel discoveries in the field of cerebrovascular development and disease. This project will characterise a novel behaviour of the brain blood vessels we recently discovered, called kugeln. The project is funded by the British Heart Foundation and led by Professor Tim Chico in collaboration with colleagues based in the UK and US. You should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline at 2:1 or higher (or equivalent experience) and a PhD (or close to completion) in a relevant discipline (or equivalent experience). You should have expertise in experimental design and statistical analysis and you should ideally have experience of histology and immunohistochemistry, although there will be opportunity to develop and enhance these skills in post. You will work alongside PhD students, postdocs and technicians and the role will offer you an opportunity to lead a research project whilst acquiring supervision, teaching and other skills. We are an excellent place to work, with regular research seminars, a weekly departmental research meeting, and strong peer support and mentorship networks. We are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and the Medical School holds a Silver Athena Swan award. We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LblLk18zmo, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information.

  • Research Associate in Excitation transfer in Photosynthetic Membranes (RA1)
    Job Reference Number: UOS026622 Job Title: Research Associate in Excitation transfer in Photosynthetic Membranes (RA1) Contract Type: Fixed term until 31 October 2023 to start as soon as possible. Working Pattern: Full time Faculty: Faculty of Science Department: Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Salary: Grade 7 £31,866 per annum. Closing Date: 21st November 2020 Summary: Do you enjoy exciting, cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research? We invite applications for a Research Associate as part of a £7.25 M collaborative project funded by EPSRC and led by Prof G. J. Leggett. You will be part of a team of 10 Research Associates across the Universities of Sheffield, Bristol and Exeter with lead investigators in Chemistry (Prof S. P. Armes FRS, Prof J. Weinstein and Prof N. H. Williams (Sheffield)), Biology (Prof C. N. Hunter FRS (Sheffield) and Prof D. N. Woolfson (Bristol)), Physics (Dr J. Clark, (Sheffield) and Prof W. L. Barnes (Exeter)) and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Prof D. W. Lambert). The aim of our programme is to develop a new, modular approach for the creation of photonic materials, inspired by biological photosynthetic membranes. We call this approach 'molecular photonic breadboards': minimal units - synthetic antenna complexes - are designed from scratch to organise molecular components precisely in space. These building blocks are assembled to form nanostructured films. We will exploit the exciting new physics of strong light-matter coupling, and seek to control energy transfer pathways from the nm to the cm scale! Our goal is to lay the foundations for a revolution in the design of molecular photonic materials. You will be a molecular biologist/biochemist with expertise in the photophysics of biological systems. You will be responsible for the biosynthesis of photosynthetic membrane structures, and you will collaborate with physical scientists to design model systems to enable measurement of exciton dynamics in photosynthetic membranes. You will have a PhD (or be close to completion/ have equivalent experience), in Biochemistry (or related field). You will also have effective communication skills, both written and verbal, including making oral presentations at scientific meetings. As an equal opportunities employer, we particularly welcome applications from Women and Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds as they are currently underrepresented at this level. We value equal opportunities and seek to build a culture where everyone can thrive. We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities that benefit both individual and University. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. All appointments will be made on merit of skill and experience relative to the role. The Universities of Sheffield, Exeter and Bristol are some of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The total reward package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

  • Research Associate in Design of Plexcitonic Antenna Complexes (RA7)
    Job Reference Number: UOS026631 Job Title: Research Associate in Design of Plexcitonic Antenna Complexes (RA7) Contract Type: Fixed term until 31 October 2023, to start as soon as possible Working Pattern: Full time Faculty: Faculty of Science Department: Department of Chemistry Salary: Grade 7 £ 31,866 to £ 40,322 per annum Closing Date: 21st November 2020 Summary: Do you enjoy exciting, cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research? We invite applications for a Research Associate as part of a £7.25 M collaborative project funded by EPSRC and led by Prof G. J. Leggett. You will be part of a team of 10 Research Associates across the Universities of Sheffield, Bristol and Exeter with lead investigators in Chemistry (Prof S. P. Armes FRS, Prof J. Weinstein and Prof N. H. Williams (Sheffield)), Biology (Prof C. N. Hunter FRS (Sheffield) and Prof D. N. Woolfson (Bristol)), Physics (Dr J. Clark, (Sheffield) and Prof W. L. Barnes (Exeter)) and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Prof D. W. Lambert). The aim of our programme is to develop a new, modular approach for the creation of photonic materials, inspired by biological photosynthetic membranes. We call this approach 'molecular photonic breadboards': minimal units - synthetic antenna complexes - are designed from scratch to organise molecular components precisely in space. These building blocks are assembled to form nanostructured films. We will exploit the exciting new physics of strong light-matter coupling, and seek to control energy transfer pathways from the nm to the cm scale! Our goal is to lay the foundations for a revolution in the design of molecular photonic materials. You will be a physicist or chemist with experience of plasmonics and, preferably, strong light-matter coupling. You will be responsible for designing plexcitonic systems for the control of excitation transfer, and working to develop solution-processing routes to quantum optical materials. You will have a PhD (or be close to completion/ have equivalent experience), in Physics or Chemistry (or related field). You will also have experience in plasmonics. Additionally, you should have effective communication skills, both written and verbal, including making oral presentations at scientific meetings. As an equal opportunities employer, we particularly welcome applications from Women and Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds as they are currently underrepresented at this level. We value equal opportunities and seek to build a culture where everyone can thrive. We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities that benefit both individual and University. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. All appointments will be made on merit of skill and experience relative to the role. The Universities of Sheffield, Exeter and Bristol are some of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The total reward package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

  • Research Associate in Nanofabrication
    Job Reference Number: UOS026630 Job Title: Research Associate in Nanofabrication (RA6) Contract Type: Fixed term until 31 October 2023 to start as soon as possible Working Pattern: Full time Faculty: Faculty of Science Department: Department of Chemistry Salary: Grade 7 £31,866 per annum Closing Date: 21st November 2020 Summary: Do you enjoy exciting, cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research? We invite applications for a Research Associate, as part of a £7.25 M collaborative project funded by EPSRC and led by Prof G. J. Leggett. You will be part of 10 Research Associates across the Universities of Sheffield, Bristol and Exeter with lead investigators in Chemistry (Prof S. P. Armes FRS, Prof J. Weinstein and Prof N. H. Williams (Sheffield)), Biology (Prof C. N. Hunter FRS (Sheffield) and Prof D. N. Woolfson (Bristol)), Physics (Dr J. Clark, (Sheffield) and Prof W. L. Barnes (Exeter)) and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Prof D. W. Lambert). The aim of our programme is to develop a new, modular approach for the creation of photonic materials, inspired by biological photosynthetic membranes. We call this approach 'molecular photonic breadboards': minimal units - synthetic antenna complexes - are designed from scratch to organise molecular components precisely in space. These building blocks are assembled to form nanostructured films. We will exploit the exciting new physics of strong light-matter coupling, and seek to control energy transfer pathways from the nm to the cm scale! Our goal is to lay the foundations for a revolution in the design of molecular photonic materials. You will be a physicist, chemist or materials scientist with expertise in nanofabrication by nanophotonic and local probe methods. You will lead the integration of top-down and bottom-up nanofabrication methods in the construction of molecular photonic breadboards. You will have a PhD (or be close to completion/ have equivalent experience), in Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science (or related field). You will also have experience of nanofabrication by nanophotonic and/or local probe methods and experience of developing novel resist chemistries. Additionally, you should have effective communication skills, both written and verbal, including making oral presentations at scientific meetings. As an equal opportunities employer, we particularly welcome applications from Women and Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds as they are currently underrepresented at this level. We value equal opportunities and seek to build a culture where everyone can thrive. We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities that benefit both individual and University. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. All appointments will be made on merit of skill and experience relative to the role. The Universities of Sheffield, Exeter and Bristol are some of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The total reward package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

  • Research Associate in Surface-initiated Polymerisation (RA5)
    Job Reference Number: UOS026627 Job Title: Research Associate in Surface-initiated Polymerisation (RA5) Contract Type: Fixed term until 31 October 2023, to start as soon as possible Working Pattern: Full time Faculty: Faculty of Science Department: Department of Chemistry Salary: Grade 7 £31,866 - £40,322 per annum Closing Date: 21st November 2020 Summary: Do you enjoy exciting, cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research? We invite applications for a Research Associate, as part of a £7.25 M collaborative project funded by EPSRC and led by Prof G. J. Leggett. You will be part of a team of 10 Research Associates across the Universities of Sheffield, Bristol and Exeter with lead investigators in Chemistry (Prof S. P. Armes FRS, Prof J. Weinstein and Prof N. H. Williams (Sheffield)), Biology (Prof C. N. Hunter FRS (Sheffield) and Prof D. N. Woolfson (Bristol)), Physics (Dr J. Clark, (Sheffield) and Prof W. L. Barnes (Exeter)) and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Prof D. W. Lambert). The aim of our programme is to develop a new, modular approach for the creation of photonic materials, inspired by biological photosynthetic membranes. We call this approach 'molecular photonic breadboards': minimal units - synthetic antenna complexes - are designed from scratch to organise molecular components precisely in space. These building blocks are assembled to form nanostructured films. We will exploit the exciting new physics of strong light-matter coupling, and seek to control energy transfer pathways from the nm to the cm scale! Our goal is to lay the foundations for a revolution in the design of molecular photonic materials. You will be a chemist or materials scientist with a background in surface-initiated polymerisation. You will design novel polymer brush antenna complexes for the control of strong light-matter coupling; and design polymer microsystems for measurement of exciton dynamics in photosynthetic membranes. You will have a PhD (or be close to completion/have equivalent experience), in Chemistry or Materials Science (or related field). You will also have experience of surface-initiated polymerisation. Additionally, you should have effective communication skills, both written and verbal, including making oral presentations at scientific meetings. As an equal opportunities employer, we particularly welcome applications from Women and Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds as they are currently underrepresented at this level. We value equal opportunities and seek to build a culture where everyone can thrive. We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities that benefit both individual and University. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. All appointments will be made on merit of skill and experience relative to the role. The Universities of Sheffield, Exeter and Bristol are some of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The total reward package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development

  • Research Associate in Magnesium Alloy Development
    Job Reference Number: UOS026629 Job Title: Research Associate in Magnesium Alloy Development Contract Type: Fixed-term for 30 months Working Pattern: Full Time Faculty: Faculty of Engineering Department: Department of Materials Science and Engineering Salary: Grade 7 £31,866 per annum Closing Date: 21st November 2020 Summary: Are you interested in working in a new research group within a world top 100 University? The Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Sheffield requires a Research Associate to work on a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship funded project to develop novel high performance, resource efficient Mg alloys for the automotive sector. You will work as part of new team of researchers and will be the main contributor to the research activities in Task 1 of the project. You should have a PhD (or be close to completion/have equivalent experience) in materials science, engineering or physical science, or any other relevant discipline. You should also have research experience in the design and processing of light alloys; microstructure characterization using advanced transmission electron microscopy and high resolution electron backscatter diffraction, and characterizing mechanical properties. Additionally you should have effective communication skills, both written and verbal, report writing skills, and experience of delivering presentations to both academic and industrial partners. You will have an opportunity to work with other research groups within the Department, other UK and international universities plus industrial collaborators. You will also have the opportunity to present your work at international conferences and UK meetings. We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LblLk18zmo, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information.

  • Research Associate - Visual Communication
    Job Reference Number: UOS026614 Job Title: Research Associate Contract Type: Fixed-term for 12 months Working Pattern: Part-time working 50% FTE, days of working to be agreed Faculty: Social Sciences Department: Department of Sociological Studies Salary: Grade 7: £31,866 - £34,804 pro-rata per annum. Closing Date: 11th November 2020 Summary: Are you interested in working for a world top 100 University? The Department of Sociological Studies is committed to understanding society and social change, and to research and teaching that improves people's lives, especially those of the most vulnerable. We are proud to be one of the top social science research departments in the UK, with a long history of high profile contributions to theory, policy and practice. The Department has a major international reputation for excellence in research and teaching across Sociology, Social Policy, Social Work and Digital Society. The postholder will work with Dr Elisa Serafinelli on the AHRC funded project Drones in Visual Culture: Developing a New Theory of Visual Mobile Communication. This project aims to understand whether and how the use of drone technology in society is changing the way people see the world and our visual culture more broadly, and to extend and innovate current theoretical approaches to visual mobile communication The successful applicant will have, or be in the process of submitting a PhD in a relevant area. Knowledge of relevant theories in the fields of visual communication, cultural studies and digital media along with experience in qualitative research and visual analysis would be advantageous. Experience of conducting research under the national research ethics framework is essential. Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, report writing skills, and experience of delivering presentations are also essential along with strong IT skills. We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LblLk18zmo, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information.

  • Project Engineer
    Job Reference Number: UOS026592 Job Title: Project Engineer Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract until 30.09.2022 Faculty: Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Department: AMRC – Integrated Manufacturing Group Location: Europa Avenue Sheffield Salary: Grade 6 £26,715 to £30,942 per annum Closing Date: 16th November 2020 Summary: Are you interested in working for a world top 100 university? We have an exciting opportunity in the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre for someone with a passion for engineering who is looking to use their skills in manufacturing to make an impact on UK productivity. As a Project Engineer in the Integrated Manufacturing Group, you will work on a number of engineering projects focusing on the use of automation systems for high value manufacturing. You will be required to use both a theoretical and hands-on approach to solve complex engineering challenges. Involvement in the Factory 2050 Integrated Manufacturing project is a fantastic opportunity to influence the way products are being manufactured and to develop innovative solutions to industrial problems in the UK. You will deal directly with some of the most advanced technologies and companies in the world. Some of these companies include Airbus, BAE Systems, Spirit Aerosystems, GE, GKN and Bombardier. For this role, you will need previous experience of working in a practical environment and should also have a good degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent experience). You should also have excellent time management skills and the ability to effectively organise project resources. It is key that you are able to work well within a project team made up of internal colleagues and external customers. You will: • Have a good degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent industrial experience). • Be capable of researching novel technology and its application through into industry. • Have the ability to problem solve, design, and implement ideas in a hands-on environment. • Have good organisational skills. • Have the ability to convey complex information to a range of internal and external stakeholders. This post is aimed at both recent graduates and applicants with relevant experience in a research or industrial environment. About the Team The University of Sheffield AMRC builds on the success of the original Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing, creating a cluster of industry-focused manufacturing R&D centres and supporting facilities. The AMRC with Boeing, established in 2001, has grown to become a world-leading centre of advanced machining and materials research for aerospace and other high-value sectors. It has around 100 industrial members, from global giants such as Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and Airbus, to local small businesses. About the University We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LblLk18zmo, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information. If you’re passionate about working at the AMRC in Factory 2050, then we would love to hear from you. ]

  • Software Developer
    Job Reference Number: UOS026590 Job Title: Software Developer Contract Type: fixed term until 30.09.2022 Faculty: Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Department: AMRC – Integrated Manufacturing Group Location: Europa Avenue Sheffield Salary: Grade 6 £26,715 to £30,942 per annum. Closing Date: 16th November 2020 Summary: Are you interested in working for a world top 100 university? We have an exciting opportunity in the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre for someone with a passion for software development who is looking to use their skills in manufacturing to make an impact on UK productivity. As a Software Developer, you will work as part of The Integrated Manufacturing Group (IMG), delivering projects looking at robotics, automation and digital transformation activities. Housed within AMRC’s state of the art Factory 2050, the team has grown organically over the last seven years and is expanding further to meet demand. As a Software Developer, you will join the Factory 2050 team working as part of an agile development team, utilising the latest technology, to deliver research projects of one to 24 months duration. Digital Manufacturing is one of three key themes within Factory 2050 and your role will look at the development of software applications for “the 4th Industrial revolution”. Working with some of the largest names in Aerospace, Automotive and Construction, your work will encompass the implementation of Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), and Digitally Assisted Assembly (DAA) technologies, for advanced manufacturing systems. You will: • Have a good degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent industrial experience). • Be capable of building an application from the ground up • Be competent in number of programming languages. • Have good organisational skills • Need the ability to research, problem solve, design, and implement ideas in a hands-on environment. This post is aimed at both recent graduates and applicants with relevant experience in a research or industrial environment. About the Team The University of Sheffield AMRC builds on the success of the original Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing, creating a cluster of industry-focused manufacturing R&D centres and supporting facilities. The AMRC with Boeing, established in 2001, has grown to become a world-leading centre of advanced machining and materials research for aerospace and other high-value sectors. It has around 70 industrial members, from global giants such as Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, to local small businesses. About the University We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LblLk18zmo, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information. If you’re passionate about working at the AMRC in Factory 2050, then we would love to hear from you

  • Postdoc position in Computer Vision
    1. Applications are invited for the post of a Research Support Officer to carry out duties in relation to the WARM-EO Project which is funded by Space Research Fund 2020 of the Malta Council for Science & Technology, and in which the University of Malta is the lead partner. ‍ 2. Applicants should possess a PhD in an area specifically related to the project, such as computer vision and image processing. Experience in Python and familiarity with remote sensing data will be considered an asset. Those in possession of a Master’s degree and are reading for a PhD in the above areas are also encouraged to apply. In this case, if successful, the appointee will be initially employed as a Research Support Officer II. Upon attainment of the PhD his/her title will be changed to that of Research Support Officer III. ‍ The University of Malta is an Equal Opportunity employer. ‍ 3. The full-time post is for an initial period of 12 months, which may be extended to a further period of 6 months, and carries an initial annual remuneration of EUR24,960 for those in possession of a Master’s degree (Research Support Officer II) and EUR31,200 for those in possession of a PhD (Research Support Officer III). ‍ 4. Candidates must submit their letter of application, a copy of their curriculum vitae, a scanned copy of their certificates (certificates of degrees must be submitted in English), and contact details of at least two referees. Applications must be sent by e-mail to projects.hrmd@um.edu.mt by not later than the Sunday, 15 November 2020. Late applications will not be considered. ‍ Further information about the vacancy may be obtained from: https://www.um.edu.mt/hrmd/recruitment/projects. ‍ ‍5. The WARM-EO project aims to develop a Water Resource Management platform that can be used to estimate irrigation water consumption of particular crops at country level. The models adopted in other countries are not applicable to small Mediterranean countries where the parcels are too small and fragmented for the resolution of open-access services under the Copernicus Programme. This project aims to develop a deep-learning based multi-frame superresolution algorithm to improve the resolution of Sentinel-2 optical images to compute the vegetation indices at 3 m resolution. Moreover, this project will fuse in-situ data obtained from a number of weather stations scattered around the island and remote sensing data to estimate the land surface temperature at parcel level. Further information may be obtained by contacting Dr Ing. Reuben Farrugia at reuben.farrugia@um.edu.mt. 6. The appointee will be expected to: a. produce deliverables and related reports within the stipulated time frames as specified in the project description; b. keep detailed progress reports and abide to all the conditions imposed by the project; c. assist in the dissemination process with the relevant stakeholders via a workshop/seminar; d. attend project internal meetings and consortium meetings; e. travel and attend meetings/conferences as the need arises; f. take part in the submission of EU-funded research proposals to sustain related research beyond the funding of the project; and g. perform any other project related task as instructed by the project coordinator and key experts. 7. The appointee will be expected to work at such places and during such hours as may be determined by the University authorities. 8. The selection procedure will involve: a. scrutiny of qualifications and experience claimed and supported by testimonials and/or certificates (copies to be included with the application); b. shortlisting; and c. an interview and / or extended interview. 9. The post is for an initial period of 12 months, which will be subject to a probationary period and to the provisions of the Statutes, Regulations and Bye-Laws of the University of Malta which are now or which may hereafter be in force

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate - Accelerator Technology
    Postdoctoral Research Associate (IARC) Open Date: October 21, 2020 Close Date: November 18, 2020 IARC at Fermilab is seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the field of accelerator technology. This position will play a key role in a project funded by the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) on using electron beam technology to treat perfluorinated compounds (PFASs) in water. The focus in year one of this project is a detailed study of the breakdown of PFASs in water through a combination of experimental electron beam treatment and water radiolysis. ‍ Electron beam parameters defined in year one will be used in year two to determine the most energy efficient electron beam system for the process and in designing an electron beam accelerator as part of an overall water treatment system to break down PFASs. The successful candidate will utilize a developmental accelerator to perform electron beam irradiation experiments, and then in a team complete a conceptual design of an electron beam accelerator for treatment of PFASs. ‍ This position is for a period of one (1) year, with the possibility of another year extension, subject to available funding. ‍ You Will • Be responsible for the following areas: E-Beam Operations and Technology Development IARC houses a developmental accelerator (Accelerator Applications Development and Demonstration – A2D2) that can be used to conduct proof of concept studies for application development in support of a novel electron beam accelerator technology we are developing. Part of the job responsibilities will entail operations of this electron beam accelerator, as well as sample preparation and dosimetry. Experiments will include variations of PFAS concentration in water and a large range of irradiation doses and chemical additives. ‍ Analysis and Design of E-beam Technology for Water Treatment Based on the dose and power requirements from year one work, the research associate will develop a general set of specifications for each of the e-beam technologies that purport to provide the optimal performance for treating PFASs. This task will feed into a cost/risk/benefit matrix of the subject technologies. The research associate will help develop simple conceptual designs of complete accelerator systems for at least one of three technologies. The research associate will also use their findings to aid in a detailed, well-bounded, economic analysis of the actual implementation of each of the technologies. The study will address how each of the electron beam technologies may be inserted into the total process flow of a water treatment system and the process steps that may be eliminated, replaced, or complemented. ‍ • Maintain current training related to work, keep a running log of results, discuss work in weekly status meetings, prepare peer reviewed publications, engage in protection of intellectual property, and present results at external meetings/conferences. • Abide by and be responsible for performing all duties in accordance with all environmental, health, and safety regulations and practices pertinent to this position. • Respect, understand, and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity. ‍ We Are Looking For • PhD in Physics or related field by the time of the appointment and must be within five (5) years of receipt of doctoral degree • Knowledge and experience with the following tasks associated with the position: • Accelerator operations o Overseeing routine and novel accelerator experimental tests, ensuring they are conducted in accordance with all ES&H requirements o Optimization of irradiation conditions to obtain desired result o Dosimetry and dose mapping with radiochromic films o Understanding the interaction of ionizing radiation with matter • Accelerator technology o Fundamentals of accelerator physics o Knowledge of linear accelerator systems o Computer aided modeling of accelerator components is beneficial • Understanding of radiation driven chemical processes is beneficial • Understanding of analytical chemistry is beneficial ‍ Application Instructions Interested candidates should submit via Academic Jobs Online: 1) Cover letter 2) Curriculum Vitae 3) Research Statement 4) Publication List 5) Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at the AJO site). ‍ ‍ For general information about this position, please contact Charlie Cooper ccooper@fnal.gov Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ‍ Underrepresented groups/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.

  • Higher Research Scientist
    About the Role We’re transforming. As a national laboratory, we’re exploring even more commercial routes to market and that’s presenting us with greater opportunity – for you and us. Our success relies on the diversity and talent of our people, we strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued and supported to excel in their chosen field. This value is at the core of our organisation. ‍ We are seeking to recruit a Higher Research Scientist with a very strong background in software development. The role is principally within the Electromagnetic Measurement area where we are writing software to automate our existing and new World Leading electromagnetic national standard capabilities.  However your skills will be also deployed more widely across the organisation. You’ll plan and deliver a number of technical activities to take our research to the next level. As we’re pushing boundaries all the time, we’ll expect you to acquire new knowledge to find solutions to advance our research. It’s your responsibility to share your learnings so that we all benefit, mentoring those with less experience than you. Equally, if commercial opportunities arise from your work, you’ll need to flag these – as this is how new products and services are born. The same can be said for developing partnerships to strengthen our capability. You’ll also act as an ambassador for our work externally and be willing to promote what we do. And, as an expert in your field, we’ll also seek your technical support for any bids we may be undertaking. ‍ About You You will have a proven record of writing instrument control and data analysis software. A knowledge of databases would be an additional advantage. You will ideally have recognised qualifications in the LabView language and you would be required not only to write code but also mentor other staff in the development and correct application of software. You should be able to demonstrate a record of delivering software under a quality system to both time and budget.  You will be working closely with other scientists who will help define the software operation but you will be able to use your wider scientific and programming skills to implement innovative software solutions. This will require you to have excellent interpersonal and communication abilities. ‍ Please note:  Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this advert therefore we may at any time bring the closing date forward.  We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as practical. ‍ About The Company We’re transforming. As a national laboratory, we’re exploring even more commercial routes to market and that’s presenting us with greater opportunity – for you and us. Our success relies on the diversity and talent of our people, we strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued and supported to excel in their chosen field. This value is at the core of our organisation. ‍ We believe in a culture of fairness by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, background or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work. At NPL we are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefits. NPL’s values are at the heart of what we do and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success. ‍ As part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we signed up to the Institute of Physics' Project Juno in 2015 as a Juno Supporter. NPL were proud to be awarded Juno Practitioner status in 2018. NPL also joined Stonewall as a Diversity champion in 2015, participating in their annual Workplace Equality Index for the equality of LGBT+ community at NPL. In 2018, NPL became a member of the Business Disability Forum and joined the disability confident scheme as level 1 committed employer. ‍ To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.

  • Senior Research Scientist Temperature and Humidity Group
    About the Role Who sets the standards, to ensure that anything that can be measured is done so with consistency and reliability? We do. Through our vital research, the National Physical Laboratory is helping support scientific and commercial innovations, international trade, environmental protection and health and wellbeing. To achieve our ambitions, we need to continually evolve In this post you will be part of a highly motivated team applying physics and engineering to solve challenging technical problems and will engage with external organisations to help grow our business. As a member of a world leading Temperature and Humidity measurement group you will be involved in a range of activities from government funded long-term research, such as primary acoustic thermometry following the recent redefining of the kelvin, to providing innovative solutions to immediate industrial challenges in a diverse range of sectors including advanced manufacturing, energy and environment. Current research activities include traceable, robust thermometry in harsh environments: Development and validation of novel phosphor thermometry instrumentation and techniques suitable for the nuclear storage and decommissioning environment. Standard flames for the calibration of optical gas thermometry techniques. Design, construction and validation of point and imaging phosphor thermometry instruments. Development of high-speed fibre-optic thermometers for measuring explosive events and in‑cylinder internal combustion engine temperatures. Development of Gamma/RFi immune fibre-optic phosphor-tipped thermometers suitable for use in high-gamma environments. This research and development role will involve: Design, construction, and operation of experiments, using optical components, including the development of data acquisition systems and analysis software. Reporting your work internally to your team and externally to your customers and other stakeholders, including peer review publications, conference presentations and invited lectures. Actively seeking engagement with colleagues, customers, and other stakeholders to grow partnerships, business income and esteem indicators. Technical leadership in project bidding and delivery, including proposal writing and reporting. About You Skills and required background/experience: This senior role requires a candidate with extensive relevant expertise who is recognised nationally as a specialist and leader in their field A degree in physics or related engineering discipline (minimum upper second class) and ideally a PhD/EngD Relevant experience to include: Design and implementation of optical measurement systems, including working with laser and LED light sources. Experience in software programming, including data acquisition and data processing, such as LabVIEW and Matlab would be advantageous Previous experience in non-contact thermometry, particularly phosphor thermometry and pyrometry would be a distinct advantage also Beyond that, we’re looking for someone who’ll thrive in an environment like ours. At NPL we learn from each other, respect each other and work together to do better. For ourselves and for our customers. And whilst we’re always looking to stretch beyond what we know, we don’t make things more complicated when there’s no need. Together, we’re helping make the impossible, possible. Please note:  Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this advert therefore we may at any time bring the closing date forward.  We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as practical. About The Company We’re transforming. As a national laboratory, we’re exploring even more commercial routes to market and that’s presenting us with greater opportunity – for you and us. Our success relies on the diversity and talent of our people, we strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued and supported to excel in their chosen field. This value is at the core of our organisation. We believe in a culture of fairness by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, background or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work. At NPL we are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefits. NPL’s values are at the heart of what we do and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success. NPL and BEIS have strong commitments to diversity and equality of opportunity, and welcome applications from candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or age, providing they meet the required criteria. Applications from women, disabled and BAME candidates in particular are encouraged. All disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme. As part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we signed up to the Institute of Physics' Project Juno in 2015 as a Juno Supporter. NPL were proud to be awarded Juno Practitioner status in 2018. NPL also joined Stonewall as a Diversity champion in 2015, participating in their annual Workplace Equality Index for the equality of LGBT+ community at NPL. In 2018, NPL became a member of the Business Disability Forum and joined the disability confident scheme as level 1 committed employer. To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.

  • PhD Position for Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN Early Stage Researcher (ESR) at the ‘Network for Training on Hate’ (NETHATE)
    PhD Position for Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN Early Stage Researcher (ESR) at the ‘Network for Training on Hate’ (NETHATE) to be funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme. ‍ Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full-time, three-year (or four year depending on position) fixed term positions as Early Stage Researchers (ESR) with members of the NETHATE Consortium. NETHATE is an international research and training project, that is funded by the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme of the European Commission. The ESR positions are PhD positions that will be available from 1st March 2021 to contract end date. ‍ Scope of the NETHATE programme The vision for NETHATE is to examine the dynamics of the spread of hatred in society, including online fora, as well as mitigation and reconciliation strategies, and the impact on victims and bystanders. ‍ The research and training programme will deliver doctoral training of Europe’s next generation of researchers, teachers and practitioners in understanding the roots and impacts of hate, as well as mitigation strategies, which will support the development of a sustainable democratic culture across the EU. The participation of 10 universities and 1 NGO as the network Beneficiaries and 14 Partner organisations (2 Ministries, 2 companies and 10 NGO’s) all deeply involved in this area will ensure that the ESRs acquire a broad and deep multi-disciplinary and inter-sectoral training and experience that will make them highly marketable and sought after graduates. ‍ The overall mission of the NETHATE programme is to investigate the impact of hate in our societies by furthering our understanding about the (a) the nature of hate, (b) the dynamics of its spread in both offline and online fora, (c) the impact on victims, and (d) mitigation and reconciliation strategies. As a cross-cutting element, the issues of gender (and sex) will be addressed across the range of questions in NETHATE. Each PhD project within NETHATE will provide a piece in this jigsaw. ‍ A Unique Opportunity NETHATE provides a unique opportunity to pursue a fully funded PhD project within a structured supervised programme, which promotes theoretical, methodological and practical experience. Most exciting about the programme is that while each PhD project has its own identity, the programme provides frequent opportunities to exchange with fellow PhDs within the programme. The benefits from being thus embedded within a multidisciplinary context will be that international networking will develop during PhD study, and future connections will be created for publication and future research. With all PhDs running simultaneously a sense of shared enthusiasm will benefit each person. All ESRs will spend time not only at the hosting institution but also in one of the other partner universities/research centres/regulatory agencies/companies involved in NETHATE. ‍ The ESRs will be registered in either a three-year or four-year PhD programme, dependent upon the University in which he/she will be registered. Each ESR position description includes the length of time to complete the PhD programme. The ITN programme is three years long and in the case of four year PhD programmes, funding for the fourth year is provided by local funding (please speak with supervisor of PhD). ‍ Employment Conditions The selected candidates are employed with a full time contract. The salary follows the Marie Curie-Skłodowska ITN funding scheme. Each researcher is hired under an employment contract and benefits from a monthly living allowance, social security cover, plus a mobility and family allowance (must meet eligibility requirements). Researchers may be of any nationality. ‍ A career development plan will be prepared for each fellow in accordance with his/her supervisor and will include training, planned secondments and outreach activities in partner laboratories of the network. The ESR fellows are supposed to complete their PhD thesis by the end of their employment. ‍ Candidates will be required to meet the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria: http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/ and the entry requirements for the PhD programme at the host institution where the ESR is based. Candidates must have had less than four years full-time equivalent research experience and must not have already obtained a PhD. ‍ Please note that there are residency requirements for each ESR position, you must not have resided in the country where the ESR position is located more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the appointment. The researcher must undertake transnational mobility. ‍ In regards researchers with refugee status, time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status (under the 1951 Geneva Convention and the 1967 Protocol) are not taken into account (for mobility rules). It should be noted, however, that any time spent in the country of the beneficiary after refugee status has been obtained is then counted when determining eligibility. ‍ Researchers at risk are especially encouraged to apply. ‘Researchers at risk’, under the current MSCA work programme refers to “researchers who are either at risk in their origin countries (due to discrimination, persecution, suffering and/or violence), or are seeking refuge out of these reasons or have recently found refuge in Europe”. ‍ Application Deadline 22 November 2020 at 23:00 CET (Brussels time) ‍ Start date Position is available from 1st March 2021. Start dates may vary according to the respective university’s academic schedule. ‍ Type of Contract Temporary – full time, 36 or 48 months (length dependent on ESR position) ‍ ESRs Key Responsibilities · To manage and carry out the research projects within 36 months. · To write a PhD dissertation. · To participate in research and training activities within the NETHATE network. · Develop a Personal Career Development Plan outlining training and support needs, and update this regularly based on training completed. · To write peer-reviewed articles for specialized journals. · To participate in meetings of different NETHATE consortium bodies. · To disseminate the research in the academic/university/research community (national and international conferences) and non-academic/university community, by outreach and public engagement. · To liaise with the other research staff and students working in broad areas of relevance to the research project and partner institutions. · To write progress reports and prepare results for publication and dissemination via journals, presentations, web and social media. · To attend progress and management meetings as required and network with the other research groups. ‍ ESRs Benefits · Prestigious EU fellowship. · Highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions. · Excellent training programme. · Develop multidisciplinary research skills. · Be part of a team of leading researchers and teachers in different fields of academia. · Establish a professional network in industry and academia. · Visits and secondments to other project partners within industry and academia for up to 6 months of your appointment period. ‍ How to Apply Deadline for application is 22 November 2020 at 23:00 CET (Brussels time). We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for the positions (or a sub-set of the positions). All positions are recruited in line with open, transparent, merit (OTM) and competency based recruitment. ‍ To Apply: Applications should include the following documents: · A one-page letter motivating a) why you want to be part of NETHATE; b) which ESR position you are applying to, c) why are you applying for this specific position; d) why do you consider yourself a suitable candidate for this position; · A list of three achievements in your life that you are proud of; · A detailed CV listing education, work experience, publications, and relevant other activities; · Names and contact information (address, email, phone) of between two to four referees; · An academic transcript of B.Sc. and M.Sc. education; · A copy of academic works such as papers or M.Sc. thesis (if available); · Demonstrated English proficiency The documents should be sent, via e-mail (PDF or Word document), to the email address listed in the description for each position. In some cases, the applicant will apply through the Human Resources department at the university where the position is available – if this is the case, this information is detailed in the description for the relevant ESR position. You may apply to more than one ESR position; please submit an application for each ESR position separately to the respective email address. Indicate in your letter which other ESR position(s) you have also submitted an application to, and what would be your preference (rank them) among the positions you are interested in. Please put reference ESR application in subject line of your e-mail application. Project Title: Intersectionality in victims’ experiences of hate incidents Host: University of Limerick, IRELAND. The ESR position is hosted by the European Centre for the Study of Hate, and jointly supervised through the Departments of Sociology and Law. Supervisor: Dr Jennifer Schweppe and Dr Amanda Haynes. Enrolment in Doctoral Degree: University of Limerick Time to complete Doctoral Degree: 3 years Description of the ESR position The University of Limerick is recruiting an Early Stage Researcher to complete an MCSA ITN funded PhD on the topic “Intersectionality in victims’ experiences of hate incidents”. The objectives of the research are to (1) Gain insight into victims’ experiences of hate incidents that manifest prejudice against two or more identity groups (2) Gain insight into the diversity of experience within a single identity group, based on variation in manifestations of hate according to the membership's other personal characteristics (3) Examine the impact of intersectionality on victims’ experiences of support services and organisations. The successful candidate will be expected to meet milestones, and provide interim deliverables in a timely fashion. Key deliverables include the completed thesis, to be delivered in month 36, and the development of a bespoke and victim oriented training package for support services and organisations interacting with victims of intersectional hate incidents. The contract is for a period of 36 months, and maternity leave is unpaid. Required characteristics ‍ ● A 2.1 honours primary degree or 2.1 masters (or equivalent) in sociology, law, social psychology, criminology, criminal justice, or a highly cognate discipline. ● Must not have been awarded a doctoral degree. ● Must satisfy the entrance requirements for the doctoral programme at the University of Limerick. ● Must not have resided in Ireland for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the appointment unless the candidate is seeking, or has sought, international protection. Desirable characteristics ● Excellent academic writing skills. ‍ ● Familiarity with scholarly literature on hate crime and incidents. ● Familiarity with intersectional theory. ● Familiarity with literature and regulations on research ethics. ● Training in / experience of qualitative data collection and analysis. ● Experience of using computer aided qualitative data analysis software. ● Experience of working/volunteering with minority communities. ‍ University of Limerick The University of Limerick (UL) with over 15,000 students and 1,400 staff is an energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation and excellence in education, research and scholarship. The dynamic, entrepreneurial and pioneering values which drive UL’s mission and strategy ensures that we capitalise on local, national and international engagement and connectivity. We are renowned for providing an outstanding student experience and employability and conducting leading edge research. Our commitment is to make a difference by shaping the future through educating and empowering our undergraduate and postgraduate students. UL is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 130 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and research environment. The University of Limerick has endorsed the European Charter and Code for Researchers and has been recognised as an excellent environment for MSCA fellows by the European Commission. ‍ The successful candidate will be supervised by the co-directors of the University of Limerick European Centre for the Study of Hate. The ECSH, which incorporates the Hate and Hostility Research Group, is an interdisciplinary research unit. Dr Jennifer Schweppe (Senior Lecturer in Law) and Dr Amanda Haynes (Senior Lecturer in Sociology) will be co-supervisors. Their publications include Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime: Contributions from the Island of Ireland (with Taylor); the EU funded report Lifecycle of a Hate Crime: Comparative Report (with Walters) and the ICCL funded Out of the Shadows: Legislating for Hate Crime in Ireland (with Carr, Carmody and Enright). The co-directors have presented their research to international bodies such as the EU High Level Group on Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Other Forms of Intolerance, the European Commission on Racial Intolerance, the OSCE ODIHR, and are members of the expert group advising on the Northern Ireland review of hate crime legislation. Dr Haynes has expertise in qualitative research and is the EU Fundamental Rights Agency Social Expert on Fieldwork Research for Ireland. Dr Schweppe is a founder and co-director of the International Network for Hate Studies. She has expertise in legal research and in 2017, accepted the Eva Lassman Take Action Against Hate Award from the Gonzaga Institute of Hate Studies on behalf of the International Network for Hate Studies, of which she is a co-Director. ‍ Secondment/NGO The successful candidate will spend a period of 3 months seconded to the project’s NGO partner, Doras. This period will particularly serve to inform fieldwork for the project. Established in 2000, Doras is an independent non-profit organisation, working to promote and uphold the human rights and well-being of migrants through personal advocacy, integration development and collaborative advocacy campaigns at the local and national level. With a staff of full-time and part-time employees, supported by a team of volunteers, the organisation is headquartered in Limerick, with branches in Portlaoise and Wexford. Doras provides a free and confidential advice and legal information service on immigration-related issues including asylum applications; Direct Provision; Family Reunification; employment rights and reporting racism. Doras campaigns at local, national and international level for change in policy and legislation relating to Protection & Direct Provision, Anti-Trafficking and Anti-Racism. Doras is a member of the Coalition Against Hate Crime (Ireland). Doras is registered as a company and has charitable status. ‍ Further information: Informal queries may be made in regards to this ESR post – contact either  Dr Jennifer Schweppe at Jennifer.Schweppe@ul.ie or Dr Amanda Haynes at Amanda.Haynes@ul.ie Application: ‍ Please submit application materials to recruit-nethate@gmail.com and to Jennifer.Schweppe@ul.ie . A CV and sample of academic writing should be included with applications.

  • Problem Based Learning (PBL) Tutor Panel – Specific Purpose Contract
    The University of Limerick (UL) with over 16,300 students and 1,700 staff is an energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation and excellence in education, research and scholarship. The dynamic, entrepreneurial and pioneering values which drive UL’s mission and strategy ensures that we capitalise on local, national and international engagement and connectivity. We are renowned for providing an outstanding student experience and employability and conducting leading edge research. Our commitment is to make a difference by shaping the future through educating and empowering our undergraduate and postgraduate students. UL is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 130 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and research environment. ‍ Applications are invited for the following position: Faculty of Education & Health Sciences School of Medicine ‍ Problem Based Learning (PBL) Tutor Panel – Specific Purpose Contract Salary Scale: €92.88 per hour (via core portal) ‍ Further information for applicants and application material is available online by selecting the "Go to application page" button at the top of the screen. ‍ The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 13th November 2020. Applications must be completed online before 12 noon, Irish Standard Time on the closing date. Please confirm that you are currently eligible to work in Ireland. Applications by candidates who are not eligible to work in Ireland will not be processed. ‍ Please note your application must include: A letter of introduction indicating how you meet the criteria outlined in the job description. A completed online application form (separate application forms must be submitted for each post applied for). ‍ Please email erecruitment@ul.ie if you experience any difficulties Applications are welcome from suitably qualified candidates. The University of Limerick holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advancing equality in higher education. The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to selection on merit welcoming applicants from all sections of the community. The University has a range of initiatives to support a family friendly working environment, including flexible working. ‍ “The University of Limerick has implemented a “Smoke and Vape Free Campus Policy”.  Smoking and vaping in all forms is prohibited.”

  • Research Officer / Research Assistant in SMART Manufacturing
    Applicants are invited for the position of Research Officer / Research Assistant in the College of Engineering to contribute to the EPSRC-UKRI Innovation Fellowship project ‘Transfer Learning for Robust, Resilient and Transferable Cyber Manufacturing Systems’ (EP/S001387/1). The overarching aim of the research project is to collaboratively work with industrial partners to increase adoption of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in production processes and supply chains by developing novel machine learning methods and resources for predictive and prescriptive operations of digitalised manufacturing systems, with the potential to increase efficiency, accuracy and productivity of manufacturing processes. The post holder will work with the Principal Investigator and other academics at Swansea University to carry out research and engagement activities to overcome current barriers in the uptake of AI and Machine Learning in production processes and will build, test and deploy predictive models based on Transfer Learning that are robust to noise, scalable and can be transferred across different domains. ‍ Further Information For a full Job Description please see our website. https://www.swansea.ac.uk/jobs-at-swansea/current-vacancies/details/?nPostingID=76218&nPostingTargetID=95312&option=48&sort=ASC&respnr=1&ID=QHUFK026203F3VBQB7VLO8NXD&JOBADLG=UK&Resultsperpage=9999&lg=UK&mask=suext ‍ Informal enquiries: Dr Cinzia Giannetti (EngD, PGCE, PGCertHE, FHEA), Associate Professor & EPSRC UKRI Innovation Fellow, Future Manufacturing Research Institute (FMRI) C.Giannetti@Swansea.ac.uk. ‍ ‍Apply online https://www.swansea.ac.uk/personnel/jobs/apply/jobId=QHUFK026203F3VBQB7VLO8NXD-95312&langCode=en_GB ‍ ‍

  • Post-doctoral position in Genetic Epidemiology
    A 2-year post-doctoral position (with a possible extension of 1 year) is available from February 2021 at Inserm UMR1167 unit – Risk factors and molecular determinants of aging-related diseases –, which is part of the Distalz Labex. The successful candidate will work in Team 3, led by Doctor Jean-Charles Lambert. This multidisciplinary team is a world leader in genetic epidemiology of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).   The objective of the post-doctoral project is to better characterize the genetic component of AD by studying the impact of structural variants on the disease risk. This project will be conducted on large datasets of AD cases and controls with whole-exome or whole-genome sequencing data and/or genome-wide genotyping data (including the European EADB dataset). The project will be conducted in collaboration with our partners from the international and European consortia EADB, ADES, IGAP and ADSP.

  • Research professor - Sociology
    Department : Department of Sociology Regime : Full-time The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Antwerp is seeking to fill a vacancy at the Centre for Social Policy Herman Deleeck for a full-time tenure track research professorship (ZAPBOF) in Socioeconomic Inequality and Policy The University of Antwerp is a forward-thinking European research university. As part of its dynamic research policy, and supported by the University Research Fund (Dutch: Bijzonder Onderzoeksfonds, BOF), the Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy (CSB) has a full-time vacancy for a junior research professor in the area of socio-economic inequality and the impact of policy thereon. The CSB is part of the Department of Sociology and a leading international research centre on socioeconomic inequality and social policy. The mission of the CSB is to contribute to social justice through excellence in research on social and economic inequality. Its research is multi-disciplinary and empirical, drawing mainly on sociological and economic theories and quantitative methods. The Centre strives for scientific excellence but also for societal and policy impact. Its work is characterised by integrity, transparency and a strong sense of responsibility, commitment and concern for the least well-off. It thrives on a vibrant and caring work environment that allows researchers to flourish individually and in team. Job description As a member of the senior academic staff (Dutch: Zelfstandig Academisch Personeel, ZAP), you will contribute to the University of Antwerp’s three core tasks: research, services and education. Your role may also include organisational and managerial aspects. As a research professor, your role will consist primarily of academic research with some limited involvement in the educational programmes for a maximum of 10 years. Research You will consolidate and expand scientific research in the area of socioeconomic inequality and policy. You will contribute to collaboration between researchers at the Centre, the Department, the Faculty and the Antwerp Interdisciplinary Platform for Research into Inequality (AIPRIL) as well as international networks. Your research agenda should fit the current and future research priorities of the CSB. The CSB has a comprehensive but coherent research programme with a focus on the comparative study of socio-economic inequalities in developed and emerging welfare states, especially as these affect the most vulnerable populations. The research consists of: 1) addressing the question “equality of what?” and developing corresponding tools to measure poverty and inequalities; 2) developing indicators of the welfare state to observe policy efforts and changes; 3) analysing the relationship between policies and socio-economic outcomes and reflecting upon the adequacy of policy paradigms and discourses; and 4) studying alternative avenues to improve the situation of the least well-off. You will acquire and manage external funding at national, European and international level. You publish in international journals and specialist literature. You develop an international scientific network. You will supervise doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. Services You will offer scientific services: among others you take part in science communication and representation on boards of professional organisations. Education You provide high-quality education. You will be assigned limited lecturing duties for the first 10 years of your appointment. After 10 years you become a full time faculty member with a normal teaching load at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Lecturing duties can include courses in the field of social policy, socioeconomic inequality and/or labour sociology. Organisation and leadership Your leadership style is motivating and coaching. You are attentive to your employees’ growth and development processes. Profile and requirements You are specialized in studying socio-economic inequalities and their relation to policy. You hold a doctoral degree in social sciences (e.g. sociology, socio-economics, social policy, public administration) or a strongly related discipline (e.g. institutional or welfare economics). A multidisciplinary background or publication record will be an extra asset. You can demonstrate a minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience (when you start work, at the latest). You have an outstanding academic CV or you can demonstrate potential for an outstanding academic career. Such a CV will include publications in leading journals in the social sciences and/or with leading publishers on topics of socioeconomic relevance. You can demonstrate recognition among your peers (for example through citations). You can provide proof of success in acquiring research funding. Your academic qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies. You have leadership and managerial skills, especially when it comes to large scale scientific projects. You have a track record of (international) cooperation. You have demonstrable teaching and presentation skills. Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision. If you do not master Dutch, the administrative language of the university, you should be willing to obtain a CEFR B2 level of proficiency in Dutch within five years after your appointment. As soon as you take on teaching duties as a course unit coordinator, you should be able to demonstrate a CEFR C1 level of proficiency in the language of instruction. The University of Antwerp supports international staff members on an integration trajectory and offers tailor-made language coaching in compliance with Flanders’ statutory language regulations. We offer A full-time position as assistant professor (“docent”, with Ius promovendi) in a tenure track for a term of five years. This position will lead to tenure at associate professor rank if your performance meets a set of previously agreed evaluation criteria. After the tenure another period of five years follows with limited teaching duties. After 10 years you become a full time faculty member with a normal teaching load. Your gross monthly salary is calculated according to the pay scales for senior academic staff. We offer an attractive starter package consisting of a four-year PhD project and €30 000 of consumables. The date of appointment will be at the earliest the 1st of October 2021. You will do most of your work at Stadscampus, in a dynamic and stimulating working environment. Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here and discover all the other benefits. How to apply? You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including 4 January 2021 (by midnight Brussels time). Click on 'apply', complete the online application form and don’t forget to include the following documents: (1) your motivation letter, (2) the completed job application appendix for ZAP, (3) your academic CV, (4) a detailed research plan for the next five years (approx. 5 000 words, including a concise description (1 page) of the intended PhD research (see starter package), (5) a report on your previous scientific research activities (maximum 5 000 words), (6) two abstracts on the scientific content of the research plan (one scientific abstract and one abstract in layman’s terms of maximum 500 words or 4 000 characters each). All documents must be submitted in English. The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualifications, priority will be given to candidates of the underrepresented gender within the domain of science If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to jobs@uantwerpen.be. If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact Ive Marx, director of the Centre for Social Policy Herman Deleeck (ive.marx@uantwerpen.be; tel: 0032 3 2655395).. If you have any questions about the typical appointment framework for this research role, please contact the (TT)ZAPBOF officer in the Department of Research Affairs & Innovation, Marianne De Voecht (0032 3 265 30 29). The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.

  • Postdoctoral researcher - Microbiological laboratory methods for whole genome sequencing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis directly from sputum
    Departement : Instituut voor Globale Gezondheid Regime : Voltijds The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (University of Antwerp) is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in the Department of Family and Population Health for a Postdoctoral researcher in the area of microbiological laboratory methods for whole genome sequencing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis directly from sputum You will be employed by the University of Antwerp (UA) in Belgium and will work at the UA and at the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) Antwerp. You will work under the supervision of Prof. Annelies Van Rie in the TORCH (Tuberculosis Omics ResearCH) consortium (https://torch-consortium.com). This consortium is a close collaboration between the University of Antwerp (Prof Van Rie) and Stellenbosch University in South Africa (Prof. Rob Warren). At ITM, you will work under the supervision of Prof. Bouke De Jong. Job / study description You will fully dedicate your research to the field of whole genome sequencing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis directly from sputum. This project will focus on optimizing the decontamination, lysis, mycobacterial enrichment, and DNA extraction steps. Your main tasks will be designing and performing the laboratory experiments related to performing WGS directly from sputum. You will work in close collaboration with other team members, coordinate the activities at the different laboratories and groups (University of Antwerp, ITM, Stellenbosch University), coordinate the data management and data analysis, and initiate the dissemination of results of research projects. You will perform some service tasks, both internally at the department and externally. Your appointment is with the University of Antwerp, while some of the work will be done at the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp. Profile and requirements You hold a PhD degree in molecular biology or another relevant field (or you will have obtained it by the starting date). If you do not have a PhD, but have the relative laboratory experience and academic background, you can apply for a PhD position within our group to work on this project. You have a minimum of 1 year hands-on relevant microbiology laboratory experience. Experience with DNA extraction and whole genome sequencing would be an advantage. Experience working with M. tuberculosis or other infectious pathogens is preferred but not a strict requirement. Applicants from Africa and the EU are strongly encouraged to apply. Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies. Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision. You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation. You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative. You have strong communication skills. You are fluent in academic English (speaking and writing). We offer A full-time appointment as a postdoctoral scholarship holder for a period of 18 to 24 months. An appointment that will start earliest on 1 Dec 2020 and latest on 1 Feb 2021. Your gross monthly salary is calculated according to the pay scale for a principal research fellow in the contract research staff category (Dutch: Bijzonder Academisch Personeel, BAP). A dynamic and stimulating work environment at University of Antwerp Campus Drie Eiken and the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp. Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here. How to apply? You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including 15 Nov 2020 (by midnight Brussels time). Click on the ‘Apply’ button, complete the online application form and be sure to include the following attachments: a motivation letter, a copy of your academic CV. A pre-selection will be made from the submitted applications. The (online) interviews of selected candidates will take place in the second half of November 2020. If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to jobs@uantwerpen.be For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof. Van Rie (annelies.vanrie@uantwerpen.be). The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.

  • Research professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Department : Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Regime : Full-time As part of its dynamic research policy, and supported by the University Research Fund (Dutch: Bijzonder Onderzoeksfonds, BOF), the University of Antwerp, Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences has the following full-time vacancy: Junior research professor (tenure track ZAPBOF) Position As a member of the senior academic staff (Dutch: Zelfstandig Academisch Personeel, ZAP), you will contribute to the University of Antwerp’s three core tasks: research, services and education. Your role may also include organisational and managerial aspects. As a research professor, your role will consist primarily of academic research with some limited involvement in the educational programmes for a maximum of 10 years. Research You expand high-quality scientific research in the field of pharmacology of cardiovascular aging. Within the research group Physiopharmacology of the University of Antwerp, there is great expertise in the research of atherosclerosis and heart diseases. The further development of a line of research into the pharmacology of cardiovascular aging enables us to complete our expertise. The mechanisms involved in the aging process of the heart and blood vessels need to be further clarified in order to discover pharmacological interventions aimed at slowing down these processes. You initiate new lines of research and coordinate the progress of scientific research projects. You also participate in ongoing research programmes. You acquire and manage national and international research funding. You publish in renowned international professional literature. You develop an international scientific network. You supervise PhD students. Services You play a role in the provision of both academic services and service to society, within the institution and externally. You participate in student recruitment and popular science communication. Education You provide high-quality education in the field of pharmacology and pharmacokinetics. Your limited teaching role evolves along with the study programmes. You will participate in the courses in general pharmacology and pharmacokinetics and you supervise and evaluate master theses. Organisation and leadership You accept coordinating responsibilities in the core task of research and you contribute to the policy of the Physiopharmacology research group. Profile You hold a PhD in in the field of Pharmacology. You can demonstrate a minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience (when you start work, at the latest) in the field of cardiovascular pharmacology. You have an international academic portfolio and you conduct high-quality academic research. Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies. Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision. You are motivated to develop your teaching skills further through the professionalisation opportunities available. If you do not master Dutch, the administrative language of the university, you must obtain a CEFR B2 level of proficiency in Dutch within five years after your appointment. As soon as you take on teaching duties as a course unit coordinator, you should be able to demonstrate a CEFR C1 level of proficiency in the language of instruction. The University of Antwerp supports international staff members on an integration trajectory and offers tailor-made language coaching in compliance with Flanders’ statutory language regulations. You demonstrate leadership potential and organisational skills. You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation. What we offer We offer a full-time ZAPBOF appointment as a tenure track lecturer for a period of five years. Following a favourable evaluation, this period is followed by permanent appointment (tenure) as a senior lecturer. In the event of a positive evaluation after the first five-year period, you may continue in your role as a research professor with limited teaching responsibilities for a maximum of ten years in total, allowing you to further strengthen your research portfolio. This tenure track ZAPBOF period is then followed by a standard position as a member of the senior academic staff with a mixture of teaching, research and service responsibilities. Your gross monthly salary is calculated according to the pay scales for senior academic staff. We offer an attractive starter package consisting of a four-year PhD project and €50 000 of consumables. The planned start date is 1 October 2021. You will do most of your work at Campus Drie Eiken in a dynamic and stimulating working environment. Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here and discover all the other benefits. Want to apply? You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including 4 January 2021 (by midnight Brussels time). Click on 'apply', complete the online application form and don’t forget to include the following documents: (1) your motivation letter, (2) the completed job application appendix for ZAP, (3) your academic CV, (4) a detailed research plan for the next five years (approx. 5 000 words, including a concise description (1 page) of the intended PhD research (see starter package), (5) a report on your previous scientific research activities (maximum 5 000 words), (6) two abstracts on the scientific content of the research plan (one scientific abstract and one abstract in layman’s terms of maximum 500 words or 4 000 characters each). All documents must be submitted in English. The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been made, we will inform you about the next steps in the selection procedure. Please make a note of the following dates: date x (interview and sample lesson). If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to jobs@uantwerpen.be. If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact Prof. Dr. Guido De Meyer, spokesperson of the Physiopharmacology research group, guido.demeyer@uantwerpen.be, phone +32 3 265 27 37. If you have any questions about the typical appointment framework for this research role, please contact the (TT)ZAPBOF officer in the Department of Research Affairs & Innovation, Marianne De Voecht (0032 3 265 30 29). The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.

  • Research professor - Marketing
    Department : Department of Marketing Regime : Full-time As part of its dynamic research policy, and supported by the University Research Fund (Dutch: Bijzonder Onderzoeksfonds, BOF), the Faculty of Business and Economics has the following full-time vacancy: (junior) research professor (tenure track ZAPBOF) Position As a member of the senior academic staff (Dutch: Zelfstandig Academisch Personeel, ZAP), you will contribute to the University of Antwerp’s three core tasks: research, services and education. Your role may also include organisational and managerial aspects. As a research professor, your role will consist primarily of academic research with some limited involvement in the educational programmes for a maximum of 10 years (max. 8 ECTS per year). After 10 years, you would take up a standard education load of max. 24 credits per year. Research You expand high-quality scientific research in marketing and innovation. The vacancy is open to researchers in the broad domain of marketing and innovation: innovative marketing communication (e.g. in the area of user-generated content, marketing via social media, content marketing, nudging, ...), (sustainable) consumer behaviour, adoption of innovations, innovative business models, co-creation, innovative methods for data collection or analysis,... Candidates must demonstrate the innovative character and the connection / added value of their research with the current research lines of the marketing research group. The research group attaches great importance to cooperation (within and outside the research group) and social valorisation. You initiate new lines of research and coordinate the progress of scientific research projects. You also participate in ongoing research programmes. You acquire and manage national and international research funding. You publish in leading international journals and specialist literature. You further develop an international scientific network. You supervise PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. Services You play a role in the provision of both academic services and service to society, within the institution and externally. For example, you participate in student recruitment, councils and committees, science communication, ... . Education You provide high-quality education in marketing. Your limited teaching assignment will be determined in consultation with the department. You play a role in developing activating, student-centred and competence-driven programme components and study programmes. Organisation and leadership You accept coordinating responsibilities in the core tasks of research, services and/or education, in consultation with the department. Profile You hold a PhD in marketing, business administration, communication sciences or any other relevant domain. You can demonstrate a minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience (when you start work, at the latest). You have an international academic portfolio and you conduct high-quality academic research. You can present relevant publications for the vacancy in leading scientific journals. Experience in writing project proposals and acquiring funding is a plus. Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies. You strive for both academic and social relevance in your research. Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision. You are motivated to develop your teaching skills further through the professionalisation opportunities available. If you do not master Dutch, the administrative language of the university, you should be willing to obtain a CEFR B2 level of proficiency in Dutch within five years after your appointment. As soon as you take on teaching duties as a course unit coordinator, you should be able to demonstrate a CEFR C1 level of proficiency in the language of instruction. The University of Antwerp supports international staff members on an integration trajectory and offers tailor-made language coaching in compliance with Flanders’ statutory language regulations. You demonstrate leadership potential and organisational skills. You act with attention to quality, integrity and creativity. You value (international) cooperation. What we offer We offer a full-time ZAPBOF appointment as a tenure track lecturer for a period of five years. Following a favourable evaluation, this period is followed by permanent appointment (tenure) as a senior lecturer. In the event of a positive evaluation after the first five-year period, you may continue in your role as a research professor with limited teaching responsibilities for a maximum of ten years in total, allowing you to further strengthen your research portfolio. This tenure track ZAPBOF period is then followed by a standard position as a member of the senior academic staff with a mixture of teaching, research and service responsibilities. Your gross monthly salary is calculated according to the pay scales for senior academic staff. We offer an attractive starter package consisting of a four-year PhD project and €30 000 of consumables. The planned start date is October 1 2021 or as soon as possible after that date. You will do most of your work at the city campus (city center of Antwerp) in a dynamic and stimulating working environment. Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here and discover all the other benefits. Want to apply? You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including 11 January 2021 (by midnight Brussels time). Click on 'apply', complete the online application form and don’t forget to include the following documents: (1) your motivation letter, (2) the completed job application appendix for ZAP, (3) your academic CV, (4) a detailed research plan for the next five years (approx. 5 000 words, including a concise description (1 page) of the intended PhD research (for the PhD scholarship included in the “starter package”), (5) a report on your previous scientific research activities (maximum 5 000 words), (6) two abstracts on the scientific content of the research plan (one scientific abstract and one abstract in layman’s terms of maximum 500 words or 4 000 characters each). All documents must be submitted in English. The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been made, we will inform you about the next steps in the selection procedure. If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to jobs@uantwerpen.be. If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact the chair of the research group, Prof. dr. Nathalie Dens (nathalie.dens@uantwerpen.be). If you have any questions about the typical appointment framework for this research role, please contact the (TT)ZAPBOF officer in the Department of Research Affairs & Innovation, Marianne De Voecht (0032 3 265 30 29). The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.

  • Particle Scientist @ Granutools
    Granutools, is a leading edge provider of instrument for powder flow characterization for the pharmaceutical, food and new materials sectors. ‍ Granutools is currently looking for a Particle Scientist with a passion for Science and Technology to work closely with customers on applications of the instruments developed by Granutools. ‍ ‍ Main responsibilities: Support customers’ instruments evaluations with data generation, analysis and interpretation Create application results to show system performance Produce application notes and papers together with customers and partners like research centers and universities Support new applications development Drive joined development projects Produce content for publications in the specialized press Coordinate and join high level events like congress and fairs ‍ We are looking for: Self-motivated passionate scientist in a senior role with materials-, process- or chemical background Strong scientific or engineering background: expert knowledge working with powders or fluid, experience evaluating powder characterization instrument is a plus, specific knowledge of pharma or additive manufacturing production process is a plus, some experience working with simulation packages is a plus Project Management skills Excellent communication and networking skills (written and spoken English) Willingness to travel up to 30% Interest to work in a start-up environment ‍ We offer: Possibility to develop a high level network among the scientific and industrial community Key role to build up a new business in a small company with high growth potential Chance to put a new technology as a reference in the field by solving important problems Collaboration with top tier companies with large R&D and industrial facilities Opportunity to lead projects with clear and measurable objectives Motivating working environment involving many different tasks in a fastmoving company Good salary package ‍ Starting day and availability: ‍ Location: Liege, Belgium ASAP Full time contact@granutools.com, Paulina Gorska GSM: 0032 488806174

  • Postdoc in Experimental Quantum Photonics
    The Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering of Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering is looking for a highly motivated and talented ‍ Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Quantum Photonics ‍ to join the research work. ‍ Job description Your goal as a Postdoctoral Researcher is to develop integrated quantum devices or other solid state devices based on various nanomaterials, such as one-dimensional materials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires) and two-dimensional layered materials (e.g. transition metal dichalcogenides) and their heterostructures. You'll get to conduct high quality research independently and to work as an active member of the research groups by taking part in project management duties and guiding M.Sc. and Doctoral students. The project is part of the current programs of the group funded by ERC advanced grant, Academy of Finland, EU Quantum Flagship. ‍ Research group This research position will be supported by the Photonics group (https://www.aalto.fi/en/department-of-electronics-and-nanoengineering/photonics) at Aalto, which is led by Professor Zhipei Sun (https://people.aalto.fi/zhipei.sun). The group mainly focuses on the study of physical properties of various nanomaterials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, nanowires, two-dimensional layered materials) for photonic and optoelectronic applications. The group is located on the university campus near Helsinki and offers a motivating and state-of-the-art research environment. Details of the publications of the research group can be found via: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=zyAEB5kAAAAJ&hl=en ‍ Requirements •    PhD degree in quantum photonics, condensed matter physics or related topics is favorable for the position •    Excellent knowledge of quantum photonics, integrated photonics, or other low-temperature device experiments •    Proven track record in major scientific research •    Good command of English is necessary ‍ Salary and contract terms Postdoctoral Researcher position will be filled for 1–3 years. The expected starting salary is approximately 3500 €/month, depending on experience and qualifications. Salary will increase according to responsibilities and performance over time. As an employer, Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities as well as occupational health care services, commuter ticket benefit and versatile exercise services by Unisport. Finland has a comprehensive social security system. The preferable starting time is before February 2021 but can be also negotiable. ‍ Ready to apply? Please submit your application through our recruiting system (https://www.aalto.fi/en/open-positions/postdoc-in-experimental-quantum-photonics) and include the following documents in English •    Application cover letter •    Course transcripts of Doctoral degree with grades •    Curriculum Vitae •    List of publications with the most significant publications highlighted •    Research plans for future research •    References ‍ The call is open until January 31, 2021 but we will start reviewing and interviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. ‍ More information For additional information, please contact Professor Zhipei Sun, firstname.lastname@aalto.fi. ‍ About Finland Aalto University is an international community, more than 40% of our academic faculty comes from outside Finland. Finland is a great place for living with or without family – it is a safe, politically stable and well organized Nordic society. Finland is consistently ranked high in quality of life and was just listed again as the happiest country in the world: http://worldhappiness.report/news/finland-again-is-the-happiest-country-in-the-world/. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/services/about-finland ‍ ‍ More about Aalto University: Aalto.fi twitter.com/aaltouniversity facebook.com/aaltouniversity instagram.com/aaltouniversity

  • Micro Fellowship (indoor air)
    Contract period: 1 month ‍ ITMO University is looking for outstanding researchers and scientists to join the ITMO University Fellowship and Professorship Program and experience collaboration with ITMO University on a short-term basis. We expect candidates to share their expertise in indoor air and building systems engineering: intelligent control ventilation, demand control ventilation, predicted control ventilation, indoor air quality, and more. Micro Fellowship track of the ITMO Fellowship and Professorship Program is aimed to facilitate valuable collaborations with research groups, applying techniques that are fitting the research direction of the host laboratory. ‍ Requirements: ‍ PhD holders; for holders of Russian PhD: minimum 3 years of international experience in world's leading universities Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position (or similar) at one of the world's leading universities preferable H-index from 5 Without prior employment history at ITMO University Expected results: ‍ No less than 1 publications with ITMO researchers to be submitted within 8 months from the date the Fellowship began. Cumulative SJR of the publications with single ITMO affiliation: no less than 1. Open lectures or seminars for the students and staff Compensation: ‍ Visa expenses, travel expenses (economy class), accommodation expenses (standard one-room apartment) for the period of 1 month in St. Petersburg 170 000 RUB salary (before taxes, equivalent approx. to 2 200 USD) More details at www.fellowship.itmo.ru For more information please contact Ms. Elizaveta Menis fellowship@itmo.ru

  • Research fellow (indoor air)
    Contract period: 1 – 3 years, full-time job ‍ ITMO University is looking for outstanding researchers to join the ITMO University Fellowship and Professorship Program. We expect candidates to share their expertise in indoor air and  building systems engineering: intelligent control ventilation, demand control ventilation, predicted control ventilation, indoor air quality, and more. Researchers are expected to contribute to the research held in the hosting Unit by active cooperation with its staff, writing and publishing articles on the topic of collaborative scientific work, and sharing their international experience with students. Requirements: ‍ Ph.D., Professors or Associate professor position at world’s leading university preferable H-index from 7 preferable Without prior employment history at ITMO University Position requires permanent relocation for the period of contract. ‍ Expected results: No less than 3 publications with single affiliation of ITMO (in Web of Science and Scopus) per year in collaboration with ITMO researchers. Cumulative SJR of the publications with single ITMO affiliation: no less than 3. Participation in the major international scientific conferences as an invited speaker representing ITMO University: no less than 1 per year. Putting together and applying to the additional funding in the area of the new scientific area: external funding, including but not limited to international funding projects – no less than 1 per year with a minimum of 450 000 rubles funding (equivalent to approx. 6 000 USD*) Supervision of master's thesis (with co-publishing of research results ): no less than 2 during the period of the employment contract Short-term courses of research-related lectures Compensation: ‍ 200 000 RUB (before taxes, equivalent to approx. 2 600 USD) salary per month Additional allowance: 200 000 RUB (equivalent to approx. 2 600 USD) per year. ‍ More details at www.fellowship.itmo.ru ‍ For more information please contact Ms. Elizaveta Menis fellowship@itmo.ru

  • Postdoctoral position in theoretical nanophotonics
    The Department of Physics and Engineering of ITMO University (Saint-Petersburg, Russia, https://physics.itmo.ru) opens a two-year postdoctoral position in theoretical nanophotonics. ‍ The position is supported by the Russian Scientific Foundation and is aimed at recruiting young and motivated researchers to join the active team of Theoretical Nanophotonics division. The current research directions are related but not limited to: ‍ Nonlinear nanophotonics with high-Q resonant states; Opto- and acoustomechanical manipulations; Waveguide quantum electrodynamics. The research agenda also includes the fields of all-dielectric and two-dimensional nanophotonics, topological photonics, and condensed matter physics. QUALIFICATION AND REQUIREMENTS.  We expect the candidate to fulfill the following requirements: ‍ successfully completed PhD or be close to its accomplishment; strong qualification and skills in analytical/numerical modeling of nanophotonics structures and/or quantum optics simulations; excellent publication record demonstrating the ability of independent research; be ready to responsibly lead own projects keeping open and effective communication and collaboration within the group; fluency in spoken and written English. We also expect that the candidate will share our values of academic freedom, collaborative research environment, and respect of colleagues disregard their formal position, age, gender, race, ethnic or religious background. ‍ RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT. The Department of Physics and Engineering (https://metanano.itmo.ru/) and is actively developing international research centre in optics and photonics, condensed matter physics, and microwave physics. Launched in 2000 under the Russian Federation program of excellence, today it hosts more than 300 researchers working in 5 international laboratories keeping the leading positions among Russian research institutions. Besides the strong educational programs gathering top Russian undergraduate and graduate students, the department annually holds several major international scientific events: METANANO conference (https://metanano.ifmo.ru); Summer School on Nanophotonics and Metamaterials (https://school.physics.itmo.ru); SLALOM school (https://slalom.physics.itmo.ru). The fusion of strong traditional Russian school of theoretical and experimental physics and worldwide collaborative network make the Department of Physics and Engineering an international hub with a unique environment for conducting cutting edge scientific research. ‍ APPLICATION. The position will be open until a suitable candidate will be found. Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their PhD degree. The application should contain: ‍ cover letter stating your research experience and current research interest and motivation; CV; list of publications; names of two referees. Salary is strongly dependent on the qualification of candidate and starts from 1200 euros. It is at least 2 times higher than an average level for Saint Petersburg, where living expenses 2-3 times smaller as compared with Western Europe and US. The applications should be submitted via hr@metalab.ifmo.ru in a single PDF file. Any informal inquiries regarding the details of the positions can be addressed to Assist. Profs. Mihail Petrov (https://physics.itmo.ru/en/personality/mihail_petrov m.petrov@metalab.ifmo.ru) or Andrey Bogdanov (https://physics.itmo.ru/en/personality/andrey_bogdanov a.bogdanov@metalab.ifmo.ru).

  • Postdoctoral Associate position in microwave photonics
    The international research team at the Department of Physics and Engineering of ITMO University in St. Petersburg (Russia) is seeking a brilliant and highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate to join our team for innovative studies on microwave photonics and wireless power transfer. The research collaboration aims to invent novel approaches to efficient wireless power transfer by getting inspiration from recent advances in photonics and metamaterials. The Post Doctoral Associate is expected to conduct high-quality research tasks, which entails: Design, simulate, and evaluate microwave metasurfaces, metamaterials, resonators, and antennas. Development of new ideas for highly efficient WPT systems. Participate in other cutting-edge research projects on photonics and metasurfaces. The position will be initially filled for 3 years, renewable yearly with a possible extension. The contract includes fringe benefits such as health insurance. The postdoc will work under the supervision of Prof. Polina Kapitanova. REQUIREMENTS We expect the candidate to fulfill the following requirements: successfully completed Ph.D. (electrical engineering, applied physics, optics) within past 5 years or be close to its accomplishment; strong qualification and skills in analytical/numerical modeling of electromagnetic systems; hands-on experience in microwave engineering; excellent publication record demonstrating the ability of independent research; fluency in spoken and written English. We also expect that the candidate will share our values of academic freedom, collaborative research environment, and respect of colleagues, disregard their formal position, age, gender, race, ethnic or religious background. ABOUT OUR TEAM The Department of Physics and Engineering and is actively developing an international research center in optics and photonics, condensed matter physics, and microwave physics. Launched in 2000 under the Russian Federation program of excellence, today, it hosts more than 300 researchers working in 5 international laboratories keeping the leading positions among Russian research institutions. To conduct experiments in the radio-frequency and microwave ranges, the team has the following major equipment: anechoic chamber (dimensions: 9m x 5m x 4m); 3-coordinate precision near-field scanner; Agilent Technologies PNA E8362C Vector Network Analyzer (10 MHz-20 GHz); Agilent Technologies PNA E8362C Vector Network Analyzer Calibration Kit (10 MHz - 20 GHz); Agilent HP 83020A signal amplifier (2 GHz - 26 GHz); ultra-wideband antennas TMA 1.0-18.0 KV (750 MHz - 18 GHz); azimuthal rotary device. For prototyping of antennas and resonators of the radio-frequency range of wavelengths, the team has auxiliary equipment: CNC engraving-milling machine HIGH-Z S-1400; 3-axis CNC Milling and drilling machine; guillotine shears; soldering robot EVERPRECISION EP-SR; 3D printer. APPLICATION The position will be open until a suitable candidate is found. Candidates may apply before obtaining their Ph.D. degrees. The application should contain: cover letter stating your research experience and current research interest and motivation; CV; list of publications; names of two referees. The applications should be submitted via hr@metalab.ifmo.ru in a single PDF file. Any informal inquiries regarding the details of the positions can be addressed to Prof. Polina Kapitanova (p.kapitanova@metalab.ifmo.ru).

  • Research Engineer - Data Scientist
    The laboratory of Neurophysiology (http://neurophy.ulb.ac.be) at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB, Brussels),member of the ULB-Neuroscience Institute (https://uni.ulb.ac.be) is recruiting a full time Research Engineer with a permanent position (https://www.ulb.be/fr/travailler-et-collaborer/offres-d-emploi Reference 2020/83; https://efficy.ulb.ac.be/EFFICY.dll/guest?app=ULBRH&page=Publ.htm&kpubl=1691 ) Our lab addresses scientific questions that explore a large scope of biological and neuroscience questions which challenge hardware and software producing data of diverse nature including imaging, neural data, behavioral features,  genome sequencing… We particularly look into how do we define cell types? What information is encoded in neural populations? How neurons communicate with each other and how this is translated into specific behaviors? Our questions require careful processing and analysis of these data. The functions include: -  Developing new systems to analyze ever-expanding datasets (data processing pipeline, programs, algorithms). It will require to perform independent literature search to keep abreast of appropriate methods and technologies on signal processing and data mining (large data analysis and integration, unsupervised/supervised learning, dimension reduction, statistics, deep learning techniques….). -  Support for the maintenance and implementation of new data acquisition systems and hardware. Our systems require the extraction of biological information (genome, transcriptome, single cell sequencing; worms and rodent behavioral phenotyping) and neural data from large populations of neurons (in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology; in vivo calcium imaging processing; 2D-3D reconstruction of whole brain neuronal mapping). -  Computer support for the various activities of the lab including the management of the local network and massive data flows (Tbs/year, increasing steadily), management of servers and workstations and update of thelab websites (http://neurophy.ulb.ac.be & http://celegans.ulb.ac.be/wordpress/), etc . -  Provide advice and support to researchers and students with data processing and programs, and assist in the transfer of knowledge. Expected Profile: -  Master in Biology, Biomedical Sciences or equivalent, Master in Computer Science, Bio-informatics, Civil Engineering or Bio-Engineering with a solid background in programming and strong interest in developing systems. Ideally, the candidate will be familiar with different environment (PC, Mac, Linux) and common programming languages including Python, Java, JavaScript, C/C++, as well as proficient in a statistical analysis software, such as R or MatLab. A motivated young graduate with a solid background might be eligible for the position. Qualifications and skills: -  Experience in professional software engineering and development, as well as knowledge and experience in image processing and analysis, statistical data modelling and analysis (including multimodal data), signal filtering, machine learning theory and practice are beneficial. -  Experience in research support or research in biological and/or neural data analysis are an asset. -  High motivation and interest for biomedical research. -  Friendly, outgoing personality and excellent communication skills. -  Strong team-playing abilities, adaptability to provide diverse needs and interact with researchers from many fields, including biology, physics, mathematics and computer science. -  Ability to show autonomy and work independently. -  Proficiency in written and spoken English is mandatory. What we offer: -  A stimulating position in a lab research environment addressing diverse questions in Biology and Neuroscience, using pluridisciplinary approaches, open mind to new technologies. -  A vibrant, highly interactive working environment promoting learning and innovation, with a proactive team spirit. -  The ability to work with researchers from many disciplines of Neuroscience with international collaborations. -  Freedom to develop systems on your favorite platform (Matlab, Python, C/C++..). -  Access to various hardware resources (3D printer, high end microscopes, robotic equipment/Raspberry Pi, IR detection and videotracking, computer capabilities, optical tools). Applications should be submitted on the following web page https://efficy.ulb.ac.be/EFFICY.dll/guest?app=ULBRH&page=Publ.htm&kpubl=1691 as a single PDF file that includes a motivation letter, the Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact details of 3 references. Deadline to apply November 22. For any inquiry, contact Dr. Serge Schiffmann, serge.schiffmann@ulb.be

  • Assistant Professor / Associate Professor (Electrical and Electronics Engineering)
    ITMO University’s Department of Physics and Engineering invites candidates for positions of the Department members! The Department of Physics and Engineering of ITMO University (https://physics.itmo.ru/) is a creative synergy of honorary professors, ambitious scientists, and students. In a decade of joint work, we have grown from a small laboratory into a large international scientific center, where the most relevant scientific directions are developed, and educational programs are implemented. Responsibilities We expect from you strong interest both in educational and scientific activities. At the Department, you are going to be engaged in scientific research, publications, giving lectures to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as work with students and postgraduate students as a scientific supervisor. Required Qualifications PhD or equivalent from a reputable University in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Demonstrated excellence in research, scholarship, and teaching in Electrical Engineering Good analytical and solving problems skills Excellent communication skills Preferred Qualification Solid research record evidenced by high quality publications in high-impact journals Strong commitment to teaching and students advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain internally and externally funded research Prior experience in the role of PI or Co-PI in funded research projects would be an asset Industrial experience in a related industry would be an asset Expected Skills/Rank/Experience All ranks will be considered, priority for the assistant professor rank. Fresh PhD holders with strong publications record and high reputable university are encouraged to apply. Special Instructions to Applicant Send your Curriculum Vitae (CV), list of publications and a short motivational letter describing realized scientific and educational projects, and plans for the future (not exceeding 2 pages) via this address: hr@metalab.ifmo.ru For more about us visit https://physics.itmo.ru/en If you are excited to be at the forefront of pioneering higher education, embark on your career with ITMO University today!

  • PhD position (m/f/d) in coastal research on compound extreme events
    The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), in Geesthacht, near Hamburg, and in Teltow, near Berlin, conducts materials and coastal research. For further information please refer to: www.hzg.de HZG is one of the 19 national institutions of the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres e.V. (HGF). Around 1,000 employees carry out basic research and development work in close cooperation with national and international research institutions, research-oriented clinics and economic and public institutions. At the Institute of Coastal Research about 150 scientists research processes on the coast and interactions between the land, the sea and humans. The objective of the three sub-institutes "Biogeochemistry in Coastal Seas", "Operational Systems" and "System Analysis and Modelling" is to create the scientific basis for sustainable development and future-oriented management of the coasts. PhD position (m/f/d) in coastal research on compound extreme events Reference code: 50039413_2 – 2020/KS 6 Commencement date: February 1st, 2021 The place of employment is Geesthacht. We are seeking one PhD Student (m/f/d) (initially limited to 3 years) to analyse compound extreme events that may substantially contribute to and enhance coastal flooding risk. In particular we aim at developing, for the North and Baltic Sea catchments, scenarios for potential future changes in the occurrence of compound storm surges and high river discharge. In addition, a set of more comprehensive compound event scenarios will be developed for the case study of the Ems estuary, thereby benefitting from unique data and collaboration with project partners within the WAKOS project. Your profile degree in meteorology, physics, geo-sciences or related field good programming knowledge (preferably in Fortran or Python) interest in interdisciplinary climate research We offer a vibrant scientific environment where you have the opportunity to collaborate closely with experts from multiple areas with combined expertise covering the full range from simulation and theory to experiments opportunity to enroll in a PhD program at Hamburg University of Technology a multinational work environment with over 1,000 colleagues from more than 50 nations extensive options of professional training (i.e., expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars) flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career excellent infrastructure including modern workspaces salary as per the collective wage agreement TV-AVH including further social benefits The promotion of equal rights is a matter of course for us. Severely disabled persons and those equaling severely disabled persons who are equally suitable for the position will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Stefan Hagemann (stefan.hagemann@hzg.de) or Dr. Ralf Weisse (ralf.weisse@hzg.de) Interested? Then we are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, certificates etc.) indicating the reference number 2020/KS 6. Please start the online application process for this offered position via www.hzg.de category Career & Campus. Closing date: November 19th, 2020 Contact: Mr. Tristan Tietz

  • Post-doctoral Researcher - Microbiology
    The International Institute "Solution Chemistry of Advanced Materials and Technologies" (SCAMT) of the ITMO University (http://scamt.ifmo.ru) is seeking a post-doctoral researcher in the field of microbiology. ‍ SCAMT Institute includes 15 independent research groups involved in interdisciplinary research, the educational department providing international MSc and Ph.D. programs, and the industrial department responsible for the transfer of SCAMT technologies to the market. We have strong international collaborations with many acknowledged Universities from all over the world (USA, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, Israel, etc) in scientific and educational spheres. The major focuses of SCAMT are nanomaterials science, biomaterials, colloid chemistry for various applications, genomics, and more. We are looking for new concepts and ideas to address current technological and academic problems while carrying out top-level science competitive on the international stage. ‍ The Microbiology group (PI Dr. Elena Koshel) studies the effect of nanostructures and nanostructured materials on microorganisms, as well as their potential use for solving practical problems in biomedicine, biotechnology, food industry, and fundamental microbiology. Main research areas - genetic engineering of microorganisms - bioactive components of microbiota - influence of microbiota on the development of human diseases ‍ Required/Preferred Qualifications ‍ Devotion to science Recent Ph.D. degree in the fields of biology At least 3 Scopus / Web of Science publications since 2016 Research experience in microbiology Experience in genetic engineering and biotechnology (preferably) Experience in participating and leading interdisciplinary projects (preferably) Predisposition to experimental work and management of a young team of students, willingness to participate in planning the research work of the group Language skills: English -  Upper-Intermediate in writing and speaking, Russian - basic knowledge (preferably) ‍ Working Environment and Benefits ‍ free access to high-tech equipment; work with recognized experts in the field; the ability to quickly achieve high scientific results of the world level; opportunity to start your own independent research group after 2-3 years; solving non-standard tasks, working in an interdisciplinary team; young, friendly team; work in the historical center of St. Petersburg

  • Post-doctoral Researcher - Microfluidics, microreactor
    The International Institute "Solution Chemistry of Advanced Materials and Technologies" (SCAMT) of the ITMO University (http://scamt.ifmo.ru) is seeking a post-doctoral researcher in the field of microfluidics and microreactor chemistry. ‍ SCAMT Institute includes 15 independent research groups involved in interdisciplinary research, the educational department providing international MSc and Ph.D. programs, and the industrial department responsible for the transfer of SCAMT technologies to the market. We have strong international collaborations with many acknowledged Universities from all over the world (USA, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, Israel, etc) in scientific and educational spheres. The major focuses of SCAMT are nanomaterials science, biomaterials, colloid chemistry for various applications, genomics, and more. We are looking for new concepts and ideas to address current technological and academic problems while carrying out top-level science competitive on the international stage. ‍ The group of microreactor chemistry (PI Dr. Aleksandr Vinogradov) research is focused on robotic experimental chemistry operando and in situ for the product development at extremely low dosages of reagents. For this, the following methods are used: -       extrusion micro-printing -       microfluidics -       micromanipulator on servos Main research areas - synthesis of nanoparticles - application of machine learning and artificial intelligence in experimental chemistry - chemical mechatronics - lab on a chip ‍ Required/Preferred Qualifications ‍ Devotion to science Recent Ph.D. degree in the fields of chemistry or material science At least 3 Scopus / Web of Science publications since 2016 Knowledge and research experience in microfluidics Solidworks Programming and prototyping experience (preferably) Predisposition to experimental work and management of a young team of students, willingness to participate in planning the research work of the group Language skills: English -  Upper-Intermediate in writing and speaking, Russian - basic knowledge (preferably) ‍ Working Environment and Benefits ‍ free access to high-tech equipment; work with recognized experts in the field; the ability to quickly achieve high scientific results of the world level; opportunity to start your own independent research group after 2-3 years; solving non-standard tasks, working in an interdisciplinary team; young, friendly team; work in the historical center of St. Petersburg

  • Research Scientist, Protein Production
    Do you want to join us to develop new biotechnology and microbial systems for protein production? We are looking for an ambitious and customer-oriented researcher with a background in protein production systems and fungal biology. As  a researcher at our Protein Production Team, you will have a key role  and an opportunity to work on topics of great importance to society such  as production of sustainable, animal free food proteins, production of  vaccines to reduce antibiotics use in animals, enzyme mixtures for  biofuel production, and therapeutic proteins for human medicine. You  have the opportunity to work together with different customers ranging  from big companies to start-ups and to support them in solving  challenges with the help of science and technology. Read more about our work in the following articles: Eggs without chickens, milk without cows? New fungal production platform C1 for vaccines and therapeutic proteins ‍ With us you will be responsible for Scientific project work in the fields of protein production systems and fungal biology Writing scientific reports and presenting research data Working with customers to help them solve challenges We expect you to have Completed MSc or PhD in relevant field Excellent laboratory skills and experience in molecular biology techniques Experience working with yeast or filamentous fungi Strong spoken and written English skills As you person you are Motivated and willing to take initiative in getting projects accomplished You have strong communication skills Able to work both independently and as a member of a team Curious towards various scientific and technological challenges Willing to travel to customer and scientific meetings We offer At  VTT, we believe that our impact is built on scientific and  technological excellence in all our work. Our personnel are at the core  of VTT, where wellbeing and competence development are key priorities.  You will be a part of a creative and international working environment.  The tasks are versatile, independent and challenging, with support and  coaching where needed. ‍ We offer  this excellent opportunity to work with an experienced research team to  better understand and develop fungal protein production hosts used for  production of proteins and enzymes used in food, feed, biofuels, animal  care, textiles, and human medicine. ‍ Further information For  more information about the position, you can contact Chris Landowski,  Research Team Leader, Protein Production, christopher.landowski@vtt.fi ‍ You can find more information about the team and the projects: ‍ VTT Finland-Protein Production Team VTT develops piglet vaccination to reduce antibiotics use ‍ We  are looking forward to hearing from you, so please send your CV and  application as soon as possible, or November 11th at the latest! ‍ Application deadline: 11 November 2020   Employment type: Fixed term, Full time         

  • Postdoctoral Position(s) in Observational Cosmology
    Postdoctoral Position(s) in Observational Cosmology The cosmology group led by Prof. Alexandre Refregier seeks to answer fundamental questions about the Universe: What is the nature of Dark Matter and Dark Energy? What are the initial conditions for the formation of cosmic structures? Is General Relativity valid on cosmological scales? Applicants are invited to apply for one (or several) postdoctoral position(s) in Cosmology at the Institute for Particle Physics and Astrophysics at ETH Zurich. Job description The candidate(s) will work in the Cosmology group of Prof. Alexandre Refregier and may focus on data analysis, observations and/or theoretical interpretation. The candidate(s) will also be encouraged to develop their own research programme. The research group is involved in several wide-field state-of-the-art cosmological survey projects and has guaranteed access to high-performance computer clusters. Information on the research group can be found at http://www.cosmology.ethz.ch/. Your profile Candidates should have a PhD in Physics or Astronomy. Previous experience in cosmology is preferred, but experience in related areas is also suitable. The position(s) is/are initially for 1 year, extendible twice to a total of three years. Postdocs have access to research funds for computers, travel, conference participation, publication charges and other needs. ETH Zurich ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow. Interested? Wel look forward to receiving all online applications by December 4, 2020, including the following documents: CV List of publications Research statement 3 letters of recommendation (to be uploaded either to the online application portal or to be sent to Mrs Ana Milena Ramirez Barrero, milena.ramirez@phys.ethz.ch by December 4, 2020) Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. For further information about the cosmology group please visit our website www.cosmology.ethz.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Mrs Ana Milena Ramirez Barrero, milena.ramirez@phys.ethz.ch (please do not send the application package).

  • Assistant Professor (1,0 fte) in Supply Chain Management
    Job description The TU/e is a top-ranking Dutch university that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a number 1 position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow. Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e)’s Industrial Engineering and Innovations Sciences Department has a worldwide reputation for performing highly impactful research on Supply Chain Management. We are seeking for applicants with exceptional research potential and excellent teaching skills, who would contribute to this reputation by conducting forefront research and educating students on Supply Chain Management. To apply for this position, you should have a research background in Supply Chain Management, Operations Research, Management Science or a closely related field. You will be part of the OPAC group, which traditionally has a strong presence in application domains such as logistics, maintenance optimization, manufacturing, and supply chain. You are expected to develop a multi-disciplinary research portfolio that has strong emphasis on applicability and impact. You are also expected to contribute to the teaching activities of the OPAC group. Job requirements We offer a stimulating and ambitious educational and research environment and are looking for candidates with the following qualifications: You hold a PhD in the field of operations management, operations research, econometrics research, or a comparable domain. You have strong Mathematical and programming skills. Ability to conduct high quality academic research, demonstrated for instance by a relevant PhD thesis and/or publication(s). Ability to teach, shown by experience or assistance in teaching and positive evaluations of these teaching efforts. Creative and dedicated to (multidisciplinary) collaboration. Good communication and leadership skills.          Excellent proficiency (written and oral) in English. Conditions of employment A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the autonomy to develop your own research line and participate in the curriculum of the department. An extensive network of companies with whom you can collaborate. A Tenure Track of five years with the prospect of becoming an Associate Professor. After a maximum of four years, the tenure decision will be made. If you have a more senior profile, you will receive a tailor-made career proposal. You will have free access to high-quality training programs for academic leadership, the university teaching qualification program, research and valorization competences, and a dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities. Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary. A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes. Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as the Dual Career Opportunity program to support accompanying partners, an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children daycare and sports facilities. Information and application Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact prof. Ivo Adan, chair group Operations, Planning, Accounting and Control, e-mail: I.J.B.F.Adan@tue.nl or +31 40 247 2932. For information about terms of employment, please contact Susan Opgenoorth, HR advisor, e-mail: HRServices.IEIS@tue.nl or +31 40 247 4465. Are you inspired to know more about working at TU/e? Please visit www.tue.nl/jobs Application We invite you to submit a complete application by using the 'apply now'-button on this page. The application should include a: Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position. Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references. List of five self-selected ‘best publications’. Description of your scientific interests and plans (1-2 pages). Statement of your teaching goals and experience (1-2 pages). We look forward to your application and will screen it as soon as we have received it. Screening will continue until the position has been filled. We are committed to the cause of gender equality and, in case of equal suitability, we give preference to female candidates.

  • Marine Ecologist – Biogeochemical
    The British Antarctic Survey is looking for a Marine Ecologist - Biogeochemical to join the Ecosystems team. ‍ Who are we?   British Antarctic Survey (BAS) delivers and enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. Its skilled science and support staff based in Cambridge, Antarctica and the Arctic, work together to deliver research that uses the Polar Regions to advance our understanding of Earth as a sustainable planet. Through its extensive logistic capability and know how BAS facilitates access for the British and international science community to the UK polar research operation. Numerous national and international collaborations, combined with an excellent infrastructure help sustain a world leading position for the UK in Antarctic affairs. British Antarctic Survey is a component of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). NERC is part of UK Research and Innovation www.ukri.org We employ experts from many different professions to carry out our Science as well as to keep the lights on, feed the research and support teams and keep everyone safe! If you are looking for an opportunity to work with amazing people in amazing places then British Antarctic Survey could be for you. We aim to attract the best people for those jobs. ‍ Purpose The post-holder will have be carrying out work in biological oceanography and biogeochemistry to support several ongoing programmes of work. The SCOOBIES programme is making a long-term assessment of major biogeochemical parameters in the northern Scotia Sea, which is a globally significant region of atmospheric carbon drawdown and sequestration, as well as a region in which ocean acidificationis advancing rapidly. The postholder will undertake fieldwork to ensure the continuation of these measurements as well as laboratory analyses to quantify key parameters. They will also be supporting the PICCOLO project, especially on the collection and analysis of plankton samples. The post-holder will be expected to write reports on their field expeditions and analyses and, where appropriate, to lodge these with the appropriate data depository (e.g. Polar Data Centre, GBIF. Where appropriate, they will also be encouraged to write manuscripts based on their analyses. ‍ Qualification PhD (or equivalent) in biogeochemistry or numerate environmental or oceanographic science area ‍ Duties The post-holder will have the following roles: Determine the abundance and diversity of zooplankton at the SCOOBIES sites   and PICCOLO sampling stations Analysis of physical environmental variables (e.g. Temperature, Salinity, Mixed   layer depth) at sampling sites Determination of biogeochemical variables, specifically POC, PIC, TA, pCO2   and Chl-a at SCOOBIES sites and POC and PIC at PICCOLO sites Participate in fieldwork as required to address team goals, and including: packing and cruise preparation, including mooring systems; writing cruise reports Recover and prepare moored environmental sampling devices (sediment trap,   water column sampler, other water chemistry samplers, as appropriate) Lodge quality controlled datasets with Polar Data Centre Write-up cruise reports and lead and/or assist in the writing of peer-reviewed manuscripts. Please quote reference: BAS 20/88   Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 29 November 2020   Interviews are scheduled to be held: 15 December 2020 ‍ BAS is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities and disabled people are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We are open to a range of flexible working options, including job sharing, to support childcare and other caring responsibilities.

  • PhD Student (index no. 6312-03)
    The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore, about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether, PSI employs 2100 people. ‍ For the Spectroscopy of Novel Materials group working at the Swiss Light Source SLS synchrotron facility of PSI in collaboration with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL we are looking for a ‍ PhD Student On development and scientific applications of advanced instrumentation for spin-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy ‍ Your tasks Offering new functionalities, spintronics devices are expected to outperform the conventional semiconductor-based electronics in terms of scaling, power consumption, and data processing speed. The development of such spintronics devices relies on fundamental knowledge of spin textures of various solid-state systems, which can be achieved with spin- and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy ARPES. A revolutionary development in this field is the spin detector iMott, combining spin-selective Mott scattering with imaging-type electrons optics. Boosting the detection efficiency up to four orders of magnitude, the iMott allows expansion of spin-resolved studies to previously inaccessible systems such as buried heterostructures, magnetic impurities, and novel topological phases. In this project, you will push the iMott from its existing prototype to a fully functional instrument, and use it to investigate a number of actual spintronics materials. You will conduct experiments at the Advanced Resonant Spectroscopies ADRESS and the Surface / Interface Spectroscopy SIS beamlines of the SLS. These two advanced spectroscopic facilities will give you unique research possibilities in fundamental and applied solid-state physics. Besides your own research, you will be involved in support of external users and benefit from scientific interactions with them. You will be embedded in the PSI's enthusiastic scientific community and receive the PhD degree from the EPFL.

  • PhD Scholarship Position(s) in Logistics
    About the scholarship position(s) Molde University College announces up to three PhD scholarships in logistics. The field of logistics allows for a rich set of research topics, but we especially encourage propositions within the following areas:    a) energy logistics    b) transport planning under deep uncertainty    c) IT-applications within logistics    d) sustainable logistics    e) logistics of marine industries (fisheries, fish farming etc.)    f) humanitarian logistics    g) strategic purchasing and supply chain management, under complexity Application You must submit your application via the job portal: www.jobbnorge.no, where you should upload all documents. Along with your application, you must submit: a description of your proposed research topic, maximum five pages. Please indicate in your application which of the seven specified areas above you would like to address. The description must have a title, an outline of the research, including research question(s), theory, research method and the novelty of the research relative to the existing academic literature. A proposal that does not meet these requirements will cause a rejection of your application. CV (summarising your education and work experience). certified copies, in English, of educational diplomas/certificates/transcripts that clearly indicate achieved degrees and the number of credits and grades achieved for both undergraduate and graduate studies a master´s thesis or equivalent independent student work. If your thesis is in a non-English or non-Scandinavian language, you must provide a certified abstract of the thesis. any other academic publications (e.g. conference papers) you wish us to consider names, positions and e-mail addresses of three reference persons who  we can contact about your academic and personal qualifications You may be invited to an interview either in-person or via e.g. Skype. We offer The place of work is Molde University College. The appointment period is 3-4 years. An appointment for four years would include 25% working duty (teaching, supervising or doing administrative tasks). Your gross is NOK 479 600 a year, of which 2 % is deducted for the Norwegian State Pension Fund. A higher salary may be considered for especially qualified candidates. The appointment will be in accordance with current Norwegian regulations concerning fixed-term jobs in the public sector and guidelines for employment as a scholarship holder at universities and university colleges. Contact persons and other information If you need more information, you may contact the following persons for each subject area:    a) energy logistics: Professor Irina Gribkovskaia (Irina.gribkovskaia@himolde.no)    b) transport planning under deep uncertainty: Professor Lisa Hansson (lisa.hansson@himolde.no)    c) IT-applications within logistics: Professor Alok Mishra (alok.mishra@himolde.no)     d) sustainable logistics: Professor Harald M. Hjelle (harald.hjelle@himolde.no)    e) logistics of marine industries (fisheries, fish farming etc.): Associate professor Yury Redutskiy: (yury.redutskiy@himolde.no)    f) humanitarian Logistics: Professor Arild Hoff (arild.hoff@himolde.no)    g) strategic purchasing and supply chain management amid complexity:        Associate professor Deodat E. Mwesiumo  (deodat.e.mwesiumo@himolde.no) You may also contact head of the PhD Logistics program, Professor Harald M. Hjelle (harald.hjelle@himolde.no). The application deadline is 15 November 2020. Molde University College is attending the Government's “Volunteer for inclusion” – programme. We would like to include applicants with limited functional abilities or gaps in their CV. However, the qualification requirements for the position must be met. According to the Freedom of Information Act section 25, 2nd part, the list of applicants can be made public. Requests for anonymity must be specifically justified, but cannot be guaranteed.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 6312-02)
    The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore, about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, postgraduates or apprentices. Altogether, PSI employs 2100 people. ‍ For the Spectroscopy of Novel Materials group working at the Swiss Light Source SLS synchrotron radiation facility in our institute we are looking for a ‍ Postdoctoral Fellow On heterostructure based materials for quantum computing ‍ Your tasks Extending the nowadays semiconductor technology, novel heterostructure systemssuch as superconductor or magnetic materials interfaced with strong spin-orbit coupling semiconductors can exhibit novel quantum phenomena, for example, formation of Majorana fermions bearing strong potential for applications in qubits. The central aim of the project is to explore fundamental physics of such heterostructure systems with advanced synchrotron radiation based spectroscopies as the fundamental basis for their potential applications in quantum computing. The spectroscopic backbone of the project will be soft-X-Ray spin- and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy ARPES which is a novel experimental technique delivering most detailed information about electronic structure of buried interfaces resolved in electron spin and momentum. You will conduct these experiments at the Advanced Resonant Spectroscopies ADRESS beamline of the SLS which is presently the worldwide highest brilliance source of soft-X-Rays allowing you the most advanced research on heterostructures. Furthermore, you will be involved in research of quantum materials with a variety of other methods such as low-energy ARPES of surfaces, grazing incidence X-Ray diffraction, magnetic reflectonmetry and more. You will be embedded in an enthusiastic scientific community investigating various solid-state systems with different experimental techniques including low-energy ARPES, muon spectroscopy, XRay and neutron scattering. During the analysis and interpretation of your experimental data you will actively interact with in-house and external theoreticians.

  • Postdoctoral position specializing in the study of Holocaust and genocide studies, with a Particular Focus on Holocaust History and Memory in the Balkans
    The Hugo Valentin Centre (HVC) is an interdisciplinary unit at the Department of History, Uppsala University, with a focus on research and education in two fields: ethnic relations and Holocaust and genocide studies. Research is conducted in a markedly interdisciplinary research environment that brings together researchers with a background in history and philosophy, language studies and social sciences. This announcement concerns a position in Holocaust and genocide studies with a focus on the Balkan geographic region. Duties/Project description: A postdoctoral fellow’s duties consist mainly of research, but also some administration and the task of applying for external research funding in the field concerned. The position requires continuous attendance at the Centre, active participation in seminars, on-going presentation of the fellow’s research and, where necessary, some teaching and supervision of students or other tasks corresponding to up to 20% of the position. Requirements: To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in the humanities or social sciences. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. Excellent skills in both oral and written English are required for the position. The application must contain the following items: A curriculum vitae and attested copies of certificates and other documents referred to in the application. A list of up to five academic works (including the dissertation either in published or manuscript form) cited in the application. The publications should be uploaded as pdfs and rank-ordered according to their relevance for the application. An up to five pages long project proposal must be enclosed with the application. It should contain a clear aim description, an account of how the project contributes to the international state of the art in the field; a discussion regarding method; and a precise schedule for project implementation. How the planned project is connected with current Assessment: The application will be assessed by the scientific quality of the project proposal, and the applicant's qualifications. In the event of divergent interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence. Salary: Individual salary. Starting date: 01-01-2021 or as otherwise agreed. Type of employment: Temporary position according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment: 100 % For further information about the position please contact: the head of department Henrik Ågren on phone +46 (0)18 471 1529, or email prefekt@hist.uu.se. For information about the HVC, contact director Tomislav Dulic on phone +46-(0)18-471 6395, or email director@valentin.uu.se. Please submit your application by 15 December 2020, UFV-PA 2020/3588. Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

  • Doctoral Candidate in Textile Chemistry
    Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland. ‍ We are now looking for a ‍ Doctoral Candidate in Textile Chemistry ‍ The newly established Textile Chemistry group at Aalto has an opening for a Doctoral Candidate to develop novel environmentally-friendly textile coloration and finishing methods. The research will be carried out in the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems in the School of Chemical Engineering at Aalto University (http://bio2.aalto.fi/en/). ‍ The research work includes: Synthesis and purification of polymerizable dyes Study physical-chemical properties of the synthesized dyes Investigate the coloration properties of the polymerizable dyes Optimize the fabric coloration and dye fixation processes Study the general fastness properties of the dyed cellulose fabrics Requirements Educational background in textile, organic, polymer, or applied chemistry (or related fields) Excellent verbal and written English communication skills Excellent communications skills appropriate for interacting with other team members Strong commitment to teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration Strong motivation with the mind-set of focusing on deliverables and getting the job done Terms of employment Salary is determined according to the salary system of Aalto University and depends on the candidate’s experience. We prefer the selected candidate to be able to start as soon as possible, but the starting date can be negotiated. ‍ As a Doctoral Candidate, you will participate in doctoral courses and conduct high-quality research under the guidance of the group leader. You may be involved in teaching activities in the department. You are responsible for communicating your scientific results in meetings and conferences. The duration of the PhD employment is for 4 years (contingent upon successful performance in the first year). For more information For additional scientific information, please contact Prof. Ali Tehrani, in matters related to the recruitment process, HR Coordinator Tiina Torvinen (firstname.lastname@aalto.fi). ‍ How to apply (deadline November 15st 2020) Follow the instructions carefully and submit a single word/pdf document (max. 10 pages in English) through the online recruitment system (NOT by email). The application file should include your Cover Letter, CV, research interest, list of publications, names of 2-3 potential references. Please introduce yourself briefly in your Cover Letter and justify why you are a suitable candidate by highlighting your skills, knowledge, or previous experience in: Organic synthesis and purification of dyes and polymers Cellulose surface modification and grafting Textile dyeing, printing, finishing Photo-polymerization and photo-linking Green chemistry Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period, and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email. So, please refrain from sending follow-up emails.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Textile Chemistry and Organic Colorants
    Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and nearly 400 professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland. We are now looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Textile Chemistry and Organic Colorants ‍ The newly established Textile Chemistry group at Aalto has an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to develop novel environmentally-friendly textile coloration and finishing methods by reducing the consumption of water, energy, and chemicals. The research will be carried out in the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems in the School of Chemical Engineering at Aalto University (http://bio2.aalto.fi/en/). ‍ The research work includes: Synthesis and purification of polymerizable dyes Study physical-chemical properties of the synthesized dyes Investigate the coloration properties of the polymerizable dyes Optimize the fabric coloration and dye fixation processes Study the general fastness properties of the dyed cellulose fabrics Requirements Educational background in textile, organic, polymer, or applied chemistry (or related fields) Recently (max 5 years) obtained PhD Excellent verbal and written English communication skills Excellent communications skills appropriate for interacting with the team members Strong commitment to teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration Strong motivation with the mind-set of focusing on deliverables and getting the job done Terms of employment Salary is determined according to the salary system of Aalto University and depends on the candidate’s experience. We prefer the selected candidate to be able to start as soon as possible, but the starting date can be negotiated. ‍ As a Postdoctoral Researcher, you will conduct high-quality research under the guidance of the group leader, design experiments, and co-supervise postgraduates and undergraduate research students.  You will assist in writing research proposals, scientific papers, and project reports. The position is initially for 2 years, with possibility for extension upon successful progress. ‍ For more information For additional scientific information, please contact Prof. Ali Tehrani, in matters related to the recruitment process, HR Coordinator Tiina Torvinen (firstname.lastname@aalto.fi). ‍ How to apply (deadline November 15st 2020) Follow the instructions carefully and submit a single word/pdf document (max. 10 pages in English) through the online recruitment system (NOT by email). The application file should include your Cover Letter, CV, research interest, list of publications, names of 2-3 potential references. Please introduce yourself briefly in your Cover Letter and justify why you are a suitable candidate by highlighting your skills, knowledge, or previous experience in: Organic synthesis and purification Organic colorants Cellulose surface modification and grafting Textile dyeing, printing, finishing Photo-polymerization and photo-linking Green chemistry University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period, and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email. So, please refrain from sending follow-up emails.

  • Postdoctoral scientist (f/m/d) in photoelectrochemical CO2 conversion
    Postdoctoral scientist (f/m/d) in photoelectrochemical CO2 conversion The Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 group at HZB aims to develop sustainable routes to synthesize chemicals and fuels by using electrochemistry. In particular, we target the conversion of carbon dioxide into high-value hydrocarbons and oxygenates by addressing challenges in electrocatalyst and reactor design. Our work encompasses material synthesis, electrocatalytic activity + product analysis, and in situ methods for investigating structure-function relationships during electrocatalysis. We seek a highly-motivated Postdoc to lead a project on the topic: "Photoelectrochemical CO2 conversion with tunable semiconductor nanostructures" Tasks The project aims to uncover a deep understanding of how photoelectrode morphology and semiconductor electronic structure jointly influence selectivity in photoelectrochemical (PEC) CO2 conversion. Semiconductor nanowire arrays (III-V compounds) with tuned composition and morphology will be prepared by our project collaborators for use as photoabsorbers. Tasks of this position include: Develop suitable deposition methods for functionalizing semiconductor nanowire arrays with CO2 reduction electrocatalysts. Investigate PEC behaviors in combination with quantification of chemical products using analytical techniques (GC, HPLC, DEMS etc.). Perform advanced characterization to develop mechanistic understanding (e.g. IMPS/IMVS, in situ spectroscopies incl. Raman, X-ray). Design and develop electrochemical cells for use in catalyst deposition, PEC testing, and in situ study. Cooperate with external project partners, prepare project reports, and write scientific manuscripts. Requirements Doctoral degree in chemistry, materials science, or a field closely related to the research topic (degree completion before January 2021) Research experience in several of the following areas: photoelectrochemistry, semiconductors, electrocatalysis, and analytical chemistry Excellent English speaking, listening, and writing abilities A proven track record      of publications in the (photo)electrochemistry field Ability to work in a team as well as to      independently lead a research project Please upload the following documents with your application: Motivation letter (in English) describing your background and research interests relevant to this position. Curriculum vitae (CV) listing your education, publications, research experience, and contact details for two references. The Title and Abstract of your doctoral thesis. Additionally, please answer the questions in the submission system. Target start date 1 February 2021. Dr. Matthew Mayer +49 30 8062 43230 EE-NECC-head@helmholtz-berlin.de

  • Research Technician in Organic and Polymer Synthesis
    Job description The Research Technician will be involved in current research topics and will develop new building blocks for sustainable polymeric materials, including emulsion polymerization, organic syntheses, and polymerization techniques. Your profile An enthusiastic chemist at the BSc or MSc level, equivalent to Dutch HLO or university levels, who enjoys working independently and taking initiatives. Also, lab technicians with experience working in industry or after finishing an apprenticeship in synthetic chemistry are encouraged to apply. Experience in the synthesis and purification of organic compounds is expected. Expertise in the synthesis and characterization of polymeric materials would be beneficial. Our offer  Excellent and dynamic environment for researchers within our research institute MESA+ (www.utwente.nl/mesa), attractive campus and lots of facilities for sports and leisure;          You will be appointed for 2 years (extension feasible) as a research technician for synthesis in the SPC group. Terms of employment are in accordance with Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Universities (CAO), include: A salary with a maximum of €3548- gross per month; 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% year-end bonus (effectively corresponds to 14 months’ salary per annum); A pension scheme that is part of the world-famous Dutch pension system Information and application For more information please visit our website https://www.utwente.nl/en/tnw/spc/ or contact the SPC secretariat or Prof. Dr. Frederik Wurm, e-mail: frederik.wurm@utwente.nl or spc-tnw@utwente.nl Please submit your application before 31 December 2020 (choose “apply here” below). Your application must include a motivation letter, a CV, including list of grades and previous experience About the department The research chair Sustainable Polymer Chemistry (SPC) – in the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Twente – develops new sustainable biobased and biodegradable polymeric materials. An essential part of our multidisciplinary research is the synthesis and characterization of custom-made monomers and polymers. We are recruiting as soon as possible a Research Technician in Organic and Polymer Synthesis Background: The research goal of the Sustainable Polymer Chemistry (SPC) group is to prepare polymeric materials, additives, and nanocarriers based on renewable resources or with defined end-of-life options (e.g. biodegradation). Our research relies on the designed synthesis of novel monomer and polymer building blocks or utilizes chemically-modified biopolymers. To address the scientific questions we use a combination of experimental techniques including organic synthesis, living polymerization techniques, or emulsion formulations. We also use state-of-the-art characterization techniques for polymers and study their polymerization kinetics in detail to control macromolecular function and assembly. Biodegradation or interaction with biological media is also studied for selected materials. The SPC group is part of the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, which offers advanced characterization and fabrication tools on the nanoscale, as well as a stimulating environment with more than 250 PhD students working on various aspects of nanoscience and technolo About the organization TNW Faculty (Faculty of Science & Technology) The Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW) engages some 700 staff members and 2000 students in education and research on the cutting edge of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Our fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders.  Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally and is strengthened by the many young researchers working on innovative projects with as doctoral candidates and post-docs. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute. As an employer, the TNW Faculty offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With our Faculty, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions. University of Twente (UT) University of Twente (UT) has entered the new decade with an ambitious, new vision, mission and strategy. As ‘the ultimate people-first university of technology' we are rapidly expanding on our High Tech Human Touch philosophy and the unique role it affords us in society. Everything we do is aimed at maximum impact on people, society and connections through the sustainable utilisation of science and technology. We want to contribute to the development of a fair, digital and sustainable society through our open, inclusive and entrepreneurial attitude. This attitude permeates everything we do and is present in every one of UT's departments and faculties. Building on our rich legacy in merging technical and social sciences, we focus on five distinguishing research domains: Improving healthcare by personalised technologies; Creating intelligent manufacturing systems; Shaping our world with smart materials; Engineering our digital society; and Engineering for a resilient world. As an employer, University of Twente offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With us, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.

  • Postdoctoral position specialising in the study of national minorities in the Nordic countries, in terms of Romani Studies
    The Hugo Valentin Centre (HVC) is an interdisciplinary unit at the Department of History, Uppsala University, with a focus on research and education in two particular fields: ethnic relations and Holocaust and genocide studies. The former involves studying ethnic relations in a broad sense, with an emphasis on minorities, migration, language and cultural revitalisation, integration, discrimination, and political and social conditions in a multicultural context. Research is conducted in a markedly cross-disciplinary environment that brings together researchers with a background in humanities and social sciences. Duties/Project description: A postdoctoral fellow’s duties consist mainly of research and the task of applying for external research funding in the field concerned, but also some administration. The position requires continuous attendance at the Centre, active participation in seminars, on-going presentation of the fellow’s own research and, where necessary, some teaching, supervision of students and administration corresponding to up to 20% of the position. Requirements: To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in the humanities or social sciences. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. Application procedure A complete application must contain the following items: A curriculum vitae and attested copies of certificates and other documents referred to in the application. A list of up to a maximum of five academic works (including the dissertation either in published or manuscript form) cited in the application. The publications should be uploaded as pdfs and rank-ordered according to their relevance for the application. An up to five pages long project proposal must be enclosed with the application. It should contain a clear aim description, an account of how the project contributes to the international state of the art in the field; a discussion regarding method; and a precise schedule for project implementation. How the planned project is connected with current research at the Centre and/or contributes to the renewal of its activities, and how the applicant intends to present the results, should also be clearly stated. Assessment: The application will be assessed by the scientific quality of the project proposal, and the applicant's qualifications. In the event of divergent interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence. Salary: Individual salary. Starting date: 01-01-2021 or as otherwise agreed. Type of employment: Temporary position according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment: 100 % For further information about the position please contact: head of department Henrik Ågren on phone +46 (0)18 471 15 29, or email prefekt@hist.uu.se. For information about the HVC, contact director Tomislav Dulić on phone +46 (0)18-471 6395, or email director@valentin.uu.se. Please submit your application by 15 december 2020, UFV-PA 2020/3589. Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

  • Cancer Biology and Therapeutics Postdoctoral Positions at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is an academic research institute where investigators conduct cutting-edge research that directly impacts the care our patients receive in the clinic. Current postdoc opportunities in Cancer Biology and Therapeutics are outlined below. Please visit www.stjude.org/postdoc for additional details. Our applicant-friendly process allows multiple faculty to view your CV – simply email your CV to postdoc@stjude.org and indicate your interest in one or more of these exciting opportunities. Andrew Davidoff, MD A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the lab of Dr. Andrew Davidoff to explore novel gene therapy techniques in the treatment of solid tumors. The Davidoff lab seeks an inventive researcher to develop novel gene therapy vectors and test them in our translational models of neuroblastoma, glioblastoma, and liver cancers. The ideal candidate will have experience with models of solid tumors and/or AAV-based gene therapy vectors, to seek innovative cures for rare pediatric cancers. Highly qualified, self-motivated candidates who have or expect to complete a PhD degree should apply. A track record for scholarly accomplishments is required. Christopher DeRenzo, MD The lab of Christopher DeRenzo is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to study chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells for the treatment of pediatric patients with solid tumors.  The project will include pre-clinical development and testing of novel CAR T-cell therapies against pediatric solid tumors in vitro and in vivo. The candidate should have a PhD in the area of immunology, cancer biology, cancer immunotherapy, or a related field. Adam Durbin, MD, PhD The Durbin lab is interested in a broad, “multi-omics” approach to understanding the epigenetically-coded processes that drive pediatric cancer. The primary research focus of the lab involves studying epigenetic determinants of gene regulation and transcriptional regulatory complexes in pediatric solid tumors to identify synergistic ways to target cancer cell growth. The lab uses combinations of functional genomics, chemical biology, and epigenomics to identify and characterize these dominant transcriptional regulatory complexes, their co-activators and co-repressors to define mechanistically-based strategies for pediatric solid tumor therapy. The long-term goal is to deeply understand fundamental aspects of the epigenetic control of transcription in tumor cell biology and advance therapeutic development. Requirements include a PhD and expertise in tissue culture, western blotting/co-immunoprecipitation, molecular cloning, functional genomics techniques including CRISPR-cas9 gene editing, and shRNA and siRNA gene disruption. Prior experience with cancer biology, mouse or zebrafish xenografts, liquid handling robotics, high-throughput screening, confocal microscopy and computational biology is appreciated but not required. Experience with R is required. Stephen Gottschalk, MD Genetically modified T cells expressing chimeric antigen receptor (CAR T-cells) have potent antitumor activity in patients with hematological malignancies. However, CAR T-cells so far have limited antitumor activity in early phase clinical studies for patients with solid tumors. This lack of efficacy is most likely multifactorial including a limited array of targetable antigens, heterogenous antigen expression, and the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment. In an effort to better model CAR T-cell therapy in preclinical model for solid tumors we have recently established an immune competent sarcoma model. In this model, we target the tumor associated antigen B7-H3, that is expressed on the cell surface of human and murine sarcoma cells. We have successfully generated murine B7-H3-CAR T cells and have shown that these cells have – albeit modest – antitumor activity, closely mimicking human disease. In the proposed project we now want to perform mechanistic studies and perform a ‘candidate gene screen’ as well as a CRISPR/Cas9 in vivo screen in close collaboration with the lab of Hongbo Chi in the Department of Immunology to discover genes that improve or impede T cell function. One major focus of this project is to better understand how transferred cells interact with the tumor microenvironment, and resident immune cells. The ultimate goal of these studies is to translate these approaches into early Phase clinical testing. Successful applicants will have a strong publication record, excellent communication skills, and a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, genomics, immunology, or a related area. To succeed in this position, you will have a strong immunology and cell biology background, with an emphasis on cellular immunology, and genetic manipulation of murine cells. Applicants with experience in generating and evaluating murine immune cells, gene editing, and/or immune competent murine models are strongly encouraged to apply. Mark Hatley, MD, PhD Postdoctoral positions are immediately available Mark Hatley’s laboratory in the Molecular Oncology Division of the Department of Oncology to study how normal development processes are perturbed to drive pediatric embryonal tumors using rhabdomyosarcoma as a model system. Our recent findings defined the cell of origin of rhabdomyosarcoma, a presumed skeletal muscle tumor, as an endothelial progenitor cell (Cancer Cell, 33:108-124, 2018). We now seek to elucidate the mechanism of this cell reprogramming event and its role in cell transformation. The lab leverages genetically engineered mouse models, patient-derived xenografts, human and mouse tumor and primary cell lines as well as induced pluripotent stem cells as model systems to interrogate the underlying pathobiology of pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma. The Hatley lab is a very collaborative, interactive environment focused on scientific and career development of trainees. Successful applicants should have strong organizational and communication skills with drive and dedication to participate as a member of our team. The ideal candidate should have just received their PhD or have less than two years of postdoctoral research. Experience in mouse models, cell biology, and molecular biology is preferred. Myriam Labelle, PhD The Labelle laboratory studies the role of the microenvironment in cancer progression and metastasis, with major efforts dedicated to elucidating the molecular mechanisms by which blood platelets, granulocytes, and the extracellular matrix (ECM) cooperate to promote metastasis (Cancer Cell, 20(5):576-90, 2011; PNAS, 111(30):E3053-61, 2014). In recent work (EMBO J, 38(16):e101302, 2019), we discovered that WISP1, a factor secreted by tumor cells upon interactions with platelets, promotes metastasis by inducing collagen linearization in tumors. We are now interested in further understanding the molecular basis of platelet-tumor cell and WISP1-ECM interactions and how they can be targeted to prevent cancer metastasis and improve the survival of cancer patients. Current studies are conducted leveraging a wide array of model systems and techniques including novel mouse models of metastasis, patient-derived xenografts, in vitro co-culture systems, and advanced microscopy approaches. We are looking for a highly motivated and organized individual to join our team. The applicant should have strong communication skills, the ability to work independently and as part of collaborative research efforts, and a strong desire to make a major contribution to the field of cancer metastasis. Kim Nichols, MD The laboratory of Kim Nichols is interested in identifying novel genes and genetic variants that contribute to development of cancer and primary immunodeficiency. We previously identified germline variants in ETV6, the gene encoding the essential hematopoietic transcription factor ETV6, in families affected by autosomal dominant thrombocytopenia and predisposition to B-acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). We are now using human and mouse models to decipher how these germline ETV6 variants impact hematopoiesis and promote leukemogenesis. Ultimately, our goal is to better understand how germline and somatic genetic events perturb key cellular and molecular pathways that then lead to leukemia. It is only by understanding these pathways that we can get a handle on how to better treat or even prevent leukemia from developing in the future. We are currently seeking a postdoctoral candidate who has experience working with mouse models, such as breeding, harvesting organs, completing flow cytometry, and carrying out retroviral or lentiviral transduction of bone marrow cells followed by adoptive transfer. A background in hematopoiesis or leukemia modeling is desired, but not necessary. We are also looking for candidates who have interest and experience in handling and differentiating iPSC or a background in functional genomics, such as carrying out large scale mutagenesis assays. About St. Jude St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is one of the world’s premier research and treatment centers for pediatric cancer and catastrophic childhood diseases. Scientists and clinicians work together on a daily basis to translate laboratory discoveries into clinical trials and new therapies for patients. The environment at St. Jude is highly interactive, with opportunities to collaborate with investigators across the campus. All investigators have access to state-of-the-art core facilities that include proteomics, gene-editing, bioinformatics, imaging, protein production, molecular synthesis and high throughput small molecule screening. St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Jude does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran's status or disabled veteran's status with respect to employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment. St. Jude engages in affirmative action to increase employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

  • Clinical Research Manager ADHD
    Growing international med-tech company is excited to add to our small yet mighty team. If you are looking to utilize your in depth research and data analytics skills to help to advance our mission to improve patient, practice and clinical outcomes in ADHD, then this may be the job and company for you! We pride ourselves in critical thinking and evidence-based research coupled with innovation and advancement in science and technology. Duties of the position: Writing protocols and Ethical Review Board submissions for internal studies; Secure that inclusion of patients/subjects follow schedule and keep relevant forms updated; Perform monitoring visits when necessary; Comment on manuscripts with focus on securing adequate information about our products; Highlight published material to Qbtech employees and update the publication list. As delegated by the Head of Clinical Research, be responsible for certain pivotal internal research development projects involving validation of significant changes of current products or validation of new products under development. Responsible for retrieving and performing quality control of data files; give feedback to researchers in collaboration with the Clinical Advisors Assist research collaborators with statistical reports. Together with the Head of Clinical Research, improve the quality of data such the automatized warnings in the data extractions and improve outputs from the report generator. Together with the Head of Clinical Research and Medical Director secure an efficient system for data filing with special focus on data-files on internal study data yielding clear audit trails. Assist the Head of Clinical Research and the Medical Director in securing that slides, websites and other written material have sufficient scientific quality and follow Qbtech’s policy for medical/legal adequacy. Assist the Head of Clinical Research and the Medical Director in Regulatory Affairs projects (i.e. secure that Qbtech follows relevant regulatory guidelines). Qualifications Required for Position Master's Degree or higher in field of Research, Mental or Behavioral Health Advanced SPSS Experience Previous publication experience at Master's or PhD level 2 years experience in human subject research Clean Driver’s Record Able to pass a background check Active and Valid driver’s license ]

  • Assistant Research, PhD candidates - Advanced Multifunctional Materials Science
    Key words – physics, materials theory, materials science, corrosion, material characterization ‍ Areas of Research – Condensed Matter Physics, Computational Physics, Mechanics, Materials science, Corrosion ‍ Full-time employment ‍ The Mission – Our ambition is to build a team composed of world-leading researchers and young, highly motivated people who are passionate about multifunctional materials science. ‍ The Opportunity – 7,000 pln per month (at current exchange rate 1,650 € per month); the details in each case depend on qualifications and experience, and the compensation is composed of the base salary and seniority addition, project bonus). ‍ Read more about contributions in Poland at https://www.ncbj.gov.pl/en/hrcareer/contributions-poland ‍ Work in international networks with research institutes and industrial companies. Access to the research potential of NOMATEN’s three partners between NCBJ (Poland), CEA (France) and VTT (Finland). ‍ Some of the positions are for joint collaborative research with NOMATEN partners CEA (France) and VTT (Finland) and thus include extensive visits to the collaborating institution. ‍ Travel funds for participation in conferences and collaboration, attractive working conditions, atmosphere of teamwork, family-friendly environment with flexible working hours. support of an experienced local team in legal, financial and organisational issues as well as logistic support and advice related to working in Poland - enabling smooth relocation and equal opportunities. ‍ The Requirements – Multiple positions exist on the PhD student levels in all NOMATEN Research Groups conducting research in the field of: ‍ 1. Functional Materials Complexity: mechanical properties (yielding, time-dependent fracture) to the role and understanding of the microstructure in determining such properties. We also work on Machine Learning approaches in complex materials. Key words of importance are metal alloys, and High-Entropy Alloys in particular. Preferred background: Statistical mechanics, computational simulations, machine learning. Contact person: Stefanos Papanikolaou (stefanos.papanikolaou@ncbj.gov.pl) ‍ 2. Corrosion and Characterisation: in-situ study of phenomena between surface of functional materials and environment, including but not limited to aqueous solutions. Key challenges are: elevated temperature, varying temperature duty cycles, radiation and magnetic fields. The research methodology combines electrochemistry, high resolution microscopy, mass spectrometry and ion beam analysis of surface. Preferred background: Experimental experience in chemical/materials engineering or physics. Contact person: Mikko Alava (mikko.alava@ncbj.gov.pl) ‍ 3. Structure and Function: The Functional Properties group is studying impact of radiation damage on the mechanical and structural properties. Specific topics covering materials devoted to Gen. III+ and IV nuclear reactors like: stainless steels, ODS and HEAs, Al2O3 coatings, zirconium and nickel alloys will be proposed. Experiments will be conducted on ion damaged materials and at their working temperatures by using specific techniques like: nanoindentation, X-ray diffraction, tensile tests and Raman spectroscopy. Structural properties are determined by means of SEM/FIB/EBSD/EDS and TEM. Preferred background: Materials science, materials engineering, nuclear engineering, mechanics. Contact person: Lukasz Kurpaska (lukasz.kurpaska@ncbj.gov.pl) ‍ 4. Materials Informatics and Characterization: Emulating the behaviour and performance of materials in mechanical loading applications, through the use of multiscale material simulations, machine learning methods and material characterization techniques. Methods of interest: Ab-Initio Density Functional Theory (DFT), Molecular Dynamics (MD), Discrete Dislocation Dynamics (DDD), and Continuum phenomenological Plasticity and Damage (CPD) modeling. Preferred background: Multiscale modeling, mechanical characterization, applied physics/math. Contact person: Stefanos Papanikolaou (stefanos.papanikolaou@ncbj.gov.pl) ‍ During their employment, the PhD candidates will be required to timely fulfil all the obligations connected with the process of obtaining the Doctoral degree in the chosen scientific disciplines (such as evaluation, passing exams, participating in lectures and other activities). ‍ Required documents: · Cover letter that explains the motivating factors for considering the position (max. 1 pp) · CV with complete publication list · Brief description of important scientific achievements and scientific outlook (max. 2 pp) · A list of 2 reference persons including their positions and contact details (e-mail address) · As an attachment to your application please sign and enclose the following declaration: I agree to the processing of my personal data included in this application for the needs necessary to carry out the recruitment. Application deadline: December 14th, 2020 Applications electronic form in English should be submitted to: magdalena.jedrkiewicz@ncbj.gov.pl. ‍ Position expected to start on: March 1th, 2021 ‍ INFORMATION CLAUSE ON PERSONAL DATA PROCESSING: 1. The controllers of the personal data processed during the recruitment process are: a) National Center for Nuclear Research, ul. Andrzeja Sołtana 7, 05-400 Otwock and b) Foundation for Polish Science, ul. I. Krasickiego 20/22, 02-611 Warszawa. 2. The data protection officer can be contacted by using the following address: a) Personal Data Protection Officer, National Centre for Nuclear Research, Sołtana 7, 05-400 Otwock, Poland b) iod@ncbj.gov.pl 3. Providing data contained in recruitment documents is a condition for applying for a job at NCBJ. 4. Processing of the personal data for the purpose of filling the position listed in this announcement and to conduct subsequent recruitment is done on the basis of expressed consents. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal. 5. Your personal data will not be made available to other data recipients. 6. Your personal data will not be transferred to a third country or to an international organization. 7. No automated individual decision-making and profiling as referred in Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR is done during recruitment conducted by NCBJ. This means that no decisions regarding job candidates are made automatically and that no job candidate profiles are made. 8. In the case you have been unsuccessful in applying for the position listed in this announcement and you haven’t given consent to store the collected personal data in the NCBJ recruitment database, your data will be erased no later than 12 years from the completion of recruitment process, but no longer than the date of the end of the durability period of the project, which will find its basis in the provisions governing project financing. 9. You have the right to access your personal data, request its rectification or erasure. Filing a request to erase data is tantamount to withdrawal from the recruitment process. You have also the right to request restriction of processing in cases specified in Article 18 GDPR. 10. You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (President of the Office for Personal Data Protection) about unlawful processing of your personal data. The right to file a complaint only concerns the lawfulness of the processing of personal data, not the recruitment process

  • Postdoc positions - Advanced Multifunctional Materials Science
    Key words – physics, materials theory, materials science, corrosion, material characterization ‍ Areas of research – Condensed Matter Physics, Computational Physics, Mechanics, Materials science, Corrosion ‍ Full-time employment ‍ The Mission – Our ambition is to build a team composed of world-leading researchers and young, highly motivated people who are passionate about multifunctional materials science. ‍ The Opportunity – Gross Salary: 11,250 - 15,000 PLN per month (at current exchange rate 2,600- 3,300 € per month); the details in each case depend on qualifications and experience, and the compensation is composed of the base salary, seniority addition, functional addition and project bonus) Read more about contributions in Poland at https://www.ncbj.gov.pl/en/hrcareer/contributions-poland Work in international networks with research institutes and industrial companies. Access to the research potential of NOMATEN’s three partners between NCBJ (Poland), CEA (France) and VTT (Finland). Travel funds for participation in conferences and collaboration, attractive working conditions, atmosphere of teamwork, family-friendly environment with flexible working hours. support of an experienced local team in legal, financial and organisational issues as well as logistic support and advice related to working in Poland - enabling smooth relocation and equal opportunities. ‍ The Requirements – Multiple positions exist on the postdoctoral levels in all NOMATEN Research Groups conducting research in the field of: ‍ 1. Functional Materials Complexity: mechanical properties (yielding, time-dependent fracture) to the role and understanding of the microstructure in determining such properties. We also work on Machine Learning approaches in complex materials. Key words of importance are metal alloys, and High-Entropy Alloys in particular. Preferred background: Statistical mechanics, computational simulations, machine learning. Contact person: Stefanos Papanikolaou (stefanos.papanikolaou@ncbj.gov.pl) ‍ 2. Corrosion and Characterisation: in-situ study of phenomena between surface of functional materials and environment, including but not limited to aqueous solutions. Key challenges are: elevated temperature, varying temperature duty cycles, radiation and magnetic fields. The research methodology combines electrochemistry, high resolution microscopy, mass spectrometry and ion beam analysis of surface. Preferred background: Experimental experience in chemical/materials engineering or physics. Contact person: Mikko Alava (mikko.alava@ncbj.gov.pl) ‍ 3. Structure and Function: The Functional Properties group is studying impact of radiation damage on the mechanical and structural properties. Specific topics covering materials devoted to Gen. III+ and IV nuclear reactors like: stainless steels, ODS and HEAs, Al2O3 coatings, zirconium and nickel alloys will be proposed. Experiments will be conducted on ion damaged materials and at their working temperatures by using specific techniques like: nanoindentation, X-ray diffraction, tensile tests and Raman spectroscopy. Structural properties are determined by means of SEM/FIB/EBSD/EDS and TEM. Preferred background: Materials science, materials engineering, nuclear engineering, mechanics. Contact person: Lukasz Kurpaska (lukasz.kurpaska@ncbj.gov.pl) ‍ 4. Materials Informatics and Characterization: Emulating the behaviour and performance of materials in mechanical loading applications, through the use of multiscale material simulations, machine learning methods and material characterization techniques. Methods of interest: Ab-Initio Density Functional Theory (DFT), Molecular Dynamics (MD), Discrete Dislocation Dynamics (DDD), and Continuum phenomenological Plasticity and Damage (CPD) modeling. Preferred background: Multiscale modeling, mechanical characterization, applied physics/math. Contact person: Stefanos Papanikolaou (stefanos.papanikolaou@ncbj.gov.pl) ‍ Required documents: · Cover letter that explains the motivating factors for considering the position (max. 1 pp) · CV with complete publication list · Brief description of important scientific achievements and scientific outlook (max. 2 pp) · Two references letters, arranged by applicants and directly submitted by the letter writers before the application deadline. · As an attachment to your application please sign and enclose the following declaration: I agree to the processing of my personal data included in this application for the needs necessary to carry out the recruitment. Application deadline: December 14th, 2020 Applications electronic form in English should be submitted to: magdalena.jedrkiewicz@ncbj.gov.pl. ‍ Position expected to start on: March 1th, 2021 INFORMATION CLAUSE ON PERSONAL DATA PROCESSING: 1. The controllers of the personal data processed during the recruitment process are: a) National Center for Nuclear Research, ul. Andrzeja Sołtana 7, 05-400 Otwock and b) Foundation for Polish Science, ul. I. Krasickiego 20/22, 02-611 Warszawa. 2. The data protection officer can be contacted by using the following address: a) Personal Data Protection Officer, National Centre for Nuclear Research, Sołtana 7, 05-400 Otwock, Poland b) iod@ncbj.gov.pl 3. Providing data contained in recruitment documents is a condition for applying for a job at NCBJ. 4. Processing of the personal data for the purpose of filling the position listed in this announcement and to conduct subsequent recruitment is done on the basis of expressed consents. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal. 5. Your personal data will not be made available to other data recipients. 6. Your personal data will not be transferred to a third country or to an international organization. 7. No automated individual decision-making and profiling as referred in Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR is done during recruitment conducted by NCBJ. This means that no decisions regarding job candidates are made automatically and that no job candidate profiles are made. 8. In the case you have been unsuccessful in applying for the position listed in this announcement and you haven’t given consent to store the collected personal data in the NCBJ recruitment database, your data will be erased no later than 12 years from the completion of recruitment process, but no longer than the date of the end of the durability period of the project, which will find its basis in the provisions governing project financing. 9. You have the right to access your personal data, request its rectification or erasure. Filing a request to erase data is tantamount to withdrawal from the recruitment process. You have also the right to request restriction of processing in cases specified in Article 18 GDPR. 10. You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (President of the Office for Personal Data Protection) about unlawful processing of your personal data. The right to file a complaint only concerns the lawfulness of the processing of personal data, not the recruitment process. ‍ ‍

  • PhD position: Development of Robust Electrodes for Hydrogen Bromine Redox Flow Batteries
    Job description The PhotoCatalytic Synthesis (PCS) group at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Twente (UT, Enschede, The Netherlands) offers 1 PhD position for the project “Development of Robust Electrodes for Hydrogen-Bromine Redox Flow Batteries”. The research is funded by the RELEASE Consortium – financed by multiple companies, research institutes and the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO), and will be performed in close collaboration with Elestor, a start-up company located in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Elestor is a company that is actively developing a hydrogen-bromine (HBr) redox flow battery (RFB) in order to enable and roll out large scale and cost effective electricity storage for renewable electricity on a 24/7 basis. The Elestor HBr battery consists of a stack (similar to a fuel cell), in which hydrogen and bromine can react to create electric energy and hydrogen bromide. The thermodynamic reversibility of this reaction is high, so that a regenerative fuel cell system can be created with high efficiency. The aim of this research is to synthesize and evaluate nanostructured, robust catalysts with excellent durability and reversible performance in the reduction of protons to hydrogen (charging), and oxidation of hydrogen to protons (discharging). Various advanced methodologies, including spark ablation, sputtering and de-wetting, and wet chemical coating methodologies will be utilized to synthesize alloys and core-shell structures. The PhD student will pursue experimental work comprising such catalyst fabrication technologies, and furthermore perform catalyst characterization and assessment of electrocatalytic properties using laboratory cells at the UT. The most promising systems will be incorporated in redox flow systems at Elestor, and will be tested for performance and durability. Special attention will be given to study the origin of deactivation, e.g. in relation to bromine cross-over through the membrane from the anodic to the cathodic compartment. Your profile The research will be carried out in the PhotoCatalytic Synthesis group (PCS group – University of Twente) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Guido Mul (Principal Investigator) in collaboration with Elestor (Dr. Wiebrand Kout). The candidate will spend an approximate 30-40% of his/her time at the facilities of Elestor, and participate in the vibrant and dynamic atmosphere of a start-up company. Furthermore, the recruited researcher will have the opportunity to work as part of a national, interdisciplinary team within the RELEASE consortium, based at universities and industrial firms throughout The Netherlands. She/he will gain a unique skill-set comprising electrochemistry, material science and cell design/ engineering, as well as an overview of different RFB technologies and their implementation at prototype level. She/he is expected to finish the project with a PhD thesis and to disseminate the results through patents (if applicable), publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at international conferences. Our offer You will have a fulltime employment contract for four years and can participate in all employee benefits the UT offers. The gross monthly salary starts with € 2.395,- in the first year and increases to € 3.061,- in the fourth year of your employment; You will receive a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%; The research will result in a PhD thesis at the end of the employment period. Information and application The position is available as of November 1st 2020 and the position is full time. Interested candidates with a MSc in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics or similar, are invited to contact Prof. Dr. Guido Mul (G.Mul@utwente.nl). The application should include a motivation letter, emphasizing your research interest and motivation to apply for this PhD position, a CV, contact details of at least 2 referees, an academic transcript of BSc and MSc education and a TOEFL or IELTS score. An interview with Prof. Dr. Guido Mul and Ing. Wiebrand Kout will be part of the selection procedure. Please send your applications to the link below! About the department The PhotoCatalytic Synthesis (PCS) group at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Twente (UT, Enschede, The Netherlands) offers 1 PhD position for the project “Development of Robust Electrodes for Hydrogen-Bromine Redox Flow Batteries”. The research is funded by the RELEASE Consortium – financed by multiple companies, research institutes and the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO), and will be performed in close collaboration with Elestor, a start-up company located in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Elestor is a company that is actively developing a hydrogen-bromine (HBr) redox flow battery (RFB) in order to enable and roll out large scale and cost effective electricity storage for renewable electricity on a 24/7 basis. The Elestor HBr battery consists of a stack (similar to a fuel cell), in which hydrogen and bromine can react to create electric energy and hydrogen bromide. The thermodynamic reversibility of this reaction is high, so that a regenerative fuel cell system can be created with high efficiency. About the organization University of Twente (UT) University of Twente (UT) has entered the new decade with an ambitious, new vision, mission and strategy. As ‘the ultimate people-first university of technology' we are rapidly expanding on our High Tech Human Touch philosophy and the unique role it affords us in society. Everything we do is aimed at maximum impact on people, society and connections through the sustainable utilisation of science and technology. We want to contribute to the development of a fair, digital and sustainable society through our open, inclusive and entrepreneurial attitude. This attitude permeates everything we do and is present in every one of UT's departments and faculties. Building on our rich legacy in merging technical and social sciences, we focus on five distinguishing research domains: Improving healthcare by personalised technologies; Creating intelligent manufacturing systems; Shaping our world with smart materials; Engineering our digital society; and Engineering for a resilient world. As an employer, University of Twente offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With us, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.

  • PhD Rehabilitation robot for sensory retraining in chronic pain patience 1.0 FTE (220345)
    In this project, we will develop a MRI compatible rehabilitation robot which links multiple tactile displays with a virtual environment. The robotic device will be used in multiple clinical trials to assess the possibility to reduce pain symptoms by means of sensory retraining. You will be embedded in the Engineering and Technology Institute Groningen at the University of Groningen and will collaborate with the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). ‍ The prevalence of chronic pain in the adult population of the Netherlands has been estimated to range up to 18%. Chronic pain severely affects quality of life, mental health, and performance in activities of daily living. Sensory training with meaningful tactile stimulation e.g. in context of a computer game might improve the ability of the brain to distinguish between noxious and non-noxious stimulation.   Within this project, we will combine micro-actuators with robotic technology to create a haptic virtual reality. The haptic interface will be used in pilot studies with healthy humans, and patients suffering from chronic pain syndrome. ‍ In this PhD project, you will focus on the development of a virtual environment for computer games that use haptic stimulation to train the tactile sensation of people with chronic pain syndrome and conducts first pilot tests in a clinical environment. It is expected that you will collaborate with other PhD students and technicians at the Faculty of Science and Engineering as well as with clinicians and patients at the UMCG. Qualifications ‍ You have: • a master’s degree in Bioengineering, Computer Science , Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, or other equivalent degree programme from top universities   • strong academic credentials, written and spoken English proficiency   • strong knowledge in systems and control, mechatronics and mathematics. Organisation ‍ Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage currently more than 33,500 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and the top 100 universities in the world (see our ranking: http://www.rug.nl/(...)do-we-stand/rankings), the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge. Within the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE), the Engineering and Technology institute Groningen (ENTEG) conducts engineering science research and covers a broad area of mechanical engineering, control engineering, materials engineering, and (bio)-chemical engineering. The research unit Discrete Technology and Production Automation (DTPA) is focused on the dynamical modeling, analysis, mechatronics and control of complex electro-mechanical systems. The application areas include smart energy systems, mechatronic systems, robotic systems, as well as, multi-agent autonomous systems. For more information about the DTPA group please use the following link: http://www.rug.nl/(...)roduction-automation Conditions of employment ‍ We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities: a salary of € 2,395 gross per month in the first year, up to a maximum of € 3,061 gross per month in the fourth and final year a full-time position (1.0 FTE) a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% year-end bonus minimum of 29 holidays and additional 12 holidays in case of full-time employment. Application ‍ Do you meet our qualification criteria? If yes, your application should include: ‍ • letter of motivation   • curriculum vitae   • list of publications   • transcript of master and bachelor degrees   • contact information of two academic referees. ‍ You can submit your application until 15 November 11:59pm / before 16 November 12:00pm 2020 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website). We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our University. We are committed to building a diverse faculty so you are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), http://nvp-plaza.nl/download/?id=7714 and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers, https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated. Information For information you can contact: Dr E. Wilhelm, e.wilhelm@rug.nl Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.

  • Postdoc - Economics of hydrogen as provider of grid flexibility (220343)
    The postdoc position is part of the international research project ‘Super Power-to-Gas (SuperP2G)’, with partners from academia and business from a number of European countries (Austria, Denmark, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands). The Dutch contribution to this project will be done by two postdocs and a researcher. These positions are funded by the NWO as part of the ERA-Net cofunding system. The main objective of SuperP2G is to explore the options to facilitate the conversion of electricity into gas as part of the energy transition. Power to gas (PtG) systems can help to offer flexibility to electricity systems dominated by renewable electricity generation and to decarbonize the gas system. PtG can also be a tool to foster local and regional development. Therefore, the consortium will connect leading national projects/regions in the field of PtG in order to utilise synergies and extract “best practice” and “lessons learned”. ‍ The Dutch research activities focus on a flexible use of energy infrastructure (electric, heat and gas) for the transport and distribution of energy. Innovation is required to support the complex decision making on transition paths for energy infrastructure. The research project aims to give insight in the economic relationships between the various components within the hydrogen chain: production and supply of inputs (electricity, gas), production of hydrogen through various technologies (including electrolysis), storage and to supply of hydrogen to end-users. In particular, the research project wants to assess the economic potential of PtG as source of flexibility to stabilise future demand and supply of energy on a decentral basis. Application of conversion systems in regional areas (which is the focus of this theme) could also deliver frequency control and balancing services. Moreover, the integration of more flexibility and the coupling of energy systems may lead to significant reductions in infrastructure needs as it may reduce the presence of grid congestions. The North of the Netherlands, the region this project focuses on, already has significant issues with the capacity on the electricity grid. The regional approach in this project is likely to give insight in the economic value of decentralized electrolysis plants for electricity systems. ‍ The postdoc will focus on a modelling tool that simulates the impact of renewable energy on a regional electricity grid in the presence of renewable electricity generation as well as hydrogen electrolysis plants. The postdoc will participate and cooperate in the ERA-NET Workgroup on storage and cross energy solutions. The postdoc will closely collaborate with the other researchers with in this program, the supervisors and other colleagues within the Centre for Energy Economics Research of the Faculty of Economics and Business. Qualifications ‍ • PhD in Energy Economics, Regional Economics or Electrical Engineering with a background in Economics (please note that candidates who will defend their PhD not later than 1 January 2021 are also invited to apply)  • strong academic record as evinced by curriculum vitae and list of publications  • demonstrated competences for quantitative modeling  • a background in the field of energy is appreciated  • affinity with or experience in working in business or service settings.  • candidates should be fluent in English. Organisation ‍ Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Belonging to the best research universities of Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge. Faculty of Economics and Business  The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) has an inspiring study and working environment for students and employees. International accreditation enables the Faculty to assess performance against the highest international standards. It also creates an exciting environment of continuous improvement. FEB's programmes, academic staff and research do well on various excellence ranking lists. Conditions of employment ‍ We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities: a starting salary of € 2,791 (salary scale 10) until € 3,353 (salary scale 10-4) based on a fulltime position 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end of year bonus a temporary fulltime (1.0 FTE) appointment for a period of two years. Starting date: as soon as possible Application ‍ Do you want to become a member of our team? Please send your application to us, by submitting the following documents: • letter of application  • curriculum vitae. ‍ You can submit your application until 10 November 11:59pm / before 11 November 2020 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website). We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our University. We are committed to building a diverse faculty so you are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), http://nvp-plaza.nl/download/?id=7714 and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers, https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated. Information For information you can contact: Prof. Machiel Mulder, machiel.mulder@rug.nl Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications. ]

  • PhD position Muslim Interreligious Encounters in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean (220344)
       The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies offers a four year position to complete a PhD in Theology and Religious Studies. The PhD student will be enrolled in our Graduate School. The proposed dissertation project should complement the research profile of dr. Mònica Colominas Aparicio, who will be the supervisor. https://www.rug.nl/(...)as.aparicio/research The position will be based in the Department of Christianity and the History of Ideas, which has expanded to consider also the intellectual history of Islam in the Mediterranean, with a focus on interreligious encounters. Other Department staff are engaged in the study of the history of Christianity from the Middle Ages to the present, the philosophy of religion, as well as religion in heritage, international relations, and popular culture, see https://www.rug.nl/(...)-philosophy-culture/ Qualifications The PhD candidate is expected: • to have a thorough training in research skills • to be fluent in English (both oral and written) and be able to carry out research in one or more languages (such as Arabic and Spanish) • to be able and willing to work in an interdisciplinary environment • to be able to finish the PhD thesis in four years • to enjoy planning, taking initiative, and academic writing, and • to have the desire to publish. Organisation Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 33,500 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge. The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies is an ambitious faculty with a dynamic and accomplished staff drawn from around the world (58% international), and a Graduate School with 60 PhD students. Conditions of employment We offer in accordance with the Collective Agreement for Dutch Universities: ● a salary of € 2,395 in the first year to a maximum of € 3,061 gross per month in the final year (PhD salary scale), based on a full-time position ● a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% year-end bonus • a fulltime (1.0 FTE) position of four years. First you will be offered a temporary position of one year with the option of renewal for another three years. Prolongation of the contract is contingent on sufficient progress in the first year to indicate whether a successful completion of the PhD thesis within the contract period is to be expected. A PhD training programme is part of the agreement and the successful candidate will be enrolled in the Graduate School of the Faculty. The conditions of employment are available at the University of Groningen Website under Human Resources: https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/work-with-us/ The preferred starting date is 1 February 2021 Application Do you meet our qualifications? If yes, your application should include (please merge all documents into one PDF file): • a brief letter of motivation • Curriculum Vitae and a sketch of your intellectual history (c. 600 words), indicating the factors that have brought you to your present focus of intellectual and scholarly interests and what you hope to learn from doctoral study at our School • two reference letters • English language competence (proven through submitting samples of one’s own writing or TOEFL/IELTS test) • a writing sample of no more than 5000 words, such as an essay or part of a master’s thesis • a research project proposal (no more than four pages, c. 2000 words) which should address the following issues: (a) state of the art, (b) main research question, key objectives, and relevance, (c) the proposed (methodological) approach, (d) an estimate of expenses that should be expected to exceed the usual costs of travel, conference visits etc. (for example, microfilms, extended stay abroad, etc.); Please note: acceptance of a PhD proposal does not imply that research costs are covered by the RUG; and (e) the proposed timetable for the writing of your thesis (if your project is interdisciplinary, please also list potential co-supervisor[s]) • certified official transcripts of your academic degrees. Official documents must be in the English, Spanish, French or Dutch language. Any translation of originals not in these languages must be authenticated. Apply You may apply for this position until 1 December 23:59h / 2 December 2020 00:00h Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website). Note that the procedure will include interviews. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview via online conferencing. Interviews are scheduled to take place on 16 December 2020. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists across all disciplines of the university. Therefore, women are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), http://nvp-plaza.nl/download/?id=7714 and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers, https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated. Information For information you can contact: Dr Mònica Colominas Aparicio, m.colominas.aparicio@rug.nl Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications. ]

  • PhD position in dynamical systems and probability (1.0 FTE) (220348)
    The position is inserted in the mathematical side of an interdisciplinary project together with physics. Globally, the project aims to investigate opportunities for neuromorphic computing through the study of networks of nanoparticles randomly deposited in some medium, which respond to applied voltages emulating neurons and synapses. The mathematical part of the project aims to support the experimental research by investigating models of synchronisation in random networks. The supervision will be carried out by Prof. D. Valesin (expertise in stochastic processes and random graphs) and Prof. Holger Waalkens (expertise in dynamical systems and synchronisation). With the newly established CogniGron, the University of Groningen has created an interdisciplinary research centre with the goal of making progress towards cognitive computing. Hence, you will have the unique opportunity to interact broadly with colleagues outside mathematics. You will also be expected to contribute to the teaching at the faculty. ‍ We welcome applications from students who have graduated with an outstanding Master's degree (or are about to do so soon) and are committed to working on fundamental research questions. Any background knowledge in dynamical systems, stochastic processes and random graph theory will help you to get a smoother start. ‍ The successful candidate will perform the following tasks: ‍ • acquire the necessary background knowledge on random graphs embedded in space and synchronisation, notably the Kuramoto model and its stochastic versions • conduct research and prove theorems concerning the behaviour of such models • communicate regularly with the physics team to coordinate efforts and support the experimental results • contribute to teaching at the faculty. Qualifications ‍ You have: • a master degree in mathematics, or a master degree in physics with a strong mathematical background • taken courses providing a solid knowledge in dynamical systems and stochastic process (a master thesis in one of these fields is also desirable). Organisation ‍ Since its founding in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. We encourage the 33,500 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Among the best research universities in Europe, we join forces with prestigious partner universities and networks around the world, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge. Within the Faculty of Science and Engineering, a 4-years PhD position is available at the Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence of the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. Conditions of employment ‍ We offer in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities a salary of € 2,395 gross per month in the first year, up to a maximum of € 3,061 gross per month in the fourth and final year, based on a full-time position (1.0 FTE) a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% year-end bonus a limited position for a period of 4 years. A PhD training programme is part of the agreement and the successful candidate will be enrolled in the Graduate School of Science and Engineering. You will first be offered a temporary position of one year with the option of renewal for another three years. Prolongation of the contract is contingent on sufficient progress in the first year to indicate that a successful completion of the PhD thesis within the next three years is to be expected. Application ‍ Do you meet our Qualification criteria? If yes, you can upload the following documents in one document: • a letter of motivation explaining why you are suitable for the position (max. 1 page) • a curriculum vitae • transcripts and copies of academic degrees (Bachelor/MSc) • Master’s thesis (or a preliminary version) • contact details of two academic referees who are familiar with your work, and who can be contacted directly if further information is necessary. You may apply for this position until 15 November 23:59 / before 16 November 2020 Dutch local time by means of the electronic application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website). We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our University. We are committed to building a diverse faculty so you are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), http://nvp-plaza.nl/download/?id=7714 and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers, https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated. Information For information you can contact: Prof. Daniel Valesin, d.rodrigues.valesin@rug.nl Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.

  • Genetics Research Manager
    An opportunity has arisen to join the Canine Health and Welfare Team at the Kennel Club on a full time, permanent contact. In this role you will be working within the Team to provide quantitative genetics expertise particularly in the field of research and development. You will be required to undertake regular analyses of pedigree and health data including supporting the Kennel Club’s current provision of genetic parameters for registered dogs, including breeding value estimations for multiple breeds. The role includes developing current and new research programmes and breeding strategies focused on the improvement of health within all breeds. The ideal candidate must have a veterinary, biology or veterinary science background with a Masters Qualification in quantitative genetics, or equivalent experience, strong statistical skills, experience of programming, and a record of publishing research. Opportunities to develop a budding research publication record will be available. A good level of organisational experience, strong analytical skills, and strong IT skills, including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint are required. Previous experience of statistical analyses and programming in a statistical language (such as R, Python, Matlab etc) and experience of using specialist software packages (such as ASREML/MTDFREML/DMU) are also highly desirable. You will be confident and comfortable in managing a varied and busy workload. Previous knowledge of the Kennel Club or its activities would be an advantage. It is important that you are an effective and confident communicator. If you are interested in applying for this position please send your CV and covering letter explaining why you are suitable for this position via email to jobs@thekennelclub.org.uk. Closing date for application is close of business on the Wednesday 11 November 2020. ]

  • PhD Position (m/f/d) in computational materials science
    The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), in Geesthacht, near Hamburg, and in Teltow, near Berlin, conducts materials and coastal research. For further information please refer to: www.hzg.de ‍ HZG is one of the 19 national institutions of the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres e.V. (HGF). Around 1,000 employees carry out basic research and development work in close cooperation with national and international research institutions, research-oriented clinics and economic and public institutions. ‍ At the Institute of Materials Research some 200 scientists conduct research in the five sub-institutes "Materials Mechanics", "Materials Physics", "Materials Technology", "Magnesium Innovation Centre MagIC" and "Metallic Biomaterials". ‍ PhD Position (m/f/d) in computational materials science Reference code: 50039416_2 – 2020/WM 5 Commencement date: as soon as possible The place of employment is Geesthacht. The Department for Simulation of Solids and Structures of the Institute of Materials Research at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht offers a PhD Position (m/f/d) in the area of computational materials science with specialization on coupled multi-scale problems. The position is funded by the DFG Collaborative Research Center “SFB 986: Tailor-Made Multi-Scale Materials Systems – M3” and initially limited to three years. Your tasks micromechanical simulation of the thermomechanical behavior of hierarchical ceramic-polymer composite materials development of material models for the nonlinear time- and temperature-dependent behavior of the constituents of the composites development of homogenization strategies for successful modeling of hierarchical materials process modeling involving very large deformations of the material, fracture, and viscous material behavior using meshfree computational methods such as SPH or peridynamics validation of the models, additional identification of model parameters based on micro-scale experiments and experimental characterization methods in cooperation with other projects in the SFB 986 publication and presentation of your scientific results in international scientific journals and at international conferences and workshops Your profile master’s degree in computational engineering, mechanical engineering, computational materials science/engineering, materials science excellent knowledge of relevant theoretical foundations (materials science, computational mechanics) significant experience in the development of numerical methods (FEM, SPH etc.) is highly appreciated excellent programming skills in C++, Python commitment and passion for performing high-quality research excellent communication skills in English ability to work in an interdisciplinary and international team of scientists We offer a vibrant scientific environment where you have the opportunity to collaborate closely with experts from multiple areas with combined expertise covering the full range from simulation and theory to experiments opportunity to enroll in a PhD program at Hamburg University of Technology a multinational work environment with over 1,000 colleagues from more than 50 nations extensive options of professional training (i.e., expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars) flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career excellent infrastructure including modern workspaces salary as per the collective wage agreement TV-AVH including further social benefits The promotion of equal rights is a matter of course for us. Severely disabled persons and those equaling severely disabled persons who are equally suitable for the position will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements. For further questions, please contact Dr. Ingo Scheider (ingo.scheider@hzg.de) Interested? Then we are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, certificates etc.) indicating the reference number 2020/WM 5. Please start the online application process for this offered position via www.hzg.de category Career & Campus. Closing date: November 18th, 2020 Contact: Mr. Tristan Tietz

  • Senior academic staff in the field of strategic management
    Department : Department of Management Regime : Full-time The Department of Management in the Faculty of Business and Economics has the following full-time vacancy: Senior academic staff in the field of strategic management Position You will contribute to the University of Antwerp’s three core tasks: education (40%), research (40%) and services (20%). Your role also includes organisational and managerial aspects. Education You provide high-quality education in the field of strategic management. Your teaching role evolves along with the study programmes. The courses you teach may include courses in the broad field of strategic management in the bachelor and master business economics. You will also teach some courses in the Antwerp Management School and/or other faculties of the University of Antwerp. You play a role in developing activating, student-centred and competence-driven programme components and study programmes. You supervise bachelor and master dissertations. Research You expand high-quality scientific research in the domain of strategic management. You initiate new lines of research and coordinate the progress of scientific research projects. You also participate in ongoing research programmes. You acquire and manage national and international research funding. You publish in high-quality international journals. You develop an international scientific network. You supervise PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. Services You play a role in the provision of both academic services and service to society, within the Faculty of Business and Economics, the University of Antwerp and the broader society. Organisation and leadership You accept coordinating responsibilities in the areas of teaching, research and/or service provision and you contribute to policy formation within the university. Your leadership style is motivating and coaching. You are attentive to your employees’ growth and development processes. Profile You hold a PhD in the domain of strategic management/business economics (or a related field). You can demonstrate several years of postdoctoral experience (or equivalent). Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies. You have established an excellent research portfolio including high-quality publications in international scientific journals. Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision. You are motivated to develop your teaching skills further through the professionalisation opportunities available. If you do not master Dutch, the administrative language of the university, you should be willing to obtain a CEFR B2 level of proficiency in Dutch. As soon as you take on teaching duties as a course unit coordinator, you should be able to demonstrate a CEFR C1 level of proficiency in the language of instruction. Many courses at the Faculty of Business and Economics are taught in English. The University of Antwerp supports international staff members on an integration trajectory and offers tailor-made language coaching in compliance with Flanders’ statutory language regulations. You demonstrate leadership potential and organisational skills. You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation. What we offer We offer a full-time appointment as a member of the senior academic staff (Dutch: Zelfstandig Academisch Personeel, ZAP). The level of your appointment (lecturer, senior lecturer, professor or full professor) is determined on the basis of your professional experience and academic qualifications. Junior ZAP members are usually offered temporary appointment as a tenure track lecturer for five years, which is then followed by permanent appointment as a senior lecturer. Appointment as a senior lecturer or higher leads to permanent appointment (tenure) after a maximum of three years. A favourable performance appraisal is always required for permanent appointment. Your gross monthly salary is calculated according to the pay scales for senior academic staff. The planned start date is September 15, 2021. You will do most of your work at the city campus (in the center of Antwerp) in a dynamic and stimulating working environment. Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here and discover all the other benefits. Want to apply? You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including 1 February 2021 (by midnight Brussels time). Click on 'apply', complete the online application form and don’t forget to include the following documents: (1) your motivation letter, (2) the completed job application appendix for ZAP, (3) your academic CV. The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been made, we will inform you about the next steps in the selection procedure. If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to jobs@uantwerpen.be. If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact prof. dr. Koen Vandenbempt, dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics (koen.vandenbempt@uantwerpen.be). The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.

  • PhD position: Effects of nature-based SALTISolutions on estuarine ecosystem engineering
    Job description Sea level rise, drought, subsidence, and dredging of waterways can exacerbate the intrusion of seawater in deltas and estuaries, affecting fresh water availability and nature. Within the large NWO-funded research programme SALTISolutions, we aim to gain insight in the mechanisms of salt water intrusion, and to investigate potential measures to mitigate the effects of salinity intrusion, including nature-based solutions. In this PhD project, which will be an integral part of SALTISolutions, you will study the potential effects of such nature-based solutions on other estuarine services, such as habitat provision (and biodiversity) and safety from flooding, on top of the ability of these measures to mitigate salinity intrusion. The focus is on so-called “ecosystem engineering species” i.e., organisms, such as wetland plants and bivalves, that modify their abiotic environment via their physical structures or activity. You will study the effects of nature-based salinity intrusion measures on the estuarine scale, via  the interplay between salinity, hydrodynamics, sediment transport, morphodynamics and ecosystem engineering activity. The main focus will be on contrasting traits of ecosystem engineering species (e.g. dense versus sparse vegetation and smooth versus rough shellfish reefs). You will adopt a combination of numerical hydrodynamic modelling, satellite remote sensing, statistical modelling and available data from field surveys. You will present the results at conferences and write your findings in journal papers and a PhD thesis. The PhD-project is a collaboration between the Marine and Fluvial Systems (MFS) group at the Department of Civil Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering Technology, and the Department of Water Resources (WRS) of the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente. You will be supervised by a joint team from these two groups. Your profile MSc in Civil Engineering and/or Earth Observation or an equivalent programme Experience with quantitative satellite remote sensing/earth observation and image processing and/or experience with numerical flow models (e.g. Delft3D or equivalent) Proficiency in data analysis, mathematical/numerical/programming skills and statistical modelling (e.g. in Matlab, Python, R) Knowledge of coastal/estuarine systems Good organizational skills, enthusiastic, independent and problem-solving attitude Willing to contribute to UT’s teaching program and to supervise graduate students Excellent communication/writing skills, and keen to interact with users and fellow PhD-students and postdocs Good command of the English language ( IELTS >= 6.5 or equivalent). Our offer Four year full-time PhD position, with a qualifier in 6-9 months. Full status as an employee at the UT, including pension and health care benefits. Tailor-made educational program of at least 6 months (30EC), including visits to conferences The salary ranges from EUR 2.395,- per month (1st year) to EUR 3.061,- (4th year), plus holiday allowance (8%) and end-of-year bonus (8.3%). You have to be willing to move to (the vicinity of) Enschede. A relocation allowance or temporary housing allowance may be part of the offer. Information and application For more information about the position, you may contact dr. ir. Bas Borsje (b.w.borsje@utwente.nl, +31 53 489 1094), prof. dr. Daphne van der Wal (d.vanderwal@utwente.nl, +31 53 489 7892) or prof. dr. Suzanne Hulscher (s.j.m.h.hulscher@utwente.nl, +31 53 489 4256). Please upload your application before 20 November 2020 via the ‘Apply now’ button. Your application should include a cover letter (emphasizing your specific interest, motivation and qualifications), a detailed CV, an academic transcript of B.Sc. and M.Sc. education with grades obtained, a publication list (if applicable) and contact details of 2 referees. The selection procedure will stop and the project will start as soon as possible after a suitable candidate is found. An (online) interview will be part of the selection procedure; interviews are planned on either 11 or 17 December 2020. More information on the MFS group (Faculty Engineering Technology) is available at: https://www.utwente.nl/en/et/wem/, with general information on the PhD programme available from: https://www.utwente.nl/en/et/wem/research/PhD_at_WEM/. More information on the Department of Water Resources (Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation) is available through: https://www.itc.nl/about-itc/organization/scientific-departments/water-resources/. About the department This is a co-operation between the departments Marine and Fluvial Systems and Water Resources. The chair group “Marine and Fluvial Systems” is part of the Twente Water Centre. Our mission is to do research and provide education in the areas of water systems and management. The aim is to increase our understanding of the natural processes in water systems and the socio-economic processes that affect these systems, and to develop tools that can effectively be used to support the management of rivers, river basins, seas and coastal zones. The department of Water Resources is a multidisciplinary scientific department specialising in scientific research and education in earth observation and geo-information sciences for the understanding, monitoring, predicting and sustainable use and management of water resources. About the organization University of Twente (UT) University of Twente (UT) has entered the new decade with an ambitious, new vision, mission and strategy. As ‘the ultimate people-first university of technology' we are rapidly expanding on our High Tech Human Touch philosophy and the unique role it affords us in society. Everything we do is aimed at maximum impact on people, society and connections through the sustainable utilisation of science and technology. We want to contribute to the development of a fair, digital and sustainable society through our open, inclusive and entrepreneurial attitude. This attitude permeates everything we do and is present in every one of UT's departments and faculties. Building on our rich legacy in merging technical and social sciences, we focus on five distinguishing research domains: Improving healthcare by personalised technologies; Creating intelligent manufacturing systems; Shaping our world with smart materials; Engineering our digital society; and Engineering for a resilient world. As an employer, University of Twente offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With us, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.

  • Manager Research Support Office
    Job description The Research Support Office of the BMS Faculty (Behavioural, Management, and Social Sciences) has a new vacancy for a Manager Research Support Department. The Research Support Office is responsible for policy advice, quality assurance and support for subsidy and project applications. The Research Support Office is the responsibility of the portfolio for research of the Faculty Board. The Research Support Office currently consists of 3 coordinators, including the BMS Lab manager, a research support coordinator and a project and subsidies coordinator. The employees of the BMS Lab and a management assistant are also part of the Research Support Office. The challenge As Manager Research Support Office, you are responsible for the further development and expansion of this new position and the corresponding team. You focus on the following tasks;Policy advice and support for the portfolio for research and the faculty board in the fields of research vision & strategy and the corresponding long-term budget. Managing the employees of the Research Support Office. Coordinating the faculty-wide review procedure in 2021. Presiding over meetings with the Theme leaders of the 5 research programmes (Resilience, Learning, Health, Emerging Technology & Society, Smart Industry). Maintaining contact and participating in strategic discussions within and outside of the UT with parties such as the Strategy & Policy and Strategic Business Development departments. Your profile You have completed an academic degree in behavioural, social or management sciences and have experience with the academic research landscape. You are familiar with the latest developments with regard to dossiers like Open Science, Acknowledgement and Appreciation and Talent Policy. You are able to translate a comprehensive body of desired support into an inventive (work) programme for the Research Support Department. You have the power to convince people both orally and in writing. You are an experienced manager that is not afraid to take on change processes and that enthusiastically connects people. You have a constructive, critical and analytic mindset, a client-oriented and businesslike attitude and you think in solutions. Our offer The position entails a 0.8 - 1.0 FTE appointment with an initial duration of one year. Based on your experience, the gross salary for a full-time appointment is a maximum of € 5.826,- per month. In addition, we offer excellent secondary terms of employment, including an 8.3% end-of-year bonus and an 8% holiday bonus. Information and application For more information with regard to the position, you can contact Ellen Giebels, portfolio holder for research, e.giebels@utwente.nl. You can upload your application, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, via the link below until 30 October 2020. This vacancy will be advertised internally and externally simultaneously. About the department About the organization University of Twente (UT) University of Twente (UT) has entered the new decade with an ambitious, new vision, mission and strategy. As ‘the ultimate people-first university of technology' we are rapidly expanding on our High Tech Human Touch philosophy and the unique role it affords us in society. Everything we do is aimed at maximum impact on people, society and connections through the sustainable utilisation of science and technology. We want to contribute to the development of a fair, digital and sustainable society through our open, inclusive and entrepreneurial attitude. This attitude permeates everything we do and is present in every one of UT's departments and faculties. Building on our rich legacy in merging technical and social sciences, we focus on five distinguishing research domains: Improving healthcare by personalised technologies; Creating intelligent manufacturing systems; Shaping our world with smart materials; Engineering our digital society; and Engineering for a resilient world. As an employer, University of Twente offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With us, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions. ]

  • Unit Head for Cardiovascular and Lung Function Phenotyping
    Unit Head for Cardiovascular and Lung Function Phenotyping ‍ The cardiovascular and lung function units are part of standardized phenotyping pipeline of the Czech Centre for Phenogenomics, which is involved in IMPC phenotyping effort. ‍ The cardiovascular unit provides services to assess cardiovascular function in mouse and rat models. To perform rapid and in-depth analysis of the mouse or rat heart and circulatory system in both normal and disease states, we employed several state-of-art instrumentation that allows for sensitive screening of phenotypic variations. The lung function unit focuses on understanding the role of both genetic, environmental and pharmacological factors on lung physiology, homeostasis and mechanics. ‍ The main responsibilities of the Unit Head include but are not limited to: ‍ Organization and supervision of the unit including management of lab technicians or research assistants Designing and running of experiments using ultrasound (vevo 2100 & 3100), EKG (ECGenine) and blood pressure (Kent Coda) monitoring stations Design and running of experiments including direct ventilation with Scireq devices with standard and advance measurements of lung mechanics parameters, tissue collection and immunological analysis of lung disease models Data analysis and interpretation Consulting of project proposal for CCP users Oversee the optimization of current procedures and development and establishment of new techniques, secondary tests and challenges Writing and maintaining SOPs Supervision and consulting of complex projects related to lung and cardiovascular system Involvement in writing grant applications and in publications (Future) possibility to run own research projects or supervising of students What do we offer? You will become part of an international team dedicated to the highest standards of pre-clinical and basic biological research. We offer a stimulating and challenging work environment, opportunities for career advancement, and a competitive salary in a top-class research infrastructure Wide spectrum of benefits provided by the IMG The position is available as an initial fixed-term (1 year) contract, with longer-term extension possible upon demonstrated proficiency. ]

  • ERA Chair – Head of the Food Technology Research Team
    Job advertisement for the position of ERA Chair Holder Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, invites applicants for the position of: ‍ ERA Chair – Head of the Food Technology Research Team Project DRIFT-FOOD, WIDESPREAD-06-2020 We are looking for the ERA Chair holder candidate from both EU and non-EU countries with the capability to compete at the level of ERC Advanced Grants or similar grants. DESIRED PROFILE OF APPLICANT: Expertise in food technology, food processing, food science                Significant  publications as the main author / corresponding author / team leader in       major international peer-reviewed multidisciplinary/respective field scientific journals Record of invited speeches at well-established international conferences Holder of PhD title (food science, food technology, food chemistry, biology, agriculture) or its equivalent Fluency in written and spoken English, excellent communication skills Fulfilment of conditions specified in the European Framework for Research Careers for Established researcher at the level of R3 or R4 An active researcher with significant research achievements within the last 10 years      in food technology, food processing, food chemistry research                 An international track record of achievements in food-technology-related       publications A track ecord of innovative research with implications to food technology sphere An exceptional leader with managerial skills, originality and significant research      contributions                A track record of national and international expert functions A proven record in securing research funding and experience in managing and       leading research group A proven creative approach towards interdisciplinary research and leadership. Mentoring skills and the potential to  cooperate with other research groups are also important THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL BE EXPECTED TO: Establish a new interdisciplinary team within the structure of the Faculty (e.g. senior      and junior research staff selection) Set  his/her own research program aiming on food technology and food processing      taking advantages of the faculty research infrastructure Participate in the development of the scientific community throughout the whole Czech  University of Life Sciences Prague, in particular with a wide support of      postdocs and PhD students Bring and  transfer experience in competing for, coordinating and implementing      international grants, thus contributing to the increase of the competitiveness of the institution Optimize the processes in the scientific career development strategy Coordinate food-oriented research teams of the Food Technology Centre THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL BE PROVIDED WITH: A full-time position contract (64  months supported by the ERA Chairs grant) An attractive  (internationally competitive) salary of up to € 90,000 per year Benefits  include 25 days of annual leave, flexible working hours, meal vouchers,      subsidized meals at CZU campus An opportunity to establish a research team of up to 8 FTEs in total including   PhD students (4 FTEs for senior and junior researchers can be financed by      the grant). Based on his/her scientific aims create his/her own      interdisciplinary research team which will be supported by the food  chemistry, microbiology and nutrition research groups within the Faculty A wide  autonomy and independence, opportunity to coordinate  food technology research at the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources A full access to the research infrastructure of the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food      and Natural Resources including GC-MS/MS, LC-MS/MS, AAS, ICP, NMR and more An access to and an opportunity to further  develop a newly built Food Technology Centre consisting  of medium scale processing facilities of meat, grains, milk, and of the range of experimental units (fruit processing, beer production, oil refineries)      and sensory testing laboratory A substantial  budget for training, conference attendance and  networking EXPECTED STARTING DATE: May/June 2021 More information about the DRIFT-FOOD Project can be found on the following links https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/952594 Applications including a detailed curriculum vitae, a brief description of current research, accomplishments, representative publications, and the names of three references should be sent directly to the Project Coordinator to email address drift-food@af.czu.cz Czech University of Life Sciences Prague is committed to employment equality (esp. European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers) and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates fulfilling requirements specified in this announcement. ]



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