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Funding Opportunities

Postdoc in plant developmental biology

Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen is offering a full-time postdoc position for 2 years in plant developmental biology commencing 1 December 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. They are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to work on a two-year project (extension possible) aimed at manipulating plant development using microProtein engineering. MicroProteins are small single-domain proteins that have been shown to control diverse biological pathways (see e.g. Hong et al., PNAS, 2020).

Digitalisation of battery testing, from cell to system level, including lifetime assessment (Batteries Partnership)

The current way of developing batteries is mainly based on trial-and-error processes, which are time-consuming, costly, and do not always lead to the best product design. It is particularly the case when it comes to testing batteries to assess their performance, lifetime, reliability, and safety.

Space Weather

Commonly occurring space weather events (SWE) have the potential to affect the performance of critical space and ground infrastructure by disrupting operations and communications in multiple sectors of society. In addition, “extreme SWE” could have devastating societal and economic consequences with potential costs for disruptions and damages estimated in tens or even hundreds of billions of Euros.

Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) approaches

Europe has been at the forefront of climate science and should retain its leadership position to support EU policies as well as international efforts for a global uptake of climate action in line with the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including biodiversity objectives. Advancing climate science and further broadening and deepening the knowledge base is essential to inform the societal transition towards a climate-neutral and climate-resilient society by 2050, as well as towards a more ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target by 2030.

Replicable solutions for a cross sector compliant energy ecosystem

Efficient and effective network management is the key to the integration of renewables in an efficient way that ensures cost-effectiveness and affordability, security of supply, and grid stability. Real-time monitoring and optimization are necessary to increase the flexibility, through solutions such as storage, demand response, or flexible generation among others, to integrate higher shares of variable renewable energy.

Thermal energy storage solutions

In line with the “do not harm” principle for the environment, actions for all renewable energy technologies aim to also improve the environmental sustainability of the technologies, delivering products with reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved environmental performance regarding water use, circularity, pollution, and ecosystems.