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Doctoral student position in Migration Law at the Faculty of Law

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

A doctoral student position in Migration Law 

Beginning 1 September 2019 or upon agreement.

Doctoral project specialisation: Migration Law

Migration law is a relatively new (for Sweden) and dynamic field of law where research is greatly needed. Migration law concerns the international, regional and national legal regulatory frameworks covering various forms of migration. Examples are migration related to protection, migration for economic reasons and family-related migration. Issues that are central to the area are nation-states’ and individuals’ rights and obligations; the legal status of different migrant groups; and nation-states’ attitudes towards migration and migrants. Since migration is by nature a cross-border issue, international law is a component of great importance.

Another aspect of this crossing of borders is that migration law extends across traditional subject boundaries. It includes public international law, public law, EU law, administrative law, civil and criminal procedural law and labour law. At the Faculties of Law at the Universities of Uppsala, Lund and Gothenburg, there has long been a joint research environment in migration law, the Gothenburg, Lund and Uppsala Migration Law Network (GL/UMIN), to which the PhD student will belong.

All project proposals in which migration law is an essential and integral part of the research subject to be addressed are relevant within the scope of this application call. Project proposals connected with EU law, public law or family law are especially welcome. Nevertheless, this kind of specialisation is not a requirement. Since migration law is not a subject in its own right in doctoral education, the PhD student will be admitted in the subject that is most appropriate in view of the proposed project.

An employed doctoral student must primarily devote his or her time to his or her own doctoral research. Other duties at the faculty may be included, such as teaching students, working in teaching teams, and administration (no more than 20% of the position). A requirement for employment as a doctoral candidate is that the applicant must have been admitted to doctoral studies. The regulations governing the employment of doctoral candidates and admittance to doctoral studies are found in Chapter 5, Sections 1-7, and Chapter 7, Sections 34-41, of the Higher Education Ordinance, and in the general study plan for doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University.

In order to be admitted to doctoral studies, the applicant is required to meet the following qualifications.

To qualify as applicant with the Faculty of Law, the applicant must either

1) in Sweden, have completed a Master of Laws degree or completed a law programme, or

2) in Sweden or abroad, have acquired knowledge equivalent to the degrees mentioned in 1). In evaluating whether the knowledge is sufficient, consideration must be given to what is required to successfully benefit from the doctoral programme in the specific subject area.

Applicants must have an adequate knowledge of Swedish or English.

The overall purpose of the doctoral studies is to provide future newly qualified doctors of laws with good prospects for a successful career within or outside of higher education. This includes in-depth knowledge of the chosen subject in the field of research, a capacity for independent and critical thinking, proficiency in scientific methods and modes of working, an ability to identify interesting and researchable issues, teaching skills and the ability to express himself or herself well both orally and in writing, an ability to operate in an international context and an ability to understand and deal with ethical issues concerning research.

Admission is based on an evaluation of the applicant’s capacity to successfully complete the doctoral studies. The evaluation is primarily focused on the project description as well as the scientific written material (published or not published). Analytical ability, ability to structure the material and to independently work on the proposed project, and the project’s news value, is paramount. In addition to the written material, other merits, such as grades, diplomas, completed courses etc., may also be of importance in the assessment. Further, the applicant’s capacity to cooperate in different ways, e.g. with teaching colleagues, may be taken into consideration as well as the Faculty’s needs to recruit doctoral candidates in all subject areas.

Your application including the below required attachments is to be electronically submitted.

Project description in Swedish or English (required document)
The project description should include the research question(s) of the proposed research, the relationship between the research topic and the relevant area of research, research already undertaken in this field, a reflection upon material and method, a time plan, and the possible scientific value and contribution of the proposed project. The project description must comprise no more than 35,000 characters including spaces (approximately ten A4-pages).

Popular summary in Swedish or English (required document)
The project summary must include a brief popular summary in Swedish or English, no longer than 2,000 characters including spaces.

CV in Swedish or English (required document)

Grade transcripts (required document) and other certificates in Swedish or English Written scientific work (electronic copy of books, articles, undergraduate essays, manuscripts, etc.)

A statement from a potential supervisor or, alternatively, a letter of recommendation or contact details for at least one reference person (e.g. university teacher or employer)
In order to be admitted, the applicant needs a statement from a professor or an associate professor at the Faculty of Law in Uppsala, stating that he or she is willing to supervise the proposed project. If a statement from a potential supervisor is not attached to the application, the Faculty of Law will, if possible, obtain such a statement for prioritised projects. When the application does not include a statement, a letter of recommendation or contact details for a reference person may be of particular importance.

Application forms for admission to doctoral studies, and employment as a doctoral student.

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Please note that those already admitted to doctoral studies must attach an updated individual study plan to the application for employment as a doctoral student.

Decisions on admissions are made by the Research Committee at the Faculty of Law upon preparation by an evaluation committee specifically set up for this purpose. As part of the admission procedure, interviews may be held with a limited number of applicants. Only applicants who have a potential supervisor at the Faculty of Law by the time of the interview or shortly thereafter, may be offered a position as a doctoral candidate.

Local guidelines are established for setting the salary.

Decisions on employment are made by the Head of Department. A person may be employed as a doctoral student for a maximum of eight years, but no longer than the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral research. For teaching within the employment, extension is admitted.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: Local guidelines are established for setting the salary.

Starting date: 1 September 2019 or according to agreement.

Type of position: Temporary position longer than 6 months

Further information may be obtained from Erik Svensson, Director of Studies, email: research@jur.uu.se, phone: +46 18 471 26 01. 

You are welcome to submit your application, including required documents, no later than 1 March 2019, UFV-PA 2018/4675.

Only complete applications will be taken into consideration.

We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.

Placement: Department of Law

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed pay

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/4675

Last application date: 2019-03-01

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Doctoral student position in Education Law at the Faculty of Law

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

A doctoral student position in Education Law

Beginning 1 September 2019 or upon agreement.

In Sweden education law is a dynamic area of the law where there is a great need for research. From a broad perspective education law covers international, regional and national law. In national law, education law primarily means the legal frameworks that regulate the school system and higher education, but it can also be considered to include the regulation of other types of education. Since education is a central sector of society subject to constant regulatory change at the same time as there is no legal research in large parts of it, there is an extensive need for research in the area. There is also a need for lawyers with special expertise in the area.

The Faculty of Law at Uppsala University has a research environment in education law, and the doctoral student will be a member of it. In 2013 an initiative was taken at the Faculty to set up a legal centre focusing on education law. The Institute of Education Law was therefore established in 2015. Information about the research environment is available at www.ifu.jur.uu.se. Since 2009 the Faculty of Law has been responsible for the course on “School law and the exercise of public authority” in compulsory positional training, the Educational Leadership Programme, provided by Uppsala University. The doctoral student’s teaching activities will take place as part of this programme.

To strengthen our research environment in education law and meet the need for expertise in school law, the Department of Law at Uppsala University is now advertising a doctoral studentship focusing on education law, especially the school system.

Focus of the doctoral student project Education law focusing on the school system
The school system has undergone a number of major reforms since the 1990s, and the commitment to reform among governing politicians has not decreased. On the contrary, the school system is constantly subject to both major and minor change. Central issues for the area concern the governance and supervision of schools, the rights and obligations of individuals (as pupils, custodians, staff), and the legal standing of independent schools. In view of developments in society with greater regulation of the school system and the resulting need for research and expertise in the area of “school law”, this advertisement of a doctoral studentship in education law relates to research projects focusing on the school system.

Project proposals where education law focusing on schools is an important and integral part of the research topic are relevant to this advertisement. As education law as such is not a doctoral education subject at the Faculty, the doctoral student will be admitted to one of the subjects of administrative law, public law and constitutional law.

An employed doctoral student must primarily devote his or her time to his or her own doctoral research. Other duties at the faculty may be included, such as teaching students, working in teaching teams, and administration (no more than 20% of the position). A requirement for employment as a doctoral candidate is that the applicant must have been admitted to doctoral studies. The regulations governing the employment of doctoral candidates and admittance to doctoral studies are found in Chapter 5, Sections 1-7, and Chapter 7, Sections 34-41, of the Higher Education Ordinance, and in the general study plan for doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University.

In order to be admitted to doctoral studies, the applicant is required to meet the following qualifications.

To qualify as applicant with the Faculty of Law, the applicant must either

1) in Sweden, have completed a Master of Laws degree or completed a law programme, or

2) in Sweden or abroad, have acquired knowledge equivalent to the degrees mentioned in 1). In evaluating whether the knowledge is sufficient, consideration must be given to what is required to successfully benefit from the doctoral programme in the specific subject area.

Applicants must have an adequate knowledge of Swedish or English.

The overall purpose of the doctoral studies is to provide future newly qualified doctors of laws with good prospects for a successful career within or outside of higher education. This includes in-depth knowledge of the chosen subject in the field of research, a capacity for independent and critical thinking, proficiency in scientific methods and modes of working, an ability to identify interesting and researchable issues, teaching skills and the ability to express himself or herself well both orally and in writing, an ability to operate in an international context and an ability to understand and deal with ethical issues concerning research.

Admission is based on an evaluation of the applicant’s capacity to successfully complete the doctoral studies. The evaluation is primarily focused on the project description as well as the scientific written material (published or not published). Analytical ability, ability to structure the material and to independently work on the proposed project, and the project’s news value, is paramount. In addition to the written material, other merits, such as grades, diplomas, completed courses etc., may also be of importance in the assessment. Further, the applicant’s capacity to cooperate in different ways, e.g. with teaching colleagues, may be taken into consideration as well as the Faculty’s needs to recruit doctoral candidates in all subject areas.

Your application including the below required attachments is to be electronically submitted.

Project description in Swedish or English (required document)
The project description should include the research question(s) of the proposed research, the relationship between the research topic and the relevant area of research, research already undertaken in this field, a reflection upon material and method, a time plan, and the possible scientific value and contribution of the proposed project. The project description must comprise no more than 35,000 characters including spaces (approximately ten A4-pages).

Popular summary in Swedish or English (required document)
The project summary must include a brief popular summary in Swedish or English, no longer than 2,000 characters including spaces.

CV in Swedish or English (required document)

Grade transcripts (required document) and other certificates in Swedish or English Written scientific work (electronic copy of books, articles, undergraduate essays, manuscripts, etc.)

A statement from a potential supervisor or, alternatively, a letter of recommendation or contact details for at least one reference person (e.g. university teacher or employer)
In order to be admitted, the applicant needs a statement from a professor or an associate professor at the Faculty of Law in Uppsala, stating that he or she is willing to supervise the proposed project. If a statement from a potential supervisor is not attached to the application, the Faculty of Law will, if possible, obtain such a statement for prioritised projects. When the application does not include a statement, a letter of recommendation or contact details for a reference person may be of particular importance.

Application forms for admission to doctoral studies, and employment as a doctoral student.

Please click here and here

Please note that those already admitted to doctoral studies must attach an updated individual study plan to the application for employment as a doctoral student.

Decisions on admissions are made by the Research Committee at the Faculty of Law upon preparation by an evaluation committee specifically set up for this purpose. As part of the admission procedure, interviews may be held with a limited number of applicants. Only applicants who have a potential supervisor at the Faculty of Law by the time of the interview or shortly thereafter, may be offered a position as a doctoral candidate.

Decisions on employment are made by the Head of Department. A person may be employed as a doctoral student for a maximum of eight years, but no longer than the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral research. For teaching within the employment, extension is admitted.

Salary: Local guidelines are established for setting the salary.

Starting date: 1 September 2019 or according to agreement.

Type of position: Temporary position longer than 6 months

Further information may be obtained from Erik Svensson, Director of Studies, email: research@jur.uu.se, phone: +46 18 471 26 01. 

You are welcome to submit your application, including required documents, no later than 1 March 2019, UFV-PA 2018/4591.

Only complete applications will be taken into consideration.

We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.

Placement: Department of Law

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed pay

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/4591

Last application date: 2019-03-01

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Doctoral student position in Administrative Law at the Faculty of Law

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

A doctoral student position in Administrative Law

Beginning 1 September 2019 or upon agreement.

Administrative law is a central area of public law. General administrative law encompasses issues relating to the structure of administrative organisations, decision content and procedure, such as administrative process issues, and also issues of legal security connected with handling of, and decision-making in, administrative cases. Other issues included in the area relate to municipal law and individuals’ data privacy; examples are processing of personal data, and public information access and secrecy.

Matters concerning state governance and control of administration, private individuals’ legal security, duties of the authorities and individuals’ rights, and accountability are other examples of central issues in the area, which is undergoing constant change. The expanding public administration performed by individuals, an increased emphasis on individuals’ rights and other social changes are putting regulation of administrative law, and the fundamental values intended to permeate public administration, to the test.

In light of the need for research in general administrative law, the call for applications relates primarily to doctoral projects whose central parts fall within general administrative law. However, the project may specialise in a particular administrative branch of specific administrative law in order to elucidate general issues of administrative law, or otherwise be transdisciplinary.

An employed doctoral student must primarily devote his or her time to his or her own doctoral research. Other duties at the faculty may be included, such as teaching students, working in teaching teams, and administration (no more than 20% of the position). A requirement for employment as a doctoral candidate is that the applicant must have been admitted to doctoral studies. The regulations governing the employment of doctoral candidates and admittance to doctoral studies are found in Chapter 5, Sections 1-7, and Chapter 7, Sections 34-41, of the Higher Education Ordinance, and in the general study plan for doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University.

In order to be admitted to doctoral studies, the applicant is required to meet the following qualifications.

To qualify as applicant with the Faculty of Law, the applicant must either

1) in Sweden, have completed a Master of Laws degree or completed a law programme, or

2) in Sweden or abroad, have acquired knowledge equivalent to the degrees mentioned in 1). In evaluating whether the knowledge is sufficient, consideration must be given to what is required to successfully benefit from the doctoral programme in the specific subject area.

Applicants must have an adequate knowledge of Swedish or English.

The overall purpose of the doctoral studies is to provide future newly qualified doctors of laws with good prospects for a successful career within or outside of higher education. This includes in-depth knowledge of the chosen subject in the field of research, a capacity for independent and critical thinking, proficiency in scientific methods and modes of working, an ability to identify interesting and researchable issues, teaching skills and the ability to express himself or herself well both orally and in writing, an ability to operate in an international context and an ability to understand and deal with ethical issues concerning research.

Admission is based on an evaluation of the applicant’s capacity to successfully complete the doctoral studies. The evaluation is primarily focused on the project description as well as the scientific written material (published or not published). Analytical ability, ability to structure the material and to independently work on the proposed project, and the project’s news value, is paramount. In addition to the written material, other merits, such as grades, diplomas, completed courses etc., may also be of importance in the assessment. Further, the applicant’s capacity to cooperate in different ways, e.g. with teaching colleagues, may be taken into consideration as well as the Faculty’s needs to recruit doctoral candidates in all subject areas.

Your application including the below required attachments is to be electronically submitted.

Project description in Swedish or English (required document)
The project description should include the research question(s) of the proposed research, the relationship between the research topic and the relevant area of research, research already undertaken in this field, a reflection upon material and method, a time plan, and the possible scientific value and contribution of the proposed project. The project description must comprise no more than 35,000 characters including spaces (approximately ten A4-pages).

Popular summary in Swedish or English (required document)
The project summary must include a brief popular summary in Swedish or English, no longer than 2,000 characters including spaces.

CV in Swedish or English (required document)

Grade transcripts (required document) and other certificates in Swedish or English Written scientific work (electronic copy of books, articles, undergraduate essays, manuscripts, etc.)

A statement from a potential supervisor or, alternatively, a letter of recommendation or contact details for at least one reference person (e.g. university teacher or employer)
In order to be admitted, the applicant needs a statement from a professor or an associate professor at the Faculty of Law in Uppsala, stating that he or she is willing to supervise the proposed project. If a statement from a potential supervisor is not attached to the application, the Faculty of Law will, if possible, obtain such a statement for prioritised projects. When the application does not include a statement, a letter of recommendation or contact details for a reference person may be of particular importance.

Application forms for admission to doctoral studies, and employment as a doctoral student.

Please click here and here

Please note that those already admitted to doctoral studies must attach an updated individual study plan to the application for employment as a doctoral student.

Decisions on admissions are made by the Research Committee at the Faculty of Law upon preparation by an evaluation committee specifically set up for this purpose. As part of the admission procedure, interviews may be held with a limited number of applicants. Only applicants who have a potential supervisor at the Faculty of Law by the time of the interview or shortly thereafter, may be offered a position as a doctoral candidate.

Decisions on employment are made by the Head of Department. A person may be employed as a doctoral student for a maximum of eight years, but no longer than the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral research. For teaching within the employment, extension is admitted.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: Local guidelines are established for setting the salary.

Starting date: 1 September 2019 or according to agreement.

Type of position: Temporary position longer than 6 months

Further information may be obtained from Erik Svensson, Director of Studies, email: research@jur.uu.se, phone: +46 18 471 26 01. 

You are welcome to submit your application, including required documents, no later than 1 March 2019, UFV-PA 2018/4593.

Only complete applications will be taken into consideration.

We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.

Placement: Department of Law

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed pay

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/4593

Last application date: 2019-03-01

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow specializing in the study of national minorities in terms of sociolinguistics and literary science

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

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: first, cultural, social and political phenomena and processes of change related to the ethnic dimension of human life and, second, holocaust and genocide studies. The former involves studying minorities and ethnic relations in a broad sense, with an emphasis on migration, language and cultural revitalization, integration, discrimination, and political and social conditions in a multicultural context. The second area of research deals with the history and memory of the Holocaust, comparative analysis of genocide and other grave violations of human rights, and research on the effects of violence on individuals and society. 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 as postdoctoral fellow in the study of national minorities in terms of sociolinguistics and literary science.

Work duties
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 corresponding to up to 20% of the position.

Eligibility requirements:
– A PhD or corresponding academic subject proficiency in the humanities or social sciences obtained no more than three years before the application deadline. Under certain conditions, the PhD may have been obtained earlier. By such conditions are meant leaves due to illness, parental leave, assignments of trust in trade unions, etc.
– Previous research experience within the planned research area.
– Planned research in sociolinguistics or literary science.

Other skills include:
– Administrative experience, displayed by an ability to plan, organize and prioritize work in an efficient manner, for instance by setting and keeping deadlines.
– Very good skills in both oral and written English.
– Good ability to organize work and experiences in project management.
– Documented ability in terms of interdisciplinary perspectives and cooperation is beneficial.

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. It must also be clearly stated which publications belong to the following categories: dissertations, monographs, peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.
– A five-page description of the research that the applicant intends to carry out at HVC must be enclosed with the application. It should contain a clear and theoretically grounded research aim, 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.

The application will be assessed by the scientific quality of the project proposal, and the applicant’s qualifications.

Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different backgrounds, functionalities and life experiences.

In the event of divergent interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Information about the position and the Department of History is available from the head of department Erik Lindberg on phone +46 (0)18 471 1523, or email prefekt@hist.uu.se For information about the HVC, contact director Tomislav Duli on phone +46-(0)18-471 6395, or email director@valentin.uu.se.

We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.

Placement: Department of History

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/3602

Last application date: 2019-02-20

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Post expires on Wednesday February 20th, 2019

Doctoral student in research project Rethinking urban tourism development

Institutionen för Strategisk Kommunikation

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

The Department of Strategic Communication runs Sweden’s largest education and research activities in the field of strategic communication. The department is also one of the largest in the field in Europe. The activities of the department are based at Campus Helsingborg, which is characterised by the authenticity of Lund University in a young and dynamic environment with an interdisciplinary approach. Another characteristic of the activities at Campus Helsingborg is strong engagement with the business sector and the public sector in both education and research.

The Department of Strategic Communication offers three popular undergraduate and Master’s degree programmes. At present, the department has almost 25 staff and around 330 full-time equivalent students. The department conducts successful research in various areas, including crisis communication, branding processes, organizational communication, public diplomacy and information warfare, and new media and democracy. The research environment is growing strongly, has active international contact and welcomes cross-disciplinary initiatives. The work environment at the department is characterised by cooperation in teaching teams, active work on strategy and development, and an international environment where communication in English is a natural part of the everyday

Doctoral studentship in Media and Communication Studies specialising in Strategic Communication within the research project Rethinking urban tourism development

Duties

Employment as a doctoral student in Media and Communication Studies specialising in Strategic Communication.

The successful candidate is primarily to focus on his or her doctoral studies. The doctoral student is expected to be present and actively participate in the research and education environment at the department and has the opportunity to take on other duties, such as administration and teaching, up to 20 per cent of full-time working hours. The employment is limited to 4 years (maximum 5 years after extension at 20 % service at the department). Regulations concerning appointment as a full time doctoral student can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, 1-7 §§.

The PhD candidate will be part of the multidisciplinary research project Rethinking urban tourism development: dealing with sustainability in the age of over-tourism that is performed in collaboration between the Department of Strategic Communication and the Department of Service Management and Service Studies since 2018. The aim of the project is to address the challenges generated by the increasing flows of tourists and its effects on sustainability in urban destinations. The project has a holistic view on sustainability from social, economic, cultural and ecological perspectives on destinations. The project departs from a multidisciplinary perspective that aims to address the current views regarding urban tourism by involving a range of stakeholders.  The project consists of four subprojects that all deal with challenges in urban destinations with a focus on strategic communication, service innovation and environmental strategy. In addition, the project contributes with new knowledge on future challenges and strategies for sustainable destinations. The result should be applicable to national policy makers and planning agencies for tourism, regional tourism organisations, local stakeholders in municipalities, and partner organisations. 

The position is located at the Department of Strategic Communication (ISK), Campus Helsingborg.

The department is quite new and does not yet offer a PhD programme. This means that the doctoral student will be admitted to the PhD programme in Media and Communication Studies. For more information on the programme, please visit the website (https://www.isk.lu.se/en/research/research-studies).

Lund University will in 2019 start a graduate research school focusing on societal challenges and Agenda 2030. The PhD candidate will be given the opportunity to participate in this school with other PhD candidates.

Eligibility

Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Qualifications

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements, the doctoral student must have at least 30 second-cycle credits in a social science subject, for example strategic communication, service management, media and communication, human geography, environmental studies or equivalent.. The PhD candidate must have completed independent projects of at least 15 second-cycle credits.

The applicant must have proficiency in English sufficient to assimilate published research and PhD teaching, and participate actively in seminar activities.

The PhD candidate should have experience of multidisciplinary education and research environments

Assessment criteria

The appointment rules for doctoral students are stipulated in the Swedish Code of Statutes (SFS 1998:80). Only applicants who are eligible for doctoral studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Admission is primarily to be based on the applicant’s ability to benefit from the doctoral programme. Major emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s Master’s degree project (thesis or equivalent degree project) and the project idea proposed. 

The application must include:

1) a cover letter in English of max 1,000 words, which contains a brief presentation of yourself and your qualifications, as well as a brief explanation of why you are interested in participating in the research project Rethinking urban tourism development and the third cycle programme in Media and Communication Studies specialising in Strategic Communication at Lund University,

2) a brief outline of a research proposal in English of max 2,500 words including references, containing a description of a research problem and research field, possible research questions and method/s. The research proposal needs to address the overall theme of the research project but present an independent research idea from a strategic communication perspective for example place branding, mediatization and digital media in relation to sustainable urban destinations,

3) a CV including certified copies of degree certificates, grade transcripts and other relevant certificates,

4) a copy of the Master’s degree project and, if available, other research publications (e.g. articles in scientific journals),

5) contact details for two references,

6) any other documentation of relevance to the position.

In addition, the assessment will take into account the ability to work independently and structured, but also the ability to contribute to good cooperation and a good research environment at the department.

Type of employment

Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2019-09-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityHelsingborg
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2018/4503
ContactMats Heide, professor, +46 42 35 66 14 Mats.Heide@isk.lu.seJörgen Eksell, Proj.lead. Rethinking urban tourism, +46 42 35 66 17 Jorgen.Eksell@isk.lu.seMaria Månsson, Proj.lead. Rethinking urban tourism, +46 42 35 65 47 Maria.Mansson@isk.lu.se
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date10.Jun.2019 11:59 PM CET

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2 Doctoral student positions in water supply and wastewater engineering research

The University of Oulu is one of the biggest and most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We are an international science community working in close cooperation with research institutes, companies, and the public sector.  Together we form a globally significant research hub, relentlessly pushing the boundaries of known for a more sustainable and intelligent future. The Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Unit (http://www.oulu.fi/water) announces two doctoral student positions for research on i) wastewater purification systems governance, performance and environmental impacts and ii) groundwater resources governance, quality and safety. We are looking for talented and motivated students aspiring to become world-leading scientists. The selected applicants will work on research tasks from different national and international projects. This will provide the doctoral candidates with excellent opportunities to form an extensive network as well as to be involved in a dynamic and enthusiastic research atmosphere. Projects involved on the doctoral research of both positions are e.g., ON-SITE (Small-scale wastewater treatment systems: governance, efficiency, resources recovery, environment contamination risks and innovative solutions for processes optimization), RaMiKo (Removal of nutrients and microplastics in treatment wetlands purifying sewage water in cold climate regions) and Microbial fauna in small scale groundwater abstraction wells: new methods and risk assessment and continuous monitoring of groundwater for water safety.

The research unit consist of experts in hydrology and water resources engineering, water and wastewater purification processes, energy systems, resources recovery and environmental engineering. The PhD candidates will be supervised by professor Bjørn Kløve, post-doctoral research fellows Elisangela Heiderscheidt, Heini Postila and Pekka Rossi. The PhDs will join a multinational group of 20 PhD students and 12 post-doctoral researchers. The candidates will follow the University of Oulu ( http://www.oulu.fi/university/) doctoral training program leading to the degree of Doctor of Science (Technology).

Responsibilities and Required Qualifications

Successful candidates are expected to have a MSc degree in environmental or civil engineering, water and sanitation engineering, water resources engineering, soil science or microbiology (or equivalent degree) by 1st May, 2019 (starting date). Experience in field measurements and environmental sampling is an advantage. Both positions require good overall communication skills and fluent written and oral English language. Fluent oral Finnish language skills is also the requirement for one of the two positions, as direct stakeholders contact is necessary. Teaching and supervision responsibilities at Bachelor or Master level can be expected as part of the PhD education.

Salary

The salary will be based on the levels 2 – 4 of the demand level chart for university-level teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 50 % of the job-specific component). The salary is thus in practice roughly 2100 – 2600 € per month, depending on the appointee’s qualification and experience.

The positions are to be filled as of 1 May 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. A trial period of 6 months is applied.

Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, should be submitted online by February 10th, 2019 at 23:59 (Finnish local time).

The following documents must be attached to the application: A curriculum vitae in English A list of possible scientific contributions (publications, talks, posters etc.) including possible teaching merits A brief (1 page) description of the motivation and suitability to one or two of the advertised positions. Recommendation letters (2). Documentation stating English language skills and Finnish language skills (when applicable). Master degree certificate (if completed by time of application) and study records (list of courses and grades).

Contact details
For further information about the application and selection procedures, please contact:
Dr. Elisangela Heiderscheidt via e-mail elisangela.heiderscheidt@oulu.fi  

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Doctoral student in Service Studies, spec Sustainability

Lund University, The Department of Service Management and Service Studies

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is regularly ranked as one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutions. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Social Sciences is one of Sweden’s leading centres of knowledge for research and education in the social and behavioural sciences, with activities in both Lund and Helsingborg. The Department of Service Management and Service Studies is located in Campus Helsingborg.

The department conducts education and research to understand, problematise and contribute to the development of services and the service society. Critical societal perspectives are of particular importance to the department’s education and research. Teaching staff and researchers at the department represent different disciplinary fields and perspectives, such as service studies, ethnology, sociology, human geography, human ecology, environmental strategy and business administration, which combine to form the basis for our interdisciplinary education and research.

Our study programmes provide students with specific knowledge of services and their conditions and development in organisations and in society. The study programmes apply several different scholarly approaches to services, including social, economic, environmental, ethical, historical, spatial and cultural perspectives. Our teaching staff are also interested in developing teaching methods and tools to facilitate students’ learning.

Service Studies

Service Studies is a young and interdisciplinary research field focusing on investigating and problematising services. At the Department of Service Management and Service Studies, we examine services from a sustainable, economic, cultural and social perspective, moving between public and private service production. Service Studies is a subject which not only interrogates the service society on the basis of intellectual premises, but also identifies and problematises concrete issues defined by the sectors and organisations we study and collaborate with. The research is organised into five broad themes: consumption and retail, sustainability and services, organisation, management and service work, welfare services in the welfare society, and tourism and hospitality.

Sustainability

Sustainability research is a profile area at the department that we want to reinforce. The research proposed in the application should have a clear link to sustainability. The application can usefully relate to areas in which the department is prominent such as the sustainable production and consumption of food, the circular economy, waste management services, mobility, fashion, tourism and sustainability, sustainable cities and services and digitisation from a sustainability perspective. However, it is also possible to suggest other sustainability themes.

Duties

The PhD programme consists of 240 credits (equivalent to four years of full-time studies) and is concluded with the public defence of a doctoral thesis. The appointed doctoral student will receive a salary from the University during four years, and his or her main obligation is to complete their PhD studies, which primarily includes an independently written doctoral thesis. The position may involve departmental duties, mainly in the form of teaching, up to 20 per cent of fulltime working hours, in which case the appointment will be extended by the equivalent number of hours. The terms of employment for doctoral students are regulated in the Swedish Higher Education ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.

The doctoral student is expected to be present and actively participate in the research environment in the department. The doctoral studentship will commence on 1 September 2019 or according to agreement. The general syllabus and other information about the PhD programme in Service Studies is available at http://www.ism.lu.se/en/research/phd-studies


Eligibility

Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who

– have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or

– have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

To meet the specific entry requirements the applicant must have completed at least 30 second cycle credits within the main field of Service Management or acquired the equivalent knowledge. The applicant must also have completed a master’s degree project of at least 15 credits

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Assessment criteria

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance. The applicants will be ranked based on an overall assessment of the quality of their submitted degree projects and papers, research proposal, grades from previous studies, relevant work experience, and personal suitability. As third cycle studies in service Studies are very demanding, the applicant must be highly motivated and able to work independently under time constrains. Proficiency in both written and spoken English is also a requirement. A limited number of applicants will be asked to provide a written work sample during the final stages of the admission process, after which a shortlisted number of applicants will be called to interview.

Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Application procedure

Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Lund University application portal.

The application must include:

  1. a cover letter in Swedish or English of max 1,000 words, which contains a brief presentation of yourself and your qualifications, as well as a brief explanation of why you are interested in the third cycle programme in Service Studies at Lund University,
  2. a brief outline of a research proposal in Swedish or English of max 2,000 words including references, containing a description of a research problem and research field, possible research questions and method/s,
  3. a CV in Swedish or English that demonstrates your qualifications for the third cycle programme in Service Studies,
  4. a degree and grade certificates in Swedish or English,
  5. degree projects in Swedish or English at the Bachelor’s level and corresponding to at least 15 credits at the Master’s level in service Studies or another discipline deemed equivalent,
  6. name and contact information of two personal references,
  7. other documentation of relevance to the position.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityHelsingborg
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2018/4297
ContactAnette Svingstedt, prefekt, + 4642 35 66 30Christian Fuentes, ansvarig för forskarutbildning, + 4642 35 66 54
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66


Last application date31.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

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PhD student in meteorology

Lund University, Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

Clouds containing ice at sub-zero temperatures cover wide areas of the globe. Their phase changes during global warming have been predicted to influence climate change.  Their severe weather, in the form of hail or freezing rain on the ground or on air, causes much damage.

Initiation of ice inside clouds is crucial because the numbers of crystals in clouds control the production of snow, freezing rain, graupel and hail. Initiation of ice affects the latent heating and dynamics of clouds.  However, there is much uncertainty about ice initiation.

Jobbassignment
The work will involve numerical modeling. Lab observations from a partner institution of a new process of fragmentation of ice will be represented. The role of the process will be assessed for individual clouds with our aerosol-cloud models. After validation of the simulations, various analyses will be performed for four basic cloud-types. This will involve coding with FORTRAN 90 in a UNIX environment.

Desirable skills and qualifications
The applicant must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in physics or equivalent field.

  • Applicant should have experience of FORTRAN in UNIX environment.

It is desirable to have documented knowledge from their university education in

  • Mathematics, especially differential equations
  • Numerical methods and/or computer programming
  • Physical meteorology (e.g. cloud physics).

In the application, applicants should provide evidence of how they meet these requirements.


Eligibility
Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2019-06-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2018/4520
ContactVaughan Phillips, Senior university lecturer, +46 462221732Vendela Breeze, HR administrator, +46 462223085
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46 462229362SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46 462229364SEKO: Seko Civil, +46 462229366
Last application date28.Feb.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoc in cumulative impact of anthropogenic activities on reindeer


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Department of Animal Nutrition and Management, SLU and
Terrestrial Department, NINA – Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Norway 

A 1+2-year postdoctoral position in reindeer large-scale spatial behaviour and impact of anthropogenic land use is chaired between at the Department of Animal Nutrition and Management at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the Terrestrial Department at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, NINA, Trondheim, Norway.

The Department of Animal Nutrition and Management offers an inspiring research environment where we study metabolic processes and nutrient utilization in animals, management in various animal production systems. Within the Reindeer husbandry research area our goal is to develop knowledge that strengthens the long-term sustainability of reindeer husbandry and provides tools that help the industry to cope with external stress from natural factors as well as other industry and human activities on the land. The research focuses on production conditions for reindeer husbandry and interaction with the surrounding world.

NINA is an independent foundati­on focusing on environmental research, emphasizing the interaction between human society, natural resources and biodiversity. Our research team focusses on the study of cumulative impact of anthropogenic activities on species’ space use. Our ultimate goal is to increase sustainability in land planning and land use, to grant long term coexistence between species – in particular reindeer – and man. 

For extensive herding systems, such as reindeer husbandry, anthropogenic activities pose major challenges to sustainability. Rangifer, an ancient migratory ungulate with among the largest spatial requirements among terrestrial species, are particularly sensitive to human activities and infrastructure development, such as wind power, hydropower, roads, tourism, forestry, etc. Quantifying the cumulative impact of anthropogenic activities and planning for connectivity conservation in reindeer habitat is of paramount importance both for the conservation of wild populations, and also for safeguarding reindeer husbandry and the traditional lifestyles of Sami herders.

Tasks:

The post doc will be involved in two projects concerning reindeer and anthropogenic development. One project (one year) will focus on using long-term reindeer GPS-data to quantify the impact of wind power development along with other anthropogenic development in the boreal forest winter ranges in Sweden. In a second project (two years) the work will continue and will expand, focussing towards the quantification of cumulative impact of anthropogenic activities and planning for connectivity conservation in reindeer habitats, both wild and domesticated, in Scandinavia.

The post doc will be supported by an international, highly interdisciplinary team with long experience integrating advances in animal ecology and computer science. The team is developing an approach to quantify cumulative impacts on connectivity conservation, identify vulnerable areas, and perform scenario analyses to guide sustainable development. The post doc will apply this approach on GPS-monitored reindeer across Sweden and Norway to synthesize knowledge, identify tolerance thresholds, and quantify the total impact of various stressors (climate, roads, railways, renewable energy, tourism, forestry, depredation, parasites etc.) on Rangifer. Finally, the post doc will contribute to producing zonation maps, and analysing scenarios of changes in climate and land use, to concretely assist sustainable development.

Qualifications:

The applicant should hold a PhD in ecology within the last five years. The candidate is expected to have experience with animal movement ecology and connectivity conservation. These analytical skills are also required: analysis of GPS tracking data, Resource Selection Modelling / Ecological Niche Modelling, R programming language, GIS. Experience with spatial databases (PostGIS), Step Selection Modelling, zonation mapping, and large mammals is a merit.

A strong publication record (in relation to the time since dissertation) is a merit. The application must contain: i) a summary of the research experience, expectation on the position and future plans (max 1 page), ii) CV and iii) two reference persons.

Location: Ultuna, Uppsala, Sweden and Trondheim, Norway.

Employment: Time-limited employment 1 year at SLU, with the possibility of extension for 2 years at NINA after evaluation of the first year.

Access: 1 of April 2019 or upon agreement.

Application: Welcome with your application via the application button below no later than the 15 February 2019.

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The University ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture. 

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

www.slu.se

https://www.slu.se/institutioner/husdjurens-utfodring-vard/

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, NINA, is as an independent foundati­on focusing on environmental research, emphasizing the interaction between human society, natural resources and biodiversity. NINA was established in 1988. The head­quarters are located in Trondheim, with branches in Tromsø, Lillehammer, Bergen and Oslo. In addition, NINA owns and runs the aquatic research station for wild fish at Ims in Rogaland and the arctic fox breeding center at Oppdal.

 NINA’s activities include research, environmental impact assessments, environmental monitoring, counselling and evaluation. NINA cooperates with research institutes in more than 30 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and America. NINA has 242 employees (2016), of which 153 are scientific staff, and a turnover of 39.8 mill Euro.

https://www.nina.no/

https://www.nina.no/Contact/employees/CV.aspx?ansattid=12908

https://www.nina.no/english/Research/Projects/Renewable-Reindeer

Contact person

Anna Skarin

+46 18-671954

firstname.surname@slu.se

Manuela Panzacchi

Researcher

+47 909 11 097

Manuela.Panzacchi@nina.no

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PhD scholarship in Religious Studies

The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a 3-year PhD scholarship in Religious Studies to be filled by 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Application deadline: 4 March 2019
Job content 
This PhD project will be carried out as a subproject within the collective research project Rearticulating Islam: A New Generation of Danish Muslim Religious Leaders, which is funded by the VELUX FOUNDATION. The research project as a whole will explore how a new generation of Muslim religious leaders in Scandinavia rearticulate Islam through their preaching, teaching, education, and engagement with society. This particular subproject seeks to answer the following overarching question: Why do young Scandinavian Muslims pursue Islamic education abroad, what kind of universities and schools are they attending, and what impact does this education have?
The PhD candidate will employ qualitative research methods, such as semi-structured interviews and textual analysis. Project descriptions need to show awareness of the relevant research literature, provide a suitable theoretical framework, and convincingly show the methodological and practical feasibility of the imagined PhD project. Documented language skills in the key language(s) used in the educational institution(s) in question are highly meriting. Project descriptions may focus on individuals from either one or several Scandinavian countries.
For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Simon Stjernholm (stjernholm@hum.ku.dk), who will supervise the PhD project.
Please note that applications which do not adhere to the formal requirements (read more in the two sections ‘Admission requirements’ and ‘Application requirements’ below) will not be taken into consideration for the PhD scholarship.  
Admission requirements 
Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent.
Applicants must have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university declaring that you have been awarded the master degree.
Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish, if the Master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Please read more at the Ministry of Higher Education and Sciences website: https://ufm.dk/en
Excellent communication skills in English is considered essential and applicants must speak and write academic English fluently. The PhD Administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at any time during the recruitment process if this is considered necessary.
 
Application 
Please include the following in your application package:
CV   
Please include a complete CV including a list of publications, if you have any.
Statement of consent 
Statements of consent can be submitted with the application. For example, agreement of access to special archives, agreement of exchange at an international university, or a statement of consent from a potential supervisor/ co-supervisor etc.
Recommendations and publications
Do NOT upload or submit cover letters, recommendations, publications or your Master thesis.
Project description   
The application must include a detailed project description written in English containing the overall objectives, reflections on the intended PhD project’s method and design as well as a timetable. This description should make reference to the project Rearticulating Islam: A New Generation of Danish Muslim Religious Leaders, in particular the subproject described above.
Please adhere to the guidelines at this page:
 
Diploma and transcript of records  
The following documentation must be submitted:
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma (if not available before the application deadline, a pre-approval must be submitted)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree diploma
  • A copy of the applicant’s Bachelor’s degree transcript of records (an official description of the grading scale must be included)
If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, German, French, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.
The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts must be made or approved by either of the following:
  • A state-authorized translator and interpreter
  • The embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made
  • A Danish consulate/embassy

The PhD administration encourages applicants from within the EU to enclose a Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is part of a common European framework for transparency of competencies and qualifications – the EuroPass framework.

For more information:
Chinese applicants are required to enclose a CADGEEC (The China Academic degrees and Graduate Education Evaluation Committee) certificate.
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Please read about admission requirements and application requirements on our website at: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/how-to/application-requirements/
 
The recruitment process
After the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants will be notified whether they are shortlisted for assessment or not. Hereafter, the Dean appoints an Assessment Committee and the selected applicants are notified of the composition of this committee. Each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment which relates to their own application.
Afterwards a selection of qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. Please be advised that a positive assessment does not necessarily mean that you will be invited for an interview.
For further information on the recruitment process please see University of Copenhagen’s website: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Enrolment 
As a PhD scholar at The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, you will be supervised for approximately 180 hours distributed over 6 semesters. In addition to this, you must complete PhD courses of a total approximating 30 ECTS. On completion of the PhD program, you must submit a PhD thesis.
Read more about the structure of the PhD program and what it means to be enrolled as a PhD scholar at the Faculty of Humanities via this link: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/
For more information about the PhD School, visit: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/
Terms of employment 
PhD scholars at the Faculty of Humanities are appointed under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. According to the agreement, PhD scholars are obliged – without any additional remuneration – to perform tasks assigned to them corresponding to 840 working hours over the three years. These tasks will primarily be in the form of teaching, dissemination, research or other related academic areas.
For further information on employment, please see the collective agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).  Please read more here: https://phd.humanities.ku.dk/become-phd-student/what-is-it/what-does-employment-as-a-phd-scholar-entail/ 
Please note that it is normally a precondition for employment that the applicant in question does not already have a PhD degree. Applicants who have already obtained a PhD degree will, as a main rule, be dismissed.
 
Contact 
For any further questions regarding terms of employment, application requirements, etc. please contact the PhD Administration, HR South and City Campus, University of Copenhagen via this e-mail: phd@hrsc.ku.dk.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Humanities invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.
Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 4 March 2019 at 23.59 (11.59 pm) (CET).
You can alter submitted application in the recruitment system until the application deadline expires. No supplementary documents

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

Deadline: 4 March 2019
Unit: Det Humanistiske Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Tværkulturelle og Regionale Studier
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Postdoc in the area of Internet of Things (IoT) Security

DTU Compute’s Section for Embedded Systems Engineering (ESE), invites applications for an appointment as postdoc for 2 years and a half within the area of Internet of Things (IoT) security. The position is available from 1st of March, 2019 or according to mutual agreement.

Our department DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics and computer science. At the same time we are an engineering department covering informatics and communication technologies (ICT) in their broadest sense. Finally, we play a major role in addressing the societal challenges of the digital society where ICT is a part of every industry, service, and human endeavour.

DTU Compute strives to achieve research excellence in its basic science disciplines, to achieve technological leadership in research and innovation, and to address societal challenges in collaboration with partners at DTU and other academic institutions, nationally and internationally, and, equally important, with industry and organizations. We communicate and collaborate with leading centres and strategic partners in order to increase participation in major consortia.

DTU Compute plays a central role in education at all levels of the engineering programmes at DTU, both in terms of our scientific disciplines and our didactic innovation.

The aim of the new position is to expand the department’s research in the area of IoT security.

Responsibilities and tasks
The postdoc position is framed in the context of the Danish national project “CIDI – Cybersecure IoT in Danish Industry” funded by Industriens Fond (Industry Foundation). The main purpose of the project is to strengthen Danish companies’ cyber security level in relation to Industry 4.0, in particular IoT. The project will contribute to creating greater strategic awareness of IoT security from the management level and downwards in Danish business, and to upgrading companies both commercially, organizationally and technically for strategic and commercial exploitation of IoT security (IoT Security as a competitive parameter). The ambition is to make IoT security tangible and understandable for industry, thus utilizing IoT and IoT security as a growth driver.

Real world case projects with industry will be carried out in the project. Thus, a strong emphasis through the postdoc position will be to assess the current cyber-security level of companies in order to identify weaknesses, needs and criticalities, and to propose a relevant solution. Therefore, the specific research area of the postdoc should be able to contribute to the following tasks:

 

  • Development of a screening tool on IoT security for companies
  • Use the screening tool to measure the competencies and maturity of companies in IoT security
  • Design a framework for IoT security in order to increase the level of security of IoT products
  • Develop prototype(s) that companies can use in order to apply the framework
  • Coordinate a number of PhD/MSc students on cyber-security research

Other content of the position

 

  • There will be an opportunity to do teaching at the master’s level; the position may also involve handling administrative tasks to a limited extent.

Qualifications

 

  • Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, or similar, is required
  • Background on cyber-security is considered fundamental for the position
  • Background on IoT is considered a plus
  • The ability to develop theoretical solutions followed by a concrete prototype is considered a plus
  • Teaching experience in related subjects is considered a plus
  • Participation in academic collaborations in relevant areas
  • Relevant publication track record

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

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

Further Information
Further information concerning the project and the application is available by contacting Associate Professor Nicola Dragoni, ndra@dtu.dk

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 28 February 2019 (local time). To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (PhD)
  • List of publications
  • An example of publication relevant to the position where you were the main author

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU Compute has a total staff of 400 including 100 faculty members and 130 Ph.D. students. We offer introductory courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science to all engineering programmes at DTU and specialised courses to the mathematics, computer science, and other programmes. We offer continuing education courses and scientific advice within our research disciplines, and provide a portfolio of innovation activities for students and employees.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and
scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 28 February 2019
Unit: DTU Compute
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday February 28th, 2019

Postdoc in Fungal Ecology and Secondary Metabolism

The Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites, CeMiSt, is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. The Center started 1st of January 2018 and will run for six years with an option for a four-year extension. The Center is based at the Technical University of Denmark and hosted by Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering). Three DTU departments and 10 senior faculty participate in the Center and >15 PhD students and postdocs will be hired. The purpose of CeMiSt is to unravel the biological role of microbial secondary metabolites in natural microbiological communities. The Center is led by Professor Lone Gram.

 

DTU Bioengineering covers microbial ecology and physiology, industrial biotechnology and biomedicine and health. The department consists of approx. 30 faculty and more than 80 PhD students and postdocs.
 

The research area of the position is within fungal ecology, genetics and natural product chemistry with a focus on the analysis of the interaction between secondary metabolite producing microorganisms.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

We are looking for an ambitious mycologist with a broad experience in fungal ecophysiology, genetics and secondary metabolite production.

 

You will get a unique possibility to work on fungal (and bacterial) ecosystems focusing on how secondary metabolites of terrestrial fungi affect microbial diversity and functionality in both natural and engineered systems.

 

You will be collaborating with scientists working on microbial ecology, bioinformatics, molecular microbiology and analytical chemistry on several topics:

  • Determining fungal diversity in selected eco-niches and mock communities
  • Developing strategies for constructing mock-microbial communities
  • Characterizing secondary metabolite biosynthetic pathways
  • Developing strategies for assessing the impact of individual secondary metabolites in shaping microbial communities
  • Constructing deletion (or overexpressing) mutant libraries in Penicillium and other fungi with emphasis on biosynthetic gene clusters

The position allows you to collaborate with several research groups with expertise in microbial ecology, molecular microbiology, gene sequence analyses and analytical and structural chemistry.

 

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree in molecular mycology covering several of the following qualifications:

  • Experience with experimental (wet-lab) work with filamentous fungi
  • Experience with isolation and characterization of filamentous fungi
  • Experience with chemical and/or genetic analyses of secondary metabolites
  • Experience with genetic manipulation of filamentous fungi
  • Fluent in English 

You must be ambitious, well organized, structured and enjoy interacting with many different people including PhD students and postdocs. Also, a good sense of humor will be appreciated.

 
Assessment

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

  • Research experience and documentation
  • International experience
  • Internal and external collaboration
  • Communication skills

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

 
Salary and terms of employment

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

 

The postdoc position is available for 3 years.

 

More information can be found here: career paths at DTU here.

 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Professor Lone Gram (gram@bio.dtu.dk or +45 23688295), Associate Professor Rasmus Frandsen (rasf@bio.dtu.dk) or Professor Jens Frisvad.

 
You can read more about DTU Bioengineering at www.bioengineering.dtu.dk and a DTU podcast introduces the Center.
 
Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 31 January 2019.

 

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

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

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

 

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

 

The Center for Microbial Secondary Metabolites aims to establish what effect microbial secondary metabolites have on other microorganisms in their natural environment. We have traditionally perceived them as ‘competition substances’,but in natural environments they are rarely produced in quantities of antibiotic effect. The Center’s hypothesis is that secondary metabolites constitute a network of signal molecules that directly affect gene expression, behavior, and metabolism of the microorganisms and thus play a decisive role in the composition and function of microbiological societies. We will explore this in an interdisciplinary collaboration with the use of analytical-chemical, bioinformatic, molecular biological, and classic microbiological methods.

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) conducts research, educates the future bio-engineers, provides scientific advice and innovate within the areas of microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology andbiomedicine. The research at DTU Bioengineering is at the highest international level and focuses on the societal and scientific challenges within the field. Research is conducted within three main areas: Microbial ecology and physiology, Industrial biotechnology and cell factories, and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 180employees, of which 2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus

 

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

 

Deadline: 31 January 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday January 31st, 2019

PhD Student in Protein Science & Signaling Biology

A 3-year PhD position is available in the section for Protein Science & Signaling Biology at the Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering).

The successful applicant will work within the newly established research group ‘Glycoengineering’ headed by Professor Steffen Goletz, Deputy Head of Department.

Our research group focuses on glycoengineering, microbiome-based anti-infectives and biopharmaceuticals, novel glycomic display systems and glycoimmunology. We elucidate complex immunological networks and the role of glycosylation in infectious diseases and tumor biology. The aim is to identify new drug targets, and to generate novel drug candidates and therapeutic strategies. 

Responsibilities and tasks 
The PhD student will work with a team of postdocs and PhD students and in close collaboration with national and international collaborators to establish a high density glyco-mimetic display and screening system for drug delivery.

The ideal candidate for this challenging project has skills in protein chemistry (expression and purification), phage display, chemical linkages and organic chemistry, microbiology. Moreover, the PhD student is expected to contribute to inter connective team tasks. 

Qualifications 
Candidates should have a Master’s degree in molecular biomedicine, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology, biology, chemistry, microbiology, or a similar degree.

Approval and Enrolment

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


Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Steffen Goletz.

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

Salary and appointment terms

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

 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Professor Steffen Goletz at sgoletz@dtu.dk

You can read more about Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine at www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/englis

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 31 January 2019.

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it. 

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

 

The Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) conducts research, educates future bio-engineers, provides scientific advice and innovate within the areas of microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology and biomedicine. The research at DTU Bioengineering is at the highest international level and focuses on the societal and scientific challenges within the field. Research is conducted within three main areas: Microbial ecology and physiology, Industrial biotechnology and cell factories, and Biomedicine and health. The department has extensive collaboration with national and international research units and industries. DTU Bioengineering has > 200 employees, of which >2/3 is scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

 

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

 

Deadline: 31 January 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Thursday January 31st, 2019

PhD scholarship in Antibody Discovery

One 3-year PhD scholarship in antibody discovery is available starting March 1st 2019 or shortly thereafter. The project will be supervised by Associate Professor Andreas H. Laustsen. The successful candidate will join a young and ambitious, international research team, which is a part of the Protein Science & Biotherapeutics section at DTU Bioengineering.

Research in the Tropical Pharmacology Lab is focused on the use of phage display technology for antibodythe discovery of antibodies with special binding properties against snake toxins. For more information, please contact Andreas H. Laustsen.

Qualifications 
The successful candidate must have a Master’s degree within biotechnology and must have at least 12 months of practical lab experience specifically within discovery of human therapeutic antibodies using phage display technology. The candidate must have a clear understanding of snake venom toxinology with both practical research experience in this field, as well as a proven track record for publishing scientific articles in leading toxinology journals.

Candidates that do not fulfill these strict requirements are not eligible and will thus not be selected.

Preferably, the candidate has performed phage display experiments in laboratories in different countries and has experience working with multiple antibody formats, including scFvs, VHHs, Fabs, and IgGs. The successful candidate should thrive in a highly ambitious research group that aims to establish new research fields. The successful candidate should be highly motivated, eager to seek and share knowledge, able to work independently in a dynamic group environment, and should be confident in planning and carrying out complicated tasks. Good communication skills in both written and spoken English are expected.

The ideal candidate must have a strong background in antibody technology, including:

  • Experience with phage display panning techniques.
  • Experience with preparation of antigens for phage display selection (RP-HPLC, biotinylation, MALDI-TOF)
  • Experience with analysis of antibodies (sequencing, SPR, ELISA, electrophoresis)
  • Experience with handling of biological reagents, including venom proteins.’Experience with molecular cloning techniques in E. coli.

Approval and Enrolment

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

 

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

The Tropical Pharmacology Lab offers a demanding, exciting, and dynamic work environment.

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Andreas H. Laustsen (ahola@bio.dtu.dk) 

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 25 January 2019 (local time). 


To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

Candidates may not apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree.

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies. 

Deadline: 25 January 2019
Unit: DTU Bioengineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday January 25th, 2019

Two Postdoc positions on effects of research funding instruments 1022987

The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA) at Department of Political Science, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University invites applications for two 3-year postdoctoral positions related to projects concerned with the effects of research funding instruments. The expected starting date for the fulltime positions will be April 1, 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

The research projects
The positions will mainly (but not exclusively) be linked to two new research projects at CFA.

The first project, ‘Promoting the socio-economic impact of research – the role of funding practices’ is a comparative study of the effects of research funding instruments with the intent to promote socio-economic impact. The project covers three countries, Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands, and two major fields of research, food science and energy research, and will be drawing on both quantitative and qualitative methods in analyses of funding landscapes, funding instruments and case studies of 18 selected research groups. The project is funded by the Novo Nordic Foundation and will run for four years starting from January 2019.

The second project, ‘Villum Experiment – a study of the influence of blind peer review on the nature and outcomes of funded research’ is a study of a new innovative research funding mechanism. Drawing on both quantitative and qualitative methods this project will examine questions related to whether this new funding instrument has effects that differ from standard grant types based on conventional peer-review processes. Key cross-cutting themes in this project is to what extent the Villum Experiment promotes and generates original research and to what extent it reduces biases in the allocation processes? The project is funded by the Villum Foundation as a two-year study, but it will carried out part-time over a four year period. Hence, the Postdoc related to this project will also be involved in other CFA projects. Other types of involvement will also be relevant for the Postdoc related to the first project, but to a lesser extent.

Job description
As part of small, interdisciplinary project teams, both postdoc positions will cover a variety of tasks including both research design, data collection, analysis and dissemination. The selected candidates will also be expected to contribute substantially to publications, both as first and secondary authors. The candidates will, however, also be expected to contribute more broadly to CFA’s general activities.
 
Qualifications
The ideal candidates will have a PhD in social science or related fields. We seek applicants with strong and broad methodological skills and preferably also experience with science policy studies in general and studies of funding systems in particular. We expect the candidates to have excellent communication skills in spoken and written English, and an ability to produce state-of-the art social-science research.

In addition to a CV and proof of PhD degree (or the near completion of a PhD degree), interested applicants should provide a motivational letter specifying how their interests, qualifications and experiences match the focus on effects of research funding mechanisms (max 1 page). Please also specify whether you are specifically interested in one of the positions or are applying for both. Below you can see the other requirements to your application.

Who are we
Research at The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy is broadly concerned with empirical studies related to research policy, innovation policy, and higher-education policy. The current research portfolio at CFA includes projects on innovation, quality in research and higher education, research funding, research integrity, gender in science, and responsible research and innovation.
For examples of current research and consultancy activities, please click here.

Further information
Applicants are welcome to contact Center Director Carter Bloch (carter.bloch@ps.au.dk) and Senior Researcher Kaare Aagaard (ka@ps.au.dk) prior to submitting their application to learn more about the position and the two research projects.

If applicants need help uploading the application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Mette Fisker Præstegaard, Tel.: +45 87152497, Email: mfp@au.dk

International applicant?
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here and here

Place of work
Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Department of Political Science, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Bartholins Allé 7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

Terms of employment
The appointment is in accordance with the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities as well as the circular on the Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State.

The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in Circular on Terms of Employment for Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure
It is obligatory to attach the following when you apply for this position:

Application
Curriculum Vitae. You are encouraged to declare any periods of leave without research activity, including, for example, maternity leave, since your research activities are assessed in relation to your actual research time
Education (diploma for master’s, PhD and possibly higher doctoral degree)
List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications)
Publications. Up to three publications can be included in the application. In the event of several authors the publications must be accompanied by a co-author statement concerning the applicant’s share of the collaborative work with the consent of the co-authors. This form can be used for the purpose
Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here

Materials which cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in three copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

Read more about how to apply for an academic post at Aarhus BSS here.

The evaluation process
After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of personal background.

Please apply here
Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 11 February 2019
Unit: Department of Political Science
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday February 11th, 2019

Postdoctoral researcher in analytical chemistry in relation to human biomonitoring

A postdoctoral position (2 years) is open at Aarhus University, Department of Environmental Science, Section for Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology (www.envs.au.dk) as soon as possible.

The position is in the field of analytical chemistry. Most of the work will be in the framework of the EU H2020 project HBM4EU (www.hbm4eu.eu), which aims to coordinate and advance human biomonitoring in Europe to provide evidence of chemical exposures and their health effects on humans and to improve risk assessment for chemical policy makers. Substances prioritized in the project are i) flame retardants, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), phthalates and their replacements, bisphenols, aromatic amines, cadmium and chromium and ii) acrylamides, apriotic solvents, mycotoxins, diisocyanates, pesticides, UV filters, mercury, lead and arsenic, reflecting two rounds of prioritization.

Tasks and responsibilities
The postdoctoral researcher will be part of an established team that studies environmental pollution (including the Arctic) and chemical exposures to humans and wildlife. The team examines a range of problematic chemicals, mainly persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and emerging contaminants, using a number of instrumental techniques (GC-MS, GC-MS/MS, HPLC-MS/MS, GC-Orbitrap-HRMS, HPLC-Orbitrap-HRMS). The laboratory is accredited and has a strong focus on QA/QC. In the HBM4EU project, the team has a task leader role coordinating the analytical work in the project.

The primary responsibility of the postdoctoral researcher will be to work in the HBM4EU project. This includes planning and organisation of the analytical work both at a conceptual and a more practical level, coordination with other project activities and communication with project partners. The work will require a good understanding of analytical chemistry and QA/QC measures as well as good organisational and communication skills. It includes an international and a national component of collaboration, the latter with meetings and communication in Danish. The tasks may also include experimental work to develop, improve or extend analytical methods for human matrices.

The successful candidate is expected to actively pursue the publication of results in the scientific literature and their presentations at relevant conferences. He/She is also expected to contribute to new project proposals, and the development of new project ideas will be welcomed. As part of a team, the postdoctoral researcher will collaborate closely with other members of the team and contribute to the overall progress in the team’s research. He/She may be involved in the supervision of students or guest researchers and in the presentation of the project and its results to Danish authorities and interested groups.

Qualifications
The candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in (analytical or environmental) chemistry, toxicology or a closely related discipline. It will be an advantage, if he/she

  • has worked with some of the prioritized substances, preferably including their chemical analysis in human samples,
  • is familiar with the design of monitoring programmes including QA/QC requirements,
  • has experience with statistical data treatment,

Furthermore, the candidate should

  • be well-organised in his/her work and able to handle complex tasks,
  • be able to work independently, while taking into account the situation in a team,
  • be result- and product-oriented and able to think one step ahead of the task at hand,
  • have excellent communication skills in English that can bridge between different scientific disciplines,

Department of Environmental Science
The Department of Environmental Science has about 150 employees working in basic and problem-oriented research within environmental science, including chemical and physical processes and interactions between environment and society. The department carries out research-based consultancy for the public sector and provides research-based advice. The academic expertise ranges from atmospheric chemistry and physics, via environmental chemistry, microbiology and biotechnology to environmental economics, environmental geography, political science and sociology. The institute is located in frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark.

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified 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 each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology 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 Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Please apply here
Location: Roskilde
Deadline: 13 February 2019
Unit: Department of Environmental Science
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Post expires on Wednesday February 13th, 2019

Postdoctoral position in “Impact of Gender on Teaching Evaluations” research project 1022969

The Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, invites applications for 1-2 postdoctoral positions of 1-2 years. These positions offer applicants an exciting opportunity to join a new externally funded research project on the impact of gender on teaching evaluations in higher education.
 
The starting date is August 1st 2019 or subject to mutual agreement.
 
The research project
This project asks: Is there a gender bias in teaching evaluations in Danish higher education, and if so, what possible mechanisms affect the bias? It takes its starting point in recent international studies finding evidence of gender bias with male university teachers receiving better evaluations than their female colleagues. The project contributes to the research field in three ways: First, there is limited European research on gender bias and this study will be the first in Scandinavia. Second, the project explores the mechanisms at play by using data on actual SETs as well as conducting an experiment and observational studies of teaching. Third, the project examines the role of contextual factors – for example between contexts traditionally dominated by men vs. women – by including variation between a university and a university college and in the gender balance among faculty across study programmes. The project is expected to generate high-quality research and is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.
 
Job description
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the overall objectives of the project by being involved in data collection, data analysis as well as writing journal articles and other publications. Besides contributing to the specified project objectives, candidates will have the opportunity to define their own research areas within the overall framework of the project.
 
Your qualifications
Candidates must hold a PhD relevant to the academic areas of the Department of Political Science and have research experience of broad relevance to the project.
 
The project involves both quantitative studies including field experiments and qualitative studies including observation of teaching situations. Candidates with strong methods competencies in one or both of these areas are therefore preferred.
 
Personal skills e.q. in regard to communication and collaboration will also be considered.
         
Who we are
The Department of Political Science is one of the six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the four faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the business and social science-related research fields and brings them closer together to reflect the close relationship between society and the business community. As part of a Top 100 university, Aarhus BSS – and specifically the Department of Political Science – has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.  

At the Department of Political Science, we emphasise a dynamic and flexible research and teaching profile characterised by pluralism and openness. With around 90 academic staff members and 40 PhD students, we offer a lively and ambitious research and teaching environment.
 
The research carried out at the department not only covers a variety of political science disciplines, but also represents a variety of methodological approaches. This not only enables us to focus on new problem areas as they appear on the national and international political arenas, but also allows us to contribute actively to the development of the discipline. We also emphasise communicating our research results to the political-administrative system and to the public in general.

For more information about the Department of Political Science, please click here
 
Further information
For further information about the position and the department, please contact principal investigator Anne Binderkrantz: +45 8716 5706 Email: asb@ps.au.dk
 
If you need help uploading your application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Mette Fisker Præstegaard, tel.: +45 87152497, email: mfp@au.dk
 
International applicant?
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here and here
 
Place of work
Place of work is Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Bartholins Allé 7, 8000 Aarhus

Terms of employment
The appointment is in accordance with the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities as well as the circular on the Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State.

The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in Circular on Terms of Employment for Academic Staff at Universities.

Application procedure
It is obligatory to attach the following when you apply for this position:

Application
Curriculum Vitae. You are encouraged to declare any periods of leave without research activity, including, for example, maternity leave, since your research activities are assessed in relation to your actual research time
Education (diploma for master’s, PhD and possibly higher doctoral degree)
List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications)
Publications. Up to three publications can be included in the application. In the event of several authors the publications must be accompanied by a co-author statement concerning the applicant’s share of the collaborative work with the consent of the co-authors. This form can be used for the purpose
Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here

Materials which cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in three copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

Read more about how to apply for an academic post at Aarhus BSS here.

The evaluation process
After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of personal background.

Please apply here
Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 11 February 2019
Unit: Department of Political Science
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Monday February 11th, 2019

PhD position in experimental quantum information at the Center for Quantum Devices and Microsoft Quantum – Copenhagen

TheCenter for Quantum Devices is a basic research center supported by the DanishNational Research Foundation, comprising materials research, experimentalphysics, nanoelectronics and condensed matter theory at the Niels BohrInstitute, The University of Copenhagen.

MicrosoftQuantum Copenhagen is a research center sponsored by Microsoft Research aimedat developing topological quantum information processing hardware.

The position
 

TheCenter for Quantum Devices and Microsoft Quantum – Copenhagen are seekingapplications for PhD students to work on for the experimental implementation ofsolid state quantum information systems. Applicants should have a Masters orUndergraduate degree in Physics with relevant experimental experience. Researchinvolves nanofabrication, cryogenics using a cryofree dilution refrigerator, rfand microwave electronics, data analysis, and writing up results forpublication.

Informationabout QDev can be found at qdev.dk. Information about Station Qcan be found at microsoft.com/en-us/quantum/

Theposition is open from 1 April 2019 or by arrangement.

Inquiriesabout the position can be made to Principal Investigator, Charles Marcus (marcus@nbi.dk).

Terms of employment  

ThePhD program is administered by the Science PhD school, University of Copenhagen.

Theposition is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Termsof appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry ofFinance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academicsin the State.

Thestarting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 322K plus additional pension contributionup to DKK 44,5K. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The Integrated MSc and PhD Scheme  

Theposition is also available for candidates who are (or are eligible to be)enrolled at one of the faculty’s master programmes in Physics or Nano Science.The duration of the integrated programme depends on the amount of credits thatyou have passed on your MSc programme. For further information about the studyprogramme please see: www.science.ku.dk/phd,“Study Structures”.

Scholarshipand terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhD 

PhDgrant portions (Ph.D.‐SU klip) 

Inthe period up to the completion of the MSc programme (up to three years), thestudent is entitled to so-called PhD grant portions. The grant portions arefinanced by the grant donor but not by the Danish State Educational Grant andLoan Scheme Agency (as is the case for the ordinary study grant portions on theBSc and MSc programmes). They are called PhD grant portions because this kind ofremuneration is regulated and described in the Executive Order on the StateEducational Grant and Loan Scheme in Denmark (SU‐bekendtgørelsen), and becausethe value of a PhD grant portion corresponds to the value of an ordinary Danishstudy grant portion. Students are awarded 48 PhD grant portions during theperiod of their MSc and PhD studies.

48PhD grant portions at DKK 6,090 each, corresponding to DKK 292,320 (approx.€38,975).

‘Dutywork’

Asa supplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with thecollective agreement of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations(AC), be offered ‘duty work’. In the period up to the completion of the MScprogramme, students performing ‘duty work’ are paid by the hour. UCPH has decidedto offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes 150 hours of ‘duty work’per year during Part A of the programme (until two years of the combinedprogramme of study remain). ‘Duty work’ during Part A if it has a duration ofthree years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 214.16 (+ 12.5% holiday pay),corresponding to DKK 108,418.50 (approx. €14,450)

Forfurther information about Part A please see: https://www.science.ku.dk/english/research/phd/studystructure/integratedphd/.

Salaryin accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation ofProfessional Associations (AC) 

Inthe period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student is employed asa PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collective agreementwith the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The scheme isarranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a timewhen there are two years left of the integrated programme. For this reason, thesalary must be paid for a period of two years in accordance with the collectiveagreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Theamounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon as well as pensioncontributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK 30,600(including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 734,420(approx. €97,900).

Application
 

Pleasesend an application that describes your background and research interests. Theapplication, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOWbelow.

EncloseCV with publication list, short description of your work relevant to theresearch field (e.g. PhD, Masters thesis), and names and contact information onup to three scientific referees (do not send letters). Copy of diploma is notneeded in the application phase.

TheUniversity wishes our staff to reflect the diversityof society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidatesregardless of personal background.

Application deadline: The deadline for applications is 25 January 2019, 23:59 GMT +1.

Afterthe expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment managerselects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selectedapplications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of thecommittee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by theHead of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committeeand the interview committee.

Themain criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicantand the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requestedto formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science.You can read more about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Questions 

Generalinformation about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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

Deadline: 25 January 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: The Niels Bohr Institute
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Post expires on Friday January 25th, 2019

PhD within the fields of economic sociology, political economy, and the sociology of professions

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for two vacant PhD fellowships within the fields of economic sociology, political economy, and the sociology of professions, at the Department of Organization.

    The Department of Organization pursues a problem-oriented, business in society approach to understanding and intervening in organizations and organizational life. Our approach combines social-scientific traditions such as organization theory, political economy, sociology, social psychology and ethnography. Core research areas of the Department of Organization are (1) organization studies, (2) economic sociology, (3) public administration, and (4) political economy.

    Teaching responsibilities of the Department comprise undergraduate, graduate and doctoral teaching. IOA teaches core courses in organizational analysis, strategy, organizational behavior, and qualitative methods. The Department is especially active in teaching in the HA i Almen Erhvervsøkonomi, HA i Projektledelse, HA i Erhvervsøkonomi og psykologi, and BSc in Business Administration and Service Management. IOA faculty also teach in the International Business and Politics (BSc and MSc), European Business (BSC), and Business Administration and Sociology (BSC) programmes.

    We encourage applications on any research area falling broadly within the theme of expert networks and market creation. The two doctoral fellowships are in connection with the new project “Expert Niches: How Local Networks Leverage Markets”, funded by the Velux Foundation. Information on the project can be found here: https://www.cbs.dk/en/forskning/cbs-forskningsprojekter/oversigt-forskningsprojekter/4bf4eecf-07f9-41cf-9365-7dcc534fc2ec.   It is anticipated that the doctoral students will contribute in the empirical areas of enzyme production and, separately, fine dining. The project is led by Leonard Seabrooke and Eleni Tsingou, both in the Department of Organization.

    The Department will give priority to applicants with high grades from their universities.

  The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme, http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.


    It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment, see https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/departments-and-centres/department-of-organization.

    CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. One third of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.

    Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organization of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).

For further information please contact: Professor Leonard Seabrooke, lse.ioa@cbs.dk. Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.


General information:
  A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.
    The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.


    The PhD student will be enrolled at PhD School in Organisation and Management Studies.


    To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Master’s degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicants must be fluent in English.


   The application (see link below) must include a 5 page project description. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.


    In addition to the research proposal, the application must include copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis).


Recruitment procedure
  The Recruitment Committee expects to shortlist at least two to five applicants to be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline. Applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.


    Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.


    Please find guidelines on admission and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes.  

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the link below.
   

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline, which is March 1, 2019.
   

Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.

Closing date: 1 March 2019.

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With some 21.500 full and part-time students, 630 full-time faculty members, 200 PhD and 680 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems, culture and languages.

Post expires on Friday March 1st, 2019

PhD Scholarship on the Firm in the Informal Economy

The societal presence and impact of the informal economy are inescapable. Around the world and especially in areas of widespread poverty, unregistered and unregulated organizational entities operate in the part of the economy that either fails to adhere to the established institutional rules or are denied their protection. Reports from the International Labor Organization find that 48% of the labor force works in the informal economy in North Africa, 72% in Sub-Saharan Africa, 51% in Latin America, and 65% in Asia. Studies from the International Monetary Fund find that the informal economy account for 10-20% of the GDP in developed countries and as much as 60% in developing countries.     The aim of this PhD scholarship is to explore the drivers and consequences of how firms in a variety of informal economy contexts structure their organizations. As has been a cornerstone in organizational theory for decades, firms must structure their organizations in ways that match the external environment to operate effectively. However, the nature of the informal economy firms may prevent them from effectively realizing the potential of their organizations. For example, the absence of formal contracts to coordinate firm and human resources calls into question the role and effectiveness of non-contractual coordination mechanisms, such as trust, reciprocity, common grounds, and social networks. Moreover, as many firms in the informal economy have no other option than to operate informally due to the costs and difficulties of registration and taxes it is uncertain how they systematize and effectively exploit different coordination mechanisms.    

This PhD candidate will be expected to collect rich qualitative and quantitative data and develop rigorous theory to understand how firms in the informal economy structure their organizations. Geographically, this project will focus on industry clusters in Sub-Saharan Africa where the share of the informal economy is higher than in any other region in the world. The ideal candidate therefore has an educational background in the area of organizational theory and/or development studies and possess strong skills in both quantitative and qualitative methods.   

General information 

This PhD candidate will be affiliated with the Department of Strategy and Innovation (SI) and be part of the research project “The firm in the informal economy” funded by the Carlsberg Foundation and headed by Associate Professor Marcus M. Larsen.     

SI employs an international group of 45 full-time faculty members, as well as part-time faculty, postdocs, and PhD students. The core research and teaching area of the Department is strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship and international business. SI’s stated aim is to continue to be among the leading departments in strategy and innovation in Europe.   

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years starting September 1, 2019, or by mutual agreement. The scholarship includes a fully salaried position, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860 euro) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17,1 % of the base salary. The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organization.   

The PhD program is highly international and you are expected to participate in international research conferences. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD program, https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes. It is also required that the applicant shows an interest in joining the Department’s research environment, see http://www.cbs.dk/si.    

To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). This requirement includes the minimum grade of a weighted grade point average of at least 8.2 on the Danish 7-point grading scale or 9 on the 13-point scale for the entire program (i.e. for both the Bachelor’s and Master’s studies), and at least the grade of 10 for any final thesis or examination project. The applicants must be fluent in English.  

The application must include: 

  1. A project description (5 pages): This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.  
  2. Copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level.  
  3. Brief curriculum vitae (CV).  
  4. A list of papers and publications.  
  5. One copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis). 

Recruitment procedure 
The Recruitment Committee will shortlist minimum two applicants; when possible five or more applicants will be shortlisted. The shortlisted applicants will be assessed by the Assessment Committee. All applicants will be notified of their status in the recruitment process shortly after the application deadline.   

The applicants selected for assessment will be notified about the composition of the Assessment Committee and later in the process about the result of the assessment.  Once the recruitment process is completed each applicant will be notified of the outcome of their application.   

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Program at https://www.cbs.dk/en/research/phd-programmes.   

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.  

To find out more about working and living in Denmark, please go to http://www.cbs.dk/en/about-cbs/jobs-cbs.     

For further information, please visit the SI website at www.cbs.dk/si, and/or contact Associate Professor Marcus M. Larsen, mml.si@cbs.dk.  

Details about Copenhagen Business School are available at www.cbs.dk.  

Closing date: 15 April 2019.

Apply online

With some 21.500 full and part-time students, 630 full-time faculty members, 200 PhD and 680 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems, culture and languages.

Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019