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PhD studentship in Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology

A PhD studentship in medicinal chemistry and chemical biology funded by a European Research Council Starting Grant is available at the Department of Chemistry at The Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The project will be under the supervision of Associate Professor Luca Laraia and will start on October 1st 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will join a young and dynamic research team working at the interface of chemistry and biology.

Project Description and responsibilities
One of the main goals of our research group is the identification of selective modulators and tool compounds for cholesterol transport proteins to study their basic biology and translational potential. The PhD student will apply state-of-the-art organic synthesis techniques to synthesize natural product-inspired compounds as cholesterol transport protein ligands. These will be tested and validated using a range of biophysical, biochemical and cell-based assays. The project is in close collaboration with a protein biochemistry/structural biology post-doctoral researcher in the group.   

Qualifications
The successful candidate should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points, or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree) in chemistry with prior experience in synthetic organic chemistry, including standard characterization methods. Experience with protein biochemistry and/or cell biology would be an advantage but is not required. However, a strong desire to learn new techniques in a multidisciplinary environment is crucial. Most importantly, the candidate should be highly motivated, able to work independently and should be confident in both written and spoken English. The applicant should be ambitious and strive towards scientific excellence.

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 DTU’s rules for the PhD education.   

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.The position will start on 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further questions about the project should be directed to Luca Laraia, email: luclar@kemi.dtu.dk or phone: +45 4525 2495.

You can read more about DTU Chemistry at www.kemi.dtu.dk/english.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU. 

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 29 July 2022 (Danish time). Applications will be assessed on a continuous basis, so please feel free to apply as soon as you are ready.To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English. The application must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, if any)
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English) including official description of grading scale
  • Contact details for at least two references

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master’s degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-07-29 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Chemistry

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Post expires on Friday July 29th, 2022

PhD student in mathematics within the WASP AI programme

Institutionen för matematik och matematisk statistik

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before 2022-08-15

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå

The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics is opening a PhD position in mathematics, focusing on geometric deep learning. The position involves four years of doctoral studies, including participation in research and postgraduate courses. The last day to apply is August 15, 2022.

Project description and tasks
Deep learning models, particularly deep convolutional neural networks (CNNs), have enjoyed tremendous success on an impressive number of complex problems. However, a fundamental understanding of the mathematical descriptions of the models and their extensions to non-flat data are still lacking, presenting an exciting research problem spanning several areas such as differential geometry, numerical analysis, and dynamical systems.

A promising approach, referred to as geometric deep learning, is to account for the geometry of the input data by making the networks equivariant with respect to the symmetries of the data. This means that a transformation of the input produces a corresponding transformation of the output. Making such geometric structures manifest amounts to incorporating prior knowledge of the system to facilitate learning.

Another development explores the connection to differential equations and dynamical systems in the limit of infinitely deep networks. Formulated in terms of the dynamics propagating information through the network, the learning problem becomes amenable to powerful numerical techniques for differential equations and a rich theory of dynamical systems.

The project aims to unify the two approaches and develop the mathematical foundations of the emerging field of neural differential equations by exploring the connection to geometric deep learning. The objective is to develop a manifestly geometric formulation of equivariant neural differential equations, unifying symmetries of the data manifold and symmetries of the differential equations, and to investigate the properties and applications of such a formulation.

The project is a part of the AI-Math track within Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP). The PhD student will participate in the WASP graduate school, see https://wasp-sweden.org/graduate-school/

Qualifications
The doctoral student will be admitted for studies at third-cycle level in Mathematics. To fulfil the general entry requirements, the applicant must have qualifications equivalent to a completed degree at second-cycle level or completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS credits, including at least 60 ECTS credits at second-cycle level.

To fulfil the specific entry requirements to be admitted for studies at third-cycle level in mathematics, the applicant must have completed at least 60 ECTS credits within the field of mathematics, of which at least 15 ECTS credits shall have been acquired at second-cycle level. Applicants in some other system, either within Sweden or abroad, who have acquired largely equivalent skills are also eligible.

Good programming skills (preferably Python) and a good knowledge of the English language, both written and spoken, are required. Documented knowledge and experience in machine learning, differential equations, differential geometry or related areas are merits.

You are expected to take on an active role in developing this doctoral project and in departmental work. Therefore, you are expected to have excellent communication and collaboration skills. You have a scientific mindset, can work independently, and are structured, flexible and solution-oriented. Above all, you are analytical, creative, and committed to continuously developing your skills and contributing to the mathematical foundations of machine learning.

Assessments of the applicants are based on their qualifications and ability to benefit from the doctoral study they will receive.

About the position
The position is intended to result in a doctoral degree. The main task of the doctoral student is to pursue their doctoral studies, including active participation in research and doctoral courses, and participate in the WASP graduate school. The duties may include teaching or other departmental work (up to 20%). The employment is limited to four years of full-time (48 months) or up to five years when teaching part-time. Salary is set by the established salary ladder for PhD positions at Umeå University. The employment starts in January 2023 or according to an agreement.

Application
Application is made through our recruitment system by August 15, 2022. Log in and apply via the button at the bottom of the page. The application must consist of the following documents written in English or Swedish:

  • Personal letter with a brief description of your qualifications and research interests. Justify why you are applying for the position and describe how your qualifications and merits are relevant to the employment.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Authenticated copies of degree certificates, diplomas or equivalent, including documentation of completed academic courses, received grades, and possibly other certificates.
  • Copies of relevant work such as master’s thesis or articles you have authored or co-authored. If the master’s thesis has not been completed before the application deadline, a summary of the master’s thesis project and current progress shall be included. The summary can be at most five pages, including figures and references.
  • GMAT (or GRE) and TOEFL/IELTS test scores, if available.
  • Contact information to at least two reference persons.

The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics values the qualities that a gender balance brings to the department, and therefore we particularly encourage female applicants.

The procedure for recruitment for the position is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance (chapter 12, 2§), and the decision regarding the position cannot be appealed.

More information
Further information can be provided by Associate Professor Fredrik Ohlsson (fredrik.ohlsson@umu.se) or Professor Jun Yu (jun.yu@umu.se). You can also contact the Head of Department Professor Åke Brännström (ake.brannstrom@umu.se), for additional information.

More information about the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics:
https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-mathematics-and-mathematical-statistics/

We look forward to receiving your application!

Contact

Fredrik Ohlsson, universitetslektor

090-7865389,fredrik.ohlsson@umu.se

Jun Yu, professor

090-7865127,jun.yu@umu.se

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1163-22

Union representative

SACO

090-7865365

SEKO

090-7865296

ST

090-7865431

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before 2022-08-15

Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Postdoctoral Research fellow in Evolutionary Biology

Postdoctoral Research fellow in Evolutionary Biology

Natural History Museum

Job description

Applications are invited for a position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in evolutionary biology available at the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo. The appointment is for a period of four years. The position will be for a period of 4 years with 25 % compulsory work (e.g., teaching responsibilities and curator work at the museum).

Starting date: End of the year (but negotiable).

More about the position

The candidate will work in association with the ERC Starting Grant project Dissecting the paradox of stasis in evolutionary biology (ROCKS- PARADOX) awarded to Kjetil Lysne Voje. This is a highly collaborative project that includes both national and international partners.

The Voje lab seeks to understand the processes that govern phenotypic evolution along the timescale continuum. Our research uses a wide variety of taxa and we combine empirical work and methods development to obtain a deeper understanding of the connection between microevolutionary processes and the associated evolutionary change that may occur on longer timescales. The position will be affiliated with The Evolution and Paleobiology Group (EPA) at the Natural History Museum in Oslo. EPA is a highly active research group consisting of PhD students, post docs, and permanent staff and provides an excellent scientific and social environment for the candidate.

The paradox of stasis refers to the contrasting observations of phenotypic evolution on short and long timescales; rapid evolution is commonly observed across a few generations in living populations while the fossil record often indicates that species remain more or less unchanged for millions of years. The overarching goal of the ROCKS-PARADOX project is to provide a deeper understanding of evolutionary trait dynamics on timescales in between micro- and macroevolution.

The goal of the postdoc project is to estimate quantitative genetic parameters from fossil and recent bryozoans to investigate to what extent genetic (co)variances evolve and to assess whether measurements of quantitative genetic (co)variance are useful for predicting long-term phenotypic trait evolution. Bryozoa is a phylum of colonial metazoans with an especially rich fossil record. This allows for repeated measurements of genetically identical individuals and therefore estimation of quantitative genetic parameters from ancestor–descendant series of populations from the fossil record.

A large collection of fossil specimens from New Zealand belonging to different bryozoans lineages have already been collected, spanning about two million years of phenotypic evolution. Fieldwork to collect fossil and recent specimens will be part of the project.

The project provides an unique opportunity to study the relative effects of adaptation and constraints over different timescales, testing novel ideas at the intersection between micro- and macroevolution. The ideal candidate will make a major contribution to the planned research, but will also develop his/her own complementary lines of research that reflect the candidate’s own expertise and interests, and that fit within the project’s main goals.

Qualification requirements

  • Applicants must hold a PhD-degree (or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree) in biology (or related fields) and document a specialization or clear profile in evolutionary biology.
  • We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and hard-working postdoctoral candidate with the ambition to gain new insights in evolutionary biology and publish papers in leading, international journals. The candidate will generate and analyze large amounts of phenotypic data, so the ideal candidate has a high sense of organization, is able to handle large amounts of data, has experience with morphometrics and data analysis (R programming language, statistical modelling, machine learning), and possess excellent writing skills.
  • Interest in and knowledge of quantitative genetics are particularly appreciated.
  • Applicants must show good interpersonal skills and be willing to work in close collaboration with the project PI and other members of the project team, as well as have the ability to work independently. Applicants should have a good publication record for their career stage.
  • A good command of English is required.

We offer

  • salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • Career building links with a vibrant international research network with excellent opportunities for building a career in evolutionary biology/paleobiology.
  • A stimulating and friendly working environment.
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.

How to apply

The application must include:

  • A cover letter that includes a statement of motivation and a summary of scientific background and research interests.
  • A CV summarizing education, positions, research profile and merits, pedagogical qualifications, and other qualifying activities.
  • A list of all scientific publications.
  • A one-page statement explaining why the candidate is motivated for the position and how the position fit into the applicant’s career plan.
  • Contact information for two reference persons (name, relation to candidate, e-mail, and phone number). No reference letters should be submitted.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system.

Please note that all documents should be in English. Interviews will be part of the appointment process.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, employment gaps or immigrant background, we will invite at least one applicant from each of these categories to an interview.

Contact information

Associate Professor Kjetil Lysne Voje: k.l.voje@nhm.uio.no 

Questions regarding the recruiting system and the application procedure: HR-adviser Thomas Brånå: thomas.brana@nhm.uio.no 

About the University of Oslo and the Natural History Museum

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Natural History Museum at the University of Oslo is Norway’s most comprehensive natural history collection. For almost 200 years, specimens of animals, fungi, plants, rocks, minerals and fossils have been collected, studied and preserved here. The museum is located at Økern and in the beautiful Botanical Garden, which is not only popular for recreation, but is a scientific collection in itself.

Deadline: 10 August 2022
Unit: Natural History Museum
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Post expires on Wednesday August 10th, 2022

Postdoc in Membrane protein characterization

The structural enzymology group is interested on the systems involved with membrane protein crystallography and characterization. The main techniques used are cloning, expression purification and crystallization and kinetic characterization. The Post doc will focus on kinetic and structural studies of the magnesium transport systems MgtA and MgtB from E coli and Salmonella. The work will include

  • Design of construct for various  hetero membrane complexes MgtA and MgtB are involved with.
  • Expression, Protein purification of associated partners  and membrane proteins. Constructs and Expression protocols of the individual components are available
  • Biochemical characterisation and kinetic studies
  • Crystallisation, structure determination

Responsibilities and qualifications
Formal requirement with regard to education is a PhD in biochemistry /molecular biology as minimum.

  • Experience with protein chemistry, protein crystallography and biophysical methods is preferred
  • Work knowledge of Word and Excel and kinetic software
  • The group has a number of international collaborations and the position requires applicants to be highly organized and fluent in English
  • Open and friendly nature, not afraid to learn something new

Highly motivated candidates with an excellent track record are invited to apply.

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 upon with the relevant union.

The period of employment is 2.5  years starting date 1st of August 2022

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. J. Preben Morth head of Structural enzymology

You can read more about the department at https://www.bioengineering.dtu.dk/english

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 17 July 2022 (Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD – in English)
  • List of publications

Applications 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 Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) is an international leader in the areas of biotechnology and biomedicine. Our engineering approach to all aspects of biotechnology and biomedicine positions us as a valuable player with unique competences in a growing bio-based economy and with health systems transforming towards personalized medicine. We have a clear focus on the needs in the life science industry and point towards innovation, new businesses, and scientific services for the benefit of society. The department has extensive collaborations with national and international research units and industry. DTU Bioengineering has approx. 400 employees, of which 2/3 are scientific staff. The department is located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-07-17 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Bioengineering

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Post expires on Sunday July 17th, 2022

Postdoc Position – FeatureCloud: Federated Machine Learning for Complex Multi-OMICS Data

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Southern Denmark for the Computational Biology laboratory chaired by Associate Professor Richard Röttger invites applications for a postdoctoral position within the field of federated machine learning and AI to be filled by 1 September 2022 or soon thereafter for a period of initially 15 months with the prospects of being prolonged. Application deadline: 1 August 2022.

The research is part of a large European effort, FeatureCloud, to establish privacy-aware federated machine learning approaches to enable the mining of distributed, sensitive data. Currently, one major roadblock of biomedical research is that the valuable data is scattered around the globe and sharing, and consolidating, data is simply not possible due to privacy concerns. With FeatureCloud we are seeking to elevate this prohibitive problem by allowing federated machine learning, i.e. we leave the data on the safe harbour of storage and train local models at the sites; thereafter only the model parameters are consolidated in a central instance to create a model of capabilities similar to a conventional model trained on all the available data. 

The successful candidate will develop novel approaches for federated machine learning of systems medicine and multi-OMICS data in particular. The candidate will be embedded in a highly international and powerful consortium as a member of the Computational Biology group which offers a wide expertise in machine learning on biomedical data, both in the realm of unsupervised and supervised learning. We also provide the candidate with direct access to state-of-the-art computing facilities optimized for deep learning and distributed computing. 

We are seeking outstanding candidates with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, who are strong in written and oral communication (in English), and have documented experience in data science, machine learning and software development of complex systems. Expertise in the analysis of biological data is an advantage, but not a requirement. Expertise in computer security and data privacy are welcome, but not required.

Place of work:
Computational Biology Group (Associate Professor Richard Röttger, roettger@imada.sdu.dk), Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, located at the main campus of the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.

Application, salary etc.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

Application must include the following documents:
1. Letter of motivation and proposed project description, outlining the candidate’s ideas of how to approach the project (max. two pages).
2. Curriculum vitae, including information on previous employment, list of programming skills mastered by the applicant, and teaching and supervision experience.
3. A list of publications stating the scientific publication(s) on which the applicant wishes to rely (if available).
4. A certified copy of your PhD degree certificate.
5. At least one letter of recommendation from supervisors or previous employers.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

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

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

Deadline: 2022-08-01 at 23:59

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Post expires on Monday August 1st, 2022

Post doctor (2 years) within Financial Mathematics

Institutionen för matematik och matematisk statistik

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before 2022-08-15

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå

The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Umeå University is opening a postdoctoral position in Financial Mathematics focusing on the pricing of commodity futures and options contracts in the context of seasonality.  Last day to apply: August 15, 2022.

The appointment is for two years at the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. The successful candidate is expected to take on the research question with enthusiasm and high ambitions, actively engage with collaborators, and to participate in the daily activities of the research environment. Starting date can be at Janury 1, 2023 with some flexibility (earlier or later is possible).

Project description and working tasks 
Our investigation will build up on benchmark multi-factor models from the commodities  futures pricing literature, but clearly distinguishing the different channels that can create seasonality, spot price and preferences. We will link the preference channel to utility-based determination of risk premia, using the well-known utility indifference pricing approach. There are two key elements that can (and need) to be implemented within this approach:

  • time varying instantaneous risk-aversion
  • non-wealth factors that affect investors utility (e.g. sentiments)

The pricing kernels obtained from this approach will be assessed against the pricing kernels of known multi-factor models. By doing so, some indication on which seasonal patterns may present market anomalies and arbitrages may be obtained. In the context of time varying instantaneous risk aversion there is scope here for deeper mathematical considerations involving the Malliavin calculus and time consistency issues.

In a further step, we investigate the possibility of market anomalies and arbitrages more directly. This will involve the concept of statistical arbitrage. Here there is scope for application of machine learning techniques.

The project offers opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations with partners in the UK, Germany, Norway and the USA as well as links to the financial industry.

The successful applicant will be given an opportunity to develop a teaching portfolio contributing up to 20% of the total working time, but this is not a requirement.

Qualifications 
To be appointed under the postdoctoral agreement, the postdoctoral fellow is required to have completed a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed equivalent to a doctoral degree. This qualification requirements must be fulfilled no later than at the time of the appointment decision. To be appointed under the postdoctoral agreement, priority should be given to candidates who completed their doctoral degree no later than three years prior. If there are special reasons, candidates who completed their doctoral degree prior to that may also be eligible. Special reasons include absence due to illness, parental leave, appointments of trust in trade union organisations, military service, or similar circumstances, as well as clinical practice or other forms of appointment/assignment relevant to the subject area. Postdoctoral fellows who are to teach or supervise must have taken relevant courses in teaching and learning in higher education.

Documented knowledge and proven experience in working with multifactor models in financial mathematics is required. Excellent programming skills in MATLAB and excellent communication skills in written and spoken English are also required. The research tasks require great independence, accuracy, and dedication. A track record of publication and experience in financial mathematics is a strong merit. Documented scientific momentum and the ability to work independently as well as part of a research group are merits. Experience of interdisciplinary research projects and cross-disciplinary collaboration, in particular within the specific application area, is an advantage.

Application 
A complete application should include:

  • A cover letter (2 pages max) describing yourself, your previous research achievements and your own ideas about the project.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) with publication list.
  • Verified copy of doctoral degree certificate or documentation that clarifies when the degree of doctor is expected to be obtained.
  • Verified copies of other diplomas, list of completed academic courses and grades.
  • Copy of doctoral thesis and up to 3 relevant articles.
  • Other documents that the applicant wishes to claim.
  • Contact information to two persons willing to act as references.

The application must be written in English or Swedish. The application is made through our electronic recruitment system. Documents sent electronically must be in Word or PDF format. Log in to the system and apply via the button at the end of this page. The closing date is August 15, 2022.  

More information
Further details are provided by Professor Christian Ewald (research project lead), christian.ewald@umu.se  or Professor Åke Brännström (head of department), ake.brannstrom@umu.se

More information about the department: 
https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-mathematics-and-mathematical-statistics/

Contact

Christian Ewald, professor

christian.ewald@umu.se,090-7867314

Åke Brännström, prefekt

ake.brannstrom@umu.se,090-7867862

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1140-22

Union representative

SACO

090-7865365

SEKO

090-7865296

ST

090-7865431

Read the job description at the university homepage

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before 2022-08-15

Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Readvertisement – Postdoc position in Circular Economy and Women Entrepreneurship

The Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering (CSSCE) at the Department of Technology and Innovation (ITI), Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a Postdoc position to work in the field of circular women entrepreneurship for a period of 2.5 years. The Postdoc position is connected to the project “Circular Economy and Women Entrepreneurship for the UN SDGs (CEWE-UN SDGs)” funded by the Carlsberg Foundation. Expected starting date is 1st September 2022 or soon after.

Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering (CSSCE)
SDU Centre for Sustainable Supply Chain Engineering (CSSCE) focuses on doing cutting-edge research within the field of supply chain management under the theme of sustainable / green supply chain, digital supply chain, blockchain applications in supply chain, supply chain information technologies, circular economy, climate change, life cycle assessment focusing on sustainable supply chain, corporate sustainability, sustainable development goals, and digital circular supply chain.

Furthermore, in collaboration with TEK innovation, CSSCE offers substantial support in applications for further external funding from prestigious national and European funding schemes, e.g., Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and the ERC starting grants.

About the project
The CEWE-UN SDGs project is a research project (2022-2025) primarily funded by Carlsberg Foundation Young Researcher Fellowships category. The project will be led by Associate Professor Devika Kannan together with a team of a Post-Doctoral researcher, a PhD student, and few student / research assistants. For a brief description about the project, please refer to the webpage at the Carlsberg Foundation.

The main objective of CEWE-UN SDGs is to launch a new research agenda exploring the nexus of women entrepreneurship (WE) and circular economy (CE). The project also aims to develop a novel toolkit for women entrepreneurs to perform circular business, which contributes to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Hence, this project focuses on the following research questions:

  • What role will CE and WE play in living up to the UN sustainable development goals?
  • What relationships exist between CE and WE to achieve UN sustainable development goals?
  • How do women entrepreneurs run their businesses to achieve UN SDGs? Does CE play a role there and if it does play a role, what does that look like?
  • How can the sustainability impact of the Circular Economy-Women Entrepreneurship (CEWE) nexus be measured?

Responsibilities and qualifications
A highly motivated, results-oriented person who can engage constructively in an international and interdisciplinary team will be a strong applicant. The candidate must be a team player and, at the same time, be able to work independently and to plan and execute complex tasks.  

Responsibilities

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Participate in active research environments
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals

Qualifications:

  • Hold Master’s degree and PhD degree in Industrial Engineering / Manufacturing Engineering with relevance to Sustainable Supply chain/Circular Economy, Sustainable/Circular Entrepreneurship, Technology entrepreneurship with sustainability focus or similar
  • Advanced knowledge of theory on circular economy / sustainable entrepreneurship studies
  • Systematic literature reviewing, theoretical data analysis, exploratory, qualitative and qualitative research
  • Advanced experience in contributing to scientific journal writing and publications at international journal level
  • Relevant work experience
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in circular / sustainability, entrepreneurial and innovation processes
  • Excellent at English communication (i.e., both oral and written).
  • Other relevant professional activities

The Post-Doctoral researcher will work closely with Devika Kannan (ITI). For further information about the project and position, please contact the principal investigator (PI) of the project, Associate Professor Devika Kannan (deka@iti.sdu.dk). Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the PI to discuss their initial ideas related to the above-mentioned research questions to prepare a strong project description.

Application procedure
The faculty expects applicants to read How to apply before applying. 

Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university. Applicants may be called for interview as part of the overall assessment.

The application deadline is 10. August 2022.

The application must be in English and must include:

  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae: if possible, including publications and teaching experience
  • A certified copy of your master’s and PhD degree certificates including all examination results, and a copy of your Bachelor diploma
  • A motivational letter describing why the applicant is a good match for analyzing the topic and how the applicant’s skills provide a solid foundation to do so (max. 5 pages incl. reference list).
  • A project description (max. 5 pages excluding appendices, bibliography etc.)
  • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words
  • Copy of your Master’s and PhD thesis  
  • A complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
  • Up to 5 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.
  • For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file
  • Information on previous teaching experience; please attach as a teaching portfolio
  • Reference letters
  • Any relevant information indicating experience in research management, industry cooperation, and international cooperation
  • Other relevant qualifications may also be included

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

Application and all appendices must be in English. Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation. 

To English-speaking applicants, please make sure to enter the electronic application form via the English website to receive further information in English.

We only accept files in pdf format no more than 10 MB per file. If you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. We do not accept zip files, jpg, or other image files. All pdf files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected. An assessment committee will assess applications, and the committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the applicant’s responsibility to provide the necessary material.

If the application does not meet the requirements mentioned above, the Faculty of Engineering may reject your application without further notice. Applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.

Applications should be sent electronically via the link "apply online." The Faculty expects applicants to read the information "How to apply" before applying.

We recommend that as an international applicant, you take the time to visit Working in Denmark, where you will find information and facts about moving to, working, and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

Conditions of Employment

Employment as a postdoc researcher requires scientific qualifications at PhD level.

The Postdoc position is a 2.5-years (i.e., 30 months) project employment with a starting date on 1st September 2022 (or according to mutual agreement).

Research will be predominant in the position. Teaching assignments can be agreed individually. Furthermore, other types of assignments may occur to a limited degree. CSSCE determines the distribution of the various assignments. The weighting of the different assignments may vary over time.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

Deadline: 2022-08-10 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday August 10th, 2022

Postdoc in the field of Medium and High Entropy Alloys

The Section for Materials and Surface Engineering at the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) invites applications for an 18-month Postdoc position in the field of medium and high entropy alloys. If you are establishing your career as scientist and you are looking for the best possible foundation for fulfilling your ambitions, it is the right place for you. 

Responsibilities and qualifications
As a postdoc you will work on a project, where the goal is to produce medium and high entropy alloys with tailored combinations of strength and ductility via thermomechanical processing. The work will include casting, thermomechanical treatments, mechanical testing, sample preparation and microstructure characterization using various electron microscopy techniques. You will be responsible for conducting these experiments and making correlations between measured microstructural parameters and mechanical behavior.

We are interested in applicants with a strong background in physical metallurgy and mechanical engineering, who have significant practical experience in scanning and transmission electron microscopies, electron diffraction (both SEM- and TEM-based), X-ray diffraction and tensile testing. Excellent communication skills in English (both writing and speaking) are essential.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

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 upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 18 months.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Dr Oleg Mishin, olmi@mek.dtu.dk.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.   

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 August 2022 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD – in English)
  • List of publications

Applications 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 Civil and Mechanical Engineering develops and utilizes science and technical knowledge for the benefit of society and the sustainable development. We undertake research, education, innovation, and scientific advice of the highest quality within building design and processes, building construction and safety, building energy and installation, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, materials technology, manufacturing engineering, engineering design and thermal energy systems.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Construct

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Phd position in informatics

Institutionen för informatik

Apply

before 2022-08-15

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå

The ongoing digitalization of the real estate industry is of major strategic interest for both the industry itself and on the national level, as the implementation of digital technology, such as sensor-based systems (Internet of Things, IoT) are prompting real estate firms to explore new avenues for value creation and at the same time improve energy efficiency with the expectation of reaching targeted sustainability goals. The implementation of sensor technology has received considerable attention in practice, but not garnered as much attention in research, especially not from an organizational or managerial perspective. This PhD position is focused on the real estate industry’s digital transformation and intends to map and analyze the new opportunities, challenges, values ​​and practices that are created through the introduction of IoT. The purpose is to be able to contribute knowledge about how organizations consciously and strategically use new digital technology in combination with existing resources to change existing operations and achieve sustainability goals.

The doctoral student position is linked to the MIT graduate school, where the doctoral student takes part of courses and participates in doctoral student conferences at other universities. The employment is also linked to the research environment Swedish Center for Digital Innovation (www.scdi.se) which is located at the Department of Informatics. The research at the center is largely carried out in collaboration with partners from business, research institutes and other universities and schools.

The employment
You will be employed by and admitted at the doctoral programme at the Department of Informatics, Umeå University. The employment runs for four years full-time which corresponds to four years of full-time studies (240 higher education credits) and means that you complete your doctoral studies within the department with a doctoral degree as a goal. The employment can include up to 20% of other activities (eg teaching). Salary is paid according to an established agreement for doctoral positions. The employments starts in autumn 2022. For this position, you are expected to perform your work at Umeå University Campus.

Eligibility
The applicants must have a degree at advanced level in informatics or equivalent. Basic eligibility for admission to doctoral education is a completed degree at advanced level or completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, which of at least 60 credits at an advanced level, or in some other way within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge. In order to meet the requirement for special eligibility to be admitted to doctoral education in informatics, the applicant must have a university education in informatics of at least 90 credits, and 60 credits on advanced level in informatics (master’s level) or other education of equivalent scope and specialization. The requirements are also considered to be met by those who in other ways, within or outside the country, have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge.

Other qualifications
Since the doctoral student is expected to conduct studies and interviews in Sweden and at the same time will be part of a multicultural institution, an ability to communicate well in both Swedish and English is important. In selection among eligible applicants, great emphasis is placed on the ability to assimilate the education, previous study results and the quality of the submitted research plan. In other aspects, reference is made to agreement on employment as a doctoral student (Chapter 5) and access to education (Chapter 7) in the Higher Education Ordinance.

Application
The application must include:
• An introductory letter / personal letter (1 page)
• Research proposal (research sketch) presenting your research ideas (2 pages)
• Curriculum Vitae (CV)
• Copies of previous degrees (MSc / MA and / or BSc / BA)
• Copies of study grades including documentation of completed academic courses and grades and other merits
• Copies of published own research and thesis (if any) • Contact information for two reference persons

The application must be complete for it to be processed in the recruitment process. The application must be made via the e-recruitment system Varbi.

Admission

Autumn 2022

Contact

Katrin Jonsson

090-7869387

Ulrika H. Westergren

090-7867467

Tina Lundmark

090-7866438

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-998-22

Salary

Montly Salary

Union representative

SACO

090-7865365

SEKO

090-7865296

ST

090-7865431

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

before 2022-08-15

Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Researcher in Numismatics (temporary employment)

The Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies consists of six sections: Archaeology, Stockholm Numismatic Institute, Archaeological Research Laboratory, Osteoarchaeological Research Laboratory, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, and Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution. At the department, research is conducted in several different fields and the study programmes have a wide disciplinary profile.

The Stockholm Numismatic Institute with a professorship in numismatics and monetary history, established in 1979, is fully funded with funds from the Gunnar Ekström Foundation for numismatic research. The Institute consists of the professorship, as well as an editorial secretary (75 %). The operation is mainly focused on the 700,000 coins from the beginning of our era to the end of the 1700s that have been found in Sweden.

Project description
When the 14th century choir stalls at the Cathedral at Lund were dismantled in the mid-19th century, several late medieval and early modern artefacts were found, among them a series of coins. The project aims at publishing this numismatic material to modern standards and to interpret the significance of the find.

Main responsibilities
The position is half-time for four months, and is directed towards research. The research shall deal with the coin find at the choir stalls of the Cathedral in Lund.

Qualification requirements
Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
Basis for the assessment will be the applicant’s academic ability as demonstrated through her/his own knowledge of the material and original research and scientific publications within the area and period which the research will deal with. We will especially consider the research plan for the position, where the applicant will outline her/his intentions of the employment.

Terms of employment
The position involves half-time employment during 4 months. Start date 2022-09-01 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Jens Christian Moesgaard, telephone: +45 51 50 16 14, jens.christian.moesgaard@ark.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Deadline: 2022-07-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday July 15th, 2022

Postdoc – Electric Vehicle Grid Integration and Infrastructure Development Across Europe

We invite applications for a 2-year Postdoc position as part of an exciting new Horizon Europe research project focusing on electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure rollout and its integration with the power system.

DTU Wind and Energy Systems is a world-leading wind energy department that puts knowledge to work through cutting-edge research, innovation and development of technology. We have internationally leading research environments, and we prioritize strong cross-disciplinary collaborations within DTU, with leading international universities and facilities, and with private companies. We have a strong focus on the development of wind energy as the backbone of the future energy system and collaborate with the full sector.

You will be part of the international team carrying out research in the E-mobility and prosumer integration section.

The research area of the Postdoc is Vehicle-Grid Integration and should help ensure that the power system can be proactively prepared for the electric load of urban EV charging while exploring the charging flexibility that EVs may provide through a smart and future proof charging infrastructure.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The position is tied to the FLOW project (funded by Horizon Europe) with 26 partners from 9 countries – which aim to promote harmonization of smart charging through several demonstrations – several of which is in Copenhagen.

As the position is part of a research, development and demonstration project, it is important that the candidate is not only technically proficient, but also able to work in a team and contribute to the project.

Tasks of relevance for the project:

  • Review and describe state-of-the-art for EV charging behaviors in coordination with project partners.
  • Investigate relevant standards and regulation related to data and communication capabilities of charging infrastructure.
  • Establish novel insights on usage and charging patterns for EV users
  • Propose technical requirements for charging infrastructure
  • Provision of scientific advice to industry and public sector authorities
  • Contribute to project dissemination and reports

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

Candidates must have the following technical qualifications:

  • The ability to work effectively with data and applied statistics
  • Knowledge of power systems operation
  • Strong programming skills (MATLAB and/or Python)
  • Knowledge of electric vehicle technology
  • Experimental and lab work experience

Further the candidate should fulfill the following:

  • Dedicated person with desire to learn is an essential quality
  • Ability to work in a project team and take responsibility for own research goals
  • Fluency in communicating and reporting in English
  • Experience in presenting results in technical reports and scientific papers
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical advice

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 is 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 2 years.

The workplace will be DTU Wind and Energy Systems, Lyngby Campus in Kgs Lyngby, Denmark.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Peter Bach Andersen (petb@dtu.dk) and Head of Section for E-Mobility and Prosumer Integration, Associate Professor Mattia Marinelli (matm@dtu.dk).

You can read more about DTU Wind and Energy Systems AT www.vindenergi.dtu.dk

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than the 15 August 2022 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD – in English)
  • List of publications
  • A 2-page research statement, including figures and references if deemed necessary (max 1000 words). Relevant research achievements, methodological approach and research objectives in the framework of the Postdoc are recommended elements to be included.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

The Department of Wind and Energy Systems is one of the world’s largest centers of wind energy and energy systems research and knowledge, with a staff of more than 400 people from 37 countries working in research, innovation, research-based consulting and education. DTU Wind and Energy Systems has approximately 90 PhD students. The department’s cross-disciplinary research is organized through strategic research programmes that collaborate with Danish and international universities, research institutions and organizations, as well as the wind industry.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Wind

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Postdoc Position in Cell Biology and Quantitative Imaging of Polarized Transport in Neuronal Cells

A postdoc position is available in the group of Associate Professor Daniel Wüstner at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense.

Invited are applications from outstanding postdoc candidates with a PhD degree in Cell Biology, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Biochemistry, or a closely related field and a keen interest to study lipid and protein trafficking in neuronal cells by quantitative live-cell microscopy. The position is initially for one year with the possibility for an up to two-year extension. It becomes available from September 2022 or shortly thereafter. Application deadline: 15 August 2022.

The Wüstner group integrates quantitative fluorescence microscopy and bioimage informatics with biophysics and cell biology to study transport processes in living cells. We are part of the Danish Molecular Biomedical Imaging Center (DaMBIC) and the Nikon Center of Excellence in Microscopy at the University of Southern Denmark, housing state-of-the art equipment for advanced bioimaging applications, including wide field, confocal and multiphoton microscopy, stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy, stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM) and coherent antistokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy.

As a postdoc in the Wüstner group, you will be engaged in a highly ambitious project aimed at determining lipid trafficking pathways across in-vitro models of the blood brain barrier and their regulation. Using quantitative live-cell imaging, multiphoton and super-resolution microscopy, a 3D map of lipid transport pathways across brain endothelial cells will be generated. The position will focus on establishing advanced cell culture models of the blood brain barrier, which allow the candidate to study transport of lipids and proteins and how their trafficking is changed in neurodegenerative diseases. Having experience in working with lipids, lipoproteins, fluorescent probes, and various cell types is important, and experience in correlative or super-resolution microscopy is an advantage.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Daniel Wüstner (wuestner@bmb.sdu.dk).

Application, salary etc.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

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

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

PhD position in Mathematics with focus on Matematical Finance and Economics

Institutionen för matematik och matematisk statistik

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before 2022-08-15

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå

The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics is opening a PhD position in mathematics focusing on Financial Mathematics. The position involves four years of doctoral studies, including participation in research and postgraduate courses. The last day to apply is August 15th, 2022.

Project description and tasks
This project looks at the valuation of real options in the presence of multiple agents and strategic competition; a framework often referred to as real option games. Classical literature argues that a strategic element in real options erodes the option value, leading to a suboptimal equilibrium. Some mechanisms that reduce this effect have been discussed recently, specifically information and noise by Lambrecht as well as complementarity and cooperation. However, in recent work the supervisor showed, that access to financial markets with specifically designed structured products can alter the decision making to move away from inefficient equilibria. In the context of this research proposal, we will build on a classical setup where companies compete for projects and make investment decisions accordingly and add a market in which shares and other derivatives products on the various companies are traded. We allow the companies to trade in these and run a portfolio alongside their own business. We will study the effects on equilibria and investigate applications in resource economics and corporate finance. The modelling will be undertaken preferably in continuous time, but some of the work may also require discrete-time modelling.

Qualifications
The doctoral student will be admitted for studies at third-cycle level in subject Mathematics. 

To fulfil the general entry requirements, the applicant must have qualifications equivalent to a completed degree at second-cycle level or completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS credits, including at least 60 ECTS credits at second-cycle level. To fulfil the specific entry requirements to be admitted for studies at third-cycle level in mathematics, the applicant is required to have completed at least 60 ECTS credits within the field of mathematics, of which at least 15 ECTS credits shall have been acquired at second-cycle level. Applicants who have acquired largely equivalent skills in some other system, either within Sweden or abroad, are also eligible. 

Good skills in programming (preferably MatLab, Python or R) are required. Good knowledge of both written and spoken English is also a requirement. Documented knowledge and experience in numerical methods, stochastic optimal control, optimal stopping, and financial derivatives or closely related areas are merits.   

You are expected to play an active role in the development of this doctoral project and the department. You are expected to have a scientific and result-oriented approach to your work. You should therefore have good communication and collaboration ability. You can work in a structured, flexible, and solution-oriented manner.

Assessments of the applicants are based on their qualifications and ability to benefit from the doctoral study they will receive.

About the employment
The position is intended to result in a doctoral degree. The main task of the doctoral student is to pursue their doctoral studies, including active participation in research and doctoral courses. The duties may include teaching or other departmental work (up to 20%). The employment is limited to the equivalent of four years of full-time (48 months) or up to five years when teaching part-time. Salary is set in accordance with the established salary ladder for PhD positions at Umeå University. The employment starts on September 1, 2022, or according to mutual agreement.

Application
Application is made through our recruitment system by August 15, 2022. Log in and apply via the button at the bottom of the page. The application must consist of the following documents written in English or Swedish:

  • Personal letter with a brief description of your qualifications and research interests. Justify why you are applying for the position and describe how your qualifications and merits are relevant to the project. Ideally, summarise your ideas and thoughts on the project — a maximum of two pages.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Authenticated copies of degree certificates, diplomas or equivalent, including documentation of completed academic courses, received grades, and possibly other certificates.
  • Copies of relevant work such as master’s thesis or articles you have authored or co-authored. If the master’s thesis has not been completed before the application deadline, a summary of the master’s thesis project and current progress shall be included. The summary can at most be five pages, including figures and references.
  • GMAT (or GRE) and TOEFL/IELTS test scores, if available.
  • Contact information for two references.

The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics values the qualities that a gender balance brings to the department, and therefore we particularly encourage female applicants.

The procedure for recruitment for the position is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance (Chapter 12, Section 2), and the decision regarding the position cannot be appealed.

More information
Professor Christian Ewald (christian.ewald@umu.se) provides more information about the position.

More information about the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics:
https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-mathematics-and-mathematical-statistics/

Admission

2022-09-01 eller enligt överenskommelse

Contact

Christian Ewald, professor

090-7867614

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1161-22

Salary

Månadslön

Union representative

SACO

090-7865365

SEKO

090-7865296

ST

090-7865431

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

before 2022-08-15

Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Research Scientist, Liquid Products Development & Innovation, Bagsværd

Do you want to rethink your impact, and are you passionate about enzyme formulation and product and process development? Then you might be our new Research Scientist in Liquid Products Development and Innovation.

What if you could work for a cause, not just a company?
Novozymes is the global market leader in biological solutions. We help build better lives. Together with our customers, partners and the global community, we use our innovative thinking and passion for science to boost industries and make everyday products more sustainable for the good of the planet. As the world’s leading provider of industrial enzymes and microorganisms, our bio-innovation enables higher agricultural yields, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel and many, many other biological solutions that the world can benefit from today and in the future. We call it Rethink Tomorrow. 

Join us as our new Research Scientist
Your primary focus will be creating new products that excite our customers, by developing liquid enzyme formulations or designing new product formats, using existing and new technology. To succeed you will combine insights of enzyme processing with protein stabilization and you will select the optimal solutions both for value and product quality.

You will be in direct contact with our colleagues in marketing, production, pilot plants, and research & development departments in Novozymes as well as external customers.

Welcome to Liquid Products Development and Innovation (LPDI)
We are part of Formulation Development, where we are responsible for development of enzyme products, upscaling of new products and technologies, as well as supporting and improving our existing product range. In LPDI we are a team of highly engaged, multicultural scientists, with a passion for enzyme formulation and product innovation. We cooperate with many of Novozymes’ functions locally and internationally.  
 
In this role you’ll make an impact by:

  • Developing and optimizing formulations with focus on quality, stability and optimal format for the final commercial products.
  • Working independently as well as taking the responsibility as project leader and as a team player, contributing to a high performing cross-functional Agile Team.
  • Supporting customers, doing production troubleshooting and scaling up to our global production plants. 

To succeed you must:  

  • Have a master’s degree or PhD in chemical/biochemical engineering or related field, such as (bio)chemistry or food science and technology. 
  • Be independent with excellent personal drive, while enjoying collaboration and communication with different stakeholders
  • Enjoy project management and taking a role as project leader
  • Experience within protein stability and formulation is an advantage
  • Have experience with planning and executing experiments and enjoy day to day collaboration with laboratory technicians. 
  • Have experience with statistics and data handling. 
  • Be innovative in finding new solutions while having the ability to drive them to implementation 

Location:
This job will be located at our HQ in Bagsværd, Denmark.

Are you passionate about making a sustainable impact, and do you see yourself in this position? Then unlock your passion and apply today!

Application deadline: 31st of July 2022. However, interviews will be carried out ongoing.

Contact details: Albert E. Cervera-Padrell; Department Manager of Liquid Products Development and Innovation; e-mail: acep@novozymes.com.

Novozymes is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability or veteran status. 

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Denmark

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Research and Development

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midnight Central European Time (CET) / 6pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)

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Doctoral Researcher, Effects of maternal microbial metabolites and EVs on fetal development

The position will be at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Biosciences, connected to the multidisciplinary HOH Helsinki One Health research network. We are located at Viikki Campus, together with the Faculties of Agriculture and Forestry, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Pharmacy, and life science research units. The research activities at Viikki are supported by state-of-the-art infrastructures including core facilities e.g. for genome analysis, extracellular vesicle research, proteomics and microscopy, as well as the Viikki Research Farm.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for the position of a

DOCTORAL RESEARCHER (Effects of maternal microbial metabolites and extracellular vesicles on fetal development)

The appointment is until 31 August 2026. The starting date is as soon as possible after the recruitment decision is made. The position is filled with a 6 month probationary period.

The appointment is in the Academy of Finland research project led by docent Mikael Niku, in the Developmental Interactions Research Group. We investigate the impacts of metabolites and extracellular vesicles generated by maternal microbiota on the fetal development of the immune system, in cell culture models, laboratory mice and large animals (including humans).

For more details on our research, please see the website of the Research Group (below).

The duties of the doctoral researcher include conducting research in the project framework with the aim of achieving doctoral degree in accordance with the degree requirements of the University of Helsinki, supervision of undergraduate students, and other discipline-specific teaching. The teaching duties will cover a maximum of 5% of the total working hours and are quite enjoyable due to our highly motivated students.

We offer

• A compact research group with expert laboratory technicians and supervisors who have time and interest to help you
• Extensive national and international collaboration network with experts on metabolomics, extracellular vesicles, data analysis, microbiology, veterinary and medical research
• Opportunity to obtain versatile skills, knowledge and experience in biological sciences, including immunology, microbiology and metabolomics, cutting edge laboratory methods, bioinformatics and data analysis, scientific communication, and collaborative research

We expect

• MSc or licentiate degree in a relevant field
• Fluent communication skills in English
• Curiosity, genuine interest in science, initiative
• Ability to work in a close team and with an extensive collaboration network, and effectively organize own work and the work of the technical staff
• Motivation to learn new wet lab and data analysis methods (including Unix based bioinformatics tools and R programming) and understand a broad range of biological phenomena

We also appreciate experience in:

• Animal cell culture
• Microbiology, especially anaerobic culture methods
• Immunology
• Metabolomics
• Extracellular vesicle research
• R scripting (or equivalent) and Unix based bioinformatics tools
• Writing (also non-academic)

The University of Helsinki welcomes applicants from a variety of genders, linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and minorities.

Right to pursue a doctoral degree

Please note that the appointee must obtain the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki and approval by a suitable doctoral programme by the end of the 6 month probationary period of the employment, unless having already existing study right. The research plan and other application material will be prepared together with the PhD supervisor(s) in the beginning of the employment period. Alternatively, the Doctoral Researcher may be hired as a Research Assistant until admission to a doctoral programme (if it does not seem possible to obtain the study right to doctoral degree within 6 months because of application periods); the salary will be similar to a Doctoral Researcher position.

Salary and benefits

The salary is based on the job requirement scheme for teaching and research staff according to the salary system of the Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a personal salary component. Doctoral researchers start from requirement level 2. In total, the starting gross salary of a doctoral researcher is typically about 2300-2400 EUR per month, and raises gradually as the PhD work progresses.

The requirement level of a doctoral researcher is determined on the basis of progressing in the studies. Doctoral researchers advance to level 3, when they are in the midpoint of completing the work required for the doctoral degree, and eventually to level 4, when the supervisor estimates that the researcher can publicly defend the dissertation in approximately one year.

Occupational health care is provided for university employees. Read more about the employee benefits at the University of Helsinki: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/about-us/careers.

Interested in the position?

Please submit your application and the required attachments through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System.

The application should include
• a motivation letter (max 1 page) with research interests / plans
• a detailed CV with full contact details, education/previous degrees obtained, prior work/research experience, link to the online version of the MSc/licentiate thesis (if available) and list of potential publications (if any), and contact information of one or more previous supervisors, employers, or other references/recommendations
• copy/copies of the diploma(s) of previous degree(s)

The closing date for applications is August the 14th 2022 (23:59 EEST).

Further information

• Position and research project: docent, senior lecturer Mikael Niku, mikael.niku(at)helsinki.fi, +358294157029
• Recruitment system and applying: HR Specialist Heidi Kauppinen, heidi.m.kauppinen(at)helsinki.fi, +358504155341 (on vacation in July)

Working at the University of Helsinki
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
HOH Helsinki One Health
Developmental Interactions Research Group (the website will be updated in early July)
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Deadline: 2022-08-14 at 23:59

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Post expires on Sunday August 14th, 2022

PhD scholarship in the characterization of fatigue damage processes at various length scales

The Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering (DTU Sustain) invites applications for a PhD scholarship in the fields of experimental mechanics and fatigue testing, starting from October 1, 2022.

This project aims to understand the basic mechanisms of fatigue in heterogeneous materials to enable a physics-based approach for modelling and characterization. We will achieve this aim seamlessly integrating in situ x-ray microtomography, novel digital volume correlation techniques, and innovative finite element and multiscale modelling approaches to assess the evolving 3D displacement and strain fields at various length scales. The project will thereby have a significant impact on the field, predicting the emergent behaviour of heterogeneous materials without resorting to phenomenology but rather directly unravelling the micro-mechanical origin of macroscopic behaviour.

The successful candidates will join an ambitious international research team and gain access to world-leading research facilities, such as the Villum Center for Advanced Structural and Material Testing (CASMaT) as well as the 3D imaging centre (3DIM) at DTU.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The PhD study will be involved in the following tasks:

  • investigate structural changes during the fatigue damage process at the micro/mesoscale and relate these to the stress-strain relation at the macro-scale
  • conduct low-cycle and high-cycle fatigue tests under monotonic, cyclic fatigue loading in compression to investigate the fatigue damage process at the micro-, meso-, and macro-scale systematically
  • characterize the fatigue damage process at the various length scales, novel techniques and tools will be complemented with traditional (destructive and non-destructive) measurement techniques, such as scanning electron microscopy, acoustic emission, conventional strain measurements, and surface DIC.
  • utilize various measurement techniques to relate the influence of macroscopic fatigue deterioration on crucial material properties and material behaviour of cement-based materials
  • study the influence of the size effect on the fatigue behaviour and the corresponding fatigue damage process by performing fatigue tests on specimens with varying dimensions
  • participate in the teaching and dissemination activities of the department.

Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in civil engineering, materials science, or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree. Candidates with a proven background in experimental mechanics and a keen interest in fatigue crack growth in heterogeneous materials will be prioritized.

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 DTU’s rules for the PhD education.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for its excellence in 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.

Your primary workplace will be at the Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering, DTU Lyngby campus.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Alexander Michel (almic@dtu.dk), Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering (DTU Sustain).

You can read more about the department at https://sustain.dtu.dk/en.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 July 2022 (Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English), including an official description of the grading scale

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

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

DTU Sustain
DTU Sustain – Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering – is one of the largest university departments specializing in environmental and resource engineering in Europe. The department conducts research, development & scientific advice and provides educational programs and service to society. We are working to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies, methods and solutions, and to disseminate this knowledge to society and future generations of engineers. The Department has approximately 300 staff from more than 30 nationalities.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-07-15 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Sustain

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Post expires on Friday July 15th, 2022

PhD position in English with a specialization in English Linguistics

Published: 2022-06-28

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in 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 over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of English contains five areas of specialization in both teaching and research: English Linguistics, English Literature, American Literature, Irish language and Culture and SINAS, the Swedish Institute for North American Studies. Research at the department is conducted within all these areas. The doctoral program in English is divided into three sections, one specializing in English Linguistics, one specializing in English Literature, and one specializing in American Literature. We are now recruiting a PhD student in English with a specialization in English Linguistics.

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at Uppsala University

Duties
Research in English Linguistics includes both historical and present-day stages of the English language. Some recent and current research areas include corpus linguistics, Early and Late Modern English syntax and pragmatics, stylistics, heritage languages, and English as a second language.

Our doctoral students in the Department of English are integrated into our research environment. Further, doctoral students are also expected to join national and international networks by, for instance, attending conferences where they present their research. Abstracts of recently completed doctoral theses are available online.

Uppsala University invites applicants for a doctoral position in English, specializing in English Linguistics. We are looking for a dynamic and committed scholar who works well independently and who is willing to cooperate in and to contribute to the community of researchers working in the department. For this position, we particularly encourage research proposals on stylistics or corpus linguistics, two areas that may also be fruitfully combined in the same proposal.

Requirements
To be eligible to apply for the doctoral position, the applicant must meet all requirements for a Master’s Degree in English before the application date. We encourage applicants from all countries to apply. The doctoral dissertation is to be written in English.

Please note that admission to a PhD programme at Uppsala University is highly competitive and that a Master’s Degree at the time of application is a prerequisite.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

Additional qualifications
The successful candidate will pursue doctoral studies full-time in Uppsala and will be expected to participate actively in departmental activities including, for instance, work-in-progress seminars, workshops, staff meetings, etc.

The position is a 4-year full-time employment, which qualifies for all Swedish social benefits such as paid parental leave. The position might also entail teaching and other assignments up to 20% of the full-time position (extending the position proportionally). All doctoral students have dedicated office space and are expected to be present full-time in the Department. The Department of English homepage provides further information about the doctoral programme in English. To locate this information on our homepage, select the link to “Research” and then follow the link to “Graduate Studies”.

Application
Your application should be written in English. The list of the required application materials for a complete application is found at https://www.engelska.uu.se/education/phd_level/

Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7 and in Uppsala University’s Rules and Regulations.

The doctoral program in English is regulated by the general syllabus for the subject, available at https://www.sprakvet.uu.se/forskning/forskarutbildning/studieplaner/.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date January 1st 2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

Salary: According to a local agreement for PhD students.

For further information about the position, please contact: : Ashleigh Harris, Director of PhD Studies, ashleigh.harris@engelska.uu.se, 018-471 1269

Please submit your application by August 31st 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2642.

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Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Deadline: 2022-08-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of English

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Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

Doctoral student in Pharmaceutical Science – Gut-brain axis and addiction

Ref PAR 2022/832

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Doctoral position in Pharmaceutical Science

Project title: Gut-brain axis: Glucagon-like peptide-1 signaling in the lateral septum and its role in reward and addiction

The Department of Pharmacology is located at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. Several research groups are active at the Department and research is conducted within pharmacology, in particular regarding the central and autonomic nervous system, pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism, oncology, addiction and rational use of medicines. We teach at an undergraduate and graduate level at most programmes within the Sahlgrenska Academy, not the least at the Pharmacy and Medical programmes. 

General information about being a doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg can be found on the university’s doctoral student pages: https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/doktorand/?languageId=100001&skipSSOCheck=true    

Duties   

The PhD education in Pharmaceutical Science comprises carrying out a scientific project and completing at least 30 credits of courses at third-cycle level. The doctoral student must also write a scientific compilation thesis or monograph corresponding to at least 120 credits. For more information about third-cycle studies at Sahlgrenska Academy, see https://www.gu.se/en/sahlgrenska-akademin/doctoral-studies

Project: Addictive disorders are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The mechanisms contributing towards this chronic relapsing brain disease are complex, and recent advances imply appetite-regulatory peptides as essential modulators. Appetite regulation is complex and involves various gut-brain peptides such as ghrelin, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), and amylin. GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonists are approved for the treatment of diabetes type II as they modulate energy homeostasis. Besides, we previously found that GLP-1R agonists prevent various alcohol- and drug-mediated behaviors. Although appetite-regulatory peptides appear to be essential for reward-related behaviours, the various aspects of this interaction remain to be determined. One of these is the role of GLP-1R in the lateral septum, a brain region important for reward and addiction processes, for this interaction. A physiological role of GLP-1 within this area has already been demonstrated as activation of GLP-1R in the lateral septum reduces food intake in rodents. In the present Ph.D. project, the role of GLP-1 in the lateral septum in reward regulation and in addictive disorders will be investigated in detail.

The present Ph.D. proposal serves as a logical continuation of the previous research conducted in the research group. Our preclinical methods reflect reward and activation of the mesolimbic dopamine system and are therefore of great value when investigating mechanisms involved in addictive behaviors. A combination of behavioral and molecular methods will be used to assess the above-mentioned projects. The behavioral methods included, but are not limited to, locomotor activity, in vivo microdialysis, conditioned place preference, intermittent access model, operant self-administration. Besides western blot, qcPCR, immunohistology are used. These models have been the basis for the pharmacological agents approved for AUD in humans today.

Education at third-cycle level comprises four years of full-time study, and leads to a doctoral degree.  As part of your employment as a doctoral student, you may have departmental duties corresponding to up to 20 % of full-time employment, distributed throughout your study period. Departmental duties usually consist of teaching at first- and second-cycle levels, but may also include research and administration.    

Eligibility   

Education at third-cycle level requires general eligibility and specific eligibility as set out in the general syllabus for the subject.  

The general eligibility requirements for education at third-cycle level are:    
1. having completed a degree at second-cycle level, or
2. the fulfilment of course requirements totalling at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits must be at second-cycle level, or  
3. the acquisition of equivalent knowledge in some other way, either in Sweden or abroad.  
 
Specific entry requirements for this subject, according to the general syllabus, are: 
having completed the English B/6 course or is considered to have acquired equivalent knowledge through previous studies.   

Assessment criteria   

The selection of applicants who are considered to have the ability required to benefit from the study programme and who meet the general and specific eligibility requirements are assessed based on the following documented qualifications: – specific knowledge and skills within the subject area and related research fields
– experience of scientific theory and relevant research methodology
– scientific analysis and presentation verified through thesis, degree project, scientific journals or the like.    

Documented experience of in vivo microdialysis and experimental behaviour in rodent is a merit.

Employment   

Once you have been admitted for education at third-cycle level, you will be employed as a doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg. The provisions for employment as a doctoral student can be found in ordinance SFS 1993:100. Initial employment as a doctoral student may apply for a maximum of one year, and may be renewed by a maximum of two years at a time. A doctoral student may be employed as a doctoral student for a maximum of eight years, but the total period of employment may not be longer than the equivalent of full-time education at third-cycle level for four years.   

Location: Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Pharmacology. Extent: 100%. First day of employment: as agreed.

The University applies a local agreement on salaries for doctoral students.    

Contact information 

For more information about the project please contact the principal supervisor, 
Elisabet Jerlhag Holm, Professor, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology,
phone: +46 31-7863418, e-mail: elisabet.jerlhag@pharm.gu.se 

Unions 

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here:   
https://www.gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande     

Application   

You can apply to be admitted for education at third-cycle level via the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline.   

You must include the following, in pdf format

  • Personal letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts showing that you meet with the general entry requirement
  • Proof of completion of English 6 course or the acquired equivalent knowledge through previous studies

If your degree is from a university outside of Sweden, make sure that you attach a diploma and full transcripts that makes assessing your degree easier.  

If your degree has not been verified by a Swedish authority you need to provide contact details to the issuing university, registrar or similar, that can verify the degree at our request.

For information on what you need to submit in order to fulfill the English language requirement see https://www.universityadmissions.se/en/entry-requirements/english-language-requirements/

Applications must be received by: 2022-07-12

Information for International Applicants 

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit: 

https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/welcome-services 
https://www.movetogothenburg.com/ 

  

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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Post expires on Tuesday July 12th, 2022

PhD position in capacitor theory

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) invites applications for one or more 3-year positions as PhD in the area of Power Capacitors and their applications. The positions are located at the section Electrical Engineering in Sønderborg within the Centre for Industrial Electronics (CIE). Starting date is September 15th, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The task portfolio of the PhD will be linked to several projects within CIE. CIE is embedded in a powerhouse in electronics, which includes researchers and developers at universities and industries on both sides of the Danish-German border. CIE is a new initiative striving for high quality and great impact of its research, innovation, and education. Central to achieving this objective is access to state-of-the-art facilities and close collaborations with industries.

The aim of the position is to build strong knowledge and competencies within capacitor theory and simulation.

Job description

  • You will conduct research in the field of capacitor theory and thermal and electrical simulation of capacitors.
  • You will participate in planning, execution and documentation of projects with industrial partners.
  • You will be involved in the daily co-supervision of Master and Bachelor students.
  • You will publish and present your work both at international conferences and in scientific journals with high impact.
  • You will assist in teaching activities.

Profile and requirements

  • You have a Master degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) in Electronics, Physics, Chemistry or related fields.
  • You are a team player and have strong communication skills.
  • You are interested in a longer term commitment in a growing research group and you are willing to work in close cooperation with industry.
  • You are fluent in English, both spoken and written.

Contact information
Further information is available Professor Thomas Ebel, Head of CIE, phone: +45 6550 1288, email: ebel@sdu.dk.

If you experience technical problems you must contact support-sdujob@sdu.dk.

Conditions of employment
Applicants are required to have a master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master’s degree) at the time of enrollment and employment. Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position (start salary amounts to approx. 3.378,- EURO per month incl. supplements).

Employment of a PhD fellow can only happen after the Head of the PhD School has approved the candidate for admission to the PhD school. Employment and enrollment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

A PhD fellow is not allowed to have any kind of sideline employment, while enrolled as PhD fellow at the faculty.

Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The successful candidate will be enrolled at SDU in accordance with Faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order), read more here.

The assessment process
Read about the Assessment and selection process. Shortlisting may be used.

Application procedure
The Faculty expects applicants to read the Faculty information for prospective PhD students and the SDU information on How to apply before applying.

The application deadline is August 15th, 2022.

The application must be in English and must include the following – the required forms must be found at the Faculty website:

  • Completed TEK PhD application form for 5+3 applicants. Find the form at the Faculty website.
  • Motivation letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. 2 pages). Upload in the field called “Project description”.
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae, describing research, publication and teaching experience, computational skills and including personal contact information.
  • Verified copies of the official bachelor diploma and master’s diploma and transcripts of exams, both the original documents and in professional English translation.
  • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Find the form at the Faculty website. Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”.
  • An official document describing the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload in one of the fields called “Publication”.
  • An official and verified written assessment of the thesis or dissertation project from the grade giving institution, if the thesis/examination project is evaluated by approved/passed. The statement must clearly state that the candidate has been among the top 30 pct. in the graduation class for the study programme.
  • List of publications and maximum 2 examples of relevant publications, in case you have any publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.
  • References (names and emails) and reference letters may also be included. You’re welcome to use the form for reference letter at the Faculty website.

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

Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59

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Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022