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Postdoctoral Fellow – Gene editing in haematological disease

Postdoctoral Fellow – Gene editing in haematological disease

Job description

Are you interested in clinical utilization of CRISPR gene editing?

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join our research team in facilitating the transition of one of our research projects into clinical testing. The position is affiliated with the Institute of Clinical Medicine at the University of Oslo, but your daily work place will be at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet and Norwegian Centre for Molecular Medicine at Oslo Science Park. The research groups have conducted basic, translational and clinical research for many years, with focus on monogenic immune deficiencies (Haapaniemi lab, www.haapaniemilab.org) and coagulation disorders (Stavik lab, www.ous-research.no/stavik). The position is over a three-years period and the starting date is no later than Oct 1st of this year.

More about the position

In the project, you will work on a bleeding disorder called inherited factor (F) VII deficiency. FVII is a vital protein in the blood coagulation process and an inherited deficiency of this protein is caused by mutations in the F7 gene leading to severely reduced activity of the FVII protein in the blood. Clinically, these patients experience frequent and sometimes severe bleeding episodes, and the only treatment today is replacement therapy that is expensive and invasive. We are using CRISPR gene editing and advanced cell reprogramming techniques to correct the mutation in the patients’   and establishing transplant procedures to restore FVII activity and function. Your role will be to further optimize gene editing protocols, study the approach in preclinical animal models, and later transfer procedures into a GMP-compliant setting to ensure that the gene edited cells fulfill the requirements as Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs).

You will also be involved in identifying and handling regulatory aspects related to ATMPs, and in obtaining financial support for clinical trials. This important pre-clinical work will ensure that the translation from the bench to bedside can occur without delay. You will be part of our research group and will work closely with two experienced researchers and a PhD student on the project.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD in relevant topic
  • Ability to independently design, plan, execute, and interpret complex experiments
  • Experience with any of the following:
    • CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing
    • Stem cell work, including organoid culturing
    • Animal experiments
    • Molecular biology, including next generation sequencing library preparation & data analysis
    • Flow cytometry or immunostaining/microscopy.
  • Proficient in English language, both written and oral.
  • Experience with GMP and ATMP is an advantage.

The appointment requires a PhD or a degree equivalent to a Norwegian PhD in educational sciences. Appointment to the position is dependent on the public defense of the doctoral thesis being approved.

Personal skills

  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Organized and structured
  • Independent and problem solving
  • Flexible and willing to learn

We offer

  • salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • 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
  • a career development program for postdoctoral fellows The Postdoctoral Programme – Faculty of Medicine (uio.no).
  • interest organization for PhD and postdoctoral fellows Home – UiODoc (uio.no).

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Application letter (statement of motivation, summarizing relevant scientific work and research interest).
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities).
  • Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only).
  • A complete list of publications.
  • Any research publications that the applicant wishes to be considered.
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number).

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, the project description and the quality of the project as well as the candidate’s motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

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

Researcher Maria Eugenia Chollet Dugarte, email: m.e.c.dugarte@ous-research.no

Head of Group, Emma Haapaniemi, email: emma.haapaniemi@ncmm.uio.no

Senior Researcher Benedicte Stavik, email: benedicte.stavik@ous-research.no

Senior HR Adviser Thoril Kristiansen (questions regarding the application process), email: thoril.kristiansen@medisin.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

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 Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed) is one of three institutes under the Faculty. Klinmed is responsible for the Faculty’s educational and research activities at Oslo University Hospital and Akershus University Hospital. With about 800 employees spread over approximately 425 man-labour years, Klinmed is the university’s largest institute. Our activities follow the clinical activity at the hospitals and are spread across a number of geographical areas.

Deadline: 30 August 2022
Unit: Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed)
Campus:
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Post expires on Tuesday August 30th, 2022

PhD scholarship in Dynamic Traffic Assignment with Integrated Behavioural Modelling

DTU Management at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications for a 3-year PhD position in the Network modelling group of the Division of Transport.

If you are interested in urban transportation systems, have a background in transportation, logistics, mathematical modelling, behavioral modelling or operations research and wish to establish a scientific career within this field, this PhD position is the right one for you. In the project you will push the frontier by developing Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA) models that embed realistic and consistent behavioural modelling incorporating considerations of travel time reliability. 

Urban transportation networks are plagued by traffic congestion and contribute to a significant share of societal energy consumption and emissions. Addressing this critical challenge through sustainable solutions for future urban mobility requires the development of robust, realistic, and accurate models of the transportation network. DTA models area a promising approach for this, by combining behavioural models of route and departure time choice (demand) with models that capture the temporal dynamics of congestion (supply). However, the critical issue of variability in the transportation system (due to weather, incidents, special events, etc.) has not yet been addressed, and this will be the purpose of your project. Moreover, you will advance the state-of-the-art by developing DTA models with behaviourally realistic route choice models incorporating travel time reliability, while considering the dynamic and stochastic nature of network travel times. 

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your overall focus will be to develop and implement models and solution algorithms for DTA that extend the start-of-the-art to incorporate behaviourally realistic models of route choice (including user perceptions of travel time reliability) and consider the day-to-day variability in travel times. Utilising unique large-scale data sources, you will also apply and calibrate these to a real-world network.

You will work with an inter-disciplinary team of experts within the topic and be part of the Network Modelling group within the Division of Transport at DTU Management. The division also consists of research groups within transport demand, machine learning for smart mobility, transport economics and transport psychology. As part of your responsibilities, you will disseminate your research through journal publications and international conferences and participate in teaching activities.

This project is a partnership with the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), and you are expected to do an extended research visit to Professor Shlomo Bekhor at Technion.

You must 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. The degree should be within Transportation Modelling, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Data Science, Behavioural Studies, or related.

Furthermore:

  • Knowledge in statistics and probabilities is required
  • Transportation modelling disciplines in your educational background are preferable
  • Programming capabilities are preferable, e.g. in Python

The following soft skills are also important:  

  • Good communication skills in English, both written and orally
  • Willingness to engage in group-work with a multi-national team

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

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by shortly after the application deadline.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Otto Anker Nielsen, oani@dtu.dk, Associate Professor Thomas Kjær Rasmussen, tkra@dtu.dk, or Assistant Professor Ravi Seshadri, ravse@dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Management at www.man.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. 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
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 September 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 official description of grading scale

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.

DTU Management
DTU Management conducts high-level research and teaching with a focus on sustainability, transport, innovation and management science. Our goal is to create knowledge on the societal aspects of technology – including the interaction between technology and sustainability, business growth, infrastructure and prosperity. Therefore, we explore and create value in the areas of management science, innovation and design thinking, business analytics, systems and risk analyses, human behaviour, regulation and policy analysis. The department offers teaching from introductory to advanced courses/projects at BSc, MSc and PhD level. The Department has a staff of app. 350. Read more here.   

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: 2022-09-15 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Management

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 15th, 2022

PhD Student in tourism (PA2022/2431)

Lund University, Faculty of Social Sciences ,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The department conducts research on tourism, place, and mobility and the intersection between these fields from several perspectives. We wish to strengthen this profile and welcome high-quality applications with a social science perspective on services in relation to tourism, place, and mobility. We particularly welcome research ambitions that relate tourism to wider societal developments and current discussions on sustainability, resilience, and/or digitalization. Focus could be on regenerative and responsible tourism, urban and/or rural developments, tourism employment and service work, tourism entrepreneurship, tourist experiences, or hospitality. It is also possible to propose other research themes of relevance to service studies in tourism, place, and mobility. 

Duties

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

The doctoral student is expected to be present and actively participate in the research environment at the department. The doctoral studentship will commence on 1 December 2021 or according to agreement. The general syllabus and other information about the PhD programme in Service Studies is available at https://www.ism.lu.se/en/research/doctoral-studies .

Eligibility

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

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

Assessment criteria

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

Type of employment

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

Application procedure

Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Lund University application portal. The application must include:

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 2023-01-01 eller enligt överenskommelse
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Helsingborg
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2431
Contact
  • Mattias Wengelin, 046222000
  • Anna Borg, 046-2220000
  • Katja Lindqvist, +4642356627
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 10.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-09-10 at 23:59
Unit: The Department of Service Management and Service Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Saturday September 10th, 2022

PhD Student in culture and creativity (PA2022/2432)

Lund University, Faculty of Social Sciences ,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Culture and creativity are playing an increasingly important political and economic role in society, even outside the traditional cultural and creative sectors. Cultural and creative activities are often embedded in complex networks of public, private and civil-sector actors and resources, and many times take the form of services. We are now strengthening our research profile in this field. The department welcomes high-quality research proposals with an explicit social science approach to the cultural and creative sectors, markets, or the organization and management of culture and creative ventures. The proposed research should have a clear connection to a service studies perspective on the cultural or creative sector

Duties

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

The doctoral student is expected to be present and actively participate in the research environment at the department. The doctoral studentship will commence on 1 December 2021 or according to agreement. The general syllabus and other information about the PhD programme in Service Studies is available at https://www.ism.lu.se/en/research/doctoral-studies .

Eligibility

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

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

Assessment criteria

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

Type of employment

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

Application procedure

Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Lund University application portal. The application must include:

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 2023-01-01 eller enligt överenskommelse
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Helsingborg
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2432
Contact
  • Mattias Wengelin, 046222000
  • Anna Borg, 046-2220000
  • Katja Lindqvist, +4642356627
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 10.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-09-10 at 23:59
Unit: The Department of Service Management and Service Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Saturday September 10th, 2022

PhD scholarship in Broadband MRI Radiofrequency Coil Development

The Electromagnetic Systems group at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) seeks a qualified candidate for a Ph.D. position in broadband MRI radiofrequency coil development. The project will be conducted in collaboration between DTU and the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.

A standard clinical MRI scanner consists of a strong electromagnet where radiofrequency transceiver with coils is used to image water molecules. Different biological tissues have different water content, therefore MRI is particularly suitable for medical diagnostics, though other applications also exist. MRI is a versatile technique and can image nuclei and molecules other than water, which opens up completely new possibilities. For example, by imaging carbon nuclei it is possible to follow metabolic processes, which can tell so much more about the function of the human body. Imaging other nuclei, however, requires additional new radio frequency coils.

The objective of the Ph.D. project is to demonstrate MR imaging of nuclei other than hydrogen by building MRI coils, which can cover frequencies of multiple nuclei.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The main outcome of the project will be a broadband/multinuclear coil array technology ready to be implemented in clinical environment. It is a cross-disciplinary project and collaboration with the Department of Health Technology at DTU as well as other national and international institutions, such as University of Queensland, Aarhus University Hospital, GE Healthcare, DRCMR and others is an essential part.

The tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Evaluating different multinuclear coil configurations and identifying most promising;
  • Develop efficient coil decoupling strategies minimizing noise correlation between array elements;
  • Design and implement multinuclear radiofrequency coil for MRI;
  • Imaging experiments:
  • Coordinate efforts on mechanical and electrical safety tests end approval for clinical use;
  • Disseminate the project results to the public and exchange of knowledge with society.

The applicant will take part in research-based teaching.

Contributing to the development of a good work atmosphere and a thriving environment is essential.

You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in engineering, preferably in electrical engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

It is an advantage to have experience in

  • High frequency circuit design, fabrication and testing;
  • Use of VNAs, spectrum analysers, noise figure meters and other measurement equipment in circuit testing;
  • High frequency circuit design software;
  • MR technology.

The position also requires, that:

  • You are driven by pushing boundaries;
  • You are motivated by both individual and team accomplishments;
  • You thrive on collaboration and teamwork.

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.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by 30 September 2022.

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. Starting date is as soon as possible and according to mutual agreement.

You can read more about the level of wages here: Salary

The primary workplace is at DTU Lyngby Campus and a longer stay of about 6 month is anticipated at University of Queensland, Australia.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Vitaliy Zhurbenko, vz@elektro.dtu.dk. Applications sent by e-mail will not be considered.

You can read more about the Electromagnetic Systems Division and DTU Health Tech at www.ems.elektro.dtu.dk and www.healthtech.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. 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
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 September 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 official description of grading scale
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see Excel spreadsheet here)

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: 2022-09-15 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Space

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 15th, 2022

Postdoctoral studies in experimental kidney disease (scholarship)

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology at Karolinska Institutet offers a scholarship and a post-doc position on the topic of experimental kidney disease.

Division

We investigate kidney disorders in a translational research setting in order to understand disease mechanisms, apply new knowledge in diagnostics, improve prognosis assessment and develop new treatment strategies. Our division employs clinical and non-clinical researchers, with a particular focus on vascular aging, inflammation and disturbances in mineral metabolism associated with chronic kidney disease.

Duties

Characterisation of the transcriptomic response to Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 (FGF23) signalling in the healthy and diseased kidney on a single cell level using single cell RNA-sequencing and spatial transcriptomics. 

Entry requirements

You are qualified to be employed as a postdoctoral researcher if you have a doctorate or an equivalent scientific competence. The candidate should have extensive experience in experimental renal research, preferentially using animal models of kidney disease, and RNA sequencing analysis. Previous experience in FGF23 signalling is a strong merit. You should be highly motivated, ambitious, and have good communicative skills. We value personal qualities in the selection of candidates.

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.

A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.

To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) start date of the post doctoral education.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Location: Huddinge

Type of scholarship

The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Application process

An application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

The application is to be submitted on the Varbi recruitment system.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Deadline: 2022-08-22 at 23:59
Unit: Department for Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday August 22nd, 2022

Postdoctoral position focusing on intratumor heterogeneity and phenotypic plasticity

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institutet conducts research and teaching in immunology, infection biology, cell biology and cancer. Key words are multidisciplinary, bridging, translational, national and international collaborations.

Division
The Schlisio lab at Karolinska Institute, Sweden, seeks a postdoctoral fellow to work on molecular principles of tumor formation arising from the sympathoadrenal cell lineage (neuroblastoma, pheochromocytoma, paraganglioma) to explore cell of origin, disease initiation and tumor heterogeneity.

Your mission

We are seeking a motivated, creative post-doctoral candidate interested in exploring drivers of intratumor heterogeneity and phenotypic plasticity in sympathoadrenal tumors, such as childhood neuroblastoma and pheochromocytoma.

Intratumor heterogeneity and high plasticity account for therapy resistance. Causes of plasticity cell state transitions during tumor progression remain poorly understood. Currently, there is no effective treatment that addresses cancer heterogeneity. Systematic characterization of dynamic properties of intratumor heterogeneity and phenotypic plasticity can guide treatment strategies and improve clinical outcome for cancer patients. We aim at elucidating the origin and heterogeneity of sympathoadrenal malignancies, such as pheochromocytoma and childhood neuroblastoma by developing a new analytic and experimental approach based on single-cell transcriptomics with integrated mass spectrometry. We generated novel tumor mouse model systems and include human tumors to perform comparative differentiation trajectory analysis, to make predictions and, finally, to perform preliminary validations of envisioned tumor differentiation strategies.

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant’s main supervisor, director or equivalent.

Successful applicants must have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a group and have good English communication skills.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.

Location: Solna

For more information about the group see: https://ki.se/en/mtc/schlisio-lab

Application

An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

A complete resumé, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work A complete list of publications A summary of current work (no more than one page)

Welcome to apply at the latest 2022-08-21

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

 

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Deadline: 2022-08-21 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday August 21st, 2022

Planning officer for doctoral education

The University of Helsinki supports research, teaching and studying through its University Services, which consists of the following sectors: HR Services, Teaching and Learning Services, Financial Services, Research Services, Communications and Community Relations, and Administrative Services. University Services employs a total of approximately 1,000 professionals in campus-based on-site services and University-level services assisting the on-site services.

 

The Research Services sector offers services at both the University level and on the campuses. The Research Services sector promotes the University’s preconditions for research, manages the University’s own research funding and provides specialist services for research.

 

We are now looking for a PLANNING OFFICER FOR DOCTORAL EDUCATION to be appointed on a permanent basis. The position supports the leadership of the University’s doctoral programmes.

 

About the position
As planning officer for doctoral education, your duties will include supporting and developing doctoral education. You will prepare the curricula and teaching programmes of doctoral programmes and will coordinate their activities. Your duties will also include organising various events and supporting and advising doctoral researchers and thesis supervisors.

 

Who you are
You are a qualified professional with a positive service attitude and a can-do approach. You have already gained some knowledge about doctoral education and the administration of research and higher education. You show initiative, demonstrate a can-do attitude and remain calm in any situation when interacting with customers. You have strong organisational and project management skills, and are able to express yourself fluently both in Finnish and English. A postgraduate research degree or an advanced stage of your doctoral studies would be strong assets.

 

Our development-oriented team is united by the desire to learn together, share our expertise within the team and support each other during busy times. Openness and constructive cooperation are important to us, and we hope that, like us, you wish to promote doctoral education services and the wellbeing of doctoral researchers.

 

Why work for us?
If appointed as planning officer for doctoral education, you will have the opportunity to work in a friendly team with a good atmosphere. We support the work of the University of Helsinki’s researchers and teachers and promote the University’s social and global impact, helping to build a better future. With us, you can develop your skills and job description in accordance your experience and interests.

You will be supported not only by the highly skilled and diverse staff at Research Services, but also by all of the specialists working at University Services. Your role will involve a combination of remote and office-based work. Your on-site workplace will be on Kumpula Campus.

 

Interested?

Please submit your application through our recruitment system by 21 August 2022. We wish that you would be able to start in the position as soon as possible. The University of Helsinki welcomes applicants of any gender, linguistic and cultural background, or minority group.

 

If you have any questions about the position, please do not hesitate to contact us:
•    Kirsi Korpiaho, Specialist, kirsi.korpiaho@helsinki.fi, +358 2941 24813
•    Liisa Uotila, Specialist, liisa.uotila@helsinki.fi, +358 2941 24848
•    Erkki Raulo, Head of Services, erkki.raulo@helsinki.fi, +358 50 596 4665 (after 11 August)

 

WITH THE POWER OF KNOWLEDGE – FOR THE WORLD

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Deadline: 2022-08-21 at 23:59
Unit: University Services

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday August 21st, 2022

Doctoral Researcher positions – the Faculty of Social Sciences/ Väitöskirjatutkijan tehtäviä

Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences create a unique environment for multidisciplinary, inspirational and high-impact research and education. Our universities community has its competitive edges in technology, health and society. www.tuni.fi/en

The Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University invites applications for 13 Doctoral Researcher positions. The duration of the employment may be from six months to four years. Selected Doctoral Researchers must begin work between 2 January 2023 and 1 June 2023. 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The applicants selected in the positions will pursue a doctoral degree in one of the doctoral programs of Faculty of Social Sciences at the Tampere University. The expected duration of full-time studies is four years. Fixed-term employment contracts may be drawn up for a period of six months to four years; the length of the contract depends on the doctoral researcher’s current stage of studies and the expected graduation date.

The terms of the dissertation work are defined in the doctoral researcher’s personal study and supervision plan. Annual progress reports are required. The personal study and supervision plan includes a detailed annual work schedule. 

In addition to the dissertation work, doctoral researchers are expected to teach or perform other duties related to their studies. These duties may not exceed five per cent of their total working hours. 

REQUIREMENTS

Candidates should have a completed higher university degree and be already registered as a doctoral student in one of the doctoral programs of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University. 

Selection is based on the following criteria:
    – Scientific quality and innovativeness of the research plan
    – Feasibility of the proposed research
    – Merits of the applicant  
    – Research environment and/or support of the research group
    – Motivation letter

The salary will be based on both the job demands and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the University Salary System. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff, the position of a Doctoral researcher is placed on the job demands levels 2-4. In addition, employees receive performance based salary. A trial period (max 6 months, depends on the length of the employment) applies to all our new employees. 

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, please read more about Tampere University as an employer and more information about working at Tampere University.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system (link below). Please write your application and all the accompanying documentation in PDF format.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 31 August 2022 (at 23.59 EEST / UTC +3). Only applications by the deadline will be accepted.

Please attach the following documents to your application:

  1. Curriculum Vitae prepared according to the guidelines issued by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK)
  2. Your research plan prepared according to the university quidelines. Carefully read through the requirements of your doctoral programme. 
  3. Motivation letter (max. 1 page, describes the applicant’s goals for doctoral studies) 
  4. Description of funding received to your doctoral dissertation so far, including information about the giver, amount and period.

For more information about the positions, please contact:

University Lecturer Kirsi Lumme-Sandt kirsi.lumme-sandt@tuni.fi

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Tampereen yliopisto ja Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu muodostavat yhdessä Suomen toiseksi suurimman monitieteisen, innostavan ja vaikuttavan tutkimus- ja oppimisyhteisön. Korkeakouluyhteisömme osaamiskärjet ovat tekniikka, terveys ja yhteiskunta. Lue lisää: www.tuni.fi

Yhteiskuntatieteiden tiedekunnassa on avoinna X väitöskirjatutkijan tehtävää. Tehtävät sijoittuvat yhteiskuntatieteiden tiedekunnan tohtoriohjelmien aloille.

Hakuohjeet

Lue tarkemmat tiedot tehtävästä ja hakuohjeet yllä olevasta englanninkielisestä ilmoituksesta.

Jätäthän hakemuksesi yliopiston sähköisellä hakulomakkeella (linkki löytyy tämän ilmoituksen alta).

Hakuaika tehtävään päättyy keskiviikkona 31.08.2022 klo 23.59.

Application period starts: 2022-08-04 11:52Application period ends: 2022-08-31 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage

Submit an application

Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

MSCA SEAS postdoctoral research fellow in air-sea interaction

UiB – Knowledge that shapes society

Through robust and close interaction with the world around us – globally, nationally and locally – we shall be instrumental in building a society based on knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Do you want to take part in shaping the future?

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Thematic area and supervisor

This interdisciplinary position is connected to the research groups on physical oceanography and meteorology at the Geophysical Institute, UiB. The position offers the possibility to do research on air-sea-interaction processes influencing the Nordic Seas’ ocean circulation and hydrography, combining state-of-the-art observation technology and models.

The position is open to an incoming candidate, see mobility rules.

The successful candidate will be employed at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen and included in the dynamic research environment within the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research.

Information about the supervisor, research group and research possibilities for the fellow is available here. For further details about the research possibilities please contact Professors Ilker Fer (physical oceanography) and Thomas Spengler (dynamic meteorology).

About the SEAS fellowship programme

Shaping European Research Leaders for Marine Sustainability (SEAS) is a postdoctoral research fellowship programme for 37 fellows launched and managed by the University of Bergen. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034309.

In this second call, open August 1 – October 31, 2022, we invite talented researchers to apply for 23 postdoctoral fellowships. Successful candidates will be employed in fixed-term fulltime postdoctoral research fellow positions at UiB.

The SEAS programme offers

  • high-quality inter- and transdisciplinary research and training opportunities in the area of marine sustainability supported by a supervision and inter-sectoral mentoring scheme
  • opportunity to transfer knowledge and skills between disciplines, organisations and sectors
  • a regional ecosystem of marine actors
  • structured skill-based training
  • high-quality working conditions
  • personal career support
  • academic freedom
  • equal opportunities

For more information see the SEAS webpage or send an email to seas@uib.no.

SEAS eligibility criteria and application requirements

Eligible applicants will be evaluated on transparent evaluation criteria by international experts. No restrictions by nationality, age, gender, ethnicity, disability/special needs, or social status will apply. To be considered eligible for academic review, applications must adhere to the following programme requirements:

  • The research proposal must be relevant to marine sustainability.
  • Applicants must hold a PhD degree in a relevant field prior to the application deadline or alternatively document that the thesis has been defended successfully, or that the dissertation is currently being evaluated by the PhD evaluation body of their academic institution. It is a condition of employment that the PhD must have been awarded.
  • Applicants cannot previously have been employed as a postdoctoral fellow at UiB.
  • Applications must be submitted through the Jobbnorge portal and include all mandatory elements (see below). Applications via email will not be accepted.
  • Applicants must have a high degree of proficiency in English (self-assessed in the CV and demonstrated in the application).
  • SEAS mobility rules (if the successful candidate is an outgoing fellow, there is a mandatory return period of 12-18 months at UiB).
  • The application and relevant documents must be in English.

Evaluation

We anticipate the whole evaluation procedure to take approximately 4 months from application deadline. Eligible applicants will be evaluated by three international experts and assessed against criteria addressing excellence, impact, implementation, quality of the researcher and training, knowledge transfer, and networking opportunities. Details are stated in the Guide for applicants.

Employment conditions/offers for SEAS fellows

  • Fixed-term 3-year contract as a postdoctoral research fellow at UiB.
  • Salary at pay grade 62 (code 1352/pay range 24, alternative 6) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 573 900 (approx. € 55.800 depending on exchange rate). Further promotions are made according to length of service.
  • Welfare benefits* and social benefits including pension-saving, occupational injury insurance, full salary during sick leave for 52 weeks, and paid parental leave**.
  • Extension of the position term (work contract) due to sick leave and parental leave.
  • Norwegian language courses free of charge.
  • High standards for working hours, holidays, place of work, health, and safety.
  • Access to specific training activities exclusively provided within the framework of the SEAS programme.
  • An individual research budget of minimum € 300 per month for 3 years is guaranteed, and an additional € 300 per month can be applied for, for activities such as secondment, travels, joint events, etc.
  • Outgoing fellows will receive full coverage of travel costs for attending the mandatory gatherings (in compliance with UiB-routines for travel procurement and reimbursement).

*) Subject to membership in the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme. For non-EU outgoing fellows, individual benefit agreement must be considered.

**) Right to paid parental leave requires 6 months paid work before first day of leave. See full requirements.

About the postdoctoral fellowship

The primary objective of the postdoctoral position is to qualify the appointee for work in top academic positions. Teaching and/or other qualifying duties might be included if the appointee lacks such experience. The UiB-contract may, under certain conditions, be extended by up to one year if a fellow acquires sufficient funding from other sources than SEAS.

For all SEAS fellows, a Personal Career Development Plan (PCDP) is to be developed jointly by the fellow, supervisor, and co-supervisor by the end of Month 2 of the fellowship, including a plan for the individual research budget, and information on additional funding where applicable.

If selected, you must be able to take up the position within four months after receiving the offer unless another concrete start date is approved by the SEAS-administration. Before applying we recommend you familiarise yourself with current visa and work permit regulations for Norway (incoming candidates) or other host country (for outgoing candidates). 

How to apply

The application process for these prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships requires a close dialogue with the named supervisor(s) or contact(s) who, close to the deadline, must sign a supervisor match declaration if an application is to be eligible.

Before starting the online application process, please familiarise yourself carefully with our application requirements in the Guide for Applicants. It is essential that all required attachments (see next section) are uploaded via our electronic recruiting system JobbNorge. Before uploading any documents in the portal (to minimise repetition of information):

  • In the ‘JobbNorge-application field’: Only write your name.
  • In the ‘JobbNorge-CV form’: Only fill in your 1) personal details, 2) information about your PhD-degree (in the field ‘Academic qualifications’) and 3) recent relevant work experience.
  • You do not need to fill in any other sections in the JobbNorge form, as all the information we need will be provided by you when attaching the mandatory elements listed in the next section.

Elements to be attached when submitting

The following elements or documents are to be attached in separate files. Total amount of pages must not exeed 350. For documents 1-7 you must download and use SEAS templates found in the Guide for applicants. Submit all attachments with your name in the file name (e.g., surname_name_att1).

1.     Mobility declaration (including documentation of country of residence last 3 years, e.g., work contract, rental contract, tax slips) (Att. 1).
2.     Research proposal (Att. 2).
3.     Ethics and security issues: self-assessment form (Att. 3).
4.     Motivation letter (Att 4).
5.     CV including list of publications (Att. 5).
6.     For both incoming and outgoing fellowships: Supervisor match declaration (signed) (Att. 6).
7.     Only for outgoing fellowships: Match declaration signed by outgoing host institution (Att. 7).
8.     PhD diploma, or an official statement that verifies that you have defended your thesis successfully or that it is currently under assessment by your academic institution.
9.     Any relevant publications (do not include entire thesis/book chapters etc).
10.   Letters of recommendation from the graduating university or previous employers are encouraged but not mandatory.

If you apply for more than one of the SEAS postdoctoral research positions, you must send separate applications.

General information

Women, people with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas might apply.

Be aware that some fields of research, especially within sensitive technology areas, might be enforced by Norwegian and international regulations regarding Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in these regulations will be prohibited from recruitment to UiB.

UiB applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff. Information about applicants may be made public even if an applicant has requested not to be named on the list of applicants. If a request to be omitted is not met, the applicant will be notified.

UiB

SEAS

About The University of Bergen (UiB) 

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. 

The University of Bergen (UiB) is Norway’s largest marine university, with research and education of a high international standard and several world leading research environments.

Marine collaboration among the academic, business, government, and civil society (e.g., NGOs) sectors is particularly strong in the Bergen region, given the city’s long history as a maritime port and trading centre. UiB’s campus-area, Marineholmen, is a marine hotspot in Europe, with over 150 companies and organisations collaborating in seafood, energy, subsea technology, and other maritime activities. Many of these are partners of the SEAS programme.

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Deadline

31st October 2022

Post expires on Saturday October 1st, 2022

Postdoc position in genetic regulation of flowering induction in faba bean

Ref SLU.ua.2022.2.5.1-2815

Department of Plant Breeding

SLU’s Department of Plant Breeding (VF), located in Alnarp (near Lund and Malmö, in Skåne, southern Sweden), focuses on research, education and innovation work of strategic importance for a sustainable and profitable cultivation of crops for production of plant-based food, feed and industrial products in a changing climate.  The Department is recognized as a multidisciplinary, innovative, and creative research institute working on current and future challenges. It comprises about 100 staff and co-workers that includes professors, docents, researchers, postdocs, PhD-students and support staff and is organized in three divisions, namely, Plant Breeding, Plant Biotechnology, and Plant Product Quality. The research efforts include strategic as well as applied research. VF uses a wide range of techniques –from field experiments and characterisation of agricultural biodiversity to genetics, genomics, biotechnology, biochemistry, physical chemistry, physiology, and modelling. As an integral part of the activities, the department also run two public plant breeding programs in apples and potatoes.

We are now looking for a qualified candidate for a two year Postdoc position at the Division of Plant Biotechnology.

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at SLU at https://www.slu.se/en/about-slu/work-at-slu/

Duties:

The research work involves genetic studies and analyses of plant tissues of importance for the induction of flowering in faba bean (Vicia faba), which are important for agronomic properties of this crop. The work will be carried out independently and in collaboration with researchers and students. The aim of the work is a better understanding of what controls the induction of flowering in faba bean, and how this knowledge can be translated into plant breeding tools. The tasks include scientific compilation and reporting of results as well as supervision of students.

Qualifications:

We are looking for a motivated candidate with a doctorate in biology, biotechnology, molecular biology, genetics or plant breeding. Previous experience from plant research and molecular biology is a requirement, as is proficiency in spoken and written English. Previous work with RNA sequencing and bioinformatics analysis, functional genomics in Arabidopsis, protein localization, microscopy, and cultivation of plants in controlled climate chambers are meritorious, as is experience from research regarding genetic regulation of flowering and plant architecture.

Special emphasis is placed on the personal characteristics of the applicant. The candidate must be analytical and accurate, and have a good ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others within given time frames.

As postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers so we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that is three years old at most.

Place of work:

Alnarp

Form of employment:

Temporary employment, 24 months with a possibility of prolongation

Extent:

100%

Starting date:

November 1st, 2022

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2022-09-15, use the button below.

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

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

www.slu.se

Contact person

Åsa Grimberg

Researcher

+46(0)40-415541

asa.grimberg@slu.se

Anders Carlsson

Head of Department

+46(0)40-415561

anders.carlsson@slu.se

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Apply

Post expires on Thursday September 15th, 2022

Doctoral Candidate Positions in Nano/Microstructured Superhydrophobic Surfaces

Application closes on

16.9.2022

Unit

School of Science

Job category

Doctoral candidates

Superhydrophobic surfaces are highly liquid repellent and are intriguing from both the fundamental scientific point of view and for applied technologies such as self-cleaning, anti-biofouling, anti-fogging, and anti-icing.

The Soft Matter and Wetting group (Dr. William S. Y. Wong and Prof. Robin Ras, http://physics.aalto.fi/smw) is hiring doctoral students (2 positions) in the field of coating fabrication, wetting characterization and application development at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland.

The successful candidates will be expected to:

  • Conduct research on superhydrophobic surfaces, their fabrication by chemical synthesis and cleanroom microfabrication, 3D printing, alongside in-depth wetting characterization with high-speed optical imaging and in-house force probes.
  • Focus on exploring the sustainable development of these surfaces for future applications.
  • Publish research outcomes in high-impact peer-reviewed journals.
  • Work in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment with chemists, physicists, and engineers.

The positions are immediately available. Salary is based on the university salary scheme (see below).

REQUIREMENTS AND DETAILS

Are you talented, creative and ambitious? Do you want to work on an exciting, innovative and challenging research project? If yes, we want you to be part of our interdisciplinary team!

As a successful applicant, you should be highly motivated to work in experimental science and have a background in physics, chemistry, materials science (or engineering) or a closely related field. Prior expertise in experimental surface science is highly appreciated. While not mandatory, skills in following areas are beneficial: cleanroom microfabrication, Python/Matlab (or other programming language), mechatronics, fluid dynamics and wetting, mathematical modelling (analytical or numerical in, e.g., Comsol).

You communicate clearly and have excellent interpersonal skills. You can work both independently and as a part of the team. You demonstrate a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to academic research. You will work along with 10-15 other researchers from the Soft Matter and Wetting group and from collaborator laboratories at Aalto University.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your application as a single PDF file at your earliest convenience by 16th September 2022 through our online recruitment system by using the link on Aalto University’s web page (“Apply Now”).

The call is open until suitable candidates have been identified. The applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis.

Application material should include (all documents in English):

  • Letter of motivation (max. one page)
  • CV
  • Diploma certificate
  • Transcript of records
  • Contact details of at least two possible referees

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period, reopen the application process, and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Please note: Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> find jobs (not external aalto.fi webpage on open positions) by using their existing Workday user account

WHAT WE OFFER

Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities. The starting salary of a Ph.D. student is approximately 2600 €/month (gross), and it increases as you progress in your research and studies. Following the standard practice in the Department of Applied Physics, the contract will be made initially for two years, then extended to another two years after a successful mid-term progress review. The total duration of Ph.D. studies is four years. The annual workload of research and teaching staff at Aalto University is currently 1612 hours. The contract includes Aalto University occupational healthcare.

The primary workplace will be the Otaniemi Campus at Aalto University.

ABOUT FINLAND

Finland is a great place for living with or without family – it is a safe, politically stable and well-organized Nordic society. Finland is consistently ranked high in quality of life and was just listed again as the happiest country in the world: https://finland.fi/life-society/happinessreport2022/. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/services/about-finland.

More about Aalto University:

Aalto.fi
twitter.com/aaltouniversity  
facebook.com/aaltouniversity
instagram.com/aaltouniversity

Interested?

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Apply now!

Post expires on Tuesday September 13th, 2022

PhD student in subject Biology specialized in plant lipid metabolism

Ref SLU.ua.2022.2.5.1-2886

Department of Plant Breeding

SLU’s Department of Plant Breeding (VF), located in Alnarp (near Lund and Malmö, in Skåne, southern Sweden), focuses on research, education and innovation work of strategic importance for a sustainable and profitable cultivation of crops for production of plant-based food, feed and industrial products in a changing climate.  The Department is recognized as a multidisciplinary, innovative, and creative research institute working on current and future challenges. It comprises about 100 staff and co-workers that includes professors, docents, researchers, postdocs, PhD-students and support staff and is organized in three divisions, namely, Plant Breeding, Plant Biotechnology, and Plant Product Quality. The research efforts include strategic as well as applied research. VF uses a wide range of techniques –from field experiments and characterisation of agricultural biodiversity to genetics, genomics, biotechnology, biochemistry, physical chemistry, physiology, and modelling. As an integral part of the activities, the department also run two public plant breeding programs in apples and potatoes.

We are now looking for a qualified candidate for a PhD student position for 4 years at the Division of Plant Biotechnology.

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at SLU at https://www.slu.se/en/about-slu/work-at-slu/

Name of research project/thesis

The fatty acid composition of plant seed oil can vary drastically between plant species and is important for its use, both for food and industrial purposes. In this doctoral project, the focus will be on studying enzymes involved in the synthesis of seed oil, specifically targeted at unusual fatty acids. Oil crops, such as canola, will be studied, but also wild plants whose seed oil has a fatty acid composition of interest for various industrial purposes. Enzymes that take part in the seed oil synthesis will be studied directly in the plant of origin but also in model systems such as yeast and model plants. Lipid biochemistry will be a central part of the project together with plant physiological and molecular biology analyses, for example transcriptome analyses. The project will give an increased understanding of the synthesis of unusual fatty acids in seed oil, but also of the synthesis of seed oil in general.

Qualifications:

We are looking for an ambitious and motivated doctoral student with a master’s degree or equivalent in plant biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, plant physiology or related subject areas. Documented experience of molecular biological / biochemical work on plants is a merit.

Special emphasis is placed on the personal characteristics of the applicant. The candidate must be analytical and accurate, and have a good ability to work independently and in collaboration with others within given time frames.

Place of work:

Alnarp

Forms for funding or employment:

Employment 4 years (December 1st, 2022 – November 30, 2026)

Starting date:

December 1, 2022

Application:

Click the “Apply” button to submit your application. The deadline is 2022-09-15.

To qualify for third-cycle (Doctoral) courses and study programmes, you must have a second-cycle (Master’s) qualification. Alternatively, you must have conducted a minimum of four years of full-time study, of which a minimum of one year at second-cycle level.

Applicants will be selected based on their written application and CV, degree project, copies of their degree certificate and transcript of records from previous first and second-cycle studies at a university or higher education institution, two personal references, and knowledge of English. More information about the English language requirements can be found here: www.slu.se/en/education/programmes-courses/doctoral-studies/new-doctoral-students/english-language-requirements/

Please note that applicants invited to interview must submit attested copies of their degree certificate, a transcript of records from previous first and second-cycle studies at a university or higher education institution. Applicants who are not Swedish citizens need to submit an attested copy of their passport’s information page containing their photograph and personal details.

Read about the PhD education at SLU at www.slu.se/en/education/programmes-courses/doctoral-studies/

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

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

www.slu.se

Contact person

Ida Lager

Researcher

+46 (0) 40 41 53 48

ida.lager@slu.se

Anders Carlsson

Head of Department

+46(0)40-415561

anders.carlsson@slu.se

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Post expires on Monday September 12th, 2022

Postdoctoral Researcher with strong knowledge in biomass carbonization and (bio-)polymer process engineering

Application closes on

15.9.2022

Unit

School of Chemical Engineering

Job category

Other teaching and research personnel

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and busi-ness. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an in-novative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

The Biopolymer Chemistry and Engineering group at the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems at Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering is looking for a

Postdoctoral Researcher with strong knowledge in biomass carbonization and (bio-)polymer process engineering

The successful applicant will develop strategies to produce fully bio-based carbon fibers from cellulose and other wood-derived constituents. The studies include offline pyrolysis and thermo-analytical tools as well as continuous carbonization via a newly installed carbonization line. A wide spectrum of analytical techniques is needed to monitor reaction and pyrolysis progress. The project is funded by the Academy of Finland and is in collaboration with computational experts from VTT, Research Center of Finland. The project foresees international visits to other renowned research institutions to support the project and broaden the profile of the postdoc researcher.

Research is carried out at our excellent facilities at Aalto University, School of Chemical Engineering (http://www.bioeconomyinfra.fi/). The laboratories are situated on the main campus of Aalto University in Otaniemi (short metro-ride from Helsinki) within the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems (http://bio2.aalto.fi/en/).

Job description

The project may be adjusted according to the talents of the applicants. The activities and responsibilities of the successful applicant will focus on the carbonization of (ligno-) cellulosic fibers and elucidation of the underlying pyrolysis mechanisms during the different stages of carbonization. This includes

  • preparation of various precursor filaments
  • operating a continuous carbonization line
  • conducting or coordinating analyses to elucidate the pyrolysis mechanism of the biopolymer matrix
  • activation and pretreatment strategies for biomass pyrolysis
  • instruction of doctoral candidates
  • contributing to additional fund raising

Requirements

  • recently obtained PhD (max 5 years) in a suitable field, such as (bio-)polymer chemistry, polymer engineering, organic, carbohydrate chemistry, or similar
  • proven experience in biomass pyrolysis and/or carbonization
  • highly committed to science and strive for excellence
  • able to work independently and instruct PhD candidates
  • excellent written and oral communication skills in English

Skills, knowledge or interest in some of the following areas are highly appreciated:

  • (bio-)polymer processing
  • carbohydrate chemistry
  • X-ray analysis of carbon materials
  • spectroscopic methods (NMR, FTIR, Raman, XPS)
  • elucidation of reaction mechanisms
  • supporting in the preparation of high-level international project proposals

We offer

  • high-end laboratory infrastructure and an international and highly professional working environment
  • opportunity to work in an established research group
  • freedom to bring in own ideas
  • funding for 2 + 2 years

The monthly gross salary for a Postdoctoral Researcher is 3560–4040 €/month depending on experience. The contract includes occupational health care and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities, commuter ticket benefit, and Unisport offers versatile exercise services with staff discount.

For more information

For additional scientific information, please contact Prof. Michael Hummel (michael.hummel(a)aalto.fi), in matters related to the recruitment process, HR Coordinator Tiina Torvinen (tiina.torvinen(a)aalto.fi).

How to apply

If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our online recruitment system by using the link on Aalto University’s web page (“Apply now!”).

To apply, please include the following documents in English and in PDF format:

  • Cover letter (highlighting why you are interested in this position and why you think that you are a good candidate)
  • CV, incl. list of publications
  • Research interest description (max. 1 page)
  • Names and contact details of references

Aalto University’s employees and visitors please note: you should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> Career -> find jobs (not external aalto.fi webpage on open positions) by using your existing Workday user account.

The call is open until September 15th, but review of candidates starts August 15th, and the position may be filled before the end of the call. Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Want to know more about us and your future colleagues? You can watch these videos: Aalto University – Towards a better world, Aalto People, and Shaping a Sustainable Future. You can also check out our webpage about Aalto and Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/en/services/welcome-to-aalto-university-and-finland-info-package and our new virtual campus experience:  https://virtualtour.aalto.fi/.

About Finland

Finland is a great place for living with or without family – it is a safe, politically stable and well-organized Nordic society. Finland is consistently ranked high in quality of life and was just listed again as the happiest country in the world: https://worldhappiness.report/news/its-a-three-peat-finland-keeps-top-spot-as-happiest-country-in-world/. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/en/careers-at-aalto/why-finland.

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Post expires on Thursday September 15th, 2022

MSCA SEAS postdoctoral research fellow on Marine Sustainability within marine geology/geophysics

UiB – Knowledge that shapes society

Through robust and close interaction with the world around us – globally, nationally and locally – we shall be instrumental in building a society based on knowledge, skills and attitudes.

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Thematic area and supervisor

This position is connected to marine geology/geophysics, with a main focus on sustainability, renewable energy, or geohazards relevant to the coast of Norway.

The position is open to either an incoming or an outgoing candidate, see mobility rules.

The successful candidate will be employed at the Department of Earth Science and included in the research group on Quaternary geology and Paleo Climate. The candidate will also be a part of the Bergen Offshore Wind Center (BOW) and The Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (BCCR).

Information about the supervisors, research groups and research possibilities for the fellow is available here.

For further details about the research possibilities please contact Professor Haflidi Haflidason or Associate Professor Christian Haug Eide.

About the SEAS fellowship programme

Shaping European Research Leaders for Marine Sustainability (SEAS) is a postdoctoral research fellowship programme for 37 fellows launched and managed by the University of Bergen. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034309.

In this second call, open August 1 – October 31, 2022, we invite talented researchers to apply for 23 postdoctoral fellowships. Successful candidates will be employed in fixed-term fulltime postdoctoral research fellow positions at UiB.

The SEAS programme offers

  • high-quality inter- and transdisciplinary research and training opportunities in the area of marine sustainability supported by a supervision and inter-sectoral mentoring scheme
  • opportunity to transfer knowledge and skills between disciplines, organisations and sectors
  • a regional ecosystem of marine actors
  • structured skill-based training
  • high-quality working conditions
  • personal career support
  • academic freedom
  • equal opportunities

For more information see the SEAS webpage or send an email to seas@uib.no.

SEAS eligibility criteria and application requirements

Eligible applicants will be evaluated on transparent evaluation criteria by international experts. No restrictions by nationality, age, gender, ethnicity, disability/special needs, or social status will apply. To be considered eligible for academic review, applications must adhere to the following programme requirements:

  • The research proposal must be relevant to marine sustainability.
  • Applicants must hold a PhD degree in a relevant field prior to the application deadline or alternatively document that the thesis has been defended successfully, or that the dissertation is currently being evaluated by the PhD evaluation body of their academic institution. It is a condition of employment that the PhD must have been awarded.
  • Applicants cannot previously have been employed as a postdoctoral fellow at UiB.
  • Applications must be submitted through the Jobbnorge portal and include all mandatory elements (see below). Applications via email will not be accepted.
  • Applicants must have a high degree of proficiency in English (self-assessed in the CV and demonstrated in the application).
  • SEAS mobility rules (if the successful candidate is an outgoing fellow, there is a mandatory return period of 12-18 months at UiB).
  • The application and relevant documents must be in English.

Evaluation

We anticipate the whole evaluation procedure to take approximately 4 months from application deadline. Eligible applicants will be evaluated by three international experts and assessed against criteria addressing excellence, impact, implementation, quality of the researcher and training, knowledge transfer, and networking opportunities. Details are stated in the Guide for applicants.

Employment conditions/offers for SEAS fellows

  • Fixed-term 3-year contract as a postdoctoral research fellow at UiB.
  • Salary at pay grade 62 (code 1352/pay range 24, alternative 6) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 573 900 (approx. € 55.800 depending on exchange rate). Further promotions are made according to length of service.
  • Welfare benefits* and social benefits including pension-saving, occupational injury insurance, full salary during sick leave for 52 weeks, and paid parental leave**.
  • Extension of the position term (work contract) due to sick leave and parental leave.
  • Norwegian language courses free of charge.
  • High standards for working hours, holidays, place of work, health, and safety.
  • Access to specific training activities exclusively provided within the framework of the SEAS programme.
  • An individual research budget of minimum € 300 per month for 3 years is guaranteed, and an additional € 300 per month can be applied for, for activities such as secondment, travels, joint events, etc.
  • Outgoing fellows will receive full coverage of travel costs for attending the mandatory gatherings (in compliance with UiB-routines for travel procurement and reimbursement).

*) Subject to membership in the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme. For non-EU outgoing fellows, individual benefit agreement must be considered.

**) Right to paid parental leave requires 6 months paid work before first day of leave. See full requirements.

About the postdoctoral fellowship

The primary objective of the postdoctoral position is to qualify the appointee for work in top academic positions. Teaching and/or other qualifying duties might be included if the appointee lacks such experience. The UiB-contract may, under certain conditions, be extended by up to one year if a fellow acquires sufficient funding from other sources than SEAS.

For all SEAS fellows, a Personal Career Development Plan (PCDP) is to be developed jointly by the fellow, supervisor, and co-supervisor by the end of Month 2 of the fellowship, including a plan for the individual research budget, and information on additional funding where applicable.

If selected, you must be able to take up the position within four months after receiving the offer unless another concrete start date is approved by the SEAS-administration. Before applying we recommend you familiarise yourself with current visa and work permit regulations for Norway (incoming candidates) or other host country (for outgoing candidates). 

How to apply

The application process for these prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships requires a close dialogue with the named supervisor(s) or contact(s) who, close to the deadline, must sign a supervisor match declaration if an application is to be eligible.

Before starting the online application process, please familiarise yourself carefully with our application requirements in the Guide for Applicants. It is essential that all required attachments (see next section) are uploaded via our electronic recruiting system JobbNorge. Before uploading any documents in the portal (to minimise repetition of information):

  • In the ‘JobbNorge-application field’: Only write your name.
  • In the ‘JobbNorge-CV form’: Only fill in your 1) personal details, 2) information about your PhD-degree (in the field ‘Academic qualifications’) and 3) recent relevant work experience.
  • You do not need to fill in any other sections in the JobbNorge form, as all the information we need will be provided by you when attaching the mandatory elements listed in the next section.

Elements to be attached when submitting

The following elements or documents are to be attached in separate files. Total amount of pages must not exeed 350. For documents 1-7 you must download and use SEAS templates found in the Guide for applicants. Submit all attachments with your name in the file name (e.g., surname_name_att1).

1.     Mobility declaration (including documentation of country of residence last 3 years, e.g., work contract, rental contract, tax slips) (Att. 1).
2.     Research proposal (Att. 2).
3.     Ethics and security issues: self-assessment form (Att. 3).
4.     Motivation letter (Att 4).
5.     CV including list of publications (Att. 5).
6.     For both incoming and outgoing fellowships: Supervisor match declaration (signed) (Att. 6).
7.     Only for outgoing fellowships: Match declaration signed by outgoing host institution (Att. 7).
8.     PhD diploma, or an official statement that verifies that you have defended your thesis successfully or that it is currently under assessment by your academic institution.
9.     Any relevant publications (do not include entire thesis/book chapters etc).
10.   Letters of recommendation from the graduating university or previous employers are encouraged but not mandatory.

If you apply for more than one of the SEAS postdoctoral research positions, you must send separate applications.

General information

Women, people with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas might apply.

Be aware that some fields of research, especially within sensitive technology areas, might be enforced by Norwegian and international regulations regarding Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in these regulations will be prohibited from recruitment to UiB.

UiB applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff. Information about applicants may be made public even if an applicant has requested not to be named on the list of applicants. If a request to be omitted is not met, the applicant will be notified.

UiB

SEAS

About The University of Bergen (UiB) 

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. 

The University of Bergen (UiB) is Norway’s largest marine university, with research and education of a high international standard and several world leading research environments.

Marine collaboration among the academic, business, government, and civil society (e.g., NGOs) sectors is particularly strong in the Bergen region, given the city’s long history as a maritime port and trading centre. UiB’s campus-area, Marineholmen, is a marine hotspot in Europe, with over 150 companies and organisations collaborating in seafood, energy, subsea technology, and other maritime activities. Many of these are partners of the SEAS programme.

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Deadline

31st October 2022

Post expires on Tuesday November 1st, 2022

Researcher position in AI x Music and Creativity

Application closes on

3.9.2022

Unit

School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Job category

Doctoral candidates Students (assisting teaching and research) Other teaching and research personnel

The Department of Art and Media conducts research and artistic activities across a broad range of subjects and themes. These include art education, contemporary art, curating, game design, new media, photography, visual communication design and visual culture. The department provides education in Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral levels.

The department was formed in 2022 as a merger of two departments which have both been recognized for high-quality artistic outputs, media productions and art pedagogical activities, scholarship, and research. The Department of Art and Media, with approximately 800 students and over 100 staff members, is the largest department in the School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

We are looking for a master’s / doctoral student or a postdoctoral researcherto work with us on the Co-Creative Artificial Intelligence of Music project. You will be developing AI models for digitally facilitating co-creation processes between human musician and creative AI tool/agent. You will also investigate means for enabling musicians to better understand and interpret the underlying predictions or decisions that the AI model makes in the moment of mutual human-machine cooperation.

You should have a firm interest and understanding of deep learning models applied to audio processing and synthesis, as well as advanced skills and knowledge in building deep neural networks (mainly in TensorFlow). 

The Co-Creative Artificial Intelligence of Music is a joint research project in collaboration with Koray Tahiroglu (DAM, School of ARTS), Nitin Sawhney (CS, School of Science) and Douglas Eck, Anna Huang (Magenta, Google Brain Team). The project is supported by Aalto University’s internal funding based on Ministry of Education and Culture’s (MEC) Global Program Pilots for India & USA.  

How to apply

The applications for the position are to be submitted through our recruitment system no later than 4 September 2022.

If you are an Aalto employee or a visitor, please apply using your own internal Aalto user account (go to: Workday -> Career -> find jobs).

The position will be filled as soon as possible. The employment contract for the researcher is for full-time (except for master students during the semester) and 1 year plus a possibility of another 1 year.  We prefer full-time researcher due to fairly full schedule of tasks, but part-time basis opportunity might also be considered. 

Starting day: September 2022

The application for the research position should contain the following documents in pdf format:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter (max 1 page)
  • Study transcripts (for Master’s and Doctoral students)
  • The most relevant (max 3) projects in which deep learning models developed / applied (as attached files with project descriptions and links to online material)
  • Name and contact information of one referee

All material should be submitted in English.

More information

For additional information regarding this position, please contact the head of Sound and Physical Interaction – SOPI research group, Koray Tahiroglu (koray.tahiroglu@aalto.fi). Questions regarding the recruitment process however should be directed to HR Coordinator Katja Korpinurmi (katja.korpinurmi@aalto.fi).

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

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Post expires on Saturday September 3rd, 2022

PHD Stipend in development of antibodies as tools for combating viral infections and beyond (18-22067)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, a PhD stipend is available within the doctoral programme Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering and Sino-Danish College (SDC), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. The PhD stipend is open for appointment from 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for 3 years. The Department consists of two sections with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Technology and Biology. Place of employment of the position is Section for Bioscience and Engineering in Aalborg with a placement of 9 months in China. The section consists of 90 people of which about 30 are associate- and full professors. The section conducts internationally competitive research on various topics within Biology and Biotechnology and publishes more than 100 peer-reviewed publications annually.

Job description

The focus of the PhD project will be to create a novel therapeutic concept where recombinant antibodies are fused to small protein/peptide domains to mediate multimerization in serum. When antibodies recognize their targets on e.g. a virus, the local concentration of antibodies increases resulting in an avidity effect. Robust and high affinity recombinant antibodies has become a cornerstone of therapeutic drug development. However, for infectious inhibitory antibodies is required to bind with extraordinary affinity or be administered at high dosage, to ensure full neutralization of the infectious agent. Often loss of binding strength is observed when vira is altered by mutations.

The position is conducted under the framework of the Sino-Danish College and in collaboration with Professor Lishan Yao, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Qingdao, China and the PhD student is expected to spend 9 months in China.

Your key tasks as a PhD student are:

  • Performing an independent research project under supervision
  • Completing PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approximately 30 ECTS-points
  • Participating in active research environments including research stays in China
  • Obtaining experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Teaching and disseminating your knowledge, especially withing the SDC program.
  • Writing a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project

Applicants must have a Master of Science (MSc.) degree in Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, or equivalent education. Prior experience with SDC program is an advantage. The candidate should have insight into protein chemistry and relevant analytical techniques. As the position is part of a research project, the candidate should also show good interpersonal and communication skills and team spirit to solve the problems together with the different stakeholders.

The application must contain:

  • Cover letter of 1-2 pages describing the motivation for applying and an account of the applicant’s background in relation to the announced position
  • Project description, which is required for technical reasons – in this case, where you apply for a specific project, you may upload a copy of the project description above
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records
  • Other relevant information.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. We value diversity and see it as a strength.

We are a dynamic workplace with high professionalism and efficiency, a good working environment and with a focus on work-life balance. We strive for a culture with collaboration that promotes openness and curiosity towards new initiatives and ideas and with a constructive approach to problem solving. As an employee at the department, you will be part of an international research environment, with a focus on innovation, knowledge sharing and excellency as well as interdisciplinary collaborations. 

For further information about the scientific aspects of the stipend, please contact Associate Professor Peter Kristensen, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, phone: +4520369097, email: pk@bio.aau.dk.

The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience provides cutting-edge research and teaching in biotechnology, biology, environmental science, chemistry and chemical engineering. Our research solves important topics for the benefit of society, and through research-based teaching, we educate independent, collaborative and solution-oriented bachelors, graduates and PhDs.

 At the department, we have high-profile research groups and individual researchers who deliver world-class applied and basic scientific research with a mission-driven approach, and who contribute to the development of new technologies, methods, and new basic insights within natural science and engineering. The department is divided into two sections: Section for Bioscience and Engineering and Section for Chemical Science and Engineering, as well as one administration. Both sections have activities on both Aalborg and Esbjerg campuses. The day-to-day management is handled by the head of department, the deputy heads of research and education, and the head of the secretariat in collaboration with section leaders.

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

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

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Vigdis Skomager-Bohnfeldt, The Doctoral School at The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: vkns@adm.aau.dk,  phone: +45 9940 7408.

For more information of The Doctoral School of Engineering and Science: www.phd.engineering.aau.dk 

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

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

Agreement

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

Vacancy number

18-22067

Deadline: 2022-08-17 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience

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Post expires on Wednesday August 17th, 2022

Research assistant in plant tissue culture and molecular biology methods and analysis

Ref SLU.ua.2022.2.5.1-2818

Department of Plant Breeding

SLU’s Department of Plant Breeding (VF), located in Alnarp (near Lund and Malmö, in Skåne, southern Sweden), focuses on research, education and innovation work of strategic importance for a sustainable and profitable cultivation of crops for production of plant-based food, feed and industrial products in a changing climate.  The Department is recognized as a multidisciplinary, innovative, and creative research institute working on current and future challenges. It comprises about 100 staff and co-workers that includes professors, docents, researchers, postdocs, PhD-students and support staff and is organized in three divisions, namely, Plant Breeding, Plant Biotechnology, and Plant Product Quality. The research efforts include strategic as well as applied research. VF uses a wide range of techniques –from field experiments and characterisation of agricultural biodiversity to genetics, genomics, biotechnology, biochemistry, physical chemistry, physiology, and modelling. As an integral part of the activities, the department also run two public plant breeding programs in apples and potatoes.

 We are now looking for an engaged and meticulous person as research assistant for our Plant Biotechnology division.

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at SLU at https://www.slu.se/en/about-slu/work-at-slu/

Duties:

The person we are looking for will perform and develop experimental work in various research projects. The tasks will be of a varying nature, and include plant tissue culture, molecular biology methods and metabolic analysis. The daily work will involve participation in the development and execution of genome editing and transformation of plants. In addition to this also molecular biology methods as PCR, qPCR, treatment of nucleotide sequences, marker and fragment analyzes and other existing analytical methods. Certain tasks in greenhouse and fieldwork may be included in the employment.

Qualifications:

A candidate for the employment must have an education as a biomedical analyst or an education in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or equivalent at least on bachelor’s level. Experience of practical work in molecular biology, biochemistry and / or tissue culture is an advantage. The applicant must be service-oriented and great emphasis will be placed on the candidate’s analytical ability, flexibility, independence and ability to work in collaboration. We value work experience of responsibility for technical equipment and organisational and ordering procedures. Ability to communicate in Swedish and excellent spoken and written English are required.

Place of work:

Alnarp

Form of employment:

Permanent employment. SLU uses probationary employment.

Extent:

100%

Starting date:

2022-11-01

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2022-09-15, use the button below.

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

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

www.slu.se

Contact person

Per Hofvander

Researcher

+46 (0) 40 41 50 13

per.hofvander@slu.se

Anders Carlsson

Head of Department

+46(0)40-415561

anders.carlsson@slu.se

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Post expires on Thursday September 15th, 2022