Kategoriarkiv: Health/Life sciences

Research Data Manager

Purpose & relevance for the organization
Our research into cell factory design and optimization heavily relies on high quality data. Our Center has set ambitious targets to increase the usage and value of our data. Methods such as machine learning are data hungry, which requires continuous work on reusability and sharing of data across research projects. You will play a key role in realizing this ambition by further professionalizing our data science organization.

The job

As a Research Data Manager you take a leading role in ensuring high data and metadata quality, and data reusability for data scientists and other users of data in our organization.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working with data owners on processes to enable and ensure data and metadata quality
  • Performing routine data management activities like analysis, cleansing, and reporting
  • Working with our data scientists on data analysis projects to ensure that the data used in the projects is of highest possible quality
  • Aligning data collection and manipulation processes with our research partners in Sweden and the US
  • Participating in development of research data management solutions as an expert in data quality, standards and governance
  • Developing and enforcing metadata and data standards
  • Governance of utilization of data in our data warehouse, data lake, and data catalogue
  • Keeping up with best practices in industry regarding data stewardship and governance

You will report directly to the Director Data Science and Automation. 

Our expectations of you
We are looking for an enthusiastic person with attention to detail and a strong interest in life science R&D. You work in an organized manner and enjoy working with stakeholders to improve data and metadata standardization, quality and governance.

Minimum qualifications

  • A MSc or PhD degree in Life Sciences, Bioinformatics, Data Science or a related field
  • Domain expertise in life science research & development
  • Familiarity with life science (-omics) data and data formats relevant to life sciences
  • Familiarity with databases and basic scripting / programming (preferably Python)
  • Familiarity with biological data visualization and basic statistical analyses of data

Preferred qualifications

  • Work experience in implementation of data standards, data quality and/or data governance
  • Experience in working in agile projects

What we offer in return
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

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

The workplace is DTU main campus in Lyngby near Copenhagen.

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 10 May 2019. Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. 

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Markus Herrgård (herrgard@biosustain.dtu.dk).

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

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Center for Biosustainability
Today, plastic bags, toys, cancer drugs, fuel and food ingredients are manufactured from chemical materials based on oil or extracted from plants. But this way of manufacturing depletes natural resources and increases carbon dioxide emissions. Therefore, the products should instead be produced using sustainable biotechnological processes. Achieving this, requires a massive research effort in industrial biotechnology. The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) at is the world’s first interdisciplinary research centre within sustainability. A primary aim of the Center is to develop new knowledge and technology that can support the transformation from a petrochemical industry to a more sustainable bio-based industry, in which chemicals are produced biotechnologically using microbial production hosts, cell factories.

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

Post expires on Friday May 10th, 2019

PhD Position in Evolutionary Population Ecology:Dynamics of immigration, inbreeding and fitness in song sparrows

About the position

Population and evolutionary dynamics depend critically on the outcomes of dispersal events among sub-populations, and resulting spatial movements of individuals and genes. Immigration and resulting genetic introgression can increase sub-population fitness by alleviating local inbreeding (i.e. ‘genetic rescue’), but can also decrease sub-population fitness by introducing alleles that are locally maladaptive (i.e. ‘immigration load’). Yet, it remains unclear how such effects can work together to increase or decrease the chance of local population persistence in the short-term and the longer-term.

This PhD project will use exceptional long-term data from free-living song sparrows (Melospiza melodia) to dissect the short-term and longer-term effects of immigrants on population genetic composition and local fitness. It will also aim to bring together strands of evolutionary theory to provide new insights into the compound evolutionary effects of immigration in fragmented populations with inbreeding and local adaptation.

The student will work with Professors Jane Reid and Henrik Jensen at NTNU, with strong collaborative links with Professor Peter Arcese and Dr Pirmin Nietlisbach (University of British Columbia, Canada), and Professor Lukas Keller (University of Zurich, Switzerland).

We have a fully-funded PhD position in Evolutionary Population Ecology available at the Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics, NTNU.

The Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics is a leading cross-disciplinary Centre of Excellence, with primary interests in population ecology, evolutionary biology and community dynamics. It works at the interface between biology and mathematical sciences, and strives to apply cutting-edge theoretical and statistical frameworks to field data to resolve key questions in the context of both fundamental and applied science. Further information is available at http://www.ntnu.edu/cbd

Job description

The PhD project will involve sophisticated statistical analysis of existing long-term field data, and theory development using mathematical and/or simulation approaches. There will be opportunities to participate in fieldwork and further research training in Canada and Switzerland. The project would suit a highly motivated and numerate student with enthusiasm for confronting evolutionary theory with field data. Full training in key aspects of the project, and associated transferable skills, will be provided. The position provides an excellent opportunity for students who wish to qualify for future work in research positions.

Qualification requirements

We seek candidates who have a strong academic record and interests in quantitative evolutionary ecology and/or population biology, of any nationality and country of educational origin. The qualification requirement is completion of a master’s degree or second degree (equivalent to 120 credits) in biology or equivalent education, with a grade of B or better in terms of NTNU’s grading scale. Applicants with no letter grades from previous studies must have an equally good academic foundation. Applicants who are unable to meet these criteria may be considered only if they can document that they are particularly suitable candidates for education leading to a PhD degree.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant

 Other desired qualifications:

  • Good competence in R and/or other programming languages
  • Willingness to learn and extend new forms of statistical and/or mathematical analysis
  • Some foundational knowledge of relevant topics in evolutionary biology, for example inbreeding depression, heterosis, genetic rescue, would be an advantage
  • Some experience of fieldwork, or of utilising field data, would be an advantage
  • Good written and oral English

Personal characteristics

  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic about population ecology and/or evolutionary biology
  • Excellent team-working and written and verbal communication skills

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

We offer

Salary and conditions

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 449 400 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is for 3 years (with a possibility for up to one year extension with teaching duties). Appointment to a PhD position requires admission to the PhD programme in Biology (https://www.ntnu.edu/studies/phbi).

As a PhD candidate, you will undertake to participate in an organized PhD programme during the employment period. A condition of appointment is that you are fully qualified for admission to the PhD programme within three months.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to 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 criterias in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

General information

Information about working at NTNU can be found here: www.ntnu.edu/nirs

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

Questions about the position can be directed to Prof. Jane Reid, e-mail jane.reid@abdn.ac.uk

About the application

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Applicants from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to include a Diploma Supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree.

Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant’s contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

Please refer to the application number NV-42/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 20.05.2019

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Biology 

We work with global challenges in natural diversity, climate, the environment, health and nutrition. Our expertise in biological processes at all levels – from molecules to ecosystems – contributes to a sustainable society. The Department educate graduates for a wide range of careers in public administration, business and academia. The Department of Biology is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

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Deadline

20.05.2019

Post expires on Monday May 20th, 2019

Postdoctor in Cell Bioprocessing

About the position

We have a vacancy for a 2 year Post Doctor position in Cell Bioprocessing

A two-year Postdoc position in Cell Bioprocessing is available at the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science (IBT). The current research fields at the Department includes Microbial Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology, Analysis and Control of Microbial Systems, Food Science, and Biopolymers and Biomaterials. Further information is available at http://www.ntnu.edu/biotech/research. The post doc candidate will work in the Microbial and Cell Physiology research group https://www.ntnu.edu/ibt/research/bruheim-lab#/view/about associated the Microbial Biotechnology research division and report to Professor Per Bruheim.

The position is part of the NTNU Research project “Chemically defined cell culture media” funded by the NTNU Biotechnology programme (www.ntnu.edu/biotechnology) and internal resources at IBT. Cell Bioprocessing is a rapidly expanding area, where a major challenge is development of efficient, robust and sustainable cultivation conditions based on serum-free media for production of biomedical as well as cultured meat commodities.

The main objective of postdoctoral research fellowships is qualification for academic positions and research career development programs and supervision are offered as part of this fellowship.

The position reports to Professor Per Bruheim.

Job description

The postdoc will focus on developing work flows for efficient design of chemically defined cell culture media for primary cells from higher eukaryotic organisms. The overall research project includes advanced micro-bioreactor cell cultivation systems, deep phenotyping, high throughput robot technology, dynamic modelling and machine learning. The postdoc will be responsible for the cell cultivation and phenotyping work. A key approach will be microbioreactor-cultivations combined with mass spectrometric based metabolite and protein profiling to follow intracellular metabolic state, signaling network activities and media nutrient uptake and waste product excretion. The MS work will be performed in the Natural Science faculty Mass Spectrometry lab (https://www.ntnu.edu/nv-mslab) currently equipped with six MS instruments and GC, UPLC, capillary UPLC, UPC2, capillary ion chromatography separation technologies and software for advanced processing of both low molecular weight analytes (Metabolomics), lipids (Lipidomics), 13C-label experimentation (Fluxomics) and protein/ peptides (Proteomics). A significant part of the work will involve processing of large data-sets and bioinformatic analyses. The postdoc will have a central role in the overall project and will also be responsible for outreach activities and recruitment and supervision of MSc students.

Qualification requirements


A postdoctoral research fellowships is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions.

Completion of a Norwegian doctoral degree in Biotechnology, Cell Biology or similar field or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required. Candidates that are about to submit their thesis/ defend in near future are also encouraged to apply. In particular, experience with cell cultivation/ cell culture technology and bioprocessing will be highly valuable. Some prior experience with liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry instrumentation in a metabolomics work-flow context is also a valuable asset.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, postdoctor and research assistant

Personal characteristics

The applicant must document ability to work independently as well as in group situations, be an active member in the research groups and presenting the projects in conferences and to other interested parties. Previous experience with supervision of students and writing project proposals is considered an advantage.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

We offer

Salary and conditions

Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 515 200 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 2 years.

Appointment takes place on the terms that apply to State employees at any time, and after the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

General information

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Per Bruheim, e-mail: per.bruheim@ntnu.no

About the application:
Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant’s contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number NV-36/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 15.06.2019

Hovedbygningen

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Biotechnology and Food Science

Our activities contribute to increased exploitation of existing and new ingredients for sustainable food production as well as next-generation energy solutions and medical technology. We educate graduates for a wide range of careers in industry, public administration and academia. The Department of Biotechnology and Food Science is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

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Deadline

15.06.2019

Post expires on Saturday June 15th, 2019

PhD scholarship within sustainability of livestock systems

About the position

Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences (IHA), Faculty of Biosciences (BIOVIT) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) in Ås, near Oslo, has a vacant 3-year PhD–position related to sustainability of livestock systems.

The available position will be organized within the Animal Breeding and Genetics Research Group, but will be part of a research team focusing on sustainability in livestock systems.

The successful candidate will also work closely with the research team within a 4-year project (LIVESTOCK), including researchers from NMBU, Østfoldforskning, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy (NIBIO), in addition to partners and collaborators from the industry.

In this PhD project, the sustainability of livestock production will be approached in a holistic way by using life cycle assessment (LCA), with a focus on the farm production system and on the effect of breeding strategies. It is expected that the successful candidate spends some of her/his study time at the University of Aarhus at the Department of Agroecology – Agricultural Systems and Sustainability.

The scholarship is funded by NMBU.

Main tasks

The main tasks will be to develop LCA models of ruminant livestock systems with different perspectives and to document the sustainability of the breeding goals for dairy cattle.

The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, and is expected to complete a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.

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Qualifications and skills

The successful applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. The applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are at the master’s degree level. The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies and be able to document proficiency in both written and oral English. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description.

The applicant must also document expertise and interest in the research.

Required academic qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Animal Science. Other master’s degrees (or equivalent) with relevant profile can be considered.

Desired academic qualifications

  • Experience with research within animal breeding
  • Experience with research within system analysis, like for instance LCA

Required personal skills

  • Good writing skills in English
  • Highly motivated for research
  • Good abilities to cooperate and communicate
  • Ability for analytical and logical thinking

Remuneration and information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD fellow, wage framework 20. PhD fellows are normally placed in pay grade 51 (NOK 449 400) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Employment is conducted according to national guidelines for University and Technical College PhD scholars.

For further information, please contact Hanne Fjerdingby Olsen (post doc – tenure track) by e-mail: hanne.fjerdingby@nmbu.no; or by phone +47 67 23 27 23

Information for PhD applicants and general information to applicants

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Applications should include (electronically) a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, list of publications (if any), copy of Master thesis, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified), and a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses). Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline.

Application deadline: May 15th 2019

Printed material that cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within May 15th 2019. Please quote reference number 19/01977.

If it is difficult to judge the applicant’s contribution to publications with multiple authors, a short description of the applicant’s contribution must be included.

The relevant NMBU Department may require further documentation, e.g. proof of English proficiency.

About BIOVIT

The main objective of BIOVIT is to contribute to the development of sustainable agriculture and food production systems through basic and applied research on plants and animals including fish (aquaculture).

BIOVIT is organized into two departments: Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences and Department of Plant Sciences. Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences provides fundamental, innovative research and practical solutions to improve productivity and sustainability across the agriculture and aquaculture sector. It represents the sciences for the future within the animal husbandry fields of breeding, nutrition and ethology.

Research is organized in the following groups: Breeding and Quantitative Genetics, Ethology and Animal Environment, Nutrition and Physiology in Monogastric Animals, Ruminant Nutrition and Physiology, Genome Biology, Agroecology, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology, Plant Protection and Food Crops.

The faculty houses the Centre for Integrative Genetics (CIGENE) and a research centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI) – Foods of Norway. The faculty is responsible for bachelor- and master programmes in Biology, Animal Science and Plant Sciences, and international master programmes in Agroecology, Plant Sciences, Aquaculture, Animal Breeding Genetics and Feed Manufacturing Technology. PhD programmes include Animal Science and Aquaculture, and Plant Sciences.

BIOVIT employs approximately 240 scientists, technicians, and administrative personnel. Around 480 bachelor and master students and 90 PhD students are enrolled in educational programmes within the faculty, offering a stimulating and supportive learning environment.

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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In the autumn of 2020 we are co-located on Ås.

Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

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Deadline

15.05.2019

Post expires on Wednesday May 15th, 2019

Doctoral student, 1-4 positions / Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences

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Doctoral student, 1-4 positions

Our naturally beautiful campus in the Jyväskylä city centre is home to a dynamic multidisciplinary research university – a modern, open and collaborative community of 2,500 experts and 15,000 students seeking answers to the pivotal questions of today and tomorrow. It was here, in 1863 that Finnish-language teacher education began. Since then, the University of Jyväskylä has been serving the future. The dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force. We cherish this balance of research and education, and work to promote open thinking. We kindle the skills, knowledge and passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.

The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences is currently seeking to recruit  staff to the positions (1-4) of Doctoral Student, beginning as from 1 August 2019 or according to a separate agreement, for a fixed term of not more than four years.

Education and research in sport sciences in Finland are concentrated at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences of the University of Jyväskylä. Physical activity and health, as well as their relationships and promotion, are explored there from a multidisciplinary perspective, with the improvement of health, functional ability and wellbeing across the human lifespan as the key aim.

There are two main lines of study at the Faculty: Sport Sciences and Health Sciences. There are three disciplinary groups at the Faculty: Biology of Physical Activity, Behavioral and Social Sciences of Sport and Health Sciences. There are also three research centres at the Faculty: the Neuromuscular Research Centre, the Gerontology Research Center and the Research Centre for Health Promotion.

The main duties of doctoral students consist of research for the doctoral thesis and reporting the dissertation, postgraduate education, teaching assistance and possible other related tasks. 

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of doctoral student are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations, Rectors´s decision on personnel matters and language skills guidelines. The selected person is required to have a full command of Finnish language. According to Finnish law, a non-native university teaching and research staff member can be granted an exemption from the requirement of Finnish language proficiency. A good command of English is required. 

A prerequisite for the doctoral student position is a suitable Master’s degree and the study right for doctoral studies at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä. If the applicant does not already have the right for doctoral studies, it must be applied for by a separate application from the relevant faculty, considering application times.

The job-specific salary component of a doctoral student is based on the job demands level 2 – 4 (EUR 2033,29 – 2535,20 /month according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to 6-50% of the job-specific salary component is also paid.

A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first filled.

To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University’s
International Staff Guide.

For further information, please contact:
Professor Sarianna Sipilä, email: sarianna.sipila@jyu.fi,+358408053593 or
Head of Administration Heikki Herva, email: heikki.herva@jyu.fi; +358504432400.

The application should include as PDF files:

1. Application letter. The letter should also indicate the time frame for receiving the doctoral task if the applicant is unable to receive the task starting August 1st 2019.
2. Curriculum vitae (CV), composed according to good scientific practice and considering when possible the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity. See: http://www.tenk.fi/en.
3. List of publications
4. Research plan (max. 10 pages, including references and annexes) should include:

1) Subject of study / working title
2) the scientific basis of the study (½-1 page)
3) the purpose and research problems of the research
4) research methods (this section describes the study layout, the studies, methods of measurement and analysis and, if necessary, interventions)
5) ethical issues
6) brief presentation of the postgraduate student, the supervisors and the member of the follow-up group
7) current stage of the research work and the timetable for the study and the publication plan
8) financial plan
9) benefits of the research
10) project risks and their management. 

5. Reference letter from the supervisor (max. 1 page).

Please submit your application at the latest on 31 May 2019 using the online application form.

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Post expires on Friday May 31st, 2019

Researcher Marine Proteins

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The Department of Biology and Biological Engineering was founded January 1 2015, and started off with high ambitions. The aim was to grow and become a leading center of innovation by combining the latest research in life sciences with biochemistry. And the department got off to flying start. In its first year, the numbers for publication, citation and external funding have been excellent.

The department consists of four divisions, each conducting outstanding research in the areas of industrial biotechnology, systems biology, chemical biology and food science. The overall goal is to help build a sustainable society and improve human health.

Nearly 200 people from 20 countries are currently working at the department. The working environment is characterized by respect, cooperation, responsibility, creativity and job satisfaction.

The Department of Biology and Biological Engineering has summarized its mission in four points:
• To be an attractive environment for top-level researchers in biological engineering
• To deliver top-level research results and innovative solutions for use in a sustainable society
• To offer excellent education that develops creative engineers and scientists
• To be a major contributor to international visibility of Chalmers


Information about the department and the research

The Department of Biology and Biological Engineering is aiming at bridging cutting edge life science research with biochemical engineering, in order to emerge as the leading innovation center in the region. The research has broad applications in areas of health and industrial production of e.g. fine chemicals, food and energy. An important mission is to drive the development of novel and improved tools to study effects on a cellular level through systems’ biology analysis and modeling tools, metabolic engineering and bioimaging. Powerful experimental platforms are avialable such as well equipped fermenters, analytical instruments and laser based microscopy. The department offers highly qualified education for engineering students within the area of bioengineering. It is furthermore collaborating in broad, interdiciplinary national and international networks within academia and the industry.

The division of Food and Nutrition Science is one of four research divisions at the Department of Biology and Biological Engineering. Food and Nutrition Science is one of the leading units in the area in Sweden with particular strengths in nutritional and computational metabolomics, dietary biomarkers, micronutrient metal nutrition, nutritional immunology, marine food science and nutrition as well as food by-product biorefining. The division has a wide range of modern analytical equipment for chromatography coupled with mass spectrometery, an in vitro human cell laboratory, and a microbiology laboratory. The division focuses on nutritional solutions for health and disease prevention by studies on the molecular, cellular, and whole-body level. It also has a strong focus on sustainable use of food raw materials and on many different quality aspects of food.

Job description
The position involves participation in research, teaching and utilization activities. The field of research is eco-innovative utilization of marine resources for production of sustainable and healthy foods as well as food packaging materials, with the the main focus being on marine proteins. Initially, the research will be conducted within a series of ongoing national and European projects on valorization of marine side streams to develop sustainable value chains for these raw materials. Increase in the technology rediness level (TRL) for valorization techniques such as the pH-shift process will here be fundamental. Also, it is expected that the researcher will contribute to a broadening of the analysis platform for marine proteins at the FNS division. The researcher should closely collaborate with different national and international partners from industry and academia through ongoing projects, and will participate in teaching as well as supervision of PhD and MSc students in line with the title of the postion. The researcher should also actively apply for external funding for continuation of the research in line with the described field. 

Position summary
The position is a full-time permanent employment. Teaching will consitute 5-10% of time.Qualifications
A PhD in Food science, Seafood science or similar and at least 2 years of post doctoral research experience in the relevant field is required. Further, a self-motivated individual with documented ability to successfully conduct research and work independently is desirable. The candidate should have the ability to combine creativity and experimental research together with a focus on applications to generate industry-ready solutions leading to commercialization. A strong research profile as proven by publications in internationally leading journals, graduate and postgraduate student supervision as well grant application expertise is highly recommended. Also, good knowledge in marine proteins and the relationship between their chemistry, functionality and product forming capacity at both micro- amd macro-level is expected. In terms of experimental skills, experience from working with pH-shift processing of fish side streams and molecular biological techniques such as SDS-PAGE, chromatographic techniques like LC-MS, GC-MS and SEC, rheological techniques as well as spectroscopic techniques such as FTIR is desired.

The candidate should also have strong communication skills in written and oral, good ability to work in teams, and experience from collaborating with industry.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to youChalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure 
The application should be marked with Name, Ref 20190203 and be attached as PDF files, as below:

CV

Personal letter
• 1-2 pages 

Other documents (optional): 
• Copies of completed education, grades etc. Two references that we can contact should be provided at a possible interview. 

Please use the button at the bottom of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 19 May 2019

For questions, please contact:
Ingrid Undeland, undeland@chalmers.se



Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!
   


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PhD stu­dent in ma­chine learn­ing and com­pu­ta­tional bio­logy

The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) is an international research unit focusing on human genomics and personalised medicine at the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) of the University of Helsinki – a leading Nordic university with a strong commitment to life science research. As part of Academic Medical Center Helsinki in Meilahti campus FIMM collaborates locally with the Faculty of Medicine, Helsinki University Hospital and National Institute for Health and Welfare. FIMM is part of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, composed of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the centres for molecular medicine in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, and the EU-LIFE Community.

FIMM is currently seeking a

PhD student in machine learning and computational biology

A PhD student position is available in the research group of FIMM-EMBL Group Leader Dr. Esa Pitkänen at the Institute of Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of Helsinki. The research group will start at FIMM in July 2019, and will address data integration, analysis and interpretation challenges stemming from massive-scale data generated in clinical and research settings. We will work closely with interdisciplinary collaborators at University of Helsinki, Helsinki University Hospital, EMBL and German Cancer Research Center. Specific application areas include hematological diseases, and diseases where somatic mutagenesis has a central role, such as cancer. The PhD student will work on projects such as multimodal joint learning from clinical sequencing and imaging data utilizing techniques of deep learning, aiming to create methods useful in clinical practice.

Selected publications:
Katainen, …, Pitkänen. Discovery of potential causative mutations in human coding and noncoding genome with the interactive software BasePlayer. Nature Protocols (2018)
Palin, Pitkänen et al. Contribution of allelic imbalance to colorectal cancer. Nature Communications (2018)
Waszak et al. Germline determinants of the somatic mutation landscape in 2,642 cancer genomes. bioRxiv (2017)
Kondelin, …, Pitkänen. Comprehensive evaluation of protein coding mononucleotide microsatellites in microsatellite-unstable colorectal cancer. Cancer Research (2017)
Katainen, Dave, Pitkänen, Palin et al. CTCF/cohesin-binding sites are frequently mutated in cancer. Nature Genetics (2015)

Qualifications:
A recent MSc degree (or close to completion) in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, statistics or mathematics, or a related field
Proficiency in programming
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Ability to work as a part of an interdisciplinary team

The salary will be commensurate with qualifications based on the Finnish university salary (YPJ) system on previous qualifications, experience and performance in the position. The contract will be offered initially for two years. A six-month trial period will be applied.

To apply, please submit the application together with your CV, two letters of reference, and a cover letter through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for job. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) please submit your applications through the SAP HR portal.

Applications are welcomed as soon as possible – the call will be open until a hiring decision is made and and can therefore be terminated even before the end of June. The earliest start date is in July 2019.

For further information please visit our website at http://www.fimm.fi or contact esa.pitkanen@helsinki.fi.

For technical support with the recruitment system, please contact rekrytointi@helsinki.fi.

Due date

30.06.2019 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Sunday June 30th, 2019

Bioin­form­atician for the Meta­bolo­m­ics Unit at FIMM

The University of Helsinki is a leading Nordic university with a strong life science research. An international academic community with a critical outlook and a creative attitude is aiming to build a better future together.

The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) is an international research institute focusing on human genomics and personalised medicine at the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) of the University of Helsinki FIMM integrates molecular medicine research, technology centre and biobanking infrastructures under one roof, promoting translational research in grand challenge projects, specifically, the impact of genome information from the Finnish population in personalised health and medicine, individualised cancer medicine, and digital molecular medicine. FIMM is part of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, composed of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the centres for molecular medicine in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, and the EU-LIFE Community.

FIMM is currently seeking a

Bioinformatician for the Metabolomics Unit
for a fixed-term of one year with a possibility of extension

Description:
The FIMM Technology Centre has state-of-the-art infrastructures for genomics, medical bioinformatics, metabolomics, high-throughput screening, biobanking, biomarker discovery and other translational research platforms. FIMM Metabolomics Unit was launched in 2011.
The unit has cutting edge equipment including UPLC systems coupled to QQQ mass spectrometer (MS), QToF-MS, and QTRAP-MS, ORBITRAP-MS and a robot, Hamilton’s Star liquid handling system. The unit offers services for high-throughput untargeted, and targeted quantitative metabolomics and lipidomics, and also metabolic flux analyses for biomedical applications.

Responsibilities
• Metabolomics/Lipidomics data processing and statistical data analyses.
• Development of bioinformatics and biostatistics methods for biomarker discovery; integrating various “omics” datasets.
• Development of data analytics workflows including automating the manual steps, wherever applicable.
• The applicant will also be involved in the daily operations of the core facility including project discussions, planning, reporting and also writing manuscripts.

Qualification and experience:
• The ideal candidate has a Master’s degree or Ph.D degree (or about to graduate) in bioinformatics or biostatistics or computational biology or computer science/IT or a related field with proven expertise (1-3 years of working experience).
• Strong experience and proficiency with various statistical methods and packages.
• Solid knowledge in programming languages and machine learning methodologies.
• Excellent scientific writing skills (e.g., documenting the reports, manuscripts etc).
• The ability to effectively interact with the group members in a team-oriented manner is a must.
• A service-minded and customer-friendly attitude is a must.
• The successful candidate is expected to be highly self-motivated and responsible with excellent scientific, problem solving, troubleshooting, and analytical skills.
• In addition, the candidate should be fluent in English, have good interpersonal and communication skills, and be able to work independently as well as part of a team.

We offer an exciting international working environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure as part of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine.

Salary and contract:
The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience based on the University salary system. A contract will be offered initially for one year and long-term extension is possible. The position is a full-time position starting as soon as possible or upon mutual agreement.

Application should be written in English and include a 1-page cover letter with motivation and 3-4 pages CV, a list of publications, contact information for three referees (no other transcripts/documents are needed).

Please submit your application, together the with attachments, as a single pdf file, through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the Apply for the position button below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. The selection will be based on rolling basis and the call may be terminated right away (even before May 15th) once a suitable candidate for this position has been found, so interested applicants need to apply as soon as possible.

For further information please visit our website at https://www.fimm.fi/en/services/technology-centre/metabolomics and/or contact the Head of the Metabolomics Unit,
A/Prof. Vidya Velagapudi (vidya.velagapudi(at)helsinki.fi). In case of questions related to the recruitment process, please contact HR Specialist Anu Roine (anu.roine(at)helsinki.fi).

Due date

15.05.2019 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Wednesday May 15th, 2019

Doc­toral Stu­dent Po­s­i­tion in Cell and De­vel­op­mental Bio­logy

The University of Helsinki is a leading Nordic university with a preeminent role in life science research. Within the university, the Institute of Biotechnology (BI) is a part of the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE), dedicated to successful development of biotechnology and integrative biology and the application of this knowledge for the benefit of society. HiLIFE coordinates research infrastructures, provides research-based interdisciplinary training, and supports researchers within its units and partner faculties.

The Organelle Biogenesis, Dysfunction, and Evolution Laboratory (http://www.biocenter.helsinki.fi/bi/dunn/lab/DunnLab/) led by Principal Investigator (Docent) Cory Dunn is inviting applications for a

DOCTORAL STUDENT POSITION IN CELL AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY

for a fixed-term of two years with a possibility of extension. The full-time position will start in August 2019, but other start dates are negotiable.

Our laboratory, funded by the European Research Council and the Sigrid Jusélius Foundation, uses genetic, molecular, cell biological, and bioinformatic approaches toward understanding organelle biology. Yeast and mammalian cells are deployed in our studies. The Ph.D. project will use state-of-the-art methodologies to reveal the mechanisms by which proteins controlling apoptotic cell death are delivered to and inserted at mitochondria. This work is relevant to tumorigenesis and the outcome of chemotherapy. Additional Ph.D. supervision will be provided by Tenure-Track Group Leader (Docent) Ville Paavilainen, who also applies novel approaches and advanced methodologies toward the study of organelle protein targeting.

We seek diligent and intellectually curious candidates who have earned a M.S. degree within the biomedical sciences. Candidates who will receive their M.S. degree in the near future are also eligible to apply. A solid background in molecular and cell biology is essential. Experience with microbial systems or with mammalian cell culture is advantageous. Strong written and oral skills in English are required.

We offer an international, inspiring, and supportive research environment, along with excellent research facilities and access to state-of-the art technologies. The salary will be based on Level 2 of the university salary system for teaching and research personnel and includes a salary component based upon personal performance. A six-month trial period will be applied.

The application should include the following documents as a single, combined PDF: a cover letter describing your research interests and motivation for this position, your CV, a copy of your academic records, and contact information of at least two referees.

To apply, please submit your application using the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on “Apply for the position”. Internal applicants must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal.

The deadline for submitting applications is May 15, but review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

For informal inquiries, please contact cory.dunn@helsinki.fi. For technical support with the recruitment system, please contact rekrytointi@helsinki.fi.

Publications from the laboratory relevant to this position include:

Keskin A, Akdoğan E, Dunn CD. Evidence for Amino Acid Snorkeling from a
High-Resolution, In Vivo Analysis of Fis1 Tail-Anchor Insertion at the
Mitochondrial Outer Membrane. Genetics. 2017 Feb;205(2):691-705.

Lutfullahoğlu-Bal G, Seferoğlu AB, Keskin A, Akdoğan E, Dunn CD. A
bacteria-derived tail anchor localizes to peroxisomes in yeast and mammalian
cells. Sci Rep. 2018 Nov 6;8(1):16374.

Lutfullahoğlu-Bal G, Keskin A, Seferoğlu AB, Dunn CD. Bacterial tail anchors
can target to the mitochondrial outer membrane. Biol Direct. 2017 Jul
24;12(1):16.

Due date

15.05.2019 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Wednesday May 15th, 2019

Postdoc in Biomechanics, within bone growth mechanobiology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The School of Engineering Sciences and the Department of Mechanics is offering a postdoctoral position in Biomechanics, with a focus on bone growth mechanobiology.

Job description

The project will be carried out in cooperation with the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health at Karolinska Institutet. The aim of the project is to quantify the relationship between mechanical loading and bone growth in growing children, using multiscale numerical modelling based on in vivo and ex vivo experiments. Your areas of responsibility will be to develop a finite element of bone that simulates growth, conduct numerical experiments, help with the physical experiments, perform analyses and validation, and to report findings in highly ranked peer-reviewed journals.

Qualifications

We seek a candidate with a doctoral degree (PhD), completed in the last three years, in Solid or Computational Mechanics, Engineering Physics, Applied Mathematics, or other appropriate background for this research area, preferably with a specialization in biomechanics. Particularly advantageous merits for this position include documented experience in bone mechanics and modelling of biological tissues, 3D visualization and experimentation.

Applicants must be strongly motivated for this research area. This position requires ability to work both independently and in a multidisciplinary team. Applicants should thus have a good level of cooperative and communicative abilities, as well as a good ability to write scientific reports in English.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and suitability.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH’s webbpage.

Application

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must contain the following documents in PDF format.

  • Statement of professional interest.
  • CV with list of publications.
  • Transcripts from university/university college.
  • Contact information for at least two references.
  • PhD thesis and two selected scientific papers (in pdf format).

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Others

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH’s work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberS-2019-0671
ContactElena Gutierrez Farewik, Professor, +46 8 790 77 19, lanie@kth.se Artem Kulachenko, Docent, +46 8 790 89 44, artem@kth.se
Last application date20.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Monday May 20th, 2019

Two Doctoral Student positions in Environmental Science specializing in ecological-economic modelling

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Lund University, Faculty of Science, Centre for Environmental and Climate Research

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

The Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, CEC (http://www.cec.lu.se) conducts research, education and communication on environmental science and climate research at Lund University.

These are four-year PhD projects in Environmental Science located within an attractive interdisciplinary research environment at the Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC), at Lund University. Today, CEC has around twenty graduate students with opportunities for collaboration with research groups across Europe. CEC also hosts two PhD schools that are available to PhD students in environmental science.

Job assignments
We are looking for two highly motivated PhD students to join the ecological-economic modelling group at CEC. As part of this group you will be working with pressing societal issues related to agriculture, biodiversity, ecosystem services and climate change. Specifically you will work in a multi-disciplinary environment to develop and apply ecological-economic models. Ultimately, we aim to develop research and models that can inform policy making for achieving Swedish and global sustainability goals.

The PhD projects will focus on two topics a) the economic and environmental impacts of increasing biomass production from agricultural land to meet increasing demand for food and bioenergy, and b) analyzing the potential for ecological intensification of agriculture to balance future food production with environmental goals. The PhD positions will be linked to the FORMAS-funded project Land4biomass, an interdisciplinary research project focusing on the production potential of agricultural biomass and policy instruments to promote a fossil-free society while meeting food production and environmental objectives. Also connected to the project is “Balancing agriculture, conservation and environmental quality: tools for evaluating policy responses” financed by the strategic research environment Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate (BECC).

Both projects have a common methodology, as ecological-economic modelling based on mathematical programming. Consequently, the positions use quantitative analysis, solving mathematical problems, programming and linking economic and ecological knowledge. Both projects will involve modelling of environmental impacts in collaboration with natural scientists: the first with a focus on GHG emissions, and the second on biodiversity and water pollution. Considerable opportunities for collaboration and mutual modelling support will exist between the two projects.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements
Candidates must hold a university degree at master degree level (MSc.) or equivalent, in Economics or Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering or relevant natural science fields, e.g., Physical Geography, Mathematics, Biology or Agricultural Sciences. You should have an ability to work independently and to formulate and tackle research problems.

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, and a master thesis project of at least 30 credits, or
– have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad. 

Merits are:     

  • Experience in research or analysis in relation to land use, particularly the green sectors’ economy or governance/policy. Experience in applied policy analysis, preferably agricultural and environmental policy.
  • Experience and good skills of quantitative methods and computer programming (e.g., in R, GAMS, MATLAB, ArcGIS, etc.).
  • Experience of ecologic modelling.
  • Good skills in optimization methods, particularly economic models based on mathematical programming.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, and good knowledge in Swedish is a merit.
  • Undergraduate studies in microeconomics, environmental economics and/or agricultural economics.
  • Knowledge of the agricultural sector and farming in Sweden and Europe. The PhD candidate will need to have or develop knowledge on agriculture in Sweden, which will involve interaction with experts at, e.g., Swedish Board of Agriculture.

Basis of Assessment
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.

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, and a master thesis project of at least 30 credits, or
– have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

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

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


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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment1 september 2019
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions2
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/1351
ContactMark Brady, docent i nationalekonomi, 072 237 04 29; mark.brady@agrifood.lu.se Katarina Hedlund, professor i biologi, 046 222 37 98; katarina.hedlund@biol.lu.se
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date15.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Wednesday May 15th, 2019

Two Postdoc positions in Single Cell Genomics

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen  

We are looking for two highly motivated and dynamic researchers for two Postdoc positions to start as soon as possible or after agreement.  

Background
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR) was established in 2010 to conduct fundamental research on metabolism. It is part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. The Center has around 200 employees from all over the world and represents a highly international research environment characterised by teamwork and collaborations across a range of biomedical disciplines. We moved into new laboratories, offices and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower in summer 2017. You can read more about us at http://cbmr.ku.dk.      

The positions available are in the Central Regulation of Metabolism Group headed by Associate Professor Tune H. Pers. The research group investigates molecular processes that regulate energy balance and glucose control and develops computational tools to prioritize gene and biological pathways underlying metabolic traits. You can read more about the research of the Pers Group at the CBMR website.  

Project description
The postdoctoral fellows will analyze large-scale single cell transcriptomics and single cell epigenetics data of the mammalian brain in the context of metabolic health and disease (on a project that is generously funded).  

The work will be focused on identifying central nervous system mechanisms underlying weight- and blood glucose regulation. Towards that aim, the successful applicant will leverage lab data from in vivo mouse studies and single nuclei RNA sequencing to study metabolic disease in the context of mouse and human brain development. Mouse and human single cell data will be integrated with large-scale human genetics data from the GIANT consortium and Danish cohorts (over 200,000 deeply phenotyped individuals). Our research group is young and international (started in 2016; 4 PhD Fellows, 2 Postdocs, 1 Assistant professor; 4 nationalities), interdisciplinary (human biology, computational biology, applied math, neuroscience) and closely linked to leading international research groups in the area of metabolic research (Professor Michael W. Schwartz, University of Washington, USA) and human stem cell development (Dr. Agnete Kirkeby, Danish Center for Stem Cell Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark).  

Profile
We are looking for two highly motivated and enthusiastic scientists, who ideally have the following competencies and qualifications:  

  • A PhD degree in biomedical or natural sciences
  • Solid expertise in programming (Python, R, machine learning)
  • Experience in generation and analysis of RNA sequencing data
  • Basic understanding of biology human genetics
  • Ideally a basic understanding of developmental biology and neuroscience
  • An ambitious, independent and critical mind-set
  • An interest in co-supervising PhD Fellows
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral

Terms of employment
The postdoc positions are full-time positions for 2 years. Starting date is as soon as possible or after agreement.   Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated.   Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.   The positions are covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013.  

Questions
For further information about the positions, please contact Associate Professor Tune H. Pers by email tune.pers@sund.ku.dk. For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact SUND HR CBMR by email mlr@sund.ku.dk.  

International applicants may find these links useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility) and https://www.workindenmark.dk/.    

Application procedure
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking Apply now. Your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:  

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page)  
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum of 2 pages; your ORCID must be included)  
  • Full list of publications (journal impact factors at publication date must be included)  
  • References (name and contact details of at least two references).  

Application deadline: 28 April 2019 at 23.59pm CET.  

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.  

The further process After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorised recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether an unbiased assessor has passed their application for assessment. Once the assessment work has been completed, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.   You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.    

The applicants will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.    

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.    

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

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Application due: 4/26/2019

Post expires on Sunday April 28th, 2019

Postdoctoral position – Person-centred care

Diary id: PAR 2019/550
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Institute of Health and Care Sciences
Apply by: 2019-05-02

The Institute accommodates study programmes, freestanding courses and commissioned education at a basic and an advanced level within the disciplines Nursing, Radiography, Reproductive and Perinatal Health, Health Care Pedagogics and postgraduate education in Health Care Sciences. A number of research groups are also based at the Institute. The research profile is person-centred care. There is currently one research centre located at the institute – The Centre for person-centred care (CPCC).

GPCC is an interdisciplinary research centre, established in January 2010, with the support of the Swedish government’s strategic investment in healthcare research. Around 40 research project are currently in process involving person-centeredness in several long-term conditions and the organisation of care.

In order to strengthen the development of methodology, GPCC is searching for a post doctor for the development of person-centred measurement tools and indicators. The project is part of an international collaboration.

Activities

You will be participating in a research project for the development, translation and psychometric evaluation of measurement and evaluation tools in relation to person-centre care, as well as being involved in the research centre’s seminars and collaborative work. No more than 20% of the position will concern non-research related tasks such as teaching, supervision and pedagogical development work.

Qualifications

A doctoral degree (PhD) in a relevant knowledge area is compulsory for a position as post doctor. Since a position as post doctor aims to give the candidate an opportunity to strengthen and develop their scholarly proficiency, we aim for those who have a PhD degree dating back no more than 3 years counting from the last date of application

Experience from person-centred care research and measurement tools is especially meritorious.

Scientific expertise has the greatest significance for the position. The main basis for the level of scientific expertise will primarily be based on the doctoral thesis and any other publications mentioned.  

Good oral and written skills in Swedish and English is a requirement. Personal characteristics such as collaboration skills, flexibility and being able to work and complete work tasks independently are also meritorious. The applicant’s personal characteristics concerning his/her ability to collaborate both internally and externally in order to complete the described tasks will be taken into consideration when assessing the his/her suitability for the position.  

Employment

The position is based on a temporary contract at full time for 24 months. You will be placed at the Institute of Health and Care Sciences. The starting date for the position will be set as agreed.

Contact information

Should you have any queries regarding the position, please contact:

Joakim Öhlén, Centre Director GPCC, +46 31 786 6098, joakim.ohlen@fhs.gu.se

Helen Elden, Department manager, +46 31 786 6112, helen.elden@gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Closing date: May 2, 2019.

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

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The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 47 500 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Post expires on Thursday May 2nd, 2019

Researcher in cancer research using radiopharmaceuticals

Diary id: PAR 2019/289
Employment level: Open ended
Location: Institute of Clinical Sciences
Apply by: 2019-05-03

The Institute of Clinical Sciences consists of 15 departments. This position will be at two research groups belonging to Depts of Radiation Physics and Oncology: TAT-group (www.tat.gu.se) and FA-lab (http://www.radfys.gu.se/FA-lab).

Both groups work with development of radiopharmaceuticals to be used for successful treatment of patients with disseminated tumour disease who cannot be cured today. The TAT group focuses on treatment of ovarian cancer with radioactive astatine atoms bound to targeting proteins (antibodies) that are injected into the abdominal cavity where they bind to and destroy small tumour cell nests remaining after surgery and chemotherapy. The FA-lab focuses on neuroendocrine tumours and treatment with radiolabelled peptides that bind to hormone receptors at the tumour cell surface, sometimes in combination with other radiopharmaceuticals or drugs.

Job assignments

The task is to participate in research work with radiolabelled molecules in vitro and in vivo. The work involves participation in the planning and execution of experiments, as well as the analysis with radiation detectors and histological and molecular biology methods and compilation of data collected. The work will be done at various laboratories, e.g. Oncology lab and Sahlgrenska Cancer Center (SCC).

Qualifications

PhD degree with documented experience in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, histology, molecular biology or similar is required. Documented education and experience of in vivo experiments and radiation and radioactivity are merits. The work demands drive, independence, and accuracy. Great emphasis will be put on personal suitability, like commitment, initiative and cooperation.

Employment

Unlimited employment fulltime at the institute of clinical science. Start date as agreed. Probationary period for 6 months.

For further information regarding the position

Please contact:

Per Albertsson
Docent
per.albertsson@oncology.gu.se
031-342 79 51

Eva Forssell-Aronsson
Head of department/professor
eva.forssell_aronsson@radfys.gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

The application shall include

A short cover letter with description of your experience and what makes you qualified for this particular job
A detailed curriculum vitae (CV)
A list of publications (if present)
Name and contact information of two references

Closing date: 2019-05-02

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

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The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 47 500 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Post expires on Thursday May 2nd, 2019

PhD scholarship within data science on health and healthcare data

About the position

The Faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3 year PhD–position related to development, implementation and application of data analytical methods.

Title: “Exploring modern data analysis tools for application on health and healthcare data”.

Increasing amounts of health and healthcare data from treatment of animals and humans call for exploration using modern data analysis tools to provide new insight and improve treatment of patients.

The project will improve existing data analysis approaches using state-of-the-art multiblock methods as well as machine learning and deep learning methods applied to a broad spectre of health and health care data, such as medical images, multivariate time series measured on animals and electronic health record data from patient registries.

Relevant areas of research and application include:

  • Analysis of medical images to support treatment decisions
  • Analysis of longitudinal animal health data
  • Analysis of patient registry data for quality measurement of healthcare services

Main tasks

Tasks will be adapted to the candidate’s skills/interests and the current problems available for study.

Typical examples include:

  • Develop, implement and apply innovative data analytical methods for application on health and healthcare data.
  • Refine existing multivariate methods to improve numerical stability and computational speed.
  • Efficient inclusion of background or prior knowledge in constrained model selection and validation
  • Modification of existing data analysis methodology for more efficient processing of health and healthcare data.

The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.

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Academic qualifications

The successful applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. The applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are at master’s degree level (candidates submitting a MSc thesis by 31 August 2019 may also be considered). The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies, and be able to document proficiency in both written and oral English. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description.
 

The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject.

Required Academic qualifications (Master degree in one of the following)

  • Data science / machine learning
  • Applied statistics / statistical learning
  • Applied mathematics

Desired Academic qualifications

  • Excellent programming skills
  • Applied- and/or Numerical Linear Algebra
  • Mathematical optimisation
  • Signal processing including Image Analysis

Required personal skills

  • Self-motivated
  • Curious and co-operative
  • Fluent in English (both written and orally)

Remuneration and information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD. Fellow, wage framework 20, salary grade 51 (equivalent to NOK 449 400 at present) and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Terms of employment are governed by Norwegian guidelines for PhD fellowships at Universities and University Colleges.

For further information, please contact Dr. Oliver Tomic, Associate Professor of Data Science, e-mail: oliver.tomic@nmbu.no; phone +47 6723 1607

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 31.05.2019

Applications should include (electronically) a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, full publication list, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified), and a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses). Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline. The relevant NMBU Department may require further documentation, e.g. proof of English proficiency.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 31.05.2019. Please quote reference number 19/01965

If it is difficult to judge the applicant’s contribution for publications with multiple authors, a short description of the applicant’s contribution must be included.

About REALTEK

The Faculty of Science and Technology has 130 employees, about 1,100 students and about 60 PhD students. The Faculty offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees in natural sciences and engineering in the fields of environmental physics and renewable energy, building and architecture, water and environmental technology, machine-, process and product development, robotics geomatics, data science and educational sciences. The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.
 

Fakultet for realfag og teknologi

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences

NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In the autumn of 2020 we are co-located on Ås. Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

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Deadline

31.05.2019

Post expires on Friday May 31st, 2019

PhD scholarship within Data Science and Computational Neuroscience

About the position

 The Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3-year PhD–position related to Data Science and Computational Neuroscience.

Despite decades of intense research efforts investigating the brain at the molecular, cell, circuit and system levels, the operating principles of the human brain, or any brain, remain largely unknown. Likewise, effective treatments for prevalent serious psychiatric disorders and dementia are still lacking.

In broad terms we now have a fairly good understanding of how individual nerve cells operate and process information, but the behavior of networks of such cells is poorly understood. Unless we understand these networks our understanding of brain function, and likely also ability to treat major brain diseases, will have to be limited.

The Computational Neuroscience group at REALTEK has long experience with modelling nerve cell activity, and is e.g. part of the large EU ICT Flagship ‘Human Brain Project’ and involved in ‘Digital Life Norway’.  

 The successful applicant will work on the 3-year project “MetaBrain: Metamodelling of electrical signals from the brain”, funded by NMBU. The main purpose of the project is to apply and develop computational models of electrical signals from the brain.

You will investigate how to best apply powerful metamodelling methods co-developed by the Data Science group to efficiently predict electrical signals in the brain such as EEG, which can currently only be modelled using computationally demanding methods developed by the Computational Neuroscience group.

Using these metamodels, which are data-driven approximation models/surrogate models for the more computationally demanding (differential equation-based) models, will allow the dependence of brain dynamics on properties of the underlying nerve cell and network models to be revealed.

Main tasks

The main activities will be related to the following topics:

  • Metamodelling
  • Multivariate data analysis and machine learning
  • Computational modelling of brain signals (at both cell and network level)
  • Scientific software development
  • Dissemination of research results

The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.

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Qualifications and skills

The successful applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. The applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are at master’s degree level (candidates submitting MSc thesis by August 15th 2019 may also be considered). The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies and be able to document proficiency in both written and oral English. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description.

The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject.

Required academic qualifications

  • A Master degree in Data Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Physics or similar, with very good results
  • Proficiency in Data Science (multivariate analysis, machine learning and mathematical modelling
  • Programming skills in Python

Desired academic qualifications

  • Experience from data analysis within Life Sciences
  • Experience from Computational Neuroscience

Required personal skills

  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Result-oriented and highly motivated
  • High work capacity
  • Ability to collaborate
  • Strong communication and cooperation skills

Desired personal skills

  • Ability to work independently under varying conditions
  • Ability to disseminate research results

Remuneration and information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD Fellow, wage framework 20, salary grade 51 (equivalent currently to NOK 449 400) and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Terms of employment are governed by Norwegian guidelines for PhD fellowships at Universities and University Colleges.

For further information, please contact Professor Kristin Tøndel by e-mail: kristin.tondel@nmbu.no

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Applications should include (electronically) a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, full publication list, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified), and a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses). Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline.

Application deadline: May 31st 2019

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within May 31st 2019. Please quote reference number 19/01880

If it is difficult to judge the applicant’s contribution for publications with multiple authors, a short description of the applicant’s contribution must be included.

The relevant NMBU department may require further documentation, e.g. proof of English proficiency.

About REALTEK

The Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) has 130 employees, about 1,100 students and about 60 PhD students. The Faculty offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees in natural sciences and engineering in the fields of environmental physics and renewable energy, building and architecture, water and environmental technology, machine-, process and product development, robotics geomatics, data science and educational sciences. The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.

Fakultet for realfag og teknologi

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences

NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In the autumn of 2020 we are co-located on Ås.

Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

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Deadline

31.05.2019

Post expires on Friday May 31st, 2019

PhD scholarship in animal behaviour and stress physiology

About the position

The Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant three year PhD-position related to stress physiology and behaviour in poultry. The candidate is expected to start in October 2019.

The project ‘Variations in stress responsivity in hens: matching birds to environments’ (ChickenStress) is a part of the larger MSCA-ETN project with the same title. The ChickenStress consortium aims to understand how the stress response is regulated in the avian brain and to minimize chronic stress by investigating the three main contributors to variation in the stress response:

  • genetic variability
  • early-life environment
  • current environment

By understanding the impacts of these factors, we will be able to produce more stress resilient birds in higher welfare housing conditions, and thereby enhance animal welfare and productivity.

Within ChickenStress, 14 PhD students will be recruited and trained to be in the forefront of research on avian stress physiology and help solve the challenges to animal welfare and productivity faced by the egg industry. The PhD project at NMBU will last for three years and be funded by Horizon 2020 and NMBU.

More details about the consortium can be found at  http://www.ncl.ac.uk/cbe/chickenstress. Please note that applications for the PhD position at NMBU must be placed through JobbNorge (www.jobbnorge.no) whereas some of the other PhD positions in the consortium may be applied for through the ChickenStress webpage.

The stress response is a conserved trait of vertebrate physiology and is similar from fish to mammals. Animals modify their stress response within their defined genetic capacity based on information gained from a variety of sources. Animals are especially sensitive to such information during early development, thereby configuring the brain to respond in a particular way to stressors later in life. As part of the ChickenStress project that is investigating the factors that can make hens more or less resilient to stress, this proposed PhD project will investigate how the degree of complexity of the early rearing environment influences stress responsiveness and cognition and relate this to the level of neurogenesis.

This project is ideal for a candidate with an MSc level of training in physiology, ethology, psychology, veterinary medicine, animal science, or neuroscience. The work will include intervention experiments in order to understand the effects of the early environment, behavioural testing, physiological sample collection, sample preparation and analysis.

You will be employed by the Norwegian University of Life Science (NMBU) and register in the PhD program at NMBU. You will spend four months at Newcastle University (UNEW) to learn how to quantify adult neurogenesis in the avian hippocampus, and two months in the Cumbria district in the UK at the Lakes Free Range Egg Company to be trained in the business of free-range egg production.

Main tasks

The main aim of this project is to investigate the effect of early life experience on stress responsivity and cognitive functioning later in life in lying hens. Main tasks include

  • Controlled animal experiments
  • Laboratory analysis of different tissues
  • Behavioural testing

The successful candidate is expected to apply for admittance to the PhD program during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.

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Acdemic Qualifications

In order to fulfil the requirements set down in the MSCA-ETN guidelines, the successful applicant must 

  • be within the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of her/his research career and not have a doctoral degree.
  • not have resided or carried out her/his main activity (e.g. work, studies) in the country where she/he have been recruited (ie Norway for the advertised position) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.

The successful applicant must also meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. The applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are at master’s degree level. The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies, and be able to document proficiency in both written and oral English. For applicants from countries where English is not the primary language such certificates should be uploaded immediately. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description.

The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject.

Required Academic qualifications

  • Candidates should have an MSc level degree within ethology, physiology, or other relevant fields within the biological sciences.
  • The candidate must fulfil the requirements listed in the PhD Regulations and MSCA-ETN regulations
  • The candidate must document good results from previous education.
  • The candidate must possess good communication skills in written and oral English

Desired Academic qualifications and experience

  • Experience in designing experiments, analysing data, presenting results
  • Experience working with animals, ideally chickens
  • Experience in methods related to stress physiology
  • Experience with ethology
  • Experience of techniques used in neuroscience
  • Knowledge of avian behavior and neuroanatomy
  • Knowledge of the egg industry
  • An interest in animal welfare
  • An interest in the egg industry

Required personal skills

  • The candidate must be able to work both in a team and independently
  • The candidate must be interested and enthusiastic about scientific work and the scientific method

Desired personal skills

  • Ability rapidly to acquire new skills

Remuneration and information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD. Fellow. PhD. Fellows are normally placed in pay grade 51 (NOK 449 400) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Employment is conducted according to national guidelines for University and Technical College PhD scholars.

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Janicke Nordgreen 

E-mail: Janicke.nordgreen@nmbu.no; phone +47 67232170

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 15.05.2019

Applications should include (electronically) a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, full publication list, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified), and a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses). Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline. The relevant NMBU Department may require further documentation, e.g. proof of English proficiency.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to NMBU Veterinærhøgskolen Postboks 369 sentrum, 0102 Oslo, Norway, within 30.05.2019. Please quote reference number 19/01776.

If it is difficult to judge the applicant’s contribution for publications with multiple authors, a short description of the applicant’s contribution must be included.

About the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at NMBU is the country’s only veterinary professional education and provide expertise in veterinary medicine and veterinary public health. The Faculty educates veterinarians, animal nurses and doctoral students in Veterinary Science and researches in veterinary medicine and related biomedical fields. We have 500 students and 430 employees.

The faculty consists of the departments Basal and Aquamedicine, Food Safety and Infection Biology, Production Animal Medicine and Sports and Family Animal Medicine. We also run the University Animal Hospital, which is closely linked to our research and education, and receives patients from all over the country.

The Department of F FetTastatursnarvei Ctrl+Bood Safety and Infection Biology consists of three sections with more than 80 employees: section for Pharmacology and Toxicology, Section for Food Safety, and Section for Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology. 

The Department is responsible for providing research-based teaching of veterinary and veterinary nurse students, and for conducting research on a high international level within food safety and animal health. In addition, the department provides services for public and private organisations.

NMBU Veterinary College is today located at Campus Adamstuen in Oslo. In August, 2020, we move into new beautiful premises at Campus Ås.

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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we provide knowledge for life.

NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In the autumn of 2020 we are co-located on Ås. Further information on NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no

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Deadlin

15.05.2019

Post expires on Wednesday May 15th, 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Haematopoietic Stem Cell Research

About the position

At the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Department of Medical Biology a position has become available for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Haematopoietic Stem Cell Research. The position is affiliated with the research group Stem Cell Aging and Cancer.

The group aims at understanding malignant haematopoietic stem cell behaviour and regulation. Our goal is the identification of novel therapeutic targets of potential clinical interest. We use a variety of state-of-the-art techniques, including novel mouse genetic tools, stem cells, omics and advanced imaging. Our group has a broad international network and strengthens translational research through established collaborations with the University Hospital of North Norway (UNN). For more detailed information: www.uit.no/research/sac

This Postdoctoral position is a fixed term position of a duration of two years. Appointment to the positon of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is mainly intended to provide qualification for work in academic positions. It is a prerequisite that the applicant is able to carry out the project over the full course of the employment period. No person can hold more than one fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution. 

More than 200 staff members from all over the world have their workplace at the Department of Medical Biology (IMB). The Department consists of 13 research groups concentrating on fundamental biomedical research problems, including research on various cancer forms, cardiovascular diseases, the body’s immune system and antibiotic resistance. The Department is also involved in marine bio-prospecting and testing of new drugs.

IMB provides education for students studying medicine, dentistry, biomedical laboratory sciences, biomedicine and pharmacy.

Responsibilities

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is a highly aggressive haematopoietic malignancy often associated with poor response to chemotherapy and outcome. It has been proposed that the presence of mutations in at least two genes that specifically confer a survival advantage to the haematopoietic stem cell (HSC) and impede its further differentiation is required for AML development. This suggestion is based on the fact that oncogenes that confer a survival advantage to the HSC and are frequently mutated in human AML are only able to induce myeloproliferative neoplasms in mouse models but not the transition to AML.

The successful candidate will contribute to understand the process of HSC malignant transformation, aiming at using this knowledge for better patient treatment. Further project details will be directly discussed with the applicants.

Contact

The contact person for this position is Group Leader and NCMM Young Associate Investigator Dr. Lorena Arranz:

Qualifications

To be awarded the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow, a Norwegian doctorate in biomedical sciences or equivalent is required, or a corresponding international doctorate degree which is recognised as being equal to the Norwegian doctorate degree. The applicant must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD degree has been awarded.

The position requires good knowledge in biomedical research in the haematology field, including acute myeloid leukaemia and bone marrow. Experience with techniques relevant for isolation of cell subsets from the bone marrow, flow cytometry and animal handling is required.

The candidate should be proficient in spoken and written English.

Personal skills will be emphasized, including his/her enthusiasm for research and ability to work independently and interactively in a team setting.

FELASA B or C certificate is required. Applicants should have a strong background in haematopoiesis and the HSC field, including FACS immunophenotype and functional assays of self-renewal, proliferation and differentiation both ex vivo and in vivo, i.e. transplantation. Experience with basic methods in molecular and cell biology, including extraction and sequencing of DNA/RNA, and immunohistochemistry, are also required. Experience with mouse models of haematopoietic diseases and some knowledge of the HSC microenvironment will be an advantage.

Importance shall be attached to personal suitability for the position and motivations.

We offer

  • Interesting work tasks and science of excellence
  • A highly competitive academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Good career opportunities
  • A large degree of independence in work
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund
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Application

The application must include:

  • cover letter including a short description of interests and reasons for applying for the position
  • CV containing a complete overview of education, experience, professional work and references
  • Diplomas and certificates:
    • diploma and transcript of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (in original language and translated)
    • diploma and transcript of Master’s degree or equivalent (in original language and translated)
    • Diploma and transcript of PhD
  • list of academic works
  • up to 15 academic works. The doctoral thesis is here counted as one work.
  • description of the attached works, and a short description of other works to show breadth of output.

It is expected that the successful candidate shall prepare a project description and progress reports some months after commencing employment.

Applications will only be considered if all requested application documents are received before the application deadline. Applications sent to us via e-mail or by any other means will not be considered.

Al documentation to be assessed must be translated into English or a Scandinavian language.

Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. The committee’s mandate is to undertake an assessment of the applicants’ qualifications based on the application documents and the text of the announcement.

The applicants who are assessed as best qualified will be called to an interview. The interview shall, among other things, aim to clarify the applicant’s personal suitability for the position and motivations.

UiT is seeking to increase the proportion of women in its academic positions. If two or more applicants are found to be generally equally qualified, the university will prioritise a female over a male candidate.

Working and payment conditions

Working hours will be set aside for research, research-related activities and research administration.

The successful candidate must also be willing to get involved in the ongoing development of their department and the university as a whole.

The remuneration for this position is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1352 A compulsory contribution of 2% to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

General

In addition, applicants shall also refer to the supplementary provisions for the appointment to academic positions such as Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow and Academic Assistant at UiT, The Arctic University of Norway, and to regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.

Questions concerning the organisation of the working environment, including that of the physical state of the workplace, health services, possibilities for flexible working hours, part-time work, etc. may be addressed to the telephone reference in this announcement.

At UiT, The Arctic University of Norway, diversity is valued, and we therefore encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their age, gender, functional ability or national or ethnic background. UiT is an will make the necessary adaptations in order to facilitate for employees with reduced functional ability.

Personal information given in an application and CV will be treated in accordance with the Act relating to the processing of personal data (the Personal Data Act). In accordance with section 25, subsection 2 of the Freedom of Information Act, the applicant may request not to be registered on the public list of applicants. However, the university may nevertheless decide to make the candidate’s name public. The applicant will receive advance notification of any such publication.

You can find more information on the website for arriving staff.

We look forward to receiving your application.

About UiT The Arctic University of Norway

UiT – Developing the High North

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is a multi-campus research university and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

The Faculty of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences is a national innovation which brings together a wide range of health-related education pathways.This lays the groundwork for a unique level of interdisciplinarity and innovation in health education and research. We work closely with northern services in order to find solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.

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Deadline

31.07.2019

Post expires on Wednesday July 31st, 2019

Research Fellow connected to the project “Cardiotoxic effects of anti-cancer therapies”

The position, research and responsibilities

At the Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Medical Biology (IMB), a position as Research Fellow has become available for applicants wishing to take a Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) degree. The position is affiliated with the Cardiovascular Research Group. The position is available for commencement from 01.10.2019 and for a period of four years.

Many drugs currently used for cancer treatment have toxic side effects on the heart and may lead to acute decline in heart function and/or progressive development of heart failure. Increased oxidative stress, altered cardiac metabolism and reduced energetic status are suggested to play key roles in the disease progression.

This project will examine how drugs used for treatment of cancer impact on cardiac metabolism, e.g.  substrate oxidation and oxygen consumption. In addition, we will explore the underlying cardio-toxic mechanisms of the drugs. Two experimental mouse models will be used, where heart failure is induced by anthracycline (a cytostatica) or a combination of anthracycline and herceptin (an antibody used to treat HER2-positive breastcancer).

An interest in cardiac/cardiovascular physiology and previous experience within this area is considered an advantage for the position.

Apart from the experimental work, the successful applicant must teach at various courses offered by the Department, depending on the applicant’s qualifications and the needs of the Department.

The positions affliation

The Cardiovascular Research Group focuses on understanding underlying mechanisms of chronic and acute heart failure, as well as potential therapies for treatment of these conditions. The scientific activity of the group involves the use of experimental animal models, as well as work on the organ, cellular, organelle and molecular level.

IMB has approximately 180 employees, host 14 research groups involved in international collaborative projects focusing on fundamental biomedical topics, including research on various forms of cancer, cardiovascular and vascular diseases, the body’s immune system and antibiotic resistance.

The department runs study programs at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels, and provides education for students studying medicine, dentistry, biomedical laboratory sciences, biomedicine and nutrition.

The Faculty provides access to state of the art core facilities within bioimaging (microscopy and preclinical-PET), proteomics, metabolomics, genomics, bioinformatics, and clinical research. The Faculty also provides access to a modern research facility for both large and small research animals.

Qualifications

A requirement of the position is the completion of a relevant Master’s degree (Msc), a Norwegian Candidate with a Medicine degree (MD), a veterinary degree, or other educations which have been approved as equivalent to these by the Norwegian certification authorities.

Master/medical students in the final stages are also qualified to apply, but have to document completed degree before employment.

Applicants must have a documented very good knowledge of English, which meets the requirements as stated in the Norwegian general university and college admission requirements.

Personal suitability for the position and the candidate’s motivation will be strongly emphasized. We are looking for a person who is structured, goal-oriented, analytical and able to communicate and collaborate with other people in the lab. 

In order to be appointed to the role of Research Fellow, the eligibility requirements for the faculty’s PhD programme must be met, cf. section 6, Regulations for the Degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) at the University of Tromsø, with additional provisions concerning the Faculty of Health Sciences which can be found on the website with the Regulations for the PhD programme at the Faculty of Health Sciences.

The Research Fellow is a training position which comprises complete research training working towards a doctorate degree. Acceptance onto the doctorate degree programme is a prerequisite for appointment to this position, and the study period will begin upon commencement of the employment. The Research Fellow will participate in the faculty’s PhD program, and the doctorate degree project is carried out over the course of the period of employment. Information on the application process for admissions to the PhD programme and on PhD regulations can be found on the website “The Research Fellow file”.

Contacts

Associate Professor Anne D. Hafstad

Professor Terje Larsen (group leader)

Application

The application must include:

  • cover letter including a short description of interests and reasons for applying for the position
  • project description, where relevant
  • CV containing a complete overview of education, experience, professional work, pedagogical qualifications and references
  • diplomas and certificates:
  • diploma and transcript of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (in original language and translated)
  • diploma and transcript of Master’s degree or equivalent (in original language and translated)
  • documentation of proficiency in English
  • any academic works, including the Master’s thesis
  • form for documentation of teaching qualifications, which can be found on the website with information for applicants for positions at UiT

Proficiency in the English language can be documented in the following ways:

  • Diploma from a Norwegian upper secondary school with both spoken and written English (140 hours)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • IELTS (International English Testing Service)
  • Completed university degree in the field of English language or literature
  • One year’s completed university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or USA, for which English was the language of instruction.

All documentation to be assessed must be translated into English or a Scandinavian language.

Applications will only be considered if all requested application documents are received before the application deadline. Applications sent to us via e-mail or by any other means will not be considered.

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Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. The committee’s mandate is to undertake an assessment of the applicants’ qualifications based on the application documents and the text of the announcement.

The Assessment Committee will give emphasis to the potential for research, as presented in the Master’s thesis or equivalent, or in any other academic works.

In the assessment, consideration may also be given to professional experience and any other activity which may be significant for the completion of the doctoral degree, as well as to any pedagogical qualifications. This includes pedagogical training, teaching experience, experience of public education and experience/training of other kinds.

The applicants who are assessed as best qualified will be called to an interview. The interview shall, among other things, aim to clarify the applicant’s personal suitability for the position and motivations. A trial lecture may also be held.

We can offer

  • Interesting work tasks
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • A structured PhD program – English speaking
  • A large degree of independence in work
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective agreement
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund

Working and payment conditions

The normal period of employment is four years. The PhD studies normally equate to three years. The fourth year, apportioned as 25% of each year, shall be put towards teaching or other work tasks undertaken for the university.

Shorter periods of employment may be offered if the Research Fellow has already completed parts of the research training programme, or in the event that the employment builds upon a previous appointment in an educational position (Research Fellow, Research Assistant or similar), so that the total time of research training comes to three years.

The successful candidate is obliged to make a contribution to the teaching of all students at the Faculty of Health Sciences as and where necessary.

The remuneration for Research Fellows is in accordance with the State salary scale codes 1017 and 1378, depending on the qualifications of the former.

A compulsory contribution of 2% to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

Other information

We make the appointment in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

In addition, applicants shall also refer to the supplementary provisions for the appointment to academic positions such as Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow and Academic Assistant at UiT, The Arctic University of Norway, and to regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident, which are available on  the website “The Research Fellow file”.

At UiT, The Arctic University of Norway, diversity is valued, and we therefore encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their age, gender, functional ability or national or ethnic background. The university will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability.

Questions concerning the organisation of the working environment, including that of the physical state of the workplace, health services, possibilities for flexible working hours, part-time work, etc. may be addressed to the telephone reference in this announcement.

Personal information given in an application and CV will be treated in accordance with the Act relating to the processing of personal data (the Personal Data Act). In accordance with section 25, subsection 2 of the Freedom of Information Act, the applicant may request not to be registered on the public list of applicants. However, the university may nevertheless decide to make the candidate’s name public. The applicant will receive advance notification of any such publication.

You can find more information on the website for arriving staff.

 UiT The Arctic University of Norway

UiT is a multi-campus research university and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

The Faculty of Health Sciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway represents a newly created entity gathering almost all possible health study programs. This facilitates an unique interdisciplinarity and innovation in health education and research. We work closely with the services in the North to solve tomorrow’s challenges.

Read more about us at uit.no/helsefak  

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Deadline

31.05.2019

Post expires on Friday May 31st, 2019

Postdoc at iPSYCH, Department of Biomedicine

A position as postdoc is open in the research group of Professor Anders Børglum, which is a part of the iPSYCH consortium, and located at Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University.

Department of Biomedicine
We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department employs some 450 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities. You will work either in the brand new ‘Skou Building’ or similar as we are in the process of modernizing our old facilities. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

iPsych
iPSYCH (Lundbeck Foundation Initiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research) was launched in 2012 as the largest research initiative ever in Danish psychiatry with the overarching aim to identify causes and disease mechanisms in major mental disorders, including large-scale genetic studies to identify genetic risk factors for the disorders.
Genetic data on around 130,000 individuals is currently analysed in iPSYCH. Additionally, the position will include work related to ongoing activities in the iSEQ center and Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine, which is a joint data center between the Faculties of Health, Science and Technology, and Central Denmark Region, serving both research activities and personalized medicine activities. The centers aim at integrating multi-layered biological sequencing data with comprehensive phenotypic and environmental data to increase the understanding of the complex molecular systems governing biological function and human disease.

Tasks
The main focus of the work, in the advertised position, is to identify genetic risk factors and biological mechanisms underlying major psychiatric disorders such as ADHD, autism, depression and schizophrenia. The position entails analyses of large genetic data from thousands of individuals including sequencing data (mainly whole-exome sequencing) and SNP-array data for genome-wide association studies, as well as extended secondary analyses including integration with functional genomics data from external sources.
The analyses will primarily be conducted at the national high-performance computer cluster GenomeDK at Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine. Substantial experience in handling and analysing large genetic data is required, in order to succeed in the position. 

Further information
The projects are typically part of international collaborations with the Broad Institute (Boston) and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium as key partners, and the Børglum group comprises researchers from several nationalities, underscoring the need for the candidate to document good communicative skills (verbal and writing).

The position is for up to three years and may be extended further, potentially entering a tenure track.
Start: as soon as possible

For more information please contact Project Coordinators Annette Bang Rasmussen (abr@biomed.au.dk), Anne Hedemand (anne@biomed.au.dk), or Professor, Director Anders Børglum (anders@biomed.au.dk).

Please note: shortlisting will be used
Terms of employment

Application
Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • A list of publications
  • A teaching portfolio. We refer to Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios
  • A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job may be submitted
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system
  • Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its statement. In such cases, you will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless your application is withdrawn.

Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

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

International applicant?
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here. Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Development Programme. You can read more about it here.

Questions about the position?

Anders Børglum, Professor, Department of Biomedicine – Forskning og uddannelse, Øst, +4587167768,anders@biomed.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

HE Administrative Centre – HEALTH HR, +4593508378, emply.he.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Friday 10 May 2019 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Friday May 10th, 2019