Category Archives: Health/Life sciences

Post-Doctoral Research in Microbiome Research

The Insect Symbiosis Ecology and Evolution (ISEE) Research Group at the Organismal and Evolutionary Research Program, the University of Helsinki, Finland invites applications for a

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

in Microbiome research

The project is a comprehensive study of how resilient or eco-responsive host-microbiome interactions are to changing environments. Both biotic and abiotic factors can influence the bond between hosts and their associated microbes, and create an imbalance that may be linked to decrease in the host fitness and population dynamics in the field. The postdoc will have access to long-term data and yearly field samples to tackle related to microbiota / microbiome community change through space and time. The tasks of the postdoc will include field work, molecular work, and community analyses, and writing of manuscripts; and the details of the project will be adjusted to fit the research interests of both the PI and the postdoc.

For this position experience in analyses of meta-barcoding or metagenomic data is necessary. Experience with phylosymbiosis studies is not required but will be valued. Candidate with degrees in Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Bioinformatics or similar with experience in the above-mentioned research area are strongly encouraged to apply.

The position is available in the ISEE research group of Dr. Anne DUPLOUY, starting as soon as possible, no later than June 2023. Please see here for further information about

the hosting research group:  www.anneduplouy.net  

and the PI: https://researchportal.helsinki.fi/en/persons/anne-duplouy

The salary is defined in accordance with the University salary system for teaching and research personnel (ca. 3200-3600 euros/month, depending on the appointee s qualifications and experience). The position is for a fixed-term of 2 years. A trial period of six months will be applied. The position will be filled as soon as possible, or as agreed with the selected candidate. The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care, supported access to high quality sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. There are also several funding opportunities that the candidate may consider to acquire their own funding with full support from the PI.

The application should include the following attachments as a single pdf-file (in English):
1)
Statement on your background and motivations to join the research group (eg. How do you fit?, what would you bring?, what do you seek?) (max. 1 page)
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) List of publications (preprints included, and quick description of your contributions to the works)
4)
Names and contact details of two references

To apply, please submit the application through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the Apply button for the position. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) please submit your applications through the SAP HR portal.

The closing date is March 15th, 2023 but review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For more information: Dr. Anne Duplouy, anne.duplouy(at)helsinki.fi

The University of Helsinki and the ISEE research group are strongly committed to diversity and equity, and welcome applications from persons of any background, who will contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Do you have a helsinki.fi username and a valid employment contract, a grant researcher’s contract, a visiting researcher’s or visiting professor’s contract at the University of Helsinki? Log in here to apply to our open positions.

Deadline: 2023-03-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday March 15th, 2023

Post-doctoral fellow in microbial ecology (PA2022/4177)

Lund university, Faculty of science, Department of Biology

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

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

Subject description
Soils store much more carbon (C) than the atmosphere and the living biosphere together, and microorganisms play an important role to govern whether C compounds remain in the soil, or whether they are disintegrated back to CO2. An important mechanism of long-term C storage is the physical stabilization of organic matter within the soil structure, meaning that C can be “hidden” from its decomposers in the complex matrix of soil aggregates, but the processes involved are not well understood.

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow for an interdisciplinary project in microbial ecology at the Department of Biology, Lund University.  The project focuses on performing experiments in microfluidic models for the physical and chemical heterogeneity simulating soil microhabitats. The project will be conducted in close collaboration with microfluidic engineers, and microspectroscopists. You will be part of an active research group at the Department of Biology https://www.biology.lu.se/research/research-groups/microbial-ecology and collaborate with engineers at the Department of Biomedical Engineering http://bme.lth.se/research-pages/nanobiotechnology-and-lab-on-a-chip/. The cross-disciplinary environment will provide the candidate with ample possibilities to learn new skills and methods ranging from biology to engineering.

Work duties
The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

 Work duties include:

  • Design and perform soil microbial experiments in microfluidic chips
  • Design and perform experiments with soil systems
  • Culture laboratory strains of bacteria and fungi
  • Contribute to the development of automated image analysis and self-learning algorithms for microscopy data from the chips
  • Perform molecular analysis on soil microbes
  • Work in tight collaboration with an engineer that develops microscale heterogeneity, both physical and chemical, in microfluidic chips
  • Work in collaboration with a postdoc at MaxLab IV, providing samples for synchrotron analysis
  • Actively contribute to a positive and creative working atmosphere in the group

Qualification requirements
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the date of employment decision. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier  (this may be adjusted based on, for example, documentation of parental leave or military service).

Additional requirements:

  • Very good proficiency in written and communicated English
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work well with other members of the research team

Assessment criteria and other qualifications
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a research career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers.

Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • Experience in culturing laboratory strains of bacteria and fungi under sterile conditions is a merit
  • Experience with microfluidic model systems is a merit
  • Experience in image analysis, modeling and self-learning algorithms is a merit
  • Experience in molecular analysis of soil microbes is a merit
  • Documented ability to develop and carry out high-quality research
  • Documentation of successful completion of research projects
  • High intellectual capacity and problem-solving ability Technical and analytical know-how, organization skills
  • Enthusiasm, dedication and an ability to work both independently and embedded in a team

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of  2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S and OFR/S, dated 1st February 2022.

Contac Edith Hammer (edith.hammer@biol.lu.se) for further information.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

  • Motivation letter
  • Résumé/CV, including date of public PhD thesis defense or equivalent, title of the thesis, previous appointments, current position, academic distinctions and special expertise
  • Full list of publications General description of past research and future research interests (no more than one page)
  • Names, relation to and contact information of 2 professional references
  • Copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.

 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/4177
Contact
  • Edith Hammer, edith.hammer@biol.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 08.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2023-02-08 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday February 8th, 2023

Doctoral student in Medical Science – Post-stroke neurodegeneration

Ref PAR 2023/34

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

Doctoral position in Medical Science

Project title: Targeting secondary neurodegeneration to enhance recovery after stroke 

The Department of Physiology is located at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. The Department conducts research within the area of physiology. Several projects involve a close collaboration with the Sahlgrenska University Hospital. We offer undergraduate courses as parts of study programs in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Speech and language pathology, Dental hygiene, Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy and the bachelor program of Cognitive Science. The research groups at the Department represent a broad range of research areas within the field of physiology.

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

Duties   

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

Project: Our goal is to enhance recovery after stroke. Stroke affects about 12 million people worldwide annually. Of the approximately 6 million survivors, about 50% suffer from long-lasting or permanent disability. No efficient therapy is currently available, except for the removal of the occluding blood clot during the first hours after ischemic stroke. Loss of function after stroke is due to cell death in the infarcted tissue, cell dysfunction in the peri-infarct region, as well as dysfunction and neurodegeneration in remote brain areas. Plasticity responses in spared brain regions are a major contributor to functional recovery, while secondary neurodegeneration in remote regions is associated with depression and impedes the long-term outcome after stroke. The complement system is part of the immune response that protects the host against pathogenic bacteria but has also other important functions. We showed that complement stimulates brain plasticity and can protect brain cells against ischemia and some types of neurodegeneration. Our results show that treatment with a specific complement peptide accelerates functional recovery after stroke.

Building on highly supportive preliminary data, this project will use experimental models of stroke in combination with genetic and pharmacological manipulation of the complement system, neuroimaging, state-of-the-art transcriptomics and bioinformatics to determine the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling brain tissue responses to ischemia and assesses the feasibility of pharmacological enhancement of functional recovery after stroke. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic international research team with expertise in biochemistry, neurobiology, cell biology, immunology and neurology. The project will benefit from multidisciplinary national and international collaborations.

We seek a highly motivated candidate with very well documented experience in molecular and cellular biology laboratory work. It is desirable that the candidate has medical, clinical or biological background and a strong interest in neuroscience and in the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of human diseases. Since we work in an international environment, excellent command of English, both in writing and in speaking, is essential.

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

Eligibility   

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

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

Assessment criteria   

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

Employment   

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

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

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

Contact information 

For more information about the project please contact the principal supervisor, 
Marceia Pekna, Professor, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology,
e-mail: marcela.pekna@medkem.gu.se

Unions 

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

Application   

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

You must include the following, in pdf format

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

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

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

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

Applications must be received by: 2023-02-21

Information for International Applicants 

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

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

  

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

Salaries are set individually at the University.

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

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


Apply

Post expires on Tuesday February 21st, 2023

PhD Research Fellow in zoo-archaeology and ancient DNA

PhD Research Fellow in zoo-archaeology and ancient DNA

Job description

Position as PhD Research Fellow in zoo-archaeology and ancient DNA available at Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), Department of Biosciences (IBV), Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo.

Starting date 14 august 2023 and no later than the 1st of october 2023. No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

The fellowship period is 3 years.

A fourth year may be considered with a workload of 25 % that may consist of teaching, supervision duties, and/or research assistance. This is dependent upon the qualification of the applicant and the current needs of the department.

The PhD fellow will be part of the interdisciplinary project “SAVECAVE: baselines for conservation from threatened cave archives” funded by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences sustainability initiative. In this project we will compile an extensive record of Holocene palaeobiological and archaeological cave material from Fennoscandia based on catalogued and newly excavated sub-fossil material, in order to refine the chronology of Fennoscandian faunal dynamics in response to Holocene human activity. Faunal material will be identified using both osteological analyses and bulk-bone metabarcoding to maximise taxonomic resolution. Prehistoric succession and dynamics of community composition with specific focus on currently red listed taxa will be evaluated. Communication of the scientific importance and fragility of Nordic cave environments with their faunal remains and artefacts is an important part of the project, with the ultimate goal to provide a rationale for strengthened conservation management and legislation for caves and associated contexts.

The SAVECAVE project is a collaboration between the CEES (IBV, University of Oslo) and the University Museum of Bergen. The SAVECAVE PhD fellow will also work closely with members of the EvoCave project.

Host institution

The Department of Biosciences is the largest unit of biological research in Norway, working on a broad range of theoretical and empirical topics within ecology and evolution at all scales from genomes to ecosystems. 

The Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) provides a stimulating research environment with international and Norwegian scientists working on a variety of theoretical and empirical topics within ecology, evolution, population genetics, genomics, phylogenetics, molecular biology, and statistical methodology. Information about the centre can be found at: www.cees.uio.no. At CEES, the candidate will be part of the Archaeogenomics group with more than ten postdocs/PhDs/MSc who work with similar methodology, forming a collaborative and stimulating research environment.

Knowledge development in a changing world – Science and technology towards 2030

The Department of Biosciences

More about the position

The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.

The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position.

For more information see:

http://www.uio.no/english/research/phd/

http://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in zoo-archaeology, palaeozoology, evolutionary biology or a similar subject. Foreign completed degree (M.Sc.-level) corresponding to a minimum of four years in the Norwegian educational system.
  • Candidates should be interested in and comfortable with doing fieldwork
  • Experience with DNA laboratory methods, zoo-archaeology and strong computational and/or statistical skills are considered important qualifications
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2023 to complete the final exam.

Grade requirements:

The norm is as follows:

  • the average grade point for courses included in the Bachelor’s degree must be C or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the average grade point for courses included in the Master’s degree must be B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • the Master’s thesis must have the grade B or better in the Norwegian educational system
  • English requirements for applicants from outside of EU/ EEA countries and exemptions from the requirements:

https://www.mn.uio.no/english/research/phd/regulations/regulations.html#toc8

Personal skills

We seek a highly motivated, enthusiastic person with the ambition to gain insight and publish papers in leading, international journals, with strong interpersonal skills and the capability to work in close collaboration with others. Experience with and/or a strong interest in working interdisciplinary is considered an advantage.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per annum depending on qualifications and seniority as PhD Research Fellow (position code 1017)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Career development programmes
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter including a statement of interest, briefly summarizing your scientific work and interests, and a personal assessment focusing on how you fit the description of the person we seek
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of the original Bachelor and Master’s degree diploma and transcripts of records
  • Documentation of English proficiency (applies for non-EU citizens)
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

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

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

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

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

Contact information

For further information please contact: Sanne Boessenkool, phone: +47 45678770, e-mail: sanne.boessenkool@ibv.uio.no

For questions regarding Jobbnorge, please contact HR Adviser Nina Holtan,  e-mail: nina.holtan@mn.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.

Department of Biosciences (IBV) is one of nine departments at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Research in the department is organised in five sections covering topics within biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, cell biology, genetics, aquatic biology, toxicology, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Education across these topics is offered for around 350 bachelor, 250 master, and 120 PhD students. With 52 permanent professors/associate professors, post-docs, researchers, technical, and administrative personnel, the Department has a total staff of 340 from more than 30 different countries. The Department aims to maintain high international standards within both research and teaching. The new bachelor program in bioscience is the first of its kind to include programming and computational modelling as core elements.

Deadline: 28 February 2023
Unit: Department of Biosciences
Campus:
Read the job description and apply online
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Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

Doctoral student in Medical Science – Neurochemistry of neuroinflammation in Alzheimer

Ref PAR 2023/41

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

Doctoral position in Medical Science

Project title: Characterization of Neuroinflammation Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease

The Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry is located at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. At the Department research is conducted on human behaviour, neuropsychiatric processes as well as psychiatric treatment and diagnosis in close collaboration with Västra Götaland region and a number of international partners. We participate in the undergraduate programmes in Medicine and within The National Research School in Psychiatry/Southwest Sweden. At the Department there are some 15 research groups and four research centers.

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

Duties   

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

Project: Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been defined as a pathophysiological process characterized by the progressive accumulation of protein aggregates (amyloid and tau) that ultimately lead to neuronal injury. Throughout this pathophysiological process, an intricate and complex metabolic network becomes altered, affecting different biological pathways that lead to the syndromic onset observed in AD patients. Inflammatory cascades have been reported multiple times to be altered in AD and is considered by many as one of the key players driving disease progression. Thus, there is no doubt regarding the relevance of the immune response to AD pathology progression. However, what is far from being consensual is the role of the immune system in this process: some advocate supporting the beneficial attempt of the immune system in reinstating original brain status, and some support the idea that the triggered inflammatory process turns out to worsen brain injury. Nevertheless, the Janus face of the immune response –and its possible biphasic and opposite effects– still needs to be deciphered. Thus, the exact mechanisms and functions of neuroinflammatory responses in AD remain unanswered. In order to address this gap, this proposal will characterize immune-related proteins in blood, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and in the brain to identify blood biomarkers of neuroinflammation in the AD spectrum and provide knowledge to the development of new assays. Neuroinflammation biomarkers may indicate initial brain injuries and/or individuals with increased propensity or odds to disease progression, being also potential biomarkers candidates for use in clinical trials. 

The research group has several English-speaking people and therefore good knowledge of English, in both speech and writing, is necessary. This position will suit someone with good communication skills, detailed oriented, organized and who is also flexible, responsible and has personal drive. The person needs to be careful and structured.

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

Eligibility   

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

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

Assessment criteria   

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

A background in the field of biochemistry, neuroscience, biology or related areas, is desirable. Documented practical experience of laboratory work related to immune assays is a merit. Experience in neurodegenerative dementias and statistical software and tools is desired.

Employment   

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

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

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

Contact information 

For more information about the project please contact:

Principal supervisor Henrik Zetterberg, Professor, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology,
e-mail: henrik.zetterberg@clinchem.gu.se 

Assistant supervisor Andrea Lessa Benedet, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology,
e-mail: andrea.benedet@gu.se

Unions 

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

Application   

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

You must include the following, in pdf format

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

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

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

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

Applications must be received by: 2023-02-16

Information for International Applicants 

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

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

  

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

Salaries are set individually at the University.

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

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

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Post expires on Thursday February 16th, 2023

Postdoctoral researcher in material science

We are looking for highly motivated and skilled postdoctoral researcher in material science.

The postdoctoral researcher will be appointed for a fixed-term 30-month contract to work in a Bioeconomy in the North funded project entitled “From Forest to Functional Particles for Life Science” (FORFUN). The position is located in the Food Materials Science research group, led by Associate Professor Kirsi Mikkonen at the Department of Food and Nutrition, one of the six units of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry.

The appointed researcher will work in collaboration with the other members of the research team within the University of Helsinki including Professor Maija Tenkanen, Docent Kristiina Hildén, Docent Maarit Lahtinen and Associate Professor Anne-Maria Pajari. There is an expectation within FORFUN for a mobility period during the researcher’s appointment. This project brings together world-class leaders in the area of forest-based colloidal systems, including the University of British Columbia (Professor Orlando Rojas), Stockholm University (Professor Mika Sipponen) and the German-based company, LignoPure (Dr. Wienke Reynolds).

The FORFUN concept is to combine the advantageous properties of lignin and hemicelluloses to develop novel personal care and food products. We will selectively investigate lignin types, particle properties and functionalities together with hemicelluloses.

Background:

Wood biomass is an abundant renewable source of materials, but due to the accelerating depletion of natural resources and loss of biodiversity, it is important to explore new ways to use wood in a more resource-wise and sustainable manner. Future bioeconomy operations should be optimised by developing new raw materials, manufacturing methods, products and services, increasing the value added and resource efficiency, and by utilising side streams and circular economy operating models. This strategy fits especially well with lignin and hemicelluloses, which together comprise roughly 50% of wood mass but are predominantly burnt for energy or used for low value applications. Lignin and hemicelluloses have highly interesting properties for life science applications, as lignin has radical scavenging activity and absorbs UV light radiation, while both act as nutritional fibres and hemicelluloses a prebiotic. Lignin and hemicelluloses form stable colloidal systems, which are the basis of most life science materials. We anticipate that lignin and hemicelluloses have synergistic benefits that enhance their functionality and applicability in colloidal systems. However, new understanding is needed to fully exploit their potential, and innovative colloidal particle formation approaches are required to optimize functionalities in the product matrix.

Eligibility criteria:

We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled researcher with a doctoral degree and experience in material science, chemical science, forest-based bioproducts, colloidal systems, or relevant fields.

The appointee should be able to:

• Identify, design, conduct, and report research on colloidal systems from hemicelluloses and lignin.

• Contribute to proposal writing to apply for further research funding.

• Contribute to master/doctoral student supervision and teaching of material science or chemistry.

• Engage with the scientific community, research partners and the wider public, internationally and domestically through scientific publications, conference presentations, press releases, blogs etc.

The candidate is expected to have:

Education, experience and technical skills

  • A relevant doctoral degree including experience in chemical engineering, forest-based bioproducts, material science, or other related fields.
  • Fluency in English and excellent writing skills.
  • Experience in working with colloidal materials.
  • Skills in atomic force microscopy are beneficial.

Personal attributes and competencies

  • Interest in basic and applied science.
  • Excellent analytical and innovative research planning skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, experienced in working within multicultural and multidisciplinary teams.
  • High motivation for academic research, having initiative and capable of working independently as well as in team environments.
  • Values continuous improvement based on constructive evaluation, self-reflection and learning.
  • Flexible mindset and ability to work together and communicate with people from different disciplines.

The salary of the postdoctoral researcher will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The starting salary of the postdoctoral researcher will be ca. 3300–3600 euros/month, depending on the appointees’ qualifications and experience.

The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The university (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university) assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland. A six-month trial period will be applied.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants are requested to enclose with their application the following documents in English. Please compile all documents as a single PDF file:

1) A cover letter explaining the applicant’s motivation for the research work and a short research plan (e.g. approach, research materials and methods) (up to 3 pages).

2) Curriculum vitae showing the applicant’s education, completed qualifications, work experience, possible list of publications and contact information of 2 persons for references (up to 3 pages).

3) Copies of Doctoral, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degree certificates and official transcripts of the records, and their translations, if the originals are not in Finnish, Swedish or English.

External applicants, please submit your application using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the Apply Now (Hae nyt) link.

Applicants who have a helsinki.fi username and a valid employment contract, a grant researcher’s contract or a visiting researcher’s contract at the University of Helsinki are requested to leave their application by using the Employee login (Työntekijän kirjautuminen).

The closing date for applications is 28.2.2023 at 23:59 EEST.

Further information about the position may be obtained from Associate Professor Kirsi Mikkonen (kirsi.s.mikkonen(at)helsinki.fi), or Project Coordinator Troy Faithfull (troy.faithfull(at)helsinki.fi).

If you need support with the recruitment portal, please contact HR Specialist Mirkka Juntunen (mirkka.juntunen(at)helsinki.fi)

About us:

The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry is located on the Viikki campus, ten kilometres from the Helsinki city centre. The mission of the faculty is to promote the sustainable use of renewable natural resources through scientific research and research-based teaching. We focus on agricultural and forest sciences, food and nutrition, microbiology, as well as on economics and management. We cover the full natural resource chain from farm to fork, the entire field of forest sciences from soil chemistry to marketing, as well as the environmental effects of related activities. Graduates from the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry are versatile experts in biosciences and business, able to meet the needs of both the business sector and society at large.

www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-agriculture-and-forestry

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Deadline: 2023-02-28 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry

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Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

1-2 Postdoctoral researchers in Mitochondrial Biology

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Applications are invited for postdoctoral positions in the group of Joanna Rorbach at the Division of Molecular Metabolism, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm. The positions can be offered as postdoctoral scholarship or temporary employment. 

Division of Molecular Metabolism

The Division of Molecular Metabolism (http://ki.se/en/mbb/research-divisionof-molecular-metabolism, http://ki.se/en/mbb), is located in Biomedicum, Solna campus of Karolinska Institutet. The research at the division aims at understanding the regulation of mitochondrial function and the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in disease. The current research encompasses biochemical and genetic studies of patients with inherited diseases as well as basic scientific approaches to understand the regulation of mtDNA expression and other aspects of mitochondrial metabolism.

The Division of Molecular Metabolism offers an outstanding research environment and a close interaction between basic science, clinical science and diagnostics at the Centre for Inherited Metabolic Diseases (CMMS) at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. Excellent access to the most advanced resources in structural, molecular and cell biology is available at the Institute and at the national core facilities at the Science for Life Laboratory (https://www.scilifelab.se).

Research background

Mitochondria are sub-cellular organelles essential for eukaryotic cell function, and their dysfunction has been implicated in a variety of hereditary diseases, ageing, cancer and immunity. The correct expression of mitochondrial DNA is essential for mitochondrial function. The aim of studies in Rorbach group is to identify the pathways and factors important to human diseases and improve our understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of mitochondrial function. We employ diverse model systems and multidisciplinary approaches to address these questions, including cryo-EM, high-throughput gene targeting, proteomics and RNASeq-based ribosome profiling. For future information, visit https://molmet.ki.se/rorbach

or contact Dr Joanna Rorbach, e-mail: Joanna.rorbach@ki.se.

Your profile

Enthusiastic and motivated applicants should have a strong background in structural and/or molecular biology. Specific experience in mitochondrial biology is an advantage, given the nature of the research, but is not a requirement. The successful applicant should be knowledgeable of biological advancements, demonstrate a promising publication record, and have a rigorous scientific approach. The candidate should be able to work independently and interactively in a team and collaborative settings, as our research group collaborates with several international laboratories.

To be eligible for employment as a postdoctor a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree is required. This eligibility requirement must be fulfilled at the latest at the time of the employment decision. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.


Location:
Biomedicum, Solna Campus

Application

An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

  1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defense, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A personal motivation letter, explaining your research interest (no more than one page)
  4. Two references (name and contact information)

Welcome to apply at the latest 2023-02-20

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

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

Deadline: 2023-02-20 at 23:59
Unit: Division of Molecular Metabolism

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Post expires on Monday February 20th, 2023

Doctoral student in Medical Science – Asthma and allergy research

Ref PAR 2023/28

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

Doctoral position in Medical Science

Project title: Molecular characterization of asthma – A translational approach 

The Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, is located at the Institute of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. At the Department research in several different areas are conducted, such as endocrinology, hematology, gastroenterology, hypertension, pulmonary medicine and allergology and clinical nutrition. Research is focused on body composition and energy metabolism. Research is conducted in close cooperation with health care at both the Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Mölndal hospital.

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

Duties   

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

Project: Current challenges in asthma disease management are likely related to the high degree of heterogeneity of the disease. Inhaled corticosteroids, which decrease airway type 2 inflammation (‘T2-high’), are a mainstay of asthma treatment; however, many patients continue having exacerbations despite treatment, potentially because they have persistent ‘T2-high’ or ‘T2-low’ inflammation and other factors driving the immunopathology of disease. Epidemiological data from large asthma cohorts have identified an overrepresentation of poorly controlled asthma in distinct asthma groups. There is a unmet need to identify immune mechanisms in clinically well-characterized asthmatics.

In this research project, we have full access to a unique population-based asthma cohort, the WSAS with detailed clinical data, and to severe asthma patients from the allergy clinic at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. We have access to samples from both airways and blood in well-characterized asthma groups, allowing us to study the understudied ‘T2-low’ asthma group in comparison with the ‘T2-high’ asthma group. We will investigate gene expression and how these are regulated by microRNAs, small molecules that affect the protein content of the cells. We are using novel methodology such as PrimeFlow®, which allow us to measure miRNA by flow cytometry, single-cell analysis, NanoString (RNA analysis) and proteomics. In vivo animal models may also be used. Through integrating epidemiological, clinical, and mechanistic approaches, our translation research program has the potential to uncover significant new knowledge both regards to better understanding of the immunological basis of asthma and progressing efforts towards developing novel therapies.

It is desirable that the candidate has a background in laboratory medicine (for example biology, biomedicine, biotechnology, immunology or other equivalent education), preferably with previous experience of laboratory work focused on research. It is important that you are thorough, have a good ability to work in a team and that you can work independently. The work requires a good ability in English speech and writing, as the work environment is international. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

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

Eligibility   

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

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

Assessment criteria   

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

Documented experience of cell culture (both cell lines and primary cells), protein and RNA extraction, western blot, real-time PCR, histological techniques, ELISA and flow cytometry are meritorious. Furthermore, some experience in bioinformatics is desirable.

Employment   

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

Location: Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition. Extent: 100%. First day of employment: as agreed.

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

Contact information 

For more information about the project please contact the principal supervisor, 
Madeleine Rådinger, Professor, Institute of Medicine,
e-mail: madeleine.radinger@lungall.gu.se

Unions 

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

Application   

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

You must include the following, in pdf format

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

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

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

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

Applications must be received by: 2023-02-21

Information for International Applicants 

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

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

  

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

Salaries are set individually at the University.

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

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

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Post expires on Tuesday February 21st, 2023

BIOINFORMATICIAN/ POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER for Translational Immunology Research Program

The Hematology Research Unit Helsinki (HRUH) & HaikaLab Immuno-oncology group at University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine are searching for a skilled bioinformatician/post-doctoral researcher in data science

The Hematology Research Unit Helsinki (HRUH), led by Professor Satu Mustjoki, is a translational research group focusing on tumor immunology, autoimmunity, and personalized medicine in blood cancers. HaikaLab Immuno-oncology group led by Dr. Heidi Haikala is studying immuno-oncology responses and therapy resistance in lung cancer. Both research groups are part of Translational Immunology Research Program (TRIMM) and the iCAN Digital Cancer Precision Medicine Flagship (www.ican.fi). In our ongoing projects we aim to discover more effective immunotherapies, and individual resistance and sensitivity mechanisms using unbiased functional screens at the single cell level (e.g. CRISPR-Cas9 screens, high-throughput drug sensitivity assays) and utilizing primary patient immune and cancer cells in the dynamic co-culture models.

Research group webpages: www.helsinki.fi/hematology, www.haikalab.com

YOUR PROFILE

  • Highly motivated, curiosity-driven, and experienced applicant with a PhD / MSc in bioinformatics or other related or relevant discipline
  • Fluency with Python, Perl, R or equivalent
  • Experience in biostatistics and applying machine-learning methods
  • Understanding on and/or demonstrated ability to process genomics data and especially scRNA-seq data is desired
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, a strong publication record and knowledge in immunology is an advantage
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a multidisciplinary research team

WHAT WE OFFER

We offer the opportunity to work in international research environment, with illustrious collaborations and strong link to the clinic. With a state-of-the-art laboratory, we feature a wide range of research techniques and knowledge, from wet lab to bioinformatics, and cherish well-functioning group dynamics. Apart from research work, we provide training and supervision to undergraduate and graduate students.

The University of Helsinki (UH), founded in 1640, is a vibrant scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world. It is currently investing heavily in life sciences research. UH offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development.

Read more about the employee benefits at the University of Helsinki and why the University of Helsinki is an excellent career choice: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/about-us/careers

APPLYING FOR THE JOB

The position is available as soon as the selected candidate is available. The project initially allows a two-year fixed-term position. A trial period of 6 months will be applied. Salary will depend upon the applicant’s level of skills, knowledge, and abilities and is based on the university salary system and will be around 3400-4000€/month.

Please submit your application via the University of Helsinki Recruitment System by clicking the ‘Apply for the position’ button below. Internal applicants (i.e. current employees of the University of Helsinki) should submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. 

Please attach the following documents to your application as a single PDF file:

•    Cover letter that details your experience and motivation for applying for the post

•    CV (including publications)

•    Contact details of at least three referees

The deadline for the applications is 28.02.2023.

For further information please contact Satu Mustjoki: satu.mustjoki (at) helsinki.fi or Heidi Haikala: Heidi.haikala (at) helsinki.fi. If you need support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment (at) helsinki.fi.

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Deadline: 2023-02-28 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Medicine

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Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

Postdoc researcher in Developmental programming and Nanomedicine

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research? 

Join us in developing education of the highest quality

The applicant will be recruited as KIRI postdoc fellow, KI Research Incubator (KIRI) is created by the Committee for Research KI for a dynamic environment to strengthen innovative research collaborations with a focus on interdisciplinary breakthroughs. Therefore, this applicant will work in two labs of KIRI fellows: Qiaolin Deng, Associate professor, Dept. Physiology and Pharmacology, Georgios Sotiriou, Associate professor, Dept. Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology.

The research project for this position focuses on development of cell-type specific nanoparticles to prevent fetal programming by dysfunctional placentas. Fetal programming also known as developmental origins of health and disease, proposes that early exposure to suboptimal conditions in utero translates into adverse health outcomes in later life. In particular, this project focusses on the roles of gene regulation of placenta function exposed to glucose intolerance using mouse models and human samples. Moreover, human placental organoids will be used for cell-type specific nanoparticles engineering. The applicant will work in two labs that have strong expertise in required skills and also have the opportunity to develop new techniques that required for the project.

The laboratory is located at Biomedicum on the Karolinska Institute campus in Stockholm, offering an attractive research environment, provides state-of-the-art instrumentation and core facilities, It hosts research groups with diverse backgrounds and expertise, creating a unique interface between basic biology, genomics, bioengineering, drug discovery, and translational medicine. More important, KIRI postdoc fellow will have chance to interact with other KIRI postdoc fellows, KIRI fellows and participate in the yearly KIRI scientific retreat.  More info about KIRI see https://ki.se/en/research/ki-research-incubator-kiri

 

Your mission

The successful applicant will develop and integrate novel nanomedicine targeted to placentas. The work implies original research in molecular biology, mouse physiology, in vitro organoid culturing to infer underlying molecular mechanisms. The postdoc will take a strong lead in the bionanoparticle design and engineering, and collaborate with other team members from both labs. The ideal candidate is expected to report the scientific results by writing scientific papers, attending scientific meetings, and effectively communicate with peers. The ability to work in a highly interdisciplinary and international environment, and to engage in continuous professional development is a must.

Key responsibilities:

Project leadership and project student supervision Master and further develop research ideas and methodologies Analysis, management, communication and publishing of research findings Active participations in academic research activities Presenting at national and international scientific meetings

Your profile

To be eligible for employment as a postdoctor a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree is required. This eligibility requirement must be fulfilled at the latest at the time of the employment decision. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier.

We are looking for an individual with a PhD in molecular biology, or developmental biology, and with skills preferably in more than one of the following areas: organoid culture, mouse genetics, and biomaterial engineering. Previous experience with mouse animal work is also desirable and appropriate certificate for mouse animal work (FELASA C or equivalent) is a merit. Excellent English oral and writing skills is a requirement.

The ideal candidate should be collaborative, scientifically adventurous, curiosity-driven, and should bring independent and original ideas into the project. Any previous records of independent research as well as productive interactions within a multi-disciplinary team environment are advantageous. The applicant should be eager to learn new concepts and acquire new skills. The applicant should have good communication skills, be proficient in spoken and written English.

To make informal enquiries about the post, please contact qiaolin.deng@ki.se and georgios.sotiriou@ki.se

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.


Location: Solna Campus, Biomedicum

Application

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

  • A complete resumé, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  • Contact information of two references, recommendation letters are also welcome.

Welcome to apply!

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

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

Deadline: 2023-02-25 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Saturday February 25th, 2023

Doctoral (PhD) student position in RNA biology and transcriptomics

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

To be a doctoral student means to devote oneself to a research project under supervision of experienced researchers and following an individual study plan. For a doctoral degree, the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral education is required.

The research group

The Kutter lab explores molecular mechanisms by which coding and noncoding RNAs regulate species evolution, organ development and cell differentiation in healthy and diseased cells. The roles of regulatory RNAs are interrogated genome- and transcriptome-wide by employing a combination of next generation sequencing technologies and high-throughput genetic screening approaches, developing computational methods, along with completing biochemical, molecular and cell biological methods (Geng et al. Genome Research 2022, Søndergaard et al. Gut, 2022, Gao et al. Genome Research 2022). The group uses an integrative and collaborative approach and works closely with experimental and computational groups at the MTC, Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab), and other local and international research groups.

For more information on the work of the laboratory, please visit https://www.scilifelab.se/researchers/claudia-kutter/.

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student

The human body consists of hundreds of highly specialized and morphologically diverse cells, yet virtually every cell in the body contains the same genetic information. To exert cell-specific functions, high fidelity mechanisms restrict the expression and processing to only a particular set of genes and transcripts. Abnormal cell behavior as seen in many fatal human diseases, such as cancer, is often the consequence of aberrant transcripts formation. The research program for this position focuses on the regulation of coding and noncoding RNAs during cell differentiation and disease progression, with a particular interest in the involvement of RNA binding proteins during transcript processing and how they synergize with other cofactors in mammalian systems by using diverse cell lines, mouse and human tissues as model system.

As a member of the Kutter lab, the successful applicant will apply, optimizeand integrate novel transcriptome- and genome-wide approaches (based on bulk and single cell RNA-sequencing and epigenome profiling data) to study the processing and regulation of noncoding RNAs in processing in liver development and diseases, carry out validation experiments involving biochemical and molecular biological tools, and participate in the general duties of the team. The post holder will take a strong lead in the project design and management as well as data generation, analyses, and interpretation, participate in the general duties of the team and collaborate with other team members. The ideal candidate is expected to report the scientific results by writing scientific papers, attending scientific meetings, and effectively communicate with peers. The ability to work in a highly interdisciplinary and international environment, and to engage in continuous professional development is a must.

The main supervisor is Dr. Claudia Kutter (KI-MTC, SciLifeLab). The candidate will be co-supervised by Prof. Dr. Jorge Ruas (KI-FyFa) and Dr. Oscar Bedoya Reina (KI-MTC).

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. As a doctoral student you are offered an individual research project, a well-educated supervisor, a vast range of elective courses and the opportunity to work in a leading research group. Karolinska Institutet collaborates with prominent universities from all around the world, which ensures opportunities for international exchanges. You will be employed on a doctoral studentship which means that you receive a contractual salary. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Eligibility requirements for doctoral education

In order to participate in the selection for a doctoral position, you must meet the following general (A) and specific (B) eligibility requirements at latest by the application deadline.

It is your responsibility to certify eligibility by following the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.

A) General eligibility requirement

You meet the general eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

  1. have been awarded a second-cycle/advanced/master qualification (i.e. master degree), or
  2. have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the advanced/second-cycle/master level, or
  3. have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.*

Follow the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.

*If you claim equivalent knowledge, follow the instructions on the web page Assessing equivalent knowledge for general eligibility for doctoral education.

B) Specific eligibility requirement

You meet the specific eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

– Show proficiency in English equivalent to the course English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school.

Follow the instructions on the web page English language requirements for doctoral education.

Verification of your documents Karolinska Institutet checks the authenticity of your documents. Karolinska Institutet reserves the right to revoke admission if supporting documents are discovered to be fraudulent. Submission of false documents is a violation of Swedish law and is considered grounds for legal action.

(A) and (B) can only be certified by the documentation requirement for doctoral education.

Skills and personal qualities

We are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated candidates who have a degree in Biomedicine, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Transcriptomics, Molecular Biology, Genetics and/or Biochemistry. Proven experiences in mammalian RNA biology, gene regulation, transcriptome studies; FISH, single molecule imaging and microscopy; FRET, biochemical, and molecular assays; mammalian tissue culture techniques and cellular/metabolic profiling; the CRISPR/Cas system are important. Prior knowledge in bioinformatics and R programming for statistical computing and graphics is an asset. A strong interest in interdisciplinary technology development, and novel and creative thinking abilities are essential. Applicants wishing to integrate computational and experimental biology approaches are especially encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate should be collaborative, scientifically adventurous, curiosity-driven, and should bring independent and original ideas into the project. Any previous records of independent research as well as productive interactions within a multi-disciplinary team environment (e.g., first- and/or co-author publications in high profile journals) are advantageous. Since the applicant will work in a multidisciplinary environment the ability to work with other scientist and good communication skills (proficiency in spoken and written English) are important.

Terms and conditions

The doctoral student will be employed on a doctoral studentship maximum 4 years full-time.

Application process

Submit your application and supporting documents through the Varbi recruitment system. Use the button in the top right corner and follow the instructions. We prefer that your application is written in English, but you can also apply in Swedish.

Your application must contain the following documents:

– A personal letter and a curriculum vitae
– Degree projects and previous publications, if any
– Any other documentation showing the desirable skills and personal qualities described above
– Documents certifying your general eligibility (see A above)
– Documents certifying your specific eligibility (see B above)

Selection

A selection will be made among eligible applicants on the basis of the ability to benefit from doctoral education. The qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated on an overall basis.

Karolinska Institutet uses the following bases of assessment:

– Documented subject knowledge of relevance to the area of research
– Analytical skill
– Other documented knowledge or experience that may be relevant to doctoral studies in the subject.

All applicants will be informed when the recruitment is completed.

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

Deadline: 2023-02-10 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology

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Post expires on Friday February 10th, 2023

Postdoctoral Researcher in epidemiology

Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

In our research group, EPICSS, at the Department of Global Public Health, you will find a unique opportunity to work closely with experts in psychiatric conditions, alcohol and drugs, investigation of the effects of preventive measures and analysis of inequality in the disease burden. We offer a committed and international research environment where you get an opportunity to contribute to research that is largely based on national registers and databases.

Your mission

We are looking for you who want to perform a post doc in epidemiology and work with data collection and analysis of large register data, in close collaboration with other researchers. The research focus will be to generate new knowledge about the impact of small-area deprivation on inequality in health. The project will build upon nationwide register data on health, health care and welfare and methods developed in the Global burden of Disease (GBD) study. Your duties and area of responsibilities include: 

  • Data collection
  • Data management
  • Perform statistical analyses
  • Literature reviews
  • Writing scientific articles
  • Teaching and supervision
  • Applying for grants

The position is for 2 years with possibilty of extension. 

Your profile

To be eligible for employment as a postdoctor a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree is required. This eligibility requirement must be fulfilled at the latest at the time of the employment decision. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier.

A doctorate in epidemiology, a master’s degree in public health sciences or equivalent as well as a basic degree in nursing or as a medical doctor are strong merits. The applicant should have strong analytical and organizational skills with the ability to work both in a group but also individually. Special emphasize will be put on previous experiences of analyzing data from large databases, independent scientific writing skills, and interest in global health, epidemiology, geographical differences, and inequality in health.

The applicant should have documented skills in handling statistical programs (SAS or STATA). Excellent communication skills and fluency in both written and spoken English is a requirement, and basic knowledge of Swedish is a merit.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.


Location:
Solna

Read more about the Department of Global Public Health (GPH)
Read more about  EPiCSS research group

Application

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

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

Welcome to apply at the latest 2023-01-15.

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

 

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

Deadline: 2023-02-12 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Global Public Health

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Post expires on Sunday February 12th, 2023

Two postdoctoral researchers in ecology 

Two Postdoctoral Researchers

The Department of Biological and Environmental Science is currently seeking to recruit candidates to the positions of

TWO POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS in ECOLOGY 

We are looking for two full-time post-doctoral researchers to join the Academy of Finland research project ‘Pathways of microbial carbon fixation under changing Arctic winters’. The positions start on 1st April 2023 or as agreed, initially for a fixed term of two years.

Climate change is predicted to affect Arctic areas most severely.  In the research group of Minna-Maarit Kytöviita, we have been studying Arctic soil over 20 years. Currently, we investigate how winter regulates microbes that are able to fix atmospheric carbon into Arctic soil. 

You are the person we are looking for if you have 

1) PhD degree, or be about to obtain PhD degree, in microbial ecology or a closely-related subject; 

2) Documented knowledge in molecular community analysis, bioinformatics and biostatistics, and soil and microbial ecology. 

3) Solid laboratory skills in molecular biology and computational skills to analyse next generation sequencing data in an ecological context;

4) A good publication record in international well-recognized journals.

Experience or knowledge on any of the following is considered an advantage: metagenomics or metatranscriptomics of environmental microbes, stable isotope probing, biological soil crusts, genomic analysis of microbial metabolic pathways, especially related to carbon cycling. We are looking for a highly motivated, flexible, open-minded, and team-oriented candidate, who has shown good abilities for independent scientific work.  Driving license and ability to carry out field work as part of a team is considered an advantage.  

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of a Postdoctoral Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. A good command of English is required, and proficiency to teach in English will be considered beneficial. The PhD degree required for the position must have been completed before starting the position.

What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?

At the University of Jyväskylä, you are a recognized member of our community with an ample opportunity to be drawn into international research. You get to participate in our international and multidisciplinary community, where everybody’s welfare is essential. You will work in an inspiring and lively campus area and an environment that supports a healthy and active lifestyle. 

Finland has a high standard of living with healthcare, free schooling (also in English), affordable childcare, and good family benefits. The city of Jyväskylä is located in central Finland amidst Finnish lakes and has excellent opportunities for different nature, outdoor, and sports activities. It is a major educational center, whose large student population is responsible for a vibrant cultural scene. To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä, and living in Finland, see the University’s International Staff Guide.

The initial annual salary will be approximately 41,800 – 49,000 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. The employment starts with a trial period of six months.

How to apply?

The application documents that should be included in PDF format:

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV), composed according to good scientific practice and considering the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity and including contact information of two academics who can provide reference letters
  2. Cover letter including a statement of research interests
  3. A numbered list of publications
  4. Relevant certificates / diplomas (or date of completion the PhD)
  5. Referenceletters

Applicants are kindly asked to submit their applications using the online application form by 10th March, 2023. 

For further details, please contact: Senior Lecturer Minna-Maarit Kytöviita, minna-maarit.kytoviita@jyu.fi

The research in the Department focuses on three core areas: evolutionary biology, natural resources and environment, and biological nanoscience. The Department building, Ambiotica, is an integral part of the University of Jyväskylä’s Ylistönrinne Mathematics and Science Research Complex, which includes buildings of chemistry, physics and nanoscience. Ambiotica houses high quality laboratories for bioscience and experimental facilities for a wide range of biological and chemical analyses as well as highly motivated laboratory personnel. 

The University of Jyväskylä is a human-centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for all. JYU’s naturally beautiful campus is located in the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

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Post expires on Friday March 10th, 2023

Postdoctoral Researcher in physical and colloidal chemistry with focus on molecular aspects of the skin barrier

Malmo

Ref REK 2022/332

About Malmö University

Malmö University is an innovative, urban and international institute of higher education, located in the centre of Malmö. We have around 1,800 employees and 24,000 students. Our research and education are characterised by the role we believe a university should play in an open society — to contribute to sustainability and equality in a scientifically grounded way with external partners and stakeholders. Identifying and addressing the challenges of the future are of highest priority. Our researchers and students work collaboratively to create, share and spread knowledge in order to understand, explain and develop society — both locally and globally.

Department

The Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Health and Society, offers a program leading to a professional qualification, Biomedical Scientist (first cycle, 180 credits), and a Masters’ program, Biomedical Surface Science (second cycle, 120 credits), as well as first and second cycle freestanding courses. The Department negotiates the multifaceted intersection between biology, chemistry, medicine, physics, and technology and the interdisciplinary approach to research and education aims to further the theoretical and practical understanding of the complex subject matter. Drawing on the balance between pure and applied research, the Department has been successful in attracting funding from regional, national, and international research funding bodies.

The research at the faculty is also linked to the research center Biofilms – Research Center for Biointerfaces, which combines biomedical science with clinical and translational research in medical, dental, food and environmental application areas in close collaboration with regional industry.

Work duties

We are offering at least one position as postdoctoral researcher

The research activities will be conducted in a network of academic, industrial, and clinical partners within a newly funded project entitled Biobarriers – Health, Disorders and Healing. The general vision of the research project is to improve health and healing of biological barriers by modernizing clinical treatments and products based on molecular level knowledge. In particular, the aim of this project is to investigate how molecular and biophysical aspects of the skin barrier are influenced by excipients and/or formulations. Based on this knowledge, the candidate should be able to relate obtained findings to clinical treatments and industrial products aiming at improving skin health and/or preventing defects and disorders of the skin barrier.   

The outermost layer of the skin organ is called the stratum corneum (SC) and is responsible for the skin barrier, which effectively restricts both inward and outward diffusion of most molecules and thus upholds the water balance and protects us from harmful substances entering the body. The SC is normally exposed to dry and cold climate of the external environment. Therefore, it is not surprising that the natural moisturizing factor (NMF) is produced spontaneously in the skin barrier. These molecules are known to be beneficial for dry skin and certain skin diseases, such as winter xerosis and atopic dermatitis, and therefore used in commercial skin care products. We have previously shown that addition of this kind of molecules to the skin alters the molecular mobility of the SC lipid and protein components by retaining the dynamical properties associated with a more hydrated SC membrane at dehydrating conditions. Thus, by retaining the fluidity of the SC components on a molecular level, at reduced hydration conditions, NMF molecules can potentially act to maintain a healthy, soft, and pliable skin barrier.

This hypothesis will be investigated in more detail by investigating a selection of scientifically and commercially relevant excipients and/or active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). The main goal is to clarify the relationship between: 

  1. the permeability behavior of topically applied excipients/APIs at specified concentrations and characterization of their concentrations in the SC, and
  2. the effect of excipients/APIs on the molecular/biophysical properties of the SC components (e.g., molecular mobility and structural arrangements of keratin filaments and extracellular lipids).

The foreseen knowledge obtained in this project is important for understanding what kind of mechanisms that are important for maintaining an intact skin barrier and how to avoid factors leading to a defective barrier. With increased understanding, it will be possible to explore the beneficial effects of excipients and/or APIs in a scientifically robust manner. 

The work is expected to include both in vitro and in vivo methodology where pig or human skin is used as in vitro models, while examination of human skin in vivo is conducted on healthy or diseased human subjects after granted ethical permission. Documented writing and approval of ethical permissions is therefore a valued benefit for applicants. Further, considering that the project requires collaboration between academic, industrial, and clinical partners, it is expected that the applicant actively communicates and collaborate within this context. Documented project management and leadership abilities are therefore valued. 

Apart from carrying out research within this project, the applicant is expected to take responsibility for the maintenance of the instruments involved and to be active by supervising graduate and postgraduate students and fellow scientists in the techniques and participate in teaching at graduate and postgraduate levels. In addition, the applicant will be expected to take part in applications for external funding to support research activities. 

Qualifications

Candidates must have demonstrated scientific competence corresponding to a doctoral degree. The ideal candidate holds a master’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, or chemical engineering, and has completed a doctoral education focusing on the skin barrier and/or topical or transdermal drug delivery. Hands-on experience in some of the following methods is highly valued: in vitro permeability studies with Franz cells or similar, characterization of the skin barrier in vivo (e.g., TEWL, corneometry, tape-stripping, electrochemical measurements, etc.), solution or solid-state NMR, small- and wide-angle X-ray diffraction/scattering, HPLC with spectrophotometry and/or mass spectroscopy detection, electrochemical measurements and sensing. The candidate should also have the ability to work in a team and collaborate with people in complementary disciplines, both from academia and industry. In particular, the candidate will be responsible for organizing and lead monthly meetings with academic and industrial collaboration partners.

Assessment criteria

Accordning to the Appointment Rules at Malmö University, the assessment crieteria for a position as Postdoctor are:

  • The quality and focus of the doctoral thesis
  • Research activities within fields relevant to the appointment in question
  • Documented ability to independently conduct research of a sufficient standard
  • Reflective presentation of their own pedagogical outlook and practices
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with actors in other parts of society with a connection to education and research

Further information

Sebastian Björklund, +46 (0)40 6657891, Sebastian.Bjorklund@mau.se

Application

You may apply for this position via Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking on the “Apply” button. As an applicant, you are responsible for ensuring that your application is completed in accordance with the advertisement, and that it is provided to the University no later than 2023-02-20. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the University can read what is written in the application. If the application is not written in Swedish, English or any of the Nordic languages, the applicant is responsible for the application and its appendices being translated. 

Recruitment is ongoing, so we strongly suggest you apply as soon as possible.

The qualifications should be documented with guidance from Qualifications portfolio for lecturers/researchers at Malmö University. 

See also Appointment Rules at Malmö University.

The application must include:

  1. Cover letter with a motivation for applying to this position
  2. A brief summary of scientific, teaching (e.g., developed teaching materials), and other qualifications relevant to the position
  3. Attested copies of certificates
  4. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  5. List of scientific publications and a written text specifying the applicant’s role in each publication
  6. Copy of doctoral dissertation or equivalent
  7. Copies of three of your most relevant scientific publications
  8. At least two references with names, titles/positions, relation to you, and contact information.

Miscellaneous

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of one-year position.

The position can be prolonged beyond the first year. At Malmö University, individual salary negotiations apply.

The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Swedish Agency for Government Employers, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Malmö University is a workplace and higher education institution that is characterised by an open and inclusive approach, where gender equality and equal terms add value to our activities.

Malmö University applies individual salary setting.

Start date

Starting as soon as possible 

Union representatives

SACO-S: Ann-Mari Campbell, ann-mari.campbell@mau.se

Lärarförbundet: Peter Persson, peter.persson@mau.se

OFR/S (ST): Naser Eftekharian, naser.eftekharian@mau.se

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

You apply no later than 20/02/2023 by clicking the apply button.

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Post expires on Monday February 20th, 2023

2-year Postdoc in Genetic Epidemiology of Critical Illness

Published: 2022-12-15

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

2-year Postdoc in Genetic Epidemiology of Critical Illness at the Department of Surgical Sciences

Project

The development of severe disease because of infection is strongly associated with host genetics. The primary dataset we’re collecting is a combination of Epihealth, Simpler and the Swedish Twin Registry cross-analysed with the Swedish Intensive Care Registry. In addition, we have UKB and CLSA and hopefully SCAPIS. It will be a lot of data munging to start with.

 

Tasks

As a postdoc you will be expected to manage the epidemiological and genetic databases to analyse variants associated with severe disease using human genetics methods such as Genome Wide Association (GWAS), Phenome Wide Association (PheWAS), and Mendelian Randomization (MR).

 

Qualifications

The applicant should be within three years of getting a PhD or equivalent (corresponding to at least two published papers and an additional manuscript).

 

In order to be successful in the present position you have a genuine interest in genetic epidemiology and/or expert knowledge in study design and with prior experience from genetic studies. Documented experience in data management, genetic epidemiology and the ability to independently code statistical analysis and statistical models using R is a requirement. Fluent knowledge of English is required, in particular scientific writing is required. As a person you work well with others, and have the ability to independently prioritize between tasks, and work in an organized way.

 

Instructions

Your application should include:

 

  • CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • Personal letter describing your research interest, experience and why you are well suited to the present position.
  • Copies of PhD-diploma, basic education diploma, and other relevant qualifications.
  • Name and contact information (address, email, and telephone number) for at least two references.

 

About the position

The position is a time-limited two-year position. It is a full-time 100% position. Starting date is as soon as possible or by arrangement. The position is located in Uppsala.

 

Information about the position: Professor Miklos Lipcsey, Miklos.lipcsey@surgsci.uu.se

 

For questions about the position please contact the HR coordinator Karin Johansson: Karin.johansson@surgsci.uu.se

 

Deadline for application is February 14th, 2023, UFV-PA 2022/4650.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Deadline: 2023-02-14 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Surgical Sciences

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Post expires on Tuesday February 14th, 2023

Postdoc in evaluation of the Child-COOP-study: Promoting healthy physical activity behaviour in children aged 6-12 years

The Department of Public Health at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of complex interventions and complex systems from 1 June 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a three-year full-time position.

Department of Public Health

As a postdoc at the Department of Public Health, you will be part of an ambitious and internationally recognised department, where we work together to promote public health through research into areas that can prevent, treat and alleviate disease. We are involved in broad collaboration both internally and externally. The general tone among colleagues is informal. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here. The postdoc will collaborate closely with the three Steno Diabetes Centers in Aarhus, Copenhagen and Zealand and the municipalities of Randers, Syddjurs, Odsherred, Halsnæs and Vordingborg.

About the research project

Child-COOP is a study funded by the Novo Nordisk foundation aiming to investigate if the three-year Child-COOP programme through a system-oriented approach can promote wellbeing and physical activity behavior in schoolchildren aged 6-12 and thereby ensure better health. This approach takes the local resources as its point of departure and brings together local stakeholders, municipalities, local organizations and citizens to identify the complex system that affects the movement habits of children in their local area. After this, local efforts are launched that can promote and maintain healthy movement habits: https://novonordiskfonden.dk/en/news/nine-projects-will-ensure-more-physical-activity-and-improved-health-among-children/.

The postdoc will be a part of a larger research group investigating if local communities can promote wellbeing and physical activity behavior in 6-12-year-old school children. The intervention will be based on a participatory system dynamics approach conducted in close collaboration between children, stakeholders and researchers. The postdoc will design and conduct a process evaluation of e.g. networks, using methods such as social network analysis, readiness to change, rippled effects, interviewing and observing seeking to inform practice including the potential for upscaling to national level.

Your job responsibilities

As a Postdoc in Public Health, your position is primarily research-based but involve also teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project where you will receive supervision and guidance.

Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Independent research of high international quality, including publication.
  • Together with a PI from the department you will develop and test a community assessment package to evaluate development at a community level during the project period
  • Responsible for data collection and analysis through primarily qualitative methods
  • Responsible for process evaluation of Child-COOP with PI and assisted by partners
  • Project management of the Child-COOP work package for AU and coordination with other research institutions in the project
  • Assist and participate in Group Model Building workshops in the five municipality.
  • Assist and participate in the processes of capacity building in the communities involved
  • Take part in evaluations of the overall project and the potential scale up of the project
  • Assist in general research coordination within the project

You will report to Head of section professor Helle Terkildsen Maindal.

Your competences

You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas: public health science, sociology, anthropology or political science or sport sciences. It would be an advantage to be experienced in system dynamics and/or complex interventions.

As a person, you are ambitious, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.

In order to be assessed as qualified for a Postdoc position, you must meet these academic criteria.

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Knud Ryom, Assistant Professor, tel.: +45 2244 2010 or Helle Terkildsen Maindal, professor +45 2546 2320.

Your place of work will be the Department of Public Health, Bartholins Allé 2, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. Frequent national travels most be expected throughout the project.

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • Template for applicant – postdoc
  • 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 (optional)
  • Research plan can be uploaded (optional)
  • Coauthor statement(s) can be uploaded (optional)
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system (optional)

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.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

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.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Deadline: 2023-02-16 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Public Health – Department of Health Services Research – Faculty: Health
Email: mailto:htm@ph.au.dk
Phone: +4525462320

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday February 16th, 2023

Doctoral student to the School of Medical Sciences

Ref no: ORU 2.1.1-00265/2023

Örebro University and the School of Medical Sciences are looking for a doctoral student for the doctoral programme in Medical Science, concluding with a doctoral degree.
Start date: spring 2023.

Project description

The doctoral program is in Medical Science, which considers different influences on health and disease, as well as man’s possibilities and needs to attain and maintain a high degree of wellbeing. Studies in the subject area include both basic and applied research, health economics and ethical aspects, as well as medical education, namely the educational processes in healthcare and its professional degree programs. To a great degree, medical science by nature constitutes clinical research, i.e., research taking place in and requiring healthcare facilities and resources.

The project will evaluate and compare the health consequences, resource utilization and effectiveness of various anti-COVID-19 strategies in Europe, with a focus on Sweden, and examine an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered decision-making framework. The project consists of a comprehensive evaluation and comparison of anti-COVID-19 strategies in Europe, construction of an AI-powered 4-dimension dynamic decision-making process, and a microsimulation study. The project aims to strengthen the country’s anti-pandemic system, facilitate global research collaboration, and therefore, proactively and successfully minimize health and socioeconomic losses during a pandemic.

Supervision: The doctoral student will be supervised by Yang Cao, Ph.D., adjunct associate professor of biostatistics, Örebro University (principal supervisor), Mevludin Memedi, Ph.D., senior lecturer of informatics, Örebro University (co-supervisor), Scott Montgomery, Ph.D., professor of clinical epidemiology, Örebro University (co-supervisor), and Sun Sun, Ph.D., research fellow of health economics, Umeå University (co-supervisor).

The programme and the doctoral studentship

The doctoral programme consists of courses and an independent research project that you will present in a doctoral thesis. The programme concludes with a doctoral degree and comprises 240 credits, which corresponds to four years of full-time study.

Our ambition is for your doctoral studies to be stimulating and purposeful throughout the programme until you have obtained your doctoral. A thorough introduction will therefore get you off to a good start and provide a solid foundation on which you can build your studies. As a doctoral student at Örebro University, you will be offered a specially tailored seminar series, covering matters ranging from doctoral programme rules and careers to support during the study period and networking.

The place on the programme is linked to a full-time doctoral studentship for the duration of the study programme, which corresponds to four years of full-time study. More information on doctoral studentships, part-time studies and part-time doctoral studentships can be found in the Regulations Handbook. The initial salary for a doctoral studentship is 29 100 SEK a month.

Entry requirements and selection

For admission to doctoral studies, applicants are required to meet both general entry requirements and specific entry requirements. In addition, applicants must be considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the programme. For a full account of the entry requirements, refer to the admissions regulations as well as to annex 2 to the general syllabus for Medical Science.

Applicants meet the specific entry requirements for doctoral studies in Medical Science if they have received a passing grade in courses of at least 90 credits, including an independent project on the advanced course level in a main field of study of significance for the relevant specialisation within medical science (see subject description above). A person who has acquired substantially corresponding knowledge, in Sweden or abroad, also meets the specific entry requirements.

The project is an international and multidisciplinary collaboration in biostatistics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, and health economics, therefore, knowledge of statistics or mathematics is a prerequisite, and fluency in English and expertise in scientific software R or Python are preferred.

Information

For more information about the programme and the doctoral studentship, contact head of unit Daniel Eklund, email: daniel.eklund@oru.se or project leader Yang Cao, email: yang.cao@oru.se.

Örebro University actively pursues equal opportunities and gender equality as well as a work environment characterised by openness, trust and respect. We value the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.

Application to the programme and for the doctoral studentship

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • The form Application for/decision on admission to research studies
  • CV
  • Certificate on completed higher education courses and study programmes, and if applicable a degree certificate
  • Degree project/independent project
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met
  • Research plan – prepared in compliance with information from the school in question.

As a main rule, application documents and attachments are to be written in Swedish or English. Certificates and documents in other languages verifying your qualifications and experience must be translated by an authorised translator to Swedish or English. A list of authorised translators can be obtained from Kammarkollegiet (the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency), www.kammarkollegiet.se/engelska/start.

When you apply for admission, you automatically also apply for a doctoral studentship.
More information for applicants will be found at out career site:  https://www.oru.se/english/working-at-orebro-university/jobs-and-vacancies/applicants-and-external-experts/

The application deadline is 2023-02-16. We look forward to receiving your application!

As we have already made our choices in terms of external collaboration partners and marketing efforts for this recruitment process, we decline any contact with recruitment agencies and advertisers.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), we are required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.

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Post expires on Thursday February 16th, 2023

Postdoc in public health sciences

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Karlstad University / Faculty of Health, Science and Technology / Department of Health Sciences

Sapere Aude—dare to be wise—is our motto. Our students and employees develop knowledge and expertise that enrich both people and the world around them. Our academic environment is characterised by curiosity, courage and perseverance. Gender equality, diversity and a democratic approach form the foundation of our organisation. We are located in an active and scenic region and we promote sustainable development in close collaboration with the wider society.
 
Karlstad University has a total of approximately 1,400 employees and 19,000 students spread across two inspiring campus environments in Karlstad and Arvika.
 
More information at: kau.se/en/work-with-us

The subject of Public Health Science at Karlstad University is expanding, giving us an opportunity to advertise an assistant professor to further develop our successful research.

Description

Public health science belongs to the Department of Health Sciences at the Faculty of Health, Nature and Technology at Karlstad University. In public health science, research and teaching is conducted with a focus on children’s life and health. This is conducted within three medical tracks; an environmental medicine track with a focus on environmental factors early in life and their importance for health and development in children, a community medicine track that focuses on vulnerable children, violence in close relationships and health-promoting environments, as well as a track in medical science that includes, among other things anatomy, physiology and pathology.

On the subject, there are several recognized and well-qualified researchers with a high scientific output, together with currently seven doctoral students. Of importance for the current position is the SELMA study, a pregnancy cohort which follows more than 2,000 mother-child pairs from early pregnancy through childbirth and later in life with a focus on environmental factors, genetics/epigenetics and children’s health and development in the broadest sense (www.selmastudien.se). Our research in SELMA takes place in close collaboration with world-leading institutions in Sweden and the rest of the world, where we connect our epidemiological studies with experimental toxicology in cell and animal models for new knowledge on biological mechanisms and development of better risk assessment systems for hazardous chemicals. The research is funded by research councils nationally (Swedish Research Council, Formas) and within the EU and the US-NIH.

Duties

The position is central in two projects recently funded in the context of SELMA starting in 2023: Firstly, a large international EU project, RE-MEND, which aims to identify resilience markers against mental illness across endocrine-sensitive life stages and includes 15 international partners, and secondly, Epi-Clock, a project focusing on the role of the prenatal environment in setting epigenetic clocks in children and examining if such changes in the epi-genetic clock is associated to children´s neurodevelopment.

Karlstad University’s role in these and other projects is to analyse and interpret the data generated in the SELMA cohort in the context of the biological questions posed. The successful candidate will be central to the establishment of the analytical pipelines that make use of the relevant SELMA data, work closely together with the clinicians and other experts required to interpret the results, and establish new research projects making use of the SELMA and other cohorts.

To contribute to a good working environment and development of the business, you are present and participate in the daily work and the community.

The position is an opportunity for you to work 100% with research in an international environment with a successful project.

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to hold a PhD or equivalent in bioinformatics, computational biology, epidemiology, or an adjacent field. You can also have a foreign degree that is considered equivalent to a Swedish doctorate. The doctoral degree must be issued before a decision on employment is made and it should have expired no later than three years before the end of the application period.

To be eligible for the postdoc position, applicants are required to have demonstrated research in environmental epidemiology, computational biology with focus on large cohort analyses, or similar research directions. Applicants must be highly experienced and skilled in statistical analysis of large clinical datasets, experience with at least one OMICs technology and its processing as well as analysis, and have experience in analysing exposures in human and other model species. Verification is expected in the form of publications of a high academic quality in international journals within the research domain as well as documented experience in teaching and educational development.

Good written and oral knowledge of English is required for employment.

Assessment criteria

Special weight will be given to documented skill and experience in the analysis of “large” and “big data” with focus on statistical modelling of data. Special weight will further be given to skills in predictive modelling, artificial intelligence, machine learning, network biology, chemoinformatics, epidemiology, development of bioinformatics tools, and associated knowledge on molecular biology tools are valuabe qualitifications.

Considerable weight will be given to the ability to cooperate, sound judgement, responsibility, dedication, and a positive attitude towards colleagues and students.

Terms

The employment is a temporary fixed term, full-time as a postdoc for 3 years. External funds for the position have been granted for 5 years. Employment will begin as soon as possible.

Application

Submit the application via the university’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi. For advice on how to draft your application, refer to “What should be included with my application?”
Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement, for providing translations of any documents written in a language other than Swedish or English, and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. A complete application should be submitted by the application deadline. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications.

The application should include:

  • CV
  • cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and research interests in relation to the duties of the position,
  • a list of publications (in multi-authored publications, the role of the applicant must be specified)
  • copies of relevant transcripts, degree certificates, certificates to corroborate previous employment, and letters of recommendation
  • copy of doctoral thesis and other relevant publications
  • language proficiency certificates
  • two references, at least one of which is a current or former supervisor

Attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not just provide links). Name each uploaded document to clearly indicate its content.

Documents that cannot be submitted electronically, such as books or publications, should be sent to:

Karlstads universitet
Josefin Rönnqvist
651 88 Karlstad

State the ref.no: REK2022/302

Application deadline: 2023-02-28

We look forward to your application!

Karlstad University has chosen advertising channels for this recruitment and firmly declines any contact with advertising or recruitment agencies.

HR Excellence in Research
Karlstad University received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research award September 2020. The award is issued to employers with a stimulating work environment and good conditions for researchers and its continuous improvement. The award also conveys the university’s commitment to fair and transparent recruitment as well as favorable professional development for researchers. Read more: kau.se/hrs4r

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentEnligt överenskommelse
SalaryMånadslön
Number of positions1
Full-time equivalent100%
CityKarlstad
CountyVärmlands län
CountrySweden
Reference numberREK2022/302
ContactCarl-Gustaf Bornehag, 0705866565
Union representativeThomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-7001714Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-7001434
Last application date28.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

Doctoral student in Medical Science, Clinical Oral Physiology and gender

Department of Odontology

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before 2023-02-20

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

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest institutions of higher education with over 37,000 students and 4,800 faculty and staff. We are characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors – a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

At Umeå University, everything is nearby. Our cohesive campus environment makes it easy to meet, collaborate and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture where we rejoice in each other’s successes.

Are you interested in knowing more about Umeå University as a workplace read more at: Work with us.

A doctoral student position in a research project focusing on gender-related aspects of pain perception and pain reporting. The project is a collaboration between the Department of Odontology and The Graduate School of Gender Studies at the Umeå Center for Gender Studies, at Umeå University. Interest in gender aspects and experience of working with patients with chronic pain is a requirement. We offer four years of full-time employment. Apply no later than 2023-02-20.

Chronic pain is a challenge for the individual, for healthcare and for the society. Chronic pain in the orofacial region is usually related to the jaw joint or the jaw muscles and embraced by the term temporomandibular disorders (TMD). The prevalence of TMD is high and women report TMD pain about twice as often when compared to men. The reasons for gender differences related to pain perception and pain reporting is however not known. Our research group is interested in applying a gender perspective on pain perception and pain reporting in relation to the identified gender differences in TMD. Primarily, we want to focus on how gender aspects can give rise to differences in pain experiences in a clinical context, since diagnostics takes place through pain provocation carried out by the clinician and pain reporting from the patient. If gender aspects influence pain reporting during diagnostics, the accepted methods of diagnostics are not as reliable as previous data have indicated. Consequently, this can affect clinical decision-making and prognosis for large groups of individuals.

The doctoral position is part of a research project at the Department of Odontology that aims to investigate factors that influence pain perception and pain reporting. The present doctoral project is mainly based on upcoming experimental studies. The doctoral student will also have the opportunity to develop the research questions further within the framework of the project.

We are looking for a committed and creative doctoral student with high motivation for research studies and the ability to work independently. Interests in patients with chronic pain and gender aspects are a necessity. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability. This announcement refers to full-time employment as a doctoral student for 4 years. For this employment, you are expected to carry out the main part of your work at the department of odontology. You are also expected to take part of activities organized by the The Graduate School of Gender Studies, starting on the 1st of September 2023.

Qualifications

Application is open to all applicants that meet the requirements for eligibility i.e., who has completed a degree at advanced level, completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits are at advanced level, or in some other way within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge. To be admitted to a graduate level training in clinical oral physiology, completion of undergraduate courses included in the curriculum for Dental schools in Sweden in clinical oral physiology or equivalent is required. Applicants should be able to express themselves well orally and in writing in both Swedish and English. Knowledge of gender research is meritorious.

Application 

To be done via the e-recruitment system Varbi, which you can find on the university’s page for Vacancies. The application procedure opens on 13 January 2023. https://www.umu.se/jobba-hos-oss/lediga-jobb/

A complete application must include: 

  1. A personal letter summarizing your scientific interest and justifying why you are applying for the position (max. 2 pages)
  2. CV/résumé 
  3. A short outline (max. 2 pages) in which you give a description of your research interest in relation to both the research project and gender aspects
  4. Degree certificate 
  5. Essays/other publications 
  6. Any other qualifications with relevance for employment
  7. Contact details for two reference persons. 

Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed. 

Further information is provided by Associate Professor Anna Lövgren, anna.lovgren@umu.se , 070-310 32 14.

Salary placement takes place according to the established salary scale for doctoral positions. 

Union information is provided by SACO, 090-786 53 65, SEKO civil, 090-786 52 96 and ST, 090-786 54 31. 

Welcome with your application no later than 2023-02-20! 

About the Department of Odontology: 

The department offers basic education, separate courses for continued education, and postgraduate research studies in odontology. The researchers at the department carry out research in odontology as well as in several related medical conditions and multiple scientific disciplines.

About The Graduate School of Gender Studies: 

Since 2001, The Graduate School of Gender Studies has co-financed doctoral students at all Umeå University faculties. A doctoral student in collaboration with the gender research takes part in a unique and dynamic doctoral education environment, in which approx. 30 active doctoral students currently participate. For more information about The Graduate School of Gender Studies, see: https://www.umu.se/en/umea-centre-for-gender-studies/doctoral-studies/

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Admission 2023-09-01

Salary Månadslön

Application deadline 2023-02-20

Registration number AN 2.2.1-2088-22

Contact Anna Lövgren, 070-3103214

Union representative SACO, 090-7865365

SEKO, 090-7865296

ST 090-7865431

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

Post expires on Monday February 20th, 2023

PhD Fellow Glacial Flour Power Impacts of sediment-bound nutrients and metals exported from glaciers

The position

The Department of Geosciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø has a PhD position vacant on the impact of glacial sediments (“glacial flour”) on microbially- and plankton-mediated nutrient and metal cycling from ice to fjord, linked to the newly funded EU Doctoral Network ICEBIO. It will draw upon new biogeochemical facilities in the Department of Geosciences at UiT and the Cells in the Cold (CECO) facility at the Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, UiT.

The position is affiliated to the Department of Geosciences, at UiT with joint supervision from the Department of Arctic and Marine Biology (UiT) and the Norwegian Polar Institute. It also includes an industrial placement opportunity at Hydreka (France) via Dr Cédric Malandain. The Department of Geosciences has a diverse portfolio of research and teaching activities in Biogeochemistry, Glaciology, Geophysics, Oceanography and Solid Earth Sciences, Mineral Resources and Geohazards; Sedimentary Systems, Paleoclimates and Environments. It hosts currently one Norwegian Centre of Excellence (CAGE – Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, 2013 – 2023), and from 2023 a new Centre of Excellence (iC3 – Centre for ice, Cryosphere, Carbon and Climate). Furthermore, the department participates in a national Centre for Excellence in Education (iEarth – Centre for integrated Earth Science Education). The appointed candidate will benefit from cooperation between the Department of Geosciences, the Department of Arctic and Marine Biology at UiT and the Norwegian Polar Institute, which are based in Tromsø.

The workplace will be the Department of Geosciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position in Tromsø within a reasonable time after receiving the offer, and June 2023 at the latest. The position is for a period of three years. The objective of the position is to complete research training to the level of a doctoral degree. Admission to the PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network Program offers a highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions. Each fellowship includes the following:

  • ~3400 €/month gross living allowance. This amount varies depending on the country of residence and depends on country-specific correction coefficients. This amount is subject to local taxes, social security deductions, etc.
  • To cover personal household, relocation and travel expenses, 600€/month gross will be paid to each candidate. This amount is also subject to local taxes, social security deductions etc.
  • When applicable, family allowance may also be provided in the amount of 660€/month gross. This amount is subject to local taxes, social security deductions etc.  Other possible allowances include long-term leave and special needs and more information can be provided if requested.

About the project and the research

Glaciers and Ice sheets have thinned and retreated at accelerating rates in recent decades. The implications of these changes for global sea levels and riverine runoff are well established, but the impacts on water quality and downstream ecosystems are still poorly understood. This PhD studentship is also one of a cohort of PhD studentships within the EU ICEBIO Doctoral Network. It also forms part of a wider research council of Norway-funded project (METALLICA) which aims to determine the impact of glacier melting on the export of potentially toxic heavy metals to fjords in Norway and Svalbard.

The focus of the PhD project will be:

1) To track the biogeochemical evolution of glacial flour (and aligned fjord waters) across a salinity gradient from glacier to fjord, and infer potential relevance for plankton communities, and;

2) To screen glacial flour (and fjord pelagic communities) from glacier to fjord for gene sequences and their expression related to metabolic pathways of importance to fjord ecosystems, e.g. mercury methylation/demethylation, and in relation to local biogeochemistry.

Fieldwork for the project will be based in Kongsfjorden linked to the long-term pelagic monitoring programme led by the Norwegian Polar Institute, with planned fieldwork in 2023 and 2024. Laboratory methods include: chemical extractions of nutrients and metals from sediments, followed by geochemical analysis (e.g. nutrient/organic carbon analysis via autoanalyzer/discrete analyser) (objective 1); and DNA, RNA extractions and related molecular work to test the quality and quantity of extracts, followed by PCR and qPCR for quantification and other downstream molecular work. This will include basic bioinformatics, including gene searches and taxonomy. Analysis, statistics and basic data will be handled using R or similar software.

Contact

Further information about the position is available by contacting:

Jon T.H.Hansen, Ingun A.Mæhlum, Kystvakt

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Qualifications

Required qualifications:

  • MSc or equivalent in Microbiology/Biology or (Environmental) Chemistry. This should include some previous experience of microbiological /biological work
  • Previous field experience
  • Excellent experience in handling large complex data sets
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English

Desirable qualifications

  • Ability to treat or learn how to treat data produced by high throughput sequencing data, e.g. bioinformatic or informatic skills
  • Previous experience of biogeochemical analysis (e.g. nutrient analysis via Flow Injection Analyser/Segmented Flow Analyser/Discrete Analyser, DOC analysis)
  • Ability and willingness to work under extreme/harsh (polar) climatic conditions in different seasons

Qualification with a master’s degree is required before commencement in the position. If you are near completion of your master’s degree, you may still apply and submit a draft version of the thesis and a statement from your supervisor or institution indicating when the degree will be obtained. You must document completion of your degree before commencement in the position. You must still submit your transcripts for the master’s degree with your application.

The results will be presented at national and international conferences/workshops, as well as published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The candidate must therefore have a documented good command of English (both written and oral). Applicants not being able to communicate in Norwegian will be encouraged to learn the language within a reasonable time.

Additional EU ICE BIO eligibility: Candidates can only apply for a position in a country different from the one they have lived for most of the time in the last three years. At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers should not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Candidates CANNOT have been awarded a doctoral degree yet in any field. Further details on employment and eligibility in relation to the EU ICEBIO programme can be found at: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/838793

Assessment

All applications will be assessed against the above criteria via an assessment committee. As soon as the committes report is ready you will receive a copy, approximately one month after the closing deadline for the post. All applicants will be notified as to whether they have been shortlisted, and the reasons for this decision. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview, which will take place a minimum of 2 weeks after communication of the decision. The final decision on these shortlisted candidates will be communicated up to one month after interview, unless the panel communicates that an earlier/later decision is likely. We will inform all applicants about the appointment.

The assessment will emphasize motivation and personal suitability for the position. You must be willing to engage in the ongoing development of your discipline and the university as a whole. During this assessment process, emphasis will be put on your potential for research as shown by the Master’s thesis, the cover letter, and any other academic works. In addition, we may consider work experience, teaching qualifications or other activities of significance for the PhD studies.

As many as possible should have the opportunity to undertake organized research training. If you already hold a PhD or have equivalent competence, we will not appoint you to this position.

Admission to the PhD programme 

For employment in the PhD position, you must be qualified for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Science and Technology and participate in organized doctoral studies within the employment period.

Admission normally requires:  

  • A bachelor’s degree of 180 ECTS and a master’s degree of 120 ECTS, or an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 30 ECTS for a master’s degree of 120 ECTS. 
  • A master’s thesis with a scope corresponding to at least 20 ECTS for an integrated master’s degree of 300 ECTS. 

In order to gain admission to the programme, the applicant must have a grade point average of C or better for the master’s degree and for relevant subjects of the bachelor’s degree. A more detailed description of admission requirements can be found here

Applicants with a foreign education will be subjected to an evaluation of whether the educational background is equal to Norwegian higher education, following national guidelines from NOKUT

If you are employed in the position, you will be provisionally admitted to the PhD programme. Application for final admission must be submitted no later thantwo monthsafter taking up the position. 

Inclusion and diversity

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity are a strength and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite at least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics.

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Skikjører med Tromsø i bakgrunn

We offer

  • A cross-disciplinary, supportive, and stimulating working environment with a dynamic group of PhD candidates and early career researchers
  • Good welfare arrangements for employees including beneficial arrangements for pension and insurances
  • National and international mobility to work closely with the project partners and to present the work in conferences/workshops
  • A unique hometown Tromsø combining a multicultural urban scene with nearby Arctic wilderness

Norwegian health policy aims to ensure that everyone, irrespective of their personal finances and where they live, has access to good health and care services of equal standard. As an employee you will become member of the National Insurance Scheme which also include health care services.

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: https://uit.no/staffmobility

Application 

Your application must include: 

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests
  • CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • Diploma for bachelor’s and master’s degree
  • Transcript of grades/academic record for bachelor’s and master’s degree
  • Explanation of the grading system for foreign education (Diploma Supplement if available)
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • 1-3 references with contact information
  • Master’s thesis, and any other academic works

All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English. Diplomas and transcripts must also be submitted in the original language, if not in English or Scandinavian. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline. 

General information 

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

A shorter period of appointment may be decided when the PhD Fellow has already completed parts of their research training programme or when the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position PhD Fellow, research assistant, or the like in such a way that the total time used for research training amounts to three years. 

Remuneration for the position of PhD Fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1017, starting at NOK 501 200 per year.  A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act (Offentleglova). According to the Personal Data Act information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication, if you have requested non-disclosure. 

UiT – Developing the High North

UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway 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 main task of the Faculty of Science and Technology is to conduct research and teaching at high national and international level. Prioritized research areas include energy, climate, environment, maritime, marine, nano-, space-, and information technology; addressing both general topics and topics relevant for the High North.

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Deadline

15th February 2023

Post expires on Wednesday February 15th, 2023