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Re-advertisements – fully financed fellowships (from April 2019)


The Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University is recruiting talented, ambitious and highly motivated candidates for three-year fully financed PhD positions.

We re-advertise the following three challenging world-class PhD projects:

Find more information about the individual projects, candidate requirements, employment conditions etc. by clicking the project titles or go to the website listing the re-advertised project proposalsPlease consult our application guide before applying.

Application deadline is 7 January 2019 at 23:59 (CEST). 
Earliest enrolment date is 
1 April 2019 and latest enrolment date is 1 October 2019.


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Post expires on Monday January 7th, 2019

Doctoral student in biochemistry

Lunds universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, kemiska institutionen

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

Job description

A PhD-position is announced in biochemistry. The research project will be directed towards structural and functional characterizations of pain receptors from insects and man. These comparative studies are aiming at identification of selective agonists that activate pain receptors of the pine weevil. These receptors are targets for the development of antifeedants that can be used to prevent damages by the pine weevil on conifer seedlings in the reestablishment of forests in clear-felled areas. To expand the knowledge on the structure and function of these targets, a certain type of pain receptors (TRPA1 ion channels) of pine weevil and man will be overexpressed, solubilized and purified from a yeast in a similar way as have been described in Moparthi et al., 2014 (Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 111(47):16901-16906) and Survery et al., 2016 (J Biol Chem. 291(52):26899-26912). The work will include general molecular biological methods and biochemical methods for separation and analysis of membrane proteins. Functional studies will be carried out on the purified receptor after it has been incorporated in a lipid membrane. The structural characterization of the isolated protein, with or without the agonist present, will primarily be done by x-ray crystallography, but also by means of circular dichroism, dynamic light scattering, tryptophan fluorescence, cross-linking and mass spectrometry. Protein modelling, docking studies and site directed mutagenesis are complementing methods in detailed analyses of the binding sites of the agonists.

Qualifications

The succesful candidate should have at least 4 years of academic education in biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology or similar including an independent project. A masters degree is a merit. Practical experience of the above described research area and methods are merits.

How to apply:

Application is done online and should include a CV with two reference persons with contact details (email), title and summary of independent project, a list of courses and the grades achieved and the diploma for the achieved degree. Other merits can be included.

In the application the following questions should be addressed:

  • why is the applicant a suitable candidate for the PhD-position? (1/2 A4-page)
  • based on the articles Moparthi et al., 2014 and Survery et al., 2016 referred to above, state a relevant research question and describe how it potentially could be addressed (1/2 A4-page).


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

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

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

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

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employmentUpon agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2018/4268
Contact Urban Johanson, professor, 046-2224194
Union representative OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date31.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Thursday January 31st, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow on bounding the Earth´s climate sensitivity

Ref. No. SU FV-4074-18ShareShare

at the Department of Meteorology. Closing date: 21 January 2019.

At the Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University (MISU) we conduct research and education in an international environment within four main areas: Atmospheric physics, Dynamic meteorology, Physical oceanography and Chemical meteorology. In all these areas there is a strong focus on the climate and on processes important for the climate and its development. The department employs some 65 individuals, of which about 30 are scientists, 20 PhD students and 15 in the administration and the technical support. The department is part of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research (www.bolin.su.se) and together with three other departments at the university cover research of most of the important aspects of the climate system.

For more information about MISU: www.misu.su.se/research.

Project description
The Earth’s temperature response to increasing CO2 is key to understanding our past changing climate and for projecting into the future. But unfortunately the strength of the response is not well constrained. The latest IPCC report states a likely range of 1.5 to 4.5 degrees equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS) for a doubling of atmospheric CO2, but with an up to 10 percent likelihood of it being above 6 degrees. In particular the risks involved with Earth possibly having a high equilibrium climate sensitivity are concerning, both scientifically as well as practically.

It is the purpose of the five-year highECS European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant project to rein in the upper bound on Earth’s climate sensitivity. The project has a strong focus on what Earth’s past can teach us, and seeks to understand what models might be missing, with an overarching goal of a physical reconciliation of the evidence. The project is envisioned, but not bound, to proceed along three lines:

1) Confronting ideas of high ECS with the past. Here a state-of the art climate model is tailored to exhibit various extreme cloud feedbacks, and then run into historical and pre-historical warm and cold climates, in part to test their validity, but with the ultimate goal to build confidence in emergent constraints of ECS. An important component here is the interpretation of proxies as evidence for past climates.

2) Time- and state-dependent feedbacks. Here we seek to build the physical foundation of how climate change feedback mechanisms may be different in warmer or colder climates, and we will strive to quantify how patterns of warming arising when the climate is out of equilibrium (such as currently is the case) may impact the radiation balance.

3) Missing or biased feedbacks. Climate models have strong positive tropical infrared feedbacks, however, they systematically underestimate the infrared emission response to space – as observed from satellites – related to natural variations in surface temperature. In this part we will test ideas of why that might be the case, and relate these short-term biases to the long-term climate feedbacks.

The proposed work can focus on one or more of these topics, or be supportive of the overall goal of the project. As tools fellows have options to use the for example the MPI-ESM1.2 climate model and the ICON global cloud resolving model running on Swedish supercomputers, but are certainly not bound to using these.

Main responsibilities
Here we are looking for one or two postdoctoral fellows to work within the highECS project team. Candidates are expected to conduct research which contributes to the project objective as described above.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

Selection criteria will be on scientific merit and skills relevant to the project.

Terms of employment
The positions involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension within the project. Starting date is preferentially in Winter or Spring 2019, or as per agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Thorsten Mauritsen, thorsten.mauritsen@misu.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

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

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 21/01/2019

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Post expires on Monday January 21st, 2019

Hourly paid PhD fellow in Exercise Biochemistry

The Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports is offering a position as hourly paid (4.5 hours per week) PhD fellow in Exercise Biochemistry. The position is available from 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2019.
Required qualifications   
As an applicant you must have:
  • Obtained a Master´s degree in exercise biochemistry or related fields prior to the starting date
  • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills
Preferred qualifications  
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong background in/experience with mouse experimentation and biochemical analyses.
Job description  
The tasks will be agreed with Professor Erik A. Richter, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, E-mail: erichter@nexs.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 35321626
The tasks may consist in dissemination, research, teaching, library assignments, or other specialist’s assignments (except administrative tasks), which may relieve the other scientific staff.
Key criteria for the assessment of applicants  
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
  • Relevant work experience
  • Previous publications
  • The grade point average achieved
  • Other professional activities
  • Language skills
  • The successful applicant is also required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills
Formal requirements  
The successful applicant should preferably be enrolled as a PhD-student at the Faculty of Science.
The PhD student is expected to be affiliated to the graduate programme at Science.
Terms of employment  
The position as an hourly paid PhD fellow is available for 6 months with an average number of working hours of  4.5 hours per week.
The employment is made in accordance with the Circular on the Collective Agreement concerning Academics in the state sector concluded between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), appendix 5 C.
The hourly salary is DKK 214,16 (1 October 2018).
Application procedure  
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW.
Your application must include:
  • Cover letter: Letter stating the interest in and qualifications for the position (max. one page)
  • Full CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records: Master´s degree diploma (including grade transcripts for bachelor´s and master´s degrees). Applicants with a Master´s degree from abroad should also enclose a short description of the grading scale used
  • Confirmation of enrolment as a PhD student (if available)
  • Possible publication list
  • Other information to consider: Possible references and recommendations
The University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.
Deadline for applications: 3 January 2019 at 23.59 (GMT+1)
Post application procedure  
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee.
All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee.
Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk  
An answer as to the granting of the position can be expected approx. 1 month after application deadline.
Questions
For further information, applicants may contact Professor Erik A. Richter, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, E-mail: erichter@nexs.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 35321626

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

Deadline: 3 January 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
Email: erichter@nexs.ku.dk
Phone:
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Post expires on Thursday January 3rd, 2019

Postdoc position in potato disease management 1019263

Aarhus University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Agroecology (http://agro.au.dk/en/) invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral position, starting 1 February 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
 
The research section
The successful candidate will be part of the Crop Health Section (http://agro.au.dk/en/research/research-sections/crop-health). The section conducts research on various aspects of crop health including fungal disease management.
 
The research area
One of the ongoing research topics within the Crop Health section is potato diseases including experimental epidemiology of early blight and late blight in potatoes. The candidate will work primarily on the project “BlightManager” aiming at developing decision support systems for blight diseases in potatoes. The project is supported by the GUDP innovation programme within the Ministry of Environment and Food.
 
The candidate will be responsible for: 
• Planning and initiation of inoculated disease trials in potatoes integrating varietal resistance, crop rotation, fertilizer management and fungicide use
• Conducting and analysing both greenhouse and field experiments
• Characterization of early blight and late blight pathogens in Denmark in cooperation with research teams
• Development of disease forecasting models, disease management models and decision support systems with early blight and late blight in potatoes based on weather parameters
• Evaluating the interactions between host resistance and fungicide use controlling early blight and late blight 
 
The candidate will be affiliated to the disease management team consisting of scientists, technicians and PhD students. 
 
Qualifications
• PhD degree within plant disease epidemiology and/or pathogen population biology 
• Research experience with early blight and late blight in potatoes
• Documented experience with inoculation experiments under field or greenhouse conditions 
• Documented experience with development of disease models
• Experience from working in a research team with many technicians and students will be an advantage as well as participation in international research collaboration and networking 
• Interest and skills in scientific communication in international per-review journals 
 

Research environment
The Department of Agroecology carries out research in agroecology, that is to say the interaction between plants, animals, humans and the environment within agroecosystems for the production of food, feed, energy and bio-based products. We contribute to sustainable production and growth via excellent research, advice and teaching.  
 
The vision of the department is to belong to the elite of research institutions that work with agroecosystems and aims to create, develop and transfer ground-breaking knowledge that can promote society’s bioeconomy nationally and internationally. 
 

The Department of Agroecology offers a dynamic and informal working environment with a good work-life-balance.  
 

Place of Work and area of Employment  
The place of work is Forsøgsvej 1, DK-4200 Slagelse, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 
 
Further information can be obtained from: Professor Per Kudsk, email: per.kudsk@agro.au.dk
 

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Please apply here
Location: Flakkebjerg
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Unit: Department of Agroecology
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Post expires on Monday December 31st, 2018

Postdoctoral researcher in systems medicine

Ref no: ORU 2.2.1-06221/2018

The School of Medical Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in [the domain of systems medicine] for a fixed-term appointment.

Subject area

The position is in clinical metabolomics studies in traumatic brain injury, with the primary focus on mining of multi-modal and multivariate data in order to develop diagnostic models for determining severity of TBI and to predict patient outcomes.

Background

EU project CENTER-TBI currently collects clinical data including patient records, files of imaging workup as well as blood samples from patients having suffered TBI of various severity from 60 sites of 20 EU countries. Detailed analysis and clinical and biological data banking is aimed in case of 5400 patients.

In a recently funded VR project, we aim to apply metabolic profiling of serum in CENTER-TBI prospective cohort of TBI patients to study the utility of the existing as well as to identify novel biomarkers of TBI which are also predictive of patient outcomes. These studies will be complemented by functional studies aiming to elucidate the underlying metabolic pathways in TBI. 

Selected publications by the research team, relevant to the project:

Dickens AM, et al. Serum Metabolites Associated with Computed Tomography Findings after Traumatic Brain

Injury. J Neurotrauma. 2018; 35(22): 2673-2683.

Orešič M, et al. Human Serum Metabolites Associate With Severity and Patient Outcomes in Traumatic Brain Injury. EBioMedicine. 2016 Oct;12:118-126

Duties and responsibilities

The appointment as a postdoctoral researcher is intended to enable persons who have recently been awarded their doctoral degree, to consolidate and develop primarily their research/artistic skills. [

The researcher will be a key person in the VR project entitled ‘ Blood-based metabolomics to predict severity and patient outcomes in traumatic brain injury’. In close collaboration with the CENTER-TBI project and our collaborators at Universities of Cambridge and Turku, and metabolomics laboratory at Örebro University (Prof. Tuulia Hyötyläinen), the researcher will be responsible for the analysis and interpretation of prospective clinical metabolomics data from TBI patients, integrate the data with other modalities such as neuroimage and neurocognitive data, and to develop and validate statistical models to determine severity of TBI and to predict patient outcomes.

The researcher will also be involved in planning of metabolomics experiments at Örebro University.]

Eligibility

Eligible for the appointment as postdoctoral researcher are applicants holding a doctoral degree in metabolomics, systems biology, bioinformatics, machine learning or in related subject areas. The doctoral degree should have been awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline. Candidates who have obtained their doctoral degree prior to that may however also be considered if special grounds exist (leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, clinical duties, an elected position in a trade union, or other similar circumstances).

Assessment criteria

General assessment criteria include good interpersonal skills and an ability to cooperate as well as the ability and suitability otherwise required to perform the duties well. Particular importance shall be attached to the qualities enabling the candidate to contribute to the future development of both research and education. A demonstrated ability and desire to pursue an academic career is also of importance.

Documented knowledge and experience in biochemistry, biostatistics and statistical learning, involving analysis of biological multi-modal and multivariate data is a requirement. Experience with medical applications of metabolomics, particularly in the domains of traumatic brain injury and degenerative brain diseases, and metabolic research in general are merits. The applicant should be proficient in the R statistical language. The successful candidate should be creative, have the ability to both co-operate and independently work with research questions. Proficiency in written and spoken English is a requirement.

Information

The position is a position for a fixed term of two years. The salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

For more information, please contact Matej Orešič: +46-76-9464459, matej.oresic@oru.se

Application

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:

  • A covering letter, outlining how you believe you can contribute to the continued development of Örebro University
  • CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience
  • An account of research/artistic qualifications
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met
  • Scientific publications for consideration (maximum of 10) (Not only publication list.)

Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed.

The application deadline is 31.12.2018. We look forward to receiving your application!

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As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), Örebro University is 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.

Post expires on Monday December 31st, 2018

Postdoc position in single molecule FRET studies of membrane transporters at the Danish Institute for Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE) 1019098

The Danish Institute for Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE) at Aarhus University invites applications for a postdoc position on using single molecule FRET techniques to study P-type ATPase membrane transporters.

The position is funded by The Independent Research Fund Denmark (FNU) and is initially for 19 months. The position is available from the 20th of January 2019.

Tasks:
Single molecule FRET techniques can provide a hitherto unseen degree of mechanistic insight into the functions of biomolecules. We recently published a study demonstrated the first application of single molecule techniques to the class of P-type ATPases (Dyla et al. 2017 Nature 551: 346351). The current project aims to elaborate on this study by increasing the time resolution, introducing additional structural perspectives and using single molecule techniques to guide crystallization.

Qualifications:
The candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in molecular biology, neuroscience, biology, nanoscience or similar, and a good track record of publication. The candidate is experienced in recombinant protein expression in various hosts, membrane protein purification and sample preparation for single molecule FRET studies. Additionally, the ideal candidate should have experience with characterization of enzymatic reactions using stopped-flow techniques and membrane protein crystallography.

About us:
You will be part of a multidisciplinary research group working at the intersection between structural biology and neuroscience at the Danish Institute for Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE).

Place of work and area of employment:

The place of work is Gustav Wieds Vej 10, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

Contact info:
For further information contact Professor Poul Nissen (pn@mbg.au.dk) or Assistant Professor Magnus Kjærgaard (magnus@inano.au.dk).

Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Please apply here
Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 24 December 2018
Unit: Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
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Post expires on Monday December 24th, 2018

PhD student position in Microbiology/biotechnology/microbial electrochemistry

The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering has about 290 employees encompassing a broad theoretical knowledge base, from engineering and natural sciences to the social sciences and the humanities, as well as design-based, artistic research. The combination of all of these perspectives allows for great interdisciplinary advancement in the field and a broader discussion of various aspects of sustainability. Together, we provide a comprehensive environment for architecture, civil- and environmental engineering, well equipped to take on the common challenges of building a sustainable future.

Information about the division
The Division of Water Environment Technology (WET) brings together scientists with expertise in process engineering, hydraulics, environment, and sustainability. As a PhD student, you will belong to the environmental biotechnology/wastewater engineering research group. Our group currently carries out research on a range of biological process technologies related to wastewater treatment. More information about WET can be found at https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/research/waterenvironmenttechnology.

Major responsibilities
As a PhD student in our group, you will carry out research on microbial communities growing on electrode surfaces in bioelectrochemical systems. Some living microorganisms are capable of transferring electrons to or from solid electrodes. This phenomenon could have many practical applications. For example, bioelectrochemical system have been investigated for conversion of organic compounds in wastewater into electrical energy, production of energy carriers and chemicals, recovery of metals, and use as biosensors.

In this PhD project, you will focus on microbial communities that oxidize organic compounds and generate electrical current at an anode. You will investigate how the microbial communities assemble and develop over time, and how various factors affect their composition and performance. You will build, operate and analyze the performance of bioelectrochemical systems and you will use molecular tools such as PCR and high-throughput sequencing to study the microbial communities.

The majority of your working time is devoted to your own research studies. As a PhD student you are expected to develop your own ideas and communicate scientific results orally as well as in written form. In addition, the position may include up to 20% departmental work, mostly teaching duties in the Master program ”Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering” and the undergraduate program in Civil Engineering.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The employment is expected begin in the spring of 2019 and is limited to four years plus the time spent on departmental work (a maximum of five years in total).

Qualifications
The applicant should have a Master of Science or equivalent degree in microbiology, biotechnology, or a related field. Experience of laboratory work and good English skills are required. Meriting experiences include work with: biological reactors, analytical instruments, electrochemical systems, microbial community analysis, or bioinformatics. An interest in computer programming is also meriting as computational methods will be used in the study of complex microbial communities.

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

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

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20180689 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 15 January 2019

For questions, please contact:
Associate professor
Oskar Modin, Water Environment Technology
oskar.modin@chalmers.se,
+46 31-772 2138

  



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

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Post expires on Tuesday January 15th, 2019

Postdoc position with focus on clinical applications of music, MIB, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University 1018758

Aarhus University, Health, Department of Clinical Medicine, Center for Music in the Brain has an open position as postdoc. 

The Danish National Research Foundation’s Center for Music in the Brain (MIB) is an interdisciplinary research center at AU and the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg, Denmark (RAMA) aiming to address the dual questions of how music is processed in the brain and how this can inform our understanding of fundamental principles behind brain functioning in general. With a strong foundation in music practice and theory at the highest level and a focus on the clinical application of music, MIB combines neuroscientific, musicological and psychological research in music perception, action, emotion and learning with the potential to test prominent theories of brain function and to influence the way we play, teach, use and listen to music. 

Read more about MIB here: www.musicinthebrain.au.dk

The position, which is a full-time position with 37 hours per week, is expected to be filled by 1 February 2019. The position is a fixed-term employment and will end at 31 May 2021. 

You will be employed with reference to the Director of the Center for Music in the Brain. 

The candidate must conduct research in clinical applications of music in somatic and psychiatric disorders. The clinical research should be integrated within a solid understanding of the basic research in the field of music neuroscience and music psychology to contribute to an understanding of both the potential clinical effects of music and the mechanisms of action involved. 

The successful candidate is required to have a strong background within the field of clinical neuroscience, and/or music cognition and emotion. 

The ideal candidate must have extensive experience with neuropsychological testing and diagnostic assessment as well as neuroimaging methods, such as fMRI and MEG and thorough insight into brain structure and function. A candidate specialized in clinical research methods is preferred. 

Competences for teaching, supervision of students, recruitment of talented students, collaboration with national and international partners, project management, and the ability to attract independent funding are qualifications that will be emphasized in the evaluation of the candidate. 

For more information, please contact Director of Center for Music in the Brain, Peter Vuust, pv@musikkons.dk.

Required qualifications

Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.

Formalities and references

  • Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
  • The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health.
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities (in Danish).
  • Application

    Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications as well as a teaching portfolio. Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under Other information to consider. A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted.

    Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the facultys Guidelines for applicants for academic positions and Aarhus Universitys Guidelines on the use of teaching portfolios.

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

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

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

    Please apply here
    Location: Aarhus
    Deadline: 23 December 2018
    Unit: Department of Clinical Medicine
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    Post expires on Sunday December 23rd, 2018

    Research assistant in microwave phantoms for bio-medical applications

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

    Duties:
    The work will be mainly centered in design and implementation of Ultra-Sensitive phantom models for Intra and On Body Communication and Sensing. Characterization of materials which can be implemented during the development phase of sensors. Development of novel composite materials of various permittivity range to emulate human body is an important task related to the position.

    Requirements:
    Bachelors degree in technical physics, electronics or nearby area. We require good knowledge of different microwave systems and components, from simulation and design methods to implementation methods, and of different hardware architectures for data processing. For Instrumental and hardware control we require experience with, e.g., LabView and Matlab and on some of the following architectures: VLSI, FPGA, ARM7, Philips 89v51rd2, 8051, 8086, Xilinx CPLD, Beagle Board xM Rev C.

    Personal qualities such as a strong motivation for quality improvement and performance and the ability to lead and run research projects while interacting with other researchers and students are very important. Applicants must be purposeful, structured and able to work effectively both individually and in groups.

    We require good oral and written proficiency in English.

    Additional qualifications:
    Experience of CAD tools is appreciated, as well as experience in some of the following: AWR Microwave Office (and related products), Ansoft HFSS, ADS Agilent, Sonnet Lite, Antenna Magus, AppCad, OrCAD, Real Time Design Tool, Eagle PCB Design, CADENCE Virtuoso, Synopsys, and Smith Tool.

    Instructions for application:
    The application should contain a description of previous research experience, CV, publication list, copies of diplomas and other relevant documents. We would like you to provide reference information or attach a letter of recommendation.


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

    Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

    Starting date: As soon as possible.

    Type of position: Temporary full-time position for 1 year.

    For further information about the position please contact 
    Thiemo Voigt, thiemo.voigt@it.uu.se

    Please submit your application by 20 December 2018, UFV-PA 2018/4324

    Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

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

    Placement: Department of Information Technology

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

    Pay: Fixed salary

    Number of positions: 1

    Working hours: 100%

    Town: Uppsala

    County: Uppsala län

    Country: Sweden

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

    Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/4324

    Last application date: 2018-12-20

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    Post expires on Thursday December 20th, 2018

    Two postdoc positions in physiology of oxygen sensation

    Applications are invited for two postdoc positions in the laboratory of Dr. Changchun Chen at Umeå University, Sweden, working on oxygen sensation in the nematode C. elegans. The lab is affiliated to Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) and located in Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine (UCMM). Both positions are of two-year-full-time employment, funded by a starting grant from European research council (ERC) (2019-2023). Positions will be available from January 2019.

    Project description
    The lab aims at delineating the molecular underpinning of O2 sensing, and dissecting the neural circuit controlling behavior in response to O2 variations. Projects running in the lab include the elucidation of how cytokines exert effects on circuit function in the context of O2 sensation, using both C. elegans and cultured mammalian neurons (Chen et al, Nature 2017). Projects involve high-throughput genetic screen, genomics, biochemistry, calcium imaging, optogenetics and RNA profiling of single cells. The lab received funding from European research council, Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine and Swedish Research Council.

    Qualifications
    The candidate shall have a PhD in a relevant subject (biology, genetics or biochemistry) or be due to complete a PhD within 6-7 months. Priority will be given to highly motivated applicants who can work independently within a highly interactive group. The ideal candidate shall have demonstrated expertise in genetics, cell biology, biochemistry or relevant areas. Previous experience in C. elegans will be a plus but not essential.

    Please submit your application combined in one pdf file:

    1.     A cover letter including your past achievements and research interests

    2.     A curriculum vitae including publication list and the contact information of two references

    For more information, please contact Changchun Chen (changchun.chen@umu.se) and visit our webpage at http://www.wcmm.umu.se/gruppledare/gruppledare#Changchun.


    About Umeå University
    Umeå University is dedicated to providing creative environments for learning and work. We offer a wide variety of courses and programmes, world leading research, and excellent innovation and collaboration opportunities. More than 4 300 employees and 31 500 students have already chosen Umeå University. We welcome your application!

    The Faculty of Medicine, which consists of 13 departments, is responsible for biomedical research and courses in the field of nursing and health care and has an extensive research and graduate education in more than 80 subjects.

    Admission

    By agreement

    Contact

    Changchun Chen, Associate senior lecturer

    090-786 71 35

    Registration number

    AN 2.2.1-1938-18

    Salary

    Monthly salary

    Union representative

    SACO

    090-786 53 65

    SEKO

    090-786 52 96

    ST

    090-786 54 31

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    Apply

    before

    2019-01-04

    Post expires on Friday January 4th, 2019

    Postdoctoral position in computational biology

    Postdoctoral position in computational biology: Decoding plant stress responses with network science methods

    The Department of Physics is looking for an exceptional Postdoc to join our interdisciplinary group at Integrated Science Lab, IceLab, where we work on solving life science problems with tools from physics, mathematics, and computer science. This two-year full-time position is part of a large multidisciplinary 5-year project that also includes researchers at the Chemical Biological Centre (www.kbc.umu.se) and Umeå Plant Science Centre (www.upsc.se), two stimulating research environments at Umeå University.

    Project description and working tasks
    Large amounts of crop and forest production are lost every year to unfavourable weather conditions, and climate change will further increase the losses. To develop plants that maintain yield under adverse conditions, we need a mechanistic understanding of plant stress tolerance. We propose that plant stress responses are mediated by a central regulatory hub, the Mediator complex. The Mediator is an evolutionary conserved multiprotein complex involved in gene expression regulation and chromatin remodelling; essential processes for regulating plant stress responses. It integrates external signals from different receptors by transmitting promoter element-bound transcription factors to RNA polymerase II. Several functions of the Mediator are still unknown, especially how specific Mediator subunits integrate different signalling pathways and how they transfer these signals to RNA polymerase II to regulate the expression of target genes. To reveal the regulatory mechanisms of Mediator and to functionally define stress responses at all organisational levels, we perform module specific analysis of global changes in gene expression, mediator DNA binding, and mediator complex composition at stress. To enable the integration and interpretation of these complex data sets, we will use network methods as well as other computational tools to construct a model of the signalling networks that regulate plant stress responses.

    The postdoctoral project is part of the 5-year multidisciplinary project “Decoding Signalling Networks Controlling Plant Stress Responses”, financed by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research. The project provides challenging postdoctoral training for multiple postdocs, who will together solve problems using methodologies from biology, physics, and computer science.

    A successful candidate will study how the Mediator functions as a regulatory hub that integrates stress signals to control changes in gene expression, required for the acclimation to stress. Using a suite of computational tools, the postdoc will identify modules of co-regulated genes with shared regulatory motifs and gene products with conserved biological functions regarding stress responses. The postdoc will be supervised by Martin Rosvall in IceLab, co-supervised by Åsa Strand at Umeå Plant Science Centre and Stefan Björklund at Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, work in close collaboration with senior research engineer Matilda Rentoft, and be a part of dynamic and multidisciplinary environments, which also provide technical support.

    The position is a two-year full-time employment that will open in March 2019, or at a later date according to an agreement.

    Qualifications
    To qualify for the position, the candidate should have a PhD degree or a foreign degree that is deemed equivalent, in applied mathematics, bioinformatics, computer science, physics, or a relevant field. To be eligible, the degree should have been completed a maximum of three years before the end of the application period unless certain circumstances exist.

    We are looking for a highly motivated and responsible candidate who wants to develop as an individual scientist as well as a research team member. The candidate should have extensive training in statistics or computational modelling with languages such as C++, Python or R, and be passionate about leveraging statistical methods and machine learning algorithms to address biological questions. Working experience in large-scale sequence analysis is an advantage. An ability to perform research independently as well as in a team, and good skills in the English language, are essential.

    Application
    The application should include:
    1. A cover letter summarizing your qualifications, your scientific interests, and your motives for applying (max 2 pages),
    2. A curriculum vitae (CV),
    3. A publication list,
    4. Copies of doctoral degree certificate and other relevant degree certificates,
    5. Copies of the PhD thesis and relevant publications,
    6. Names and contact information of two references,
    7. Other documents you wish to claim.

    The application must be written in English or Swedish. The application is made through our electronic recruitment system. Documents sent electronically must be in Word or PDF format. Log in to the system and apply via the button at the end of this page. The closing date is 2019-01-31.

    Information
    For more information, contact Martin Rosvall, martin.rosvall@umu.se or Matilda Rentoft, matilda.rentoft@umu.se.
    Research: http://www.tp.umu.se/~rosvall
    Mapping tools: http://mapequation.org
    Research environment: http://www.icelab.se

    We look forward to receiving your application!

    Admission

    March 2019, or at a later date according to an agreement.

    Contact

    Martin Rosvall

    070-2391973

    Registration number

    AN 2.2.1-1804-18

    Salary

    Monthly salary

    Union representative

    SACO

    090-786 53 65

    ST

    090-786 54 31

    Apply 

    before

    2019-01-31

    Post expires on Thursday January 31st, 2019

    PhD Fellowship in Chemical Biotechnology

    A three-year PhD fellowship within the field of biomolecular nanoscale engineering is available at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark (SDU). The PhD fellowship is available from 1 February 2019 or shortly thereafter. Application deadline: 3 January 2019.

    The PhD fellowship is embedded in the newly established VKR Centre for Biomolecular Nanoscale Engineering (BioNEC) funded by the VILLUM Foundation and involves research groups from SDU, Aarhus University (AU) and University of Copenhagen (KU). The PhD fellowship is at the Nucleic Acid Center, SDU.

    The fellowship is available in the group of Associate Professor Stefan Vogel where the research will be focused on DNA-programmed and –encoded chemical reactions within liposomes.

    The project is highly multidisciplinary, involving diverse aspects of chemistry and biotechnology.

    We seek a highly motivated and skilled person to work on biomolecular nanoscale engineering. The successful candidate should have a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry with documented research experience related to modified oligonucleotides and/or liposomes/peptides.

    The position is available to candidates with a Master’s degree in organic chemistry or a related discipline. The candidates should be proficient in English and possess good interpersonal skills.

    For further information please contact:
    Professor Stefan Vogel, Nucleic Acid Center, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark, telephone: +45 6550 3908, e-mail: snv@sdu.dk.

    Application, salary etc.
    Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

    The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 10 November 2015 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

    The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).

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

    Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
    • A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
    • A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)
    • Detailed CV, including personal contact information
    • Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades
    • At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: anc@sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

    Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

    Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.

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

    Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

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

    Deadline: 3 January 2019
    Unit: The Faculty of Science
    Campus: Odense
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    Post expires on Thursday January 3rd, 2019

    Postdoc in Synthesis of Optical Probes for Sensing Membranes

    A postdoc position within the field of synthesis of optical probes for sensing membranes is available at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark (SDU). The postdoc position is available  for one year from 1 February 2019. Application deadline: 27 December 2018.

    The candidate should have a strong background from a PhD in synthetic chemistry and documented experience with the design and preparation of optical probes. The candidate should demonstrate significant experience in the design, synthesis as well as computer modelling of biologically oriented molecules.

    For further information please contact Professor Poul Nielsen – pouln@sdu.dk.

    Application, salary etc.
    The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

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

    Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

    Deadline: 27 December 2018
    Unit: The Faculty of Science
    Campus: Odense
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    Post expires on Thursday December 27th, 2018

    Postdoctoral position on the role of cesarean section on gut microbiota, immunity, and development of allergy and asthma

    Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen is offering a postdoc position commencing1 March 2019 (or soon thereafter) until 28 February 2022.

    Information on the Department can be found at: www.ivh.sund.ku.dk

    The postdoc will work on a project ‘Mode of delivery – effects on future health and new microbiota-directed therapeutics’ granted by the Independent Research Fund. It is expected that the post doc will take part in the general activities of this multi-partner project.

    The postdoc will be placed at the Section of Experimental Animal Models. The purpose of the research group is to strengthen our understanding of how external factors regulating the gut environment during early life gestation and weaning contribute to long-term effects on the host immune and metabolic systems, and how this may impact disease outcome in animal models for human inflammatory diseases.
     

    Job description  

    Delivery mode has substantial effect on the gut microbiota composition and the child’s risk of developing allergy or asthma. The three-year postdoc project aims to test whether cesarean section-induced allergic disease manifestations are mediated by a change in the gut microbiota. This will include human fecal microbiota transplantation into germ-free mice at our gnotobiotic animal facility, and dietary intervention studies in animal models of allergy and asthma to test potential microbiota-directed therapeutics. Parts of the microbiome studies will take place at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and a short research stay should be expected.

    1/3 of the position will be teaching responsibilities for various teaching tasks within laboratory animal science, as well as being involved in other smaller projects within the same field.

    Required qualifications 

    • A PhD degree (or positive evaluation) in biological, veterinary, or medical sciences
    • Function ABD/Category C course to carry out animal experiments
    • Experience in animal research preferable within experimental immunology and histopathology
    • Experience in allergy research
    • Teaching experience
    • High level of motivation, responsibility, and flexibility
    • Strong collaboration and good interpersonal skills
    • Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral)

    Preferred qualifications 

    • Experience with gnotobiotic work and microbiota-related techniques
    • Experience teaching and examining/censoring experimental animal courses at EU function ABD level

    Terms of employment

    Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organizations. The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities” of June 2013.

    Questions 

    For further information contact Camilla Hartmann Friis Hansen on phone (+45) 35333756 or e-mail: camfriis@sund.ku.dk

     

    Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility) and www.workingconditions.ku.dk

    Application Procedure

    Applications – in English – must include:

    • Application detailing the basis on which the applicant wishes his or her scientific, teaching and other qualifications to be assessed
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Diplomas – all relevant certificates
    • A complete list of publications
    • A maximum of 5 relevant scientific works which the applicant wishes to have included in the assessment
    • Teaching portfolio including teaching experience and competences, development of educational material, and experience with examinations and/or censorship
    • Personal reference letters

    Please note that the application will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.

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

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

    Please submit the application with the required attachments by clicking on “Apply online”.

    The closing date for applications is 1 February 2019  

    The further process

    After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

     

    You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

     

    The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 8000 students, 1500 PhD students and 4700 employees (including part time lecturers). The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing, and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings, and inventions benefitting patients and the community. 

    Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. With 37,000 students and 9,000 employees, it is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University consists of six faculties, which cover Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences and Theology.

     

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

    Post expires on Friday February 1st, 2019

    PhD fellow in Human/Molecular Physiology

    Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Sports, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Human/Molecular Physiology commencing 01.03.2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    Description of the scientific environment. 

    The molecular physiology section focuses on how regulation of energy metabolism influences health and prevents development of disease. We focus on the interaction between physical activity, exercise training and nutrition. It is well known that regular physical activity and nutrition is important for maintaining health yet the underlying molecular mechanisms are not known but likely include regulation of energy metabolism particularly in muscle as well as cross-talk between muscle and other organs. We research from “molecule to man” including techniques of molecular biology, transgenic organisms and human beings.

     

    Project description

    This PhD project has focus on human experimentation elucidating the interplay between exercise and insulin action. The project will involve healthy lean subjects as well as obese insulin resistant subjects. Blood and tissue sampling allows biochemical and advanced omics analyses defining muscular adaptions to exercise key to the insulin sensitization effect of exercise.

    Principal supervisor is Professor, MD, Jørgen Wojtaszewski, Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Sports, jwojtaszewski@nexs.ku.dk, Direct Phone: 28751625

    Job description 

    The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:

    •To manage and carry through your research project

    •Attend PhD courses

    •Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis

    •Teach and disseminate your research

    •To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad

    •Work for the department

     

    Formal requirements

    Applicants should hold a Master degree in Medicine, and have authorization to work independently as medical doctor in Denmark. The applicant must have experience with human invasive experimentation and be skilled in human femoral catheterization and in taking human tissue biopsies. The applicant must have good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

    Terms of employment 

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

    Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

    The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 312.879 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43.219). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

    Deadline: 19 December 2018
    Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
    Campus: Institut for Idræt og ernæring
    Email:
    Phone:
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    Post expires on Wednesday December 19th, 2018

    Fixed-term postdoc position in Orofacial Pain and Jaw Function 1018246

    Aarhus University, Health, Department of Dentistry and Oral Health, Section of Orofacial Pain and Jaw Function wants to fill a vacant position as postdoc.

    The workplace address is Vennelyst Boulevard 9, 8000 Aarhus C.

    The position, which is a part-time position with approximately 20 hours per week, is expected to be filled on 15th of January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term employment of approximately two years with effect from the start date of employment.

    You will be employed with reference to the professor at the Section of Orofacial Pain and Jaw Function.

    Job responsibilities
    Research project with focus on awake bruxism and new ways to assess jaw muscle function
    To plan to carry out to analyze and to report the scientific study

    Your profile
    You are a dentist with a PhD in orofacial pain. Besides, you are able to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration and work in an international team.

    Furthermore you have:

    Good English skills
    High degree of independence and motivation
    High degree of flexibility and dedication

    We offer
    You will be working in a dynamic and internationally recognized research group and develop new skills in neuroscience / pain.

    Further information
    For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Peter Svensson, telephone 8716 8132.
    Required qualifications

    Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.

    Formalities and references

  • Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
  • The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health.
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities (in Danish).
  • Application

    Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications as well as a teaching portfolio. Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under Other information to consider. A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted.

    Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the facultys Guidelines for applicants for academic positions and Aarhus Universitys Guidelines on the use of teaching portfolios.

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

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

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

    Please apply here
    Location: Aarhus
    Deadline: 18 December 2018
    Unit: Department of Dentistry and Oral Health
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Tuesday December 18th, 2018

    Postdoc position in pDC biology and cancer – 1018090

    Postdoc position in pDC biology and cancer at the Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Denmark

    A fully funded 3-year postdoctoral position in the field of pDC, gene-editing and cancer cell-based vaccine technology is available from February 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter, in the lab of associate professor Martin R Jakobsen, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Denmark.

    The group
    The MRJ laboratory was initiated in 2013 and currently consists of 6 postdocs, 3 PhD students and several undergraduate students. The group has expertise in innate immunity and plasmacytoid dendritic cells with a particular focus towards cancer. We study the general aspects of how the innate immune system can be modulated in order to attack tumor cells. Here, one of our recent assets has been the development of a human pDC technology based on hematopoietic stem cells. We use this technology to develop genetically engineered pDC for biological studies, focusing on preclinical therapeutic purposes including the development of a pDC cancer vaccine.
    The laboratory techniques range from human cell culture assays, western blotting, flow cytometry, CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in stem-cells, in vivo mouse models and the generation of humanized mice. The group is well funded through large research grants received from various Danish foundations.

    The project
    For this project we seek a highly qualified and dedicated postdoc that will focus on the therapeutic potential of using pDCs as both i) a direct anti-cancer killing cell as well as ii) an anti-cancer vaccine by inducing an anti-tumor response. The project aims to address how well suited HPSC-pDCs are for antigen uptake and whether HPSC-pDCs can be used in conjunction with NK cells to kill tumor cells. The candidate will work on exploring the capacity of our pDC technology in close collaboration with other team members, where the overall aim is to explore different areas of pDC biology and their therapeutic potential in cancer and viral infections.

    Qualifications
    We seek a highly motivated candidate with a solid background in genetics, pDC biology and/or immunology. Expertise in standard molecular biology techniques and cell culture is critical, and experience with gene editing, flow cytometry, mouse cancer models, NK cells and DC antigen uptake/response is highly desirable. The candidate is required to have strong skills in English and proven abilities to publish at a high international level with at least one first author publication. Motivation to work independently and be responsible for the daily management of his/her research project in coordination with other members of the group is expected. The candidate will also be actively involved in the training and co-supervision of other group members and students.

    Place of employment and place of work
    The place of employment is Aarhus University, Department of Biomedicine in the Bartholin Building at Bartholins Allé 6, 8000 Aarhus C., Denmark.

    Further information
    Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: Group Leader, Associate Professor, PhD, Martin Roelsgaard Jakobsen. Phone: (+45) 2615 3369. E-mail: mrj@biomed.au.dk
    Required qualifications

    Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.

    Formalities and references

    Application

    Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications as well as a teaching portfolio. Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under Other information to consider. A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted.

    Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the facultys Guidelines for applicants for academic positions and Aarhus Universitys Guidelines on the use of teaching portfolios.

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

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

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

    Please apply here
    Location: Aarhus
    Deadline: 18 December 2018
    Unit: Department of Biomedicine
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Tuesday December 18th, 2018

    Postdoc in Arctic Oil Microbiology at the Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University 1018118

    The Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join our research project on Arctic microbial oil degradation in Greenland’s marine environment.

    The position is for 2 years and is available from 1st of March 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter with the aim to be ready for fieldwork during the Arctic summer.

    Job description/research project/research area
    The position will be co-funded by projects on Arctic oil biodegradation from the Danish Villum Foundation and the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans. You are expected to contribute to these projects and bring in new ideas.
    You will combine field and laboratory experiments based on in situ (field) and ex situ (lab) deployed oil-coated adsorbents to investigate (i) the composition, activity and biodegradation potential of Arctic oil-degrading microbial communities, (ii) environmental controls on oil biodegradation and (iii) the role of oil-degrading biofilms observed on oil droplets.

    As our project planning is ongoing, there is currently considerable freedom to align the goals of the project with the goals of the candidate. The candidate is therefore encouraged to describe research ideas as part of the application (max. 1 page for research ideas).

    Your profile
    Our ideal candidate holds a PhD in microbiology or environmental sciences/engineering or similar, is able to join research expeditions in the Arctic, has an open mind to develop new ideas and is eager to collaborate, and is motivated to work on a project that is critical to preserve Arctic marine ecosystems.

    The following experiences are considered as an advantage:
    • Experience with organizing and conducting fieldwork (or other relevant field experiences)
    • Handling lab reactor/microcosm setups
    • Experience with modern molecular techniques and bioinformatics (e.g. amplicon sequencing, metagenomics and metatranscriptomics)
    • Experience with chemical analysis (GC-MS or similar)
    • Experience with / ideas for techniques relevant to investigate oil-degrading biofilms (e.g. microsensor, confocal laser scanning microscopy, etc.)
    • Publishing in peer-reviewed journals
    • Developing and writing project proposals
    Where experience is lacking, the candidate must be motivated to learn and will get the opportunity to develop new skills.
    The applicant should be interested to co-supervise students.
    Excellence in both written and spoken English is a requirement.

    Who we are
    The Arctic is borderless, and so is the Arctic Research Centre (ARC). The centre recognizes the need to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to adequately address contemporary and critical Arctic issues. Therefore, a large number of researchers from a wide variety of disciplines have joined forces to investigate effects of climate changes and related consequences such as increased risk for oil spills on the Arctic cryosphere, ecosystems and societies. Joint field campaigns constitute a focal point in the work of ARC and are an effective means to unite and integrate the different academic fields involved, sparking interdisciplinary collaboration and synergy.
    The candidate will also be affiliated with the Section for Microbiology at the Department of Bioscience. Research at the section integrates microbiological, molecular biological and biogeochemical methods to study the microbial ecology of natural and man-made environments.

    The successful candidate is offered:
    We offer a well-financed and unique research opportunity to conduct both field and laboratory investigations on a topic that is currently high on international agendas (i.e. oil spills in the Arctic).

    The successful candidate will be employed by the Department of Bioscience at Aarhus University (http://bios.au.dk/en) and be a part of the Arctic Research Centre (http://arctic.au.dk/) at the Department of Bioscience.
    We guarantee access to well-developed research infrastructure. We work together with the Section for Microbiology (www.bios.au.dk/microbiology) at the Department of Bioscience and with the Section for Environmental Chemistry and Physics at Copenhagen University (https://plen.ku.dk/english/research/env_chem_phys/ac/) for access to state-of-the-art microbiological and chemical analysis infrastructure, respectively.

    The place of work is Ny Munkegade 116, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

    Further information about the position may be obtained from Leendert Vergeynst, +4587162167, email: leendert.vergeynst@bios.au.dk

    Application procedure
    Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

    Formalities and salary range

    Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

    The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

    Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities. Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

    All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

    Aarhus University offers Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

    Please apply here
    Location: Aarhus
    Deadline: 15 January 2019
    Unit: Department of Bioscience
    Read the job description and apply online

    Post expires on Tuesday January 15th, 2019

    Two researcher/postdoctoral positions – systems biology modelling

    About the position

    The Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Faculty of Biosciences at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has two vacant researcher or postdoc positions (up to two years) in systems biology of Atlantic salmon metabolism. These are part of the Digital Salmon, a transdisciplinary project using experimental omics data on metabolic reaction networks. Ideal for modellers seeking challenges and exposure to a world-class environment in integrative genetics and systems biology.

    The Digital Salmon (2016-2020, 4 M€) is the national flagship project in digital production biology, funded by the Research Council of Norway as part of the national consortium for biotechnology, Digital Life Norway. Its objective is to establish a systems biology framework for adapting salmon breeding and nutrition strategies to modern feedstuffs. The long-term goal is to accumulate a library of various models of life processes in the salmon body, to quickly construct suit-tailored computer simulations to compute effective use of resources, for food security, fish welfare and human health. Such a “Digital Salmon” knowledge base will enable faster response to new challenges, such as climate change, new diseases, or scarcity of key feedstuffs.

    Main tasks

    • Develop and validate genome-scale and tissue-specific metabolic reconstructions for salmon
    • Use these models to interpret multi-omics data from experiments on omega-3 metabolism under fish- vs plant-based feed, freshwater vs seawater, and more.
    • Develop a test suite of metabolic function for automatic quality control, documentation and benchmarking of our models.
    The Digital Salmon

    Qualifications

    Required Academic qualifications

    • PhD in relevant field, e.g. systems biology, biochemistry, mathematics, physics, molecular biology, nutrition.
    • General familiarity with linear algebra, mathematical modelling, optimization and computer programming.
    • General knowledge of metabolic reaction networks.
    • Willingness and ability to learn essential software tools such as Python, cobrapy, SBML, version control and unit testing.

    Desired Academic qualifications

    • Experience with abovementioned software.
    • Experience with constraint-based reconstruction and analysis.

    Required personal skills

    • Understand the wider context of the Digital Salmon endeavour, linking metabolic modelling to practical applications and adjoining research fields
    • Ability to collaborate creatively in a multidisciplinary research group.
    • Ability to learn new tools and methods.
    • Ability for careful, reproducible research and data and model management
    • Ability to manage time, document progress and deliver on time

    Desired personal skills

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills

    Remuneration and information

    The positions are placed in government pay scale position code 1109 Researcher, salary grade 61-77 (NOK 534.100 – 731.400) or position code 1352 Postdoctoral Fellow, salary grade 59 – 77 (NOK 515.200 – 731.400) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment depending on qualifications. The position follow ordinary meriting regulations.

    For further information, please contact Assoc. Prof. Jon Olav Vik, jon.vik@nmbu.no; phone +47 67232725

     

    NMBU offers:

    • An interdisciplinary and inclusive environment that provides exciting research and development opportunities.
    • Daily contact with inspiring students and skilled colleagues.
    • Generous employee benefit schemes.
    • Beautiful surroundings just outside Oslo.

    Information to applicants

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    Application

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

    Application deadline: 15th December 2018

    Up to ten publications selected by the applicant as most relevant must be attached to the application. If it is difficult to identify the contribution of the applicant in multiple-author publications, a short explanation of the applicant’s role in the work should be added.

    Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Department of (name), P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within (15.12.2018). Please quote reference number (18/06245).

    Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to present verified copies of diplomas and certificates.

    About BIOVIT

    The research group

    The successful candidates will join the Centre for Integrative Genetics (see http://cigene.no ), a multidisciplinary research group with expertise in genetics, evolutionary and comparative genomics, bioinformatics and systems biology. The group includes two full-time professors, one associate professor, eleven researchers, eight PhD students and nine research technicians. CIGENE seeks to develop a deep understanding of genomics as it relates to aquaculture and agriculture species, and has a specific focus on the Atlantic salmon and other salmonids.

    We achieve this by working closely with both researcher and industry partners, and by leveraging state of the art tools and resources in genotyping, sequencing, bio-informatics and systems biology.

    The department and faculty

    The Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences provides fundamental, innovative research and practical solutions to improve productivity and sustainability across the agriculture and aquaculture sector. Currently, disciplines within the department include Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology, Ethology and Animal Environment, Breeding and Quantitative Genetics, and Genome Biology.

    The main objective of the Faculty of Biosciences is to contribute to the development of sustainable agriculture and food production systems through basic and applied research on plants and animals including fish (aquaculture). The faculty houses Centre for Integrative Genetics (CIGENE) and the research center for Research-based Innovation (SFI) – Foods of Norway.

    The faculty is responsible for bachelor- and master programmes in Biology, Animal Science and Plant Science, and international master programmes in Agroecology, Plant Science, Aquaculture, Animal Breeding Genetics and Feed Manufacturing Technology. PhD programmes include Animal Science and Aquaculture, and Plant Sciences. There are currently 480 bachelor and master students, and 90 PhD students, enrolled in these programmes. The faculty has approximately 220 permanent and temporary scientific employees, including technicians, and 18 administrative positions.

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    The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

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

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

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

    Post expires on Saturday December 15th, 2018