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PhD Position in Music therapy at the Grieg Academy – Department of Music  

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PhD Position in Music therapy at the Grieg Academy – Department of Music  

At the Grieg Academy Department of Music there is a vacant position as PhD Research fellow in the discipline of music therapy. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years, starting 02.01.2023, and is financed by the University of Bergen (UiB). 

About the project/work tasks:

The successful candidate must develop their project within the area of music therapy. It is a requisite that the fellow completes the project within the period of employment. The core aim of the fellowship is to lead to the acquisition of a PhD qualification, which qualifies the fellow for independent research and for other roles in society that requires specialist competencies. 

About the disciplinary area: 

The discipline of music therapy at the Grieg Academy – Department of Music, is defined as the interdisciplinary study of music and health, and is rooted in a humanistic and community-orientated music therapy tradition. The Grieg Academy has a five-year Integrated Master in Music Therapy program. This study program offers both practical and scholarly approaches, and explores the relationships between music and health in clinical contexts and in everyday life. The research milieu is organized in a twin-center – the Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre, GAMUT, in collaboration with NORCE. 

Qualifications and personal qualities:

The applicant must have a Norwegian master’s degree or equivalent education from abroad within music therapy. Applicants with degrees in other relevant fields can be assessed if their project is within musicology. Applicants must have completed a master’s thesis or an equivalent educational background, with a B or better. The work on the master’s thesis should correspond to a minimum of 30 ECTS credits.  

The project proposal should fall within music therapy and will be assessed with reference to existing research milieus and available competence within the department. The candidate’s main supervisor will normally come from the permanent academic staff of the department. The proposed supervisor must have confirmed his or her willingness to supervise the project, and the name of the supervisor must be stated in the application.  

Personal and human interaction skills will be included in the evaluation. Ambition and potential will also count as part of the candidate assessment. 

About the PhD position:

The PhD Fellow will be employed by the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, with the right and obligation to participate in teaching, exam work and/or research administration. The research and educational part of the position is 75%, while the other 25% is allocated to teaching and other obligations.  

The successful applicant will be accepted into the doctoral program of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Bergen. The Grieg Academy is also a partner in the regional Grieg Research School in Interdisciplinary Music Studies, which brings together doctoral candidates from a broad interdisciplinary music field. Research fellows will also relate to relevant research groups at the department.  

The successful applicant will be expected to relocate to the University of Bergen and conform to the regulations that apply to the position 

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary at pay grade 54 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 10) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 501 200 before taxes. Further promotions are made according to qualifications and length of service in the position. 
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • Dissertation proposal (max 5 pages), mentioning also the name of the proposed supervisor  
  • A time schedule for the completion of your project  
  • Copies of higher education certificates and diplomas  
  • CV  
  • List of academic publications (if any)  

A committee will be appointed to evaluate the applications. The primary criteria in the evaluation are the applicant’s research potential as indicated by the research proposal, master’s thesis and other available scientific work.  

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge. 

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Head of Department, Professor Randi Rolvsjord tel. +47 97514878, email randi.rolvsjord@uib.no.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

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Life as a PhD candidate at UiB

Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.

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About UiB

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are three departments at Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

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Deadline

1st November 2022

Post expires on Wednesday November 2nd, 2022

Researcher in Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment (temporary employment)

At the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences at Stockholm University, research and education is conducted in an international environment. The subject areas are Ecology and Evolution, Ecotoxicology, Marine Biology, Plant Physiology and Plant Systematics. Some of the research has direct environmental and societal relevance and the approach is often broad and interdisciplinary. About 140 people are working at the Department, of which ca. 35 are teachers and researchers and 40 are PhD students.

Project description
The position will be associated with the project PROMISE (Improved Ecological Risk Assessment of contaminated sediments in Sweden), funded by the Swedish Environmental Agency. The aim is to improve our current methods for ecological risk assessment (ERA) of contaminated sediments. The main objective is to conduct a site-specific risk assessment of Oskarshamn’s outer harbor, on the SE Baltic Sea. The inner harbor has recently been remediated through dredging. The outer harbor, however, has not been remediated and still poses a risk of spreading contaminants to the Baltic Sea.

In the project we have gathered data from previous ecotoxicological investigations in the Oskarshamn harbor, including traditional endpoints such as hazard quotients and new more ecological endpoints (sediment-living microorganisms). We now wish to compare these measurement endpoints and assess which are most / least relevant and applicable for future ERAs of contaminated sediments in Sweden.

For this position we are looking for a researcher with experience in ecotoxicology, sediment ecology, methods for ecological risk assessment (ERA) to assess the spreading risks of contaminants and eventual toxicity risks to sediment-living organisms and humans.

Main responsibilities
The position involves 100 % research, with field and lab work and ERA risk calculations from previous and ongoing experiments. The candidate should have previous strong experience in sediment-ecotoxicology and ecology, ERA modelling, statistics and writing.

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

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills and earlier experience in ecotoxicology, ecology and ERA of contaminated sediment. We also expect you to have excellent communication skills.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for twelve months, with the possibility of extension with six more months. Start date 1 August 2022 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 Project Leader, Professor Jonas Gunnarsson, telephone +46 70 576 24 21, jonas.gunnarsson@su.se.

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

Application
Apply for the PhD student 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 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a copy of your PhD diploma
  • List of publications
  • A short research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
  • why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
  • how you plan to adress this research project
  • what makes you suitable for this project

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

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2022-08-31 at 23:59
Unit: Dep of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

ONE Postdoctoral Researcher in chemical and genetic screens

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The “Cancer Therapy” group at the Karolinska Institutet – SciLifeLab, led by Prof. Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo is looking for postdoc candidates, with proven experience in cell and molecular biology and that want to expand their training towards phenotypic chemical and genetic screens related to cancer and other age-related diseases. Our research combines image-based chemical screenings and CRISPR-Cas9 based genetic screens to find genes or chemicals that can be of help in fighting against age-related diseases currently lacking a cure. Our research group is an international team surrounded by strong national facilities and actively collaborates with other competitive national and international research groups.

For further information visit: http://ki.se/en/mbb/oscar-fernandez-capetillo-group

Division/Research group 

Our group is integrated in the “Genome Biology” Division at Karolinska Institutet, together with other competitive groups that work in areas such as DNA repair, epigenetics, advanced imaging or genomics (https://ki.se/en/mbb/research-division-of-genome-biology). Our own groups´ aim is to capitalize on our expertise in High-Content Imaging to conduct genetic and chemical screens that can help us discover new strategies to combat human disease. At SciLifeLab, our team is surrounded by other world leaders in various biomedical research areas, and has access to national facilities for proteomics, microscopy, next generation sequencing etc.

Your mission

We are looking for a postdoctoral scientist to join our team with a Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or other relevant fields. A background in senescence, cell cycle or DNA damage signaling would be a merit. We are specifically looking for a highly motivated scientist, who aims to complement his/her skills with experience in large chemical and genetic screens and has the capacity to independently develop a scientific research project that relies mostly on cell and molecular biology technologies. In addition, it is expected that the candidate will help in the training of junior group members. Other valuable skills such as writing or presenting capacities or social skills will also be appreciated.

Your profile

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

Bases of assessment

Scientific merit is the essential basis of our assessment. All applications will be internally reviewed, and the assessment done according to the applicant’s competence (publications, experience, distinctions, and other relevant research merits). The applicant must have a strong background in cell and molecular biology. Experience in cancer research and/or high-throughput imaging and screenings would help but is not a must. Selected applicants will be interviewed at a second stage before making the final decision.

What do we offer?

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


Location:
Solna, SciLifeLab

Application

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

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

Welcome to apply at the latest August 2nd 2022. 

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

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

Deadline: 2022-08-02 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday August 2nd, 2022

Doctoral student in Biology (PA2022/2481)

Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology

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

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

Subject description

Biology is the broad subject about all living things. It encompasses everything from processes at the molecular and cellular level to global processes at ecosystem level. The subject is divided into a range of sub-disciplines and specialisations. The PhD programme at the Department of Biology includes many of these specialisations, from molecular biology to applied ecology, from viruses and individual cells to evolutionary biology and global biodiversity. Taking on research studies at the Department of Biology generally means focusing on a delimited part of the research area of biology and may include field studies, experiments, theoretical studies, or a combination of these.

Work duties

The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties, up to 20%.

Insects perform complex navigational tasks using few neurons, making them ideal models for understanding the neural basis of navigation. This project is embedded in a multidisciplinary project that goes beyond understanding these processes and is aimed at developing novel insect brain inspired neuromorphic computers. The aim is to develop an autonomous decision making circuit that is directly combined with sensors, all using the same nanowire platform and insect inspired neural nodes. We are directly exploiting biological insights to guide computational model, hardware simulation and hardware development.
The aim of this PhD project is to gain insight into the processing of visual input signals upstream of the central decision making circuit in the insect brain (the central complex (CX)) that is required to implement higher level processes (sensory integration and working memory) in this brain region. We will use bumblebees as our model system, as they use a range of sensory cues to perform complex navigation behaviors, and CX connectomics data is available to effectively integrate new functional data. The student will perform intracellular electrophysiological recordings from restrained and behaving bees, combined with computational modeling. These recordings will focus on two pathways: The visual pathway providing a range of different compass cues to support CX head direction coding, and the self-motion pathway (visual and proprioceptive) that provides forward and rotational velocity cues to support path integration in the CX. Specifically, the student will use bumblebees to analyze the parallel visual pathways between the anterior optic tubercle and CX, record from photoreceptors and peripheral integration stages for polarized light sensing, and study the integration of self-motion cues in the noduli of the CX. Furthermore, a biologically constrained computational model for transformation of polarized light signals into head direction signal will be developed using data obtained in the project.

Admission requirements 

A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:

•  has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or

•  has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or

•  has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

A person meets the specific admission requirements for third cycle studies in Biology if he or she has passed an independent project (for example a degree project) of at least 30 credits in a relevant subject and have good oral and written proficiency in English.

Additional requirements

•  A MSC in neurobiology or a closely related area.

•  Excellent oral and written proficiency in English.

•  Demonstrated ability for proactive and independent work.

•  Practical experience in electrophysiological work in insects.

•  Demonstrated interest in both biological work and theoretical work at the interface of biology and engineering/computer science

In addition to the mandatory requirements, documented experience in the following areas will be considered as strong merits:

•  Experience in data processing, statistical computing, and scripting in Matlab or another programming language (e.g. Python)

•  Experience in intracellular recordings from insect brains

•  Detailed knowledge of insect navigation and visual processing circuits

Assessment criteria

Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the student’s potential to profit from such studies. The assessment of potential is made primarily on the basis of academic results from the first and second cycle. Special attention is paid to the following:

•  Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of study.

•  An assessment of ability to work independently and to formulate and tackle research problems.

•  Written and oral communication skills

•  Other experience relevant to the third-cycle studies, for example professional experience.

Consideration will also be given to strong collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programe.

Terms of employment

Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Third cycle studies consist of full-time studies for 4 years. A doctoral studentship is a fixed-term employment of a maximum of 5 years (including 20% departmental duties). Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1–7 §§.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the postgraduate education programme and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for references, letters of recommendation, etc.).

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 1st of September 2022 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2481
Contact
  • Stanley Heinze, researcher, +46462221417,stanley.heinze@biol.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 22.Jul.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-07-22 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday July 22nd, 2022

Postdoc in computational RNA structure-based probe design in the Gorodkin lab

A two-year Postdoc position is available in the Gorodkin lab (https://ivh.ku.dk/bioinformatics), Center for non-coding RNA in Technology and Health (RTH), (http://rth.dk) at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (https://ivh.ku.dk/english), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen. The Postdoc position concerns developing computational design of RNA-based probes for detection of known pathogens. The position, funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, is available from October 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

You will be an excellent and emphatic team player and pleasant for your colleagues to work with. You will work with great excitement and be a key person in the project essential for obtaining successful results. The Postdoc position will collaborate with other researchers in the group and with collaborating groups.

Background
Fast detection of multiple pathogens in one go is critical in many regards ranging from infections to food. In this project, the collaborative teams aim to develop a next-generation pathogen detection platform for massively parallel multiplex screening. This will be accomplished by using the non-enzymatic amplification technology (NISDA) in which RNA based probes are designed to capture the respective pathogens. The postdoc will be involved in RNA structure-based design while taking potential off-targets into account in the design process. This will involve not only employing RNA/DNA folding algorithms in the context of evolutionary conservation, but also to employ efficient algorithms to search for DNA-RNA interactions.

Job description
Your key tasks as a Postdoc at SUND will be:

  • Access and evaluate the potential of DNA probes based on their folding and conservation patterns
  • Develop an efficient DNA-RNA interaction search tool with outset in methodology in RIsearch2 for RNA-RNA interactions and CRISPRoff used in the context gRNA off-targeting on DNA
  • Employ the screen to all representative bacterial and viral genomes
  • Explore the further potential in developing the computational tools
  • Teach and disseminate your knowledge

Required qualifications and selection criteria
The applicant should hold the professional as well as personal skills and qualifications stated below:

  • A completed PhD degree in bioinformatics, computer science or in a similar area
  • Strong knowledge of RNA folding and RNA-RNA interaction algorithms
  • Strong knowledge of algorithms using suffix-arrays / suffix-trees for mapping (complementary) sequences to genomes
  • Machine learning is a plus
  • C++ or C and Perl or Python
  • Strong experience with the Linux/Unix environment, command lines and shell scripting
  • Good people skills and team player abilities

Critically important
In your enclosed cover letter, you must explain how you match each of the seven items listed under “Required qualifications and selection criteria “one by one. You should in your explanations include pointers to

  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience and specific projects
  • Other professional activities
  • Language skills

If such a letter is not enclosed or the items are not addressed one by one, your application may not be shortlisted (see “The further process” below).

Place of employment
RTH is located on Frederiksberg Campus. Our research environment is highly international and stimulating. We frequently organize seminars, workshops, summer schools with international speakers and have retreats with our international collaborators.

Terms of employment
The average weekly working hours are 37hours per week.

The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of two years. The starting date is October 1, 2022, or after agreement.

Salary, pension, and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or another relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 35,624 DKK/approx. 4,781 EUR (April 2022 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

International and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions if they hold a PhD degree and have not been tax liable to Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

Questions
For further information about the scientific content of the position please contact Professor Jan Gorodkin, email gorodkin@sund.ku.dk, phone +45 23375667 or for application procedure and formalities, please contact HR Officer, email sund-hr-ivh@sund.ku.dk.

International applicants may find the following link useful www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).

Application procedure
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below.

Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  • Cover letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific Postdoc project. This letter needs to include what is address under “Critically important” above
  • CV
  • Diploma and detailed transcripts of records 
  • List of publications, clearly divided into peer reviewed journal papers and other papers
  • Personal Recommendations. If none, please explain why it has not been possible to obtain
  • Three relevant scientific works which the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment

The deadline for applications is July 31, 2022, at 23:59 CET.

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held between in August.

The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

Deadline: 2022-07-31 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday July 31st, 2022

Doctoral student in organic chemistry (PA2022/2470)

Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry

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

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

Subject description

The synthesis, structure and properties of carbon compounds such as reactivity are the overarching themes of research in organic chemistry. This is reflected in the development of new methods and strategies for generating both molecular and supramolecular complexity, often in the context of medical, biological and physical applications, and the use of physical chemical methods to study the structure and properties of molecules and systems. The topic is focused on synthesis of complex organic compounds, method development, asymmetric synthesis, natural product chemistry, chemical biology, catalysis, molecular self-organization and recognition, nanochemistry and molecular photo dyes. This annoucement is towards the frontier of organic chemistry – against inorganic chemistry.

Work duties

Design, synthesis and characterization of iron-based metal complexes based on, among other things, N-heterocyclic carbene ligands. Both organic and inorganic synthesis will be developed for the purpose. In synthesis, modern synthesis methods will be used. Characterization will be done with advanced analysis methods such as nuclear magnetic spectroscopy, IR and UV. Studies of the physical properties of metal complexes will be pursued.

The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties will also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

Admission requirements

A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
  • has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

A person meets the specific admission requirements for third cycle studies in organic chemistry if he or she has:

  • A minimum of 120 credits are to derive from chemistry courses, of which at least 30 credits from a second-cycle degree project in the chosen specialization or a closely related specialization.

The specific admission requirement can also be fulfilled through another equivalent program, which is assessed in each specific case.

Additional requirements:

  • Written and oral presentation in English.
  • Ability to work in a structured and independent manner and to be able to document their results well.
  • Solid experience of organic-inorganic-chemical synthesis work (both practical and theoretical).
  • Extensive knowledge in organic chemistry, coordination chemistry and organometallic chemistry (both practical and theoretical).
  • Knowledge in spectroscopy especially NMR / UV / IR.

Assessment criteria

Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the student’s potential to profit from such studies. The assessment of potential is made primarily on the basis of academic results from the first and second cycle. Special attention is paid to the following:

  1. Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of study.
  2. An assessment of ability to work independently and to formulate and tackle research problems.
  3. Written and oral communication skills
  4. Other experience relevant to the third-cycle studies, e.g. professional experience.

Other assessment criteria:

  • Experience of working in groups with different skills.
  • Knowledge of X-ray crystallography and -spectroscopy is a merit.
  • Knowledge of cyclic voltammetry is a merit.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.

Terms of employment

Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 §§.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 2022-09-01, or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2470
Contact
  • Kenneth Wärnmark, +46462228217
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 19.Jul.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-07-19 at 23:59
Unit: Centre for Analysis and Synthesis, Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday July 19th, 2022

Researcher in biomedical analyses in tumour material (PA2022/2483)

Lund University, LTH, Immunteknologi

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

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

Description of the workplace
The position is placed at the Department of Immunotechnology, physically located at the Medicon Village Science Park in Lund. The specific research group constitutes two senior researchers, three doctoral students, five postdocs/technical staff and multiple master thesis students/guest researchers. Read more about the Department of Immunotechnology, and the Cancertarget group at www.immun.lth.se and Sara Ek | Immunotechnology (lth.se).

We offer
Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University

Work duties
The work duties include project management of translational projects in collaboration with Skåne University Hospital and other clinical collaborators. Your will be responsible for the full workflow from staining of tissue sections, image and spatial omics instrumentation handling and down-stream bioinformatic analyses.

Qualifications

Required qualifications for the position are:

  • A PhD in biomedicine, immunologyor bioinformatics
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Knowledge in B-cell lymphoma biology, onco-immunology, statistical analyses and bioinformatics
  • Experience in spatial omics technologies, including morphology staining of tissue and handling of the GeoMx instrument.
  • Documented project management ability
  • Experience in translational scientific work and multi-disciplinary collaborations

Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • Documented ability to draft scientific text and independently summarize data into manuscripts for submission.
  • Experience with multi-omics data integration

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

Further information
Employment is for 100% of full-time during September 1, 2022 until July 31 2023.

How to apply
Applications are to be submitted via the University’s recruitment system. The application should include a CV and a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The application should also include a degree certificate or equivalent and any other document to which you would like to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)” 

Welcome with your application!

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2483
Contact
  • Sara Ek, 046-2220000
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 18.Jul.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-07-18 at 23:59
Unit: Institutionen för immunteknologi, Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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Post expires on Monday July 18th, 2022

Postdoctoral fellowship in novel endosseous implantable biomaterials

Postdoctoral fellowship in novel endosseous implantable biomaterials

Job description

Applicants are invited for a 2,5 year position as Postdoctoral Fellow in in novel endosseous implantable biomaterials to be based at the The Department of Biomaterials, Institute of Clinical Dentistry, University of Oslo.

In order to establish novel endosseous biomaterials with high bio-activity and ideal immuno-compatibility, the University of Oslo is looking for a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in dentistry and biomaterials.

More about the position

The appointment is a full-time, 2.5-year position planned to start 01.08.2022 or as soon as possible. The position will be based at the Department of Biomaterials, Institute of Clinical Dentistry, University of Oslo. The appointed candidate will take part in an international team to build novel biomaterials, deliver knowledge and form potential commercial products.  

Starting date: 01.08.2022 

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

Your tasks:

  • Develop and optimize the synthesis and modification of advanced biomaterials, including but not limited to mineral materials, organic materials, polymer, metal and metallic compounds-based materials. Etc.
  • Establish novel endosseous implantable materials with different application form (scaffold, ceramic, granules, hydrogel, surface coating .etc.) and perform physical-chemical characterization.
  • Investigate the bio-safety, bio-activity and immuno-compatibility of new biomaterials in-vitro and in-vivo, with basic and high-throughput research model.
  • Analyze data and organize scientific paper.
  • Clinical/preclinical study and potential commercial translation of new materials

Requirements/qualifications 

  • By the start date of this postdoc position, the candidate must hold a PhD degree in dentistry or biomaterials science (equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree), and has at least one postdoctoral working experience.
  • Practical knowledge and documented surgical experience of dental surgery (dental implant surgery, bone augmentation surgery or periodontal GBR surgery) 
  • Documented expertise in cell biological research and animal research in-vivo (primary cell culture and related molecular-biological techniques, including cell sorting, flow-cytometry, transfection, co-culture, qPCR, western blot, ELISA, immunocytochemistry/immunohistochemistry, animal operation, high-throughput research techniques. Etc.).
  • Research background of immunological reaction to biomaterials (Required).
  • Practical knowledge of biomaterials characterization (SEM, AFM, FTIR, XPS. Etc.) (Required).
  • Working knowledge of data analysis image generation such as confocal/μCT data analysis and diagram drawing etc. (Preferred).
  • Advanced level of English in reading, paper writing and speaking (Required).
  • Publishing record in top journals (Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Biomaterials, Acta Biomaterialia. Etc.) (Preferred).
  • Ability to carry out research project independently.
  • Ability to cooperate and work in an international and multi-cultural team.

We offer

  • salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 per year depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • Competitive working environment and collaborating opportunity to other international research groups.
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • Application letter (2 pages max) stating the motivation for applying for this position (required)
  • CV (4 pages max, summarizing education, positions, method competence, academic work and scientific publications)
  • Names and contact details of 3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

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

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.
It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

The inquiries regarding the technical aspects of the application can be directed to Maria Nesteby, Senior Adviser, HR, Faculty of Dentistry

About the University of Oslo 

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

The Faculty of Dentistry is one of the leading odontological research and educational institutions in Europe. The faculty’s research groups contribute top research within several odontological fields.

In addition to educating dentists and dental hygienists, the Faculty has Ph.D program and professional-oriented specialist education. The Faculty holds significant competence in the various research and clinical disciplines, with good interdisciplinary collaboration. It is a modern faculty with approximately 450 students and approximately 450 employees. The faculty is also Norway’s largest dental clinic with approximately 55,000 patient visits a year. The Faculty of Dentistry has two departments: Institute of Clinical Dentistry and Department of Oral Biology.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology.

Deadline: 21 July 2022
Unit: Institutt for klinisk odontologi (IKO)
Campus:
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Post expires on Thursday July 21st, 2022

PHD Stipend in metabolomics of seaweed fermentation (18-22055)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, a PhD stipend is available within the doctoral programme Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. The PhD stipend is open for appointment from 15 August 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for 3 years. The Department consists of two sections with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Technology and Biology. Place of employment of the position is Section for Bioscience and Engineering in Aalborg. The Section of Bioscience and Engineering consists of 90 people of which about 30 is associate- and full professors. The section’s conducts internationally competitive research within a range of topics within Biology and Biotechnology and publishes more than 100 peer reviewed publications annually. The section is responsible for the educations in Biology, Biotechnology, Medical Biotechnology and Environmental Science and is mostly located in Aalborg, but also conducts research and teaching at Esbjerg Campus.

Job description

A PhD stipend is available investigate the molecular processes during fermentation of seaweed and how they correlate to bioactivity. The blue bioeconomy is expected to yield a major contribution towards accomplishing the UN Sustainability Goals and solving the climate crisis. Improved production and a wider application of blue biomass is the key to achieving this.

The prospective PhD student should have a degree in Biotechnology or similar education. The PhD student must have an interest in both fermentation and analytical chemistry. Knowledge of NMR spectroscopy is essential. The research focus will be on coupling biochemical analysis results with bioactivity data, hence a flair for statistics is desirable.

The PhD project is part of the SEMARK project funded by the Horizon Europe Framework Programme “Circular economy and bioeconomy sectors”, which comprises 25 international, cross-disciplinary partners, among them Aalborg University. The project aims to lay the foundations for an entirely new European maritime industry to meet growing demand for seaweed-based products and attract investment from multiple sectors.


Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in Biotechnology or a closely related field is a requirement.
  • The applicant must be interested in working in an interdisciplinary research environment.
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills are a requirement.
  • Basic knowledge of NMR Spectroscopy is a requirement.
  • Basic knowledge of statistics is an advantage.


The application must contain:

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

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

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

You may obtain further information about the scientific aspects of the project from Professor Reinhard Wimmer, +45 9940 8518, rw@bio.aau.dk.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agreement

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

Vacancy number

18-22055

Deadline: 2022-07-13 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry and Bioscience

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Post expires on Wednesday July 13th, 2022

Postdoc in CRISPR Bioinformatics in the Gorodkin lab

A two-year Postdoc position is available in the Gorodkin lab (https://ivh.ku.dk/bioinformatics), Center for non-coding RNA in Technology and Health (RTH), (http://rth.dk) at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (https://ivh.ku.dk/english), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen. The Postdoc position concerns developing bioinformatic tools regarding guide RNA (gRNA) design in the CRISPR system taking off-target and DNA modifications into account. The position, funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, is available from October 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

You will be an excellent and emphatic team player and pleasant for your colleagues to work with. You will work with great excitement and be a key person in the project essential for obtaining successful results. You will collaborate with other researchers in the group and with collaborating groups.

Background
The CRISPR technology has become a key tool for genome editing with all the applications that follows. However, unintended edits elsewhere in the genome, off-targets, can have detrimental effects, resulting in additional and irrelevant gene activity not related to intended target. In this project, off-targets will be addressed systematically by developing a computational framework, with outset in energy-based and deep learning models recently published by the lab. In the project, DNA modifications will be considered in the gRNA design using data generated explicitly in the project.

Job description
Your key tasks as a Postdoc at SUND will be to:

  • Extend an existing energy model for the CRISPR-Cas9 system and implement in conjunction of existing code
  • Integrate methylation data into the off-target mapping algorithm and implement the pipeline
  • Implement a hybrid energy model and machine or deep learning framework for predicting off-targets
  • Explore further possibilities for improving the computational prediction and modelling
  • Teach and disseminate your knowledge

Required qualifications and selection criteria
The applicant should hold the professional as well as personal skills and qualifications as stated below:

  • A completed PhD degree in bioinformatics, computer science or in a similar area
  • Strong knowledge of RNA folding and RNA-RNA interaction algorithms
  • Strong knowledge of algorithms using suffix-arrays / suffix-trees for mapping (complementary) sequences to genomes
  • Machine learning
  • C++ or C and Perl or Python
  • Strong experience with the Linux/Unix environment, command lines and shell scripting
  • Good people skills and team player abilities

Critically important
In your enclosed cover letter, you must explain how you match each of the seven items listed under “Required qualifications and selection criteria “one by one. You should in your explanations include pointers to

  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience and specific projects
  • Other professional activities
  • Language skills

If such a letter is not enclosed or the items are not addressed one by one, your application may not be shortlisted (see “The further process” below).

Place of employment
RTH is located on Frederiksberg Campus. Our research environment is highly international and stimulating. We frequently organize seminars, workshops, summer schools with international speakers and have retreats with our international collaborators.

Terms of employment
The average weekly working hours are on average 37 hours per week.

The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of two years. The starting date is October 1, 2022, or after agreement.

Salary, pension, and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or another relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 35,624 DKK/approx. 4,781 EUR (April 2022 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Foreign and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions if they hold a PhD degree and have not been tax liable to Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

Questions
For further information about the scientific content of the position please contact Professor Jan Gorodkin, email gorodkin@sund.ku.dk, phone +45 23375667 or for application procedure and formalities, please contact HR Officer, email sund-hr-ivh@sund.ku.dk.

International applicants may find the following link useful www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).

Application procedure
Apply by clicking "Apply online" below. Please note that only online applications will be accepted.

Applications – in English – must include:

  • Cover letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific Postdoc project. This letter needs to include what is addressed under “Critically important” above
  • CV
  • Diploma and detailed transcripts of records 
  • List of publications, clearly divided into peer reviewed journal papers and other papers
  • Personal Recommendations. If none, please explain why it has not been possible to obtain
  • Three relevant scientific works which the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment

The deadline for applications is July 31, 2022, at 23:59 CET.

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

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the 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 may comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in August.

The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

Deadline: 2022-07-31 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday July 31st, 2022

The Section of Forensic Chemistry, Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen, seeks a phd fellow

We are offering a three-year PhD-fellow position in Forensic Chemistry commencing as soon as possible.

The PhD project
The project concerns development, assessment and application of improved methods for detection of drugs of toxicological interest with focus on volatile compounds. The analytical methods will typically be based on head-space gas chromatography (GC-MS). 

Principal supervisor is Senior researcher, phd., Brian Schou Rasmussen, Department of Forensic Medicine, brian.rasmussen@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: 35326245.

Start:                As soon as possible
Duration:         3 years as a PhD student

The Section of Forensic Chemistry
The section carries out forensic examinations (alcohol, drugs and narcotics) for the judiciary and other public authorities, which make up the bulk of the section's activities. The section of Forensic Chemistry is one of three sections at the Department of Forensic Medicine (University of Copenhagen) carrying out research and teaching assignments according to ordinary university rules.  

The section has about 35 employees, including one professor, two associate professors, 4 senior researchers, 6 forensic chemists, 2 postdocs, IT staff, 5 PhD students, 10 laboratory technicians and a number of thesis students. The department is equipped with modern instruments and IT facilities. The section is accredited to ISO 17025.
 
The person and qualifications
The typical candidate will be someone who is interested in analytical chemistry and toxicology as well as the techniques behind, and is thorough, careful and has an interest in scientific work. Interest or prior experience with modern programming languages is considered an advantage. It is also important that the new colleague has good interpersonal skills. It's the results that count, so we appreciate diligence, efficiency and purposefulness. Fluency in written and spoken English is a prerequisite.  

Relevant academic education includes a Master’s degree in biochemistry, engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, analytical chemistry, toxicology or related fields. The applicant cannot hold a doctorate degree.  

Job description
Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Participate in active research environments including a stay at another research team
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Teach and disseminate your knowledge
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Section of Forensic Chemistry, Dept. of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories that are well-equipped and have a high degree of automation.

Terms of employment
The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years.

It is conditioned upon the applicant’s successfull enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree¬ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 28.365 DKK /approx. 3.812 EUR (April 2022-level) plus pension.

All invited for interview will be asked to bring a criminal record in English or Danish.  

Questions
Further information can be obtained by the head of the section, professor, dr. med. Kristian Linnet, phone: +45 35 32 61 00 or e-mail: kristian.linnet@sund.ku.dk.
 
General information about PhD study at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/.

Application procedure
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format: 

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  3. Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted. As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science
  4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline:  11 July 2022, 23.59pm CET

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

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the 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.
The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.
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 applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7500 students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 employees. 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. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background.
 

Deadline: 2022-07-11 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday July 11th, 2022

Postdoc in computational ancient DNA analyses at Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre

The University of Copenhagen invites applications for a computational postdoctoral research fellow position at the Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen, in the research group of Thorfinn Korneliussen at the Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre. 
The position is to be filled from 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Information on the department can be found at: https://globe.ku.dk/research/geogenetics/.

Our research
At the Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre we will be sequencing thousands of ancient genomes from a period spanning the last 50,000 years of human history, with the objective of elucidating human history, detecting and quantifying natural selection, and identifying environmental correlations of human genetic and demographic changes.
Secondly the GeoGenetics centre are in the process of large scale environmental DNA studies which aims to reconstructing past ecological and evolutionary history, from historical times to hundreds of thousands of years ago

The Korneliussen group specializes in the development of new statistical methods for analyses of low coverage sequencing data and ancient DNA. The methods range from the estimation of population genetics parameters such as admixture, selection, relatedness, association etc., but also general tools for accessing and manipulating sequencing data, methods within environmental DNA analyses and phylogenetics
We expect you to develop and apply statistical methods to answer questions using ancient DNA or environmental ancient DNA. You will have freedom to design projects in consultation with your advisors.

Research environment
You will work at the Lundbeck GeoGenetics Centre, a world-leading institution in ancient DNA studies. The position is for 2 years, and is fully funded. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with leaders in the fields of paleogenomics, population genetics and quantitative genetics, like Eske Willerslev, Rasmus Nielsen, Martin Sikora, Antonio Fernandez-Guerra, Mikkel Pedersen. The University of Copenhagen is ranked the 30th best university in the world according to Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018 (http://www.shanghairanking.com/rankings/arwu/2021). It provides excellent academic programs in biology, statistics, computer science and mathematics. The GeoGenetics Centre is located in central Copenhagen, Denmark – a city that is ranked among the most liveable cities in the world (see e.g. https://placebrandobserver.com/monocle-quality-of-life-survey-25-most-liveable-cities-2018/ at 5:56).

Thorfinn Korneliussen's group is working in applied statistical and computational approaches for analysis of large scale genomic data, especially high throughput sequencing data.  For more information, see www.popgen.dk/software and https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=-YNWF4AAAAAJ&hl=en.

Our local computational infrastructure is a high performance cluster with industry leading EMC scale out storage, but we also have access to multiple supercomputers.

Profile
The candidate holds a PhD or equivalent doctorate with a strong background in one or more of the following areas:

  • Population genetics
  • Human genetics
  • Genomics
  • Computational biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Machine learning
  • Data science
  • Mathematics and/or statistics.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in developing statistical methods in populations and a demonstrated working proficiency in programming and statistical computing (e.g. experience in Python, R, C/C++, Java, rust or Julia) and have experience handling large data sets in the UNIX operating environment. Experience in machine learning is welcome but not required.

The postdoc’s tasks will include methodological research within population genetics and human evolution, but may also include performance of other duties such as participation in meetings and in collaborative research projects.

Required qualifications:

  • Holds a PhD or has equivalent qualifications.
  • Experience in genomics, bioinformatics, sequencing data or systems biology.
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken. Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Good collaboration, communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in analyzing sequence data and GWAS
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Experience with statistical analysis packages such as R or MATLAB.
  • Programming skills in common languages such as Python, Perl or C++.
  • Have published in high-quality international peer-reviewed journals

Personal qualifications:

  • Ambitious and with a strong motivation to obtain established goals
  • Scientifically self-propelling, creative and driven by curiosity
  • Ability to work independently and structured
  • Open-minded and analytical personality

You will have a PhD, or equivalent doctorate, with a strong background in one or more of the following areas: population genetics, human genetics, genomics, computational biology, bioinformatics, machine learning, physics, data science, mathematics and/or statistics. As an ideal candidate, you will have previous experience in developing statistical methods and a demonstrated working proficiency in programming and statistical computing (e.g. experience in Python, R, C/C++, Java) and have experience handling large data sets in the UNIX operating environment. Experience in machine learning is welcome, but not required. 

The postdoctoral fellow’s duties will include methodological research within population genetics and human evolution, but they may also include performance of other duties such as participation in meetings and in collaborative research projects.

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience and knowledge about ancient metagenomic analysis is advantageous. 
  • Knowledge about and interest in past environments is considered positively. 
  • Interest in developing analytical pipelines and functionality

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Section for Geogenetics, Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern and ancient laboratories and state of the art computational resources.

Terms of employment
The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week (full time).

The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 2 years. The starting date is on 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organisations. Currently, the monthly salary starts at DKK 35,624 DKK / approx. EUR 4,780 (April 2022 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Foreign and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

Questions
For further information please contact Thorfinn Sand Korneliussen at tskorneliussen@sund.ku.dk or Rasmus Nielsen at rasmus_nielsen@berkeley.edu.

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).

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

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
  4. List of publications.

Deadline for applications: 17 July 2022, 23.59pm CET
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the 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 applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

Deadline: 2022-07-17 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Post expires on Sunday July 17th, 2022

PhD studentship in Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology

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

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

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

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see DTU’s rules for the PhD education.   

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

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.The position will start on 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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

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

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Post expires on Friday July 29th, 2022

Postdoctoral Research fellow in Evolutionary Biology

Postdoctoral Research fellow in Evolutionary Biology

Natural History Museum

Job description

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

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

More about the position

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualification requirements

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

We offer

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

How to apply

The application must include:

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

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

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

Formal regulations

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

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

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

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

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

Contact information

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

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

About the University of Oslo and the Natural History Museum

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

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

Deadline: 10 August 2022
Unit: Natural History Museum
Campus:
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Postdoc in Membrane protein characterization

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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

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

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

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Post expires on Sunday July 17th, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

Application, salary etc.

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

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

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-08-01 at 23:59

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Post expires on Monday August 1st, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59

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Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Research Scientist, Liquid Products Development & Innovation, Bagsværd

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

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

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

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

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

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

To succeed you must:  

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

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

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

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

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

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

Not the right fit for you?
If this job for some reason is not the right fit for you, perhaps you know someone who might find it interesting? If so, please feel free to share the job link and encourage him or her to apply. Thank you for your referral. Please check out our other open positions. Maybe the right fit for you is just a few clicks away.

Want to learn more? 
At Novozymes, we invite you to join us in finding biological solutions to the world’s problems. Being a pioneering company, we seek people, who are eager to try new things, motivated by challenge and not afraid to fail but driven to try again. And again. Original thinking happens when we’re given the flexibility to focus and the freedom to fully unfold our individual strengths. This is key to our innovation power and how we have become one of the top patent holders in the biotech industry. Learn more about Novozymes, our purpose, and your career opportunities at novozymes.com.

Reference no.

10055BR

Location

Bagsværd

Country

Denmark

Job area

Research and Development

Removal time

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

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Job Expires

31-Jul-2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We offer

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

We expect

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

We also appreciate experience in:

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

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

Right to pursue a doctoral degree

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

Salary and benefits

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

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

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

Interested in the position?

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

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

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

Further information

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

Working at the University of Helsinki
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
HOH Helsinki One Health
Developmental Interactions Research Group (the website will be updated in early July)
Support for international staff

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Deadline: 2022-08-14 at 23:59

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Post expires on Sunday August 14th, 2022