Kategoriarkiv: Health/Life sciences

Postdoctoral Fellow in Epidemiology

Ref. No. SU FV-1401-20

at the Stress Research Institutethe Department of Psychology. Closing date: 6 May 2020.

The Stress Research Institute is a national research centre in the areas of stress, sleep and health. It is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University. The institute is organized into three research units and has a research laboratory. About 35 people work at the institute, which is located on Brunnsviken lake in Frescati, Stockholm. More information about the institute is available at stressforskning.su.se.

The position is hosted by the Epidemiology unit. The unit conducts research on the links between different risk factors and ill health, in particular we focus on work-related stress in relation to physical and mental health. The position is funded by the Swedish Research Council grant: “Psychosocial stress over the working career and cognitive dysfunction”.

Project description
Cognitive impairment and dementia have serious negative impact on health and functioning in the latter part of life. Prolonged psychosocial stress is suspected to be a strong contributing cause, as it can activate the HPA axis (Stress axis) and decrease parasympathetic activity in the body, which in turn can damage neurons and aggravate cognitive impairments. Previous research has shown a link between high levels of work-related stress and increased risk of cognitive decline during middle age and dementia in later life. However, not everyone who is exposed to high levels of psychosocial stress will experience cognitive impairment or develop dementia. The purpose of the project is to identify when during the working life the stress effects on cognitive dysfunction are most likely to be most severe and the duration needed for the stress to exert its negative effect on risk of cognitive dysfunction.

Main responsibilities
To carry out high quality research and publish the results in international scientific journals in the field of occupational epidemiology and public health. Specifically, the postdoctoral fellow will perform longitudinal statistical analyses using data from the ongoing national cohort study (SLOSH) or other database, and write articles.

Qualification requirements
Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another countries, within a research area relevant to the project.

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

In the appointment process, special emphasis will be placed on knowledge within the relevant research areas.  Special emphasis will also be given to documented capabilities to work with large datasets, analysing repeated measures of both exposure and outcome (such as cross-lagged panel model), to write academic articles in English, to work independently in an organized way, e.g. clearly documentation of syntax and other files, to perform assigned tasks within given time frames, to cooperate with others, and to contribute to a good working atmosphere, as well as other personal qualities of importance for performing tasks, such as flexibility.

Emphasis will be placed on administrative skills as well as capabilities to engage with and share research findings with the broader community. Emphasis will also be placed on very good understanding of and ability to communicate in English. Good knowledge of Swedish is an asset for communicating the results with policymakers and the general public.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 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 the project leader, professor Hui-Xin Wang, tfn +46 8 553 789 18,  huixin.wang@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 position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

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

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

You are welcome to apply!

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

Closing date: 06/05/2020

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Post expires on Wednesday May 6th, 2020

Postdoc: Modelling Species’ Range Expansions in Marine Environments

Diary id: PAR 2020/216
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Department of Marine Sciences
Apply by: 2020-04-30

The Department of Marine Sciences (http://marine.gu.se/english/) is Sweden’s most complete academic environment for marine research and education, and it is one of few such institutions in Europe. The Department of Marine Sciences, founded 2015, brings together expertise in physical oceanography, marine chemistry, marine biology, marine geology, and marine heritage conservation. Thus the department has excellent opportunities to meet future challenges in marine research and education. The Department of Marine Sciences is located with permanent staff in Gothenburg and at the research stations Kristineberg and Tjärnö on the Swedish west coast north of Gothenburg.

Subject area

Applied Physics/Theoretical Biology; Evolutionary Biology

Subject area description

Climate change related effects commonly induce changes in species distributions. Under a warmer climate it is expected that species distributions change to fit their optimal temperature range. Climate-induced movement will, in most cases, have demographic consequences, and populations at the front of the expansion wave will have low genetic variation. Earlier models show that at the front of an expanding population genetic diversity is controlled by local population size, migration rate, degree of fragmentation of the expanding population and strength of natural selection. However, many of the assumptions in the existing models are overly simple for most wild species (e.g. haploid species, fully sexual or fully clonal reproduction, non-overlapping generations, symmetric stepping-stone or Gaussian dispersal functions, and, in many cases, homogeneous and temporally stable environments). In the project in which the postdoc will work, we aim to deliver new and adequate modelling tools, with which it will be possible to analyze size, quality and structure of the available habitat (“green infrastructure”) needed to mitigate loss of genetic variation during species movements largely induced by human activities.

Empirical genome-wide genetic data are available for several marine species that recently (8000 years ago) expanded their distributions over the steep salinity gradient shaping the Baltic Sea ecosystem, each species with its current range margin at a specific position along the gradient. This postdoc project aims to address two questions: (i) How did expansion 8000 years ago change the genetic structure and content of the populations today, taking into account the impact of gene flow, habitat structure and reproductive biology of the species? (ii) What will happen with these already marginal populations under the increased stress from climate change (warmer and lower salinity)? First, theoretical models will be constructed and iterated. Second, the models will be parameterized with empirical data for target species, and model results will be validated against the spatial patterns of genetic diversity within and between the populations of the target species. Thereafter the results will be used to try to predict future distributions of these species under different climate scenarios and habitat structure (e.g. availability of marine reserves and “green infrastructure”).

Job assignments

The candidate will join an international team with both theoretical and empirical competences, working on the evolutionary biology of marine species including the genetics of recently expanded species in the Baltic Sea transition zone. The team is based at the Department of Marine Sciences, with permanent working places both at the research station Tjärnö Marine Laboratory, and at the campus in Gothenburg. Intense collaboration has been established with University of Sheffield for many years.

The candidate is expected, in collaboration with the rest of the team, to perform the modelling work on species’ range expansions including development of the mathematical model, implementing it using individual-based spatially-explicit computer simulations, and analyzing model results both numerically and analytically. The work also includes tests of the model by comparing model results with the available empirical data on present species’ distributions and their spatial genetic patterns using standard software and custom scripts, but also using novel scripts specifically developed within the team to ease and improve the model-data comparison. In addition, the candidate is expected to present the results of the analyses in manuscript(s) and at conferences, and communicate the findings at various dissemination activities. The candidate is also expected to take part in other research-related activities at the department, and within the research group in particular.

Eligibility

Qualified for appointment as postdoc is a person who has been awarded a PhD degree in a subject area relevant for the position no longer than 3 years ago. Relevant subject areas for this position are population genetics, theoretical evolutionary biology, mathematics/physics with previous experience from population genetics/theoretical evolutionary biology or equivalent academic disciplines. A candidate with a foreign degree that is judged to be comparable is also eligible.

The candidate should have earlier deep experience with modelling population genetics, including experience with writing his/her own computer simulations in Matlab, and/or C/C++, and/or Mathematica (or equivalent), and/or experience with statistical analyses of genetic data in a population or evolutionary context. Experience with SLiM is considered an advantage.

Assessment

Scientific proficiency will be the primary criteria for the assessment of merits.

The scientific proficiency is assessed with a focus on the candidate’s capacity and earlier experience of working in the field of theoretical population genetics.

The assessment is based primarily on scientific publications and on participation in international conferences and workshops. The successful candidate will be chosen based on an overall assessment of proficiency and potential within the subject area, the potential and ability to independently carry out the duties of the position, and the abilities to communicate and cooperate with others.

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 24 months
Extent: 100%
Location: Department of Marine Sciences in Gothenburg
First day of employment: As agreed

For further information about the position

Please contact Assistant Professor Dr Marina Rafajlović (marina.rafajlovic@marine.gu.se), Professor Kerstin Johannesson (kerstin.johannesson@gu.se), or Professor Roger Butlin (r.k.butlin@sheffield.ac.uk).                          

Unions

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

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system, and submit the following documents:

  • Personal letter
  • CV, including a complete list of publications, and record of received research grants (with amounts).
  • Copies of maximum 5 accepted publications (including bioRxiv manuscript but not unsubmitted manuscripts).
  • Description of scientific expertise, and a brief description of the applicant’s contributions to the scientific publications listed in the CV.
  • Description of other merits, for example, boards of trust, outreach activities.
  • Other documents that the applicant wish to be considered.
  • Names of 2-3 reference persons.

It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

The application is to be written in English.

Closing date: 2020-04-30

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

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

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

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The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 49 000 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Doctoral studentship in Nursing

Karlstad University / Department of Health Sciences

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 20 000 students and a staff of over 1 300 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us

Description
The Faculty of Health, Science and Technology advertises a doctoral studentship in Nursing at the Department of Health Sciences. Research in this subject at Karlstad University involves the following three areas: Models and innovations for safe healthcare, Handling complex illnesses, and Expertise and professional development in healthcare. Research in the healthcare field is conducted in several subjects within both faculties at the University today, and the doctoral courses are brought together in the Graduate School Health. The doctoral studentship in Nursing advertised here will be part of the Graduate School Health.

Karlstad University advertises a doctoral studentship connected to a research project on wounds and wound care. Pressure ulcers are a preventable healthcare injury and an indicator of quality in nursing. Despite monitoring of the prevalence of pressure ulcers over many years, and national preventative efforts in this area, the incidence of pressure ulcers in a care context remains at a high level. The aim of the current project is to develop and implement an intervention plan for the treatment of pressure ulcers. The purpose is to raise awareness of the importance of early assessment of skin and tissue, as well as screening for risk factors, in order to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers in a care context. Digital solutions may be used for both screening and assessment. The perspectives of both staff and patients are centrally important.

A doctoral student is mainly expected to engage in doctoral studies. The doctoral programme consists of 240 ECTS credits, including the doctoral thesis. Departmental duties, such as teaching, or other tasks, may be allocated up till 20% of full-time.

Eligibility
For admission to doctoral studies, applicants must meet the requirements of both general and specific eligibility (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 7 sect. 35).

General eligibility for admission requires a second-cycle qualification (MA) of at least 240 ECTS credits, including at least 60 ECTS credits at second-cycle (MA) level, or largely equivalent knowledge acquired in Sweden or abroad.

Specific eligibility requirements for doctoral studies in nursing include a second-cycle qualification (MA) in nursing or other field that is considered equivalent.

Admission
Admission is based on individual assessment of the applicant’s capacity to complete a programme at doctoral level successfully (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 7 sect. 35).

Applicants are assessed and ranked on the basis of their previous studies, with special emphasis on the quality of their submitted independent research-related works, especially at the second-cycle (MA) level. In addition, the applicant’s merits and experiences (see below), research plan outlining the planned thesis project, language proficiency in Swedish and English, and willingness to be present and active in research contexts at Karlstad University, will be assessed. The applicant needs to exhibit social competence and the ability to work both independently and in a group.

Terms of employment
Upon admission to doctoral studies, a doctoral studentship position will be offered (Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 5, sect.3). The position is a full-time, fixed-term employment (one year that can be extended by two years at the most at a time) with starting-date by agreement.

Further information
Karlstad University places great value on the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and gender balance in the organisation. We welcome applicants with different cultural backgrounds, gender identities, functional abilities and life experiences.

Application
Submit the application via the University’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement before the deadline and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessment. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications. Give two references, of which at least one is a former or present supervisor, or equivalent.

The application should include

  • Cover letter with description of your background and your interest in the position,
  • List of qualifications (CV) with certified copies,
  • Degree certificate with transcripts of courses completed, or a certified list of completed courses with grades and dates,
  • Copy of a Master thesis (one or two years) or equivalent,
  • Copies of publications or certificate of other qualifications, if applicable,
  • Letter of recommendation, if possible, and
  • A research proposal (approximately 5 pages) and a summary in English (approximately 300 words). The research proposal should concern wounds and wound care in relation to pressure ulcers in the context of complex illnesses and innovations for safe healthcare, and include a literature overview of previous research in this area.

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

Documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be sent to:
Karlstads universitet
Fakulteten för hälsa, natur och teknikvetenskap
Erika Bergare
651 88 KARLSTAD
SWEDEN

Last day of application: May 11, 2020

State the ref. no: REK 2019/103.

We look forward to your application!

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

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryAccording to local agreement
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityKarlstad
CountyVärmlands län
CountrySweden
Reference numberREK2019/103
ContactCarina Bååth, associate professor, , carina.baath@kau.se, +46 (0)54-700 20 89
Union representativeDenita Gustavsson, OFR, +46 (0)54-700 1434Thomas Bragefors, SACO, +46 (0)54-700 1714
Last application date11.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Monday May 11th, 2020

One or more PhD Stipend(s) in Climate footprint and meat (20-20022)

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Planning, one or more PhD stipend(s) is/are available within the general study programme Planning and Development. The stipend(s) is/are open for appointment from 1 May 2020 or soon hereafter.The Department of Planning conducts research and teaching on development and planning in a broad sense, including social science aspects as well as more technical aspects of development, and with a focus on environmental, international as well as administrative dimensions.

Job description

The PhD project is part of a collaboration between Danish Crown and Aalborg University regarding the climate footprint of meat products. The project will contribute to executing of the sustainability and climate strategy of Danish Crown by developing and testing the concept of product environmental footprint and by investigating how to include more environmental impact categories in order to get a comprehensive picture of the impact of beef production.

Further, the project will be part of identifying one or more strategic areas with environmental improvement potentials by integrating circular economy principles in assessment of these potentials. Finally, the PhD is also expected to contribute to creating and implementing partnerships for carbon footprint reductions and increased value creation in the whole value chain from farm to fork.

The PhD project is part of MADE – Manufacturing Academy of Denmark that is the Danish national innovation and research platform for the manufacturing industry in Denmark. MADE supports and strengthens the manufacturing industry in Denmark through implementation of state-of-the-art manufacturing technology via applied industrial research projects and a range of various innovation activities and educational initiatives.

You may obtain further information from Professor Arne Remmen, Department of Planning, ar@plan.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals, who hold a Master 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 the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, 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 every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Bettina Wedde, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, email: bew@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 9909.

The faculty have a research school, The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design: http://www.phd.tech.aau.dk/ and a PhD association and network for PhD students at AAU http://www.phd.tech.aau.dk/current-students/PAU/.

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 November 10, 2015 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Deadline: 19 April 2020
Unit: Department of Planning
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Post expires on Sunday April 19th, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience

The position

A position as Postdoctoral Fellow is available at the Department of Psychology with the research group of cognitive neuroscience.

This Postdoctoral position is a fixed term position of a duration of three years. Appointment to the positon of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is mainly intended to provide qualification for work in top academic positions.

It is a prerequisite that the applicant be able to carry out the project over the full course of the employment period. No person may hold more than one fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.

The project’s field of research

The Department of Psychology at UiT  has nearly 100 employees in total. The department is organized in ten research groups, covering all major fields of psychology. The Research Group of Cognitive Neuroscience consists of ten members (6 in permanent positions and 4 PhD candidates), and focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying cognitive functioning.

While a basic-science approach is the basis of our work, we are also interested in the translation of basic findings into clinical applications (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, depression, ADHD). Our lab applies different neuroimaging and psychophysiological methods, among others, EEG, fMRI, tDCS, TMS, eye-movement recordings, startle-reflex and skin conductance measures.

The research group is involved in projects across a large range of topics, such as the neural basis of mind wandering, value-based decision-making, pain perception, placebo effects and fear conditioning.

Responsibilities

The post-doc will work in the project “Influencing mind-wandering/attentional control with non-invasive brain stimulation”, which has the goal to study the behavioural and neural effects of non-invasive brain stimulation protocols (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, rTMS, and transcranial direct current stimulation, tDCS) to reduce the frequency of mind-wandering episodes and improve cognitive performance in humans. We plan to delineate the neural characteristics of spontaneous attentional lapses, and target brain networks underlying poor executive control using our novel experimental setup in healthy individuals and adults with symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The candidate will be required to contribute to study preparation, participant recruitment, data collection and analysis (behavioural measures from clinical/neuropsychological tests and cognitive tasks, structural and functional MRI, delivering brain stimulation with tDCS and rTMS) and preparation of manuscripts. Because the project encompasses both experimental and clinical aspects, candidates from a wide variety of different backgrounds can be relevant for the position. This includes, but is not limited to, experimental psychologists, clinical psychologists or cognitive neuroscientists.

Place of work is Tromsø

Contact

For further information about the position and UiT contact:

Associate professor Gábor Csifcsák

Head of department Ingunn Skre

Head of office Trine Krane

Qualifications

To be awarded the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow, a Norwegian doctorate degree is required, or a corresponding internationaldoctorate degree which is recognised as being equal to the Norwegian doctorate degree.

If you’re at the final stages of your PhD, you are also qualified to apply. Qualification as PhD is required before commencement in the position. You should have dissertated before the preferred start-up date of the position. If you are in the process of completing your PhD, you must document that you have submitted your PhD thesis by the application deadline and attach a statement from your supervisor concerning termination of your PhD studies.

We seek candidates who have a strong academic record and enthusiasm in conducting research involving psychiatric patients, neuroimagingand non-invasive brain stimulation.

Experience with structural/functional MRI data and/or with non-invasive brain stimulation techniques such as any form of transcranial electricalstimulation (tDCS/tACS/tRNS) or transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS/TBS) will count in favour of the candidate. Previous clinical/experimental work involving patients with psychiatric/neurological conditions is an advantage. Good skills in programming (Matlab,Python or R) and statistical analysis are also desirable.

Applicants must be fluent in English in both spoken and written form, whereas good skills in Norwegian is favourable. If the applicant is not fluent in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language at the time of application, (s)he must be willing to learn Norwegian within two years ofemployment.

During the assessment, importance shall be attached to personal suitability, motivation for the position and potential for research. Good communication skills, resourcefulness, flexibility and willingness to collaborate with members of the research team are required for this position.

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Application

Your application must include:

  • Cver letter including a short description of interests and reasons for applying for the position
  • CV containing a complete overview of education, experience, professional work and contact details of 3 reference persons
  • Diplomas and transcripts from Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees
  • list of academic works
  • Up to 10 academic works. The doctoral thesis is here counted as one work.
  • Description of the attached works, and a short description of other works to show breadth of output.
  • Documentation of the level of language proficiency in English and in Norwegian

Documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications through Jobbnorge.

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Assessment

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

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

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

We offer

  • Working in an innovative, well-equipped and scientifically stimulating environment with dedicated colleagues
  • An excellent national and international network including leading groups in the area of non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Good career opportunities
  • A large degree of independence in work
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund

Working and payment conditions

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

The successful candidate must also be willing to get involved in the ongoing development of their department and the university as a whole. A detailed development plan will be prepared within three months after the appointment contract is signed.

The appointment is for a period of 3 years. The remuneration for this position is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1352. A compulsory contribution of 2% to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

General information

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

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: Welcome to UiT!​

The objective of the appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow is to qualify for work in senior academic positions, and no one may be appointed to more than one fixed term period at the same institution.

UiT’s HR policy objectives emphasises diversity, and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, functional ability and national or ethnic background. UiT is an will make the necessary adaptations in order to facilitate for employees with reduced functional ability.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and 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. 

UiT – Developing the High North 

The Faculty of Health Sciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway represents a newly created entity gathering almost all possible health study programs. This facilitates an unique interdisciplinarity and innovation in health education and research.

Wework closely with the services in the North to solve tomorrow’s challenges.

Read more about us at uit.no/helsefak

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Deadline

30th April 2020

Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Researcher at the project Develoment of immuno-PET tracers for lung cancer

About the position

The Faculty of Health Sciences has vacant a 100 % Researcher position for three years. The position is connected to Department of Clinical Medicine, the Molecular Inflammation Research Group (MIRG) and the project Development of immuno-PET tracers for lung cancer, led by Professor Iñigo Martinez and Dr. Turid Hellevik. The project represents one of the work packages included in the consortium proposal Targeting the Tumor microenvironment: Boosting PET-based diagnostics and therapies, which in turn is part of a large National research program on Nuclear Medicine/PET called “The coastal collaboration”.  The purpose of this funding program is to strengthen research in nuclear medicine related to the use of the nuclear medicine equipment donated by Trond Mohn, BFS and TFS to the Universities and University-Hospitals across regions in Norway. In this “coastal cooperation”, Tromsø is steering the part of preclinical research which is subdivided into 4 work packages: Immune-PET & lung cancer, Radionuclide targeted therapy & imaging in Glioblastoma, Neutrophil targeting in breast cancer and Advancing oncological PET imaging using machine learning.

Job description

The specific project connected to this position evolves around the development of new PET tracers to image tumor-associated immune responses, and the use of this novel technology to explore immune cell dynamics in response to anti-cancer therapies. Main activities in the project will be related to radiotracer development, and the subsequent in vitro and in vivo testing in animal models. The main tasks of the candidate will consist on identifying new lead structures, synthetic work for preparation of precursors and metal coordination chemistry. In the subsequent steps, these precursors will be radiolabeled with different transition radiometals (e.g. 68Ga, 64Cu, 89Zr), and further optimized for the application in animal studies. The synthesis of appropriate and novel chelators and their bio-conjugation to biological molecules will be central to this project. The candidate will have access to an organic synthesis lab, a radiosynthesis lab including synthesis automats and preclinical PET scanners (a PET/SPECT/CT and a PET/MR).

The position offers clinically relevant research in an international and inspiring working environment. The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with other researchers, graduate students and technicians in our group, but will also interact with a multidisciplinary team of researchers/professionals at the PET imaging center (UNN) and the PET-core facility (UiT). In addition, the candidate will have access to advanced methodology at the other core facilities at the Faculty of Health Sciences. Additional information about our research is available at our web page

Qualification requirements

We seek for candidates that are highly motivated, goal-oriented and responsible, with good working capacity and endurance. The candidate should be able to work both independently and interactively in a team setting, and possess a noticeable enthusiasm for research.

Compulsory qualifications:

We will consider candidates with demonstrated proficiency in at least one of the following topics: preclinical PET imaging, radiotracer development, metal coordination chemistry, organic chemistry or peptide chemistry. We seek for candidates with PhD and/or a Master’s degree in: chemistry (preferably inorganic, organic chemistry or peptide chemistry), development of PET radiopharmaceuticals, synthesis of precursors or radiolabeling. Additionally, applicants certified with FELASA C approval for animal experimentation or with solid experience in working with animal will be preferred. Knowledge of radiation protection procedures and GMP will be advantageous.

Compulsory requirements:

  • Have fulfilled PhD degree and have at least 1 postdoc period completed.
  • Document experimental knowledge in inorganic/organic chemistry and/or PET imaging above PhD level.
  • Document proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Not have (severe) allergies to rodents

Other merits:

Experience in basic laboratory techniques, such as cell culturing, standard molecular biology techniques (protein and gene analyses), histology/immunohistochemistry will be positively considered. Other merits that will be considered in the evaluation are demonstrated skills in data-handling and statistics, image-analysis, teaching and scientific writing, including previous publications and presentations in international forums. In addition to the formal requirements that must be met, personal qualities and suitability for the position will be of great importance.

Working conditions

The working hours shall be utilized for research and research-related activities, such as experimentation, research communication, teaching and research administration. The successful applicant must be willing to engage him-/herself in the ongoing development of their discipline.

Remuneration for this position is in accordance with the standard State salary scale code 1109. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

How to apply

Application and submitted documents (see below) must be sent electronically via the application form available on www.jobbnorge.no and the application must include:

  • Presentation Letter, including a brief description of the applicant’s interest in, and motivation for the research project.
  • CV, with complete overview of education, supervised professional training and professional work and a list of international presentations and publications.
  • Diplomas and certificates:
    • diploma and transcript of PhD degree or equivalent (in original language and translated)
    • Certificate of postdoctoral training by host institution
    • Certificate of FELASA C for animal experimentation

If applicable, the applicant shall provide a description of his/her scientific production, also stating which works they consider most important.

Assessment

All applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. The committee’s mandate is to undertake an assessment of the applicants’ qualifications based on the written material presented by the applicant, and the detailed description outlined for the position. The applicants who are assessed as best qualified will be called in to an interview.

The University of Tromsø wishes to increase the proportion of females in research positions. In the event of two or more applicants found to be approximately equally qualified, female applicants will be given priority.

Contact information

For further information about the position and project, contact: Professor Inigo Martinez-Zubiaurre, E-mail: inigo.martinez@uit.no, Phone: +47 776 446 86/+47 98 61 82 05.

General information

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

UiT The Arctic University of Norway has HR policy objectives that emphasize diversity, and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their age, gender, functional ability and national or ethnic background. The university will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability.

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act. You may request to not be registered on the public list of applicants, but the University may decide that your name will be made public. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication.

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

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

UiT – Developing the high north

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

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

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

Read more about us at uit.no/helsefak

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Deadline

30th April 2020

Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Researcher position on the role of miRNAs in venous thromboembolism

The position

The Faculty of Health Sciences has a Researcher position available. The position is attached to the Department of Clinical Medicine, K.G. Jebsen – Thrombosis Research and Expertise Center (TREC) and the project “MicroRNAs for risk assessment and treatment of venous thromboembolism.”

The appointment is available from 01.08.2020 and is for a period of 3 years.

About K.G. Jebsen TREC

K. G. Jebsen TREC is a Research Center in translational medicine funded by the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation, UiT – the Arctic university of Norway, and the North Norwegian Health Authorities. In addition, the Center is funded by The Norwegian Research Council and Horizon 2020. Professor John-Bjarne Hansen is the head of K. G. Jebsen TREC. The Center has 4.6 permanent scientific positions (professors), 3 technical positions, 1 statistician, and 15-20 temporary scientific positions (PhD-students, researchers and postdoctors). K. G. Jebsen TREC has partners in Tromsø, Bodø, Oslo, Århus and Leiden.

The overall aim of K. G. Jebsen TREC is to identify novel inherited and environmental risk factors and extend the understanding of the pathogenesis in venous thromboembolism. For additional information visit our webpage: TREC K.G. Jebsen senter for tromboseforskning

Contact

Further information about the position and project is available by contacting John-Bjarne Hansen, phone +47 414 72 374, e-mail john-bjarne.hansen@uit.no or Omri Snir, phone +47 942 58 320, e-mail snir.omri@uit.no

About the project

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a highly prevalent disease with serious short- and long-term complications, including death. VTE affects around 1.1 million individuals in Europe each year, with 540,000 VTE-related deaths. The association between plasma levels of microRNAs and future risk of VTE is unknown. Recently, we have discovered some microRNAs that are associated with VTE risk, and this project is set to examine the functional properties of disease-associated microRNAs and to unravel their mechanistic role in the formation of venous thrombi. The work will mostly involve molecular and cellular in vitro work. However, the successful candidate will work within an extended multidisciplinary research team which was set to address the role of microRNA in VTE.

The candidate will be involved in supervision of PhD students on similar projects and, in addition, is expected to develop a project proposal with a progress plan. It is required that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of the appointment.

Qualification requirements

For appointment as Researcher, the applicant requires a Norwegian doctoral degree in cellular and molecular biology, or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognised as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree.

The candidate must have previous work and research experience within molecular biology, preferably within the field of microRNA. Knowledge within the field of haematology and thrombosis will be considered an advantage. The level of experience and relevance will be given weight.

The candidate must speak and write English fluently.

The candidate must be able to work systematically, independently and have the ability to work in an interdisciplinary research team. Emphasis will also be placed on communicative and collaborative skills, as well as personal suitability.

We can offer

  • Interesting work tasks in a cutting-edge research project
  • A vibrant international research community
  • State-of-the-art research infrastructure
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective agreement
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund

Working conditions

The working hours shall be utilised for research, research-related activities and research administration.

The successful applicant must be willing to engage himself/herself in the ongoing development of his/her discipline and the university as a whole.

The remuneration for this position is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1109.  

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

How to apply

Application and submitted documents (see below) must be sent electronically via the application form available on www.jobbnorge.no and the application must include:

  • Cover letter including a short description of interests and reasons for applying for the position
  • CV containing a complete overview of education, experience, professional work, pedagogical qualifications and references
  • diplomas and certificates
  • documentation of proficiency in English
  • list of works and description of these
    • the list of works shall contain the following information:
      • author(s), the work’s title
      • for articles: the journal’s name and volume, the first and last page of the article, year of publication
      • for publications: publisher, printer, year of publication, number of pages
  •  academic works:
    • The applicant may submit up to ten works that are central to his/her production. The applicant’s doctoral thesis is regarded in this context as one work.
  • In addition, the applicant shall provide a description of his/her production stating which works he/she considers the most important and which shall therefore be the main emphasis of the assessment. A brief description of the other listed works shall also be included to demonstrate depth of production.

Documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications through Jobbnorge.

Assessment

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

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

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

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

General

In addition, applicants shall also refer to the supplementary provisions for the appointment to teaching and research position at UiT, which are available on Welcome as an applicant for positions at UiT

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

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

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

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

We look forward to receiving your application!

UiT – Developing the high north

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

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

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

Read more about us at uit.no/helsefak

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Deadline

30th April 2020

Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

11 PhD positions in nanotechnology, physics, chemistry and biomedicine at the research center NanoLund

Lund University

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 8 160 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

NanoLund, the Center for Nanoscience at Lund University, engages 55 research groups in the faculties of engineering, science and medicine. With more than 130 PhD students and an annual turnover of 19 M€, we are Sweden’s largest research environment for nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Our aim is to use nanoscience and nanotechnology to address societal challenges, and it is our ambition to be a Great Place to do Nanoscience: to be an international, highly visible nanoscience center that offers exceptional scientific opportunities, training, and career development. We do this through a strong culture of openness and by offering access to a wide range of state-of-the-art capabilities within characterization, nanofabrication and modelling.

In this call, we offer up to 11 doctoral positions in three of NanoLund’s research areas, namely in Materials Science, Quantum Physics, and Nanobiology. The hosting research groups are located at the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Natural Sciences or the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University in Sweden. Applicants can apply for one or several of the projects in this call.

The open positions will be funded by a combination of grants and projects, including from the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, NanoLund, as well as the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Cofund project GenerationNano hosted by NanoLund.
All candidates will be engaged in frontline research in basic and/or applied sciences, and will receive training through courses in scientific as well as in transferable skills. We are offering a highly collaborative research environment, as well as an international network of cooperation partners from industry, academy and public authorities. Depending on the funding source for each project, students may undertake obligatory or voluntary secondments in the non-academic sector or abroad.

The research topics of the 11 open PhD positions are described in detail in the weblinks provided below. You can apply to one or several of the topics. Evaluation is merit-based on the assessment criteria below, thus, everyone who fulfils the admission requirements is encouraged to apply, from Sweden or anywhere in the world. Candidates who do not fulfil the MSCA mobility requirement relevant for GenerationNano can still be hired by other grants.

For more information email Gerda.Rentschler@ftf.lth.se or visit

https://www.nano.lu.se/

https://www.nano.lu.se/about/career-opportunities/generationnano

Open positions (click on links for details about projects, research groups, work tasks and desirable merits)

Formation and understanding of nanoparticle-based multifunctional novel materials for green-tech applications, generated by spark ablation. (1-2 positions)
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of materials science (TEFAFF00)

Main Supervisor: Maria Messing

Smart nanomaterials: project description, work tasks, and more

Generation and characterization of functional nanostructured magnetic materials
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of synchrotron radiation research (MNFYSI01)

Main Supervisor: Rasmus Westerström

Characterization of magnetic materials: project description, work tasks, and more

Fundamental relations between information and energy – Building electronic devices that use information as fuel
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of quantum physics and devices (TEFAFF00)

Main Supervisor: Ville Maisi

Information as fuel: project description, work tasks, and more

Advanced nanostructures for photon detection and sustainable energy generation
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of synchrotron radiation research (MNFYSI01)

Main Supervisor: Jesper Wallentin

Nanostructures for photon detection: project description, work tasks, and more

Ultrafast spectroscopy for new solar energy solutions
Research subject: PhD-studies in chemical physics (NAKEKF2)

Main Supervisor: Tönu Pullerits

Ultrafast spectroscopy: project description, work tasks, and more

Biomarker detection by optical sensing with nanowires
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of optical biosensors (TEFAFF00)

Main Supervisor: Heiner Linke

Optical biosensors: project description, work tasks, and more

How does the shape of bacteria influence their capability to infect?
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of biophysics (TEFAFF00)

Main Supervisor: Jonas Tegenfeldt

Morphology & virulence: project description, work tasks, and more

The role of the mechanics of cells, extracellular matrix and associated biomolecules in cancer
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of biophysics (TEFAFF00)

Main Supervisor: Jonas Tegenfeldt

Biomechanics & cancer: project description, work tasks, and more

Solubility of amyloid beta peptide as a function of intrinsic and extrinsic factors (1-2 positions)
Research subject: PhD-studies in physical chemistry (NAKEMFK2)

Main Supervisor: Sara Linse

Solubility of amyloid beta: project description, work tasks, and more

Nanoparticles in the brain: multitalented drug carriers to target neurodegenerative disease
Research subject: PhD-studies in medical sciences, within the discipline of neuroscience

Main Supervisor: Oxana Klementieva

Nanoparticles against neurodegenerative disease: project description, work tasks, and more

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 (no more than 20%). All doctoral students will be included in multidisciplinary and international cooperation network and a secondment in industry or a public authority, or a research visit to a university abroad, may also be part of the project.

Additional information about methods used and specific work tasks can be found at the project pages under:
https://www.nano.lu.se/about/career-opportunities/generationnano

Admission requirements
All doctoral projects have general and specific admission requirements. Above under each doctoral project, you will find the code for the subject curriculum that lists the specific admission requirements.

General 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.

Physics, LTH (TEFAFF00):
A person meets the specific admission requirements for third-cycle studies if he or she has:

  • at least 30 second-cycle credits of relevance to the subject, of which at least 15 credits shall comprise a second-cycle degree project, or
  • an MSc in engineering physics or an associated field, or a Master’s degree in physics or an associated field.

Physics, Science faculty (MNFYSI01)
A person meets the specific admission requirements for third-cycle studies if he or she has:

  • passed an independent project (e.g. degree project) of at least 30 credits in a relevant subject

Equivalent knowledge acquired through corresponding programmes will be assessed individually. In order to enable interdisciplinary initiatives and important specialisations in certain areas, students with qualifications in subjects other than Physics may be considered for admission.

Chemical Physics (NAKEKF2)
A person meets the specific admission requirements for third-cycle studies in chemical physics if he or she has: at least 120 second-cycle credits in chemistry of which at least 30 shall comprise a second-cycle degree project of relevance to the subject (here: Master degree in Physics, Chemical Physics, Molecular Spectroscopy, Optics or equivalent. Experience in spectroscopy and data analysis.). For chemical physics also 90 credits in physics will accepted. Equivalent knowledge acquired through corresponding programmes will be assessed individually.

Physical Chemistry (NAKEMFK2)
A person meets the specific admission requirements for third-cycle studies in physical chemistry if he or she has: at least 120 second-cycle credits in chemistry of which at least 30 shall comprise a second-cycle degree project of relevance to the subject (here: Master degree, or equivalent, with focus on physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry or equivalent, including advanced level courses in soft matter, surface- and colloid chemistry, biophysical chemistry or equivalent). Equivalent knowledge acquired through corresponding programmes will be assessed individually.

Medical Science:
To meet the requirements for specific eligibility, applicants must have:

  • at least 60 higher education credits within the subject area of third-cycle (PhD) studies.

For the specialisation in neuroscience, the subject areas comprise biophysics, biomedicine, molecular or cellular biology.

Also, the basic experience in the following subjects is a requirement:

  • biology or biophysics
  • biochemical assays or biophysical experiments
  • cell culture work (at least with cell lines)
  • mouse animal models and animal work

Requirements for all positions:

  • The student must be judged to have the potential to complete the programme
  • The student must have very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Desirable skills/knowledge are listed on the sub-page for each of the projects here:

https://www.nano.lu.se/about/career-opportunities/generationnano

Basis of assessment
Selection to postgraduate studies is based on the expected ability to perform well in the studies. The evaluation of the ability to perform well is based primarily on the results of studies at the basic and advanced levels, in particular:

  1. Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of the 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 postgraduate studies, such as professional experience.

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. Third cycle studies at Lund University 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 must be written in English and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the specific research project(s) you are applying for 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.).

You will be asked to answer a number of evaluation questions when submitting the application.

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

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment1st of September 2020 unless otherwise agreed
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions11
Working hours100%
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/1026
ContactGerda Rentschler, +46462223776
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date04.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Monday May 4th, 2020

Postdoctoral position in the Department of Zoology

About the workplace

A two-year postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Zoology, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm. The position is supervised by Prof. Ulf Jondelius, as a part of the project “Evolution of Xenacoelomorpha, an ancient animal group ” funded by the Swedish Reseach Council. The goal of this project is to perform an analysis of phylogeny, evolutionary rates and gene content of the marine animal group Xenacoelomorpha using transcriptomic and genomic data.

Work tasks

The successful candidate will manage and analyse transcriptome and genome sequencing data, perform phylogenomic analyses and write and publish scientific papers. There will be opportunities to participate in undergraduate teaching and supervision of students.

Qualifications

Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. We are looking for candidates with primarily dry-lab skills in the fields of genomics, transcriptomics and phylogenomics including experience with managing, processing and analysing next-generation sequencing data. Specific experience with metazoan evolution and microscopic invertebrates constitutes an advantage, but is not strictly necessary.
The candidate must be highly motivated, creatively thinking with a collaborative attitude, have strong writing skills and a record of high-quality scientific publications. Excellent English language skills both written and spoken, are a requisite.

Scope of employment

Form of employment: Temporary employment

Scope: Full-time

The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years,
Start date 1 August 2020 or as per agreement.

Application

Last application date: 01/05/2020

Reference number: 2.3.1-101-2020

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Employment

Number of positions advertised:  1

Contact

Ulf Jondelius
Professor
+46 707 838 711
ulf.jondelius@nrm.se

Union representative

Mattias Forshage, ST
08-519 540 49
Hege Vårdal, Saco-S
+46 8 519 551 93

Other

The Swedish Museum of Natural History strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

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Post expires on Friday May 1st, 2020

Four PhD fellowships in Palaeoproteomics at the Globe Institute and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research

We are recruiting candidates for four PhD positions, three at the Globe Institute and one at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, in palaeoproteomics for human evolution, starting 1 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The fellowships are part of the European Training Network “PUSHH: Palaeoproteomics to Unleash Studies on Human History”, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No. 861389.

About PUSHH
The PUSHH ETN builds on the recent exciting advances in palaeoproteomics, i.e. mass spectrometry-based ancient protein sequencing. PUSHH will develop new proteomic methods, optimised for ancient protein analysis, that will be applied to address outstanding evolutionary questions in human and hominoid evolution. Currently, there are very few specialists that have been trained to analyse ancient proteins, but the growing demand for information provided by palaeoproteomics will require highly qualified profiles with backgrounds in analytical chemistry, bioinformatics, palaeoanthropology and palaeontology. PUSHH will fill this advanced training gap by providing international, and intersectoral doctoral (PhD) training, for 14 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in seven different EU countries. PUSHH will guide the ESRs to develop the advanced interdisciplinary competence they need to achieve seamless integration of palaeoproteomics with the established research approaches currently used in palaeoanthropology and archaeology. Read more about the network at www.pushh-etn.eu.

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

As an ESR within the PUSHH network you are also expected to:

  • Actively attend all the mandatory network wide PUSHH activities, which will take place in multiple locations in and outside Europe
  • Travel for a mandatory secondment period (research stay) at another institution within the PUSHH consortium.
  • Actively take part in the research projects involving multiple institutions and ESRs within the PUSHH network
  • Deliver scientific articles and/or book chapters in collaboration with other PUSHH ESRs and supervisors
  • Communicate your scientific activity to a broad audience, for example through outreach activities, public lectures, podcasts, and social media
  • Comply with the highest standards of research integrity, as set out in the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a PhD position in PUSHH on 1 August 2020 you must:

  • have not resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months since 1 August 2017. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.
  • be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when you obtained the first degree entitling you to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which you are recruited), even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged.

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in human evolution, proteomics, ancient biomolecules and bioinformatics
  • Demonstrated proficiency in both written and spoken English

Detailed information about each fellowship

Fellowship 1 (ESR6) Molecular-Based Phylogeny of Paranthropus robustus

Our group and research
The successful applicant will be part of the Cappellini Palaeoproteomics Group. The Cappellini Group is a major international player in using palaeoproteomics to retrieve deep-time genetic information, usually older than 1 million years, and reconstruct the phylogeny of extinct animal species, in particular hominids , by sequencing protein remains from fossils. In the last few years, the research activity pursued in the Cappellini Group significantly contributed to expand the application of proteomics, an approach initially developed for conventional biomedical applications, to ancient protein traces retrieved from paleontological, paleoanthropological and cultural heritage materials. The Cappellini Group is part of the Section for Evolutionary Genomics at the Globe Institute. With its 11 research groups, EvoGenomics investigates broad reaching questions of cross-disciplinary interest, including the correlation between phylogeny, chemical biology/biological interactions and natural products. Since 2009, the Cappellini Group has established a solid collaboration with the Mass Spectrometry for Quantitative Proteomics group lead by Prof. Jesper V. Olsen at NovoNordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR) at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, placing University of Copenhagen at the forefront of ancient proteomics investigation.

Project description
In Africa, the Plio-Pleistocene hominin fossil record is characterised by the presence of the genus Austrolopithecus, from which the genus Homo emerged. Robust members of Australopithecus, including both South African and East African specimens, have frequently been included into a separate genus, Paranthropus. The successful candidate for this position will extract ancient protein remains from Paranthropus dental enamel specimens from South Africa. The candidate will then reconstruct Paranthropus dental enamel protein sequences and will compare them to the homologous ones from modern and extinct hominin species to infer the Paranthropus robustus phylogenetic position in the hominin tree. Such an achievement will represent a breakthrough in biomolecular-based hominin phylogeny as both ancient DNA and ancient skeletal proteins are generally considered challenging to retrieve from the Early Pleistocene African hominin fossil record. Specimens will be made available, and data interpretation will be conducted in collaboration with Professor Rogers Ackermann (University of Cape Town, South Africa), an expert in the South African hominin fossil record.

Specific requirements
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. biochemistry, proteomics, molecular biology, evolutionary biology, biological anthropology, or similar discipline.

Other important criteria for the assessment of applicants are:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of protein biochemistry and/or ancient biomolecules degradation processes,
  • Demonstrated and extensive experience in designing, implementing, and optimizing analytical methods for: sample preparation, genomic and/or tandem mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics data generation, and data interpretation in high-throughput ancient DNA and/or ancient protein experimental workflows,
  • Experience in protein identification and/or amino acid/DNA sequence reconstruction from on MS/MS-based (palaeo)proteomics and/or (palaeo)genomic data,
  • Demonstrated experience in statistical validation of (palaeo)proteomics and/or (palaeo)genomic data and results,
  • Experience in processing and interpreting (palaeo)proteomics and/or (palaeo)genomic data for phylogenetic inference and/or population genomics reconstructions,
  • Ability to write, with a high level of independence, scientific manuscripts, reporting the original results generated, for publication in the most prestigious peer-reviewed journals.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member in a highly interdisciplinary environment with colleagues with different scientific backgrounds

Desirable criteria for the assessment include: advanced experience in implementing, and optimizing palaeoproteomics methods; experience in  human and/or primate phylogenetic inference and/or population genomics; experience in molecular-based evolutionary biology and population; demonstrated experience in development and delivery of public outreach initiatives; and advanced computational skills for command line-based manipulation and statistical analysis of large genomic/proteomic datasets on large computational infrastructures.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Enrico Cappellini, Globe Institute, ecapellini@sund.ku.dk, +45 35321338.

Start:                  1 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter

Duration:           3 years (36 months) as a PhD student

Fellowship 2 (ESR3) Gigantopithecus and Asian Miocene primates using proteomics and 3D imagery

Our group and research
The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary group composed of world top specialists in molecular biology, palaeoproteomics, palaeoanthropology, palaeontology and 3D imaging. The candidate will be based at either Geogenetics Center or at Cappellini Palaeoproteomics Group both based at the Globe Institute. Geogenetics is a Centre of excellence that studies ancient DNA, environmental DNA and human evolution to disease association. This highly multidisciplinary and international group, including specialists from China, Spain, France and Denmark, is interested in human and primates origins generally and in Southeast Asia. It has a long record of field work and lab work especially in China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

Project description

The successful candidate will study the characteristics and morphology of the teeth of Asian primates from the Miocene period including a molecular profiling. The selected candidate will study the relationships among them and other primates such as Sivapithecus and Gigantopithecus as well as other aspects, including sexual dimorphism, morphological characteristics and lineage specific evolutionary challenges. The candidate will be trained in 3D imagery and morphometric geometrics applied to teeth and in palaeoproteomics in order to recover molecular data from fossils dating mainly from the Miocene. The phylogenetic lineage of extinct fossils will be studied combining different methodological approaches, such as: 3D imagery, palaeoproteomics and population genomics.

As part of the PhD training it will be possible to take courses in palaeontology, palaeoanthropology, bioinformatics and palaeoproteomics. The selected candidate will also have the opportunity to work with internationally renowned specialists in the field of paleontology, palaeoanthropology, palaeoproteomics, molecular biology, bioinformatics, including: T. Marques-Bonet, C. Zanolli, A-M. Bacon, Wang Wei, E. Cappellini, F. Welker, F. Racimo.

Specific requirements
Applicants must have an MSc degree or equivalent, with a background in one or more of the following areas: evolutionary biology, palaeontology, palaeoanthropology, morphometric geometrics, genomics, proteomics. Experience in genomics or proteomics is encouraged but not required for application.

Principal supervisor is Assist. Prof. Fabrice Demeter, Lundbeck GeoGenetics Centre, Globe Institute, f.demeter@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +33620654274

Co-supervisor is Prof. Tomas Marques-Bonet, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Barcelona.

Advisor is Dr Clément Zanolli, CNRS-University of Bordeaux

Start:                 1 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter

Duration:           3 years (36 months) as a PhD student

Fellowship 3 (ESR13) Reconstructing the population history of archaic hominins using ancient proteomes

Our group and research
The Racimo group focuses on using ancient and present-day genomes and proteomes to understand prehistoric patterns of population divergence, selection and admixture over time, and to develop new ways to jointly analyze evolutionary and functional genomic data. We are currently composed of 2 postdocs, 2 PhD students and several MSc students, and our research is at the interface of methods development and data analysis. The Racimo group is part of the Section for Geogenetics at the Globe Institute. For more information, see: https://sites.google.com/site/fernandoracimo/home

Project description
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to use paleoproteomics data to reconstruct ancient population histories and determine the relationships among different groups of hominins, whose genomes are currently unreachable due to their age. The candidate will combine ancient protein sequences with in silico translated protein sequences from archaic and modern hominins, and develop methods that can maximize the amount of information that can be extracted from these sequences. The candidate will use state-of-the-art techniques from population genetics, coalescent theory, phylogenetics and statistical inference, and apply the newly developed methods to different hominin datasets, so as to infer the deep population history of multiple hominin groups, including population split times and admixture events.

As part of the PhD training it will be possible to take courses in bioinformatics, computer science, statistical inference, machine learning, data science, population genetics, paleogenomics, paleoproteomics, and archaeological science, among others. The candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate with international leaders in the fields of palaeoproteomics and paleogenomics including Enrico Cappellini, Frido Welker, Tomas Marques-Bonet, Kirsty Penkman and Jürgen Cox.

Specific requirements
Applicants must have an MSc degree or equivalent, with a background in one or more of the following areas: evolutionary biology, archaeology, population genetics, computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics, mathematics and/or statistics. Experience in proteomics is encouraged but not required for application.

Other important criteria for the assessment of applicants are:

  • Demonstrated working proficiency in one or more programming languages commonly used in data science (e.g. experience in Python, R, C/C++, Java or Julia) and have experience in the UNIX operating environment.

Principal supervisor is Assist. Prof. Fernando Racimo, Lundbeck GeoGenetics Centre, Globe Institute, fracimo@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 22 96 36 96

Start:                  1 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter

Duration:           3 years (36 months) as a PhD student

Place of employment for fellowships 1-3
The place of employment is at the Globe Institute, part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. The Institute’s main purpose is to address basic scientific questions through interdisciplinary approaches. The institute operates at the intersection of natural and medical sciences and the humanities. The Globe Institute’s underlying philosophy is that resolution to complex problems stems from integration of multiple scientific approaches and interaction of diverse mindsets.

Fellowship 4 (ESR11) High-resolution mass spectrometry for palaeoproteomics

Our group and research
The “Mass Spectrometry for Quantitative Proteomics” group is headed by Prof. Dr. Jesper V. Olsen, who is also vice director of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR) at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen. The Olsen Group has 15 members and it is a highly interdisciplinary group consisting of international researchers with diverse competences in analytical chemistry, mass spectrometry, proteomics, molecular biology and bioinformatics. They are developing and applying mass spectrometry-based proteomics technologies to solve questions in biology and biomedicine as well as palaeoproteomics. We have for more than ten years been collaborating closely with the Cappellini Palaeoproteomics Group at the Globe Institute and we are now among the world-leading laboratories in mass spectrometry-based palaeoproteomics technology developments. We also work closely with the leading vendors in proteomics hardware and software developments. Over the years, we have used our palaeoproteomics technology developments to analyze ancient protein remains and address a number of interesting questions that cannot be answered by ancient DNA.

Project description

This PhD project aims at developing and applying high-resolution orbitrap tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) based methods and associated computational proteomics strategies to maximise the extension and the reliability of amino acid sequences recovered from protein traces originating from fossils that are older than 1 million years. This is a major challenge as the proteins will be highly degraded and oxidative modifications abundant. The successful candidate will optimize different MS/MS acquisition strategies and make use of various front-end peptide separation technologies including offline high-pH reversed phase chromatography and high Field Asymmetric Ion Mobility Spectrometry (FAIMS). The candidate will work closely with ESR9 (at Devro plc) to optimize and adapt fast LC gradients using the EvoSEP One system in combination with data-independent acquisition (DIA) strategies on the benchtop hybrid Orbitrap platform. This rapid EvoSep-Orbitrap-DIA screening platform will also be implemented in collaboration with ESR7 (at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) for analysis of thousands of bone chips from caves known to be occupied by anatomically modern humans, Neanderthals and Denisovans to identify hominin remains and further characterise them through deep palaeogenomic sequencing. The candidate will also work in close collaboration with ESR8 (at University of Bergen) on optimizing and improving the MS/MS capabilities of orbitrap tandem mass spectrometers for ancient protein sequencing to confidently identify protein binders present in liquefied ochre-rich mixtures from Blombos Cave, South Africa, dated to ~100 ka ago and considered among the first hallmarks of complex modern human cognition.

Specific requirements
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. biotechnology, analytical chemistry, biochemistry or related fields of science.

Other important criteria for the assessment of applicants are:

  • Experience with script programming in the languages such as R or Python is a clear advantage.
  • Hands-on experience with high-resolution Orbitrap mass spectrometry (Q Exactive, Exploris 480 or Lumos instrumentation) is desirable.
  • Prior experience with liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry for peptide analysis is a must.
  • Strong interest in analysis of protein post-translational modifications (PTMs).
  • Prior knowledge and experience with biostatistical analysis of large genomic/proteomic datasets on large computational infrastructures is a valued plus.

Principal supervisor is Professor Jesper V. Olsen, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, jesper.olsen@cpr.ku.dk,  Direct Phone: +45 35 32 50 22

Start:                  1 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter

Duration:           3 years (36 months) as a PhD student

Place of employment for fellowship 4

The place of employment is at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR) and the successful applicants will mainly be based at the Proteomics Program at the Center, part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen, in Copenhagen city center. The research environment at CPR is vibrant, ambitious, and international, with approx. 200 employees covering 30 different nationalities. The Center comprises modern laboratories and state-of-the-art facilities within protein science. Seminars with high profiled international speakers and regular internal research seminars are organized at CPR .

Terms of employment for all four fellowships

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

It is conditioned upon the applicant’s successful 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 agreement 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 27,593 DKK /approx. 3,695 EUR (April 2020-level) plus pension.

Questions
For specific information about each PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.

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 and select the fellowship, you would like to apply for. 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. Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline: 4 May 2020, 23:59 pm 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 http://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 to apply for the position. 

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

Deadline: 4 May 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Globe Institute and Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research
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Post expires on Monday May 4th, 2020

PhD position in chemical ecology within nGICE

Ref SLU ua 2020.2.5.1-1380

Institutionen för växtskyddsbiologi

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Department of Plant Protection Biology, has an open position for a PhD student in chemical ecology within nGICE. The PhD student will assess how climate impact on the vector capacity of mosquitoes.

The Max Planck Centre, next Generation Insect Chemical Ecology (nGICE) is a high-level cooperation between SLU, Lund University and the Max Planck Society. The nGICE Centre focuses on a better understanding of the consequences of global climate change on insect ecosystem services, outbreaks of invasive insect species and the spread of disease vectors in Europe through the lens of insect chemical communication systems.

The Disease Vector group at the Department of Plant Protection Biology conducts and promotes basic research on the chemical ecology of disease vectors in accordance with societal needs, nationally and internationally, and apply this know-how to develop novel surveillance and control tools to be used within the integrated vector management framework. Our multi-disciplinary approach, to study how odour-mediated behaviours of disease vectors are modulated by external chemosensory cues and internal physiological states, is directed towards the identification of targets for reducing host-vector interactions.

Climate impact on vector capacity

Description:

With rising temperatures, increasing pollution and extreme water conditions, the Anthropocene is seeing range expansions, contractions and outright migration of a wide variety of species, resulting in new inter- and intra-specific contacts, with the potential to create super-vectors of disease. Such a range expansion of two Culex pipiens biotypes has resulted in hybrid offspring that are seriously effective bridge vectors of West Nile virus. While each parent is either strongly ornithophilic or anthropophilic, the hybrid offspring are both, making them superb bridge vectors. Here, we will analyse the mechanisms underlying the change in host preference, using both classical and reverse chemical ecology approaches. While behavioural analyses will be important for determining parental and hybrid phenotypes, the focus of the project will be to identify and functionally characterise the chemoreceptors involved in host preference variation. At least six months of the position will be spent in Jena, Germany.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will hold a MSc in a biology-related field. Experience with behavioural analysis of insects is a requirement. In addition, experience with transcriptomic and functional genomic analyses are significant assets. S/he should be fluent in spoken and written English, and have excellent communication skills. The candidate should enjoy working in a group environment, as well as demonstrate a solid ability to work independently to advance our research.

Place of work:

Alnarp, Sweden

Forms for funding or employment:

Employment (4 years) fully funded

Starting date:

1 September 2020

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2020-04-30, use the button below.

Specific documents attached: Applications must contain (1) PhD application form, (2) CV, (3) a description of research experience, (4) a statement of scientific interests, as well as (5) contact information of two references.

A person has basic eligibility for third cycle education if he or she has taken a second cycle qualification or has completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 higher education credits at second cycle education. Upper secondary school grades equivalent to English B/English 6 are a basic requirement.

Selection among applicants meeting the requirements is made with reference to written application including curriculum vitae, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, one copy of the dissertation for masters or undergraduate degree, a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant’s qualifications, certified knowledge of the English language and an interview.

Please observe that applicant/s chosen to participate in an interview shall hand in certified true copies of certificates, diplomas and transcripts from previous studies at an internationally recognized higher education institution (university or university college) and transcripts in connection to the interview. If the applicant is a foreign citizen we require a certified copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photography.

Read about the PhD education at SLU at www.slu.se/en/education/postgraduate-studies/

Academic union representatives:

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


Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet (SLU) utvecklar kunskapen om de biologiska naturresurserna, och hur vi kan förvalta och nyttja dem på ett hållbart sätt. Detta sker genom utbildning, forskning och miljöanalys, i nära samverkan med näring och samhälle. SLU är ett internationellt och forskningsintensivt universitet, men erbjuder också unika utbildningar som agronom, veterinär, jägmästare, miljöekonom och landskapsarkitekt.

SLU har drygt 3000 medarbetare, 5000 studenter och forskarstuderande och en omsättning på över tre miljarder kronor. Universitetet satsar på attraktiva miljöer på sina campusområden i Alnarp, Umeå och Uppsala.

www.slu.se

SLU eftersträvar mångfald och jämn könsfördelning.

Contact person

Rickard Ignell

Head of department/Prefekt

+46 40-41 53 11

rickard.ignell@slu.se

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Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Two Postdoc positions in modelling plant-environment and soil-plant interactions

Ref SLU ua 2020.2.5.1-1049

Department of Crop Production Ecology

Department of Crop Production Ecology, part of the Ecology Centre at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), in Uppsala, Sweden. The research conducted within the department generally aims at improving crop and forest productivity and sustainability, considering the interactions with the surrounding environment. The Ecology Center offers a stimulating research environment, involving scientists with very diverse and complementary expertise, aiming at sustainable agriculture, forest production and biological conservation. Furthermore, the location in Uppsala allows opportunities for collaborations with researchers at Uppsala University, Stockholm University, and KTH.

Societies need to achieve food security and obtain biomass from managed ecosystems while minimizing the negative environmental and climate impacts. Identifying management solutions that are sustainable in the long term and are robust to changes in climate requires considering environmental and technological limits, and the tradeoffs implicit in contrasting needs. Mathematical models based on ecological and physiological mechanisms allow exploring future climatic conditions and how they can affect crops and forests. In combination with extensive available data, these models can thus offer insights on climate change adaptation strategies.

Position 1 will be part of the project “Innovative modelling approaches for the identification of boreal forest management strategies under a changing climate” – involving the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and the Natural Resources Institute (LUKE) in Finland. Boreal forests are warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet and increasingly prone to drought and heat stress. Exploiting mathematical models jointly with multi-scale data, the project aims at identifying the key mechanisms behind boreal forest response to climate change; and to evaluate management solutions to prepare boreal forests and forestry for future climates.

Position 2 will be associated with the project “Examining the prospects of perennial grain crops for sustainable food production” – a collaboration between the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and The Land Institute and the University of Kansas in the USA. There is an emerging interest in the use of perennial grain crops, which are under development, for their ability to provide food as well as many ecosystem services. Yet, a shift from annual to perennial crops presents several potential tradeoffs, mediated by crop traits as well as climatic and soil conditions. The aim of the project is to explore such tradeoffs using mathematical models.

Duties:

The postdoctoral researchers will develop, evaluate, and apply mechanistic models and stochastic methods for the assessment of the interactions between plants, soils and the environment in managed ecosystems. While there is some flexibility in the research tasks and approaches, the work will include development of novel process-based mathematical models, use of existing ones, and collation and analyses of ecophysiological, environmental and climatic data. The postdoctoral fellows are expected to take active part to develop the projects and to write and publish science in collaboration with the research team. The successful candidates will enter  world leading, international research teams working with both crops and forest systems, with an outstanding publication record and extensive empirical and theoretical expertise  (https://giuliavico.wordpress.com, https://www.luke.fi/en/personnel/samuli-launiainen/, https://landinstitute.org/about-us/staff/tim-crews/, https://geog.ku.edu/nathaniel-brunsell). This is a great opportunity to further your modelling skills, develop your research network, and gain experience in proposal writing.

Qualifications:

We are looking for highly motivated candidates who are actively pursuing an academic career, with an interest in the development and use of process-based models to describe plant-environment interactions and/or soil-plant interactions. Applicants should have a PhD in quantitative disciplines, such as plant biology, ecology, hydrology, earth and environmental sciences, soil sciences, agronomy, applied mathematics or physics, or related fields. Previous experience in model development (i.e., beyond the use of existing models) is required. The applicants shall also have a demonstrated ability to independently initiate, conduct, and complete research projects; and to generate and publish the findings in international peer-reviewed journals. Excellent communication skills in English (both written and oral) are required. The applicants are expected to have documented research experience with models coupling plants, biogeochemical cycles, ecosystems, and environmental conditions. Strong quantitative and programming skills (in MatLab, R, Python, C, Mathematica, Fortran, or other programming languages for data analysis and model implementation) are required. For position 1, experience in analyzing spatial data and modelling spatial patterns of vegetation response to pedoclimatic conditions at the hillslope to landscape scale is a merit.

Place of work:

Uppsala, Sweden

Form of employment:

Two year

Extent:

100%

Starting date:

By agreement

Application:

We welcome your application no later than May 12th, 2020. Please use the application button below. Applications received via email will not be considered.

The application should be written in English and contain: i) a statement of scientific interests and motivation for applying to this position (max 8000 characters including spaces); ii) Curriculum Vitae including a complete publication list, separating peer-reviewed papers from other publications; iii) contact information of at least two reference persons; iv) copies of previous university degrees and transcripts of academic records. The statement should clearly highlight current research interests and other activities of relevance for at least one of the advertised positions.

Academic union representatives:

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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

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

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SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Giulia Vico

Associate Professor

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Post expires on Tuesday May 12th, 2020

Doctoral (PhD) student position in translational control of the macrophage phenotype

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

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

The research group

The Department of Oncology-Pathology is searching for a PhD student to work with Dr Ola Larsson to study the role of mRNA translation in macrophages during tumor development. More detail about the group can be found at http://ki.se/onkpat/ola-larssons-forskargrupp.

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student

One of the major challenges during anti-cancer therapy is to restrict invasiveness and metastatic dissemination. It is well established that Tumor Associated Macrophages (TAMs) are linked to tumor progression and poor survival. Therefore, shifting tumor-promoting macrophages towards a tumor-inhibitory phenotype is a therapeutic strategy. Altered selective mRNA translation has emerged as an important mode for regulation of gene expression during tumor progression. The goal of the project is to understand how mRNA translation controls macrophage phenotypes to see if this can be exploited for anti-cancer therapy.

Although the project will include laboratory work, the project is largely based on statistical, bioinformatics and systems biology analyses of mRNA translation using data obtained both from cell models and patient materials. Therefore, students with undergraduate studies including bioinformatics/biostatistics with an interest to also perform wet lab studies; or students with undergraduate studies in e.g. molecular biology or biomedicine with a strong interest in statistics and analyses of large data sets are best suited for this educational project.  The PhD student will analyze complex experimental data, interpret and present results and participate in the writing of scientific papers.

What do we offer?

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

Eligibility requirements for doctoral education

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

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

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

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

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

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

B) Specific eligibility requirement

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

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

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

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

Skills and personal qualities

Applications are welcome from talented students with degrees in biostatistics, bioinformatics or equivalent; or students with degrees in molecular biology or biomedicine with a strong interest in statistics and analyses of large data sets. Documented post-graduation experience within the field of statistical and/or bioinformatics analysis of data from medical or biomedical research projects is preferable but not necessary. An understanding of mRNA translation and/or cancer biology is an advantage. We are seeking a highly motivated and creative person. The candidate should have good communication skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in a team. Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability. Excellent ability to express themselves in speech and writing in English is a requirement.

Terms and conditions

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

Application process

Submit your application and supporting documents through the Varbi recruitment system. Use the button in the top right corner and follow the instructions.

Your application should contain the following documents:

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

Selection

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

Karolinska Institutet uses the following bases of assessment:

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

 All applicants will be informed when the recruitment is completed.


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Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
Reference number2-1569/2020
ContactOla Larsson, 08-524 812 28, ola.larsson@ki.se
Union representativeHelen Eriksson, OFR, 08-524 823 38Andreas Lundqvist, SACO, 08-517 768 84
Last application date22.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Wednesday April 22nd, 2020

Doctoral (PhD) student position in Molecular Epidemiology of Aging

The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) is among the largest departments of epidemiology in Europe with special focus on increasing our knowledge of the aetiology of different diseases. Our department consists of researchers, doctoral students, biostatisticians, data collectors and database administrators as well as administrative personnel, in total some 250 staff. The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at ki.se/meb

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

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

The research group

This is a joint position by Karolinska Institutet & National Institute on Aging. The aging research group at MEB is involved in a wide variety of research projects, including molecular and genetic epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, as well as twin and family studies. The group contains about 18 people – from senior professor to PhD- and master students – with five different PI´s collaborating on many research topics within aging. Research interests are biological aging, frailty, genetics of dementia, polypharmacy in the old and many more. For more information please contact Sara Hägg, see information below

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student

The doctoral student project aims at investigating available drugs to repurpose for preventive treatment of Alzheimer´s disease (AD) using epidemiological data and methods. To assess the effect of an approved drug in a new context, one would ideally carry out a large randomized controlled trial. However, for practical reasons, this may not always be feasible. Instead, data driven approaches may be applied to investigate the effect of a given drug on alternative outcomes. Hence, we hypothesize that primary preventive drugs for AD exist and can be found using causal inference methods on epidemiological data. The selected student should have an interest in aging and epidemiological research questions. The position is a joint effort between KI and NIA/NIH, with supervisors both from Sweden and US. Hence, the student will be part of the doctoral program in epidemiology at KI and attend courses in epidemiology and biostatistics, but is also required to conduct one of the studies at the NIA in Baltimore, US, for 18 months.

What do we offer?

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

Eligibility requirements for doctoral education

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

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

  1. A) General eligibility requirement You meet the general eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

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

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

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

  1. B) Specific eligibility requirement

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

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

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

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

Skills and personal qualities

• The applicant should have a master’s degree in biomedical or health sciences, epidemiology, gerontology, genetics, bioinformatics, biostatistics, statistics or related discipline, and have a strong interest in aging and Alzheimer´s disease.

• The applicant should have at least some knowledge or training in genetics and epidemiology.

• Programming skills in R is considered a strong merit.

• Experience with research in the field of aging, epidemiology or genetics is a strong merit.

• Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

• The applicant should be able to work well in a team, as well as having the ability to work independently.

Terms and conditions

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

Application process

Submit your application and supporting documents through the Varbi recruitment system. Use the button in the top right corner and follow the instructions.

Your application should contain the following documents:

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

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

Karolinska Institutet uses the following bases of assessment:

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

 All applicants will be informed when the recruitment is completed.

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Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Working hours100%
Reference number2-1522/2020
ContactSara Hägg, sara.hagg@ki.seSofia Anderberg, sofia.anderberg@ki.se
Union representativeHenry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80Ann Almqvist, SACO, 08-52486199Niklas Andersson, OFR, 08-524 874 19
Last application date23.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral student in digital pathology and artificial intelligence

The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) is among the largest departments of epidemiology in Europe with special focus on increasing our knowledge of the aetiology of different diseases. Our department consists of researchers, doctoral students, biostatisticians, data collectors and database administrators as well as administrative personnel, in total some 250 staff. The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at ki.se/meb

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

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

The research group

The prostate cancer group at MEB is a highly interdisciplinary and vibrant research group at the international forefront of developing and implementing precision medicine strategies for improving diagnostics and treatment of prostate cancer. The research spans world-quality data sources, innovative clinical trials, cutting edge genomics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student

The work aims at improving prostate cancer care by developing artificial intelligence techniques for digital pathology data. Automated deep learning systems have shown promise in accurately grading prostate cancer. We recently published results in the leading medical journal the Lancet Oncology showing that systems based on convolutional neural networks can achieve expert pathologist-level performance. We are now looking for a doctoral student with an interest in image analysis, digital pathology and deep learning to continue this work with respect to both technical methods development and towards prospective validations in clinical trials.

The candidate is expected to absorb necessary knowledge on cancer aetiology and to maintain a high level of statistical and machine learning competence with focus on image analysis.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

B) Specific eligibility requirement

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

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

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

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

Skills and personal qualities

The applicant should possess a Master’s degree in a relevant field such as computer science, signal processing, machine learning, statistics or bioinformatics.

The ideal candidate is experienced in image analysis, the development of deep learning models. Experience from applications of statistics or machine learning methods in medicine and/or epidemiology are also considered strong merits, together with experience from cross-disciplinary research in a cancer research environment.

Strong programming skills (e.g. in Python, R or MATLAB) are a must, and software development experience is an advantage. Familiarity with machine learning and image analysis frameworks (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch, Keras, Scikit-learn, OpenCV), whole slide image file formats, databases and high-performance cluster/cloud computing are considered merits.

Fluency in English is required, and experience of writing and publishing research articles in English is an advantage.

Personal characteristics

The applicant should be highly collegial, and be able to work well in a cross-disciplinary team as well as having the ability to work independently. Further, the applicant should know how to successfully multitask. The applicant should have excellent analytical skills, possess curiosity and creativity, and have capacity to take responsibility for research projects together with the supervisor.

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

Application process
Submit your application and supporting documents through the Varbi recruitment system. Use the button in the top right corner and follow the instructions.

Your application should contain the following documents:

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

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

Karolinska Institutet uses the following bases of assessment:

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

 All applicants will be informed when the recruitment is completed.

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Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Working hours100%
CitySolna
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference number2-1077/2020
ContactMartin Eklund, martin.eklund@ki.seSara Tiste, sara.tiste@ki.se
Union representativeHenry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80Niklas Andersson, OFR, niklas.andersson@ki.seAnn Almqvist, SACO, 08-52486199, Ann.almqvist@ki.se
Last application date20.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral (PhD) student position in RNA structural biology using NMR (4 years)

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

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

The research group

More than 50% of the human genome codes for non-coding RNA. These RNAs are ubiquitous among all life forms and the mechanisms how non-coding RNAs regulate these cellular functions are largely unknown.

Our research group is interested in understanding how RNAs change their structures in order to perform function. Until recently, only snapshots of molecules could be observed, hiding their mode of operation. We employ liquid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and other biophysical and biochemical techniques, to investigate the molecular mechanism of RNA function (Nature 2012, 2015 & 2020). When function of these molecular machines becomes apparent, it also provides a variety of unique new drug targets. The lab also develops methods in NMR and RNA biochemistry to address these questions.

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student

The student will elucidate the dynamics of ribosomal RNA, including method development for NMR and sample preparation. The project includes large scale RNA production for structural characterization, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) elucidation and development of new methods in RNA biochemistry, NMR or computational tools for analysis. You will work in a team together with other lab members and regularly present the research work in lab-meetings, seminars and at international conferences.

What do we offer?

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

Eligibility requirements for doctoral education

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

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

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

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

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

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

B) Specific eligibility requirement

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

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

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

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

Skills and personal qualities

We are looking for a highly motivated, well organized, driven and enthusiastic person interested in our area of research, whom is ready to explore new avenues in science. The candidate should have a high degree of independence but should also show a collaborative approach to research and be able to work productively in a team. Experience with laboratory work in RNA biochemistry and previous work with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) or RNA structural biology are of great advantage. Fluency in English is a requirement (written and oral).

Terms and conditions

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

Application process

Submit your application and supporting documents through the Varbi recruitment system. Use the button in the top right corner and follow the instructions.

Your application should contain the following documents:

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

Selection

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

Karolinska Institutet uses the following bases of assessment:

– Documented subject knowledge of relevance to the area of research; Experience with laboratory work in RNA biochemistry for structural sample preparation and previous work with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), python programming and RNA structural biology are of great advantage.
– Analytical skill
– Other documented knowledge or experience that may be relevant to doctoral studies in the subject.

 All applicants will be informed when the recruitment is completed.


Links

http://ki.se/en/mbb/katja-petzold-group & www.petzoldlab.com

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Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentUpon agreement
SalaryMonthly
Reference number2-1502/2020
ContactKatja Petzold, katja.petzold@ki.se
Union representativeHongyan Xia, SACO, hongyan.xia@ki.seVenus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
Last application date20.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Monday April 20th, 2020

Doctoral (PhD) student position in intestinal homeostasis and colorectal cancer

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

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

The research group

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the group of Dr. Magdalena Paolino, funded by the Karolinska Institutet, the Swedish Research Council and the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation (https://ki.se/en/meds/team-magdalena-paolino).

The Paolino lab is a dynamic and well-funded research team that applies multi-disciplinary and innovative approaches for gene editing in disease modelling, in order to reveal the underlying molecular mechanisms of disease pathogenesis that could be used for developing novel therapies. The lab’s current focus is on exploring novel roles for ubiquitin-related genes in physiology and disease, covering primarily immunity, cancer and metabolism (Nature 2014, Cell 2015, etc. see lab page). Besides providing access to cutting-edge technology and infrastructure, our lab offers a creative, collaborative and supportive environment full of expertise, passion and curiosity.  Between our lab members, collaborators and PhD co-supervisors we offer the student a wide range of competences and technical skills to learn from.  With our research, we aim to go all the way from animal genetics to therapy, and we strive to have important implications for human health and disease treatment.

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student
The research project will characterize fundamental features of intestinal biology and is closely related to stem-cell biology, regenerative medicine and cancer. Particularly, the PhD student will investigate ubiquitin-dependent regulation of intestinal homeostasis, stem cell-driven regeneration and colorectal cancer, by using 3D intestinal organoids, animal models as well as biochemical and proteomics approaches. In doing this project, the student will help illuminate the complexity and dynamics of the ubiquitin code, highlight the relevance atypical ubiquitin chains in physiology and stem cell biology, as well as uncover molecular mechanisms involved in intestinal physiology and colorectal cancer (further details at https://ragnarsoderbergsstiftelse.se/magdalena-paolino)

The work requires to learn and apply diverse methodologies in which the group is specialized, including 3D intestinal organoid, CRISPR/Cas9 and shRNA gene-editing technologies, microscopy, FACS, histology, mouse models of cancer, overexpression and immunoprecipations, enzymatic assays and analysis of proteomic and RNAseq data sets. The student will take advantage of the common lab set-ups, knowledge and support, but will work independently. The successful applicant will acquire basic as well as specialized knowledge and understanding in gene regulation, disease modelling, posttranslational modifications, stem-cell biology and cancer modelling. The project offers the possibility to gain substantial training in modern biomedical research and complementary skills to promote both professional and personal development.

The candidate is expected to take a strong lead in the project’s design, experimentation, data analysis and interpretation as well as presentation/publication of the research. The duties also include working in a team, keep up with the literature, present data, and attend seminars, lab meetings and journal clubs while adhering to high scientific standards.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

B) Specific eligibility requirement

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

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

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

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

Skills and personal qualities
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate, with a strong scientific drive and who preferably holds a degree in the areas of Molecular Biology, Biomedicine or Biochemistry. The applicant should have experience from working in a research lab, and be willing to perform animal research. Knowledge from animal handling, disease modelling in mice, intestinal biology, cancer and/or the ubiquitination research field are advantageous. Experience with 3D organoids, ubiquitination assays and gene-editing techniques are not required but will be consider assets. A strong interest in disease modelling, translational medicine as well as commitment to a continuous professional development are important.  

The ideal candidate should be scientifically adventurous and curiosity-driven, and should bring independent and original ideas into the project, yet being receptive to supervision and adhering to the study plan. Ambitious and committed students with ability to work efficiently are especially encouraged to apply. Any previous records of independent research as well as productive interactions within a team (e.g. first- or co-author publications) are advantageous. Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and international environment and good communication skills (proficiency in spoken and written English) are necessary.

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

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Application process
Submit your application and supporting documents through the Varbi recruitment system. Use the button in the top right corner and follow the instructions.

Your application should contain the following documents:

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

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

Karolinska Institutet uses the following bases of assessment:

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

 All applicants will be informed when the recruitment is completed.

Location
The Department of Medicine, Sona, consists of twelve divisions and each division consists of several research groups. The position is located within the research group of Dr. Magdalena Paolino, included in the Cardiovascular medicine division, at the Bioclinicum research laboratory, Karolinska University Hospital, Campus Solna. The Bioclinicum research building provides an open and international research environment, top-notch in-house infrastructure, and access to daily seminars and lectures by world-leading scientist.

https://ki.se/en/meds/team-magdalena-paolino

https://ragnarsoderbergsstiftelse.se/magdalena-paolino

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Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
Reference number2-1609/2020
ContactMagdalena Paolino, assistant Professor, magdalena.paolino@ki.se
Union representativeAfsar Rahbar OFR, Afsar.Rahbar@ki.seLouisa Cheung, SACO, Louisa.Cheung@ki.se
Last application date19.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post.doc ved Center for Rusmiddelforskning, Psykologisk Institut, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus Universitet – Forskning i stofbehandling

Ved Center for Rusmiddelforskning, Psykologisk Institut, Aarhus Universitet er en 2-årig stilling som post.doc. ledig til besættelse fra 1. september 2020 eller snarest derefter.

Post.doc. stillingen er knyttet til et behandlingsprojekt, finansieret af Socialstyrelsen, som skal udvikle og afprøve en metode (MOVE gruppe) til at behandle unge, der søger hjælp for deres forbrug af primært illegale stoffer. Sammen med en række kommuner udvikles, tilpasses og implementeres metoden og de unge følges i ni måneder efter indskrivning med interviews. Der er overvejende tale om et kvantitativt studie, men der anvendes også kvalitative interviews (af ledere og unge).

Arbejdet vil bl.a. involvere dataindsamling (interviews med ledere og unge), dataanalyse (kvalitative og kvantitative data) og formidling af resultaterne (nationalt og internationalt).

Ansøgere med samfundsvidenskabelig forskningserfaring inden for rusmiddelforskning og/eller interventionsforskning og/eller ungeforskning vil blive foretrukket, samt ansøgere med forskningserfaring i kvantitativ metode og analyse.

Kvalifikationskrav
Ansættelse som post.doc. forudsætter videnskabelige kvalifikationer på ph.d.-niveau. Det er yderligere et krav, at ansøgeren taler flydende dansk, da dette er nødvendigt for at gennemføre dataindsamling og dataanalyse.

Yderligere oplysning om stillingen rettes til professor Mads Uffe Pedersen, tlf. 87165771, e-mail: mup.crf@psy.au.dk

Hvis du har behov for hjælp til at uploade din ansøgning eller har spørgsmål vedr. rekrutteringsprocessen, bedes du kontakte HR-supporter Charlotte Zingenberg, tlf.: +45 87 16 53 62, e-mail: chg@au.dk

Arbejdssted
Center for Rusmiddelforskning, Bartholins Alle 10, 8000 Aarhus C

Hvem er vi
På Center for Rusmiddelforskning udfører vi samfundsvidenskabelig forskning inden for rusmiddelfeltet. Vores forskningsprojekter omhandler behandling, forebyggelse, politik og rekreativt forbrug. Vi forsker i både legale og illegale rusmidler. Centeret er tværvidenskabeligt og de ansatte har baggrund i bl.a. antropologi, psykologi, sociologi, jura og folkesundhed. Vores opgave er at etablere og gennemføre forskningsprojekter, undervise, formidle viden om alkohol- og stofmisbrug, og samarbejde med nationale aktører på området samt internationale forskningsinstitutioner. Du kan læse mere om Center for Rusmiddelforskning på www.crf.au.dk

Center for Rusmiddelforskning er en del af Psykologisk Institut, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus Universitet.
Psykologisk Institut er et af de seks institutter ved Aarhus BSS, som er et af Aarhus Universitets fire fakulteter. Aarhus BSS samler de kernefaglige erhvervs- og samfundsvidenskabelige forskningsområder og bringer dem tættere sammen for at afspejle det tætte forhold mellem samfund og erhvervsliv. Aarhus Universitet er på listen over verdens 100 bedste universiteter, og Aarhus BSS og Psykologisk Institut har opnået de prestigefyldte AASCB og AMBA-akkrediteringer.

Ansættelsesgrundlag
Ansættelse sker i henhold til bekendtgørelse om stillingsstruktur for videnskabeligt personale ved universiteter samt cirkulære om overenskomst for akademikere i staten.

Stillingsindhold og kvalifikationskrav er yderligere beskrevet i cirkulære om ansættelsesvilkår for videnskabeligt personale ved universiteter.

Ansøgningsprocedure
Det er obligatorisk at vedhæfte nedenstående, når du søger denne stilling:

  • Ansøgning
  • Curriculum Vitae. Du opfordres til at angive eventuelle orlovsperioder uden forskningsaktivitet, herunder fx barselsorlov, da dine forskningsaktiviteter vurderes i forhold til din reelle forskningstid
  • Uddannelse (Eksamensbevis kandidat-, ph.d.- og evt. doktorgrad)
  • Publikationsliste (de medsendte publikationer skal være tydeligt markeret på publikationslisten)
  • Publikationer. Op til 3 publikationer kan medsendes. I tilfælde af flere forfattere vedlægges en medforfattererklæring om ansøgers andel i fællesarbejdet med tilsagn fra medforfatterne. Denne blanket kan bruges til formålet
  • Undervisningsportfolio. De nærmere krav til dokumentationen findes her

Materiale, der ikke kan uploades sammen med ansøgningen, kan indsendes i 3 eksemplarer til Aarhus BSS HR & Ph.d., Aarhus Universitet, Tåsingegade 1, 2. sal, 8000 Aarhus C.

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Bedømmelsesprocessen
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1. juni 2020

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Post expires on Monday June 1st, 2020

PhD fellowship in Translational Genomics

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

Faculty of Health and Medical SciencesUniversity of Copenhagen

We are offering a PhD fellowship in Translational Genomics commencing July 1, 2020.

Our group and research
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR) is a vibrant international research environment with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration. Our researchers share a common purpose as they seek to transform the basic understanding of the mechanisms involved in metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge toward new prevention and treatment strategies. The Center’s research has resulted in seminal discoveries as to how genes, hormones, and environmental factors influence metabolic health and disease throughout life. You can read more about us here: www.cbmr.ku.dk.

The research group of Associate Professor Niels Grarup investigates the genetic architecture of type 2 diabetes and metabolic traits to expand our insights into pathogenesis of metabolic disease. Our vision is to define the genetic determinants of diabetes-related phenotypes and to translate this information to clinically relevant interventions. The group has a diverse composition and we strive for a supportive and inclusive environment.

Project description
The overarching objective of the PhD project is to explore the specific role of fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 19, FGF21 and FGF23 in metabolic diseases, and characterize whether they may be involved in regulation of lifestyle behaviors in humans. To evaluate such complex mechanisms, you will work with epidemiological and translational genomic analyses, such as cross-sectional studies, prospective studies, Mendelian randomization studies as well as genome- and phenome-wide association studies.Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Niels Grarup (niels.grarup@sund.ku.dk )

Start: July 1, 2020

Duration: 3 years as a PhD student

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

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. molecular biology, molecular biomedicine, etc.Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project, including statistical analysis methods and knowledge within coding language, including R
  • Prior knowledge and experience in metabolic research. Experience with working with complex human genetic data will be seen as an advantage
  • Previous scientific publications
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with strong competences and a strong interest in the genetic aspects of complex metabolic diseases in human
  • Experience with and flair for working in an international environment
  • Skills in interdisciplinary research work
  • Written and spoken English language skills
  • Place of employment

The place of employment is the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Maersk Tower, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

Terms of employment
The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years. It is conditioned upon the applicant’s success¬ful 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.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.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:

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do
  • Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline:  April 15, 2020, 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 http://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 wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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

Deadline: 15 April 2020
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

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Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020

Postdoc­toral re­searcher, con­ser­va­tion geo­graphy

The University of Helsinki is a multidisciplinary research university that ranks among the best in the world and the top ten among European universities. The university has some 36,000 degree students.

The Department of Geosciences and Geography (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-science/faculty/geosciences-and-ge…) at the Faculty of Science is the leading research and education unit in its field in Finland. In addition to research in geology, geophysics and geography, research into seismology and official duties in the field of seismology is carried out at the department. The staff at the department numbers some 100.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER POSITION IN CONSERVATION GEOGRAPHY

The Helsinki Lab of Interdisciplinary Conservation Science (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/helsinki-lab-of-interdisciplin…) at the Department of Geosciences and Geography at the Faculty of Science of the University of Helsinki, situated on the Kumpula Science Campus, is seeking applicants for a two-year fixed-term Postdoctoral Researcher position in Conservation Geography starting in July 2020. A six-month trial period will be applied.

The postdoc will work on tasks related to performing spatial and spatio-temporal analyses focusing on the links between people and nature, by combining biodiversity and conservation knowledge, socio-economic and digital data. The successful applicant is expected to have strong statistical programming and analytical skills. An interdisciplinary background in conservation or sustainability science and knowledge of global conservation policies would be beneficial, but not mandatory.

The starting salary of the postdoctoral candidate will be ca. 3300–3700 euros/month, depending on the appointees’ qualifications and experience. Furthermore, the University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. University assists employees from abroad with their transition to work and life in Finland (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university).

How to apply
Please submit your application consisting of (1) a cover letter, (2) a statement of previous research and programming experience, (3) a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of two referees in a single pdf file using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System by clicking the Apply for the position button below. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki must submit their application via the SAP HR portal.

The application deadline is 30 April 2020.

For more information on the position please contact Associate Professor Enrico Di Minin, enrico.di.minin@helsinki.fi.

Due date

30.04.2020 23:59 EEST

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Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020