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Research fellowship position – The department for Diagnostic Physics

The department for Diagnostic Physics is part of the Division for Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at Oslo University Hospital (OUH). Our department includes over 40 people associated with clinical diagnostic physics and research. We also coordinate, and take part in, multiple national and international research studies. The primary tasks of the department include R&D in the fields of MR, PET and CT imaging, as well as serving OUH and most hospitals in the South Eastern Health Region in Norway. 

Oslo University Hospital is a workplace with great diversity. We believe this is a key quality to perform the tasks required of us. Therefore, we pursue diversity also among our job applicants and encourage everyone to apply regardless of who you are and what background you have.

Application deadline: 01.02.2022
Employer: Oslo universitetssykehus HF
Town/city: Oslo Title: Research fellowship position
Positions: 1
Full-time/part-time: Full-time
Employment type: Contract
Percentage of full-time: 100
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Duties and responsibilities

Research fellowship position in MR imaging of brain cancer
The 3-years research position will take the lead in a new research project at OUH titled ‘CHRONOS: Predicting glioma tumor progression and their relationship with proliferation, invasion and angiogenesis’ with funding support from the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority. The main focus of the CHRONOS project is using advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and image processing including artificial intelligence for early assessment of brain tumor progression and to achieve a better interpretation of the mechanism that determine treatment response. The project capitalizes on existing infrastructure and patient flow at OUH to establish a state-of-the-art imaging pipeline for patients with brain tumors. Each year, OUH treats approximately 100 patients with primary tumors and 100 patients with metastases to the brain. 

The applicant will be part of a research group on MRI Research & Technology headed by Dr. Kyrre E. Emblem, at the Department for Diagnostic Physics. In addition, the CHRONOS project is supported by the recently formed unit for Computational Radiology and Artificial Intelligence (CRAI), led by Prof. Atle Bjørnerud. Main tasks include (I) modeling tumor evolution based on emerging diagnostic means, (II) visualizations of tumor proliferation, invasion and angiogenesis based on innovative deep learning architectures, and (III) implement study results in the hospital workflow. The CHRONOS project will collaborate closely with many national and international research groups in Europe and the US, with emphasis on diagnosis, prognosis- and treatment response assessment in patients with brain tumors. The group also has a close link to industry through collaborations and co-development with software companies.

Qualifications
  • Candidates with a PhD degree within physics, mathematics, medicine or other life sciences.
  • A minimum of 3 years documented practice with clinical MRI systems and/or MR image processing are required
Personal qualities
  • Strong motivation.
  • High working capacity.
  • Excellent collaboration skills as well as ability to work independently.
  • Interest in solving mathematical and biological problems.
  • Positive attitude and goal oriented.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Experience in applying for research grants is preferred.              
We can offer
  • Access to state-of-the-art MRI equipment and data.
  • A position in a highly skilled, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment where you are encouraged to develop your skills and share your knowledge with your colleagues.
  • A position in an international research network with the opportunities to travel and meet other colleagues and researchers abroad.
  • Young and friendly colleagues in a research area with a bright future.
  • Competitive benefits and focus on work-life balance.
  • Appointment will be for 3-years with the possibility for further engagements.           

Gaustad, 0372 Oslo, Norway


Contacts

Kyrre Eeg Emblem Forsker 97080018 kemblem@ous-hf.no
Oslo University Hospital is a highly specialized hospital in charge of extensive regional and local hospital assignments. As Scandinavia’s largest hospital, we carry out more than 1.2 million patient treatments each year. The hospital has a nationwide responsibility for a number of national and multi-regional assignments, and has several national centers of competence. Oslo University Hospital is responsible for approximately 50 percent of all medical and health care research conducted at Norwegian hospitals, and is a significant role player within the education of a large variety of health care personnel. 

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PhD student in the field of plant-soil-microbial biochemistry

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About the workplace

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is a research organisation working to promote bioeconomy and sustainable use of natural resources. We provide solutions and services to our customers based on best available scientific knowledge. Our research results and services generate added value and sustainability as well as scientific evidence to support decision making. We carry out research on forestry, agriculture, food, game, and fisheries. We also perform statutory services.

Being open-minded and curious and having a strong will to leave a positive mark to the world binds Luke people together. Together we build a positive working culture where each other’s work is highly respected. In Luke, the work assignments are versatile and employees can influence the content of their work. We work in a mobile work culture which gives you the possibility to work from wherever in Finland it suits you the best. Luke offers a multidisciplinary international research environment with unique research infrastructures, experimental sites and well-equipped laboratories.

Work tasks

Northern forest and peatland ecosystems are one of the worlds largest land-based carbon (C) sink, storing high amounts of C in soil organic matter (SOM). With climate change, these ecosystems may turn from C sinks into sources, releasing C from soil thereby accelerating global warming. This calls for understanding of mechanisms behind SOM stabilization. Would you like to solve the mystery of SOM stabilization?

We are looking for a PhD student to join multidisciplinary (biogeochemistry, microbiology, plant biochemistry) plant-soil-microbe interaction group in Luke. This position is an excellent opportunity to develop a scientific career and work with leading groups in the field across Europe. The person will be involved in ongoing Luke projects studying plant and soil processes in forest and peatlands under climate change.

A personnel security clearance may be obtained for a person chosen for an office or a post with his or her consent (Security Clearance Act 726/2014). For more information on the security clearance procedure and the rights of the person subject to clearance, visit www.supo.fi

Qualifications

We expect that the applicant has the following qualifications:
– MSc degree in plant physiology, chemistry, biochemistry, soil science, biology or similar
– in-depth knowledge about plant biochemical cycles and cycles of C and nutrients
– hands-on experience with gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, spectrophotometry
– experience in measurements of plant primary and secondary compounds, enzymes, markers of plant biotic and abiotic stress
-experience in measurements of soil compounds and C and N pools, and the use of stable isotopes (C, N)
– experience in measurements of soil microbial markers (i.e. enzymes, microbial biomass)

The successful applicant should possess good co-operational and communication skills. Excellent skills in oral and written English are required.

Scope of employment

Form of employment: Temporary employment

Scope:   Office work

Commencement:   01/03/2022

Time-limited to:   29/02/2024 Type of work (project work)

Application

Last application date:   04/02/2022 16:00

Reference number:   30-18-2022

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You may also apply for this position by submitting your application to the address below. The job reference of the role must be cited both in the actual application and on the envelope. Applications will not be returned.

Luonnonvarakeskuksen kirjaamo
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki, FINLAND

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Salary

  The position is at complexity level 6-7 in Luke’s salary system. Therefore, the position-specific salary component is EUR 2 720.83 – 2 923.92 per month. In addition to the position-specific salary component, a salary component based on personal performance will be paid. It can be at most 50% of the position-specific salary component.

Employment

Number of positions advertised:   1

Contact

Contact persons

Päivi Mäkiranta Group Manager +358 29 532 2343 paivi.makiranta@luke.fi Bartosz Adamczyk Academy Research Fellow +358 29 532 2222 bartosz.adamczyk@luke.fi

Office

Natural Resources Institute Finland
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki

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Please note that the application period expires on 4 February 2022 at 4.00 pm (time in Finland, UTC + 2). Unfortunately, we are unable to consider late applications.

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Post expires on fredag februar 4th, 2022

Two-year postdoc position concerning regenerative medicine for treatment of severe urogenital malformations

The Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Rigshospitalet is offering a two-year postdoc position within the field of pediatric surgery and tissue engineering and is available from February 1st, or as soon as possible thereafter. The Novo Nordisk Foundation finances this position. 

Aim of the postdoc project

To develop tissue engineering strategies for treating severe congenital malformations.

Project description 

At highly specialized centers of Pediatric Surgery and Urology, children with different disorders related to malformations are being treated.Congenital malformations such as bladder exstrophy, severe urogenital conditions, esophageal atresia, spina bifida, diaphragmatic hernia and defects of the abdominal wall (omphalocele and gastroschisis) are examples of conditions where lack of urogenital-, gastrointestinal- or soft tissue can give rise to severe malfunction with sickness and need for repeated surgical interventions. In most cases, surgery is straightforward and function, as well as physical properties, are well restored. In rare cases, lack of tissue can be significant and the surgical reconstruction impaired. This can lead to high morbidity and in some cases even mortality of the child.

The project aims at developing new methods for regenerative medicine in severe malformation surgery to reduce morbidity and increase quality of life. The scientific novelty includes the use of the body itself as a bioreactor in order to develop so called guided tissue engineering, with advantages such as: not needing specially equipped cell culture laboratories, easiness and cost-efficiency. We would then be able to reach out to a larger group of patients. If successful, a clinical implementation will be started by creating an autologous transplant in the surgical operating room for the reconstructive surgery.

We are using micromolecular, omics-based large-scale data and bioinformatic tools to understand wound healing conditions and optimize tissue regeneration in diseased organs.

Our findings and results will be useful also for other groups of patients, such as adult patients needing reconstructive surgery after treatment for malignancies, or after severe trauma.

Principal Investigator 

Professor Magdalena Fossum, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Transplantation, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen, e-mail: maria.magdalena.elisabeth.fossum@regionh.dk

Senior researcher

Clara I Chamorro, MSc PhD, Laboratory manager at Laboratory for Tissue Engineering, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen and Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Bioclinicum J10:20, Karolinska Institutet, 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden Email: clara.chamorro.jimenez@ki.se

Required qualifications  

As an applicant you must have a: 

PhD degree in biomedicine or medicine, fluency in English and excellent communication skills and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, in addition to ability to travel for performing parts of experiments abroad. 

Experience with in vitro and in vivo laboratory studies in regenerative medicine, experience with biomaterials and biomechanics for tissue regeneration, knowledge in laboratory techniques related to cryopreservation, histological evaluations, cell culture and micromolecular technologies.

Ability to communicate research information in oral presentations and as a reviewer, write ethical applications, grants, and written peer-review communications.

Preferred qualifications 

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a strong background in biomedical research. Good communication skills and independency in laboratory research are crucial.

Job description 

Your key tasks as a postdoc fellow at the faculty are to: 

  • Start up, order relevant equipment, take part of the recruitment process of researchers and laboratory personnel, and run the Laboratory of Tissue Engineering in alignment with the principal investigator.
  • Carry through an independent research project and supervise others. 
  • Write scientific articles and present at national and international research meetings. 
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination. 
  • Participate in teaching of under-graduate and PhD students.
  • Participate in national and international congresses and scientific meetings. 
  • Run laboratory meetings and journal clubs on a regular basis.

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants 

  • PhD degree.
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the research project in regenerative medicine at the Laboratory of Tissue Engineering.
  • Qualifications supporting independency as a researcher.
  • Technical skills related to micromolecular techniques, animal and human primary cell culturing, experience with research on animal subjects and other techniques related to regenerative medicine.
  • Experience and qualifications as supervisor and/or mentor of graduate students related to laboratory experiments
  • Authorship of peer reviewed publications within the subject of regenerative medicine for congenital anomalies within pediatric surgery or pediatric urology. 
  • Experience with writing and coordinating grant applications 
  • Language skills. 
  • The successful applicant is also required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills.  

Terms of employment 

The position as a postdoc is available for a 2-year period with a possibility of extension. Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with current regulations and agreements.

Application procedure 

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically. 

Your application must include:  

  • Cover letter: Letter stating the interest in and qualifications for the project (max. one page) 
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records: PhD degree diploma. Master degree diploma (including grade transcripts). Applicants with a PhD/ Master´s degree from abroad should also enclose a short description of the grading scale used
  • Publication list
  • Other information to consider: Possible references and recommendations.  

The University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background. 

Deadline for applications 

January 28th, 2022. Please note that only online applications will be accepted. Applications received later than this date will not be considered.  

Post application procedure 

After the application deadline, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee.  

All applicants are then immediately notified whether an expert assessment committee has passed their application for assessment.  

Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. 

The Appointments Committee consists of the supervision group and the Head of Department who is the authorized recruitment manager. The Expert Assessment Committee consists of the principal supervisor. 

An answer as to the granting of the fellowship can be expected approximately two weeks after the application deadline. 

Questions 

For further information, applicants may contact the principal investigator, Professor Magdalena Fossum e-mail: maria.magdalena.elisabeth.fossum@regionh.dk

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Facts

Job type

Klinisk assistent
Workplace

Rigshospitalet – Blegdamsvej


Work hours

37 timer


Job number

28-01-2022


Contact us

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Postdoctoral fellow within Radioecotoxicology / Nanoimaging

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Do you want to conduct research in a multidisciplinary and international environment within the field of environmental radioactivity utilizing state-of-the-art analytical technology?

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About the position

Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) and Centre of Excellence for Environmental Radioactivity (CERAD CoE) at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 2-year Post Doc position within Radioecotoxicology/Nanoimaging.

The position is part of the European RadoNorm (Managing risk from radon and NORM) project which commenced in 2020 and runs until 2024. The key aim of RadoNorm is to improve assessments of the impacts of radon and NORM exposure of humans and the environment and to provide sound, feasible and applicable solutions for radiation risk reduction.

The Post Doc position will focus on transfer and effects of multiple stressors from NORM (e.g., U, Ra, Po-210), metals and nanoparticles on organisms by characterizing exposure using a combination of radioanalytical as well as micro- and nanoanalytical techniques.

As a post doc, you are expected to perform both experimental and theoretical work in collaboration with other scientists within RadoNorm as well as communicate your results at national and international conferences, in scientific journals and for collaborators involved in the projects as well as stakeholders interested to follow the research outcome.

The main purpose of the post-doctoral position is to qualify for work in high-level scientific positions. A PhD degree is required.

Main tasks

The work will be connected to ecotoxicology studies combining nanoparticles and NORM radionuclides (e,g., uranium, radon and other daughter products) that will be carried out at NMBU or at partners/collaborators nationally and abroad.

The work will include:

  • Creative and independent research as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ecotox experiments involving environmentally relevant nanoparticles and radon derived daughter nuclides using model organisms such as C. elegans, D. magna and mice.
  • Exposure characterization related to toxicological evaluation experiments involving nanoparticles of radionuclides (such as U) or carbon that may act as carriers of radon daughter nuclides.
  • Method development and sample analysis using ICP-MS as well as radioanalytical and X-ray imaging techniques
  • Bench-top micro-XRF at NMBU and micro- and nanoanalytical experiments at collaborating institutions nationally and abroad (e.g., synchrotron radiation based x-ray experiments).
  • Publication of results in peer reviewed journals and presentation research at national and international meetings.
  • Collaboration with other scientists within ongoing national and international of science projects.
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Competence

Required academic qualifications

  • PhD in a relevant scientific field such as ecotoxicology, analytical chemistry, environmental radioactivity/radioecology or environmental chemistry.
  • Competence within analytical and radioanalytical methods for measuring radionuclides and/or metals
  • Competence in setting up biotest experiments

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Experience from work with ionizing radiation or radionuclides.
  • Experience from working with radionuclides in the environment.
  • Experience from using C. elegans, D. magna and/or mice in biotest experiments.
  • Experience with programming and image and data analysis is an advantage.

For candidates without competence within ionizing radiation, the Radiation protection course (KJM350) offered at NMBU will be mandatory

You need to have:

  • Good knowledge of the English language – both written and oral
  • Good communication skills, both related to the research community and presentations in general
  • Enthusiasm and creativity in research
  • Ability to work individually and in teams
  • Ability to work in a result-oriented environment

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1352 Postdoctoral Fellow, wage framework 24 (salary grade 59-77) (NOK 523.200-741.300), depending on qualifications. The position follows ordinary meriting regulations.

For further information, please contact Professor Ole Christian Lind, E-mail: olelin@nmbu.no; phone +47 92432406 or Professor Lindis Skipperud (Head of Section) E-mail: lindis.skipperud@nmbu.no; phone +47 67231891

Information to applicants

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Application

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

Application deadline: 02.02.2022

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

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 02.02.2022. Please quote reference number 21/06094.

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

About The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management

The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) works with nature and the environment, sustainable use of natural resources, biological and geological processes.

MINA’s employees undertake teaching, research and dissemination within the fields of geology, hydrology and limnology, soil science, environmental chemistry, forestry, ecology, natural resource management, renewable energy, and nature-based tourism.

Our vision is to be a key actor in knowledge production and dissemination, and our goal is to deliver research of high, international quality, and varied and excellent teaching. The faculty’s employees are significant participants within their respective fields of expertise, both nationally and internationally. The faculty is dominated by a vital research culture and high levels of scientific production.

The faculty has about 200 employees, 90 PhD students and 650 students.

Read more about MINA here.

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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,900 employees of which about 300 phd scholarships and 6,700 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.

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Deadline

2nd February 2022

Post expires on onsdag februar 2nd, 2022

Postdoctoral Position in Neuroproteomics

A three-year postdoctoral position is available on our large Neurobiology project, DEVELOPNOID, aiming at characterizing neurological diseases using stem-cell derived brain organoids. Application deadline: 3 February 2022.

Background:
Recently, the possibility to differentiate hiPSCs into organized 3D structures, brain organoids or mini-brains, has provided an efficient tool to study neuronal development using more mature neurons. Brain organoids are formed by cellular self-organization of neurons and astrocytes, resulting in the formation of distinct and interdependent brain regions ex vivo. Moreover, cerebral organoids developed over extended periods exhibit active neuronal networks, including the formation of organized and active synapses. The cellular diversity and 3D organization observed in brain organoids represent an advantage for modelling complex interactions observed in the neural microenvironment, including synaptic transmission in synaptosomes.

The project aims at characterizing molecular processes underlying disease development in developing brain organoids using quantitative proteomics, modification specific proteomics (PTMomics), metabolomics, bioinformatics and imaging.

Location of the project:
The project is located in the research group of Professor Martin R. Larsen, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Southern Denmark.

The Larsen research group is part of the Protein Research Group (PRG) at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense, Denmark. Odense is located only one hour from the main capital of Denmark, Copenhagen. The PRG was founded 45 years ago by the recognized protein and biological mass spectrometry researcher Professor Peter Roepstorff and is internationally recognized for their contributions within biological mass spectrometry, proteomics, biomedical research and clinical proteomics. The PRG consist today of a large research environment with nine individual research groups and more than 60 scientists, postdocs and students who share laboratory facilities and research environment. The PRG has a fantastic research environment with many multicultural inputs.

The PRG has the newest mass spectrometers for biological mass spectrometry applications including one Orbitrap Fusion Lumos Tribrid, one Orbitrap Eclipse Tribrid, two Orbitrap Exploris, two Q-Exactive HFs and one TIMS-TOF pro (Bruker). In addition, the PRG has a large fully equipped protein chemistry/proteomics laboratory, cell laboratory facilities and bioinformatics that will be available for the present project.

The Larsen group has for the past 20 years developed a large number of methods for assessment of PTMs in proteomics, including the Titanium Dioxide method (Larsen MR et al., Mol. Cell. Proteomics 2005) used by many research groups worldwide for isolation of phosphorylated peptides for characterization of signal transduction pathways in mammalian systems. The Larsen group research focus is centered on investigation of the role of PTMs in system biology and biomedicine and development of new innovative methods for assessment of PTMs in biological samples. The Larsen group has a significant amount of national and international collaborations and is publishing in higher ranging journals.

Qualifications:
A successful candidate would have a PhD degree in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, proteomics or a related field and is highly motivated and innovative. A candidate with significant experience in stem cell differentiation, generation of 3D cultures (brain organoids), functional proteomics, post-translational modification analysis, LC-based mass spectrometry and bioinformatics is preferable. Excellent communication and writing skills and an ability to interact socially and scientifically with other laboratory members and collaborators are essential. Previous postdoc experience and a strong publication record are also strong merits.

For further information please contact Professor Martin R. Larsen, PhD, e-mail: mrl@bmb.sdu.dk.

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

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

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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Deadline: 2022-02-03 at 23:59

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Post expires on torsdag februar 3rd, 2022

PhD fellowship in Genomics of Metabolic Disease

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
University of Copenhagen

We are offering a PhD fellowship in Genomics of Metabolic Disease commencing April 1, 2022, or after agreement.

Our group and research
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research’s vision is to strengthen interdisciplinary research that transforms our basic understanding of the mechanisms that underlie metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge toward new prevention and treatment strategies. We were established in 2010 and in 2017, we moved into new laboratories, offices and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower www.maersktower.ku.dk.

The Center has around 260 employees who work in an international, highly collaborative research environment across a range of biomedical disciplines. You can read more about us here: www.cbmr.ku.dk.

The Group
The Kilpeläinen Group investigates the influence of genes on obesity and metabolic health to find new ways to prevent obesity-related metabolic diseases. More information about the group can be found here.

Project description
We seek an enthusiastic, passionate researcher to carry out a PhD project in genomics of metabolic disease. The project will focus on multi-trait analyses to identify genetic variants that show distinct patterns of association with adiposity and metabolic traits. By applying a range of bioinformatics methods and tools, the student will seek to identify the causative variants and genes, the relevant cell types and the states, and the physiological mechanisms by which the genetic variants may alter the phenotypic traits. The overall vision is to open avenues for translating genetic findings to new ways to prevent and treat obesity-related metabolic disorders. The PhD fellow will carry out the project as part of an international and interdisciplinary team comprising bioinformaticians, epidemiologists and molecular biologists.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Tuomas Kilpeläinen, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, e-mail: tuomas.kilpelainen@sund.ku.dk

Start:                April 1, 2022, or after agreement

Duration:         3 years as a PhD fellow

Job description
Your key tasks as a PhD fellow 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. bioinformatics, biostatistics, human genetics, genetic epidemiology, computational biology, etc.

Other important criteria are:

  • Experience with population genetic and association analyses of human complex traits
  • Experience in managing and analyzing genome-wide genotype data
  • Basic understanding of the biology of obesity and metabolic disorders
  • Pronounced experience in the programming languages R and/or python
  • Experience from Linux/UNIX environment and high-performance computing
  • Familiarity with bioinformatics approaches to integrate human genetic associations with biological information
  • Experience of multi-trait genetic association analysis, polygenic risk scores, and/or Mendelian randomization is an advantage
  • Demonstrated scientific productivity, such as previous research publications
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories, bioinformatics and statistic guidance, and access to big data from multiple cohorts.

Terms of employment
The employment as a PhD fellow is full time (37 working hours) and for 3 years. The starting date is April 1, 2022, or after agreement.

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 27,871 DKK/approx. 3,745 EUR (October 2021-level) plus pension.

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities of December 11, 2019.

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
  • A certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted
  • Publication list (if possible)

As a prerequisite for a PhD employment, your Master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

Application deadline: 29 January 2022, 23.59pm CET

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

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.

The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.

Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

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

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

 

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

Deadline: 2022-01-29 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Post expires on lørdag januar 29th, 2022

PhD student

Published: 2022-01-14

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

Multidisciplinary project in marine microbiology with emphasis on symbiosis

The Department of Organismal Biology teaches and explores the evolution, development and function on the organismal level. For more information see www.iob.uu.se.

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Project description: The position is associated with an ongoing project on characterising an enigmatic marine endosymbiosis in the micro-eukaryote genus Meringosphaera. These are single-celled eukaryotes that are globally distributed and are considered photosynthetic based on consistent observations of autofluorescent ‘green bodies’ and absence of feeding behaviours. Interestingly, we recently showed that Meringosphaera belongs to the group of heterotrophic protists centrohelids. The overarching goals of this four-year PhD project are to identify the closest free-living relatives to the endosymbionts, and to characterize the levels of cellular, genetic, and metabolic integration of the endosymbionts to pinpoint the nature of this endosymbiosis. A suite of single cell methods will be employed, including single-cell genomics and metagenomics, as well as confocal scanning microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and focused ion beam-secondary electron microscopy (FIB-SEM). The position is based in the laboratory of Fabien Burki at IOB at Uppsala University, but includes a strong collaborative component with the laboratory of Rachel Foster at Stockholm University.

Duties: The position involves sampling, cell isolation, imaging with advanced microscopy, and attempts for cultivation of Meringosphaera cells in enrichment cultures. Additionally, managing the sample preparations for single cell genomics, and a strong bioinformatic component, will be required. Training will be provided when necessary.

Requirements: Completed university education of 240 university points (högskolepoäng, hp) out of which 60 hp on advanced level corresponding to master degree in relevant field to the project. The selected candidate must possess expertise and knowledge in microbial sampling as well as identifying and handling small eukaryotic plankton. Experience in culturing of microbial eukaryotes, background in eukaryotic diversity and photosymbiosis will be seen as highly valuable. A suite of methodologies will be used as described in the project description and are desirable attributes of the candidate. In particular, proven expertise in bioinformatics (e.g. phylogeny, genomics) and use of a scripting language (Python, R) are essential. Great emphasis is placed on personal qualities such as planning and organizational skills, high-motivation, problem solving and good collaborations and communication skills with other researchers. The applicant must have documented experience and proficiency in oral and written presentation in English.

Additional qualifications: In filling this position, the university aims to recruit the person who, in the combined evaluation of competence, skills and documented qualifications, is judged most suitable to carry out and develop the work-in-hand and to contribute to a positive development of the department.

Position: The PhD-student position is a 4-year appointment, and the candidate will primarily devote the time to his/her own research studies. Other departmental work, such as teaching or administration can be part of the position (maximum 20 %). Salary placement is in accordance with local guidelines at Uppsala University. The applicant must be eligible for PhD studies at Uppsala University.

Information about research education can be found at the web site of the Faculty of Science and Technology, http://www.teknat.uu.se/Doktorand/.

Application: The application should include 1) a letter of intent describing yourself, your research

interests and motivation of why you want to do a PhD, 2) a short description of your education, 3) a CV, 4) a copy of your master degree and course grades, 5) the names and contact information (address, email address, and phone number) of at least two reference persons, 6) relevant publications (including master thesis). The application should be written in English.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2022-04-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Dr. Fabien Burki; fabien.burki@ebc.uu.se.

Please submit your application by February 14th 2022, UFV-PA 2022/61.

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Deadline: 2022-02-14 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Organismal Biology

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Postdoc of “Field scale root phenotyping methods for grass breeding”

Department of Plant and Environmental Science, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a Postdoc position of “Field scale root phenotyping methods for grass breeding” commencing 01.04.2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for 2 ½ years.

Description of the scientific environment
The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences conducts fundamental research and has a strong focus on applying basic science to solve real world challenges, primarily within the plant, soil and environmental sciences. Research and teaching cover natural resources, agriculture, biotechnology and synthetic biology from the molecular level to the ecosystem scale.

The research group Crop Physiology and Production Systems aims to do research focusing on plant growth and quality at the crop, crop rotation, and cropping system level. We work with the development of plants for food, feed, and biomass production. Optimization of crop production and quality include improvement of plant potential through breeding, based on studies of genetic diversity including new crop species. More information about the research group is available at: https://plen.ku.dk/english/research/crop_sciences/crop_physiol_prod/

Project description
Recent root phenotyping work with grasses performed in the RadiMax root phenotyping facility have shown very promising results with significant differences in deep root development of grass cultivars. However, root phenotyping in a facility like RadiMax is costly and the capacity is limited. Therefore, the objective of this project is to study methods for root phenotyping to be applied directly in field experiments, based on the experiences and results from RadiMax studies. Further, the study will focus on methods which can be applied aboveground, avoiding costly soil samples or direct root measurement, aiming to increase capacity and reduce cost of grass root phenotyping for breeding. 

A range of methods will be tested for their applicability as proxies for deep root development and function. The main methods to be studied will rely on stable isotopes, using both natural enrichment and active labelling approaches, but also other methods will be tested.

Principal supervisor is Professor Kristian Thorup-Kristensen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, ktk@plen.ku.dk, Direct Phone: 35332216.

Job description
The position is available for a 2 ½ -year period and your key tasks are:

  • Run field experiments with grass genotypes at KU
  • Perform sampling and measurements with different phenotyping approaches in field experiments at KU and at commercial breeders
  • Data analysis and statistics
  • Communication of results as scientific publication and for plant breeders and others

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

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

The starting salary is DKK 420,040.76 on basic level including annual supplement (+ pension  DKK 71,826.96). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

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

The deadline for applications is Sunday 30 January 2022, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

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

Deadline: 2022-01-30 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

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Post expires on søndag januar 30th, 2022

Researcher in biochemistry

Published: 2022-01-12

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

A position as a researcher in biochemistry is available in Chemistry BMC

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Department of Chemistry – BMC conducts research and education in analytical chemistry, biochemistry and organic chemistry. More than 100 people work at the department. New employees and students are recruited from all over the world and English is the main working language. The department is located at the Biomedical Centre in Uppsala, which facilitates collaborations with research groups in biology, pharmacy, medicine and SciLifeLab and gives access to advanced infrastructure for experimental and theoretical studies. You can find more information about us here.

The research in biochemistry is focused on issues concerning catalysis, molecular recognition and the structure and dynamics of complex molecular systems, as well as the relationship between the presence of chemical substances and biomolecules in various disease states. It also includes the design and synthesis of small organic molecules and biological macromolecules. Method and technology development is a strength and development of new biochemical, analytical and biophysical methods brings together advanced research in biological systems and its regulation as well as how diseases can be diagnosed and treated. Researchers with specialist expertise in biophysical methods for interaction analysis operates within SciLifeLab that is a part of a national infrastructure for research in life sciences.

The project aims to developing new therapeutic strategies based on the discovery of ZC3 – a stress-induced protein required for effective virus growth. It is funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and carried out in a team consisting of several research groups with complementary expertise within Uppsala University. The protein of interest is a nuclear RNA-binding zinc finger protein involved in the export of mRNA. The specific goal of our research team is to develop and evaluate ZC3 function modulators and their therapeutic potential for the treatment of viral infections and cancer.

Duties
The researcher will work within a project that requires recombinant production of ZC3 in a form that is suitable for biochemical and biophysical studies. The research will focus on structural determination and studies of interactions between the protein and other biomolecules and organic compounds, including screening of substance libraries. The work will be performed using different types of molecular biological, biochemical and biophysical methods, especially biosensor analyzes and X-ray crystallography.

Requirements
To qualify for an employment as a researcher you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in biochemistry.

The applicant must have a documented and broad competence in basic biochemical methodology, especially protein chemistry. You need to master molecular biological work and have a very good ability to use bacteria and insect cells to produce proteins in various forms, suitable for biochemical work. Experience in the production of proteins in human cells and in yeast or fungi is required. The applicant need to be able to purify recombinantly produced proteins to a very high degree of purity and in stable form, even from proteins with unstructured regions, and to master X-ray crystallography, biosensor analyzes and other advanced biochemical, analytical and biophysical methods for the characterization of proteins and their interactions with other proteins and small organic molecules. Experience of working in drug development projects is an advantage and a good understanding of drug development is required.

We emphasize the importance of personal suitability for this position. You must be highly motivated to carry out the work of the project and to be able to work independently. This project requires that that you have excellent collaborative skills, as the project will require that you are able to cooperate with scientists from other research groups, departments and universities. You must be organized and systematic in your lab work, so that laboratories and instruments are kept clean and in good condition. You will be expected to contribute to project management at all levels and have the skills required for a good work environment. Candidates must be able to express themselves very well in spoken as well as written English, to be able
to interact and communicate efficiently with collaborators, and publish internationally.

Additional qualifications
Experience of biochemical studies of zinc finger proteins and proteins with structurally disordered regions will be consitered as an advantage.

About the employment
The employment is a  temporary position, 12 months. Scope of employment 10 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Helena Danielson, helena.danielson@kemi.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 29 January 2022, UFV-PA 2021/5137.

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Deadline: 2022-01-26 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry – BMC

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Post expires on onsdag januar 26th, 2022

PhD fellowship in “Super Resolution Ultrasound Imaging of the Healthy and Diseased Kidney – verification using µCT” at the Department of Biomedical Sciences

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Description of the scientific environment

This project integrates four research groups located at the University of Copenhagen, the University Hospital Rigshospitalet and the Technical University of Denmark. We combine traditional organ physiology with novel imaging techniques to bring new insights into the pathophysiology of diabetic kidney disease. In particular, we develop new approaches for super resolution ultrasound imaging without the use of contrast agents and apply them to study the vascular network in the healthy and the diabetic kidney in vivo. Our goal is to reveal the very early signs of developing diabetic kidney disease to improve the treatment for the many patients. The project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC).

Project description

Diabetes is one of the leading causes for chronic kidney disease (CKD). App. 30% of patients with diabetes develop CKD, for which we have no cure. It is unknown why these 30% develop CKD. The earliest sign of CKD is an increase in urinary excretion of protein but already at this point, there is substantial renal damage. Our goal is to visualize these early damages to enable development of new treatment strategies.

The vascular tree in the kidney serves an important role in maintaining kidney function. It is currently not possible to visualize the renal vascular tree at capillary level non-invasively in humans at bedside. Conventional ultrasound is used for imaging larger renal arteries, but diabetic kidney disease is believed to arise from vascular damage in the small arterioles and the capillaries. We have developed a novel method for super resolution ultrasound imaging. This method currently has a resolution of 50 µm, which enables us to visualize the renal vascular tree at near-capillary level. The goal is to reach capillary level.

The student will use an integrated approach – a combination of experimental in vivo and ex vivo techniques – to perform super resolution ultrasound scans on rat kidneys in healthy and diabetic animals. Subsequently, the same kidney is scanned using micro-computed tomography (µCT) to verify the findings from the ultrasound scan. The student will be guided through the surgery procedures and the steps of performing super resolution ultrasound scans in order to perform independent animal experiments. µCT scans are performed at DTU and additionally at SYRMEP beamline in Trieste, Italy. These scans will be used to extract information on the anatomical structure of the renal vascular networks. The student will analyse and interpret the data collected in collaboration with the supervisors and fellow students.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with interdisciplinary skills: animal experimentation, novel imaging and advanced data analysis. The candidate will perform science across physiological, engineering and computational specialities.

Principal supervisor is Associate Prof. Charlotte Mehlin Sørensen: https://bmi.ku.dk/english/research/heart-renal-and-circulation/renal_hemodynamics/. Co-supervisors are Profs. Michael Bachmann Nielsen (RH) and Jørgen Arendt Jensen (DTU).

Start: 1st May 2022 or soon thereafter.

Duration: 3 years.

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:

  • Independent research under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates

  • Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. physiology, biology, bioengineering, medical physics or similar;
  • Experience with animal (rodents) experiments is desirable. The candidate will perform surgery (surgical exposure of the kidney, tracheostomy, blood vessels cannulation). Prior skills in animal experiments are preferred but no required. The candidate should be able to learn the procedure within the first few months after being accepted to the program;
  • Experience with ultrasound imaging is highly meriting;
  • Experience with complex data analysis is an advantage;
  • The candidate should have a basic knowledge in vascular and/or renal physiology;
  • High proficiency in English is a benefit.

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include state-of-the-art laboratories, core and computational facilities.

Some research activities also take place at Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby.

Terms of employment and employment
The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years. Starting date is 1st May 2022 or soon thereafter.

The appointment as a PhD fellow is for 3 years. It is conditioned upon the candidate’s successful enrollment in the PhD 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 candidate.

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the University’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 27.871 DKK /approx. 3.747 EUR (October 2021-level) plus pension.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor cmehlin@sund.ku.dk.

General information about PhD programs at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/ 

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

1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)

2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position

3. A certified/signed copy of Master of Science certificate and transcript. 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 applicable)

Application deadline: 6th February 2022, 23.59pm CET

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

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.

The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 11, 2022

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.

Deadline: 2022-02-06 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Post expires on søndag februar 6th, 2022

Postdoc in Neuropsychopharmacology of Cannabinoids

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of molecular pharmacology of cannabinoids in stress-related psychiatric disorders as per 15 March 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term full-time position for 2 years with possibility of extension.

We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department employs some 500 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities. You will work either in the brand new ‘Skou Building’ or similar as we are in the process of modernizing our old facilities. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

We are interested in a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral researcher with a successful PhD degree and outstanding experience in the area of antidepressant and neurotrophin pharmacology (min 3 years), molecular biology, animal models of psychiatric disorders, as well as a strong background in behavioral phenotyping. The candidate will develop a research project aimed at identifying the molecular mechanisms and the neurocircuitry involved in the behavioral and neuroplastic effects induced by cannabidiol and other fast-acting antidepressant drugs.

Your job responsibilities

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

Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Independent research of high international quality, including publication.
  • Investigate drug-receptor pharmacology of cannabinoids both in vitro (cell cultures, binding assays), in silico (computational models) and in vivo (animal models)
  • Investigate gene expression and protein levels in the brain (qPCR, ELISA, WB, proteome analysis incl mass cytometry)
  • Analyze brain morphology and neurocircuitry (confocal imaging incl. RNAscope, superresolution microscopy) 
  • Assist supervision of PhDs and other students

You will report to the Associate Professor Sâmia Joca.

Your competences

You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas: neurotrophin signaling, cannabinoid pharmacology, molecular biology and animal models of psychiatric disorders.

As a person, you are friendly and helpful and able to contribute to a good work environment. Furthermore, you should possess good communication and interpersonal skills, with fluent oral and written English

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

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate Professor Sâmia Joca tel.: (+45) 60909800. Email: sjoca@biomed.au.dk.
 
Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Ole Worms Allé 4, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews Mid-February 2022

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

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

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

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

Letter of reference

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

International applicant?

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

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

Deadline: 2022-01-30 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biomedicine
Email: mailto:sjoca@biomed.au.dk
Phone: +4587162578

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Post expires on søndag januar 30th, 2022

PHD Stipend in Insect Microbiome Associations (18-21104)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, a PhD Stipend is available within the study programme of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 April 2022. The position is for 3 years. The Department consists of two sections with research and teaching in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Technology and Biology. Place of employment of the position is Section for Bioscience and Engineering in Aalborg. In the workplace, we strive for diversity in nationality, culture, and gender, growth as a team effort, maintaining an inspiring physical work environment, and ensuring a good work-life balance.

Job description

Commercial insect production has been suggested as a major way of achieving a more sustainable production of food and feed that can help secure the global demand for food, but with less emission of greenhouse gasses. However, insect performance and nutritional value differ substantially across growth substrates and production thus needs to be optimized to be a major contributor of food and feed.

The successful applicant will become part of a team (Assoc. Prof. and PI Simon Bahrndorff (Aalborg University), Prof. Jeffery Tomberlin (Texas University), and Prof. Tom Gilbert (University of Copenhagen)) aiming at exploring insect microbiome associations and the biotechnological applications of the hologenome (host genome and metagenome of the intestinal microorganisms) for improving insect production. We hypothesize that unique microbiomes can be used for improving insect production through increased feed conversion efficiency and with a more uniform performance and production across growth substrates.The successful applicant will among other things investigate the gut microbiome composition and functional role in insects, and use microbiome engineering to help improve commercial insect production.

A relevant educational background within biology, biotechnology or molecular biology, and experimental experience in biology and/or molecular biology is necessary. Furthermore, documented bioinformatics competences and experience is considered an advantage.

Attached project description should be a maximum of 1 page (not including references).

For further information about scientific aspects of the stipend, please contact Associate Professor Simon Bahrndorff by mail: sba@bio.aau.dk

Place of employment is Aalborg University, and place of work is Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Section for Bioscience and Engineering, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7H, 9200 Aalborg East, Denmark.

The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience advances regional, national, and global knowledge build-up, while contributing to the solution of societal challenges through innovative research, problem-based education and knowledge-based collaborations. We produce excellent research in engineering and natural science and Aalborg University constantly ranks top of the World within engineering research and education

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agreement

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

Vacancy number

18-21104

Deadline: 2022-02-14 at 23:59

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Post expires on mandag februar 14th, 2022

PhD fellowship in behavioural neuroscience at the Department of Neuroscience in Copenhagen

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are offering a PhD fellowship in behavioural neuroscience starting 1st May 2022 or as soon as possible.

Our group and research

We are a systems neuroscience laboratory focusing on understanding the mechanisms by which neural circuits and behaviors are affected by stress, to better understand the etiology of mental disorders. Our expertise includes behavioral assays, neuronal tracing, in vivo 2-photon calcium imaging of large populations of neurons, opto/chemogenetic and we have access to cutting-edge microscopy facilities (including spinning disk and light sheet microscopes). We use transparent, transgenic larval zebrafish as a vertebrate model amenable to whole brain imaging at cellular resolution in vivo.

You will work under the supervision of Associate Professor Florence Kermen and receive active support in designing, discussing and publishing the results of your research project.

We are located in beautiful and well-connected Copenhagen. Frequent scientific and social events at the institute contribute to a collaborative and enjoyable work atmosphere.

Project description

You will use repeated stressor exposure or pharmacological manipulation of stress level, combined with quantitative behavioral assays and physiological measurements to characterize the susceptibility to stress in the zebrafish. Following this, you will use neurophysiological approaches (immunohistochemistry, in vivo calcium imaging) to investigate the neural adaptations taking place in resilient vs vulnerable subpopulations.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor Florence Kermen, Department of Neuroscience, E-mail: florence.kermen@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 22550187

Start:                1st May 2022 or as soon as possible

Duration:         3 years as a PhD student

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

  • Carrying through an independent research project under supervision
  • Completing PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approximately 30 ECTS points
  • Participating in active research environments
  • Teaching and disseminating your knowledge
  • Writing a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have documented qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project, e.g. human biology, neuroscience, molecular and cellular biology, animal physiology, veterinary medicine, biomedicine, or medicine. Please note that your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (two years).

Other important criteria are:

  • A high grade point average achieved
  • A valid FELASA C certificate
  • A strong interest in scientific research and stress neurobiology and prior experience with practical lab work
  • The ability to work in a structured manner, with strong self-motivation and in collaboration with others.
  • Professional qualifications, publications and work experience relevant to the PhD project
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories, zebrafish research facility, and microscopy facility https://cfim.ku.dk/.

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

The employment 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 starts at approximately 27,800 DKK/Roughly 3,700 EUR (October 2021 level) plus pension.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor florence.kermen@sund.ku.dk.

General information about PhD studies at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/

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

1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)

2. CV incl. education, research experience, language skills and the contact details of 2 academic references

3. Master of Science diploma and grade transcript (Bachelor & master). If the master is not yet completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor.

4. A copy of your Master’s thesis. If the thesis is ongoing, a draft or a 1 page summary of your work.

5. Publication list (if relevant), including a brief description of your contributions to joint works.

Application deadline:  15th February 2022, 23.59pm CET

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

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.

The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.

Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You find information about the recruitment process at: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 11.

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. 

Deadline: 2022-02-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Post expires on tirsdag februar 15th, 2022

Postdoc in Characterization of P forms in soils and societal P resources (28 months)

Do you want to contribute to the development of solutions for recovery and recycling of phosphorus that are more sustainable?

We are looking for a dedicated, well-organized, communicative and highly qualified post doc, to carry out the project described below, in the Soil Fertility group at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

The post doc project will unfold within the framework of PROCESSOR – Phosphorus recycling from complex scarcely soluble societal resources – letting the soil do the work

The project will be executed in collaboration with partners from ETH (Emmanuel Frossard and Astrid Oberson), University of Rostock (Peter Leinweber) and Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Copenhagen University (Carsten Müller).

Background:

Recycling of societal resources of phosphorus (P) defined as sewage sludge, meat and bone meal and their corresponding ashes is an essential step towards a circular green economy. We propose that the resources can be used ‘as they are’ without further treatment, since potentially toxic element (PTE) content in sewage sludge (and its ashes) has decreased in many European countries, in some cases close to background levels, while other contaminants in sewage sludge are of low concern. Bonemeal has a very low content of PTE’s.

However, the longer-term phosphorus fertilizer value of these resources and their intricate interactions with a suite of soil characteristics is very sparsely understood. In this project, we will for the first time address this issue across a range of agronomically important European soils, using relevant complex societal resources. By doing so, we will be able to formulate a strategy for efficient use of these resources in Europe to decrease the import of phosphate, which has been identified by the EU as non-substitutable and of high economic importance.

The work of the postdoc project will be mainly centered on characterization of soils and P-containing products with solid state methodologies, supplemented with analyses of P availability with isotope exchange kinetics or ion sink assays, and complemented by routine wet chemical methods. The work on P speciation in soils and societal P resources will be carried out in close collaboration with another post doc working on long-term phosphate dynamics in soil.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Jakob Magid (jma@plen.ku.dk).

The position is open from 1 April 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

Qualifications

The candidate should possess the following qualifications

  1. A Ph.D. and background as an environmental scientist or equivalent
  2. Good understanding of Phosphorus geochemistry/biogeochemistry
  3. Practical experience with solid state methodologies – e.g. XRD, XANES, SEM-EDX, 31P MAS SS NMR to characterize mineral P forms and e.g. 31P liquid state NMR to characterize organic P forms.
  4. Practical experience with wet chemical analyses of phosphorus in soils and residues
  5. Good interpersonal skills
  6. Excellence in writing and speaking English

Terms of employment

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

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

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 437.435 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.801). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers.

The deadline for applications is 27th February 2022, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

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

Interviews will be held from mid-March – April 2022.

Deadline: 2022-02-27 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

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Post expires on søndag februar 27th, 2022

Postdoc in Stress Neurophysiology at the Department of Neuroscience in Copenhagen

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic postdoc for a 3-year position to investigate the effect of early-life stress on neuronal circuits. The selected candidate will start on 1 April 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Information on the department can be found at: https://in.ku.dk/

Our research

We are a systems neuroscience laboratory focusing on understanding the mechanisms by which neural circuits and behaviors are affected by stress, to better understand the etiology of mental disorders. Our expertise includes behavioral assays, neuronal tracing, in vivo 2-photon calcium imaging of large populations of neurons, opto/chemogenetic and we have access to cutting edge microscopy facilities (including spinning disk and light sheet microscopes). We use transparent, transgenic larval zebrafish as a vertebrate model amenable to whole brain imaging at cellular resolution in vivo.

 You will work directly with Associate Prof. Florence Kermen and in close collaboration with other team members. Frequent scientific and social events at the institute contribute to a collaborative and enjoyable work atmosphere. We are located in beautiful and well-connected Copenhagen.

Your job

In this project funded by the Lundbeck Foundation, your main task will be to determine the stress-induced changes in neural circuits of the zebrafish brain using immunohistochemistry, quantitative behavioural assays, pharmacology and in vivo calcium imaging. You will play a key role in establishing the imaging and data analysis protocols and have a large degree of freedom in shaping the project, based on your experience.

You will have the opportunity to grow your professional network by participating in relevant conferences. You will actively contribute to the team’s scientific goals by training/supervising junior scientists.

Your profile
We are looking for an independent and highly motivated researcher with the following experience:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD and a strong track record (first-author publications or preprints) in Neuroscience or related field
  • You have documented expertise with light microscopy, calcium imaging and quantitative data analysis
  • You hold a valid FELASA C certificate
  • You have good scientific communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • You are proficient in English, written and spoken

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Prior programming experience (Matlab, Python)
  • Experience with writing and publishing scientific articles
  • Experience with zebrafish or transgenic animals

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Department of Neuroscience, Panum building, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories, zebrafish research facility, and microscopy facility https://cfim.ku.dk/.

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

The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 3 years. The start date 1st April 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 36,800 DKK/approx. 4,940 EUR (October 2021 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

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

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

Questions
For further information please contact Associate Professor Florence Kermen florence.kermen@sund.ku.dk www.sund.ku.dk

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

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

  1. Motivated letter of application
  2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, grant/awards, language skills and contact details of 2 academic references.
  3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
  4. Complete list of publications, indicating your specific contributions.

Deadline for applications: 15 February 2022, 23.59pm CET

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 10.

University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone

Deadline: 2022-02-15 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Post expires on tirsdag februar 15th, 2022

PhD scholarship in recovery of residual resources at end-of-pipe in recirculating aquaculture systems

If you want to start a scientific carrier and contribute to the continued development of sustainable and cost-efficient end-of-pipe technologies in freshwater and saltwater recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), this is an opportunity for you. At DTU Aqua we are focusing on methods that ensure resource recovery and minimal environmental impact, allowing the transition of recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS to a more sustainable and circular economy strategy. To achieve this, our research within end-of-pipe treatment treats waste streams from aquaculture with emphasis on nitrogen, phosphorous and organic matter removal. In this PhD, different cost-effective technologies and holistic strategies for valorizing and downstreaming waste from RAS with a focus on circular economy will be investigated. Specifically, new innovative methods for phosphorous recovery, carbon sources for denitrification, organic coagulants, and dewatering technologies for organic matter treatment and transport.

Responsibilities and qualifications
You will be involved in a collaborative research project involving several European research institutions. Your main role will be to design and conduct research on the topic in our facilities in Hirtshals. This involves practical experiments in lab-scale and industrial RAS, as well as laboratory analysis and studies aimed to develop cost-efficient end-of-pipe technologies in freshwater and saltwater RAS, ensuring resource recovery and minimal environmental impact. In addition, you will participate in other ongoing related research activities in the Section for Aquaculture.

Candidates should have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree. Ideally, you have a degree in Engineering, Biochemistry, or Biotechnology preferably with a specialization in biorefinery, water treatment, or similar.

Our ideal candidate

  • Possesses scientific curiosity and is eager to test hypotheses to advance current knowledge
  • Has previous experience in experimental work with down streaming or water treatment
  • Has an interest in circular economy concept applied to aquaculture
  • Is interested in RAS and practical application of the results achieved
  • Has a keen interest in laboratory analysis and development of methods
  • Shows proficiency in written and spoken English, and a determination for disseminating your work

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

Assessment
Assessment of the applicants will be made by Head of Section Per Bovbjerg Pedersen, Senior researcher Merlin Alvarado, and Researcher Carlos Letelier-Gordo.

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

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Starting date will be April 1, 2022 or according to mutual agreement.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Carlos Letelier-Gordo colg@aqua.dtu.dk or Head of Section Per Bovbjerg Pedersen, pbp@aqua.dtu.dk

You can read more about the Institute and the Section at www.aqua.dtu.dk

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

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 14 February 2022 (Danish time).

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma including official description of grading scale

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

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

The successful candidate will be employed at the Section for Aquaculture located in Hirtshals in the scenic Northern part of Denmark. Here, we perform research on sustainable farming technology, recirculation, water quality, environmental footprint, as well as research on fish nutrition, welfare, and physiology.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-02-14 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Aqua

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Post expires on mandag februar 14th, 2022

Postdoctoral Positions in Mechanobiology and Active Matter

Niels Bohr Institute
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen 

The Biocomplexity group and the Active Intelligent Matter (AIM) group at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, invite applications for postdoctoral fellowships in an interdisciplinary research at the interface between physics, biology, and mechanics.

Active matter comprises a wide range of living systems including cells, bacteria, and subcellular filaments, as well as artificial and synthetic materials that are continuously driven far from equilibrium by their constituent elements. Fundamental biological processes such as cell division, cell death, and the emergence of coordinated motion of cells are governed by the activation of biochemical signals by mechanical stresses and by the physics of active matter. This research program will use theoretical and computational modeling, along with in-house experiments to study fundamental problems in mechanobiology and active matter with potential applications in the life sciences. A number of projects include close collaborations with theorists and experimental biophysicists in US, UK, Japan, and Europe.

The positions can be funded for two years and maybe extended for a year all candidates with interest in theoretical and computational physics, as well as experimental biophysics are welcome.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/. Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Amin Doostmohammadi at Doostmohammadi@nbi.ku.dk.   

The position is open from 01.04.2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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

Requirements

Please include:

  • Cover letter (Max 1 page)
  • Curriculum vita
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans (Max 4 pages)
  • Complete publication list
  • List of 5 most important publications (or preprints), explaining their importance

    Application deadline
    The deadline for applications is 26 January 2022, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

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

Interviews will be held short after the application deadline.

Terms of employment

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

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

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Deadline: 2022-01-26 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on onsdag januar 26th, 2022

Postdoctoral fellow in Computational genomics of UV-induced DNA damage

Ref PAR 2022/12

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 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.

The Institute of Biomedicine is involved in both research and education. In both of these areas, we focus on fundamental knowledge of the living cell – what it consists of, how it works, how its function is directed by the genetic material, and how it interacts with various kinds of micro-organisms. Using this knowledge, we try to elucidate the causes of diseases, and find new ways to diagnose and treat them.

The Institute is composed of the following four departments:

  • The Department of Infectious Diseases
  • The Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • The Department of Laboratory Medicine

At present, the institute has about 360 employees and approximately 450 million SEK in total assets

Subject area

Computational genomics of UV-induced DNA damage

Subject area description

We are interested in how mutations arise and distribute across genomes, in both protein coding and non-coding DNA and with particular focus on ultraviolet (UV) light and skin cancers. For these studies we make use of publicly available as well as in-house generated genomic datasets, including genome-wide mapping of UV-induced DNA damage by high-throughput sequencing (CPD-seq). We now seek a skilled computational scientist to help address new challenges that will be tackled using this approach and related methods, in human cancer and beyond.

Job assignments

The project will involve bioinformatics analysis of large-scale genomic data generated in our lab, including integration with relevant public datasets. Although the emphasis will be on applied genomic science, development of new bioinformatics methodology may also be required to meet project goals. The work will be carried out in collaboration with experimental scientists. Relevant recent publications from our group include: Elliott et al., Nature Rev. Cancer 2021; Van den Eynden et al., Nature Genetics 2019, Lindberg et al, PNAS 2019; Elliott et al., Plos Genetics 2018; Fredriksson et al., Plos Genetics 2017; Fredriksson et al., Nature Genetics 2014. See www.larssonlab.org for more information.

Eligibility

An achieved doctoral degree is compulsory for a position as postdoctor at the University of Gothenburg. The doctoral thesis shall be in a relevant area according to the specific position stated here. Since a position as postdoctor aims to give new holders of the doctorate the opportunity mainly to strengthen and develop their scholarly proficiency, we aim for those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years counting from last date of application.

The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 – 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Assessment

Good programming skills and linux/unix experience is a requirement. Knowledge of Matlab or R is desired. Previous experience with analysis of next-generation sequencing data is recommended. While not required, experience from relevant biological fields is desirable, and the applicant is expected to have published several articles in peer-reviewed journals. Excellent communicative skills are required, including fluency in oral and written English.

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 – 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Employment

The employment is full time and temporary, two years, with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed.

For further information:

Please contact: Erik Larsson Lekholm, Professor, phone: +46 31 786 6942, e-mail: erik.lekholm@gu.se.

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:
https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/work-at-the-university-of-gothenburg/how-to-apply

Information for International Applicants

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

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

How to apply

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

The application should contain:

– A cover letter giving a brief description of previous research experience, and a motivation to why you are applying

– A CV including a list of publications

– Proof of completed PhD

– Contact details of two references

Closing date: 2022-02-18

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.

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

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on fredag februar 18th, 2022

Postdoc in Radioecology and Tracer Studies

Technical University of Denmark, Department of Environmental Engineering (DTU Environment) is looking for a skilled and experienced Postdoc who will work with scientists, students, and technical staff at the department to determine radioactive substances in environmental and biological samples and carry out radiotracer studies in marine research.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The job will be carried out in the Section of Climate and Monitoring, with the following primary areas of responsibilities:

  • Development of radioanalytical methods relevant for radioecology and tracer studies.
  • Determination of radioactive isotopes by radiometric techniques and mass spectrometry techniques.
  • Application of radioisotopes as tracers to study oceanic processes and the impact on climate change.
  • Combination of oceanic models with radiotracer approach to investigate ocean dynamics.
  • Date processing and programming using various dedicated software.
  • Training and technical support for radiochemical analyses in the research group.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) with professional background in radiochemistry and environmental tracer study using radioisotopes.

Further qualifications:

  • Experience with radiometric techniques (including alpha, beta, gamma, and LSC) and mass spectrometric techniques (ICP-MS, AMS).
  • Skills in sampling, sample handling and radiochemical analysis.
  • Demonstrated and profound experience with oceanic model simulation, programming, and data handling.
  • Profound experiences in dissemination of research findings as conference presentations and journal publications.
  • Motivated and able to fulfil tasks independently while maintaining a strong team spirt.
  • Proactivity in self-learning in order to develop new skills.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

The place of work is the section of Climate and Monitoring at Risø campus in Roskilde. The employment period is 2 year starting on 1st February 2022.

Further information
If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Jixin Qiao on +45 21798724, jiqi@dtu.dk.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 26 January 2022 (Danish time). 

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

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

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU Environment is working to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies and disseminate this knowledge to society and new generations of engineers. About 200 employees work in the department with 14 employees in the Radioecology and Tracer Studies section. Work in the section covers research on radioactivity in marine and terrestrial environments, monitoring programmes and risk assessment of environmental radioactivity, commercial analytical services, public-sector consultancy and innovation covering application and development of radioanalytical methods.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2022-01-26 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Environment

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Post expires on onsdag januar 26th, 2022

PhD-student, Climate change effects on aquatic food web efficiency

Ref SLU.ua.2021.2.5.1-4581

Department of Aquatic Resources

Do you want to work in an inspiring environment and contribute to the sustainable use of our seas, lakes and watercourses? We at the Department of Aquatic Resources (SLU Aqua) are passionate about our vision of “strong fish stocks in healthy waters”. We are growing, and looking for employees who want to develop and make a difference together with us.

Welcome to visit us at www.slu.se/aquaticresources!

Climate change effects on aquatic food web efficiency

Description:

Many freshwater and coastal ecosystems are undergoing rapid change in water temperature, nutrient and light conditions due to climate change and other human pressures.  At the same time, climate warming is altering fish and invertebrate body size distributions and ecological interactions in aquatic food webs. This PhD project aims to resolve how such simultaneous changes in abiotic and biotic conditions affect the efficiency of energy transfer from primary producers to fish.

This is a great opportunity to pursue a fully funded PhD project and contribute to our understanding of how food webs in lakes and the sea will respond to ongoing climate change. We welcome you to bring your own ideas to the project and to combine different methodological approaches, including field experiments manipulating pressures, observations of aquatic organisms in environmental gradients as well as to develop dynamic size-resolved food web models. The project will produce novel understanding about ecological responses to environmental change. It will also add knowledge needed to evaluate strategies concerning risk of reduced energy transfer to the top of food webs with implications for the ability of aquatic ecosystems to act as carbon sinks and uphold high production of fish biomass in the future.

Welcome to join our team working on dynamics of fish communities and aquatic food webs, and their responses to climate change, exploitation and other human pressures (www.slu.se/fishinfoodwebs). You will pursue your research and education within our team’s international research network.

Qualifications:

We are looking for a motivated person with strong quantitative skills in ecology. Applicants should hold a MSc degree in ecology, animal ecology, aquatic ecology, limnology or marine ecology, theoretical ecology, or related disciplines. You should have a genuine interest in research and in learning to do research.

Good knowledge in community ecology and documentation thereof is required. Experience in analyses of population- or community dynamics is desirable. Skills in experimental ecology are highly advantageous. Skills in dynamic population or food web modelling are advantageous. Experience and skills in aquatic field work involving fish and zooplankton is meriting, as is experience of biological lab work. Demonstrated independent scientific work, experience of working in scientific teams, and skills in mathematics, R- or Matlab-programming are considered merits.  

We place great emphasis on personal qualities such as curiosity, responsibility, and ability to work in a team as well as independently, and on personal suitability for the learning and research tasks. You are fluent in spoken and written English (required).

Place of work:

Uppsala

Form of employment:

Employment as PhD-student for 4 years.

Starting date:

To be agreed, preferably before April 2022.

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2022-02-02, use the button below.

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 the written application including cover letter addressing the expected qualifications, curriculum vitae, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, one copy of the dissertation for masters degree, a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant’s qualifications (with name, relation to candidate, email and phone number), 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/

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. www.slu.se SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Assoc. Prof. Magnus Huss (main advisor)
+46 (0)10-478 41 27
forename.surname@slu.se

Prof. Anna Gårdmark (co-advisor)
+46 (0)10-478 41 25
forename.surname@slu.se 

Dr. Carolyn Faithfull (co-advisor)
+46 (0)10-478 41 25
forename.surname@slu.se

Contact person

Read the job description at the university homepage

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