Kategoriarkiv: Health/Life sciences

PhD student in cancer pharmacology

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

Duties/Project description:
Our research group, Cancer pharmacology and computational medicine, performs research in the area of cancer pharmacology and drug discovery, with a special interest in drug repositioning and model development.

Growing cancer cells as 3D cultures (so-called organoids / multicellular tumor spheroids), unlike traditional 2D cultures, enables study of cell-cell interactions similar to the in vivo situation. 3D cultures also enable studies of how oxygen deficiency and nutritional deficiency affect cancer cell proliferation and can also reveal whether metabolically disturbed cells are selectively sensitive to any type of treatment. The project aims to further develop the methodology for growing cells in 3D, both in vitro and in vivo, with some focus on co-cultures (more than one cell type in the same system) and how such systems can be used to evaluate immune oncology-based therapies.

Requirements:
A basic degree in Biomedicine or other relevant subject area and further education in e.g. cancer biology and molecular biology is a requirement (at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 hp at advanced level), as well as a good practical touch in the laboratory and proven ability to work independently. It is also an advantage if you have practical experience in laboratory work with a focus on cancer cell lines and methods such as clonogenic assays, cell kill assays, HTS instrumentation, acoustic drug dispensation and automated microscopy. Good computer skills including MS Excel and MS Word are a requirement, and further experience is an advantage. When recruiting, great importance will be attached to personal qualities such as ability to interact and communicate. You are responsible, structured and methodical in your work. Good knowledge in both Swedish and English is a requirement.

Application:
Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English

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

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
 
Starting date: As soon as possible, temporary position for 4 years.

Type of position: Full time position.

For further information about the position please contact: Mårten Fryknäs, phone +46 (0)70 7470741,  marten.fryknas@medsci.uu.se or Gabriella Widerberg, HR generalist, phone +46 (0) 18 6112908, gabriella.widerberg@medsci.uu.se

Please submit your application by 12 March 2019, UFV-PA 2019/598.

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

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Medical Sciences

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

Pay: Salary ladder

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/598

Last application date: 2019-03-12

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PhD student position in Evolutionary Genomics

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

A PhD student position in Evolutionary Genomics is available at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, Program of Evolutionary Biology, Uppsala University.

The Department of Ecology and Genetics is an international environment with staff and students from all over the world. Our research spans from evolutionary ecology and genetics to studies of ecosystems. For more information, see www.ieg.uu.se.

The Evolutionary Biology Centre (http://www.ebc.uu.se/?languageId=1) is one of the world’s leading research institutions in evolutionary biology. It is part of Uppsala University, which has been ranked very high among all European Universities in the subject of evolutionary biology. Our lab is part of the Program of Evolutionary Biology that excels in many aspects of genetics and evolution and offers an inspiring international atmosphere. There are ample opportunities for interaction with PhD-students, PostDocs and researchers working on related topics. We are tightly linked to the Science for Life Laboratory (https://www.scilifelab.se/) and have access to advanced laboratory infrastructure, high performance computing resources and bioinformatics support.

Project description: The candidate will use phenotypic and genomic data from a long-term study population of a house sparrow metapopulation (>3000 individuals genotyped on a 200K SNP array and >30 individuals with whole genome sequences combined with a very extensive phenotypic database) to look for signs of selection in the genome, estimate demographic patterns and examine structural variation. A central goal will be to understand the connection between genetic variants linked to phenotypic traits and their patterns of selection in the genome. The project is in collaboration with the Centre of Biodiversity Dynamics (CBD) at NTNU, Norway and the candidate is expected to spend periods of time at CBD and also take part in fieldwork.

Duties: The PhD training comprises four years of full time research including courses and literature studies.

Qualifications required: To be eligible for a PhD-student position the applicant must hold a master degree (or equivalent) in biology or a related field. Bioinformatic skills will be necessary to carry out the projects.  Candidates must be able to express themselves fluently in spoken as well as written English.

Qualifications desired: The ideal candidate is highly motivated and enthusiastic about evolutionary biology and has a good understanding of population genetics and evolution theory. Experience with large-scale genetic analysis, bioinformatics, scripting and programming is advantageous. Computational and statistical training is also advantageous.

Position: The graduate program covers four years of full-time study. The position can be combined with teaching or other duties at the department (maximum 20%), which prolongs the employment with the corresponding time. The salary will be set according to local agreements. Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English. More information about postgraduate studies at Uppsala University is available at http://www.teknat.uu.se/education/postgraduate/.

Access:  April 20, 2019 or as agreed upon (latest 30.05.2019).

Application: The application should include (1) A cover letter describing your research interests, relevant previous experience and your specific motivation for the position, (2) A short summary of your Master’s (or comparable) studies, (3) A CV including potential previous publications and contact details of two scientific professionals, (4) Attested copies of your academic degree(s). The application should be written in English.

Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.

For further information about the position please contact: Arild Husby, arild.husby@ebc.uu.se, +46-18-471 4120.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than March 20, 2019, UFV-PA 2019/635.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Ecology and Genetics

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/635

Last application date: 2019-03-20

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PhD fellowship in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Department of Public Health

We are offering a joined PhD fellowship in Epidemiology and Biostatistics commencing 1st of September 2019. The PhD will be affiliated the research group Perinatal, Obstetric & Paediatric Epidemiology (POPE).

Our group and research 

The POPE group is conducting epidemiologic research focused on how conditions early in life influence fetus, child and adolescent health. The approximately 20 people in the POPE group work with the Danish National Registries, the Danish National Birth Cohort, and contribute to several international birth cohort collaboration efforts.

Project description 

The aim of this PhD project is to develop algorithms to predict for whom eating disorder symptoms will resolve, persist or progress across adolescence. The primary data source is the Danish National birth Cohort, with approximately 95 000 individuals that have been followed from prenatal life until early adulthood. On these individuals, massive data is available from reports by the mothers and the individuals themselves collected longitudinally, as well as from linkage with the national registries. Symptoms of eating disorders were collected at 11 and 18 years of age, and diagnosis of eating disorders will be retrieved from the National Patient Registry.

In this project the student should develop and apply methods that integrates statistics and machine learning methods to optimize the risk prediction of eating disorders. This involves identifying hitherto unknown risk factors and developing a more nuanced understanding of the spectrum of eating disorders and their precursors. Similarly, the student will work on methods for dynamic prediction modelling, where individuals are measured irregularly over time, and where time-dependent variables and potential confounders may change over time. Statistical programming will be an integral part of the project.

Principal supervisor: Associate professor, Katrine Strandberg-Larsen, Department of Public Health, E-mail: Ksla@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35326078.

Start: 1st September 2019

Duration: 3 years as a PhD student

Job description 

Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:

•Carry through an independent research project under supervision

•Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points

•Participate in active research environments including a stay at another research team preferably abroad

•Teach and disseminate your knowledge

•Publish scientific papers

•Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project

 

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants 

The successful applicant for this Ph.D. fellowship will be a statistician with a strong background in both mathematics and statistics, i.e., a candidate degree in for example mathematics or engineering sciences. Accordingly, we require documented skills within both theoretical and applied statistics and additional experience with epidemiological research, as well as and use of registry data. Further, high-level computational statistics will be valued highly.

Other important criteria are:

•The grade point average achieved

•Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project

•Previous publications

•Relevant work experience

•Other professional activities

•Curious mind-set with a strong interest in statistics, machine learning and epidemiology, and the development of eating disorders.

•Language skills

Place of employment 

The place of employment is at Section of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, 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 access to several unique national as well as international data infrastructures.

 

Terms of employment 

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

It is conditioned upon the applicant’s success¬ful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant before 1st September 2019.

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree¬ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 26.886 DKK /approx. 3.601EUR (October 2018-level) plus pension.

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:

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

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

3. Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline: 18th March 2019, 23.59pm CET 

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

The further process 

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

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

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

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

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

Interviews are expected to be held in week 15

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7500 students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position. 

 

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

Deadline: 18 March 2019
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Folkesundhedsvidenskab
Email: mailto:ksla@sund.ku.dk
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Medical Physics

About the position

We have a vacancy for a 100% position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the project “CURIE – Cancer imaging by functional magnetic resonance for
Radiotherapy Individualization and Evaluation” funded by the Norwegian Cancer Society, where we aim to develop a novel diagnostic and therapeutic framework for non-invasive personalized cancer medicine. The position is affiliated with an expanding research group in medical imaging and radiotherapy at the Department of Physics, NTNU and in close collaboration with St. Olavs hospital. The appointment has a duration of 3 years, but with possibility for up to one-year extension with teaching.

The position is organized in the Department of Physics. Our research spans a broad spectrum of natural sciences and technology. The Department is currently expanding and has activity in astroparticle physics, solid state physics, material physics, soft and complex matter physics, biopolymer physics, medical physics, statistical physics, optics, atmospheric physics and university didactics. The Department recruits the best physics students in Norway and also offers a large number of courses in physics for other study programmes at NTNU. Research staff at the Department makes a special effort to increase the awareness and understanding of the importance and impact of physics in our society. Further information about the Department can be found at https://www.ntnu.edu/physics

Living in Trondheim:
Trondheim is situated by the Trondheim fjord in the middle of Norway. It is the third largest city in Norway but still small by European standards. It is known for having the atmosphere both of a small and a large city and is famous for its student friendly environment. In all seasons Trondheim is an ideal place for those interested in outdoor life, whether your interest is by the sea or in the fjords, in the forest or in the high mountains. Trondheim is also a nice place to raise children. So, why not grasp this opportunity to boost your personal and professional life?
 

The position reports to Associate Professor Kathrine Røe Redalen (kathrine.redalen@ntnu.no or +47 92437646).

Job description

  • The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work in the multidisciplinary field of medical imaging and radiotherapy of cancer, where the Fellow will join a research group working with quantitative and functional imaging (magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET)), both to provide predictive/prognostic biomarkers of radiotherapy outcome to be used in personalised cancer treatment, but also to use such image information in further developments within image-guided adaptive radiotherapy.
  • The Fellow will in particular work within the expanding field of MRI in radiotherapy, with main tasks involving advanced, quantitative analysis of functional MRI in rectal cancer and head & neck cancer. In addition, competence and experience within machine learning algorithms, statistical prediction modelling and/or radiobiological modelling (of tumor control probability / normal tissue complication probability) will be positively weighted in the evaluation.
  • The Postdoctoral Fellow will become an important member in an expanding research group in the multidisciplinary field of medical imaging and radiotherapy in cancer treatment, and the candidate’s personal and communicative skills will therefore be emphasized. The workplace is at Department of Physics, NTNU, but will involve collaboration with St. Olavs Hospital as well as with established national and international partners.
  • The candidate will work in an active multidisciplinary research environment with high scientific standards. We are offering training, continuous supervision and opportunities for participation at national and international courses and congresses. Postdoctoral Fellows at our Department will also receive support for developing a personal career plan, including for instance relevant courses and training in grant writing. Fellows will also be given an opportunity to extend their employment with up to 1 year based on teaching bachelor and/or master courses at our Department.

Qualification requirements

Postdoctoral fellow:

The required qualifications are:

  • A university degree (Master of Science or equivalent) and PhD in physics, primarily with specialization in medical physics, radiation physics or biophysics. In addition, candidates with degrees in machine learning, bioinformatics or equivalent will be considered. Candidates expecting to complete their PhD before August 1, 2019 may also apply.
  • Excellent personal and communicative skills; the project will require ability to both work independently and to interact with other PhD candidates, students, experienced scientists, medical physicists as well as medical doctors from different specialties (e.g., oncologists, surgeons, radiologists)
  • Fluent English language, both written and spoken
  • Strong motivation, scientific creativity and enthusiasm for research, high working and implementation capacity

Personal characteristics

In addition, one or several of the following qualifications / skills are desired and will be weighted in the evaluation process:

  • Relevant clinical or research experience with MRI-based radiotherapy and/or quantitative MRI
  • Experience with translational work towards biology, oncology and radiotherapy
  • Fluent Scandinavian language (due to interaction with students and various personnel at the hospital) Strong skills in programming, medical image analysis and/or image-guided radiotherapy simulations in Matlab or similar software
  • Strong skills in machine learning algorithms / informatics / prediction modelling
  • Strong skills in radiobiological modelling (of tumor control probability / normal tissue complication probability)

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

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Salary and conditions

Postdoc:
Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 515 200 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years, with a possibility for up to 1-year extension. It is expected that the Fellow can start in the position within September 2019.

General information

Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

The national labour force must reflect the composition of the population to the greatest possible extent. NTNU wants to increase the proportion of women in its scientific posts. Women are encouraged to apply. Norway has generous rules for both maternity and paternity leave. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life (http://trondheim.com/). Having a population of 200.000, Trondheim is a small city by international standards with low crime rates and little pollution. It also has easy access to a beautiful countryside with mountains and a dramatic coastline.

The application should contain:

  • CV
  • Reference letters
  • Certificates from Master and PhD degrees
  • List of publications or other scientific work
  • Statement on research interests (maximum three pages)
  • Documentation of English language proficiency (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) if English or a Scandinavian language is not the applicant’s mother tongue
  • If relevant, a list of projects you have supervised or been project managager for, with information on funding agency, years of duration and the funds received.
     

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applicants invited for interview must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 20/19 when applying.

Application deadline: 10.04.2019

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NTNU – knowledge for a better world

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

The Faculty of Natural Sciences

The Faculty of Natural Sciences is a key player in national and international research and education programmes in natural sciences and technology. Our research focuses on global challenges in the areas of energy, climate, the environment, food, water, health and welfare. The Faculty consists of eight departments as well as the Faculty Administration.

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10.04.2019

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Postdoc position in quantitative and conceptual modeling of biological systems

The Center for Models of Life at the Niels Bohr Institute has openings for one postdoc position in quantitative and conceptual modeling of biological systems. The position is funded by an ERC advanced grant under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program, Grant n. 740704 (PI, Prof. K. Sneppen).    

The position is open from September 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for two years, with potential for extension for 1 more year.    

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with strong theoretical background that will contribute to our interdisciplinary environment of physicists and biologist engaged in understanding life phenomena on a variety of scales.     Our local research group consist of 5 PIs with background in complex systems, working on a variety of model systems within spatio-temporal aspects of phage biology, epidemics in perspective of immune response, co-evolution, gene regulation, dynamics of epigenetics, and dynamics of formation of shapes in embryonic development. Independent ideas are highly appreciated, and it is possible to formulate alternative projects within the activities in the Center for Models of Life.    

We have local laboratory facilities for microbial or single cell experiments. Exceptional candidates can combine experiments with theoretical projects. Our theoretical models are often developed in an on going collaborations with the local stem cell center, with several groups in the biology department or with the epidemeology group at a nearby University.    

Further information on the Department is linked at http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/.     Inquiries about the position can be made to Kim Sneppen, sneppen@nbi.ku.dk .    

The postdoc’s duties will include research within Physics as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.   The successful candidate is expected to engage in Center activities, positively contribute to the atmosphere in our group and supervise students at both undergraduate and graduate level.    

Required experiences:    
Applicants should have received a recent Ph.D. in Physics, Complex systems, Computational Biology or a related field by the start of the position.    
Good verbal and written communication skills.    
Excellent and well documented research experience, documented by scientific publications in internationally reviewed journals.    

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 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.    

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

To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates should prepare:    
Cover letter
Letters of support from previous advisers/collaborators.    

Please include  
– Curriculum vita  
– 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    

deadline for applications is 1 May 2019, 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 http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.     Interviews will be held in week: 23+24    

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

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Postdoctoral Researcher in HIV research related to antiretroviral therapy and cure

Karolinska Institutet,

The Department of Laboratory Medicine consists of 6 divisions and is active in many areas of Laboratory Medicine. The department is involved in advanced basic scientific, clinical and epidemiological research. The department is one of the largest departments of education at Karolinska Institutet.

Division
The Division of Clinical Microbiology conducts preclinical, translational, clinical and epidemiological research projects. The laboratory is located within the newly build facilities at Alfred Nobels Allé 8 (ANA8), Campus Flemingsberg. This new laboratory, ANA Futura, is creating a leading translational integrated research environment equipped for cutting-edge research, where the boundaries between institutions and clinics are torn down and researchers collaborate on the basis of common research profiles. The announced position will be placed in Professor Anders Sönnerborgs research group, which has a strong focus on pathogenesis, antiretroviral treatment and cure of HIV infection. The experimental research is focused on the interaction between HIV and antiretroviral drugs as well as mechanisms of viral latency.

Duties
The applicant will be joining the research group of professor Anders Sönnerborg and mainly work on viral latency and viral drug resistance in patients with human immunodeficiency infection as well as studying regulation of HIV latency using state of the art multiomic strategies (including single cell assays with combined epigenetic/transcriptomic/proteomic tools).

Our group has access to a large patient material and collaborates with a large number of similar centers around the world. We publish 15-25, well cited (current h-index 58), papers per year in renowened journals.

Entry requirements
A person is eligible to be appointed postdoc if he or she has been awarded a Degree of Doctor or has achieved the corresponding scientific competence. The persons appointed should primarily be the ones who have been granted a Degree of Doctor or have reached the corresponding competence.

Excellent knowledge in English, written and spoken, is a requirement.

We are looking for a person with profound knowledge in medical biology with a focus on microbiology, especially virology, and in biotechnological techniques. Experience of studies on antiviral therapy of chronic viral infections as well as on viruses which cause latent infection is required with focus on pathogenesis, viral replication, resistance development, latency reactivation and on immunology, especially host antiviral immune responses.

The applicant should be able to work with various cell culture systems in order to assess phenotypes and functionality of cells. He/she should have experience in setting up viral assays to evaluate antiviral efficacy, viral fitness and host immune responses and in various cellular and molecular techniques that allow genetic modification of cells ranging from cloning, to transduction experiments. 

Skills in the following techniques are mandatory: i) cell culture systems; both cell lines, primary cells and co-cultures, immune cell isolation from peripheral blood, cellular functionality assays, transfections; ii) flow cytometry analysis; discriminating immune cell subsets, cell surface and intracellular protein stainings, cell death assays; iii) viral assays; lentiviral transductions, virus propagation, viral infectivity experiments; iv) assays of antiviral efficiency; v) other techniques; DNA/RNA isolation from tissues or cells, ELISA, immunofluorescence, immunoprecipitation, luciferase reporter assays, PCR, protein purifications, quantitative PCR, reverse transcriptase, SDS PAGE, western blotting vi) RNA Scope. vii) next generation sequencing and sequence analysis is an extra assett.

Personal qualities
The person should be well organized, service-oriented and flexible. A positive and collaborative attitude is a pre-requisite for working in the Sönnerborg group and a great emphasize is put on the collaborative attitude of the applicant. Thus, of importance is that the candidate is well aquainted with collaborative work in a dynamic environment which includes strong social skills.

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

  1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)

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

A post-doc position is a fixed-term position. The first employment is for one year, with a possible extension of up to three years after evaluation.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.
Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

For temp agencies and recruiters, and to salespersons: We politely, yet firmly, decline direct contact with temp agencies and recruiters, as well as those selling additional job announcements.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typePart-time
Number of positions1
Working hours50 %
CityHuddinge
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference number2-817/2019
ContactAnders Sönnerborg, 08-5248000
Union representativeCarina Eklund, OFR, 08-5248000Emilie Hultin, Annica Lindkvist, SACO, 08-5248000Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-5248000
Last application date27.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral (PhD) student position in Biostatistics

Karolinska Institutet, MEB

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

We are recruiting a doctoral (PhD) student. For more information regarding doctoral education at Karolinska Institutet (KI), see: http://ki.se/en/phd/about-doctoral-education-at-ki

Research group
The biostatistics group comprises around 40 members, including 4 professors, 3 senior lecturers (universitetslektorer), applied biostatisticians, postdocs and PhD students. The group is involved in a wide variety of research projects, including population-based cohort and case-control studies, twin and family studies, survival analyses, predictive modeling, genetic epidemiology and bioinformatics.

The doctoral education project and the duties of the student
Applicants are invited for a PhD research training position to work on the development and application of statistical models in population-based cancer studies, together with Dr. Therese Andersson and Prof. Paul Lambert.The project will include multistate and/or relative survival/excess mortality models applied to population disease registers. For new methods, software will be developed to help the transferal of methods into practice. There is flexibility in the exact topics of the PhD depending on the successful applicant’s background and interests, but it is expected that it will contain a mixture of both methodological and applied studies.

Entry requirements for doctoral education at KI
In order to participate in the selection for a doctoral position at Karolinska Institutet, the following requirements have to be met:

General entry requirements
A person meets the general entry requirements for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education (according to Higher Education Ordinance Chapt 7, section 39) if he/she:

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

Specific entry requirements
Proficiency in English equivalent to the course English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school is an entry requirement for doctoral education at KI. Applicants who meet the general entry requirements (1 or 2 above) from a university in one of the Nordic countries has met the requirements in English.

Follow the link below for information on how other applicants can certify their English proficiency (such as through IELTS or TOEFL, previous upper secondary or university level studies).

For more information regarding general and specific entry requirements, please see: http://ki.se/en/phd/entry-requirements-eligibility-for-doctoral-education

Skills and personal qualities
The successful applicant should have a solid background in mathematics and statistics. It is desirable to have a good undergraduate degree with good coverage of statistical methods and/or a master degrees in statistics/biostatistics. Prior experience of survival analysis methods would be an advantage. The applicant should have good communication skills and be proficient in spoken and written English.

Terms and conditions The doctoral student will be employed on a doctoral studentship (Sw: doktorandanställning) during the 4 years of doctoral education.

Application process
The application and supporting documents are to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

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

A personal letter and a curriculum vitae Documents certifying the entry requirements*:Academic degree diplomas, transcripts of records, and if applicable, authorised translations Copies of degree projects and any previous publications Proof of English proficiency Any other documentation showing the desirable skills and personal qualities described above

*All documents certifying the entry requirements must be scans of originals (scans of copies or certified copies will not be accepted). The scanned documents must be in color and both the front and the back of the documents must be scanned. Please note that there are specific documentation requirements for a number countries, please read the instructions at: http://ki.se/en/phd/entry-requirements-eligibility-for-doctoral-education

If an applicant claims equivalent konwledge (point 3 under general entry requirements above) for the eligibility assessment, a form has to be filled in and submitted. Please find more information here: https://ki.se/en/phd/assessing-equivalent-knowledge-for-general-eligibility-for-doctoral-education

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

KI uses the following bases of assessment:

– Documented subject knowledge of relevance to the area of research

– Analytical skill

– Other documented knowledge or experience that may be relevant to doctoral studies in the subject.

The selection process will include several steps. The most suitable applicants will proceed to the next step which includes personal interviews. All applicants will be informed when the recruitment is done. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.
Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

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Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly
Reference number2-642/2019
ContactTherese Andersson, therese.m-l.andersson@ki.seLina Werner, lina.werner@ki.se
Union representativeUlrika Zagai, SACO, ulrika.zagai@ki.seAnn Almqvist, OFR, ann.almqvist@ki.seHenry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
Last application date22.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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PhD fellowship in “Renal autoregulation in health and disease: New insights into topology and dynamics

Description of the scientific environment  
This project integrates two research groups –  “Biophotonics and Biosimulation” and “Renal Hemodynamics”. We combine novel imaging and experimental techniques, advanced methods of data analysis and mechanism-based modelling to bring new insights into functional interactions between the key components of cells, tissues, and organs, as well as to study how diseases change these interactions. In particular, we develop new approaches for Raman spectroscopy and laser speckle imaging and apply them to study dynamics of vascular networks in kidney, retina, and brain in vivo. Our groups were the first who employed the concept of synchronization with respect to renal autoregulation.
https://bmi.ku.dk/english/research/biofuns/
https://bmi.ku.dk/english/research/renal_hemodynamics/
 
Project description 
The human organism is an integrated network where complex physiological systems, each with its own regulatory mechanisms, continuously interact, and where failure of one system can trigger a breakdown of the entire network. The vascular network of each system is uniquely adapted to the function of the system. Autoregulation ensures that the system receives adequate oxygen and nutrition and at the same time it protects the system from damaging pressure fluctuations. The kidney links cardiovascular and metabolic systems providing regulation of hormones release and blood pressure.  With this, changes in renal vasculature can be a cause or an aggravating factor in various diseases (i.e., hypertension, diabetes etc.) However, little is known about pathology-related changes in the renal microcirculation and their effect on kidney autoregulation.
The student will use an integrated approach – a combination of experimental in vitro, in vivo and in silico techniques – to map topological and dynamical patterns of the renal microcirculation. The student will be guided through surgery procedures and assembling steps of multi-scale laser speckle system to perform independent experiments on renal blood flow imaging. Tissue clearance and confocal microscopy will be used to extract information on the anatomical structure of the renal vascular networks. The student will analyse data collected under control and pathological conditions and will provide their interpretation.
We are looking for an exceptional candidate with interdisciplinary skills: animal experimentation, optical imaging, advanced data analysis. It is crucial that the candidate has experience in coordinating science across physiological, engineering and computational specialities.
Principal supervisor
Associate Prof. Olga Sosnovtseva, Department of Biomedical Sciences, olga@sund.ku.dk
(co-supervisors Associate Prof. Charlotte Mehlin Sørensen and Dr. Dmitry Postnov)
Start 1 September  2019  or soon thereafter
Duration 3 years. The current funding only allow for 3 years PhD program, which require that the candidate already has a master degree.
Job description 
Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:
  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • 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 not required, however, the candidate should be able to learn the procedure within the first few months after being accepted to the program;
  • Experience with optical imaging methods is highly meriting;
  • Experience with programming and data analysis with  fluency in Matlab and/or Python is highly meriting;
  • The candidate should have basic knowledge in vascular and/or renal physiology;
  • High proficiency in English is an absolute requirement.
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.
 
Terms of employment and employment 
The employment as PhD fellow is a full time and for 3 years. Starting date is 1 September 2019 or soon thereafter.
The appointment as a PhD fellow is for 3 years. It is conditioned upon the candidate’s successful enrolment 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 26.755 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (April 2018-level) plus pension.
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor.
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:
  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • 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
  • Publication list (if applicable)
Application deadline 15 May 2019, 23.59pm CET
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.
The further process  
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.
The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.
You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/
The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
Interviews are expected to be held in week 24, 2019 
 
The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7500 students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position. 

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

 

Deadline: 15 May 2019
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Dept. of Biomedical Sciences
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PhD Positions in Adipocyte Signalling Using Advanced Functional Genomics

The Center for Adipocyte Signaling – ADIPOSIGN at the Functional Genomics & Metabolism Research Unit, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, invites applications from outstanding candidates who are interested in joining our team as PhD students. One of the PhD students will be affiliated with the Mandrup Group, the other will be affiliated with the Kornfeld Group. The positions are available from May 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 1 April 2019.

ADIPOSIGN

ADIPOSIGN is a new centre established for a six-year period through a major grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. We combine experimental and computational systems’ approaches to obtain unprecedented insights into how fat cells receive and respond to signals at the level of the (epi)-genome and the cell membrane. Our goal is to understand how the signalling states of adipocytes depend on depot, gender and genetic variation, and how changes in these signalling states during development of obesity contribute to the pathophysiological consequences of obesity.

The centre involves the following PIs:

• Susanne Mandrup, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark (Director)

• Jan-Wilhelm Kornfeld, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark
• M. Madan Babu, Programme Leader, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
• Zach Gerhart-Hines, Associate Professor, Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen.

ADIPOSIGN is associated with the Center for Functional Genomics and Tissue Plasticity (ATLAS) recently supported by a centre of excellence grant from the Danish National Research Foundation and directed by Susanne Mandrup.

The Functional Genomics & Metabolism Research Unit
The Mandrup and Kornfeld groups as well as the centre administration of ATLAS and ADIPOSIGN are located in the Functional Genomics & Metabolism Research Unit, at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SDU. The research unit currently hosts five (soon seven) independent research groups focusing on various aspects of functional genomics as it pertains to the regulation of cellular differentiation and metabolism. The Research Unit constitutes an international, ambitious, highly dynamic, and well-equipped working environment. The unit and the department have state-of-the-art facilities for next generation sequencing, single-cell transcriptomics, flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, metabolomics, bioimaging and transgenic mouse work. Strategic research alliances exist with Odense University Hospital (OUH).

Research Project and Role
As a PhD student in ADIPOSIGN you will be engaged in this highly ambitious and interdisciplinary project. You will interact and collaborate closely with other researchers in the Mandrup and Kornfeld groups as well as with members of the groups of Zach Gerhart-Hines (Copenhagen) and M. Madan Babu (Cambridge). You will investigate adipocyte signalling states in isolated murine and human adipocytes using an array of functional genomics, proteomics and computational approaches. Some of these findings will be translated into functional studies in transgenic mouse models. You will also implement other experimental methods for analysis of adipocytes. You are expected to provide substantial general input to projects in our groups, and you will have the opportunity to develop your own ideas within our research frame.

Qualifications/Requirements
We are looking for highly motivated, dedicated and ambitious candidates with:

• A Master’s degree in Life Science, preferably Molecular Biology, Biomedicine, or Computational Systems Biology

• Documented experience with adipocyte biology, mouse models and/or NGS data analysis
• Certificate in Laboratory Animal Science (EU function ABD or similar) (preferable)
• Strong communication and collaborative skills and an interest in working in an interdisciplinary environment
• Proficiency in spoken and written English.
We offer:
• A three-year PhD position in a stimulating and supportive, international research environment
• Access to state-of-the-art equipment, facilities and infrastructure
• Opportunity to interact with an extensive network of national and international collaborators
• A competitive salary and social benefits (e.g. health coverage, parental leave, social security etc.)
• Dedicated assistance and support with various practical, social, and legal aspects (housing, visa, administration, tax etc.), especially for international candidates through our international staff office (ISO) and department.
For further information please contact Professor Susanne Mandrup (s.mandrup@bmb.sdu.dk) or Professor Jan-Wilhelm Kornfeld (janwilhelmkornfeld@bmb.sdu.dk).

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

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 10 November 2015 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

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

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

The application must be in English and include the following:
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)

• Detailed CV, including personal contact information, education, work/research experience and skills relevant for the position, publications/manuscripts
• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades. If awaiting Master’s diploma, provide a written statement from the supervisor
• At least two signed reference letters (with referee contact details and relationship). Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: anc@sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

Applications will be assessed by all PIs in the centre.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

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

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

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

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.
Deadline: 1 April 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Monday April 1st, 2019

PhD fellowship in bacterial RNA biology

x/unix platforms

Excellent English skills

One or more first authorships in well-respectedbioinformatics or genomics journals

Experience in multivariate statistics, mass-spec data analysis, modelbuilding, network, time course analysis and sequence analysis are strongadvantages. Similarly, experience/knowledge in microbiology, toxicology and/orinflammatory response, reproduction and developmental programming of disease isan advantage.

Terms of employment   

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

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between theMinistry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associationson Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 426.625 including annualsupplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement ispossible.

Application Procedure  

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

Pleaseinclude  

  • Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying for the position
  • CV
  • PhD and MSc Diplomas
  • List of publications
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
  • Two letters of recommendation.

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

The deadline for applications is 1 March 2019.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorizedrecruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of theInterview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed toevaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of thecomposition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidatewill be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of theassessment committee and the interview committee.

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of theapplicant and the above mentioned skills. You can read more about therecruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Questions  

For specific information about the position, please contact the principalsupervisor, Professor Albin Sandelin, Department of Biology and BRIC,albin@binf.ku.dk, Direct phone: +45 35 32 12 85

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The Sandelin group is looking to recruit a talented postdoctoral researcher to our highly dynamic research group working in the interface of computational biology and genomics. The position is part of two larger projects on i) how stress transfers between mother and fetus during pregnancy and ii) analysis of the effect of probiotics in tissue and organoid gut models. The 2.5 year postdoc will start 1 April 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Description of the scientific environment  
The projects are collaborations between the Sandelin group at Bioinformatics Centre, Department of Biology and BRIC, the Sørig Hougaard group at the National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE), and the Kim Jensen group at BRIC and Chr. Hansen, a world leading company in production of live bacteria.
The Sandelin group is a high-profile joint computational/experimental group focusing on gene regulation and transcriptomics. The Bioinformatics Centre employs around 50 researchers and has many international connections to high-profile groups. The groups are housed in the Biocenter in central Copenhagen, Denmark, at University of Copenhagen.
The Sørig Hougaard group at NRCWE focuses on developmental toxicology, working environment and in particular effects of particles and stress on reproduction and pregnancy. NRCWE is located within biking distance of the Biocenter.
The Kim Jensen group at BRIC focuses on unraveling the molecular mechanisms that control stem cell fate during development, tissue homeostasis and during disease using state of the art technologies including various sequencing and patient derived organoid models.
Project description  
The postdoc will work on two projects:
i) Characterization on how acute stress induced in pregnant mothers transfers from mother to fetus, and the molecular signaling molecules and regulators that underlie this process. This will be done through a time series analysis in pregnant mice on RNA and protein levels, coupled to state of the art computational analysis, and parallel investigations of signaling molecules in blood. Experiments will mostly be done by one PhD student and technicians at NRCWE, while the postdoc advertised here will be primarily responsible for data analysis; however, the postdoc, PhD student and technicians are expected to work as a team.
ii) Analysis of massive RNA-seq data sets from tissue and gut organoids subjected to probiotics treatment. This is a collaboration between University of Copenhagen and Chr. Hansen A/S, the world’s largest producer of live bacteria. This project involves five other experimental postdocs.
The successful candidate will work both at the Biocenter, University of Copenhagen and at NFA.
The postdoc will have a joint affiliation with Department of Biology, BRIC, NFA and Chr Hansen.
Job description  
The position is available for a 2.5-year period and your key tasks as a postdoc at SCIENCE are:
To manage and carry through your research project
Write scientific articles
Formal requirements   
Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent in bioinformatics or a mathematical discipline with a strong biological interest, and a substantial publication record in high-quality international journals focused on the analysis of genomics data. Candidates finishing their PhD before 1 March 2019 will also be considered.
Although the focus will be on computational work, the candidate will be working closely together with experimental scientists, and will be expected to understand the experiments and underlying biology and fruitfully interact with other specialists. Therefore, we require:
Strong experience in analyzing high-throughput sequencing data, in particular RNA-seq
Documented experience in statistical analyses of such data, including expression analysis, as well as quality control and visualization
Strong programming skills in Python and R, or equivalents, and experience using linux/unix platforms
Excellent English skills
One or more first authorships in well-respected bioinformatics or genomics journals
Experience in multivariate statistics, mass-spec data analysis, model building, network, time course analysis and sequence analysis are strong advantages. Similarly, experience/knowledge in microbiology, toxicology and/or inflammatory response, reproduction and developmental programming of disease is an advantage.
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 426.625 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 72.952). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Application Procedure  
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Please include  
  • Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying for the position
  • CV
  • PhD and MSc Diplomas
  • List of publications
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
  • Two letters of recommendation.
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 1 March 2019.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Questions  
For specific information about the position, please contact the principal supervisor, Professor Albin Sandelin, Department of Biology and BRIC, albin@binf.ku.dk, Direct phone: +45 35 32 12 85

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

Deadline: 1 March 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Biology
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Post-doctoral researcher in Endovascular Microtechnologies


KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The recently started research centre MedTechLabs is a collaboration between KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Karolinska Institutet (KI), and Stockholm County Council (SLL). It aims to generate world-leading, demand-driven research in medical technology that can provide better health care for the county’s inhabitants as well as cost-efficient solutions for health care delivery. This includes providing more efficient and patient-proof diagnostics, therapy and management. Therefore, the focus is primarily on research that is likely to be applicable in a clinical environment within an estimated five-year period. Another aim is to convey and create the conditions for implementing acquired knowledge so that new clinical methods can be spread nationally. Reaching these aims involves a commitment to process-oriented healthcare through cross-disciplinary teamwork in technology and medicine in the Stockholm region. The centre will therefore be located in the BioClinicum in Karolinska University Hospital. Researchers from KI and KTH will work together to develop technology and methods that can be implemented in a clinical setting. For more information about MedTechLabs, see https://www.medtechlabs.se

Job description
We are currently looking for a post-doctoral researcher in the area of endovascular microtechnologies addressing needs related to diagnostic and therapeutic methods. As a researcher in this field you focus on translational science developing and testing advanced microsystems for endovascular use that perform specific functions in in-vivo models. You will work in teams together with doctoral students to develop and prototype new technologies, and lead in-vivo evaluations together with other qualified staff. 

Qualifications
To qualify for the position, you have a doctoral degree in biomedical technology, bioMEMS, experimental integrative medicine or similar. You have experience from preclinical research and in-vivo models as well as technology development. 

Knowledge in micro and nanotechnologies, MEMS, is meritorious but not a requirement. Furthermore, we see that you have a broad network and good knowledge of research, development and industrial activities in the medical technology field. 

We are looking for driven, self-going person who has the motivation and ability to generate new ideas, plan, manage and execute research activities in a multidisciplinary environment. This includes designing and realizing relevant prototypes and conducting relevant experiments in in-vivo models. Consequently, we believe that the suitable candidate is a hand-on person with a broad skill set with certain experience in mentioned areas. 

In addition to the above, we are looking for a person with good verbal as well as written communications skills in English being able to clearly publish results in high-quality scientific journals.

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Application

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Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

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Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH’s work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs agreement , or as soon as possible
SalaryMonthly salarary
Number of positions1
Working hours100 %
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberJ-2019-0087
Contact Niclas Roxhed, Docent, roxhed@kth.se, +46 (8)790 91 43 Göran Stemme, Professor, stemme@kth.se. +46(8)790 77 87 Anna Mård, HR Officer, rekrytering@eecs.kth.se
Last application date16.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Saturday March 16th, 2019

PhD fellowship in Neuronal Cell and Membrane Biology at Neuropharmacology and Genetics, Department of Neuroscience

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are offering a PhD fellowshipin Neuronal Cell and Membrane Biology commencing 1 April 2019 or as soon aspossible hereafter.

Neuropharmacology and Genetics, Department of Neuroscience

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen
We are offering a PhD fellowship in Neuronal Cell and Membrane Biology commencing 1 April 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.
Our group and research 
Our research addresses fundamental aspects of basic pharmacology, molecular pharmacology and neuropharmacology, with certain translational parts. The work is divided into three Work Packages each containing a number of specific projects. Work Package 1 is focused on the pharmacology of PSD95/Disc-large/ZO-1 homology (PDZ) mediated proteins-protein interaction and how these domains might represent new attractive pharmacological targets as alternatives to surface receptors. Work Package 2 will seek to explore the controversial idea that trafficking of receptors and transporters, which in many cases is strongly integrated with their pharmacology, is determined not only by protein-protein interactions, but also by yet unappreciated protein-lipid interactions that govern localization of the receptors and transporters to areas of high membrane curvature in the plasma membrane. Work Package 3 is aimed at obtaining fundamental new understanding of dopamine signalling processes in the brain. Evidently, this has broad pharmacotherapeutic perspectives given the key role of dysfunctional dopamine signalling in many brain disease including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, ADHD, Parkinsons’ Disease and drug abuse.
Methodologically, we specialize in molecular biology, protein purification, receptor binding, advanced light microscopy, including live microscopy and fluorescence energy transfer microscopy (FRET), as well trafficking assays of integral membrane proteins using ELISA and confocal microscopy.
Project description 
The PhD project fall within WP2 and is aimed at defining the role of amphipathic helices in transmebrane proteins for driving their internalization and endosomal sorting. Specifically, we will focus on the role of helix 8 in G-protein coupled receptors for driving constitutive internalization as well as newly identified AHs in neurotransmitter transporter for driving sorting during biogenesis. The project will involve cell biological work in cell lines and dissociated neuronal cultures as well as in vitro work with purified proteins, peptides and liposomes. Finally, in silico structural prediction and big data analysis will be employed. Methodologies will include flow cytometry, live fluorescence microscopy, super resolution microscopy, electron microscopy, liposome binding assays.
Principal supervisor is Associate professor, Kenneth Lindegaard Madsen, Department of Neuroscience, kennethma@sund.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 23649401.
Job description 
Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:
  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Participate in active research environments including a stay at another research team
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Teach and disseminate your knowledge
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project
Key criteria for the assessment of applicants 
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. Molecular Biomedicine, human Biology, Biochemistry etc.
Other important criteria are:
  • Experience in flow cytometry
  • Experience in confocal microscopy
  • Training in super-resolution microscopy
  • Experience in molecular biology
  • Experience in immunocytochemistry
  • Experience in quantitative image analysis and scripting
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in Protein Trafficking and Neuroscience
  • Fluency in English
Place of employment 
The place of employment is at Neuropharmacology and Genetics Lab, 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 and access to all relevant experimental facilities.
Terms of employment
The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years.
It is conditioned upon the applicant’s success­ful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.
The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 26.886 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (April 2018-level) plus pension. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2013).
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:
1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
3. Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do
4. Publication list (if possible)
Application deadline: 3 March 2019
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.
The further process  
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.
The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.
Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.
You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/
The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
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.

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

Deadline: 3 March 2019
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Department of Neuroscience
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Post expires on Sunday March 3rd, 2019

PhD student position in Proteomics and Cell Engineering for Improved Cell Factories


 The SECRETERS Marie Sklodowska Curie Innovative Training Network aims to develop “A new generation of microbial expression hosts and tools for the production of biotherapeutics and high-value enzymes”. The project will involve extensive collaborations between 6 academic and 5 industrial participants, who are based in 6 European countries.  

The SECRETERS partnership aims to bring about a step change in the production of recombinant proteins, particularly Biotherapeutics and Industrial Enzymes. Both are critical products for the EU biotechnology sector, with combined markets in excess of $140 billion p.a.; the former are essential for the treatment of major diseases whereas the latter permeate every aspect of our daily life. Many proteins in these categories pose severe problems in production, especially disulfide-bonded proteins and new format ‘difficult-to-express’ proteins.

SECRETERS will train a team of 15 early stage researchers (ESRs) to develop a new generation of super-producing microbial production hosts, including Escherichia coli, Bacillus species and the yeast Pichia pastoris. The project capitalizes on a series of recent innovations and involves close collaboration between 6 academic Beneficiaries, who provide world-leading expertise in redox chemistry, synthetic biology and protein expression, and 5 non-academic Beneficiaries, who include some of the world’s premier biotherapeutic and industrial enzyme companies. It will enable the biotherapeutics industry to produce challenging medicines at lower costs, resulting in new drugs and wider patient access, and allow the enzymes industry to deliver a range of powerful new products. Based on a responsible innovation approach, with clear foci on research and entrepreneurial training, SECRETERS will deliver a team of superbly-trained scientists, poised to engage in some of Europe’s most important biotechnology sectors.

We offer:
An open PhD student position is available in the field of synthetic biology for improved cell factories in the research group of Prof Lloyd Ruddock (http://www.oulu.fi/biocenter/groups/ruddock). The appointed PhD student will work within the SECRETERS ITN on cell engineering of redox and stress responsive systems in E.coli. The University of Oulu in Northern Finland, is an international, multidisciplinary research university with a rich pool of creative and intellectual talent. The strengths of the University include broad, multidisciplinary research interests, a modern research and study environment, and wide cooperation with international research and educational institutes (http://www.oulu.fi/university/). The position is located at the Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine (FBMM) (http://www.oulu.fi/fbmm/), whose mission is to perform internationally significant research and to deliver high-level undergraduate and postgraduate education in the fields of biochemistry and molecular medicine. The Faculty’s research focus areas are cell-extracellular matrix, protein science and cellular regulatory and metabolic networks and related diseases. Research at the Faculty is carried out in 14 research groups. The Faculty has ~200 employees, and approximately half of them are from abroad. Together with Biocenter Oulu (http://www.oulu.fi/biocenter/), the Faculty has put a great effort towards building a cutting-edge research infrastructure that includes state-of-the-art instrumentation. The Faculty has extensive collaborative national and international networks.

Description of the project:
The project is aimed at cell engineering of redox and stress responsive systems in E.coli. The physiology of bacterial CyDisCo strains which allow disulfide bond formation in the cytoplasm will be characterized to inform development of 2nd-generation strains that are even more competent as production chassis. Physiological changes will be characterized for individual proteins and at a global scale. Important redox stress-responsive systems will be engineered. Quantitative data will be generated for modelling by other ESRs in the consortium.

The ESR will participate in an extensive training programme, including secondments to industrial partners in the consortium.

The position is a fixed MCA actions ESR fellowship. This position is for 36 months. The salary will be around 3000 euro/month, depending experience. According to the ITN rules a mobility allowance and, if eligible, family allowance are included. The starting date is Sept 1, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. A six-month trial period will be effective in the beginning of a contract.

Required Qualifications and assessment:
Excellent applicants with degrees and/or expertise in biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology or systems biology are invited. The successful applicant must hold a MSc degree in one of these fields. Candidates who have completed required courses and whose MSc thesis will be submitted by May 1st 2019 will also be eligible. The applicant must fulfill the criteria for admission to UniOGS: http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/requirements_for_admission. Fluent oral and written English skills as well as good communication and teamwork skills are required. At the date of recruitment, applicants must be in the first four years of their career and not have a doctoral degree. They can be a national of any country, but must not have resided or carried out main activity (studies, work etc) in Finland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date.

Application Procedure
The following documents must be attached to the application (in English): 1) Curriculum vitae with the names and contact details of at least 2 referees 2) Brief description of research merits, experience and motivation 3) Copies of the MSc certificate and transcript

Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, must be submitted using the electronic application system by 30.3.2019 (link via https://www.oulu.fi/university/jobs).

Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Selected candidates will initially be invited for an interview by Skype. Short-listed candidates will then be invited for a recruitment symposium in May 2019 in Groningen, the Netherlands, for which travel costs and accommodation will be reimbursed. For further information regarding the filling of this post: Prof Lloyd Ruddock, group leader, email: lloyd.ruddock(at)oulu.fi Tiina Hurskainen, HR manager, email: tiina.hurskainen(at)oulu.fi

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Post expires on Saturday March 30th, 2019

Post doctoral position in modelling spatial and temporal change of forest systems in a landscape context.


Ref SLU ua 2019.2.5.1-527

Department of Forest Ecology and Management

The position will be based at the department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umeå. The department has 82 employees of which 12 are professors. Our mission is to advance the understanding of forest ecosystem processes and to progress the principles of forest ecosystem management. For more information, http://www.slu.se/en/departments/forest-ecology-management/

The position is linked to the SLU platform for cropping systems, which is also represented at campus Alnarp and Ultuna, and an active participation in the platform development are required. The platform has an ongoing project working with the landscape matrix of cropping and forest systems, engaging several post docs and assistant lecturers (SLU biträdande lektorat). The post doc will primarily work within this platform project-under the supervision of Professor Tomas Lundmark and Dr Emma Holmström. The SLU platform for cropping systems is aiming for strengthening SLU’s profile and development of productive and sustainable systems in horticulture, agriculture and forestry. The platform enables systematic and interdisciplinary research between SLU researchers from different faculties and a diverse background of cropping systems.

https://www.slu.se/en/Collaborative-Centres-and-Projects/platform-crop-production-systems/

Duties:

In the 2 year project the postdoc will primarily be working with analysis of temporal and spatial forest and landscape change. By mapping the forest structure and forestry systems the project will model the past and future drivers, such as wood supply demand and owner structures, risk assessments and adaptation to site and climate. In collaboration with the project group in the platform, synergetic and antagonistic land-uses and the resulting landscape mosaic will be processed for all primary production components.

Qualifications:

As postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that is preferrably within 3 years of the application date (parental leave disclosed from the accounted time period). The PhD degree should be in silviculture or related forest sciences, biostatistics, quantitative ecology, or a related discipline. Other required qualifications are 1) proven research productivity with publications in the peer-reviewed literature, 2) experience of spatial and forestry analytics, using preferably R programming language and GIS software, 3) good communications skills with fluency in English. Although not required it is also a merit to show good abilities in collaborations and to work independently.

Place of work:

Umeå

Form of employment: 

Temporary employment, 24 months.

Extent:

100%

Starting date:

May 1 2019 or upon agreement.

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2019-03-15, use the button below.

The application must contain: a summary of the research experience, expectation on the position and future plans (max 1 page), CV and contact information to two reference persons.

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

Emma Holmström

firstname.surname@slu.se

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Post expires on Thursday March 7th, 2019

Phd student, Crop Production Science


Ref SLU ua 2018.2.5.1-4857

Department of Crop Production Ecology

The Department of Crop Production Ecology, together with the Department of Ecology, forms an inspiring research environment in SLU’s Ecology Center in Uppsala. We educate and carry out research on plants for food, feed and energy, as well as the interactions with the surrounding environment and systems. The research examines how different production methods, cultivation environments and systems affect yield and other ecosystem services, as well as product quality and the surrounding environment. We teach about plant production, plant ecology and eco-physiology, weed biology and cropping systems in an ecological sustainability context.

Old heritage cultivars in modern sustainable cropping systems

Description:

Do you want to be part of an interdisciplinary research project that ranges from the cropping system to the quality of the grain produced and consumer preferences? Are you interested in how heritage cereal cultivars can contribute to sustainable farming systems? Then this PhD position could be what you are looking for. The breeding of new cultivars of cereals has aimed at increasing the production potential of cultivars with a good supply of inputs and with less consideration of nutritional quality and the ability of the cultivars to adapt to the local conditions or to cope with extreme weather. The old heritage cultivars are often described as both healthier and tastier than modern cultivars, and the production as more resistant to, for example, drought and pests, but the knowledge of how the environment and management affect these aspects needs to be developed.

The aim of the PhD project is to find links between environmental factors and management measures on sustainability aspects and quality in the production of heritage cereal cultivars, and to investigate how these cultivars differ from modern cultivars with respect to environment and management.

Qualifications:

The successful applicant must have a background in biology or agronomy and an interest in developing agricultural and cropping systems for sustainable production. Experience in field research is an advantage, as is knowledge of Swedish or related languages. Good ability to communicate in English is a requirement. Consideration will also be given to social competence, as well as the ability to take initiatives and work independently.

Place of work:

Uppsala, Sweden

Forms for funding or employment:

Employment 4 years.

Starting date:

According to agreement. 

Application:

We welcome your application no later than March 7, 2019, 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 written application including curriculum vitae, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, one copy of the dessertation for masters or undergraduate degree, a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant’s qualifications, certified knowledge of the English language and an interview. The written application should include a motivation describing why the applicant is interested in the project and what makes the applicant suitable for this position and project

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 apssport with your personal data and phograghy.

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

Göran Bergkvist

Associate Professor

+46703443462

fornamn.efternamn@slu.se

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Post expires on Thursday March 7th, 2019

PhD fellow in Geology at the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Geology commencing 1 July 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment 

The Section of Geology is part of the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management and is located on Øster Voldgade 10 in the central part of Copenhagen. The successful applicant will be working daily in the Research group of Geochemical, Mineralogical and Petrological Earth Science, which includes analytical facilities such as EMPA, ICP-MS, LA-ICP-MS, and several TIMS instruments.

Project description 

The research project will investigate Archaean rocks from SW Greenland using petrographical and geochemical methods at the University of Copenhagen. However, an important component of the project consists of a mandatory 6-month research stay at the University of Alberta for measurement of Pt-Os isotopes. The research will investigate the petrogenesis of peridotites and chromitites, with the aim of determining their exact age and geodynamic formation environment.

Principal supervisor is Assistant Professor, Kristoffer Szilas, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, E-mail: krsz@ign.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35 32 65 47.

Job description 

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

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department

Formal requirements 

Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Geology or Geochemistry with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

This project is within the fields of petrology and geochemistry and will study the oldest rocks found in Greenland using various isotope systems including Pt-Os and Lu-Hf. Fieldwork in remote areas of Greenland is a mandatory part of this study, and therefore it is a requirement to have previous field/camping experience preferably in an arctic climate for safety reasons. A background in igneous geochemistry and petrology, as well as a strong working knowledge of the use of SEM and/or EMPA is mandatory. Additionally, the candidate should have analytical skills using MC-ICP-MS and/or LA-ICP-MS, as well as significant routine in chromatographic element separation/geochemical lab procedures relevant for the Lu-Hf isotope system. Previous experience with the development of new protocols for LA-ICP-MS analysis is consider highly advantageous for this position.

This position requires a 6-month change of research environment, which will take place at the University of Alberta, Canada. Previous clean lab experience is therefore considered essential.

Terms of employment

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

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

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

Application Procedure 

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

Please include

•Cover Letter, stating which PhD project you are applying for and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.

•CV

•Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)

•Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any

•Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),

•Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees

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 31 March 2019, 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. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Questions 

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor [Assistant Professor, Kristoffer Szilas, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, E-mail: krsz@ign.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35 32 65 47].

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at

http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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

Deadline: 31 March 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Geovidenskab og Naturforvaltning
Email: krsz@ign.ku.dk
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Post expires on Sunday March 31st, 2019

Postdoc fellowship to Develop Advanced Micro-nano-bio Systems for Fast Diagnosis

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU Food) conducts cross-disciplinary research on public health in relation to nutrition, food safety, environment and health. Activities include research, risk assessments, advisory to Danish, EU and international authorities and industry of food products throughout the food chain -from farm to table and the impact on human health. The institute monitors national food consumption patterns and food safety, and diagnostic services. The Laboratory of Applied Micro and Nanotech (LAMINATE) at DTU-Food invite applications for a Postdoc fellowship positions to develop advanced micro-nano-bio systems for fast diagnosis.

Background
The candidate will work for SMARTDIAGNOS an EU funded projects under Horizon 2020 framework program. It involves 10 partners from five different European countries.

Sepsis is a big public health issue not only in the EU but also worldwide because of its high incidence, mortality and economic cost. Sepsis diagnosis remains one of the greatest clinical challenges in critical care. The SMARTDIAGNOS aims at advancing sepsis diagnosis by simplifying the current clinical analysis methods and integrating the numerous steps, including sample preparation, DNA amplification and optical detection, into a single plastic cartridge that will be inserted in an instrument. A number of cutting-edge micro-nano-bio and bio-photonic technologies will be developed. The intended diagnostic tool will enable fast and accurate identification of sepsis-related pathogens and their antibiotic resistance profiles, so that effective antimicrobial therapy can be initiated.

Responsibilities and tasks
The main task of the position is to cover the biological aspects. The work includes: (1) development of new sample concentration method to capture pathogens; (2) development of multiplexed PCR or other isothermal amplification technologies for identification of a large-panel of pathogens; (3) implementation of the develop assays on lab-on-a-chip platform; (4) collaboration with other partners on system integration and evaluation using biological samples.

Qualifications
The successful applicant for the postdoc position should have a background (PhD degree or equivalent) in Molecular Biology or related disciplines, with a strong background in sample preparation and molecular techniques that includes: PCR, RT-PCR and other Isothermal amplification such as Loop Mediated Isothermal amplification, Immuno-based (applied antigen/antibodies/ aptamer) for sample purification and concentration. Experiences with microarray, immuno-based, aptamer and lab-on-a-chip systems will be considered as an advantage. The candidate should demonstrate evidence of self-driven and independent prior research productivity, excellent collaboration and communication skills, an interest in working in an interdisciplinary research environment, and a strong motivation to succeed within a competitive research field.

We offer
We offer an exciting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research and innovation. There are good possibilities for professional and personal growth. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world. DTU Food and DTU offer state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for all parts of the project.

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.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by an assessment committee chaired by Prof. Dang Duong Bang. All applications will be reviewed to generate a short list of candidates. Potential candidates will be contacted for interview.

 

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment of the postdoc position is based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 

The period of employment is 1 year with the possibility for a year extension (total 2 years).

The start date of the positions is April 1st 2019. The positions will be based at the DTU Food Institute at Kemitorvet, Building 204 DK 2800 Lyngby Denmark.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Prof. Dang Duong Bang (+45) 3588 7382 (office) or (+ 45) 2282 2318 (mobile); e-mail: ddba@food.dtu.dk.

You can read more about DTU Food on http://www.food.dtu.dk

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 20 March 2019.

To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form. The following must be attached in English:

  • Application (cover letter)
    Stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project. Curriculum vitae including relevant information on previous employment, research training, experience and competencies, teaching experience, scientific publications, conference presentations and list of personal references
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

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

The National Food Institute (DTU Food) is a research institute at the DTU with approx. 270 employees. The Institute consists of six divisions: Food Chemistry, Industrial Food Research, Nutrition, Food Microbiology and Production, Epidemiology & Microbial Genomics, and Toxicology & Risk Assessment. The Institute focuses on public health in relation to nutrition, food safety, environment and health. Activities include research, risk assessments, advisory to Danish, EU and international authorities and industry of food products throughout the food chain -from farm to table and the impact on human health. The institute monitors national food consumption patterns and food safety, and diagnostic services.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.

Deadline: 20 March 2019
Unit: DTU Food
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Post expires on Wednesday March 20th, 2019

35 PhD positions within the Doctoral Programme, TALENT at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen

35 PhD positions within the Doctoral Programme, TALENT at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen
– co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801199.
The 35 PhD fellowships are in the following fields: 
Biodiversity; biological sciences and bioinformatics; chemical sciences; computer sciences; earth and planetary systems sciences; envirionment, climate and sustainability; food sciences; health and genomics; mathematical sciences, statistics & economics; nano and materials sciences; natural science education; nutrition and sports; particle physics, astro physics and cosmology; plant sciences and biotechnology; quantum sciences and technology; ressource economics and global development.
All departments at the Faculty of Science participate in the TALENT programme: Department of Biology, Department of Chemistry, Department of Computer Science, Department of Food and Resource Economics, Department of Food Science, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Department of Science Education and the Niels Bohr Institute.
The Doctoral Programme TALENT is offering 35 PhD scholarships in the above-mentioned 16 areas, commencing no later than 1 October 2019. Earliest indicative start date is 1 August 2019.
Description of SCIENCE and the 11 departments and the PhD School 
Research at SCIENCE rests on two pillars: on the one hand strong basic research, and on the other application-oriented research, which contributes to growth and employment and solves societal problems, for example within climate change, sustainable energy supplies, biological production, environmental challenges, food and water safety, lifestyle diseases and IT security.
In Horizon 2020, the EU Research and Innovation programme (2014-2020), the University of Copenhagen is number two in Europe when it comes to attracting Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Actions. To exemplify this, SCIENCE has 128 Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Actions. Moreover, SCIENCE researchers have received 28 grants from the European Research Council in Horizon 2020. SCIENCE is also host to 12 Centers of Excellence financed by the Danish National Research Foundation. These accomplishments show that SCIENCE’s research environments have the academic weight to attract researchers at a high international level. This again testifies to the fact that the TALENT programme constitutes an extraordinary opportunity for doing a PhD.
The PhD School at SCIENCE, in which the TALENT PhD students will be enrolled, has over 1,100 students and app. 55% of them come from outside of Denmark, originating from 75 different countries. This means that even the PhD environment is highly international and competitive.
Read more about the research, the 11 departments and the PhD School at SCIENCE and the targeted training offered through the TALENT programme.
Why apply? 
TALENT is an international and interdisciplinary PhD programme, which offers young researchers the chance to become part of a cohort of exceptionally talented PhD students with the opportunity to cultivate their research talent. To this end, we offer:
The objective of the TALENT programme is to facilitate early independence of the PhD students and fast track their careers in academia or industry. For more information about what the programme offers, go to https://talent.ku.dk/.
About the programme
The TALENT programme offers 74 PhD fellowships (in total) of 36 months each, attractive employment conditions at one of the 11 departments at SCIENCE and enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School at SCIENCE. TALENT is a unique programme by requesting, as part of the application procedure, the applicants to devise their own interdisciplinary PhD project within one of the above-mentioned 16 programme areas/panels and to indicate the department, which they find most suitable to host their project, and the names of the main supervisor and co-supervisors. In other words, TALENT is a bottom up programme, which thereby focuses on the research interests of the PhD students. If employed, an individual Career Development Plan will be made for the TALENT PhD students, outlining scientific as well as transferable courses, international research visits/secondments, mentoring and other career enhancing activities. The Career Development plan is a central element in ensuring the right training and progress throughout the PhD project.
Job description 
The position is available for a 3-year period and the key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:
  • To manage and carry through the research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and the PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate the research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department.
Formal requirements 
In order to be eligible for the TALENT Doctoral Programme, applicants:
  1. Must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to TALENT’s call deadline: 1 April 2019. Time spent on obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention, compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
  2. Must at the TALENT call deadline (1 April 2019) be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and must not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree.
  3. Must hold a relevant MSc degree at the time of applying. However, candidates, who do not hold an MSc degree, are also considered eligible if their credentials and CV equal those achieved on an MSc. This could be in the form of five years of full-time undergraduate and postgraduate education OR four years of full-time undergraduate education combined with relevant courses, fieldwork, scientific publications or conducted research (these aspects must be documented by uploading additional documents as part of the CV). The background is that applicants awarded a TALENT doctoral fellowship must be enrolled in the 180 ECTS/three year PhD programme at SCIENCE. To this end, the entry requirements as defined by SCIENCE’s PhD School must be respected.
Please carefully read the detailed description of the eligibility and admissibility criteria and the additional requirements, incl. the use of mandatory templates, for applying in the TALENT Guide for Applicants on the TALENT website.
Selection criteria 
The selection process includes four steps of evaluation:
  1. Eligibility and admissibility check
  2. Pre-selection at department level (internal review incl. online interviews, the latter if applicable)
  3. Expert/international review (done remotely)
  4. Final selection of candidates.
Applicants will be judged on professional merits, scientific and technological quality of the proposed project, feasibility of the implementation and the potential impact of the proposed project. The review process takes into consideration the whole range of experience of the candidate. While focusing on their overall potential as researchers, their creativity and level of independence will also be considered. International and intersectorial experience will be seen positively in the evaluation. The selection criteria are weighted and fall into three defined areas:
  • Excellence (weight: 50%) of which the scientific and innovative quality of the proposal (weight: 25%) and the applicant (weight: 25%)
  • Impact (weight: 30%)
  • Implementation (weight: 20%)
For more information about the evaluation process, please refer to the TALENT Evaluation Guide on the TALENT website.
Terms of employment 
The Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND rules stipulate a minimum monthly salary of EUR 2,597 (EUR 31,164 pr. year), of which H2020/MSCA/COFUND covers EUR 1,855 (EUR 22,260 pr. year). As is outlined below, SCIENCE complies fully with these rules.
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. This means that the starting annual salary is currently at a minimum of EUR 43,210 (DKK 322,642), incl. annual supplement (+ annual pension contribution of minimum EUR 5,969 (DKK 44,568). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Any potential employment offer is contingent on the successful applicants being enrolled in the 180 ECTS/three year PhD Programme at SCIENCE, which means that the mentioned applicants will be requested (if offered employment) to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at SCIENCE’s PhD school. Another condition is that the successful applicants obtain any (residence and work) permits, which are mandatory by law.
The PhD studies must be conducted and completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the rules of the University of Copenhagen’s/SCIENCE’s PhD School on achieving the degree.
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
The application must include the following:
  1. Cover/motivation letter
  2. Project description incl. ethics assessment form
  3. CV incl. publications (and the names and contact details of two referees: one should be from the master thesis supervisor (if applicable), or other senior scientist that the applicant has worked closely with)
  4. Declaration of mobility
  5. Documentation of academic degrees obtained: diplomas must be in English or an officially approved translation must be included.
  6. Copy of English test score sheet (for applicants with English as their second language).
 
Mandatory templates for items 1-4 are available for download on the dedicated TALENT website.
Please carefully read the detailed description of the eligibility and admissibility criteria and the additional requirements, incl. the use of mandatory templates, for applying in the TALENT Guide for Applicants on the TALENT website. Receipts of the applications will be acknowledged and the applicants will be continuously informed about the progress of the evaluation.
The University of Copenhagen, SCIENCE and its 11 departments wish to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The deadline for applications is 1 April 2019, 23:59 GMT +2. 
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.
After the expiry of the application deadline, the applicants will be assessed and selected after the criteria described in details in the TALENT Evaluation Guide (on the TALENT website) and according to the university’s guidelines found on https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/.
Indicative timeline for the evaluation process: 
  • Eligibility and admissibility checks: 2-15 April 2019. Applicants, who do not comply with the eligibility and admissibility criteria, will be notified at this stage.
  • Pre-selection at department level (internal review incl. online interviews, the latter if applicable): 16 April – 2 May 2019. Applicants, who are not selected for the expert/international review, will be notified at this stage.
  • Expert/international review (done remotely) (incl. preparation for the TALENT secretariat): 3-24 May 2019.
  • Applicants will receive the panel’s evaluation report and the overall score and be given five days to comment (incl. preparation for the TALENT secretariat): 25-30 May 2019.
  • Final selection of candidates (incl. preparation for the TALENT secretariat): 31 May-4 June 2019.
  • Employment offers, waiting list results and rejections to the candidates, who underwent the expert/international review: 6-28 June 2019.
  • Enrolment as a PhD student and employment: no later than 1 October 2019. Earliest indicative start date is 1 August 2019.
Questions
The TALENT Doctoral Programme has a FAQ on its website. Applicants are advised to refer to it in case of questions. The majority of questions received by the TALENT secretariat can be answered by reading the FAQ. Moreover, applicants are encouraged to acquaint themselves with the results of the first call for proposals and the reasons for rejection, especially at step one of the evaluation: the eligibility and admissibility check. For specific information about the TALENT Doctoral Programme, please contact Senior Advisor, Louise Thers Nielsen, SCIENCE Research and Innovation, email: talent@science.ku.dk, phone: +45 35 33 68 95.
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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Application deadline: 01-04-2019
Employment start: 01-08-2019
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Faculty of Science

Deadline: 1 April 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Faculty of Science
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Post expires on Monday April 1st, 2019

One or more PhD Stipends in Biomedical Engineering (21-19012)

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Science and Technology one or more PhD stipends are available within the general research programme “Biomedical Science and Engineering”. The stipends are open for appointment from 1 April 2019 or soon hereafter.

Job description

The Department of Health Science and Technology carries out multidisciplinary research and teaching in the area of health science and technology. The department has more than 250 employees and is responsible for more than 1700 students. More than 100 PhD students are enrolled in the doctoral school affiliated to the department. The department has laboratory facilities for Multichannel EEG and EMG analysis, electrical stimulation, prosthetics and assistive robotics, ECG-analysis, ultrasound, 3-d movement analysis, respiratory and circulatory examinations, sensory and motor functions analysis, clean room facilities, cell growth, molecular biology etc. For more see: www.hst.aau.dk.

In 2000, AAU established a new five-year master program within Biomedical engineering, in 2006 within Medicine with industrial specialization, in 2007 within Sports Science, in 2010 within Medicine and latest in 2019 within Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. All educations at AAU are based on problem-based teaching.

As The Faculty of Medicine wishes PhD positions to enable careers both within and outside the university, the vacant positions are created in such a way that the competences achieved in the position will qualify for both a research career and a career in the commercial and/or public sector. At least a year before the position expires, you will be offered an interview to clarify your future career.

Electrodes placed on the surface of the skin are used for both delivering electrical stimulation and recording electrophysiological signals. When using electrical stimulation with functional purposes (FES, functional electrical stimulation) the goal is to restore motion in patients suffering from paralysis. The coordinated activation of several muscles is obtained by delivering electrical pulses through stimulation electrodes in order to depolarize motor nerves and thereby elicit muscle contractions. The electrical activity of muscles can be recorded by multichannel electromyography (EMG). The recorded EMG can be used for example to estimate the motion intention of a person and translate it into commands for an assistive device. Proper positioning of the electrodes above the target muscles is critical for both stimulation and recording. Electrode positioning can be simplified by using a matrix composed of many conductive pads that can be flexibly configured (electrically connected/disconnected) into larger electrodes of different shapes and sizes. The aim of this PhD will be to develop and test methods for automatic configuration of newly developed, smart matrix electrodes to enable optimal recording of EMG for human-machine interfacing and application of FES for movement restoration.

Qualification requirements
The following qualifications will be required:

  • You hold a Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering or you will obtain such a degree before the beginning of the project
  • You have experience in programming
  • You have experience with signal acquisition, signal processing, and interpretation of electrophysiological signals
  • You have a high proficiency in oral and written English
  • You are a highly motivated individual who is able to work independently or in small groups

A research background in electrical stimulation, EMG recording and analysis, and machine learning is an advantage. There is no teaching obligation associated with this project, but it may be possible to teach if the candidate wish to do so.

A project description of max 2 pages excl. references MUST be attached to the application. The description should outline a relevant research project within this field.

You may obtain further information from Associate Professors Strahinja Dosen or Erika G. Spaich, phone +45 9940 3749 or +45 9940 7462, email: sdosen@hst.aau.dk, or espaich@hst.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipends.

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 in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine will make a decision for allocating the stipends.

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

For more information of the The Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology: http://www.medicine.aau.dk/doctoral-school/

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

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

Agreement

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015, on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current Circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

Deadline: 27 February 2019
Unit: Department of Health Science and Technology
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Post expires on Wednesday February 27th, 2019