Kategoriarkiv: Health/Life sciences

Postdoctoral Position in Metabolic Regulation and Lipidomics

A postdoctoral research position is available in the Ejsing Lab, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to study the regulation of lipid metabolism in humans and rodent models using state-of-the-art lipidomics technology (Ellis et al. Nat Methods 2018; Almeida et al. JASMS 2015;. The project involves applying our lipidomics platform to monitor lipid metabolic flux at the systems-level; and understanding how disease states impinge on lipid metabolic homeostasis. The project is an interdisciplinary collaboration with partners in industry and clinical settings.

We are seeking a self-motivated and technically skilled person with a strong background in lipidomics or metabolomics, liquid chromatography and high-resolution mass spectrometry. In-depth understanding of metabolic networks, experience with handling of mice or rats, and experience in data management and multivariate data analysis are preferred. Effective communication skills, a strong work ethic, ability to work both independently and in a collaborative group environment, are required. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree.

The position is to be filled by 1 March 2021 or earlier. The position is available for one year with possibility of prolongation for another two years. Application deadline: 25 December 2020.

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Christer Ejsing (cse@bmb.sdu.dk).

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

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A detailed statement on how the applicant’s experience and interests relate to our work.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
•A list of three references with contact details.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 25 December 2020
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Friday December 25th, 2020

Postdoc in Neuroinflammation, with focus on resolving inflammation in the brain (scholarship)

The Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS) conducts world-leading research in aging, dementia, epidemiology and care sciences. This research extends from basic molecular and cellular levels to clinical research and societal studies.

The Division of Neurogeriatrics consists of about 85 employees. The division conducts experimental and translational research related primarily to Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, but also more general molecular mechanisms with biomedical relevance are studied.

The Schultzberg lab addresses fundamental questions in neuroinflammation with the aim to find new treatment targets in Alzheimer’s disease. Our studies build upon in vivo and in vitro models as well as on analysis of human clinical samples, in order to elucidate the molecular and cellular mechanisms for resolving neuroinflammation and regaining homeostasis in the brain. Resolution of inflammation in the brain is a relatively new research field and our studies aim to provide knowledge on the signals for resolving inflammation in the brain and whether stimulation or modulation of these is beneficial for neuronal functioning and eventually as a potential target for the treatment of patients.

Position

A postdoctoral position (scholarship) is now open in projects devoted to exploring the role of inflammation and its resolution in the brain, with particular attention to Alzheimer’s disease.

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to play a leading role in experimental design, experimentation, analysis, as well as presentation/publication of results.

Entry requirements

The applicant should be a highly motivated individual who can collaborate and function well in a team. We are looking for a person who holds a PhD and has an interest in neuroscience/neuroinflammation, and with skills preferably in more than one of the following areas: single cell RNA-sequencing, cell biology, lipidomics and histological methods. Previous experience with mouse animal work is also desirable and appropriate certificate for mouse animal work (FELASA C or equivalent) is a merit. Excellent English oral and writing skills is a requirement.

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.

A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four-year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.

To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) start date of the post-doctoral education.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Location: Stockholm (Solna)

Type of scholarship

The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Application process

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

  • 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
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

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Reference numberSTÖD 2-5276/2020
ContactMarianne Schultzberg, Professor, Marianne.Schultzberg@ki.seJohanna Lundblad, HR-partner, Johanna.Lundblad@ki.se
Union representativeCarina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, 08-524 835 29Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
Last application date15.Jan.2021 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoctoral Researcher in: “Functional Genomics of Parkinson’s disease”

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Professor Ernest Arenas: http://ernestarenaslab.org/. The position will be placed in the Division of Molecular Neurobiology, a cluster of 7 research groups forming a dynamic and collaborative research environment within the MBB department.

Our laboratory is located in the Biomedicum building, one of the most modern research centers in Northern Europe, within a world leading University, Karolinska Institutet. Our lab offers an inclusive, interactive, multidisciplinary, international research work environment, where you can develop your career and do science that can make a difference.

Your mission

We look for postdoctoral interested in working in a project aiming at: (i) identifying the function of genes associated to the risk of suffering Parkinson’s disease using CRISPR/dCas9 strategies and dopaminergic neurons derived from human pluripotent stem cells, (ii) assessing the contribution of these genes to disease phenotype in PD-iPS cells, and (iii) developing strategies to correct phenotypic abnormalities in PD-iPS cells.

The project is based on our recent characterization of (i) the cellular and molecular complexity of the developing mouse and human midbrain at the single cell level (La Manno et al., Cell, 2106), (ii) the identification of cell-types associated to the genetic risk of PD, as assessed by combining single cell RNA-seq data and genome-wide association data (Bryois et al., Nature Genetics, 2020), and (iii) ongoing studies aiming at defining changes in gene expression and chromatin at the single cell level in idiopathic and familial PD.

The successful candidate will participate in all the activities of the lab, including scientific meetings, international networks and education of medical/biomedical students.

Your profile

You are a PhD or a Postdoc with working on Parkinson’s disease, genetics, neuroscience, molecular, developmental or stem cell biology. You have demonstrated skills in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, cell-based screens and stem cell culture. The preferred candidate will have previous experience in Parkinson’s disease genetics or cellular mechanisms of PD. Knowledge or experience in genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, lipidomics, bioinformatics, or drug screening will be an additional advantage. Publications in high profile journals and experience in working in a multidisciplinary international environment will be considered as merits. Applicants should have good communication skills and be proficient in spoken and written English.

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant’s main supervisor, director or equivalent.

What do we offer?

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care.

We offer a two-year (1+1 year) full time (100%) postdoctoral position starting in 2021. Our laboratory and our division offer a creative, collaborative, interdisciplinary and international research environment, where you will have the opportunity to seek personal development, enjoy science and make a difference.


Location:
Solna, Biomedicum

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Application

Your application must contain the following documents in English:

  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).
  4. Verification from the thesis defence committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defence is scheduled within three months after the application deadline).
  5. A letter of motivation (no more than one page)
  6. Three references or reference letters

In assessing candidates we will place our emphasis on the personal trajectory, education, personal and technical skills, CV, merits and previous experience.

Welcome to apply at the latest 8th of January 2021.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentUpon agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100 %
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberSTÖD 2-5200/2020
ContactErnest Arenas, Professor , ernest.arenas@ki.se
Union representativeVenus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
Last application date08.Jan.2021 11:59 PM CET

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PhD fellow in beetle phylogenetics and big digital data from museum collections

Natural History Museum of DenmarkUniversity of Copenhagen

Natural History Museum of Denmark (NHMD), Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship within the PHYLORAMA research project commencing 1 April 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment
The PhD scholarship is part of a collaborative project “Expanding the Tree of Life through a digital view of museum collections (PHYLORAMA)” between the Department of Computer Science (DIKU) and Natural History Museum of Denmark (NHMD) at University of Copenhagen. As part of this research, DIKU will also offer two additional PhD scholarships with the foci on 1) Automated Visual Taxonomic Identification and Clustering of Insects and 2) 3D Reconstruction of Insect Fossils in Amber. Although each of three PhDs of PHYLORAMA will have certain foci within their respective domains, altogether they are geared towards improving the ways we explore insect phylogenies. Therefore, we call for applicants with the desire to go beyond their domain limits. Interactions and synergy among supervisors and students from the computer science and systematic entomology are at the core of PHYLORAMA. All PhD projects will contribute to the digitalization of the NHMD collections.

A PhD scholarship offered here will have main employment at NHMD and be embedded in the Section of Zoology, but some time will also be spent at DIKU. The NHMD offers a world class international research environment in systematic entomology, with English as official working language in addition to Danish. NHMD has one of the best entomological collections in Europe.

Project description
The Tree of Life (Phylogeny) is a fundamental concept for understanding biodiversity. Yet the position of more than one million insect species remains poorly known within the Tree of Life, partly because of their extreme diversity. Automated pipelines of phylogenomics cannot overcome this impediment alone because of various limitations. By combining computer vision with phylogenetics in entomology, we will explore a possibility of a high throughput pipeline that rapidly acquire images of millions of specimens, both recent and fossil, in the museum collections and cluster them via interpretable deep learning models into the Tree of Life clades based on phenotypes in combination with genomic data. The PHYLORAMA research project is a blend of systematic entomology and computer science, with classical elements from both domains and a shot for innovation in phylogenetic research in entomology by computer science.

Within the PHYLORAMA project, the NHMD seeks a highly motivated applicant for a PhD scholarship who will focus on reconstructing phylogeny of Staphylinidae rove beetles (or one of its large sub-clades). The phylogeny reconstruction will combine established methods of phylogenomics, morphology-based and total-evidence inference with the simultaneous exploration of new ways how to integrate morphological diversity of sampled lineages inferred from specimen images in the museum collections into the phylogenetic workflow.

Principal supervisor for the PhD project is Associate Professor, PhD., Alexey Solodovnikov, Natural History Museum of Denmark, asolodovnikov@snm.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 22 61 55 27.

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

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

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold a MSc degree in Biological sciences or other relevant area with a focus on zoology, entomology, or phylogenetics, or genomics, or a combination of any of those. The successful applicant is expected to have obtained outstanding grades during the MSc studies, and to be proficient in spoken and written English. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be put on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.

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

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

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). 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 this PhD project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any)
  • 1-3 reference letters (if any)

Reference letters must be uploaded by the applicant him/herself. The recruiting person must NOT  obtain reference letters which content is not known to the applicant him/herself. This is against Danish law.

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 January 2021, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. 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 https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Associate Professor, PhD., Alexey Solodovnikov, Natural History Museum of Denmark, asolodovnikov@snm.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 22 61 55 27.

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://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 January 2021
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Natural History Museum of Denmark
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Doctoral (PhD) student position in Cellular Biophysics – Astrocytes

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Women´s and Children’s Health

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

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

The research group

The Pediatric Cell and Molecular Biology Lab located in SciLifeLab and Karolinska Institute is looking for a motivated PhD student that will work on biophysical principles for astrocyte energy turnover in the tripartite neurological synapse. The principal supervisor will be Prof. Hjalmar Brismar and co-supervisors will be Dr Erdinc Sezgin (KI, SciLifeLab), Dr. Stefan Wennmalm (KTH, SciLifeLab), and Dr. Mia Lindskog (KI & Uppsala University).

Together with KTH we operate the national super-resolution microscopy laboratory at SciLifeLab and provides our lab members unique opportunities to develop and/or apply state-of-the-art imaging methodologies to solve biological mysteries.

Within the Department of Clinical Pediatrics we are currently offering two PhD positions, one in the Pediatric Cell and Molecular Biology Lab and one in the CSI:Nano Lab, both located in SciLifeLab. For information on the second position.

Karolinska Institute and SciLifeLab offer a creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. SciLifeLab is an institution for the advancement of molecular biosciences in Sweden. It leverages the unique strengths of individual researchers across Sweden into a focused resource for the life science community. SciLifeLab provides access for thousands of researchers to the cutting-edge instrumentation and deep scientific expertise necessary to be internationally competitive in bioscience research. The facilities and expertise at SciLifeLab create a unique environment for carrying out health and environmental research at the highest level.

The PhD student will be based at SciLifeLab Solna (www.scilifelab.se) where the working atmosphere is international with English as the working language.

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student

The primary goal of the PhD project is to study how energy is regulated and astrocytes are polarized in order to create and support the tripartite neurological synapse. The core of this project is super-resolution microscopy studies of living cells with the aim to get new insights about the mechanisms of the dynamic interaction between astrocytes and synapses. This will give the student a background in two fast-growing fields with great potential for future use: super-resolution microscopy and astrocytic function.

Planned scientific learning outcomes of the project will be significant expertise in cellular biophysics, neuroscience and state-of-the-art super-resolution imaging. We will ensure this with weekly meetings, journal clubs where the student is encouraged to read and present scientific papers and attendance to international conferences where the student is encouraged to present her/his work. The student will be provided with the necessary supervision to gain expertise in writing, science communication and teaching.

What do we offer?

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

Eligibility requirements for doctoral education

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

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

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

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

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

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

B) Specific eligibility requirement

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

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

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

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

Skills and personal qualities

Qualified to be employed as a PhD student is one who has obtained a MSc or has equivalent scientific competence. Applicants who have not completed a MSc at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant’s current university.

Necessary skills and personal qualities

  • BSc in life or natural sciences (biology, molecular biology, physics, chemistry or similar)
  • MSc in biology, biophysics or related field
  • Strong interest in cell biology
  • Experience in fluorescence microscopy
  • Proficiency in cell and molecular biology techniques
  • Good communication skills, team work abilities, willingness to help PhD/master students
  • Willingness to contribute to open and transparent science

Desirable skills and personal qualities

  • Experience in scientific programming (e.g. Phyton)
  • Experience in advanced bioimaging (spectroscopy, super-resolution techniques etc.)

Terms and conditions

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

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Application process

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

Your application should contain the following documents. We prefer that your application is written in English, but you can also apply in Swedish:

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

Selection

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

Karolinska Institutet uses the following bases of assessment:

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

All applicants will be informed when the recruitment is completed.

Application Deadline: 6 January 2021

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Visit SciLifeLab: www.scilifelab.se

Visit SciLifeLab Facilities: http://www.scilifelab.se/facilities/alm/

Visit KBH: https://ki.se/en/kbh/department-of-womens-and-childrens-health

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Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Reference numberSTÖD 2-4877/2020
ContactKarin Björström, 08-524 823 67Hjalmar Brismar, hjalmar.brismar@ki.se
Union representativeHenry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.seBodil Moberg , OFR, 08-524 836 01John Inge Johnsen , SACO, john.inge.johnsen@ki.se
Last application date06.Jan.2021 11:59 PM CET

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ERC-funded Postdoctoral Researcher in single-cell immunology

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are looking for an ambitious postdoc with solid single-cell immunology skills to join our highly accomplished team of immunologists in a project (GUT-SEQ) funded by the European Research Council (ERC). We offer a stimulating environment in a rapidly moving research frontier.

Your mission

The Mjösberg group (https://mjosberglab.wixsite.com/ilcs and https://ki.se/en/medh/jenny-mjosberg-group) studies the development, regulation and function of innate lymphoid cells (ILCs), in humans, and how these cells contribute to pathology in mucosal organs such as the lung and gut. The studies are translational as they involve advanced basic molecular and cellular immunological investigations of precious human tissue samples to discover novel disease mechanisms and therapy targets. The group is internationally recognized as a leader in the field through several high impact publications in recent years (Nat Immunol 2016, Nat Comm 2020, Cell Res 2020 etc).

The postdoc will continue the successful line of investigations utilizing single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) to dissect human intestinal mucosal ILC and T cell biology in health and disease. The successful candidate will be part of a team in an ongoing project that involves dissection of gut-associate lymphoid tissues from human intestinal specimens and generation of scRNA-seq (SMARTseq and 10X genomics) data as well as multicolor flow cytometry data of human mucosal ILCs and T cells from these tissues. The data will be analyzed in close collaboration with bioinformaticians at SciLifeLab. As this is a team effort, excellent communication skills are essential, as is proven ability to work in multidisciplinary teams. It is expected that the postdoc also supervises students and other researchers if necessary, as well as contribute to common lab duties.

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant’s main supervisor, director or equivalent.

The candidate must hold a PhD equivalent to a Swedish doctoral degree in the field of immunology. The candidate must fully master multidimensional (>20 parameters) flow cytometry analysis and sorting, as well as be experienced in scRNAseq. Experience in isolation and in vitro culturing of primary immune cells is a requirement, as is basic functional in vitro assessments of immune cell function such as intracellular cytokine stainings, ELISA etc. The candidate should be familiar with R software and have some experience analyzing scRNAseq data. The candidate should have a strong publication track-record. The candidate should be self-motivated, have good communications skills and a proven ability to interact effectively and work productively in an interdiciplinary team. Fluency in English is a requirement as well as some basic skills and willingness to learn Swedish.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care.


Location:
Flemingsberg

Read more about the Center for Infectious Medicine here,
and more about the project you will be working on here.

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Application

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

  • A complete resumé, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  • A personal letter explaining the interest in the position
  • Contact details for two referees

Welcome to apply at the latest 2021-01-31

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityHuddinge
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberSTÖD 2-5215/2020
ContactJenny Mjösberg, jenny.mjosberg@ki.se
Union representativeBelinda Pannagel, SACO, belinda.pannagel@ki.seChristina Hammarstedt, OFR, christina.hammarstedt@ki.se
Last application date31.Jan.2021 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Sunday January 31st, 2021

PhD scholarship in Advanced Bioreactor Engineering

The Novo Nordisk Foundation for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) at the Technical University of Denmark is seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate with an interest in big data approaches for bioreactor engineering for the purpose of cultivating mammalian cells for therapeutic protein production.

The position will be within the newly established National Biologics Facility (NBF) at DTU – a continuation of an 8-year long CHO program at DTU Biosustain. The PhD position commences in Q1 2021 under supervision by CSO Prof. Lars Keld Nielsen.

The research in the NBF aims to accelerate the development of therapeutic proteins in CHO cells and improve protein secretion, human-like glycosylation and data-driven bioprocesses. Optimizing bioprocesses for therapeutic protein production plays a critical role in pushing cost-of-goods-sold (COGS) down and will be invaluable in the quest to accelerate the development and reach of new therapeutic proteins.

Advancing bioreactor engineering
You will work as part of an interdisciplinary team focusing on advancing bioreactor engineering for mammalian cells, in particular Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells. This involves working with high throughput parallel bioreactors: the ambr15-48 bioreactor (48 parallel cultures at 15mL) and DASGIP-8 bioreactors (8 parallel cultures at 250 mL); and integrating the collected data. You will explore the extent to which multiomics datasets as well as genome scale models can be used to optimize bioreactor performance further, moving from purely data-driven algorithms to mixed data and model/based (gray box) approaches.

Your role will primarily be to efficiently integrate data collection and analysis using Bayesian learning to optimize bioreactor performance, write scientific publications, as well as take 30 ECTS points of relevant PhD courses as required in Danish PhD programs. The candidate is expected to have a secondment for 3-6 months in another research group.

Two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in bioengineering or similar discipline
We are looking for candidates with a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or equivalent in a relevant discipline. You have experience in advanced bioreactor engineering for mammalian systems with substantial knowledge of metabolic biochemistry. You will also have intermediate programming skills (preferably Python) ideally with some experience interfacing databases and R scripting.

The ideal candidates additionally have experience or interest in one or more of the following areas (not mandatory):

  • Cultivation and engineering of CHO cells
  • Monitoring and controlling bioreactor systems
  • Cell culture/fermentation analysis (Cell counters, Bioanalyzer, HPLC, ELISA, Octet)
  • Production of therapeutic proteins
  • Continuous/perfusion bioreactor systems
  • Big data integration/implementation

Collaboration is an integral part of this project and we expect that you can demonstrate a track-record for successfully collaborating with your peers. At the same time, analysis and integration of big data sets requires periods of precise individual work and it is important that you draw satisfaction from this mode of work as well.

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

Further information
If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Dr Lise Marie Grav at lgrav@biosustain.dtu.dk or Professor Lars Keld Nielsen at lars.nielsen@uq.edu.au. You can read more about DTU Biosustain at www.biosustain.dtu.dk.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 18 December 2020 (Danish time).

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

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

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain)
Recent progress in our ability to read and write genomic code, combined with advances in automation, analytics and data science, has fundamentally changed the scope and ambition of harnessing the potential of biological systems. Big data approaches and analysis of biological systems are key research instruments at the Center. DTU Biosustain utilizes these advances for microbial cell factory design to foster sustainable lifestyles in relation to three application areas: Sustainable Chemicals, Natural Products, and Microbial Foods. Learn more at biosustain.dtu.dk.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 18 December 2020
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
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Post expires on Friday December 18th, 2020

PhD scholarship in Rational secretory pathway engineering for improved CHO cell productivity

The Novo Nordisk Foundation for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) at the Technical University of Denmark is seeking two highly motivated PhD candidates with an interest in engineering Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells to improve the production of therapeutic proteins.

The positions will be within the newly established National Biologics Facility (NBF) at DTU – a continuation of an 8-year long CHO program at DTU Biosustain. The PhD positions will commence in Q1 2021 under supervision by Dr Lise Grav and CSO Prof Lars Keld Nielsen.

The research in the NBF aims to address core challenges in therapeutic protein production and manufacturing. Therapeutic proteins are dominant molecules in the pharmaceutical industry and the majority is being produced in CHO cell. Rational engineering of the CHO production host is a crucial part of accelerating the development and reach of new therapeutic protein products.

Rational secretory pathway engineering
You will work as part of an interdisciplinary team focusing on enhancing the cellular capacity and resources of the secretory pathway for therapeutic protein production. The emphasis will be on improving the recombinant production of especially difficult-to-produce biotherapeutics, through combinatorial genetic engineering. You will learn about the secretory pathway in native host tissues using Biotinylation by Antibody Recognition (BAR) method, systems biology and data science analytics. The knowledge gained will be used to guide your engineering efforts towards enhancing the secretory capacity of CHO cells.

The role of the candidates will primarily be to perform experiments in the laboratory, data analysis, and scientific publication, as well as to take 30 ECTS points of relevant PhD courses as required in Danish PhD programs. All candidates are expected to have a secondment for 3-6 months in another research group.

Two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in bioengineering or similar discipline
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or equivalent in a relevant life sciences discipline, have excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and have experience in mammalian cell line engineering and molecular/synthetic biology. In our research groups, we highly value collaboration, and it will be expected that the candidate can demonstrate that he/she has a track record for successfully collaborating with his/her peers.

The ideal candidates have experience and interest in one or more of the following areas (not mandatory):

  • Recombinant protein production
  • Biopharmaceutical research and development
  • Cloning of expression plasmids for mammalian cells
  • CHO cell cultivation
  • Generation of stable CHO cell clones (using CRISPR-mediated or recombinase-mediated genome engineering)
  • Protein titer assays (plate readers, octet or ELISA) and western blotting
  • Biotinylation by Antibody Recognition (BAR)
  • Basic programming skills

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

Further information
If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Dr Lise Marie Grav at lgrav@biosustain.dtu.dk or Professor Lars Keld Nielsen at lars.nielsen@uq.edu.au. You can read more about DTU Biosustain at www.biosustain.dtu.dk.

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

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 18 December 2020 (Danish time).

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

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

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain)
Recent progress in our ability to read and write genomic code, combined with advances in automation, analytics and data science, has fundamentally changed the scope and ambition of harnessing the potential of biological systems. Big data approaches and analysis of biological systems are key research instruments at the Center. DTU Biosustain utilizes these advances for microbial cell factory design to foster sustainable lifestyles in relation to three application areas: Sustainable Chemicals, Natural Products, and Microbial Foods. Learn more at biosustain.dtu.dk.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,000 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 18 December 2020
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
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Post expires on Friday December 18th, 2020

Postdoctoral fellowship – Regulation and control of bacterial CRISPR-Cas immunity

A 2.5-year postdoctoral fellowship on regulation and control of bacterial CRISPR-Cas immunity is available from May 1st 2021, or as soon as possible here after, at the Departments of Biology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Bacterial viruses (phages) outnumber bacteria 10 to 1 in pretty much any environment, and it is therefore not surprising that bacteria have evolved several mechanisms of phage immunity. CRISPR-Cas systems are immune systems of bacteria that are especially interesting because they are adaptive and, in this capacity, have huge potentials to be utilized for a wealth of biotechnological applications. Despite a large interest in CRISPR-Cas systems over the last decade, fundamental aspects are still poorly understood. We are looking to hire a postdoctoral fellow to research one of these aspects, namely how bacterial CRISPR-Cas immunity is regulated and controlled in response to environmental signals and extracellular factors. With this knowledge we wish to manipulate the immunity of non-GMO bacteria used in various green and sustainable biotechnologies to make them less vulnerable to environmental phages. The postdoc will primarily use a combination of molecular and single cell methods including genetic engineering and generation of fluorescence-based bio-reporters, FACS, CLSM, and transcriptomics.

The postdoc position is for 2.5 years and will be carried out at Section of Microbiology, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. Here the fellow will engage in teamwork with the rest of the staff and external collaborators, both national and international. The postdoc’s duties will include research within the above mentioned field as well as teaching. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Qualifications:

We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious researcher who is interested in CRISPR-Cas bacteriology and keen on working with molecular microbiology. Applicants with the following proficiencies will be regarded highly qualified and will be prioritized:

  • Ph.D. (required) in microbiology, molecular microbiology, microbial biotechnology, or equivalent.
  • Documented experience working with bacterium-phage CRISPR-Cas laboratory models.
  • Hands on experience constructing promoter and protein fluorescent fusion reporters
  • Using genetic engineering and synthetic biology approaches in bacteria
  • Making RNA-seq libraries and analyzing bacterial transcriptomes
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

The University of Copenhagen wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. Inquiries about the position can be made to Assistant Professor Jonas Stenløkke Madsen, jsmadsen@bio.ku.dk

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.The starting salary is currently up to DKK 437.843 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.871). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Application:
The application must contain:

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

Procedures

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

The deadline for the application is 31 January, 23:59 GMT +1.

Applications received after the deadline, or with insufficient documentation or otherwise not complying with the above requirements, may not be considered.

If you consider applying from abroad, you may find useful information on how it is to work in Denmark and at UCPH in this links: http://ism.ku.dk, https://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm and https://www.workindenmark.dk/.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/.

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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 January 2021
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Biologisk Institut

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Post expires on Sunday January 31st, 2021

RE-ADVERTISMENT – Postdoc in kidney metabolism

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of kidney metabolism as per 1 February 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term full-time position for 2 years but can potentially be extended.

We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department employs about 450 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities. You will work in the brand new ‘Skou Building’ . You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

About the research project

Goal of the lab is to understand and functionally target glomerular kidney disease by employing metabolomics and proteomics-guided therapies. We are pioneering novel methods to interrogate kidney tissue and are focused on bridging the translational gaps from animal models to patients. You will be part of a highly interdisciplinary research lab that values different analytical and quantitative approaches to an unmet problem. You will be trained in an integrative, data-driven and comprehensive approach to kidney disease and physiology. Our lab is generously funded by the Novo Nordisk Young Investigator Award and owns 2 state of the art mass spectrometers.

Your job responsibilities

As Postdoc in our lab, your position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance. Regular mentoring and career development programs will ensure transition to independent research careers in academia or industry.

Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Independent research of high international quality, including publication.
  • Contribute to a team of interdisciplinary scientists interested in the omics of kidney disease.
  • Analyse and phenotype animal models of glomerular kidney disease.
  •  Analyse human samples of patients with glomerular kidney disease
  • Develop and apply data analysis skills to multi-layered omics datasets
  • Developing and applying in state-of-the art mass spectrometry based omics assays.
  •  Collaborate with world-leading groups on campus and abroad.
  •  Visualize, present and communicate data in weekly meetings and at international conferences.

You will report to the Markus Rinschen, MD; Associate Professor at the Department.

Your competences

You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas

  • quantitative kidney physiology and function, including animal studies
  • biochemistry and metabolism
  • large-scale tissue imaging and phenotyping
  • mass spectrometry-based proteomics or chemical biology
  • mass spectrometry-based metabolomics or analytical chemistry
  • data integration, data science and bioinformatics (R/Python
  • translational biology and nephrology

As a person, you are ambitious, self-motivated, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.

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

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate professor, Markus Rinschen: rinschen@biomed.au.dk.

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 10, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews mid/end November.

Previously submitted applications will be taken into consideration unless they are withdrawn. 

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

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

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

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

Letter of reference

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

International applicant?

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

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

Deadline
3 January 2021


Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

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Post expires on Sunday January 3rd, 2021

Postdoc in SORLA biology and Alzheimer’s disease

A funded two-year postdoctoral position, is available from January 2021, in Olav Andersen’s research group.

We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department employs some 450 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities. You will work either in the brand new ‘Skou Building’ or similar as we are in the process of modernizing our old facilities. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

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

  • plan experiments independently
  • work in an environment of high international quality
  • produce high level publications

You will be supervised by Associate Professor Olav Andersen.

You will report to the Head of Department Biomedicine.

Your competences
You are required to have an academic qualification at PhD level, within maximum one year from the completion of the PhD studies.
In particular, we are looking for someone with great experience about SORLA biology and characterization of alternative splice variants of SORL1. Technical experience in working with SORL1 in cell cultures, in situ hybridization, immunofluorescent staining, confocal microscopy, qPCR is also required.
As a person, you are ambitious, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.
In order to be assessed as qualified for a Postdoc position, you must meet these academic criteria.
Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate professor Olav Andersen at 0.andersen@biomed.au.dk.

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 10, Building 1116, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

We expect to assign the position by the end of December, and start the contract in January 2021.


Terms of employment


Application

Your application must include the following:

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

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

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


Letter of reference

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


International applicant?

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

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

Deadline
15 December 2020


Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

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Post expires on Tuesday December 15th, 2020

Postdoc in plant molecular biology

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, invites applications for a two-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity focusing on understanding the mechanisms of infection and organogenesis induced by symbiotic microbes in the plant root.

The position is for two years and is available from March 1st 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description/research project/research area
You are expected to contribute to analysis of infection and nodule organogenesis using single cell RNA seq. The project will include scRNA-seq data generation and analysis, protoplasting of plant roots, nuclear extraction, FACS analysis, NGS library preparation, molecular characterization of genes of interest and preparing manuscripts.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in plant molecular biology.Experience in isolating protoplasts and nuclei from plant roots, handling and phenotyping of model legumes and standard plant molecular analyses is required. Fluency in spoken and written English is expected. Experience generating NGS libraries and in preparing figures and manuscripts for publication is an advantage. In addition, the candidate should be able and prepared to work as part of a large team in a collaborative project.

Who we are/ The department
The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University and comprises research within the areas of Gene Expression, Molecular Medicine, Structural Biology, Systems Biology and Plant Molecular Biology. There are currently 75 full time scientific staff and120 PhD students. The department is responsible for two educations: Molecular
Biology and Molecular Medicine with a yearly uptake of 160 students in total. Please refer to http://mbg.au.dk/ for further information about The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and to https://nat.au.dk/ and http://www.au.dk/  for information on Faculty of Natural Sciences and Aarhus University, respectively.

The successful candidate is offered:

  • access to a well-developed research infrastructure
  • a research climate inviting lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a working environment with teamwork, close working relations, network activities among young scientists and social activities
  • a workplace characterized by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance

The place of work is Gustav Wieds Vej 10, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 

For further information please contact: Professor Jens Stougaard, stougaard@mbg.au.dk, +4587155504

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

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

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

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

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

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

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

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

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

Deadline
31 December 2020

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 38,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 885 million. Learn more at www.international.au.dk/

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Post expires on Thursday December 31st, 2020

A PhD fellowship in Malaria Immunology in the TARGETs group, at Centre for Medical Parasitology (CMP), The Department of Immunology and Microbiology (ISIM), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

The Department of Immunology and Microbiology (ISIM) invites applicants for a 3 year PhD fellowship in malaria immunology. The fellowship is available from 1 March 2021 or as soon as possible.  

Job description

The PhD fellow is expected to contribute to a project on the pathogenesis of cerebral malaria supported by the Lundbeckfoundation. Cerebral malaria develops in a subset of parasite-infected patients, and is believed to involve a particular subset of malaria (PfEMP1) proteins. These proteins were identified by the TARGETs group (doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2017.02.009), a group headed by Professor Anja Ramstedt Jensen at Center for Medical Parasitology. To further elucidate the mechanisms underlying the development of cerebral malaria our research includes in vitro molecular and immunological characterization of proteins associated with severe malaria. This, among other projects, includes looking at host endothelial cell responses to binding of parasites, discovery and characterization of additional brain-endothelial receptor interactions utilised by malaria parasites, and the use of a novel 3D blood-brain-barrier model. The research in the TARGETs team is conducted in collaboration with researchers at the University of Ghana, Harvard Medical School, University of Melbourne, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, as well as other institutions. While the PhD fellow is expected to contribute to all phases of the cerebral malaria project, the specific aim of the PhD project is to help elucidate the immunological mechanisms underlying the development of cerebral malaria including host cell responses at the blood-brain-barrier, as well as the role of immune cells.

Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are to:

  • Carry out independent research under supervision
  • Participate in an active research environment, to partake and co-author publications
  • Complete PhD courses, or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Obligated to conduct some undergraduate teaching and associated examinations or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project

Principal supervisor is Professor Anja Ramstedt Jensen, Center for Medical Parasitology, Department of Immunology and Microbiology. The PhD student will be jointly supervised by Anja Ramstedt Jensen and Assistant Professor Yvonne Adams, the TARGETs group. 

Scientific environment

The research at Centre for Medical Parasitology is mainly focused on malaria and cancer, and is predominantly supported by external grants. The Centre is part of a well-established international scientific network, composed of scientists in Europe, Africa, America and Australia. More than 70 scientists and technicians are affiliated to CMP. A large proportion of these are engaged in graduate, as well as postgraduate training. The staff at CMP represents with a mix of junior and senior researchers of different cultural, ethnic, and educational backgrounds. All activities are organised in thematically defined teams, each led by a senior scientist.

Centre for Medical Parasitology is located on the 11th floor of the Maersk Tower; this building provides state-of-the-art experimental facilities, in addition to important core facilities at the neighbouring Panum building.

The working language of the University is English, and knowledge of English is also fully sufficient to navigate life in Denmark in general. Denmark as a country routinely scores at the top in rankings of quality of life such as e.g., the OECD Better Life Index http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org

Required qualifications

Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a MSc degree related to the subject area of the project.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a background in/experience of immunology (B and/or T cells), cell culture, flow cytometry (FACS), microscopy, and image analysis. Knowledge on RNA-seq, bioinformatics and/or protein expression will be seen as advantages.

Other selection criteria considered important:

  • Fluency in English
  • The grade point average achieved
  • Strong motivation and excellent scientific skills
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD program
  • Previous publications, especially first author publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written

In all cases, the ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration, and thus the University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment:

The successful PhD candidate will be offered a full-time position for a period of three years, contingent on a satisfactory performance, with the specific intent that it results in a PhD degree and scientific publications.

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

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 27,590 DKK /approx. 3,700 EUR (April 2020-level) plus pension.

Questions

Further information about the TARGETs team, CMP and ISIM can be obtained at http://cmp.ku.dk and http://isim.ku.dk, respectively. Direct inquiries about the position can be directed to the head of the TARGETs team, Professor Anja Ramstedt Jensen atrj@sund.ku.dk.

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

Application procedure

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

Applications must be written in English and include:

  • Cover Letter, detailing your  motivation and background for applying for the PhD project (up to 1 A4 page)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications (if any)
  • A copy of MSc diploma and grade transcripts
  • A short review of scientific research conducted previously for an MSc thesis or equivalent
  • Names, e-mails, telephone numbers and addresses of 2-3 referees

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk

The deadline for applications is 3 January 2021. Applications received later than this date will not be considered.

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

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

Deadline: 3 January 2021
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Immunology and Microbiology
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Post expires on Sunday January 3rd, 2021

PhD scholarships in Marine biodiversity and Climate Change

More than 2/3 of the Earth’s surface is covered by oceans. Thousands of species inhabit this seemingly endless space, yet we know surprisingly little about its stunning diversity, how it is shaped, assembled and structured. But perhaps more importantly, we don´t know how it may respond to climate change and other human pressures, or how we may develop sustainable management actions to reduce impacts. Consequently, understanding these mechanisms and being able to predict the consequences of global change on marine biodiversity is a key objective in marine ecology and conservation. These questions have traditionally been approached with a species-centric focus. However, this taxonomic approach is inherently limited, as the mere number or identity of species reveals little to nothing about why the species are able to persist in a given environment and how they may respond to future changes. Instead, species can be characterized by their traits, describing key characteristics that determine the species’ response to environmental conditions, its interactions within food webs and ultimately its effect on ecosystem functioning. This trait-based approach has emerged as a promising field of research allowing for a more causal and mechanistic understanding of marine biodiversity and biogeography at large (e.g., Hillebrand and Matthiessen 2009).

Responsibilities and qualifications
To provide a better understanding and predictive capacity of future changes in marine biodiversity, particularly under climate change DTU Aqua seeks candidates for two 3-year PhD scholarships within the field of marine biodiversity and climate change. The overall objectives are to: (i) investigate the patterns, drivers and underlying processes of multiple aspects of taxonomic and functional diversity, including richness, evenness and differences in composition (i.e., beta-diversity); and (ii) forecast future changes in the diversity, composition and structure of marine biodiversity under climate change. The projects will focus on marine fish communities and make use of large-scale data on species abundances, composition and traits from bottom-trawl surveys (e.g., Beukhof et al., 2019). Furthermore, the projects will make use of a broad range of advanced statistical tools and approaches capable of investigating and forecasting future patterns and changes in marine biodiversity in response to global change (e.g., Ferrier et al., 2007; Ovaskainen et al., 2017). Both positions are linked to the recently started EU H2020 projects “MISSION ATLANTIC” and “ECOTIP”. The positions are available at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) under the Centre for Ocean Life (https://www.oceanlifecentre.dk/) in Lyngby, Denmark. We expect the selected candidates to start during the period March to June 2021 with the earliest starting date on 15th March 2021.

Candidates for the PhD position should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

We are looking for candidates who has:

  • A good background knowledge and experience in biodiversity and trait-based ecology with insight into the various ways in which to measure and characterize multiple metrics of taxonomic and functional biodiversity (including both alpha and beta diversity).
  • Ample experience and proficiency in handling and analysing large data sets using a range of statistical approaches, preferably in the statistical software R.
  • Flexibility concerning research stays abroad
  • Good communication skills in English, both written and orally
  • Ability to conduct research independently and problem solving skills
  • Strong interest in participating in an inter-disciplinary and international research environment
  • Willingness to contribute to a positive and inspirational work atmosphere

The applications should contain a motivation for why you want to undertake this research at DTU Aqua, your interest in this topic and a two-page description of your own project ideas fitting the overall research objectives described above.

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

Assessment
Assessment of applicants with the qualifications listed above will be made by Senior Researchers Dr. Martin Lindegren and Dr Patrizio Mariani and the head of the PhD school, Prof. Ken-Haste Andersen.

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

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

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher Martin Lindegren mli@aqua.dtu.dk

For general information on the PhD application please contact Karin Stubgaard, stub@aqua.dtu.dk., tel: +45 35 88 30 33

You can read more about the institute at www.aqua.dtu.dk

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

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 15 February 2021 (Danish time).

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

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • A description of proposed research fitting one or both of the overall objectives mentioned earlier (max. 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • Recommendation letters from senior professionals are welcomed

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

Description of Oceans and Arctic at DTU Aqua, Technical University of Denmark
The PhD candidate(s) will become part of the vibrant, cross-disciplinary, and international research environment at the Centre for Ocean Life that is a Villum Kann Rasmussen Centre of Excellence. The centre is a collaborative effort to develop a fundamental understanding and predictive capability of marine ecosystems through the use of trait-based approaches. We currently have a group of about 20 young scientists associated the Centre (PhD and Postdocs). They are working on various aspects of marine life using diverse approaches (observational, experimental, theoretical) while collaborating through weekly science meetings, annual science retreats, numerous working groups, and collaborative projects. Their backgrounds are as diverse as are those of the PIs of the Centre, from physics and mathematics to biology and chemistry, and we spend considerable effort developing cross-disciplinary communication and projects since we believe that the potential for discovery and progress may be achieved by confronting the different disciplines

The purpose of DTU Aqua is to provide research, advice and education at the highest international level within the sustainable exploitation of living marine and freshwater resources, the biology of aquatic organisms and the dynamics of ecosystems as well as their integration in ecosystem-based management. DTU Aqua has ca. 260 employees, of whom a third are scientific staff. The other employees are assistant biologists, laboratory technicians, IT employees, administrative staff, ship’s crew, student assistants etc. The institute is organized into eight scientific sections that carry out the research, educational and advisory activities. In addition, the institute has a number of scientific and administrative support functions, including the research vessel DANA. DTU Aqua has employees in Kgs. Lyngby, Silkeborg, Nykøbing Mors and Hirtshals as well as on Dana.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.

Deadline: 15 February 2021
Unit: DTU Aqua
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Post expires on Monday February 15th, 2021

Postdoc working with chemical synthesis of natural product analogs

A postdoc position related to a project focused on synthetic bioactive macrocyclic peptides with anti-cancer activity.  

Duration:12 months, starting 1/2-2021

Job description/research project/research area
-Designing synthetic sequences to macrocyclic peptide derivatives
-Conducting multi-step (>10) synthesis, final purification using a variety of techniques including preparative HPLC, and analysis of compounds (NMR, LC-MS/MS).
-Drafting/assisting with patent applications.
-Managing interactions with external CROs.
-Representing the project towards external stakeholders

Your profile
Academic:

  • PhD in organic chemistry with experience in complex molecule synthesis
  • Prior postdoc experience working with chemical synthesis of complex peptidederivatives
  • Prior experience with patent writing and IP

Personal:

  • Highly motivated, capable of individual problem-solving and project management.
  • Ability to interact constructively with other team members with different scientific competences, e.g. within cellular biology.
  • Ability+desire to mentor junior members of the lab.

Who are we / The department
Research in the Poulsen lab is overall focused on the discovery of new targets/pathways involved in human disease. The work spans from mechanistic studies of bioactive small molecules to focused investigations of the biology of defined disease-related proteins. Please consult our website to see some of our previous projects.

The place of employment is Aarhus University and the work place will be at Department of Chemistry (www.chem.au.dk), Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C

The Department of Chemistry at Aarhus University is one of the leading European chemistry departments with a broad research program. It has a permanent staff of ~30 full, associate and assistant professors, a support-staff of ~30 people, ~100 PhD students, ~50 postdocs and around 400 students. In addition to excellence in research, teaching and supervision, the Department of Chemistry values equal opportunities and a collegial atmosphere.

The successful candidate is offered:

  • An interesting project on a cutting-edge topic in cancer pharmacology.
  • An ambitious and inclusive working environment
  • Great colleagues from several countries.

For further details please contact: Thomas B. Poulsen, thpou@chem.au.dk, +45 6114 1844
Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

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

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

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

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

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

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

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

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

Questions about the position?

Thomas Poulsen Associate professor, Department of Chemistry +4587155327 thpou@chem.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre – Nat-Tech HR Nat-Tech.HR.Emply@au.dk

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Deadline: Thursday 17 Dec 2020 at 23:59 CET

PhD student position in project “Magnetic studies of quasicrystals”

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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The position is placed at the Department of Earth Sciences (www.geo.uu.se). The Department has six programs engaged in a collaborative research of high international standard. The high-pressure group performs experimental studies on materials at extreme conditions of pressures and temperatures, pursuing interdisciplinary projects across research fields of physics, chemistry, mineralogy and materials science. The research will be conducted in a close collaboration with colleagues from the departments of chemistry and physics, which facilitates access to the relevant infrastructure at the Ångström Laboratory.

Project description: The project builds on the synthesis of a larger range of Tsai-type quasicrystals (QC) and approximant crystals (AC) in the systems RE-Au-E (RE=Lanthanides, Y, Sc, Ca; E = Si, Ge, Sn, Al, Ga, In), which is part of a parallel research project. Within this project, these materials will undergo a rigorous characterization of their atomic/nuclear structures and their magnetic properties. The research studies will focus on the application of neutron scattering for elucidating spin interactions in Tsai-type QCs and ACs, and for probing pressure induced magnetic transitions and long-range ordering. It is envisioned to perform neutron diffraction and inelastic neutron scattering experiments at the facilities SNS and HFIR (ORNL, USA), ISIS (UK) and ILL (France). The project will thus involve applying for and travelling to these international facilities. The goal is to conduct these experiments on single crystals/grain specimens at pressures up to 10 GPa and at 1-2 K temperature. The use of high pressure will enable probing the electronic states and nature of magnetic interactions, as well as conversion of spin-glass states into ordered magnetic structures. Magnetic susceptibility, magnetization, magnetoresistance and Hall Effect will be measured using MPMS/MPMS under pressure in a diamond anvil cell (DAC). Sub-Kelvin temperatures, which are necessary for systematic studies into quantum criticality, will be reached with a dilution refrigerator. As an important complement to the diffraction experiments at large-scale facilities; in-house X-ray diffraction will be used to carefully characterize the nuclear structures of the samples. The results are expected to make a decisive contribution to the fundamental question whether Tsai-type QCs containing RE elements can display unique magnetic structures and properties based on the ordering of spins in a quasiperiodic structure. The outlined research will also involve the development of state-of-the-art infrastructure, allowing small quasicrystals (~100 μm) to be characterised with respect to various physical properties under previously unexplored pressures and temperatures.

SwedNESS: The project is a part of SwedNESS, the national graduate school for Neutron research. The graduate school aims at strengthening Sweden’s long-term competence and competitiveness within the area of neutron science by providing its students with research training and a foundation for networking. Please see link for more information http://swedness.se/.

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

The student is expected to study QCs and ACs within the system RE-Au-E described above. The student will utilise a combination of techniques to characterise the structure and properties with a key focus on neutron diffraction and inelastic neutron scattering. In addition, the student will take initiative to gain access to and utilise other methods to support the core project, through either collaboration or performing the work himself or herself. The student must design, plan and execute the experimental work, occasionally in collaboration with other researchers nationally and internationally, critically analyse and discuss the results, and present their work orally at scientific conferences and written in the form of papers in peer-reviewed journals. Finally, the student is expected to participate in all mandatory group activities, including becoming the responsible person for specific lab equipment.

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

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

Requirements:

  • degree or equivalent as above in natural or engineering sciences
  • very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • high motivation and strong interest in experimental studies utilizing neutrons as a probing tool.

Additional qualifications: Prior experience with the Rietveld method, INS, high pressure DAC technique, aforementioned analytical techniques, and/or performing experiments at major facilities, is considered as an important qualifying merit.

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

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

Application procedure: The application should include a statement of research interest, CV, certificates of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of Master thesis, published articles or relevant materials, if available. Also, contact information of at least two reference persons should be included.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: 01-02-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Prof. Peter Lazor, peter.lazor@geo.uu.se or Ass. Prof. Cesar Pay Gómez, cesar.paygomez@kemi.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 23 DEcember 2020, UFV-PA 2020/4535.

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.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Earth Sciences

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: ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/4535

Last application date: 2020-12-23

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Post expires on Wednesday December 23rd, 2020

PhD student in metabolic disease with children

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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The Department of Medical Cell Biology at Uppsala University has a strong and international research environment with about 100 employees, including around 25 PhD students, 20 postdocs and 30 researchers and professors.

Duties/Project description: Peter Bergsten’s research group at the Department of Medical Cell Biology and the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health (https://www.mcb.uu.se/res/groups/pb/) works to increase the understanding of how metabolic disease develops and can be hindered, in particular in children with obesity or inborn error of metabolism. The research approach is translational, where in vivo work in patient cohorts is combined with in vitro work in cellular models. In vivo methods include annual assessments of patients including anthropometry, oral glucose tolerance test and determining concentrations of hormones, nutrients and genes in blood samples obtained from the patients as well as from control subjects. In vitro methods include culture, treating and genetically modifying cells and functionally characterize the cells including hormonal and metabolic responses.

We are looking for a qualified PhD student who will work with patient cohorts (evaluate assessments, handle and analyze patient samples and data) and cellular models (including isolated islets of Langerhans and cell-lines) to increase our understanding of mechanisms implicated in how obesity and inborn error of metabolism manifest themselves in children.

Requirements: Master’s degree in medicine or similar. The ideal candidate should be highly skilled in performing metabolic research in both patient cohorts and cellular models. Specific emphasis is put on personal qualities such as the ability to communicate, in planning, and in organizational skills. Excellent spoken and written English language skills are also required. You are expected to actively cooperate with other members of the research group and develop towards independency. The applicant is further expected to actively take part in teaching and supervising students.

Additional qualifications: Documented work or certificates from patient and cellular work is a merit. Experience from work with isolated islets of Langerhans and different methods for functionally characterizing isolated islets are desirable, but not required. Personal qualifications will be of great significance in the evaluation process.

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

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
 
Starting date: 25-01-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Peter Bergsten, 018-471 4923, peter.bergsten@mcb.uu.se.

Please submit your application by the 10th of December 2020, UFV-PA 2020/4448.

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.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Medical Cell Biology

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: ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/4448

Last application date: 2020-12-10

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Post expires on Thursday December 10th, 2020

Two PhD student positions in limnology with focus on climate change effects on ice-covered lakes in the Northern Hemisphere

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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The PhD student positions will be placed at the Department of Ecology and Genetics. The institute is an international environment with staff and students from all over the world (www.ieg.uu.se). The PhD students will belong to the Limnology program, which engages in research and education on the ecology and biogeochemistry of inland waters, spanning from microscopic to global scale (www.ieg.uu.se/limnologi).

Project description: We are looking for two PhD students who will work with the effects of climate change on ice-covered lakes in the Northern Hemisphere. The main objective of the global research project is to assess how lake ice properties such as crystal structure, thickness and transparency will change in a warmer climate and how these changes will affect ice stability/safety as well as ecological and biochemical processes in different types of lakes. The project includes field, experimental and modeling work where one PhD student will focus on the physical and modelling aspects of the project and the other one on the ecological and biochemical aspects. Since the projects are of very high societal value they also include some outreach activities. The PhD students will work in a team together with researchers from Gothenburg University and experts in the national network SITES (www.fieldsites.se) and the international network GLEON (Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network, www.gleon.org).

Duties: Your duties include research based on field, experimental and modelling work, teamwork as well as some teaching and course work.

Qualification required:  To be eligible for a PhD-student position, the applicant must hold a master degree (or equivalent) in limnology, aquatic ecology, environmental sciences, geoscience, environmental engineering or other relevant subjects at the time of employment. Eligible candidates interested in the physical/modelling part of the project need to demonstrate skills in statistics/modelling while candidates interested in the ecological/biochemical part need to demonstrate skills in aquatic ecology or equivalent. For the project some experience in practical work such as field work or equivalent is required. Candidates must be able to express themselves to a very high degree in spoken as well as written English. In the evaluation of candidates, particular emphasis will be put on personal qualities such as independence, strong motivation and teamwork skills.

Qualifications desired: Previous experience with laboratory experiments. Willingness to work in a cold winter climate. Basic knowledge in GIS. Car driving license (EU class B).

How to apply: The application should include 1) a letter of intent describing yourself, your research interests and motivation of why you want to do a PhD, and why you are suitable for the position; you also need to write whether you are interested in the physical/modelling or the ecological/biochemical part of the project, 2) your CV, 3) a short description of your education, 4) a copy of your master degree, your course grades and a copy of your master thesis, 5) the names and contact information to at least two reference persons (e-mail address and phone no.), and 6) publications produced, if any. The application should be written in English.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.  

Starting date: As soon as possible, or as otherwise agreed upon.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. 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. More information about postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Science and Technology

Scope of the employment: 100 %.

Contact information: For further information about the position please contact Prof. Gesa Weyhenmeyer, +46 18 471 27 11, gesa.weyhenmeyer@ebc.uu.se,

You are welcome to submit your application no later than January 11, 2021, UFV-PA 2020/4444.

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Placement: Department of Ecology and Genetics

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 2

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/4444

Last application date: 2021-01-11

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Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Infection Biology

Institutionen för klinisk mikrobiologi

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before 2021-01-07

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100 %
  • Umeå

Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Infection Biology at Umeå University, Sweden

Project: The type VI secretion system of Francisella tularensis

PI: Anders Sjöstedt

Postdoctoral position at the Department of Clinical Microbiology

The Department of Clinical Microbiology, Umeå University, is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher in the area of bacterial secretion systems and structural dissection of such secretion systems. The two year full-time position will be at the Department of Clinical Microbiology, Umeå University.

Qualification requirements

To qualify, the applicant must hold a doctoral degree or a foreign qualification deemed equivalent to a doctorate in Bacteriology, Molecular Biology or a similar area.

The applicant should have extensive experience working in the field of bacterial pathogenesis and have extensive experience of prokaryotic genetic systems. Experience of work with Francisella tularensis is meritoreous. The applicant must be able to work independently and excellent communication skills in English is a requirement.

Applicants who have completed a doctoral degree no more than three years before the application deadline are prioritized. If there are special reasons, applicants with a doctoral degree more than 3 years old could be considered.

Project description

The aim is to delineate the regulation of assembly and the functions of the components of the Type VI secretion systems (T6SS) of Francisella tularensis (Ft). Ft encodes an atypical T6SS, which allows this highly virulent, intracellular bacterium to invade and replicate within the cytosol of eukaryotic cells and the T6SS is thereby essential for Ft virulence. While T6SSs have been the focus of an intense research effort for over a decade, our understanding is still incomplete regarding many of the functions of T6SSs in general and that of Ft in particular.

One focus will be on the characterization of the baseplate, the foundation on which the external part of the machinery rests. Detailed structural knowledge is very limited regarding the Ft baseplate, a consequence of the low sequence identity between Ft T6SS components and those of prototypic T6SSs. The research will be carried out by generating specific mutants and constructs encoding tagged T6SS components. These will then be tested by a variety of techniques to detect the localization and secretion of the proteins, as well as their protein interaction partners. Specifically, we are conducting detailed analysis by means of two-hybrid interaction analysis, immunoprecipitation, ascorbate peroxidase 2 (APEX)-tagging, and confocal and electron microscopy methods. 

A second focus will be to further elucidate the critical role of the ClpB chaperone for the T6SS (Alam et al., Scientific Reports, 2018). We made the novel finding that its role for the control of T6S is dissociated from its role as essential for the heat shock response (Alam et al., Plos Pathogens, 2020). To further understand the underlying mechanisms is one aim. Much Ft research has focused on the control of T6SS assembly in the environmental bacterium F. novicida. Therefore, another aim will be to study clinically important Ft subspecies to see if the mechanism is conserved, with a special focus on ClpB and its role for the assembly/disassembly of the T6SS.

Webpages: https://www.umu.se/en/research/groups/anders-sjostedt/

https://www.umu.se/personal/anders-sjostedt/

Application

The application must contain the following documents in English: A one page cover letter highlighting your most important first-author publication in an international scientific journal and general research interests, a CV (max 2 pages) including a list of publications and contact information for two or three reference persons.

Submit the application electronically via Varbi. The documents should be compiled in one file in word or pdf-format. Last day of submission is 2021-01-07 (January 7).

Contact information

For further information, please contact Professor Anders Sjöstedt, Dept. of Clinical Microbiology. Anders.Sjostedt(at)umu.se

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Anders Sjöstedt

090-7851120

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1626-20

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SACO

090-786 53 65

SEKO

090-786 52 96

ST

090-786 54 31

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Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Post expires on Thursday January 7th, 2021

Postdoctoral position in drug delivery

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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

Project: A novel 3D organoid culture model of the small intestine for prediction of oral drug delivery in humans. 

Position: A two years 100% post-doctoral research fellow. The post-doctoral fellow will primarily devote his/her time to experimental research work.

The Department of Pharmacy at Uppsala University is an interdisciplinary environment at the center of the pharmaceutical arena. With frontline research, first-class education and extensive collaborations we constitute a driving force in the development of our academic field. In this inspiring environment our rich diversity of research groups, several of international prominence, develop and conduct work of great scientific importance. Among our core competences are computational modelling and simulations, in vitro ADME models, advanced in vivo methods and societal aspects from optimizing the use of drugs in individuals to societal pharmaceutical policies. Together, we form a unique cluster of academic competences within pharmaceutical sciences, playing a key role in shaping the future of pharmacy in both Sweden and globally. Our scientific focus areas in selection: • Molecular Pharmaceutics • Drug Delivery • Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology • Pharmacokinetics • Pharmacodynamics • Pharmacometrics • Clinical Pharmacy • Pharmacoeconomics • Pharmacoepidemiology • Pharmacotherapy

For more information, see: Farmaci

The Project: Current cell culture models of the intestinal epithelium are cultivated as monolayers and only partly mimic the human intestinal barrier to oral drug delivery. 3D-cultures established from human tissue sources are approaching a stage where they offer more in vivo-like properties compared to current models. It was recently discovered that human intestinal stem cell derived organoids (enteroids) can be cultured in an inside-out formation, with the apical surface facing the surrounding medium and the basolateral surface facing a lumen where absorbed material can be accumulated, making them ideal for oral drug delivery studies. These enteroids exclude hydrophilic marker molecules and contain mucin producing goblet cells, potentially providing a native mucus barrier to drug delivery. In this project, we will investigate the human enteroids for their suitability as a predictive oral drug delivery model. First, global proteomics technologies will be used to compare the expression profiles and signalling pathways of the enteroids with those of the normal human intestine. Then, functional kinetic studies with marker molecules representing peptide drugs will be performed to evaluate the barrier properties, pre-systemic metabolic capacity and transport pathways. Cellular uptake and basolateral accumulation will be investigated using substrate drugs for clinically relevant drug transporters and enzymes. Barrier dynamics of tight junctions and transcellular pathways will be evaluated with live cell microscopy and other state-of-the-art techniques. The project is performed in collaboration with Dr Mikael Sellin, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, who has developed the enteroid cultures. All other techniques are available in Artursson´s laboratory. The scientific focus areas of this project are: Drug Delivery • Oral Absorption • 3D organoids • Stem cells • Proteomics • Intestinal barrier dynamics.

The research group: The postdoctoral studies will be performed in professor Per Artursson’s research group. Our group provides an international research environment and has about 20 members equally divided between research and an innovative pharmaceutical profiling platform (UDOPP) that contributes to national and international drug discovery and development programs. This creates an exciting environment that offers expert knowledge across disciplines and a state-of-the art infrastructure. Our aim is to understand drug delivery and disposition at the molecular and cellular level in order to deliver drugs more effectively. For this purpose, the group takes a multidisciplinary approach and combines bioinformatics and artificial intelligence with cell- and molecular biology, pharmacology, pharmaceutics and PBPK modelling to find new ways to predict and define rate-limiting barriers to the absorption and organ distribution of drugs. The research group is world leading in predictive oral drug delivery.

For more information about the Drug Delivery research infrastructure and Artursson’s research group, see Drug Delivery and for research profile, see Artursson Profile.

The project is linked to the Swedish Drug Delivery Center (SweDeliver), an innovative research forum with focus on new strategies for parenteral, oral and pulmonary drug delivery. The center unites academic researchers with selected industrial partners that represent the broad competence of Scandinavian drug development and biotechnology companies. Together we drive pharmaceutical research and innovation towards novel, advanced drug delivery systems. A prioritized goal of SweDeliver is to offer young scientists unique possibilities for training and career development. As a postdoctoral fellow in SweDeliver you work at the pharmaceutical faculty at Uppsala University (the academic hub of the center) together with colleagues in the research group in Drug Delivery at the Department of Pharmacy. For more information, see Swedeliver.

Qualifications: To qualify for an employment as a post-doctoral research fellow you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in the Pharmaceutical sciences, Chemical or Biochemical Engineering, Molecular or Cell biology or other relevant area. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline.

The ideal candidate is highly motivated, organized, reliable team player that can also work independently and has thorough education and strong interest in research. Candidates must also have very good communication skills in English, both written and oral, due to the highly international work environment. You must also be able to collaborate with industrial partners within SweDeliver. Previous experience of any of the core subjects is meritorious. Emphasis is placed on personal suitability.

Additional qualifications: Previous experience working with relevant experimental set ups, such as stem cell culture, mass spectrometry, live cell/confocal/high resolution imaging and drug delivery is beneficial as is knowledge of bioinformatics, programming and computer modelling.

How to apply: The application, preferably written in English, should be submitted via the application portal of Uppsala University and contain the following:

  • a CV including a complete list of publications,
  • a personal letter in which the applicant describes her- or himself, motivates why she/he has applied for the position, states relevant qualifications and indicates research interests and plans for the future,
  • contact details of at least two references (email and telephone number),
  • authorized copies of relevant certificates, degrees and grades, and
  • copies of the three most important publications that the applicant wants to invoke.

Salary: Individual salary.
 
Starting date: 01-02-2020 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Professor Per Artursson, telephone +46 70 425 08 88, e-mail per.artursson@farmaci.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 18th December 2020, UFV-PA 2020/4354.

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.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Pharmacy

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

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: 2020/4354

Last application date: 2020-12-18

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Post expires on Friday December 18th, 2020