Kategoriarkiv: Health/Life sciences

PhD fellow in quantum metrology

At the Niels Bohr Institute at University of Copenhagen we currently have two open positions as PhD fellow within quantum metrology. Employment date is 15 November 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The quantum metrology group is within the so-called iqClock consortium. The iqClock consortium is a EU initiative consisting of leading experts from academia and the industry, and the consortium aims to develop the next generations of real use optical atomic clocks. See the iqClock homepage for more detals (https://www.iqclock.eu/).
The Niels Bohr Institute is placed in the center of Copenhagen with great accessibility by bicycle and public transportation, which brings the many cultural offers of Copenhagen within close range in the daily life of a PhD fellow.
Project description
As a member of our team you will be working on our experimental setup in Copenhagen and together with the University of Amsterdam to develop a superradiant optical clock operating on the narrow kHz line of Sr-88.
As one of the two new PhD fellows, you will pursue one of the following two approaches to realizing the superradiant clock:
– One using a 3D MOT in an optical cavity to investigate pulsed superradiance.
– One using a dense cold beam of Sr atoms through an optical cavity to investigate continuous superradiance.
The 3D MOT approach is based solely on exsisting experimental setups in Copenhagen and explores the complex dynamics of thermal superradiant sources. The continuous atom-beam approach will be shared between University of Copenhagen and University of Amsterdam, whose expertise within cold atomic beams is extraordinary. Here you will construct a compact cold-atom source in Amsterdam and subsequently use it to generate a truly continuous superradiant clock in Copenhagen. For more details, see the job description on the iqClock homepage (https://www.iqclock.eu/copenhagen.html) or the group homepage (https://ultracold-atoms.nbi.ku.dk/).
Job description  
As a PhD fellow at the Niels Bohr Institute you are employed for a 3-year period and your key tasks are:
To manage and carry out your research project
Write scientific articles and your final PhD thesis
Attend specialized PhD courses
Teach and disseminate your research
To stay at an external research institution for a few months (This external stay will be in Amsterdam, if you work on the cold beam experiment)
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 317,459 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 43,852). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Formal requirements   
Applicants should have an MSc degree in physics or engineering with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.
Application Procedure
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Please include
Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying for the PhD project
CV
Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The deadline for applications is 14 September 2018, GMT +2.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science.
You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
Questions
For further information please contact the principal supervisor, Prof. Jan Thomsen, jwt@nbi.ku.dk, phone (reception desk): +45 35325241
or post doctoral researcher Bjarke T. R. Christensen, bjarkesan@nbi.ku.dk, phone: +45 26829051.
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE at the University of Copenhagen is available at 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: 14 September 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
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Post expires on Friday September 14th, 2018

Postdoctoral position in Structure of Sterol Transporting Membrane Proteins at Aarhus University, Denmark. 999483

The Pedersen group is looking for a highly skilled and motivated postdoc with an interest in working on sterol and hormone transporting membrane transporters and with a proven track record in the area of structural and/or functional analysis of membrane proteins. The position will be open from fall 2018, and starting date is negotiable.

Funding is available for 2 years of employment. In case further external funding is secured within the academic area the candidate is assessed obviously qualified for, an extension is possible for up to a total maximum of 4 years of employment as a postdoc.

The position
The position seeks to strengthen ongoing activities in the laboratory of Bjørn P. Pedersen on structure, related to the function and mechanism of sterol-transporting membrane proteins (pedersenlab.dk). The laboratory’s interest is the interplay between structure and function of transmembrane transport processes with a focus on metabolite uptake systems, and the methods uses are primarily crystallography, cryo-EM and biochemistry. For further details on the position, please contact Bjørn P Pedersen (bpp@mbg.au.dk).

The candidate
A successful candidate has a relevant Ph.D. degree and a solid and documented background in structural biology, biochemistry and/or biophysics. Experience with membrane protein expression and purification is favored, and the candidate must demonstrate an ability and interest to work with membrane proteins with a structural aim. Finally, applicants should be ambitious, show strong collaborative skills, and should also be able to take initiatives and responsibility within the work environment.

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University and comprises research within the areas Molecular Medicine, Structural Biology, Systems Biology, Plant Molecular Biology and Quantitative Genetics. There are
currently 220 full time scientific staff and 140 PhD students.

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

The city
In Aarhus you have easy access to beautiful nature, an exciting culture and city life as well as a safe environment for children – a great place for the whole family. The city of Aarhus has everything you need within a surprisingly small area: exciting national and international jobs, delightful residential areas, a rich cultural life, and beautiful surrounding landscape of woods and coastline that make Aarhus a wonderful place to live and work. See http://talent.au.dk/working-at-aarhus-university/ for further details on the city and the university.

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, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

Formalities and salary range

Science and Technology 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 Relocation service to International researchers. You can read more about it here.

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 16 September 2018
Unit: Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
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Post expires on Sunday September 16th, 2018

Postdoctoral position in renal physiology and cell biology 989513

The Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Denmark, invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral position with a possibility of extension, starting Fall 2018 (negotiable).

Research area and project

The candidate will be part of a research group under supervision of junior group leader Kathrin Weyer, investigating the influence of receptor-mediated endocytosis on the pathogenesis of chronic kidney disease and blood pressure regulation. The studies make use of a variety of different novel cell and animal models and gene knockout mice. The position will provide excellent training and opportunities in many aspects of receptor biology, renal epithelial cell biology and kidney disease. The position will also include supervision of students, publication of articles and potentially applying for funding.

Qualifications for this position

The applicant must hold a PhD degree within cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, or equivalent, and is qualified to start a postdoctoral position in Fall 2018.

Prior experience with cell culture, biochemical techniques, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, western blotting, and qRT-PCR is required. Experience with and certification in rodent experiments, including blood and urine collection and biochemical analysis of serum/urine is an advantage. In addition, previous experience with bioinformatics analysis of proteomic or RNA-seq data is an advantage.

The candidate must be highly motivated and demonstrate the capacity of designing, planning and carrying out experimental studies independently and as a part of a team. Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English and a record of publications in international peer-reviewed journals is required. Experience with the development of grant applications is also recognized.

Place of employment and place of work

The place of employment is Aarhus University and the place of work is Department of Biomedicine South, Wilhelm Meyers Allé 3, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. We offer state of the art equipment, a great scientific environment and an energetic international team of scientists, students, and highly skilled technicians. The group has close ties to Aarhus University Hospital.

Further information

Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: Group leader, Assistant Professor Kathrin Weyer, +45 2327 7362 or by e-mail: kw@biomed.au.dk.
Required qualifications

Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level. Please also see section above ‘Qualifications for this position’.

Formalities and references

Application

Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications as well as a teaching portfolio. A detailed motivation letter describing why you are suited to the position are also required together with recent reference letters from previous principal investigators, will be required before a suitable candidate is invited for interview. Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under Other information to consider. A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted.

Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the facultys Guidelines for applicants for academic positions and Aarhus Universitys Guidelines on the use of teaching portfolios.

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

Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form below or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

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

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 28 August 2018
Unit: Department of Biomedicine
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Post expires on Tuesday August 28th, 2018

Postdoc position in skeletal muscle physiology and neuromuscular disease 986950

13 months post doc position is available at the Department of Biomedicine in the laboratory of Associate Professor Thomas Holm Pedersen at Aarhus University. This laboratory studies skeletal muscle physiology and neuromuscular diseases, and the particular project focuses on the role of intracellular Ca2+ homeostasis for muscle integrity in conditions characterized by myotonia and muscle paralysis. The position is available from 15 November 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The candidate

PhD degree in skeletal muscle physiology or related field
Experience with fluorescence microsopy and electrophysiology preferred
Track-record of published peer-reviewed articles
Fluent in scientific English

Place of work and area of employment

The place of work is Ole Worms Allé 4, DK-8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.

The position

The position provides the candidate with the possibility to work in a research group that studies every aspect of skeletal muscle function and disease at all levels of biological organization. We have a strong basic research profile with clear expertise in skeletal muscle electrophysiology but we are also in close contact with clinicians and the biomedical industry. The candidate will be part of a collaboration between the Pedersen lab and the research group of Associate Professor Johannes Overgaard at Science and Technology at Aarhus University.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Thomas Holm Pedersen, thp@biomed.au.dk.
Required qualifications

Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level. Please also see the above section ‘The candidate’ regarding requirements for this position.

Formalities and references

Application

Applications must be written in English and must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications as well as a teaching portfolio.Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under Other information to consider. A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted.

Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the facultys Guidelines for applicants for academic positions and Aarhus Universitys Guidelines on the use of teaching portfolios.

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

Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form below or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

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

Location: Aarhus
Deadline: 1 September 2018
Unit: Department of Biomedicine
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Post expires on Saturday September 1st, 2018

Postdoctoral position in advanced neuroimaging at the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory (SU-150)

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

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

Postdoctoral position in advanced neuroimaging at the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory (SU-150)

There is a temporary position available at the Department of Psychology as postdoctoral fellow in multimodal neuroimaging for a period of 2 years, without teaching duties. The position as postdoctoral fellow is a fixed-term position with the primary goal of qualifying for work in professional academic chair positions.

The Department of Psychology currently has approximately 110 employees and 1100 students. The Department holds a large and diverse research community covering a variety of disciplines within psychology, and offers studies at the bachelor-, master- and PhD level in addition to a study programme in clinical psychology. The Department also has three outpatient clinics that offer outpatient treatment as part of the educational programme in clinical psychology. In addition, the Department participates in extensive local, national and international research collaborations. Our research ambition is to be internationally and nationally leading in various disciplines of psychology.

The postdoctoral fellow will work at the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory (CNL), headed by Associate professor Alexander Olsen. CNL focuses on investigating the consequences of brain injury and disease as well as the effects of treatment and neurorehabilitation by combining advanced neuroimaging and brain stimulation techniques with wearable sensor technologies, neurocognitive assessments, and clinical measures. Clinical MRI facilities at NTNU include 3T MR-scanners, a hybrid PET/MR system, and from 2019 there will also be a 7T system in place.

The successful candidate will develop work that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies. The postdoctoral fellow will have a key role in our research activities linked to the ENIGMA Brain Injury working group. ENIGMA is a framework with harmonized protocols for data processing and analysis across multiple sites and cohorts. The postdoctoral fellow will work in close collaboration with our world-wide partners to provide new knowledge on the consequences of traumatic brain injury by utilizing an unprecedented sample size compared to typical neuroimaging studies. Duties will include occasional travel to recruit and coordinate with collaborators.

Qualifications
The requirement for the position is a completed Norwegian PhD, or a completed foreign PhD approved as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD. To be considered for the position, the defence of the PhD thesis must have been completed and approved. For this position, the candidate must have a PhD in neuroimaging, computer science, bioinformatics, medicine, neuroscience, psychology or equivalent.

In the assessment of the candidates, the following qualifications will be emphasized:

  • Experience in neuroimaging data analysis
  • Prior experience in engaging with an international network
  • Experience with team science and open science
  • Theoretical and conceptual knowledge within clinical and/or cognitive neuroscience
  • Documented skills in writing manuscripts, and a strong publication track record within the relevant field.
  • Personal qualifications will be emphasized, and we prefer candidates who have excellent cooperation skills, the ability to carry out flexibility and motivation to contribute to a good work environment.
  • Recommendations/references.

Proficiency in oral and written English is required.

Employment will be activated in accordance to existing regulations of 31.01.2006 with NTNUs supplementary purviews of 17.06.2009.

Application
Applications should include:

  • A publication list
  • Relevant samples of publications (no more than five)
  • A motivation letter (up to three pages)
  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation
  • A full CV with a complete list of publications, and authorized documentation of certificates and study records.

Joint work will be evaluated. If it is difficult to identify the contributions from individuals in a join piece of work, applicants should enclose a short descriptive summary of what he/she contributed to the work.

Please note that all documents should be translated in English or a Scandinavian language.

It is a major political objective to achieve a balance of age and gender in the national labour force and to recruit people with an immigrant background. Immigrants are encouraged to apply for all positions.

Information about the applicants may be open to public inspection as provided by the Freedom of Information Act.

Salary and Working Conditions
The Postdoctoral Fellow is paid according to salary scale 24 in the national salary scheme, gross from NOK 515 200 per year, of which 2 % is deducted for the State Pension Scheme.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. The employee is expected to accept possible changes in work tasks. Primary residency in Trondheim is a prerequisite.

Further information about the position is available by contacting associate professor Alexander Olsen at the Department of Psychology, phone 91722824 and e-mail alexander.olsen@ntnu.no.

For information about processing of applications, please contact HR, Erik Lunde, e-mail: erik.lunde@ntnu.no.

An application including attachments should be sent electronically through www.jobbnorge.no. Documents submitted after the deadline will not be taken into account in the evaluation.

 

Application deadline: 30.09.2018

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Post expires on Sunday September 30th, 2018

Postdoc in Occupational Therapy

The Research Initiative for Activity Studies and Occupational Therapy at the Research Unit of General Practice, Department of Public Health, SDU invites applicants for a three-year full-time (37 h) postdoctoral position. Applicants only interested in a part-time position may apply for a position of at least 40% (15 h) per week.

The successful candidate will be involved in occupational therapy research at the Research Initiative for Activity Studies and Occupational Therapy and in teaching at the master’s program in Occupational Therapy.

Research 
The successful candidate will contribute with own research within occupational science and/or occupational therapy at the Research Initiative for Activity Studies and Occupational Therapy and in the Research Unit of General Practice.

This involves:
• Collaborating with colleagues at the Research Initiative for Activity Studies and Occupational Therapy and in the Research Unit of General Practice on developing and running research projects.
• Participating in research seminars, including receiving and providing feedback on e.g. manuscripts, oral presentations and posters
• Presenting own research
• Co-supervising ph.d. students enrolled at the Research Initiative for Activity Studies and Occupational Therapy
Teaching
Being part of the teaching staff will involve:
• Planning and teaching within occupational therapy, occupational science and rehabilitation
• Course responsibility, including developing course guidelines, coordination and collaboration with teaching staff and guest lecturers
• Contributing to development of the master’s program in collaboration with the head of studies, course coordinators and teaching staff, including marketing the education
• Supervising master students at the Research Initiative for Activity Studies and Occupational.
It is considered beneficial, if the applicant has completed, or is currently following, a pedagogical training program.

Required qualifications:
The successful candidate will have completed a doctoral degree based on research of relevance to occupational therapy. Moreover, the application should include documentation for:
• A focused research experience and research plan related to occupational science and/or occupational therapy.
• Experience in teaching and supervising at the master’s level.
• Experience/interests in developing and coordinating research activities in relation to occupational science and/or occupational therapy.
• Collaboration with relevant research groups/units

Further information can be obtained from Head of the Research Initiative, associate professor Eva Ejlersen Wæhrens, tlf. +45 26140702, e-mail ewaehrens@health.sdu.dk or Head of the Department, professor Jesper Bo Nielsen, +45 65504034, e-mail jbnielsen@health.sdu.dk

The successful applicant for the position as postdoc will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Applications will be assessed by an expert committee and in accordance with current laws and regulations regarding university staff and institutional affairs. Applicants will be informed of their own assessment by the University.

Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent via the below-mentioned link “Apply online”. Only online applications will be accepted. Attached files must be Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 Mb.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

The application must contain (as pdf.- or docx.-files):

• an application
• a detailed CV
• degree certificates (inclusive of Ph.D.-diploma)
• a complete and numbered list of publications
• up till 3 scientific peer-reviewed publications considered by the candicate as most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication.
• a teaching portfolio (see link below) detailing the candidate’s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, and teaching philosophy
• a presentation of other qualifications of relevance to the position.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above-mentioned requirements will not be assessed.

The University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.
Deadline: 2 September 2018
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Sunday September 2nd, 2018

Postdoc Position in Aquatic Toxicology

The Department of Biology at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, invites applications for a two and a half year postdoc position in aquatic toxicology to start as soon as possible. Application deadline: 30 August 2018.

The successful candidate will be obliged to carry out research on the effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals in endemic species of frogs and fish with the aim of amending existing OECD test guidelines.

Additional information about the position is available from Professor Poul Bjerregaard (poul@biology.sdu.dk) or Associate Professor Henrik Holbech (hol@biology.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).

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

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: 30 August 2018
Unit: The Faculy of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Thursday August 30th, 2018

Scientist, Balder – MAX IV, Spectroscopy

Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Spectroscopy

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

MAX IV is a national large-scale research laboratory providing scientists from Sweden and the rest of the world with instruments for research in areas such as materials science, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. Fully developed it will receive more than 2 000 scientists annually. 200 people are currently employed at the MAX IV Laboratory.

The Balder beamline is dedicated to XAS and XES techniques with focus on in-situ chemistry/catalysis studies in energy range 2.4-40 keV. It is in commissioning phase and is expected to go into user operation from 2019.

We are now looking for a scientist with strong background and interest in hard X-ray synchrotron radiation instrumentation, preferably in X-ray absorption spectroscopy or X-ray emission spectroscopy. You are expected to lead the assembly and installation of instrumentation of the highly complex experimental station and participate in its commissioning. In the operations phase you will share responsibility for operation and user support, maintenance, and further development of the beamline. The user support involves contact with the users before, during and after their experiments in order to make sure that all necessary technical preparations and other prerequisites are in place for a successful experiment and data analysis. The nature of the participation in user support will depend on the interests and the profile of the successful candidate. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in research and development projects at the beamline with a very active Scandinavian user community and get own beam time share for in-house research projects as well as apply for user beamtime.

The successful candidate must have following qualifications:

  • PhD in natural sciences or engineering subjects of relevance for hard X-ray beamlines and solid background in the techniques and technologies relevant for the Balder beamline: hard x-ray XAS and/or XES.
  • Demonstrated experience in working at synchrotron radiation facilities preferably as beamline staff.
  • Demonstrated practical experience of designing, developing, running, and maintaining equipment relevant for beamline measurements including sample environments, gas handling systems and detector systems.
  • Excellent command of English, both oral and written, good communication skills, and good team working skills including also ability to work independently and plan your own time.

Merit will be given for the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated practical experience in techniques auxiliary to XAS/XES: XRD, IR, UV-vis, Raman etc.
  • Computer literacy: expected skills include knowledge of Python and basics of Linux.
  • User-level knowledge of control system architecture and software.

Probationary period may apply.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As per agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/2290
Contact
  • Conny Såthe, +46709323673
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62, st@st.lu.se
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
Last application date 15.Sep.2018 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Saturday September 15th, 2018

Postdoc Balder – MAX IV, Spectroscopy

Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Spectroscopy

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

MAX IV is a national large-scale research laboratory providing scientists from Sweden and the rest of the world with instruments for research in areas such as materials science, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. Fully developed it will receive more than 2 000 scientists annually. 200 people are currently employed at the MAX IV Laboratory.

The Balder beamline is dedicated to XAS and XES techniques in energy range 2.4-40 keV. The beamline is in commissioning phase at the 3 GeV storage ring at the MAX IV Laboratory and is expected to go into user operation 2019.

Background
Soil organic matter (SOM) stores a large part of the Earth’s carbon. Yet, our understanding of the molecular processes that control the stability and mobility of SOM is limited. This, in turn, limits our ability to predict how SOM will respond to environmental changes. The fate of SOM is influenced by the complex microbial, chemical and physical interactions in soils, which calls for a cross-disciplinary approach to advance this area of science. One area of particular interest is the interactions between Fe and SOM components, and the role of Fe in SOM redox processes.

Tasks
We are now looking for a postdoctoral scholar with a strong scientific background in XAFS and/or XES spectroscopy and a focus on biogeochemistry/environmental science to join our teams. This position is shared between the Balder beamline at MAX IV and the Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, Lund University. Your research will be conducted within the multidisciplinary research environment  “Molecular Interactions Controlling soil Carbon Sequestration – MICCS”, and your primary research tasks will be to investigate the role of Fe in soil carbon decomposition primarily using XAFS and XES spectroscopy. You are expected to develop new sample environments and experimental protocols to target the critical processes. As part of the Balder beamline team you are expected to participate in support to external users, in maintenance and further development of the beamline. You are also expected to promote X-ray spectroscopy to the biogeochemistry/environmental science community.

Qualifications
The successful candidate must have following qualifications:

  • PhD in the area of geochemistry, soil chemistry, biogeochemistry, physical chemistry or related disciplines completed not more than three years before the date of application.
  • Documented knowledge and practical experience in XAFS spectroscopy methodology (data acquisition and analysis).
  • An interest in the development of sample environment and experimental instrumentation.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken).
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong drive towards research publications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams and interact with a diverse group of scientists and technical staff in a dynamic environment.

Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the doctoral degree or equivalent is completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

This is a 2 year temporary employment.

 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As per agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/2165
Contact
  • Kajsa Sigfridsson Clauss, Beamline Scientist, +46-733 35 07 24
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date 15.Sep.2018 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Saturday September 15th, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow on Filter-feeding Behaviour in Sponges

The Department of Biology in cooperation with the Danish Molecular Imaging Center (DaMBIC), University of Southern Denmark (SDU) is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to improve our knowledge on filter-feeding behaviour in sponges. The open half-time position is part of a new two year project that aims at providing basic understanding of the mechanisms underlying the evolutionary and ecological success of sponges.

The successful candidate will explore the importance of contraction-expansion behaviour for ensuring maintenance of the sponge filter-pump in laboratory and field experiments. This work involves an identification of the functional pathways and morphological traits of contractile behaviour by the use and development of bioimaging techniques including light, epifluorescence and electron microscopy.

The applicants must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in marine biology/ecology, preferentially with focus on invertebrates. Practical experience in experimental biological studies is required. Particular merits are considered research experience in ecophysiology and application of bioimaging techniques. We foresee dedicated and active involvement in the production of internationally peer-reviewed publications.

For further information please contact Professor Hans Ulrik Riisgård (hur@biology.sdu.dk) or Associate Professor Jonathan Brewer (brewer@memphys.sdu.dk).

This half-time postdoc position is for two years with starting date as soon as possible. Application deadline: 30 August 2018.

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).

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

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: 30 August 2018
Unit: The Faculy of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Thursday August 30th, 2018

PhD fellow at the PhD Programme Research in Health and Society

The Department of People and Technology at Roskilde University is looking for a PhD fellow for the Programme Research in Health and Society. The position as PhD fellow is limited to 3 years.

You will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of People and Technology, and be associated to the PhD Programme “Research in Health and Society”. The deadline for starting will be as soon as possible.

There is a special interest in receiving PhD applications under the theme:

Inequity in health:  Studies of social and cultural inequity and inequality in health, as well as the social and cultural processes of gaining access to, and exclusion from healthy settings and healthy lives. We invite applications that wish to theorize and empirically explore social and cultural phenomena in relation to inequity in health. This could be either marginalization and vulnerability, social privileges and class, gender and sex, ethnicity and xenophobia, ageism, place and displacement, medicalization and pathologization, etc. We also invite studies on the impact of specific enabling structures, salutogenetic approaches and health promoting strategies and practices, and how they may influence the psycho-social environment of health in relation to larger equity.

PhD Programme Research in Health and Society: The PhD programme is concerned with critical social scientific and humanistic health research that may contribute to improving conditions for good and healthy lives and a healthy society. Research is focussed on relations between health, culture and society, and contributes to critical studies of existing knowledge regimes, discourses, practices of health and health promotion. Equity, access, sustainability and welfare are guiding perspectives in the study of health strategies and institutional practices, as well as in the study of health in everyday life settings, in communities and as a part of identity and subjective experience. The study programme is transdisciplinary, and has expertise in qualitative ethnographic, interview, discourse analytical and action research methodologies and methods.

PhD applications should inscribe themselves into the profile of the PhD programme.
You can read more about the research at the Department of People and Technology here:
https://ruc.dk/forskning-pa-institut-mennesker-og-teknologiThe PhD School for People and Technology conducts research aimed at sustainable solutions, often through experimental approaches and from a perspective of supporting people’s active and learning engagement. The department covers human, social, health and IT-science, as well as planning, intervention and design-oriented disciplines. The PhD school has 5 PhD programmes, each with their own focus points: 1/ Learning, Working Life and Social Innovation, 2/ Social Psychology of Everyday Life, 3/ Information Technology, 4/ Society, Space and Technology, and 5/ Research in Health and Society.

Responsibilities and duties 

The PhD position is an educational position and the main tasks in the position are defined as follows in accordance with the Executive Order on the PhD programme at universities and certain artistic educational institutions (PhD Executive Order), currently Executive Order no. 1039 of 27/08/2013:• Implementation of an independent research project under supervision (the PhD project).

• Completing PhD courses or other similar educational elements comprising the equivalent of approx. 30 ECTS credits.

• Participation in active research environments, including stays at other, primarily foreign, research institutions, private research companies, etc.

• Obtaining experience with teaching activities or other forms of knowledge dissemination related to the PhD project in question.

• Preparation of a PhD thesis based on the PhD project. 

Qualifications

Applicants must have a relevant master’s degree or equivalent qualification 

Assessment

The assessment of candidates for the position will consider:• A relevant master’s degree or equivalent (equivalent (according to Danish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/transparency-tools/qualifications-frameworks/other-qualifications-frameworks/danish-qf-for-higher-education?set_language=en&cl=en).

• Other academic qualifications described in the job advertisement.

 

The assessment for enrolment will also consider:

• The project description and schedule for the PhD project – 5-8 pages.
• Quality and relevance of the methodological and theoretical choices
• Consistency and coherence between the project and the choice of method and theory
• Relevance of the project for the PhD school
• Ability to complete the PhD project
• Educational qualifications and any additional professional qualifications, e.g. relevant professional experience and publications 

Roskilde University

Roskilde University was originally established in order to challenge academic traditions and to experiment with new ways to create and acquire knowledge. We cultivate a project and problem-oriented approach to knowledge creation, because we believe that the most relevant results are obtained by solving real problems in collaboration with others. We employ an interdisciplinary approach because no major problems are ever resolved on the basis of any single academic discipline alone. We also cultivate transparency, because we passionately believe that participation and knowledge-sharing are prerequisites for freedom of thought, democracy, tolerance and development.

 

Further details

For further information about the position, please contact:
PhD coordinator Mikael Meldstad, +45 4674-2732, mdm@ruc.dk
PhD programme director, Professor Betina Dybbroe, +45 4674- 2339 

Terms of employment 

This is a full-time position, reporting to the head of department, Anders Siig Andersen.

The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.
 
Application procedure 
 
After the deadline for applications the Head of Department will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee.

Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment.

The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and – later on – their assessment.

Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

Application 
 
To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/
Only applications in English are accepted.
Applications must include:
1. Cover letter
2. CV
3. Documentation of education including grades from Master’s programme or equivalent
4. Your description of the PhD project
5. Your time schedule of the PhD project
6. If applicable: Documentation for any research experience, work experience or publications.
Please submit your application no later than 01-09-2018
Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration.
Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Application due date
01-09-2018
Department
Institut for Mennesker og Teknologi
Category
Ph.d. stillinger
Contact
Betina Dybbroe
Professor (MSO)
4674-2339
Mikael David Meldstad
Akademisk medarbejder
4674-2732

Post expires on Saturday September 1st, 2018

Doctoral student in Maritime Science with focus on Human Factors – Kalmar

Reference number: 2018/345-2.2.1

Welcome to Linnaeus University! A place for knowledge, ideas and development. For growth potential and a belief in the future. In Småland and in the world.

The Faculty of Technology strives to ensure that Linnaeus University’s key words Attractive Knowledge Environment, Prominent Research, Societal Driving Force, and Global Values permeates all of its activities. Kalmar Maritime Academy is one of the faculty’s institutions with extensive undergraduate education and a research environment under construction. The research group currently consists of two professors, two part-time lecturers, two postdoctoral students and five PhD students. Research at the institution is currently focusing on issues relating to seafarers’ daily activities and work situation, the operation of ships and the environmental effects of maritime transports.

Admittance in: Maritime Science with focus on Human Factors.

Employment: The employment as a doctoral student is limited according to chapter 5, § 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance. The total employment period may not be longer than the equivalent full-time postgraduate studies of four years.

Placement city until further notice: Kalmar.

Work description: The doctoral program is conducted in a research group that works with multiple research projects focused on human factors and the effects of increased automation and digitalization in current and future shipping operations.

The research area addresses questions related to interactions across humans, technology and organization with a specific focus on resilience in an increasingly complex and digitalized maritime domain. Research activities focus on studying the role of human operators in everyday work aboard, in shore-based control centers and in simulated environments.

According to the Higher Education Ordinance, a person appointed to a doctoral studentship should primarily devote himself/herself to his/her own studies. An appointee may work to a limited extent with for example education and administration. However, before a doctoral degree has been awarded, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20% of a full-time post.

Requirements: A person fulfils the general entry requirements if she/he

    • Has been awarded a degree on second-cycle level.
    • Has completed the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits, of which 60 credits on second-cycle level, or
    • In other way, in Sweden or abroad, has acquired principally equivalent knowledge.

 

Specific requirements: Specific prerequisites for admission to graduate studies in Maritime Science are required – a minimum of 90 higher education credits related to the subject Maritime Science or equivalent knowledge acquired in any manner in Sweden or abroad, and – a good command of Swedish and/or English. Subjects that may be considered related to postgraduate studies in Maritime Science are subjects that focus on people in complex environments such as human factors, cognitive science or equivalent.

Other assessment grounds: Knowledge in user centered design and programming is meriting, as is experience from risk and safety analysis. The applicant is expected to have basic knowledge in qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well as good analytical skills and capacity to conduct studies in the areas described above. As the doctoral student will be part of a research group, cooperation and flexibility are of great importance.

Evaluation and selection criteria: The selection of candidates is made with regard to the applicant’s ability to successfully complete and benefit from their studies at the graduate level.

More information about the evaluation and selection criteria can be found in the subject area’s general syllabus, see https://lnu.se/en/education/PhD-studies/

Contact:

Head of department, Ted Bågfeldt

E-post: ted.bagfeldt@lnu.se

Telefon: 0480-49 76 75

Head of research, Carl Hult

E-post: carl.hult@lnu.se

Telefon:0480-49 76 44

HR PARTNER: Leif Eriksson

E-post: leif.eriksson@lnu.se

Telefon: 0480-44 60 28

Closing date for application is September 30, 2018.

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the “Apply” button at the bottom of the ad. Applicants are requested to the application resolving CV, cover letter , a copy of a relevant essay , grades and certificates and other relevant documents. The applicant also requested to submit with their application a proposed research plan within the current area of research. All documents must be attached to digital in the application. The application and other documents shall be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.

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Post expires on Sunday September 30th, 2018

Three PhD Positions in Chemical Biology / Biochemistry

Three PhD positions in chemical biology / biochemistry are available at the Department of Physics and Chemistry, University of Southern Denmark. Application deadline: 1 September 2018. Starting date of all positions will be as soon as possible thereafter.

Epigenetics most often refer to processes, such as enzymatic modifications of DNA and numerous posttranslational modifications of the associated histone proteins, that lead to the transfer of genetic information from generation to generation, without changes in the underlying sequence of DNA. In order to understand the enormous intricacy of the epigenetic language, it is necessary to deepen our knowledge, at the atomic level, of biomolecular recognition of posttranslational modifications of histones.

As a PhD student, you will work on the ERC funded project that aims to provide the most comprehensive and complete understanding of biomolecular recognition processes in epigenetics that play key roles in human health and disease. You will apply modern chemical biology tools to investigations of posttranslational modifications of histone proteins and you will examine how such modifications influence the complex nucleosome structure.
    
Requirements:
• an MSc degree in chemistry, biochemistry or molecular life sciences;
• experience with protein or peptide research;
• strong motivation and interest in working at the interface between chemistry and biology;
• excellent skills in written and spoken English.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Jasmin Mecinovic , e-mail: mecinovic@sdu.dk.

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

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 10 November 2015 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

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

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

Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades
• At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: anc@sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

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

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

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

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

Deadline: 1 September 2018
Unit: The Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Saturday September 1st, 2018

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

28 PhD positionswithin the Doctoral Programme, TALENT at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen 

– co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovationprogramme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801199.

The 28 PhD fellowships are in the following fields:

Biodiversity; biologicalsciences and bioinformatics; chemical sciences; computer sciences; earth andplanetary systems sciences; envirionment, climate and sustainability; foodsciences; health and genomics; mathematical sciences, statistics &economics; nano and materials sciences; natural science education; nutritionand sports; particle physics, astro physics and cosmology; plant sciences andbiotechnology; quantum sciences and technology; ressource economics and globaldevelopment.

 

All departments at the Faculty of Science participate in the TALENT programme: Department of Biology, Departmentof Chemistry, Department of Computer Science, Department of Food and ResourceEconomics, Department of Food Science, Department of Geosciences and NaturalResource Management, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Department ofNutrition, Exercise and Sports, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences,Department of Science Education, the Natural History Museum of Denmark and the NielsBohr Institute.

 

TheDoctoral Programme TALENT is offering 28PhD scholarships in the above-mentioned 16 areas, commencing 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of SCIENCE and the 12 departments and the PhD School 

Research at SCIENCE rests on twopillars: on the one hand strong basic research, and on the other application-orientedresearch, which contributes to growth and employment and solves societalproblems, for example within climate change, sustainable energy supplies,biological production, environmental challenges, food and water safety,lifestyle diseases and IT security.

SCIENCE’s researchers have received13 grants from the European Research Council (ERC). In the EU’s Seventh FrameworkProgramme, SCIENCE’s researchers attracted approximately half of all the MarieCurie postdoc fellowships in Denmark. SCIENCE is also host to 15 Centers ofExcellence financed by the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF) withsection heads participating in a further three. These accomplishments show thatSCIENCE’s research environments have the academic weight to attract researchersat a high international level. This again testifies to the fact that the TALENTprogramme constitutes an extraordinary opportunity for doing a PhD.

The PhD School at SCIENCE, in whichthe TALENT PhD students will be enrolled, has over 1,100 students and app. 55%of them come from outside of Denmark, originating from 75 different countries.This means that even the PhD environment is highly international andcompetitive.

Read more about the research,the 12 departments and the PhD School at SCIENCE and the targeted training offered through the TALENT programme.

Why apply? 

TALENT is an international andinterdisciplinary PhD programme, which offers young researchers the chance tobecome part of a cohort of exceptionally talented PhD students with theopportunity to cultivate their research talent. To this end, we offer:

The objective of the TALENT programme is to facilitateearly independence of the PhD students and fast track their careers in academiaor industry. For more information about what the programme offers, go to https://talent.ku.dk/.

About the programme

The TALENT programme offers 74 PhD fellowships (intotal) of 36 months each, attractive employment conditions at one of the 12departments at SCIENCE and enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School atSCIENCE. TALENT is a unique programme by requesting, as part of the applicationprocedure, the applicants to devise their own interdisciplinary PhD projectwithin one of the above-mentioned 16 programme areas/panels and to indicate thedepartment, which they find most suitable to host their project, and the namesof the main supervisor and co-supervisors. In other words, TALENT is a bottomup programme, which thereby focuses on the research interests of the PhDstudents. If employed, an individual Career Development Plan will be made forthe TALENT PhD students, outlining scientific as well as transferable courses, internationalresearch visits/secondments, mentoring and other career enhancing activities. TheCareer Development plan is a central element in ensuring the right training andprogress throughout the PhD project.

Job description 

The position is available for a 3-year periodand the key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:

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

Formalrequirements 

In order to be eligible for theTALENT Doctoral Programme, applicants:

  • May not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to TALENT’s call deadline: 1 October 2018. Time spent on obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention, compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
  • Must at the TALENT call deadline (1 October 2018) be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and must not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • Must hold a relevant MSc degree at the time of applying. However, candidates, who do not hold an MSc degree, are also considered eligible if their credentials and CV equal those achieved on an MSc. This could be in the form of five years of full-time undergraduate and postgraduate education OR four years of full-time undergraduate education combined with relevant courses, fieldwork, scientific publications or conducted research (these aspects must be documented by uploading additional documents as part of the CV). The background is that applicants awarded a TALENT doctoral fellowship must be enrolled in the 180 ECTS/three year PhD programme at SCIENCE. To this end, the entry requirements as defined by SCIENCE’s PhD School have to be respected.

Please carefully read the detaileddescription of the eligibility and admissibility criteria and the additionalrequirements, incl. the use of mandatory templates, for applying in the TALENT Guide for Applicants and on the TALENT website.

Selectioncriteria 

The selection process includes foursteps of evaluation:

  • Eligibility and admissibility checks
  • Pre-selection at department level (internal review incl. online interviews)
  • Expert/international review (done remotely)
  • Final selection of candidates.

Applicants will be judged onprofessional merits, scientific and technological quality of the proposedproject, feasibility of the implementation and the potential impact of theproposed project. The review process takes into consideration the whole range ofexperience of the candidate. While focusing on their overall potential asresearchers, their creativity and level of independence will also beconsidered. International and intersectorial experience will be seen positivelyin the evaluation. The selection criteria are weighted and fall into threedefined areas:

  • Excellence (weight: 50%) of which the scientific and innovative quality of the proposal (weight: 25%) and the applicant (weight: 25%)
  • Impact (weight: 30%)
  • Implementation (weight: 20%)

For more information about the evaluationprocess, please refer to the TALENT Evaluation Guide.

Terms of employment 

The Horizon 2020, MarieSkłodowska-Curie COFUND rules stipulate a minimum monthly salary of EUR 2,597(EUR 31,164 pr. year), of which H2020/MSCA/COFUND covers EUR 1,855 (EUR 22,260pr. year). As is outlined below, SCIENCE complies fully with these rules.

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

Terms of appointment and paymentaccord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The DanishConfederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Thismeans that the starting yearly salary is currently at a minimum EUR 43,094 (DKK321,054) including annual supplement (+ pension up to EUR 7,003 (DKK 52,175)).Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Any potential employment offer iscontingent on the successful applicants being enrolled in the 180 ECTS/threeyear PhD Programme at SCIENCE, which means that the mentioned applicants will berequested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at SCIENCE’s PhDschool. Another condition is that the successful applicants obtain any permits(e.g. pertaining to residence and work), which are mandatory by law.

The PhD studies must be conductedand completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme(2013) and the rules of the University of Copenhagen’s/SCIENCE’s PhD School onachieving the degree.

Application Procedure 

Theapplication, in English, must besubmitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

The application mustinclude the following:

  • Cover/motivation letter
  • Project description incl. ethics assessment form
  • Prioritized CV incl. publications
  • Declaration of mobility
  • Documentation of academic degrees obtained: diplomas must be in English or an officially approved translation must be included.
  • Copy of English test score sheet at the time of applying (for applicants with English as their second language).
  • Two recommendation letters (max. 1 page of 2,500 characters each): one should be from the master thesis supervisor (if applicable), or other senior scientist that the applicant has worked closely with.

Mandatory templatesfor items 1-4 are availablefor download on the dedicated TALENT website.

Please carefully read the detaileddescription of the eligibility and admissibility criteria and the additionalrequirements, incl. the use of mandatory templates, for applying in the TALENT Guide for Applicants and on the TALENT website. Receiptsof the applications will be acknowledged and the applicants will becontinuously informed about the progress of the evaluation.

The University of Copenhagen, SCIENCE andits 12 departments wish to reflect the diversity of society and thuswelcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personalbackground.

 

The deadline for applicationsis 1 October 2018, 23:59 GMT +2. 

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

After the expiry of the applicationdeadline, the applicants will be assessed and selected after the criteriadescribed in details in the TALENT Evaluation Guide and according to the university’sguidelines found on https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/.

Indicative timeline for the evaluationprocess:

  • Eligibility and admissibility checks: 2-15 October 2018. Applicants, who do not comply with the eligibility and admissibility criteria, will be notified at this stage.
  • Pre-selection at department level (internal review incl. online interviews): 16-31 October 2018. Applicants, who are not selected for the expert/international review, will be notified at this stage.
  • Expert/international review (done remotely) (incl. preparation for the TALENT secretariat): 1-21 November 2018.
  • Applicants will receive the panel’s evaluation report and the overall score and be given five days to comment (incl. preparation for the TALENT secretariat): 22-28 November 2018.
  • Final selection of candidates (incl. preparation for the TALENT secretariat): 29 November – 9 December 2018.
  • Employment offers, waiting list results and rejections to the candidates, who underwent the expert/international review: 10-17 December 2018.
  • Enrolment as a PhD student and employment: from 1 January 2019/as soon as possible thereafter.

Questions 

For specific information about the TALENTDoctoral Programme, please contact Senior Advisor, Louise Thers Nielsen, SCIENCE Research andInnovation, email: talent@science.ku.dk, phone: +45 35336895.

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

APPLY NOW

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

Deadline: 1 October 2018
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Faculty of Science

Phone:
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Post expires on Monday October 1st, 2018

Postdoctoral fellowship for research in the area of human movement science, Division of physical therapy

A position for a postdoctoral researcher is available for a highly motivated and talented individual.

Field of work

The research is led by Kristín Briem, professor at the Faculty of medicine, University of Iceland. It focuses primarily on risk factors associated with knee injury. The postdoctoral candidate would partake in data collection, but focus on conceptualising and testing hypotheses by processing and analysing data. The work will further involve preparing manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed scientific journals and presenting at national and international conferences. The candidate may also participate in supervising post-graduate students as well as writing grant applications. The work will take place in an interdisciplinary and international research environment.

Qualification requirements

The candidate should hold a Ph.D. degree in the area of human movement science or a similar field, with relevant publications (some as first-author). The candidate is required to have a strong background in anatomy and biomechanics, experience in using appropriate equipment and software for data collection and processing. Experience in the area of physical therapy is an asset. The candidate needs to have good communication skills in English, including spoken and academic writing skills.

How to apply

Applicants should send in their curriculum vitae, a letter outlining their research experience and publications, career goals, a list of peer reviewed publications, as well as the contact details of two academic referees.

All applications will be answered and applicants will be informed about the appointment when a decision has been made. Applications may be valid for six months after the application deadline.

This position is supported by the Icelandic Research Fund for two years. The salary for the position will be in accordance with the current collective wage and salary agreement between the trade union and the Minister of Finance.

The employment is planned to start as soon as possible, upon agreement with the chosen candidate.

Appointments to positions at the University of Iceland are made in consideration of the Equal Rights Policy of the University of Iceland.

The University of Iceland has a special Language Policy.

The School of Health Sciences at the University of Iceland is a national leader in the field of health care and has played a key role in the build-up of the Icelandic health care system. The school is comprised of six faculties: Faculty of Nursing; Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Faculty of Medicine; Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition; Faculty of Psychology and Faculty of Odontology.

Further information

For more information, please contact Kristín Briem (kbriem@hi.is).

Deadline

The application deadline is through the 15th September, 2018

Post expires on Saturday September 15th, 2018

PhD fellowship on platelet and myocardial function in a novel porcine model of hypoglycaemia at the LIFEPHARM Centre

Department ofVeterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences,University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD fellowship for 3 years commencing onNovember 1, 2018 or soon thereafter.

The Faculty ofHealth and Medical Sciences and Novo Nordisk A/S established a research centrein 2010 – The LIFEPHARM Centre (www.lifepharm.dk) – with a budget of DKK 140 million coveringactivities until the end of 2020.

The presentposition is part of the Centre’s activities. The purpose of the research centreis to strengthen the research in experimental pharmacology and toxicology andto increase the output of candidates and PhDs with a strong in vivo pharmacologicalprofile.

It is expectedthat the future PhD fellow will be enrolled in the Graduate Program for In VivoPharmacology and Experimental Animals (IVP) at SUND and participate actively inthis network. The IVP Graduate Program was established in 2006 as acollaboration between the Faculties of Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciencesand Health Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, University of Aarhus, andindustrial partners; Novo Nordisk A/S, LEO Pharma and H. Lundbeck A/S, www.invivofarm.dk.

For more information on LIFEPHARM or IVP, pleasecontact:

Professor JensLykkesfeldt

Director ofLIFEPHARM

Head of IVP

E-mail: jopl@sund.ku.dk

Phone: (+45) 35333163.

 

Projectbackground   

Lowering glucosein diabetes mellitus reduces the risk of development of late diabetescomplications including cardiovascular disease, which is the main cause ofincreased mortality. On the other hand, severe hypoglycaemia, the main sideeffect of glucose lowering treatment, particularly with insulin, hasconsistently been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease andmortality. The underlying mechanism is unknown but postulated to be cardiacarrhythmia. Increased platelet response during hypoglycaemia is also suggestedas a contributing factor. The objective of the PhD study is to evaluateplatelet and cardiac function in a novel porcine model of hypoglycaemia.

 

Principalsupervisor

Professor msoLisbeth Høier Olsen

E-mail: lisbeth.hoier@sund.ku.dk

DirectPhone: (+45) 3533 3175.

Co-supervisors   

Professor UlrikPedersen-Bjergaard, University of Copenhagen, Nordsjællands Hospital

Andreas Vegge,Senior Research Scientist, Novo Nordisk A/S

Rita Slaaby,Principal Scientist, Novo Nordisk A/S

Gro KlitgaardPovlsen, Specialist, Novo Nordisk A/S.

Requiredqualifications  

  • MSc in a biological science, veterinary medicine, medicine or other equivalent degree.
  • High level of motivation, responsibility and flexibility.
  • Highly enthusiastic, ambitious and team-oriented personality.
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral).

Preferred qualifications

  • Candidates with function ABD/Category C course in carrying out animal experiments.
  • Experience within in vivo pharmacology and cardiovascular animal research.

General jobdescription   

Your key tasksas a PhD fellow at SUND are to:

  • Manage, carry through and conclude on your research projects.
  • Actively participate in PhD courses.
  • Write scientific articles and finalise your PhD thesis.
  • Participate in international congresses.
  • Conduct a research stay at an institution abroad.
  • Teach and disseminate your research.

We offer  

  • The opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art, highly innovative and scientifically stimulating environment with ambitious colleagues.
  • Excellent training opportunities, both personally and professionally.
  • The opportunity to contribute with new knowledge to an exciting and fast-moving scientific field.

Key criteria forthe assessment of candidates   

  • The grade point average achieved in relevant University degrees.
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD program.
  • Relevant work experience.
  • Previous publications.
  • Other professional activities.
  • Language skills.

The successfulcandidate is also required to be resourceful and to possess good interpersonalskills.

Formalrequirements 

The position isavailable for a 3-year period for applicants holding a relevant master’sdegree.

It is aprerequisite that the PhD candidate is enrolled as a PhD fellow at the Facultyof Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen according to the rulesstipulated in “Bekendtgørelse nr. 18 af 14. januar 2008 omph.d.-graden.”

Terms ofemployment 

Salary and otherterms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreementbetween the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of ProfessionalAssociations) or other relevant professional organizations. Depending onseniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 25.141 (ca. 3.374 EUR) pluspension. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff atUniversities (2013).

Questions  

For furtherinformation please contact Centre Coordinator Camilla Elisabeth Søgaard Ebert;

E-mail: camilla.ebert@sund.ku.dk (vacationin week 31).

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

Generalinformation about PhD programs at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences isavailable on the Graduate School’s website: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/.

Applicationprocedure 

The applicationmust be submitted in English, by clicking on “Apply now” below and must include the following:

  • Cover letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • CV.
  • Diploma and detailed transcripts of records (MSc and BSc).
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any), peer reviewed and other.
  • Personal recommendations (if any).
  • A maximum of 3 relevant scientific works which the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment (if any).

The deadline forapplications is September 5, 2018.Any applicationsreceived after this time or incomplete will not be considered.Please note that only online applications will beaccepted.

Receipts of theapplications will be acknowledged, and the applicant will be kept continuouslyinformed of the progress of the application.

The furtherprocess

Shortlist: After the expiry of the deadline forapplications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants forassessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants are thenimmediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessmentby an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of thecomposition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to commenton the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. Youcan read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk.

Assessment: The selected applications will be assessedaccording to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointmentof Academic Staff at Universities and the University of Copenhagen’s guidelines2013. The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritized assessment of theacademic qualifications and experience with respect to the mentioned area ofresearch, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in theadvertisement.

Please note thatthe applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires furtherdocumentation.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect thediversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidatesregardless of personal background.

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

Deadline: 5 September 2018
Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Institut for Veterinær- og Husdyrvidenskab
Email: jopl@sund.ku.dk
Phone:
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Post expires on Wednesday September 5th, 2018

One or two postdoctoral fellows in Biophysics

Post expires on Sunday August 19th, 2018

Postdoctoral Researcher to Raivio group

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki conducts high-quality research and provides research-based basic and post-graduate education in medicine and dentistry, psychology and logopedics. The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki is located in the Meilahti-Ruskeasuo Campus, offering excellent opportunities for close collaboration with both the University Hospital and public sector research institutes (the National Institute of Health and Welfare, the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health). In addition to teaching and research, the Faculty serves as an important authority in the field of health care and actively participates in ethical discourse. The Faculty aims to become one of the most highly reputed medical faculties in the world as well as to maintain and to strengthen its position as a Centre of Excellence in teaching.

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Helsinki, together with Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH) and the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) form the Academic Medical Center Helsinki (AMCH). This medical unit is ranked among the 10 best medical centers at European level and the 50 best centers in the world.

Raivio group (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/genetics-and-disease-modeling-…) in Academic Medical Center Helsinki and at the University of Helsinki discovers new genetic diseases (see our latest work, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-01429-z ) and models their mechanisms with human pluripotent stem cells (see for example, http://www.cell.com/stem-cell-reports/fulltext/S2213-6711(16)30099-6 ).

Raivio group is currently seeking a

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER
for a fixed-term period of two years from September 2018 to August 2020.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD degree in a relevant field and previous experience with human pluripotent stem cells. In addition, the candidate should be fluent in English, have good interpersonal and communication skills, and be able to work independently as well as part of a team.

The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience based on demand level 5-6 of the University salary system for teaching and research personnel. A trial period will be applied.

Applications should include a 1 page cover letter, CV, a list of publications, and contact information for three referees (no need to send copies of transcripts or any other documents).

Applications should be submitted as a single pdf file through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by using the Apply link below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) please submit your applications through the SAP HR portal.

Closing date for applications is August 17th, 2018, with possible recruitment decisions even earlier pending suitable applications.

For further information on the position, please contact Ms. Annika Tarkkanen, annika.tarkkanen(at)helsinki.fi

Post expires on Friday August 17th, 2018

Doctoral Student in Natural Science, specialisation Environmental Science/Physical Geography

The Department of Earth Sciences has 65 employees. We have bachelor and masters programs in Earth Sciences and in Geography as well as third-cycle education. Our strongest research areas lie within climatology, biogeochemistry, petrology/geochemistry and applied geoscience. The research strategy for the department emphasizes on further development of Earth System Science.

MYR Doctoral Student position

This Doctoral Student position is coupled to the project MYR, Climate smart management practices on Norwegian organic soils, which will be conducted 2018-2022 and funded by the Norwegian research council. MYR will investigate different management practices of Norwegian organic soils covering three land use types: cultivated, abandoned and restored, with a specific aim on how to achieve significant reductions in GHG (CO2, CH4, N2O) emissions by 2030/2050. MYR aims at providing knowledge and expertise for policy makers and end users concretely by providing tools for decision making in order to achieve future efficient, climate friendly use of Norwegian peatlands. The MYR -team includes two Norwegian research groups and five foreign research groups enabling international research collaboration and knowledge exchange.

Job assignments

This Doctoral Student position will be placed at the department of Earth Sciences, University of Gothenburg. The work is part of the Work Package 3, synthesis, dealing with GHG emissions and yield in differently managed organic soils on national and regional scales and by 2030 and 2050 using a metamodeling approach compiled from four models. The Doctoral Student in Gothenburg will use by the project collected data from the field sites in Norway and combine with the CoupModel for scenario analysis. Co-operation with other modelling groups in the MYR project, using other models, is expected.

Working environment for the Doctoral Student position

The Doctoral Student will work with the research group for Ecosystem Sciences at the Department of Earth Sciences. This group currently consists of one professor, two lecturers, three researchers, three doctoral students, and five technical staff. Our research concerns how biogeochemical cycles are influenced by climate and land use, where we especially try to find mitigations to reduce the ecosystem greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, we study the interaction between plants and the soil ecosystem and how land use affects the flow of carbon and nutrients in a variety of ecosystems (arctic, boreal, tropical, and agriculture). The group is involved in several major research projects and networks such as BECC, ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System), and ITEX (International Tundra Experiment) and runs the research station Skogaryd, which is included in the infrastructure network SITES (Swedish Infrastructure for Ecosystem Sciences). The group also host state-of-the-art equipment for field measurements, chemical analysis and have experience using the CoupModel. We currently work within three main research themes: Alpine and Polar Ecology, Biogeochemistry as well as Land Use and Greenhouse gases (see homepage for complete information on the themes; https://gvc.gu.se/english/research/climate/ecosystem-science/).

Eligibility

To be admitted to doctoral studies it is required that you have been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Eligible for this position are those that have studied Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Biology or related fields. Good oral and written proficiency in English is required.

Assessment

The applicant is expected to have a strong background in a relevant research field, such as Environmental Science or Earth Science and to have a collaborative nature as well as good communication skills. Documented ability to undertake research under supervision (e.g. MSc thesis) is required. In addition, it is essential that the applicant is independent, has curiosity and creativity, and has an interest in learning new methods. Good knowledge of biogeochemical and ecological theories and concepts, as well as experience in computational methods/analyses, such as R or Matlab, is expected.  Ecosystem modelling knowledge and experience is expected. Good skills in both written and spoken English are required. Knowledge of the Swedish language is a plus.

Employment

Type of employment: Temporary employment, HF 5 kap 7§ Doktorandanställning
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Earth Sciences, Gothenburg
First day of employment: November 2018

Regulations for employment of doctoral students are given in SFS 1998:80.

Only those who are admitted to third-cycle studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies. They may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration according to the regulations.

A new employment as a doctoral student applies for a maximum of one year. The appointment may be prolonged for up to two years at a time. The total employment period may not be longer than the equivalent of four years of full time doctoral studies.

Salaries for doctoral students are regulated in a local agreement at the University.

Appointment procedure

A group of senior researchers and a PhD student within the group Ecosystem Sciences will evaluate and rank the applications. The best ones will be called for an interview in Gothenburg.

For further information regarding the position

Åsa Kasimir, asa.kasimir@gu.se
Leif Klemedtsson, leif.klemedtsson@gu.se

Unions

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

How to apply

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

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 38 000 students and 6 000 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Post expires on Sunday September 30th, 2018

PhD scholarship within ecology – Ref. no. 18/03933

Global challenges regarding energy and climate change, the environment, health, food safety, technology and renewable solutions, use and conservation of land and natural resources, and development of the bio-economy, requires greater effort. NMBU is well equipped to conduct further research in these fields. NMBU’s expertise spans entire value chains and includes both basic and applied research.

On 1 January 2014, the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science and the University of Life Sciences merged and became –NMBU, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students, and is currently located on two campuses – Ås, about 30 km south of Oslo, and Adamstuen in Oslo. In 2020, the new research- and education-building for veterinary science will be completed and all of NMBU will then be located at Campus Ås.

Further information about NMBU is available on www.nmbu.no

PhD scholarship within ecology – Ref. no. 18/03933

The Faculty for Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant 3-year PhD–position in insect/fungi ecology.

The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) has about 200 employees and undertakes teaching, research and dissemination within the fields of geology, soil science, environmental chemistry, forestry, ecology, natural resource management, renewable energy and nature based tourism. The faculty has approximately 600 students and 90 PhD-students. The employees at the faculty are highly reputable experts within their respective scientific fields, nationally as well as internationally and perform a high level of scientific production. For more information: https://www.nmbu.no/en/faculty/mina.

Research project

The position is funded by NMBU, and the person to be employed will work on the project “Effectiveness of insect vectored spore dispersal in dead wood systems”.

Wood decay fungi, being the main decomposer of coarse woody debris, are generally considered to be wind-spread, with a high degree of random and misplaced propagule dispersal. Recently, insect vectoring has been suggested as an additional potential dispersal mode, with the clear advantage of bringing fungal propagules directly to a suitable habitat. The main aim of this project is to test the ability of beetles to facilitate dispersal and colonization of non-mutualistic wood-decay fungi. We will set up an experimental study system and combine field and lab approaches to identify fungal and insect trait that may promote dispersal efficiency. DNA metabarcoding will be used to identify fungi. The project is a continuation of an earlier project and previous data will be combined with new achievements.

The supervisor team consists of Prof. Tone Birkemoe (NMBU) as main supervisor and Prof. Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson (NMBU) and Prof. Håvard Kauserud (University of Oslo) as co-supervisors.

Main tasks

The successful applicant will:

  • Plan and conduct field- and lab work, analyze, interpret and present results.
  • Write scientific articles for international publication, and a doctoral thesis, according to the requirements for a doctoral degree at NMBU.

The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first six months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period (three years).

 

Academic qualifications

The applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD programme at NMBU. The successful candidate must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year Norwegian degree programme, where 120 credits are at MSc level. The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies, and be able to document proficiency in both written and oral English. For more detailed information on the admission criteria please see the PhD Regulations and the relevant PhD programme description.

The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject.

Required Academic qualifications

  • A background in one or more of the following topics: i) insect ecology, ii) fungal ecology, iii) dispersal ecology
  • Ability to perform extensive lab- and field work and statistical analyses

Desired Academic qualifications

  • Experience in DNA-metabarcoding
  • Experience in R programming
  • Experience in beetle and fungi identification
  • Experience in dispersal ecology

 

Personal skills

Required personal skills

  • Strong scientific capacity and analytical skills
  • Good social and collaboration skills and ability to work independently
  • High motivation for the position
  • Driving license

Desired personal skills

  • Creativity and ability to find solutions to practical problems

NMBU offers:

  • An academic institution with focus on environmental sciences and dedication to professional development, dissemination and competence.
  • An interdisciplinary and inclusive environment that provides exciting research- and development opportunities.
  • Attractive welfare schemes and benefits package.
  • Beautiful rural surroundings with proximity to Oslo and the Oslo fjord.
  • Access to excellent hiking and outdoor activities.
  • Kindergarten for children of employees.

Remuneration

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017 PhD Fellow. The salary for PhD-position starts at wage grade 51 wage framework 20/ alt 7 (NOK 449.400) in the Norwegian Government pay scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Further information

For further information, please contact Prof. Tone Birkemoe.

E-mail: tone.birkemoe@nmbu.no Phone +47 92049331.

 

 Application

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

Application deadline: 31.08.2018

Applications should include (electronically) a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, full publication list, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified), and a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses). Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline. The relevant NMBU Faculty may require further documentation.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty for Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås by 31.08.18. Please quote reference number 18/03933

If it is difficult to judge the applicant’s contribution for publications with multiple authors, a short description of the applicant’s contribution must be included.

 

A compulsory contribution of 2 % is made to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. A good working environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of gender, physical ability or cultural background. The workplace will if necessary be facilitated for persons with disabilities.

 

According to the Freedom of Information Act § 25 the list of applicants for this position may be made public irrespective of whether the applicant has requested that his/her name be withheld.

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Om stillingen

  • Søknadsfrist
    31. august 2018
  • Arbeidsgiver
    Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
  • Nettside
  • Kommune
    Ås
  • Jobbnorge-ID
    155255
  • Intern-ID
    18/03933
  • Omfang
    Heltid
  • Varighet
    Åremål

Post expires on Friday August 31st, 2018