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PhD student position, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

 

PhD student position, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, 4-year position 2020-2023 in Biocenter Oulu and Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of Oulu

The University of Oulu (http://www.oulu.fi/english/) is one of the largest universities in Finland, with approximately 15 000 students and 3 000 employees. The University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS) (http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/) provides the framework and conditions for high-quality, research-driven doctoral education at the University of Oulu, and field-specific doctoral training is provided by its multidisciplinary doctoral programmes. Biocenter Oulu (BCO) (http://www.oulu.fi/biocenter/) offers a high-level international multidisciplinary environment supplied with cutting-edge infrastructures.  Under this framework, the Health and Biosciences Doctoral Programme (HBS-DP) (http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/dp/hbsdp) offers doctoral training in clinical medicine, biomedicine, biochemistry, molecular medicine, dentistry, health sciences, medical technology.

Applications are invited for a full-time PhD student position for a maximum of four years, starting at the earliest on 01.01.2020 in a Biocenter Oulu research project headed by Professor Johanna Myllyharju in the Hypoxia & Collagens research unit, Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine.

Our research focuses on the key enzyme regulators of the hypoxia response and collagen synthesis and their potential as therapeutic targets. We use mainly biochemical, cell biological and genetic mouse models to understand how these enzymes regulate normal physiological and developmental processes. In addition, we study whether their inhibition has therapeutic value in selected common pathological conditions, with main focus currently on fibrosis, cancer and inflammation. We offer a research environment with strong experience in PhD training, excellent technological facilities and a friendly and supporting community. More information can be found on our web page https://www.oulu.fi/biocenter/groups/myllyharju-karppinen.

Requirements
To successfully occupy the position of a doctoral student, the candidate must possess a Master’s degree or an equivalent degree (e.g. licentiate) preferably in the field of biochemistry, cell biology, medical science or related fields. Degree must have been completed with good grades by 31.12.2019. Ability to pursue independent research and excellent writing and fluency in English is expected. The doctoral student position is intended for an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) who, according to the ”European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers”, is defined as a researcher in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of his/her research activity, including the period of research training. Applicants will be either starting their doctoral training or will have completed no more than two full years of training (adjusted for possible previous part-time status) at the time the position is filled. The selected candidate will carry out his/her doctoral studies in the Health and Biosciences Doctoral Programme of the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS) and must meet the minimal requirements to receive doctoral study rights as defined in http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/requirements_for_admission.

Salary
The salary of the selected doctoral student will be initially set on level 2, and later on levels 2 – 4 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a supplementary remuneration is given for personal achievement and performance (max. 50 %). In practice, the salary is roughly 2200 – 2700 € per month for an early stage researcher, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and progress of the doctoral thesis.

Since this call is for a starting doctoral researcher, the position is filled for a four-year period, beginning on 1 January 2020. A six-month trial period is applied in the position.

ApplicationApplications must be submitted using the electronic application form by September 16, 2019, 24:00 (Finnish local time), with the following attachments as three separate pdf files: Complete CV containing contact information of at least two referees (Max. size limit of the attachment: 5 Mbytes)

Motivation letter (maximum 1 page) describing prior knowledge and research interests and career plans (1-2 pages; max. size limit of the attachment: 2 Mbytes).

Certificates/Diplomas: Scanned electronic copies of diplomas and transcripts of the records of relevant previous degrees. If the original documents are not in English, Finnish or Swedish, each document must be accompanied by an official certified translation into English or Finnish. (Max. size limit of the attachment: 2 Mbytes) Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Other relevant information
The eligible applicants fitting best in the research profile expected for the position may be invited to an on-site or remote interview. All applicants will be notified when the selection process is completed.

Contact
Prof. Johanna Myllyharju, e-mail: johanna.myllyharju (at) oulu.fi

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Breast cancer genetics

The University of Oulu is one of the largest universities in Finland. With about 15 000 students and approximately 3 000 employees it is a vibrant international scientific community. By combining multidisciplinary research and education, high-level infrastructure and wide cooperation with international research and educational institutes, companies and the public sector it has created a significant research and innovation hub of “Science with an Arctic Attitude”. More information https://www.oulu.fi/university/.

The Postdoctoral Researcher position is located at Biocenter Oulu https://www.oulu.fi/biocenter/  and the Cancer and Translational Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine in the University of Oulu (https://www.oulu.fi/medicine/ ).

The Faculty of Medicine, an integral part of the Kontinkangas Life Sciences Campus, is situated next to the University Hospital of Oulu. The campus is a unique combination of partners in research, education, health services and business.

Subject field and the description of the position
A postdoctoral researcher position is available in the Breast cancer genetics and functional modelling teamlead by Adjunct Professor Katri Pylkäs and Professor Robert Winqvist at Biocenter Oulu and the Cancer and Translational Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine. The team aims to elucidate previously unknown genetic risk factors for breast cancer, and to resolve the molecular mechanisms leading to breast cancer predisposition and subsequent malignant conversion. Large patient cohorts collected form the genetically isolated Northern Finnish population are used for genetic analysis with the latest sequencing technologies. For functional modelling, various genomics and transcriptomics approaches are used combined with gene editing, biochemical assays and cell culture based disease modelling.

Requirements
The successful applicant must hold a PhD in a relevant field, preferably related to bioinformatics, genetics, genetic epidemiology or molecular biology. Candidates with solid knowledge in genetics and demonstrated working experience either with high-throughput sequencing data analysis or cell culture based functional modeling will be considered. Experience in writing scientific publications and potential in acquiring supplementary funding will be taken as merits.

The details of the research project will be mutually agreed upon, based on the qualifications, interests, and expertise of the candidate.

When assessing the applicant’s qualifications, issues to be considered will include scientific publications, supervision experience, activity in the scientific community and familiarity with the research field.  As part of the researchteam, the duties may also include supervising scientific research of BSc, MSc, and PhD students. Participation in acquiring research funding is expected.

The duration of the position for 4 years, beginning on 1st of January 2020. A six-month trial period will be effective in the beginning of a contract.

Salary
The salary is in accordance with the University salary system (for teaching and research personnel) level 5 (postdoctoral researcher). In addition, there is a share increase at most, 50% of the base salary, which is based on personal achievements and performance. Typical salary for a starting postdoctoral fellow is 3300 €.

Application Procedure
The following documents must be attached to the application:
1) Motivation letter (1 – 2 pages)
2) CV with the names and contact details of 2 – 3 referees
3) Full publication list
4) Copies of relevant official degree

Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, must be submitted using the electronic application form by 16.9.2019. Applications sent by email will not be considered.Interview

The top candidates for the post may be interviewed and asked to present their scientific work and experience.

For further information regarding the filling of this post:

Adjunct Professor Katri Pylkäs, Project Leader, Academy research fellow, e-mail: katri.pylkas(at)oulu.fi

Professor Robert Winqvist, Project Leader, e-mail: robert.winqvist(at)oulu.fi

Tiina Hurskainen, HR Manager, e-mail: tiina.hurskainen(at)oulu.fi

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Doctoral (PhD) student position in RNA biology and genomics

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Kutter

A doctoral student is admitted to third-cycle/doctoral education. A doctoral education consists of supervised research, combined with courses and other educational activities. An individual study plan is established for each doctoral student. For a doctoral degree, the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral education is required.

Research group
The research group of Dr Claudia Kutter seeks applications for a Doctoral (PhD) student position in the field of RNA and/or chromatin biology as well as functional and/or comparative genomics. The Kutter lab has a track record in deciphering molecular mechanism by which noncoding RNAs (i.e. long noncoding, transfer and small RNA) regulate genes and genome structure in mammalian somatic tissue and in the germline (Ernst et al, NatComm, 2017; Rudolph et al, PLoS Genetics, 2016; Schmitt et al, Genome Research, 2014; Kutter et al, PLoS Genetics, 2012; Kutter et al, Nature Genetics 2011). The research program for this position focuses on gene regulation during cell differentiation and disease progression in mouse and human.

The group investigates the roles of noncoding RNAs genome- and transcriptome-wide by employing a combination of next generation sequencing technologies and high-throughput genetic screening approaches, applying and developing experimental and computational methods. The group uses an integrative and collaborative approach, and works closely with experimental and computational groups at KI, Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab), and other local and international research groups.

The laboratory is located at SciLifeLab on the Karolinska Institute campus in Stockholm. SciLifeLab offers an attractive research environment, provides state-of-the-art instrumentation and core facilities, and is home to the second largest sequencing cluster in Europe. SciLifeLab is a joint effort between Karolinska Institute, the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology, and Stockholm University. It hosts research groups with diverse backgrounds and expertise, creating a unique interface between basic and applied biology, has strong expertise in *-omics approaches, bioengineering, drug discovery, and translational medicine.

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student
The human body consists of hundreds of highly specialized and morphologically diverse cells, yet virtually every cell in the body contains the same genetic information. To exert cell-specific functions, high fidelity mechanisms restrict the expression and processing to only a particular set of genes and transcripts. Abnormal cell behavior as seen in many fatal human diseases, such as cancer, is often the consequence of aberrant transcripts formation. The research program for this position focuses on investigating the regulation of noncoding RNAs during cell differentiation and disease progression, with a particular interest on gene regulation, transcriptional processing and understanding of the underlying molecular and cellular responses by using diverse cell lines, mouse and human tissues as model system. The individual study plan for this position has already been approved by the KI funding for doctoral education (KID).

The successful applicant will acquire basic and specialized knowledge and understanding in chromatin, gene regulation, RNA biology, organ development and cancer biology. The work implies to apply, master and develop innovative research methodologies in genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics, next generation sequencing and bioinformatics, statistics, molecular biology and biochemistry, in which the group is specialized in. The post holder is expected to take a strong lead in the project design and management as well as data generation, analyses and interpretation under consideration of ethical standards and scientific research conduct, and collaborate with other team members.

The candidate will identify and formulate scientific issues accurately, critically, autonomously and creatively; plan, execute, understand and discuss research questions, methodologies, results and interpretations within a given timeframe; present research findings effectively to the group, national and international research community, which also includes vigorous reporting of the work and drafting of scientific manuscripts. The duties also include to work in a team and to adhere to high scientific standards and responsibilities (ethics). The ability to work in a highly interdisciplinary and international environment and to engage in continuous professional development is a must.

The primary project supervisor is Assistant Professor Claudia Kutter (KI-MTC, SciLifeLab). The candidate will be working with postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and other group members in the Kutter lab and will be co-supervised by Assistant Professor Emma Andersson (KI-CMB and BioNut) and Professor Yihai Cao (KI-MTC).

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

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

A) General eligibility requirement

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

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

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

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

B) Specific eligibility requirement

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

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

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

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

Skills and personal qualities
We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated candidate who has a degree in Genomics, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, Biomedicine, Genetics and/or Biochemistry. Proven experiences in eukaryotic RNA biology, gene regulation, transcriptome-wide studies, mammalian tissue culture techniques and the CRISPR/Cas system and/or prior knowledge in bioinformatics and R programming for statistical computing and graphics is important. A strong interest in interdisciplinary experimental and computational method development, and novel and creative thinking abilities are essential. Applicants wishing to integrate computational and experimental biology approaches are especially encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate should be collaborative, scientifically adventurous, curiosity-driven, and should bring independent and original ideas into the project. Any previous records of independent research as well as productive interactions within a multi-disciplinary team environment (e.g. first- and/or co-author publications in high profile journals) are advantageous. Since the applicant will work in a multidisciplinary environment the ability to work with other scientist and good communication skills (proficiency in spoken and written English) are necessary.

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

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

Your application should contain the following documents:

  • A personal letter and a curriculum vitae with contact details of three referees (English)
  • Degree projects and previous publications, if any (English)
  • Any other documentation showing the desirable skills and personal qualities described above (English)
  • Documents certifying your general eligibility (see A above)
  • Documents certifying your specific eligibility (see B above)

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

KI uses the following bases of assessment:

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

All applicants will be informed when the recruitment is completed.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.

Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

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Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference number2-4104/2019
ContactClaudia Kutter, claudia.kutter@ki.se
Union representativeNiklas Andersson, OFR, niklas.andersson@ki.seHenry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75
Last application date09.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Monday September 9th, 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in quantitative ecology within the Humans on Planet Earth (HOPE) project

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position

At the Department of Biological Sciences (BIO) there is a vacancy for a postdoctoral fellow position in the Ecological and Environmental Change Research Group (https://www.uib.no/en/rg/EECRG). The fellow will work within the European Research Council-funded project Humans on Planet Earth: Long-term impacts on biosphere dynamics (HOPE) (https://www.uib.no/en/rg/EECRG/107501/hope). The position is for a fixed term of 3 years (1 January 2020 – 31 December 2022) with the possibility for an extension of up to 6 months.

About the project/work tasks:

A critical question in Earth system science is what was the impact of prehistoric people on the biosphere and on climate? There is a wealth of information about human impact through clearance, agriculture, erosion, and modifying water and nutrient budgets. Humans have greatly changed components of the Earth system in the last 11,000 years, but have humans modified the major ecological processes (e.g. assembly rules, species interactions) that shape community assembly, structure, and dynamics? To answer this question, patterns in pollen-stratigraphical data for the last 11,500 years (the Holocene) from over 1000 sites across the globe will be explored consistently using numerical techniques to detect changes in 25 ecosystem properties (richness, evenness, diversity, turnover, rates of change, taxon co-occurrences, etc.). Patterns in these properties will be compared statistically at sites within biomes, between biomes, within continents, and between continents to test the hypotheses that prehistoric human activities changed the basic processes of community assembly and that interrelationships between processes changed though time.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree in quantitative ecology, community ecology, macroecology or biogeography, with particular emphasis on, for example, multivariate data analysis, diversity patterns, ecological change and dynamics, and testing of ecological or biogeographical hypotheses using resampling randomisation procedures. Alternatively, the applicants must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • Familiarity with state-of-the-art statistical and multivariate methods of data analysis relevant to community ecology or biogeography is essential.
  • Extensive experience in programming in R is essential. Experience in developing reproducible workflows in large ecological, palaeoecological or biogeographic datasets is highly advantageous.
  • A strong ecological or biogeographical background is essential. The successful candidate is expected to be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and be able to develop and follow through new and challenging ideas. The candidate must have the ability to co-operate with others within HOPE’s team in Bergen and internationally as well as within the EECRG.
  • Pro-active problem-solving skills are essential in a project such as HOPE.
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English is essential.
  • Experience of working in large international projects is advantageous.
  • Experience of working with palaeoecological data-sets is advantageous.
  • The successful candidate should be highly motivated, enjoy the challenge of working with very large data-sets, and understand the relevance of the data and the results, not only in the context of HOPE but also globally.
     

Special responsibilities
The successful candidate will be specifically responsible within the ERC HOPE project for

  • Applying consistently a range of advanced multivariate data-analytical techniques to a large number of pollen sequences to estimate ecosystem properties such as taxonomic and functional diversity, rates of change, compositional change, and turnover.
  • Developing numerical methods for assessing taxon co-occurrences and co-correlations for quantitative time-ordered stratigraphical data and for detecting changes in assembly rules from such data.
  • Developing appropriate randomisation and/or permutation tests to test specific hypotheses relating to the HOPE research questions.
  • Playing an active role within the HOPE research team and in publishing results of the HOPE project.

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The postdoctoral position is a fixed term position with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. If the appointee lacks teaching experience, or other relevant qualifications, the employment period may be increased by up to 6 months. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

The completion of the project proposal for the qualifying work, as well as a progress plan, will be developed in cooperation with the supervisor and head of department.

It is a requirement that the project is completed in the course of the period of employment.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 60 (code 1352/pay range 24, alternative 4) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 532 300. Further promotions are made according to length of service. For particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas or official confirmation that your doctoral thesis has been submitted
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list). Please include DOIs.
  • Any of your publications that cannot be accessed from a DOI.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge: https://www.jobbnorge.no/search

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Professor John Birks, Department of Biological Sciences (e-mail: john.birks@uib.no)

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

Upon the expiry of the closing date for applications, an evaluation committee will be appointed. As an applicant, you have a right of access to the committee’s description of your formal and professional qualifications. If you wish to take advantage of this right of access, please contact the executive officer in charge after receiving information about the appointment of the evaluation committee.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

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About The University of Bergen (UiB) 

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments.

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Deadline

15th September 2019

Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

16 highly competitive PhD Positions for world-class PhD projects within health science at Aarhus University, Denmark

The Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University is recruiting talented, ambitious and highly motivated candidates for three-year fully financed PhD positions.

We offer 16 challenging world-class PhD projects ranging from Biomedicine and Public Health Science to Clinical Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Dentistry and Oral Health. See the list of all available projects.

Our PhD training programme

We offer a competitively salaried 3-year PhD training programme covering a wide spectrum of research opportunities with access to state-of-the-art research facilities and advanced infrastructure. Professional and highly qualified researchers and lecturers will surround you in an exciting, international research environment.

Aarhus University is committed to career development. As a PhD student, you will get intensive and dedicated supervision and access to an extensive course programme including training in transferable skills such as project management and communication. Combined with access to career counselling  you will get the opportunity to develop your career, direct your training and take the required steps to reach your career goals.

Get more details on which elements our PhD training programme include.

Aarhus University

Aarhus University is a young, modern university. It is a leading public research university with global reach, covering the entire research spectrum, and ranked in the top-100 by several influential rankings. With half of the student population enrolled at Master’s or PhD level, Aarhus University is a graduate university with many international students representing over 100 nationalities.

In beautiful and natural surroundings and with an internationally acclaimed campus area, Aarhus University is located in the middle of the vibrant student city of Aarhus. Nearby is the newly build and largest university hospital in Northern Europe: Aarhus University Hospital.

Requirements

To be considered for a PhD position, you must meet our requirements for enrolment:

  • You must have a relevant higher education degree. Your educational level will be assessed to determine whether it comply with entry requirements. If you hold a degree other than a Danish Master’s degree, it can be advisable to get your degree assessed by the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education before you apply.
  • Your qualifying degree should not be more than 5 years old. Please note, if you already have a PhD degree, your application will not be taken into consideration.
  • You must master the English language corresponding to CEFR C1-level (comparable with an ‘English B level’ in the Danish upper secondary school (‘gymnasium’)). We require a test result.
  • You must comply with the project specific qualifications.

If you do not meet the above requirements, we reserve the right to reject your application.

Application

Submit your application in English via our online application form. You will find an application link in the relevant project proposal. See the list of all available project proposals.

You can apply for max three projects (if you apply for more than three projects your application will be disregarded).

Application deadline is 16 September 2019 at 23:59 (CEST).

See the application requirements for details on how to apply.

Selected candidates are invited for the workshop “annual recruitment day” with interviews, presentations and matchmaking on 14 November 2019 in Aarhus, Denmark. We reimburse travel, hotel and visa expenses within a fixed amount.

Successful candidates will receive an offer of enrolment and employment. Next, you must prepare a final 5-page project description in collaboration with your supervisors before enrolment can commence. Earliest enrolment date is 1 January 2020 and up until 12 months after you receive the enrolment offer.

Conditions of employment

You will be employed as a PhD fellow in a 3-year salaried position (37 hrs per week) (FTE). Aarhus University offers attractive and flexible working conditions, and encourages a healthy balance between work and free time. The salary level is competitive and includes social benefits.

Our International Centre offers a full range of services for international PhD students, including help with practical matters, housing, social events, language courses and information sessions.

Learn more about working at Aarhus University.

For further information about the graduate school or the application procedure, please contact

graduateschoolhealth@au.dk or visit our website www.phd.health.au.dk. For information about Aarhus University, please visit www.au.dk/en.

Post expires on Monday September 16th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Metabolomics of Spezialized Metabolites

We are seeking two highly motivated PhD students to join our international team at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and become part of the New Bioactive Compounds section. Within the Novo Nordisk Foundation funded Challenge Grant project “Integration of Informatics and Metabolic Engineering for the discovery of Novel Antibiotics (IIMENA)” you will actively contribute to develop and implement technologies in the field of natural product characterization and metabolic engineering to identify and produce novel secondary metabolites as potential future antibiotics. IIMENA is an international excellence project involving partner institutions from Spain and South Korea.

 

Position 2: Development and implementation of metabolomics-based methods to identify specialized metabolites in actinomycetes

 

Within the IIMENA project, we have identified a huge number of actinomycetes producing bioactive compounds active against our panel of clinical test organisms and/or having interesting biosynthetic pathways.

The aim of this PhD scholarship is to develop methods to efficiently identify and characterize products of specialized metabolite / secondary metabolite biosynthetic gene clusters by

 

Responsibilities and tasks

 
Tasks of this thesis project include:
  • Isolation and characterization of specialized metabolites from actinomycetes, including products originating from heterologous hosts expressing foreign BGCs
  • Chemical characterization of the impacts of mutations in BGCs
  • Development of mass-spectrometry-based workflows and standardized analysis pipelines

You will work in close collaboration with the other project scientists at DTU and with the external project partners in Spain and South Korea.

 

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree in chemistry, biotechnology or related field.

 
Requirements:
  • You have excellent laboratory skills and practical experience of state-of-the-art chromatographic and analytical (mostly mass-spectrometry-based) methods and tools for purifying and characterizing natural products.
  • You have excellent knowledge of natural products chemistry; basic knowledge of metabolic engineering is highly advantageous
  • You like working with a high number of samples and datasets using computational pipelines and scripts
  • You have ambition, strong work ethics and attention to detail.
  • You have excellent communication and team-playing skills, but also the ability to work independently towards applied research goals in a multi-disciplinary international team of scientists.
  • You have excellent English skills for working in a highly international research group

Approval and Enrolment

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

 
Assessment

The assessment of the candidates will be made by Prof. Dr. Tilmann Weber (IIMENA program leader)

 

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

 

Salary and appointment terms

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

 
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
 
Further information

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Dr. Tilmann Weber, email: tiwe@biosustain.dtu.dk.

 
You can read more about DTU Biosustain at www.biosustain.dtu.dk
 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 4 September 2019 (local time).

 

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

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

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

 

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


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

 

DTU Biosustain is an international research center of excellence developing next generation cell factories and bioprocesses for sustainable production of high-value chemical compounds as well as protein-based products. The center uses advanced metabolic engineering techniques and computational biology ensuring efficient and cost-effective design and construction processes.

 

The center’s activities are a balanced mix of basic and translational research, complemented by an emphasis on business development to facilitate commercialization of new cell factories and associated technologies. DTU Biosustain offers state-of-the-art research facilities and assembles world leaders in the field thus offering a unique platform providing excellent talent development and career opportunities.

 

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

Deadline: 4 September 2019
Unit: Center for Biosustainability
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PhD Position in Neuroproteomics and Brain Organoids

Title: Revealing key signalling pathways underlying synaptic transmission in brain organoids.

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

The project aims at developing and implementing brain organoids protocols and use the brain organoids to develop methods for characterization of synaptic transmission in neurons in the brain organoids using quantitative proteomics, PTMomics (modification specific proteomics), bioinformatics and imaging, followed by molecular and cellular biological follow-up studies.
Location of the project:
The project is located in the research group of Professor Martin R. Larsen, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Southern Denmark.

The Larsen research group is part of the Protein Research Group (PRG) at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense, Denmark. Odense is located only about one hour from the main capital of Denmark, Copenhagen. The PRG was founded 44 years ago by the recognized protein and biological mass spectrometry researcher Professor Peter Roepstorff and is internationally recognized for their contributions within biological mass spectrometry, proteomics, biomedical research and clinical proteomics. Today the PRG consists of a large research environment with nine individual research groups and more than 60 scientists, postdocs and students who share facilities and research environment. The PRG has a fantastic student environment with many multicultural inputs.
The PRG has the newest mass spectrometers for biological mass spectrometry applications including two Fusion Lumos, three Q-Exactive HF and one Q-Exactive HFX. In addition, the PRG has a large fully equipped protein chemistry/proteomics laboratory, cell laboratory facilities and bioinformatics that will be available for the present project.

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

Professor Larsen is furthermore head of the Centre for Clinical Proteomics (CCP) in Odense which is a collaboration between the University of Southern Denmark and the Odense University Hospital. Through CCP we have access to a large number of patient cohorts and human clinical samples.
Qualifications:
A successful candidate should preferentially have a Master’s or Honours degree, or equivalent (possibility for a 4+4 PhD) in cell biology, molecular biology, proteomics or a related field and should be highly motivated and innovative. A candidate with significant experience in brain organoids, functional proteomics, post-translational modification analysis, LC-based mass spectrometry and bioinformatics is preferable. Excellent communication and writing skills and an ability to interact socially and scientifically with other laboratory members and collaborators are essential.
Application deadline: 3 September 2019.
For further information please contact Professor Martin R. Larsen, PhD, e-mail: mrl@bmb.sdu.dk.

Application, salary etc.

Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three (students who have completed their MSc) or four years (students who have not yet completed their MSc). 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 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

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

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

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.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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: 3 September 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Postdoctoral fellow in neuroimaging of neurodegenerative diseases

Lunds universitet, Med. fak., Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper Malmö

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

The research group of Oskar Hansson and Rik Ossenkoppele at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, now seek a postdoctoral researcher for neuroimaging analyses in Alzheimer’s disease.

Research area

Our research is focused on defining and understanding biological processes in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. We work both with cohorts of patients and cognitively unimpaired volunteers, who undergo extensive testing with neuroimaging, biomarker measurements and neuropsychological testing, and with animal- and cell biology experiments. The postdoc will join a growing multidisciplinary team of neuroscientists and clinical researchers, who are dedicated to increase the knowledge about neurodegenerative diseases. The long-term goal of our research is to contribute to the development of new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases where effective treatments are still lacking.

The position

The postdoctoral researcher will focus on neuroimaging data analysis aimed at developing diagnostic and prognostic tools, detecting markers of resilience to brain pathology and improve our molecular understanding of Alzheimer’s disease. A key task will be to integrate neuroimaging (PET and MRI) information with other data that is already available in our studies, including (longitudinal) neuropsychological test scores and biochemical markers. The postdoctoral researcher will work with data acquired as part of the Swedish BioFINDER 2 study (www.biofinder.se). In this study, 1,500 persons across the clinical spectrum of Alzheimer’s disease (i.e. from cognitively normal to dementia) will undergo advanced neuroimaging including tau PET and 7T MRI with both structural and functional sequences. The position is full time over 2 years.

Requirements

*Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, medicine, bioinformatics or a related discipline;

*Ability to independently perform large-scale neuroimaging data analyses;

*Expertise in statistical modeling, scripting/programming and neuroimaging software.

Application

Applications should include a personal letter, curriculum vitae, proof of completed PhD, and names/contact information for three references.

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

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentBy agreement
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityMalmö
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/2545
ContactOskar Hansson, Head of Division, +46 72 226 77 45, email: oskar.hansson@med.lu.seRik Ossenkoppele, associate senior lecturer, email: rik.ossenkoppele@med.lu.se
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date06.Oct.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral Candidate or post-doctoral researcher in microbial genetics

The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education.

Doctoral Candidate or post-doctoral researher position in microbial genetics

The position is located in the Department of Biology. The post-doc or graduate student will work on an Academy of Finland-funded project “Bacterial social networks and how they spread antibiotic resistance”. The position is fixed term from September 1st 2019 until August 31st 2023.

Antibiotic resistant bacteria are causing an increasing, global threat which affects food production and human health. Our current tools permit monitoring the emergence of antibiotic resistance but permit no prediction of how the spreading will continue. This project will use tools from modern single cell genomics to quantify the factors which shape resistance gene spreading and emergence in bacterial communities. These quantitative observations permit modelling the spreading of resistance genes, essentially revealing to us the social networks which bacterial cells use to traffic the resistance genes. The benefits of this proposal are two-fold: first, the unprecedented information of bacterial genomics and social lives is of fundamental scientific interest. Second, the models transform our understanding of resistance gene mobility from descriptive to predictive and therefore pave way to accurate risk estimates and more responsible and informed use of current and future antibiotics.

The post-doctoral reseracher and doctoral student applying to the project are expected to have a relevant PhD or MSc degree and to have experience in molecular biology, in particular in PCR and preparation of NGS libraries. Experience in computational biology is considered a benefit. The applicants are expected to plan and conduct experiments independently and to have excellent spoken and written English language skills.

The eligibility criteria are defined in the rules of procedure of the University of Turku.

There will be a trial period of 6 months.

The salary will be determined in accordance with the Finnish university salary system for teaching and research personnel, and consists of two components: a work-specific salary component reflecting how demanding the position is, and a performance component reflecting an evaluation of the position-holder’s personal achievement.

The salary for doctoral candidate is in accordance with the University salary system for teaching and research personnel levels 2–4 where the work-specific salary component is between 2033,29 – 2535,20 euros per month. The salary for post-doctoral researchers is in accordance with the University salary system for teaching and research personnel levels 4–6 where the work-specific salary component is between 2535,20 – 3423,25 euros per month. The component based on personal performance adds a minimum of 6 % and a maximum of 50 % to the base salary.

Applications should be accompanied by a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, Academic portfolio ( https://www.utu.fi/en/university/come-work-with-us/academic-portfolio), a copy of diploma of the degrees, addresses of 2-3 potential academic referees and other documents that may affect to the selection need to be attached to the application. Application deadline is on Monday 26.8.2019 (23:59). The applications must be submitted via the electronic application form of the University of Turku. A link to the application form is available above the announcement of this position at https://www.utu.fi/en/university/come-work-with-us/open-vacancies.

For further information about the position, please contact senior lecturer Manu Tamminen, manu.tamminen@utu.fi.

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Researcher in theoretical evolutionary biology

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

A position as a (postdoctoral) researcher in theoretical evolutionary biology is available in the research groups of Dr. Claus Rueffler and Prof. Göran Arnqvist at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study and the Department of Ecology and Genetics, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden.

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

Project description: We are broadly interested is the evolution and maintenance of adaptive diversity at different levels of biological organization. Potential projects include (but are not limited to):

(i) Many organisms occupy different ecological niches during their life cycle. For example, juveniles and adult individuals of the same species use different resources and migrating birds repeatedly forage in different geographic regions. In this project, the postdoctoral fellow will study how such complex life cycles affect the potential for ecological diversification.

(ii) Competition, for example over shared resources, is a major source of negative frequency-dependent selection that facilitates coexistence of different phenotypes. Furthermore, many mathematical models have shown that such diversity can emerge by gradual evolution at so-called evolutionary branching points. Cooperation by division of labor is a potential alternative mechanism favoring the emergence of diversity and this idea is much less explored from a theoretical perspective. In this project, the postdoctoral fellow will explore the conditions allowing for the emergence of diversity driven by division of labor in a variety of models.

(iii) Frequency dependent selection across many loci simultaneously is a biologically plausible scenario, but one which may be ineffectual in terms of the maintenance of adaptive diversity largely due to recombination. In this project, using polygenic models, we ask how the evolution of recombination rates may interact with frequency dependent selection to shape the architecture of adaptive genetic variation.

Duties: Independent development of new theory regarding the project in collaboration with other researchers at the department. Compilation and presentation of the results in the form of scientific publications. Detailed research plans will be developed in collaboration with the successful candidate, and tailored to match her/his individual interests and strengths.

Qualifications required: The successful candidate must have a PhD in theoretical biology or mathematics/theoretical physics/computer science. In the latter case, a documented interest in ecology and evolutionary biology is a requirement. Proficiency in English is an additional requirement. The PhD should have been completed within three years of the application deadline. Applicants that received their PhD earlier than this date will be considered if special circumstances exist (such as prolonged periods of illness, parental leave, military service, union duties and others of similar character). 

Qualifications desired: We seek candidates with a documented expertise in mathematical modelling in evolutionary biology. Experience with Mathematica and another programming language suitable for individual-based simulations is highly desirable. Experience of tackling problems relating to the evolution and maintenance of adaptive diversity is a merit. Because the holder of this position will collaborate and interact closely with several group members, we will put emphasis on both independence and ability to collaborate.

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

Position: The position is a full time temporary position for one year, with a very likely extension to two years.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 2020-01-01 or as agreed.

Application:The application should include (1) a 1-3 page cover letter that clearly states the candidate’s research interests, qualification, relevant experience, future research ambitions and specifying the date they will be available to start the position (max. 2 A4 pages), (2) CV including a list of publications, (3) copy of the doctoral degree, (4) contact information to three reference persons (e-mail address and phone number) and (5) any unpublished work that you would like to present in support of your application. The application should be written in English.

For further information about the position please contact: Dr. Claus Rüffler, claus.rueffler@ebc.uu.se or Prof. Göran Arnqvist, goran.arnqvist@ebc.uu.se.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2019-09-16. UFV-PA 2019/2556.

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

Placement: Department of Ecology and Genetics

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2556

Last application date: 2019-09-16

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PhD student position in integrative cancer research

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at Uppsala University (www.igp.uu.se) has a broad research profile with strong research groups focused on cancer, autoimmune and genetic diseases. A fundamental idea at the department is to stimulate translational research and thereby closer interactions between medical research and health care. Research is presently conducted in the following areas: medical and clinical genetics, clinical immunology, pathology, neuro-oncology, vascular biology, radiation science and molecular tools. Department activities are also integrated with the units for Oncology, Clinical Genetics, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Pathology, and Medical Physics at Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala. The department has teaching assignments in several education programmes, including Master Programmes, at the Faculty of Medicine, and in a number of educations at the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology. The department has a yearly turnover of around SEK 400 million, out of which more than half is made up of external funding. The staff amounts to approximately 340 employees, out of which 100 are PhD-students, and there are in total more than 600 affiliated people.

Project description:
A 4-year PhD student position is now available for highly motivated individuals with interest in integrative can­cer re­search, in the laboratory of Dr Sven Nelander (nelanderlab.org). The goal of the project is to develop a new therapeu­tic strategy against the brain cancer glioblastoma, based on direct in vivo reprogramming of the tumor cells. Working in a team of both theoretical and experimental researchers, you will use two new and powerful experi­mental methods to analyze drug effects in patient-derived brain tumor cells. First, a new profiling method, termed drug-SEQ, is adapted to globally investigate the effect of targeted therapies on multiple cellular pathways. Second, innovative gene editing and single cell approaches to investigate how cells change over time in the presence and ab­sence of targeted interventions. Together, these approaches will be used to clarify how cells from a specific patient individual can be reprogrammed to reduce or reverse tumor growth in vivo. In the project, you will collaborate with top level experts in neuro-oncology, computational biology, technology and mathematics. The project is co-super­vised by three highly skilled experts in RNA sequencing/single cell technology, in vivo modeling of glioblastoma, and radiotherapy (Dr Milena Doroszko, Dr Ramy Elgendy, Dr Marika Nes­tor), and tightly linked to a dynamic inter­national center in brain tumor and systems biology at IGP and the Rudbeck labor­atory. The successful candidate will devote most of the time towards his/her research level education. Other service activi­ties within the department, e.g. education and administrative work can be included within the framework of the employ­ment (maximum 20%). The position will be extended with the time devoted to teaching to allow four years of full time graduate studies.

Qualifications:
The applicant should have MSc degree in a relevant area. For this particular position, we strongly encourage candi­dates with well documented experimental experience in one or several of the area(s) of cancer biology, stem cell biology, RNA se­quencing,  phar­macology and genomics. To maximize medical relevance, projects in our lab involve in vivo experi­ments, and such experi­ence is of interest. We also strongly encourage candidates with a technological interest, and a willingness to engage in ana­lytical work with bioinformatics experts, and appreciate if you clarify your level of statis­tics/computer training, or other experience in cross-disciplinary work. We encourage candidate with a record of originality and creativity. Excel­lent skills in oral and written English are required.

Information about education at the postgraduate level, admission requirements and admission decisions can be found at www2.medfarm.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/vill_du_borja/

Application procedure:
Your application should include a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, contact details of two references and a short description of the applicant and his/her experience. Letters(s) of recommendation may be included. If the applicant has published scientific papers, they can also be included.

The postgraduate education is regulated by Högskoleförordningen Chapter 5 §§1-7 and by the rules and regulations of Uppsala University: regler.uu.se/.

Selection of applicants will be done by the future tutor for the selected student in collaboration with co-supervisors and the postgraduate study group of the Department. The Postgraduate Programmes Committee at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine will formally approve the student’s admission

Setting the salary will be according to local guidelines at Uppsala University.

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

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.

Starting date: According to the agreement.

Type of position: Temporary full-time position

For further information about the position please contact Associate Professor Sven Nelander at: sven.nelander@igp.uu.se

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 30 August 2019, UFV-PA 2019/2685.

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

Placement: Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2685

Last application date: 2019-08-31

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Postdoctoral research fellow at Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Functional genomics

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Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Functional genomics

Division
The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics consists of 11 research divisions which are involved in teaching and research within the fields of protein chemistry, redox biochemistry, metabolism, lipid research, inflammation research, structural biochemistry, molecular biochemistry, tissue biology, and developmental biology.

Area of responsibilities/description of work
A postdoctoral position to study the role of global transcription factor activity in cellular lineage determination (Wei et al., Nature Biotechnology 36: 521-529, 2018) is available immediately in the Division of Functional Genomics in the laboratory of Professor Jussi Taipale (https://ki.se/en/mbb/jussi-taipale-group).
The laboratory focuses on the study of transcriptional control of cell growth, using functional genomics and systems biology, and mouse genetic models. Jussi Taipale heads research groups at Karolinska Institute, University of Cambridge and University of Helsinki. The research groups consist of both experimental biologists and computer scientists. Current lines of work include high-throughput determination of binding sites and binding specificities of human transcription factors, and using this information to identify regulatory elements that control cell growth during normal development or in cancer. Identified elements are validated using cultured cells and mouse genetic models (see for example Hallikas et al., Cell 124:47-59, 2006; Kivioja et al., Nature Methods 9:72-74, 2011; Sur et al., Science 338:1360-1363, 2012; Jolma et al., Cell 152:327-339, 2013; Yan et al., Cell 154:801-813, 2013; Jolma et al., Nature 527:384-388, 2015; Yin et al., Science 356: eaaj2239, 2017; Zhu et al., Nature 562: 76-81, 2018).

The position is a Project employment.

Qualifications
To qualify the applicant must hold a doctoral degree or a foreign qualification deemed equivalent to a doctorate in Systems Biology, Molecular Biology, Biological engineering, Medicine or similar along with computational experience for analysing large sets of data. Applicants must be able to work independently and have good communication skills in English.

Entry requirements
A person is eligible as postdoctoral research fellow if he or she has obtained a PhD no more than seven years before the last date of employment as postdoc. We especially encourage applications from those who expect to complete their PhD within one year from current date and those who have completed their PhD less than 12 months ago.

Application process
An employment application should be a maximum of seven A4 pages in total, and must contain the following documents in English:

–  One page cover letter highlighting your 2 most important first-author publications in major international scientific journals

–  Two page CV including a list of major publications (reference only, no abstracts or full papers)

–  Two letters of recommendation, 1-2 pages each

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

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.
Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.
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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentUpon agreement
SalaryMonthly
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference number2-4029/2019
ContactInderpreet Sur , +46-8-52485204
Union representativeAnne Edgren, OFR/S, P, O, 08-524 87570Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
Last application date30.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoc­toral re­searcher in evol­u­tion­ary se­quence analysis

The University of Helsinki is a leading Nordic university with a preeminent role in life science research. Within the university, the Institute of Biotechnology (BI) is a part of the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE), dedicated to successful development of biotechnology and integrative biology and the application of this knowledge for the benefit of society. HiLIFE coordinates research infrastructures, provides research-based interdisciplinary training, and supports researchers within its units and partner faculties.

The group of Ari Löytynoja is inviting applications for a

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN EVOLUTIONARY SEQUENCE ANALYSIS

for 3 years fixed term. The full-time position will start in October 2019, or later by agreement.

Template switching is a poorly known mutational mechanism that copies short stretches of sequence from the opposite strand and causes clusters of differences between homologous sequences. The mechanism has previously been studied in microbes and we recently showed (https://genome.cshlp.org/content/27/6/1039) that mutation patterns consistent with it are polymorphic also in humans. The role and significance of template switching in evolution of genes and organisms is not known.

We are now looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic post-doctoral fellow to join in a project studying this mechanism in more detail. The applicant is required to hold PhD in evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, computer science, or a related field, as well as strong written and oral communication skills. The working language of the lab is English; knowledge of the Finnish language is not necessary. Strong experience in computer programming and Linux systems is required, prior experience in evolutionary sequence analysis is an advantage.

The salary is based on level 5 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance.

To apply, please submit your application using the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on Apply for job. Internal applicants must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. Upload a single pdf-file containing a one-page letter with a personal statement outlining your relevant work experience and motivation to work on this particular project; your CV and bibliography; and contact information for 2-3 references.

The deadline for submitting applications is August 31, 2019, but review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For informal inquiries, contact ari.loytynoja(at)helsinki.fi

Due date

31.08.2019 23:59 EEST

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Doctoral student in Health Care Sciences – Making Healthcare for Complex Chronic Conditions sustainable and affordable

Diary id: PAR 2019/896
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Institute of Health and Care Sciences
Apply by: 2019-08-26

The Institute of Health and Care Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, the Faculty of Health and Care Sciences at the University of Gothenburg, announces a doctoral student position in cooperation with KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium, leading to a double degree (doctoral degree).

Project title: Making healthcare for complex chronic conditions sustainable and affordable: Developing an internationally validated algorithm to allocate patients to the appropriate level of care

Job assignments

Third-cycle studies are equivalent to four year full-time and lead to a Degree of Doctor. Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies. Those appointed to doctoral studentships may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration. Before a PhD degree has been awarded, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full-time post.

The PhD education in Health Care Sciences comprise carrying out a scientific project and completing at least 30 credits of courses at third-cycle level. The doctoral student must also write a scientific compilation thesis or monograph corresponding to at least 120 credits. For more information about third-cycle studies at Sahlgrenska Academy, see https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/sahlgrenskaakademin/forskarutbildning/languageId=100001

Project: Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common congenital malformation and occurs in about 9 per 1,000 newborns. It comprises a wide spectrum of simple, moderate, and complex severity lesions. To date, about 95% of children born with CHD can reach adulthood. Irrespective of the treatment received in childhood, most of these patients require life-long follow-up.

Since CHD comprises a spectrum of heart lesions, patients may be cared for at three levels of care: (i) care exclusively in a CHD specialist center; (ii) care shared between CHD specialists and local general cardiologists; and (iii) non-CHD specialist care, either by general cardiologists or general practitioners. To date, the anatomical complexity of the patients’ heart defects is predominantly used to determine the appropriate setting of care. Unfortunately, there is currently very limited empirical data available to support this assignment of patients to the different levels of care. This results sometimes in a high proportion of patients that is kept into the tertiary care system, which may outstrip the capacity of these centers on the long run. On the other hand, a substantial proportion of patients experience care gaps. These two phenomena may yield suboptimal care provision for the growing population of adults with CHD.

The overall aim of this research project is to develop and test a strategy for risk stratification to determine the most appropriate setting of care for patients with CHD, based on clinical outcomes and healthcare expenditures.

We will use an open, multicenter retrospective cohort design, combining data from clinical databases and national registries in Sweden and Belgium. Data on mortality, cardiovascular-related morbidities, healthcare utilization will be retrieved and be linked to the levels of care. Assignments include database management and statistical analysis.

This is a unique project that involves both the pediatric and adult care, at an international level and in collaboration with internationally prominent researchers in cardiac care.

The PhD studies comprises 4 year full time studies with employment as doctoral student at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, and lead to a double degree (doctoral degree) in collaboration with KU Leuven (University of Leuven) in Belgium. The doctoral student will be enrolled at both universities and is expected to spend at least 12 months at respective university during the PhD studies. Because the project is integrated into a national and international cooperation, the doctoral student needs to master English and periodically be able to travel to the partner university in Belgium.

Link to KU Leuven University: http://www.kuleuven.be/research/phd/ 

Eligibility

To be eligible for third-cycle studies, the applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements.

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle studies if he or she:
1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification
2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad

A person meets the specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies in Health Care Sciences if he or she: has successfully completed the English B/6 course or is considered to have acquired equivalent knowledge through previous studies

Assessment

In selecting between applicants who meet the general and specific entry requirements, their ability to benefit from third-cycle studies shall be taken into account. The assessment shall attach particular importance to documented qualifications for:
– specific knowledge and skills within the subject area and related research fields
– experience of scientific theory and relevant research methodology
– scientific analysis and presentation verified through thesis, degree project, scientific journals or the like.

Documented experience of conducting statistical analysis is of value. Interest in and/or experience with health services research, health economics, public health, epidemiology are desirable. Good communication skills are also desirable. The project requires that the doctoral student master the Swedish language in writing, as the data analysis includes register data in Swedish. 

Employment

After admission to third-cycle studies you will be appointed to doctoral studentship. Regulations for employment of doctoral students are given in SFS 1993:100. The initial appointment may apply for no longer than one year. An appointment may be renewed for no more than two years at a time. A person may be appointed to a doctoral studentship for a total of eight years. The total employment period may, however, not exceed the time corresponding to full-time third-cycle study for four years.

Location: Employment as doctoral student at Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. Extent: 100%. First day of employment: as agreed.

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

For further information regarding the position

For more information about the project please contact:

Principal supervisor Hanna Gyllensten, Institute of Health and Care Sciences,
phone: +46 707 482412, e-mail: hanna.gyllensten@gu.se

Assistant supervisor Philip Moons, Institute of Health and Care Sciences,
e-mail: philip.moons@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.

You must include the following, in pdf format

  • Personal letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts showing that you meet with the general entry requirement
  • Proof of completion of  English 6 course or the acquired equivalent knowledge through previous studies

If your degree is from a university outside of Sweden, check what you need to submit at https://www.universityadmissions.se/en/All-you-need-to-know1/Applying-for-studies/Documenting-your-eligibility-for-studies/Instructions-for-Masters-applicants/Specific-requirements-for-my-country1/ where you can also see what you need to submit in order to fulfill the English language requirement.

  • If your degree has not been verified by a Swedish authority you need to provide contact details to the issuing university, registrar or similar, that can verify the degree at our request.

Closing date: 2019-08-26

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

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

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Post expires on Monday August 26th, 2019

PhD student in evolutionary ecology

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

A PhD student position in evolutionary ecology is available at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, Programme of Plant Ecology and Evolution, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University.

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

The Evolutionary Biology Centre (http://www.ebc.uu.se/?languageId=1) is one of the world’s leading research institutions in evolutionary biology and offers an inspiring international atmosphere. There are ample opportunities for interaction with PhD-students, Postdocs and researchers working on related topics.

Project description: Mutualisms, interaction between two species that benefit both, are present nearly everywhere, and are essential for most ecosystems. Despite their importance we still have a rather poor understanding of how mutualisms persist. The PhD student will examine how mutualists interact with enemies external to the mutualism, and how this varies across closely related species. The model system is the mutualism between fig trees (Ficus) and their pollinating fig wasps; an attractive system because it allows experimental manipulations, fitness can be quantified in the field, and there are many species to use for comparative studies. The fig mutualism is also a keystone resource for tropical forests. The project will involve both fieldwork in natural populations and laboratory work, and will be based at the well-known Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama up to six months per year. The exact project will be developed together with the selected candidate. Supervisors are Assistant Professor Charlotte Jandér (PI) and Professor Jon Ågren. For more information about the group see (https://www.ieg.uu.se/plant/jander-group/).

Qualifications required: To be eligible for a PhD-student position the applicant must hold a MSc degree or equivalent in ecology, evolutionary biology, or a related field. We are looking for an excellent candidate with strong motivation and an ability to work independently and as part of a team. The successful candidate should have a keen interest in species interactions, and experience from previous work in evolutionary biology or ecology. Experience from fieldwork, microbiology, and molecular work is a merit. Candidates must be able to express themselves well in spoken as well as written English.

Position: The graduate program covers four years of full-time study. The position can be combined with teaching or other duties at the department (up to 20%), which prolongs the employment with the corresponding time. The salary will be set according to local agreements (current starting salary is 26 700 SEK per month), and the position comes with standard social benefits and retirement funds. Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English. More information about postgraduate studies at Uppsala University is available at http://www.teknat.uu.se/education/postgraduate/.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
 
Starting date: 2019-11-01 or as otherwise agreed.

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

Scope of employment: 100 %

Application: The application should include 1) a letter of intent describing yourself, your research interests and motivation of why you want to do a PhD, and why you are suitable for the position, 2) your CV, 3) a short description of your education, 4) a copy of your undergraduate and master degree, your course grades and a copy of your master thesis, 5) the names and contact information of at least two reference persons (e-mail address and phone number), and 6) publications produced. The application should be written in English.

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

For further information about the position please contact:
Assistant Professor Charlotte Jandér, charlotte.jander@ebc.uu.se.

Please submit your application before 2019-08-30, UFV-PA 2019/2223.

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

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

Placement: Department of Ecology and Genetics

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2223

Last application date: 2019-08-30

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Post expires on Friday August 30th, 2019

PhD student in Medical Sciences in the field of Neuropsychopharmacology

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate interested in pursuing research within the field of Neuropsychopharmacology and Psychoneuroendocrinology. The PhD student position is placed in the research group Neuropsychopharmacology at the Department of Neuroscience. More information about the Department and its’ activities are available at www.neuro.uu.se

Project descriptionOur projects seek to advance knowledge on mental health related to stress and sex hormones. We study how psychosocial factors interact with alcohol and nicotine in relation to biological factors. We also research on the molecular mechanisms behind the effect of sex hormones on behavior and mental health. Through the application of genetic, endocrine, pharmacological, neurophysiological as well as brain imaging measures, in rodents as well as in humans, we aim to investigate interactions between genes, sex hormones and the environment. The purpose is to deepen knowledge on brain structure and function as well as behaviour behind stress, drug exposure and after various pharmacological treatments.

RequirementsThe applicant should hold an academic degree in Biology, Medicine, Bioinformatics, Psychology or related areas. We are looking for someone who has good basic knowledge within the areas of biostatistics, and molecular biology, with experience in neuroimaging data analysis, and with a genuine interest in psychoneuroendocrinology. Good skills in spoken and written English are necessary.

The applicant must be able to work independently and be well organized. As a person, he/she should be highly motivated, thorough, systematic, and goal-oriented. She/he should also be good at working in a group. Special attention will be paid to documented experience and previous publications.

Your application should include a CV describing your academic progress to date and scientific publications. A personal letter with a brief description of yourself, your competence and research interests as well as the name and e-mail address and phone number of two referees. A copy of your MSc certificate should be provided as well as a sample of the bachelor/master thesis. Applications are judged according to eligibility, previous experience of work/research/studies within closely related fields and personal suitability.

Pay: Local rules apply for salaries at Uppsala University.   

Starting: Autum 2019.

Working hours: 100%

For further information about the position please contact Associate professor Erika Comasco, Erika.Comasco@neuro.uu.se

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2019-09-18, UFV-PA 2019/2091

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

Placement: Department of Neuroscience

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

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2091

Last application date: 2019-09-18

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Post expires on Wednesday September 18th, 2019

PhD position in ecology – Seasonality of arctic plant-soil-microbe interactions

Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap

Apply before 2019-09-16

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

The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (Umeå University, Sweden) invites applicants for a PhD position on seasonal dynamics of plant-soil-microbe interactions in Arctic ecosystems, based at the Climate Impacts Research Centre in Abisko, north Sweden. Start date will be according to agreement. Application deadline is September 16, 2019.

Project description
Arctic ecosystems store large amounts of organic carbon in plants and soil. Changes in their carbon uptake and release can therefore cause strong feedbacks to our climate. Uptake of carbon by arctic plants is strongly limited by their access to nutrients, especially nitrogen, due to competition by microbes. Climate change can alter the interactions between plants and microbes, and can therefore alter nitrogen and carbon cycles in arctic ecosystems. In the Arctic, climate change is especially pronounced during autumn, winter and spring, but their impacts on plant-soil-microbe interactions remain unclear. The aim of this PhD-position is to investigate the year-round seasonal dynamics of interactions for nitrogen between arctic plants and microbes, and how these change with altered winter, spring and autumn climate.

The project will focus on drivers of variation and therefore combine field measurements with more controlled common-garden mesocosm and laboratory experiments. We will use techniques from plant ecology, soil microbiology, and biogeochemistry, including isotope-based techniques. The experimental field- and lab-work will be performed in the subarctic/alpine tundra and at the research facilities of the Climate Impacts Research Centre in Abisko (north Sweden). The PhD-project is part of a larger project, and you will therefore collaborate with other researchers.

The position is financed by the Swedish Research Council (VR) and Umeå University. The main supervisor will be Dr. Ellen Dorrepaal.

Admission requirements
We are looking for a person with field experience and interest in plant-soil-microbe interactions in arctic terrestrial ecosystems. The candidate should have an academic background in Ecology or from similar fields.

The recruitment procedure for the position is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance (Högskoleförordningen Chapter 5 and 7). Prerequisites include 240 ECTS credits (Swe. högskolepoäng) of higher education studies, of which 60 should be on an advanced level (Master level), or equivalent competence. Education should include 120 ECTS credits (2 years) subject relevant to ecology, at least one advanced course in a subject that is central to the doctoral student’s planned specialization, and a 15 ECTS credits independent project in ecology or a similar relevant field. The requirements should be met at the time of acceptance to doctoral studies.

Additional requirements for this position are good knowledge of plant-soil interactions and demonstrated experience with ecological fieldwork. Strong merits are knowledge of arctic terrestrial ecosystems, experience in the use of stable isotopes and statistics, experience with outdoor activities under arctic winter conditions, and a driving license for cars.

The successful applicant should have good ability to write and speak in English, creativity, power of initiative, independence, interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate.

Evaluations will be based on the application, references and on interviews.

Terms of employment
The employment is expected to result in a doctoral degree and the main assignment for the doctoral student is thus to be part of the research education, which includes participation in the described research project but also to take relevant courses. Teaching and other departmental work (up to a maximum of 20%) can be included. The employment is limited to four years at full time or up to five years if teaching and other departmental work is performed. The salary is fixed according to the established salary level for doctoral students.

How to apply
You apply through our recruitment system on September 16, 2019 at the latest. The application, written in English or Swedish, should include:

1. A short (max 2 pages) description of why you are interested in and suitable for the position
2. CV
3. Copy of certificates from higher education
4. List of completed university courses and the grades
5. Copy of degree thesis and possibly other scientific publications
6. Names and contact information of three reference persons

The documents should be in MS Word or PDF-format.

Contact
If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Ellen Dorrepaal, ellen.dorrepaal@umu.se

The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (www.emg.umu.se) carries out research and postgraduate education in ecology, environmental science and physical geography. The department has about 130 employees, about 30 of whom are PhD-students. The Climate Impacts Research Centre (CIRC) is part of the Department and undertakes research in how climate and environmental changes affect the ecosystems of the north. CIRC is stationed year-round in Abisko, Kiruna municipality. For further information, see www.arcticcirc.net.

Admission

According to agreement

Contact

Ellen Dorrepaal

090-786 53 21

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1126-19

Salary

Monthly salary

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Post expires on Monday September 16th, 2019

Postdoc of Deep Learning for Large-Scale GeoScience and sustainability Applications

Climate change, population growth, and environmental degradation as well as management of our agricultural, natural, and urban resources are major challenges influencing the achievement of multiple of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Currently an accelerating amount of geospatial data of immediate relevance are collected by satellites, airplanes, and drones. Such data provides hitherto unseen possibilities for capturing patterns and for generating new understanding of eco- and human systems at the process, regional and global scales. Deep learning methods have been identified as one of the key drivers in this context, and this project is about applying state-of-the-art and developing conceptually new deep learning techniques that are adapted to the specific needs of various challenging learning tasks in the earth and geodata domain.

Taking full advantage of the opportunities derived from these new and overwhelming data sources requires a variety of skills. We are searching for a motivated postdoctoral researcher in machine learning or geosciences, with a dedicated interest in addressing some of these challenges. The position will be opened in the context of a new collaboration between the Department of Computer Science (DIKU) and the Department for Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN) of the University of Copenhagen and will also be connected to the SCIENCE AI Centre. The aim is to initiate new groundbreaking research by applying and extending deep learning methods to extract and to explore relevant information from massive amounts of data.

The successful candidate will have the chance to work on a variety of exciting and challenging tasks within the earth and geodata domain, including:

  • Monitoring changes in climate, land use, and vegetation
  • Detecting faults and fractures in geophysical wavefield data
  • Analysing plant phenotyping and ecosystem structure
  • Detecting of landforms such as beach ridge or coastlines
  • Analysing human movements based on geospatial data

To address these tasks, the candidate will have to deal with very large and very complex data sets including petabytes of satellite or lidar data, which will necessitate the application and extension of complex deep learning models. We seek for an innovative postdoctoral research for a 2 year position, who has obtained a Ph.D. degree from a computer science department (or similar) or a geo-science department with significant experience in machine learning and data analysis of very large data sets. The candidate is expected to contribute to research activities within machine learning for geodata and earth system science as sketched above. The position will be a true collaborative position between the Department for Geosciences and Natural Resource Management or with the Department of Computer Science of the University of Copenhagen, but the exact balance and place of wok will be negotiated with the candidate and depend on the candidates background.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Claus Beier (cbe@ign.ku.dk), Associate Prof. Thomas Friborg (tfj@ign.ku.dk), or Assistant Professor Fabian Gieseke (fabian.gieseke@di.ku.dk). Further information related to the Departments at the Faculty of Science can be found here: http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/

The position is open from 1st October or as soon as possible thereafter.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.The starting salary is currently up to DKK 430.569 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 73.627). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include:

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

The deadline for applications is 1 September , 23:59 GMT+1

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

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Post expires on Sunday September 1st, 2019

Postdoc in Terrestrial Ecology, Department of Biology

A 1.5-year postdoc position in Terrestrial Ecology with a focus on moss-cyanobacteria associations is available at the Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, commencing 01.12.2019 or shortly thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment

The successful applicant will be based at the Terrestrial Ecology Section, thereby joining a lively research environment covering a wide range of topics such as plant ecophysiology, biogeochemistry, soil biology and ecosystem-atmosphere interactions. Our section is a diverse group comprising research and teaching staff members, laboratory technicians, PhD candidates and MSc and BSc students, focussing on many aspects of plant and microbial activity, soil nutrient cycling and global change. The successful candidate will be hosted by Assistant Professor Kathrin Rousk and will join the newly established Ecosystem Ecology group focussing on moss-cyanobacteria associations in pristine ecosystems. Professor Anders Priemé, Section of Microbiology, will co-host the successful applicant.

Overall description of the project

The postdoctoral position is part of a 4-year research project financed by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, Sapere Aude Starting Grant, led by Kathrin Rousk.

The aim of the project is to identify the abiotic (moisture and temperature) and biotic controls of moss-associated nitrogen fixation in samples collected from ecosystems with contrasting climates. The project involves fieldwork campaigns in boreal forests (Northern Sweden) and tropical cloud forests (South America) as well as laboratory approaches (e.g. nitrogen fixation assays, transcriptomics). For this 1.5-year postdoctoral project, the main goal is to place moss-cyanobacteria associations along the parasitism-mutualism continuum. This will be achieved by sequencing the transcriptome of the partners (moss and cyanobacteria) when they grow in unison vs. when they grow individually. The transcripts will be compared to transcripts from well-known symbiotic associations (e.g. legume-rhizobia) alongside measurements of growth and nitrogen fixation to ascertain the degree of mutualism or parasitism in this association.

Main tasks and responsibilities

Planning experiments, growing and culturing of mosses and cyanobacteria, RNA isolation from mosses and cyanobacteria, N2 fixation measurements, data analyses, data interpretation, and manuscript writing.

Qualifications

We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious candidate with a PhD degree in Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Environmental Genomics, or similar fields. Fluency in written and spoken English is a requirement, as well as excellent writing skills demonstrated by the publication record, as well as good communication skills. Candidates with skills and expertise listed below will be preferred.

Skills/expertise

Planning experimental setups, DNA and RNA isolation, preparation of RNA for cDNA sequencing, analysis of transcriptomic data, data analysis using R and Python, multivariate statistics, project coordination, plant and/or bacterial cultivation and growth.

For further information about the position, please contact Kathrin Rousk (kathrin.rousk@bio.ku.dk).  

Further information on the Department can be found here: http://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation.  

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

Terms of employment

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

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

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 430,570 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 73,627). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Cover letter describing motivation and project related research experience
  • Curriculum vita
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 2 relevant papers
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Full contact details (name, address, telephone & email) of 3 professional referees

The deadline for applications is 15.10.2019, 23:59 GMT +2.

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

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

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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.

Post expires on Tuesday October 15th, 2019

Postdoc in Molecular Pharmacology / Biochemistry

The Department of Forensic Medicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of molecular pharmacology / biochemistry in the group of Associate Professor Steffen Sinning as per 1 November 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a 3-year fixed-term full-time position.

As a postdoc at the Department of Forensic Medicine, you will be a part of the Faculty of Health at Aarhus University. The department employs 70 employees, of which 35 have an academic background, while 10 are tenured academic staff. Our mission is to contribute to the prevention of crime, accidents, premature deaths and suicides through research, education and forensic investigations. As an employee at the department, we expect that you contribute to achieving this goal. The department comprises two sections providing commissioned work for the Danish National Police and a basic research section.
The Section of Forensic Chemistry conducts quantitative and screening analysis for illegal and legal drugs and their metabolites in human biological samples as well as non-biological samples (police seizures). The Section of Forensic Pathology performs autopsies, crime scene investigations and clinical forensic examinations. Both sections hold either ISO 17025 or ISO 17020 quality standard accreditations. Apart from the commissioned work, the department has three research units, which focus on bioanalytical chemistry, forensic imaging and clinical forensic medicine. You will be part of the bioanalytical chemistry unit focusing on basic research. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

Our infrastructure is well-developed with modern laboratories. You will work in newly refurbished and well-equipped laboratories situated in conjunction with the Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus N.

About the research project
The research project is aimed at developing a new class of ligands for targets in depression using a state-of-the-art methodology. Our part of the project is to evaluate the pharmacological profile of these ligands in vitro to map structure-activity relationships and to assist in devising improved version of the ligands. Eventually, the successful ligands will be tested in animal models of depression. You will also use the developed ligands in ongoing structure-function studies of targets in depression.

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

  • Independent research of high international quality, including publication.
  • Establishing expression of receptor and transporter proteins in cell cultures
  • Establishing radioisotope and/or fluorescence/luminescence based methods for in vitro assays of receptor and transporter function
  • Evaluating the pharmacological profile of experimental drugs in vitro to determine structure-activity relationships
  • Assisting in devising improved versions of the experimental ligands

You will report to the Associate Professor, Steffen Sinning, and Head of Department, Christian Lindholst.

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

  • Biochemistry/molecular biology
  • Cell biology
  • Pharmacology or molecular pharmacology
  • Biophysics

Experience with cell cultures and cell-based assay systems would be an advantage. Also, experience with various optical/fluorescence/luminescence based techniques would be advantageous.

As a person, you are ambitious, independent, take ownership for your own project and are ready to assist in other projects. We expect you to possess good communication and interpersonal skills and to be fluent in oral and written English.
In order to be assessed as qualified for a Postdoc position, you must meet these academic criteria.

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Associate Professor Steffen Sinning, tel.: (+45) 87168314 or email: stsi@forens.au.dk
Your place of work will be the Department of Forensic Medicine, Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 99, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Terms of employment

Application
Your application must include the following:

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

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

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

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

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

Deadline:
25 August 2019

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

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

Aarhus University
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