Kategoriarkiv: Health/Life sciences

Postdoc Position on Quantitative Genetics and Genomics

A postdoc position focusing on modeling quantitative traits in breeding programs intensively exploiting genomic information is available September 1st, 2019 at the Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics (QGG, http://qgg.au.dk/) at Aarhus University. The postdoc will develop models and methods to optimize genomic prediction and estimation of variance components including both genotyped and non-genotyped individuals and on optimum methods to handle genotype by environment interactions. Methods for model evaluation and models comparisons should be developed and implemented. In addition, methods for reducing bias and inflation in genomic prediction of breeding values should be studied. There is funding for 2 years of employment. In case further external funding is procured within the academic area the candidate is estimated obviously qualified for, an extension can be possible for up to a total maximum of 4 years employment as a post doc.

The position is related to collaborative projects with commercial breeding companies and with the goal of developing methods and models that can be implemented in practical applications. The candidate will work on the analysis of analysis of data from ongoing experiments, from ongoing commercial selection programs. Results and hypothesis will be verified using complex stochastic simulation models. The position provides excellent possibilities for access to state of the art tools for simulation and for the analysis of complex genomic large scale datasets, writing publications, collaboration industry partners as well as with other research groups.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in animal breeding, quantitative genetics, quantitative genomics, statistics or related fields.
  • Strong interest in use of highly stochastic models for the analysis of phenotypic and genomic data.
  •  Proficiency in conducting large-scale computations.
  • Good understanding of methods used in genomic prediction and selection for using single step methods complex traits in commercial populations.
  • Understanding of commercial breeding programs.
  • Good skills in oral and written communication in English.
  • Ability to work in a large and diverse group of researchers, and collaborate with national and international partners form research and industry.

Place of work
The Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics (QGG) at Aarhus University (AU) is a major center for research and education in quantitative genetics, quantitative genomics, and breeding. It comprises more than 15 senior staff and a large group of PhDs and Post Docs. The center is part of the Department for Molecular Biology and Genetics and is located at the AU Foulum campus (for the locations of the department see http://mbg.au.dk/en/contact/how-to-find-the-department/).
Movement to the main campus in Aarhus is expected in 2020. QGG provides a very dynamic and internationally orientated environment with strong collaborations with relevant industrial partners and with several other leading international research groups in the research area.

Further information
For further information; please contact Professor Just Jensen, (Just.Jensen@agrsci.dk).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions about the position?

Just Jensen, Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics – Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics, +4587157546, just.jensen@mbg.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

emply.st.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Sunday 16 Jun 2019 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Sunday June 16th, 2019

Research technician in cancer immunotherapy

A full-time position as research technician in cancer immunotherapy is available for 2 years from June 15th 2019, in the project group of Dr. Jon Amund Kyte at Dept. of Cancer Immunology, Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital (OUS) Radiumhospitalet. OUS is Norway’s largest hospital and medical research institution, and is accredited as Comprehensive Cancer Center by the Organisation of European Cancer Institutes. OUS Radiumhospitalet is a dedicated cancer center with a particularly strong research profile in cancer immunotherapy. We have a proven record in bringing novel immunotherapy ideas from preclinical development into clinical studies.  

Application deadline: 03/06/2019 Employer: Oslo universitetssykehus HF Town/city: Oslo

Title: Research technician Full-time/part-time: Full-time Webcruiter ID: 4083302390 Positions: 1 Social sharing :

Job description

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated research technician for working on two projects:  

Development of chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) for adoptive T cell therapy targeting solid tumors. CAR T cell therapy has shown remarkable efficacy against hematological malignancies. The project aims to bring CAR T cell therapy to solid cancers, by exploring novel strategies for CAR design, targeting unexplored tumor antigens and countering key mechanisms for tumor tolerance. The technician will work with postdoc´s in the group and perform molecular cloning of novel CAR constructs, testing of CAR T cell functionality in immune assays and animal models. A variety of advanced cellular/molecular immunology technologies will be used, as well as methods for response and toxicity assessments in animal models. Development of novel cancer therapy combining PD-1 and CTLA-4 blockade with immunogenic chemotherapy or radiotherapy.  We (PI JA Kyte) have started three clinical trials, enrolling a total of 170 patients, investigating PD-1/CTLA-4 blockade combined with immunogenic chemotherapy or radiotherapy. The trials pioneer the strategy of combining chemo/radio-therapy known to induce immunological cell death with immune checkpoint blockade. We collect biopsies, peripheral blood cells and other samples from the trial patients. The technician will contribute to biobanking and perform translational research on material from trial patients, aimed at identifying biomarkers of response and uncovering tumor/immune evolution during therapy. A variety of advanced cellular/molecular immunology technologies will be used.

The technician will work in team with other members of the Kyte project group, at the Department of Cancer Immunology. The Kyte group has 9 members with research background in immunology and medicine and is affiliated with the group of professor Malmberg, which comprises about 25 research members. Dr. Kyte is Head of the Department for Experimental Cancer Treatment and project group leader at Dept. of Cancer Immunology.

Qualifications
  • We are looking for a candidate that is highly motivated and with a research background in immunology, including animal models.
  • Great emphasis will be placed on personal aptitude and on the ability to collaborate.
  • The candidate must have experience in immunology and animal models, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills (English).
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in T cell immunology with robust practical skills in molecular and cellular biology, including animal studies, cell culture, mRNA work, retroviral transduction, flow cytometry and T-cell functional assays.
  • Knowledge in CAR or TCR research will be an important asset.
The application must include
  • The application letter (including a summary of applicant’s scientific work and interest and describing how she/he fits the description of the person we seek)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates with grades, letters of recommendation
  • Names, email and telephone number of 3 referees (describe relation to applicant)
  • A complete list of publications

The Application must be submitted through Webcruiter.  

We offer
  • Interesting and challenging research projects with huge potential for clinical application
  • A productive and motivating research environment
  • Full-time two-year position
  • Salary according to the OUS salary scale
  • Favorable pension arrangements
  • Attractive welfare arrangements

Location Ullernchausseen 70, 0379 Oslo, Norway
Contacts

Jon Amund Kyte, M.D. PhD, (+47) 22 93 47 38, jon.amund.kyte@ous-hf.no

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PhD Fellowship in ‘Chromosome Instability and Human Disease’ at the Center for Chromosome Stability

A PhD position is available in the Center for Chromosome Stability (www.ccs.ku.dk) in a group headed by Prof Ian D. Hickson. The post is available from October 1st, 2019 (or at a mutually agreed date). Highly motivated and committed candidates with an interest in chromosome structure and disease are encouraged to apply.
The post is fully funded, although the post-holder will be encouraged to seek a personal fellowship to support his/her PhD stipend.
Our group and research 
The CCS is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation, and has as its mission on understanding of how chromosomal instability causes human disease. The CCS is embedded at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (www.icmm.ku.dk).
Project description 
The project is part of collaboration between the Hickson and Lopez-Contreras groups in the CCS and will focus on understanding the molecular basis for developmental disorders in man caused by abnormalities in the protein Topoisomerase III (TOP3). TOP3 is required for DNA repair and genome stabilization through altering the topological state of DNA. The project will involve multiple methodologies, including biophysical and cell biological techniques, as well as characterization of a mouse model of the human disease.
The project will be overseen primarily by Dr. Anna H. Bizard, an expert on DNA topology
Start:        October 2019.
Duration: 3 years as a PhD student
Job description 
  • Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:
  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Participate in active research environments
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project
Profile  
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person with the following competences and experience:
  • Must hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a related area of biology or biophysics.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, including the ability to work well in an international academic setting.
  • Ability to work in a team of multidisciplinary scientists, and the potential to work independently with limited direction.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • A track record of publication-standard research
Key criteria for the assessment of candidates 
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. biology, cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biophysics
Other important criteria are:
  • Grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in chromosome biology
  • Personal drive and commitment to science
  • Excellent English language skills
 
Place of employment 
The place of employment is at Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories.
Terms of employment and employment 
The employment as a PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years. Starting date is October 1, 2019 or by agreement.
The post is conditional upon the candidate’s success­ful enrolment in the PhD school at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the candidate in consultation with the supervisors.
The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the University’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 26.755 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (April 2018-level) plus pension.
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor.
General information about PhD programs at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/   
Application procedure 
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking “Apply”. The application must include the following documents in PDF format:
  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  3. A certified/signed copy of Master of Science certificate. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do
  4. Publication list (if possible)
 
Application deadline:  June 30, 2019, 23.59pm CET  
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.
The further process  
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.
The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.
Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

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Deadline: 30 June 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
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PhD fellow in Plant Molecular Biology

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Plant Molecular Biology commencing 1 August 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Description of the scientific environment 
The department studies all aspects of plant biology. The research group to which the candidate will be affiliated has a main focus on the molecular biology of primary active transport systems in plants.
Project description 
The project supported by the Carlsberg Foundation aims at understanding the molecular basis for salt tolerance of Chenopodium quinoa. The PhD student will work on characterizing cation transporters in this plant.  The work will include making an inventory of putative cation transporters in the genome of C. quinoa and functionally expressing selected transporters in yeast for characterization of their properties. At a later stage of the project the candidate may have the possibility to examine the phenotype of plants carrying mutations in the corresponding genes.
 
Principal supervisor is Professor Michael Palmgren,Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, E-mail palmgren@plen.ku.dk,  Direct Phone: +45 23988444.
Job description 
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:
  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department
Formal requirements  
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Biotechnology with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any) and relevant work experience.
Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 325.625 (approx. €43,400) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,980). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Application Procedure 
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.
Please include
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • Full contact details (Name, address, telephone & email) of 1-3 professional referees
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
The deadline for applications is 31st May 2019, 23:59 GMT +2.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.
The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.
 
Questions 
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Michael Palmgren, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, e-mail palmgren@plen.ku.dk,  direct Phone: +45 23988444.
General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at http://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

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Deadline: 31 May 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
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Post expires on Friday May 31st, 2019

Research Fellow connected to the project “Cardiac metabolism in heart failure”

The position

At the Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Medical Biology a position has become available for the role of Research Fellow, for applicants wishing to take a Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) degree. The position is affiliated with the Cardiovascular Research Group. The group is focusing on understanding underlying mechanisms of chronic and acute heart failure, as well as potential therapies for treatment of these conditions. The scientific activity of the group involves the use of experimental animal models, as well as work on the organ, cellular, organelle and molecular level.

The position is available for a period of four years.

The Research Fellow is a training position which comprises complete research training working towards a doctorate degree. Acceptance onto the doctorate degree programme is a prerequisite for appointment to this position, and the study period will begin upon commencement of the employment. The Research Fellow will participate in the faculty’s research training, and the doctorate degree project will be carried out over the course of the period of employment.

More than 200 staff members from all over the world have their workplace at the Department of Medical Biology (IMB). The department consists of 13 research groups concentrated on fundamental biomedical research problems, including research on various cancer forms, cardiovascular diseases, the body’s immune system and anti-biotic resistance. The Department is also involved in marine bio-prospecting and testing of new drugs.

IMB provides education for students studying programs in medicine, dentistry, biomedical laboratory sciences, biomedicine and pharmacy.

The research and responsibilities

Diabetes is associated with increased risk of heart failure and increased mortality after myocardial infarction. Energy metabolism of diabetic hearts is also altered, and they are less efficient. Using mouse models of obesity-related heart failure, this project will assess functional and metabolic effects of new treatment procedures that may lead to better understanding of the processes leading to the development of heart failure, as well as development of new therapeutic approaches.

The successful applicant will work with animal models, and an interest in cardiac/cardiovascular physiology and previous experience within this area will be considered an advantage for the position. Apart from the experimental work, the successful applicant must teach at the Department’s various courses. The duties will be allocated based on the applicant’s qualifications and the needs of the Department.

Contacts

For further information about the position and project, contact:

Qualifications

A requirement of the position is the completion of a relevant Master’s degree (Msc), a Norwegian Candidate with a medicine degree (MD), a veterinary degree, or other educations which have been approved as equivalent to these by the Norwegian certification authorities. The completed Master´s degree must be with good grades, either an integrated Master’s degree of 300 credits or a Master’s degree of 120 credits building upon a Bachelor’s degree of 180 credits. 

Master/medical students in the final stages are also qualified to apply, but have to document completed degree before employment.

Personal suitability for the position and the candidate’s motivation will be strongly emphasized. We are looking for a person who is structured, goal-oriented, analytical and able to communicate and collaborate with other people in the group. 

In order to be appointed to the role of Research Fellow, the eligibility requirements for the faculty’s PhD programme must be met, cf. section 6, Regulations for the Degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) at the University of Tromsø, with additional provisions concerning the Faculty of Health Sciences which can be found on the website with the Regulations for the PhD programme at the Faculty of health Sciences.

Applicants must have a documented knowledge of English, which meets the requirements as stated in the Norwegian general university and college admission requirements.

Application

The application must include:

  • cover letter including a short description of interests and reasons for applying for the position
  • project description, where relevant
  • CV containing a complete overview of education, experience, professional work, pedagogical qualifications and references
  • diplomas and certificates:
  • diploma and transcript of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (in original language and translated)
  • diploma and transcript of Master’s degree or equivalent (in original language and translated)
  • documentation of proficiency in English
  • any academic works, including the Master’s thesis

Proficiency in the English language can be documented in the following ways:

  • Diploma from a Norwegian upper secondary school with both spoken and written English (140 hours)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • IELTS (International English Testing Service)
  • Completed university degree in the field of English language or literature
  • One year’s completed university studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or USA, for which English was the language of instruction.

Applications will only be considered if all requested application documents are received before the application deadline.

All documentation to be assessed must be translated into English or a Scandinavian language.

Applications sent to us via e-mail or by any other means will not be considered.

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Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. The committee’s mandate is to undertake an assessment of the applicants’ qualifications based on the application documents and the text of the announcement.

The Assessment Committee will give emphasis to the potential for research, as presented in the Master’s thesis or equivalent, or in any other academic works.

In the assessment, consideration may also be given to professional experience and any other activity which may be significant for the completion of the doctoral degree, as well as to any pedagogical qualifications. This includes pedagogical training, teaching experience, experience of public education and experience/training of other kinds.

The applicants who are assessed as best qualified will be called to an interview. The interview shall, among other things, aim to clarify the applicant’s personal suitability for the position and motivations.

We offer

  • Interesting work tasks
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • A structured PhD program – English speaking
  • A large degree of independence in work
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective agreement
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund

Working and payment conditions

The normal period of employment is four years. The PhD studies normally equate to three years. The fourth year, apportioned as 25% of each year, shall be put towards teaching or other work tasks undertaken for the university.

Shorter periods of employment may be offered if the Research Fellow has already completed parts of the research training programme, or in the event that the employment builds upon a previous appointment in an educational position (Research Fellow, Research Assistant or similar), so that the total time of research training comes to three years.

The successful candidate is obliged to make a contribution to the teaching of all students at the Faculty of Health Sciences as and where necessary.

The remuneration for Research Fellows is in accordance with the State salary scale codes 1017 and 1378, depending on the qualifications of the former.

A compulsory contribution of 2% to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

General

We make the appointment in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

You can find more information on the website for arriving staff.

At UiT The Arctic University of Norway, diversity is valued, and we therefore encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their age, gender, functional ability or national or ethnic background. The university will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability.

Questions concerning the organisation of the working environment, including that of the physical state of the workplace, health services, possibilities for flexible working hours, part-time work, etc. may be addressed to the telephone reference in this announcement.

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act. You may request to not be registered on the public list of applicants, but the University may decide that your name will be made public. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication.

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UiT – Developing the High North

UiT is a multi-campus research university and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

The Faculty of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences is a national innovation which brings together a wide range of health-related education pathways. This lays the groundwork for a unique level of interdisciplinarity and innovation in health education and research. We work closely with northern services in order to find solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.

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Deadline

31. July 2019

Post expires on Wednesday July 31st, 2019

Researcher position in Fish immunology and gene editing

About the Position

The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE), UiT The Arctic University of Norway has a researcher position vacant in Fish Immunology and Vaccinology. The position is a fixed term position for a period of two years and is attached to the Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NCFS) and the research group Fish immunology and vaccinology.

The Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NCFS) is a multidisciplinary unit for marine research and education.

NCFS have established research environments for resource management, resource utilization and biotechnology, and is now strengthening the capacity for utilization and health related effects of seafood consumption. NCFS teaching obligation stretches trough three study programs at Bachelor and Master level; Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Biotechnology/Marine biotechnology and Aquamedicine. In addition, NCFS offers an international master program, International Fisheries Management (IFM). All programs of are growing popularity as they are attracting more qualified students than available opportunities.

The position’s field of research

The applicant will join a dedicated and ambitious team of researchers in the fish immunology and vaccinology research group to work on the project CRISPRized Immortality. The project is funded by the Norwegian research council HAVBRUK 2018 and involves optimizing CRISPR based gene editing in Atlantic salmon. Essential to the development of next-generation fish vaccines are tools that are more sophisticated and specifically designed to study the complex and multifaceted interactions between the host’s immune response and the invading pathogens. The project will focus on developing and implementing methods for efficient genome editing in salmonid cell lines and primary cells and the use of this technique to answer important biological questions related to fish health.

As a member of the research group, you will work in close collaboration with an interdisciplinary group working on the UiT funded project FISH & CRISPR- Innovative strategies to improve salmon health. This team involves three PhD students and faculty members from research groups in Macromolecular Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, the Pharmacology Research Group, Department of Pharmacy, as well as the Fish Immunology and Vaccinology Research Group at Norwegian College of Fishery Science.

Qualifications

For appointment as Researcher, the applicant should have a Norwegian doctoral degree doctoral degree in immunology, cellular biology or molecular biology, or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognised as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree. If not competence at a corresponding level documented by academic work of the same scope and quality can be considered.

The suitable candidate for this position would ideally have a strong background in molecular science, molecular cloning, cell culture, cell transfections, with strong preference given to candidates with research experience working with fish immunology and salmonid model systems and/or CRISPR gene editing.

Personal qualifications, suitability and interest in the project will be emphasized; the candidate’s personal qualifications should also include excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

Language
Applicant must have a good command of English, both written and verbal. Read more about languages proficiency.

We offer

  •  Involvement in an interesting research project
  • A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues
  • A large degree of independence in work
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund

More information about moving to Tromsø: uit.no/mobility

The appointment is for a period of 2 years. Remuneration of PhD positions are in State salary code 1109. In addition to taxes, a further 2% is deducted for the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

Application

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter explaining your motivation and research interests
  • CV
  • Diplomas and transcripts from completed degrees
  • 2-3 references with contact details
  • Documentation of the English language
  • Academic works, up to ten. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work.

You must also submit a project proposal, that describe of how you scientifically can contribute to (the project/described field of research). The proposal must include a progress plan.

Documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications through Jobbnorge.

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Contact

For further information, please contact: Eva- Stina Edholm, eva-stina.i.edholm@uit.no, phone: +47 77646112

Other information

UiT’s HR policy objectives emphasises diversity, and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, functional ability and national or ethnic background. UiT is an will make the necessary adaptations in order to facilitate for employees with reduced functional ability.

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act. You may request to not be registered on the public list of applicants, but the University may decide that your name will be made public. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication.

About UiT The Arctic University of Norway

The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE) consists of Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NFH) and School of Business and Economics. The main task of BFE is to conduct teaching and research dissemination at a high national and international level within all relevant fields.

Prioritized research areas are aquatic and terrestrialeco systems, climate, life in the arctic, marine bioprospecting, fish health, seafood products, business and macroeconomics, resources and environment, markets and management of marine resources. The interdisciplinary profile of the faculty provides good opportunity to develop research projects involving several research groups at the faculty according to its strategy.

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Deadline

11. June 2019

Post expires on Tuesday June 11th, 2019

PhD in microbial ecology

The position

The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE), UiT The Arctic University of Norway has a PhD position vacant in microbial ecology. The postion is temporary for 3 years and attached to Department of Arctic and Marine Biology (AMB) and the research group of Microorganisms and Plants.

Department of Arctic and Marine Biology (AMB) includes 6 research groups (including AMSE) distributed across several buildings. Research and teaching at AMB have a broad span, from molecular mechanisms at cellular/subcellular levels via studies of adaptations at the organismal level, to ecological interactions in aquatic and terrestrial environments. The institute is an exciting and cutting-edge academic and research unit in biology that addresses important questions in basic, applied and management-oriented research with a strong focus on the high North.

The Department has extensive national and international research collaborations including regional institutions like Fram Center, Institute of Marine Research and NIBIO. It plays a leading role in the Norwegian national Nansen Legacy Program. The staff consists of 52 permanent scientists, 23 technicians, 9 administrative positions and 65 temporary employees (researchers, postdocs, PhD students, and technicians).

The project

Thawing arctic soils lead to the release of the harmful greenhouse gas methane. On Svalbard, in high-Arctic Norway, we have found evidence that deep groundwater reservoirs carry methane at high concentrations to the surface. Sometimes through as much as 60 meters of permafrost. We want to understand the source of the methane, what happens to it while it moves underground and how much reaches the atmosphere. Our focus is the microorganisms that make a living on this methane, using it as a carbon and energy source.

The PhD student will be involved in a project, “Cells in the Cold”, which focus on the Time-dependent climatic regulation of cold CH4 emitting microbial ecosystems, and “Climagas”, which focuses on methane seeps in the Arctic tundra on Svalbard. In the project we will use a combination of process rate measurements, biochemical and molecular methods including metagenomics and metatranscriptomics to study methane oxidizing microorganisms in the tundra.

The major aim of the PhD student is to investigate and shed new light on the response times and nature of changes in the methane oxidizing microbiome after alteration in temperatures and methane release rates and during natural seasonal changes in and around terrestrial methane seeps.

Samples for field studies and generation of model-ecosystems will be collected from Svalbard.

The PhD student will join multiseasonal fieldwork campaigns, set up experimental ecosystems in the laboratory, perform gas and chemical analyses, and extraction of nucleic acids. The PhD student will further analyze the data using a combination of bioinformatics and statistical methods.
 

Contacts

For further information regarding this position, please contact Alexander Tøsdal Tveit, alexander.t.tveit@uit.no or phone +4799279186.

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Qualifications

We seek a PhD student that is motivated for research that span from microbial cell to ecosystem biology in an international project that involves abroad stays with collaborators and prolonged stays (up to several weeks) on Svalbard. A master in microbiology or microbial ecology is required. Experience with closed and fed-batch incubations of pure cultures or microcosms including gas measurements is a requirement to apply.

Experience in statistical analyses, high throughput sequence analysis or microscopy techniques is considered advantageous, as is experience with fieldwork and chemical analyses using chromatography or spectrometry techniques. The successful applicant must have a fluent command of English, both written and verbal. The PhD position will be part of an international project where the working language is English. The application should therefore be written in English.

Language

The successful applicant must have a fluent command of English, both written and verbal. The PhD position will be part of an international project where the working language is English. The application should therefore be written in English.

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Remuneration

Remuneration for the position of PhD Candidate is in accordance with State salary scale code 1017.

 A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Sector Pension Fund will be deducted.

Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. During this assessment process, emphasis will be attached to the applicant’s potential for research as shown by:

  • Master’s thesis or equivalent
  • any other academic works, and
  • project description (if required)                                      

In addition, consideration may be given to work experience or other activities of significance for the implementation of the PhD studies, and to any teaching qualifications. This includes teaching education, teaching experience, from popularization and experience/education from other types of dissemination. The  best qualified assessed applicants will be called to an interview. The interview shall among other things aim to clarify the applicant’s personal suitability for the position.

Applicants bring original certificates/diplomas and reference letter (work) to an interview.

General information

We make the appointment in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

Questions concerning the organization of the working environment, such as the physical state of the place of employment, health service, possibility for flexible working hours, part time, etc. may be directed to the telephone reference in this announcement.

UiT The Arctic University of Norway has HR policy objectives that emphasize diversity, and therefore encourages qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, functional ability and national or ethnic background.

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is an IW (Inclusive Workplace) enterprise, and will therefore emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability

We process personal data given in an application or CV in accordance with the Personal Data Act. You may request to not be registered on the public list of applicants, but the University may decide that your name will be made public. You will receive advance notification in the event of such publication.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

 UiT The Arctic University of Norway

The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE) consists of Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NFH) and School of Business and Economics. The main task of BFE is to conduct teaching and research dissemination at a high national and international level within all relevant fields. Prioritized research areas are aquatic and terrestrial

ecosystems, climate, life in the arctic, marine bioprospecting, fish health, seafood products, business and macroeconomics, resources and environment, markets and management of marine resources. The interdisciplinary profile of the faculty provides good opportunity to develop research projects involving several research groups at the faculty according to its strategy.

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Deadline

4. July 2019

Post expires on Thursday July 4th, 2019

Postdoc in thyroid surgical research

The Research Unit of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Department of Clinical Research, invites applications for a position as postdoc (20% time), running from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2021.

The current research lines of the Research Unit of ORL are:

Epidemiological and interventional research in the fields of:

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Laryngology and phoniatrics
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Audiology and otology
  • Vascular malformations
  • Chronical rhino-sinusitis

Research profile and tasks:

It will be expected that the new postdoc develops her/his research area in collaboration with the above-mentioned research areas. Furthermore, he/she will be expected to be project supervisor for a PhD-student doing research in the field of thyroid surgery research.

Furthermore, it will be expected that the postdoc is willing to join a PhD-supervisor course and to take over teaching lessons for the head of research when needed.

The successful candidate will be expected to have:

• a PhD degree in thyroid surgery research
• research experience documented by international peer-reviewed journal articles within the fields of thyroid surgery research

Further information can be obtained from professor and head of research unit of ORL, Christian Godballe, telephone +45 6550 2800, mobile +45 2330 3837, e-mail cgodballe@health.sdu.dk or from research secretary Vibeke Bennedsen, telephone +45 6542 1809, e-mail Vibeke.bennedsen@rsyd.dk

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

Application: 

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

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

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

• a motivation letter
• a detailed CV
• degree certificates (inclusive of Ph.D.-diploma)
• a complete and numbered list of publications
• 3 scientific publications considered by the applicant to the most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication.
• a teaching portfolio detailing the candidate’s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, and teaching philosophy
• a research plan detailing the candidate’s ideas and plans for her/his future research work.

Incomplete applications with regard to the above-mentioned requirements will not be assessed.

Further particulars concerning the application – please see the link below.

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

Further details:

Read the guideline for applicants

Deadline: 1 June 2019
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Saturday June 1st, 2019

Postdoc in Global Microbiology and Epidemiology of Antimicrobial Resistance

Global emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are among the biggest challenges for human and animal health.

 

The Genomic Epidemiology Research Group, has as the primary task is to conduct targeted research with the aim of predicting and preventing infectious diseases in humans and animals, and supporting global detection, surveillance and control, with a specific focus on AMR. The research group combines expertise in conventional and molecular microbiology with epidemiology and bioinformatics and act as EU and WHO reference centre for AMR.

 

The Genomic Epidemiology Research Group is together with several partners worldwide and funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and Fleming Fund working on establishing and improving global surveillance of AMR based local sampling, generation and analyzing of whole genome sequencing (WGS) and whole community sequencing data, and sharing of the information.

 

An important objective is to assist in capacity building in low and middle income countries (LMICs) and to identify, analyze and study the epidemiology of AMR in bacterial isolates from clinical cases and other sources.

 

For this, the Research group seeks a candidate for a vacant postdoc position in global capacity building and microbial epidemiology of AMR.

 
Responsibilities and tasks
  • Your main responsibility will be to assist in global capacity building of using whole genome sequencing for detection of AMR genes and to collect and analyze WGS data from bacterial isolates from clinical and other sources.
  • You will accomplish this by conducting site visits and training courses in different LMICs and coordinate global collections of bacterial isolates and WGS data.
  • You will communicate research results by presenting data at project meetings and international conferences, and write reports and manuscripts for publication.
  • You will engage in the general work carried out by the research group, including discussions and planning of strategies and projects, drafting research grant proposals, etc.
  • If your interest lies here and time allows, you will also supervise students and contribute to the group’s teaching activities.

The day-to-day work will be performed in close collaboration with other researchers in the Genomic Epidemiology group and with national and international partners associated with the global sewage project. Collaboration includes active participation in national and international meetings and conferences, sharing of data and results, contribution to joint publications.

 

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

 
The ideal candidate:
  • Holds a PhD degree within one of the following areas: epidemiology or microbiology.
  • Has documented experience with whole genome sequencing and working in LMICs.
  • Preferably, has experience with infectious disease epidemiology, AMR and bioinformatics.
  • Is able to work independently and able to plan and carry out complex tasks, while also having the ability to engage constructively and positively in a large, international and cross-disciplinary research group.
  • Has good English communication skills, oral and written.
  • Is ambitious and has a strong drive for obtaining high-quality results.
We offer

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

 
Salary and terms of employment

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

 
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 Professor Frank M. Aarestrup, fmaa@food.dtu.dk, tel.: +45 3588 6281.

 

You can read more about the Genomic Epidemiology Research Group at http://www.food.dtu.dk/english/Research/Genomic-Epidemiology

 

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 29 May 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:

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

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

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

The National Food Institute (DTU Food) works within six technical focus areas: Biotechnology, nutrition, food quality, food safety, food technology and environment & human health. Activities cover a wide range of food products throughout the entire food chain from farm to table, comprising both research activities and research-based consulting and teaching. Read more at www.food.dtu.dk. 

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

Deadline: 29 May 2019
Unit: DTU Food
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday May 29th, 2019

PhD scholarship in Metagenomics and Antimicrobial Resistance

Global emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are among the biggest challenges for human and animal health.

 

The Genomic Epidemiology Research Group, has as the primary task is to conduct targeted research with the aim of predicting and preventing infectious diseases in humans and animals, and supporting global detection, surveillance and control, with a specific focus on AMR. The research group combines expertise in conventional and molecular microbiology with epidemiology and bioinformatics and act as EU and WHO reference centre for AMR.

 

The Genomic Epidemiology Research Group is together with several partners worldwide and mainly funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation working on establishing and improving global surveillance of AMR. This is mainly based on metagenomics analyses of sewage, but we are currently analyzing all publicly available metagenomics datasets.

 

For this the Research group seeks a candidate for a vacant PhD position in bioinformatics and data mining of AMR in metagenomics datasets.

 
Responsibilities and tasks
  • Your main responsibility will be to analyze the occurrence of AMR genes in relation to origin of the metagenomics data and in relation to bacterial composition and other genes.
  • You will accomplish this using different bioinformatics tools and machine learning to determine association between AMR-genes in metagenomics datasets.
  • You will communicate research results by presenting data at project meetings and international conferences, and write reports and manuscripts for publication.

The day-to-day work will be performed in close collaboration with other researchers in the Genomic Epidemiology group and with national and international partners associated with the global sewage project. Collaboration includes active participation in national and international meetings and conferences, sharing of data and results, contribution to joint publications.

 

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

 
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.

 

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 Professor Frank M. Aarestrup, fmaa@food.dtu.dk, +45 3588 6281.

 

You can read more about the Genomic Epidemiology Research Group at http://www.food.dtu.dk/english/Research/Genomic-Epidemiology

 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 29 May 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.

 

The National Food Institute (DTU Food) works within six technical focus areas: Biotechnology, nutrition, food quality, food safety, food technology and environment & human health. Activities cover a wide range of food products throughout the entire food chain from farm to table, comprising both research activities and research-based consulting and teaching. Read more at www.food.dtu.dk. 

 

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

Deadline: 29 May 2019
Unit: DTU Food
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday May 29th, 2019

PhD Scholarship in Antimicrobial Resistance

Global emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are among the biggest challenges for human and animal health.

 

The Genomic Epidemiology Research Group, has as the primary task is to conduct targeted research with the aim of predicting and preventing infectious diseases in humans and animals, and supporting global detection, surveillance and control, with a specific focus on AMR. The research group combines expertise in conventional and molecular microbiology with epidemiology and bioinformatics and act as EU and WHO reference centre for AMR.

 

The Genomic Epidemiology Research Group is together with several partners worldwide and mainly funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation working on establishing and improving global surveillance of AMR. This is mainly based on metagenomics analyses of sewage, but there is a need to link these data to data on AMR-genes from single isolates from clinical and other sources.

 

For this the Research group seeks a candidate for a vacant PhD position in bioinformatics analyses of epidemiology of AMR.

 
Responsibilities and tasks
  • Your main responsibility will be to analyze the occurrence and genetic location of AMR genes in single bacterial isolates obtained from public databases and de novo generated data.
  • You will accomplish this using different bioinformatics tools to generate a global overview of AMR-genes in bacterial isolates as well as their genetic location.
  • You will communicate research results by presenting data at project meetings and international conferences, and write reports and manuscripts for publication.

The day-to-day work will be performed in close collaboration with other researchers in the Genomic Epidemiology group and with national and international partners associated with the global sewage project. Collaboration includes active participation in national and international meetings and conferences, sharing of data and results, contribution to joint publications.

 

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

 
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.

  

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 Professor Frank M. Aarestrup, fmaa@food.dtu.dk, +45 3588 6281.

 

You can read more about the Genomic Epidemiology Research Group at http://www.food.dtu.dk/english/Research/Genomic-Epidemiology

 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 29 May 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.

 

The National Food Institute (DTU Food) works within six technical focus areas: Biotechnology, nutrition, food quality, food safety, food technology and environment & human health. Activities cover a wide range of food products throughout the entire food chain from farm to table, comprising both research activities and research-based consulting and teaching. Read more at www.food.dtu.dk. 

 

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

Deadline: 29 May 2019
Unit: DTU Food
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday May 29th, 2019

Postdoc in Epidemiological Modelling of Global Factors Influencing Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is among the biggest challenges for human and animal health. If global drivers of this could be identified we might perform interventions at a much earlier stage.

 

We are seeking a candidate for a vacant postdoc position in epidemiology within the area of global surveillance and predictive epidemiological modelling of infectious diseases with a focus on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

 

You will be affiliated with the Genomic Epidemiology Research Group, which primary task is to conduct targeted research with the aim of predicting and preventing infectious diseases in humans and animals, and supporting global detection, surveillance and control. The research group combines expertise in conventional and molecular microbiology with epidemiology and bioinformatics and act as EU and WHO reference centre for antimicrobial resistance.

 

The Genomic Epidemiology Research Group is together with several partners worldwide and funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation establishing a global surveillance of infectious diseases and AMR to a large extent based  on metagenomic sequencing of urban sewage, and the data are ready for epidemiological analysis (www.genomicepidemiology.orgwww.globalmicrobialidentifier.orgwww.compare-europe.eu

 

An important research objective is to identify risk factors that can contribute to explaining the occurrence, trends and emergence of AMR. AMR is a complex problem with multiple and interconnected drivers driven by biological processes. However the operation of biological mechanisms is shaped by the social, economic, political and cultural context in which they occur.Possible explanatory variables for the transmission of AMR may include climatic, demographic, socioeconomic and health-related factors collected at the national level and are publicly available through databases and registries. The postdoc’s main responsibility will be to analyse and interpret data from such external data sources and investigate if and how they associate with each other and with the surveillance data collected from sewage from major cities around the world.

 
Responsibilities and tasks
  • Your main responsibility will be to identify macro-epidemiological factors that can contribute to explaining the global occurrence, trends, emergence and transmission of infectious diseases with a focus on AMR.
  • You will accomplish this by analysing and interpreting data representing a range of possible explanatory/predictor variables using quantitative epidemiological methods (e.g. correlation analysis, time-series analysis, spatial analysis, multivariable regression and/or Bayesian modelling).
  • You will communicate research results by presenting data at project meetings and international conferences, and write reports and manuscripts for publication.
  • You will engage in the general work carried out by the research group, including discussions and planning of strategies and projects, drafting research grant proposals, etc.
  • If your interest lies here and time allows, you will also supervise students and contribute to the group’s teaching activities.
  • Daily work will be in close collaboration with other researchers in the Genomic Epidemiology group and national and international partners associated with the global sewage project. Collaboration includes active participation in national and international meetings and conferences, sharing of data and results, and contribution to joint publications.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

 
The ideal candidate:
  • Holds a PhD degree within one of the following areas: public health epidemiology, statistics, social epidemiology, veterinary epidemiology, or eco-epidemiology.
  • Has documented experience with quantitative epidemiological methods, including temporal and spatial analytical methods, working with macro level predictors and with linking and analysing data from various sources.
  • Has proficiency in statistical programming in R, python, MATLAB or similar.
  • Preferably, has experience with infectious disease epidemiology at the macro level and is familiar with bioinformatics and genetic epidemiology.
  • Is able to work independently and able to plan and carry out complex tasks, while having the ability to engage constructively in a large, international and cross-disciplinary research group.
  • Has good English communication skills, oral and written.
  • Is ambitious and has a strong drive for obtaining high-quality results.
We offer

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

 
Salary and terms of employment

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

 
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 Professor Frank M. Aarestrup, fmaa@food.dtu.dk, +45 3588 6281.

 

You can read more about the Genomic Epidemiology Research Group at http://www.food.dtu.dk/english/Research/Genomic-Epidemiology

 

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 29 May 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:

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

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

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

The National Food Institute (DTU Food) works within six technical focus areas: Biotechnology, nutrition, food quality, food safety, food technology and environment & human health. Activities cover a wide range of food products throughout the entire food chain from farm to table, comprising both research activities and research-based consulting and teaching. Read more at www.food.dtu.dk. 

 

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

Deadline: 29 May 2019
Unit: DTU Food
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday May 29th, 2019

Post Doc – Plant Developmental Biology

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Department of Plant Biology

A Post-doctoral position is available at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala, Sweden to investigate the mechanism behind plant graft formation. Although grafting is widely used in horticulture to improve yields and introduce disease resistance, we have little understanding of how plants graft and why some plants efficiently graft whereas others do not.

The Post-doc position is funded by a starting grant from the European Research Council (ERC), and the successful applicant will work in the group of Charles Melnyk (https://melnyklab.wordpress.com/) for an initial period of two years. The department is located in the recently built Uppsala BioCenter at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Uppsala is a lively university city, conveniently located close to Stockholm (40 minutes by train) and Stockholm’s main international airport (20 minutes by train).

Duties:

The aim of this Post-doc position is to build upon recent discoveries made in grafting (Melnyk et al. 2015. Current Biology. 25(10):1306-18; Melnyk et al 2018. PNAS. 115(10): E2447-E2456) and apply these findings to better understand why grafts fail, a process termed graft incompatibility. The project will use comparative transcriptomics and genetic screens to identify genes that can be used to improve graft formation. The project will include several international collaborators and will focus on understanding the role of self/non-self recognition, tissue regeneration and stress response to ultimately better understand how plants graft. 

Qualifications:

Candidates should have a PhD in plant developmental biology, plant genetics, plant molecular biology or related topics. As postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that is three years old at most. Prior work with genetics, plants, transcriptomics, microscopy and molecular biology are assets. Experience with techniques that require micro-manipulation such as grafting, tissue culture or meristem dissection would be valuable. Creativity, motivation and drive are important personal characteristics as is excellent proficiency in English since English is the working language in the research group. Candidates should also have an ability to conduct independent research, take initiative, ask pertinent scientific questions, and interact with other scientists. A demonstration of previous scientific output is also highly desirable, such as a first author or joint-first author published paper.

Specific documents to include: Applications must contain (1) CV with full publication list, (2) a description of research experiences, (3) a letter of motivation and (4) contact information of two to three references.

Place of work:

Uppsala

Form of employment:

Two-year full time position

Extent:

100%

Starting date:

According to agreement.

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2019-06-03, use the button below.

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/min-anstallning/facket/kontaktpersoner/


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.


SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

www.slu.se

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Charles Melnyk, Universitetslektor

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Monday June 3rd, 2019

Postdoc in Molecular Microbiology of Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is among the biggest challenges for human and animal health. We are seeking a candidate for a vacant postdoc position in molecular microbiology with a focus on function and in situ genomic location of antimicrobial resistance genes.

 

You will be affiliated with the Genomic Epidemiology Research Group, which primary task is to conduct targeted research with the aim of predicting and preventing infectious diseases in humans and animals, and supporting global detection, surveillance and control. The research group combines expertise in conventional and molecular microbiology with epidemiology and bioinformatics and act as EU and WHO reference centre for antimicrobial resistance.

 

The Genomic Epidemiology Research Group is together with several partners worldwide and funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation establishing a global surveillance of infectious diseases and AMR to a large extent based  on metagenomic sequencing of urban sewage (www.genomicepidemiology.orgwww.globalmicrobialidentifier.orgwww.compare-europe.eu

 

An important research objective is to identify novel AMR genes by functional cloning and determine the bacterial host location of known and novel genes.

 

Your main responsibility will be to perform functional cloning and characterisation of AMR genes mainly on human sewage obtained from global sources and compare this to detection of known genes in metagenomics datasets, as well as using predictive models for novel AMR genes.

 
Responsibilities and tasks
  • Your main responsibility will be to clone and characterise AMR genes from sewage and determine the genetic location using different molecular methodologies.
  • You will compare this to data from metagenomics sequencing, including the use of in silico predictive models.
  • You will communicate research results by presenting data at project meetings and international conferences, and write reports and manuscripts for publication.
  • You will engage in the general work carried out by the research group, including discussions and planning of strategies and projects, drafting research grant proposals, etc.
  • If your interest lies here and time allows, you will also supervise students and contribute to the group’s teaching activities.
  • Daily work will be in close collaboration with other researchers in the Genomic Epidemiology group and national and international partners associated with the global sewage project. Collaboration includes active participation in national and international meetings and conferences, sharing of data and results, and contribution to joint publications.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate:

  • Holds a PhD degree within one of the following areas: microbiology, biochemistry or similar.
  • Has documented experience with molecular microbiology, including cloning and transformation.
  • Preferably, has experience with antimicrobial resistance and is familiar with bioinformatics and genetic epidemiology.
  • Preferably can combine molecular work with bioinformatics.
  • Is able to work independently and able to plan and carry out complex tasks, while having the ability to engage constructively in a large, international and cross-disciplinary research group.
  • Has good English communication skills, oral and written.
  • Is ambitious and has a strong drive for obtaining high-quality results.
We offer

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

 
Salary and terms of employment

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

 
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 Professor Frank M. Aarestrup, fmaa@food.dtu.dk, +45 3588 6281.

 

You can read more about the Genomic Epidemiology Research Group at http://www.food.dtu.dk/english/Research/Genomic-Epidemiology

 

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 29 May 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:

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

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

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

The National Food Institute (DTU Food) works within six technical focus areas: Biotechnology, nutrition, food quality, food safety, food technology and environment & human health. Activities cover a wide range of food products throughout the entire food chain from farm to table, comprising both research activities and research-based consulting and teaching. Read more at www.food.dtu.dk. 

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

Deadline: 29 May 2019
Unit: DTU Food
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Post expires on Wednesday May 29th, 2019

PhD Position in Microbial Nitrogen Transformations in Aquatic Systems

The Department of Biology at SDU invites applications for a PhD position to study the microbial ecology and ecophysiology of dissimilatory microbial nitrogen transformations in natural aquatic environments. The position is part of our continuing efforts to understand the dynamics of the nitrogen cycle in environments such as oceanic oxygen minimum zones, anoxic basins and aquatic sediments.
One research objective for the position will be the identification of microbes and elucidation of pathways involved in the production and consumption of nitrous oxide. Experimental techniques may include molecular biological analyses, cultivation and biogeochemical rate measurements including stable isotope tracing.

Hence, we seek candidates with a background in biology, (bio-)geochemistry, molecular microbiology, or related fields, with experience in the analysis of environmental samples, and with an aptitude for fieldwork and experimentation. The PhD should begin summer/early autumn 2019. Application deadline: 4 June 2019.

For further information please contact Bo Thamdrup, tel.: +45 6550 2477, e-mail:
bot@biology.sdu.dk.

Application, salary etc.

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

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

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

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

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: 1 June 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Saturday June 1st, 2019

PhD scholarship in Thermal Processing of Seaweeds and the Effects on Quality and Safety

he National Food Institute (DTU Food, Denmark) and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU, Norway) invite applications for a joint alliance PhD position resulting in a double degree (DTU and NTNU). The successful applicant will be employed at DTU and will spend at least 1 year at each institute during the 3-year PhD position.

 

The PhD student will be involved in multidisciplinary research encompassing the areas of food technology and processing, modelling of thermal food processing, food microbiology, food safety, analytical and food chemistry and sensory science. The project will involve collaboration with industry and contact to the national food authorities.

 
Responsibilities and tasks

The overall aim of this PhD project is to study the production of controlled, consistent, stable, and safe seaweed products for human consumption through the development of a thermal processing model that considers different variables and parameters relevant for the seaweed food industry. In addition, the research will include the optimization of nutritional composition, sensory properties and product safety.

 
Within the PhD project you will:
  • Be responsible for your own research, supervised by experienced and engaged supervisors in a collaborative environment,
  • Perform interdisciplinary research within the broad field of food technology to investigate multifaceted aspects of seaweed as a food,
  • Engage in collaboration with industry, and set up experimental designs and systematic sampling plans for the creation of statistical valid data, 
  • Contribute to new knowledge for the benefit of the industry and national food authorities, and support current European and international ongoing work on good manufacturing practices for post-harvest seaweed treatment.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) in the field of Food Engineering/Technology/Science, chemical engineering or related areas, or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

 
Furthermore, the ideal candidate has:
  • Knowledge on seaweed as a food
  • Some experience with downstream processing of seaweed
  • Experience in more than one of the following areas of food technology: modelling of food processes, food microbiology, food nutrition, sensory science, and trace metals
  • Good laboratory skills
  • Good collaboration and communication skills (written and oral English)
  • Structured and analytical working approach
  • Skills within scientific paper writing and statistical analyses of data
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.

 

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 associate professor Susan Løvstad Holdt: email:  suho@food.dtu.dk.

 

You can read more about the National Food Institute at www.food.dtu.dk. Information about the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science, NTNU can be found here: https://www.ntnu.edu/ibt

 
Application

Please submit your online application no later than 3 June 2019. 

 

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

Deadline: 3 June 2019
Unit: DTU Food
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Post expires on Monday June 3rd, 2019

Doctoral Student in biofunctionalization of nanomaterials and surfaces

The University of Oulu in Finland, with approximately 15,000 students and 3,000 employees, is an international, multidisciplinary research university, with a rich pool of creative and intellectual talent. The strengths of the University include multidisciplinary research interests, modern research and study environments, and broad international cooperation (http://www.oulu.fi/university/).

Position description
A two-year doctoral student position is available in the field of biofunctionalization of nanomaterials and surfaces aiming for biosensing under the supervision of Adjunct Professor Gabriela S. Lorite at the Microelectronics Research Unit, Faculty of Information Technology and Electronic Engineering. The project will focus on the surface modification of diamond and silicon surfaces with biomolecules (e.g. antibodies) for biosensing of specific target molecules in cartilage tissue. In addition, the research will exploit the capabilities of carbon nanotubes as bioreceptor and nanotransducers for biosensing of osteoarthritis biomarkers.

The starting date is latest by 1.9.2019.

A six-month trial period will be effective at the beginning of the two-year contract. After acceptance, the doctoral student will be enrolled to the University of Oulu Graduate School’s (UniOGS) doctoral program.

The general requirements for admission to the UniOGS can be found at http://www.oulu.fi/uniogs/requirements_for_admission.

Requirements for a doctoral student
The position is to be filled by a highly motivated student. The candidate must hold a Master’s degree in biochemistry, chemistry or nanotechnology. Degree must have been completed with very good grades by 01.09.2019. Laboratory experience on surface modification/functionalization are essential requirements for the position. Experience in characterization techniques especially AFM and fluorescence microcopy are considered as advantages. Ability to pursue independent research and excellent writing and fluency in English is expected, as well as excellent communication and teamwork skills.

Salary and benefits
The salary of the appointed doctoral student will be based on the demand level 2-4 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition to the basic salary, an additional salary component (not more than 50 % of the basic salary level) will be paid based on personal achievements and performance. In practice, the starting salary of a new doctoral student is approximately 2450 € per month and it will progressively increase along with the progress of the student. In addition to the salary, the employed person will be insured by the university and provided occupational healthcare. Finland is known as a country with a high quality of life and good healthcare system.

Application
Applications must be submitted using the electronic application form by 31.05.2019, 23:59 (Finnish local time). Applications sent by email will not be considered.

The following documents must be attached to the application as one pdf file (to be submitted in English):
1. Motivation letter describing prior knowledge, research interests and career plans (max 1 page).
2. Curriculum vitae formatted according to the template of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae).

The CV should also contain: 2a. Contact information of at least two referees. 2b. List of publications 3. 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.

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

Contact details
Gabriela Lorite Yrjänä, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Academy Research Fellow
Coordinator of MIRACLE project (H2020/EU)
e-mail: gabriela.lorite(at)oulu.fi

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Post expires on Friday May 31st, 2019

Postdoctor at LUDC

Institutionen för experimentell medicinsk vetenskap

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 Lund University Diabetes Centre (LUDC; www.ludc.lu.se) opens a position for a Postdoctor. This is one of five positions now announced within the framework of the SSF funded project LUDC-IRC (www.ludc.lu.se/about-us/ludc-irc) and the strategic research environment Exodiab (https://www.exodiab.se/home/). LUDC is one of the largest diabetes research centres in the world with approximately 300 investigators and staff members working towards improved diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes. The centre combines expertise in genetics, epidemiology, statistics, bioinformatics, molecular and cellular biology, physiology and clinical diabetes and endocrinology to achieve these goals. LUDC has large unique biobanks and databases with genome-wide data linked to national registries providing information on disease aetiology, progression as well as outcome and treatment. The centre has in-house platforms for most molecular genetic methods and metabolomics. Omics-information combined with extensive phenotyping allows a systems medicine approach to dissect the complexity of diabetes. A central theme of the Centre is to develop precision medicine to improve health and the quality of life of diabetic patients.

Single cell RNA sequencing to identify Type 2 diabetes disease mechanism in human pancreatic islets

We have developed novel tools for analysis of single cell RNAseq data in human islets from diabetic (T2D) and control donors. This way we have identified disease specific gene regulatory networks (GRNs) that we believe represent the biological processes that are perturbed in each cell type in diabetes. Now we need to on a large scale functionally validate whether these networks in fact translate into functional networks.

Work duties

Cell type-specific impact of T2D on the transcriptome will be assessed with Single cell RNA sequencing in islets from T2D patients and controls using established pipelines. Cell type-specific GRNs will be computed using our novel method dGCNA. Potential subpopulations of alpha- and beta cells will be assessed using Patch-seq. GRNs will be functionally validated using CROP-seq. 

Qualifications

Requirements

We are seeking a highly motivated person with: 

  • Ph.D. in a relevant area
  • At least one first authorship publication
  • Excellence in molecular biology or bioinformatics
  • Documented excellence in CRISPR-cas9 technology and/or bioinformatics
  • Excellence in the English language (written and spoken) is a prerequisite

Merits

  • A strong background in the diabetes field is a merit but not necessary
  • Experience in patch clamp

Eligibility

Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Terms

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Instructions for application

The application should include: CV, publication list with top 5 publications indicated, personal letter, reference letter from at least one internationally recognized senior scientist, diplomas of university degree and high school grades.

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.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentBy agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/312
ContactNils Wierup, +4640391414
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO:
Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date28.May.2019 11:59 PM CE

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Post expires on Tuesday May 28th, 2019

Postdoc in nuclear RNA decay and neurodevelopment

The laboratory of Torben Heick Jensen, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position, offering the chosen candidate an exciting opportunity to join a new research project investigating the functional implications of nuclear RNA turnover in early neurodevelopment.

The position is available from 1st of August 2019 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description
We are looking for a candidate with an interest in embryonic neurodevelopment and its regulation by nuclear RNA metabolic pathways. Focus will be on the contribution of nuclear RNA decay complexes in defining transcription program changes during neuronal differentiation. The project is expected to include high throughput sequencing analysis.

Your profile
Applicants should hold a PhD in genetics, biochemistry, cell biology and/or computational biology. Prior experience with neuronal cells and high throughput RNA biology methods will be an advantage.

Who we are
The Jensen laboratory consists of a dynamic mix of experimental and computational biologists aiming to examine the production, turnover and possible functional impact of eukaryotic transcriptomes.

The place of work is the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, C.F. Møllers Alle 3, 8000 Aarhus C.

Further information about the position may be obtained from / For further information please contact: Torben Heick Jensen, Phone: +45 60202705, email: thj@mbg.au.dk
Application procedure
Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants, including the main considerations emphasized during the selection process.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions about the position?

Torben Heick Jensen, Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics – Gene Expression and Gene Medicine, +4560202705, thj@mbg.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

ST Administrative Centre – ST HR , emply.st.hr@au.dk

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Deadline: Saturday 1 Jun 2019 at 23:59 CEST

Post expires on Saturday June 1st, 2019

PhD position at the Sars Centre: Evolutionary origin of synaptic proteins

PhD position 

There is a vacancy for a 4-year PhD student position at the Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology in the research group of Dr. Pawel Burkhardt (www.sars.no). The position is funded by Sars Centre core funding. The Sars Centre belongs to the University of Bergen and is partner of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) (www.embl.de). The place of work will be at the Sars Centre. The starting date is flexible, but should be no later than 01 October 2019.

About the project/work tasks:

The goal of the Burkhardt group is to reconstruct the evolutionary origin of synapses and neurons. The group is particularly interested in studying synaptic protein homologs in choanoflagellates, sponges and ctenophores. We are looking for a highly self-motivated and enthusiastic PhD student with interests in evolutionary biology, neurobiology or cell biology. The successful candidate will undertake research with the possibility to use a variety of techniques, ranging from various biochemical methods to X-ray crystallography, super resolution immunofluorescence and electron microscopy, to study synaptic protein homologs in choanoflagellates and sponges (for examples see: Burkhardt et al, 2011 PNAS; Burkhardt et al, 2014 Mol Bio Evo; Bhattacharyya et al, 2016 eLife; Laundon et al, 2019 PLoS Biology). The PhD project will focus on when protein signalling complexes required for synaptic activity first evolved and how they functioned at a molecular level.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent or must have submitted his/her master’s thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Routine experience in standard molecular and cellular biology techniques is required
  • Practical experience in a variety of biochemical techniques (e.g. protein expression & purification, Co-IPs, mass spec) and with different fluorescence imaging techniques is highly desirable
  • Specific experience with choanoflagellates is beneficial, but not essential.
  • The ability to work both independently and to cooperate with others and a high motivation/enthusiasm is essential.
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English

About the PhD position:

The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time each year comprises required duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results. The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a recruitment position.

About the research training:

As a PhD Candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 4 years. A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within three months after you have commenced in the position. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

We can offer:

  • A professional, challenging and international working environment.
  • Well-equipped, modern laboratories and facilities
  • Salary at pay grade 51 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 9) in the state salary scale. Currently equal to NOK 449.400. Further promotions are made according to qualifications and length of service in the position
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise).
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application in English 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 reference persons. One of these must be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees, or official confirmation that the master’s thesis has been submitted
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • List of published papers and pre-prints or other relevant scientific work.

Please note that the entire application and relevant appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge. Applications submitted without required information or applications sent as e-mails will not be considered. Only submitted documents will be subjected to an expert assessment.

Application Deadline: 26 May 2019

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting Group Pawel Burkhardt, phone: +47 906 48 539 or email: pawel.burkhardt@uib.no

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.

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.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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About The University of Bergen

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. 

Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology – Read more here.

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Deadline

26. May 2019

Post expires on Sunday May 26th, 2019