Kategoriarkiv: Health/Life sciences

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in community ecology

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in community ecology

At the Department of Biological Sciences (BIO) there is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position within community ecology. The position is for a fixed term of three years, with an opportunity for up to six months of added time related to departmental duties (for example to teaching).

About the project/work tasks

Climate change is causing significant changes in nature, including changes in the geographic ranges of species, in biodiversity, and in ecosystems functions and services. There are major uncertainties, however, relating to how rapidly ecosystems respond and change, to the combined impact of climate change and other global change drivers, and to the extent to which observed changes are resulting from direct impacts on plants and animals or indirect effects mediated through changes in interactions between species. Better understanding of these issues will make us better able to predict, adapt to, and design management options to compensate for the negative consequences of climate and environmental change.

The research fellow will be part of a large and active research group running a broad portfolio of research projects that combine observational, experimental, and modelling approaches to investigate, understand and predict how nature will respond to the future climate and environmental change. The group includes senior researchers, postdocs, PhDs and MSc and BSc students, our research is carried out in Norway and globally, and our activities are supported by external funding (see e.g., the SeedClim, FunCaB, INCLINE, LandPress and TransPlant projects at https://www.uib.no/en/rg/EECRG).  

We are now at a stage where we have amalgamated a rich resource of data and knowledge from our past and ongoing long-term experiments and observational studies. This offers exciting new research opportunities through creatively analysing, combining, complementing, and upscaling from the existing data and knowledge. We are therefore looking for a research fellow with research interests, background and skills for contributing actively to this process. Specifically, the research fellow will:

  • Compile, combine and creatively analyze and/or developing modelling approaches based on our experimental and observational data on the effects of climate and environmental changes on plants, vegetation, functional ecology, biodiversity and / or ecosystems
  • Participate in further development of our innovative ecological field studies and experiments to investigate the direct and indirect effects of climate and environmental change on plants, communities and ecosystem functioning and services
  • Have an active supporting role in research group and project management and leadership
  • Write and publish scientific papers in collaboration with the research team

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree within plant community ecology, ecosystems ecology, landscape ecology, vegetation modelling, or a related field, or must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • The successful candidate should have research experience within community ecology, functional ecology, alpine ecosystems, and/or ecological effects of climate and environmental change.
  • Experience within relevant meta-analyses or modelling, plant ecological field work, and plant functional trait analyses is an advantage.
  • A relevant statistical or modelling background, and critical thinking and writing skills are required.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others.
  • Drivers licence and ability to conduct field work in alpine areas is an advantage.
  • Applicants must have excellent skills in oral and written English

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Research experience, ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The postdoctoral position is a fixed term position with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. If the appointee lacks teaching experience, or other relevant qualifications, the employment period may be increased to up to 3 years and 6 months. Teaching and other duties will in such cases be added to the position. The department will fund the extra months. The position may be extended by up to one year (maximum 4 years in total) if the appointee is granted externally financed research stays abroad. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

Upon appointment, applicants must submit a project proposal for the qualifying work including a progress plan.

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

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IW)
  • Good welfare benefits
  • Salary at pay grade 59 (code 1352 / pay range 24, alternative 3) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 515 200. Further promotions are made according to length of service. For particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered.

Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • Publications (as applicable)

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge

General information:

For further details about the position, please contact: Professor Vigdis Vandvik, Department of Biological Sciences, Phone: +47 4730 1794, e-mail: vigdis.vandvik@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. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

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

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

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

Further information about our employment process can be found here.

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About this job

  • DeadlineSunday, February 10, 2019
  • EmployerUniversity of Bergen
  • Website
  • MunicipalityBergen
  • Jobbnorge ID162683
  • Internal ID18/15028
  • ScopeFulltime
  • DurationFixed Term

Post expires on Sunday February 10th, 2019

Two-year postdoctoral position in the cognitive neuroscience of memory

Institutionen för integrativ medicinsk biologi

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before 2019-02-28

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

Project description

We are announcing a postdoc position in the cognitive neuroscience of memory at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology, placed at the Umeå center for Functional Brain Imaging (UFBI: www.ufbi.umu.se/english; director Lars Nyberg). UFBI is an interdisciplinary research center where functional and structural brain imaging is used to address several basic science and clinical research questions. The research environment at UFBI is highly dynamic and stimulating, with a robust infrastructure including state-of-the-art scanning equipment and strong in-house expertise in statistics and neuroimaging analyses. The current position is in Sara Pudas’ research Group.

The candidate will work in a new project that aims at investigating potential adaptive and beneficial changes in long-term memory processing and/or representations across adulthood. This will be done mainly by comparing healthy middle-aged individuals with younger adults by means of comprehensive behavioral memory testing, as well as neuroimaging with functional and structural MRI. A successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the project, including experimental design, data collection, analyses, and authoring papers. As a part of the position, there will also be a possibility to conduct research on existing large-scale behavioral and neuroimaging data sets available in our research environment (e.g., the Betula study, www.org.umu.se/betula/english).

Qualifications:

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with experience in experimental research on human memory and/or functional neuroimaging methods, preferably fMRI. Eligible to apply are individuals with a PhD in a relevant field, or equivalent scientific skills. Priority will be given to applicants who graduated within three years of the application deadline. A successful candidate should be knowledgeable in cognitive neuroscience, and have good skills in experimental design, statistics, and scientific communication in English, both orally and in writing. Additionally, programming skills will be considered an advantage, but is not a requirement. Applicants with experience of both experimental design for memory research and neuroimaging analyses will be given priority. The applicant should be able to work independently as well as collaboratively in a research team. Emphasis will be put on the applicant’s personal suitability for the current Project.

Application for the fellowship should include:

1. A brief cover letter (about one page) that describes the applicant’s research experience, research interests, and suitability for the project.

2. Curriculum vitae including information about academic degrees (with verifications), technical expertise, employments, list of publications, and names and contact information for two references.

For more information, contact Dr. Sara Pudas, e-mail: sara.pudas@umu.se, Department of Integrative Medical Biology, Umeå University.

The position is for two years. Start date: upon agreement.

Admission

Upon agreement

Contact

Dr Sara Pudas

sara.pudas@umu.se

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-2183-18

Salary

Monthly salary

Union representative

SACO

090-786 53 65

SEKO

090-786 52 96

ST

090-786 54 31

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before 2019-02-28

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Post expires on Thursday February 28th, 2019

PhD position in developing taste-mediated mosquito control

Ref SLU ua 2018.2.5.1-4592

Institutionen för växtskyddsbiologi (unit within SLU)

The Department of Plant Protection Biology is an interdisciplinary constellation with good opportunities for strong research collaboration within and outside the departmental area. World-leading research conducted in chemical ecology/sensory biology, as well as successful research in resistance biology and integrated plant protection, has resulted in a dynamic working environment and a strong international reputation in both fundamental and applied research. At the Department, the chemical ecology of disease vectors group intensively investigates vector mosquitoes.

Developing taste-mediated mosquito control

Description:

Female mosquitoes are major vectors of human disease and the most dangerous are those that preferentially bite humans. The final acceptance of a host and the taking of a blood meal by mosquitoes is mainly mediated by taste. Understanding how specific taste compounds from the blood host and pathogens, together with the receptors that bind them, contribute to this behaviour is both challenging and of significant practical importance for controlling these rapidly evolving vectors.

The research aims to describe the mechanism underlying the taste-mediated drive to imbibe a blood meal. This includes understanding the contribution of specific taste receptors and their neurons tuned to human- and pathogen-derived tastants in the malaria and dengue mosquitoes. The PhD student will analyse the behavioural and neural responses of mosquitoes to such tastants, and will identify and functionally characterise the taste receptors tuned to these compounds.

The overall aim of this study is to develop a delivery method for mosquito control substances that makes use of our ability to induce mosquitoes to gorge on meals contaminated with these control agents. This PhD position and the project are fully funded.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will hold a MSc in biology, or a related field. Experience with at least one of the following techniques is a requirement:

  1. behavioural analysis of insects;
  2. single sensillum electrophysiology;
  3. transcriptomic analysis; and/or
  4. functional analysis of receptors in a cell culture-based system.

In addition, experience with chemical ecology and mosquito research are significant assets. S/he should be fluent in spoken and written English (for details click here), and have excellent communication skills. The candidate should enjoy working in a group environment, and demonstrate a solid ability to work independently to advance our research.

Place of work:

Alnarp

Forms for funding or employment:

PhD position Employment (4 years) / 100% full time / Fully funded

Starting date:

According to agreement

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2019-02-01, use the button below.

A person has basic eligibility for third cycle education if he or she has taken a second cycle qualification or has completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 higher education credits at second cycle education. Upper secondary school grades equivalent to English B/English 6 are a basic requirement.

Selection among applicants meeting the requirements is made with reference to written application including curriculum vitae, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, one copy of the dessertation for masters or undergraduate degree, a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant’s qualifications, certified knowledge of the English language and an interview.

Please observe that applicant/s chosen to participate in an interview shall hand in certified true copies of certificates, diplomas and transcripts from previous studies at an internationally recognized higher education institution (university or university college) and transcripts in connection to the interview. If the applicant is a foreign citizen we require a certified copy of the page in your apssport with your personal data and phograghy.

Read about the PhD education at SLU at www.slu.se/en/education/postgraduate-studies/

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/


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


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

www.slu.se

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Sharon Hill

Forskare/Researcher

+46 40-415379, +46 707-726394

sharon.hill@slu.se

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Post expires on Friday February 1st, 2019

Phd student in Animal Science

Ref SLU ua 2018.2.5.1-4899

Department of Animal Nutrition and Management

The Department of Animal Nutrition and Management, SLUoffers an inspiring research environment where we study metabolic processes and nutrient utilization in animals, management in various animal production systems, including extensive (pastoral) herding systems and precision livestock-framing systems. Within the Reindeer husbandry research area our goal is to develop knowledge that strengthens the long-term sustainability of reindeer husbandry and provides tools that help the industry to cope with external stress from natural factors as well as other industry and human activities on the land. The research focuses on production conditions for reindeer husbandry and interaction with the surrounding world.

Feeding reindeer for future free-range functionality

Description:

Extensive herding systems, like reindeer husbandry, make use of animals’ natural adaptation to the environment and their ability to transfer otherwise underutilised resources into meat and other products. In reindeer husbandry winter-feeding has increased due to competing land use activities and climate change. This may be beneficial in the short-term, but might risk the animals’ future ability to make use of the natural forage resource and reduce the possibility to utilise natural pastures. In this project we will seek explanations for this and develop knowledge about a best practice of winter-feeding for reindeer and other animals to avoid possible deterioration of foraging performance on natural pastures.

Tasks:

The PhD-project is part of an international collaboration where the doctoral student will work on interviewing reindeer herders, with feed trails on reindeer calves and analysis of GPS-data. In the project, the doctoral student will participate in, and partly be responsible for, collecting experience-based knowledge (interviews and workshops) from reindeer herders in Sweden and Finland regarding feeding and reindeer behaviour. In addition, a feeding trial with reindeer calves with subsequent behavioural studies where the reindeer graze on the natural pastures will be carried out. GPS and tracking in the field will be used to follow the movements of animals, immediately after feeding and in subsequent winter. Animal body weight and condition scoring will be used to assess the animals’ ability to utilise natural pastures after feeding.

Qualifications:

The applicant shall hold an academic degree at the advanced level. A suitable degree is agronomist in animal science, a master’s degree in animal science or biology or equivalent education. Interviews with reindeer herders, and trials in the field in collaboration with reindeer herders, mean that it is necessary to communicate in Swedish. Ability to speak well in Swedish as well as English is a requirement, as well as good computer skills. Experience in scientific studies, behaviour studies, analysis of GPS-data and field work, as well as experience with animal experiments are merits as well as knowledge of Sami and/or Finnish. Emphasis is also on good teamwork, ability, independence and personal suitability for the tasks. For the job it is required that you have a driving license.

The application can be written in Swedish or English and should contain a maximum of one A4 page explaining why you want to work with research in general and this project in particular. Enter the name and contact details of two reference persons in your application.

Place of work:

Uppsala

Forms for funding or employment:

Four-year, full time, employment as PhD-student 

Starting date:

1 of April 2019 or upon agreement.

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2019-02-15, use the button below.

A person has basic eligibility for third cycle education if he or she has taken a second cycle qualification or has completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 higher education credits at second cycle education. Upper secondary school grades equivalent to English B/English 6 are a basic requirement.

Selection among applicants meeting the requirements is made with reference to written application including curriculum vitae, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, one copy of the dessertation for masters or undergraduate degree, a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant’s qualifications, certified knowledge of the English language and an interview.

Please observe that applicant/s chosen to participate in an interview shall hand in certified true copies of certificates, diplomas and transcripts from previous studies at an internationally recognized higher education institution (university or university college) and transcripts in connection to the interview. If the applicant is a foreign citizen we require a certified copy of the page in your apssport with your personal data and phograghy.

Read about the PhD education at SLU at www.slu.se/en/education/postgraduate-studies/

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/


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


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

www.slu.se

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Anna Skarin

+46 (0)18 671954

fornamn.efternamn@slu.se

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Post expires on Friday February 15th, 2019

PhD fellowship in subcellular targeting of optogenetic probes

Description 

One PhD fellowship in subcellular targeting of optogenetic probes is available at Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. The fellowship is available from March 1st, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project  

Optogenetics is a powerful biological technique that allows scientists to track and manipulate neuronal activity leading to unprecedented insight into neuronal functions. This project aims to extend the optogenetic toolbox by generating a wide palette of optogenetic probes that display specific subcellular localizations in neurons.

Scientific environment  

The candidate will be part of the Membrane Trafficking group headed by Associate Professor Hanne Borger Rasmussen. The Membrane Trafficking group is embedded within the Ion Channel Group at Department of Biomedical Sciences. We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on ion channel research. The research focus of the Membrane Trafficking group is on the subcellular organization of ion channels in neurons, how this organization is established and regulated and how deficits in ion channel organization contribute to neurological disease. The specific project is conducted in close collaboration with a research laboratory at University of California (UC) Davis, California, USA and 6-12 months of the PhD project is to be carried out at UC Davis.

Your key tasks

Carry through the described research project under supervision

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

Participate in active research environments including a stay of 6-12 months at UC Davis, California, USA

Conduct teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project

Key criteria for the assessment of candidates 

The successful candidate will have a masters’ degree (or equivalent) in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or related. Experimental laboratory experience and proficiency in both written and spoken English is required, and candidates with international publications and experience related to the research topics of the position outlined above will be given preference. Further, part of the research project is to be conducted at UC Davis, California, USA, thus an international mindset is expected.

Other selection criteria considered important

  • The grade point average achieved
  • A genuine interest in neuroscience and strong work ethics
  • Strong motivation and excellent scientific skills
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Experience with one or more of the following techniques/topics is an advantage: molecular cloning techniques, neuronal cell culture, electrophysiology, confocal imaging, optogenetic probes, neuronal cell biology research

Place of employment 

Department of Biomedical Sciences, The Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen.

Formal requirements 

The appointment as a PhD fellow is fulltime for 3 years. It is conditioned upon the candidate’s success­ful enrolment in the PhD school at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

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.

Terms of employment 

Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 26.886,84 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (October 2018-level) plus pension.

Questions 

Further information may be obtained from Associate Hanne Borger Rasmussen: hannebr@sund.ku.dk. For administrative questions, please contact HR: sund-hr-bmi@sund.ku.dk.

You can read more about the Membrane Trafficking Group at https://bmi.ku.dk/english/research/the_ion_channel_group/membrane_trafficking/

You can read more about the Department of Biomedical Sciences at https://www.bmi.ku.dk/english

Application procedure

Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • Copy of MSc diploma and grade transcripts.
  • List of publications
  • Contact details for two referees

Application deadline:  27 January 2019  

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

The further process 

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

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

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position.

General information about PhD programs at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7500 students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. 

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

Unit: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: BMI
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Post expires on Sunday January 27th, 2019

PhD fellow at the department of BioComplexity

Department of BioComplexity, Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship from 1. September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment 

In the Center for Models of Life, CMOL, we use methods from physics to develop models dealing with computation and communication in biological systems.

We model regulation of living systems with the aim to understand the strategies of gene regulation and dynamics of information transfer along signaling pathways, as well as to unravel the interplay between function and evolution.

Project description 

1 PhD position in quantitative and conceptual modeling of biological systems.

The Center for Models of Life at the Niels Bohr Institute has up to two openings for PhD studies in quantitative and conceptual modeling of biological systems. The position is funded by an ERC advanced grant under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program, and will be under Supervision of Prof. K. Sneppen.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with good theoretical foundation that will engage in developing our contemporary theoretical models on complex and biological systems. Potential topics include the dynamics of formation of shapes in embryonic development, of epidemics in the perspective of immune response of the host, single cell variations in bacterial growth and behavior or of other topics to be discussed with the advisor(s).

Independent ideas are highly appreciated, and it is possible to formulate alternative projects within the activities in the Center for Models of Life. There is access to laboratory facilities.

The successful candidate is expected to actively participate in our lively Center and contribute to the atmosphere in our group. The full PhD grant involves some teaching duties as teaching assistant (which can be removed, but at a reduction in salary). The current funding only allow for 3 years PhD program, which require that the candidate already have a master degree.

Principal supervisor is Professor, Kim Sneppen, BioComplexity, Niels Bohr Institute, sneppen@nbi.ku.dk, 32355352.

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 Physics, Complex systems, Computational Biology or a related field by the start of the position, 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 322,642 (approx. €43,015) including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 44,567). 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 5 May 2019, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.

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

Questions 

For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor, Kim Sneppen, BioComplexity, Niels Bohr Institute, sneppen@nbi.ku.dk, 32355352.

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

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

Deadline: 5 May 2019
Unit: Det Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet
Campus: Niels Bohr Institutet
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Post expires on Sunday May 5th, 2019

Doctoral Student in climatology/physical oceanography

Diary id: PAR 2018/1815 Employment level: Time limited employment (temporary) Location: Department of Earth Sciences Apply by: 2019-01-31

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

More information on our website: http://gvc.gu.se

Subject area description

The Arctic sea ice is experiencing dramatic changes. Since satellite observations began in the late 1970s, the summer sea ice extent decreased by 40% and volume by 65%, while the winter 2018 had the lowest extent ever recorded. Yet models have so far proven incapable of reproducing current Arctic sea ice decay, and hence cannot be trusted to provide accurate prediction of future sea ice conditions. One possible explanation for the models’ failure is that the role of the oceanic heat content in melting sea ice from below all year-round has so far been overlooked. This project focuses on the least studied yet largest contributor (in volume) to this oceanic heat: the deep Arctic Ocean.

The deep Arctic Ocean has so far been so under researched because observations are too few. This unique Doctoral Student project is thus embedded in two large international field campaigns to the Arctic, MOSAiC and the Synoptic Arctic Survey, to collect simultaneous hydrographic and chemical measurements over an entire year in the entire Arctic Ocean. Using all these observations, this Doctoral Student project aims to determine the processes responsible for deep Arctic water renewal, mixing and transport; their spatio-temporal variability; and their response to a warming Arctic climate.

Job assignments

The Doctoral Student will combine new in-situ observations with historical and modelling data. She or he will quantify the impact and variability of the inflow from Fram Strait and the Siberian shelves as well as geothermy on the deep Arctic Ocean. She or he will not only determine the mean climatological state but also the variability at high spatio-temporal resolutions, over the whole deep European basin of the Arctic, currently and in future climate change scenarios. The overarching aim of this project is to determine for the first time the complete dynamics of heat transport into the deep Arctic Ocean in order to accurately project changes on the resulting sea level rise and sea ice notably.

The main tasks are:

– To collect hydrographic measurements and deploy autonomous sensors in summer 2020 from the Swedish ice breaker Oden as part of the Synoptic Arctic Survey.

– To contribute to mapping the entire deep Arctic Ocean circulation, from its sources to the deepest measured point.

– To quantify the variability of deep Arctic water properties, and identify the drivers of this variability from historical measurements and new autonomous sensors.
– To forecast changes in the deep Arctic Ocean and entire climate system using the most accurate climate models available to date.

Eligibility

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

Eligible are those who hold a second cycle university degree in any of the following subjects; Physics, Physical Oceanography, Fluid Dynamics, Climatology, Earth Science or any other field that the employer consider to be related. Basic knowledge in Physical Oceanography and Environmental Science is a requirement, as well as a strong interest in the polar oceans. The Doctoral Student has to participate in the ship-based two-month field campaign to the Arctic in August-October 2020 (note that there is no swimming requirement). Proficiency in English, both written and spoken, as well as in Matlab or Python are requirements as well.

The Doctoral Student will participate in fieldwork on board the Swedish ice breaker Oden, with a mostly Swedish team. As such, proficiency in one of the Scandinavian languages is desirable; so is past experience at sea, as well as some experience with handling of large dataset, especially in a Linux environment.

Assessment

The following criteria will be applied to select among applicants:

– Qualifications from basic education
– Qualifications of advanced education and special requirements
– The applicant’s ability to successfully take part in a research expedition
– The relevance and motivation of the candidate for the planned project
– The relevance of previous studies for the planned postgraduate studies
– Assessment of the applicant’s ability to benefit from research studies
– The applicant’s ability to work in a research group

Employment

Type of employment: Temporary employment, HF 5 kap 7§ Doktorandanställning
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Earth Sciences, Gothenburg
First day of employment: As agreed, but no later than 2019-08-19

A third cycle education at our department will lead to the degree of doctor of philosophy in Natural sciences. This Doctoral Student is funded by external funds and by the department.

Regulations for employment of doctoral students are given in SFS 1998:80. Only those who are admitted to third-cycle studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies. They may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration according to the regulations.

The initial appointment may apply for no longer than one year. An appointment may be renewed for no more than two years at a time. The total employment period may not exceed the time corresponding to full-time third-cycle studies for four years.

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

For further information regarding the position

Céline Heuzé
Associate Senior Lecturer
celine.heuze@gu.se

Unions

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

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. Along with the application:
– CV (max 2 pages);
– Cover letter, stating your motivation for joining this project and this team, and how you plan to contribute to it (max 2 pages);
– Name and email address of two references: one from master’s studies, and if prior experience at sea, the other reference must be expedition leader or equivalent.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

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

Post expires on Thursday January 31st, 2019

Postdoctoral fellowships for research within biotechnology-based synthesis and production

Nordic Region

PURPOSE

Applications are invited for postdoctoral fellowships within biotechnology-based synthesis and production research. These fellowships support fundamental and applied research projects aimed at generating products in improved and more sustainable ways. Fellowships must be based at a university or other non-profit research institution in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden.

Projects must involve a clear element of biotechnology, and may in addition utilize any other scientific and engineering discipline relevant to achieve the objectives. Projects should include one or more of the following topics:

  • Use or engineering of biological tools and systems for synthesis and production of valuable products (for example, chemicals, fuels, bioactive compounds, proteins, materials as well as fibre, food and feed products).
  • Development of technologies and processes that can directly support biotechnology-based synthesis and production.
  • Improvement of the production potential of microorganisms, plants, animals, or enzymes.
  • Biotechnology to improve raw material utilization, reduce energy consumption and/or decrease waste generation.

Projects must contain a laboratory component and show a clear and plausible path from the proposed research to applications in the area of biotechnology-based synthesis and production.

ELIGIBILITY

An applicant must either:

 – have a PhD or equivalent degree obtained within 6 years of the application deadline date.

or

 – be a PhD student who will defend her/his thesis before November 1, 2019.

The applicant must consult with the planned supervisor at the Nordic host institution before submitting the application. To utilize the fellowship, a recipient must be accepted as a postdoctoral employee at the host institution. 

FUNDING

The postdoctoral fellowship period can be from 1 to 3 years. The duration of the fellowship should reflect the time frame of the research activities.

At least 1 year of a fellowship must be used at the Nordic host institution. For applicants currently based at a Nordic host institution who have not conducted research in another country, a research period with a minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 months in total at a laboratory in another country will be considered as a positive element for the postdoctoral training, but is not a requirement.

Funding up to DKK 800.000 per year is available for expenses including the fellowship recipient’s own salary and direct project costs. An additional amount up to DKK 100.000 in total is available for costs related to a 6-12 month stay at a collaborating laboratory in another country.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications must be completed and submitted using the NNF’s application system following the instructions in the “Information and guidelines for applicants” pdf, found at the link below when the system opens. Additional essential information regarding eligibility, funding and submission requirements is found in this pdf.

Application system opens
December 20, 2018


Deadline for applications
January 30, 2019 at 14:00
 

Awards announced
Mid-April, 2019

Earliest fellowship start date
May 1, 2019

Latest fellowship start date
March 1, 2020

This is a yearly recurring call.
The next application round is expected to open in December 2019.

Contact

John Peter Wittschieben

Senior Scientific Officer

Tlf.: +45 3527 6613

Email: jpwi@novo.dk

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Post expires on Wednesday January 30th, 2019

Postdoc Fellowship for Research Abroad – Bioscience and Basic Biomedicine

PURPOSE

The Novo Nordisk Foundation invites young, ambitious researchers in Denmark to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship to conduct research within bioscience or basic biomedicine outside of Denmark, where a minimum of 3 years are spent abroad, followed by up to 1 year at a Danish research institution.

The foundation seeks to strengthen Denmark’s position amongst the world leaders in biomedical research by two means:

  • By giving promising young researchers the opportunity to obtain knowledge, training and research experience within bioscience and basic biomedicine in an international research environment
  • By associating the fellow to a Danish research institution throughout the fellowship, thereby facilitating the return to, and integration in, the Danish academic research environment

ELIGIBILITY

A research institution in Denmark must employ the applicant for the entire fellowship period and this institution must administrate the fellowship grant.

The successful candidate:

  • will carry out research at least 3 years abroad, followed by up to 1 year in Denmark
  • has obtained a PhD degree within 5 years of the fellowship start date
  • can apply as a PhD-student if the supervisor signs a declaration stating that the applicant is expected to graduate before the start date of the fellowship
  • can apply if he/she has already started a postdoctoral stay abroad. However, the time spent as postdoc abroad must not exceed 1 year at the time of application
  • has established contact with the laboratory abroad and has support from the principle investigator/lab head at the foreign research institution
  • has considerable prior association to the Danish education or research community, e.g. by having a Danish master’s degree or PhD or several years of research experience at a Danish institution and has a clear intention of returning to Denmark after the stay abroad

FUNDING

The total duration of the fellowship is 4 years. The Novo Nordisk Foundation awards up to DKK 1 million per year, for a total of up to DKK 4 million/fellowship. Up to four fellowships will be funded in 2019.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The application must be completed and submitted using the foundation’s electronic application system, which will be available from November 20, 2018.

It is important to carefully read the “Information and guidelines for applicants, before initiating the application process, as these guidelines contains the complete call text as well as instructions regarding the completion of the application.

Grant capital
Up to DKK 1 million/year for 4 years i.e. a  total of up to DKK 4 million/fellowship

Application system opens
November 20, 2018

Application deadline
February 6, 2019 at 2pm

Announcement:
Middle of April, 2019

The earliest project start date:
May 1, 2019

This is a yearly recurring call. The next application round is expected to open in November 2019.

Contact

Kirsten Klüver
Senior Administrator
Tlf.: +45 3527 6674
Email: kekv@novo.dk

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Post expires on Wednesday February 6th, 2019

Postdoctoral positions at the Danish Cancer Society

Two postdoctoral positions are available for motivated and ambitious candidates in the Genome Integrity Unit at the Danish Cancer Society Research Center.   Duration: two years, potentially extendable.  

The job  
We offer an exciting job in an international environment with a strong record in generating new discoveries within the field of cell and cancer biology. You will participate in interesting and highly cancer-relevant projects related to DNA damage signalling and repair, ribosomal stress and impact on cancer development and treatment.    

The Genome Integrity Unit has 35 employees organized in three research groups. Current openings are under Unit Leader Jiri Bartek and Group Leader Dorthe Helena Larsen (Nucleolar Stress and Disease Group). Successful candidates will be associated with and supervised by the specific PI responsible for the assigned project. In addition, we have scientific meetings, journal club and social events at unit level. We are one out of seven research units in the Danish Cancer Society Research Center (DCRC).  

Work tasks  

  • To investigate the cellular networks controlling genome integrity, ribosome biogenesis and protein translation in mammalian, mainly human cells, and their defects in cancer.  
  • To study molecular mechanisms of cellular stress responses, including signalling, checkpoints and effector pathways, upon DNA damage and ribosomal biogenesis stress.  
  • To explore the knowledge about the genome integrity maintenance, ribosome biogenesis and proteosynthesis mechanisms in cancer treatment at a preclinical level.  

Education required  
You hold a PhD or an MD degree in the area of biomedicine from an internationally recognized research center/University    

Additional Qualifications:

  • You are self-motivated, ambitious, responsible, like to work independently and have:  
  • Strong hands-on experience with molecular and cellular biology-based techniques and biochemistry  
  • Very good written and spoken English communication skills  
  • Expertise in work on DNA damage responses, nucleolar biology, protein translation or ribosome biogenesis  
  • Experience with advanced microscopy techniques including confocal microscopy and live cell imaging  

We expect that you are a team player with good collaboration skills.    

Place of Employment  
You will be part of an international, inspiring and informal work environment. We have an in-house seminar series with national and international speakers and workshops focusing on a variety of different scientific topics. Our research facilities include newly build laboratories with in-house access to state of the art equipment. The DCRC is located close to the centre of Copenhagen and have several benefits for the personnel, such as health conscious canteen, well-functioning sports activities, and an inspiring art society. Your Salary & Pension will be according to the current agreements between the Danish Cancer Society and the relevant trade union.  

Further information  
For further information please visit our homepage (www.cancer.dk/research/) or contact Dr. Dorthe Helena Larsen: dhl@cancer.dk or Professor Jiri Bartek: jb@cancer.dk.    

Deadline: January 31st, 2019  

Positions are available from spring 2019 or according to agreement. Duration: two years, potentially extendable.    

Application
The application should be written in English including a CV, a list of publications, skills/expertise, and at least two references from previous working place(s).    

The application labelled ‘Genome Integrity Unit’ should be submitted through the electronic form at the Danish Cancer Society’s homepage:  

  • Go to the homepage: http://www.cancer.dk/job  
  • Click the link for this position at the Danish Cancer Society Research Center  
  • Click the link: “Apply for position” in the bottom of the job posting.  
  • Then enter your contact information and attachments.  

  Danish Cancer Society   Strandboulevarden 49   DK – 2100 Copenhagen   Denmark  

Contact

Jiri Bartek jb@cancer.dk Dorthe Helena Payne-Larsen dhl@cancer.dk Nanna Bjørn Volqvartz nbv@cancer.dk

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Post expires on Thursday January 31st, 2019

Postdoctoral studies in Basic and Clinical Muscle Biology (scholarship)

Karolinska Institutet,

At the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology we teach and conduct internationally acclaimed, high-quality research in Physiology, Pharmacology, Anesthesiology and Intensive care. We have around 400 employees, 30 research groups, and 90 doctoral students. Our research fields include cellular signaling, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, neuropsychopharmacology, neuroinflammation, pharmacogenetics, regenerative medicine, Renal System, anesthesiology and intensive care, muscle physiology and pain. Our collaboration with the clinics at Karolinska University Hospital provides unique opportunities for translational research within our subjects. More information about research at http://ki.se/fyfa_english

Division
Basic and Clinical Muscle Biology group:Regulation of muscle contraction at the cell and motor protein levels are investigated in both health and disease in experimental and clinical studies. Currently, there is a specific focus on the mechanisms underlying the impaired skeletal muscle function in intensive care unit (ICU) patients exposed to long term mechanical ventilation and immobilization, i.e., the critical illness myopathy (CIM) and the ventilator induced diaphragm muscle dysfunction (VIDD).  This research is aiming at: (a) unravelling underlying mechanisms, (b) improve diagnosis/monitoring and (c) introduce specific intervention strategies targeting underlying mechanisms.

Duties
Participate in long-term experimental ICU studies involving extensive monitoring. Analyses of regulation of muscle contraction at the cell and motor protein levels. Participate in clinical studies on mechanically ventilated ICU patients.

Entry requirements
Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.
A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.
To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate.

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

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

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

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

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

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

First day of employmentEnligt överrenskommelse
SalaryStipendium
Reference number2-7292/2018
Contact Lars Larsson, professor/överläkare, 08-524 872 95, lars.larsson@ki.se
Union representativeBo Rydqvist, SACO, 08-524 872 67, bo.rydqvist@ki.seNiklas Andersson, OFR, niklas.andersson@ki.seHenry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
Last application date08.Feb.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoctoral studies in RNA biology and chromatin remodeling

Karolinska Institutet,

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) is a department with a strong focus on basic science. CMB conducts research and education in cell biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, stem cell biology, cancer and infection biology.

Division
The scholarship position is placed in the laboratory of Marianne Farnebo, which currently includes 8 employees – 3 PhD students, 4 postdocs and a lab manager – and locates at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) at Karolinska Institutet. The laboratory studies the function of non-coding RNA and RNA-binding proteins in DNA repair and chromatin remodeling, and how defects in these processes contribute to cancer. A number of cutting edge techniques required to study RNA are already up and running in Farnebo laboratory, including single-molecule RNA FISH, RNA tethering, live-cell imaging and laser-micro irradiation. 

Farnebo laboratory recently moved to Biomedicum, a new interdisciplinary research center designed to concentrate much of the experimental research conducted at Karolinska Institutet Campus Solna under one roof to promote collaboration. Biomedicum will house approximately 1,600 researchers and other personnel and allow expensive equipment to be shared and utilised more effectively.

Duties/Description of the project
Although accumulating evidence reveals that RNA plays a key role in the regulation of chromatin structure, the underlying mechanism(s) remains poorly understood. The postdoc project will focus on characterizing the involvement of RNA in the assembly and disassembly of chromatin and whether these functions are altered in cancer cells, which could have implications for cancer therapy. This project is conceptually novel and expected to have important consequences on our understanding of chromatin structure control and on downstream cellular functions, like transcription and DNA repair.

Qualifications
The successful applicant will hold a PhD in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or Biochemistry. He/she should also have previous experience in molecular mechanisms of noncoding RNAs and/or chromatin functions and relevant techniques. Experience in biochemical approaches such as assaying chromatin assembly and analyzing phase separation in vitro is a strong merit.

To build a strong and creative research team, we are looking for high achievers from universities around the world. We will offer an intellectually stimulating environment and we look for talented people who will play a part in developing our next breakthrough ideas. Are you ready to discover the unexplored?

More specifically,

  • Applicant should have a high personal drive and motivation
  • Applicant should have innovative thinking and be eager to solve problems
  • Applicant should be efficient and able to contribute productively in a team
  • Applicant should be fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability

Entry requirements
Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.
To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate.
The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Type of scholarship
A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.
The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.
The scholarships may be paid by Radiumhemmets Forskningsfonder.

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

  1. Curriculum vitae and qualifications
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  4. A personal letter
  5. Copy of university and high school/gymnasium transcripts and final grade scores

Deadline for applications is November 30, 2018, but interesting candidates can be called for interviews before this deadline so applying before the deadline is encouraged.

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

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

First day of employmentStarting fall-winter 2018
Reference number2-4559/2018
Contact Marianne Farnebo, Associate Professor, marianne.farnebo@ki.se
Last application date31.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoctoral studies in project focused on dopamine neurons, stem cells and regenerative medicine (scholarship)

Karolinska Institutet,

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) is a department with a strong focus on basic science. CMB conducts research and education in cell biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, stem cell biology, cancer and infection biology.

Division
A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Thomas Perlmann at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at Karolinska Institutet, one of the world´s leading biomedical research institutes. The lab is located at Biomedicum, a newly opened research building with excellent infrastructure and world leading research. Our primary focus is on the development of dopamine neurons and the ventral midbrain region where dopamine neurons are generated. We are unraveling the signaling and transcriptional regulation that govern the specification, differentiation and maintenance of these cells. The studies have resulted in the identification of several transcription factors with key roles in these processes. Moreover, we are also interested in regenerative medicine in relation to Parkinson´s disease and other brain disorders. We are using mouse genetics and methods such as single cell RNA sequencing in our studies. In collaborative projects we also focus on regenerative strategies such as stem cell therapy, and on the maintenance of dopamine neurons in the human brain.

Duties
We now have an opening for a postdoc in projects devoted to questions concerning the potential for neurogenesis of dopamine neurons in the adult brain, development and subtype specification of dopamine neurons, and mechanisms underlying aging and dopamine neuron maintenance.

Entry requirements
The applicant should be a highly motivated scientist who can collaborate, communicate and function well in a team. We are looking for an individual with a PhD in neuroscience, stem cells or developmental biology, and with skills preferably in more than one of the following areas: human embryonic stem cells, mouse genetics, bioinformatics and histological methods.

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

A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.
To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reference number2-7414/2018
ContactThomas Perlmann, , Thomas.Perlmann@ki.se, www.perlmannlab.org
Union representativeMagnus Anå, OFR, 08-524 864 37, magnus.ana@ki.seBiborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75 , biborka.bveress@ki.seElisabeth Valenzuela, SEKO, 08-524 863 53, elisabeth.valenzuela@ki.se
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application
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PhD student in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

Lunds universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

Clouds containing ice at sub-zero temperatures cover wide areas of the globe. Their phase changes during global warming have been predicted to influence climate change.  Their severe weather, in the form of hail or freezing rain on the ground or on air, causes much damage.

Initiation of ice inside clouds is crucial because the numbers of crystals in clouds control the production of snow, freezing rain, graupel and hail. Initiation of ice affects the latent heating and dynamics of clouds.  However, there is much uncertainty about ice initiation.

Jobbassignment
The work will involve numerical modeling. Lab observations from a partner institution of a new process of fragmentation of ice will be represented. The role of the process will be assessed for individual clouds with our aerosol-cloud models. After validation of the simulations, various analyses will be performed for four basic cloud-types. This will involve coding with FORTRAN 90 in a UNIX environment.

Desirable skills and qualifications
The applicant must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in physics or equivalent field.

  • Applicant should have experience of FORTRAN in UNIX environment.

It is desirable to have documented knowledge from their university education in

  • Mathematics, especially differential equations
  • Numerical methods and/or computer programming
  • Physical meteorology (e.g. cloud physics).

In the application, applicants should provide evidence of how they meet these requirements.


Eligibility
Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

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
First day of employment2019-06-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2018/4520
Contact Vaughan Phillips, Senior university lecturer, +46 462221732Vendela Breeze, HR administrator, +46 462223085
Union representative OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46 462229362SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46 462229364SEKO: Seko Civil, +46 462229366
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Last application date28.Feb.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Sediment Biogeochemistry

at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences. Closing date: 18 January 2019.

At the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences at Stockholm University, research and education is conducted in an international environment. The subject areas are Ecology and Evolution, Ecotoxicology, Marine Biology, Plant Physiology and Plant Systematics. Some of the research has direct environmental and societal relevance and the approach is often broad and interdisciplinary. About 140 people are working at the Department, of which ca. 35 are teachers and researchers and 50 are PhD students.

Project description
The position will be associated with the project How does bottom trawling affect seafloor integrity, water quality and protected areas in the Baltic Sea? Benthic sediments and their associated fauna may be severely disturbed by bottom trawling and suspended sediment can increase turbidity and be transported by currents into other less disturbed areas. However, these processes have not been quantified in the Baltic Sea, despite this information being essential in the effective planning of MPAs, ecosystem-based sustainable fisheries management and assessment of seafloor integrity and ecological status of benthic ecosystems in the Baltic. The three year project is a collaboration between ecologists, geologists, geochemists, fisheries scientists, ecotoxicologists and modellers.

Main responsibilities
The position involves research into how sediment biogeochemical properties, processes and fluxes might be altered by bottom trawling. The project will involve both fieldwork and lab experiments.

Qualification requirementsPostdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteriaThe degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills and scientific proficiency. In particular, experience of using a range of methodological approaches to quantify benthic biogeochemical processes is essential, as is experience of working at sea. Applications will be assessed based on the CV and supporting material, and interviews for those selected for the shortlist.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 11 March 2019 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from the project coordinator, Prof Clare Bradshaw, telephone: +46 8 16 17 37, clare.bradshaw@su.se.

Union representativesIngrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 40 17, st@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

ApplicationApply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 18/01/2019

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Post expires on Friday January 18th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow within Climate Modelling

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

Postdoctoral Fellow within Climate Modelling

There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral position at the Geophysical Institute in the field of Climate Modelling. The position is for a period of 4 years and is associated with externally funded projects.

About the project/work tasks

Research Council of Norway funds the postdoctoral position in the Nansen Legacy project, which aims to make an integrated assessment of climate and ecosystem change in the Barents Seas. The position will be within the Bjerknes Climate Prediction Unit that focuses on predicting climate in the Atlantic-to-Arctic sector from a season and beyond. There will be synergies with the European Union H2020 project Blue Action: Arctic Impact on Weather and Climate (http://blue-action.eu/); and the NordForsk Nordic Centre of Excellence ARCPATH (http://www.ncoe-arcpath.org). Both multi-disciplinary projects aim to provide insights into future changes in the Artic, both climatic and societal.

The main focus of the postdoctoral position will be to develop a higher resolution version of the Norwegian Earth System Model that is more suitable for representing the interaction between the North Atlantic, Nordic Seas, and Arctic and to better capture ocean-atmosphere interaction over mid-latitude sea surface temperature fronts. The applicant will use the model to study variability and predictability of climate in the Arctic-to-Atlantic sector. There will be close collaboration with the developers of the Norwegian Earth System and Climate Prediction Models, and specifically with those working on mechanistic assessment, data assimilation, and biogeochemistry.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a Norwegian PhD or an equivalent degree in mathematics, physics, meteorology, oceanography, climate dynamics, or another relevant discipline, or must have submitted his/her doctoral thesis for assessment prior to the application deadline. It is a condition of employment that the PhD has been awarded.
  • A strong background in applied mathematics is required.
  • Experience with numerical modelling, and high-performance computing is required. Strongly desired are experience in ocean and atmospheric models.
  • Very good programming skills in Fortran, Matlab or Python.
  • Understanding of climate dynamics and predictability. Additional knowledge about ocean biogeochemistry and data assimilation would be beneficial.
  • Adequate proficiency in both written and oral English for publishing results and communicating with other scientists is necessary.
  • Special requirements for the position are the willingness and ability to work across disciplinary boundaries in an interdisciplinary team as well as to work independently on your tasks.

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Research experience, ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

About the position of postdoctoral research fellow:

The postdoctoral position is a fixed term position with the primary objective of qualifying the appointee for work in top academic positions. Individuals may not be hired for more than one fixed-term period as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same institution.

For postdoctoral research fellow positions associated with externally financed projects, the completion of the project proposal for the qualifying work, as well as a progress plan, will be developed in cooperation with the supervisor and head of department.

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

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 59 (code 1352 / pay range 24, alternative 3) according to the state salary scale upon appointment. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 515 200. Further promotions are made according to length of service. For particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IW)
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor from the PhD programme.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas and official confirmation that the doctoral thesis has been submitted
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • List of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • Publications (as applicable) 

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge

General information:

For further details about the position, please contact: Professor Noel Keenlyside, Geophysical Institute, email: Noel.Keenlyside@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. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

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

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

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

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Post expires on Friday February 1st, 2019

2 PhD positions on marine evolutionary ecology and sustainable harvesting in the Anthropocene

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

2 PhD positions on marine evolutionary ecology and sustainable harvesting in the Anthropocene

At the Department of Biological Sciences (http://uib.no/bio/en) there are two vacant PhD positions on evolutionary ecology and sustainable harvesting of marine fish in the Anthropocene. The positions are for a fixed-term period of 3 years.

The global population is growing and land-based food production is not keeping up. This has turned focus towards the oceans, and how they can contribute towards increased food production. To face these current and future challenges, we need to develop sustainable practices, and to achieve this we need to build more accurate tools and develop a deeper understanding of how marine fish respond, adapt and change under anthropogenic stressors, including fisheries itself as well as climate change. These two PhD-positions will contribute towards increasing our understanding of the challenges and finding potential solutions for the sustainable management of marine fish today and in the future. These positions will tackle two primary challenges:

1) Scaling life-history strategies from individual-level ecological processes and Darwinian selection to evolutionary outcomes and emergent population-level dynamics, allowing for scrutinizing the eco-evolutionary consequences of multiple simultaneous anthropogenic stressors.

2) Analyzing how natural and directional selection on key life-history parameters, particularly natural mortality, adds variability and creates uncertainty and bias in stock assessments, and develop methodologies to handle this in current and future management settings.

About the PhD projects

The first PhD position will concentrate on the eco-evolutionary consequences of multiple anthropogenic stressors, in particular fishing and climate change. The aim is to determine how marine exploited fish respond to concurrent anthropogenic stressors of fishing and climate change when evolutionary adaptations of physiological, behavioural and life-history traits are explicitly accounted for. Will fish in high latitude ecosystems, such as Atlantic cod, be able to adapt and cope with the anticipated local rates of climate change in connection with human harvesting? These questions are probably best addressed using a mechanistic modelling approach that can incorporate evolutionary processes. We have at hand several modelling frameworks that may be utilized, including evolutionary optimization models for life history and behaviour (e.g., Holt & Jørgensen 2014: Conservation Physiology 2: cou050), and eco-evolutionary individual-based life-history models (e.g., Enberg et al. 2009: Evolutionary Applications 2: 394-414). Depending on the skills and interests of the candidate, the project can be based on applying one of these modelling frameworks. Associate professor Katja Enberg (katja.enberg.no) will be the main supervisor and Anders F. Opdal (bio.uib.no/te/afo/) will be the co-supervisor for this position.

The aim of the second PhD position is to analyse how uncertainty and directional change in natural mortality together with variability in life-history parameters influences our ability to provide accurate estimates of both current and future fish populations. Will changes in these parameters lead to under- or overestimation, and how do we develop tools to incorporate such uncertainty in future stock assessments? An important challenge will be to estimate the degree of bias in current stock assessments, reference point estimations and catch advice caused by ignoring variability and directional change in key life-history parameters, and to device assessment and management strategies minimising such unwanted effects. Of particular interest is natural mortality, which is both a key determinant of evolutionary and population dynamics and a key parameter in stock assessment models. The candidate will have the possibility to employ a suite of existing modelling approaches, including simulation models for creating data, existing stock assessment models for running assessments with different input data, and standard tools for estimating biological and management reference points used at the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES). The focal case studies will be the commercially important pelagic stocks Norwegian spring-spawning herring, Northeast Atlantic mackerel, and Blue whiting. Associate professor Katja Enberg will be the main supervisor for this position, while co-supervisors will be Dr. Sondre Aanes from the Norwegian Computing Centre, Dr. David Miller from the ICES secretariat and Dr. Erling Kåre Stenevik from the Institute of Marine Research.

Qualifications and personal qualities

A successful candidate

  • must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in biology or another relevant discipline for the project, 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
  • should demonstrate broad knowledge and good intuition about evolutionary ecology and marine ecology
  • should have an interest in working with questions at the interface of basic and applied research
  • should be willing to challenge current thinking
  • will benefit from skills and interest in mathematics and programming
  • should enjoy working in a collaborative environment
  • should have the ability to work independently
  • should have a good proficiency in oral and written English

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

The successful candidates for the two projects will be collaborating with each other.

About the PhD position

The fellowships will be for a period of 3 years, with the possibility of up to one extra year of compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed across the employment period. A contract longer than 3 years is contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department, and will be decided upon appointment.

The employment period may be reduced if the candidate has 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 3 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 (http://www.uib.no/en/matnat/52899/admission-doctoral-education-faculty-mathematics-and-natural-sciences).

We can offer:

  • A positive, dynamic, trustful and constructively critical environment for everyday interactions.
  • Salary at pay grade 51 upon appointment (code 1017/pay range 20, alternative 9) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 449 400. Further promotions are made according to 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 must include:

  • A brief account (max 2 pages) of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position. Please indicate whether you are interested in only one of the positions or both.
  • The names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis. Please do not submit letters of reference at this point.
  • CV
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. If lacking a master’s diploma, the applicant must present an official confirmation that the master’s thesis has been submitted.
  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list).
  • Any publications in your name, including the master’s thesis.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.

General information

For further information about the positions and projects please contact Katja Enberg (katja.enberg@uib.no / telephone +47 41 00 63 68).

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.

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.

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  • Deadline: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
  • EmployerUniversity of Bergen
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  • MunicipalityBergen
  • Jobbnorge ID161992
  • Internal ID2018/14407
  • ScopeFulltime
  • DurationFixed Term

Post expires on Wednesday January 30th, 2019

Phd student, research subject

Ref SLU ua 2018.2.5.1-4899

Department of Animal Nutrition and Management

The Department of Animal Nutrition and Management, SLUoffers an inspiring research environment where we study metabolic processes and nutrient utilization in animals, management in various animal production systems, including extensive (pastoral) herding systems and precision livestock-framing systems. Within the Reindeer husbandry research area our goal is to develop knowledge that strengthens the long-term sustainability of reindeer husbandry and provides tools that help the industry to cope with external stress from natural factors as well as other industry and human activities on the land. The research focuses on production conditions for reindeer husbandry and interaction with the surrounding world.

Feeding reindeer for future free-range functionality

Description:

Extensive herding systems, like reindeer husbandry, make use of animals’ natural adaptation to the environment and their ability to transfer otherwise underutilised resources into meat and other products. In reindeer husbandry winter-feeding has increased due to competing land use activities and climate change. This may be beneficial in the short-term, but might risk the animals’ future ability to make use of the natural forage resource and reduce the possibility to utilise natural pastures. In this project we will seek explanations for this and develop knowledge about a best practice of winter-feeding for reindeer and other animals to avoid possible deterioration of foraging performance on natural pastures.

Tasks:

The PhD-project is part of an international collaboration where the doctoral student will work on interviewing reindeer herders, with feed trails on reindeer calves and analysis of GPS-data. In the project, the doctoral student will participate in, and partly be responsible for, collecting experience-based knowledge (interviews and workshops) from reindeer herders in Sweden and Finland regarding feeding and reindeer behaviour. In addition, a feeding trial with reindeer calves with subsequent behavioural studies where the reindeer graze on the natural pastures will be carried out. GPS and tracking in the field will be used to follow the movements of animals, immediately after feeding and in subsequent winter. Animal body weight and condition scoring will be used to assess the animals’ ability to utilise natural pastures after feeding.

Qualifications:

The applicant shall hold an academic degree at the advanced level. A suitable degree is agronomist in animal science, a master’s degree in animal science or biology or equivalent education. Interviews with reindeer herders, and trials in the field in collaboration with reindeer herders, mean that it is necessary to communicate in Swedish. Ability to speak well in Swedish as well as English is a requirement, as well as good computer skills. Experience in scientific studies, behaviour studies, analysis of GPS-data and field work, as well as experience with animal experiments are merits as well as knowledge of Sami and/or Finnish. Emphasis is also on good teamwork, ability, independence and personal suitability for the tasks. For the job it is required that you have a driving license.

The application can be written in Swedish or English and should contain a maximum of one A4 page explaining why you want to work with research in general and this project in particular. Enter the name and contact details of two reference persons in your application.

Place of work:

Uppsala

Forms for funding or employment:

Four-year, full time, employment as PhD-student 

Starting date:

1 of April 2019 or upon agreement.

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2019-02-15, use the button below.

A person has basic eligibility for third cycle education if he or she has taken a second cycle qualification or has completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 higher education credits at second cycle education. Upper secondary school grades equivalent to English B/English 6 are a basic requirement.

Selection among applicants meeting the requirements is made with reference to written application including curriculum vitae, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, one copy of the dessertation for masters or undergraduate degree, a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant’s qualifications, certified knowledge of the English language and an interview.

Please observe that applicant/s chosen to participate in an interview shall hand in certified true copies of certificates, diplomas and transcripts from previous studies at an internationally recognized higher education institution (university or university college) and transcripts in connection to the interview. If the applicant is a foreign citizen we require a certified copy of the page in your apssport with your personal data and phograghy.

Read about the PhD education at SLU at www.slu.se/en/education/postgraduate-studies/

Academic union representatives:

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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

Anna Skarin

+46 (0)18 671954

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Post expires on Friday February 15th, 2019

PhD student, subject Biology specialized in Plant Biotechnology


Ref SLU ua 2018.2.5.1-4861

Department of Plant Breeding

The Department of Plant Breeding conducts research, education and innovational work of strategic importance for the society’s long-term sustentation of provisions, industrial raw material and energy. At the same time we strive to meet the increasing need of raw material and at the same time make the plant production more and more environment-friendly. The department operates partly at the SLU campus in Alnarp, outside of Malmö and partly at the SLU property Balsgård, outside of Kristianstad. As an integrated part of the work, the department also conducts plant breeding programs concerning apple, black currant, sea buckthorn and potatoes.

Genome Editing Potato

Description:

In order to supply people in the future with food and animals with feed, and at the same time convert to a bio-based economy within the industry, increased knowledge about what regulates plant storage products and quantity within the farming is needed. The most commonly used storage products of plants are starch, oil and protein. At the department, we are studying the genetic mechanisms behind the synthesis of these products in order to better understand and control storage and product quality. This PhD project will specifically focus on mechanisms that control protein and starch structure and loading in potatoes. The PhD student project will be in close cooperation with researchers in interdisciplinary research projects.

Work duties:

The Department of Plant Breeding is now seeking a PhD student to the Division of Plant Biotechnology. In the project, the doctoral student will use modern plant breeding techniques, based on CRISPR-Cas9, to introduce targeted edits in the potato’s genome with the goal of studying enzymatic mechanisms as well as to modify protein- and starch structure. The work will include genomics, various molecular biology techniques, cell isolation and transfection, tissue culture, greenhouse experiments and analysis of starch and protein quality.

Qualifications:

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person with an interest in practical experimental biology and good ability to work in a collaborative research environment. Applicants should have a university degree with a focus on molecular biology, plant biology, genetics or biochemistry. Documented experience of practical work with tissue culture and molecular biology methods is meritorious. The applicant is expected to be fluent in English, both in speech and writing.

Place of work:

Alnarp

Forms for funding or employment:

Employment 4 years

Starting date:

2019-03-01, or according to agreement

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2019-01-15, use the button below.

A person has basic eligibility for third cycle education if he or she has taken a second cycle qualification or has completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 higher education credits at second cycle education. Upper secondary school grades equivalent to English B/English 6 are a basic requirement.

Selection among applicants meeting the requirements is made with reference to written application including curriculum vitae, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, one copy of the dessertation for masters or undergraduate degree, a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant’s qualifications, certified knowledge of the English language and an interview.

Please observe that applicant/s chosen to participate in an interview shall hand in certified true copies of certificates, diplomas and transcripts from previous studies at an internationally recognized higher education institution (university or university college) and transcripts in connection to the interview. If the applicant is a foreign citizen we require a certified copy of the page in your apssport with your personal data and phograghy.

Read about the PhD education at SLU at www.slu.se/en/education/postgraduate-studies/

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/


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


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

www.slu.se

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Mariette Andersson

Researcher, Deputy Head of Department

070-376 29 22

mariette.andersson@slu.se

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Post expires on Tuesday January 15th, 2019

PhD student position in Health Care Sciences – Cultural and religious encounters within palliativ care

Diary id: PAR 2018/1759 Employment level: Time limited employment (temporary) Location: Institute of Health and Care Sciences Apply by: 2019-01-28

Project title: Cultural and religious perspectives within palliative care – Encounters between patients who have migrated, their family members and professional providers

Job assignments

General information about third-cycle studies: The PhD education in Health Care Sciences corresponds to studies of 240 credits in total. The studies are equivalent to four year full-time and lead to a Degree of Doctor. The studies comprise carrying out a scientific project and completing at least 30 credits of courses at third-cycle level. The doctoral student must also write a scientific compilation thesis or monograph corresponding to at least 120 credits. For more information about third-cycle studies at Sahlgrenska Academy, see https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/sahlgrenskaakademin/forskarutbildning/languageId=100001

Project: The aim of this doctoral project is to provide knowledge that may support health professionals practically in situations where culturally and religiously formed beliefs and values challenge the communication between patients, family members and healthcare professionals. This project ties fields such as health sciences, nursing and palliative care together with social anthropology and religious studies.

The overall aim is to develop empirically based strategies and approaches for healthcare professionals to engage in person-centered palliative care for people who have migrated to Sweden. In order to create useful strategies for healthcare professionals, a major part of the doctoral project consists of an ethnographic field study on encounters between immigrant patients, their relatives and healthcare professionals in a palliative-oriented home care. This is combined with a targeted study of end-of-life care patterns for patients born outside of Sweden, based on registry data. In summary, this is a major field study in which ethnographic and participatory elements combined with a concentrated registry study should provide excellent conditions for a postgraduate education with both breadth and depth.

This doctoral project will be conducted within the department’s research group in palliative care, with close collaboration with the Palliative Centre at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Collaboration will also take place with the Gothenburg University Centre for Person-Centred Care. The project assumes that the student is able to conduct interviews and participatory observations in the Swedish language as well as analysis of data in Swedish. However, ability to communicate in other languages is commendable. The employment comprises five years of full-time work, 80% of which consists of postgraduate education and 20% teaching and other services within the department. 

Eligibility

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

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

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

Assessment

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

Good communication skills in Swedish and English (oral and written) are desired.

Employment

Time limited employment (temporary), 4 years. Extent: 100%. Location: Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Health and Care Sciences. First day of employment: as agreed.

Regulations for employment of doctoral students are given in SFS 1998:80. Only those who are admitted to third-cycle studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies. They may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration according to the regulations.

The initial appointment may apply for no longer than one year. An appointment may be renewed for no more than two years at a time. The total employment period may not exceed the time corresponding to full-time third-cycle studies for four years.

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

For further information regarding the position

For more information about the project please contact the principal supervisor,
Joakim Öhlén, Professor, +46 31 786 6098, joakim.ohlen@gu.se 

Unions

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

How to apply

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

You must include the following, in pdf format

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

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

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

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system according to the instructions.

Closing date 2019-01-28


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

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

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

Post expires on Monday January 28th, 2019