Category Archives: Physical sciences/Math

Postdoctoral position in biochemistry of cyanobacterial CO2 fixation

Published: 2022-06-28

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Chemistry – Ångström conducts research and education in the chemistry field. The department has more than 250 employees and has a turnover of 250 million SEK. At the department’s six programs, we conduct very successful research of a high international standard. We have a large number of externally funded research projects, often with international cooperation and we see continued good growth in our subject area. The department has education assignments in engineering programs and master’s programs. More information is available on our website.

We are searching for a biochemist, structural biologist, biophysicist or similar for a 2 year postdoc position within Cecilia Blikstad’s group. Research within the group focus on biochemical investigations of CO2 fixation in cyanobacteria. 

Rubisco is responsible for the majority of CO2 fixation on Earth. Despite this centrality, it is a relatively slow and promiscuous enzyme. To overcome this, cyanobacteria have evolved a CO2 concentration mechanism (CCM) which produces a high CO2 concentration near Rubisco and ensure efficient carboxylation. The CCM consist of inorganic carbon transporters that actively accumulate bicarbonate in the cytosol and a protein based bacterial organelle called the carboxysome. 

The carboxysome encapsulate Rubisco and carbonic anhydrase within a protein shell. It remains unknown exactly how this 250+ megadalton protein complex self-assembles and regulates with high fidelity inside cells. We use a combination of biochemistry, enzymology, structural biology, synthetic biology and bioinformatics to study various aspects (function, structure, assembly, regulation etc.) of the cyanobacterial CO2 concentrating mechanism. You will work in a project focusing on protein interactions, regulation, and activity of the carboxysome and its encapsulated enzymes. The acquired knowledge will lead the way for downstream applications aiming at enhancing photosynthetic efficiencies in future microorganisms and crops. For more information visit the lab website .  

At the department we have a close collaboration with experts in cyanobacterial synthetic biology and our combined greater goal is to address global warming and food shortage by converting atmospheric CO2 into valuable products such as biofuel, specialized chemicals and food. We have a highly creative research environment, and our projects provide many opportunities for interaction and collaboration within the department as well as with outside collaborators. 

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at Uppsala University

Duties
The main duties involved in this postdoctoral posistion is to conduct research within the subject area mentioned above. Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. 

Requirements
For employment as postdoc, the applicant should have a PhD exam or an international equivalent within the field of biochemistry, structural biology, biophysics, biotechnology or other for the position relevant fields. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

The assessment of applications is based primarily on the applicant’s ability to conduct independent research based on scientific skill. Greater importance is attached to the quality of individual scientific work, than to the amount of publications. 

Large enphasis will be put on personal qualities. Consideration will be given to good collaborative skills, good analytical skills, drive and independence, and interest in the subject area. 

Additional qualifications
Advanced knowledge and/or practical experience in the following will be beneficial.

  • Practical and theoretical skills in biochemistry and/or structural biology or similar.
  • Cunducting, interpretating and publishing biochemical studies.
  • Experience in protein biochemistry including but not limited to protein purification, protein-protein interactions, enzymology or structural biology.
  • Experience in molecular biology including but not limited to molecular cloning.
  • Experience in photosynthetic microorganisms will be considers benificial but not required.  

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of two years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date 2022-10-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala, Sweden

For further information about the position, please contact: Cecilia Blikstad, cecilia.blikstad@kemi.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 23rd August 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2730

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? Find out more about what it´s like to work and live in Sweden.  

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Deadline: 2022-08-23 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday August 23rd, 2022

Postdoctoral fellow in Medical Radiation Physics (PA2022/2383)

Lund University, section Medical Radiation Physics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The MR physics research group (https://www.msf.lu.se/research/mr-physics-group), is active in the field of medical magnetic resonance, and has its primary focus on development of new techniques for assessment of functional information related to perfusion, diffusion, brain activation and flow.

Work assignments
We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work within the MR physics group on the development of prostate cancer diagnostics and treatment monitoring in both the clinical and pre-clinical environment. Emphasis is placed on the ability to work interdisciplinary (i.e., in collaboration with researchers, doctors and international partners) and independently (i.e., through self-initiative, structuring and planning of original research). The MR physics group has a large international collaborative network, which means that travel for planning and execution of various future collaborative projects will be encouraged. Teaching and supervision at the advanced and postgraduate level can be included depending on departmental needs.

Qualifications

  • PhD in magnetic resonance imaging, medical radiation physics or equivalent.
  • MSc or BSc in physics or equivalent.

 Meritorious

  • Documented good knowledge of MR physics
  • Documented research in diffusion MRI
  • Documented research in super-resolution image reconstruction
  • Documented ability of pulse sequence programming (preference for Siemens and Bruker)
  • Experience with diffusion-relaxation-correlation MRI
  • Hands-on experience with clinical and pre-clinical MRI scanners
  • Experience with executing clinical and pre-clinical studies, including data management and analysis
  • Documented experience in writing scientific articles in international journals (first and last author)
  • Documented knowledge of programming in MATLAB and C++
  • Fluent in English, written & spoken
  • Previous international experience (doctoral or post-doctoral level)

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

Assessment criteria and other qualifications
This is a career development position focused primarily on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will be based primarily on their research qualifications and potential as independent researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject. Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive, and independence.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 1, February 2022.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and contain:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • List of publications, patents, and published software.
  • Overview of publication statistics and citation record (max 1 page).
  • Cover letter with a general description of past research and future research interests (no more than three pages in total).
  • Contact information of at least two references.
  • Copy of the doctoral degree certificate, grades for the PhD, MSc, and BA studies, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1 October, 2022 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2383
Contact
  • Filip Szczepankiewicz, Associate Senior Lecturer, +46763194499,filip.szczepankiewicz@med.lu.se
  • Magdalena Brossing, Human Resources, +46462229562
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli , 046-2229362
Last application date 12.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-08-12 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Clinical Sciences, division of Radiation Physics, Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday August 12th, 2022

Researcher position in Physical Chemistry with focus on Development of de novo bio-inorganic systems for oxidative and reductive photocatalysis in well-organized protein environments

Published: 2022-06-28

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Chemistry – Ångström conducts research and education in the chemistry field. The department has more than 250 employees and has a turnover of 250 million SEK. At the department’s six programs, we conduct very successful research of a high international standard. We have a large number of externally funded research projects, often with international cooperation and we see continued good growth in our subject area. The department has education assignments in engineering programs and master’s programs. More information is available on our website

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at Uppsala University

Duties
Research in the announced area, which could include supervision of coworkers. Teaching and administration may also be included, up to 20% of working hours. Documented experience in preparation of de novo proteins and transient absorption spectroscopy is required. 

Requirements
For employment as researcher, the applicant should have a PhD exam or an international equivalent in chemistry or other for the position relevant fields. The applicant must have knowledge on photochemistry and photocatalysis and have work experience on artificial photosynthesis.

The assessment of applications is based primarily on the applicant’s ability to conduct independent research based on scientific skill. Greater importance is attached to the quality of individual scientific work, than to the amount of publications. A high level of written and spoken English as well as the ability to work in a team is required.

We will place great emphasis on personal suitability. Consideration will also be given to i.e. good collaborative skills and drive, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen the administrative work within the unit/department, as well as contribute to its future development.

Additional qualifications
Previous postdoctoral experience or equivalent is desirable.  

About the employment
The employment is a permanent position probationary period may be applied.. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date 2022-08-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala, Sweden.

For further information about the position, please contact: Prof. Leif Hammarström, +46 70 425 08 32, leif.hammarstrom@kemi.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 15 July 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2688.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? Find out more about what it´s like to work and live in Sweden. 

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Deadline: 2022-07-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday July 15th, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in Experimental Particle Physics

The group is also involved in several combined performance groups, e.g. the flavour tagging group and Jet/Etmiss groups, as well as in the data preparation area where we play a leading role in the luminosity determination using Inner Detector tracks. The group currently consists of seven faculty members, three postdocs and eight PhD students. Our main research topics are searches for supersymmetry, dark matter and Higgs pair production as well as measurements in the top-quark sector.

Main responsibilities
The successful applicants to this position are expected to

  • participate in our ATLAS data analysis efforts in the areas of supersymmetry and Higgs pair production, as well as other BSM searches related to third generation particles
  • contribute to the activities in the flavour tagging and luminosity groups
  • assist when necessary in the supervision of master students and PhD students
  • primarily be based at the Department of Physics in Stockholm, but substantial presence at CERN can be discussed.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral 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 criteria
The degree must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. We seek a self-motivated candidate who wishes to take a leading role in our research programme. Previous experience within ATLAS, data analysis and programming skills, expertise in experimental analysis techniques relevant to the project, as well as experience with b-tagging or luminosity determination is considered as an advantage but is not required. A suitable background is a PhD in experimental or theoretical particle physics.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date in the second half of 2022 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 Head of the Department, Sara Strandberg, telephone +46 8 5537 86 73, strandberg@fysik.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply 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 

Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters via email to: FV-2500-22.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-2500-22 + name of the applicant.

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: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Deadline: 2022-07-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physics

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday July 31st, 2022

Post-doctoral fellow in physical chemistry (PA2022/2366)

Lunds universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, kemiska institutionen

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Subject description

At the division of Physical Chemistry, we perform research on soft matter and colloid and interface science. A large part of the research concerns different biological model systems to study proteins, lipid membranes and their interactions. The division has access to a range of relevant experimental tools such as different scattering methods (SAXS, and instruments for static and dynamic light scattering) and spectroscopy methods (NMR, CD).

In the present research project, which will be performed in collaboration with researcher at the Center for Molecular Protein Science, we study structure, thermodynamics, kinetics, and dynamics of protein amyloid formation. We focus on fibril-fibril interactions and the interactions of amyloid proteins with different lipid aggregates and with chaperone proteins. In the latter case we are interested in the molecular mechanisms of chaperone actions on the amyloid fibril formation process. We also study self-association of different chaperone proteins.

Work duties

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research concerning structure, thermodynamics, kinetics and dynamics of protein aggregates such as various amyliod fibrils and their interaction with chaperone protein. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

Qualification requirements

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

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • PhD in physical chemistry or physics in the area of soft condensed matter or biophysics.
  • Documented experience and competence in static and dynamic light scattering. Both concerning experimental design and performance, and with data reduction and data analysis.
  • Documented experience and competence within small angle scattering of neutrons and X-rays. Both concerning experimental design and performance, and with data reduction and data analysis.
  • Documented experience and competence of modelling of scattering data.
  • Experience of working with protein samples, including standard techniques for protein purification and analysis of secondary structures.
  • Experience and competence in programming in Matlab or similar software.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications

This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers.

Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills.

Additional assessment criteria:

  • Experience and competence in high resolution solution NMR.
  • Experience and competence in research on protein aggregation.
  • Experience of cryo-transmission electron microscopy.
  • Success in obtaining SANS och SAXS beamtime at neutron- och synchotron facilities.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S and OFR/S, dated 1st February 2022.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

  • résumé/CV, including a list of publications,
  • a general description of past research and future research interests (no more than three pages), that includes a motivation why you find this opening interesting, and how you see that you can tribute to the proposed research,
  • contact information of at least two references,
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2022-08-01, or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2366
Contact
  • Ulf Olsson, +46462228159
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 12.Jul.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-07-12 at 23:59
Unit: Division of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday July 12th, 2022

PhD student in Environmental Science focusing on Composition, properties and effects of aerosols in South Asia

The Department of Environmental Science is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Science. The department consists of four units with more than 190 researchers, teachers, doctoral students and technical/administrative staff from over 30 countries. The department focuses on research and teaching in atmospheric science, biogeochemical cycles, climate change, ecotoxicology, environmental and analytical chemistry. Our research-oriented department hosts about 30 post-doc fellows and 60 Ph.D. students, recruited from all over the World. We are also immersed in the interdepartmental Bolin Centre for Climate Research, a national centre of excellence.

Research in the Biogeochemistry Unit focuses on the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen and methane and other substances in the atmosphere, land and ocean compartments. The unit has a strong and long-standing research focus on the interlinkages between air pollution and climate change in South Asia.  We have well-equipped analytical facilities for addressing these questions with molecular, isotopic and optical measurements.  We have a large, international collaborative network and access to strategically located atmospheric observatories in South Asia and neighboring regions.

Project description
The PhD project will be immersed in strong and long-standing research on the interlinkages between air pollution and climate change in South Asia. The department offers well-equipped analytical facilities for addressing these questions with advanced molecular, isotopic and optical measurement techniques. We have a large international collaborative network and great access to strategic and well-equipped atmospheric receptor observatories in India, Bangladesh and the Maldives.

Atmospheric particles such as combustion-derived black carbon (BC, soot), organic carbon (OC), sulphate and dust play central roles in climate change and air pollution, yet are poorly characterized. To reduce overall uncertainties, the PhD project will seek observation-based constraints on both the sources and composition-related optical properties of carbonaceous and other aerosol components.  These observational studies can favorably be combined with modeling.

The PhD student will have the opportunity to be engaged in international cooperation including field-based campaigns.

Qualification requirements
To meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, for doctoral studies in Environmental Science, at least 45 of the credits at the second cycle must be in one of the natural sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Physics, or Meteorology) including a 30 credits thesis project. The applicant should also have 30 credits in other natural science subjects different from the major.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their ability to successfully pursue the research education. Special emphasis is put on the applicant’s knowledge and skills within the subject area, ability to express her/himself verbally and in writing, analytical aptitude, creativity, initiative and independence, and a capacity for working together with others. The evaluation will be made based on the relevance of past education and experience, grades from previous university courses (in particular at the advanced level), the quality and ambition of the independent project work, references, a cover letter motivating the candidate’s interest, and interviews.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules and regulations.

Terms of employment
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

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

Contact
For more information, please contact Professor Örjan Gustafsson, orjan.gustafsson@aces.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, seko@seko.su.se (SEKO), and PhD student representative, doktorandombud@sus.su.se​​.

Application
Apply for the PhD student 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 motivating your interest for this position
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience, and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Optional letters of recommendation (no more than 6 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Deadline: 2022-08-05 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Environmental Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday August 5th, 2022

PhD fellow in Plant Biology and Bioimaging

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Plant Biology and Bioimaging commencing 01.09.2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment
The PhD student will be part of Section for Transport Biology and the Plant Signaling research group headed by Anja Thoe Fuglsang (Fuglsang group). The research group focus on Signal perception at the cell surface by receptors and transduction of these signals to the cell interior by ion-transporters. This is essential for plants in order to react and adapt to changes in the surroundings. The research group utilizes both biochemical, bioimaging and molecular tools in the research. Section for transport Biology also host part of CAB Center for advanced Bioimaging an infrastructure providing accesses to highly advanced microscopes.

Project description
External application of secreted peptides is emerging as a biologicals approach, previously proven to be a successful method to trigger plant defence.

The purpose of this project is to develop an in planta bioimaging system for detection of peptides in real time and evaluation of the required modifications of the produced peptides. We will develop a peptide-receptor sensing system for live imaging of the specific perception mechanisms for the peptides PSY and PSK, which requires knowledge about their target site and signaling, with the long term applied goal to expand the use of growth promoting peptides to a variety of crop plants to test for growth promoting effects.

Why does the plant invest in advanced post translational modifications for secreted peptides? Do they affect stability, biological activity and/or specificity? Will the peptides become active upon de-glycosylation, or less stable? Which version of the peptide should be produced to obtain the most active and stable peptide effect on the field? These are the questions we would like to address. Having established the sensing system, it can be adapted to other growth peptides providing a toolbox for a detailed investigation of all relevant peptides.

Principal supervisor is Professor, Anja Thoe Fuglsang, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, atf@plen.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35 33 25 86

As part of the project, the Phd student will also stay in the laboratory of Professor Rüdiger Simon for a shorter period.

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 Plant-Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or similar with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualification’s 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 Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,811). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • 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)
  • 1-3 reference letters (if any)

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

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

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 6 July 2022, 23:59 GMT+2. 

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

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above-mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science.

ou 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, Anja Thoe Fuglsang, Department of Plant and Environmental Biology, E-mail atf@plen.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 35 33 25 86.

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

Deadline: 2022-07-06 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday July 6th, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in Baltic Sea Research with focus on methane dynamics

The Baltic Sea Centre at SU focuses on the great challenges of the Baltic Sea and will, through an interdisciplinary approach, contribute knowledge to authorities and other stakeholders. Approx. 40 employees at BSC support and develop SU’s marine operations by providing infrastructure such as field stations, ships and marine modeling for research and education. BSC manages the field resources Askö Laboratory and the new RV/Electra and coordinates the marine operations from SU within CoastClim.

Project description
Stockholm University (SU) and University of Helsinki (HU) have entered into a strategic partnership where one of the key areas is Baltic Sea research Within the Centre for Coastal Ecosystem and Climate Change Research (CoastClim; www.coastclim.org) scientists from both Universities explore the links between coastal biodiversity, carbon cycling, and climate feedbacks. To strengthen this joint research initiative, we are now inviting applications for one postdoctoral position focused on methane dynamics in the Baltic Sea. 

We are looking for a scientist to be part of a growing team of researchers exploring the role of the coastal zone in the functioning of the Baltic Sea ecosystem. We are looking for a candidate with experience and a strong interest in at least one of the following areas, with a particular focus on the coastal zone:

  • Geochemistry
  • Sediment diagenesis
  • Biogeochemical modeling

Main responsibilities
The PostDoc will join a research group that applies a unique methodological approach that combines CH4 modeling, in terms of both sediment reactive- transport modeling and Baltic-scale physical-biogeochemical modeling, with biogeochemical analysis including stable isotopes, geophysical methods and non-invasive measurements of CH4 distribution continuously in water column.

The successful candidates will be expected to be active in numerical modelling, field and laboratory work, advise graduate students, and engage in inter-disciplinary research and public outreach. Comparative field studies at both Askö Laboratory (SU) and Tvärminne Zoological Station (HU) are expected.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral 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 criteria
The degree must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

The ideal applicants have a PhD in Marine Geochemistry, Biogeochemistry, Ecosystem modelling or related disciplines and strong publication records.

Requirements:

  • Familiarity with sediment dynamics of geochemical elements sampling and analyses
  • Experience in biogeochemical modelling
  • Experience with open science software and resourcesOther Merits:
  • Strong communication ability in English, in both speech and writing
  • Experience of project management, marine field work and work in scientific teams.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 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 Christoph Humborg (Scientific Director, Professor), telephone: +46 8 674 7668, christoph.humborg@su.se, at Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply 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: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Deadline: 2022-07-10 at 23:59
Unit: Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday July 10th, 2022

Researcher in Theoretical Particle Physics (PA2022/2276)

Lund University, Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

We announce a Researcher position for three months at the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics.

Work duties
The position includes research in theoretical particle physics, especially hadron physics with emphasis on six-meson amplitudes and radiative corrections to rare Kaon decays.

Qualifications
A doctoral degree in theoretical particle physics as well potsdoctoral experience in theoretical particle physics and hadron physics is required.

The applicant must have a well documented scientific background in theoretical particle physics and hadron physics. Research experience in radiative corrections to rare kaon decays and six-meson amplitudes is especially of merit. 

Terms of employment
Fixed-term employment full-time for three months.

Application procedure
Applications should consist of a CV, a publication list and a short description of current research (max 1 page).

Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment October 1, 2022
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2276
Contact
  • Johan Bijnens, Professor, +46-46-2220447,johan.bijnens@thep.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46-46-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46-46-2229364
Last application date 06.Jul.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-07-06 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday July 6th, 2022

PhD student in Structural Geology and Tectonics

The Department of Geological Sciences is a department within the Faculty of Science with courses at master’s, bachelor’s and orientation levels. The department supports a broad range of basic research within marine geology, geochemistry and classical geology.

Project description
We are looking for a PhD student with a keen interest in field-based Structural Geology, with an emphasis on quantifying deformation processes. In addition, knowledge and expertise in Geochronology is desirable; a background in Metamorphic Petrology is an asset.

The Structural Geology and Tectonics group at Stockholm University has ongoing field projects in the Swedish Caledonides, the Swiss-Italian Alps, the Aegean Sea region in the eastern Mediterranean and the Arabian convergent margin in Oman. Depending on qualification, funding, and to some degree personal preference, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to one or more of these field projects. The successful candidate will work in a scientifically productive environment comprised of structural geologists, metamorphic geologists, geochronologists among others. The PhD project is financed by the Department of Geological Sciences of Stockholm University.

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

The academic area board may permit an exemption from the general entry requirements for an individual applicant under special circumstances.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of Geology stipulates that applicants must have:

  • At least 90 credits in geosciences
  • At least 30 credits in mathematics, physics, chemistry and/or biology
  • In addition, at least 60 credits at the advanced level, including 30 credits of independent work in geosciences.

Special qualification may also be fulfilled by a person who has acquired essentially equivalent knowledge in a different order within or outside the country.

For some specializations within the geological education at the postgraduate level, students who have undergone their main level education in related scientific subjects such as physics, chemistry, mathematics or biology may also be accepted.

Eligibility must be met in order to be accepted as a PhD student for the doctoral program at the department.

Selection
The selection between candidates who meet the entry requirements will be made with reference to their ability to benefit from the training. However, the fact that an applicant is deemed able to transfer credits from previous training or professional experience may not alone give the applicant priority over other applicants in the selection process. Admission decisions are made in accordance with current delegation policies.

The selection process considers the familiarity and skill of the subject, ability to communicate in spoken and written English, analytical ability, creativity, initiative and independence, and ability to work in a group. The selection is based on the relevance of previous studies, grades of higher education courses (especially those at second-cycle level), quality and scope of degree projects, references, interviews, and personal cover letter.

For this project, selection will also evaluate and prioritize demonstrated academic ability, interest and experience in Structural Geology and Tectonics and especially field geology. Documented skills in Metamorphic Petrology and Geochronology are valuable.

If invited for interview, you will be asked to give a short presentation of yourself, report on the results of your bachelor or masters project and a summary of why you like this PhD topic and what you could offer it scientifically.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules and regulations.

Terms of employment
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

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

Contact
For more information, please contact Professor Uwe Ring, uwe.ring@geo.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, seko@seko.su.se (SEKO), and PhD student representative, doktorandombud@sus.su.se.

Application
Apply for the PhD student 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. A few candidates will then be selected for a Skype/Zoom etc. interview after the summer break in September.

Please include the following information with your application:

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Two letters of reference

and, in addition, please include the following documents.

  • Cover letter describing:
  • why you are interested in this project
  • how your experience to date has prepared you to successfully complete this project
  • what do you hope to get out of this project in the longer term
  • CV including:
  • degrees completed (you don’t need to have completed your MSc at the time you apply)
  • completed courses relevant to the project
  • a list of degree projects/theses
  • a list of work experience (if any)
  • relevant publications (if any)
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files).
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Deadline: 2022-07-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Geological Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday July 31st, 2022

Postdoc for spectroscopy of biological ice

SurfLab within the Chemistry Department of Aarhus University seeks to hire two postdocs for the ERC project F-BioIce. Within this project, you will study how ice proteins can freeze water using sum frequency scattering spectroscopy and two dimensional infrared spectroscopy (2DIR). Ice bacteria are the most effective ice nucleators known. Bacteria use specific proteins at their outer surface to start ice growth – with potential implications for life science, ecosystems and climate.

The starting date is 1. November 2022 and the duration of the employment will be 24 months.

The place of work is Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is the Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University and related departments.

Job description/research project/research area

Postdocs in our team will follow how ice proteins exert control over water molecules using nonlinear spectroscopies. A postdoc in this ERC project will focus on either sum frequency generation spectroscopy or 2DIR experiments and will benefit from collaborations within a network of simulation groups, atmospheric scientists and biologists.

Researchers in our group benefit from several new femtosecond laser systems, surface spectroscopy facilities, a vibrant group of spectroscopists and the strong community of laser experts at Aarhus University. Join a truly interdisciplinary environment with close collaboration in the United States, Switzerland, The Netherlands, India and Germany.

Your profile

Outside of having a strong motivation to work on interfaces and ice nucleation, postdoctoral fellows should have expertise in laser spectroscopies to be considered for the position. Experience setting up laser experiments and nonlinear spectroscopy will be beneficial.

Further information about the positions may be obtained from Associate Professor Tobias Weidner: weidner@chem.au.dk
 

Application procedure

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

Letter of reference

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

Formalities and salary range

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

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

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

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

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

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

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

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

Deadline: 2022-08-10 at 23:59
Email: mailto:weidner@chem.au.dk
Phone: +4593508509

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday August 10th, 2022

PhD fellowship in organic synthesis

PhD Project in synthesis of redox-active polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Department of Chemistry
Faculty of SCIENCE
University of Copenhagen

 

Department of Chemistry invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in the synthesis and studies of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons incorporating redox-active dithiafulvene units at the periphery. The project is part of the research project “Synthesis-Driven Development of New Two-Dimensional Materials – Redox-Active Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Sheets”, which is financed by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Start date is (expected to be) 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project

This project focuses on the development of synthetic protocols for the preparation of small nanosheets of graphene, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), containing redox-active functional units at the periphery, such as heterocyclic dithiafulvenes. Such nanosheets are of potential interest for several applications such as conducting materials and redox sensors for bioapplications. The project is rooted in organic synthesis, but will involve also UV-Vis absorption studies, electrochemical studies (cyclic voltammetry and spectroelectrochemistry) and electrocrystallization experiments for obtaining conducting materials.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates within the field of organic synthesis. Moreover, the candidate must have some experience in performing electrochemical studies (determination of redox potentials, etc.).

Our group and research- and what do we offer?

The research group of Prof. Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen focuses on to design, synthesize, and study of functional macromolecules, in particular π-conjugated molecules. All activities are rooted in organic synthesis. The group is a part of Department of Chemistry, Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen, and affiliated also to the Nano-Science Center. We are located in Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern synthesis laboratories.

 

Principal supervisor is Prof. Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen, Department of Chemistry, E-mail: mbn@chem.ku.dk, Direct Phone: +45 51700144

The PhD programme

The PhD programme is a a three year full-time study within the framework of the regular PhD programme (5+3 scheme), if you already have an education equivalent to a relevant Danish master’s degree.

Qualifications
To be eligible for the regular PhD programme, you must have completed a degree programme, equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) related to the subject area of the project, e.g. organic chemistry.

For information of eligibility of completed programmes, see General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database.

Terms of employment
Employment as PhD fellow is full time and for maximum 3 years.

Employment is conditional upon your successful enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School at the Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Responsibilities and tasks PhD programme

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS / ½ FTE
  • Participate in active research environments, including a stay at another research institution, preferably abroad
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination activities
  • Write scientific papers aimed at high-impact journals
  • Write and defend a PhD thesis on the basis of your project

 

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other relevant professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in organic synthesis
  • Good language skills

Application and Assessment Procedure
 Your application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  2. Your motivation for applying for the specific PhD project
  3. Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  4. Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  5. Publication list (if possible)
  6. Reference letters (if available)

Application deadline:

The deadline for applications is 8 July 2022, 23:59 (GMT +2.)

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After deadline, a number of applicants will be selected for academic assessment by an unbiased expert assessor. You are notified, whether you will be passed for assessment.

The assessor will assess the qualifications and experience of the shortlisted applicants with respect to the above mentioned research area, techniques, skills and other requirements. The assessor will conclude whether each applicant is qualified and, if so, for which of the two models. The assessed applicants will have the opportunity to comment on their assessment. You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

 

Interviews with selected candidates are expected to be held in week 32 or 33.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.

General information about PhD study at the Faculty of SCIENCE is available at the PhD School’s website: https://www.science.ku.dk/phd/.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deadline: 2022-07-08 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday July 8th, 2022

PhD Student in Polymeric Composite Materials Lulea

Ref 1893-2022

Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-leading expertise within several research domains. We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research results and drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are carried out in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has an annual turnover of SEK 1.9 billion. Today, we have 1,815 staff and 19,155 students.

In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable companies and societies of the future.


Take the opportunity to study for a doctoral-degree in a dynamic research environment in collaboration with leading industries and universities worldwide. The Department of Materials Science at Luleå University of Technology offers persons with ambitions and interest in undertaking postgraduate studies within the subject Polymeric Composite Materials to apply for a PhD-student position.

Within the subject, research on new fiber-reinforced materials, manufacturing and modeling of composite properties is conducted. The research group is continuously involved in national and international projects. Part of the research is aiming at validating experimentally verified physical phenomena using relevant material models, while others are more of material or manufacturing development nature. Educational activities, including international programs on master and doctoral level (EEIGM, AMASE etc.) are integral parts of the activities. The group belongs to the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics.

Project description
The project ”Durability of Composites for Hydrogen Delivery and Storage” (CHEST) will be a part of the graduate school at the Center for Hydrogen Energy Systems Sweden (CH2ESS). CH2ESS is a research and knowledge initiative at Luleå University of Technology, in close collaboration with Swedish industry in the hydrogen area. More information about CH2ESS here: https://www.ltu.se/centres/CH2ESS?l=en

The current project is defined with the focus on development of a fossil-free hydrogen transportation in Sweden. The project intends to build up at Luleå University of Technology a strong platform for research in polymers and composites for use in hydrogen under high pressure. The project is a collaborative effort between two subjects at Luleå University of Technology; Polymeric Composite Materials and Machine Elements.  The staff from these subjects will act as supervisors of the PhD student.

The scientific/technological objective of the project is to design lightweight polymer composite materials for use in high pressure hydrogen fuel tanks and delivery systems. With the focus on ageing of polymers/composites under rapidly changing pressure/temperature in hydrogen environment.

The project’s reference group involves industrial representatives from Oxeon, GKN and SKF, companies that expressed interest in the project.

Duties
As a PhD student you are expected to perform a combination of both experimental and theoretical work within your research studies as well as communicate your results at national and international conferences and in scientific journals. The student is expected to work independently and take great responsibility for the progress of the research. A doctoral student will also read a number of doctoral courses. In addition, the student is offered the opportunity to try the teacher role and gain useful supervision experience.

The PhD student will be a member of the Network of Young Scientists (NYS) at CH2ESS. NYS is a self-organizing network that arranges field trips, workshops, and other exciting activities to increase your future career perspectives.

Qualifications
In order to be eligible for employment you must have a Master of Science degree in Engineering or Natural Sciences (material science, mechanical engineering, chemistry, physics or/and applied physics) or equivalent. Documented experience from projects and/or specialized programs/courses related to composite materials as well as experience in modelling of physical behavior of materials (including numerical simulations) and characterization is beneficial.

Good skills in oral and written communication in English is required. Knowledge in Swedish is an advantage.

We value a motivated candidate with personal qualities relevant to education at post-graduate level, such as capability to work within group, looking to acquire more knowledges and being a good team player. Knowledge relevant to the project in question, for example specialized courses, are meritorious.

Consult the description of the curriculum for education at post-graduate level in polymeric composite materials here: General curricula for education at post-graduate level in polymeric composite materials

For further information about a specific subject see:

-General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology

-More information about the group/subject

Further information
Fixed-term employment for four years (up to maximum five years). Departmental duties such as teaching may be added up to maximum 20 % of fulltime. The position is located in Luleå.

For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Roberts Joffe +46 920-491940, Roberts.Joffe@ltu.se

Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson (+46)920-49 1529 kjell.johansson@ltu.se, OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Application
We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below.
The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. If possible, please upload report or presentation for the final degree. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

Reference number: 1893-2022Last day of application: August 7, 2022

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Sunday August 7th, 2022

Researcher position in Physical Chemistry with focus on Preparation and Study of Semiconducting Polymer Nano-particles in Bio-hybrid System for Solar Fuel Production

Published: 2022-06-24

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Chemistry – Ångström conducts research and education in the chemistry field. The department has more than 250 employees and has a turnover of 250 million SEK. At the department’s six programs, we conduct very successful research of a high international standard. We have a large number of externally funded research projects, often with international cooperation and we see continued good growth in our subject area. The department has education assignments in engineering programs and master’s programs. More information is available on our website

The researcher will be part of Dr. Haining Tian’s group (https://www.kemi.uu.se/research/physical-chemistry/research-groups/haining-tian-group/) within the physical chemistry program.

Duties
The main duties involved in this position is to conduct research. The candidate will perform research to develop and study organic polymer nano-particles in bio-hybrid systems for solar fuel production. The candidate will collaborate with several groups within EU and China.  Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours.

Requirements
For employment as researcher, the applicant should have a PhD exam or an international equivalent in chemistry or other for the position relevant fields. The applicant must have knowledge on photochemistry and photocatalysis and have work experience on artificial photosynthesis.

The assessment of applications is based primarily on the applicant’s ability to conduct independent research based on scientific skill. Greater importance is attached to the quality of individual scientific work, than to the amount of publications. A high level of written and spoken English as well as the ability to work in a team is required.

We will place great emphasis on personal suitability. Consideration will also be given to i.e. good collaborative skills and drive, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen the administrative work within the unit/department, as well as contribute to its future development.

Additional qualifications
Experience in preparation of polymer nanoparticles and advanced spectroscopic measurements, such as transient absorption / fluorescence spectroscopy is highly meriting. Additionally, experience in photocatalysis, surface functionalization or biochemistry is advantageous. Previous postdoctoral experience or equivalent is desirable. 

About the employment
The employment is a permanent position (probationary period may be applied), Scope of employment full time. Starting date 01-09-2022 or as agreed.

For further information about the position, please contact: Dr. Haining Tian, tel: 0739530993, haining.tian@kemi.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 15 July 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2494.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? Find out more about what it´s like to work and live in Sweden. 

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Deadline: 2022-07-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday July 15th, 2022

PhD student (Marie Curie PhD fellowship) in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and Machine learning

Published: 2022-06-22

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The research conducted at the Department of Physics and Astronomy encompasses a wide range of physics topics, distributed over ten divisions. The department is located in the Ångström laboratory and employs nearly 400 people, 125 of whom are doctoral students. It offers a broad physics curriculum to undergraduate and graduate students, participation in nationally and internationally leading projects for researchers, and opportunities for partnership with industry and various outreach activities. Read more at www.physics.uu.se.

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at Uppsala University

The position is part of the European Commission-funded Doctoral Network EUSpecLab, a collaboration between 23 universities and companies. Salary conditions, travel/mobility allowances, and benefits follow the attractive EU amounts for Researchers in the HORIZON- MSCA-2021-DN-01 call. The EUSpeclab project contains a mix of 11 theoretical research- oriented PhD projects. The Phd student will be enrolled on the Physics PhD program at Uppsala University Science which has a strong expertise in computational materials studies including fundamental properties, materials for applications, and code development. The supervisor of the project will be Dr. Heike Herper (Uppsala University) and the co-supervisor within EUSpecLab will be Dr. Didier Sébilleau from CNRS (Rennes, France). As part of the project there will be mandatory visits at different academic and industrial collaborators within EUSpecLab:

  • Prof. Jan Minár (University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic) — 2 months
  • Prof. Kristian Thygesen (Lyngby, University of Denmark) — 2 months
  • Scienta-Omicron AB (Uppsala, Sweden) — 4 months

Duties
The goal is to develop a high throughput method which allows to identify new Ce-based systems with tailored functionalities (thermoelectric, magnetic, etc.).

In detail:

Extension of the RSPt code to study M4,5 edges in XAS/XMCD and to optimize spectroscopy part of the code for high-throughput use.

Classification of existing Ce-compounds using ab initio methods (DFT, DMFT) and theoretical spectroscopy techniques (XAS, PES).

Deriving a set of descriptors to generate new Ce-compounds with tailored functionalities from high-throughput/machine learning methods

Requirements

  • MSc graduate in theoretical physics, chemistry, or materials science
  • Solid background in quantum mechanics and condensed matter physics
  • Programming skills (e.g. Fortran, python)
  • Good communication skills (written and oral) in English
  • Capable to work in a team
  • Willingness to relocate between Uppsala, Pilsen (Czech Republic), and Lyngby (Denmark)

Additional qualifications

  • Knowledge in density functional theory
  • XAS and PES spectroscopy
  • Scattering theory

Requested documents

  • Detailed motivation letter (1-2 pages)
  • Data to support that you are an excellent young scientist
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • MCs certificate

Note: References may be asked for in a later stage of the recruitment process.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. The employment is four years, with the first three years consisting of the Marie Curie fellowship, and the fourth year as a regular doctoral student at Uppsala university. For the duration of the Marie Curie fellowship (3 years) an additional monthly mobility allowance of 600 Euro/month and additional monthly family allowance of 660 Euro/month [EL1] for researchers who have a family (regardless of whether the family will move with the researcher or not), https://mp.uu.se/web/info/stod/ekonomi/forskningsstod/eu/marie-sklodowska-curie (avalible in english). In addition, the EU provides funding for training and transfer of knowledge expenses to the institutes. The fourth year is a regular doctoral position at Uppsala University and does not qualify for any extra allowances. 

Eligibility
At present there are more employees with legal gender man than legal gender woman among PhD students at Faculty of Science and Technology. The university is striving for a more balanced distribution of legal gender within this category. As MSCA is an EU-funded project, the EU mobility rules apply: Candidates can have any nationality and live anywhere. Applicants who have been in Sweden for more than 12 months within the past 3 years are not eligible, however, as the project has a clear international profile. Candidates who already have a PhD are not eligible to apply.

Starting date earliest at September 1, 2022. Placement: Uppsala University, University of West Bohemnia (Czech Republic), Technical University of Denmark, Scienta-Omicron (Uppsala)

For further information about the position, please contact: heike.herper@physics.uu.se; phone: +46 18 471 5876

Please submit your application by 22 July 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2501.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? Find out more about what it´s like to work and live in Sweden.  

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Deadline: 2022-07-22 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday July 22nd, 2022

Postdoctoral Researcher in Green Organic Polymer Chemistry

Department of Science and Environment, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as Postdoctoral Researcher in Green Organic Polymer Chemistry from October 1st 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as postdoc is limited to a period of one year a with a possible extension for another year.

The Green Bioorganic Chemistry Group (Diness Research Group) study advanced bioorganic chemistry in order to develop environmental friendly chemical production methods and products, as well as tools for combating diseases. The group primarily synthesizes organic molecules/polymers and screens these for biodegradability and/or towards biomedical targets. For our team working on developing biodegradable thermoplastics inspired by the structure of biopolymers we seek an experienced postdoctoral researcher skilled in organic chemistry, preferably with experience in polymer chemistry.

Read more at https://ruc.dk/en/forskningsgruppe/chemistry

 

Responsibilities and tasks

The postdoc’s work will include research within Green Organic Polymer Chemistry. In addition, a certain amount of teaching is also required. The major objectives will be development of new biodegradable polyester and polycarbonate based plastics.

The ideal candidate is expected to work on the following laboratory based research tasks:

  • organic synthesis of monomers
  • polymerization reactions
  • casting of polymers
  • material characterization
  • evaluation of biodegradability

 

In addition to the laboratory based work research project management and writing of publication drafts will be major assignments. The job also includes daily supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD students working with related projects.

 

Qualifications
Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent with polymer chemistry or organic chemistry at the core of the thesis. Excellent command of the English language in speaking and writing must be demonstrated. Prior publications within organic/polymer chemistry are a prerequisite.

Other key qualifications included in the assessment of candidates are:

  • Strong publication record relevant to the research topic
  • Experience with epoxide chemistry and/or cyclic ether ring opening polymerization
  • Ability to write manuscripts at the publication ready level
  • Motivation and experience with supervision and training of research students
  • Teaching experience within organic chemistry
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with others
  • Curiosity driven interdisciplinary approach to science and an open mindset
  • Ability to work independently and manage research projects
  • Experience with maintaining laboratory infrastructure and equipment

 

The ideal candidate shall be enterprising and possess good communication skills, be visible and involved in the department’s daily activities, in addition to being willing to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration across the department.

 

Assessment
In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to;

  • scientific production and research prospective,
  • the ability to promote and utilize research results,
  • experience in teaching and education
  • ability to contribute to development of the department’s internal and external cooperation

 

About the department

Department of Science and Environment is one of four departments at Roskilde University. The Department conducts basic and applied research within mathematics, medical biology, physics, molecular biology, environmental sciences, and chemistry. Bachelor and Master programs are offered within these areas. Research and education within the fields takes place in a collaborative and interdisciplinary university environment also spanning collaboration with the other departments covering social sciences and humanities where relevant. The department is organised in four Sections comprising the research and education activities.

 

Questions

For further information about the postdoc, please contact Associate Professor Frederik Diness, email: diness@ruc.dk, phone: (+45) 25488664 or Head of Department Susanne Sørensen, email: susa@ruc.dk.

 

Terms of employment

The employment is on 37 hours per week and you will refer to Associate Professor Frederik Diness.

The position will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.  

 

Application procedure 

After the deadline for applications the Dean will shortlist applicants for assessment with assistance from the recruitment committee including the chairperson of the assessment committee. Shortly after the application deadline all applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been selected for assessment. The shortlisted applicants will be informed about the composition of the assessment committee, and each applicant will be given the opportunity to comment on the composition of the committee and – later on – their assessment. Once the recruitment process is completed, all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.

 

Application 

To apply for the position go to www.ruc.dk/en/job/ 

Only applications in English are accepted. 

Applications must include: 

1. Cover letter 

2. CV 

3. Documentation of education 

4. A complete list of publications 

5. A maximum of 5 relevant scientific works that you want included in the assessment  

   If any of the publications that you want included in the assessment are the result of a joint effort, the extent and the nature of your contribution to each individual work must then be clarified in a co-author statement (find template here

6. If duties include teaching: Teaching portfolio (read more about teaching portfolio at Roskilde University here)

 

Please submit your application no later than July 30th 2022. 

Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration. 

Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 

Deadline: 2022-07-30 at 23:59
Unit: Institut for Naturvidenskab og Miljø
Email: susa@ruc.dk
Phone: 4674-2111

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Saturday July 30th, 2022