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Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Biology, Focus on Individual-Based Modelling of Stream Fish Populations

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Karlstad University / Faculty of Health, Science and Technology / Department of Environmental and Life Sciences

Sapere Aude—dare to be wise—is our motto. Our students and employees develop knowledge and expertise that enrich both people and the world around them. Our academic environment is characterised by curiosity, courage and perseverance. Gender equality, diversity and a democratic approach form the foundation of our organisation. We are located in an active and scenic region and we promote sustainable development in close collaboration with the wider society.
 
Karlstad University has a total of approximately 1,400 employees and 19,000 students spread across two inspiring campus environments in Karlstad and Arvika.
 
More information at: kau.se/en/work-with-us

Description

The Faculty of Health Science and Technology has an opening for one full-time post-doctoral research fellow in Biology at the Department of Environmental and Life Sciences in the field of Ecological Modelling, with a focus on individual-based modelling of stream fish populations in hydropower-regulated rivers.

The River Ecology and Management Research Group (RivEM), a research environment within the Department of Environmental and Life Sciences at Karlstad University, conducts both basic and applied research in and along rivers and lakes and their surrounding landscapes. The research group is interested in the sustainable use of natural resources in watersheds, working for solutions to environmental problems that benefit both society and nature. Areas of research addressed by RivEM include river connectivity and the effects of hydropower, aquatic- terrestrial interactions and habitats, winter ecology under global climate change, endangered species such as unionid mussels, conservation biology and social-ecological research relating to river regulation and recreational fishing (https://www.kau.se/en/biology; http://www.nrrv.se). Within many of these topics, research is conducted in collaboration with stakeholders from industry, administrative agencies, interest organizations and landowners.

Duties

Hydroelectric power is a key means of transforming to a fossil-free society, but damming of rivers for hydropower has also been a major driver of declines in aquatic biodiversity. This project will focus on developing ways to protect and restore stream habitat for salmonid fishes in hydropower-regulated rivers.

The successful candidate will develop and apply advanced individual-based models (IBMs) for Atlantic salmon, brown trout, and European grayling under various river management scenarios. Research will be conducted in collaboration with stakeholders from hydropower, county administration and municipalities, and NGOs. The applicant is expected to be active at the university and participate in the research environment.

The position may include 20 % teaching or other academic duties in the Department. 

Qualification requirements

To be eligible for the postdoctoral appointment, applicants are required to hold a PhD (or to be completed before the decision about the employment is taken) in in ecology, related fields for the appointment or have equivalent qualifications achieved abroad. The candidate must have completed the degree no more than three years before the application deadline.

Qualifications obtained earlier may be considered if there are special grounds, such as sick leave, parental leave, clinical service, service as a union representative, or similar.

Assessment criteria

We are searching for a highly motivated candidate with experience in aquatic ecology and ecological modelling.

In the selection process, special weight will be given to the applicant’s research skills, as demonstrated by the quality of the applicant’s PhD thesis, published scientific articles and other scientific merits. Special weight will also be given to the applicant’s knowledge in ecological modelling.

In the selection process, considerable weight will be given to the applicant’s scientific experience in individual based modelling, geographic information systems (GIS) and hydraulic modelling. Considerable weight will also be given to the ability to cooperate and establish good relations with colleagues, as well as the ability to work independently and to take initiatives.

Weight will be given to the applicant’s interest and knowledge salmonid ecology. Weight will also be given to the experience of collaborating with stakeholders and communicating research.

Completed pedagogical education is a merit, as well as a driver’s license as some practical work will be performed in the field.

Terms

The position is a full-time employment for 24 months, starting on Jaunary 2, 2023, or by agreement between the applicant and the employer. An extension of one year is possibile depending upon funding availability.

Further information

Karlstad University places great value on the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and gender balance in the organisation. We welcome applicants with different cultural backgrounds, gender identities, functional abilities, and life experiences.

Application

Submit the application via the University’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. A complete application should be submitted no later than the application deadline. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications. Include two references, at least one of which should be from a current or previous supervisor.

The application should include the following documents:

  • Cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and research interests in relation to the duties of the position
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Copies of relevant transcripts, degree certificates, certificates to verify previous employment, and letters of recommendation
  • Copy of doctoral thesis and other relevant publications
  • Information about language skills

Attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not just provide links). Name each uploaded document to clearly indicate its content.

Documents that cannot be submitted electronically, such as books or publications, should be sent to:

Karlstads universitet
Josefin Rönnqvist
651 88 Karlstad

State the ref.no: REK2022/190

Application deadline: 2022-08-31

We look forward to your application!

Karlstad University has chosen advertising channels for this recruitment and firmly declines any contact with advertising or recruitment agencies.

HR Excellence in Research
Karlstad University received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research award September 2020. The award is issued to employers with a stimulating work environment and good conditions for researchers and its continuous improvement. The award also conveys the university’s commitment to fair and transparent recruitment as well as favorable professional development for researchers. Read more: kau.se/hrs4r

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityKarlstad
CountyVärmlands län
CountrySweden
Reference numberREK2022/190
ContactJohn Piccolo, Professor, +46547001402
Union representativeMats Nilsson, SACO, 054-7002188Tony Ingemarsson, OFR , 054-7001404Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-7001434
Last application date31.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

4 Doctoral students in Computer Science

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Karlstad University / Faculty of Health, Science and Technology / Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Sapere Aude—dare to be wise—is our motto. Our students and employees develop knowledge and expertise that enrich both people and the world around them. Our academic environment is characterised by curiosity, courage and perseverance. Gender equality, diversity and a democratic approach form the foundation of our organisation. We are located in an active and scenic region and we promote sustainable development in close collaboration with the wider society.
 
Karlstad University has a total of approximately 1,400 employees and 19,000 students spread across two inspiring campus environments in Karlstad and Arvika.
 
More information at: kau.se/en/work-with-us

Description

The Faculty of Health, Science and Technology invites applications for four doctoral studentships in Computer Science with a focus on data driven mobile networks and services at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

Computer Science has received funding from the Knowledge Foundation of Sweden for a research profile on data-driven latency-sensitive mobile services for a digitalized society (DRIVE).  The profile is an eight-year 130 MSEK effort that will be run in close collaboration with our industrial partners Ericsson, Icomera, Mullvad, Telia, TietoEvry and Varnish.

DRIVE will be launched in the fall and we are now looking to recruit four new PhD students to strengthen our team and start up work in the profile.

Duties

Main duties are to contribute to research and development within the DRIVE research profile. The work will be carried out in close collaboration with other researchers at the department and our industrial partners. Depending on the interest and skills of the applicant, the research work may be focused in one of several related areas. We will to recruit one student each in the following areas:

  • How to use network programmability frameworks and languages such as P4 to accelerate packet processing functions for providing flexible, QoS-enabled, and scalable connectivity in next-generation mobile networks (Area 1).
  • How to design data- and service-driven solutions that can facilitate adaptive and latency-aware communication in beyond 5G/6G mobile networks (Area 2).
  • How to model various parts of multi-tier computation platforms, and design scalable latency-aware AI/ML-based optimization solutions for service provisioning along the cloud continuum (i.e., IoT-Edge-Cloud platforms) (Area 3).
  • How to measure and analyze end-to-end latency performance to gain insights on the integrated performance of DRIVE solutions, and data analytics for current and future 5G/6G networks (Area 4).

A doctoral student is mainly expected to engage in doctoral studies. The doctoral programme consists of 240 higher education credits, including the doctoral thesis, and 120 higher education credits for a degree of licentiate. A doctoral student works independently and is prepared to contribute to the subject’s and department’s activities, as well as perform teaching and administration duties. Such duties may not constitute more than 20% of full-time.

To contribute to a positive work environment and the department’s activities, the doctoral student will be a present and active part of the day-to-day operations and workplace community.

Qualification requirements

To be eligible for doctoral studies, the applicant must meet the general and specific entry requirements (Higher Education Ordinance, Chap. 7, Sect. 35).

To meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have been awarded a Degree of Master, satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were at master’s level, or acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad (Higher Education Ordinance, Chap. 7, Sect. 39).

To meet the specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies in computer science, the applicant must have completed a Master’s degree (60 credits) in computer science, a Master’s degree (120 credits) in computer science or a Master of Science degree in computer engineering. A person who in some other way in the country or abroad has acquired equivalent qualifications also meets the specific entry requirements.

Admission and assessment criteria

To be eligible for doctoral studies, the applicant must be considered to have the ability required to benefit from the programme (Higher Education Ordinance, Chap. 7, Sect. 35). Admission is based on individual assessment.

The assessment will focus on the applicant’s performance in previous studies, the quality of any independent projects completed during these studies, and in particular to such projects completed at a master level and in the proposed research specialization. The most important assessment criteria for the selection are scientific skills, language skills, and suitability for the project.

Considerable weight will also be given to personal qualities such as the ability to cooperate, sound judgement, taking responsibility, commitment and a positive attitude towards colleagues and students.

Terms

Upon admission to doctoral studies, the person will be offered the appointment of doctoral student (Higher Education Ordinance, Chap. 5, Sect. 3). The position comprises four years of full-time studies, or five years of 80% studies and 20% teaching or other departmental duties. The position is fixed-term—one year initially, followed by possible extensions of a maximum of two years at a time. Start date as negotiated.

The salary for the doctoral studentship corresponds to the standard level of salary for doctoral students at Karlstad University.

Application

Submit the application via the university’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi.

Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement, for providing translations of any documents written in a language other than Swedish or English, and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. A complete application should be submitted by the application deadline. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications.

The application should include:

  • a cover letter where the applicants account for the reasons behind their interest in the position, why they think their qualifications and skills fit to the duties of the position, and which DRIVE research area or areas they are most interested in (max. two pages),
  • a list of qualifications (CV),
  • degree certificate with a complete transcript of the courses included, or a certified list of completed courses with grades and dates,
  • copy of the master’s thesis or equivalent,
  • where applicable, copies of publications or certificates for other qualifications
  • any letters of recommendation.
  • two references, such as a teacher, supervisor, or previous or current superior.

Attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not just provide links). Name each uploaded document to clearly indicate its content.

Documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be sent to the following address:

Karlstads universitet
Josefin Rönnqvist
651 88 KARLSTAD

Application deadline: 31 August 2022

State the ref.no: REK 2022/183

We look forward to your application!

Karlstad University has chosen advertising channels for this recruitment and firmly declines any contact with advertising or recruitment agencies.

HR Excellence in Research
Karlstad University received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research award September 2020. The award is issued to employers with a stimulating work environment and good conditions for researchers and its continuous improvement. The award also conveys the university’s commitment to fair and transparent recruitment as well as favorable professional development for researchers. Read more: kau.se/hrs4r

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
Number of positions1
Working hours100 %
CityKarlstad
CountyVärmlands län
CountrySweden
Reference numberREK2022/183
ContactAnna Brunström, Head of subject, +46547001795Stefan Alfredsson, Head of department, +46547001668
Union representativeDenita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-7001434Mats Nilsson, Saco, 054-7002188Tony Ingemarsson, Lärarförbundet, 054-7001404
Last application date31.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022