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1-2 Postdoctoral Researcher in genetic epidemiology

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The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) is among the largest departments of epidemiology in Europe with special focus on increasing our knowledge of the aetiology of different diseases. Our department consists of researchers, doctoral students, biostatisticians, data collectors and database administrators as well as administrative personnel, in total some 250 staff. The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at ki.se/meb

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Genetics play an important role in many complex diseases including prostate and testicular cancer. Genome wide association studies (GWAS) have made possible to enhance our understanding of the underlying etiology of these diseases. Considerable amount of research is ongoing at MEB building on large resources of population-based study populations with rich information about clinical characteristics, patient follow-up, and molecular measurements. In addition we have extensive collaboration with international prostate and testicular cancer consortia making very large collection of study populations available for research.

The overarching aim of our research is to further decipher the importance of inherited genetics on development, progression and survival of prostate and testicular cancer. Our approaches are mainly based on genome wide genotyping and targeted sequencing data integrated with different molecular features including gene expression. Applications are heavily data driven and rely on substantial computation resources.

Your mission

The main responsibilities are to perform research and be involved in supervision of PhD students. The work tasks involve performing genetic assessment of testicular and prostate cancer including, but not restricted to, GWAS, copy number assessment, transcriptome wide association (TWAS) assessment and pathway enrichment analysis, as well as development of efficient prediction models of molecular features based on genome wide genotyping. This is a position of 2 years with possibility of extension.

Questions regarding the role, please contact Fredrik Wiklund. Contact information can be found below.

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The positions require a PhD degree with focus on statistics, biostatistics, genetic epidemiology, computing science or a closely related field. The ideal applicant should have strong computational skills with experience of genetic applications. Experience in prediction model development is a strong merit. Written and spoken fluency in English is essential. The work involves close collaboration with others and demands flexibility and excellent communication skills. A high degree of accuracy and independence is also important.

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant’s main supervisor, director or equivalent

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.


Location:
Solna

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Application

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

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

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentEnligt överenskommelse
SalaryMånadsvis
Number of positions2
Working hours100%
CitySolna
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference number2-3741/2020
ContactFredrik Wiklund, fredrik.wiklund@ki.seSofia Anderberg, sofia.anderberg@ki.se
Union representativeHenry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.seAnn Almqvist, SACO, ann.almqvist@ki.seGunnel Brolin, OFR, gunnel.brolin@ki.se
Last application date01.Oct.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoctoral researcher in synaptic physiology

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Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Department of Neuroscience includes several research groups working on different aspects of nervous system function, both under normal conditions and in various disease states. Research projects include a broad range of studies on the molecular and cellular levels, networks of neurons, and the organization of the nervous system as a whole. The Department has a flat organization with 40 research group leaders, of which 24 are full professors, and 65 PhD students.

Teaching represents a fundamental activity at the Department, which participates in several undergraduate courses and postgraduate education programs. Each year approximately 15 students receive their PhD from our Department and many of our graduates have gone onto distinguished careers in the academic or private sector.

The Division

We are interested in understanding molecular and synaptic activity of the basal ganglia and how the alterations of these physiological functions are responsible for different neuropathological conditions. To this end, we employ genetic mouse models (i.e. movement disorders, drug addiction and neurodevelopmental disorders) of neuropsychiatric disorders and a variety of cutting-edge technology (i. e. confocal and 2-photon imaging, behavioral analysis, fiber photometry, immunohistochemistry, molecular and cell biology standard technique).

Your mission

Candidates are expected to build and successfully execute an exciting, independent project within the lab research programs through active discussion and collaboration with the PI. 

Candidates are expected to be proficient in patch clamp electrophysiology or multiphoton microscopy and are required to be independent in the design, execution and analysis of the experiments.

We also expect the candidates to be active players within a scientific group with presentations and the involvement in scientific discussion.

This is a fixed-term employment for one year with the possibility of extension. 

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant’s main supervisor, director or equivalent. We especially welcome candidates who hold a Ph.D. or MD (awarded 2015 or later).

Experience with patch clamp electrophysiology, primarily in brain slices, is necessary. Hands-on experience with multiphoton microscopy and brain surgical procedures with viral expression systems are important additional requirements.

The candidates should also be proficient in computer and statistical programming (Matlab/Igor/R) for the development of routines and analysis of imaging and electrophysiology data.

The candidates should be highly organized and ambitious with excellent communication skills in English. Interpersonal skills are essential, and we emphasize the person’s ability as a team player and contributing to a friendly work environment.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Solna

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Application

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

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

Welcome to apply at the latest 9 October 2020.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference number2-3474/2020
ContactEmanuela Santini, emanuela.santini@ki.se
Union representativeBjörn Meister, SACO, 08-52487025, bjorn.meister@ki.seHenry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.seMagnus Anå, OFR, 08-524 864 37, magnus.ana@ki.se
Last application date09.Oct.2020 11:59 PM CET

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1-2 Postdoctoral Researcher in Molecular Breast Cancer Epidemiology

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Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

1-2 postdoctoral positions are available within the breast cancer research group that currently comprises 3 senior and 3 junior researchers as well as 6 PhD students. The research is performed in an interdisciplinary setting with strong collaboration with clinical departments and other national and international research groups.

Our research aims at acquiring a comprehensive picture of breast cancer risk and prognosis. There are a vast number of auxiliary projects ongoing. We are studying a wide range of blood-bound molecular markers using multi-omics approaches and assessing the impact of these markers on the risk of aggressive breast cancer. Other projects we are working on are genomics of interval breast cancers, the mammographic density and texture associated with breast cancer subtype, inherited variance for breast cancer risk and prognosis and identification of breast-tumor specific markers for disease progression.

Within the framework of KARMA, https://karmastudy.org/, one of the world’s best-characterized cohorts, several large studies are available with collected biological samples, questionnaires and complete information about clinical characteristics and disease progression.

See Professor Kamila Czene’s group page for more information together with selected publications, https://staff.ki.se/people/kamcze He et al., 2020, Journal of Clinical Oncology; Grassman et al., 2019, Nature Communications; Holm et.al., 2015, Journal of Clinical Oncology; He et al., 2015, Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Your mission

As postdoctor at MEB you will work in an internationally established and strong research environment. Your main role will be to perform a broad range of analyses of molecular and clinical data on large cohorts. You will have the opportunity to work within an interdisciplinary as well as an international setting.

At our department (https://ki.se/en/meb), you will have vast opportunities to engage and participate in various research forums, outside as well as inside the department. MEB is an inclusive workplace, encouraging collaborative departmental and interdisciplinary research, and we have an infrastructure to support our approach.

This is a position of 2 years with possibility of extension.

Your profile

You have a PhD degree in medical science, preferentially in genetic and/or molecular epidemiology. Previous experience in genome wide association studies and bioinformatics analysis of genetic/molecular data is an advantage, interest in breast cancer research is a prerequisite, and fluency in English (both spoken and written) is required.

Personal qualities considered desirable:

  • Ability to collaborate both within and beyond the group.
  • Good team player with interpersonal skills and a considerate manner.
  • Structured and flexible.
  • Interest in international consortium work.

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant’s main supervisor, director or equivalent.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.


Location:
Solna

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Application

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

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

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

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions2
Working hours100%
CitySolna
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference number2-3733/2020
ContactKamila Czene, kamila.czene@ki.seSofia Anderberg, sofia.anderberg@ki.se
Union representativeHenry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.seAnn Almqvist, SACO, ann.almqvist@ki.seGunnel Brolin, OFR, gunnel.brolin@ki.se
Last application date14.Oct.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Bioinformaticians/Computational Biologists in the Laboratory of Chemical and Synthetic Systems Biology

For our growing interdisciplinary and multi-national team, we are recruiting a Bioinformatician dedicated to epigenomics next-generation sequencing (NGS) analysis, data mining and visualization, computational modeling.

To unravel the molecular circuits that underlie epigenetic gene regulation and inheritance, my laboratory combines chemical and synthetic biology manipulation of living cells with systems-level (genomic and proteomic) readouts. The successful candidate will thus participate in the experimental planning, processing, analysis, integration and publication of next- generation sequencing (NGS) data including quantitative ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq, TT-Seq, chromosome interactome data and proteomics. The tasks will include statistical analysis, meta-analysis and data modeling. The successful candidate will work together with other members of the team and with collaborators. The ability to work independently and as part of a team is essential for this position. For more information and latest news visit http://elsaesserlab.org.

We are located at the modern Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Stockholm, Sweden. SciLifeLab also houses numerous state-of-the art national core facilities. We are part of the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics and the Ming Wai Lau Center for Repairative Medicine. Karolinska Institutet ranks as one of the world’s leading medical universities.

One Position Bioinformaticians/Computational Biologist

Applicants with minimally a MSc degree are welcome to apply. The ideal qualification is a PhD degree in a bioinformatics or computational field. Employment as research engineer, postdoctoral fellow or senior researcher depending on the qualification level of the applicant. For international applicants with a recent PhD degree, a 2-year postdoctoral scholarship that can be followed by further employment on the postdoctoral level of up to 4 years will typically by offered.

Appropriate to the career level, an outstanding education and productivity record is expected. Previous experience in bioinformatics documentable in publications, software packages, or thesis work are a prerequisite. Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Qualifications

Required skills of the successful candidate are:

  • firm knowledge in R, Unix/Linux, Perl, Python
  • robust mathematical and statistical background knowledge
  • extensive experience in the analysis of next-generation sequencing data
  • experience in pipeline development and data management
  • knowledge of relevant biological areas (chromatin and gene expression, genetics and epigenetics)
  • experience in MatLab, Mathematica or related programming languages is an advantage
  • excellent knowledge in biostatistics
  • experience in data genomics data mining and visualization
  • proficiency in written and spoken English

It is a merit if the applicant can document the following:

  • Excellent understanding of biological concepts and/or willingness to learn. Experience in working with wet lab scientists is a plus
  • Excellent organizational, communication and social skills
  • Excellent presentation skills

The bioinformatician will work closely with the main supervisor, Dr. Simon Elsässer, wet lab students and postdocs that generate the data, experienced bioinformaticians from the Wallenberg Bioinformatics Support Program (WABI), the Ming Wai Lau Center Bioinformatics Core.

Applications should include full CV including grades of degrees, motivation letter documenting the bioinformatics experience and stating the reasons for being interested in my lab and need to be accompanied by at least two names and contact information to request reference letter. Alternatively, you may initiate reference letters to be sent directly to references@elsaesserlab.org

Location: Solna

Application

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Permanent position is initiated by a six months trial period.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentUpon agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference number2-3457/2020
ContactSimon Elsässer , +46 72 857 76 93
Union representativeVenus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
Last application date31.Oct.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoctoral studies for method development in NMR (scholarship)

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Do you want to study medical questions using NMR?

Possibly more than 50% of the human genome codes for non-coding RNA. These RNAs are ubiquitous among all life forms and the mechanisms how non-coding RNAs regulate these cellular functions are largely unknown.

Molecular Structural Biology

Our research group is interested in understanding how RNAs and nucleotide-based drugs adopt their structures in order to select specific functions and targets. We employ different biochemical and biophysical techniques (e.g. EMSA, NMR, UV melting experiments), to investigate the molecular mechanism of RNA function (Nature 2012, 2015 and 2020). These experiments are carried out on in-vitro samples and to allow a full comprehension of the cellular environment and how it influences the function, we have also started to study oligonucleotides in intact cells (e.g. microscopy and in-cell NMR). Our group has a strong background in NMR method development tailored to the biological question at hand (Angewandte 2016, Chemistry 2018, ChemBioChem 2019).

Duties

You will work on method development for evaluating RNA dynamics for in-vitro samples for liquid state NMR. You will interact highly with the group and the needs for this development and co-supervise PhD and master students on a day-to-day hands-on basis. In addition, the ideal person for this position could develop techniques to study oligonucleotides in their functional complexes and in intact cells (in-cell NMR). You will work on RNAs addressing biological questions studied in the lab. You will also work in a team together with other lab members and regularly present your research work in lab-meetings, seminars and at international conferences.

In addition, the responsibilities of the position will include some management and supervision of the daily operation of the NMR spectrometer of the Petzold group.

Entry requirements

We are looking for a highly motivated, well organized, driven and enthusiastic person interested in our area of research, who is ready to explore new avenues in science. The candidate should have a high degree of independence but should also show a collaborative approach to research and be able to work productively in a team. Fluency in English is a requirement (written and oral).

To qualify, the applicant should have a demonstrated theoretical and practical background in NMR pulse sequence development on Bruker machines, especially for solution state NMR of biomolecules. Other areas of NMR knowledge (e.g. small molecules screening, in-cell NMR or solid state NMR/DNP) are of advantage but not required. Knowledge in programming of python, Mathematica and/or MATLAB is an important skill.

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

To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) start date of the post doctoral education.

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

Location: Biomedicum, Solna/Stockholm

Type of scholarship

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

Application process

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

  • CV max. 3 pages,
  • copies of degree certificate and associated certificates,
  • complete publication list with links to degree project and any previous publications,
  • a summary of current work (max. 1 page),
  • verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labor unions or student organizations, parental leave or similar circumstances,
  • a brief letter of motivation (max. ½ page),
  • contact information of at least two references.

The position is for 12 months and extendable for an additional 12 months. The qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated on an overall basis. Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability and previous experience.

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

First day of employmentUpon agreement
SalaryScholarship
Reference number2-3294/2020
ContactKatja Petzold, katja.petzold@ki.se
Union representativeHongyan Xia, SACO, hongyan.xia@ki.seVenus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
Last application date01.Oct.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoctoral studies in structural biology of fertilization

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Karolinska Institutet, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Jovine (LJO)

The Department of Biosciences and Nutrition performs research and education in several areas of medical science including bioorganic chemistry, molecular endocrinology, cancer biology, functional genomics, systems biology, epigenetics, structural biochemistry, cellular virology, and nutrition. It offers an excellent international research and working environment, including around 300 scientists, students, administrative and technical personnel. The Department resides in the new biomedical research building Neo, aimed at being a creative and open environment that enables meetings, synergies, and exploration of areas of mutual interest across disciplines.

Division
The research group of Professor Luca Jovine (http://jovinelab.org) is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to investigate the molecular mechanism of egg-sperm interaction at fertilization by single-particle cryo-EM. The position is funded by a 5-year grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation. In close collaboration with Alexey Amunts laboratory at Scilife (https://www.scilifelab.se/researchers/alexey-amunts/) and easy access to local cryo-EM facilities that together include 3 x Titan Krios with K3 detectors, a Talos Arctica with K2 and a Talos L120C with Ceta-D, we offer access to the most advanced infrastructure to maximize the chances for success of this ambitious and exciting endeavor. Therefore, joining our groups provides a unique opportunity to benefit from the strengths of two complementary labs and state-of-the-art technology, in order to tackle one of the most fundamental questions in biology and understand how life begins.

For recent examples, please see Nishimura et al. Nature Communications 10, 3086 (2019), https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-10931-5, Raj et al. Cell 169(7):1315–26 (2017), http://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(17)30594-9, Mühleip et al. Elife e51179 (2019), https://elifesciences.org/articles/51179 and Perez Boerema et al. Nature Plants 4:212-217 (2018), https://www.nature.com/articles/s41477-018-0129-6

With its close integration of academic and clinical research, KI offer a highly international and collaborative environment for biomedical studies. In particular, the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition of KI has state-of-the-art equipment for recombinant protein expression in mammalian cells and bacteria, protein purification, sample characterization (SEC-MALS, microscale thermophoresis, bio-layer interferometry) and in-house X-ray data collection. For EM data collection, we have BAG access to the Cryo-EM Swedish National Facility nodes at Stockholm SciLifeLab and Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM), https://www.scilifelab.se/facilities/cryo-em/, as well as access to the newly established 3D-EM facility of KI , https://ki.se/cmb/3d-em; additionally, we have frequent BAG access to different synchrotron/EM data collection sites (BESSY, DLS, ESRF, MAX IV).

To support this position, a fellowship is available for two years that will be paid to the successful candidate as a tax-free scholarship, with possible extension of two additional years as postdoc employment (subject to positive evaluation). For additional information, please directly contact Luca Jovine and Alexey Amunts.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree and significant hands-on experience in structural biology. Although proven experience in single-particle cryo-EM and knowledge of helical reconstruction will constitute an advantage, excellent candidates with experience in X-ray crystallography and a strong interest in learning cryo-EM will also be taken into consideration. Additionally, previous experience in mammalian cell expression as well as purification and biochemical characterization of glycoproteins will be considered an asset. At least one first author paper in a high-quality international peer-reviewed journal, fluency in English (both written and oral), good team spirit and a very strong personal drive to excel in science are required.

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

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

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

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

  • A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications
  • A brief cover letter including a summary of your research experience (maximum two pages)
  • your motivation for applying, suitability for the position and project ideas (maximum one page)
  • contact details of at least two referees, one of which should preferably be the Ph.D. supervisor
  • copies of doctoral and other relevant degree certificates.

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

Incoming applications will be evaluated continuously and the position could either start immediately or upon agreement.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Reference number2-534/2020
Contact Luca Jovine, Professor, +46-70-1497014 Alexey Amunts, Assistant Professor, +46-8-16 10 03Thomas Tinglöv, Head of Administration, +46-8-524 835 49
Union representative Henry Wölling, SEKO, +46-08-524 840 80Birgitta Lindqvist, OFR, +46-73-209 83 12
Last application date19.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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