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Postdoctoral fellowship in Aquatic Viral Ecology

Kalmar

Reference number: 2018/116-2.2.1

Welcome to Linnaeus University! A place for knowledge, ideas and development. For growth potential and a belief in the future. In Småland and in the world.

Linnaeus University is the result of a merger between Kalmar University and Växjö University.
The research activities within the Department of Biology and Environmental Science include the areas of aquatic ecology, cell and organism biology, evolutionary biology, microbiology, environmental science
and environmental engineering as well as zoonotic ecology.

The research project
Viruses are the dominant biological entity in aquatic environments and mainly believed to infect microorganisms. At the Aquatic Viral Ecology research group we work on increasing our understanding regarding the genetic diversity within viral populations and communities and how it is linked to biotic and abiotic factors. This project focus on the impact of different nutrient and carbon source on phage abundance and diversity. The project will use high throughput nucleic acid sequencing of viral community DNA as well as isolated phages to investigate their genetic diversity, linking them to co-variations with their hosts, and investigate the phages metabolic potential and how this affects nutrient fluxes.

Qualification requirements for the position is a PhD-degree in environmental microbiology, environmental virology, general virology or equivalent, which has been completed no more than three years before the application deadline. Applicants must not have previously been employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than a year in the same or related subject area at Linnaeus University.Furthermore, the applicant should have knowledge of handling large ‘omics’ data sets.

Other assessment grounds that would place the candidate at an advantage include documented evidence of research experience regarding phages and aquatic virology as well as knowledge in bioinformatics analysis and programming. In addition, the Postdoctoral fellow should have a high proficiency in written and spoken English, be able to solve problems, and have the ability to work independently as well as interact well in a research group.

Terms of employment: The position will be 100 % for 2 years. The starting date is September, 2018 or as soon as the position can be filled thereafter. The position is located in Kalmar, Sweden.

For further information please contact Assistant Professor Karin Holmfeldt (karin.holmfeldt@lnu.se), +46-(0)480-447310; Head of Department Per-Eric Betzholtz (per-eric.betzholtz@lnu.se), +46-(0)480-446238; or HR partner Christian Andersson (christian.andersson@lnu.se), +46-(0)470-708506.Union representatives may be contacted via the university switchboard at +46-772-288000.

Applications should be made through www.lnu.se. Closing date for application is July 30, 2018. The application (in English) should contain a CV (with telephone and e-mail), documentation of exams and grades, a description of motivation and experience relevant to the research project and any other documentation that the applicant would like to present. The candidates should also provide contact details (including telephone number and e-mail address) of two reference persons.

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the “Apply” button at the bottom of the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.

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Post expires on Monday July 30th, 2018

Postdoc fellowship in global humanities

Vaxjo

Reference number: Postdoc fellowship in global humanities

Welcome to Linnaeus University! A place for knowledge, ideas and development. For growth potential and a belief in the future. In Småland and in the world.

The Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies is a leading centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies in Europe and the major research environment for global and non-European history in Scandinavia. As part of an effort to develop its research and post-graduate training, the Centre is now looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the field of global humanities oriented toward colonial and postcolonial studies.

The emerging field of global humanities in research and higher education seeks to take on several of the challenges that result from the intensified global contacts and cultural encounters in the course of the recent and modern history of the world. Global humanities includes (but is not limited to) studies of global interaction in history, world literature, cultural and religious encounters and non-European (including indigenous) cultures and civilizations. Global humanities looks beyond the predominant Western, Eurocentric perspective and thus stimulates the dialogue between European humanist traditions that have developed mainly outside the western world, or as a result of the interaction between different civilizations, particularly in colonial and postcolonial contexts. The field both challenges and develops the dominant traditions of Western humanistic scholarship and encourages comparative and interdisciplinary research on a global scale. In doing so, global humanities seeks to contribute to increased intercultural understanding in the contemporary world and to respond to many of today’s most pressing global challenges, such as climate change, global inequality, ethnic, racial and religious conflicts, migration and integration.

Field of subject for the position: Global humanities with a focus on Postcolonial Studies
Placement: Växjö or Kalmar
Extent and period: Full-time for one year

Context of position
The Centre is announcing one postdoctoral position open for scholars in the field of global humanities oriented toward colonial and postcolonial studies. The position is to be related to any of the humanistic fields that exist at Linnaeus University.

The position includes 75 per cent of fulltime research in the field of global humanities with a focus on colonial and postcolonial studies. The remaining 25 per cent of the workload is to be used for developing the field of global humanities at the Centre. This may include, but is not limited to, conducting and presenting surveys of the current international state of the field, organizing seminars and workshops, building institutional networks and contribute to the development of a post-graduate training program in the field of global humanities. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to contribute to the development of the Centre through publications and to participate in conferences, workshops, seminars and other activities organized by the Centre and to collaborate with other scholars and graduate students within the center. In addition, the fellow may be asked to give a limited number of lectures to undergraduate students at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities on her or his research field. The fellow is expected to take up residence in Sweden and to be present at the Centre during regular office hours.

Qualifications
Qualified for appointment is anyone who holds a PhD, or a degree that is the equivalent to a PhD, and who has completed their degree no more than five years before the application deadline. The applicant must have a research record that demonstrates familiarity with issues central to global humanities as defined above.

Assessment criteria
The position will be filled through an overall assessment of the following criteria:

  • Research merits of the applicant (quality of publications)
  • Quality of the proposed research project
  • Ability to contribute to the development of the Centre’s initiative on global humanities.

It is meritorious for applicants to have experience of research in the field of global humanities and to have worked in a research environment dedicated to global humanities. Experience from interdisciplinary networks is an advantage, as well as international experience and a successful track-record of securing external research funding. Documented skills in cooperation and teamwork will be valued in the selection process, in addition to knowledge of the Swedish academic system. As the position needs to be filled at short notice, it is meritorious to be able to assume the position in September 2018.

In its overall assessment of skills the university attaches particular importance to an assessment of the applicant’s potential for a successful career as a researcher and teacher.

Application
The application should be submitted electronically and include the following items:

  1. A cover letter stating the motivation of the applicant to apply for the position and explaining why the applicant is suitable for the position
  2. A CV of no more than two pages
  3. A complete list of publications with the five most important publications marked
  4. A research project plan of no more than three pages
  5. Up to three published articles or book chapters
  6. Names and contact details of three people who knows the applicant’s work well, stating also the applicant’s relation to these three people

    Further information: 
    Åse Magnusson, Research coordinator for LNUC Concurrences. Phone: +46-470-708343, E-mail: ase.magnusson@lnu.se.
    Malin Lennartsson, Chair of the Department of Cultural Sciences. Phone +46-470-708418. E-mail: malin.lennartsson@lnu.se
    Anders Åberg, Chair of the Department of Film and Literature. Phone +46-470-708904. E-mail: anders.aberg@lnu.se
    Bärbel Westphal, Chair of the Department of Languages. +46-470-708531. E-mail: barbel.westphal@lnu.se
    Johan Höglund, Director of the Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. Phone: +46-480-447371. E-mail: johan.hoglund@lnu.se.

The deadline for application is May 20.

Linnéuniversitetet har ambitionen att tillvarata de kvaliteter som en jämn könsfördelning och mångfald tillför organisationen.

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Vi undanber oss telefonsamtal från försäljare av jobbannonser.

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Post expires on Sunday May 20th, 2018

Doctoral student in chemistry

Reference number: 2018/93-2.2.1

Welcome to Linnaeus University! A place for knowledge, ideas and development. For growth potential and a belief in the future. In Småland and in the world.

Field of subject for the appointment: Chemistry
Placement city:
Kalmar

Job description
Today legumes receive,with all right, great attention. Epidemiologic studies show that a diet rich in legumes is associated with reduced risk for major non-communicable diseases. While a few intervention studies showed health-protective effects of legume foods, the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. The PhD scholarship is part of a multidisciplinary research project in collaboration with scientists from several Swedish universities entitled ”Health-promoting legumes – assessment of metabolic effects and identification of dietary biomarkers of legume intake using metabolomics and microbiomics”. The project aims to assess the metabolic effects of legume-based foods underpinning an enhanced intake of legumes in the population for improved health.

The PhD student will be expected to use advanced statistical methods and analytical techniques, e.g. NMR and LCMSMS, for evaluating with a metabolomics approach the health effects of a diet high in legumes. The effects of regular legume consumption on the gut microbiota composition will also be studied. The research will involve a long-term intervention study, evaluation of epidemiological data and discovery of biomarkers for legume intake.

The research will be conducted within a 4 year multidisciplinary project collaboration with scientists from Umeå University, Lund university and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, and will involve short-term stays at these premises.

Entry requirements
A person fulfils the general entry requirements if he/she has

  • A completed Master of Sciences degree or equivalent in Food Science, Human Nutrition, Chemistry, Food Technology or Biology or equivalent
  • Completed courses equaling at least 240 higher education credits (ETCS), of which at least 60 at second-cycle level in a related field, or may have principally equivalent knowledge acquired in Sweden or abroad.

Specific requirements

  • 30 credits from an independent project work (thesis) in a field mentioned above or related on second-cycle level or equivalent
  • high proficiency in written and spoken English

Assessment grounds

  • Experience and skills in analysis of biological samples (HPLC, LC-MSMS, NMR, bacterial DNA sequencing)
  • Experience and skills in statistical analyses
  • Important personal qualities are to be creative, good at problem-solving, a team-worker, independent, resilient, and structured

Conditions of employment
In accordance to the Higher Education Ordinance, a PhD education is 4 years (48 months) of full-time research and training at third-cycle level. Evaluation of the PhD student is on an annual basis following the general and the individual study plan. At most 20 % of teaching and/or administration can be included in the position and the position will be extended accordingly.

The application (in English) should contain

  • CV (including telephone, email, current address and date of birth),
  • application letter (maximum four pages) containing descriptions of reasons for applying, compliance with the assessment criteria, expectations for the PhD studies,
  • signed copies of documents containing grades of courses completed, signed copies of degrees awarded and proofs of the required basic qualifications and the other assessment criteria given above,
  • summary (maximum two pages) of the Master thesis,
  • name and contact information (including title, affiliation, telephone, email address) of two references who have agreed to write a letter of recommendation,
  • any other relevant documents.
  • Contact information of two academic candidates with experience in relevant research areas’

Last day for application is April 30, 2018

For further information about the position, please contact
Professor Cornelia Witthöft, +46 480 446310, e-mail cornelia.witthoft@lnu.se
Head of Department: Päivi Jokela, +46 480-446071, e-mail paivi.jokela@lnu.se
HR partner: Christian Andersson,+46 470-708506, e-mail christian.andersson@lnu.se
Union representatives and the student union can be reached through the university switchboard, +46 77228 8000.

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Post expires on Monday April 30th, 2018

Doctoral students in economics and business administration

Reference number: 2018/33-2.2.1

Welcome to Linnaeus University! A place for knowledge, ideas and development. For growth potential and a belief in the future. In Småland and in the world.

Linnaeus University is a modern international university promoting a creative knowledge environment.

The School of Business and Economics is responsible for the subjects Business Administration and Economics at Linnaeus University. In these subjects, the business school offers education at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Education at the undergraduate level is mainly conducted within the school´s program portfolio, which contains program in marketing, tourism, entrepreneurship, international business, economics, retail, logistics, HRM, management etc.

See job descriptions below for details regarding the doctoral student positions in economics and business administration, respectively.

Subject area: Economics or business administration.
Placement city: See job descriptions.
Number of positions: 2 in economics and 1 in business administration.
Start of appointment: 2018-08-15 unless agreed upon otherwise. The recruitment process will be finished in June 2018 the latest.

Job description economics
The two PhD positions in economics and the thesis work will be conducted in close connection with the Linnaeus University Centre for Discrimination and Integration Studies (https://lnu.se/forskning/sok-forskning/linnaeus-university-centre-for-discrimination-and-integration-studies/) which is part of a long-run effort of Linnaeus University to promote exceptionally successful research environments. The centre is committed to excellence in research and the production of research with high national and international exposure. The centre has been quality-approved by special referee groups consisting of international experts in our field of research. Our researchers are active within the fields of Labor Economics, Discrimination, International Migration and Public Economics. Affiliated to the centre are not only economists, but also psychologists and political scientists.

The PhD program in economics follows a standard well-established structure that is common in Europe and North America. The program consists of 4 years of full time study where at least one year is entirely devoted to course work. The course curriculum includes courses in mathematics, microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics and is offered in collaboration with a number of other universities in Sweden. The department covers all travel costs for students who participate in PhD courses at other universities. There is also the possibility to spend one or two semesters at a university abroad. We offer supervision of high international standard within our areas of expertise and a stimulating and intellectual work environment. The PhD education prepares our graduates for work within academia, qualified work within government organizations, as well as within the private sector. The department also helps prepare students who wish to participate in the international job market for PhD graduates in economics. City of placement is Växjö.

At least 80 % of the employment will be carried out in the form of independent work at the PhD level in accordance with a general and an individual study plan. It is expected that the PhD education should lead to a PhD degree or a ”Licentiate” degree. At most 20 % of the position is devoted to teaching and administration.

Requirements economics
General requirements

  • a completed master’s degree
  • completed courses equaling at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 at second-cycle level, or
  • equivalent qualifications obtained in some other way in Sweden or other country.

Specific requirements

  • a minimum of 90 higher education credits within the field of economics or subject fields related to third-cycle education in economics, or equivalent qualifications obtained in some other way in Sweden or other country.
  • demonstrate English skills of sufficiently high level

Assessment grounds economics
The candidates are assessed based on their perceived ability to successfully complete their doctoral studies. The assessment includes the candidates’ scientific skills through the quality of scientific work and grades in courses. Also, the degree of oral and written communication skills in as demonstrated e.g. in interviews and written communication.

Conditions of employment economics
The employment as a doctoral student is limited according to chapter 5, § 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance. The total employment period may not be longer than the equivalent full-time postgraduate studies of four years.

Job description business administration
The PhD student in Business Administration is funded by scholarship with focus on family business in Småland. The position, funded by Henry and Silvia Tofts Foundation, comprises four years full-time studies and is located at Linnaeus University campus Växjö. The PhD student will be included in the knowledge platform “Entrepreneurship and Social Change”, where entrepreneurship in rural areas, social entrepreneurship, and gender and ethnic issues belong to current focus areas. For more information, see https://lnu.se/forskning/sok-forskning/Entrepreneuship-and-social-change.

Requirements business administration
General requirements

  • a completed master’s degree
  • completed courses equaling at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 at second-cycle level, or
  • equivalent qualifications obtained in some other way in Sweden or other country.

Specific requirements

  • a minimum of 90 higher education credits within the field of economics or subject fields related to third-cycle education in economics, or equivalent qualifications obtained in some other way in Sweden or other country.
  • demonstrate English skills of sufficiently high level
  • have very good ability to express themselves, both orally and written in Swedish

Assessment grounds business administration
The candidates are assessed based on their perceived ability to successfully complete their doctoral studies. In the assessment, include the candidates’ scientific skills through the quality of scientific work and grades in courses. Also, the degree of oral and written communication skills as demonstrated e.g. in interviews and written communication, especially in Swedish. The assessment also takes into account applicants’ established dissertation plan specified at below of this advertisement.

Conditions of employment of business administration
No employment. The doctoral student studies in business administration are financed through the scholarships listed in the job description and refer to full-time postgraduate education for four years.

Contact persons:
Associate professor Magnus Carlsson (economics) (magnus.carlsson@lnu.se), Associate professor Christopher von Koch (business administration) (christopher.von.koch@lnu.se), Head of department Lars Behrenz (economics) (lars.behrenz@lnu.se), Head of department Åsa Lindström (business administration) (asa.lindstrom@lnu.se),
HR-partner Jesper Pettersson (jesper.pettersson@lnu.se),  Research secretary Hanna Sandqvist (hanna.sandqvist@lnu.se)
Union representatives can be contacted via the university switchboard at +46-772- 288000.

The application should contain: (i) a short description of yourself and your research interests, a motivation of why you wish to undergo doctoral education, as well as documentation of qualifications and experience with relevance for the education (ii) CV/list of qualifications (including phone number and email address); (iii) copies of grades, including grades from high school or equivalent; (iv) name and contact details (including phone number and email address) to two academic references  (v) copy of master thesis (or equivalent) and any publications. (vi) For applicants in Business Administration, a dissertation plan within the focus area “Family Entrepreneurship in Småland” shall be included in the application.

We strongly recommend that international applicants take the GRE and TOEFL tests, and make sure that the results of these tests are attached to the application.

Welcome with your application following the above instructions and by clicking on the “Apply” button at the bottom of the ad. Last day for application is 30 April 2018.

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Postdoctoral position in Economics

Reference number: 2018/83-2.2.1

Welcome to Linnaeus University! A place for knowledge, ideas and development. For growth potential and a belief in the future. In Småland and in the world.

The School of Business and Economics consists of the subjects Business Administration, Business Informatics, Economics, Statistics, Law and Tourism.An innovative and interdisciplinary approach inspired by curiosity is encouraged.

The Department of Economics and Statistics seeks one Postdoctoral researcher in Economics to be affiliated with the Linnaeus University Centre for Discrimination and Integration Studies.

Field of subject for the position
Economics.

At the department for Economics and Statistics teaching and research is performed at all levels. Many researchers in the department are connected to the Linnaeus University Centre of Discrimination and Integration Studies, which is a principal inter-disciplinary research environment at Linnaeus University combining researchers in the areas of economics, political science and social psychology. More information about the center can be found at: https://lnu.se/forskning/sok-forskning/linnaeus-university-centre-for-discrimination-and-integration-studies/.

Placement
Växjö

Extent and period
The position is for two years, 100%.
Starting date of the position: According to agreements.

Context of position
The work tasks consist mainly of research within Economics, where you are expected to do research within the focus areas of the Linnaeus University Centre of Discrimination and Integration Studies. You are also expected to take an active part in the department’s work both internally and externally. The position consists of 80% research and 20 % of teaching and/or administrative duties. In addition, there are funds available for expenses.

Qualification requirements
Qualified for appointment is the one who holds a Swedish Doctor’s Degree, or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD, and has completed her/his degree no more than three years before the application deadline.
Applicants must not have previously been employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than a year in the same or related subject area at Linnaeus University.Excellent knowledge of English is required.

Assessment criteria 

  • Potential for a successful career as a researcher and teacher in Economics.
  • Ability to work in a team, collaboration skills.
  • Documented experience of research within the centre’s research areas.

Further information
Head of department, Lars Behrenz, lars.behrenz@lnu.se or +46 (0) 722-165108.
HR-partner, Jesper Pettersson, jesper.pettersson@lnu.se
Associate Professor, Spencer Bastani, spencer.bastani@lnu.se or +46 (0)470 70 84 32

Union representatives may be contacted via the university switchboard at +46 (0) 772-288000.

Application
The application (in English) should contain a CV, documentation of grades and courses in the PhD program, the names of two academic references (with telephone number and e-mail), a brief description of past and current research projects, a personal letter (max 1-2 pages), and any other documentation that the applicant would like to present. The deadline for the application is 30 April 2018. Reference nr 2018/83-2.2.1.

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the “Apply” button at the bottom of the ad. Your application should be designed according to the Template for application which can be found in the Guide to Appointment procedures under important documents below the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. Other documents, including various types of scientific works, must be submitted digitally along with the application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.

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Post expires on Monday April 30th, 2018