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PhD in Bioinformatics

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Faculty of Medicine, Department of Experimental Medical Science

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.

The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

The research group

In the Atkinson lab we are interested in making exciting discoveries about the evolution of protein function and structure. We work mainly with bioinformatic methods, developing our own tools and taking advantage of the wealth of available genome and predicted proteome sequences. The Atkinson lab is based in the Department of Experimental Medical Sciences in the Biomedical Centre (BMC) in Lund.

You can read more about our group on our lab website here: https://atkinson-lab.com/, and about the department here: https://www.medicine.lu.se/faculty-medicine-lund-university/departments/department- experimental-medical-science

One of our main research directions concerns toxin-antitoxin systems of bacteria and bacteriophages, which has led to papers in PNAS [1] and Molecular Cell [2] on toxSAS enzymes that dramatically inhibit bacterial growth though producing poisonous nucleotides, or modifying tRNA, as well as a more recent preprint on the hyper promiscuous antitoxin domain that we have named Panacea [3]. Our work on toxin- antitoxins, and their evolution, structure, function and biotechnological applications was recently supported by a generous grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation (see https://kaw. wallenberg.org/grundforskning-djupt-inne-i-bakteriernas-arvsmassa, in Swedish). As a mechanism of defence against bacteriophages, TAs have significance for developing new biotechnological tools, as well as understanding and eventually overcoming natural barriers to phage therapy for treating antibiotic resistant infections.

We are looking for a full time PhD student to continue the lab’s high impact work, driving new directions in toxin-antitoxin system research. In our group, we strive for a supportive, respectful and stimulating working environment that promotes personal and professional development for all members.

Start date is by agreement

Job assignment

In this PhD project you will be using and developing Python tools for molecular evolutionary analyses of proteins and gene neighbourhoods, and using the results to predict novel functions. This project builds on our previous success with the FlaGs tool [4], which directly led to our high impact papers, and is being used by researchers around the world through our web server at www.webflags.se. Bioinformatic predictions that come out of this project will be verified experimentally through our collaborative network. Much of the project will focus on toxin-antitoxin systems, but you will also have opportunities to broaden your horizons to other molecular systems.

You will have the opportunity to attend and present your work at international meetings.

References

  1. Jimmy, S. et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 117, 10500-10510, (2020).
  2. Kurata, T. et al. Mol Cell 81, 3160-3170 e3169, (2021).
  3. Kurata, T. et al. bioRxiv, https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.1105.1107.442387v442381, (2021).
  4. Saha, C. K. et al. Bioinformatics ∑, 1312-1314 (2021).

Qualifications
 

Required qualifications:
– Coding skills (preferably in Python)
– Background understanding of, and interest in molecular biology and evolution.
– Proficiency in spoken and written English.
   Desired qualifications:
– Experience in machine learning methods
– Experience in phylogenetic sequence analysis.
– Experience in large dataset handling.

Instructions for the application:

– A cover letter explaining your interest in the project and your previous relevant experience
– A full CV with contact details of two referees
– Bachelors and Masters certificates

Informal enquiries welcome to gemma.atkinson@med.lu.se

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

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

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

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employmentBy agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2021/2819
ContactGemma Atkinson, Forskargruppschef, 046-2220000Sofia Sönnerstedt, Personalsamordnare, +46462229876
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date03.Oct.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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Post expires on Sunday October 3rd, 2021

Doctoral student in legal science, specialising in health law

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Lund University, Faculty of Law,

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.

The Faculty of Law is one of Lund University´s four founding faculties. The Faculty has approximately 2 000 students enrolled in first and second-cycle courses and programmes, around 160 staff members including 40 doctoral students.

Information about the faculty can be found at www.jur.lu.se.

The Faculty of Law is offering one doctoral student position for a Doctor of Laws Degree in legal science.


Research within the doctoral education is conducted in one of the following subjects: jurisprudence, labour law, banking law, private law, EU law, fiscal law, public international law, administrative law, international environmental law, private international law, comparative law, constitutional law, environmental law, human rights, public law, civil and criminal procedure, law and economics, legal history, social and welfare law, and criminal law.

The doctoral student position is funded by the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program on Humanities and Society (WASP-HS) and integrated into the research project: AICARE – AI and Automated systems and the Right to Health – Revisiting law accounting for the exploitation of users preferences and values. The selected candidate will be both integrated in the WASP-HS graduate school and participate in the activities of the Health Law Research Centre and/or the Commercial Law Centre (ACLU), at the Faculty of Law.

One of the intended supervisors is associate senior lecturer Ana Nordberg.

 
The Doctoral position is part of the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program on Humanities and Society (WASP-HS) and aims to realize excellent research and develop competence on the consequences and challenges of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems for humanity and society. This 10-year program is initiated and generously funded by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (MMW) with 660 million SEK. In addition to this, the program receives support from collaborating industry and from participating universities. Major goals are more than 10 new faculty positions and more than 70 new PhDs. For more information about the research and other activities conducted within WASP-HS please visit http://wasp-hs.org/.


The WASP-HS graduate school provides foundations, perspectives, and state-of-the-art knowledge in the different disciplines taught by leading researchers in the field. Through an ambitious program with research visits, partner universities, and visiting lecturers, the graduate school actively supports forming a strong multi-disciplinary and international professional network between PhD students, researchers and practitioners in the field. It thus provides added value on top of the existing PhD programs at the partner universities, providing unique opportunities for students who are dedicated to achieving international research excellence with societal relevance.

Throughout the tenure of the doctoral position, the doctoral student will also be embedded in the national WASP-HS graduate school. The WASP-HS graduate school addresses challenges and consequences of autonomous systems and AI in society, and provides integrated training in philosophy, social science, policy research, organisational science, psychology, and other humanities and social science disciplines, together with a sound knowledge of the technical aspects of AI, software and autonomous systems. The graduate school takes a cohort-based approach bringing together students from a wide variety of backgrounds in interdisciplinary teams to address real problems taking account of the individual, societal, and ethical implications.

The school aims to achieve an active community of researchers across Sweden through courses, joint study trips and summer- and winter seminars. Doctoral students in the WASP-HS program are expected to work together with researchers on the WASP-AI and WASP-AS programs.
The Doctoral student will be part of the WASP-HS Graduate School, joining interdisciplinary doctoral students across Sweden in the 2nd cohort Graduate School program, starting in February 2022 and is required to take part in all the GS activities and follow a minimum of four WASP-HS graduate school courses.


The doctoral project will focus on investigating how the introduction of AI in healthcare and automated systems challenges the existing legal and ethical norms that regulate health care and health related activities, services and products. Its main aim is to address how current norms could and/or should be improved, either through revision or reinterpretation, or complemented by new measures in a manner that will safeguard the attainability of the highest possible standard of health. The doctoral project main focus is AI for personalised medicine and will produce legal analysis on both legal and regulatory approaches to technology governance and policy and the right to health.


Being part of a large research project, the doctoral project is expected to contribute to the AICARE project aims and research questions. These focus on each of the four essential elements of the right to health – how are these impacted by the introduction of AI in healthcare and what strategies will allow to overcome eventual barriers – and address general regulatory aspects on how to enhance or complement existing legal mechanisms and governance structures in order to provide propitious conditions to the implementation of AI in healthcare.


The doctoral project should analyse and interconnect different areas of law and regulation relevant to the implementation of AI in healthcare from the perspective of advancing personalised/precision medicine. While focusing mainly on quality of healthcare, and as such is located at the intersection between Health Law and Commercial Law, it may encompass analysis pertaining to for example: constitutional law and human rights law; data protection and personal integrity law; incentives to innovation, intellectual property, trade secrets law; contract law, data ownership and regulation; consumer protection, liability rules, regulatory frameworks and governance models for medical devices and products. It should also include ethical, economic and/or other societal perspectives.

Thus, possible research areas include, but are not limited to:
– Data protection and ethical issues raised by genetic sequencing from both the perspective of patients and public health
– Clinical trials, certification and marketing approval of AI healthcare solutions for PM
– The role and governance models for intellectual property and trade secrets enforcement
– Liability mechanism’s role in the protection of patient integrity.

Job assignments

Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies.

Those appointed to doctoral studentships may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration. Before a doctorate has been awarded, however, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full-time post. (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 2)

The researchers and teachers at the Faculty are expected to contribute to a dynamic research environment as well as to other Faculty activities, and to perform work primarily in the workplace provided by the Faculty.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships. (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 3)


A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:

1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification,
2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad. (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 7 section 39)


The special requirements are fulfilled by those who have completed a law programme and obtained the degree Master of Laws (juris kandidatexamen/juristexamen). The special requirements may also be fulfilled by those who can demonstrate other educational or particular professional experience where this is judged to provide the necessary qualification for doctoral studies comparable to that provided by the degree of Master of Laws (juris kandidatexamen/juristexamen) regarding both the subject for doctoral study and general legal education of importance for that subject.


Applicants with Swedish juristexamen/juris kandidatexamen degrees must have attained a grade average of Ba in the compulsory courses of the undergraduate programme. Applicants holding other degrees must have attained in principle an equivalent grade average in comparable portions of the degree programme. Only where very special circumstances apply may the Faculty Board approve exemptions from this rule.


The applicant must have obtained the degree of Master of Laws or the equivalent no later than 22 September 2021.

Basis of Assessment

For regulations concerning employment of Doctoral Students etc, see Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 sections 1-7.
For regulations concerning admission to third-cycle courses and study programmes, see Higher Education Ordinance chapter 7 sections 34-41.
Admittance of a doctoral student is based on an assessment of the candidate’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 5, chapter 7 sections 35, 41).

The applicant’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies and research will be assessed with reference to the selection criteria stated in the general study plan for third-cycle studies at the Faculty of Law, which are given in no particular order of importance.

The applicant’s general competence:

– quality and content of the applicant’s previous written work, such as a master’s thesis
– ability to participate actively in the faculty´s research environment
– relevant educational background and grades/grade average
– relevant work experience


The scientific quality of the project description:

– ability to describe, question and discuss the current state of research
– sufficient clarity and logical coherence in the formulation of the aim and the research
questions
– stringency of legal reasoning and analysis
– adequate selection of theory and methods
– capacity for creativity and innovation in the formulation of the research questions and
approaches
– clear expression and sufficient detail


Appointment Procedure

The application should be submitted through Lund University job application portal.
Your application should contain a curriculum vitae, grade transcripts, project description, a master thesis or similar degree projects, one or two references (manager, supervisor etc.) and other documents that you wish to submit.


The applicant’s project description should identify the objectives of the doctoral project, suggest proposed research questions, provide information on favoured methodological / theoretical approaches to the study of the proposed questions and contextualise the proposed project with reference to relevant legal regulations and the current state of research. In the project description, the applicant should also describe his or her knowledge, abilities and experiences of relevance to the doctoral project and its successful implementation.

The project description, enclosed in the electronic application, must not exceed 15 000 characters (n.b. – any text that exceeds the 15 000 character limit will not be considered) including spaces, footnotes, list of references and must be written in English, Swedish, Danish, or Norwegian. (see).
Please refer to the Guidelines for Project description for guidance, but please note that in this case the general framework of the doctoral project already follows from the larger research project.
For further questions, please contact Ana Nordberg (ana.nordberg@jur.lu.se).


The Committee on Doctoral Education will call a limited number of candidates to interviews to be held during week 46, either by personal meetings or by video conference/telephone. Notification regarding who will be called for an interview is given no later than 14 October. The interview will be based on the project description and is intended to give the research committee an opportunity to gauge each applicant’s capacity for research and ability to complete the project described.

Type of employment

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

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

To apply, please click the button “Login and apply”

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2021-09-01 or upon agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2021/2486
ContactAna Nordberg, associate senior lecturer , +4646+46462221054Markus Gunneflo, director of studies, +46462221043Helena Josefsson, administrative director, +46462221095
Union representativeSACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
Last application date22.Sep.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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Post expires on Wednesday September 22nd, 2021

Doctoral student in Private Law, spec. in Commercial Law

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Lund University, Faculty of Law,

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.

The Faculty of Law is one of Lund University´s four founding faculties. The Faculty has approximately 2 000 students enrolled in first and second-cycle courses and programmes, around 160 staff members including 40 doctoral students.

Information about the faculty can be found at www.jur.lu.se.

The Faculty of Law is offering one doctoral student position for a Doctor of Laws Degree in Private Law, specializing in Commercial Law. Intended supervisor is Professor Ola Svensson.

Subject description

This area of law consists of topics such as contract law, tort law, property law and corporate law. The doctoral project is largely limited to current rules in Swedish law. However, the Swedish rules can be elucidated in a comparative or international perspective. The project can contain both cross-border and interdisciplinary elements, provided that there is a strong commercial law connection. Furthermore, the study can take into account both practical and theoretical perspectives.

Job assignments

Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies.

Those appointed to doctoral studentships may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration. Before a doctorate has been awarded, however, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full-time post (Higher Education Ordinance, chapter 5, section 2).

The researchers and teachers at the Faculty are expected to contribute to a dynamic research environment as well as to other Faculty activities, and to perform work primarily in the workplace provided by the Faculty.

An increasingly important business law collaboration platform in Lund is the ACLU (Lund University Center for Business Law) and the researchers at the Faculty of Law, the Department of Business Law and the Department of Sociology of Law who are affiliated with it. The doctoral student is expected to participate in ACLU’s activities and contribute to the development of the research environment within this collaborative platform.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships. (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 3).

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification,
  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
  • has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

(Higher Education Ordinance, chapter 7, section 39)

The special requirements are fulfilled by those who have completed a law programme and obtained the degree Master of Laws (juris kandidatexamen/juristexamen). The special requirements may also be fulfilled by those who can demonstrate other educational or particular professional experience where this is judged to provide the necessary qualification for doctoral studies comparable to that provided by the degree of Master of Laws (juris kandidatexamen/juristexamen regarding both the subject for doctoral study and general legal education of importance for that subject.

Applicants with Swedish juristexamen/juris kandidatexamen degrees must have attained a grade average of Ba in the compulsory courses of the undergraduate programme. Applicants holding other degrees must have attained in principle an equivalent grade average in comparable portions of the degree programme. Only where very special circumstances apply may the Faculty Board approve exemption from this rule.

The applicant must have obtained the degree of Master of Laws or the equivalent no later than 22 September 2021.

Basis of Assessment

For regulations concerning employment of Doctoral Students etc., see Higher Education Ordinance, chapter 5, sections 1-7.

For regulations concerning admission to third-cycle courses and study programmes, see Higher Education Ordinance, chapter 7, sections 34-41.

Admittance of a doctoral student is based on an assessment of the candidate’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, section 5 and chapter 7, sections 35, 41).

The applicant’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies and research will be assessed with reference to the selection criteria stated in the general study plan for third-cycle studies at the Faculty of Law, which are given in no particular order of importance.

Applicant’s general competence:

  • quality and content of the applicant’s previous written work, such as a master’s thesis
  • ability to participate actively in the faculty’s research environment
  • relevant educational background and grades/grade average
  • relevant work experience

Scientific quality of the project description:

  • ability to describe, question and discuss the current state of research
  • sufficient clarity and logical coherence in the formulation of the aim and the research questions
  • stringency of legal reasoning and analysis
  • adequate selection of theory and methods
  • capacity for creativity and innovation in the formulation of the research questions and approaches
  • clear expression and sufficient detail

Appointment Procedure

Applications should be submitted through Lund University job application portal.

Applications should contain a curriculum vitae, grade transcripts, project description, a master thesis or similar degree project, one or two references (supervisor, tutor, manager etc.) and any other documents that you wish to submit.

The project description, enclosed in the electronic application, must not exceed 15 000 characters including spaces, footnotes, list of references and must be written in English, Swedish, Danish, or Norwegian (see Guidelines for project description).

The Committee on Doctoral Education will call a limited number of candidates to interviews to be held during week 46, either in person or by video conference/telephone. Those invited for an interview will be notified no later than 14 October 2021. The interview will be based on the project description and is intended to give the research committee an opportunity to assess each applicant’s capacity for research and ability to complete the project described.

Type of employment

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

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

To apply, please click the button “Login and apply”

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2021-09-01 or upon agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2021/2391
ContactOla Svensson, professor, +46462221122 Ola.Svensson@jur.lu.seMarkus Gunneflo, director of studies, +46462221043Helena Josefsson, administrative director, +46462221095
Union representativeSACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
Last application date22.Sep.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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Post expires on Wednesday September 22nd, 2021

Doctoral student in Jurisprudence

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Lund University, Faculty of Law,

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.

The Faculty of Law is one of Lund University´s four founding faculties. The Faculty has approximately 2 000 students enrolled in first and second-cycle courses and programmes, around 160 staff members including 40 doctoral students.

Information about the faculty can be found at www.jur.lu.se.

The Faculty of Law is offering one doctoral student position for a Doctor of Laws Degree within jurisprudence.

Subject description

Jurisprudence is a research field that embraces all research questions of law that have a theoretical approach. It includes fundamental questions of legal theory common to all areas of law, as well as the development of theory and methodology for a specific area of law.

The Faculty of Law at Lund University has a strong research environment in jurisprudence. The current research is predominantly connected to specific areas of law, and comprises a prosperous research group dedicated to legal evidence (LEVIC – Law, Evidence and Cognition).

Job assignments

Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies.

Those appointed to doctoral studentships may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration. Before a doctorate has been awarded, however, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full-time post (Higher Education Ordinance, chapter 5, section 2).

The researchers and teachers at the Faculty are expected to contribute to a dynamic research environment as well as to other Faculty activities, and to perform work primarily in the workplace provided by the Faculty.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships. (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 3).

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification,
  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
  • has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

(Higher Education Ordinance, chapter 7, section 39)

The special requirements are fulfilled by those who have completed a law programme and obtained the degree Master of Laws (juris kandidatexamen/juristexamen). The special requirements may also be fulfilled by those who can demonstrate other educational or particular professional experience where this is judged to provide the necessary qualification for doctoral studies comparable to that provided by the degree of Master of Laws (juris kandidatexamen/juristexamen regarding both the subject for doctoral study and general legal education of importance for that subject.

Applicants with Swedish juristexamen/juris kandidatexamen degrees must have attained a grade average of Ba in the compulsory courses of the undergraduate programme. Applicants holding other degrees must have attained in principle an equivalent grade average in comparable portions of the degree programme. Only where very special circumstances apply may the Faculty Board approve exemption from this rule.

The applicant must have obtained the degree of Master of Laws or the equivalent no later than 22 September 2021.

Basis of Assessment

For regulations concerning employment of Doctoral Students etc., see Higher Education Ordinance, chapter 5, sections 1-7.

For regulations concerning admission to third-cycle courses and study programmes, see Higher Education Ordinance, chapter 7, sections 34-41.

Admittance of a doctoral student is based on an assessment of the candidate’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, section 5 and chapter 7, sections 35, 41).

The applicant’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies and research will be assessed with reference to the selection criteria stated in the general study plan for third-cycle studies at the Faculty of Law, which are given in no particular order of importance.

Applicant’s general competence:

  • quality and content of the applicant’s previous written work, such as a master’s thesis
  • ability to participate actively in the faculty’s research environment
  • relevant educational background and grades/grade average
  • relevant work experience

Scientific quality of the project description:

  • ability to describe, question and discuss the current state of research
  • sufficient clarity and logical coherence in the formulation of the aim and the research questions
  • stringency of legal reasoning and analysis
  • adequate selection of theory and methods
  • capacity for creativity and innovation in the formulation of the research questions and approaches
  • clear expression and sufficient detail

Appointment Procedure

Applications should be submitted through Lund University job application portal.

Applications should contain a curriculum vitae, grade transcripts, project description, a master thesis or similar degree project, one or two references (supervisor, tutor, manager etc.) and any other documents that you wish to submit.

The project description, enclosed in the electronic application, must not exceed 15 000 characters including spaces, footnotes, list of references and must be written in English, Swedish, Danish, or Norwegian (see Guidelines for the project description).

The Committee on Doctoral Education will call a limited number of candidates to interviews to be held during week 46, either in person or by video conference/telephone. Those invited for an interview will be notified no later than 14 October 2021. The interview will be based on the project description and is intended to give the research committee an opportunity to assess each applicant’s capacity for research and ability to complete the project described.

Type of employment

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

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

To apply, please click the button “Login and apply”

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2021-09-01 or upon agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2021/2355
ContactChristian Dahlman, professor, +46462221031 Christian.Dahlman@jur.lu.seMarkus Gunneflo, director of studies, +46462221043Helena Josefsson, administrative director, +46462221095
Union representativeSACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
Last application date22.Sep.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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Post expires on Wednesday September 22nd, 2021

PhD position within applied mathematics

About the position

The Faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant PhD–position related to the project Problem-dependent regularization techniques. The PhD position is for a period of 3 years, or up to 4 years if teaching and other work duties are agreed.

In the project we seek a clearer understanding of inverse problems when the forward operator has a non-trivial nullspace, and in particular we will explore and analyze the potential of applying problem-dependent regularization in important applications of inverse problems involving EEG and ECG.

We will furthermore investigate the properties of the technique as a feature selection method in machine learning.

Your role in the project is to participate in further development of the theory of problem-dependent regularization techniques and to apply the methods in machine learning and in medical imaging problems involving real-world data.

Main tasks

  • Contribute to the development of problem-dependent regularization techniques
  • Write software to solve real-world problems involving such regularization techniques
  • Assist in building a public repository so other scientists can apply the methods
  • Write academic papers
  • Present the work at international conferences
  • Host exercise sessions in upper undergraduate courses

The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.

Matematikk

Competence

In order to be appointed, the candidate must meet the requirements for admission to one of the PhD programs at NMBU. A master’s degree of at least 120 credits (ECTS) is required, which is based on a bachelor’s degree of at least 180 credits (ECTS), or cand.med.vet. degree, or integrated master’s degree of at least 300 credits (ECTS). Candidates submitting MSs thesis by 30. September 2021 may be considered. The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies, and be able to document good English skills, both written and oral. For more detailed information on admission criteria, see the PhD Regulations and the “supplementary provisions for the PhD programmes”.

The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject.

Required Academic qualifications

  • A master’s degree in mathematics
  • Strong skills in scientific computing
  • Completed courses in functional analysis and linear algebra at the master level

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:

  • Strong knowledge of (elliptic) PDEs and/or
  • Experience with inverse problems

You need to have:

  • Strong motivation
  • Good collaboration skills

Remuneration and further information

The PhD position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017. PhD fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 491.200,-) (approx. 48.000 EUR/year) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.

Terms of employment are governed by Norwegian guidelines for PhD fellowships at Universities and University Colleges.

For further information, please contact Assoc. Prof. Ole Løseth Elvetun

E-mail: ole.elvetun@nmbu.no; phone +47 91771043

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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 30.09.2021

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within 30.09.2021. Please quote reference number 21/03976.

Applications should include:

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Your master thesis
  • Copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified)
  • A list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses)
  • Proof of English proficiency should also be attached

About The Faculty of Science and Technology

The Faculty of Science and Technology (REALTEK) develops research-based knowledge and educates civil engineers and lecturers needed to reach the UN’s sustainability goals. We have approximately 150 employees, 70 PhD students and soon 1500 students. The education and research at REALTEK cover a broad spectrum of disciplines.

This includes data science, mechanics and process engineering, robotics, construction and architecture, industrial economics, environmental physics and renewable energy, geomatics, water and environmental engineering, applied mathematics as well as secondary school teacher education in natural sciences and use of natural resources such as in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture. The workplace is in Ås, 30 km from Oslo.

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The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,800 employees of which about 250 phd scholarships and 6,000 students. The university is divided into seven faculties.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.

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30th September 2021

Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021

Doctoral student in Public International Law, spec. in Global Health Law

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Lund University, Faculty of Law,

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.

The Faculty of Law is one of Lund University´s four founding faculties. The Faculty has approximately 2 000 students enrolled in first and second-cycle courses and programmes, around 160 staff members including 40 doctoral students.

Information about the faculty can be found at www.jur.lu.se.

The Faculty of Law is offering one doctoral student position for a Doctor of Laws Degree within public international law. The doctoral student position is financed by the Faculty of Law to conduct research in the area of global health law. Intended supervisor is professor Jessica Almqvist.

Subject description

Global health law encompasses the legal norms, legal processes and legal institutions aimed at creating the conditions for the world’s population to attain the highest standard of physical and mental health. Situated primarily in the domain of public international law, global health law regulates the conduct and interactions of states and international organizations. In responding to new health risks and threats, however, it has gone beyond traditional confines of public international law to include codes of practice and similar normative frameworks for non-state actors, such as healthcare professionals, scientific communities, businesses, etc.

The subject deals with issues related to biomedicine, including new gene technology (CRISPR-Cas9), human reproduction, organ transplantation, prevention and control of infectious and noncommunicable diseases, control of addictive and harmful substances, food and pharmaceuticals in international trade, access to essential medicines, among others. Many areas in the field of global health law concern the protection of human rights, including the right to life, the best attainable health, the right to integrity, and the right to science. Other relevant rights include the right to information and the right to participate in decision processes on health-related matters. Basic human rights principles of human dignity, equality and non-discrimination are central to global health law and the protection of vulnerable groups (e.g. children, migrants and the elderly) is a primary concern. Research on global health law often adopts an interdisciplinary approach, which can include fields such as digitalization, artificial intelligence (AI), and bioethics. The global health crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic reveals the importance of discussing the possibilities and limits to global health law for tackling and preventing such crises while safeguarding human rights. 

Job assignments

Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies.

Those appointed to doctoral studentships may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration. Before a doctorate has been awarded, however, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full-time post (Higher Education Ordinance, chapter 5, section 2).

The researchers and teachers at the Faculty are expected to contribute to a dynamic research environment as well as to other Faculty activities, and to perform work primarily in the workplace provided by the Faculty.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships. (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 3).

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification,
  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
  • has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

(Higher Education Ordinance, chapter 7, section 39)

The special requirements are fulfilled by those who have completed a law programme and obtained the degree Master of Laws (juris kandidatexamen/juristexamen). The special requirements may also be fulfilled by those who can demonstrate other educational or particular professional experience where this is judged to provide the necessary qualification for doctoral studies comparable to that provided by the degree of Master of Laws (juris kandidatexamen/juristexamen regarding both the subject for doctoral study and general legal education of importance for that subject.

Applicants with Swedish juristexamen/juris kandidatexamen degrees must have attained a grade average of Ba in the compulsory courses of the undergraduate programme. Applicants holding other degrees must have attained in principle an equivalent grade average in comparable portions of the degree programme. Only where very special circumstances apply may the Faculty Board approve exemption from this rule.

The applicant must have obtained the degree of Master of Laws or the equivalent no later than 22 September 2021.

Basis of Assessment

For regulations concerning employment of Doctoral Students etc., see Higher Education Ordinance, chapter 5, sections 1-7.

For regulations concerning admission to third-cycle courses and study programmes, see Higher Education Ordinance, chapter 7, sections 34-41.

Admittance of a doctoral student is based on an assessment of the candidate’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, section 5 and chapter 7, sections 35, 41).

The applicant’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies and research will be assessed with reference to the selection criteria stated in the general study plan for third-cycle studies at the Faculty of Law, which are given in no particular order of importance.

Applicant’s general competence:

  • quality and content of the applicant’s previous written work, such as a master’s thesis
  • ability to participate actively in the faculty’s research environment
  • relevant educational background and grades/grade average
  • relevant work experience

Scientific quality of the project description:

  • ability to describe, question and discuss the current state of research
  • sufficient clarity and logical coherence in the formulation of the aim and the research questions
  • stringency of legal reasoning and analysis
  • adequate selection of theory and methods
  • capacity for creativity and innovation in the formulation of the research questions and approaches
  • clear expression and sufficient detail

Appointment Procedure

Applications should be submitted through Lund University job application portal.

Applications should contain a curriculum vitae, grade transcripts, project description, a master thesis or similar degree project, one or two references (supervisor, tutor, manager etc.) and any other documents that you wish to submit.

The project description, enclosed in the electronic application, must not exceed 15 000 characters including spaces, footnotes, list of references and must be written in English, Swedish, Danish, or Norwegian (see Guidelines for the project description).

The Committee on Doctoral Education will call a limited number of candidates to interviews to be held during week 46, either in person or by video conference/telephone. Those invited for an interview will be notified no later than 14 October 2021. The interview will be based on the project description and is intended to give the research committee an opportunity to assess each applicant’s capacity for research and ability to complete the project described.

Type of employment

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

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2021-09-01 or upon agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2021/2272
ContactJessica Almqvist, professor, +46462221003 Jessica.Almqvist@jur.lu.seMarkus Gunneflo, director of studies, +46462221043Helena Josefsson, administrative director, +46462221095
Union representativeSACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
Last application date22.Sep.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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Postdoc in Christianity, Populism and Nationalism

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Lund University, Centre for Theology & Religious Studies (CTR)

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.

The Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology have eight departments and carries out large and varied work within research and education with the purpose to understand people as cultural and social beings. The faculties have around 700 employees and around 4000 students.

The Centre for Theology and Religious Studies (CTR) has existed under various names in Lund ever since the University became operational in 1668. CTR conducts teaching in the specialisations of history of religions and religious behavioural science, biblical studies, church and mission studies and studies in faith and world views. Research is carried out within all the disciplines of religious studies and theology.

About the subject

The research area “Christianity, Populism and Nationalism” covers questions related to the interchange, relations and overlapping between Christianity and the two political-ideological phenomena of populism and nationalism in the past as well as the present.

Christianity has a close, complex and multifaceted relationship to nationalism as well as political populism. While the origins of nationalism and the role of Christianity in the emergence of nationalism are debated, there is and has been significant ideological interchange between the two. In a similar way, political populism interacts with Christianity: populist movements draw on Christian identity, and Christian symbols and narratives are laid claim to in the rhetoric of populist movements. Both nationalism and political populism have mostly been studied by political scientists, sociologists and historians, which means that the theological and religious studies side of the topic has remained a less charted terrain. This post-doctoral position addresses this research gap.

The position will be related to the interdisciplinary research platform “Christianity & Nationalism” at the CTR (www.ctr.lu.se/christianity-and-nationalism), and relates to research that is today conducted in all disciplines at the CTR. Research proposals pertaining to any of these disciplines are welcome, and there is no specific geographical, cultural or denominational focus assigned to the position.

Duties

The employed person is expected to contribute to the research environment through active participation in research seminars and other research-related activities at the CTR (e.g. organising workshops and seminars, and contributing to the development of research applications). The postdoctoral fellow is also expected to take part in teaching at B.A. and master’s levels. These tasks require the postdoctoral fellow to have a high level of presence at the workplace. Teaching, supervision, and other administrative tasks comprise a maximum of 20% of the position.

Qualifications

The candidate must have been awarded a Th.D., a Ph.D. or an international degree deemed equivalent not more than three years before the application deadline. If the degree was awarded earlier, the candidate must provide certificates of parental leave, illness or similar reasons for leave in the application. Applicants must be able to document advanced proficiency in English and sufficient proficiency in languages relevant to the proposed research project.

Assessment criteria

The grounds for assessment are a good ability to develop and conduct high-quality research, and teaching skills. The main criterion for a postdoctoral fellowship is research expertise. In all other respects, the assessment will be based on the requirements specified for the post. As documentation for the assessment of qualifications, applicants are to submit a project plan of the research they intend to carry out during their appointment.

Specific additional qualifications

  • Significant knowledge of Christian theology, practice and history documented by a degree, an academic thesis and/or publications.
  • Significant knowledge of political studies or related fields documented by a degree, an academic thesis and/or publications.
  • Previous research on Christianity and populism and/or nationalism.
  • Documented skills in interdisciplinary and international research cooperation.

The application must include:

  • A complete CV and copy of the Ph.D./Th.D. degree.
  • A list of publications (including ISBN and ISSN numbers).
  • A signed plan of no more than 1500 words (not including list of references) of the research project the candidate intends to pursue during the fellowship.

The research plan is to contain a description of:

  • Aim and research question.
  • Theory and method.
  • Relation to the international research front including the most important international work in the field of research.
  • Schedule and expected results.
  • The applicant’s capacity and expertise to conduct the project.

NB! The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions above, that all documents are submitted to the University through the e-recruitment portal Varbi no later than the application deadline.

Conditions

The appointment is a fixed-term position for a maximum of two years and is full time in accordance with “Agreement on fixed-term employment as a postdoc” between labour market parties dated 4 September 2008 (Swedish Agency for Government Employers, OFRs, SACO-S and SEKO).

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employment1 December or by agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2021/1952
ContactJayne Svenungsson, Professor, www.ctr.lu.se/person/en/JayneSvenungssonAlexander Maurits, Head of Department, www.ctr.lu.se/person/en/AlexanderMauritsLena Kandefelt, Head of HR, www.ht.lu.se/person/en/LenaKandefelt
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date30.Sep.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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