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Doctoral student in biology

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Doctoral student in biology

Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology

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

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

Work duties

The goal of the PhD project is to address the role of gene expression in hybridization derived novelty. It has long been known that hybrids can have phenotypes that are transgressive, more extreme than those of both parental species, in spite of having intermediate genomes. In this project we will investigate if hybridization can give rise to novel gene expression profiles. The project will investigate to which extent novel, transgressive patterns of gene expression that are more extreme compared to both parent species, are found in old hybrid lineages of the Italian sparrow. The Italian sparrows were formed by a hybridization ca. 5000 years ago. It will also investigate if the genes that will have novel patterns of gene expression in the hybrid species can be predicted based on their regulatory basis, the network they belong to and their function. The Italian sparrow system is especially well suited to address these questions as the four independent hybridization events have taken place on different Mediterranean islands, enabling the identification of general patterns through comparing the patterns across all populations. This research will shed new light on how hybridization can lead to novel phenotypes. 

The project will involve state-of-art gene expression analyses, field work with birds, RNA-extractions both for whole tissues and single cell RNA, as well as bird breeding of F1- and F2-hybrids of the Italian sparrow and dissections. There will also be ample opportunities for e.g. improving on the reference genomes for both the focal species and its parental species and analyzing transposable elements.

The project include field work on Mediterranean islands and is suitable for candidates with a strong background in bioinformatics and evolutionary biology and an interest in evolutionary genomics and hybridization.

Admission requirements 

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

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
  • 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.

A person meets the specific admission requirements for third cycle studies in Biology if he or she has passed an independent project (for example a degree project) of at least 30 credits in a relevant subject and have good oral and written proficiency in English.

Additional requirements

  • A MSC in evolutionary biology/bioinformatics/evolutionary ecology or similar.
  • Documented knowledge of evolutionary theory.
  • Excellent oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Demonstrated ability for proactive and independent work.
  • Practical experience in advanced bioinformatical analysis in bash.
  • Drivers license (if not, the candidate will be obliged to get one within 6 months after starting the position).

In addition to the mandatory requirements, documented experience in the following areas will be considered as strong merits:

  • Extensive experience in bioinformatical data processing of NGS data  in bash and python, and statistical scripting in R
  • Experience with extracting RNA/single cell RNA (or other molecular lab work), and an interest in and dedication for learning these techniques
  • Experience with field work and/or dissections
  • Experience with analyzing bioinformatical data on clusters

Assessment criteria

Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the student’s potential to profit from such studies. The assessment of potential is made primarily on the basis of academic results from the first and second cycle. Special attention is paid to the following:

  • Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of study.
  • An assessment of ability to work independently and to formulate and tackle research problems.
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Other experience relevant to the third-cycle studies, for example professional experience.

Consideration will also be given to strong collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programe.

Terms of employment

Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Third cycle studies at LU consist of full-time studies for 4 years. A doctoral studentship is a fixed-term employment of a maximum of 5 years (including 20% departmental duties). Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1–7 §§.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and include a cover letter (max 2 A4 pages) stating the reasons why you are interested in the postgraduate education programme and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered as well as the contact details for at least two references.

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Science. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employmentPreliminary 2022-09-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2022/1785
ContactAnna Runemark, assistant senior lecturer, +46462223789,anna.runemark@biol.lu.seEwa Kralik, personal administrator, +46462227921,ewa.kralik@biol.lu.se
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date01.Jun.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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Doctoral student in Mechanical Engineering Sciences with focus on the profile area Material and Production Technology

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Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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

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

Subject description

The Mechanical Engineering Sciences subject is interdisciplinary in character with a large emphasis on industrial applicability. The current profile area within Mechanical Engineering Sciences includes studies on production processes, machines, methods, and their use in industrial production systems. The research area includes, among others, studies of models which describes different kinds of manufacturing processes such as metal cutting, forming, casting etc., and monitoring, optimizing, simulating, and controlling these processes.

Work duties

The work duties are multidisciplinary and primarily include the machining of stainless steels with focus on understanding the tool deterioration during machining. Among other duties, the work includes investigation and modelling of the stress conditions on the boundary surface between cutting tool and workpiece material in combination with other relevant conditions. It also includes in-depth research studies in order to gain an understanding of the effect of different phases on the tool degradation mechanisms, e.g. adhesive wear, localized wear (notch wear), and chemical reactions. The work tasks also include development of tests that simulate the previously indicated contact relation in-situ. These studies may include different types of microscopy, modelling, and simulation of the particular machining process with focus on creating a descriptive and predictive models. Finally, the work can also include an efficient AI-solution for unmanned inspection and analysis of the process result parameters such as quality (shape, tolerance, surfaces), disturbances (stops and downtime) and production rate (efficiency).

The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties will also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

Admission requirements 

A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if the applicant: 

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
  • 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.

A person meets the specific admission requirements in Mechanical Engineering Sciences for third cycle studies if the applicant has: 

  • at least 90 credits of relevance to the field, including at least 60 second-cycle credits, or 
  • a second-cycle degree in a relevant field. 

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Master of Sciences in Mechanical Engineering, Technical Physics, Material Design/Technology or equivalent for the position relevant area.
  • Ability to work with information gathering, analysis, and documentation within the described field.

Assessment criteria

Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the student’s potential to profit from such studies. The assessment of potential is made primarily on the basis of academic results from the first and second cycle. Special attention is paid to the following: 

  1. Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of study.
  2. An assessment of ability to work independently and to formulate and tackle research problems.
  3. Written and oral communication skills.
  4. Other experience relevant to the third-cycle studies, e.g. professional experience.

Other assessment criteria:

  • Extensive experience in metal cutting, master thesis on the topic is extra meritorious.
  • Experience on modelling and simulation of machining process.
  • Experience on material technology and its influence on the machining process.
  • Experience of sample preparation and microscopy.
  • Industrial experience of metal cutting.
  • Courses or otherwise attained knowledge on automation and artificial intelligence is extra meritorious.
  • Good oral and written proficiency in Swedish.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.

Terms of employment 

Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Third cycle studies at LTH consist of full-time studies for 4 years. A doctoral studentship is a fixed-term employment of a maximum of 5 years (including 20% departmental duties). Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 §§.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).

You are also asked to answer the selection questions.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employmentAs soon as possible according to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2022/1345
ContactVolodymyr Bushlya , volodymyr.bushlya@iprod.lth.se
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date01.Jun.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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Doctoral student in Physical Chemistry with focus on magnetic resonance imaging

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Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry

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

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

Subject description

The proposed project “Studying neurodegeneration in humans using multidimensional diffusion-relaxation MRI” is a joint effort between Lund University (LU) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA. The main goal is to elucidate the relationships between microstructure, chemical composition, and function in neuronal tissue, with a focus on neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation. The candidate will develop and implement novel imaging markers based on advanced yet clinically usable MRI methods and biophysical modeling, as well as their validation and translation into clinical applications.

Work duties

The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

The candidate will be enrolled at LU and take part in an exclusive Graduate Partnerships Program with the NIH, under the joint mentoring of Dr. Daniel Topgaard (LU) and Dr. Dan Benjamini (NIH). After completing up to 1 year in Lund under the direct supervision of Dr. Topgaard, the candidate will spend the remainder of the time at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) in Baltimore, MD, USA, under the direct supervision of Dr. Benjamini. It is therefore a prerequisite that the applicant is prepared to live and study in the USA, within the framework of the NIH Graduate Partnerships Program (https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/gpp/IndividualPartnership).

The overall aim of this international collaboration is to advance our understanding of normative aging and aging pathology related changes in brain microstructure using state-of-the-art multidimensional diffusion-relaxation MRI building on the mentors’ recent papers Benjamini et al., Brain 144, 800 (2021) and Martin et al., Neuroimage 245, 118753 (2021). The candidate will have access to multiple preclinical MRI systems (Bruker Neo 500 MHz at LU, Bruker Avance III 400 MHz and Bruker Neo 300 MHz at NIA) and clinical MRI scanners (Siemens 3T Prisma, Philips 3T MR7700 Ingenia, and Siemens 7T Magnetom Terra at NIH).

Admission requirements

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

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
  • 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.

A person meets the specific admission requirements for third cycle studies in Physical Chemistry if he or she has:

  • At least 45 credits at advanced level with relevance for the subject.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • MSc or MEng in Chemistry, Physics, or equivalent.
  • Advanced skills in Matlab or Python programming.
  • Ability to live and study in the USA, which includes meeting the requirements for relevant visas.

Assessment criteria

Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the student’s potential to profit from such studies. The assessment of potential is made primarily on the basis of academic results from the first and second cycle. Special attention is paid to the following:

  1. Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of study.
  2. An assessment of ability to work independently and to formulate and tackle research problems.
  3. Written and oral communication skills
  4. Other experience relevant to the third-cycle studies, e.g. professional experience.

Other assessment criteria:.

  • Documented experience in use of magnetic resonance in research, for instance a MSc degree project thesis, is a merit.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.

Terms of employment

Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 §§. The university is obliged to make sure that funding for the candidate is secured for the entirety of the study time.

In this project, the doctoral candidate will be funded by a stipend within the framework of the NIH Graduate Partnerships Program during the time spent in the USA, while the candidate will be funded through an employment as doctoral student during the time spent at Lund University. In practice, this means that the candidate will be employed by Lund University upon admission to the studies, and then be on leave from the employment during the study time spent in the USA.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Science. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employmentUpon agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2022/1705
ContactDaniel Topgaard, +46462228204
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date15.Jun.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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Doctoral student in water and carbon cycles at the catchment scale

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Doctoral student in water and carbon cycles at the catchment scale

Lunds universitet, institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

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

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

Subject description
Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) is an important water quality parameter that affects the fate and dynamics of other pollutants in the aquatic environment. The DOC concentrations in many surface waters across the northern hemisphere, particularly in Sweden, have increased during last decades. Increasing DOC concentrations have important consequences for the ecology and biogeochemistry of freshwaters. Therefore, there is an urgent need for improving our understanding of spatial-temporal variabilities (dynamics) of DOC concentrations in surface waters and the processes that drive DOC dynamics; such understanding is essential for improving our ability to predict impacts of future climate and environmental change (e.g. land use change, forest and agricultural management practices) on DOC in order to support decision-making for sustainable catchment management and planning. To achieve this need, however, we are faced with many challenges including the lack of in-situ DOC measurements at required spatial and temporal scales, and the complex processes controlling DOC confounded by interactions among numerous environmental and climatic factors.

This project will address these challenges by integrating state-of-the-art process-based hydrological-biogeochemical model, satellite remote sensing data, climate change scenarios, and novel machine learning. The aims of this project are to quantify spatial-temporal dynamics of DOC in Swedish river catchments under past and current conditions and future land use and climate scenarios, and to explore environmental variables and processes controlling DOC dynamics.

Work duties
The PhD candidate will carry out research within the funded research project by Oscar och Lili Lamms Minne Foundation. The candidate will be supervised by senior scientists at the department. Main tasks for the PhD candidate include

  • (i) Development and evaluation of hydrological-biogeochemical model for simulating daily DOC concentrations in multiple river catchments
  • (ii) Assessment of impacts of land use and climate changes on DOC concentrations
  • (iii) Investigation of the environmental variables and processes that control the DOC dynamics using a traditional statistical methods and novel machine learning techniques

The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

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

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
  • 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.

Qualification requirements

Applicants must have:

  • M.Sc. in Physical Geography, Geomatics, Environmental Science, or a similar topic
  • Good skills in hydrological modelling and programming(e.g. Matlab, Python or R)
  • Documented skills in processing satellite remote sensing data and particularly in land use/cover classification. Proven experience in processing satellite data (particularly Landsat, MODIS, and Sentinel-1/2) is an advantage
  • Good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Good communication skills and ability to work independently and in a group.
  • Demonstrated experience in analysis of DOC data or DOC modelling.

To be considered for this position, the applicant must include a statement with a detailed motivation to how the above requirements are met, and why the applicant believes that she/he is the right person for the position.

Merits for the position

  • Experience in machine learning and Big Data analytics would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing academic papers in related research fields would be an advantage.

Assessment criteria
Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the student’s potential to profit from such studies. The assessment of potential is made primarily on the basis of academic results from the first and second cycle. Special attention is paid to the following:

Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of study. An assessment of ability to work independently and to formulate and tackle research problems. Written and oral communication skills Other experience relevant to the third-cycle studies, e.g. professional experience.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.

Terms of employment
Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Third cycle studies at LTH consist of full-time studies for 4 years. A doctoral studentship is a fixed-term employment of a maximum of 5 years (including 20% departmental duties). Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 §§.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and include:

  • a statement with a detailed motivation to how the above requirements are met, and why the applicant believes that she/he is the right person for the position.
  • CV,
  • degree certificate or equivalent,
  • other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Science. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employmentas soon as possible or according to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2022/1592
ContactZheng Duan, associate professor, zheng.duan@nateko.lu.seTina Olsson, human resource coordinator, +46462224853,tina.olsson@science.lu.se
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date21.May.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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Doctoral student in Solid Mechanics with focus on modeling of microstructure mechanics in metal foams

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Doctoral student in Solid Mechanics with focus on modeling of microstructure mechanics in metal foams

Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Construction Sciences

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

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

Solid Mechanics

The field of solid mechanics relates to methods and principles aimed at describing deformations, stresses and instability phenomena in deformable bodies. 

Solid mechanics is a core discipline in mechanical engineering, and it is of fundamental importance also to related disciplines. The types of questions being dealt with carry high relevance for industrial applications. 

The research in solid mechanics at LTH focuses on constitutive mechanics, numerical methods, microstructure mechanics, structural optimization, fracture mechanics, stability analysis and experimental methods.

Work duties

The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies, which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties will also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

The position as doctoral student is part of a new research project which is funded by a Röntgen-Ångström Cluster grant through the Swedish Science Council (VR). The project involves collaboration with partners at Ulm university in Germany and at Malmö university in Sweden. The partners in Ulm and Malmö will focus on experimental analysis of metal foams and the PhD student in Lund will focus on numerical modeling of microstructure mechanics in metal foams. The simulation part of the project work will be founded on numerical modeling and simulation based on finite element, finite difference or spectral methods, for example by crystal plasticity and phase field crystal modeling. To succeed in the project, the doctoral student will have to develop and implement her/his own numerical simulation tools. Collaboration with project partners and fellow PhD students in Ulm and Malmö will be part of the project as well as participation in the experimental tasks, both at local laboratories and at large-scale synchrotron facilities.

Admission requirements

A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programs if the applicant:

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
  • 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.

A person meets the specific admission requirements for third cycle studies in Solid Mechanics if the applicant has:

  • at least 90 credits in the field, including at least 45 second-cycle credits and a second-cycle degree project of 30 credits in the field, or
  • a MSc in engineering physics, engineering mathematics or mechanical engineering.

Additional requirements

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Very good proficiency in advanced constitutive modeling, such as continuum mechanics and plasticity theory.
  • Very good proficiency in the finite element method (FEM), not just limited to use of commercial FEM software.
  • Good knowledge in solid mechanics, materials engineering and physics.
  • Good proficiency in computer programming.

Assessment criteria

Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the student’s potential to profit from such studies. The assessment of potential is made primarily based on academic results from the first and second cycle. Special attention is paid to the following:

  1. Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of study. These may be demonstrated through documents appended to the application and at a possible interview. 
  2. An assessment of ability to work independently and to formulate and tackle research problems. The assessment could be made based on the student’s degree project and a discussion of this at a possible interview.  
  3. Written and oral communication skills.
  4. Other experience relevant to the third-cycle studies, e.g., professional experience.

Other assessment criteria

  • Applicants should have proficiency and sincere interest in mathematical modeling and numerical methods, as well as in materials engineering related to metallic materials.
  • Proficiency in Linux-based computer systems.
  • Proficiency in programming, using Fortran, Matlab and Python.
  • Experience of implementing and running phase field and phase field crystal simulations.
  • Experience of crystal plasticity modeling.
  • Experience of grain structure modeling in metallic materials at the microscale.
  • Experience of experimental work and imaging using synchrotron radiation, tomography and X-ray diffraction methods.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, as well as to how the applicant, through hers or his experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle program.

Terms of employment

Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Third cycle studies at LTH consist of full-time studies for 4 years. A doctoral studentship is a fixed-term employment of a maximum of 5 years (including 20% departmental duties). Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 §§.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, a copy of your master’s thesis or equivalent and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, letters of recommendation etc.). In addition, a minimum of two references with full contact information must be provided.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employmentOctober / November 2022
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2022/1510
ContactHåkan Hallberg, hakan.hallberg@solid.lth.se
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date17.Jun.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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