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Postdoctoral fellow in mathematics

Lund University, Faculty of Science, Centre for Mathematical Sciences

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 8 160 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 Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. 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.

Job assignments
The research will focus on nonlinear partial differential equations. The position is connected to the ERC project 3DWATERWAVES, which concerns mathematical models for water waves and stationary ideal flows with vorticity in three dimensions. The main research task is to analyse these models using methods from nonlinear functional analysis (local and global bifurcation theory, spectral theory, variational methods, Nash-Moser iteration). If the applicant wishes, some teaching can also be included (at most 20%).

Qualifications
A PhD degree, awarded (or planned to be awarded before the commencement of the project) in mathematics is a requirement. You should have a strong background in partial differential equations, preferably related to fluid mechanics, free boundaries and/or nonlinear waves. You should have the ability to plan and carry out research of high quality and this should be reflected in your publications. You should also be motivated, have initiative, be able to work independently and in groups, and be perseverant. Good knowledge in spoken and written English is a requirement.

Eligibility
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Basis of Assessment

This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment will primarily be based on your research qualifications and potential as researcher. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject. Here the quality of your publications plays a very big role, but the description of your research and your motivation for applying are also important. At a possible interview, your ability to orally present your research will be tested. In addition, the assessment will be based on the qualifications mentioned above.

Type of employment

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Application procedure
Apply online! Applications must contain

  • a curriculum vitae with publication list
  • a description of your research and motivation for applying for the position (at most 3 pages)
  • a copy of your doctoral degree
  • copies of other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered
  • if possible electronic copy of your PhD thesis
  • at least one letter of recommendation submitted directly by the letter writer by e-mail to erik.wahlen@math.lu.se with title ”Letter of recommendation”.

All documents must be in PDF.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs soon as possible. Preferably no later than 2020-09-01.
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/875
ContactErik Wahlén, Head of division, +46462228143Magdalena Brossing, HR coordinator, +46 46 222 95 62
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 date27.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Monday April 27th, 2020

Postdoc SPECIES – MAX IV, Spectroscopy

Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Spectroscopy

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 8 160 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

MAX IV is a Swedish national large-scale research laboratory hosted by Lund University. It provides scientists from Sweden as well as internationally, with state-of-the-art instrumentation for research in areas such as engineering, physics, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. Fully developed it will receive more than 2 000 scientists annually, conducting ground-breaking experiments in materials and life sciences using the brilliant X-ray light.

General
SPECIES is an APXPS beamline at the MAX IV Laboratory. It began user operations in autumn 2019 and currently offers variety of sample environments (e.g. catalysis and ALD) for performing APXPS experiments. Together with the HIPPIE beamline SPECIES constitutes the APXPS team consisting of currently nine members working together on the support and development of APXPS programme at MAX IV. Both beamlines provide wide range of sample environments for in situ and operando XPS measurements – catalysis, electrochemistry, thin film growth, solid-liquid interfaces, liquid jets, and sulphur chemistry.

Work duties and areas of responsibility
 – Development of her/his own scientific project within the possibilities and capabilities of the beamline and collaboration with user groups:
                 o Sulphur Chemistry/ Catalysis
                 o Thin layer growth
                 o Time-resolved XPS
 – Interaction with and support of expert users and regular users.
 – Active participation in the continued commissioning of the beamlines and end stations in collaboration with the entire team.

Requirements
 – The successful candidate must hold a PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science, or a related discipline.
 – Documented extensive experience of performing and interpreting surface science experiments.
 – Documented extensive experience of working with ultrahigh vacuum instrumentation.
 – Experience of synchrotron-based spectroscopy and/or microscopy experiments, of working with x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.
 – The ability work in a team, good communication skills and good command of the English.

Desirable
 – Experience in programming
 – Experience in electrochemistry, ALD, or time-resolved (ultrafast) spectroscopy
 – Experience in work with the design and set-up of new surface science instruments
 – Experience with CAD, physical simulations (i.e. COMSOL)

Other
The scientific project of the researcher can also make use of other beamlines at MAX IV or at other synchrotron radiation facilities. The general surface science environment of MAX IV (which includes a scanning tunnelling microscopy laboratory) can also be employed. Access the Lund’s University NanoLab facilities (e.g. SEM, STM, AFM, clean room) is also possible.

On call services may apply in the future.

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
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs per agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/1054
ContactAndrey Shavorskiy, +46702281657
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date04.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoc HIPPIE – MAX IV, Spectroscopy

Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Spectroscopy

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 8 160 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

MAX IV is a Swedish national large-scale research laboratory hosted by Lund University. It provides scientists from Sweden as well as internationally, with state-of-the-art instrumentation for research in areas such as engineering, physics, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. Fully developed it will receive more than 2 000 scientists annually, conducting ground-breaking experiments in materials and life sciences using the brilliant X-ray light.

General
HIPPIE is a soft x-ray beamline at the MAX IV Laboratory dedicated for APXPS. It began user operations two years ago and currently offers variety of sample environments (e.g. catalysis, electrochemistry, liquid jet) for performing XPS measurements under realistic conditions. One of the unique characteristics of the beamline is possibility to perform simultaneous measurements of APXPS and PM-IRRAS simultaneously on the same spot using standalone FTIR spectrometer as a source of IR radiation. This combination provides excellent complementary information to properly distinguish adsorbed species on the surface of catalysts. Together with the SPECIES beamline HIPPIE constitutes the APXPS team consisting of 9 currently members working together on the support and development of APXPS program at MAX IV. Both beamlines provide wide range of sample environments for in situ and operando XPS measurements – catalysis, electrochemistry, thin film growth, solid-liquid interfaces, liquid jets, and sulphur chemistry.

Work duties and areas of responsibility
 – Development and commissioning of the PM-IRRAS setup at the APXPS endstation of the HIPPIE beamline.
 – Development of her/his own scientific project within the possibilities and capabilities of the beamline (e.g. catalysis, thin films, or membranes) and collaboration with user groups and APXPS staff.
 – Interaction with and support of expert users and regular users
 – Active participation in the continued commissioning of the beamlines and end stations in collaboration with the entire team.

Requirements
– The successful candidate must hold a PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science, or a related discipline.
– Documented extensive experience of working with IRRAS spectroscopy.
– Documented extensive experience of performing and interpreting surface science experiments.
– Documented extensive experience of working with ultrahigh vacuum instrumentation.
– The ability work in a team, good communication skills and good command of the English

Desirable
– Experience in programming
– Experience of synchrotron-based spectroscopy and/or microscopy experiments, of working with x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and of work with the design, and set-up of new surface science instruments.
– Experience in the fields of electrochemistry, heterogeneous catalysis, liquied microjet, ALD, membranes, or 2D materials 

Other
The scientific project of the researcher can also make use of other beamlines at MAX IV or at other synchrotron radiation facilities. The general surface science environment of MAX IV (which includes a scanning tunnelling microscopy laboratory) can also be employed. Access the Lund’s University NanoLab facilities (e.g. SEM, STM, AFM, clean room) is also possible.

On call services may apply in the future.

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
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs per agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/1052
ContactAndrey Shavorskiy, +46702281657
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date04.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Monday May 4th, 2020

11 PhD positions in nanotechnology, physics, chemistry and biomedicine at the research center NanoLund

Lund University

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 8 160 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

NanoLund, the Center for Nanoscience at Lund University, engages 55 research groups in the faculties of engineering, science and medicine. With more than 130 PhD students and an annual turnover of 19 M€, we are Sweden’s largest research environment for nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Our aim is to use nanoscience and nanotechnology to address societal challenges, and it is our ambition to be a Great Place to do Nanoscience: to be an international, highly visible nanoscience center that offers exceptional scientific opportunities, training, and career development. We do this through a strong culture of openness and by offering access to a wide range of state-of-the-art capabilities within characterization, nanofabrication and modelling.

In this call, we offer up to 11 doctoral positions in three of NanoLund’s research areas, namely in Materials Science, Quantum Physics, and Nanobiology. The hosting research groups are located at the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Natural Sciences or the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University in Sweden. Applicants can apply for one or several of the projects in this call.

The open positions will be funded by a combination of grants and projects, including from the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, NanoLund, as well as the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Cofund project GenerationNano hosted by NanoLund.
All candidates will be engaged in frontline research in basic and/or applied sciences, and will receive training through courses in scientific as well as in transferable skills. We are offering a highly collaborative research environment, as well as an international network of cooperation partners from industry, academy and public authorities. Depending on the funding source for each project, students may undertake obligatory or voluntary secondments in the non-academic sector or abroad.

The research topics of the 11 open PhD positions are described in detail in the weblinks provided below. You can apply to one or several of the topics. Evaluation is merit-based on the assessment criteria below, thus, everyone who fulfils the admission requirements is encouraged to apply, from Sweden or anywhere in the world. Candidates who do not fulfil the MSCA mobility requirement relevant for GenerationNano can still be hired by other grants.

For more information email Gerda.Rentschler@ftf.lth.se or visit

https://www.nano.lu.se/

https://www.nano.lu.se/about/career-opportunities/generationnano

Open positions (click on links for details about projects, research groups, work tasks and desirable merits)

Formation and understanding of nanoparticle-based multifunctional novel materials for green-tech applications, generated by spark ablation. (1-2 positions)
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of materials science (TEFAFF00)

Main Supervisor: Maria Messing

Smart nanomaterials: project description, work tasks, and more

Generation and characterization of functional nanostructured magnetic materials
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of synchrotron radiation research (MNFYSI01)

Main Supervisor: Rasmus Westerström

Characterization of magnetic materials: project description, work tasks, and more

Fundamental relations between information and energy – Building electronic devices that use information as fuel
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of quantum physics and devices (TEFAFF00)

Main Supervisor: Ville Maisi

Information as fuel: project description, work tasks, and more

Advanced nanostructures for photon detection and sustainable energy generation
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of synchrotron radiation research (MNFYSI01)

Main Supervisor: Jesper Wallentin

Nanostructures for photon detection: project description, work tasks, and more

Ultrafast spectroscopy for new solar energy solutions
Research subject: PhD-studies in chemical physics (NAKEKF2)

Main Supervisor: Tönu Pullerits

Ultrafast spectroscopy: project description, work tasks, and more

Biomarker detection by optical sensing with nanowires
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of optical biosensors (TEFAFF00)

Main Supervisor: Heiner Linke

Optical biosensors: project description, work tasks, and more

How does the shape of bacteria influence their capability to infect?
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of biophysics (TEFAFF00)

Main Supervisor: Jonas Tegenfeldt

Morphology & virulence: project description, work tasks, and more

The role of the mechanics of cells, extracellular matrix and associated biomolecules in cancer
Research subject: PhD-studies in physics, within the discipline of biophysics (TEFAFF00)

Main Supervisor: Jonas Tegenfeldt

Biomechanics & cancer: project description, work tasks, and more

Solubility of amyloid beta peptide as a function of intrinsic and extrinsic factors (1-2 positions)
Research subject: PhD-studies in physical chemistry (NAKEMFK2)

Main Supervisor: Sara Linse

Solubility of amyloid beta: project description, work tasks, and more

Nanoparticles in the brain: multitalented drug carriers to target neurodegenerative disease
Research subject: PhD-studies in medical sciences, within the discipline of neuroscience

Main Supervisor: Oxana Klementieva

Nanoparticles against neurodegenerative disease: project description, work tasks, and more

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%). All doctoral students will be included in multidisciplinary and international cooperation network and a secondment in industry or a public authority, or a research visit to a university abroad, may also be part of the project.

Additional information about methods used and specific work tasks can be found at the project pages under:
https://www.nano.lu.se/about/career-opportunities/generationnano

Admission requirements
All doctoral projects have general and specific admission requirements. Above under each doctoral project, you will find the code for the subject curriculum that lists the specific admission requirements.

General 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.

Physics, LTH (TEFAFF00):
A person meets the specific admission requirements for third-cycle studies if he or she has:

  • at least 30 second-cycle credits of relevance to the subject, of which at least 15 credits shall comprise a second-cycle degree project, or
  • an MSc in engineering physics or an associated field, or a Master’s degree in physics or an associated field.

Physics, Science faculty (MNFYSI01)
A person meets the specific admission requirements for third-cycle studies if he or she has:

  • passed an independent project (e.g. degree project) of at least 30 credits in a relevant subject

Equivalent knowledge acquired through corresponding programmes will be assessed individually. In order to enable interdisciplinary initiatives and important specialisations in certain areas, students with qualifications in subjects other than Physics may be considered for admission.

Chemical Physics (NAKEKF2)
A person meets the specific admission requirements for third-cycle studies in chemical physics if he or she has: at least 120 second-cycle credits in chemistry of which at least 30 shall comprise a second-cycle degree project of relevance to the subject (here: Master degree in Physics, Chemical Physics, Molecular Spectroscopy, Optics or equivalent. Experience in spectroscopy and data analysis.). For chemical physics also 90 credits in physics will accepted. Equivalent knowledge acquired through corresponding programmes will be assessed individually.

Physical Chemistry (NAKEMFK2)
A person meets the specific admission requirements for third-cycle studies in physical chemistry if he or she has: at least 120 second-cycle credits in chemistry of which at least 30 shall comprise a second-cycle degree project of relevance to the subject (here: Master degree, or equivalent, with focus on physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry or equivalent, including advanced level courses in soft matter, surface- and colloid chemistry, biophysical chemistry or equivalent). Equivalent knowledge acquired through corresponding programmes will be assessed individually.

Medical Science:
To meet the requirements for specific eligibility, applicants must have:

  • at least 60 higher education credits within the subject area of third-cycle (PhD) studies.

For the specialisation in neuroscience, the subject areas comprise biophysics, biomedicine, molecular or cellular biology.

Also, the basic experience in the following subjects is a requirement:

  • biology or biophysics
  • biochemical assays or biophysical experiments
  • cell culture work (at least with cell lines)
  • mouse animal models and animal work

Requirements for all positions:

  • The student must be judged to have the potential to complete the programme
  • The student must have very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Desirable skills/knowledge are listed on the sub-page for each of the projects here:

https://www.nano.lu.se/about/career-opportunities/generationnano

Basis of assessment
Selection to postgraduate studies is based on the expected ability to perform well in the studies. The evaluation of the ability to perform well is based primarily on the results of studies at the basic and advanced levels, in particular:

  1. Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of the 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 postgraduate studies, such as 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 Lund University 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 must be written in English and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the specific research project(s) you are applying for 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 will be asked to answer a number of evaluation questions when submitting the application.

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 employment1st of September 2020 unless otherwise agreed
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions11
Working hours100%
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/1026
ContactGerda Rentschler, +46462223776
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 date04.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Doktoral student in Archaeology within the project “Mesolithic mobility, territory and land use in southern Scandinavia”

Lunds universitet, Humaniora och teologi, Institutionen för arkeologi och antikens historia

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 8 160 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 some 700 employees and around 4000 students.

The Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Lund University is one of the oldest and largest archaeology departments in Sweden, and one of the top 100 in the world according to the QS World University Ranking. We provide a lively environment for research and teaching and have done so since 1805.

The department covers four subjects: Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Archaeology, Historical Archaeology and Historical Osteology. The subjects cooperate with each other, while having different backgrounds with respect to history of ideas and are working partly with different source materials, methods and theoretical perspectives. This is the department’s strength from both a research and education perspective. Our students therefore often choose to combine our different subjects in their studies in order to obtain a personalised degree.

The doctoral student will be working within the research project Hunting a notion of gathered motion – Mesolithic mobility, territory and land use in southern Scandinavia. The project is funded by the Swedish research council and aims at discovering the mobility of stone age hunter-gatherers by way of analysing strontium isotopes in teeth.

Work assignments

Doctoral education. Departmental work can be assigned.

Lithic analyses on mesolithic scandinavian flint. Strontium isotope analysis on mesolithic teeth through laser ablation and development of strontium isotope baseline map covering southern Scandinavia.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for doctoral studies in each subject are specified in the relevant general syllabus, available at https://www.ht.lu.se/en/education/phd-studies/general-syllabi/

Additionally, the following is required for the position:

– documented knowledge of South Scandinavian mesolithic lithic technological analysis

– previous work with strontium isotope analysis

Assessment basis

The selection process will primarily take into account the applicants’ ability to benefit from third cycle studies. This is assessed from the criteria quality, quantity, progression and relevance.

The application must include:

– records of first- and second-cycle studies (Ladok transcript or other transcript of courses and grades)

– first- and second-cycle theses/degree projects

– a list of other relevant administrative and educational qualifications

– scholarly journal articles, reports or papers of relevance for the subject

– where applicable, documented skills in a language of relevance for the research studies

– project proposal (1500 words max. excluding references)
The proposed project should be related to the research project Hunting a notion of gathered motion.

Please note that you need to upload all documents (theses/degree projects, articles, project plan etc.) with your application, in the pdf-format.

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 employment2020-09-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/1061
ContactAdam Boethius, PhD, https://www.ht.lu.se/en/contacts/staff/Kristina Arnrup Thorsbro, faculty officer, https://www.ht.lu.se/en/contacts/staff/
Union representativeSACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
Last application date01.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post doctor – diabetes research

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 40 000 students and 7 600 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 

The project will be pursued in a lab with an excellent track record in diabetes research (headed by Nils Wierup) https://www.ludc.lu.se/nils-wierup-pi. The Wierup lab is part of the Lund University Diabetes Centre  http://www.ludc.med.lu.se/. Lund University Diabetes Centre is one of the strongest centers for diabetes research in the World.

The research Group is situated at Clinical Research Centre at the Scania University Hospital in Malmö in southern Sweden. 

Within the research group we aim to create a good work environment based on respect and consideration in our relation to each other. We strive to create an environment that promotes development and is stimulating to all employees. We persistently work on creating prerequisites for job satisfaction, development and participation for all employees. 

We are hereby adverstising for the position of a post doctoral fellow within diabetes research. The position is full time for two years according to central agreement for temporary position as Post Doctor. Desired start date is May 1st 2020 or according to agreement. 

Project Description 

Cell type-specific impact of T2D on the transcriptome will be assessed with 10X and SmartSeq2 single cell RNA sequencing in islets from T2D patients and controls using established pipelines. Cell type-specific Gene-regulatory networks (GRNs) will be computed using a novel algorithm. GRNs representing key components of beta cell pathology have been identified (using the transcriptional profiles of 5000 cells) and will now be subjected to functional validation.  Gene expression profile will be related to single cell functional properties, and potential subpopulations of alpha- and beta cells will be assessed using Patch-seq. GRNs will be functionally validated using CROP-seq and whole genome CRISPR-screens. Selected hub genes in the GRNs will be functionally validated using CRISPR-Cas9 gene targeting and state of the art techniques for assessment of beta cell function.

Work Duties 

The project will be pursued at Lund University Diabetes Centre, one of the strongest centers for T2D research in the world. A wide group of collaborators will provide expertise, including bioinformatics and development of novel algorithms.

  • CROP-seq and CRISPR-screens will be performed in collaboration with SciLifeLab, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.
  • The position will include a high degree of molecular biology wet lab work, patch clamp experiments as well as bioinformatic analysis and interpretation of data. 
  • As a Post Doctor you will be responsible for planning and running all experiments and finalizing scientific reports with a high degree of independence, but with close supervision by the group leaders and aid from our mentoring program.  
  • Other work duties within the research group can be performed as well. 

Qualification requirements 

A post doctor is an employee who has doctoral degree, or a foreign degree that is assessed to equal a doctoral degree. The applicant needs to have a PhD received maximum 3 years before the deadline of this application. Special reasons may apply that change this time. For employment as a Post Doctor following criteria will be applied: 

  • Good ability to develop and perfom research with good quality and educational skill. 

A Post Doctor position should foremost consider scientific ability. Other assessments will be done according to the following requirements for the position: 

  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant area.
  • The project needs a highly motivated person with documented excellence in molecular- or computational biology.
  •  Good communication skills in the English language (written and spoken) is a prerequisite.

Merits: 

  • A strong background in the diabetes field.
  • Documented expertise in CRISPR-Cas9 technology, single cell RNAseq or patch clamp.  

 Instructions for the application:

CV, publication list with top 5 publications indicated, personal letter, reference letter from at least one internationally recognized senior scientist, diplomas of university degree and high school grades.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentMay 1st or according to agreement
SalaryMonthly Salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityMalmö
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/404
Contact Nils Wierup; Research group leader, +4640391414Sofia Sönnerstedt, HR-Coordinator , +46462229876
Union representative OFR/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 date07.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Two-year postdoc for development of microfluidics platform for X-rays

Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Diffraction & Scattering

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

MAX IV is a Swedish national large-scale research laboratory hosted by Lund University. It provides scientists from Sweden as well as internationally, with state-of-the-art instrumentation for research in areas such as engineering, physics, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. Fully developed it will receive more than 2 000 scientists annually, conducting ground-breaking experiments in materials and life sciences using the brilliant X-ray light.

The project “AdaptoCell for MAX IV laboratory users”, funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF), aims to develop a microfluidic flow-cell platform, to enable the study of proteins at physiologically relevant conditions for three different beamlines with three different techniques, Balder (X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy), CoSAXS (Small Angle X-ray Scattering) and MicroMAX (serial crystallography). The AdaptoCell will be used to investigate, for example, in situ time dependent changes in the active site of enzymes, protein dynamics in response to stimuli or sample delivery for serial crystallography. The project team is based and coordinated from MAX IV, Lund University, with members and expert partners from other Swedish universities and research institutes. 

The AdaptoCell project began in 2019 and a prototype cell is already being developed for testing for XAS at Balder. Now we are looking for a postdoc to develop and deploy the AdaptoCell for X-ray scattering and diffraction techniques, specifically SAXS and serial crystallography (SSX) at the CoSAXS and MicroMAX beamlines. The CoSAXS beamline is in commissioning at the 3 GeV storage ring at the MAX IV Laboratory and is expected to go into user operation fall 2020. It is a state-of-the-art SAXS/WAXS beamline which will deliver high brilliance, large q-range SAXS measurements for many research areas including life sciences and soft matter, as well as developing coherent techniques like X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy (XPCS). MicroMAX is a new beamline at MAX IV for protein crystallography aimed at accommodating single crystal data collections as well as serial crystallography with new sample delivery methods using a flexible experimental setup. The beamline will provide a 1 – 10 micron beam size and be able to perform time-resolved studies down to the microsecond regime. MicroMAX will start its user operation at the end of 2022.

Tasks:

The successful postdoc candidate will join the team at MAX IV and will work alongside the postdoc who, since 2019, has been developing the AdaptoCell for Balder users. You will be responsible for developing the AdaptoCell microfluidics platform for time-resolved SAXS/WAXS at CoSAXS with in-situ mixing of protein solutions and integration on the chip of additional techniques (e.g. UV-vis). You will also be responsible for developing a functional device for SSX for timed sample delivery of micro crystals ready for the MicroMAX beamline with initial testing being conducted at the operational BioMAX beamline.  

You will collaborate within an interdisciplinary project team at MAX IV, SciLife Lab at Uppsala University, Halmstad högskola and our expert partners involved in the project to achieve the pre-defined goals. This means that you will frequently take part and present the project work at both internal and external meetings, and will be responsible for the ongoing dissemination of the project outcomes to potential user groups within Sweden and further afield.  Travel for experiments within and outside Sweden may also be necessary. Some out of hours working will be necessary.

In this exciting project, you will develop a new protein sample delivery platform that can have far-reaching implications for expanding the application of X-ray techniques to structural biology, especially for the study of the dynamics through real time in situ applications. Therefore you should be highly motivated to learn about proteins, their structure and interactions (for example, variability in chemical composition, homogeneity and how these affect their delivery in microfluidic devices) as well as the requirements for X-ray scattering/diffraction experiments (different methods for time-resolved studies, need for minimising background from X-ray scattering of chip-material used, effects of radiation damage).

To summarize, this position offers a focused project within the cutting edge field of synchrotron sample delivery mechanisms at MAX IV, one of the most advanced synchrotrons in the world. There is the potential for high impact publications of project results.

Qualifications

PhD in a relevant field, (within physical sciences (chemistry, physics) or structural biology).

Essential requirements:

  • Practical (>1 year) experience of the use and setting up of microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip.
  • Knowledge of microfabrication techniques for microfluidic systems.
  • Knowledge of control (software/hardware) and interfacing of sample environment, for example, pumps, temperature controllers, valves.
  • Practical experience of X-ray scattering and/or diffraction.
  • Good communication skills and good command of written and spoken English.
  • Good planning and organization skills.
  • Ability to complete tasks autonomously and at your own initiative.

Additional requirements are considered assets:

  • Publications arising from the use of either small angle scattering, Macromolecular crystallography or SSX in your research field.
  • Basic protein work and knowledge of protein chemistry.
  • UV-vis (or other) spectroscopy experience.
  • Flow simulations.
  • Computer aided design experience (we use Solidworks).
  • 3D printing experience.
  • Experimental measurements at a large scale X-ray or neutron facility.
  • Planning and coordinating experimental measurements at a large scale facility.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team and interact with a diverse group of scientists and technical staff in a dynamic environment.

Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the doctoral degree or equivalent is completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

This is a 2 year temporary employment.
First day of employment: as soon as possible

On call services may apply in the future.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs agreed
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/734
Contact Ann Terry, +46703264498Kajsa Sigfridsson Clauss, +46733350724
Union representative OFR/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 date14.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral student in Economic History, one or more

Lund University School of Economics and Management, Dept of Economic History

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 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 School of Economics and Management is one of eight faculties within Lund University. More than 4 000 students and 450 researchers, teachers and other staff are engaged here in training and research in economic history, business administration, business law, informatics, economics, statistics and research policy.

The Department of Economic History is a research-intensive department that employs about 100 people: researchers, teachers, technical/administrative staff, and Ph.D. candidates. The department has a large PhD programme and co-ordinates three international Master programmes. The Department has a well established reputation for wide-ranging research with an emphasis on long-term processes, and with economic theory and quantitative methods as important methodological tools. Strong research areas at the department include economic growth and structural change, innovation, energy and sustainability, development economics, and economic demography, as well as financial history and education and the labour market. More information is available at the Department’s website: http://www.ekh.lu.se/en.

Starting in the fall semester 2020 we announce one or more doctoral positions with their own chosen specialization in the subject.

Assigned duties

Those appointed to doctoral studentship shall primarily devote themselves to their studies, aimed to result in a doctoral degree. Work carried out during the studentship consists of participation in research projects as well as successful participation in postgraduate (third-cycle) courses. Those appointed to doctoral studentships may also work, to a limited extent, with educational tasks and administration at the Department of Economic history. However, duties of this kind may not comprise of more than 20 per cent of a full time post.

Eligibility / 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 degree; or
  • Satisfied the requirements for courses comprising of at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle; or
  • Acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

(Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 7, Section 39)

Specific admission requirements for doctoral studies in each subject are specified in the relevant general syllabus, available at https://www.lusem.lu.se/study/phd.

Other requirements

A proficient level of English is required in both written and oral communication.

Basis of assessment

Admittance of a doctoral student is based on an assessment of the candidate’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies.

The applicant’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies and research will be assessed with reference to the selection criteria stated in the relevant general syllabus for third-cycle studies, available at https://www.lusem.lu.se/study/phd.

The following will be considered:

  • Quality and content of previous written work, such as a master’s thesis.
  • Ability to participate actively in the department’s research environment.
  • Ability to perform independent work.
  • Dissertation plan.
  • Written and oral communication.
  • Relevant educational background and grades/grade average.
  • Relevant work experience.

As the dissertation work is not linked to a specific project, but as an independent work within the student’s own topic of choice, extra weight is given to assess the independently designed dissertation plan, which must be attached to the application.

Terms of employment

Fixed-term employment, maximum four years (fulltime studies).

Only those admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral student.

For regulations concerning employment of doctoral students etc, see the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.

For regulations concerning admission to third-cycle courses and study programs, see the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 34-41.

Application procedure

Please use Lund University job application portal when applying: https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/about/work-at-lund-university/applying-for-a-position

The application should contain:

  • Personal letter in which the applicant gives a short description of him/herself and his/her research interests (max three pages).
  • A dissertation plan (max three pages).
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Grade transcripts.
  • Master thesis or similar degree projects.
  • If appropriate, documented language skills relevant for third-cycle studies.
  • Other documents that the applicant wishes to submit.

The applicant is encouraged to name a maximum of two teachers or researchers who can give recommendation letters, but we do not encourage or consider recommendation letters submitted together with the application.

The English version of this announcement is an interpretation of national formalities expressed in the Swedish text. In case of uncertainties, the Swedish text applies.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2020-09-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/683
ContactAstrid Kander, director of PhD studies, +46 46-222 74 83, astrid.kander@ekh.lu.se
Union representative OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46 46-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46 46-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, + 46 46-222 93 66
Last application date15.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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PhD-student within experimental oncology

Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Dep of Laboratory Medicine, Lund

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 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 Department of Laboratory Medicine is one of six departments at Lund University’s Faculty of Medicine. We conduct leading research, both broad and specialised, within the field of laboratory medicine, focusing on the onset of disease and how we can improve diagnostics and treatment for patients. Some of our strongest areas with world-class research deal with cancer, genetics and blood.

The research group

The Experimental Oncology group at the Division of Translational Cancer Research, Lund University headed by Professor Kristian Pietras subscribes to the view that a tumor should be considered as a communicating organ in its own right, comprising multiple cell types that collectively evolve into a clinically manifested and deadly disease. Human tumors are heterogenous and harbor malignant cells with different proliferative and metastastic potential. However, less is known about the heterogeneity within the tumor microenvironment, although it is well established that the tumor stroma similarly influences the growth and progression of the cancer. Our integrated approach combines high resolution studies of basic biology with the use of disease-specific genetically engineered mouse models of cancer with proven translational capacity and exclusive clinical materials to interrogate the role of the microenvironment on cancer initiation, progression and resistance to therapy. The business is located at Medicon Village in Lund. Here you can read more about our exciting research.

Within the research group, we are constantly working to create the conditions for job satisfaction, development and participation for all employees.

We are hereby seeking a PhD student to come work in the research group. The employment is limited to four years full time according to central agreements with the desired start date of 1 May 2020 or by agreement.

Work duties and areas of responsibility

As part of ongoing research, we are seeking a highly motivated PhD-student to work within projects detailing a role of blood vessels and mesenchymal cells during breast tumorigenesis. Other existing tasks within the research group may also be relevant.

Qualifications

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.

The position requires:

  • M.Sc., or a foreign qualification deemed equivalent, within experimental oncology or in another relevant area.
  • Documented experience in laboratory work related to the subject area, most notably breast cancer, cell signaling, and blood vessel development.
  • Documented proficiency in oral and written communication in English.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal characteristics. The position require that you have the ability to work independently and have a good cooperative ability. 

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

Instructions for the application

The application must contain a personal letter describing how you fulfill the required qualifications, a CV and a diploma.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2020-05-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/986
Contact Kristian Pietras, recruiting manager, +46462226429Tilde Lindgren, human resources coordinator, 046-2220000
Last application date07.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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