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Researcher – Biomedical Engineering with focus on biomechanical imaging (PA2022/3508)

Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Institutionen för biomedicinsk teknik

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 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.

Biomechanical and mechanobiological principles of soft musculoskeletal tissues

The biomechanics group is located within the Department of Biomedical Engineering, at the Faculty of Engineering. The research is focused on understanding the link between mechanics and biology in the musculoskeletal system, including related pathologies and repair of skeletal tissues. Experimental studies, tissue characterisation, imaging and computational simulation techniques are used. The research is applied on problems in orthopaedics to develop better methods to understand and improve repair of musculoskeletal tissues.

The group encompass about 10-12 scientists (PhD students, post-docs, researchers) and is located at the BMC-building. The expertise includes computational and experimental mechanics of biological tissues, where a large part of the experimental work takes place at large scale facilities, using imaging, scattering and spectroscopy-based techniques.

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University

Work duties

The main duty involved in a reserach posistion is to conduct research.

The research will focus on developing, supporting and using experimental imaging methods for soft tissue, primarily synchrotron phase contrast X-ray tomography, to characterize tendon, meniscus and cartilage microstructure and its relation to loading, but also other imaging modalities, such as scanning electron microscopy, are used.

The work duties include:

  • to take responsibility for designing, planning, and performing experiments, including 3D tomographic imaging, mechanical testing and scanning electron microscopy
  • to design image analysis approaches, specifically dealing with large amount of data
  • to supervise MSc degree projects and to assist in supervision of doctoral students
  • to assist the group when seeking external research funding
  • to support the group’s infrastructure, including users in microscopy and mechanical testing of tissues.
  • to collaborate with industry and/or society
  • administration connected to the duties above

Qualifications

Required qualifications for the position are: 

  • a PhD degree within the subject of the position
  • very good oral and written proficiency in English
  • knowledge in (bio)engineering or material science or similar
  • knowledge in 3D imaging and data analysis
  • knowledge in microscopy, preferably with SEM
  • experience from synchrotron tomography
  • experience from tissue mechanical testing, preferably soft tissues
  • experience to independently drive research projects of high quality, as well as documented experience of writing scientific publications
  • experience from supervising students

Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • personal qualities including good collaborative skills, drive and independence
  • experience with multidisciplinary research projects

International experience and networks are considered positive.

Consideration will also be given to how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Further information

Employment is for an indefinite term with a scope of 100 per cent of full time starting in January 2023 or by agreement.

For more information about the academic position researcher: Academic positions at Lund University

How to apply

Applications are to be submitted via the University’s recruitment system. The application should include a CV, publication list and a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The application should also include a degree certificate or equivalent and any other document to which you would like to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)

Welcome with your application!

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment January 2023 or by agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3508
Contact
  • Hanna Isaksson, +46462221749
Last application date 12.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-12-12 at 23:59
Unit: Biomedicinsk teknik, Faculty of Engineering, LTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday December 12th, 2022

Associate Researcher within translational cancer research (PA2022/3827)

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 around 46 000 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.

Description of the workplace
Department of Laboratory Medicine is engaged in molecular, cellular, and integrative research at the highest international level.

What we offer
Lund University is a public authority, which means that you will have special benefits, generous annual leave, and an advantageous occupational pension. We also have a flextime agreement that creates good conditions for work/life balance. Read more on the University’s website about being a Lund University employee, Work at Lund University

Work duties and areas of responsibility
The role as assistant researcher mainly consists of leading the work in medical research at the department for Translational Cancer Research. The research project investigates new treatment strategies against disseminated cancer and involves advanced methods for studying tumor cell biology, such as genetic manipulations with CRISPR-Cas9, single cell sequencing, multiplex imaging, and various in vivo models. It also includes analysis of clinical tumor material. Experience in clinical pathology is therefore advantageous as the project consists of examining clinical tumor material. Another important part of the job is writing scientific articles and presenting the scientific findings in articles and at scientific seminars and conferences. The position also includes supervising doctoral students and being responsible for applications and reports.

Qualifications
Requirements for employment are:

  • Medical degree
  • Expertise in tumor biology, experimental pathology, and experimental tumor models
  • Experience with CRISPR-CAS9, single-cell sequencing, and animal models for disseminated cancer
  • >10 years of laboratory experience (including flow cytometry and cell sorting)
  • Very good written and oral skills in English
  • Good ability to work independently and cooperate with others
  • Good ability to drive the work forward and contribute creatively to the project

Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • Experience in clinical pathology
  • Experience planning and organizing meetings
  • Experience in project management

Further information
The position is until further notice and the scope is 100% with starting date 2023-01-01 or as agreed. Probationary employment might be applied.

How to apply
You apply for the position via the University’s recruitment system. The application is to include a personal letter describing how you meet the qualification requirements and why you are interested in the position. The application is also to include a CV with a list of publications, a general description of previous research work, a copy of your degree certificate and any other documents to which you wish to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-01-01
Salary montly pay
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3827
Contact
  • Johanna Porsklev Burfelt, +46462229639
  • Emma Hammarlund, recruting manager, +46767996544
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 11.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-12-11 at 23:59
Unit: Evolutionsbiologi, Faculty of Medicine

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday December 11th, 2022

Researcher in historical working life research (PA2022/3821)

The Faculties of Humanities and Theology, Department of History

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 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.

Description of the workplace

The position is placed at the division of history at the Department of History. The Department of History has around 90 employees at three different divisions: history, human rights studies and Centre for East and South East Asian studies. The division of history is located at LUX in central Lund with easy access to research libraries, IT support, the Humanities Lab, café, canteen etc. The division offers a lively research environment with many PhD students. The National Graduate School in Historical Studies is also based at the department.

As a work place, we care about a good work environment with good relations and respect and care for each other. We offer a regular joint staff- and teaching meetings, seminars, coffee breaks, staff parties and an annual survey about social and mental health.


We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme.

Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University

Work duties and areas of responsibility 

The employment involves working with a major conference event in Helsingborg in the spring of 2023, and conducting research and writing research applications in the research area “historical working life research”. You will be part of a group responsible for planning and implementing the Forum for Labor Research (FALF) national conference in June 2023.

In addition to the activities within the framework of the Historical Labor Research project, teaching on the Department of History’s labor history courses may occur.

The employment means that you will have extensive cooperation with other project employees. The main working language is Swedish/Scandinavian.Qualifications 

Qualifications 

Required qualifications for the position:

– You have completed a doctoral degree in a subject with a relevant humanistic or social science focus no more than five years before the end of the application period.

– You have conducted research in the field of labor market or working life research.

 – You are an active researcher applying for research grants.

– You have experience in organizing conferences, seminars and public events.

Specific qualifications of additional merit for the position:

– You have experience of cooperation with organizations outside the academy and above all with labor market organizations.

Further information

The employment is a temporary position for five months at 75% with a start date of 2023-01-01, but at the latest until 2023-06-16.

How to apply

The position is applied for via the university’s recruitment system. The application must contain a personal letter of a maximum of one page explaining why you are interested in the position and how the position matches your qualifications. The application must also contain CV, degree certificate, list of documents you wish to refer to as well as copies of grades, references, letters of recommendation etc.

Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 2023-01-01
Salary monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 75
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3821
Contact
  • Lina Sturfelt, Head of the Department, https://www.ht.lu.se/en/contacts/staff/
  • Mikael Ottosson, Director of Studies, https://www.ht.lu.se/en/contacts/staff/
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
Last application date 06.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-12-06 at 23:59
Unit: Department of History, The Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday December 6th, 2022

Doctoral student in theoretical computer science and/or combinatorial optimization (PA2022/3578)

Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Department of Computer science

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 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.

Research subject

Computer science

Subject description

The PhD student will be working in the Mathematical Insights into Algorithms for Optimization (MIAO) (https://jakobnordstrom.github.io/miao-group/) headed by Jakob Nordström (https://jakobnordstrom.github.io/), which is active at both Lund University and the University of Copenhagen. 

The MIAO research group has a unique profile in that we are doing cutting-edge research both on the mathematical foundations of efficient computation and on state-of-the-art practical algorithms for real-world problems. This creates a very special environment, where we do not only conduct in-depth research on different theoretical and applied topics, but where different lines of research cross-fertilise each other and unexpected and exciting synergies often arise. Much of the activities of the group revolve around powerful algorithmic paradigms such as, e.g., Boolean satisfiability (SAT) solving, Gröbner basis computations, integer linear programming, and constraint programming. This leads to classical questions in computational complexity theory—though often with new, fascinating twists—but also involves work on devising clever algorithms that can exploit the power of such paradigms in practice.

Quite recently, we have made research breakthroughs on how to verify the correctness of state-of-the-art algorithms for combinatorial optimization. Such algorithms are often highly complex, and even mature commercial solvers are known to sometimes produce wrong results. Our work on designing a new generation of certifying combinatorial solvers, which output not only a solution but also a machine-verifiable mathematical proof that this solution is correct, has only started. Even so, our tool VeriPB can already handle techniques that have long remained beyond the reach of other tools, and we have recently received prestigious AAAI ’22 distinguished paper and SAT ’22 best paper awards for our work.

With this call, we are mainly looking for a mathematically gifted PhD student with excellent programming skills to continue our ground-breaking work on certifying algorithms, funded by the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP). There is some flexibility as to what kind of research PhD students in the group pursue, though, and all candidates are welcome, both those who want to go deep into either theory or practice and those who are inspired by the challenge of bridging the gap between the two.

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%), in which case the position is prolonged accordingly.

Admission requirements 

Applicants meet the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if they: 

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

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

  • at least 60 second-cycle credits at an advanced level with relevance for the research topic, or 
  • an MSc in Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Engineering Physics or Engineering Mathematics.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Assessment criteria

Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the candidate’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.

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.

Other assessment criteria

The successful candidate is expected to have a strong background and passionate interest in computer science and mathematics. Problem solving skills and creativity are a must. For candidates aiming to do more applied research excellent programming skills are also crucial.

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 how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and shall include the following documents: 

  1. Curriculum vitae.
  2. Brief statement as to why the applicant wishes to conduct doctoral studies, including a description of the applicant’s qualifications and interests. 
  3. Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc). 
  4. If applicable, copies of the applicant’s MSc thesis (or possibly BSc thesis) and any research publications. 
  5. Names and addresses for three references who might be contacted for reference letters later in the recruitment process. 

Please observe that all the documents above should be in English (or for official documents possibly in Swedish). 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3578
Contact
  • Jakob Nordström, jakob.nordstrom@cs.lth.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 12.Jan.2023 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2023-01-12 at 23:59
Unit: Institutionen för datavetenskap, Faculty of Engineering, LTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday January 12th, 2023

2 Post Doctoral fellows in carbon cycle modeling (PA2022/3627)

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 46 000 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 Inverse Modelling group at the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science (INES), Lund University, seeks to appoint two post-doctoral fellows to work on the quantification of biogenic and anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions based on assimilating relevant observational data.

Together with international collaborators the Inverse Modelling group develops and applies inverse modelling / data assimilation systems that employ a range of observations to constrain surface-atmosphere GhG (mainly CO2 and CH4) exchange fluxes. These systems are widely used in a variety of projects, in particular in the EU funded projects CORSO and AVENGERS (which is coordinated by Lund University). Both projects will start in January 2023.

Work duties
The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

The post-doctoral fellows shall perform the following duties:

  • Carry out further development, testing and application of a fossil fuel data assimilation system (FFDAS), either stand alone or in a coupled carbon cycle data assimilation system (CCFFDAS)
  • Carry out further development, testing and application of the regional inverse modelling system LUMIA
  • Conduct experiments to simultaneously study biogenic carbon cycling and anthropogenic fossil fuel emissions using atmospheric observations (e.g. remotely sensed carbon dioxide concentrations, radiocarbon, co-emitted species) and ground-based activity data with a focus on Europe.

Qualification requirements
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 date of employment decision. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier (if in doubt please contact one the contact persons given below).

Additional requirements:

  • Excellent programming skills, preferably in Fortran and Python
  • Expertise in the field of carbon cycle science and processes determining the fluxes of carbon dioxide and methane
  • Experience with inversion modelling / data assimilation frameworks ideally applied to the carbon cycle
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers.

Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research as demonstrated for example by the applicant’s publication record
  • Teaching skills.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment

The department is advertising two positions as postdoctoral fellow

Employment 1: fixed term contract for 2 years, fulltime
Employment 2: fixed term contract for 3 years, fulltime

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 and OFR/S, dated 1st February 2022.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

  • résumé/CV, including a list of publications,
  • a general description of past research and future research interests (no more than two pages),
  • contact information of at least two references,
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.
  • a statement whether their application should be considered for the three-year post, the two-year post or for both posts.
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment as soon as possible or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 2
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3627
Contact
  • Marko Scholze, senior university lecturer, +46462224082,marko.scholze@nateko.lu.se
  • Tina Olsson, Human resource officer, +46462224853,tina.olsson@science.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 23.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-12-23 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physical Geograhy and Ecosystem Science, Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday December 23rd, 2022

Postdoctoral position in Chemical Engineering – Membrane Filtration (PA2022/3621)

Lunds universitet, LTH, Institutionen för kemiteknik

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 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.

The Department of Chemical Engineering is innovative in separation technology and reaction technology. Our work has a clear connection to Agenda 2030 through a research focus on energy and cost-effective processes.
Collaboration with industry and other research groups both inside and out of Sweden is an important component of our strategy.
Our students and employees experience a pleasant and inclusive environment at the Department.

Description of the workplace

The position is in the Membrane Group of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Lund University. The Membrane Group is a well-established and internationally recognised research group with MemLab – the Industrial membrane process research and development centre – as key infrastructure. The focus of the centre is the development of new membrane applications in biorefineries, water and wastewater treatment, biotechnology and food as well as the optimization of existing applications on bench-scale and pilot scale.

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme.

Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University

Subject description

The subject of this postdoc position is in the area of separation technology, in particular processes based on membrane technology applied for the recovery and concentration valuable components from fermentation broth and the utilisation of membrane technology in the processing of plant-based protein for food production

Work duties

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position includes the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning. The purpose of the position is to develop the independence as a researcher and to create the opportunity of further development.

Detailed description of the work duties, such as:

Development and scale-up of membrane technology for processing of plant based proteins for food production. Development of a down-stream process for the recovery of valuable components (proteins) from fermentation broth.

  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
  • Actively seeking external research funding
  • Collaboration with industry and wider society
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above

Qualification requirements

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. The certificate proving the qualification requirement is met, must be received before the employment decision is made. Priority will be given to candidates who have graduated no more than three years ago before the last day for application. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Good oral and written proficiency in Swedish.

Assessment criteria

This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills.

Other qualifications:

  • Documented research experience with pressure-driven membrane processes, i.e. microfiltration and ultrafiltration in lab and pilot scale.
  • Experience to work with fermentation products and plant-based proteins.
  • Ability to formulate research ideas within the field.

Consideration will also be given to how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Further information

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of 2 years (state the exact period of employment between two and three 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”).

How to apply

Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more: http://www.lth.se/english/working-at-lth/to-apply-for-academic-positions-at-lth/

Welcome with your application!

 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3621
Contact
  • Frank Lipnizki, frank.lipnizki@chemeng.lth.se, +46462228292
Last application date 08.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-12-08 at 23:59
Unit: The Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, LTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday December 8th, 2022

Post Doctoral fellow in physical geography and ecosystem (PA2022/3598)

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 46 000 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.

Few primary forests remain in Europe and we know surprisingly little about those that do. Even the locations of many of them has been a mystery. This postdoc project aims to study primary forests to answer the following questions:

  • Are primary forest states changing over time due to global environmental change?
  • Has mortality and disturbances increased or decreased in primary forests over recent decades and are such changes different from managed forests?

This project will combine fieldwork with analysis of forest inventory and remote sensing data to contribute to answering these questions.

Motivation and background
Primary forests have many names, including pristine forests and virgin forests. They are characterized by little to no direct human impact, mainly the lack of logging. Humans use more than 75% of ice-free land globally, and pristine ecosystems have been transformed to crop lands, pastures and managed forests. Mapping, measuring and studying primary forests serves two purposes:

(1) Whilst we can increasingly detect changes in forest productivity, biomass and even mortality from space, the lack of precise land use maps means that it has been hard to determine what is natural dynamics and what is human intervention (e.g. logging, fertilization, planting). Primary forests are ideal sites to study natural processes since they are defined by little to no past and present direct human impact.

(2) How much carbon pristine forests store or the biodiversity they harbor, can be used to estimate how human land use has affected land carbon storage and biodiversity. Acquiring maps, knowledge and understanding of primary forests in a timely manner is key since old growth forests are being logged and lost at a high rate in Europe and globally. The states of primary forests are also informative for the states that could be reached when restoring ecosystems through free development protection or re-wilding. 

Work duties
The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

More specifically the postdoc will lead the work on:

(1) Mapping and estimation of carbon storage in Swedish primary forests.

(2) Investigate growth and mortality through the collection and analysis of tree cores in live and dead trees.

Qualification requirements
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 date of employment decision. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers.

Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills.
  • Documented experience in field studies in northern and sub-arctic environments.
  • Experience of scientific publication in English.
  • Documented experience of all or some of the following methods; field carbon inventory, mapping, remote sensing or statistical modelling.
  • Experience in programming and tools for spatial statistics, geographical information systems and remote sensing.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment for 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 and OFR/S, dated 1st February 2022.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

  • résumé/CV, including a list of publications,
  • a general description of past research and future research interests (no more than three pages),
  • contact information of at least two references,
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2022-12-01 or according to agreement. Duration two years
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3598
Contact
  • Anders Ahlström, senior University lecturer, anders.ahlstrom@nateko.lu.se,0732028487
  • Tina Olsson, Human resource officer, tina.olsson@science.lu.se,+4646222485
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 05.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-12-05 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physical Geograhy and Ecosystem Science, Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday December 5th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in Sensors and Sensor-integration for Industry 4.0 (PA2022/3500)

Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 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.

Description of the workplace

The position is situated in the Division of Production and Materials Engineering (IProd) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences. The division conducts research, development, teaching and industrial collaboration in the field of materials and production engineering with projects such as on Industry 4.0, machining, digitalization of manufacturing processes and sustainable production. The subject area is interdisciplinary and often applied in nature. In the context of Industry 4.0, sensor-based process monitoring and decision making are used to generate fundamental understanding of the production processes and it´s optimization and to study research questions set by industry. We are interested in new materials, processes, and approaches to achieve understanding of fundamental dynamic processes in modern manufacturing. Our research group includes 20 senior and junior researchers.

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University.

Subject description

Development of thin film sensors for measurement and monitoring of temperature. Focus on concepts and prototypes suitable for high temperature and corrosive applications in heat exchangers. Upscaling of sensor manufacturing and their productionizing is outside the scope of subject area.

Work duties

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20 % of working hours. The position includes the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning. The purpose of the position is to develop the independence as a researcher and to create the opportunity of further development.

The aim of the project is to develop non-invasive sensors for temperature measurement and monitoring in products and devices operating under high temperature and corrosive environments. Particular focus will be on research on novel sensor concepts, manufacturing of prototypes, their calibration, testing and analysis of their performance and durability under long-term operation. The project is related to the engineering area of Alfa Laval AB in Lund, Sweden. Experimental work will be performed at the Division of Production and Materials Engineering, Lund NanoLab, and Alfa Laval AB. As a postdoctoral fellow, you will be responsible for the development of project ideas, planning, designing, and executing experiments independently, and in collaboration with academic and industrial supervisors.

Supervision of thesis projects and graduate students may also be included as a work task. Likewise, we would like you to participate in common tasks related to general institutional tasks, seminars, knowledge transfer and cooperation with industry, etc.

Qualification requirements

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. The certificate proving the qualification requirement is met, must be received before the employment decision is made. Priority will be given to candidates who have graduated no more than three years ago before the last day for application. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • You have a very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • You have a doctoral degree within engineering, nanotechnology, materials science, or a related subject.
  • You have minimum one year of hands-on experience in micro/nano-processing and fabrication is essential.
  • You have good theoretical knowledge of microelectromechanical systems, sensors and devices.
  • You have good problem-solving and linguistic analytical abilities.
  • You are expected to work independently, but also to interact with the academic and industrial supervisors, and researchers from other subjects.
  • You are structured and goal-oriented.

Assessment criteria

This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills.

Other qualifications:
Experience in any of the following areas will be considered an asset:

  • Experimental work on micro/nano-processing and fabrication.
  • Experimental work in a clean room environment.
  • Hands-on experience of microelectromechanical systems, sensors and devices.
  • Performance of experiments of UV lithography, evaporation, sputtering, PVD coating or related techniques.

Consideration will also be given to how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Further information

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment 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”).

How to apply

Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more here: To apply for academic positions at LTH

Welcome with your application!

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3500
Contact
  • Volodymyr Bushlya, volodymyr.bushlya@iprod.lth.se;+46462224607
Last application date 08.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-12-08 at 23:59
Unit: Institutionen för maskinvetenskaper, Faculty of Engineering, LTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday December 8th, 2022

Researcher (PA2022/3677)

Lunds universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, institutionen för astronomi och teoretisk fysik

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 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.

We announce a Researcher position for one year within origin of life research at the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics.

The successful candidate will work in the planet formation team. This team is led by Anders Johansen, who has a large expertise and experience within the research area. The group has funding to employ a researcher on a one-year contract.

Work duties

The researcher will work on chemical motion of droplets on a water surface as an analogy for the origin of self-propelling motion in primitive cells. These experiments will be interpreted in the context of the chemical conditions on early Earth.

Qualifications

The applicant must hold a PhD in physical chemistry and have a research profile within experiments on complex behavior of self-propelled objects in the context of the origin of life.

Terms of employment

Fixed-term employment full-time for one year.

Application procedure

Applications should consist of a CV, a publication list and a short description of current research (max 1 page).

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment January 1, 2023 until December 31 2023
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3677
Contact
  • Anders Johansen, Professor, anders.johansen@astro.lu.se
  • Tina Olsson, human resource officer, +46462224853,tina.olsson@science.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46-46-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
Last application date 02.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-12-02 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday December 2nd, 2022

Doctoral student in inorganic nanomaterials from deep eutectic solvents (PA2022/3335)

Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Kemiska institutionen LTH

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 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

This research project focuses on the use of novel “green” solvents in inorganic materials chemistry. The research will focus on the dissolution of new or combinations of inorganic materials and studies of the chemical and physical properties of the solutions, which will then be used to make nanoparticles or nanoporous materials. Studies will include characterization of structure over many length scales from atomistic to macroscopic using a range of light, X-ray and neutron scattering techniques supplemented by other techniques such as electron microscopy, TGA, DSC, spectroscopic studies and functional characterisation. Collaboration with researchers in other subject areas in chemistry, physics and chemical engineering is an important part of the education at doctoral level

Work duties

Experimental work will include characterization of metal ion solutions in deep eutectic solvents and the synthesis of nanoparticles and/or nanoporous materials in these solvents. The work will also require travel to use instruments at neutron and synchrotron X-ray scattering facilities in the UK and Europe.

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 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 inorganic chemistry if the applicant has:

  • at least 30 credits of relevance to the subject area, of which at least 15 credits from the second cycle and a specialised project of at least 15 second-cycle credits in the subject, or
  • an MSc in Chemical Engineering or Engineering Nanoscience

Finally, the student must be judged to have the potential to complete the programme.

Additional requirements:

  • Good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Practical experience gained from research work in chemistry, including characterization of solutions and/or inorganic materials.
  • Confident user of software for data analysis.

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:

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.

Other assessment criteria:

  • Practical experience of solvothermal synthesis or other methods of nanoparticle/nanoporous materials synthesis
  • Practical experience of analytical methods for metal ions in solution and/or inorganic materials (e.g. conductivity, FTIR, UV-Vis, EXAFS, XRD, NMR, TEM/SEM, gas sorption or other relevant methods.)
  • Practical experience of data analysis using model fitting or simulations
  • Knowledge of green chemistry ideals and sustainability considerations is desirable.
  • Letters of recommendation from relevant persons/institutions

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:

  • Motivation letter and Statement of purpose
  • Curriculum vitae
  • References (at least two)
  • Certificates evidencing met admission requirement
  • Certificates evidencing met assessment criteria
  • Answer to the questions appended. 
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 16th of January, or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3335
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 20.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-12-20 at 23:59
Unit: Centre for Analysis and Synthesis, Faculty of Engineering, LTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday December 20th, 2022

Post-doctoral fellow on microglia communication (PA2022/3547)

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 46 000 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.

About the workplace:

Diabetes has a major impact on brain function, but mechanisms of diabetic encephalopathy are not completely understood. Brain function requires continouos supply of glucose and ozygen, and a tight regulation of metabolic interactions between neurons and astrocytes. Loss of this metabolic regulation that fuels neuronal activity has been proposed to be the culprit of memory dysfunction, followed by an important neurodegenerative process.

Our research aims at understanding the molecular determinants underlying cognitive imparment associated to diabetes and metabolic syndrome components, including obesity, dyslipidemia, hypertension, insulin resistance or hyperglycemia. In particular, the lab´s major focus is on understanding astrocute-neuron metabolic interactions, how they are regulated to support adequate brain function, and how they adapt to metabolic disease states.

The Diabetes and Brain Function lab at the Department of Experimental Medical Science is located at the BMC, and is active within different research environments of the Faculty of Medicine, namely the LUDC, WCMM, and Multipark.

The recruited post-doc will be working on intercellular communication in the central nervous system in models of metabolic disease. The goal of the project if to identify microglia-released factors and study their impact on other brain cells, and on brain function.

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme.

Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work with us

Work duties

Work duties include planning and conducting experiments, collecting and analyzing data, presenting results at lab meetings and conferences, writing reports and research papers, preparing research proposals, demonstrating procedures and supervising junior team members.

Research activities include:

  • Analysis of untargetted multi-omics
  • Immunoblotting methods on subcellular fractions of brain tissue or cells
  • Advanced microscopy
  • The researcher will participate in interdisciplinary collaboration projects of the lab.

The researcher is expected to conduct professional research and care for:

  • Taking responsibility for his/her own skills and career development,
  • Keeping at the edge of scientific and technical developments in the research field by continuous reading relevant literature and regularly attending to seminars,
  • Contributing for maintenance of the lab (equipment, supplies, reagents, sample banks, and other available resources),
  • Reading and responding promptly to communications from supervisor and team members
  • Preparing for and attending to activities of the lab and it research environments (lab meetings, scientific seminars, method workshops, retreats).

Qualifications

The right candidate must have:

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry or scientific area judged equivalent
  • Good knowledge of brain physiology, energy metabolism, and experience on the study of neuroinflammation and gliosis
  • Experience with mouse behavior phenotyping, brain tissue fractioning and isolation of vesicles, respirometry studies in cells, tissue and/os isolated mitochondria, qPCR, immunoblotting methods and histology/immunofluorescence microscopy
  • Understanding of -omics analysis
  • Good presentation and writing skills in English

Personal attributes that are required for the position:

  • The successful applicant will demonstrate strong interest and self-motivation in the research subject, ability to think analytically and creatively
  • Motivation to pursue the research goals of our lab
  • Ability to work both independently and in cooperation with a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent potential for scientific research (formulating and solving research problems)
  • Ability to keep traceable research records (documentation of hypotheses, experiments, and data analysis)

Good to have:

  • Previous research experience on the impact of diabetes and obesity on brain function.

More information

This is a fixed term postdoctoral position for 24 months with a scope of 100% with desired start date 2023-01-01 or by agreement, no later that May 2023.

How to apply
Applications are to be submitted via the University’s recruitment system. The application is to include a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The application is to/should also include a CV, degree certificates or equivalent and any other document to which you would like to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)

Eligibility
Appointment to the position of postdoc 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 application deadline. Under special circumstances the PhD can have been completed previous to the aforementioned three years.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment. A postdoctoral fellow is employed under a period
of at least two years and at most three years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor-2022-02-01” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow, 2022-02-01”)

More about Lund University

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-01-01
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3547
Contact
  • Joao Duarte, 046-2220000
  • Maria Palmkron, personalsamordnare, 046-2224076
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
Last application date 30.Nov.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-11-30 at 23:59
Unit: Diabetes and brain function, Faculty of Medicine

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday November 30th, 2022

Post-doctoral fellow in Sensory Biology (PA2022/3524)

Lunds universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Biologiska institutionen

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 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
This position is part of Professor Marie Dacke’s research project “Navigating the most challenging habitats on earth: unravelling the architecture of a universal compass system”. 

A quickly growing pool of studies indicates that neuronal networks are modulated in a context-dependent manner. Therefore, to truly understand how a compass works, and to formulate the core computational algorithms underlying this remarkable system, we need to study the fundamental optical parameters behind the visual system of manipulated and freely orienting insect. The large dung-beetles, with their easily manipulated orientation behavior, offers a unique opportunity to attain this.

Work duties
The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

Detailed description of the work duties, such as:

  • Research within the subject area
  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
  • Actively seeking external research funding
  • Detailed comparative behavioural analysis of orientation performance and optical parameters in different species of dung beetles navigating in different visual environments (in the lab and in the field).
  • Identification to species in the field, as well as the identification of new locations for the collection of animals as well as for behavioural experiments in the field.
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above

Qualification requirements 
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 date of employment decision. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier. 

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Postdoctoral studies.
  • A background within the field of entomology.
  • Experience of field behavioural experiments.
  • Experience with the training, handling of different insect species, preferably beetle species.
  • Good working knowledge of different optical analysis using light microscopy and micro-CT.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers.

Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills. 

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms 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 and OFR/S, dated 1st February 2022.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

  • résumé/CV, including a list of publications,
  • a general description of past research and future research interests (no more than three pages),
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Fixed-term employment for 2 years starting February 1st, 2023
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3524
Contact
  • Marie Dacke, Professor, marie.dacke@biol.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 29.Nov.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-11-29 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday November 29th, 2022

Post-doctoral fellow in Chemical Physics (PA2022/3698)

Lunds universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, kemiska institutionen

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 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

At Chemical Physics, we focus on two main research directions – understanding photophysics and photochemistry of transition metal complexes and investigation of charge carrier dynamics in nano-scale inorganic semiconductor materials. Both these projects rely on usage of the state-of-the-art combination of time-resolved spectroscopy measurements: transient absorption in the near UV-to-near IR and terahertz spectral regions and time-resolved emission. The successful applicant will operate four different set-ups for time-resolved spectroscopy being responsible for two of them – time-resolved emission and optical pump – terahertz probe transient absorption spectroscopy. With the set-ups of responsibility, the successful applicant will be driving further development and optimization of these methods. A thorough analysis of the recorded data will be conducted thus a substantial part of work will be related to programming tailored after the specified objectives of measurements. 

Work duties

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

 

Detailed description of the work duties:

  • Research within the subject area
  • Optimization and operation of the set-ups for ultrafast transient absorption in the visible and teraherz spectral regions and time-resolved emission.
  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
  • Actively seeking external research funding
  • Collaboration with industry and wider society
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above

Qualification requirements 

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 date of employment decision. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier. 

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Expertise in building and operation of the set-ups for ultrafast transient absorption in the visible and teraherz spectral regions and time-resolved emission. 
  • Expertise in data manipulation and analysis. Profound programming skills. 
  • Proven records of expertise (publications) in the research fields of photophysics and photochemistry of transition metal complexes and in nano-scale inorganic semiconductor materials.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications

This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers.

Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills. 
    Expertise in molecular or semiconductor spectroscopy.
    Expertise in ultrafast spectroscopy.
     

Additional assessment criteria:

Exellent team work ability.
 

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms 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 and OFR/S, dated 1st February 2022.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

  • résumé/CV, including a list of publications,
  • a general description of past research and future research interests (no more than three pages),
  • contact information of at least two references,
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate.

 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3698
Contact
  • Arkady Yartsev,arkady.yartsev@chemphys.lu.se, +46462220865
  • Mia Hedin, mia.hedin@kc.lu.se
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
Last application date 11.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-12-11 at 23:59
Unit: Division of Chemical Physics, Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday December 11th, 2022

Post-doctoral fellow in aerodynamics of bird flight (PA2022/3644)

Lunds universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Biologiska institutionen

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 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
Birds display a large variation in wing shape and flapping motion, which is associated with flight performance differences. Since flight is costly, we expect evolution to have optimized wing shape and how they are moved, but despite an increasing understanding of the aerodynamics of bird flight we still have a rudimentary understanding of how wing shape and motion link together. At Lund University we conduct world leading experimental research on animal flight. This project is focused on aerodynamics of bird flight and will involve application of state-of-the-art techniques to study bird flight in our low-turbulence wind tunnel. The results will inform the development of models used to predict flight power and that are used to understand bird migratory behaviour. 

Work duties
The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. For this position research is focused on experimental aerodynamic studies, using quantitative flow measurements, of animals or robotic models in our wind tunnel. The exact focus of the research will be subject to the background of the applicant (e.g. aerodynamics, robotics or biology). The researcher is expected to take responsibility for planning and leading experimental studies using flow quantification techniques in our wind tunnel, organize data, perform analyses and prepare manuscripts for publication. There is no teaching directly associated with the position, but teaching may be included (no more than 20% of working hours). Appart from teaching at undergraduate courses the work may also include supervision of degree projects and doctoral students. The position also include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning. It may also be relevant to work with applications to seek external funding. 

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to participate in the Animal Flight Lab group at the Department of Biology.

Qualification requirements 
To qualify for the position, the applicant must have a PhD or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within a subject relevant for the position (i.e. biology, engineering, physics), completed no more than three years before the date of employment decision. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier. 

Assessment criteria and other qualifications
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers.

For appointments to the position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • Ability to develop and conduct high quality research
  • Ability to work in the research group environment

The main criteria for evaluation of candidates are scientific skills, problem solving skills, and the potential to contribute to the overall goals of the research project. We are searching for a highly dedicated, self-motivated PhD in biomechanics, bio-fluid dynamics, functional morphology, aerodynamics, bioinspired robotics or similar, with a strong background in research on animal biomechanics or fluid dynamics.

The person is also expected to be organized and able to communicate with media and students. Documented ability to write and communicate in English at an advanced level is a requirement.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, ability to organize and conduct experimental aerodynamic work. Experience working with particle image velocimetry, or similar techniques, as well as programming skills in Matlab or other relevant languages will also be considered. Perseverance to conduct experimental work, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the research group, and how they stand to contribute to its future development will also be evaluated. 

Additional merits

  • Experience of experimental fluid dynamic studies using particle image velocimetry.
  • Previous experience working with animals (flight or swimming) and using Matlab.

Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills relevant to the project.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of two 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 and OFR/S, dated 1st February 2022.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

  • résumé/CV, including a list of publications,
  • a general description of past research and future research interests (no more than three pages),
  • contact information of at least two references,
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.
  • if selected for interview, we also expect an electronic copy of the PhD-thesis 
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Fixed-term employment for 2 years with preferable start date January 1st, 2023
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3644
Contact
  • Christoffer Johansson, Senior lecturer, +46462224955,christoffer.johansson@biol.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 07.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-12-07 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Wednesday December 7th, 2022

Postdoc in cancer genomics (PA2022/3507)

Lunds universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Inst. för laboratoriemedicin

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 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.

Description of the workplace
At the Division of Clinical Genetics, Department for Laboratory Medicine, Medical Faculty, our research is focused on cancer genomics and novel targeted treatments for cancer. The Division comprises nine research groups with a total of ~60 researchers and constitute a collaborative and inclusive research environment. In our research group, we apply large-scale sequencing, molecular genetic and cytogenetic techniques, and functional models of somatic genetic changes to understand how childhood leukemia arises and develops. Our long-term aims are to use our increased understanding of leukemia biology to identify novel treatment markers and develop new targeted therapies against childhood leukemia. Read more about us. The working language is English and the position will be placed at BMC in Lund. The research group is led by Professor Kajsa Paulsson.

We aim to create a good work environment based on respect and consideration in our relation to each other. 

What we offer
Lund University is a public authority, which means that you will have special benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension. We also have a flexitime agreement that creates good conditions for work/life balance. Read more on the University’s website about being a Lund University employee, Work at Lund University

Work duties
You will primarily work in a project on transcriptional and epigenetic heterogeneity in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). This will include RNA-sequencing of single leukemia cells, follow-up analyses, and functional experiments. You will be responsible for executing the project in collaboration with other members of the research group. Your work duties may also include supervision of more junior lab members, writing of scientific articles and handling of primary patient samples.

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • PhD in cancer research
  • Research experience in genetics
  • Good analytical skills, high motivation and good collaborative skills
  • Excellent communication skills in English

Considered a merit:

  • Research experience in cancer genetics
  • Experience in cell biology experimental work
  • Experience in bioinformatic analysis of sequencing data
  • Experience in work with hematopoietic cells
  • Experience in gene expression analysis

Terms of employment
This is a full-time employment limited to 2 years, with a possible extension for one additional year. Preliminary start date is 1st of March 2023 or according to agreement.

Application
Applications must include a personal letter motivating how you fulfil the criteria, a CV, contact information for two references, a diploma (including a grade transcript) and other documents you wish to be considered (e.g. letters of recommendation).

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3507
Contact
  • Johanna Porsklev Burfelt, HR representative, +46462229639
  • Kajsa Paulsson, recruiting manager, +46462226995
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 30.Nov.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-11-30 at 23:59
Unit: Forskargrupp för aneuploidi i cancer, Faculty of Medicine

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Post expires on Wednesday November 30th, 2022

Phd position in Molecular Vascular Physiology (PA2022/3441)

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 46 000 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.

Description of the workplace

The research group Molecular Vascular Physiology at the Department of Experimental Medical Science within the Faculty of Medicine conducts research into the function of blood vessels and is at the forefront of its field. The research group is currently working on the project “Stretch-sensitive transcription factors in smooth muscle and its significance in vascular disease”. The research group is led by Sebastian Albinsson and includes four additional employees. We are now announcing a PhD student position within the project. As a workplace, we safeguard a good work environment with respect and consideration in our relationships with each other.

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University | Lund University

Work duties and areas of responsibility

As a PhD student, you will receive training and supervision that will prepare you for a future as an independent researcher. During the education, you will have increased responsibility for leading studies within the doctoral project, supervision of students and teaching. Your duties will mainly include laboratory work and writing scientific articles and dissertations. During the latter part of the education, you are also expected to apply for your own grants for your research and participate in international conferences.

Qualifications

Requirements for employment are:
-240 credits in medical/biomedical programme, of which 60 credits at advanced level

-At least 30 weeks of documented experience in experimental research in vascular physiology

-Documented experience with experimental methods such as cell culture, western blotting, qPCR, histology, microscopy and animal studies.

-Fluency in English is also a requirement

We will place grate emphasis on personal qualities. You must have good cooperation skills, good social skills and be meticulous and structured. You must also have a good ability for critical and analytical thinking

Additional qualifications for the position are:
-Independence

-Experience of research in stretch-sensitive transcription in smooth muscle

-Experience with GraphPad Prism

-Certification for work with animal experiments

Further information
The employment is a doctoral position up to 4 years at 100 percent with a start date of 1/2 2023 or by agreement. 

How to apply

Applications are to be submitted via the University’s recruitment system. The application should include a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The application should also include a CV, degree certificates or equivalent and any other document to which you would like to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)

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§.

 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 1/2 2023 or by agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3441
Contact
  • Sofia Sönnerstedt, Human Resources coordinator, +46462229876
  • Sebastian Albinsson, Research group leader, +46462220678
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 02.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-12-02 at 23:59
Unit: Molekylär kärlfysiologi, Faculty of Medicine

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Post expires on Friday December 2nd, 2022

Doctoral student in Theoretical Physics (PA2022/3526)

Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 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.

The Theoretical Particle Physics group has an opening for a Doctoral student in Theoretical Physics, within the research area Particle Physics Phenomenology, starting in the spring of 2023, or by agreement.  The Lund Theoretical Particle Physics group consists of ten senior scientists, five post-doctoral fellows and eight PhD students. Christian Bierlich, Rikkert Frederix, Leif Lönnblad, Malin Sjödahl, Torbjörn Sjöstrand (emeritus), Korinna Zapp and Gösta Gustafson (emeritus) work on various aspects of QCD and collider phenomenology, with emphasis on event generator development and applications thereof. Johan Bijnens mainly works on hadron and flavour physics, notably with chiral perturbation theory as a tool. Johan Rathsman and Roman Pasechnik are mainly working on the phenomenology of physics beyond the Standard Model, especially Higgs physics and unified gauge theories. Further information about the group can be found on the website www.atp.lu.se/tpp/ .

We enjoy good relations with the experimental particle physics group in Lund, which is a member of ATLAS and ALICE, and which explores the possibility of fundamental physics experiments at the upcoming European Spallation Source in Lund and in the search for Dark Matter (LDMX).

Description of work

The successful applicant will work on topics related to event simulation (with Rikkert Frederix or Malin Sjödahl), or physics beyond the standard model with Roman Pasechnik. Supervisors will be appointed at the beginning of the studies, and integrate the student in their ongoing research. The focus may shift as new interesting research subjects turn up; particle physics is a dynamic field and results from, for example, the LHC collider or precision experiments can inspire new research projects. The student is also expected to take a number of courses in theoretical physics, see, www.atp.lu.se/education/phd-programmes and https://www.science.lu.se/sites/science.lu.se.internal/files/syllabi_theoretical_physics.pdf and may be required to perform a modest amount of other duties, such as teaching and administration, according to the specific regulations.

Qualifications

The position is open to students of all nationalities who fulfill the basic and special eligibility demands in the study plan https://www.science.lu.se/sites/science.lu.se.internal/files/syllabi_theoretical_physics.pdf . In brief the requirements are that the student, at the time of starting the PhD studies, has completed a master degree in physics or theoretical physics, or alternatively has completed a bachelor degree, plus an additional full year of advanced-level physics or theoretical physics, i.e. a total of at least four years of full-time University studies (240 ECTS credits), or has obtained equivalent qualifications in Sweden or abroad. Detailed rules can be found at https://www.science.lu.se/education/phd-studies . Fluent spoken and written English is required.

Basis of Assessment

Regulations concerning appointment as a full PhD student can be found in HF 5 Chap 1-7§§ and SFS 1998:80. Those who hold a doctoral student appointment must first be accepted for postgraduate study.  To be accepted, a student must be judged to have the competence necessary to complete a PhD during the tenure of the appointment. Among candidates, a ranking will be based on grades, the quality of undergraduate theses, if any, letters of recommendation, other relevant information provided, and ultimately (phone) interviews. Previous courses and project work in particle physics is an advantage. Experience with scientific programming is also a merit.

Application procedure

The application has to be submitted electronically using the recruitment system of Lund University www.science.lu.se/about-the-faculty/job-vacancies. On the linked page to the current position click on the “Login and apply” button and follow instructions. Applications instead sent directly to one of the group members cannot be considered.

Applications have to include a curriculum vitae, a description of research interests and past experience, copies of degrees, diplomas and grades, and copies of any previous research-related work. The CV should contain at least date and place of birth, nationality, address, education, and language skills, but mayalso contain e.g. additional skills, personal interests, honours and awards, teaching experience, conference and summer school participation, and publication lists. Upon request the applicants must be able to show original documents of degrees etc.

Applications also have to include the name, position, telephone number and email address of at least two reference persons. Those people do not need to send a letter of recommendation before being contacted, but if they do the letters should be sent by email to rikkert.frederix@thep.lu.se.

Type of employment

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment Spring 2023 or by agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3526
Contact
  • Rikkert Frederix, senior university lecturer, rikkert.frederix@thep.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46-46-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
Last application date 04.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-12-04 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Sunday December 4th, 2022

Postdoctoral fellow in cardiovascular research (PA2022/3571)

Lunds universitet, Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper Malmö

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 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.

Description of the workplace

Lund University Diabetes Center (LUDC; www.ludc.med.lu.se) is inviting applications for a position as a bioinformatician for employment as a postdoctoral fellow.

LUDC is one of the largest diabetes research centers in the world with approximately 300 researchers and employees working to improve the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes. The center combines expertise in genetics, epidemiology, statistics, bioinformatics, molecular and cell biology, physiology and clinical diabetes and endocrinology to achieve these goals.

LUDC has large unique biobanks and databases of whole-genome data linked to national registries that provide information on disease etiology and progression as well as outcome and treatment. The center has internal platforms for most molecular genetic methods and Metabolomics. Omics information combined with comprehensive phenotyping enables a systematic medical approach to analyze the complexity of diabetes.

We aim to create a good working environment based on respect and consideration in our relationship with each other. We aspire to create an environment that promotes development and is stimulating for all employees.

 

Area of research

A central theme of LUDC is to develop precision medicine to improve the health and quality of life of diabetes patients. The postdoc position is located within the research group Hypertension and Cardiovascular Research led by Professor Olle Melander and is located at the Clinical Research Center (CRC) in Malmö.

 

Duties

We are looking for a qualified candidate who will be central to the further development of advanced biostatistics in genetics of importance for cardiometabolic diseases and metabolic disorders that precede cardiometabolic syndrome, within the framework of Professor Olle Melander’s research group Hypertension and Cardiovascular Research.

The project will primarily focus on investigating the associations between both common and uncommon genetic variations and the risk of future cardiovascular disease and diabetes in population-based studies.

We expect the applicant to be an experienced bioinformatician/statistician who can analyze large data sets using complex statistical methods, can summarize and present the results in a report including publication-ready tables and figures, and to contribute to article writing.

 

Required qualifications

  • PhD in biostatistics, bioinformatics, genetic epidemiology or related field, with a proven track record in applying quantitative methods for data analysis as well as programming experience.
  • Extensive experience in analyzing “genome-wide association studies” (GWAS), including genetic risk scores, Mendelian Randomization and in using bioinformatics to aggregate and analyze rare genetic variants from whole-genome or exome-wide sequencing (Burden test, SKAT algorithms).
  • Quality control of genotype, exome, and imputed data
  • Experience with UK Biobank Data, and DNA Nexus platform
  • Meta-analysis techniques
  • Skills in R.
  • Ability to collaborate in an interdisciplinary team, which includes physicians, nutritionists, laboratory scientists, bioinformaticians and data analysts.
  • Documented oral and written language skills in English.

 

We will place great emphasis on personal qualities and would like to see individuals who are motivated, that take initiative, are flexible, detail-oriented and can work independently in a well-documented manner.

 

Desired qualifications for the employment are

  • Education in bioinformatics, genetics or medicine.
  • Experience using reproducible research tools (e.g., RMarkdown, Git, Conda).
  • Genome analysis software like plink, EPACTS, Regenie
  • Knowledge and experience of other programming languages (e.g. Python, Bash).
  • Experience of working in an international environment.

 

Eligibility

Eligible to be employed as a postdoctoral fellow is a person who has completed a doctoral degree, or a foreign degree deemed equivalent to a doctoral degree, in the subject area of the employment and which was completed no more than three years before the date of decision on employment. If there are special causes, the doctoral degree may have been completed earlier than the above-mentioned three years.

 

Terms and conditions

The appointment is time-limited to two years (with the possibility of a further extension of 12 months) and is full-time. Preliminary start date is 2023-01-02 or as agreed. The employment is time-limited according to the agreement, “Agreement on fixed-term postdoc employment”, between the employee and labor organization representatives (Swedish Agency for Government Employers, OFR’s, Saco-S and SEKO) dated 2021-11-19.

 

Instructions for application

A complete application must include:

  • a personal letter in which you describe how you meet the qualifications sought.
  • a CV.
  • a list of publications.
  • contact information to three references.
  • diploma/degree certificate (including grade transcript).
  • other documents that you would like to be considered (e.g. letters of recommendation).
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Malmö
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3571
Contact
  • Olle Melander, professor, +4640391209
  • Sara Tvermoes, personalsamordnare, +4640391054
Last application date 05.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-12-05 at 23:59
Unit: Division of Cardiovascular Research – Hypertension, Faculty of Medicine

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Post expires on Monday December 5th, 2022

Doctoral student in Physics in quantum information theory and quantum technology (PA2022/3424)

Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 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.

The division of mathematical physics spans both the faculties of natural science and engineering science (LTH), and it is a part of the department of physics. Research is conducted primarily in the fields of quantum many-body systems, which includes theoretical research in nuclear physics, nanometer physics, quantum information, atomic physics, and modeling of materials, with several collaborations internationally and within Lund University.

WACQT, Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology, is a 10-year initiative with the aim of bringing Swedish academia and industry to the frontier of research in quantum technology. The four pillars of quantum technology are quantum computation, quantum simulation, quantum communication and quantum sensing. The center is financed mainly by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation, with additional support from the participating universities and industries.

Work duties
Quantum information theory is essential for both fundamentally understanding quantum mechanics and its technological applications. The successful applicant will work broadly within quantum information, quantum correlations, entanglement, quantum communication and/or open quantum systems. The successful applicant will join the newly established research group led by Armin Tavakoli at the division of mathematical physics at the physics department.

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 programs 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 Physics 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 programs will be assessed individually. In order to enable interdisciplinary initiatives and important specializations in certain areas, students with qualifications in subjects other than Physics may be considered for admission.

Finally, the student must be judged to have the potential to complete the programme.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.


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.


Other assessment criteria

  • Courses and master degree projects in physics with focus on quantum mechanics, quantum information, analytical and numerical methods for optimisation and/or open quantum systems are considered advantageous.

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.).

The applicant is also inquired to answer job specific questions as the first step in the application process.  

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.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3424
Contact
  • Armin Tavakoli, +436705585354,armin.tavakoli@teorfys.lu.se
  • Peter Samuelsson, +46734337580,peter.samuelsson@teorfys.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 13.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-12-13 at 23:59
Unit: mathematical physics, Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday December 13th, 2022

Post-doctoral fellow in quantum information theory and open quantum systems (PA2022/3440)

Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 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.

Description of the workplace
The division of mathematical physics spans both the faculties of natural science and engineering science (LTH), and it is a part of the department of physics. Research is conducted primarily in the fields of quantum many-body systems, which includes theoretical research in nuclear physics, nanometer physics, quantum information, atomic physics, and modeling of materials, with several collaborations internationally and within Lund University.

We offer
Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme.
Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University

Subject description
The topic widely covers quantum correlations in e.g. nonlocality, quantum networks, quantum communication, certification of quantum devices and implementations in both discrete and continuous variables, but also master equations, weakly coupled quantum systems and dynamic processes in quantum technology.

Work duties
The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position includes the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning. The purpose of the position is to develop the independence as a researcher and to create the opportunity of further development. 

The job also includes opportunities for

  • teaching on basic and advanced level.
  • participation in supervision of master and PhD students.
  • cooperation with industry and society.

Qualification requirements 
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 date of employment decision. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Significant experience and expertise in relevant subject areas.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers.
Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills.

Additional assessment criteria:

  • Good ability for written and oral scientific communication.
  • Ability to take initiatives. 

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of two 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 and OFR/S, dated 1st February 2022.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

  • CV including a list of publications.
  • Cover letter (max two pages, font size 12)
  • A general description of past research activity and future research interests (max two pages, font size 12).
  • Contact details for at least two references.
  • Copy of PhD diploma (alternatively, a letter confirming that the PhD diploma will soon be obtained) and possibly other documents you wish to include.

Welcome with your application!

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3440
Contact
  • Armin Tavakoli, +436705585354,armin.tavakoli@teorfys.lu.se
  • Peter Samuelsson, +46462229078,peter.samuelsson@teorfys.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 20.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

Deadline: 2022-12-20 at 23:59
Unit: mathematical physics, Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday December 20th, 2022