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Assistant researcher in proteinbioinformatics

Department of Experimental Medical Science

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

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

Within the departments, we strive toward a good working environment with respect and consideration in our relationships with each other. We are constantly working to create the conditions for job satisfaction, development and participation for all employees.

We are now looking for an assisting researchers in protein bioinformatics. The position is full-time for 1 year according to a central agreement on temporary employment as an assistant researcher. The desired start date is April 1, 2020, or by arrangement

The Research group

Protein Structure and Bioinformatics group investigates genetic and other variations and their effects on DNA, RNA and protein, on structural, functional and other levels. We have developed several of the most reliable variation effect predictors like PON-P2 and PON-MMR for variant pathogenicity, PON-Sol and PON-Stab for molecular effects and PON-mt-tRNA and PON-BTK for molecule-specific predictions. We use and develop bioinformatic methods to reveal the significance of the variants especially in the relation of diseases.

Resposibilities

An assistant researcher postdoctoral position is available to develop prediction methods for variation analysis and for analysis of large genomic data sets especially in the field of cancers. The main task is development of algorithms and data analysis of massive genomic and other data.

Qualifications

Requirements

  • Candidates should have a PhD degree in bioinformatics, computational biology or on a related field
  • Strong background in bioinformatics, programming, databases and data analysis is required
  • Excellent skills in oral presentation and good writing skills
  • Expertise working in Unix/Linux environments
  • Knowledge about relevant areas in biology and medicine (molecular biology, genetics, structural biology, biochemistry etc.) would be beneficial. Background in machine learning and statistics required.

Furthermore, the successful candidate should have experience within some of the following areas:

  • Data structures, databases, and data architectures
  • Knowledge of biomedical resources and infrastructures
  • Competences within medical statistics and statistical programming, preferably in R
  • Expertise in genomic data analysis

Desirable qualifications

  • Knowledge about relevant areas in biology and medicine (molecular biology, genetics, structural biology, biochemistry etc.) would be beneficial.
  • Furthermore, the successful candidate should have experience within some of the following areas:
  • Data structures, databases, and data architectures
  • Knowledge of biomedical resources and infrastructures
  • Competences within medical statistics and statistical programming, preferably in R
  • Expertise in genomic data analysis

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

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
Number of positions1
Working hours100 %
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/446
ContactMaria Palmkron, personalsamordnare, 046-2220000Mauno Vihinen, forskargruppchef, 046-2220000
Union representative OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date01.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post-doc on combined in-situ X-ray diffraction and X-ray absorption spectroscopy

Lund University, MAX IV , Diffraction & Scattering

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

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

The collaborative project XRD@Balder between Balder and Chalmers University, Göteborg, is aiming to develop and implement (in-situ) X-ray diffraction capabilities simultaneously with X-ray spectroscopy in one experimental setup with sub-second time resolution. This project is framed in the exploration of new catalytic materials, their molecular function and ways to use them for environmental protection and chemical production without putting planetary boundaries for sustainability at risk.

New catalytic materials -as synthesized at Chalmers University- will be studied with in-operando combined spectroscopic and scattering methods in controlled environments. While X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) reveals information about the chemical and electronic structure of the catalyst, simultaneously performed X-ray diffraction (XRD) will be used to investigate structural changes during catalytic reactions. Inherently combining XAS and XRD will further enable site selective investigations of the active catalytic site of the material.

We are now looking for a post doctoral researcher for the development of a new in-situ setup and data acquisition scheme for simultaneous XAS and XRD, as well as for its application to real-time in-situ investigations. Jointly with catalysis experts from Chalmers University, the successful candidate will develop and conduct combined XAS/XRD experiments on catalysis samples to get an insight into the evolution of structural properties in correlation to the chemical state of the catalyst. She/he will further optimize the setup in terms of real-time time-resolution to enable investigations of quick processes with sub-second time-resolution.

The postdoc will be required to collaborate with the project team and support groups at MAX IV and Chalmers to achieve the pre-defined goals. She/he will frequently take part and present their project work at both internal and external meetings. The postdoc will be responsible for the ongoing dissemination of project outcomes to potential user groups within Sweden and further afield.

We offer…

…a focused project within the cutting edge field of real-time in-situ material research at one of the most advanced synchrotrons. The applicant will work on an inter-disciplinary project together with experts in the fields of in-situ X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and catalysis material research. There is a high potential for high impact publication of project results and research career development.

Qualifications:

  • The appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subjects of physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering or a related discipline, completed no more than three years before the last date for Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.
  • The applicant should have a profound knowledge of X-ray diffraction (preferably synchrotron-based) and/or hard X-ray spectroscopy, which should be demonstrated within their scientific publications.
  • She/he should preferably have specific experience of the set-up, data reduction and evaluation of (synchrotron-based) X-ray diffraction experiments.
  • She/he should have a demonstrated ability to work independently. An excellent command of spoken and written English, well-developed communication skills and team working skills are required.

Additional requirements:

The project will require multi- and interdisciplinary collaborations within MAX IV and Chalmers. Thus, interest in working in a multi-disciplinary area of research will be required.

The following qualifications are considered an asset:

  • Experience with 2D X-ray diffraction
  • Experience with real-time in-situ studies
  • Experience with anomalous scattering or diffraction anomalous fine structure (DAFS)
  • Experience in catalysis material research
  • Experience in the operation of a beamline on a user level
  • Background in programming of data handling and reduction, preferably Python
  • Background in designing and building and commissioning of novel equipment
  • Experience in CAD-based design

The work may involve irregular working hours and travel from time to time.

This is a 2 year employment.  

On call services may apply in the future.

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

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs agreed
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/1064
Contact Ann Terry, +46703264498
Union representative OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date16.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Monday March 16th, 2020

Doctoral student position in labour law

Lunds universitet, Juridiska fakulteten, Juridiska institutionen

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

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

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

The Faculty of Law is offering one doctoral student position for a Doctor of Laws Degree within labour law. The doctoral student position is partly financed by the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte) and is integrated into a larger research programme ‘Prolonged Working Lives, Older Workers and Dismissals. A Study of the Dynamics between Employment Protection, Non-Discrimination and Collective Bargaining’. Intended supervisors are Professors Mia Rönnmar and Jenny Julén Votinius.

An ageing population is a pressing societal trend, which poses specific challenges for labour law and collective bargaining. The research programme will contribute with new knowledge on labour law and the role of the social partners in this context. The main question is: to what extent does the legal protection in dismissal situations in Sweden, provided by employment protection, non-discrimination and collective bargaining, enable older workers to keep their employment and thus contribute to the general promotion of prolonged working lives? The research programme will be carried out within the Norma Research Programme, and its Elder Law Research Environment, and in collaboration with the Health Law Research Centre at the Faculty of Law.

Non-discrimination law plays an increasingly important role in the protection of workers, and has expanded in scope and strength in recent decades. This specific doctoral project will focus on older workers and non-discrimination law, including, for example, aspects related to age, disability, gender and multiple discrimination. The project will analyse EU law and its crucial interplay with national law. The doctoral student shall independently develop the project and its aim and research questions as well as its theoretical, methodological and conceptual framework.

Job assignments

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

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

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

Eligibility/Entry Requirements

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

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

– has been awarded a second-cycle qualification,

– has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or

– has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

(Higher Education Ordinance chapter 7 section 39)

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

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

The applicant must have obtained the degree of Master of Laws or the equivalent no later than 18 March 2020.

Basis of Assessment

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

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

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

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

The applicant’s general competence:

– quality and content of the applicant’s previous written work, such as a master’s thesis

– ability to participate actively in the faculty´s research environment

– relevant educational background and grades/grade average

– relevant work experience

The scientific quality of the project description:

– ability to describe, question and discuss the current state of research

– sufficient clarity and logical coherence in the formulation of the aim and the research questions

– stringency of legal reasoning and analysis

– adequate selection of theory and methods

– capacity for creativity and innovation in the formulation of the research questions and approaches

– clear expression and sufficient detail.

Appointment Procedure

The application should be submitted through Lund University job application portal.

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

The applicant’s project description should aim at a discussion of the doctoral project, and its context, specific aim and research questions, relevant legal regulation, current state of research and possible theoretical and methodological approaches etc. In the project description the applicant should also reflect on knowledge, abilities and experiences of relevance to the doctoral project and it successful implementation.

The project description, enclosed in the electronic application, must not exceed 15 000 characters including spaces, footnotes, list of references etc.) (n.b. – any text that exceeds the 15 000 character limit will not be considered) and must be written in English, Swedish, Danish or Norwegian.

For further questions, please contact Mia Rönnmar (mia.ronnmar@jur.lu.se).

Please refer to the Guidelines for the project description for guidance.

The Committee on Doctoral Education will call a limited number of candidates to interviews to be held on May 12 or 13, either by personal meetings or by video conference/telephone. Notification regarding who will be called for an interview is given no later than April 23. The interview will be based on the project description and is intended to give the research committee an opportunity to gauge each applicant’s capacity for research and ability to complete the project described.

Type of employment

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

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

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

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2019-09-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/166
Contact director of studies Markus Gunneflo, +46462221043administrative director Helena Josefsson, +46462221095
Union representative SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
Last application date18.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Wednesday March 18th, 2020

Doctoral student position in legal science, Quantum Law project

Lunds universitet, Juridiska fakulteten, Juridiska institutionen

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

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

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

The Faculty of Law is offering one doctoral student position for a Doctor of Laws Degree in legal science, Quantum Law Project. One of the intended supervisors is associate senior lecturer Valentin Jeutner.

The research programme in legal science and the project quantum law is conducted in one of the following subjects: jurisprudence, labour law, banking law, private law, EU law, fiscal law, public international law, administrative law, international environmental law, private international law, comparative law, constitutional law, environmental law, human rights, public law, civil and criminal procedure, law and economics, legal history, social and welfare law, and criminal law.

The Quantum Law Project is the first research project dedicated specifically to the study of the legal implications of quantum computing. The project is funded by and forms part of the Wallenberg Foundations’ ‘Initiative for Humanistic and Social Scientific Research in AI and Autonomous Systems’ (WASP-HS). In the course of this 10-year initiative, the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation and the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation will invest 660 million SEK into research projects that study the ethical, economic, labour market, social and legal aspects of the ongoing technological transformation of society.

Substantively, the Quantum Law Project aims to make a significant contribution to the understanding of the legal implications of the emergence of quantum computing with respect to autonomous systems and AI. Every autonomous system, every application of artificial intelligence relies at its core on the collection, computation and correlation of information. Traditionally, such tasks are carried out by computers that process information in ‘bits’ which can exist in one of two states: 0 or 1. Quantum computers are fundamentally different. They utilise ‘qubits’ which can be both 0 and 1 at the same time, and this number of states doubles with each additional qubit. As a result, information can be processed much faster, significantly more information can be stored and, crucially, calculations too complex for classical computers can be undertaken. This will dramatically enhance the capacities of autonomous systems and AI. Already, car companies, pharmaceutical corporations, energy providers etc. race to harness the powers of quantum computing. Apart from more applied questions, the emergence of quantum computers, like any technology or architecture, also raises normative questions concerning the (in)deterministic nature of the universe or the ability to capture complex social processes by digital means. 

While the Quantum Law Project aims to carry out a comprehensive appraisal of the legal implications of quantum computing on autonomous systems and AI, the project focusses on three question in particular: How does quantum computing affect the practice of law? How does quantum computing affect the legal process? How does quantum computing affect metaphysical assumptions about law? The activities of the Quantum Law Project are coordinated by Valentin Jeutner, who serves as the project’s principal investigator and who is also anticipated to act as the supervisor for the presently advertised doctoral student position.

The doctoral project should develop research questions related to the relationship between law and computer science (broadly construed). The doctoral student should possess a good understanding of the foundations of computer science or should be prepared to quickly equip themselves with the technological knowledge required to undertake a rigorous legal analysis of their chosen field of study. Though the guiding question of the Quantum Law Project may serve as a point of departure, the faculty also welcomes proposals that engage with the relationship between law and computer science more broadly. Thus, possible research areas include, but are certainly not limited to:

– The automatization of legal reasoning / of legal decision-making

– The utilisation of artificially intelligent algorithms for the application or analysis of law

– The promises and pitfalls of computational law

– The legal significance of text-mining and text-as-data approaches

– The legal significance of the ability of quantum computers to overcome most conventional encryption protocols

– The legal significance of quantum phenomena like ‘superposition states’ on legal theory

– The legal significance of employing quantum computing to optimise conventional dispute settlement mechanisms due to enhanced data mining possibilities

– Any other original / innovative approach to the study of law & technology


Throughout the tenure of the doctoral position, the doctoral student will also be embedded in the national WASP-HS graduate school. The WASP-HS graduate school addresses challenges and consequences of autonomous systems and AI in society, and provides integrated training in philosophy, social science, policy research, organisational science, psychology, and other humanities and social science disciplines, together with a sound knowledge of the technical aspects of AI, software and autonomous systems.

The graduate school takes a cohort-based approach bringing together students from a wide variety of backgrounds in interdisciplinary teams to address real problems taking account of the individual, societal, and ethical implications.

The doctoral student will join a cohort of 20 interdisciplinary doctoral candidates across Sweden in 2020. The school aims to achieve an active community of researchers across Sweden through courses, joint study trips and summer- and winter seminars. Doctoral students in the WASP-HS program are expected to work together with researchers on the WASP-AI and WASP-AS programs.

Job assignments

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

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

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

Eligibility/Entry Requirements

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

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

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

(Higher Education Ordinance chapter 7 section 39)

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

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

The applicant must have obtained the degree of Master of Laws or the equivalent no later than 18 March 2020.

Basis of Assessment

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

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

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

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

The applicant’s general competence:

– quality and content of the applicant’s previous written work, such as a master’s thesis

– ability to participate actively in the faculty´s research environment

– relevant educational background and grades/grade average

– relevant work experience


The scientific quality of the project description:

– ability to describe, question and discuss the current state of research

– sufficient clarity and logical coherence in the formulation of the aim and the research questions

– stringency of legal reasoning and analysis

– adequate selection of theory and methods

– capacity for creativity and innovation in the formulation of the research questions and approaches

– clear expression and sufficient detail.

Appointment Procedure

The application should be submitted through Lund University job application portal.

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

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

The project description, enclosed in the electronic application, must not exceed 15 000 characters including spaces, footnotes, list of references etc.) (n.b. – any text that exceeds the 15 000 character limit will not be considered) and must be written in English, Swedish, Danish or Norwegian.

Please refer to the Guidelines for the project description for guidance, but please note that in this case the general framework of the doctoral project already follow from the larger research project.

For further questions, please contact Valentin Jeutner (valentine.jeutner@jur.lu.se).

The Committee on Doctoral Education will call a limited number of candidates to interviews to be held on May 12 or 13, either by personal meetings or by video conference/telephone. Notification regarding who will be called for an interview is given no later than April 23. The interview will be based on the project description and is intended to give the research committee an opportunity to gauge each applicant’s capacity for research and ability to complete the project described.

Type of employment

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

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

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

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2019-09-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/167
Contact director of studies Markus Gunneflo, +46462221043administrative director Helena Josefsson, +46462221095
Union representative SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
Last application date18.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Wednesday March 18th, 2020

Two doctoral student positions for a doctor of laws degree

Lunds universitet, Juridiska fakulteten, Juridiska institutionen

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

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

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

The Faculty of Law is offering two doctoral student positions for a Doctor of Laws Degree.

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

Job assignments

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

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

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

Eligibility/Entry Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

The applicant must have obtained the degree of Master of Laws or the equivalent no later than March 18, 2020.

Basis of Assessment

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

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

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

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

The applicant’s general competence:

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


The scientific quality of the project description:

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

Appointment Procedure

The application should be submitted through Lund University job application portal .

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

The project description, enclosed in the electronic application, must not exceed 15 000 characters (n.b. – any text that exceeds the 15 000 character limit will not be considered) including spaces, footnotes, list of references and must be written in English, Swedish, Danish, or Norwegian (see Guidelines for Project description)

The Committee on Doctoral Education will call a limited number of candidates to interviews to be held on 12 or 13 May 2020, either by personal meetings or by video conference/telephone. Notification regarding who will be called for an interview is given no later than 23 April. The interview will be based on the project description and is intended to give the research committee an opportunity to gauge each applicant’s capacity for research and ability to complete the project described.

Type of employment

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

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

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

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2019-09-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions2
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/152
Contact director of studies Markus Gunneflo, +46462221043administrative director Helena Josefsson, +46462221095
Union representative SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
Last application date18.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral student in Mathematical Optimization for Learning

Lunds universitet, LTH, Institutionen för reglerteknik

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

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

Mathematical optimization is an exciting and broad subject, covering both deep mathematics and hands-on implementation. It is a core component in many engineering fields, such as machine learning, signal processing, control, and image reconstruction. With the explosion of applications in the machine learning domain, optimization has never been more relevant.

We have an open PhD student position in the optimization group at the Department of Automatic Control, a world renown department. The department has a stimulating and international environment consisting of PhD students, postdocs and teachers coming from all corners of the world. Research and teaching are conducted in an open and progressive atmosphere with challenges and cooperation both within academia and with industry, with national and international networks. A PhD degree also gives you the perfect base for an exciting career, be it in academia or industry. Lund University and the Department of Automatic Control welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The project is financed by the Mathematics for AI branch of the Wallenberg Autonomous System Program (WASP). The project focus is on optimization algorithms for machine learning, with one focus being saddle-point problems that appear, e.g., in training of Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs). The position includes participation in the WASP national graduate school on Math for AI, and with possibilities for longer international research visits abroad.

Research subject
Automatic control

Job assignments

The PhD position lasts five years and consists of three main aspects:

  • research project, including trips to conferences, seminars etc.,
  • postgraduate courses, locally and internationally given (90 credits), and
  • teaching (at most 20%), including lab supervision and exam responsibilities. This part also involves professional development working with equality and diversity, arranging events etc.

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 largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, either in Sweden or abroad.

A person meets the specific admission requirements for Automatic contril if he or she has:
• knowledge corresponding to course FRT010 Automatic control, basic course and a second cycle specialisation of relevance to the project, or
• an MSc in engineering, math, or equivalent.

Additional requirements:
• Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
• Good language analytical ability.
• Curiousness about research and teaching.
• Creativity with good ability for cooperation and networking.
• Proactivity.
• Persistence and a methodological way of working.

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

• The results of studies at the basic and advanced levels, in particular control engineering, mathematics and closely related topics.
• The 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.

Assessment considerations include grades, certificates and references, as well as other relevant experience that demonstrates competences relevant to postgraduate studies. Assessment considerations also include that the candidates will be judged by their drive, creativity and ability to cooperate and work independently.

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% teaching and professional development). Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 §§. A doctoral student will receive a competitive monthly salary of 30 500 SEK with yearly raise.

We intend to hire 1-2 Phd students.

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 area 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.). Don’t forget to answer the qualification questions.

Those applicants who will be called for interview, will be asked to perform a small test to demonstrate basic competence.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/250
Contact Pontus Giselsson, +46462229744Anders Rantzer, +46462228778
Union representative OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date20.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral student in Structural engineering with focus on uncertainty and risk considerations for building performance modeling

Doctoral student in Structural engineering with focus on uncertainty and risk considerations for building performance modeling

Lund University, LTH, Department of Building & Environmental Technology

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

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

Subject description
Structural engineering deals with the principles and methods for the design and detailing of load-bearing structures. The objective in design is to create structures with adequate safety and serviceability under the influence of relevant loads and actions during the intended service life of the structure. The core of the subject considers the performance and design of timber, concrete, masonry and steel structures. Another important aspect is structural reliability; a systematic approach for considering risks and uncertainties in design to ensure structural components and systems perform as intended with a sufficient degree of safety against failure, damage or loss of functionality. See the general syllabus for more information:
https://www.lth.se/fileadmin/lth/lthhandboken/utbildningforskning/forskarutbildning/Kontruktionsteknik_2019-05-21_eng.pdf

Project description
The PhD project mainly includes studies of uncertainties and how they affect the reliability of results from calculations of thermal and moisture performance of bio-based climate envelopes and the effect of these results on load-bearing systems in new and existing buildings. A specific aspect of this concerns considerations of uncertainty through general risk and decision based frameworks, but also by using probabilistic methods. Upcoming requirements for climate declarations of buildings will lead to an increased use of bio-based materials. To ensure the desired performance and durability over time, this development requires a holistic view on how different risks and uncertainties affect the composition of the climate envelope and the load-bearing system. Synergies are possible with an ongoing project investigating bio-based materials in the climate envelope creating possibilities for aquiring input information for the new studies. The uncertainties in the modeling may also increase further due to future climate change, the possibility of integrating this in the modelling will also be studied.

The uncertainties in modeling will be investigated using analytical models, computer modeling / simulations, field experiments and surveys / interviews. The final goal is to develop a risk based methodology, which may include probabilistic theory, that can be linked to ordinary calculation programs. Such programs can in turn be used by property owners, contractors, architects and others to predict the risk of moisture-related problems as well as the life span of different types of bio-based materials in climate envelopes and load-bearing systems.

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

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

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

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

  • at least 90 credits in subjects of relevance to the field including at least 60 second-cycle credits and a second-cycle degree project of at least 30 credits in the field, or
  • a second-cycle degree in a relevant field. 

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

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

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

Other assessment criteria:

  • Knowledge and skills in risk and reliability assessments/methods
  • Knowledge and skills in design of timber structures
  • Knowledge and skills in moisture calculations
  • Good oral and written proficiency in Swedish. 

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

Terms of employment
Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Third cycle studies at LTH consist of full-time studies for 4 years. A doctoral studentship is a fixed-term employment of a maximum of 5 years (including max 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.).

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employmentAs soon as possible
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/4203
Contact Oskar Larsson Ivanov, Senior lecturer , oskar.larsson_ivanov@kstr.lth.se
Union representative OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date27.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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PhD student – Queer/trans studies in a global world

Lunds universitet, Genusvetenskapliga institutionen

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

The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

The Department of Gender Studies is a small and dynamic department that has expanded and developed its research profile since 1978. It has played a central role at Lund University in moving gender analysis from the margins in most disciplines to the centre of social and cultural analysis.

Gender Studies is a field where questions about power, resource distribution and inequality from a gender perspective is in focus. By developing concepts and theories, Gender Studies seek explanations for people’s actions and relationships in society that create and restore inequality based on gender.

Work description

 
The PhD programme runs full time and the student will pursue the requirements of the PhD degree and actively participate in department activities.The position as a PhD student is a four-year full time employment that may require teaching or other departmental work up to 20%, which may lengthen the overall duration of the position to maximum five years.


The Department of Gender Studies has a well-established tradition of working within the fields of Queer and Trans studies. The call is open for research applications that is both located and inspired by these two academic fields. The department welcomes research proposals that bridge the local with the national, regional and transnational. The department invites research proposals that further develop these traditions with a theorization of both the political, socio economic, institutional, spatial and cultural gender regulations and norms and forms of individual and collective resistance, transgression and subversion.

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. Special eligibility for admission to postgraduate education in Gender Studies is completed course requirements of at least 30 credits in Gender Studies at advanced level, of which at least 15 credits consist of graduate work at advanced level or equivalent knowledge acquired within or outside the country.

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.

Application process

The application must contain:

– Research plan, regarding the proposed area of research (max 5 pages excluding references).
– Personal letter, CV and diploma.
– Contact information from two references.
– Essays/other publications possibly other qualifications relevant to the employment.


Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed.

Type of employment

Temporary employment, fours years according to HF 5 kap 7§

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment20200901
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/97
ContactAnna Melin Iqbal, Personalsamordnare, +46 46 222 4148Lena Karlsson, Prefekt, +46 46 222 4233
Union representative OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date15.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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PhD student – Gender, Labour, and Livelihood in a Global World

Lunds universitet, Genusvetenskapliga institutionen

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

The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

The Department of Gender Studies is a small and dynamic department that has expanded and developed its research profile since 1978. It has played a central role at Lund University in moving gender analysis from the margins in most disciplines to the centre of social and cultural analysis.

Gender Studies is a field where questions about power, resource distribution and inequality from a gender perspective is in focus. By developing concepts and theories, Gender Studies seek explanations for people’s actions and relationships in society that create and restore inequality based on gender.

Work description

The PhD programme runs full time and the student will pursue the requirements of the PhD degree and actively participate in department activities.The position as a PhD student is a four-year full time
employment that may require teaching or other departmental work up to 20%, which may lengthen the overall duration of the position to maximum five years.

The Department of Gender Studies has a well-established research tradition in feminist political economy with special focus on gender and labour. The call is open for research applications that explore gender, intersectionality, livelihood and labour at the crossroads between the global and the local. The department welcomes research proposals that analyse continuity and transformation of different types of gendered labour and strategies for livelihood that link global and local issues and the lives of people across the globe.

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. Special eligibility for admission to postgraduate education in Gender Studies is completed course requirements of at least 30 credits in Gender Studies at advanced level, of which at least 15 credits consist of graduate work at advanced level or equivalent knowledge acquired within or outside the country. 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.

Application process

The application must contain:
– Research plan, regarding the proposed area of research (max 5 pages excluding references).
– Personal letter, CV and diploma.
– Contact information from two references.
– Essays/other publications possibly other qualifications relevant to the employment.


Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed.

Type of employment

Temporary employment, fours years according to HF 5 kap 7§

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

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment20200901
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/96
ContactAnna Melin Iqbal, Personalsamordnare, +46 46 222 4148Lena Karlsson, Prefekt, +46 46 222 4233
Union representative OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date15.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral students in Psychology

Lunds universitet, Institutionen för psykologi

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

The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

The Department of Psychology combines education with research and has in recent years been very successful in the competition for external research funds. Central research areas include occupational and organizational psychology, clinical psychology, cognition, neuropsychology, personality and social psychology and developmental psychology.

Many of our courses are developed in connection with research projects, and students are given the opportunity to gain access to current research findings from teachers who themselves are active researchers in their respective areas. Our education environment has long been highly internationalized.

The doctoral programme amounts to 240 credits, the equivalent of four years of full time studies. The programme formally ends with the doctoral candidate publicly defending her/his published doctoral thesis. The primary obligation of the holder of a limited tenure doctoral position is to successfully fulfill her/his third cycle education ending with an approved Ph.D. thesis. Regulations for limited tenure employment as a doctoral student are found in Higher Education Ordinance (chapter 5, 1-7§§). Only those persons who have been formally accepted to doctoral studies by the department can be eligible for limited tenure employment as a doctoral student. In addition to their own doctoral studies doctoral students can be required to perform departmental duties such as teaching, research and administrative work in accordance with the terms of the regulation, amounting to 20 percent of full time. Information regarding doctoral studies in psychology are available at the following site: http://www.psy.lu.se/en/study/phd-programme

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. A person meets the specific admission requirements for third-cycle studies in psychology if he or she has passed at least 30 second-cycle credits in the main field of psychology, including a second-cycle degree project worth 15 credits, or equivalent knowledge acquired 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.

Application
Please follow instructions for application at http://www.psy.lu.se/en/study/phd-programme 

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

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employment2020-09-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions2
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/4397
ContactRobert Holmberg, Head of Department, +46462228768Hannah Stén, HR-coordinator, +46462228769
Union representative OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date01.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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At least three doctoral studentships in Sociology

Lund University, The Department of Sociology

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

The Department of Sociology is home to Pedagogics, Social Anthropology and Sociology, with significant teaching commitments in all three disciplines. Research in the department span from empirical studies of contemporary social issues to critical theory, and the development of theory and methods.

Duties

The PhD programme consists of 240 credits (equivalent to four years of full-time studies) and is concluded with the public defense of a doctoral thesis. The appointed doctoral students will receive a salary from the University during four years, and their primary obligation is to complete their PhD studies. The position may involve departmental duties, mainly in the form of teaching, up to 20 per cent of full time working hours, in which case the appointment will be extended by the equivalent number of hours. The terms of employment for doctoral students are regulated in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance (HF), Chapter 5, Sections 1– 7.

The doctoral student shall be present and actively participate in the research and teaching environment at the department. The main language of the PhD programme is English. However, non-Swedish speaking students are expected to acquire basic skills in Swedish during the period of employment. There are opportunities to participate in language courses taught at the University.

The doctoral studentship will commence on 1 September 2020. The general syllabus and other information about the PhD programme in Sociology is available at: http://www.soc.lu.se/en/research/research-studies/handbook

Qualifications 

The requirements for admission to third cycle courses and study programmes (in accordance with HF, Chapter 7, Section 35) are that the applicant (1) meets the general and specific entry requirements that the higher education institution may have laid down, and (2) is considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the course or study programme (Swedish Code of Statutes 2010:1064).

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

•has been awarded a second cycle qualification,
•has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or

•has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Specific entry requirements

In addition to the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed at least 30 second cycle credits within the main field of sociology, or acquired the equivalent knowledge in Sweden or abroad.

Assessment criteria

Only applicants who are eligible for third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

Admission is primarily to be based on the applicant’s ability to benefit from the third cycle programme.

The applicants will be ranked based on an overall assessment of the quality and originality of their submitted papers and research plan, and their personal suitability. As third cycle studies in Sociology are very demanding, the applicant must be highly motivated and able to work independently under time constraints. Good collaboration and communication skills are also required, as is proficiency in both
written and spoken English.  

Interviews will be conducted with a shortlisted number of applicants during the final stages of the admission process. The applicants may be asked to provide work samples also after the application has been submitted.

Application procedure

Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Lund University application portal. The application must include:

•A cover letter in Swedish or English of max 1 000 words, which contains a brief presentation of yourself and your qualifications, as well as a brief explanation of why you are interested in third cycle studies at the Department of Sociology at Lund University.
•A CV in Swedish or English that demonstrated your qualifications for the third cycle programme in Sociology.
•Degree and grade certificates in Swedish or English.
•Degree project or projects in Swedish or English corresponding to at least 30 credits in Sociology or other discipline deemed equivalent.
•A research plan in Swedish or English. All plans must follow the instructions available here: https:// www.soc.lu.se/en/sites/soc.lu.se.en/files/template-research-plan.pdf Please note that a plan not following these formal requirements means that the application will not be assessed.
•A work sample consisting of some free reflections over a scientific article. Choose for instance one of these two classic articles: Robert K. Merton’s (1948) “The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy” (The Antioch Review 8: 2: 193-210) or Dorothy E. Smiths (1978) “’K is Mentally Ill’. The Anatomy of a Factual Account” (Sociology 12: 1: 23-53). You can also choose any other scientific article in sociology, new or old. Reflect on for instance these questions: 1) What do you see as the author’s main points? 2) How would you exemplify the reasoning in the article on your own? 3) Which strengths and weaknesses do you find in the article? The text should be maximum 1500 words and can be written in English,
Swedish, Danish or Norwegian.

Name and contact information of two personal references. •Other documentation of relevance to the position.

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

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment20200901
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions3
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/4315
Contact Anna Melin Iqbal, +46 46 222 4148David Wästerfors, +46 46 222 8203
Union representative OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date28.Feb.2020 11:59 PM CET

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