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Phd student in Physics, within the discipline Biophysics

Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Department of Physics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 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.

The Department of Physics is with a staff of about 350 scientists and educators one of the largest departments within Lund University. There are seven research divisions and a number of research centra within the department. The research activities at the department cover a broad spectrum of modern physics. www.fysik.lu.se/english.

The research at the division of Solid State Physics is focused around different aspects of semiconductor physics, ranging from materials science to quantum physics to different applications within those areas. The division also leads NanoLund, the major interdisciplinary research environment within nanoscience and nanotechnology at Lund University. Lund Nano Lab is a central key facility for fabrication of material and devices on the nanoscale. The division is also heavily involved in the undergraduate education, especially within the “Engineering Nanoscience” program.

For more than 10 years, our research within the area of one-dimensional semiconductor structures, so called nanowires, has been at the international forefront. So far, our four main areas have been: epitaxial growth of nanowires, fundamental properties studied with transport physics and optical physics, applied nanoelectronics and bio-nanoscience.

More information can b found at: www.ftf.lth.se, www.nano.lu.se, https://prinz.ftf.lth.se/

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.

Within this project, both fundamental and applied research will be conducted related to using semiconductor nanowires and hollow nanowires for interrogating single cells. The research will primarily involve super-resolution optical investigations, and will have strong links to biochemistry, physical chemistry and cell biology. The PhD-candidate is expected to work independently, in collaboration with researchers from academia, in developing methods for investigating the nanowire-cell interface and probing single cells using nanowires. Confocal fluorescence microscopy and STED microscopy will be used extensively in this Project.

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 Physics if he or she has:

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

Furthermore, the acceptance is based on the estimated ability to accomplish postgraduate studies.

Additional requirements:

Very good knowledge in spoken and written English is a requirement.

Assessment criteria
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 postgraduate studies within this area, such as a broad and thorough preparation in physics. This can be documented by appended documents.
  2. Estimated ability to work independently and the ability to formulate and solve scientific problems. This ability can be established from undergraduate research experiences, a masters thesis or in a discussion of scientific problems during a possible interview, for example.
  3. Skills in written and oral communication.
  4. Other experience relevant to postgraduate studies, such as professional experience.

Other assessment criteria:

We expect that your undergraduate studies include courses in semiconductor physics, physical chemistry, biophysics and biology. The research is to a large extent interdisciplinary and a broad competence profile and experiences from relevant areas of cell biology and nanoscience are of special value. The ability for skillful laboratory work is essential, e.g. experience with cell culture and nanofabrication. Important personal qualities, beside creativity and a curious mind, are: the ability to work both independently and in a group and experience in the scientific interaction with researchers from other disciplines and in other countries.

Terms of employment
A PhD position is an employment with the main duty to be engaged in PhD studies according to a study plan. The duration of PhD studies is 4 years full time. In addition, those appointed to a doctoral student position may be required to work with educational tasks, and research and technical/administrative duties at a level of at most 20% of full time. The position is then extended accordingly, however not longer than corresponding to 5 years of full time employment. PhD positions are subject to special regulations. These can be found in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1993:100, ch. 5, with updates). Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to a PhD position.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and must 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.). Applicants are also required to answer the job specific questions in the final step of the application process.

 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/1152
Contact
  • Christelle Prinz, +46462224796
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date 10.Jun.2018 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Sunday June 10th, 2018

Post doc in physical chemistry

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

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

2-year postdoctoral position in characterization of man-made cellulose fibers using small and wide angle X-ray scattering. 

Background

The global demand for textile fibers is strongly growing, while the world wide production of cotton appears to have reached its peak, partly because of the competition for the cultivable land. Cotton production is furthermore associated with significant environmental stress and there are strong incitements for replacing both cotton and the petroleum based polyester fibers, with a more environmentally friendly and sustainable alternative. Man-made textile fibers from wood cellulose based on a sustainable forestry show great potential to fulfill these future demands.

Tasks

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar to a project dealing with the understanding of wood based cellulose regeneration in fiber spinning. The formal placement of the position is at the Division of Physical Chemistry (http://www.physchem.lu.se), Lund University, but the project will be conducted in close collaboration with Swerea IVF (https://www.swerea.se/en/areas-of-expertise/materials-production/textiles-production/wet-spinning), and with TreeToTextiles AB. The project deals with the production of textile fibers from wood based cellulose. Your task will be to spin fibers and to characterize them using in particular small and wide angle X-ray scattering (SAXS/WAXS) and mechanical testing. The purpose is to learn how the final fiber structure depends on solution properties, coagulation medium and process parameters, and how fiber structure affects fiber quality, e.g. its mechanical properties. Knowledge that may help us design optimum conditions for fiber spinning.

For recent relevant publications from the group see e.g. [1] Asaadi, S. et al. Carbohydrate Polymers 2018, 181, 893. [2] Gubitosi, M. et. al. R. Soc. open sci. 2017, 4, 1704871. [3] Hagman, J. et al. Cellulose 2017, 23, 247. [4] Gubitosi, M. et al. Biomacromolecules 2016, 17, 2873.

You will join the Division of Physical Chemistry (http://www.physchem.lu.se), a dynamic and successful research environment focusing on soft and colloidal matter. SAXS/WAXS will be performed on our in-house pinhole instrument, but we will also make use of the CoSAXS beamline (https://www.maxiv.lu.se/accelerators-beamlines/beamlines/cosaxs/), at the MAX IV synchrotron in Lund. Parts of the work, in particular fiber spinning and mechanical testing, will be performed at Swerea IVF in Mölndal. The project is associated with the national research platform Treesearch (http://www.treesearch.se/en/home/).

Qualifications

The successful candidate must have the following qualifications:

  • PhD in the area of physical chemistry, soft matter physics or equivalent, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.
  • Ability to conduct research both independently, and as a member of a team.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to allow for presentation to specialists as well as to scientists outside the area of research. 

Additional desirable skills

  • Documented experience in characterizing soft matter using small angle scattering.
  • Documented experience in programming in Matlab, Python or a similar language. 

Application

The application should contain the following parts:

  • A CV, including date of public PhD thesis defense or equivalent, title of thesis, previous appointments, current position and academic distinctions (max. two pages).
  • A full list of publications.
  • A brief outline of current research (max. one page).
  • Names and contact information of at least 3 professional references.
  • A cover letter where you also outline why you find this project and research area interesting, and how you believe you can contribute to the project in question.

The salary is set according to the regulations at Lund University and is related to the time since PhD exam and the skills and performance in the given research area.

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.

Further information about the positions is given by Professor Ulf Olsson (ulf.olsson@fkem1.lu.se).

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, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Accordning to agreement for two years
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/1327
Contact
  • Ulf Olsson, Professor, +46 46 222 81 59, ulf.olsson@fkem1.lu.se
  • My Geborek, HR Officer, +46 46 222 95 62, mt.geborek@science.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date 07.Jun.2018 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Thursday June 7th, 2018

Doctoral student in Software Technology

Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Institutionen för datavetenskap

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 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.

We are offering one fully funded 5-year PhD position in software performance analysis to a qualified student with interest in software technology, at Lund University’s Department of Computer Science [1], with funding provided by the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Programme (WASP).  We are looking for a student with both enthusiasm for real-life software development and good theoretical foundations who wants to help lead the way towards the next generation of software tools and (domain-specific) programming languages. The workload of the position consists of 80% research and advanced studies, and 20% teaching.

What we expect:

  • Strong analytical skills Substantial experience in C++ or systems programming
  • Experience with functional or logic-based programming
  • Some background in one or more of the following: compilers, static program analysis, dynamic program analysis, domain-specific languages, software performance analysis
  • Strong interest in working on the above-mentioned topics for five years
  • The ability to work both independently and in small teams

What we offer:

  • A custom-tailored curriculum to prepare you for a career as a scientist
  • A creative, diverse, and collaborative working environment in one of the world’s most innovative and most livable areas [2, 4]
  • Integration into the WASP Graduate School [3], which offers regular opportunities (courses, workshops, international study trips) for learning more about autonomous systems and linking up with interdisciplinary teams
  • Opportunities for participating in international research conferences and for connecting with scientists and practitioners around the world

[1] http://cs.lth.se/english

[2] http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/about/work-at-lund-university

[3] http://wasp-sweden.org/graduate-school/activities/

[4] https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/student-life

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 further work duties include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

Admission requirements

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

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

A person meets the specific admission requirements for third cycle studies in Computer Science if he or she has either:

  • 150 credits in mathematics, engineering, and science, including at least 60 advanced credits in computer science and an advanced project worth 30 credits, and of relevance to computer science, or
  • An MSc in Engineering, or other advanced degree, including at least 60 credits in computer science.

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 subject description above.
  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.

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.).

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 2018-09-01
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/1478
Contact
  • Christoph Reichenbach, Senior Lecturer, e-mail: christoph.reichenbach@cs.lth.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date 12.Jun.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Tuesday June 12th, 2018

2 doctoral students in Fine Arts

Lund University, Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts, Malmö Art Academy

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts is one of eight faculties within Lund University and includes Malmö Art Academy, Malmö Academy of Music and Malmö Theatre Academy, also Inter Arts Center and Choral Centre South. The Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts offers Bachelor and Master programmes in visual art, music and drama, and various courses of different extent. The Faculty also runs third cycle (postgraduate) studies and research in the artistic field and music education.

Malmö Art Academy has about 75 students and offers programs in Visual Arts at bachelor master and doctoral level. Malmö Art Academy is a creative and stimulating learning environment with high artistic and educational goals, and a strong reputation in the art world. Malmö Art Academy has an international profile with a broad international network. We have many students and teachers from other countries than Sweden.

Admission
Admission is for four years of full-time study leading to a doctoral degree in Fine Arts. Research students are admitted in compliance with Lund University’s admission rules for third cycle studies.

Work duties
The main task for doctoral students is to dedicate themselves to their third cycle studies, which entails running their own research project and attending research studies courses. The language of both tuition and the doctoral thesis is English.

General entry requirements
The general entry requirements for admission to third cycle studies in fine art are met by candidates who:
• hold a Master’s degree
• have completed course requirements of at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits in the second cycle, or have acquired essentially equivalent knowledge in some other way, either within the country or abroad. The higher education institution may make exceptions from the general entry requirements for an individual applicant, if special circumstances apply.

Specific entry requirements
The specific entry requirements for admission to third cycle studies in fine are met by candidates who:
• hold a degree of at least 240 credits within a study programme for visual artists or equivalent, and
• have conducted artistic or curating work of an independent nature such that it enables the assessment of the applicant’s suitability for this part of the study programme.

Grounds for assessment
• The project’s artistic quality and feasibility within the set time frame (equivalent to 4 years of full-time study)
• The project’s research quality regarding research questions, relevance, originality, links and relevance to the collective field of knowledge and the quality of the method description
• The applicant’s suitability for artistic research work and their ability to benefit from research studies
• The department’s wishes for specialisation and opportunities for supervision

Instructions to applicants
A research plan presenting the applicant’s research project is to be attached to the application. The plan is to contain a project description, method description and a sketch of the implementation of the research project, including a schedule. Physical attachments are to be sent to the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts in Malmö, Att. Josefin Brumme, Box 8084, 200 41 Malmö.

Terms
Fixed-term employment for four years pursuant to Chapter 5 Section 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Malmö
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/1047
Contact
  • Principal Gertrud Sandqvist, 040 – 32 57 06
  • Director Silvana Hed, 040 – 32 57 07
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date 01.Jun.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018

Doctoral student in Information security

Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Elektro- och informationsteknik

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 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
Doctoral student in information security with focus on security for production systems and principles for protected data analytics in production systems.

The research project will be in the field of protected cloud based data analytics and protection of Denial of Service (DoS) attacks in online production systems. The research is focused on how to combine existing principles for secure communication with new protection principles based on machine learning algorithms.

Work duties
The doctoral student will examine different metadata filtering principles for authentication of data sources and users. With the help of advanced data analytics, new methods shall be developed that allow, with very high accuracy, distinguish between false and genuine data sources.  The research also includes looking into mechanisms for the protection of production units against DoS attacks with the help of new security models and machine learning based filters. The goal is to test and evaluate these new protection mechanisms under realistic conditions with the help of simulations and prototype development.

The research project is funded by an SSF project (SEC4FACTORY) and an H2020 EU project (CloudiFacturing), and a close collaboration with other project partners is expected.  The possibility of a European researcher exchange exists.

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

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

  • at least 60 second-cycle credits in subjects of relevance to electrical engineering, or
  • a MSc degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Very good computer and communication security knowledge.
  • Very good programming skills.
  • Very good machine learning knowledge.

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

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

Other assessment criteria:

  • Completed courses and/or master thesis work within computer security and/or cryptology.
  • Industrial experience.
  • Documented software development skills.

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.).

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/1310
Contact
  • Christian Gehrmann, +46 76 881 36 90
Last application date 06.Jun.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Wednesday June 6th, 2018