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Doctoral student in sociology, in the research project “Determinants of social trust among adolescents”

Lunds universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Sociologiska 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 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.

This PhD position is linked to the research Project “Determinants of social trust among adolescents”, co-funded by the Crafoord Foundation (grant number 20190862) and led by associate professor (docent) Jan Mewes. While ever more recent studies suggest that social trust, the belief that most other people, including strangers, can be trusted, is very stable during adulthood, we know surprisingly little about the factors that shape individuals’ social trust during adolescence and early adulthood. Using a broad range of already existing quantitative data longitudinal and comparative survey studies, the research project will provide valuable answers to the question as to how social capital can be sustained and promoted. Do not hesitate to contact the project’s principal investigator Jan Mewes (jan.mewes@soc.lu.se) for more information.

Duties
Within the research project “The determinants of social trust among adolescents”, the appointed PhD student is expected to analyze a range of quantitative data from time-series, longitudinal and comparative survey data.

The PhD program 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 program 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 2019 or later. The general syllabus and other information about the PhD program in Sociology is available at: http://www.soc.lu.se/en/research/research-studies/handbook

Eligibility/admission requirements
The requirements for admission to third cycle courses and study programs (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 program (Swedish Code of Statutes 2010:1064).

A person meets the general entry requirements for third cycle courses and study programs 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.

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. The applicant must also have completed a Master’s degree project of at least 15 credits in Sociology or other discipline deemed equivalent.

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 program.

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.

For this PhD position, specific weight is applied to documented experience in analyzing and interpreting quantitative data. Good working knowledge of Swedish is a merit but not necessary.
Interviews will be conducted with a shortlisted number of applicants during the final stages of the admission process.

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 2500 words, including 1) a brief presentation of yourself and your qualifications, and as well as a brief explanation of why you are interested in third cycle studies at the Department of Sociology at Lund University, 2) a presentation regarding your interest in and your skills and training in relation to the research project “Determinants of social trust among adolescents”, and 3) a short research plan in Swedish or English that describes how you plan to conduct your PhD studies within the frame of the research project. All plans must follow the instructions available here: http://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 CV in Swedish or English that demonstrated your qualifications for the third cycle program in Sociology.
• Degree and grade certificates in Swedish or English.
• Degree project (master thesis or similar) or projects in Swedish or English corresponding to at least 30 credits in Sociology or other discipline deemed equivalent.
• 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.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employmentTidigast 2019-09-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/2294
ContactJan Mewes, +46462228734David Wästerfors, +46462228203
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +4646-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +4646-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, +4646-222 93 66
Last application date05.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post doctor in Experimental Cardiovascular Research

Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper, Malmö

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

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

The position as postdoctoral fellow is placed at the Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö, within the research group Cardiovascular Research – immunity and atherosclerosis. It is a full-time position and for two years.

Job description

The highly translational research ongoing at the Experimental Cardiovascular Research Unit, Clinical Research Center in Malmö, is focused on investigating immunological processes involved in cardiovascular disease. By using animal models and large human material repositories, we aim to develop novel therapeutic targets for translation into clinical practice. Particular attention is awarded to mechanisms of atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, heart failure and stroke.

The position relates to a project that investigates mechanisms of inflammation, fibrosis and remodeling in a mouse model of myocardial infarction and heart failure. The model will be used to further develop a promising immunomodulatory treatment for improvement of post-ischemic myocardial function, which has been developed in our group. Both in-vivo and in-vitro experiments will be performed to define the underlying mechanisms and to further improve the treatment towards a possible therapy for myocardial infarction patients. The project offers a great opportunity to be involved in a fast-advancing field with high potential for future clinical applicability.  

The successful applicant will work in direct collaboration with Dr. Alexandru Schiopu, the principal investigator leading the project, and with other members of the group. He/she is expected to independently design and perform experiments, supervise junior members of the team, run statistical analyses, interpret the data and present the results through publications and at international meetings. The project also offers the opportunity to travel for short periods of time to our collaborators in Europe and USA.

Qualifications

The candidate should have a PhD degree obtained no earlier than 3 years before the application deadline (this period can be extended in case of sabbatical periods, such as parenting leave). Good knowledge of mouse work and immunology, including flow cytometry analyses, and good English language skills (speaking and writing) are required. Other desirable techniques include microsurgery, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, ELISA, RT-PCR, protein analysis, single cell analysis, in-vitro techniques. Previous experience with mouse models of myocardial infarction and cardiovascular disease, as well as statistical software (such as SPSS) are considered to be a merit.

The application should include:

1. Complete CV including names and contact information of two references.

2. Copy of the PhD degree diploma

3. Complete publication list

4. A description of the applicant’s research experience, previous and current employment and responsibilities, experience of running independent projects, supervising experience, theoretical and technical knowledge, in view of the above-stated requirements (2 pages maximum).

5. Letter of intent describing the applicant’s research interests and future career plans (1 page maximum).

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.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs soon as possible
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityMalmö
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/1997
Contact Alexandru Schiopu, alexandru.schiopu@med.lu.se
Union representative OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Published28.May.2019
Last application date05.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral student in Architecture with focus on Sustainable Living Environments

Lund University, Department of Architecture and Built Environment

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.

Agenda 2030 is the framework for sustainable development that the world’s nations have signed to end extreme poverty, reduce inequalities, solve the climate crisis, promote peace and equity and much more. In order to achieve the goals, research has several important roles: to identify challenges and conflicting objectives, contribute new solutions, generate dialogue and learning between different societal stakeholders and critically analyse the goals. Lund University aspires to be a part of the solution and has therefore started a graduate school focusing on societal challenges, sustainability issues and Agenda 2030. We now welcome to the graduate school applicants from various disciplinary backgrounds who want to take an active role in Agenda 2030 research. The graduate school offers a unique opportunity to gain interdisciplinary perspectives on global challenges and contribute to current research while deepening your subject knowledge.

The graduate school will have at least 12 doctoral students from all faculties. You will be associated with a specific research studies programme, and simultaneously take part in the interdisciplinary research studies courses as well as other activities arranged by the graduate school, such as seminars, conferences, study trips and collaboration with various societal stakeholders.

More information about the graduate school is available here: https://www.sustainability.lu.se/agenda-2030-graduate-school

Lund University hereby invites applications for a Doctoral (PhD) student position at the Graduate School Agenda 2030, with placement at the Department of Architecture and Built Environment, LTH. The Department’s research topics with relevance for Agenda 2030 concern, for example, life in public spaces; spaces for rituals and cultural expressions; sustainable storm water management; the territories of consumption; digital design methods; reuse of buildings and environments; outdoor lighting and other environmental factors that support physically active transportation; human experience of biodiversity and cultural ecosystem services; solar energy production in urban environments; daylight in urban densification; user influence in post-disaster reconstruction; housing community for integration; urban design and microclimate etc.

Subject description
One of the Agenda 2030 goals is Sustainable cities and communities. Due to the current pace of urbanization, the majority of the world’s population come of age, work and live in cities, which means that urban areas are becoming ubiquitous arenas for everyday life. Global dilemmas in terms of population growth and urbanization, climate change and its effects, social injustice, and segregation are tangible examples of complex issues that are most evident in densely populated areas.

The design of the physical environment is key to the generative aspects of sustainable urban development. Strategies and policies at different levels emphasize the importance of carefully designed spaces for urban life and work. Environmental factors encompasses a crucial role in people’s well-being. Additionally, the design of environments in urban as well as rural contexts is crucial for ecologically sustainable development, biodiversity, and adaptation to climate change.

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

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 Architecture if he or she has:

  • at least 120 credits in subjects of relevance to the field and sufficient proficiency in Swedish or English to be able to complete the programme.  

Other requirements:

  • Master’s degree in architecture, landscape architecture or urban planning, or similar field completed nationally or internationally.
  • Very good knowledge in English, in speech and writing. Good knowledge in Swedish, in speech and writing.

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 qualifications:

  • The assessment will particularly consider educational and / or professional experiences with relevance to the area of sustainable living environments.
  • International experiences are meritorious.

Consideration will also be given to good co-operation ability, commitment and autonomy as well as how the applicant, through his / her experience and competence, is judged to have the ability needed to cope with Doctoral studies.

Terms of employment
The successful candidate will be employed as a Doctoral student. The doctoral program is four years of full-time study. In the case of teaching and other institutional duties, the length of the position will be extended correspondingly, however no longer than 5 years (ie max. 20%). The provisions regarding employment as a Doctoral student are available at the Higher Education Ordinance (1993: 100), Chapter 5 1-7 §§.

Instructions for application
The application should be written in English language. The application must contain an introductory letter that motivates your interest in the position, and a project description with a tentative research question and a plan describing your intended doctoral project. Describe how your project links to Agenda 2030 and sustainable living environments and how it matches your interests and educational background. We welcome project ideas with a strong connotation to practice and / or to interdisciplinary approaches, preferably with relation to one or more of the Department’s research directions. The application must also include a CV, diploma or the equivalent, as well as other information that you wish to put forth (certificates, name of references with contact information, letter of recommendation, etc.). Applicants are requested to also reply to the questions that constitute the first step in the application procedure.

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.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employmentAs soon an possible
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/2055
Contact Catharina Sternudd, +46462221535
Last application date09.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral student in Industrial Automation – Electric Power Systems

Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering

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.

The position is with the division of Industrial Electrical Engineering and Automation (IEA). IEA research has the thematic areas Electric power systems, Electric drive systems and Water systems, while IEA teaching is in Electric power engineering and Automation. All research aims at a sustainable society in line with EU climate targets and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In practice scientific methods for modeling, analysis and control are applied to systems of industrially relevant complexity and validation uses laboratory measurements and real-life data. The research in electric power systems integrates power system automation, power systems analysis, wind power systems, electrical machines and power electronics.

The thesis project of the doctoral student will be an integral part of the EU-ERANET project ANM4L (Active Network Management for All). Active network management (ANM) is an important part of Smart Grid technology and ANM4L aims at demonstrating how innovative ANM solutions can increase the integration of renewable energy sources (RES) in electricity distribution networks beyond today’s limits. The solutions will consider management of active and reactive power to avoid overload, maintain acceptable voltages, minimize the need of RES curtailment, and enable further RES uptake. In the ANM4L project, IEA at LTH is a partner together with Swedish and European academic and industrial partners. The focus of the doctoral student is the control algorithms for the active and reactive power management – to develop the algorithms and to integrate them in short-term and long-term planning.

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

Admission requirements
To meet the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes the applicant must:

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

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

  • at least 30 second-cycle credits of relevance to the field of study

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Assessment criteria
Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the applicant’s potential to successfully complete 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:

  • Experience from electric power systems planning, optimization or control.
  • Experience with modelling and programming in simulation software.
  • Experience with experimental work in electric power engineering.
  • Experience with scientific writing and with being single author.
  • Oral and written proficiency in Swedish.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through 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.).

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.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2019-12-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100 %
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/2117
Contact Olof Samuelsson, +46462227504
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.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Thursday August 15th, 2019

Doctoral student in Electrical Engineering

Lund University, 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 7 600 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.

Area description
The research area is 5G technologies, in particular 5G fronthauling and 5G applications. The group has close collaboration with the Swedish telecommunication industry. The group researches both fixed and wireless broadband systems with projects both in the development of new systems, like 5G, and maintenance of systems, like optical networks.

Work duties
The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties will also include teaching and other departmental duties up to 20%.

Part of the work will be done in European collaborative projects. Frequent traveling between the offices in Lund and Stockholm, as well as international travel, is an expected part of the position.

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 credits were awarded in the second cycle in areas relevant for the position, or
  • a MSc in Engineering in biomedical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, engineering mathematics, nanoengineering, engineering physics or information and communication engineering.

 Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • The applicant must be able to carry out the journeys required by the work.

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:

  • Experience of software development is a merit for this position. 

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 §§.

The placement of the position is in Stockholm.

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.).

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.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2019-10-01 or according to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/2062
Contact Per Ödling, +46462224941
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.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post-doctoral position in Behavioural Insights for Low-carbon and Resource Efficient Economies

Lund University, Universitetets särskilda verksamheter, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE)

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 International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) is an international and interdisciplinary centre of excellence at Lund University. We advance knowledge on how to catalyse the transition to low-carbon and resource efficient economies across different levels of governance and management. We conduct research across the themes of international and national policy intervention, urban governance and experimentation, business management and practice, and consumption governance.

Subject description

The post-doctoral candidate will work in the area of behavioural economics as applied to low-carbon and resource efficient economies. The post-doctoral candidate will contribute to the development of knowledge, experiments and policy analysis addressing consumer decision-making processes and the effects of contextual factors in sharing economy initiatives, energy use and climate mitigation action.

Work duties

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

The main work duties involve:

  • Conducting research and publishing within the subject area
  • Developing pre-analysis plans and carrying out experiments
  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies
  • Supervising and managing research projects and master theses
  • Disseminating research otucomes and actively seeking external research funding
  • Collaborating with industry and wider society
  • Performing administration work related to duties listed above

Qualification requirements

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

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Relevant knowledge and research background in economics, behavioural economics, psychology, cognitive science and/or social sciences analysing consumer decision-making processes and decision contexts
  • Documented knowledge and experience with experiments (lab, field, choice and/or natural)
  • Proven knowledge in econometrics and statistical analysis, including specialised software (e.g. SPSS, SAS, Stata)

Assessment criteria and other qualifications

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

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

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

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

Additional assessment criteria:

  • Familiarity with behavioural insights and public policy as applied to low-carbon and resource efficient economies
  • Capacity to publish in high-ranking scientific journals
  • Swedish language skills. Not a requirement, but can be an advantage
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary, inclusive and international research group.
  • Experience with online data collection platforms
  • Proven teaching and pedagogical skills, including supervision of Master students
  • Ability to engage with industry and society at large
  • Excellent analytical skills and capacity to understand and assimilate different research perspectives
  • Experience in organising conferences and workshops
  • Competence in policy analysis

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

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

Instructions on how to apply

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

http://www.lth.se/english/working-at-lth/to-apply-for-academic-positions-at-lth/

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.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/1795
ContactPer Mickwitz, 046-2220000
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date23.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Friday August 23rd, 2019

Postdoctoral researchers (at least three) for the study of Civil society elites

Faculty of Social Sciences, Lund University, Sweden

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 in both Lund and Helsingborg. The program engages researchers from the Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology and School of Social Work.

Research program civil society elites

The positions are associated with the research program Civil Society Elites? Comparing elite composition, reproduction, integration and contestation in European civil societies. Professor Håkan Johansson acts as the PI of the program and it brings together scholars from political sciences, sociology and social work with a common interest in civil society and elite studies. The program aims to bridge elite and civil society studies in order to develop the first systematic and cross-country comparative analysis of civil society elites. It is a six-year program funded by the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (www.rj.se), starting in 2018, and will last until end of 2023.

The program is divided into four thematic studies: 1) Composition of civil society elites (what are the qualities, values and networks associated with civil society elites); 2) Reproduction of civil society elites (how and to what extent are civil society elites reproduced); 3) Integration of civil society elites (to what extent and how do elite groups in civil society interact, or even integrate, with other elite groups) and 4) Contestation of civil society elites (by whom and on what grounds are civil society elites challenged and power contested).

Each involves comparison of four European countries (Sweden, Italy, Poland and the UK) as well as the EU level. The program draws on elite theories, capital and field theories, social movement theories and social network theories and combines quantitative and qualitative methods to examine what mechanisms and processes that lead to elite consolidation or contestation. For further information on design, visit our webpage, www.civilsocietyelites.lu.se.

Research tasks

Each post-doctoral researcher is expected to carry out research that is related to the programs four thematic studies and to contribute to the fulfillment of the research questions addressed.

You will have the opportunity to develop your individual research project, but expected to participate in joint data collection and collaborate with researchers within the program.

Teaching, supervision and other teaching-related tasks are required within the scope of the position, but up to no more than 20 per cent of working hours.

Your daily activities will predominantly be at the workplace in Lund.

Formal requirements

Eligibility for employment as a postdoctoral researcher is restricted to applicants with a PhD degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. sociology, anthropology, political science or social work, or others with relevance for the program).

Applicants must have completed their PhD within three years prior to the application deadline. The three years limit can be extended in cases of parental leave, sickness leave or similar circumstance occurring after the PhD defense. Evidence of such circumstances must be submitted with the application. Applicants who have yet to complete their PhDs are welcome to apply but should demonstrate that they in short will receive their degree.

The most important qualification for the positions is the capacity to contribute to the research program’s overall goals. Research skills and academic potential will therefore be the main selection criteria, i.e. a) ability to develop and conduct research of high quality, b) proven analytical skills, c) record of international publishing, and d) research experience related to the themes of the program.

The program includes a wide range of methods, but we particularly invite scholars with skills into ethnographic studies, social network and social media analyses.

Proficiency in spoken and written English is a requirement. Considering that studies will be conducted in Italy and Poland, language skills in any of these two will be a requirement for at least one of the positions.

Appointment Procedure

In order to assess the applicant’s qualifications, the applicant is to write a research plan (4-6 pages) for the research they intend to carry out within the position. The research plan should include a description of the post doc project’s purpose and aim, expected theory and use of methods, as well as how the planned project links to the program’s thematic studies and research questions.

Your application should include the following: a) CV, including full list of publications, b) personal letter (where you explain why you would like to work with the topics related to the program), c) research plan (see above), d) two letters of recommendation, and e) writing samples (two article-length writing samples). Include web-link to PhD thesis in your list of publications.

Applications that do not contain full information or missing documents will not be included in the review process.

The Lund University job application portal should be used when applying.

The posts are for two-years and starts January 2020, or after agreement.

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.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions3
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/2234
ContactHåkan Johansson, Professor, +46708494867, Hakan.Johansson@soch.lu.seStaffan Blomberg, Head of Department, +46462223162, Staffan.Blomberg@soch.lu.se
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date18.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post-doctoral position in Computer Science

Faculty of Engineering, LTH, The Department of Computer 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.

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
Post-doctoral position in Parallel and Stream Processing: Compilers, Tools, and Programming Languages. The subject area includes programming languages and tools and methodologies for implementing concurrent programs processing primarily streaming data on parallel computing platforms, including multicores, processor arrays, programmable logic devices, and systems composed of combinations of these, as well as distributed systems.

In addition to implementation tools this also includes tools for analyzing, profiling, debugging and refactoring such programs, work on relevant applications and libraries, and development methodologies.

These are applied to developing solutions in areas such as machine learning, Internet-of-Things, video coding and processing, signal and media processing, cryptography, embedded systems.

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

Research in the subject area includes conceptualization of research efforts, implementation, publishing of results, and technical supervision of graduate and Master’s students working in related projects. In addition, the post-doctoral researcher is expected to pursue external funding opportunities, to collaborate with industry and external academic researchers, and to work in the administration related to all these work duties.

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

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Record of publications in related subject areas.
  • Excellent programming skills.
  • Demonstrated record of excellent software development skills. Our primary development language is Java, target languages include C/C++, Java, and Verilog/VHDL.
  • Experience with highly parallel processing platforms (processor arrays, GPUs) and with FPGAs is a plus.

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

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

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

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

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

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:

http://www.lth.se/english/working-at-lth/to-apply-for-academic-positions-at-lth/

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.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs soon as possible
SalaryMonthly
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/1374
ContactJörn Janneck, +46 46 222 80 33
Last application date15.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral Student position in Environmental Science with focus on land use for a sustainable future, within the Agenda 2030 graduate school

Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Lunds universitet

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 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.

The Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, CEC (http://www.cec.lu.se) conducts research, education and communication on environmental science and climate research at Lund University.

The position is a four-year PhD project in Environmental Science located within an attractive interdisciplinary research environment at the Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC), at Lund University. Today, CEC has around twenty graduate students with opportunities for collaboration with research groups across Europe.

About the Agenda 2030 Graduate School

Agenda 2030 is the framework for sustainable development that the world’s nations have signed to end extreme poverty, reduce inequalities, solve the climate crisis, promote peace and equity and much more. In order to achieve the goals, research has several important roles: to identify challenges and conflicting objectives, contribute to new solutions, generate dialogue and learning between different societal stakeholders and critically analyse the goals. Lund University aspires to be a part of the solution and has therefore started a graduate school focusing on societal challenges, sustainability issues and Agenda 2030. We now welcome to the graduate school applicants from various disciplinary backgrounds who want to take an active role in Agenda 2030 research. The graduate school offers a unique opportunity to gain interdisciplinary perspectives on global challenges and contribute to current research while deepening your subject knowledge.

The graduate school will have at least 12 doctoral students from all faculties. You will be associated with a specific research education programme, and simultaneously take part in the university-wide interdisciplinary research education courses, developed on the basis of the issues defined by the global goals. The courses provide great potential to develop new forms of collaboration and work for change across disciplinary boundaries. Besides the research education courses, you will participate in several activities linked to the graduate school in order to take an active part in the global sustainability agenda and to advance the research front on issues concerning Agenda 2030, for example through seminars, conferences, study trips and collaboration with various societal stakeholders.

Read more about the graduate school here: https://www.sustainability.lu.se/agenda-2030-graduate-school

Entry requirements and eligibility

We are looking for a highly motivated person with an interest in performing research on land use for a sustainable future, including water and urban issues. You are expected to have good collaborative abilities as well as abilities to develop and run projects independently.

The position requires:

  • That you have been awarded a second-cycle natural sciences degree.
  • That you have excellent skills in oral and written English communication.

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
  • That you have completed an independent project of at least 30 credits (e.g. degree project) in a relevant field, or have fulfilled an equivalent study programme.

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.

A common requirement for all applicants is to present a research idea with a clear connection to Agenda 2030. All project ideas are welcome, but applicants should take Agenda 2030’s holistic approach as a starting point rather than focusing on individual sustainability goals.

Basis of assessment

Applicant´s general competence:

  • Quality and content of the applicant’s previous written work, such as a master’s thesis
  • Relevant educational background
  • Relevant work experience

Scientific quality of the project idea:

  • Ability to describe, question and discuss the suggested research area
  • Capacity for creativity and innovation in the formulation of the research questions
  • Clear expression and sufficient detail

Appointment procedure

Applications must be submitted through the Lund University job application portal and include a curriculum vitae, grade transcripts, a master thesis or similar degree projects, one or two references and other documents that you wish to submit.

Enclosed in the electronic application, you present the research area in which you would like to work in the form of a Letter of Intent describing your motivation to conduct research studies within the framework of the announced position. How can you, through research education in Environmental science and the graduate school, contribute to innovative thinking and boundary-crossing research linked to sustainable land use and Agenda 2030? How can your experience and skills contribute to the suggested research area? The Letter of Intent must not exceed 7000 characters including spaces, footnotes and list of references, and must be written in English.

A limited number of candidates will be called to interviews to be held in autumn 2019, either by personal meetings or by video conference.

A selected top candidate will be invited to Centre for environmental and climate research to meet relevant supervisor groups and discuss potential projects. As a result of these discussions, one project will be selected for further development by the student-supervisor group.

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.

Type of
employ
ment
Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employmentASAP during the autumn semester
SalaryMonthly salary
Number
of positions
1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Ref.
number
PA2019/1859
ContactAnna Ekberg, 070-399 70 78Natascha Kljun, 046-222 47 31
Union repOFR/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
date
18.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Sunday August 18th, 2019