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Doctoral student in general linguistics

Lund University, The Faculties of Humanities and Theology,

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

The Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology have eight departments and carries out large and varied work within research and education with the purpose to understand people as cultural and social beings. The faculties have some 700 employees and around 4000 students.

The Centre for Languages and Literature at Lund University (SOL) is Sweden’s largest university department for languages, linguistics, literature and area studies. SOL provides a wide range of freestanding courses complemented with an increasing number of first and second cycle degree programmes. Housing 33 subjects and roughly the same number of PhD programmes, SOL is a solid foundation for broad and deep education and research, characterised by national and international visibility. SOL is managed by a board chaired by the Head of Department. The management also includes two assistant heads of department with special areas of responsibility. More than 250 people are employed and around 3 000 students, including around 100 PhD students, conduct their studies at SOL.

The position is placed within the project Based on a true story? How to differentiate between invented and self-experienced narratives through comparing linguistic processes in speaking and writing, which is financed by Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation. The part of the project that is relevant for the doctoral position aims at investigating linguistic processes in language production in speaking and writing, and to compare these. Particularly, the project’s purpose is to describe and compare the differences in language production between intended and self-experienced narratives.

Work assignments

Doctoral education. Departmental work can be assigned.

Within the project, the narratives are collected by means of keystroke logging, eye-tracking and audio recordings, and the participants will be speaking Swedish.

Admission requirements

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

In addition, documented knowledge of a Scandinavian language is required.

Meriting for the position is a psycholinguistic background, especially concerning aspects of collecting and analyzing language production.

Assessment basis

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

The application must include:

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

– first- and second-cycle theses/degree projects

– a list of other relevant administrative and educational qualifications

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

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

– project proposal (1500 words max. excluding references)

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

Type of employment

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

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 employment2021-01-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/2933
ContactVictoria Johansson, manager of doctoral studies, https://www.ht.lu.se/en/contacts/staff/Kristina Arnrup Thorsbro, faculty officer, https://www.ht.lu.se/en/contacts/staff/
Union representativeSACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
Last application date15.Oct.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Thursday October 15th, 2020

Doctoral student in neurolinguistics

Lund University, The Faculties of Humanities and Theology,

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

The Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology have eight departments and carries out large and varied work within research and education with the purpose to understand people as cultural and social beings. The faculties have some 700 employees and around 4000 students.

The Centre for Languages and Literature at Lund University (SOL) is Sweden’s largest university department for languages, linguistics, literature and area studies. SOL provides a wide range of freestanding courses complemented with an increasing number of first and second cycle degree programmes. Housing 33 subjects and roughly the same number of PhD programmes, SOL is a solid foundation for broad and deep education and research, characterised by national and international visibility. SOL is managed by a board chaired by the Head of Department. The management also includes two assistant heads of department with special areas of responsibility. More than 250 people are employed and around 3 000 students, including around 100 PhD students, conduct their studies at SOL.

The doctoral position is included within the project A double complexity gradient theory for speech processing in the brain, financed by the Swedish Research Council. More information about the project can be found at https://portal.research.lu.se/portal/sv/projects/a-dual-complexity-gradient-theory-of-speech-processing-in-the-brain(1d7fa88a-5788-47c6-b247-93dfe2abf9f7).html

The part of the project that is relevant for the doctoral position will investigate how brain structure and function are related to the interface between phonological and syntactic processing.

Work assignments

Doctoral education. Departmental work can be assigned.

Admission requirements

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

Documented knowledge of theoretical syntax and phonology is required.

Experience with neurolinguistic method, programming and/or artificial languages is meriting.

Assessment basis

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

The application must include:

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

– first- and second-cycle theses/degree projects

– a list of other relevant administrative and educational qualifications

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

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

– project proposal (1500 words max. excluding references)

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

Type of employment

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

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 employment2021-01-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/2934
ContactMikael Roll, manager of doctoral studies, https://www.ht.lu.se/en/contacts/staff/Kristina Arnrup Thorsbro, faculty officer, https://www.ht.lu.se/en/contacts/staff/
Union representativeSACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
Last application date15.Oct.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Thursday October 15th, 2020

Post-doctoral position in cloud-native feedback control systems for Industry 4.0

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 more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

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
Feedback control systems play a key role in realizing the hyper-reactive, highly integrated, autonomous production environments envisioned for Industry 4.0. Here, Industrial Internet-of-things (IIoT) enable plants and time-sensitive processes to contribute to and take part of larger site-wide networked systems. Our research indicates that cloud-native industrial control systems can be designed without compromising robustness and resiliency. Our main idea is to take advantage of the cloud, rather than adapting the clouds to the control systems.

The aim of this postdoc project is to take the next step, and solve the general problems of highly time-sensitive and mission-critical feedback control systems in the clouds. The project will be adapted to the background and expertize of the Postdoc. The Postdoc will work in a cross-disciplinary research environment that includes researchers and expertise in both Networking and Automatic Control. Our research is both theoretical and applied, and in close collaboration with industry partners. Research results will be validated in our testbed for control over the cloud, which means that the position requires very good proficiency in software development and cloud integration.

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.

Detailed description of the work duties, such as:

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

Qualification requirements
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the 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.
  • Very good profiency in software development and cloud integration.
  • Very good profiency in one or more of the following areas: networking, distributed systems, control theory, real-time systems, and mathematical modelling.

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 in the research projects relevant for the position.
  • 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:

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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 numberPA2020/2957
ContactMaria Kihl, maria.kihl@eit.lth.se, +46 46 222 90 10
Last application date18.Oct.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Sunday October 18th, 2020

Post doctoral fellow in Investigating electronic responses using ARPES and RIXS

Lund University, fFaculty of Science,Department of Physics

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

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 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.
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Subject description
This is a joint postdoctoral position between the Division of Synchrotron Radiation Research and the Bloch and Veritas beamlines at MAX-IV.  The beamlines Bloch and Veritas at the MAX-IV synchrotron are designed for ARPES (angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy) and RIXS (resonant inelastic X-ray scattering) respectively. 

The Bloch beamline consists of two branchlines, and is dedicated to high resolution photoelectron spectroscopy, encompassing angle-resolved (ARPES), spin-resolved (spin-ARPES) and shallow core-level spectroscopy.  It is located on the 1.5 GeV storage ring, and it employs an elliptically polarising undulator as a photon source.

Branchline 1 has an endstation dedicated to high-performance ARPES experiments, ideal for mapping energy dispersions and Fermi surfaces.  The endstation consists of six ultra high vacuum chambers connected by a radial-distribution chamber.  Besides the main analysis chamber, there are two flexible and well-equipped preparation chambers (dedicated to high- and low-vapour pressure evaporation sources), a scanning tunnelling microscope, a sample storage chamber and a fast-entry load-lock.  The analysis chamber is equipped with a fully motorized six-axis manipulator capable of cooling samples to below 20 K, paired with a high performance deflector based DA30 hemispherical analyser from ScientaOmicron.  Deflection mode measurements enable Fermi surface mapping without needing to rotate the sample, advantageous for very small or inhomogeneous samples, and also for maintaining a fixed polarization geometry.  Branchline 2 is currently in the commissioning phase, and will focus on spin-resolved ARPES and a few flexible sample environment applications.

Veritas is a soft X-ray resonant inelastic X0ray scattering beamline.  The spectrometer is designed to cover an energy range from 275 – 1500 eV, which includes the carbon, nitrogen and oxygen K-edges and the transition metal L-edgges.  To achieve high energy resolution, the spectrometer is about 10 m long, and to achieve high momentum transfer resolution it can rotate 120 degrees in the horizontal plane.

The scientific focus of this postdoctoral position is on correlated electron systems, ideally those where ARPES and/or RIXS may be helpful techniques.  The project will initially start by considering perovskite materials, but the successful candidate will also be able to develop their own scientific interests within the broader field of correlated electron systems.  The candidate will be able to access the resources of the Division of Synchrotron Radiation Research; of particular interest here will be the sample growth and characterization capabilities of the Magnetism and Superconductivity group within the Division. Perovskites form a rich playground for the study of electronic effects, with control afforded by careful choice of component ions and site doping.  There is often a metal-insulator transition, associated with strong changes in electronic transport, and typically a strong interplay between the spin, lattice, orbital and charge degrees of freedom.  Using these two techniques, there is the possibility of fully exploring both sides of the metal-insulator transition. For example, the electronic structure in the metallic state may be carefully studied by ARPES, where the quasiparticle excitations can be explored.  In the insulating state, momentum-resolved RIXS makes it possible to explore the elementary excitations associated with the underlying order parameters.

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

This is a joint postdoctoral position between the Division of Synchrotron Radiation Research and the Bloch and Veritas beamlines at MAX-IV.  You will be employed by the Division of Synchrotron Radiation Research, and be based primarily at MAX-IV.  The work involved will be split equally between scientific research and work on the operation and development of the Bloch and Veritas beamlines.

The scientific research will initially focus on the perovskite materials discussed above.  Over the course of the post-doctoral position, you will be encouraged and helped to build and develop your own scientific programme.  You will also have opportunities to assist in supervision of degree projects and doctoral students.

The successful candidate will be deeply involved in the operation and development of the Bloch and Veritas beamlines.  This will involve participation in the daily operation of the beamlines, including taking a share of user support, and assisting with commissioning and maintenance task.  The exact split between Bloch and Veritas will be determined in discussion with the candidate, and may vary as the project develops.  The primary technical development to be pursued will involve development of spin-resolved ARPES.

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.

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:

Experience with angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy and/or momentum-resolved inelastic spectroscopy techniques. Experience in synchrotron radiation based experimental techniques. Experience with research into correlated electron physics. Experience with ultra-high vacuum instrumentation.

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 and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

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

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 soon as possible
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/2700
ContactElizabeth Blackburn, professor, +46 46 222 7152Magdalena Brossing, HR coordinator, +46 46 222 95 62
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date28.Sep.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral Student in Medical Radiation Physics with focus on nuclear medicine physics

Lund University, Div of Medical Radiation 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 more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

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.

Medical radiation physics is a subject where physics and various radiation applications meet biology and medicine. The Department of Medical Radiation Physics at Lund University is located in the Skåne University Hospital area in Lund, and the department is responsible for the Medical Physics Programme and also conducts research and postgraduate education. Medical physicists, employed at Skåne University Hospital, are in many cases tied to the Department of Medical Radiation Physics.

Description
Treatments with radiopharmaceuticals, so called radionuclide therapy (RNT), are a growing part of clinical nuclear medicine. However, the understanding of the underlying mechanisms of the treatments is incomplete and there are significant possibilities to optimise the treatments both at the group level and for the individual patient. A prerequisite for such optimisation is reliable measurement methods for activity and absorbed dose to tumours and organs-at-risk. In addition to gamma-camera images, CT images are an important component of the measurement process and are used for various types of corrections within the quantitative tomographic reconstruction and the calculation of the absorbed dose.

The Nuclear Medicine physics research group at the Department of Medical Radiation Physics works among other topics with the developing image-based methods for determination of the absorbed doses to organs and tumours in RNT. The measurement process is relatively complex and includes, for example, calibration of camera systems, collection of projection data, reconstruction of quantitative tomographic images and subsequent calculation of the radiation transport and energy deposition.

Through the advertised position, the group wants to increase its understanding of the uncertainty of estimated absorbed doses and the limitations of different measurement methods. The idea is that this should be done through a combination of phantom design with 3D printers, experimental measurements and Monte Carlo simulations and take place within the framework of the cooperation the group has with the operations at Skåne University Hospital.

Job description
The main task is to pursue the applicant’s own doctoral studies, which includes participation in research projects as well as attending postgraduate courses. The duties also include participation in teaching and supervision at the medical physics program and other work at the department (maximally equivalent to 20 % of full-time employment). The research task will mainly focus on: A) Design of phantom with different densities using 3D printers, B) Evaluation of methods for determining activity, activity concentration and absorbed dose with clinical imaging systems, and C) development of methods to investigate and characterize heterogeneties in the distribution of activity and absorbed dose in tumours from SPECT and PET images.

The project is within the sub-topic of nuclear medicine and the work is located to Department of Medical Radiation Physics in Lund. The experimental part of the project will primarily be performed using the SPECT and PET systems installed at Skåne University Hospital.

Requirements
Basic requirements for admittance to doctoral education is to have completed a degree at advanced level, fulfilled course requirements of at least 240 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits at advanced level, or in any other way within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.
Special requirements for admittance to  postgraduate studies in medical radiation physics is a degree in medical radiation physics (or equivalent foreign degree) or another degree for basic qualifications (240 ECTS credits) with courses of at least 60 ECTS credits that have direct relevance for the  postgraduate education and completed a  thesis of at least 30 ECTS credits.

Requirements for the announced position is that the applicant has:

  • Basic and specific eligibility for doctoral studies in medical radiation physics,
  • Basic knowledge of therapeutic nuclear medicine, nuclear medicine imaging systems and internal dosimetry,
  • Documented skills in experimental work in nuclear medicine, including work with unsealed radioactive sources.

It is a merit if the applicant has:

  • Conducted a master project focused on nuclear medicine physics,
  • Good knowledge of activity quantification with clinical imaging systems,
  • Basic skills in programming and computer-based data management,
  • Good knowledge of English, both in speech and in writing,
  • Certification as a medical physicist, as a large part of the research project will be conducted using clinical equipment in a hospital environment.

Great emphasis is placed on good teamwork skills and the ability to assimilate the education.

Eligibility
Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

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

Application
The application is made online. The application shall include a CV, a copy of the applicant’s master thesis (or equivalent) and copies of the certificates and documents which the applicant wishes to invoke. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

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 employmentAccording to terms of agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/2661
ContactMichael Ljungberg, division supervisor, +46 46 173565Katarina Sjögreen-Gleisner, Senior lecturer, +46 46 173133Magdalena Brossing, HR coordinator, +46 46 222 95 62
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date01.Oct.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral student position in legal science, specialising in health 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 more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

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 the subject area of legal science with a specialisation in health law. The present position is partly funded by the Swedish Research Council and is part of a larger interdisciplinary research programme “The artificially intelligent use of registers (AIR Lund)”.

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, i.e. methods based on training computer programs to succeed at a particular task, have received a lot of attention within research in recent years but also in wider society. Analytical methods that are based on self-learning computer programs have proven to be useful in a range of different areas of medicine, for example, to learn how to recognise complicated disease patterns, to interpret x-ray images and to carry out risk assessments of different kinds. The research programme AIR Lund includes a critical evaluation of the benefits and risks linked to the use of self-learning computer programs in healthcare in situations where these are used together with comprehensive data from health and population registers. Specifically, the research team is working with self-learning computer programs and register processing with the aim to prevent, discover and predict the healthcare needs of people with cardiovascular disease. In the interdisciplinary research environment, researchers are working in clinical medicine, epidemiology, computer science, technology and social change, law and health economics.  

The doctoral student in legal science will take part with an individually designed project in AIR Lund. The doctoral project in legal science can focus on different legal issues that are updated with the development and implementation of AI and machine learning in the AIR Lund programme. For example, the project could study the legal aspects around responsibility and openness, such as privacy risks connected to an increased linking of sensitive personal data from different sources or the risks linked to the use of AI and self-learning computer programs as decision-making support in healthcare. It could also focus on the risks of misleading or discriminatory analytical results or inadequate proposed decisions that occur when a machine decision-making tool that makes a medical diagnosis and predicts risks is unable to explain or justify its proposed decisions. In addition, the project could, for example, study the legal aspects that arise when a patient’s data protection rights are in conflict with the private healthcare provider’s rights to protect AI algorithms. The project will be conducted within the framework of the faculty’s Health Law Research Centre and will be carried out in collaboration with the interdisciplinary research team in AIR Lund.

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 30 September 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

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.

For further questions, please contact Professor Titti Mattsson.

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

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. 

The Committee on Doctoral Education will call a limited number of candidates to interviews to be held on 18 November 2020, either by personal meetings or by video conference/telephone. Notification regarding who will be called for an interview is given no later than 15 October 2020. 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§.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2021-01-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/2327
Contactdirector of studies Markus Gunneflo, +46462221043administrative director Helena Josefsson, +46462221095
Union representativeSACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
Last application date30.Sep.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral student in remote sensing and ecosystem modelling

Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geograhy and Ecosystem 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 more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

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.

Subject description

The recent drought event in 2018 caused large reduction in food production in Northern Europe including Sweden. Global climate change is expected to increase extreme events, posing great threat to food security and sustainable social-economic development. Process-based crop growth models are important tools to predict crop yields under different climate scenarios, but they are often limited by insufficient representation of internal key physical and biological processes of vegetation and thus their predictions contain large uncertainty. Satellite Earth observations have been successfully used to provide spatial information on vegetation-related variables (e.g. vegetation phenology, evapotranspiration and crop yields) that can be used to constrain crop growth models. This project will work on integrating satellite earth observations and a crop growth model for improved assessment of climate change impacts on crop yields in Sweden.

The research also links to the activities of the Carbon Portal of the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS), a European infrastructure for measurement and analysis of greenhouse gas concentration and fluxes from ecosystems and oceans, hosted at Department for Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University, Sweden (INES). The position is embedded within the remote sensing and vegetation modelling group at INES.

Work duties

The PhD candidate will carry out research within the FORMAS funded research project “Integration of satellite remote sensing and crop modelling for improved assessment of climate change impacts on crop yields in Sweden”. The ideal starting date is January 1, 2021 but can be discussed. The candidate will be supervised by senior scientists at the department and the work will also contribute to the Swedish Strategic Research Area BECC (Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate) and MERGE (Modelling the Regional and Global Earth System). Main tasks for the PhD candidate include

  • Developing a long-term gridded dataset of vegetation indexes, crop evapotranspiration and crop yields at high spatial resolution from multiple satellite
  • Constraining a dynamic crop model (LPJ-GUESS) using remotely sensed dataset for predicting crop yields in Sweden and incorporating a land management modelling scheme into LPJ-GUESS
  • Assessing impacts of climate change on crop yields in Sweden using the latest IPCC climate scenarios

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%).

Additional requirements:

  • M.Sc. in Physical Geography, Geomatics, Environmental Science, Ecology, or a similar topic
  • Skills in modelling and programming (e.g. Matlab, Python or R)
  • Skills in remote sensing. Proven experience in processing satellite data (particularly Landsat, MODIS, and Sentinel-2) is an advantage
  • Good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Good communication skills and ability to work independently and in a group..

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:

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

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.

Eligibility
Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Terms of employment

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

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.).

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2021-01-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/2602
ContactZheng Duan, +46 46 222 40 83Wenxin Zhang, +46 46 222 00 00
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date30.Sep.2020 11:59 PM CET

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PhD Candidate in Research Policy

Lund University, Lund University School of Economics and Management, Department of Business Administration

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

Lund University School of Economics and Management is one of eight faculties within Lund University. More than 4 000 students and 450 researchers, teachers and other staff are engaged here in training and research in economic history, business administration, business law, informatics, economics, statistics and research policy.

The Department of Business Administration is one of the largest in Sweden and has a history of more than fifty years as a leading academic environment for research and education in accounting & finance, strategy, entrepreneurship & research policy, organization and marketing.

Description of the subject area

The Department of Business Administration announces a vacancy for a doctoral student in Research Policy within the Making Universities Matter (MUM) knowledge platform – funded by the Swedish Innovation Agency, VINNOVA. The MUM platform – is a collaboration between scholars at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Lund University. The successful candidate for this advertised position is expected to focus on international networks and the role of scientitsts in emerging economies. A number of collaborative initiatives have been initiated to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals and other global challenges. However it is unclear what roles scientist from different countries may play, the drivers and effects of these research collaborations, and how knowledge transfer with emerging countries may be best organized. The PhD student is expected to conduct independent research on a topic within the general theme outlined above and to collaborate with other researchers in the platform.

Work tasks

The PhD programme in Research Policy at Lund University is a four-year programme for a doctoral degree. The doctoral degree consists of two parts, courses (60 ECTS credits) and a thesis (180 ECTS credits).

The main work task for a PhD candidate is active participation in the PhD programme, which involves independent research and taking courses that are part of the programme. The PhD candidate is expected to actively participate in the research project by doing independent research (with supervision) and thereby contribute to the project objectives by writing and publishing research articles based on the empirical results obtained in the project. The PhDs are also expected to contribute to the overall objectives of the platform and to communicate research results to policy makers, university management and the public. The PhD candidate will be provided with necessary equipment and office space at the department.

Eligibility/Entry requirements

To be qualified the applicant must hold either a master’s degree or have completed 240 ECTS credits of university studies. Of these at least 90 credits must be accomplished in a subject relevant to the third cycle study programme, including a degree project relevant to the research studies, equivalent to at least 15 credits. A person may also meet the specific entry requirements if he or she has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Other requirements

  • Very high proficiency in English, in speech and writing.
  • Applicants should hold interest in working interdisciplinary and collecting and analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data.

Basis of assessment

The applicants will be assessed on the basis of their prospects of meeting the requirements for a doctoral degree (PhD) in Research Policy. Particular emphasis will be on the following:

  • Academic merits, particularly at the Master’s level.
  • Bachelor and Master theses (with special importance attached to the Master thesis).
  • The submitted research plan.
  • Other merits and distinctions which attest to the applicant’s ability to perform in the PhD programme.

Regulations concerning appointment as a PhD candidate can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, 1–7 §§ and SFS 1998:80. For appointment to the position, the applicant is required to be eligible for admission to the doctoral (PhD) programme in Research policy.

Application procedure

Only online applications are accepted. Your application should be written in English and contain the following documents:

  • A complete application form, found at: https://fek.lu.se/en/phd-studies/prospective-phd-candidates
  • Letter of introduction (max. 2 pages) containing a presentation of the applicant, important qualifications, which project the applicant is applying for and a brief description of why the applicant is interested in the project.
  • Research plan of no more than 5 pages that addresses ideas, potential research questions, and a review of the relevant literature.
  • Degree certificates of your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.
  • Copy of your Master’s thesis, and, where appropriate, your Bachelor’s thesis.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Copies of certificates and copies of any other documents that you wish to include in your application.
  • Two signed references letters with contact details

All submitted documents must be attested as to their authenticity.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2020-12-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/2303
ContactPauline Mattsson, Biträdande universitetslektor, pauline.mattsson@fek.lu.seMats Benner, Professor, mats.benner@fek.lu.se
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 date30.Sep.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral Student in Computer Science Focused on SAT Solving and Combinatorial Optimization

Lund University, LTH, Department of Computer Science

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

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.

Sweden routinely scores at the absolute top in rankings of quality of life such as, e.g., the OECD Better Life Index (http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org).

Project description
The PhD student will be working in the research group of Jakob Nordström. Much of the activities of this research group revolve around the themes of efficient algorithms for satisfiability in propositional logic (SAT solving) and lower bounds on the efficiency of methods for reasoning about SAT (proof complexity). On the practical side, one problem of interest is to gain a better understanding of, and improve, the performance of current state-of-the-art SAT solvers based on conflict-driven clause learning (CDCL). We are even more interested in exploring new algebraic or geometric techniques (such as Gröbner bases or pseudo-Boolean solving) that could potentially yield exponential improvements over CDCL. We also believe that there should be ample room for technology transfer with related areas such as SMT solving, constraint programming (CP), and/or mixed integer linear programming (MIP), and so the research project will likely involve such areas.

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 the applicant:

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

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

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

 Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English is necessary to be able to participate in international collaborations and to publish and present research results in international conferences and journals. The working language of the research group is also English.
  • Problem solving skills and creativity.

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:

  • A suitable background for the position is, for instance, a degree in computer science, mathematics or possibly technical physics with a theoretical specialization.
  • Practical programming skills

Consideration will also be given to cooperative and communicative abilities, critical analysis ability, motivation for doctoral studies, interest in computer science and mathematics, 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 who will be admitted or who are already 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 (in which case it includes 20% departmental duties). Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 §§.

Instructions on how to apply
The application should include the following documents:

  1. Curriculum vitae.
  2. University grade transcripts.
  3. Brief statement as to why the applicant wishes to conduct doctoral studies, including a description of the applicant’s qualifications and interests.
  4. If applicable, copies of the applicant’s MSc thesis (or possibly BSc thesis) and any research publications.
  5. Name and address of three references.

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

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employmentSeptember 1, 2020 or according to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/1888
ContactJakob Nordström, Professor, jakob.nordstrom@cs.lth.se
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 date06.Jul.2020 11:59 PM CET

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

Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Diffraction & Scattering

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

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

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

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

Tasks:

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

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

Essential requirements:

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

Additional requirements are considered assets:

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

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

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

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs agreed
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2020/734
Contact Ann Terry, +46703264498Kajsa Sigfridsson Clauss, +46733350724
Union representative OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date14.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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