Tag-arkiv: Lund University

Doctoral student position in labour law

Lund University, Faculty of Law, Juridiska institutionen

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

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

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

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

An ageing population is a pressing societal trend, which poses specific challenges for labour law and collective bargaining. The research project will contribute with new knowledge on labour law and the role of the social partners in this context. The research project seeks to address the following problem: to what extent does the legal protection in dismissal situations in Sweden, provided by employment protection, non-discrimination and collective bargaining, enable older workers to keep their employment and thus contribute to the general promotion of prolonged working lives? The research project combines employment protection law, non-discrimination law and elder law and includes the important interplay between Swedish law and EU law. The research project adopts an interdisciplinary industrial relations-perspective, for example, through studies of collective agreements. The research project will be carried out within the Norma Research Programme, and its Elder Law Research Environment, and in collaboration with the Health Law Research Centre at the Faculty of Law.

The doctoral project will focus either on the legal protection of older workers in dismissals for personal reasons (including a study of case law from the Swedish Labour Court) or on older workers, non-discrimination law and aspects related to age, disability and gender.

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 exemption from this rule.

The applicant must have obtained the degree of Master of Laws or the equivalent no later than 1 October 2019.

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.

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

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 arm 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 starting point of the doctoral project is the research project ‘Prolonged Working Lives, Older Workers and Dismissals’. The general framework of the doctoral project – its aim and research questions – is set by this research project. To access the project description for the research project, please contact Mia Rönnmar (mia.ronnmar@jur.lu.se).

The project description of the applicant should against this background 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 describe knowledge, abilities and experiences of relevance to the doctoral project and it successful implementation.

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

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

The Committee on Doctoral Education will call a limited number of candidates to interviews to be held during week 46, either by personal meetings or by video conference/telephone. Notification regarding who will be called for an interview is given no later than October 16. The interview will be based on the project description and is intended to give the research committee an opportunity to gauge each applicant’s capacity for research and ability to complete the project described.

Type of employment

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

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

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

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2020-01-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100 %
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/2460
ContactMarkus Gunneflo, director of studeis, +46462221043Helena Josefsson, administrative director, +46462221095
Union representativeSACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46462229364, kansli@saco-s.lu.seOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46462229362, st@st.lu.se
Last application date01.Oct.2019 11:59 PM CET

Read the job description at the university homepage

Login and apply

Post expires on Tuesday October 1st, 2019

Doctoral student in physics with focus on theoretical attosecond physics

Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Physics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 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 Department of Physics is with a staff of about 350 scientists and educators one of the largest departments within Lund University. There are seven research divisions and a number of research centra within the department. The research activities at the department cover a broad spectrum of modern physics. www.fysik.lu.se/english.

Mathematical Physics is a common division between the Natural Science and Engineering (LTH) faculties and is part of the Department of Physics. Research is conducted primarily in the field of quantum mechanical many particle physics, which includes theoretical nuclear structure physics, nanometer physics, quantum information, atomic theory and material modeling, with numerous partnerships both internationally and within Lund University.

Job assignment
The PhD student shall work on simulations and development of methods for studies of non-linear interaction and photoionization of atoms in electromagnetic fields. In more detail, the studies will be focused on laser-driven electron dynamics of atoms in time-dependent excited states. According to newly published studies, these excited atoms can be used as a tool (a new kind of ”clock”) to perform time-frequency analysis of so-called attosecond pulses, but exactly how accurate these measurements can be is still an open question [1]. Atoms are composed of many electrons and their dynamics must, therefore, be approximated in some way. We use the Time-Dependent Configuration-Interaction Singles (TDCIS) method and diagrammatic many-body perturbation theory as our starting points. Specific topics for the project include:

A) Simulation of non-linear preparation of time-dependent atomic excited states by strong laser fields with the aim to study frustrated tunneling and other effects. Specific focus toward time-dependent simulations, optimization and code parallelization.

B) Studies of the interaction between attosecond pulses and excited atoms with the aim to estimate effects that occur due to electron-electron correlation, such as shake-up and Auger decay. Specific focus toward diagrammatic many-body perturbation theory for many-electron atoms.

C) Development and implementation of a method for macroscopic attosecond pulse propagation through a gas of excited atoms that are each described at the microscopic level by time-dependent single excitations (such as TDCIS). Specific focus toward parallelization and simulations using clusters with possible extension toward quantum optics.

D) Development and implementation of a method for time-dependent single excitations (TDCIS) that include relativistic effects starting from the Dirac Hartree-Fock equations. Specific focus toward relativistic many-body atomic physics and code parallelization.

References:
[1] ’Pulse analysis by delayed absorption from a coherently excited atom’, Dahlström et al., APL Photonics 4, 011101 (2019)

Teaching undergraduate students up to 15% time can be a part of the duties.

The PhD position is part of a project entitled ”Bound Electron Wave packets for Attosecond Resolved Emission”, which is financed by the Olle Engkvist foundation (OW) as a Swedish Foundation’s Starting Grant (equivalent to a Starting Grant from the European Research Council). The project allows for rapid expansion of the research activities in theoretical attosecond physics at the Mathematical Physics Division at Lund University. There are good opportunities for collaboration with experimental groups at the Atomic Physics Division as well as a group in theoretical atomic physics at Stockholm University.

The main task for the doctoral student will be to conduct research education which includes work with research but also to master graduate courses.

Entry 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 if he or she has:

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

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

Other requirements:

  • Good knowledge in spoken and written English.

Basis of assessment
Selection to postgraduate studies is based on the expected ability to perform well in the studies. The evaluation of the ability to perform well is based primarily on the results of studies at the basic and advanced levels, in particular:

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

Other assessment criteria:

We consider good cooperation ability, drive and independent work ability as positive personal attributes.

Documented previous experience with concepts from atomic physics or correlated quantum mechanical systems as well as competence in computational procedures is considered as a strong merit. Advanced programming skills are also considered a merit.

Terms of employment
A PhD position is an employment with the main duty to be engaged in PhD studies according to the study plan. The duration of PhD studies is 4 years full time studies. In addition, those appointed to a PhD position may be required to work with educational tasks, research and technical/administrative duties at a level of at most 20% of full time. The position is then extended correspondingly, however not longer than corresponding to 5 years full time employment. PhD positions are subject to special regulations. These can be found in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1993:100, chapter 5, 1-7§§). Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to PhD position.

We intend to employ 1-2 PhD students

Application procedure
Apply online. Applications must contain a covering letter in which you describe yourself and your particular research interests. You must also include a CV, a copy of your Master’s thesis (or a summary text if the thesis is not yet completed), contact details of at least two references, copies of grade certificates, and any other documents that you wish to refer to.

As the first step of the application process you are also required to answer the job specific questions.

The English version of this announcement is an interpretation of national formalities expressed in the Swedish text. In case of uncertainties, the Swedish text applies.

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

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

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employmentAs soon as possible
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/2502
ContactMarcus Dahlström,, marcus.dahlstrom@matfys.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 date08.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

Read the job description at the university homepage

Login and apply

Post expires on Sunday September 8th, 2019

Bioinformatics scientist for the NBIS/SciLifeLab node in Lund

Lunds universitet, Med fak, Institutionen för laboratoriemedicin

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 Department of Laboratory Medicine is one of six departments at Lund University’s Faculty of Medicine. We conduct leading research, both broad and specialised, within the field of laboratory medicine, focusing on the onset of disease and how we can improve diagnostics and treatment for patients. Some of our strongest areas with world-class research deal with cancer, genetics and blood.

We are looking for two bioinformaticians to work at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, within the framework of the National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS)/SciLifeLab. 

Your future work assignments
Your tasks will consist of:

  • Advanced bioinformatics analyses within research projects across Sweden
  • Development of tools and workflows for such analyses
  • Educating other scientists in bioinformatics through collaboration within supported projects, teaching at national courses, and through participating in various networks
  • Taking part in the continuous development of NBIS/SciLifeLab at a national level 

Data analysis within research projects is the primary task and will be carried out in collaboration with research groups at Swedish universities or industry. This work can range from shorter analysis tasks to deep collaborations within large nationally prioritized projects, where you would have the overall responsibility for the bioinformatics aspects.

Your future workplaceYou will work at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, physically co-located with other bioinformatics staff at the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Engineering at Medicon Village, one of the major research environments at Lund University.

The National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (https://nbis.se) is a large national infrastructure in rapid development providing support, tools and training to the Swedish life science research community. NBIS comprises the SciLifeLab bioinformatics platform, and has more than 70 staff across Sweden. We are now expanding the NBIS node at Lund University, looking for two permanent staff members to join the NBIS bioinformatics support team. This team currently comprises close to 40 full-time senior bioinformaticians across Sweden, covering broad and advanced expertise in analysis of large-scale genomics and other omics data. As a team member, you will provide advanced bioinformatics analyses to some of the most scientifically exciting projects across Sweden. Examples of supported scientific areas range from translational medicine and complex diseases, to fundamental cell biology and evolutionary and environmental research. The work will include some amount of travel to other sites, as knowledge exchange, both within NBIS and with the larger Swedish life science community, is a key aspect of our operation and development, to maintain cutting-edge expertise for analysis of current and emerging data types.

Your qualifications
We are looking for candidates who has (i) a PhD or similar relevant working experience from advanced studies within bioinformatics, in academia or industry, (ii) proficiency in terminal-based work in a Linux environment and in at least one scripting language (e.g Python, Perl or R), (iii) fluent oral and written communication skills in English, and (iv) strong skills in cooperation and communication.

Merits
Postdoctoral studies are a strong merit but not a requirement. We also believe that you have experience of advanced analysis in areas such as transcriptomics, epigenetics, and proteomics. Rapidly expanding technologies such as for example single-cell omics and spatial omics are of key interest to us. Strong skills in experimental design and software development are also meriting. “Reproducible research” and “FAIR data” are central concepts to us.

Form of employment
This is a full-time, indefinite-term position with a six-month trial period unless otherwise agreed.

Starting date
Start date as per agreement.

Salary
The university applies individual salaries.

Contact
Björn Nystedt, NBIS Support Manager, tel +46 18 471 44 13, bjorn.nystedt@scilifelab.se

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below.

Application
To apply, please register your profile and attach your application documents via the link below no later than September 5, 2019.

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

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

Type of employmentPermanent position
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentNovember 1, 2019, or according to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions2
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/2483
ContactBjörn Nystedt, +46184714413Anna Rignell-Hydbom, +46462221630
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 date05.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

Read the job description at the university homepage

Login and apply

Post expires on Thursday September 5th, 2019

Postdoctoral fellow in neuroimaging of neurodegenerative diseases

Lunds universitet, Med. fak., 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 research group of Oskar Hansson and Rik Ossenkoppele at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, now seek a postdoctoral researcher for neuroimaging analyses in Alzheimer’s disease.

Research area

Our research is focused on defining and understanding biological processes in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. We work both with cohorts of patients and cognitively unimpaired volunteers, who undergo extensive testing with neuroimaging, biomarker measurements and neuropsychological testing, and with animal- and cell biology experiments. The postdoc will join a growing multidisciplinary team of neuroscientists and clinical researchers, who are dedicated to increase the knowledge about neurodegenerative diseases. The long-term goal of our research is to contribute to the development of new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases where effective treatments are still lacking.

The position

The postdoctoral researcher will focus on neuroimaging data analysis aimed at developing diagnostic and prognostic tools, detecting markers of resilience to brain pathology and improve our molecular understanding of Alzheimer’s disease. A key task will be to integrate neuroimaging (PET and MRI) information with other data that is already available in our studies, including (longitudinal) neuropsychological test scores and biochemical markers. The postdoctoral researcher will work with data acquired as part of the Swedish BioFINDER 2 study (www.biofinder.se). In this study, 1,500 persons across the clinical spectrum of Alzheimer’s disease (i.e. from cognitively normal to dementia) will undergo advanced neuroimaging including tau PET and 7T MRI with both structural and functional sequences. The position is full time over 2 years.

Requirements

*Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, medicine, bioinformatics or a related discipline;

*Ability to independently perform large-scale neuroimaging data analyses;

*Expertise in statistical modeling, scripting/programming and neuroimaging software.

Application

Applications should include a personal letter, curriculum vitae, proof of completed PhD, and names/contact information for three references.

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

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

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentBy agreement
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityMalmö
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2019/2545
ContactOskar Hansson, Head of Division, +46 72 226 77 45, email: oskar.hansson@med.lu.seRik Ossenkoppele, associate senior lecturer, email: rik.ossenkoppele@med.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 date06.Oct.2019 11:59 PM CET

Read the job description at the university homepage

Login and apply

Post expires on Sunday October 6th, 2019

Doctoral student in environmental science

Lund University, Centre for Environmental and Climate Research

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.

Modelling effects of eco-evolutionary dynamics on ecosystem services in heterogeneous agricultural landscapes

Duties
Sustainable agriculture is promoted by ecosystem services like pollination and natural biological control of pests. Strengthening such services may result in increased yields and reduced agro-chemical inputs. Our ability to study and optimise ecosystem services is, however, limited. The project aim is to study the mechanistic link between farmland heterogeneity at various spatial scales and spatiotemporal dynamics of service providing organisms (e.g. spiders, ground beetles, and parasitoid wasps). We will answer calls for an eco-evolutionary, trait-based, and spatially explicit perspective on ecosystem services and the student should thus have knowledge of how ecological interactions, evolution, and dispersal of organisms may affect population dynamics. An important project component is to test models against empirical patterns through parametrization and validation of the models. There will be a focus on data on agro-ecosystems, including crop rotation, functional traits and insect population dynamics. The student should thus have knowledge in database handling and data analysis. By fitting models to data, the aim is to quantify the processes that are active in the study system and to communicate ways of optimizing biological control to stakeholders and policymakers. 

Qualifications

  • The candidate should have a Masters degree in environmental science/ ecology/evolutionary biology alternatively a degree in Physics, Mathematics or computer science.
  • Knowledge of interacting ecological, evolutionary and biogeographical processes is desirable.
  • Candidates should be proficiency, but not necessarily documented, in working with mathematical modeling, computation and computers and programming, e.g. in Matlab, Python, C++, etc. Knowledge of model parameterization and validation and Bayesian statistics is also desirable.

Important qualities in a successful candidate are outgoing, curiosity, problem-solving, structured, independent and persistent.

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§.

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 employment               
Temporary position longer than 6 months

First day of employment        
According to agreement

Salary                
Monthly salary

Number of positions                
1

Working hours                            
100

City                    
Lund

County              
Skåne län

Country
Sweden

Reference number                   
PA2019/2462

Contact            

    Mikael Pontarp, Researcher, 0708-34 09 34, mikael.pontarp@biol.lu.se

    Irene Bergstrand, HR Administrator, +46 46 222 20 00, irene.bergstrand@cec.lu.se

Union representative              

    OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62

    SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64

    SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66                                                                                      

Last application date                
30.Aug. 2019 11:59 PM CET

Read the job description at the university homepage

Login and apply

Post expires on Friday August 30th, 2019

Doctoral students in Computer Science (WASP)

Lunds Tekniska Högskola, LTH, Institutionen för datavetenskap

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 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
Computer science comprises theory, technical solutions, and methodology for systems with software, both in general and for different application domains. Within this broad scope of research, we offer three fully paid doctoral student positions within the WASP (Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program), which is a large research programme on autonomous systems and software, involving multiple disciplines at multiple Swedish universities and close collaboration with industry.

Work duties
The positions focus on three different research challenges:

a) Explainable Declarative Program Analysis
This position focuses on new declarative techniques for implementing powerful program analyses, with the aim of helping programmers to detect bugs and vulnerabilities in code. The project includes the development of algorithms and tooling for type- and effect analysis based on reference attribute grammars. The research goals are to enable that different analyses can be easily combined, to support that they can automatically be incrementalized and parallelized for use in interactive tools, and to automatically generate succinct and intelligible explanations of the analysis results.

b) A Domain-Specific Language approach for Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety of Autonomous Robots
This position is a joint project between the Software Technology and Robotics groups. Our goal is to make it easier, more efficient, and more effective to program reliable autonomous robots. Today’s robot software mixes the robot’s actual goals and activities with error handling and safety checking code. This makes it difficult to maintain, reuse, and evolve robotics programs. In this project, we will use modern software technology approaches to instead separate safety, reliability, and availability from core robot functionality into reusable modules.

c) Continuous Software System Testing of Autonomous Systems
This position is on the group of Software Engineering and focuses on how to continuously test that autonomous and autonomously changing systems function as intended. The project context is continuous development and integration of new features. The project includes research related to system behavior modeling, behavior monitoring, and continuous test case selection and execution.

Please specify which of the three positions you are applying for (a, b, and/or c). If you are applying for more than one of the positions, please indicate your order of preference.

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%).

The doctoral students will be enrolled in the WASP graduate school, which involves joint PhD courses, summer school, winter conference, and international study trips.

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

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

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

  • at least 150 credits in mathematics, engineering and science including at least 60 second-cycle credits in computer science and a second-cycle degree project worth 30 credits of relevance to computer science, or
  • a MSc in Engineering including at least 60 credits in computer science or another second-cycle qualification of relevance to computer science, including at least 60 credits in computer science.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications
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 (for each of the positions):

a) Explainable Declarative Program Analysis

  • Knowledge of programming languages and their implementation
  • Strong programming and math skills

b) A Domain-Specific Language approach for Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety of Autonomous Robots

  • Knowledge of programming languages and their implementation, or robotics
  • Strong programming and math skills
  • Willingness to get your hands dirty with real hardware
  • Strong Python, C++, and Linux background

c) Continuous Software System Testing of Autonomous Systems

  • Knowledge in software engineering, particularly software testing
  • Strong skills in machine learning and autonomous systems
  • Strong systems understanding, preferably through industrial experience
  • Interest in and willingness to work with industry partners 

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

Terms of employment
Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Third cycle studies at LTH consist of full-time studies for 4 years. A doctoral studentship is a fixed-term employment of a maximum of 5 years (including 20% departmental duties). Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 §§.

Instructions on how to apply
Please specify which of the three positions you are applying for (a, b, and/or c). If you are applying for more than one of the positions, please indicate your order of preference. 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.).

Application evaluation and interviews will start already August 15, so early applications are encouraged.

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 employment               
Temporary position longer than 6 months

First day of employment        
Upon agreement

Salary                
Monthly salary

Number of positions                
1

Working hours                            
100

City                    
Lund

County              
Skåne län

Country            
Sweden

Reference number                   
PA2019/2500

Contact            

Position (a): Professor Gorel.Hedin@cs.lth.se,
Position (b): Associate Professor Christoph.Reichenbach@cs.lth.se or, Professor Volker.Kreuger@cs.lth.se
Position (c): Professor, Per.Runeson@cs.lth.se

Last application date                
30.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

Read the job description at the university homepage

Login and apply

Post expires on Friday August 30th, 2019

Doctoral student in chemical physics

Lunds universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, kemiska institutionen

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

Work description

Operation of time-resolved spectroscopy set-ups; development and optimization of Pump – RePump addition to the set-up; investigation of ultra-fast dynamics in Fe-based transition metal complexes; coherent control measurements of energy dissipation pathways in selected Fe-based transition metal complexes by means of existing experimental facilities; analysis of conventional, Pump – RePump and coherent control experimental data; Active participation in the collaborations within Fe-carbenes scientific consortium.

Qualifications

Master degree in physics, chemical physics, molecular spectroscopy, optics or eqiuvalent; Experience in time-resolved spectroscopy, Experience in data analysis; Communication skills.  Proficiency in oral and written English.


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§.

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 employment               
Temporary position longer than 6 months

First day of employment        
2019-10-01

Salary                
Monthly salary

Number of positions                
1

Working hours                            
100

City                    
Lund

County              
Skåne län

Country            
Sweden

Reference number                   
PA2019/2358

Contact            
Arkady Yartsev, +46462220865

Union representative              
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64

Published        
20.Jun.2019

Last application date                
30.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

Read the job description at the university homepage

Login and apply


Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

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

Read the job description at the university homepage

Login and apply

Post expires on Friday August 23rd, 2019