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Doctoral student in polymer chemistry/organic chemistry

Lunds universitet, Lunds Tekniska Högskola, 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 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

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

Work duties
The Ph.D. project is focused on organic synthesis and studies of ionic polymers and electrolyte membranes. These materials are especially important in tomorrow’s energy system with fuel cells and water electrolyzers based on hydrogen as a renewable energy carrier. The main goal is to study and develop new synthetic strategies and knowledge how these polymermaterials should be molecularly designed in order to efficiently conduct ions in electrochemical systems for energy storage and conversion. The experimental work consist of organic synthesis, molecular characterization and polymerization of new monomers, polymer characterization, preparation of functional membranes, as well as analysis of electrochemical, mechanical and thermal properties with a focus on thermochemical stability and ionic conductivity. The project is carried out within the framework of an integrated research programme with collaboration with industry and other Universities.

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%).

Admission requirements
A candidate 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 the subject Polymer Technology if he or she has a valid university degree at advanced level (MSc) within a relevant study program.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

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

  1. Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of study.
  2. 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 merits:

The candidate preferably have an MSc degree in chemistry with a specialization in organic or polymer chemistry on the Master level. Previous experience with organic synthesis and characterization of monomers and/or polymers, especially through polycondensation and/or controlled radical polymerisation, is a merit.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicants, through their experience and skills, are deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.

Conditions
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, at least 2 letters of recommendation, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, etc.).

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 2018-12-01
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/3195
Contact
  • Patric Jannasch, Professor, +46462229860
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Last application date 08.Nov.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Thursday November 8th, 2018

1 Doctoral position in Economic Geography

Lund University, The Department of Human Geography

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

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

The department of Human Geography with about 55 employees, 400 fulltime students and approximately 25 Ph.D. students combines tradition with modern and highly internationalized research and education. The research conducted in several of the fields at the department was judged to be excellent in the most recent research assessment exercise at Lund University (RQ08). In addition, Geography has repeatedly been the highest ranked subject at Lund University, currently ranked 16th in the world and 1st among the Nordic countries according to the QS ranking of 2018. For decades, the department has been very successful in the competition for external research funding. In addition to being embedded in numerous national and international research networks, the department of human geography has close ties with a broad spectrum of departments and faculties at Lund University as well as with specialized centers such as CIRCLE and LUCSUS. The key areas of research and teaching at the Department are economic geography, development geography and landscape, urban and social geography.

Job assignments:
The successful candidate will join an international research project titled Agents of Change in Old-industrial Regions in Europe funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. The main ambition of Agents of Change is to investigate how old-industrial regions located outside major agglomerations in Europe can deal with the unfavourable structural conditions and trends and can create a new development path leading to prosperity and well-being, contributing to social cohesion and stability of Europe as a whole. The aim of this project is three-fold:

  • to develop a better understanding of the emergence of new development paths in old industrial regions and the implications for social and spatial development;
  • to strengthen academic collaboration among scholars in EU countries and to facilitate knowledge exchange between academia and policy circles;
  • utilising the results of international comparison and knowledge exchange, to develop policy recommendations for discovering new development paths for Europe’s old industrial regions in various socio-spatial, historical, and cultural contexts.

The doctoral candidate programme amounts to 240 credits (equivalent to four years of full time study). It formally ends with the doctoral candidate publicly defending his/her printed doctoral thesis. The holder of a doctoral position has as primary obligation to successfully fulfill the third cycle education ending with a PhD degree. Regulations concerning appointment as a full time doctoral student can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, 1-7 §§.

The holder should direct research to the fields of economic geography related to the “Agents of Change in Old-industrial Regions in Europe” project, to which the doctoral candidate is expected to actively contribute.

In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral positions may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements:
To be eligible for third cycle studies an applicant must

  • Have been awarded a second cycle degree
  • Have completed studies the equivalent of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 credits are at the second cycle level, or
  • Have acquired comparable qualifications in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

In addition to the requirements described above, the specific entry requirements for the PhD programme in Human Geography is the successful completion of an exam in social or economic geography, or the acquisition of comparable qualifications in Sweden or abroad. The exam should include independent work comprising at least 30 higher education credits – or comparable, half of which at the second cycle level. The applicant must also have proficiency in spoken and written English corresponding to English B from Swedish upper secondary school. The assessment will be based on national guidelines.

Basis of Assessment:
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 candidate positions. When an appointment to such a position is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD studies shall primarily be taken into account. The research plan and its relevance for the project “Agents of Change in Old-industrial Regions in Europe” and the Department’s research profile as well as previously written theses and publications are important indicators of ability.

The ability to communicate in spoken and written English is highly important.

The ability to contribute to the department’s ongoing research activities and teaching environment as well as knowledge of Swedish are additional assets.

Application: The application must contain:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of grades and examination certificates
  • A concise research plan (maximum 2000 words / four pages). Your plan should preferably refer explicitly how it may be connected to “Agents of Change in Old-industrial Regions in Europe” project. (see link www.acore-project.eu)
  • A short description (maximum 500 words) of i) your motivation to undertake a doctoral programme, and ii) how you will contribute the department’s research and teaching environment.
  • Other qualifications of relevance for the position.

The application must be in English and entered into the Lund University job application portal. If you have problems or questions regarding the application in our recruitment system, please contact Emma Ohlsson 046-222 48 06 e-mail emma.ohlsson@sam.lu.se. If you have specific questions regarding the doctoral position, please see contacts below.

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment January 1, 2019 or by agreement
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/3118
Contact
  • Karl-Johan Lundquist, head of department, +46 046 222 8413, karl-johan.lundquist@keg.lu.se
  • Tomas Germundsson, Director of PhD studies, +46 046 222 8421, tomas.germundsson@keg.lu.se
  • Markus Grillitsch, project leader , +46 046 222 4836, markus.grillitsch@keg.lu
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, +46 046-222 93 66
Last application date 15.Nov.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Thursday November 15th, 2018

Doctoral student in Solid Mechanics

Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Institutionen för byggvetenskaper

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

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

Work duties
Doctoral student in Solid Mechanics oriented towards experimental paper mechanics. The position is part of a project focusing on developing new experimental methods to characterize deformation processes in fiber-based materials. The experiments are to be performed on several scales, from micro to macro, and aim to increase understanding of the mechanisms that control the mechanical properties of the material. Experimental devices that can be used to perform experiments with simultaneous x-ray tomography will be developed. The project will also require the development of numerical tools for processing 3D and 4D data (3D + time). Both the 4D-Imaging lab at LTH and international synchrotron facilities will be used to characterize mechanisms in space (3D) and time (4D). The results generated in the project will, in addition to providing increased understanding, also be used as the basis for the development of numerical models.

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%).

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 Solid Mechanics if he or she has:

  • at least 90 higher education credits in the subject area, of which at least 45 higher education credits at advanced level and an advanced degree of at least 30 higher education higher education credits in the subject field, or
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Mathematics.

Additional requirements:

  • Good knowledge in physics and solid mechanics
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

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

  • Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of study.
  • 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.

Other assessment criteria:

  • Applicants should have an interest in experimental methods, mathematical modeling and numerical methods.

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

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

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/3128
Contact
  • Stephen Hall, universitetslektor, +46 46 222 45 89
Last application date 31.Oct.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Wednesday October 31st, 2018

Doctoral student in Innovation Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Department of Design Sciences, CIRCLE

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

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

Doctoral student in Innovation Engineerieng at IKDC/CIRCLE, LTH, Lund University

The Department of Design Sciences at LTH is located at the Ingvar Kamprad Design Center (IKDC). Design Sciences work for a sustainable society with a broad, interdisciplinary approach. CIRCLE is an interdisciplinary center for innovation research spanning several faculties at Lund University. Our aim is to understand and explain how innovation can contribute to a good society and tackle societal challenges like economic crises, climate change or increased globalization of economic activities. This aim requires advanced insights into how knowledge is created and diffused, how it is turned into innovations, and how innovations contribute to deep-structural changes in society.

Subject description

We would like to recruit a PhD student within the broad theoretical fields of innovation and transition studies, with a focus on innovation and transition policy. The position is announced as part of the recently formed Swedish Transformative Innovation Policy Platform (STIPP), which is funded by Vinnova (the Swedish Innovation Agency). STIPP brings together the strongest research environments and policy makers in the field of innovation and sustainability transitions in Sweden. Researchers at Lund University, Chalmers, Jönköping International Business School and Linköping University work together, and in close cooperation with Vinnova, to advance our understanding of the dynamics and governance of challenge-driven transformation processes and develop a more comprehensive framework for transformative innovation policy. Together with two PhD students at Chalmers, the student recruited for this position is expected to contribute to these overarching goals.

The position is placed at the Department of Design Sciences and at CIRCLE.

The position will have a specific focus on the conceptualization of multi-scalar transition dynamics and its implications for transformative innovation policy with a particular awareness for the role of a variety of actors, such as intermediary actors like consulting firms. Initially, we will focus our analysis on two of the most relevant Swedish sectors for a transition towards a bioeconomy, namely the chemical and pulp and paper industries. The empirical study will entail different methodological approaches (qualitative and quantitative) and also include organizing workshops or focus groups with relevant policy practitioners to present results and receive feedback on the research.

Work duties

The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in the STIPP research project through independent research (under supervision) and third cycle courses. The former includes literature studies, research design and planning, empirical studies and communication of results in writing and orally at seminars and conferences. For this position, communication and collaboration with people at Vinnova as well as with other stakeholders will also be an integral part of the work. The PhD student is expected to contribute to writing scientific articles, based on the results of the research, which will be included in the PhD thesis. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

Admission requirements

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

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

A person meets the specific admission requirements if he or she has:

  1. at least 50 credits in subjects of relevance to the field, including at least 25 second-cycle credits, or
  2. an MSc in Engineering, or one- or two-year Master’s degree of relevance to the field.

Examples of relevant educational background issocial sciences (e.g. sociology, political science, innovation studies, management studies, economic geography) and industrial engineering and management.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Assessment criteria

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

  • 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.

Other assessment criteria:

  • Documented skills in applying social science research methods, preferably both qualitative and quantitative
  • Ability to write academic texts
  • Knowledge about innovation/transition policy frameworks and skills in applying these for policy purposes
  • Experience of working as a policy practitioner
  • Experience in project management (including management of own degree project or similar)
  • Ability to understand written and spoken Swedish (to enable document studies, interviews and communication with stakeholders)

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

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

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, grade transcripts and contact information for your references.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/3119
Contact
  • Lea Fünfschilling, postdoc, +46 46 222 14 01, lea.funfschilling@circle.lu.se
Last application date 01.Nov.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Thursday November 1st, 2018