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Postdoctoral fellow in Biology

Lunds universitet

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

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

Project description

A position is offered to study stress responses at a molecular level in plants. The project will focus on understanding signal transduction pathways that regulate gene expression in response to mechanical stimulation or touch. As plants are sessile organisms and cannot not move away from adverse conditions, they have developed extensive molecular and physiological defence systems. Plants can thus respond to a range of stimuli such as touch, pathogen infection, water availability, changes in light intensity and temperature, etc. Responses to touch can warn the plant for incoming attack for instance by herbivores, or steer their growth and development in response to e.g. wind or obstacles. The researcher will be involved in the detailed characterisation of a recently identified transcriptional network, with the aim of identifying key regulatory mechanisms and understanding the downstream effects.

The researcher will join the Van Aken lab focusing on molecular signalling in plants, a part of the Molecular Cell Biology unit at the Department of Biology at Lund University.  The successful candidate will have access to state of the art molecular, biochemical, proteomic and genomic facilities to perform the research. The candidate will also have opportunities to collaborate with international groups and supervise Masters and/or PhD students.

Required qualifications

The successful candidate will hold a PhD (not older then three years) in molecular biology, biochemistry or a related discipline, with a proven track record in plant molecular biology. Experience with Arabidopsis thaliana as a model organism is essential, but additional experience with commercially relevant species is also desirable. Experience with plant stress signalling, genetics, next generation sequencing/microarray analysis, phytohormones, cloning, gene discovery, promoter analysis, fluorescence microscopy, generation of transgenic lines, CRISPR/T-DNA mutation are seen as positive assets. The candidate must be able to communicate and write fluently in English.

Eligibility

The position is for two years. For more information please contact olivier.van_aken@biol.lu.se. Applications should include a cover letter (1 page) outlining research interests and suitability for the position, a CV and contact information for three references.

 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible, duration 2 years
Salary Fixed monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/3417
Contact
  • Olivier Van Aken, Senior university lecturer, olivier.van_aken@biol.lu.se +46 46 222 94 13
  • Tina Olsson, Human Resource Officer, tina.olsson@science.lu.se +46 46 222 95 62
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 25.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Tuesday December 25th, 2018

Postdoctoral position in Material Science

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

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

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

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

The last decade, our research within the area of one-dimensional semiconductor structures, so called nanowires, has been at the international forefront. So far, our three main areas have been: epitaxial growth of nanowires, fundamental properties studied with transport physics and optical physics, and more applied nanoelectronics. Nanowires show efficient light absorption induced by their geometry, and only about 10 % of a surface needs to be covered by nanowires in order to have the same light absorption in a thin film of the same material leading to strong materials savings. More information is found at: www.ftf.lth.se and www.nano.lu.se

Subject description Electrical and optical characterization of nanowires with energy relevance.

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 postdoctoral fellow is expected to interact with the master students and the PhD students in the research group and contribute to meetings and seminars.

Within this project basic as well as applied research related to development of III-V semiconductor nanowires will be conducted, especially with respect to materials used in optoelectronic and solar cell applications. Time resolved optical characterization will be used to gain insight into the materials. This will include studies of surface passivation. The research will also involve electro-optical investigations, such as photoconductivity studies and will have strong links to materials science as well as to device fabrication. Materials characterization by electron microscopy and other methods will be carried out on devices in order to correlate spectroscopy and structure. The position will include supervision of diploma students and PhD students. The candidate will help to secure research funding. The position may include teaching activities on undergraduate, graduate and PhD level.

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:

  • The subject of the doctorate degree should be physics, chemistry or equivalent with focus on (electro-) optical characterization of materials.
  • 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:

  • Experimental experience of optical and electro-optical characterization of semiconductor materials.
  • Previously shown capability of nanoscale characterization of materials properties, like for instance, scanning electron microscopy, electron beam induced current characterisation, x-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy.
  • Experience of clean room work and materials processing.

The research is to a large extent interdisciplinary, and a broad competence profile and experiences from relevant areas of physics, chemistry, materials science and nanoscience are of special value. Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, 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/index.php?id=71223

If the application is not designed in accordance with the academic qualifications portfolio it shall be compiled into a PDF containing a covering letter in which applicants describe themselves and their particular research interests, including contributions to the described research project (maximum 2 pages). Applications must also include a CV, publication list, a copy of the applicant’s doctoral thesis, contact details of at least two references, copies of grade certificates, and any other documents that the applicant wishes to refer to. Applicants are also required to answer the job specific questions in the final step of the application process.

 

 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/3469
Contact
  • Magnus T Borgström, professor , +46462221494
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62, st@st.lu.se
Last application date 06.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Sunday January 6th, 2019

Doctoral student in Electrical Engineering oriented towards Massive MIMO

Faculty of Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information technology

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

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

Subject description
The research area of this doctoral student deals with Massive MIMO, a wireless communication technique gaining much attention, where massive number of antennas and transceiver chains makes possible large gains in spectral and energy efficiencies. Scaling up MIMO systems in this manner makes the entire construction less sensitive to the quality of individual transceiver chains and leads to large gains in both spectral and energy efficiency. The research is performed in the context of a large joint research project with Ericsson AB, where we are investigating different aspects of massive MIMO technologies and applications. For more information on this cooperation see the Ericsson Research Blog (https://www.ericsson.com/research-blog/ericsson-goes-massive-lund-university/).

Work duties
The research work associated with this doctoral student position deals with Massive MIMO scaling laws. Investigations will be done of scaling laws describing the relationships between number of antennas, system performance and hardware quality requirements. Such laws are an important part of realizing Massive MIMO systems. The investigations also include practical limits on channel hardening effects, efficient precoding techniques adapted to low-cost analog front ends and various system form-factors. Establishing these relationships makes it possible to set realistic design specifications and speed up the entire Massive MIMO design process, on all levels.

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

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

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

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

  • been awarded at least 60 credits in the second cycle with relevance to Electrical Engineering, or
  • a MSc degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information and Communication Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Mathematics, or Engineering Nanoscience.

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:

  • Experience with mathematical modelling and analysis of wireless communication systems, especially MIMO systems and variations thereof. This also includes experience of the software tools used, such as MATLAB.
  • Understanding of fundamental concepts in communication theory and related areas.

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 §§.

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 PA2018/3621
Contact
  • Ove Edfors, professor, +46 46 222 90 26
Last application date 20.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Thursday December 20th, 2018

Researcher in physical geography

Lunds universitet, institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

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

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

Lund University GIS Centre at the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science is one of the World’s leading centres in thefield of Geographical Infromation Science. Besides strong scientific networks in Sweden, the centre has large international networks in Europe, USA, Australia, Africa, Middle East, and Central Asia. GIS Centre has been involved in several national and international projects funded or supported by e.g EU, Swedish resaerch agencies, and international organizations such as WHO. The GIS Center is going to expand its resaerch activities in the area of processing and analysis of VGI as well as social media data. The aim of this call is to employ a researcher with a very high scientific competence to join our research group and increase the quality of research by producing more/better results.

Tasks
The main duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Conduct research and publish in high-quality journals.
  • Present and discuss novel ideas to the research group.
  • Present research results to the wider research community.
  • Contribute to training, scientific mentoring and supervision of students.
  • Develop useful timelines and milestones based on the goals of the research and development programs.
  • Contribute to the development of proposals to apply for research projects.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Geomatics, Geographic Information Science, computer science, or a closely related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience with VGI and social media data analysis and processing.
  • Demonstrated experience with GIS, spatio-temporal analysis and machine learning techniques.
  • Track record of publications in the field.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders, including those within a multi-disciplinary group.
  • Excellent command of English.
  • Proficiency in programming languages and technologies such as Python, R, JavaScript, and Node.js.

We are looking for a person who is driven, can structure and organize his or her own work, a person who is patient, flexible, and who is social and communicative. He or she should have the intention to work in group, share and discuss his/her ideas, knowledge and achievements with the group and to be helpful to the group members.

Application
The applicant must submit the below documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV including
    • Personal information (full name,date and place of birth, marriage status, country of residence)
    • The title of the PhD thesis, the supervisor(s), the defence date, the university that you got the degree from, and the country.
    • Title of the matser thesis, , the supervisor(s), the defence date, the university that you got the degree from, and the country.
    • Positions (current and previous work/study/research positions)
    • List of publications in international scientific journals (mention impact factor, according to the ISI Web of Knowledge), international conferences, etc.
    • Research project(s) that you have been involved in (mention your role and the period you were working on the project)
    • Supervision of PhD students
    • Supervision of master students
    • Teaching experiences
    • Research plan. Describe your research idea in max 3 pages. Include the idea by itself, techniques you want to use, if the idea is new (justify), why it is interesting, and data issues.
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2019-04-01, duration 2 year from starting date
Salary Fixed monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/3296
Contact
  • Ali Mansourian, Associate Professor, +46 46-2221733, ali.mansourian@nateko.lu.se
  • Tina Olsson, Human Resource Officer, +46 46-2229562, tina.olsson@science.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date 15.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Saturday December 15th, 2018

Doctoral student in Structural Engineering

Lund University, LTH, Building &Environmental Tech.

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.

Structural engineering deals with the principles and methods for the design and detailing of load-bearing structures. The objective in design is to create structures with adequate safety and serviceability under the influence of relevant loads and actions during the intended service life of the structure. The core of the subject considers the performance and design of concrete, masonry, steel and timber structures. Another important aspect is structural reliability; a systematic approach for considering risks and uncertainties in design to ensure structural components and systems perform as intended with a sufficient degree of safety against failure, damage or loss of functionality. A primary aim for research activities is that they should be driven by the development of rational and competitive systems for practical construction practices. Research areas currently focussed on include:

  • Risk/reliability based methods for engineered structures and systems
  • Timber and concrete structures subjected to climate loads and deterioration
  • Renovation and climate adaptation of buildings.

Work duties
The aim of the PhD project is to develop new knowledge for assessing the required level of maintenance and renovation of clay brick facades in a rational way, with focus on repointing of the mortar joints. The project’s main objectives include:

  • Investigating the influence of the material properties (of bricks and mortar) as well as craftsmanship on the long term durability of masonry.
  • Assessing the effect of bond between bricks and mortar and its importance for moisture uptake as well as water penetration from wind driven rain.
  • Evaluating the extent to which erosion and cracking in the mortar joints and clay bricks may induce increased uptake of water/moisture in masonry.

The knowledge generated by the project will be used to develop recommendations concerning the design and choice of masonry components, including craftsmanship methods, for repointing as well as to evaluate the residual service life of masonry from a durability perspective.

Furthermore, the project should contribute to the evaluation and development of practical investigation methods to assess the technical condition and durability of masonry with focus on aspects such as the strength of mortar joints, the bond between bricks and mortar joints as well as the influence of cracks and mortar joint erosion for uptake of water.

In addition, the project should contribute to the evaluation and dissemination of improved repointing methods with respect to building technology, craftsmanship and working environment issues. The project will also provide input to the building materials industry to develop repointing mortars with more limited environmental (CO2) footprint.

The objectives of the project must be addressed from a materials technology, environmental, economics and craftsmanship point of view. This requires an interdisciplinary approach involving expertise from structural engineering, materials science, as well as practical construction and preservation of masonry buildings. The work in the project will combine modelling with extensive experimental verification.

Supervision of the PhD project will be provided by the Division of Structural Engineering at Lund University in collaboration with project partners from the Division of Building Materials, the Swedish National Heritage Board as well as industry representatives.

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%). Exemples of courses where the doctoral student might be expected to be involved as a teaching assistant are Structural Engineering VBKF15, Building Systems VBKF01, Concrete Structures VBKN05, Steel Structures VBKN15.

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
  • satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
  • 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 90 credits in subjects of relevance to the field of structural engineering including at least 60 second-cycle credits and a second-cycle degree project of at least 30 credits in the field of structural engineering, or
  • a second-cycle degree in a relevant field.

Additional requirements:

Excellent 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; the following are highlighted as being especially relevant: a. Design of concrete and/or masonry structures, b. Moisture transport in materials, c. Durability of building materials, d. Assessment of existing Buildings
  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.

As the project involves experimental work, is experience from laboratory work, practical model construction or handicraft seen as a merit.

Other assessment criteria:

A basic understanding of Swedish is preferable. If lacking, the candidate is expected to learn Swedish during the first two years.

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
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/3341
Contact
  • Miklos Molnar, +46462223453
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 07.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Monday January 7th, 2019