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Doctoral student in environmental law (PA2022/2502)

Lund University, Faculty of Law,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The Faculty of Law is offering one doctoral student position for a Doctor of Laws Degree within environmental law.  Professor Johannes Somsen and Senior Lecturer Britta Sjöstedt are the intended supervisors.

Art. 191 TFEU proclaims that EU environmental policy is in pursuit of ‘preserving, protecting and improving the quality of the environment’ and ‘protecting human health’.   In the Anthropocene, however, anthropogenic forces have pushed previously stable Earth systems such as climate, water and biodiversity towards erratic states of flux, exhaustion and collapse.

Lawyers and ethicists must face the difficult but vital question how ‘preserving, protecting and improving’ the environment and the right to a ‘healthy’ environment in the Anthropocene should be understood. Can or should conventional ambitions to keep humans out of nature or to restore nature to previous states survive the dynamic temporal and spatial realities that define the Anthropocene, or does ‘a safe operating space for humanity’ now imply structural human (technological) interventionism in Earth systems? How should we understand and apply pivotal terms like ‘conservation’, ‘environmental health’, and ‘natural’?

This position in environmental law gives the possibility to explore the ethical and legal dimensions of questions like the above. Legally, the subject is situated in the context of the EU, and particular importance attaches to EU (environmental) principles and the Charter. The successful candidate will be encouraged to illustrate legal dilemmas in the particular case-context of nature conservation (e.g. reintroductions, rewilding, de-extinction, assisted migration, etc.) and/or climate (carbon dioxide removal, solar radiation management, etc.).

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:

  1. Has been awarded a second-cycle qualification,
  2. Has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
  3. Has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad. (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 7 section 39)

The special requirements are fulfilled by those who have completed a law programme and obtained the degree Master of Laws (juris kandidatexamen/juristexamen). The special requirements may also be fulfilled by those who can demonstrate other educational or particular professional experience where this is judged to provide the necessary qualification for doctoral studies comparable to that provided by the degree of Master of Laws (juris kandidatexamen/juristexamen) regarding both the subject for doctoral study and general legal education of importance for that subject.

Applicants with Swedish juristexamen/juris kandidatexamen degrees must have attained a grade average of Ba in the compulsory courses of the undergraduate programme. Applicants holding other degrees must have attained in principle an equivalent grade average in comparable portions of the degree programme. Only where very special circumstances apply may the Faculty Board approve exemptions from this rule.

The applicant must have obtained the degree of Master of Laws or the equivalent no later than September 21, 2022.

Basis of Assessment

For regulations concerning employment of Doctoral Students etc, see Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 sections 1-7.

For regulations concerning admission to third-cycle courses and study programmes, see Higher Education Ordinance chapter 7 sections 34-41.

Admittance of a doctoral student is based on an assessment of the candidate’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 5, chapter 7 sections 35, 41).

The applicant’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies and research will be assessed with reference to the selection criteria stated in the general study plan for third-cycle studies at the Faculty of Law, which are given in no particular order of importance.

The applicant’s general competence:

  • Quality and content of the applicant’s previous written work, such as a master’s thesis
  • Ability to participate actively in the faculty´s research environment
  • Relevant educational background and grades/grade average
  • Relevant work experience

The scientific quality of the project description:

  • Ability to describe, question and discuss the current state of research
  • Sufficient clarity and logical coherence in the formulation of the aim and the research questions
  • Stringency of legal reasoning and analysis
  • Adequate selection of theory and methods
  • Capacity for creativity and innovation in the formulation of the research questions and approaches
  • Clear expression and sufficient detail

Appointment Procedure

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

The Committee on Doctoral Education will call a limited number of candidates to interviews to be held on 16 November 2022, either by personal meetings or digital. Notification regarding who will be called for an interview is given no later than October 13. 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 §.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 2023-01-01 or upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2502
Contact
  • Johannes Somsen, professor , +46462221260
  • Markus Gunneflo, director of studies, +46462221043
  • Helena Josefsson, administrative director, +46462221095
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
Last application date 21.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-09-21 at 23:59
Unit: Juridiska institutionen, Faculty of Law

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday September 21st, 2022

Doctoral student in theoretical computer science and/or combinatorial optimization (PA2022/2530)

Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer Science

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Reserch subject

Computer science

Subject description

The PhD student will be working in the Mathematical Insights into Algorithms for Optimization (MIAO) group (https://jakobnordstrom.github.io/miao-group/) headed by Jakob Nordström (https://jakobnordstrom.github.io/), which is active at both Lund University and the University of Copenhagen. 

The MIAO research group has a unique profile in that we are doing cutting-edge research both on the mathematical foundations of efficient computation and on state-of-the-art practical algorithms for real-world problems. This creates a very special environment, where we do not only conduct in-depth research on different theoretical and applied topics, but where different lines of research cross-fertilise each other and unexpected and exciting synergies often arise. Much of the activities of the group revolve around powerful algorithmic paradigms such as, e.g., Boolean satisfiability (SAT) solving, Gröbner basis computations, integer linear programming, and constraint programming. This leads to classical questions in computational complexity theory—though often with new, fascinating twists—but also involves work on devising clever algorithms that can exploit the power of such paradigms in practice.

Quite recently, we have made research breakthroughs on how to verify the correctness of state-of-the-art algorithms for combinatorial optimization. Such algorithms are often highly complex, and even mature commercial solvers are known to sometimes produce wrong results. Our work on designing a new generation of certifying combinatorial solvers, which output not only a solution but also a machine-verifiable mathematical proof that this solution is correct, is still very much work in progress. Even so, our tool VeriPB (https://gitlab.com/MIAOresearch/VeriPB) can already handle techniques that have long remained beyond the reach of other tools, and this spring we received a prestigious AAAI ’22 Distinguished Paper Award for our work.

With this call, we are mainly looking for a mathematically gifted PhD student with excellent programming skills to continue our ground-breaking work on certifying algorithms, funded by the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP). There is some flexibility as to what kind of research PhD students in the group pursue, though, and all candidates are welcome, both those who want to go deep into either theory or practice and those who are inspired by the challenge of bridging the gap between the two.

Work duties

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

Admission requirements 

Applicants meet the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if they: 

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

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

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

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Assessment criteria

Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the candidate’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.

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.

Other assessment criteria

  • The successful candidate is expected to have a strong background and passionate interest in computer science and mathematics.
  • Problem solving skills and creativity are a must.
  • For candidates aiming to do more applied research excellent programming skills are also crucial.

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 how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and shall include the following documents: 

  1. Curriculum vitae.
  2. Brief statement as to why the applicant wishes to conduct doctoral studies, including a description of the applicant’s qualifications and interests. 
  3. Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc). 
  4. If applicable, copies of the applicant’s MSc thesis (or possibly BSc thesis) and any research publications. 
  5. Names and addresses for three references who might be contacted for reference letters later in the recruitment process. 

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

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 PA2022/2530
Contact
  • Jakob Nordström, jakob.nordstrom@cs.lth.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 15.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-09-15 at 23:59
Unit: Institutionen för datavetenskap, Faculty of Engineering, LTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 15th, 2022

Researcher (PA2022/2413)

Lund University, Faculty of Social Sciences, LUCSUS

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

LUCSUS has a long and successful history of research with an international reputation throughout the entire sustainability field and offers nationally leading Master’s level degree. About 30 researchers/ teachers are active at LUCSUS.

Researcher in sustainability

Subject description The research project centres on the overarching theme of climate change loss and damage within the Formas funded project DICE. Loss and damage to climate change is an emerging policy and research area that tackles extreme climate related events, vulnerability and governance. The aim of this work is to work on measuring qualitative and quantitative aspects of non-economic loss and damage to climate change with a focus on and how loss and damage is treated and governed with contexts of Sweden, USA and Bangladesh. This work will focus on adding in perspectives from Australia and the specific conditions that face Australia in context of extreme climate change and affluent vulnerability.

Work duties

Detailed description of the work duties, such as:

  • Lead a survey on non-economic loss and damage in Australia with key partners.
  • Support surveys non-economic loss and damage in Sweden, Bangladesh, USA and other sites.
  • Lead academic articles on loss and damage in Australia, and contribute to comparatives with Sweden, USA and Bangladesh and other sites.
  • Contribute to defining and governing loss and damage to climate change
  • Contribute to events and activities within the loss and damage collaborative network
  • Support a LUCSUS workshop event at UNFCCC COP27
  • Seek external research funding
  • Contribute to teaching and supervision of graduate students

Qualification requirements

Applicants must have:

  • A PhD or equivalent research qualification with background in research on sustainability and human geography
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English
  • Documented knowledge and extensive experience of loss and damage to climate change
  • Documented knowledge and experience of Australia with existing networks and stakeholder collaborations
  • Documented experience of vulnerability in local and indigenous communities
  • Documented experience of qualitative ethnographic methods (oral histories and deep interviews) and quantitative Qualtrics
  • Background and basic knowledge of loss and damage in Sweden
  • In addition to a doctorate, the applicant must have a comprehensive list of subject-relevant (peer- reviewed) publications

Assessment criteria and other qualifications

  • Good knowledge of loss and damage, as well as the role of non-economic loss and damage in Australia.
    Experience in and ability to communicate loss and damage, vulnerability and disasters
  • Previously obtained external research funding in the area of loss and damage
    Experience in supervision and teaching
    Good perdagogic qualifications

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 12 month position, 100%, with preferred start date 2023-01-01
Instructions on how to apply Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file

containing:

  • résumé/CV, including a list of publications
  • a general description of past research and future research interests (no more than one page)
  • contact information of at least two references
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate

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

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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.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2413
Contact
  • Emily Boyd, +46462220000
  • Cecilia Kardum Smith, +46462220420
Last application date 26.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-08-26 at 23:59
Unit: Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday August 26th, 2022

PhD Student in sustainability (PA2022/2423)

Lund University, Faculty of Social Sciences ,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The department seeks to strengthen its sustainability research profile. We welcome high-quality applications with an explicit social science approach to services and sustainability. The proposed research should relate to areas where the department has a strong track-record. This may entail a focus on sustainable production and consumption, the circular economy and ecosystem services. Applications should be grounded in sustainability problems with high societal relevance. The proposed research should have a critical approach, but we prioritize applications that combine critical and problem-solving elements. In their research plans, applicants are encouraged to detail theoretical and methodological contributions to sustainability in service studies.

Duties

The PhD programme consists of 240 credits (equivalent to four years of full-time studies) and is concluded with the public defence of a doctoral thesis. The appointed doctoral student will receive a salary from the University during four years, and his or her main obligation is to complete their PhD studies, which primarily includes an independently written doctoral thesis. The position may involve departmental duties, mainly in the form of teaching, up to 20 per cent of fulltime working hours, in which case the appointment will be extended by the equivalent number of hours. The terms of employment for doctoral students are regulated in the Swedish Higher Education ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.

The doctoral student is expected to be present and actively participate in the research environment at the department. The doctoral studentship will commence on 1 December 2021 or according to agreement. The general syllabus and other information about the PhD programme in Service Studies is available at https://www.ism.lu.se/en/research/doctoral-studies .

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.

Assessment criteria

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. The applicants will be ranked based on an overall assessment of the quality of their submitted degree projects and papers, research proposal, grades from previous studies, relevant work experience, and personal suitability. As third cycle studies in service Studies are very demanding, the applicant must be highly motivated and able to work independently under time constrains. Proficiency in both written and spoken English is also a requirement. As the PhD student is expected to do empirical work in a Swedish context, proficiency in writing and speaking a Scandinavian language is a merit. A limited number of applicants will be asked to provide a written work sample during the final stages of the admission process, after which a shortlisted number of applicants will be called to interview.

Type of employment

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

Application procedure

Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Lund University application portal. The application must include:

a cover letter in Swedish or English of max 1,000 words, which contains a brief presentation of yourself and your qualifications, as well as a brief explanation of why you are interested in the third cycle programme in Service Studies at Lund University, a brief outline of a research proposal in Swedish or English of max 2,000 words including references, containing a description of a research problem and research field, possible research questions and method/s, a CV in Swedish or English that demonstrates your qualifications for the third cycle programme in Service Studies, a degree and grade certificates in Swedish or English, a Master´s thesis, i.e. a degree project in Swedish or English at second cycle level, corresponding to at least 15 credits at second cycle level in Service Studies or another discipline deemed equivalent, name and contact information of two personal references, other documentation of relevance to the position. 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 2023-01-01 eller enligt överenskommelse
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Helsingborg
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2423
Contact
  • Mattias Wengelin, 046222000
  • Anna Borg, 046-2220000
  • Katja Lindqvist, +4642356627
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 10.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-09-10 at 23:59
Unit: The Department of Service Management and Service Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Saturday September 10th, 2022

PhD Student in tourism (PA2022/2431)

Lund University, Faculty of Social Sciences ,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The department conducts research on tourism, place, and mobility and the intersection between these fields from several perspectives. We wish to strengthen this profile and welcome high-quality applications with a social science perspective on services in relation to tourism, place, and mobility. We particularly welcome research ambitions that relate tourism to wider societal developments and current discussions on sustainability, resilience, and/or digitalization. Focus could be on regenerative and responsible tourism, urban and/or rural developments, tourism employment and service work, tourism entrepreneurship, tourist experiences, or hospitality. It is also possible to propose other research themes of relevance to service studies in tourism, place, and mobility. 

Duties

The PhD programme consists of 240 credits (equivalent to four years of full-time studies) and is concluded with the public defence of a doctoral thesis. The appointed doctoral student will receive a salary from the University during four years, and his or her main obligation is to complete their PhD studies, which primarily includes an independently written doctoral thesis. The position may involve departmental duties, mainly in the form of teaching, up to 20 per cent of fulltime working hours, in which case the appointment will be extended by the equivalent number of hours. The terms of employment for doctoral students are regulated in the Swedish Higher Education ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.

The doctoral student is expected to be present and actively participate in the research environment at the department. The doctoral studentship will commence on 1 December 2021 or according to agreement. The general syllabus and other information about the PhD programme in Service Studies is available at https://www.ism.lu.se/en/research/doctoral-studies .

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.

Assessment criteria

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. The applicants will be ranked based on an overall assessment of the quality of their submitted degree projects and papers, research proposal, grades from previous studies, relevant work experience, and personal suitability. As third cycle studies in service Studies are very demanding, the applicant must be highly motivated and able to work independently under time constrains. Proficiency in both written and spoken English is also a requirement. As the PhD student is expected to do empirical work in a Swedish context, proficiency in writing and speaking a Scandinavian language is a merit. A limited number of applicants will be asked to provide a written work sample during the final stages of the admission process, after which a shortlisted number of applicants will be called to interview.

Type of employment

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

Application procedure

Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Lund University application portal. The application must include:

a cover letter in Swedish or English of max 1,000 words, which contains a brief presentation of yourself and your qualifications, as well as a brief explanation of why you are interested in the third cycle programme in Service Studies at Lund University, a brief outline of a research proposal in Swedish or English of max 2,000 words including references, containing a description of a research problem and research field, possible research questions and method/s, a CV in Swedish or English that demonstrates your qualifications for the third cycle programme in Service Studies, a degree and grade certificates in Swedish or English, a Master´s thesis, i.e. a degree project in Swedish or English at second cycle level, corresponding to at least 15 credits at second cycle level in Service Studies or another discipline deemed equivalent, name and contact information of two personal references, other documentation of relevance to the position. 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 2023-01-01 eller enligt överenskommelse
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Helsingborg
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2431
Contact
  • Mattias Wengelin, 046222000
  • Anna Borg, 046-2220000
  • Katja Lindqvist, +4642356627
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 10.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-09-10 at 23:59
Unit: The Department of Service Management and Service Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Saturday September 10th, 2022

PhD Student in culture and creativity (PA2022/2432)

Lund University, Faculty of Social Sciences ,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Culture and creativity are playing an increasingly important political and economic role in society, even outside the traditional cultural and creative sectors. Cultural and creative activities are often embedded in complex networks of public, private and civil-sector actors and resources, and many times take the form of services. We are now strengthening our research profile in this field. The department welcomes high-quality research proposals with an explicit social science approach to the cultural and creative sectors, markets, or the organization and management of culture and creative ventures. The proposed research should have a clear connection to a service studies perspective on the cultural or creative sector

Duties

The PhD programme consists of 240 credits (equivalent to four years of full-time studies) and is concluded with the public defence of a doctoral thesis. The appointed doctoral student will receive a salary from the University during four years, and his or her main obligation is to complete their PhD studies, which primarily includes an independently written doctoral thesis. The position may involve departmental duties, mainly in the form of teaching, up to 20 per cent of fulltime working hours, in which case the appointment will be extended by the equivalent number of hours. The terms of employment for doctoral students are regulated in the Swedish Higher Education ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.

The doctoral student is expected to be present and actively participate in the research environment at the department. The doctoral studentship will commence on 1 December 2021 or according to agreement. The general syllabus and other information about the PhD programme in Service Studies is available at https://www.ism.lu.se/en/research/doctoral-studies .

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.

Assessment criteria

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. The applicants will be ranked based on an overall assessment of the quality of their submitted degree projects and papers, research proposal, grades from previous studies, relevant work experience, and personal suitability. As third cycle studies in service Studies are very demanding, the applicant must be highly motivated and able to work independently under time constrains. Proficiency in both written and spoken English is also a requirement. As the PhD student is expected to do empirical work in a Swedish context, proficiency in writing and speaking a Scandinavian language is a merit. A limited number of applicants will be asked to provide a written work sample during the final stages of the admission process, after which a shortlisted number of applicants will be called to interview.

Type of employment

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

Application procedure

Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Lund University application portal. The application must include:

a cover letter in Swedish or English of max 1,000 words, which contains a brief presentation of yourself and your qualifications, as well as a brief explanation of why you are interested in the third cycle programme in Service Studies at Lund University, a brief outline of a research proposal in Swedish or English of max 2,000 words including references, containing a description of a research problem and research field, possible research questions and method/s, a CV in Swedish or English that demonstrates your qualifications for the third cycle programme in Service Studies, a degree and grade certificates in Swedish or English, a Master´s thesis, i.e. a degree project in Swedish or English at second cycle level, corresponding to at least 15 credits at second cycle level in Service Studies or another discipline deemed equivalent, name and contact information of two personal references, other documentation of relevance to the position. 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 2023-01-01 eller enligt överenskommelse
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Helsingborg
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2432
Contact
  • Mattias Wengelin, 046222000
  • Anna Borg, 046-2220000
  • Katja Lindqvist, +4642356627
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 10.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-09-10 at 23:59
Unit: The Department of Service Management and Service Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Post expires on Saturday September 10th, 2022

PhD-student in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science (PA2022/2657)

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 around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Subject description
This PhD Project will analyse observation network strategies to constrain a hot-topic for the terrestrial carbon cycle in the Arctic: the compensating effect of tundra shrubification and tree-line advance (sink of carbon) as compared to the effect of warming on carbon stored in permafrost (source of carbon). The work is part of the EU-funded project Arctic-PASSION (https://arcticpassion.eu).

Work duties
The PhD student will carry out research related to the objectives of Arctic-PASSION. In particular, this project will utilise statistical and numerical modelling to evaluate the impact of specific observing system elements like new or anticipated in situ and satellite based Earth Observation to improve the effectiveness of monitoring for enhancing forecasting capabilities with a focus on terrestrial ecosystems. The PhD student will apply and further develop a network design method to quantify the benefit of additional satellite and in situ data, for instance, provided by future Copernicus Sentinel missions for monitoring environmental and climate change drivers. For this, the student will make use of the Quantitative Network Design (QND) methodology.

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

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

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

A person meets the specific admission requirements for third cycle studies in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science if he or she has:

  • at least 60 credits at Master’s level in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science or comparable programme

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Good knowledge of a higher programming language

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 the global dynamic vegetation model LPJ-GUESS.

 

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. 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.
  • a CV,
  • degree certificate or equivalent
  • 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 accordning to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2657
Contact
  • Marko Scholze, senior university lecturer, +46462224082,marko.scholze@nateko.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 18.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-08-18 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physical Geograhy and Ecosystem Science, Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Thursday August 18th, 2022

Researcher in physical chemistry (PA2022/2590)

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 around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Subject description
The present project area lies within colloid and interface science, a sub-discipline of physical chemistry. Focusing on the interaction of nanomaterials with lipid membranes, the project also includes aspects of biology and biophysics.

Work duties
The purpose of the project is to elucidate mechanisms underlying oxidative degradation of key components in bacterial cell walls, notably phospholipids and lipopolysaccharides, as well as how this translates into antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects of photocatalytic nanomaterials. Addressing this, photocatalytic nanoparticles will be investigated regarding their effects on bacteria-mimicking phospholipid membranes and bacterial lipopolysaccharides. Scattering and surface chemistry techniques will be employed to investigate structural and compositional effects on exposure to photocatalytic nanoparticles in the absence and presence of illumination. The physicochemical results will be correlated to antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and cell toxicity effects of the photocatalytic nanoparticles. In addition, loading the particles with antimicrobial peptides will be used to boost selectivity for bacterial cell walls. Through this, we aim to contribute to a mechanistic understanding of how photocatalytic nanoparticles can be designed to potently destabilize bacterial membranes without causing adverse effects, e.g., related to oxidative destabilization of human cell membranes or release of inflammatory lipopolysaccharide fragments.

The main duty of the successful candidate will be to execute research in the subject area outline above. Additional tasks include:  

  • Coordination of collaborations within the subject area with international partners
  • Co-supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
  • Responsibility for managing selected laboratory instrumentation
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above

Qualification requirements
Applicants must have:

  • A PhD or equivalent research qualification within the subject of the position.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Strong documented research experience within the area of lipid membrane interactions of nanoparticles, as well as broad experience of surface chemistry techniques (e.g., QCM-d, SAXS, neutron reflectometry, and neutron scattering) for investigating such systems.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications

  • Hands-on experience with research within colloid and interface science, and a background in surface chemistry, physical chemistry, or biophysics, is an advantage.
  • Experience with surface chemistry methodologies for investigating self-assembly systems (SAXS) and biological (model) systems at interfaces (QCM-d, neutron reflectometry, neutron scattering) is an advantage.
  • Experience of surface chemical studies of lipid membrane interactions with nanoparticles, and particularly so for inorganic and photocatalytic nanoparticles, is an advantage.
  • Experience of studies of lipopolysaccharide-nanoparticle interactions is an advantage.

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
The position is a fixed term employment (Särskild visstidsanställning) for 12 months, at 100 per cent of full time with preferred starting date 2022-11-01, or by agreement.

Contact person: Professor Martin Malmsten, martin.malmsten@fkem1.lu.se, phone number +45 31 49 92 03.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

  • résumé/CV, including a list of publications,
  • a general description of past research and future research interests (no more than three pages),
  • contact information of at least two references,
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2022-11-01, or by agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2590
Contact
  • Martin Malmsten, +4531499203
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 16.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-08-16 at 23:59
Unit: Division of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday August 16th, 2022

Doctoral student in Physics: Surface tomography for sustainable development (PA2022/2411)

Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The Division of Synchrotron Radiation Research (http://www.sljus.lu.se ) is a part of the Department of Physics and has more than 50 employees. The focus of the research is on experimental studies of electronic, structural, and chemical properties of materials. The Division is developing a new activity focusing on magnetic properties.  At the Division we use and develop a wide range of large facility- and lab-based techniques. We are in addition engaged in the development of the MAX IV Laboratory in the fields of beamlines, experimental stations, techniques for synchrotron radiation and the accelerator systems.  And we have a close collaboration with the European Spallation Source (www.esss.se), which is a new European neutron source under development next to MAX IV. MAX IV (www.maxiv.lu.se/) is a national large-scale research laboratory hosted by Lund University and situated within biking distance from the Department of Physics. It provides scientists from Sweden and the rest of the world with the most brilliant Synchrotron radiation source and instrumentation for research in areas such as materials science, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology.

For more information about the main supervisor of the project, please see: http://www.sljus.lu.se/staff/johan-gustafson

Work duties

The successful candidate will work with the development of a new method for surface characterisation of materials for sustainable development. It will include development of measurement strategies and, especially, programming software for advanced tomographic data analysis.

Properties of surfaces and interfaces are crucial for several processes and devices, such as catalysis, electrochemistry, fuel cells and batteries, which are all of major importance in the transition to a sustainable society. These properties are, however, very difficult to investigate in real devices, especially under working conditions, and much of the R&D is based on “trial-and-error”.  Fundamental understanding of properties of surfaces and interfaces  would be highly valuable for a rational design of future devices.

In this context, surface X-ray diffraction (SXRD) is a unique method with its ability to determine surface structures, under industrially relevant conditions, with an accuracy down to 0.01 Å. Presently, however, the use of SXRD is limited to single crystals or similar samples where the X-ray scattering is similar from the whole surface.

The aim of the present project is to develop SXRD tomography, which will make it possible to determine surface structures of much more realistic samples. The concentrated and intense X-rays from the latest generation of synchrotrons, such as MAX IV, in combination with a tomographic analysis method will enable spatially resolved SXRD measurements. This will open up new opportunities for investigations of the relation between surface structure and function within a wide range of applications. The application that will be in focus of the present project is catalysis, with the aim to study reactions that can reduce the greenhouse effect.

The project combines experimental work with data analysis. The experiments will be done at MAX IV as well as other synchrotrons and our own X-ray lab. The main challenge of the project will be to develop the advanced data analysis methods that are needed for the tomographic reconstruction of the surface structures, which will require extensive programming-based development.

The successful applicant will take part in the research school HELIOS (https://www.heliosgraduateschool.org/), which gives access to a wide range of courses and meetings as well as longer exchange visits at the research institute DESY in Hambung, Germany.

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

Admission requirements

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

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

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

  • passed an independent project (e.g. degree project) of at least 30 credits in a relevant subject

Equivalent knowledge acquired through corresponding programmes will be assessed individually. In order to enable interdisciplinary initiatives and important specialisations in certain areas, students with qualifications in subjects other than Physics may be considered for admission.

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

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Other assessment criteria

For this position, basic programming skills and interest is of major importance. Experience with X-rays are not required but is considered a merit in the assessment.

Further, experience within any of the following areas is also considered a merit.

Digital image processing. Diffraction methods. Surface structure determination. Synchrotron radiation. Catalysis.

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 the thesis project and the subject of the 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 postgraduate studies, such as professional experience.

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

Terms of employment

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

Instruction 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.).

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.

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 PA2022/2411
Contact
  • Johan Gustafson, +46462223870
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
Last application date 31.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-08-31 at 23:59
Unit: syncrotron radiation physics, Faculty of Science

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Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

Postdoctoral researcher in project on RUT/ROT* families, work and health (PA2022/2496)

Lund University, Faculty of Social Sciences , The Department of Sociology

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Working tasks

The position as postdoctoral researcher is located at the Department of Sociology, and is part of the research project “Changing gender and class relations in the wake of RUT and ROT usage*”, funded by Forte. The aim of the project is to generate theoretical and empirical knowledge about how gender and class relations change when household work is outsourced (i.e. RUT and ROT services purchased). More specifically, the project will investigate the following themes: a) paid and unpaid work, b) gender-equal parenting, c) intergenerational care arrangements, 4) wellbeing, and 5) family formation. Theoretically, the project will add to the discussions about paid and unpaid work and family sociology, from gender and class perspectives.

The project is designed as a mixed methods project. The specific position as a postdoctoral researcher concerns the part of the project that is based on quantitative methods. Quantitative data analysis will be based on register data from the longitudinal integrated database for health insurance and labour market studies (LISA), the Social Insurance Agency, the National Patient Register, and yearly RUT/ROT tax records from the Swedish Tax Agency.

To further deepen the understanding of how families, couples and individuals attach meaning to, negotiate and arrange non-outsourced household work, including child and elderly care arrangements, the project has a qualitative component. The project teams consists of scholars from the Department of Economics and the Department of Sociology at Lund University.

The postdoctoral researcher is expected to:

  • Undertake data management and analysis of register data
  • Develop research questions and analyses based on the empirical data and the aim of the project
  • Participate in project meetings on a regular basis and have close collaboration with the project leader and the other project members
  • Produce single- and/or co-authored articles for publication during the period of employment as agreed upon in advance

Working tasks include conducting research within the project at 80% of full time. There are good chances to teach at all levels for up to 20% of a full time equivalent. If you want to know more about the project, please contact the project leader Lisa Eklund, lisa.eklund@soc.lu.se.

The applicant needs to demonstrate strong analytical skills, creativity, initiative and determination, pursuance, flexibility and ability to collaborate with others.

* In Sweden, outsourcing housework has become increasingly common during the past decade. This is evidenced by a rapid increase in so called RUT and ROT services, which – since 2007 and 2009 respectively – allow tax deductions for outsourced household work (cleaning, maintenance, laundry etc. for RUT) and maintenance work (building, painting, plumbing etc. for ROT). In 2020, there were 1 million RUT users, deducting taxes at a cost of SEK 6.1 billion, and about as many ROT users, deducting taxes at a cost of SEK 10.9 billion.

Qualifications and assessment

For employment as a postdoctoral researcher it is required to have a PhD degree in a social science discipline, or the equivalent. The PhD degree must have been completed within three years at the time of the application deadline (exceptions can be made under certain circumstances, such as parental leave).

The assessment is based on scientific skills and the ability to develop and carry out research of high quality within the current position. The applicant needs to demonstrate scientific skills though their publications.

The application is assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of scientific publications, including the relation to the current research project’s focus and/or methods.
  • Experience of research based on quantitative data analysis is a requirement. Experience with research based on register data is a strong merit.
  • Advanced knowledge of deploying causal methods, especially difference-in-difference methods, as well as other statistical methods, such as matching methods (amongst others propensity score matching)
  • Merits which support the applicant’s ability to implement complex research tasks, including publishing research results.
  • Merits which support the applicant’s ability to work well as a team member and/or in various research collaborations.
  • Basic knowledge of Swedish is a plus.

Application

The application can be submitted in Swedish or in English, and must include the following:

  • A letter of application where the applicant describes their motivation and interest in the position, and presents experiences and skills relevant to the position (max 2 pages)
  • A CV including publication list and copies of degree diplomas
  • Copy of PhD dissertaion, as well as one to three (1-3) scientific publications. For co-authored papers, please submit author agreements.
  • Contact info to three (3) reference persons

Applications missing any of the above will not be considered.

Conditions

The position as a postdoctoral research fellow is a qualifying appointment for two years, and serves as a step in advancing an academic career.

About us

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Part-time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 80
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2496
Contact
  • Anna Melin, frågor ang. rekryteringsprocessen, 046-2224148
  • Lisa Eklund, projektansvarig, 046-2223477
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil , 046-2229366
Last application date 31.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-08-31 at 23:59
Unit: Avdelningen för sociologi, Faculty of Social Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

Postdoctoral position in Rehabilitation Engineering (PA2022/2103)

Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Dep. of Design Sciences

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Postdoctoral position in Rehabilitation Engineering

Description of the workplace
The position is located at Certec, the Department of Design Sciences. Certec undertake research and education on Rehabilitation Engineering and Design. We are part of the Department of Design Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University. The overall purpose of our work is for people with disabilities to achieve better opportunities in all aspects of life.

Our work emanates from the individual’s perspective and her situation in order to find sustainable factors for the design of the totality of technological and human assistance in everyday life. We work with both individual solutions and design for diversity in society.

Co-creation is a central concept in our research – research that emerges across subject boundaries and together with the people involved in it. In co-creation, new technology and new design concepts are developed with the aim that all people can participate in and contribute to society.

The work in the advertised employment position takes place within the EU project ABILITY, where the goal is to develop a new type of tactile display that can show both graphics and braille. Our role in the project is to lead the work with user requirements and user experience, and will involve conducting user studies and user tests, but we also participate in designing the interaction for the developed product(s)..  

We offer
Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. It is advisable to enter information on what your unit specifically can offer as a new workplace.
Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee: Work at Lund University

Work duties

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

Detailed description of the work duties:

  • research within the ABILITY project (user studies, interaction design)
  • teaching at undergraduate, advanced level and postgraduate level.
  • supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
  • actively seeking external research funding
  • collaboration with industry and wider society
  • administration related to the work duties listed above

Qualification requirements
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position. The certificate proving the qualification requirement is met, must be received before the employment decision is made. Priority will be given to candidates who have graduated no more than three years ago before the last day for application. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Knowledge of UX / usability and co-creation
  • Experience of conducting user studies
  • Undergraduate degree with a technical specialization, Master of Science in Engineering or equivalent (eg computer science, media technology, technical design, information technology)
  • Knowledge of haptics
  • Experience of conducting user studies with participants with visual impairment / blindness

Assessment criteria

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.

Other qualifications:

  • Experience of co-creation / co-creation / participatory design
  • Good knowledge of Swedish, sufficient to carry out user activities with Swedish-speaking participants

Consideration will also be given to 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.

Further information

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of two 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”).

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/

Welcome with your application!

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2103
Contact
  • Charlotte Magnusson, universitetslektor, +46462224097,charlotte.magnusson@certec.lth.
  • Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn, universitetslektor, +46462220350,kirsten.rassmus-grohn@certec.lth
  • Per-Olof Hedvall, universitetslektor, +46462224094,per-olof.hedvall@certec.lth.se
Last application date 01.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: Institutionen för designvetenskaper, Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022

Doctoral student in Biology (PA2022/2326)

Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Subject description

Biology is the broad subject about all living things. It encompasses everything from processes at the molecular and cellular level to global processes at ecosystem level. The subject is divided into a range of sub-disciplines and specialisations. The PhD programme at the Department of Biology includes many of these specialisations, from molecular biology to applied ecology, from viruses and individual cells to evolutionary biology and global biodiversity. Taking on research studies at the Department of Biology generally means focusing on a delimited part of the research area of biology and may include field studies, experiments, theoretical studies, or a combination of these.

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

The PhD candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team at Lund University (7 PIs and 4 new PhD students) who over the next 6 years will collaborate to investigate the sublethal effects of commonly used pesticides in different species of insects. The project is highly interdisciplinary, involving research in fields such as analytical chemistry, genetics, metabolomics, ecology, and physiology, including collaborative laboratory, field and semi-field studies. Chemical insecticides play an integral role in controlling agricultural pests, however, their sublethal consequences for non-target species are often overlooked. Most of these pesticides are neurotoxins, yet how they affect the brain and its function in diverse insect species is poorly understood.

The goal of this specific PhD project is to investigate how acute and chronic exposure to sublethal levels of pesticide (alone and in mixtures) commonly found in the environment affects the brain and functionality of insect species with diverse ecological functions.

The project will involve development of behavioral experiments to be run primarily in the lab, but also adapted to semi-field and field conditions. Experiments will link ecotoxicological studies with neuro-cognitive defects. The PhD candidate will develop and apply deep learning and other image processing techniques to analyse impairments in visual and olfactory processing by quantifying and controlling flight trajectories of exposed and control insects within a newly developed virtual reality arena and more portable testing arenas. In addition, the project will include toxicity tests on single individuals, and at cellular level in dissected brains; electrophysiological recordings from sensory areas of the brain of insects.

The student will work in close collaboration with the other 3 PhD students and 7 PIs involved in the interdisciplinary project, whose overall outcome will allow the development of innovative protocols to more realistically evaluate risks of pesticide use.

Admission requirements 

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

•     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 Biology if he or she has passed an independent project (for example a degree project) of at least 30 credits in a relevant subject and have good oral and written proficiency in English.

Additional requirements

•     A MSC in a relevant topic, such as neurobiology, ecology, behavioural science, computer science, neuroscience, engineering 

•     Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

In addition to the mandatory requirements, documented experience in the following areas will be considered as strong merits:

•     Tracking animal behaviour in lab, semifield or field conditions; 

•     Data processing, statistical computing, and scripting in Matlab or other programming languages;

•     Insect neurobiology,  e.g. brain dissections, electrophysiological recordings, brain imaging. 

•     Ecotoxicology

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, for example professional experience.

Consideration will also be given to collaborative and organizational skills, endurance and personal maturity, 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 programe. 

Terms of employment

Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Third cycle studies 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 postgraduate education programme and in what way this interdisciplinary 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, etcetera). 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment October 1st 2022 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2326
Contact
  • David O’Carroll, Professor, +46462229577,david.ocarroll@biol.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 01.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022

Doctoral student in Biology (PA2022/2327)

Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Subject description

Biology is the broad subject about all living things. It encompasses everything from processes at the molecular and cellular level to global processes at ecosystem level. The subject is divided into a range of sub-disciplines and specialisations. The PhD programme at the Department of Biology includes many of these specialisations, from molecular biology to applied ecology, from viruses and individual cells to evolutionary biology and global biodiversity. Taking on research studies at the Department of Biology generally means focusing on a delimited part of the research area of biology and may include field studies, experiments, theoretical studies, or a combination of these.

Work duties

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

The PhD candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team at Lund University (7 PIs and 4 new PhD students) who over the next 6 years will collaborate to investigate the sublethal effects of commonly used pesticides in different species of insects. The project is highly interdisciplinary, involving research in fields such as analytical chemistry, genetics, metabolomics, ecology, and physiology, including collaborative laboratory, field and semi-field studies. Chemical insecticides play an integral role in controlling agricultural pests, however, their sublethal consequences for non-target species are often overlooked. Most of these pesticides are neurotoxins, yet how they affect the brain and its function in diverse insect species is poorly understood.

The goal of this specific PhD project is to investigate how acute and chronic exposure to sublethal levels of pesticide (alone and in mixtures) commonly found in the environment affects the brain and functionality of insect species with diverse ecological functions.

The project will involve development of eco/toxicological assays to determine sensitivity of different insects to chronic and acute pesticide exposure, estimation of the effects of such exposure on flower and pollen selection, and determination of the sensory cues involved. Experiments will be run both in the lab, and in semi-field and field conditions comparing high and low pesticide exposure landscapes. The PhD candidate will work closely with other researchers in the project to apply tracking, deep learning and other image processing techniques to analyse flight trajectories of exposed and control insects, and their interaction with key plant species both in semi-field and lab-based testing arenas. 

The student will work in close collaboration with the other 3 PhD students and 7 PIs involved in the interdisciplinary project, whose overall outcome will allow the development of innovative protocols to more realistically evaluate risks of pesticide use.

Admission requirements 

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

•     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 Biology if he or she has passed an independent project (for example a degree project) of at least 30 credits in a relevant subject and have good oral and written proficiency in English.

Additional requirements

•     A MSC in a relevant topic, such as ecology, behavioural science, neuroscience

•     Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

•     A drivers licence

In addition to the mandatory requirements, documented experience in the following areas will be considered as strong merits:

•     Tracking animal behaviour in lab, semifield or field conditions; 

•     Data processing, statistical computing, and scripting in high level programming languages (e.g. R, Matlab, Python);

•     Ecotoxicology

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, for example professional experience.

Consideration will also be given to collaborative and organizational skills, endurance and personal maturity, 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 programe. 

Terms of employment

Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Third cycle studies 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 postgraduate education programme and in what way this interdisciplinary 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, etcetera). 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment October 1st 2022 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2327
Contact
  • David O’Carroll, Professor, +46462229577,david.ocarroll@biol.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 01.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022

1–2 PhD candidates in Business Administration (Finance) (PA2022/2368)

LUSEM, Department of Business Administration

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

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

Lund University School of Economics and Management is accredited by the three largest and most influential accreditation institutes for business schools: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Only just over 100 business schools in the world have achieved this prestigious Triple Crown accreditation.

The Department of Business Administration is announcing one to two PhD candidate positions in the field of finance (transition finance) with a focus on sustainability transformation and sustainable development (biodiversity) in business and the financial market. Research with this focus aims to contribute with empirical studies in the field as well as increased theoretical knowledge and general understanding of how companies and the financial market work with biodiversity and how this work can be improved so that biodiversity considerations are integrated in financial-decision making. The PhD candidate is also expected to contribute to the development of innovative tools and practices that promote the sustainability transformation of business and the financial market.

Type of employment: Limit of tenure, four years fulltime studies. The initial appointment is for one year, which is then renewed for no more than two years at a time.

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

Work tasks

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

As a doctoral student you will mainly be working with your research project, but you can also be given more general tasks at the department, e.g. teaching, research or administrative work, in accordance with the regulations. Rules for employment as a doctoral student are stated in The Higher Education Ordnance (SFS 1998:80), Chapter 5.

The two PhD candidate positions are financed through the research programme BIOPATH, funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research Mistra. You will be part of a vibrating and interdisciplinary research environment involving several other PhD candidates, postdocs and senior researchers from different faculties and universities. You are expected to actively contribute to research within the programme’s different focus areas individually as well as in collaboration with other researchers. The focus areas include:

  • Existing sustainability related (biodiversity) policies, initiatives, tools and practices among businesses and financial market
  • Novel tools and practices to strengthen and accelerate the sustainability performance within businesses and financial market
  • Testing and assessing of the developed tools and practices together with researchers and external partners within the research programme to promote an efficient sustainability transformation

 Eligibility/Entry requirements

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

Basis of Assessment

The applicants will be assessed on the basis of their prospects of meeting the requirements for a doctoral degree (PhD) in Business Administration.

Particular emphasis will be based on the following:

  • Academic results, particularly on the Master’s level.
  • Bachelor’s and master’s theses (with special importance attached to the master’s thesis).
  • Relevance and viability of the research plan.
  • Other results and distinctions which attest to the applicant’s ability to profit from the doctoral programme.

Type of employment

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

Application Procedure

Your application should be written in English and contain the following documents:

  • A complete application form (http://fek.lu.se/en/phd-studies/prospective-phd-candidates)
  • Letter of introduction
  • Research plan of no more than 5 pages
  • Degree certificates of your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees
  • Copy of your Master’s thesis, and, where appropriate, your Bachelor’s thesis.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of certificates and copies of any other documents that you wish to include in your application.

All submitted documents must be attested as to their authenticity.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 2022-10-01 eller enligt överenskommelse
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2368
Contact
  • Susanne Arvidsson, susanne.arvidsson@fek.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 01.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Business Administration, Lund University School of Economics and Management

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022

Post-doctoral fellow in Evolutionary Genomics (PA2022/2594)

Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Subject description
The research group of Dr. Feiner (http://feiner-uller-group.se/) is recruiting a postdoc in evolutionary genomics. The position is fully-funded by a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The project aims to reveal the genomic basis of adaptive diversification and parallel evolution of a suite of exaggerated colors, morphologies, and behaviors – a syndrome – in wall lizards (genus Podarcis; Yang, Feiner et al., 2021, Nature Communications). The successful applicant will use existing and collect new whole-genome re-sequencing data from a range of wild lizard populations to unravel signatures of parallel evolution in a comparative context. The exact project plan will be adjusted based on the background and interest of the applicant.

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.

Detailed description of the work duties are:

  • Active participation in the scientific design of the project
  • Carrying out basic molecular biology
  • Participation in field work
  • Generation and analysis of sequencing datasets (whole-genome re-sequencing)
  • Dissemination of the acquired insights, including writing of scientific publications

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 date of employment decision. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier. 

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English
  • Expertise in the analyses of whole-genome datasets
  • Programming skills
  • Background in herpetology is advantageous

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:

  • Teaching skills
  • Fulfilment of qualification requirements
  • Documented ability to develop and complete high-quality research
  • High intellectual capacity and problem-solving ability
  • Technical and analytical know-how, organization skills
  • Enthusiasm, dedication and an ability to work both independently and in a team

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 three 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 and OFR/S, dated 1st February 2022.

Informal inquiries before applying are welcome (nathalie.feiner@biol.lu.se).

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing: 

  • Motivation letter describing past research and future research interests (max. 2 pages).
  • Résumé/CV, including a list of publications.
  • Names, relation to and contact information of 2 professional references.
  • Copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment January 1st, 2023 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2594
Contact
  • Nathalie Feiner, forskare, nathalie.feiner@biol.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 01.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022

Doctoral student in Technology and society – with a focus on solutions and policy for sustainable materials use (PA2022/2421)

Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Technology and Society

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Technology and Society

The doctoral subject Technology and Society encompasses multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies of technology’s role, interplay and importance in different sectors of society. The subject takes a broad approach to this relation and the interplay and its governance is studied in different research fields including: transport systems, road and railroad construction, environmental and energy systems, and land use and housing markets. The research entails both qualitative and quantitative studies, and is often characterised by diverse methods and theories from engineering, the social, legal, and natural sciences.

Background

A rapid development and reorientation in industry and business is needed in the coming 5-10 years in order to meet climate, biodiversity, and other sustainability targets. It entails changes in consumption and production, increased resource efficiency and circularity, new sectoral couplings, value chains and business models. The newly established research center SSCEN (Sparbanken Skånes Center for Sustainable Enterprise) will develop knowledge to address these challenges. You will be part of a research environment with PhD students, postdocs and senior researchers from the School of Economics and the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University. You are expected to actively contribute to this interdisciplinary research both individually and in collaboration with others.

Project description

More sustainable production and consumption is needed to meet climate policy and other societal objectives. This entails changes in whole value chains, ranging from primary extraction and production of materials to waste management and recycling. Sustainability can increase through measures that affect demand and consumption, material and energy efficiency, and recycling, as well as through reducing production emissions through electrification, hydrogen and carbon capture and storage. This in turn leads to new sectoral couplings and interorganizational collaboration (e.g., to increase plastics recycling or electrify industry). The research ranges from case studies of selected value chains, sectors, or types of solutions to policy analysis at the Swedish and European levels. Plastics is a possible and topical empirical area. The project is interdisciplinary and we welcome applicants from different academic backgrounds, e.g., engineering, social, economic and other sciences.

Work duties

The main task is to complete a PhD program through engaging in research and take PhD courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departemental duties limited to no more than 20% of the time. 

Admission requirements 

A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if the applicant has: 

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

A person meets the specific admission requirements for third cycle studies in Technology and Society if the applicant has: 

  • at least 30 credits awarded in the second cycle relevant to the subject area.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English
  • Good knowledge of sustainable development
  • Good knowledge of business/industry and innovation
  • Good knowledge of governance and policy

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. 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

Additional merits that will be considered:

  • Experience from working in research projects, especially interdisciplinary
  • Knowledge of research methodologies
  • Work experience from industry or university with relevance to the position 

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

Terms of employment 

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

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 research plan or suggestions for research ideas (maximum 3 pages) corresponding to the project description above. The application should also contain a CV, degree certificates or equivalent, and other documentation that you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, publications, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc). 

You are also asked to answer the selection questions. 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment As soon as possible according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2421
Contact
  • Lars J. Nilsson, lars_j.nilsson@miljo.lth.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 20.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-08-20 at 23:59
Unit: Miljö- och energisystem, Faculty of Engineering, LTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Saturday August 20th, 2022

Postdoc (3 years) at MAX IV, MAXPEEM (PA2022/2550)

Lunds universitet, MAX IV, Imaging

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

MAXPEEM is a photoelectron spectromicroscopy beamline (30-1500 eV) at the 1.5GeV ring, which hosts a state-of-the-art aberration corrected low energy electron microscope capable of imaging with high spatial resolution, down to less than 10 nm. MAXPEEM is used for surface sensitive research in a wide range of solid state fields, including magnetism, 2D correlated materials and graphene, as well as industrial research. Read more at: https://www.maxiv.lu.se/accelerators-beamlines/beamlines/maxpeem/

Tasks
We are now looking for a post-doc who enjoys working in an international and creative environment to join our team working at this advanced instrument. The candidate is expected to develop his/her own research program exploiting the unique possibilities of the microscope. Collaborative projects with users at the frontiers of their field are highly encouraged, as well as side projects connected to instrument development and/or automation. At the beamline you will take a share of the user support and you are invited to participate in the development of the spectromicroscopy beamline, with an aim to widen the scope of techniques available for our user community. 

Qualifications
•    The candidate must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in physics or another field relevant to the beamline.

Essential requirements
The candidate should demonstrate experience in several of the following areas:
• Defining and exploring novel research directions, especially within low energy (photo)electronmicroscopy, or in closely related techniques
• Managing instrumentation projects and reaching highest possible level of performance
• Experience in control and/or advanced data analysis & programming
• Manuscript preparation and scientific presentation

Additional requirements that are considered assets
• Experience in development and/or operation of a low energy (photo)electron microscope
• Experience in providing user support
• Experience in related synchrotron or electron spectro/microscopy techniques

Other qualifications that are important are independence and an ability to take initiative. The work requires very good communication and interpersonal skills, and a solid command of English, both oral and written.

Eligibility
Appointment to the position of postdoc 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 application deadline. Under special circumstances the PhD can have been completed previous to the aforementioned three years.

Further information
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment. A postdoctoral fellow is employed under a period
of at least two years and at most three years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor-2022-02-01” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow, 2022-02-01”) 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As per agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2550
Contact
  • Karina Thånell, +46462226553
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362,st@st.lu.se
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-2229364,kansli@saco-s.lu.se
Last application date 21.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-08-21 at 23:59
Unit: Imaging, MAX IV

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday August 21st, 2022

Doctoral student in Computer Science with specialisation in Software Engineering (PA2022/2258)

Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Department of Computer Science

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Subject description

This project aims to explore software engineering methods and tools to promote trustworthy AI for cyber-physical systems (CPS). The research approach includes 1) empirical studies of industrial practice and related regulatory frameworks for AI systems, and 2) design of methods and tools to enable trustworthy AI by design. The project particularly focuses on quality assurance (QA) of machine learning (ML) systems in the context of MLOps, i.e. the combination of ML, DevOps, and Data Engineering in highly automated development pipelines.

From a QA perspective, ML constitutes a paradigm shift compared to conventional software, both in its uncertainties (probabilistic rather than deterministic outcomes) and its dual dependency on data and source code. Thus, the MLOps pipelines must be composed of engineering tools that support QA accordingly. Further, we want to transfer MLOps concepts into CPS. i.e. digitally controlled physical systems, such as autonomous vehicles and robots.

The doctoral student position is part of the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), which is a large research programme on autonomous systems and software, involving multiple disciplines at multiple Swedish universities and close collaboration with industry. Doctoral students participate in a national research school and international study trips and exchange.

Work duties

The PhD position consists of three main aspects:

  • research project, including trips to conferences, seminars etc.,
  • postgraduate courses, locally and internationally given (90 credits), and
  • teaching (at most 20%), including lab supervision and exam responsibilities. This part also involves professional development working with equality and diversity, arranging events etc.

Admission requirements 

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

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

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

  • at least 60 second-cycle credits at an advanced level (comparable to master level) that are relevant for this this topic, or
  • or M.Sc. degree within computer science, Electrical Engineering, Information and communication Technology, Engineering Physics or mathematics.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good knowledge about software engineering theory and practice
  • Very good knowledge about machine learning
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English
  • The ability to work both independently and in small teams

Assessment criteria

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

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

Other assessment criteria:

  • Relevant industrial experience
  • Open source software contributions
  • Software development skills and experience with the Python ML Ecosystem
  • ML development and engineering for computer vision

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.).

Don’t delay your application since we want to start interviewing as soon as possible.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 2023-01-01
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2258
Contact
  • Per Runeson, per.runeson@cs.lth.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 31.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-08-31 at 23:59
Unit: Institutionen för datavetenskap, Faculty of Engineering, LTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

Postdoctoral position in Computer Science with focus on HMI/Shared Autonomy (PA2022/2286)

Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, The Department of Computer Scie

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Description of the workplace
The position is with Assoc.Prof. Elin A. Topp (https://cs.lth.se/elin_anna_topp) in the group for AI and Human-Robot Interaction of the division of Robotics and Semantic Systems (RSS, https://rss.cs.lth.se) within the Department of Computer Science of Lund University’s Faculty of Engineering. The position is funded through a WASP and Aalto University Collaborative Postdoctoral Fellow Project (https://wasp-sweden.org). In this project, AI methods will be combined with suitable user interface techniques including virtual or augmented reality to support situational awareness in shared autonomy, mainly targeting autonomous vehicles.  A more detailed description, also of the working environment including accessible research arenas and platforms, is available at https://cs.lth.se/topp-elinanna/postdoc-project/.  

The RSS division hosts several tightly cooperating groups and researchers working in areas ranging from core Machine Learning, through Knowledge Based Methods and Learning in Robotics, Construction Robotics, and Natural Language Processing, to Human Robot Interaction. As of June 2022 the division is scientific home to three professors, two associate and four assistant professors/lecturers, four postdoctoral researchers and ten PhD students. Many collaborations on all levels also outside the division are maintained and encouraged.

The Department including RSS has strong connections to the Swedish research programmes WASP (see https://wasp-sweden.org) and ELLIIT (https://elliit.se) and is well connected also internationally with leading institutions in the field.

You will join a dynamic, international, and overall young team of researchers, where internal seminar sessions across groups, occasional guest lectures and the possibility to participate in regular internal robot lab hands-on workshops and dissemination activities will be part of your work environment. The Department of Computer Science strives to maintain a positive working atmosphere and invites regularly to events like breakfast seminars and semester kick-off days with social activities.

We offer
Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme.
Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University

Subject description
The research area for the position is at the intersection of Robotics, AI, HRI, and Interaction Design, while it is formally placed within the subject area of Computer Science. You will be developing methods to support operators of (semi-)autonomous systems in their decision making by providing them with the necessary situational awareness.

Work duties
The main duty coming with a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included upon agreement, but at most up to 20% of working hours. The position includes the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning. The purpose of the position is to develop your independence as a researcher and to create the opportunity of further development. 

Given the collaborative nature of the project, you will be travelling to some extent, to allow for coordination meetings, but possibly also for extended (1-2 weeks) visits with our project partners at Aalto University.

Detailed description of the work duties, such as:

  • Conducting research according to the project description at https://cs.lth.se/topp-elinanna/postdoc-project/ 
  • Supervision of degree projects if the work is related to your research 
  • Co-supervision of / collaboration with PhD students working in related areas
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above

Qualification requirements 
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within or closely related to the subject area of the position. The certificate proving that the qualification requirement is met, must be provided before the employment decision is made. Priority will be given to candidates, who have graduated no more than three years prior to the last day for application. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English 
  • Good programming skills in at least one of the following languages: C, C++, C#, Python
  • Experience with research in or closely related to Robotics, Autonomous Systems, Human-Robot/Computer Interaction, or Human-Machine Interfaces (including visualisation techniques and VR / AR)
  • Good ability to work independently and structured 
  • Good collaboration and communications skills. 

Assessment criteria 
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:

  • Documented ability to develop and conduct high quality research
  • Teaching skills

Other qualifications:

  • Knowledge about and experience with ROS, potentially also ROS4HRI
  • Experience with autonomous cars
  • Knowledge about and experience with visualisation techniques, VR, or AR, and respective tools (e.g. Unreal, Unity)
  • Alignment of your profile with the division’s ongoing research efforts and your willingness to contribute to its future development.
  • Alignment of your interests and ideas expressed in the application’s cover letter with the project description

Consideration will also be given to 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.

Further information
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of two 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”).

How to apply
Applications shall be written in English. Please format the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Include a description of how your experiences and interests align with the project description. 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/

Welcome with your application!

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Montly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2286
Contact
  • Elin Anna Topp, +4646-2224249
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 31.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-08-31 at 23:59
Unit: Institutionen för datavetenskap, Faculty of Engineering, LTH

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

PhD student in Machine Learning for life science within WASP Graduate School (PA2022/2314)

Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Subject description

We are looking for a PhD student in Machine Learning applied to life science within WASP, placed at the department of biochemistry and structural biology.

Work duties

The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is a major national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, with the goal of advancing Sweden into an internationally recognized and leading position in the areas of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software.

The main focus of the research within WASP is artificial intelligence and autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to and learning from their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, forming intelligent systems-of-systems. Read more at https://wasp-sweden.org.

The WASP Graduate School is dedicated to provide the skills needed to analyze, develop, and contribute to the interdisciplinary area of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software. The curriculum provides the foundations, perspectives, and state-of-the-art knowledge in the different disciplines taught by leading researchers in the field. Read more at https://wasp-sweden.org/graduate-school.

The focus of the research is to develop machine learning methods to model and design the three-dimensional structure of proteins. Deep learning approaches (such as AlphaFold) has recently revolutionized protein structure prediction, enabling highly accurate predictions of the atomic structures based on amino acid sequence information. Similar advancements are expected for the inverse problem, finding amino acid sequences that encode a desired atomic structure. This is referred to as protein design and has many applications in biomedicine, biotechnology and material science. The project aims to develop deep generative models to design proteins that can simultaneously adopt two conformations. Machine learning methods will be combined with state-of-the-art approaches for computational protein design.

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

Admission requirements

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

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

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • The candidate should have an education background corresponding to a master in a subject relevant to the PhD project, such as bioinformatics, computational physics, physical or theoretical chemistry, applied mathematics, statistics or computer science.
  • Sufficient educational background in mathematics/statistics to successfully participate in the WASP research school.
  • A strong interest in applying machine learning methods to problems in protein research

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:

Strong background in mathematics and computer programming is highly beneficial. Prior background in machine learning is advantageous. Experience working with biological data (protein sequence and structure in particular) is beneficial, but not required. Study background in chemistry and biology

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. 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.).

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§.

 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment Earliest 221001
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2314
Contact
  • Ingemar André, ingemar.andre@biochemistry.lu.se, +46462224470
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46(0)46-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet , +46(0)46-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil , +46(0)46-2229366
Last application date 14.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Deadline: 2022-08-14 at 23:59
Unit: Division of Biochemistry and Structural Biology, Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday August 14th, 2022