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Doctoral student in Applied Physics

Malmo

Ref REK 2022/125

About Malmö University

Malmö University is an innovative, urban and international institute of higher education, located in the centre of Malmö. We have around 1,800 employees and 24,000 students. Our research and education are characterised by the role we believe a university should play in an open society — to contribute to sustainability and equality in a scientifically grounded way with external partners and stakeholders. Identifying and addressing the challenges of the future are of highest priority. Our researchers and students work collaboratively to create, share and spread knowledge in order to understand, explain and develop society — both locally and globally.

Faculty

The Faculty of Technology and Society conducts education and research focusing on technology and natural sciences at two departments: Computer Science and Media Technology and Materials Science and Applied Mathematics. The faculty collaborates with companies and other organisations in order to raise the level of competence, create new products, develop activities and offer students an early connection to their future working life. Our research collaborations and staff from many different countries give our activities an international profile. 

Department

The Department of Materials Science and Applied Mathematics offers education at all levels, from a technical foundation year programme to doctoral education. Our programmes belong to the field of applied engineering, covering subjects of civil and mechanical engineering and basic natural science. We conduct research mainly in applied physics and selected fields of engineering. 

Department of Materials Science and Applied Mathematics 

Work duties

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, artistic research and administration, however, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full-time post (Chapter 5, Section 2 of the Higher Education Ordinance).

The PhD applicant will carry out research projects at the Department of Materials Science and Applied Mathematics, Malmö University. The research activities will have close ties with amorphous TiNiSn based thermoelectric thin films grown on polymeric substrates, aiming at realisation of efficient flexible and wearable devices. Thermoelectric devices directly convert heat into electricity without greenhouse gas emission enabling applications for off-grid energy generation and waste heat extraction. The PhD student need to have an interest in sustainable development and synergistic skills to make an impact on next generation energy materials and devices, designing novel experiments on lab scale and at large-scale facilities as well as enabling interdisciplinary research.

Teaching duties at the department will be part of the employment.

Qualifications

In order to be admitted to third-cycle studies, the applicant must meet the general and specific entry requirements of the subject in question. Moreover, the applicant must be deemed capable of assimilating the education.

General entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes (HEO Chapter 7 Section 39) have those who:

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

Specific entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes have those who:

  • have knowledge and skills equivalent to a second-cycle degree in applied physics or in another subject that has relevance for applied physics, or
  • have acquired essentially equivalent knowledge in or outside Sweden
  • are proficient in English to the extent required for conducting postgraduate studies in applied physics

Selection criteria

Selection among applicants who meet the general and specific entry requirements shall be made with regard to their capacity to assimilate the education (HEO Chapter 7 Section 41).

The following general criteria will be used.

  • Subject competence
  • Scientific quality in previous work
  • Methodological and scientific maturity
  • Communication and collaborative skills
  • Documented ability to carry out experimental work, including materials characterization
  • Documented knowledge about physical vapor deposition, especially molecular beam epitaxy
  • Documented knowledge about energy materials, especially thermoelectrics
  • Documented knowledge about amorphous materials
  • Documented experience from large-scale facilities, such as synchrotron
  • Documented ability to write scientific text in english

Further information

Professor, Denis Music, denis.music@mau.se

Head of Department, Katja Frid, katja.frid@mau.se

In our recruitment work, Malmö University has taken a stand regarding recruitment channels and marketing. We therefore decline all offers of advertising and recruitment assistance in connection with this advertisement.

Application

You may apply for this position via Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking on the “Apply” button. As an applicant, you are responsible for ensuring that your application is completed in accordance with the advertisement, and that it is provided to the University no later than 2022-05-25. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the University can read what is written in the application. If the application is not written in Swedish, English or any of the Nordic languages, the applicant is responsible for the application and its appendices being translated.

The application must include:

  • Completed application form for admission to Research Education https://mau.app.box.com/s/xe74zorhnlfmst7ejy65440r77f0n2l6
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diplomas, transcript of records and other certificates relevant for the position
  • A brief research plan presenting the focus of research and a thesis concept, and how this relates to the specific post (max 4 pages). The research plan must contain an overall purpose, questions that the project intends to answer, an account of the methodological approach, a description of material collection and type of research material and an account of the theoretical framework
  • Independent work at advanced level (including master thesis or equivalent)

Miscellaneous

Preparation of admission to postgraduate education and employment as a doctoral student take place in parallel. 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 (Chapter 5, Section 3 of the Higher Education Ordinance).

The doctoral studentship is a fixed-term position comprising four years of full-time studies, in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5 Section 7.

Malmö University is a workplace and higher education institution that is characterised by an open and inclusive approach, where gender equality and equal terms add value to our activities.

Malmö University applies salary setting for doctoral students in accordance with a local agreement on salary setting for doctoral students.

Start date

2022-09-01

Union representatives

SACO-S Mats Syde, mats.syde@mau.se

OFR/ST Bodil Sterner, bodil.sterner@mau.se

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

You apply no later than 25/05/2022 by clicking the apply button.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on onsdag maj 25th, 2022

Project Researcher at the research platform Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR)

Project Researcher at the research platform Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR)

Malmo

Ref REK 2022/117

About Malmö University

Malmö University is an innovative, urban and international institute of higher education, located in the centre of Malmö. We have around 1,800 employees and 24,000 students. Our research and education are characterised by the role we believe a university should play in an open society — to contribute to sustainability and equality in a scientifically grounded way with external partners and stakeholders. Identifying and addressing the challenges of the future are of highest priority. Our researchers and students work collaboratively to create, share and spread knowledge in order to understand, explain and develop society — both locally and globally.

Faculty

The Faculty of Culture and Society is a multidisciplinary faculty that includes the School of Arts and Communication, the Department of Global Political Studies and the Department of Urban Studies. The Faculty conducts postgraduate studies in the following subjects: Global Politics, Interaction Design, International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Media and Communication Studies and Urban Studies. The Faculty hosts two of the university’s five research centres as well as four research platforms.

Read more about the Faculty of Culture and Society here.

Department

The Department of Global Political Studies is a multidisciplinary research and educational environment with Bachelor programs in European Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), Diversity Studies, International Relations, Human Rights, and Political Science. There are two Masters programs in IMER and Global Politics as well as two Ph.D. programmes in the same subjects. The Department’s educational programmes and research focus on global processes of change and their impact on societies and individuals. Our research environment also includes MIM (Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare) and the research platforms RUCARR (Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research), Collaborative Future-Making (CFM) and REDEM (Rethinking Democracy).  

Read more about the Department of Global Political Studies here. 

Work duties

The project researcher will commit to conducting active research in accordance with project outline submitted in the application. The project researcher will also present their research at a RUCARR seminar, participate in other seminars at RUCARR and Global Political Studies and will make themselves available for consultations with junior scholars and PhD candidates at the department and at the research platform.

Read more about the research platform Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR) here.

Qualifications

Those who have completed a doctoral degree or have corresponding scientific competence are eligible to be appointed as project researcher. 

Specific requirements for this position:

  • PhD degree on a topic relevant to the RUCARR regional focus of research (Russia, the Caucasus region, including relations with adjacent countries).
  • Documented research experience aligned with current research priorities and fields of expertise among RUCARR staff.
  • Good proficiency in English (reading, writing, speaking).

The following would be of benefit for the position:

  • Additional proficiency in a language of the RUCARR region.

In addition to formal competence, University’s employees must possess the personal capacities necessary to perform the duties of the position well and to represent the University in the best possible way.

Assesment criteria

Expertise in the specific field relevant to the appointment in question will be the primary point of evaluation. Other expertise relevant to the appointment may also be used to assess eligibility.

The assessment of candidates will mainly be based on their research proposal and their qualifications and track record as researchers. The assessment criteria are excellence of research, track record of publications and goodness of fit with RUCARR research priorities and field of competence.

Further information

Professor Bo Petersson (bo.petersson@mau.se) and Professor Karina Vamling (karina.vamling@mau.se)

In our recruitment work, Malmö University has taken a stand regarding recruitment channels and marketing. We therefore decline all offers of advertising and recruitment assistance in connection with this advertisement.

You can read more about the benefits of working in Sweden here: https://sweden.se/collection/working-in-sweden/ 

Application

You apply for this position via Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking on the “Apply” button. As an applicant, you are responsible for ensuring that your application is completed in accordance with the job advertisement, and that it is submitted to the University no later than 2022-05-25. The application must be written in Swedish, English or any of the Nordic languages. As an applicant, you are responsible for the application and its appendices being translated.

Merits and qualifications must be documented according to Qualifications portfolio for lecturers/researchers at Malmö University

Books and any other documents, such as publications, that cannot be sent electronically should be sent in triplicate in an envelope marked with reference number REK 2022/117 and posted to the HR Department, Malmö University, 205 06 Malmö. If the documents weigh more than 2 kg, they should be sent to the delivery address: HR Department, Malmö University, Matrosgatan 1, 211 18 Malmö, marked with reference number REK 2022/117.  

According to Malmö University’s qualifications portfolio, the application must include:

  • Documentation of research expertise

The application must also include:

  • Personal qualifications portfolio (personal data, employment history, publication record) 
  • Copies of degree certificates and other relevant certificates
  • A proposal concerning the research to be carried out during the month-long stay at Malmö University. 
  • The primary scientific works to be considered (maximum three)

Miscellaneous

This is a temporary position to be held during one month (100 %). Travel expenses and accommodation in Malmö will be covered.

Malmö University is a workplace and higher education institution that is characterized by an open and inclusive approach, where gender equality and equal terms add value to our activities.

Malmö University applies individual salary setting.

Start date

15 October 2022 or by earliest convenience and agreement in 2022.

Union representatives

Saco-S Rebecka Johansson, rebecka.johansson@mau.se
OFR/ST, Martin Reissner, martin.reissner@mau.se

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

You apply no later than 25/05/2022 by clicking the apply button.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on onsdag maj 25th, 2022