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PhD student in the research education subject: Chemistry

Ref SLU ua 2020.2.5.1-2543

Synthesis and characterization of organic-inorganic hybrid materials

The project aims at the development of new materials and processes for environmentally friendly recycling of critical metals, advanced water purification and energy storage. Purpose of the project is to develop nanostructured oxide materials bearing specific organic functions for selected purposes. It will involve the synthesis of new organic-inorganic hybrid materials, their characterization by a variety of techniques such as electron microscopy, AFM, X-ray spectroscopy and diffraction and NMR, and verification of their functional characteristics. The project will be carried out in an inspiring international environment and will involve active participation in international project meetings. One or several short research exchanges with partners abroad are foreseen.

Qualifications

The applicants are expected to hold an MSc degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related subject. The student should have a strong interest for and general expertise in the synthesis and characterization of materials. Experience in spectroscopic characterization techniques and an interest in Environmental Sciences or Coordination Chemistry are of merit. Excellent communication skills orally and in writing in English are required. Mastering Swedish language is a merit.

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Employment:PhD student for 4 years.

Begins according to agreement.

Welcome with you application no later then September 5.


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

www.slu.se

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Vadim Kessler

Professor

+46 18671541

förnamn.efternamn@slu.se

Gulaim Seisenbaeva

Universitetslektor

+46 1872994

förnamn.efternamn@slu.se

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Post expires on Saturday September 5th, 2020

Post doctoral position at the Section of Ruminant medicine

Ref SLU.ua.2020.2.5.1-2611

The Department of Clinical Sciences is part of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science and is responsible for undergraduate and post-graduate education and research within anesthesiology, diagnostic imaging, veterinary nursing, veterinary epidemiology, comparative medicine, surgery, medicine, clinical pathology, reproductive biotechnology and domestic animal reproduction.

Clinical Sciences

The Department of Clinical Sciences, Section of Ruminant medicine at SLU, invites applications from PhD holders for a 2-year position as post-doc researcher.

Research within the section focuses e.g. on infectious diseases in cattle. We work in cattle herds and in laboratories, with mapping of the epidemiology, spread, immunology, disease mechanisms and persistence of pathogens, as well as with development and evaluation of vaccines and laboratory tests. The overall goal is to develop control methods, such as vaccines, treatments and evidence-based biosecurity measures.

The post-doc will focus on the development of strategies for treatments of pneumonia and E. coli mastitis in cattle. The work includes mapping of disease mechanisms and development of in vitro models of the udder, as well as work with existing models of the lung and pneumonia in calves, according to 3R.

Research is performed in collaboration with national and international partners, such as the National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala University, Uppsala University Hospital, French National Institute for Agrigultural Research and Environment and National Veterinary School of Toulouse.

Duties

The post-doc is expected to (1) perform research according to a research plan, (2) actively, and through his/her own initiatives, contribute to the research of the section within the field and (3) investigate the possibilities to apply for external research. The work may include supervision of students at all levels.

Qualifications

A PhD-degree that was acquired within five years before the application date is obligatory. It is required to have a background within medicine, veterinary medicine or immunology and to be able to demonstrate excellent written and oral English communication skills, including a record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. Experience in work with cell culture in vitro is needed.

Experience in immunological techniques, such as immunostaining, microscopy and flow cytometry, and with research within sepsis, lung or udder diseases is considered a merit. Personal qualities such as abilities to solve problems and perform independent as well as team work will be of importance for assessment of the successful candidate.

Place of work

Uppsala

Form of employment

Temporary employment, 24 months

Extent

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Starting date

According to agreement, preferably by the 1st of September 2020.

Application

We welcome your application no later than 2020-08-02.

The application must include:

Application letter describing your motivation for applying for the position and your research interests, addressing the required and desired qualifications (1-2 pages)

CV that includes a list of publications and a sample of your work, (e.g. a journal article)

Two professional references

PhD diploma/certificate

Contact person

Sara Hägglund

Researcher

sara.hagglund@slu.se

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Post expires on Sunday August 2nd, 2020

Postdoc position in genomic selection for potato

Ref SLU ua 2020.2.5.1-2350

Department of Plant Breeding

SLU Department of Plant Breeding performs research and education addressing global challenges affecting our livelihoods and the environment. The Plant breeding division works on putting traits into usable forms by understanding their diversity and genetics with the aid of advanced breeding tools. We apply this knowledge for the genetic betterment of cultivars of economically important crops. This 2-year position is funded by grants from Formas –a government research council for sustainable development– and SLU.

Duties:

You will assist on ongoing Svensk potatisförädling research (which include field trials, plus laboratory and greenhouse work), record field data using advanced phenotyping methods, analyze genotypic and phenotypic datasets and apply biometric approaches to study genotype by environment interactions for tuber (yield and quality) and host plant resistance traits in potato grown in Sweden (Skåne and Umeå), develop genomic selection models for the traits and cross-validate them. The genetic material to be used in the project include EU cultivars (including some Nordic germplasm) and breeding material from Svensk potatisförädling. You will thus have the unique opportunity to be involved in a project in close collaboration with other potato breeders and thus gain first-hand experience of benefits and limitations of genomic selection in a real-world case study. You will have the possibility to develop new connections with many researchers and stakeholders through various seminars and events organized by SLU.

Qualifications:

As postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates who obtained a doctoral degree within the last three years from the deadline of this job posting. For this position, you must have a research focus in plant breeding, genetics, quantitative genetics, bioinformatics, biometrics or similar. You should have documented experience in developing genetic markers for breeding. You should have contributed to research through publications in peer reviewed international journals. Prior experience with genomic selection is a merit. You should have the ability to work independently as well as in a team. You should be motivated, highly interested in plant breeding and have excellent English language skills (both oral and written).

Place of work:

Alnarp

Form of employment:

Temporary employment, 2 years (postdoc agreement)

Extent:

100%

Starting date:

According to agreement but beginning [latest] on 4th January 2021 and ending on 31st December 2022

Application:

We welcome your application no later than 2020-08-14, use the button below.

Selection among applicants meeting the requirements is made with reference to written application including curriculum vitae, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant’s qualifications, certified knowledge of the English language and an interview. If the applicant is a foreign citizen, we require a certified copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photograph.

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

www.slu.se

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Rodomiro Ortiz

Faculty Professor and Chair of Genetics and Plant Breeding

+46 (0) 40 41 55 27

firstname.surname@slu.se

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Friday August 14th, 2020

Postdoctoral position – in site-specific management for high end-use quality in Oats

Ref SLU ua 2020.2.5.1-2060

Our research seeks knowledge about the interaction between man, soil, plant and the surrounding environment in forest and agricultural landscapes as well as urban environments. We collect, analyse and report data on the state of the environment.

The research program ScanOats (www.scanoats.se) financed by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and companies aims to scientifically support the development of new health promoting food based on oats. The programme includes the whole research and innovation chain from sequencing of the oat genome, plant breeding, crop management, chemical characterization, processing, to health effects of new oat products.

As postdoc you will work in work package WP3 “Intensified sustainable production of oats with high end-quality”. WP3 deals with soil and crop management and the research tools are field experiments with advanced analysis of crop canopy during growth and on the chemical composition of harvested grain. The use of  PrecAg tools is encouraged to facilitate the registrate growing condition and improve  possibilities for site-specific implementation of new improved crop management in practices.   

The analysis of field results and chemical characterization of grain is expanding and the evaluation of earlier year’s results is important for the planning of the coming year’s field experiment. As postdoc you will have an important role in this work. In this R&D-programme, development of practical crop management instructions is as important as the scientific report.

Within ScanOats you will be part of a larger group of about 20 researchers from different research fields, but also with actors from the industry. Although placed in Skara, part of the job will be done at Lund University.

Duties:

As postdoc you will primarily be involved in:

  • Planning and supervision of field experiments with oat cultivars in the western part of Sweden.
  • Measurement of canopy status using precision agriculture tools and sensors,
  • Analysis of chemical composition of oat grain eg. protein, lipids etc
  • Taking the lead part in a meta-analysis or systematic review on the effect of soil and crop management on oat grain quality for publication in international per-review journal.
  • Communicating results national, with stakeholders, and to the international scientific community (including peer-reviewed publication).

Qualifications:

The applicant is expected to have a PhD-degree on a subject related to crop production as well as:

  • Excellent demonstrated skills and sincere interest in fertilization and precision agriculture and/or experience of plant breeding and chemical characterization of grain quality
  • A strong record of peer-reviewed publications
  • A driving license for car (Swedish or International)

In addition, candidates must have excellent command of written and spoken English. Ability to communicate in a Scandinavian language is an advantage. Personal abilities such as organizational, interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills will be judged important. Candidates shall be prepared to travel and conduct fieldwork in rural areas and to spend time in both Skara and Lund.

The position is primarily intended for a junior researcher with a recent PhD degree.

Place of Work:

Skara, Sweden

Form of employment:

The position is limited to 2 years.

Extent:

100%

Starting date:

September 2020 or according to agreement. 

Application:

We welcome your application no later than August 10, 2020, use the button below.

Academic union representatives:

https://internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-vid-rekrytering/

Contact person

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Post expires on Monday August 10th, 2020