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PhD student in Physical Chemistry

Ref. No. SU FV-3449-19

at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry. Closing date: 5 November 2019.

 The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK) is one of the largest departments at the Faculty of Natural sciences with about 150 employees. The teaching focuses on general chemistry, inorganic, material chemistry and analytical chemistry. Research activities of MMK in the areas of Materials and Solid-State Chemistry focus on different classes of materials; e.g. ceramics and glasses, self-assembled and porous materials, and soft matter. The work often encompasses synthesis, characterization by X-ray and neutron diffraction and electron microscopy, NMR studies, modelling with computer simulations of materials with a potential for various applications. Research activities of MMK in the areas of Analytical Chemistry mainly focuses on developing advanced analytical techniques and methods for determination of organic compounds and biomolecules. This includes the whole Analytical Chain from sampling and clean-up, to chromatography, mass spectrometry and data analysis. Environmental aspects are also an important part of the research activities.

Project description
Project title: New cryo-EM methods for determination of 3D atomic structures and charges in biomolecules.

Supervisor: Prof. Xiaodong Zou xiaodong.zou@mmk.su.se, (www.mmk.su.se/zou).

Knowing the 3D atomic structures is crucial for understanding the functions of macromolecules and chemical processes in biological systems. The information is also important for drug design. X-ray diffraction is presently the most important technique but requires large crystals. Electron microscopy (EM) and electron diffraction (ED) can be used for studying nano and micron-sized particles/crystals. Single particle cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) has made important breakthroughs for structure determination of macromolecules (awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017).

The group of Prof. Zou is internationally leading in developing and applying electron crystallographic methods to study novel atomic structures. Recently the method based on 3D electron diffraction (3D ED), also known as MicroED, has shown to be powerful in determining structures of novel inorganic crystals and pharmaceutics from nano- and microcrystals. It was identified as one of the 2018 ten breakthroughs by Science (vis.sciencemag.org/breakthrough2018/).

The PhD project aims at developing and applying new 3D ED methods to obtain structure information from microcrystals of pharmaceutics and proteins. The project is funded as one of the 22 Wallenberg Scholars awards 2018 by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (kaw.wallenberg.org/en/xiaodong-zou). The focus can be either method development including programming and machine learning, or applications of the methods on new pharmaceutics and proteins using advanced cryo-EM techniques.

The student will be part of a large group working on one or all the subprojects, depending on her/his background and interests. The project requires close collaboration with synthetic chemists and biochemists from academia and industry. She/he should have a strong collaborative and communication skill, be self-motivated and a good team player. Good knowledge on computers and programming are desired but not necessary. The candidate should have a Master or equivalent degree in Physics, Biochemistry, Chemistry or Materials Sciences. For more information see the group homepage: http://www.mmk.su.se/zou.

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of Chemistry is valid. Those studies should include at least one specialized course or a thesis in the research subject. In order to facilitate the evaluation of merits and suitability for the PhD studies your curriculum vitae (CV) should contain information about the extent and focus of the academic studies. The quantity (as part of an academic year) and the quality mark of courses in chemistry and physics are of particular interest. Please, state titles of undergraduate theses and project works.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity: the candidates’ documented knowledge in a relevant field of research, written and oral proficiency in English, the capacity for analytical thinking, the ability to collaborate, as well as creativity, initiative, and independence. The assessment will be based on previous experience and grades, the quality of the degree project, references, relevant experience, interviews, and the candidate’s written motivation for seeking the position.

A short list will be set up and interviews with the top candidates will be carried out at the department or via internet.

Economic support for the PhD studies are guaranteed for full time studies during the time period agreed on in the individual study plan. The studies does normally mean four years full time studies. You are encouraged to contact the project leader for more information about the project.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules and regulations.

Terms of employment Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
For more information, please contact Professor Xiaodong Zou, telephone: +46 8 16 23 89, xiaodong.zou@mmk.su.se, or he Head of the Department, Professor Gunnar Svensson, gunnar.svensson@mmk.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, seko@seko.su.se (SEKO), and PhD student representative, doktorandombud@sus.su.se.

Application
Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Project proposal/Research proposal describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement 
    – why and how you wish to complete the project 
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 6 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 05/11/2019

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Post expires on Tuesday November 5th, 2019

PhD student in Computational Mathematics with focus on modeling of dynamic systems

Ref. No. SU FV-3380-19

at the Department of Mathematics, Division of Computational Mathematics. Closing date: 5 November, 2019.

The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University has with its long tradition of excellent research a prominent place in Scandinavian mathematics. The department consists of three divisions: mathematics, mathematical statistics and the newly founded computational mathematics. Researchers at the division of computational mathematics have competence that ranges over several different areas, including numerical analysis, computer science and programming logic.

Project description
Large-scale atmospheric dynamics is influenced by the planetary-scale zonal asymmetry of thermal and orographic forcing, which is originated from land-sea contrast, mountains, and sea ice distribution in polar areas. The temporal and spatial distribution of synoptic storms is strongly affected by the degree of the zonal asymmetry of thermal and orographic forcing. Under ongoing global warming, Arctic sea ice has been declined in a zonally-asymmetric way, which seems to be highly correlated with recent unusual cold events in Eurasia and North America. The shift of current weather due to the global warming could be explained by how synoptic-scale eddies develop with the increase of zonal asymmetry. Recently, we suggested a theoretical method to represent the mutual relationships between planetary-scale and synoptic-scale atmospheric motions based on a multi-scaling analysis, which provides a way to construct a balanced state in planetary-scales constrained by a zonal-asymmetric thermal forcing. The next step is to develop fluid-dynamical theories explaining how synoptic-scale waves grow baroclinically with zonally-asymmetric mean states and evolve nonlinearly to a statistically stationary state. It will be approached by various instability analyses and idealized numerical simulations.

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the applicant must have completed courses equivalent to at least 60 credits in a mathematical subject and at least 30 credits in either numerical analysis or computer science.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

Selection
The primary assessment criteria in appointing a PhD student is the capacity to complete the research training. The selection of candidates is based upon the earlier studies, grades, quality of theses, references, the written application and, for a smaller group of selected candidates, interviews. Information about admission will be given at the latest in June.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules and regulations.

Terms of employment
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
For more information, please contact supervisor Woosok Moon, woosok.moon@su.se, or director of PhD studies, Mia Deijfen, mia@math.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, seko@seko.su.se (SEKO), and PhD student representative, doktorandombud@sus.su.se.

Application
Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references (Note! Referees should have been contacted in advance by the applicant and will be expected to provide a statement if asked)

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter (at most 2 pages) describing your interest in the project and what makes you suitable for doctoral studies
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 1 file)
  • Degree projects/theses (at most 3 file).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 05/11/2019

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Post expires on Tuesday November 5th, 2019

PhD student in Materials Chemistry

Ref. No. SU FV-3415-19

at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry. Closing date: 05 November 2019.

The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK) is one of the largest departments at the Faculty of Natural sciences with about 150 employees. The teaching focuses on general chemistry, inorganic, material chemistry and analytical chemistry. Research activities of MMK in the areas of Materials and Solid-State Chemistry focus on different classes of materials; e.g. ceramics and glasses, self-assembled and porous materials, and soft matter. The work often encompasses synthesis, characterization by X-ray and neutron diffraction and electron microscopy, NMR studies, modelling with computer simulations of materials with a potential for various applications. Research activities of MMK in the areas of Analytical Chemistry mainly focuses on developing advanced analytical techniques and methods for determination of organic compounds and biomolecules. This includes the whole Analytical Chain from sampling and clean-up, to chromatography, mass spectrometry and data analysis. Environmental aspects are also an important part of the research activities.

Project description
Project title: Lignin-based coatings for environmental applications (“COATLIG”).

Supervisor: Assistant Professor Mika Sipponen, mika.sipponen@mmk.su.se.

Coatings are used to protect and stabilize materials in a broad range of applications. However, many of the technical coatings in use today release harmful substances such as microplastics to the environment. The objective of this project is to develop environmentally friendly coatings from lignin, a natural polyphenol from plant biomass. The research involves covalent and non-covalent modification to optimize the coating properties at solid-liquid and solid-gas interfaces. The synthesized materials will be characterized to provide fundamental understanding of the structure-function relationship under the application conditions. All of these activities should comply with the principles of green chemistry.

The person selected for this project will benefit from collaboration within the department, and will have interaction opportunities within Swedish and Nordic research networks in the context of renewable plant biomass utilization.

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of Chemistry is valid. Those studies should include at least one specialized course or a thesis in the research subject. In order to facilitate the evaluation of merits and suitability for the PhD studies your curriculum vitae (CV) should contain information about the extent and focus of the academic studies. The quantity (as part of an academic year) and the quality mark of courses in chemistry and physics are of particular interest. Please, state titles of undergraduate theses and project works.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity: the candidates’ documented knowledge in a relevant field of research, written and oral proficiency in English, the capacity for analytical thinking, the ability to collaborate, as well as creativity, initiative, and independence. The assessment will be based on previous experience and grades, the quality of the degree project, references, relevant experience, interviews, and the candidate’s written motivation for seeking the position.

A short list will be set up and interviews with the top candidates will be carried out at the department or via internet.

Economic support for the PhD studies are guaranteed for full time studies during the time period agreed on in the individual study plan. The studies does normally mean four years full time studies. You are encouraged to contact the project leader for more information about the project.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules and regulations.

Terms of employment Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
For more information, please contact Assistant Professor Mika Sipponen, telephone: +46 8 16 12 58, mika.sipponen@mmk.su.se, or the Head of the Department, Professor Gunnar Svensson, gunnar.svensson@mmk.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, seko@seko.su.se (SEKO), and PhD student representative, doktorandombud@sus.su.se.

Application
Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Project proposal/Research proposal describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement 
    – why and how you wish to complete the project 
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 6 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 05/11/2019

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Post expires on Tuesday November 5th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow in Marine Microbiology with Emphasis on Endosymbiosis

Ref. No. SU FV-3190-19

at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences. Closing date: 5 November 2019.

At the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences at Stockholm University, research and education is conducted in an international environment. The subject areas are Ecology and Evolution, Ecotoxicology, Marine Biology, Plant Physiology and Plant Systematics. Some of the research has direct environmental and societal relevance and the approach is often broad and interdisciplinary. About 140 people are working at the Department, of which ca. 35 are teachers and researchers and 50 are PhD students.  

This project is funded by a grant from Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab), www.scilifelab.se, a Swedish national center for molecular biosciences with focus on health and environmental research. The center combines frontline technical expertise with advanced knowledge of translational medicine and molecular bioscience. SciLifeLab is hosted by four Swedish universities (Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University) and collaborates with several other universities.

Project description
The position will be associated with a project on characterising an enigmatic marine endosymbiosis in the genus Meringosphaera. These are single-celled eukaryotes that are globally distributed and are considered photosynthetic based on consistent observations of autofluorescent ‘green bodies’ and absence of feeding behaviours. The overarching goals of this two year postdoctoral project are to characterize the genetic integration and metabolic function of the photosynthesizing bodies of Meringosphaera. A suite of single cell methods wil be employed including halogenated in situ-hybridization-secondary ion mass spectromtey (HISH-SIMS), flourescence activated sorting (FACs) for single cell genome and transcriptome sequencing, confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM). The position is a collaborative project between the laboratories of Rachel A Foster from SU and Fabien Burki from UU.

Main responsibilities
The position involves sampling, imaging by CLSM, and attempts for cultivation of Meringosphaera cells in enrichment cultures. Additonally, managing the sample preparations for FACS, single cell sequencing, and implementation of stable isotope experiments and preparing and overseeing samples for nanoSIMS analyses. Training will be provided when necessary.

Qualification requirementsPostdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteriaThe PhD degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to documented research skills as described in the qualification requirements (e.g. assay development, cultivation, work with single celled eukaryotes, various above mentioned single cell methods), and publication history.

The selected candidate must possess expertise and knowledge in microbial sampling as well as identifying and handling small eukaryotic plankton. Experience in culturing of microbial eukaryotes, background in eukaryotic diversity and photosymbiosis will be seen as highly valuable. A suite of methodologies will be used as described in the project description and are desirable attributes of the candidate. The candidate should be interested, motivated and flexible to move between the labs of Foster (SU) and Burki (UU) as experiments will be carried out at both locations.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date as soon as possible, and no later than 2019-12-31.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Dr. Rachel A. Foster, telephone: +46 8 16 12 07, rachel.foster@su.se or Dr. Fabien Burki, telephone: +46 18-471 27 79, fabien.burki@ebc.uu.se.

Union representativesIngrid Lander (Saco-S), tfn 0708-16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), tfn 08-16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, samt seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

ApplicationApply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system by clicking the “Apply” button. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents, and preferable written in English, but not mandatory. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 2 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
    – your future goals (1-2 sentences)
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Pdfs of publications (max 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 05/11/2019

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Post expires on Tuesday November 5th, 2019

PhD student position in Single Particle Catalysis

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Department of Physics at Chalmers – home of the Graphene Flagship
Stimulated by major needs and challenges in science and a sustainable society, the ambition of the department of Physics is to foster a creative environment for academic research, learning and outreach. We provide a competitive advantage by linking our top-level international and interdisciplinary academic performance in the areas of material science, nanotechnology and energy research with world-leading industrial R&D&I projects.

We address a wide array of experimental, computational, methodological and theoretical challenges, from fundamental physics research, through the development of new materials such as graphene to direct industrial projects generating new inventions. We have a strong learning commitment on all levels from undergraduate to PhD studies where physics meet engineering. We are situated in a stimulating and creative environment with newly renovated facilities. The department is the major part of Gothenburg Physics Centre – a collaboration between five departments at Chalmers and Gothenburg University.

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Information about the Research Project
Nanoparticles are the most important industrial catalysts and heterogeneity is a general feature among them. This heterogeneity is hampering the generation of deeper understanding of how catalyst particle size, shape and composition affect its activity and selectivity, as these parameters directly control the catalytic performance by determining which surface sites that are exposed to the reactants. Assessing the state, activity and selectivity of individual nanoparticles with high resolution in operando is therefore vital to the development of efficient catalysts. Moreover, operating experimentally at the level of a single nanoparticle facilitates a unique and direct link between experiment and electronic structure-based theory.

The focus of this PhD position is the application of an in-house developed nanofluidic reactor platform together with a recently patented optical spectroscopy method to investigate structure-function correlations of nobel metal catalyst nanoparticles. You will work as part of a focused small team of optical spectroscopy, catalysis and nanofabrication experts.

Information about the research group
The Langhammer group at the Chemical Physics Divison at the Department of Physics operates at the interface between nanomaterials science, nanofluidics, catalysis, nanoplasmonics and in situ spectroscopy, with a particular focus on sustainable energy-related materials, (photo)catalysts, nanosensors and nanoparticles. For that purpose we continuously develop and evolve our own methodologies for state-of-the-art nanofabrication, as well as build our own customized research instrumentation.

For more info, please visit our group home page: www.langhammerlab.se

And the home page of the Chemical Physics Division that hosts the Langhammer Group: https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/physics/research/chemicalphysics/Pages/default.aspx

Major responsibilities
• design experiments and nanoreactors together with the nanofabrication specialists of our team.
• nanofabricate the designed nanoreactors.
• learn and implement the use of optical nanospectroscopy for the ananlysis of single particle catalyst activity.
• execute experiments to derive single particle structure – function correlations during catalytic reactions.
• develop and implement software solutions for the efficient real time collection and post-experiment analysis of large data sets obtained during your experiments.
• evaluate and summarize your data and share them with our cross-diciplinary research team.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

Qualifications
To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in Physics or Applied Physics.

Mandatory skills
• Hands-on experience from experimental catalysis- and/or nanofabrication-related research projects
• Computer programming skills using Python and MATLAB
• Excellent collaboration skills

• Experience with numerical simulation tools such as Comsol Multiphysics or FDTD methods is considered a merit
• Experience with analysis of complex scientific data is considered a merit.

The position also requires excellent communication skills in written and spoken English. Applicants who do not have English or a Scandinavian language as their mother tongue need to provide documentation of good communication skills in English, typically evidenced by an English language test, for example TOEFL 550 (paper-based)/TOEFL 213 (computer-based), and exemplified during the interview process prior to admission. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to youChalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20190523 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 25th October 2019

For questions, please contact:
Christoph Langhammer, Chemical Physics, clangham@chalmers.se, +46 73 652 8980


   



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Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Philosophy within the project: Non-Empirical Theory Confirmation in fundamental Physics

Ref. No. SU FV-3119-19

at the Department of Philosophy. Closing date: 31 October 2019.

We invite applications for a full-time two year post-doctoral position in the philosophy of physics. The position is funded by the Swedish Research Council grant: “Non-Emperical Theory Confirmation in fundamental Physics” led by professor Richard Dawid.

Project description
We seek scholars with an intrest in epistemic issues related to fundamental physics. The postdoc will work on the subject of theory assessment and confirmation, either in the context of contemporary fundamental physics or with a focus on physical theories of the 19th and 20th century. 

Main responsibilities
The postdoc will be expected to produce high-quality research on the project, individually and in close collaboration with the principal investigator. The Fellow will be expected to publish the results of his/her research in authoritative international journals and conferences and to disseminate them via international conferences, workshops, seminars and other suitable events. The postdoc may also be required to assist with some administrative work related to the project, such as organising related conferences, workshops, and seminars. Teaching duties may be involved but not exceeding 20 % of the workload.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

Applications are invited by highly motivated and competent individuals with research experience and expertise relevant to the project. In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills.

Candidates should have expertise in the philosophy of physics, preferably including expertise related to the epistemic issues to be addressed in the research project.

The position does not require knowledge of Swedish, as the research on the project will be conducted and published in English.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 1 February 2020 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Björn Eriksson, telephone: +46 8 16 44 93, bjorn.eriksson@philosophy.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 31/10/2019

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Post expires on Thursday October 31st, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellows to study microRNA functions in single cells (2)

Ref. No. SU FV-3213-19

at the Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute. Closing date: 31 October 2019.

The Department of Molecular Biosciences, Wenner-Gren Institute (MBW) conducts experimental basic research in molecular cell biology, intergrative biology and infection and immune biology. The research environment is characterized by a modern and advanced methodology and has a strong international profile. MBW is one of the larger departments of the Faculty of Science at Stockholm University with more than 30 research groups and about 180 employees, of whom 65 are doctoral students.
Read more about MBW at www.su.se/mbw.

The postdoctoral associate will be part of associate professor Marc Friedländer’s research team, that conducts research in the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab), which is a national centre for biosciences with a focus on health and the environment. SciLifeLab is a collaboration between Stockholm University, the Karolinska Institute, the Royal Institute of Technology and Uppsala University.

Project description
The group combines wet- and dry-lab methods to study miRNA functions in mammalian single cells; funded by an ERC Starting Grant (miRCell 758397).

Main responsibilities
The postdoctoral associate will develop beyond-state-of-the-art methods to profile the variation of miRNA expression, interactions between miRNAs and their targets, and the impact of miRNAs on the transcriptome and proteome, in single cells. The post doctorate will interact with experimental and computational researchers from the group, and will participate in limited co-supervision of PhD students.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. We are looking for a candidate that have extensive wet-lab experience with transcriptomic or proteomic methods, preferably in a single-cell context. Specific experience with microfluidics, nanolitre volumes, oligo-assisted proteomics, PEA or PLA constitutes an additional advantage. Familiarity with the miRNA field is not necessary, however the candidate must be highly motivated, creatively thinking and have a record of high quality scientific publications. Excellent English language skills, both written and spoken, are a requisite.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2019-12-01 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Marc Friedländer, telephone: +46 73 71 21 558, marc.friedlander@scilifelab.se, web: www.friedlanderlab.org.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 31/10/2019

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Thursday October 31st, 2019