Tag-arkiv: Stockholm University

Ref. No. SU FV-1684-18

at the Department of Mathematics. Closing date: 20 June 2018.

The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University has 37 faculty members, and it is divided into two divisions: Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. This postdoctoral position is attached to the former. The Division of Mathematics carries out research in a wide range of subjects in pure mathematics, including algebra, analysis, combinatorics, geometry, logic and topology. The faculty members with interests in algebraic and arithmetic geometry includes Jonas Bergström, Rikard Bøgvad, Wushi Goldring, Håkan Granath, Dan Petersen and Boris Shapiro.

Project description
The position is funded by Jonas Bergströms KAW-project Geometry of moduli spaces of algebraic curves and the research interests of the candidate should include the cohomology of moduli spaces of curves and abelian varieties.

Main responsibilities
The main responsibility is to carry out research. The position also includes some teaching duties (up to 20 %), which may include supervision of students. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the activities of the department, through active participation in seminars, working groups, etc.

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. Emphasis will also be placed on the candidate’s potential to contribute to the proposed research program.

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 2018-09-01 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 Jonas Bergström, +46 8 16 45 63, jonasb@math.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), 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: 20/06/2018

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Post expires on Wednesday June 20th, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow in Plant Systematics

ref. No. SU FV-1673-18

at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences. Closing date: 15 June 2018.

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.

Project description
We seek a postdoctoral research fellow to work on the evolution of pollen and pollination systems in extinct gymnosperms. Pollination with biotic vectors is common in flowering plants but is not unique to them. The postdoc will study the ultrastructure and aerodynamic features of fossil pollen of a selection of gymnosperms. The results will constitute the basis for estimating the pollination biology of extinct species and macro evolutionary analyses of pollination syndromes in seed plants.

Main responsibilities
Mainly research with the designated project, but other departmental duties may also occur (for example student supervision and organizing seminars). The work will be conducted in close collaboration with the project leader but the postdoc is expected to take active responsibility for the project, conduct laboratory and analytical work, present results at international conferences and write publications.

Qualification requirements
The applicant must hold a PhD in Plant Systematics (or another research discipline that the project leader assesses relevant for the project). Postdoctoral positions at Stockholm University are intended for early career researchers and are appointed primarily for the purposes of conducting research within a senior researcher’s project.

Assessment criteria
The 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.

The applicant must have a demonstrated ability to perform and publish high quality research. Special attention will be given to the candidates’ academic skills and personal suitability for the position. The assessment of academic skills will primarily be based on research merits within the subject area of the project. Previous experience of work with similar research questions and methods is an advantage. Social skills and the ability to perform well independently as well as in collaboration with others is an absolute requirement, as are excellent analytical skills and proficiency in English (written and spoken).

Terms of employment
The position is a full-time employment, for a maximum of 24 months. Starting date as soon as possible.

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

Contact
Further information about the research project can be obtained from the project leader, Professor Catarina Rydin, catarina.rydin@su.se. Information on the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Professor Ove Eriksson, telephone: +46 8 16 12 04, ove.eriksson@su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), 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 (no more than 2 pages) describing:
    – yourself and your background briefly
    – why you are interested in the described project
    – how you wish to conduct and complete the project
    – what makes you a suitable candidate for the project in question
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

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

We look forward to receiving your application

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 15/06/2018

Apply

Read the job sescription at the university homepage

Post expires on Friday June 15th, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow in Cinema Studies

at the Department of Media Studies. Closing date: 25 May 2018.

The Department of Media Studies (IMS) is one of the larger departments within the Faculty of Humanities with more than 90 employees and 850 full-time students. The Department has four undergraduate and graduate subject areas: Cinema Studies, Fashion Studies, Journalism, and Media & Communication Studies. These are divided into three divisions: Film; Journalism and Media & Communication (JMK); and Fashion. For more information about areas of research and studies see www.ims.su.se.

Project description
Cinema Studies at Stockholm University is ranked as nationally outstanding and internationally prominent. As a subject area Cinema Studies comprises the study of moving images and image cultures from the pre-cinematic era to the various screen cultures and digital platforms of the contemporary media landscape. In focus are significant media developments in broad historical, theoretical, and contemporary contexts. We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow who can contribute to the position of Cinema Studies as nationally outstanding and internationally prominent research area.

Main responsibilities
The main task is to conduct research in Cinema Studies. Some teaching (up to 20 %) may be included in the position. The Postdoctoral Fellow is also expected to participate actively in the activities at the department.

Qualification requirements
In order to qualify for employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow the applicant must have a doctoral degree in Cinema Studies or an equivalent degree. Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree (by the time of appointment) 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.

The assessment criteria are research skills, international merits and publications. A general assessment criterion is the ability to collaborate with other people, as well as other general abilities required to perform one’s duties.

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 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, Professor Johan Sundholm, telephone: +46 8 16 44 05, johan.sundholm@ims.su.se or Deputy Head of the Department, Ester Pollack, telephone +46 8 16 30 29, ester.pollack@ims.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply 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

  • 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: 25/05/2018

Apply

Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Friday May 25th, 2018

PhD students in Astronomy (3)

at the Department of Astronomy. Closing date: 15 January 2018.

The department consists of 15 faculty staff, ~20 senior and postdoctoral researchers, and ~25 PhD students. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and has an international character. Most Stockholm researchers have an international background and English is commonly used both at the department and in daily life.

Project description 
The department invites applications in the following research areas:

  • Supernovae,

The supernova group is looking for a PhD-student interested to work with the new Zwicky Transient Facility to discover young supernovae. The project is mostly observational and includes working in a large international collaboration.

  • Galaxies,

We seek a PhD student that is interested primarily in observational projects concerning galaxy formation and evolution. Projects may include studies of strongly star-forming galaxies or ultra-diffuse galaxies/low-surface brightness galaxies. Facilities include, among others, the Hubble Space Telescope or ESO’s Very Large Telescope.

  • Solar Physics,

We announce a PhD position to study the physics of active region and flares in the solar chromosphere. This project involves modelling of very high resolution spectropolarimetric observations acquired with the CRISP and CHROMIS instruments at the Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope (SST). The selected candidate will compute and analyze empirical 3D models from these observations using data inversion techniques.

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 for a studentship at a researcher level in astronomy must have completed 60 credits of non-overlapping courses in physics/astronomy at an advanced level. Of these, at least 30 credits should be in the form of independent work in astronomy, with a passing grade. The specific entry level requirements can also be fulfilled through having equivalent documented competence.

Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. The primary assessment criteria in appointing a doctoral student should be the capacity to benefit from the training.

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, 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.

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

Terms of employment
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
Subject-specific questions can be sent to Jesper Sollerman, jesper@astro.su.se regarding Supernovae, Matthew Hayes, matthew.hayes@astro.su.se regarding Galaxies, and Jaime de la Cruz Rodriguez regarding the Solar Physics position, jaime@astro.su.se.

Further general information about the PhD-programme can be obtained from the Director of Graduate studies, jesper@astro.su.se

Union representatives
Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), 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 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 references. Please ask your referees to send in letters to the adress fv-3785-17.refletters@astro.su.se by the deadline, 15 January.

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
  • Statement of interest (no more than 2 pages) describing:
    – which of the advertised projects you are primarily interested in
    – why you are interested in this project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
    (the statement of interest may be merged with the cover letter if desired)
  • Master thesis, or draft of thesis, or other independent theses/essays (no more than 3 files).
  • Degree certificates (if already awarded), grades and possibly other documents supporting general and specific entry requirement compatibility (no more than 6 files).

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

You are welcome to apply!

Vi är ett av Europas ledande universitet i en av världens mest dynamiska huvudstäder. En relation med Stockholms universitet är meriterande oavsett om du är student, forskare eller intressent. Hos oss ger utbildning och forskning resultat.

Closing date: 15/01/2018

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Post expires on Saturday December 15th, 2018