Tag-arkiv: Stockholm University

PhD student in Resolution-unlimited quantum measurements

Ref. No. SU FV-3111-20

at the Department of Physics. Closing date: 29 September 2020.

The Department of Physics is located in the AlbaNova University Center and has approximately 240 employees, 250 students at undergraduate level and 90 graduate students. There are four research subjects within the postgraduate program: Physics, Theoretical Physics, Chemical Physics and Medical Radiation Physics. These subjects span over several research groups with different research activities. For information about the Department of Physics, see: www.fysik.su.se/english.

Project description
Subject: Physics.

A PhD position is available in the Quantum Photonics group to conduct research related to resolution-unlimited measurement of the spatial separation of two emitters by detection and analysis of the spatial mode structure.  The successful candidate should have demonstrated academic success at the highest level, enthusiasm, independent thinking, and shown an aptitude for experimental physics.

Education at the research level
A PhD education at Stockholm University is four years (48 months). The 4-year PhD program includes at least 3 years of research and at most one year of course work. The position may be extended by up to one year if up to 20 % teaching assistance or administration is included in the contract. The PhD student is employed (“doktorandanställning”) during the studies, with a monthly salary starting at SEK 26 500.

Qualification requirements
An applicant who has completed a second-cycle (master’s) degree, or completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits (4 years of studies), of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere, meets the general entry requirements.

In order to be accepted as a PhD student in Physics or Theoretical Physics a BSc in Physics (or equivalent) is required. The studies must include 60 credits of second-cycle courses in physics out of which at least 15 credits correspond to a second-cycle degree project. The degree project does not have to have been examined at the application deadline, but work corresponding to half a semester of full-time studies should have been devoted to it. For the subject Chemical Physics courses in chemistry may replace the required physics courses.

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 successful applicant will be selected based on documented theoretical and experimental knowledge relevant for the area of study, knowledge of scientific theory and method, analytical skills, personal motivation and team working skills. Well-developed English language skills are required. The applicants are encouraged to provide supporting documents that substantiate qualifications, e.g., knowledge, skills, abilities and experience.

References and interviews will be used to assess qualifications of the applicants. We seek a self-motivated candidate with good analytical abilities and skilled in English.

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 Prof. Ana Predojevic, ana.predojevic@fysik.su.se, or Prof. Per-Erik Tegnér, tegner@fysik.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid 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, seko@seko.su.se (SEKO) and doktorandrepresentant, 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
    Important:
    Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters no later than September 29, 2020, via e-mail to: FV-3111-20.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-3111-20 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter describing among other things:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • 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)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

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

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 29/09/2020

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Tuesday September 29th, 2020

PhD student in museomics

Ref. No. SU FV-3079-20

at the Department of Zoology. Closing date: 30 September 2020.

The Department of Zoology is one of the departments at the Faculty of Science with about 50 employees and 40 students. The main research areas are Ecology, Ethology, Functional Morphology, Population Genetics, and Systematics and Evolution. This PhD position will be located at the Department of Bioinformatic and Genetics at the Swedish Museum of Natural History.

Project description
The objective of this project is to study the evolutionary mechanisms that lead to incipient diversification and species persistence using genomic data. The project focuses on avian species complexes from New Guinea; honeyeaters and birds-of-paradise. In these study groups there are examples of sister taxa that hybridize in certain part of their ranges but not in others and species boundaries could be contested since birds in regions where sister taxa meet exhibit various degrees of intermediate characters. These avian systems are ideal to study genetic mechanisms that may impede hybridization, applying species delimitation methods on a genomic scale and link hybridization patterns with environmental change over time.

The genomic data will be generated largely from museum samples and the project is thus a good opportunity to showcase how museum genomics and organismal biology can be used to study hybridization and species delimitation in taxonomically challenging groups.

The project is part on an ongoing project on evolutionary genomics in birds-of-paradise led by the Swedish Museum of Natural History, as well as a project on avian dispersal, differentiation and speciation along elevational gradients and across barriers in New Guinea led by the Natural History Museum of Denmark, and both projects include collaboration with the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin.

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 Systematics and Evolutionary research stipulates that applicants must have completed a research degree (e.g. Master’s), or have passed at least 120 hp (2 years) of biological studies, including an approved independent project of at least 30 hp at advanced level (“examensarbete”) within evolutionary ecology, molecular genetics/bioinformatics, or a similar subject. Applicants who have in principle acquired the corresponding competence in Sweden, or abroad, are also qualified.

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 of evolutionary theory, handling genomic data in phylogenetic or population genetic studies, programming in Python, Bash, R, or similar languages, familiarity with HPC environments, the candidate’s capabilities with regards to speaking and writing in English, analytical thinking, creativity, initiative, independence, and team work performance.

The applicant’s earlier experience within the field of research can be of relevance especially when further documented by university courses, independent research work, personal references, interview and an application indicating the applicant’s motivation in written form.

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 Martin Irestedt, telephone: +46 8 5195 40 59, martin.irestedt@nrm.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, your documented knowledge in handling genomic data and programming, as well as other qualifications that 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)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

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

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholms universitet bidrar till det hållbara demokratiska samhällets utveckling genom kunskap, upplysning och sanningssökande.

Closing date: 30/09/2020

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

PhD students in Quantum mechanical simulations of time-resolved X-Ray/XUV spectroscopy (2)

Ref. No. SU FV-3113-20

at the Department of Physics. Closing date: 29 September 2020.

The Department of Physics is located in the AlbaNova University Center and has approximately 240 employees, 250 students at undergraduate level and 90 graduate students. There are four research subjects within the postgraduate program: Physics, Theoretical Physics, Chemical Physics and Medical Radiation Physics. These subjects span over several research groups with different research activities. For information about the Department of Physics, see: www.fysik.su.se/english.

Project description
Subject: Theoretical Physics/Chemical Physics.

Directing molecular movies – Quantum mechanical simulations of time-resolved X-Ray/XUV spectroscopy.

Two PhD openings are immediately available for outstanding individuals to work on the development of theoretical simulations of time-resolved X-Ray/XUV spectroscopy.

Ultrafast X-ray sources open up a range of new possibilities for exploring the internal structure of molecules during chemical reactions, but improved theoretical modelling is required to utilized the potential. The extreme combination of temporal and spectral resolution is not available in conventional optical femtosecond experiments.

Ultrashort laser pulses in the extreme ultraviolet and X-ray laser regime, as they are provided by free electron laser and high harmonic generation sources, allow for resolving the coupled nuclear+electronic dynamics in photochemical processes. Ultrafast hard X-ray sources make time-resolved diffraction experiments possible, paving the way to capture the nuclear dynamics of molecules in time as well as in space, with the “molecular movie” of a chemical reaction as the ultimate goal.

The successful applicant will develop simulation methods for advanced X-Ray/XUV spectroscopic methods, perform quantum chemical calculations, run molecular dynamics simulations, and will work in collaboration with experimental groups.

The training primarily involves theoretical methods, but the project is embedded in a Marie Skłodowska-Curie training network [SMART-X] (www.smartx-itn.eu) including academic and non-academic partners engaged in both theoretical and experimental activities. The position requires 4 secondments with a total duration of at least 6 months in partner institutions within the network (outside Sweden).

We are looking for self-motivated candidates who are fluent in English and who are enthusiastic about working on theory projects that combine state-of-the-art chemistry, electronic structure calculations, quantum mechanics and physics. Prior training in theoretical chemistry, molecular physics, or quantum optics, and knowledge in computer programming languages is of advantage.

Note that in order to be eligible for the position you must no have more than four years of full time research experience and must not have a doctorcal degree.

Furthermore you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (e.g. work, studies) in Sweden for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.For more detailed information see https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/sites/mariecurie2/files/msca-itn-fellows-note_en_v2.pdf.

The project involves two theoretical groups at the Division of Chemical Physics and more information about the research activities can be found at our respective group pages: www.fysik.su.se/tqdspec and www.fysik.su.se/qcmd.

Education at the research level
A PhD education at Stockholm University is four years (48 months). The 4-year PhD program includes at least 3 years of research and at most one year of course work.

The position may be extended by up to one year if up to 20 % teaching assistance or administration is included in the contract. The PhD student is employed (“doktorandanställning”) during the studies, with a monthly salary starting at SEK 26 500.

Qualification requirements
An applicant who has completed a second-cycle (master’s) degree, or completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits (4 years of studies), of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere, meets the general entry requirements.

In order to be accepted as a PhD student in Physics or Theoretical Physics a BSc in Physics (or equivalent) is required. The studies must include 60 credits of second-cycle courses in physics out of which at least 15 credits correspond to a second-cycle degree project. The degree project does not have to have been examined at the application deadline, but work corresponding to half a semester of full-time studies should have been devoted to it. For the subject Chemical Physics courses in chemistry may replace the required physics courses.

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 successful applicant will be selected based on documented theoretical and experimental knowledge relevant for the area of study, knowledge of scientific theory and method, analytical skills, personal motivation and team working skills.

Well-developed English language skills are required.

The applicants are encouraged to provide supporting documents that substantiate qualifications, e.g., knowledge, skills, abilities and experience. References and interviews will be used to assess qualifications of the applicants. We seek a self-motivated candidate with good analytical abilities and skilled in English.

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 Prof. Markus Kowalewski, markus.kowalewski@fysik.su.se, Prof. Michael Odelius, odelius@fysik.su.se, or Prof. Per-Erik Tegnér, tegner@fysik.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid 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, seko@seko.su.se (SEKO) and doktorandrepresentant, 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
    Important:
    Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters no later than September 29, 2020, via e-mail to: FV-3113-20.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-3113-20 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter describing among other things:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • 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)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

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

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 29/09/2020

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Tuesday September 29th, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics

Ref. No. SU FV-3349-20

at the Department of biochemistry and biophysics. Closing date: 26 October 2020.

Placement at the Science of Life Laboratory in Stockholm. Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) is a national center for large-scale life science research with an advanced technological infrastructure. SciLifeLab performs multidisciplinary research based on DNA sequencing, gene expression analysis, proteomics, bioinformatics, biostatistics and systems biology. The aim is to enable Swedish researchers to analyze genes, transcripts and proteins in different organisms in order to clarify molecular mechanisms related to health and the environment. 

Project description
We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow with a strong background in bioinformatics, especially with a focus on gene regulatory network inference and analysis of gene expression data. 

Main responsibilities
The postdoc will participate in research projects, supervised by Profs. Erik Sonnhammer, Claudia Kutter and other participants in the projects.

The project aims to generate reliable gene regulatory networks from gene expression data generated by shRNA perturbations, either within the ENCODE project or internally within the Kutter group. The methods for network inference have been developed by the Sonnhammer group. The produced network will be analyzed for links linked to known RBP functions and lncRNA binding, the most important of which will be validated experimentally.

The project involves programming, data analysis, benchmarking, and modelling, as well as application of the developed methods to experimental data generated by the project.

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.

The successful candidate should be highly motivated and have a Ph.D. in bioinformatics or related field, and knowledge of molecular biology. Alternatively, an Ph.D. in molecular biology or related field and 2 years of postdoctoral experience in bioinformatics research and programming, documented by scientific publications. 

Demonstrable familiarity with sequence and molecular data analysis techniques is essential. Excellent skills in computer programming (primarily Matlab, Python, R), UNIX, and knowledge of biological database systems are necessary merits. Criteria we hope the candidate has are experience in programming, gene expression analysis, statistical data analysis and knowledge of molecular biology. 

The work is done in teams, so it is important that you can collaborate well and are able to take initiatives. The work is done in an international environment, therefore great importance is attached to communicative ability.

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 professor Erik Sonnhammer, Stockholms universitet, erik.sonnhammer@scilifelab.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!

Stockholms universitet bidrar till det hållbara demokratiska samhällets utveckling genom kunskap, upplysning och sanningssökande.

Closing date: 26/10/2020

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Monday October 26th, 2020

Research engineer responsible for the stable isotope lab

https://www.su.se/english/about/working-at-su/jobs?rmihelper=true&height=1447

Ref. No. SU FV-3164-20

at the Department of Geological Sciences. Closing date: 30 of September 2020.

Stockholm university is a leading university in Europe with more than 27 000 students, 1 400 doctoral students and 5 700 staff members active within the natural sciences and humanities. The Department of Geological Sciences is one of the larger departments within the Faculty of Science with about 70 employees and 1000 students. The department supports a broad range of research within marine geology, geochemistry and classical geology and provides education programs in the geological sciences at Bachelors, Masters and PhD levels.

Main responsibilities
We are looking for a self-motivated person who can be part of a modern geochemical research environment. You will be responsible for the stable isotope laboratory (SIL) and manage maintenance, calibration, user training and method development of our stable isotope instruments and peripherals.

You will also develop new analytical methods in collaboration with our researchers, doctoral students and other users. It is expected that you will acquire new skills within the framework of this position that are needed to develop new methods and to operate and maintain instruments. These may include, for example, the adaption of equipment or the construction of new experimental and/or analytical peripherals for our instruments.

As a research engineer you are also responsible for more general laboratory tasks at the department such as ordering and handling of chemicals and chemical waste, developing and promoting safety protocols in the laboratory, carrying out risk assessments, assisting in practical courses in the laboratory and in the field and, if possible, participation in field work.

Qualification requirements
We are looking for a competent person with a PhD or alternatively a person with several years of work experience in mass spectrometry with focus on stable isotope ratio measurements, so called IRMS, with relevant knowledge acquired in natural sciences.

The position requires that you are flexible, accurate, responsible, able to take initiative and are solution oriented. You have a structured way of working with good communication skills, and good written and spoken English. You enjoy working independently but possesses good collaboration skills. We will place great emphasis on personal qualities in the selection process.

To be our successful candidate in this requirement process, you need to have knowledge and experience in one or several of the instruments listed below, including QA/QC. It is merit if you have experience from all the instruments listed below.

– GC-C/Py-IRMS (Delta V plus)

– EA-IRMS (MAT253 and Delta V advantage)

– Gasbench II – IRMS (MAT253)

– CRDS-LWIA, Liquid Water Isotope Analyzer (Picarro)

– Other CRDS instruments for gases (Los Gatos Research and Picarro). 

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, indefinite-term position with a six-month trial period. Salaries at Stockholm University are determined individually; therefore, please indicate your requested salary. Starting date: According to 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 the Head of the Department, Magnus Mörth, magnus.morth@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.

Only include the cover letter and CV in your application. Bring copies of grades and certificates if you are called to an interview.

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

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 30/09/2020

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

PhD student in Ecology and Evolution

Ref. No. SU FV-3199-20

at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences. Closing date: 28 September 2020

Research and education at Stockholm University at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (DEEP) is located in the Arrhenius Laboratories, situated at the University Campus at Frescati. Research carried spans across a broad range of biology subject areas including Ecology and Evolution, Ecotoxicology, Marine Biology, Plant Physiology and Plant Systematics. Presently around 140 people are working at DEEP using state-of-the art methodologies in an international research environment characterized by world-recognized researchers and a high level of professionalism.

Project description
A four-year PhD position on supergene evolution is available in Dr. Tanja Slotte’s group in the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, Stockholm University. This is an international call.

The Slotte group uses evolutionary genomic analyses to better understand the origin and evolution of supergenes, and the genomic consequences of mating system shifts in a variety of plant systems. The PhD project is expected to be in this area and will involve generation of and analyses of comparative genomic and population genetic data sets. The focus will be on the evolution and loss of a supergene that governs mating system in wild Linum (flaxseed) species, with a particular focus on the role of structural variation. The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in evolution, population genetics, and/or bioinformatics. During the PhD project, training for both general and specific skills will be available, and there are also possibilities for interaction with international collaborators. The working language in the group is English.

For your application to be fully considered, please read relevant literature and tailor your cover letter and application accordingly. We are flexible with respect to start date, but sooner is better than later.

For more information, please contact Tanja Slotte (tanja.slotte@su.se).

Qualification requirements
Swedish and most EU educational credits: 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 Ecology and Evolution stipulates, that applicants must have completed at least 60 higher education credits in the second cycle, of which 15 credits must be from a course in one of the areas Ecology or Evolution, and 30 credits from a project in one of the areas Ecology or Evolution. Applicants may also have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

For UK education systems, general and specific entry requirements are typically equivalent to an MBiolSci or equivalent (4-year undergraduate degree with the last year having at least half the credits associated with a research project and associated write up) or an MSc.

For US education systems, this is typically the equivalent of an MSc.

The qualification requirements must be met by the start of the PhD. If you are uncertain about whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements, you should still apply and we will determine whether you are eligible.

Selection
The selection among eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The criteria used in the selection for admittance to research training in Ecology and Evolution are knowledge of theory and applications in the research field, ability to communicate orally and in writing, knowledge of English, creativity, analytic competence, initiative, independence and collaboration ability, as well as good organizational skills. We are looking for applicants with a strong interest in evolutionary genetics, and a desire to work with genomic analyses.

Prior experience of bioinformatic analyses or other computational work is desired but not required. Experience of basic molecular genetics lab work or experimental work with plants is beneficial but not required.

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 project leader Dr. Tanja Slotte, tanja.slotte@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. We recommend that you hand in your application, including necessary documents, in English.

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter (2-3 pages), containing
    Your expectations from, and intentions with the education
    Why you are interested in the specific project
    What makes you suitable for the specific project
  • 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)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

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

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 28/09/2020

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Post expires on Monday September 28th, 2020

Researcher in theoretical physics

Ref. No. SU FV-3050-20

at Nordita, Nordic insitute of theoretical physics. Closing Date: 2021-01-16.

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1957. It moved to the AlbaNova University Center in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2007, where it is jointly hosted by KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University. Research at Nordita covers a broad range of theoretical physics including astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, gravitation, cosmology and astroparticle physics, high-energy physics, and statistical physics/complex systems. The research activity of the local academic staff is supplemented by Nordita Scientific Programs, which bring together groups of leading experts to work on specific topics for extended periods. There is also ample opportunity for collaboration with faculty and research staff at local universities. Further information about Nordita can be found at www.nordita.org.

in conjunction with the ERC Synergy project on Hidden, Entangled and Resonating Orders.

Subject field
Theoretical condensed matter physics.

Subject description
We are seeking candidates for a Nordita Assistant professorship in Theoretical condensed matter physics. Qualified candidates in all areas will be considered. Particular synergies with the ongoing efforts in Dynamic and Correlated Quantum Matter and Machine learning and data informatics are encouraged (tqmatter.org). Qualified candidates are expected to show a record of impactful research and potential to develop collaborative projects at Nordita.

Duties
The assistant professor will be given the opportunity to develop an independent research program. There may be opportunities to gain accreditation that allows the successful candidate to take other teaching positions with higher eligibility requirements.

It is of vital importance to Nordita to continually develop and renew its research areas. We aim to recruit people who can lead such development. Experience from other research environments is a clear asset. The assistant professor is expected to establish and develop research collaborations with research groups at SU and KTH and collaborating institutions in EU and US.  

Eligibility
A person is eligible for appointment if they have attained a Degree of Doctor or have the equivalent academic expertise. 

Grounds of assessment
Special importance is given to research expertise shown, for example, through publications. Special attention will be given to candiates who attained a Degree of Doctor or have acquired the equivalent expertise no more than seven years before the end of the application period. The applicant’s ability to establish and develop collaborations both in research and education is of importance. Significant importance will also be given to skills in supervision and research community citizenship. This position may allow for opportunities to teach courses at hosting universities.

Additional information
The successful applicant will become an integral part of the Nordita faculty as a Nordita assistant professor. 

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of five years. 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 professor, Alexander V. Balatsky, balatsky@kth.se.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Head of Administration, Elizabeth Yang, telephone: +46 8 5537 84 73, elizabeth.yang@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.

We would appreciate it if your application is written in English, since it is the working language.

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)
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 16/01/2021

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Post expires on Saturday January 16th, 2021

PhD student in Materials Chemistry

Ref. No. SU FV-2662-20

at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry. Closing date: 15 August 2020.

The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK) is, with about 150 employees, one of the largest departments at the Faculty of Natural sciences at Stockholm University.

A significant part of the teaching activities is at the undergraduate level with courses in General, Physical, Inorganic, and Analytical Chemistry. The teaching at the graduate level focuses on the master programs in Materials and Analytical Chemistry.

Research activities of MMK focus primarily on materials, and include different classes such as ceramics, glasses, self-assembled, porous materials, and soft matter. The projects often encompass synthesis, and characterization by X-ray, neutron diffraction, electron microscopy, solid-state NMR, and computer modelling of materials with a potential for various applications.

Research activities in the area of Analytical Chemistry focus on developing advanced analytical techniques for studies of organic compounds and biomolecules.

Project description
Project title: Assembly of 2D materials into 3D porous membranes via controlled electrostatic complexation

Supervisor (PI): Prof. Jiayin Yuan (jiayin.yuan@mmk.su.se)

This project proposes a new concept to conduct electrostatic complexation of 2D materials in a controlled manner to spatially order them into 3D large-sized porous membranes. Electrostatic interaction is a fundamental form of forces existing universally in charged systems in our human body and in our vivid nature.

When 2D nanomaterials are charged by surface chemical modification, they can be subjected to manipulation by ionic complexation, which is a conceptually simple, straightforward method that has been previously adopted to organize 2D nanomaterials. However, these processes so far suffer from structural heterogeneity because of the diffusion-determined mixing nature of charged 2D materials and the oppositely charged species, in parallel to the electrostatic complexation step.

This project will control the electrostatic complexation process by first mixing the charged 2D materials and the oppositely charged species in a homogenous manner before the actual electrostatic complexation occurs between them, thus allows formation of high-quality porous membrane.

The highlight of this project lies in the fabrication simplicity, wide applicability to many 2D materials and tailorable porous structures that will synergistically combine the 2D materials and the state-of-the-art membrane technology, offering a new materials platform to realize the broad potential of 2D nanomaterials.

Qualification requirementsIn 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. You find the general syllabus at the department web page for PhD-studies.

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

SelectionThe 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.

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.

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 the (PI): Prof. Jiayin Yuan, jiayin.yuan@mmk.su.se.

For general information about the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, please contact the Head of the Department, Professor Gunnar Svensson, gunnar.svensson@mmk.su.se.

Union representativesIngrid 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

ApplicationApply 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 
    – 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 contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 15/08/2020

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