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PhD student in Environmental Science focusing on Mixture Toxicology and High-Throughput Screening

at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry. Closing date: 15 February 2019.

The department has 220 employees of which approximately 60 are PhD students. Research programs and courses are offered in environmental sciences and analytical chemistry.

Project description
This doctoral project involves development and testing of high-throughput cellular screening (HTS) approaches to estimate the health risks of real-world environmental chemical mixtures. The student will use established cellular assays and develop new assays in HTS format to measure the cytotoxicity, epigenetic effects and endocrine disrupting potential of environmental chemical mixtures found in individual human blood samples. The project will make effective use of existing national infrastructure, including liquid handling robotics and HTS technology, at SciLifeLab (Solna). The research position is fully funded for 4 years through a grant from Formas, and you will work as part of a bigger team involving toxicologists, analytical chemists, molecular biologists and bioinformaticians to understand the toxicological effects of environmental chemical mixtures in the human body.

Qualification requirements
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, for doctoral studies in Environmental Science, at least 45 of the credits at the second cycle must be in one of the natural sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Physics, or Meteorology) including a 30 hp/HEC thesis project. The applicant should also have 30 hp/HEC in other natural science subjects different from the major. The applicant may also have MSc degree in other relevant areas (e.g. Toxicology, Pharmacy, Biomedicine, or Molecular biology).

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

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their ability to successfully pursue the research education. Special emphasis is put on the applicant’s knowledge and skills within the subject area, ability to express her/himself verbally and in writing, analytical aptitude, creativity, initiative and independence, and a capacity for working together with others. The evaluation will be made based on the relevance of past education and experience, grades from previous university courses (in particular at the advanced level), the quality and ambition of past independent project work, references, a cover letter motivating the candidate’s interest, and interviews. Experience of cell culture work including methods in experimental toxicology, molecular biology and epigenetics will be a strong asset.

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 Associate Professor Oskar Karlsson, oskar.karlsson@aces.su.se or Professor Jonathan W Martin, telephone: +46 72 146 2773, jon.martin@aces.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 40 17, st@st.su.se, seko@seko.su.se (SEKO), and PhD student representative, doktorandombud@sus.su.se.

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 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter motivating your interest for this position
  • 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)
  • Eventual 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: 15/02/2019

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Post expires on Friday February 15th, 2019

Research Assistant


Ref. No. SU FV-0264-19ShareShare

at the Department of Psychology. Closing date: 15 February 2019.

The Department of Psychology is a great and creative work environment, which provides education in psychology at all levels. Over 1000 people are studying at our various training courses in everything from undergraduate to the doctoral level, including the psychologist program, psychotherapeutic programs and specialized training. We also conduct successful research.

Main responsibilities
Preparation and execution of behavioral and EEG experiments regarding the sense of smell, cognitive and social processes by the use of smells, questionnaires, EEG and reaction-time-based test to measure implicit social cognition. Data organization and analysis.

Qualification requirements
We are looking for someone who is fluent both in Swedish and English, written and spoken. You are experienced with recruiting and working with different groups of participants. Further you are an open, communicative, flexible and thorough person.

Experience with experimental settings involving the preparation of odorants, EEG methodology and the use of R as a statistical programming language is highly valued.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, temporary position for four months with the possibility of extension. Start date 1 March 2019. Salaries at Stockholm University are determined individually; therefore, please indicate your requested salary. Start date immediately.

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 Associate Professor Jonas Olofsson, telephone: +46 8 16 38 40, jonas.olofsson@psychology.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 40 17, st@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 – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 15/02/2019

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Post expires on Friday February 15th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow in Evolutionary Ecology – Life History Evolution across Climate Clines


Ref. No. SU FV-0224-19ShareShare

at the Department of Zoology. Closing date: 28 February 2019.

The Department of Zoology is a vibrant international community, consisting of five divisions: Ecology, Ethology, Functional Morphology, Population Genetics, and Systematics and Evolution. The department has a long tradition of strong interactions and collaborations between the five divisions.

Project description
We are inviting applications for a 2-year post-doctoral position in Karl Gotthard’s lab that is focusing on the evolution of life history and plasticity in seasonal environments, using primarily natural populations of butterflies as model organisms. The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR).

The post-doc will work within the project Life history evolution across climate clines and focus on the evolution of life cycle timing in situations where insect species show shifts in the number of annual generations, i.e. when there are shifts in voltinism. As model systems we are using several species of butterflies where the phenotypic mechanism of life cycle regulation in response to photoperiod and temperature is well understood, and where we have genomic resources to explore the genetic basis for these adaptations. We are also exploring life cycle adaptations and potential voltinism shifts in the expanding range margins of butterfly species that are presently expanding their distributions northwards. At the northern range limits these expanding species are expected to experience strong selection for changes in how photoperiod regulates life cycle timing and voltinism. These projects will provide novel insights into ecological consequences of the interaction between the two most prominent effects of climate change on natural populations: northward range expansions and selection for changes in seasonal life cycle regulation.

The project will involve both field and laboratory work to study the ecology, genetics and physiology in natural population of temperate butterflies. The post-doc will sample replicated populations and do controlled laboratory studies of the phenotypic adaptations and associated genetic variation that underlie seasonal life cycle timing. The genetics will be studied by quantitative genetic methods and with a combination of populations crosses and genomics. Physiological manifestations of the different timing adaptations will be investigated using respirometry. An important part of the project is also to set up reciprocal transplant experiments in outdoor cages to test the adaptive significance of local difference in these adaptations.

Research group
Karl Gotthard’s research group is funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR) and the Bolin Centre for Climate Research at Stockholm University, and presently it consists of three PhD students. We collaborate closely with the group of Dr. Philipp Lehmann that includes two additional PhD students. We are also collaborating with Dr. Chris Wheat and his group at the Division of Population Genetics at the Department of Zoology. The new post-doc will be expected to take part in these collaborations.

Main responsibilities
The post-doc will participate in the ongoing projects and there are several potential directions for the main project of the new post-doc. Depending on the interests and qualifications of the successful candidate the exact focus of this project will be a matter of discussion. The post-doc will be highly encouraged to develop his/her own ideas within the research field.

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 and communication skills.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a relevant PhD and a strong background in evolutionary ecology, plasticity, life history theory, and/or ecological genetics. The suitable candidate should have a proven record of successful publishing in general ecological and evolutionary journals, excellent analytical skills, and experience with quantitative analyses of life history traits (or other traits of interest). In addition, we expect the candidate to be able to work independently, but also to develop, and contribute to, collaborations within and outside of the research group. A strong background in statistical analysis, experience in working with insects in the lab and in the field, as well as having a valid driving license, are all especially meriting.

The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their past publication history, documented skills, references, relevant experience, interviews, and the candidate’s written motivation for seeking the position 

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 project leader Dr. Karl Gotthard, telephone: +46 8 16 40 48, karl.gotthard@zoologi.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 40 17, st@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 – specifying your motivation for applying and general research interests
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • 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: 28/02/2019

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Post expires on Thursday February 28th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow in development of X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy towards High Pressures


Ref. No. SU FV-3646-18S

at the Department of Physics. Closing date: March 3, 2019.

Stockholm University is a leading European university in one of the world’s most dynamic capitals. The University has 33 000 students, 1600 doctoral students and 5500 staff active within science, the humanities and the social sciences.

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 230 employees of which 95 are PhD students. Many have been internationally recruited. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center, which apart from the Department of Physics houses the Department of Astronomy, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita).

Project description
The Department of Physics have a postdoctoral fellow opening for an outstanding individual to work with Dr. Peter Amann on the development of x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) towards applications under realistic catalytic conditions. This is done in connection with a newly built ambient pressure XPS instrument that can reach pressures beyond 1 bar, and was commissioned in the spring this year. This instrument is currently situated at the P22 beamline in Hamburg/DESY.

Main responsibilities
The successful candidate will build the new devices in close contact with industrial partners and scientists centered at Stockholm University, Stanford University and DESY research center in Hamburg, Germany. The candidate will be responsible for build-up, testing, conducting as well as evaluation and interpretation of spectroscopic results. Further, the candidate will support the use of the developed equipment also for other scientists. Utilizing the new designs, the scientific work will focus on CO/CO2 reduction to generate fuels and will be performed in the XSolaS group, providing a stimulating atmosphere of well-experienced researchers in the field of spectroscopy on catalyst materials. For more information: http://xsolasgroup.fysik.su.se.

The postdoctoral fellow will be positioned at Stockholm University with frequent travels to DESY research center in Hamburg to conduct synchrotron-based measurements.

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.

A suitable background is a PhD in physics or mechanical engineering and experience in instrument development, catalysis, surface chemistry and/or electron and x-ray spectroscopy with synchrotron radiation with a focus on surfaces or condensed phase.

The successful applicant will be selected based on documented experimental knowledge relevant for the area of study, knowledge of scientific instrumentations 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 motivated candidates with talent for instrument development and programming.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment until 2021-12-31. 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 Dr. Peter Amann, peter.amann@fysik.su.se or the Head of the Department, Prof. Sven Mannervik, mannervik@fysik.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
    Important! Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters no later than application deadline, via email to: FV-3646-18.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-3646-18 + name of the applicant.

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
  • 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: 03/03/2019

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Post expires on Sunday March 3rd, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow in International Relations, with an emphasis on Environmental Policy

Ref. No. SU FV-0079-19ShareShare

at the Department of Economic History and International Relations. Closing date: 15 March 2019.

The Department of Economic History is a dynamic and strong education and research department at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University. Its International Relations (IR) section aims to be nationally leading and internationally prominent within its field of research and education, focusing especially on the three IR sub-fields of International Security, International Institutions, and Global Political Economy. Global and Regional Governance (GRG) is a leading research area at the Faculty of Social Sciences. More information about the department is available at www.ekohist.su.se/en.

Project description
The project Glocalizing Climate Governance: The Role of Integrated Governance for a Just and Legitimate Adaptation to Climate Risks (GlocalClim) is funded by The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas). The aim of this project is to understand the causes and consequences of global integrated governance responses for local and national climate adaptation, with a special focus on the global south. The project will provide new insights for Swedish and global academics and stakeholders into challenges and opportunities associated with integrating climate change adaptation into different policy sectors. The project employs a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methods such as surveys, time-series analysis, structured comparisons, and semi-structured interviews. More information is available here www.su.se/english/profiles/ldell-projects.

Main responsibilities
To carry out high quality research and publish the results in international scientific journals in the fields of International Relations and environmental social science. More specifically, the postdoctoral fellow will contribute to the collection of a novel and large-scale dataset on climate change adaptation and global governance institutions, perform statistical analyses such as regression analysis, and write articles on climate risks, climate change adaptation, and human security, to name but a few examples. To collaborate with the other project participants.

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 emphasis will be given to knowledge within the area of environmental governance. Special emphasis will also be given to scientific capabilities demonstrated through own research, specifically: documented capacities to work with large social science datasets, experience in gathering and managing large-n datasets, documented experience of regression analysis methods, and documented ability to write academic texts in English.

Strong emphasis will be placed on abilities to work independently and in an organized way, carefully document syntax and other files, documented abilities to cooperate with others and to contribute to a good working atmosphere, as well as abilities and general suitability to carry out work tasks.

Emphasis will be placed on administrative skills as well as capabilities to engage with and share research findings with the broader community. Emphasis will also be placed on very good understanding of and ability to communicate in English. Good knowledge of Swedish, or interest and ability to learn Swedish, is an asset because the language will be needed to communicate with policymakers and the general public.

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 2019-09-02 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 project leader, Dr Lisa Dellmuth, Associate Professor of International Relations, lisa.dellmuth@su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 40 17, st@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 2 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: 15/03/2019

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Post expires on Friday March 15th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow in Sediment Biogeochemistry

at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences. Closing date: 18 January 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.

Project description
The position will be associated with the project How does bottom trawling affect seafloor integrity, water quality and protected areas in the Baltic Sea? Benthic sediments and their associated fauna may be severely disturbed by bottom trawling and suspended sediment can increase turbidity and be transported by currents into other less disturbed areas. However, these processes have not been quantified in the Baltic Sea, despite this information being essential in the effective planning of MPAs, ecosystem-based sustainable fisheries management and assessment of seafloor integrity and ecological status of benthic ecosystems in the Baltic. The three year project is a collaboration between ecologists, geologists, geochemists, fisheries scientists, ecotoxicologists and modellers.

Main responsibilities
The position involves research into how sediment biogeochemical properties, processes and fluxes might be altered by bottom trawling. The project will involve both fieldwork and lab experiments.

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 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 and scientific proficiency. In particular, experience of using a range of methodological approaches to quantify benthic biogeochemical processes is essential, as is experience of working at sea. Applications will be assessed based on the CV and supporting material, and interviews for those selected for the shortlist.

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 11 March 2019 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 project coordinator, Prof Clare Bradshaw, telephone: +46 8 16 17 37, clare.bradshaw@su.se.

Union representativesIngrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 40 17, st@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

ApplicationApply 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
  • 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: 18/01/2019

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Post expires on Friday January 18th, 2019