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Bioinformatics scientist within proteomics

Ref. No. SU FV-0488-20

at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, placement at SciLifeLab, Stockholm. Closing date: 2020-03-03.

SciLifeLab (www.scilifelab.se) is a Swedish national centre for molecular biosciences with focus on health and environmental research. The centre combines frontline technical expertise with advanced knowledge of translational medicine and molecular bioscience. SciLifeLab is hosted by four Swedish universities (Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University) and collaborates with several other universities. SciLifeLab exists today at six different locations across Sweden. 

NBIS (the bioinformatics platform at SciLifeLab, www.nbis.se) is a large national infrastructure with currently around 90 staff, including bioinformaticians, system developers and data stewards. NBIS is in rapid development providing advanced support, tools and training to the Swedish life science research community. 

We are now looking for a new bioinformatics expert in the area of proteomics to join the NBIS support team. The team currently comprises close to 50 full-time senior bioinformaticians across Sweden, with broad and advanced expertise in analysis of large-scale genomics and other omics data. The team works closely with research groups from across the country, to provide state-of-the-art bioinformatics analyses to the Swedish life science community. Examples of supported scientific areas range from translational medicine and complex diseases, to fundamental cell biology and evolutionary and environmental research. Many projects are of data-driven character, and can include AI and machine learning. 

You will get the opportunity to work in a vibrant research environment and with a range of interesting projects in collaboration with different research groups. We are a strong and collaborative team of bioinformatics experts and this in conjunction with the broad competence within NBIS and SciLifeLab creates an excellent forum for NBIS staff to maintain cutting-edge expertise and acquire new skills. In addition to direct involvement in research projects, the work includes teaching on advanced national courses and potentially tool/workflow development.

Main responsibilities
We are looking for a highly motivated bioinformatician with a strong background and interest in processing and analysis of mass-spectrometry proteomics data. Experience with additional types of omics data and integrative data analyses are also relevant, because projects may involve combining proteomics with other data types. “Reproducible research” and “FAIR data” are central concepts to NBIS.

The Bioinformatics staff-scientist will:

  • Carry out advanced bioinformatics analyses in a wide variety of research projects
  • Potentially develop tools and workflows for such analyses
  • Educate other scientists in bioinformatics through collaboration within supported projects, teaching at advanced national courses and consultations
  • Take part in the continuous development and improvement of NBIS at a national level 

Qualification requirements
The successful candidate should have (i) a PhD in bioinformatics, biostatistics, computational biology or other relevant area, (ii) documented bioinformatics knowledge from Proteomics work/analyses, (iii) knowledge in one or more programming languages, preferably including Python and R (iv) fluent oral and written communication skills in English, and (v) strong skills in cooperation and communication. Expertise in proteogenomics, genome annotation, genetic variation, transcriptomics and biostatistics would also be valuable. Postdoctoral studies are a strong merit but not a requirement. Strong skills in experimental design and software development are also beneficial. Great importance will be given to personal suitability.

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. 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 Jessica Lindvall, NBIS Support manager, telephone: +46 70 710 63 47, jessica.lindvall@nbis.se, and Bengt Persson, NBIS Director, bengt.persson@nbis.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!

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Closing date: 03/03/2020

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Post expires on Tuesday March 3rd, 2020

Bioinformatician (1-4)

Ref. No. SU FV-0489-20

at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, placement at SciLifeLab, Stockholm. Closing date: 2020-03-03.

SciLifeLab (www.scilifelab.se) is a Swedish national centre for molecular biosciences with focus on health and environmental research. The centre combines frontline technical expertise with advanced knowledge of translational medicine and molecular bioscience. SciLifeLab is hosted by four Swedish universities (Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University) and collaborates with several other universities. SciLifeLab exists today at six different locations across Sweden. 

NBIS (the bioinformatics platform at SciLifeLab, www.nbis.se) is a large national infrastructure with currently around 90 staff, including bioinformaticians, system developers and data stewards. NBIS is in rapid development providing advanced support, tools and training to the Swedish life science research community. 

We are now looking for several bioinformaticians to join the NBIS support team. The team currently comprises close to 50 full-time senior bioinformaticians across Sweden, with broad and advanced expertise in analysis of large-scale genomics and other omics data. The team works closely with research groups from across the country, to provide state-of-the-art bioinformatics analyses to the Swedish life science community. Examples of supported scientific areas range from translational medicine and complex diseases, to fundamental cell biology and evolutionary and environmental research. Many projects are of data-driven character, and can include AI and machine learning. 

You will get the opportunity to work in a vibrant research environment and with a range of interesting projects in collaboration with different research groups. We are a strong and collaborative team of bioinformatics experts and this in conjunction with the broad competence within NBIS and SciLifeLab creates an excellent forum for NBIS staff to maintain cutting-edge expertise and acquire new skills. In addition to direct involvement in research projects, the work includes teaching on advanced national courses and potentially tool/workflow development.

Main responsibilities
We are looking for a highly motivated bioinformatician, computational biologist and/or biostatistician with a strong background and interest in applied bioinformatics analyses of data from high-throughput DNA sequencing, mass spectrometry proteomics or other omics methods. “Reproducible research” and “FAIR data” are central concepts to NBIS.

The Bioinformatics staff-scientist will:

  • Carry out advanced bioinformatics analyses in a wide variety of research projects
  • Potentially develop tools and workflows for such analyses
  • Educate other scientists in bioinformatics through collaboration within supported projects, teaching at advanced national courses and consultations
  • Take part in the continuous development and improvement of NBIS at a national level.

Qualification requirements
The successful candidate should have a PhD in bioinformatics, biostatistics, computational biology or other relevant area, knowledge in one or more programming languages, preferably including Python and R  fluent oral and written communication skills in English, and strong skills in cooperation and communication. Expertise in transcriptomics, epigenetics, proteomics, single-cell biology, biostatistics and multi-omics integration is of particular relevance. Postdoctoral studies are a strong merit but not a requirement. Strong skills in experimental design and software development are also beneficial. Great importance will be given to personal suitability.

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. 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 Jessica Lindvall, NBIS Support manager (jessica.lindvall@nbis.se, telephone: +46 70 710 63 47), Pär Engström, NBIS Support manager (par.engstrom@nbis.se, telephone: +46 8 16 22 44) and Bengt Persson, NBIS Director (bengt.persson@nbis.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: 03/03/2020

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Post expires on Tuesday March 3rd, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow in Ecological Network Analysis and Spatial Regime Shifts

Ref. No. SU FV-0382-20

at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences. Closing date: 16 March 2020.

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 work at the Department, of which ca. 35 are teachers and researchers and 50 are PhD students. 

Project description
We seek strong candidates for a 2-year postdoc project on the role of ecological connectivity for ecosystem resilience and regime shifts.

The work will focus on an ongoing shift to an ecosystem regime dominated by the small fish three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus), that is currently expanding across the western Baltic Sea coast and impacting the whole ecosystem. Spatially explicit network models will be developed to better understand the underlying dynamics of this spatial shift and thereby i) test general theory on spatial regime shifts and ii) inform managers about the potential for interventions.

The position is funded by the Formas project “The stickleback wave”, which is lead by Assoc. Prof. Johan Eklöf and focuses on the causes and consequences of the population explosion of three-spined stickleback. The postdoc will be based at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, but also spend time with collaborators at i) the Department of Aquatic Resources at SLU in Öregrund (Assoc. Prof. Ulf Bergström) and at ii) the Stockholm Resilience Center (Assoc. Prof. Örjan Bodin).

Main responsibilities
The postdoc will conduct research on the spatial dynamics of the stickleback regime shift using spatial modeling, e.g. spatial network analyses and, potentially, dynamic modeling. The analyses will primarily be based on a unique dataset with >13,000 fish samplings collected during four decades along the Swedish Baltic Sea coast. Expected output includes presentations at international conferences and stakeholder meetings, and research articles in international journals, that disseminate key research findings.

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 the quality and quantity of past research, communication skills, publication record and faculty recommendations.

Competitive applicants should have a strong background (e.g. a PhD) in spatial ecology, ecological network analyses/theory or a similar topic (e.g. connectivity, metacommunity dynamics, dispersal, migration, etc.), including a deep familiarity with key theoretical concepts and strong ability to routinely compile, process and analyze large spatial and temporal datasets in GIS and statistical software (preferably R).

As we in particular seek candidates interested in exploring the potential of applying network models developed in a multitude of scientific fields, proven expertise in spatially explicit network analyses and/or spatial dynamic models is considered highly meriting.

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, but preferably no later than August 2020.

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 Associate Professor Dr Johan Eklöf, johan.eklof@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, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter (max 1 page) outlining why you are interested in the project and what makes you a good candidate for the position
  • Research proposal (max. 1000 words incl. references) describing why and how you wish to execute the project
  • 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.

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: 16/03/2020

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Post expires on Monday March 16th, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow in Practical Philosophy

Ref. No. SU FV-0155-20

at the Department of Philosophy. Closing date: 21 February 2020.

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will be attached to the Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace, which is funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and part of the Philosophy Department at Stockholm University. The Stockholm Centre is directed by Professor Helen Frowe, and aims to produce cutting-edge research in the ethics of war and peace, foster international collaboration with scholars, policy-makers and military practitioners, and improve public and policy debates concerning the ethics of war and peace. The Department of Philosophy is Sweden’s largest philosophy department, and is divided into Theoretical Philosophy and Practical Philosophy. It has a thriving research community and hosts regular visiting speakers and conferences. Please note that there is no requirement to speak Swedish to hold this post. The Fellow will be expected to undertake research in English.

Main responsibilities
In light of Frowe’s recent promotion to Wallenberg Scholar, the Stockholm Centre is looking to deepen and broaden its research profile, especially with regards to the grounds, scope and nature of the duty to rescue. This includes, for example, work on our duties to refugees fleeing war and natural disaster, our duties in the face of climate change, and the ethics of immigration policy, as well as the ethics of direct and indirect humanitarian intervention. The Stockholm Centre aims to reflect the fact that the best work in moral and political philosophy is informed by research across philosophy, as well as other cognate disciplines. We thus welcome applications from researchers from a range of backgrounds (for example, those working on causation, moral responsibility, rights, collective action, philosophy of action, authority, as well as those already working directly on the duty to rescue, war, climate ethics and immigration). The Fellow will be expected to produce and publish high-quality analytic, philosophical research, disseminate their research via international conferences, and publish in high-quality peer-reviewed journals. To this end, a generous research stipend is attached to the post. 

The Fellow will also undertake administrative work related to the running of the Centre, such as organising conferences and workshops, undertaking editing work and submitting funding applications, and will be expected to attend and participate in the Centre’s various events. They will also be responsible for running the Centre’s website (training can be provided if necessary). They may engage in some teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels, to be agreed with the Philosophy department. 

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, or be expected to attain such a degree no later than August 2020. Those without doctoral degrees at the time of application should submit a letter from their supervisor confirming the expected date of their viva as part of their application.

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.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate their ability to produce high-quality research, as evidenced by publications and / or their doctoral thesis, conference presentations and letters of reference. Priority will be given in the selection process to research potential. However, the post should partly serve to enable the Fellow to secure a permanent or tenure-track position after the Fellowship, and thus some weight will be given to teaching proficiency and administrative skills.

Terms of employment
The duration of the Fellowship is two years, with a possibility of prolongation due to special reasons, such as an absence from work due to illness, parental leave, etc. The start date is negotiable, but will be no later than August 2020. This is a pensionable position, subject to the favourable conditions of standard Swedish social benefits, such as paid parental leave. The Fellow will be expected to reside in Stockholm.

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 Helen Frowe, helen.frowe@philosophy.su.se

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Important: Recommendation letters should not be submitted by the applicant.They should be e-mailed directly by the referees. The academic referees should send recommendation letters via email to: FV-0155-20.refletters@philosophy.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-0155-20 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter, outlining how you would contribute to SCEWP’s research and engagement goals
  • CV, detailing degrees and other completed courses, teaching and administrative experience, grants and awards, and a list of publications and works in progress.
  • Research proposal (no more than 1500 words) describing:
    – your previous relevant research
    – the research that you would undertake during the fellowship
  • Copy of PhD diploma, if applicable
  • Writing samples in support of your application (no more than 2 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: 21/02/2020

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Post expires on Friday February 21st, 2020

Researcher (social scientist)

Researcher (social scientist)

Ref. No. SU FV-0162-20

at the Swedish Institute for Social Research. Closing date: 8 March 2020.

The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) is an internationally renowned cross-disciplinary research institute of around 90 employees, mostly specializing in sociology and economics.

Project description
IntegrateYouth (Structural, cultural and social integration among youth: A multidimensional comparative project) is a four-year research program funded by Nordforsk and headed by Carina Mood, Professor of Sociology. The project studies integration of immigrant youth in five countries (Norway, Sweden, England, Germany and the Netherlands) using primarily (although not exclusively) the large-scale and internationally comparable CILS4EU and CILS-NOR survey data (see www.cils4.eu).

The project is a formal collaboration between SOFI at Stockholm University; Nuffield College at Oxford University (Jan O Jonsson) and the Norwegian research institute Fafo (Jon Horgen Friberg). It also includes collaborators at Utrecht University (Netherlands) and MZES, Mannheim University (Germany).

Part of the duration of the employment can, if desired, be spent at Nuffield College and/or Fafo in Oslo.

Main responsibilities
Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research. The position entails self-initiated research as well as research in collaboration with other researchers within the project. Some advisory and administrative duties may also be included. Possibilities of teaching, tutoring, and supervision could, if desired, be negotiated with departments at Stockholm and Oxford University.

Qualification requirements
The position requires a Swedish doctoral degree in a social science discipline, or an equivalent degree from another country. The thesis must contain high quality quantitative analyses. Excellent applicants in the final stages of their doctoral degree will be considered but the degree must be awarded at the time of appointment.

Proficiency in the Swedish language is not required. We do however require that the applicant possesses excellent English language skills.

Assessment criteria
We seek an outstanding quantitative researcher with a record of high quality research.

The following criteria will be used to evaluate candidates:

  • Knowledge in a relevant field of research
  • Documented skills in statistical analysis
  • Written and oral proficiency in English
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Capacity for analytical thinking
  • Ability to collaborate
  • Creativity, initiative, and independence.

Special attention will be given to the quality and relevance of previous research, and on the quality, feasibility and relevance of the suggested research.

Terms of employment
The position is a full time indefinite-term appointment within the four-year IntegrateYouth project. Researcher salaries at Stockholm University are set on an individual basis.

The appointment for the advertised position can be made immediately or later during 2020.

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

Contact
For information regarding the position please contact Professor Carina Mood, carina.mood@sofi.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • 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 contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 08/03/2020

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Post expires on Sunday March 8th, 2020