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Postdoctoral positions on Data Science with LSST (2)

Ref. No. SU FV-3387-20

at the Department of Physics. Closing date: 15 January 2021.

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments within the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 250 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
We are searching for outstanding individuals to conduct original research on modelling and/or analysis of photometric datasets for dark energy studies using statistical inference and  machine learning methods. The project is funded by a Wallenberg Foundation research project grant to Hiranya Peiris, Jens Jasche, Ariel Goobar, Jesper Sollerman, and Matthew Hayes. The positions are focussed on our involvement in the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) and the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration, preparing for upcoming data from the Vera C. Rubin Observatory.

The successful candidates will be part of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics (www.okc.albanova.se) in Stockholm, a rich scientific environment that comprises more than a hundred researchers working in both theory and experiment in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics and particle physics at both Stockholm University and the Royal Institute for Technology. The OKC hosts a vibrant research program on dark matter, dark energy, transient and multimessenger astrophysics, structure formation, and related particle physics questions. Postdoctoral associates are also welcome to participate in Scientific Programs at Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, which bring together groups of leading experts to work on specific topics for extended periods.

Main responsibilities
The positions involve original research on cosmic large scale structure or time-domain cosmology, broadly related to testing fundamental physics and cosmology with LSST. Daily responsibilities will include developing and applying novel statistical and machine learning techniques, writing production-level code for analysis of LSST data and precursor datasets, and/or preparing for the coming LSST data by analyzing precursor surveys. Experience in astronomical image analysis or cosmology is desirable, but not essential. Experts in other relevant fields, especially those with artificial intelligence and machine learning backgrounds are also welcome to apply.

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

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

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in cosmological and astronomical data analysis, statistics, programming, and numerical or machine-learning modeling. We are looking for someone with the ability to communicate well and work with an international research team.

Terms of employment
The positions involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2021-09-01 or as per agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Hiranya Peiris, hiranya.peiris@fysik.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
    Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters via email to: FV-3387-20.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-3387-20 + 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
  • 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: How to apply for a position.

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: 15/01/2021

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Friday January 15th, 2021

PhD student in Plant Physiology

Ref. No. SU FV-3713-20

at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences. (Closing date: 5 November 2020.)  Prolonged application time – new closing date: 15 January 2021.

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
The Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences invites applications for a four-year PhD position part of the project “The first steps toward squash with nitrogen-fixing root nodules”. The position will be associated with the long-term research on nitrogen-fixing root nodule symbioses in the research group of Katharina Pawlowski (www.su.se/english/profiles/kpawl-1.192435).

The overall aim of the research is to understand the evolution of nitrogen-fixing root nodule symbioses and which plant features are required to evolve such a symbiosis. The core of the PhD project is to investigate the induction of nodules on the model species for actinorhizal Cucurbitales, Datisca glomerata, and to confirm certain features by comparative analyses of the corresponding genes in another actinorhizal genus from Cucurbitales, Coriaria (Coriariaceae). The main training will be in laboratory work (isolation of DNA and RNA from plants and bacteria, real time RT-PCR, molecular cloning, cytological analyses, tissue culture). The work will also involve phylogeny and bioinformatics.

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 Plant Physiology 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 Plant Physiology, and 30 credits from a project in Plant Physiology. Applicants may also have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

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

Selection
The criteria used in the selection for admittance to research training in Plant Physiology are knowledge of theory and applications in the research field, subject knowledge and experimental proficiency with relevance for the research project, ability to communicate orally and in writing, knowledge of English, creativity, analytic competence, initiative, independence and collaboration ability. The candidate should have practical experience in plant molecular biology. Experience in plant cytology, biochemistry and bioinformatics would be a plus.

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 Katharina Pawlowski, telephone: +46 8 16 3772, katharina.pawlowski@su.se. Further information about the position can be obtained from the co-supervisor Rachel Foster, telephone: +46 8 16 1207, rachel.foster@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 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 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: How to apply for a position.

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: 15/01/2021

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Friday January 15th, 2021

PhD student in Evolutionary Ecology

Ref. No. SU FV-4014-20

at the Department of Zoology. Closing date: 15 December 2020.

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. The advertised PhD will be part of the Division of Ecology and on a project that is funded by grants from the Bolin Centre for Climate Research at Stockholm University and the Swedish Research Council (VR).

Project description
We are inviting applications for a four-year, fully-funded, Ph.D. position in the research group of Karl Gotthard that is focusing on the evolution of life history and plasticity in seasonal environments, using primarily natural populations of butterflies as model organisms.

The new PhD will work within the larger project “Evolutionary ecology of life cycle regulation” and will 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. The phenomenon of voltinism shifts is relatively common in insects and means that a given species shifts from having two full generations per year in southern or low altitude locations, to have only one annual generation in northern or high altitude locations. Selection is likely to change significantly across voltinism shifts as they lead to a dramatic change in optimal life history strategy.

The project aims at testing the general prediction from life history theory that there are phenotypic and genetic footprints of selection for a change in life cycle regulation in these situations. In particular the new project aims at exploring Ecological genetics and genomics of seasonal life cycle regulation and will explore the genomic background and genetic architecture of adaptations for seasonal plasticity across several different points of the life cycle. Moreover, we will aim to test fitness effects of this genetic variation in both field and laboratory experiments. In this way the project will provide novel insights into ecological and evolutionary consequences of climate change on traits that are central for the persistence of natural populations.

The project will contain aspects of both field and laboratory work to study the ecology, genetics and genomics of life cycle timing in several species of temperate butterflies. The prospective student will sample replicated populations and do controlled laboratory studies of how phenotypic adaptations and associated genetic variation is changing across shifts in voltinism.

The genetics will be studied by quantitative genetic methods, selection experiments as well as functional genomics, including the use of CRISPR/Cas9 to manipulate already established candidate genes. Finally, we plan to do use reciprocal transplant experiments in outdoor cages to test the adaptive significance of local difference in these adaptations.

Below is a selection of relevant papers from our research group:
Pruisscher et al. 2018. Mol Ecol 27:3613-3626.
Lindestad et al 2019. Ecology 100:e02550.
Lindestad, et al 2020. Funct. Ecol. 34:1029-1040.

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 the field of Ecology 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 degree project of at least 30 hp at advanced level (“examensarbete”) within Ecology, Evolutionary biology or a similar subject. Applicants, who have acquired the equivalent competence in Sweden, or abroad, are also qualified.

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, although you may be eligible to start before you defend your masters.

If you are uncertain about whether your qualifications met the entry requirements, you should still apply and we will determine whether you are eligible

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 absorb and benefit from research education. This will include the applicant’s ability and experience within the research field. Criteria used to assess this ability are the applicant’s documented knowledge within the described research area, the applicant’s capabilities with regards to speaking and writing English, analytical thinking, creativity, initiative, independence, and team work performance. 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.

We are looking for candidates with a strong interest in evolutionary ecology, genetics and life history theory, with excellent analytical ability and experience with quantitative analyses of life history traits and genetics. Experience in working with insects in the lab and in the field, as well as having a valid drivers license, is especially meriting.

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 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, 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 – specifying your motivation for applying and general research interests
  • 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: How to apply for a position.

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: 15/12/2020

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Tuesday December 15th, 2020

PhD student in Ph.D. student in International Relations, with orientation toward foreign aid and food security

Ref. No. SU FV-3809-20

at the Department of Economic History and International Relations. Closing date: 10 December 2020.

The International Relations PhD Program at Stockholm University announces one vacant position in the doctoral programme in International Relations with an orientation towards foreign aid and food security. The Department of Economic History and International Relations 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. Our research focuses especially on the three IR sub-fields of International Security, International Institutions, and Global Political Economy. 

The PhD position is fully funded for 4 years and is co-funded by the research program Mistra Geopolitics (www.mistra-geopolitics.se) and the Department of Economic History and International Relations at Stockholm University. The position is placed at the Department of Economic History and International Relations. The planned entry date is 1 February 2021.

Project description 
The PhD position will be part of the project “Promoting Food Security in an Era of Environmental and Geopolitical Change”. The project provides cutting-edge research on the relationship between foreign aid, socioecological change, and food security. It will pay close attention to geopolitics and provide new insights for Swedish and global academics and stakeholders into challenges and opportunities to improve food security. See the project webpage (www.ekohist.su.se/forskning/mistra-geopolitics-phase-ii-1.505021) for more information.

The Mistra Geopolitics program aims to deepens the analysis of geopolitical challenges and opportunities in relation to global environmental change, sustainable social change and transformative technologies (for more information, please see: www.mistra-geopolitics.se). Researchers within the program actively participate in public debates, and accepted Ph.D. students are expected to the interested in research communication and collaboration with society.

The Ph.D. student will be part of the Mistra Geopolitics Research School which will be hosted by the Department of Political Science and the Department of Economic History and International Relations (for more information, please see: www.statsvet.su.se/forskning/politik-och-lärande-om-miljö/projekt/mistra-geopolitics-research-school), and the Stockholm University Graduate School for Inernational Studies (www.ekohist.su.se/sis/).

The relationships between foreign aid and food security, should be the focus of this PhD position. The applicant should be interested in broader developments related to geopolitics and the Corona pandemic. We seek candidates with competence in International Relations, comparative politics, political economics, or a related social science discipline. We are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated skills in quantitative methods.

The project employs a range of quantitative and qualitative methods such as panel data analysis and semi-structured interviews. Participation in international conferences and publications in leading international journals will be supported. The candidate must have demonstrated excellent skills in academic written English. Additional merits include capacity to work in a cross-disciplinary team of researchers.

About the doctoral programme
The aim of the doctoral programme is to give the student specialised knowledge within the field of International Relations, a thorough training in research methods, and a good understanding of the problems occurring in research and in the practical application of results.

The programme familiarises the student with different structures of politics, economics and society, and gives a broad orientation of the research development within the subject, with the purpose of making the student a critical and independent researcher with the ability to plan and develop scientific projects and publications.

There are two main blocks in the programme: course work (75 credits) and work in connection with the Ph.D. dissertation (165 credits). For further information about the structure of the programme, please see the department’s website. The administrative language at Swedish universities is Swedish, with important information provided in English.

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 XXX stipulates that applicants must fulfil the following three conditions:

  1. Completed First Level education in International Relations, Political Science, Economic History, or equivalent education of at least 90 HECs, and completed Second Level education in Economic History, International Relations, History with economic-historical specialisation or equivalent education of at least 30 HECs, of which at least 15 HECs comprise essay work.
  2. Completed higher education specialised in theoretical subjects relevant to the Third Level programme comprising another 60 HECs, or equivalent education.
  3. Sufficient knowledge of English to allow studies of academic literature written in English. Knowledge of English should correspond to at least 550 credits in a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (equivalent: 6.0 IELTS).

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

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: [

  • independence in analysis and planning of earlier work,
  • the ability to construct research problems and research questions and precision in earlier work, and in the research plan,
  • documented ability to work within given time frames,
  • methodological and scientific awareness,
  • the ability to construct an original research design and scientific analysis of the material,
  • good communication and cooperation skills.

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.

The graduate training period includes four years. Doctoral students are expected to assume their education full-time, and to actively participate in the activities of the institution. 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 Lisa Dellmuth, telephone: +46 8 16 10 76, lisa.dellmuth@su.se. You could also contact Chair of the Department, Professor Mark Rhinard, telephone: +46 8 16 42 88, mark.rhinard@su.se

The doctoral handbook, provided by the Swedish Council for Higher Education, can be found at: http://studera.nu/doctoralstudies

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:
    – which research task you want to pursue within the position  
    – why and how you wish to adress this research task 
    – 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: How to apply for a position.

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: 10/12/2020

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Thursday December 10th, 2020

Ph.D. student in International Relations, with orientation toward foreign aid and food security

Ref. No. SU FV-3809-20

at the Department of Economic History and International Relations. Closing date: 10 December 2020.

The International Relations PhD Program at Stockholm University announces one vacant position in the doctoral programme in International Relations with an orientation towards foreign aid and food security. The Department of Economic History and International Relations 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. Our research focuses especially on the three IR sub-fields of International Security, International Institutions, and Global Political Economy. 

The PhD position is fully funded for 4 years and is co-funded by the research program Mistra Geopolitics (www.mistra-geopolitics.se) and the Department of Economic History and International Relations at Stockholm University. The position is placed at the Department of Economic History and International Relations. The planned entry date is 1 February 2021.

Project description 
The PhD position will be part of the project “Promoting Food Security in an Era of Environmental and Geopolitical Change”. The project provides cutting-edge research on the relationship between foreign aid, socioecological change, and food security. It will pay close attention to geopolitics and provide new insights for Swedish and global academics and stakeholders into challenges and opportunities to improve food security. See the project webpage (www.ekohist.su.se/forskning/mistra-geopolitics-phase-ii-1.505021) for more information.

The Mistra Geopolitics program aims to deepens the analysis of geopolitical challenges and opportunities in relation to global environmental change, sustainable social change and transformative technologies (for more information, please see: www.mistra-geopolitics.se). Researchers within the program actively participate in public debates, and accepted Ph.D. students are expected to the interested in research communication and collaboration with society.

The Ph.D. student will be part of the Mistra Geopolitics Research School which will be hosted by the Department of Political Science and the Department of Economic History and International Relations (for more information, please see: www.statsvet.su.se/forskning/politik-och-lärande-om-miljö/projekt/mistra-geopolitics-research-school), and the Stockholm University Graduate School for Inernational Studies (www.ekohist.su.se/sis/).

The relationships between foreign aid and food security, should be the focus of this PhD position. The applicant should be interested in broader developments related to geopolitics and the Corona pandemic. We seek candidates with competence in International Relations, comparative politics, political economics, or a related social science discipline. We are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated skills in quantitative methods.

The project employs a range of quantitative and qualitative methods such as panel data analysis and semi-structured interviews. Participation in international conferences and publications in leading international journals will be supported. The candidate must have demonstrated excellent skills in academic written English. Additional merits include capacity to work in a cross-disciplinary team of researchers.

About the doctoral programme
The aim of the doctoral programme is to give the student specialised knowledge within the field of International Relations, a thorough training in research methods, and a good understanding of the problems occurring in research and in the practical application of results.

The programme familiarises the student with different structures of politics, economics and society, and gives a broad orientation of the research development within the subject, with the purpose of making the student a critical and independent researcher with the ability to plan and develop scientific projects and publications.

There are two main blocks in the programme: course work (75 credits) and work in connection with the Ph.D. dissertation (165 credits). For further information about the structure of the programme, please see the department’s website. The administrative language at Swedish universities is Swedish, with important information provided in English.

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 XXX stipulates that applicants must fulfil the following three conditions:

  1. Completed First Level education in International Relations, Political Science, Economic History, or equivalent education of at least 90 HECs, and completed Second Level education in Economic History, International Relations, History with economic-historical specialisation or equivalent education of at least 30 HECs, of which at least 15 HECs comprise essay work.
  2. Completed higher education specialised in theoretical subjects relevant to the Third Level programme comprising another 60 HECs, or equivalent education.
  3. Sufficient knowledge of English to allow studies of academic literature written in English. Knowledge of English should correspond to at least 550 credits in a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (equivalent: 6.0 IELTS).

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

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: [

  • independence in analysis and planning of earlier work,
  • the ability to construct research problems and research questions and precision in earlier work, and in the research plan,
  • documented ability to work within given time frames,
  • methodological and scientific awareness,
  • the ability to construct an original research design and scientific analysis of the material,
  • good communication and cooperation skills.

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.

The graduate training period includes four years. Doctoral students are expected to assume their education full-time, and to actively participate in the activities of the institution. 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 Lisa Dellmuth, telephone: +46 8 16 10 76, lisa.dellmuth@su.se. You could also contact Chair of the Department, Professor Mark Rhinard, telephone: +46 8 16 42 88, mark.rhinard@su.se

The doctoral handbook, provided by the Swedish Council for Higher Education, can be found at: http://studera.nu/doctoralstudies

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:
    – which research task you want to pursue within the position  
    – why and how you wish to adress this research task 
    – 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: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 10/12/2020

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Post expires on Thursday December 10th, 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

Read the job description at the university homepage

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