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Postdoctoral Fellow in Osteoarchaeology


Ref. No. SU FV-1299-19

at the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
Closing date: 12 May 2019.

The Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, which is the largest archaeological environment in Sweden, consists of six sections: Archaeology, Stockholm Numismatic Institute, Archaeological Research Laboratory, Osteoarchaeological Research Laboratory, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, and Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution and Centre for Paleogenetics.

Project description
The position is placed at the Osteoarchaeological Research Laboratory. The main research focus of the laboratory is the identification and analysis of both human and animal remains from archaeological sites. Specific research questions and methods are determined by the relevant archaeological problems.

Main responsibilities
The position is full time for two years, and is mainly directed towards research within the field of osteoarcheology. The holder is expected to participate in teaching maximum 20 % on both basic and advanced levels. It is also expected that the successful applicant will participate in the daily activities at the Osteoarchaeological Research Laboratory and interact with other projects as well as related contract management.

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 the applicant’s academic ability as demonstrated through her/his own original research and scientific publications within the field of osteoarcheology. We will especially consider the research plan for the position, where the applicant will outline her/his intentions of the employment. Special attention will also be given communications skills and the ability to work in an international research group.

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 2019-09-01 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 László Bartosiewicz, telephone: +46 8 16 46 19, laszlo.bartosiewicz@ofl.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
  • 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: 12/05/2019

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Post expires on Sunday May 12th, 2019

Researcher at the Department of Clinical Medicine

Researcher

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, a full-time permanent position as researcher is available. The position is externally financed by the Research Council of Norway and is for the time being part of the project Proteotoxicity in chronic pancreatitis and diabetes. The project has a temporary financing for 3,5 years.

About the project/work tasks:

  • Identification of new, pathogenic variants of the carboxyl-ester-lipase gene (CEL) by various genotyping methods
  • Evaluation of toxicity and other adverse cellular effects caused by CEL protein variants
  • Phenotypic examination of mice models expressing humanized versions of the Cel gene
  • Development of a new, inducible model for chronic pancreatitis based a combination of a genetic predisposition and environmental effects

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • the applicant must hold a relevant Norwegian PhD or equivalent doctoral degree
  • the successful applicant must have extensive scientific qualifications in cell and molecular biology
  • experience from animal experiments, in particular from mice, is highly desirable
  • applicants who have experience in research related to diabetes and chronic pancreatitis are particularly welcome to apply for this position
  • the applicant must be experienced in counseling, teaching, writing manuscripts and preferentially also grant applications
  • personal skills, including abilities to work independently and cooperate within a research group will be evaluated
  • the applicant must be motivated and responsible, and also have a great work capacity and enthusiasm for research
  • the candidate must be fluent in written and oral English.
  • experience with international collaboration is an advantage

We can offer:

  • a good and challenging work environment in research front of pancreatic diseases.
  • salary at level 59 – 62 (code 1109/salary scale 24.3 – 24.6), currently NOK 515 200 – 544 400 gross p.a. for a fulltime position; following ordinary meriting regulations.
  • enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • a brief letter of application stating your motivation for the position, why you are applying and why this position is perfect for you
  • an overview of your education and work experience (CV)
  • witnessed copies of diplomas and relevant certificates (applicants with education from other countries than Norway must enclose diplomas in both the original language and authorized translations)
  • publications and academic work (max 10) and a list of these
  • your PhD thesis (in PDF)
  • two referees (name and contact information)

It is very important that each of the scholarly works on which the committee should place special emphasis, is attached in its entirety.

The following premise forms the basis for the post as researcher:

  • the researcher will be a member of the research group of which the topic/project belongs to
  • the salary shall if possible be 100 % covered by external financing
  • the researcher shall actively contribute to attract external funding to the research project, both for her/his own position and other positions, from the Research Council of Norway, EU and other sources
  • the researcher is expected to have her/his research activity financed by the project of the researcher and the projects of the associated research group
  • the Head of Department may allocate work for the Researcher related to specific research projects
  • the researcher may participate in committee work and other administrative tasks within the University of Bergen
  • the researcher has no teaching duties, but is expected to supervise master students and PhD candidates when this is a natural part of the research activity of the research group
  • the researcher may apply for competence promotion according to the regulations for promotions  

General information:

Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Anders Molven. E-mail: anders.molven@uib.no . Tel. +47 55 97 31 69.

The state workforce shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There 

are five departments and seven centres at Faculty of Medicine. Read More about the faculty and departments.

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Deadline

01.05.2019

Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

PhD position in microbial ecology and evolution

PhD position in microbial ecology and evolution

There is a vacancy for a PhD position in microbial ecology and evolution at the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Bergen. The position is for a fixed-term period of 3 years with the possibility of a 4th year with compulsory other work such as teaching duties at the Department. The position is subject to internal financing by the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bergen, and is tied to the externally funded project SIMPLEX.

About the project/work tasks:

The position is part of the research project SIMPLEX (“Self-similarity in ecosystem organization – From simple laws of microbial ecology to scale-invariant theory of ecosystem complexity”), which is funded by the Trond Mohn Stiftelsen and the University of Bergen. SIMPLEX investigates how complex food webs may arrive from simple ecological mechanisms, with a particular emphasis on trade-offs between fundamental life strategies, such as competition and defence. The successful candidate will work with laboratory experiments to quantify trade-offs in microbial model organisms in batch and chemostat cultures. Evolutionary arms-races experiments between hosts and their viruses will be set up to these ends.  

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must hold a master’s degree or the equivalent in biology. Master students can apply provided they complete their final master exam before 01.08.2019. It is a condition of employment that the master’s degree has been awarded.
  • Experience from laboratory experiments with microorganisms is a requirement, and understanding of microbial ecology and/or evolution is an advantage
  • Experience with molecular methods is an advantage but not prerequisite
  • Work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to cooperate with others
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English 

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

Special requirements for the position: The position requires skills and motivation to work independently and engage in common research activities in the marine microbiology group at the Department of Biological Sciences.

About the position:

For PhD positions: The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with the possibility for a 4th year, consisting of 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed across the employment period. The 4th year is contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department, and will be decided upon appointment.

The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a recruitment position.

Research training: As a PhD candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within two months after you have commenced in the position. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary at pay grade 51 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 9 in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 449 400 before taxes. Further promotions are made according to qualifications and length of service in the position. 
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant’s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • The names and contact information for two reference persons. One of these must be the main advisor for the master’s thesis or equivalent thesis
  • CV
  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees, or official confirmation that the master’s exam will be completed by 1 August 2019
  • Relevant certificates/references
  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list)
  • Any publications in your name

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Selina Våge, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bergen. E-mail: selina.vage@uib.no, skype name: selina.vaage.

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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About The University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 

There are seven departments and several centres at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Read more about the faculty and departments. 

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Deadline

01.05.2019

Post expires on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethology

Ref. No. SU FV-1181-19

at the Department of Zoology. Closing date: 1 May 2019.

The Department of Zoology consists of five divisions: Ecology, Ethology, Functional Morphology, Population Genetics, and Systematics and Evolution. At present the department accommodates 45–50 staff and a similar number of PhD students. The advertised position will be part of the Division of Ethology. There is a long-standing tradition for researchers at the Division of Ethology to collaborate with researchers from other fields, such as evolutionary ecology, theoretical evolutionary biology, and the study of cultural evolution.

Project description
A postdoctoral research position focused on sexual selection is available in John Fitzpatrick’s research group in the Department of Zoology at Stockholm University. The aim of this project model the evolution of sexual traits across the animal tree of life. This project will combine phylogeny construction with a range of phylogenetic analyses to assess the rate, tempo, and main evolutionary drivers of sexual trait evolution in animals. Research will focus on a range of species.

Main responsibilities
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. This position is 100 % research within the project described above.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold (or expect to have completed prior to the start of the position) a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country. PhD degrees should preferably be focused on Ethology, Behavioural Ecology, Evolutionary Biology or a related subject.

We are looking in particular for candidates with a strong interest in sexual selection and evolutionary biology, with excellent analytical ability and experience with comparative analyses and tree building. Experience in constructing and managing large datasets, modeling trait evolution, and performing advanced phylogenetic analyses is essential. A strong background evaluating the evolution of reproductive traits is especially meriting.

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.

We are searching for a candidate with experience in the fields of ethology, evolutionary biology and with a particular focus on studying sexual selection. Criteria used to assess this ability are: the applicant’s publication record and documented knowledge and achievements within the described research area, the candidate’s capabilities with regards to speaking and writing in English, analytical thinking, creativity, initiative, independence, and team work performance. The applicant’s earlier experience within the field of research can be of relevance especially when further documented by courses, independent research work, personal references, interview and an application indicating the applicant’s motivation in written form.

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 soon as possible, 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 host and project leader, Dr. John Fitzpatrick, telephone: +46 8 16 26 21, john.fitzpatrick@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 (reference letters will be requested only from shortlisted applicants)

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research statement (no more than 2 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma (or date when it will be awarded)
  • 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: 01/05/2019

Read the job description at the univiersity homepage

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

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

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Friday March 15th, 2019