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PhD student in Physical Chemistry (B)

Ref. No. SU FV-1302-19

at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry. Closing date: (23 April 2019) Prolonged application time – new closing date: 5 August 2019.

The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK) is one of the largest departments at the Faculty of Natural sciences with about 130 employees. Research activities of MMK in the areas of Materials and Solid-State Chemistry focus on different classes of materials; e.g. ceramics and glasses, self-assembled and porous materials, and soft matter. The work often encompasses synthesis, characterization by X-ray and neutron diffraction and electron microscopy, NMR studies, modelling with computer simulations of materials with a potential for various applications. Environmental aspects are an important part of the research activities.

Project description
Project title: High Performance Thermoelectric Materials by Thermal Decomposition of Tailor-Made Metalorganic Precursors in Ionic Liquids.

Supervisor: Professor Anja-Verena Mudring, anja-verena.mudring@mmk.su.se.

In most energy conversion processes and in many equipment or chemical processes heat is dissipated which represents substantial energy losses. Thus, recovery of lost heat and conversion to high-value electric energy is an important, integral contribution to a robust and resource-efficient energy system. For this efficient thermoelectrics are needed that can recover the waste heat and convert it back to high-value electric energy. The project aims at developing improved thermoelectric materials for waste heat recovery through decomposition of metal-organic precursors with defined composition in task-specific ionic liquids (ILs) by microwave heating and subsequent mild compaction. This approach allows in a unique way to independently optimize the three key physical properties of a thermoelectric material where typically the optimization of one property is only possible at the expense of the other: Seebeck coefficient (single source precursor: defined charge carrier concentration, electric (IL: templating agent not compromising conductivity) and thermal conductivity (compaction: preserves microstructure). The PhD project will be supported through a grant from the Swedish Energy Agency, Energimyndigheten.

The successful candidate should have a background in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering or a related subject. The position required the synthesis, structure and reactivity characterization of organometallic compounds as well as studying their transformation to the corresponding nanoscale materials, interpretation of data and scientific presentation. The project involves synthetic organic chemistry and several characterization methods, such as NMR, MS, vibrational spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, thermal analysis as well as computational modelling. Experience in those techniques and methods is beneficial, although not strictly required.

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 Chemistry is valid. Those studies should include at least one specialized course or a thesis in the research subject. 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.

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

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity: the candidates’ documented knowledge in a relevant field of research, written and oral proficiency in both Swedish and 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. 

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. 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.

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 Professor Anja-Verena Mudring, anja-verena.mudring@mmk.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
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Project proposal/Research proposal describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement 
    – why and how you wish to complete the project 
    – 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 – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 05/08/2019

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Monday August 5th, 2019

PhD student in Inorganic Chemistry

Ref. No. SU FV-1151-19

at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry. Closing date: (23 April 2019). Prolonged application time – new closing date: 31 August 2019

The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK) is one of the largest departments at the Faculty of Natural sciences with about 130 employees. The research activities of MMK are in the areas of Materials and Solid-state Chemistry focusing on different classes of materials; e.g. ceramics and glasses, self-assembled and porous materials, and soft matter. The work often encompasses synthesis, characterisation by X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy, NMR studies, modelling with computer simulations of materials with a potential for various applications. Environmental aspects are an important part of the research activities.

Project description
Project title: Quantitative structural characterisation using 3D electron-based pair distribution function.

Supervisor: Ass. Prof. Cheuk-Wai Tai, cheuk-wai.tai@mmk.su.se.

Our group is one of few that develop electron-based pair distribution function (ePDF) as well as 3D diffuse scattering. The aim of this PhD project is to develop 3D ePDF for studying structurally disorder in materials using transmission electron microscopes. By such analysis it is possible to reveal more structural information than the average structure of crystalline materials, e.g. local structural variations and defects. The systematic routines for collecting and processing the electron-scattered data will be developed. This technique will also be used to analyse disorder in some selected functional materials, such as in nanoparticles, glassy materials and functional ceramics, and how the disorder relate to the properties of interest. The project means multidisciplinary research involving experimental as well as theoretical work that are of interest not only from a fundamental scientific point of view but where the accumulated knowledge also will be of great technological importance.

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 Inorganic Chemistry is valid. Those studies should include at least one specialized course or a thesis in the research subject. 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.

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

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity: the candidates’ documented knowledge 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. A short list will be set up and interviews with the top candidates will be carried out at the department or via internet.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules and regulations.

Terms of employmentOnly 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 Ass. Prof. Cheuk-Wai Tai, telephone: +46 8 16 17 05, cheuk-wai.tai@mmk.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 PhD student position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Project proposal/Research proposal describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement 
    – why and how you wish to complete the project 
    – 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 – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 31/08/2019

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Saturday August 31st, 2019

PhD student in Political Science with orientation towards Comparative European Politics

Ref. No. SU FV-2187-19

at the Department of Political Science. Closing date: 15 September 2019.

The Department of Political Science is a dynamic and strong education- and research department at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University. The Department aims to be nationally leading and internationally prominent within its field of research and education.

The Department announces one vacant position in the doctoral program with an orientation towards Comparative European Politics. The PhD position is fully funded for 4 years and positioned at the Department of Political Science. Planned entry date is November 1, 2019.

Project description
The PhD position will be part of a research project National independence and European integration: Scotland’s and Catalonia’s democratic challenges to the political order in the European Union. The project addresses a central, yet often overlooked, question in the study of European integration and democratic governance in the EU: what explains the support for national independence of non-sovereign regions in EU member states? By focusing on how visions of national independence are linked discursively and in practice to notions of European integration and democracy in a comparative case study of pro-independence political and societal actors in Catalonia and Scotland – the two most salient cases in the EU at present – the project seeks to provide an original and timely contribution to the research agenda on the challenges to and possible renewal of democratic governance in contemporary Europe. The project is conducted in collaboration with the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.

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 at least 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 Political Science at Stockholm University stipulates that the applicant must have:

  • completed higher education equivalent to 150 Swedish university credits, including studies at the advanced level (master’s level) of at least 60 Swedish university credits in the political science subject, or the equivalent education
  • a completed written academic, independent work with a least the grade ’pass’, equivalent to at least 15 Swedish university credits in the political science subject
  • completed additional 90 Swedish university credits, or the equivalent, of higher education in subjects relevant to the graduate program, and
  • proficiency in English corresponding to at least 550 credits on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Understanding Swedish is not a requirement at the time of admission. The applicant should, however, be prepared within a couple of years to carry out teaching and administrative tasks that require knowledge and usage of the Swedish language.

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

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity: The ideal candidate should have an interest in European politics, and especially the European Union. We seek candidates with competence within the areas of EU studies, comparative politics, and international relations. We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in and familiar with qualitative methods, case studies, comparative analysis. Training in quantitative methods, e.g. content analysis, is also of interest since the project seeks to employ a mixed-method approach. Language skills in Spanish and Catalan is considered to be a merit but it is not a requirement.

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 or details concerning the application procedure, please contact Application Administrator Christian Antoni Möllerop, telephone: +46 8 16 30 94, forskarutbildning@statsvet.su.se, and Associate Professor Niklas Bremberg, niklas.bremberg@statsvet.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
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Research proposal 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
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
    and certificate in English corresponding to at least 550 credits on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This criterion does not apply for students who have completed their education at a Swedish university, where English proficiency is a general eligibility requirement
  • 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: 15/09/2019

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Sunday September 15th, 2019

PhD students in Astronomy (4)

Ref. No. SU FV-2035-19

at the Department of Astronomy.
Closing date: 1 August 2019.

The department consists of 15 faculty staff, ~20 senior and postdoctoral researchers, and ~25 PhD students. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and has an international character. Most Stockholm researchers have an international background and English is commonly used both at the department and in daily life.

Project description
The department invites applications in the following research areas:

  • Supernovae
    A PhD candidate position is available for work on supernovae and supernova remnants. The project can be observationally driven or leaning more toward modeling. We are studying supernovae with large radio arrays, and are running programs to study the early optical emission from supernovae and gravitational-wave counterparts. We have also obtained observations of supernova remnants with the ACA millimeter array and with HST. The underlying drive is to understand the physical processes in these objects.
  • Galaxies
    We seek a PhD candidate interested in working on an observational project in galaxy evolution, addressing questions on how star formation feedback affects the interstellar medium in galaxies, and its transparency to Lyman alpha and ionizing radiation.  We have obtained data on dwarf starburst galaxies from the Hubble Space Telescope and the MUSE instrument on ESO/VLT. We are also involved in the construction of an instrument for the ELT and a PhD project on preparatory science is another opportunity.
  • Exoplanets
    We seek a PhD candidate to work on exoplanet characterization. Our team works with a range of exoplanet detection methods including direct imaging, where we are currently leading an ESO Large Program survey called BEAST, which is performed with the SPHERE high-contrast instrument. The planetary objects detected in the survey will be amenable to spectroscopic and orbital characterization, which can be done partly with SPHERE itself and partly with other facilities such as MUSE, as well as near-future instrumentation in construction such as CRIRES+ and ERIS.
  • Stars
    We seek PhD candidates to work on observational and/or theoretical stellar spectroscopy with million-star surveys of the Milky Way. We are part of large international survey teams that map the chemical composition, ages and dynamics of stars to study the formation history of the Galaxy, the physics of stars, and the origin of chemical elements.

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 applicant for a studentship at a researcher level in astronomy must have completed 60 credits of non-overlapping courses in physics/astronomy at an advanced level. Of these, at least 30 credits should be in the form of independent work in astronomy, with a passing grade. The specific entry level requirements can also be fulfilled through having equivalent documented competence.

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: the candidates’ documented knowledge in a relevant field of research, written and oral, 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.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules and regulations.

Terms of employmentThe 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
Subject-specific questions can be sent to Peter Lundqvist, peter@astro.su.se, regarding supernovae, Göran Östlin, ostlin@astro.su.se, regarding galaxies, Markus Janson, markus.janson@astro.su.se, regarding exoplanets, and Karin Lind, karin.lind@astro.su.se, regarding stars.

Further general information about the PhD-programme can be obtained from the Director of Graduate studies, jesper@astro.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 references. Please ask your referees to send in letters to the adress mailto: fv-2035-19.refletters@astro.su.se by the deadline, 1 August 2019.

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
  • Statement of interest (no more than 2 pages) describing:
    – which of the advertised projects you are primarily interested in
    – why you are interested in this project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question 
    (the statement of interest may be merged with the cover letter if desired)
  • Degree certificates (if already awarded), grades and possibly other documents supporting general and specific entry requirement compatibility (no more than 6 files)
  • Master thesis, or draft of thesis, or other independent theses/essays (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: 01/08/2019

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Thursday August 1st, 2019

PhD student in Molecular Cell Biology

Ref. No. SU FV-0994-19ShareShare

at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences. (Closing date: 23 April 2019.) Prolonged application time – new closing date: 28 June 2019.

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 cell and developmental biology, molecular physiology, systematics, ecotoxicology, marine and plant ecology. 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 on the functional understanding of microtubules during cell differentiation. The graduate student position is available in the group headed by Associate Professor Edouard Pesquet. The group investigates the fundamental questions of the molecular mechanisms controlling how cells differentiate and coordinate to form a functional tissue/organ.

The project aims to understand dynamic cell changes associated to differentiation, and more precisely the microtubule-dependent regulation during development as cell organisation depends on templates made of dynamic microtubules. The project will shed light on how microtubules and their associated interacting proteins control cell organization in plant vascular tissues. The PhD will be conducted in a dynamic and active group in continuation of the breakthroughs already published (Pesquet et al., 2010; Pesquet et al., 2013; Derbyshire et al., 2015; Serk et al., 2019). This student will use a range of experimental approaches including genetics, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, proteomics, microscopy (live imaging, transmission and scanning electron microscopy, confocal microspectroscopy…) as well as the use of inducible pluripotent stem-cell cultures.

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. Previous successful experience in plant genetics, molecular biology, imaging techniques and cell biology are merits for the position.  

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 Edouard Pesquet, telephone: +46 8 16 37 60, edouard.pesquet@su.se.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Subject Representative Katharina Pawlowski, telephone: +46 8 16 37 72, katharina.pawlowski@su.se.

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

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 28/06/2019

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Friday June 28th, 2019

Researcher in RNA biology

Ref. No. SU FV-1981-19

at the Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute. Closing date: 28 June 2019.

The Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute (MBW) has 30 research groups with a research staff of 180, of which 65 are PhD students. Read more about MBW at www.su.se/mbw

Project description
The position will be associated with the laboratory of Professor Neus Visa at MBW. The research of the laboratory is focused on the functions of the exosome, a multiprotein complex that is responsible for the processing and degradation of many RNAs (review by Eberle and Visa, 2014. PMID:24713468). The goal of the project is to understand the mechanisms by which RNAs and the exosome contribute to chromatin regulation in animal cells.

Main responsibilities
The position involves research in RNA biology and chromatin regulation using Drosophila melangaster as a model system. The researcher will continue an already ongoing research project in collaboration with other members of the Visa laboratory.

Qualification requirements
Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
Suitable candidates should have extensive experience in molecular biology techniques such as molecular cloning, real-time RT-PCR, animal cell culture and RNA interference. Research experience using Drosophila melanogaster is also required. The applicants should have a high-quality publication record, a good knowledge of English (spoken and written) and motivation to study underlying mechanisms of genome regulation in eukaryotes. Scientific writing skills are also an asset.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills relevant to the project, to the previous research experience and to the ability to collaborate within the research group.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time position and it is limited from 2019-11-01 until 2020-03-06 with the possibility of extension.

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 Head of the Department, Professor Neus Visa, telephone: +46 8 16 41 11, neus.visa@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!

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Closing date: 28/06/2019

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Post expires on Friday June 28th, 2019

PhD student in Physical Chemistry (C)

Ref. No. SU FV-1303-19

at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry. Closing date: (23 April 2019). Prolonged application time – new closing date: 5 August 2019

The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK) is one of the largest departments at the Faculty of Natural sciences with about 130 employees. Research activities of MMK in the areas of Materials and Solid-State Chemistry focus on different classes of materials; e.g. ceramics and glasses, self-assembled and porous materials, and soft matter. The work often encompasses synthesis, characterization by X-ray and neutron diffraction and electron microscopy, NMR studies, modelling with computer simulations of materials with a potential for various applications. Environmental aspects are an important part of the research activities.

Project description
Project title: Synthesis and characterization of ionic liquids as smart responsive hybrid materials for tribotronics.

Supervisor: Professor Anja-Verena Mudring, anja-verena.mudring@mmk.su.se.

Energy is one of most critical challenges society is facing. Lighting is probably the most important sector where energy consumption can be reduced. Thus, it is important to advance lighting technology beyond the state of art. Electroluminescent devices are the most straight forward light sources for the direct conversion of electricity to light. The simplest electroluminescent device (simpler than an OLED) is a light emitting cell (LEC) consisting of one emissive layer sandwiched between electrodes. For that reason, LECs are envisioned as a promising low-cost technology solution for large area lighting. However, the lack of LEC devices that combine high efficiencies and long lifetime with emissions in the primary colors of red, green and blue and their combination white currently against the use of the LEC technology. The proposed work aims at overcoming this technology gap through synergistic exploration of novel (1) emitter and (2) electrolyte and (3) device architecture concepts. Altogether, this integral approach will finally provide the fundamental knowledge to enable the manufacturing of affordable, environmentally green lighting devices with unprecedented efficiency for lighting applications.

The PhD project will be supported through a grant from the Swedish Energy Agency, Energimyndigheten. The successful candidate should have a background in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering or a related subject. The project involves synthetic organic chemistry and several characterization methods, such as NMR, MS, vibrational spectroscopy thermal analysis as well as computational modelling. Specifically, the synthesis, structure and reactivity characterization of transition metal complexes, organometallic, ionic liquids or other hybrid materials and studying their photo- and electroluminescent behavior. Experience in those methods is beneficial, although not strictly required.

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 Chemistry is valid. Those studies should include at least one specialized course or a thesis in the research subject. 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.

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

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity: the candidates’ documented knowledge in a relevant field of research, written and oral proficiency in both Swedish and 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. 

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. 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.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules and regulations.

Terms of employmentOnly 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 Professor Anja-Verena Mudring, anja-verena.mudring@mmk.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
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Project proposal/Research proposal describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement 
    – why and how you wish to complete the project 
    – 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 – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 05/08/2019

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Post expires on Monday August 5th, 2019