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Postdoctoral Fellow in Epidemiology

Ref. No. SU FV-1401-20

at the Stress Research Institutethe Department of Psychology. Closing date: 6 May 2020.

The Stress Research Institute is a national research centre in the areas of stress, sleep and health. It is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University. The institute is organized into three research units and has a research laboratory. About 35 people work at the institute, which is located on Brunnsviken lake in Frescati, Stockholm. More information about the institute is available at stressforskning.su.se.

The position is hosted by the Epidemiology unit. The unit conducts research on the links between different risk factors and ill health, in particular we focus on work-related stress in relation to physical and mental health. The position is funded by the Swedish Research Council grant: “Psychosocial stress over the working career and cognitive dysfunction”.

Project description
Cognitive impairment and dementia have serious negative impact on health and functioning in the latter part of life. Prolonged psychosocial stress is suspected to be a strong contributing cause, as it can activate the HPA axis (Stress axis) and decrease parasympathetic activity in the body, which in turn can damage neurons and aggravate cognitive impairments. Previous research has shown a link between high levels of work-related stress and increased risk of cognitive decline during middle age and dementia in later life. However, not everyone who is exposed to high levels of psychosocial stress will experience cognitive impairment or develop dementia. The purpose of the project is to identify when during the working life the stress effects on cognitive dysfunction are most likely to be most severe and the duration needed for the stress to exert its negative effect on risk of cognitive dysfunction.

Main responsibilities
To carry out high quality research and publish the results in international scientific journals in the field of occupational epidemiology and public health. Specifically, the postdoctoral fellow will perform longitudinal statistical analyses using data from the ongoing national cohort study (SLOSH) or other database, and write articles.

Qualification requirements
Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another countries, within a research area relevant to the project.

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 placed on knowledge within the relevant research areas.  Special emphasis will also be given to documented capabilities to work with large datasets, analysing repeated measures of both exposure and outcome (such as cross-lagged panel model), to write academic articles in English, to work independently in an organized way, e.g. clearly documentation of syntax and other files, to perform assigned tasks within given time frames, to cooperate with others, and to contribute to a good working atmosphere, as well as other personal qualities of importance for performing tasks, such as flexibility.

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 is an asset for communicating the results 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 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, professor Hui-Xin Wang, tfn +46 8 553 789 18,  huixin.wang@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: 06/05/2020

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Post expires on Wednesday May 6th, 2020

Bioinformatic scientist within proteomics

Ref. No. SU FV-0488-20

at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, placement at SciLifeLab, Stockholm. Prolonged closing date: 2020-04-19 (2020-03-03).

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

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

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

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

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

The Bioinformatics staff-scientist will:

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

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

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, indefinite-term position with a six-month trial period. Salaries at Stockholm University are determined individually; therefore, please indicate your requested salary. Start date immediately.

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

Contact 
Further information about the position can be obtained from Jessica Lindvall, NBIS Support manager, telephone: +46 70 710 63 47, jessica.lindvall@nbis.se, and Bengt Persson, NBIS Director, bengt.persson@nbis.se.

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

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

Only include the cover letter and CV in your application. Bring copies of grades and certificates if you are called to an interview.

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 19/04/2020

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Post expires on Sunday April 19th, 2020

Researcher in Experimental Ecotoxicology

Ref. No. SU FV-1117-20

at the Department of Environmental Science. Closing date: 15 April 2020.

The Department of Environmental Science is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Science. The department is divided into our units with more than 150 researchers, teachers, doctoral students and technical/administrative staff. Research and teaching focuses on Contaminant Chemistry, Exposure & Effects, Atmospheric Science and Biogeochemistry. As an employee at the Department of Enviornmental Science you will be part of a dynamic environment with research in leading research areas and with a strong international profile.

Project description
The position will be associated with the project INSERT, which is funded by the Swedish EPA. INSERT aims at improving our understanding of the cumulative effects and multiple stressors in Baltic sediments, by integrating effects of chemical and nonchemical stressors on amphipod development aberrations. This researcher project focuses on designing and developing an experimental setup, suitable for testing biological responses to sediment toxicity driven by chemical activity in combination with other stressors, such as temperature and salinity. The project aims at generating knowledge on how mixtures of hydrophobic chemicals contribute to observed effects in benthic animals. The work will involve interactions with environmental chemists, biochemists and ecotoxicologists.

Main responsibilities
The position involves research, including experimental design and experimental work, interpretation of data and data management as well as writing scientific papers. The work involves close collaboration with other researchers within the project and at the department as well as stakeholders in the project’s reference group, and thus the candidate needs to have an interest in understanding exposure and effets of chemicals from a broad perspective.

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
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in a relevant area for the position. The successful candidate is expected to have a PhD in biology/ecology/ecotoxicology or equivalent, with experience in developing experimental systems, handling invertebrates and working with complex experimental data. Experience in biochemical analysis is a strong asset. This is an interdisciplinary project that requires close collaboration within the research group and with stakeholders.  

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of one year, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2020-09-01 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 Elena Gorokhova, telephone: +46 8 674 73 41, elena.gorokhova@aces.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 contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 15/04/2020

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Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020

Researcher in Molecular Cell Biology/infection biology

Ref. No. SU FV-1188-20

at the Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute, Stockholm University. Closing date: 20 April 2020.

The Department of Molecular Biosciences, Wenner-Gren Institute (MBW) conducts experimental basic research in molecular cell biology, intergrative biology and infection and immune biology. The research environment is characterized by modern and advanced methodologies and has a strong international profile. MBW is one of the larger departments of the Faculty of Science at Stockholm University with more than 30 research groups and about 180 employees, of whom 65 are doctoral students. Read more about MBW at www.su.se/mbw.

Project description
The position is based at the Intravital Imaging Facility at Stockholms University (IVMSU) headed by Director Dr. Christiane Peuckert and is also tightly associated with the research group Cell Biology of Nutrient Regulated Gene Expression headed by Professor Per O. Ljungdahl. The aim of the work within IVMSU (60 %) is to develop intravital imaging methodologies, train researchers in intravital imaging and assist in facility management. The aim of the research project carried out in collaboration with the Ljungdahl group (40 %) is to establish intravital imaging methodologies to investigate the pathobiology of Candida albicans using rodent models. 

Main responsibilities
The researcher is expected to obtain expertise and state-of-the-art working knowledge regarding a wide spectrum of techniques required to exploit the full capacity of multiphoton intravital microscopy. In collaboration with the Ljungdahl group the researcher will use in vivo imaging methods to visualize the pathobiological progression of Candida albicans infections during the colonization of specific organs. In parallel, the researcher will participate in providing technical support for users of the IVMSU facility, the latter including user training, method development to enable imaging in various research projects ranging from cells to rodent models, and daily facility management activities.

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
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to relevant research experience. Researchers appointed for this position must hold a Swedish doctoral degree (or an equivalent degree from another country) in biosciences or biomedicine. Extensive experience in working with animal models, specifically with rodents, and documentation of completed courses in the ethical handling of research animals is a requirement. The candidate should have good working knowledge of light microscopy. The ability to effectively collaborate with the members of the assembled team researchers is essential. Excellent English language skills, both written and spoken, are a requisite. 

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in experimental biology and documented experience working with research animals and the related skills such as in-depth knowledge of rodent anatomy. During the course of employment, the researcher should be able to develop the necessary theoretical and practical skills required for intravital imaging, including surgical techniques and anesthesia. Candidates with relevant expertise, including molecular microbiology, infection biology or fungal pathogen-host interactions, and previous experience with two-photon microscopy, will be prioritized. Good Swedish language skills are an advantage. Great emphasis will be placed on personal characteristics. We are looking for a highly motivated and focused individual to work as a productive member of a competent team of interdisciplinary experimentalists.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for one year, with the possibility of extension. Start date 2020-08-17, 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 Director of IVMSU, Christiane Peuckert telephone: +46 8 16 10 40, IVMSU@su.se, or from Per O. Ljungdahl telephone: +46 8 16 41 01, per.ljungdahl@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

  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Cover letter 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: 20/04/2020

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Post expires on Monday April 20th, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow in environmental chemistry focusing on exposure and effects of chemical mixtures

Ref. No. SU FV-0968-20

at Department of Enviromental science. Closing date: 14 April 2020.

The Department of Environmental Science is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Science. The department is divided into four units with more than 170 researchers, teachers, doctoral students and technical/administrative staff from over 30 countries. Research and teaching focuses on chemical contaminants, atmospheric science, biogeochemistry and (eco)toxicology. As an employee at the Department of Environmental Science you will be part of a dynamic environment with research in leading research areas and with a strong international profile.

Project description
The position will be associated with the project INSERT funded by the Swedish EPA. INSERT aims at improving our understanding of the cumulative effects of chemical exposure and other stressors in sediments. INSERT is a collaboration of experts in ecotoxicology, environmental chemistry, ecology and biochemistry. This specific postdoctoral project focuses on environmental chemistry aspects of mixture toxicity and aims at generating knowledge on how mixtures of hydrophobic chemicals contribute to observed effects in benthic amphipods. Much of the work will involve the design and development of an experimental system, with particular focus on development and application of the chemical activity concept in toxicity studies. 

Main responsibilities
The position involves research, including experimental design and experimental work, chemical analysis of organic micropollutants, interpretation of data and data management, writing, and publishing. The project is interdisciplinary and involves close collaboration with other researchers within the project as well as with stakeholders in the project’s reference group. The candidate therefore needs to have an interest in understanding exposure and effects of chemicals from a broad perspective.

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. Applicants with an older degree may be in question, but then with another form of employment.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in a relevant area for the position. The successful postdoc candidate is expected to have a PhD in environmental chemistry or equivalent, with knowledge in chemical analysis and environmental fate of organic contaminants. Experience in ecotoxicity testing and handling of living organisms is a strong asset. 

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 2020-09-01 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 Dr Anna Sobek, telephone: +46 8 674 7230, anna.sobek@aces.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 contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 15/04/2020

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Post expires on Tuesday April 14th, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow with focus on large scale organic contaminant transport

Ref. No. SU FV-0760-20

at Stockholms universitets Östersjöcentrum. Closing date: 19 April 2020.

The Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre consists of a unique combination of experts and communicators who collaborate with a wide network of marine scientists to improve knowledge about the Baltic Sea and help society handle its marine environmental problems. We are a link between science and management, and synthesise and distribute scientific results to the right audience in society.

Project description
We are looking for a person with a genuine interest in organic contaminants and the Baltic Sea. Organic contaminants originate from various human activities and reach the Baltic Sea via direct emissions to the sea or via transport in air and water. Knowledge about the relative importance of different emission sources and transport routes, and how these influence the chemical load to the entire Baltic Sea or locally in coastal zones is necessary for an efficient reduction of contaminant input. Such knowledge can be acquired for example by combining different types of data using mass balance models.

Main responsibilities
The aim of this project is to quantify and compare sources and transport pathways of organic contaminants that are present in the Baltic Sea. Such synthesis work is necessary in order to identify measures that effectively will reduce the chemical load to the Baltic Sea, gain understanding of processes that govern transport and transformation of chemicals in the environment and how inputs and levels will be influenced by future changes in eutrophication status and climate.

This postdoc work includes finding and compiling information regarding emission sources, constructing emission scenarios for different types of organic contaminants, and using these to calculate distribution and levels in the Baltic Sea using existing modeling tools. The postdoc will also compile and process data on environmental concentrations for model evaluations. Different assumptions regarding for example implementation of emission reduction measures, changes in climate parameters and nutrient loads to the sea will be tested in the model simulations. The calculations will be based on various types of published data e.g. from national monitoring programs and scientific studies. Geographical information systems will be used in combination with mass balance models for these studies of sources and transport routes from land to sea.

The postdoc work also addresses general assessments of current possibilities to evaluate the efficiency of measures suggested e.g. by Helcom or in national programs of measures under EU directives.

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. The applicant cannot have had a previous employment as postdoc at the Stockholm University for more than one year.

Specific qualifications required to be considered as a candidate for employment include a PhD within the subject area of the position (e.g. environmental chemistry, environmental science). The candidate should have excellent writing and communication skills in English. Skills in data processing tools for example MatLab or R and/or experience in modeling of organic contaminants are merits. We are looking for a person with a genuine interest in:

  • Compiling and analyzing data from various information sources
  • Developing methods for up-scaling of chemical emissions
  • Construction of chemical mass balances for the Baltic Sea region
  • Assessments of interactions between organic contaminants and other environmental stressors (e.g. eutrophication, climate change)
  • Assessments of efficiency of emission reduction measures
  • Communication of results with decision makers
  • Publishing scientific papers and reports.

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

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for two year with the posibility to prolongation with an additional year.
Start date in May 2020, 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 Bo Gustafsson, telephone: +46 8 674 75 93, bo.gustafsson@su.se, or Emma Undeman, telephone +46 8 16 34 26, emma.undeman@su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 19/04/2020

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Post expires on Sunday April 19th, 2020

PhD student in Translation Studies with a focus on Interpreting (2)

Ref. No. SU FV-1065-20ShareShare

at the Departement of Swedish Language and Multilingualism. Closing date: 15 april 2020.

The Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of the Humanities at Stockholm University with about 150 employees and 2,000 students. Within the department, The Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies (Tolk- och översättarinstitutet; TÖI) forms a special unit, which teaches and researches translation and interpreting. The main Translation Studies research areas are thus translation and interpreting, using methods from sociology, linguistics, communication, cognition, etc.

Subject area
The dissertation work will be carried out within the subject area of Translation Studies, which has two branches: interpreting and translation. We are now looking for two PhD students in Translation Studies with a focus on interpreting. The main research areas of the Translation Studies branch interpreting are conference interpreting, public service interpreting, and sign language interpreting (including deafblind interpreting), but also other interpreting research areas, such as audio description and speech to text interpreting. The place of work is at TÖI in Stockholm. This call is open to all forms of interpreting and all language combinations; however, projects that investigate interpreting into and/or out of Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish Sign Language will be prioritized, as will projects relating to existing research at TÖI (see www.tolk.su.se for more information).

As a PhD student at the Faculty of Humanities you have the opportunity to participate in the Faculty’s Doctoral School, which offers themes and courses characterized by interdisciplinarity and cooperation across subject borders. The Doctoral School also gives you the chance to improve the quality of your education thanks to the interchange provided by the community of PhD students from other subjects and departments.

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 Translation Studies stipulates that applicants must have passed courses on second cycle courses of at least 30 credits in Translation Studies, linguistics, bilingualism, or modern languages, including a graduate thesis corresponding to 15 credits. The requirements can also be met by an applicant who has otherwise acquired equivalent competence, in Sweden or elsewhere.

The entry requirements must be met by the date of the application deadline.

Selection
The primary assessment criteria in appointing a doctoral student should be the capacity to benefit from the training. The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on the following criteria:

Previous merits
1. Education. Assessment of both depth and breadth of previous education.
2. Scientific production. In addition, the scientific progress of the applicant is considered. Based on a Bachelor’s thesis, a Master’s thesis or other academic papers, the ability of the applicant to benefit from the education is considered according to:

  • critical ability,
  • analytical ability,
  • creativity,
  • independence.

Research plan
The applicant must enclose a research plan, which should cover the applicant’s planned research project. The plan must contain identification of a research problem, theoretical grounding and ideas on methodology for data collection and data analysis. The research plan is assessed according to:

  • relevance,
  • originality,
  • completion within given time constraints (that is full-time work during a four-year period of doctoral studies).

Available supervision competencies

Ability to collaborate
The ability of the applicant to be collaborative is determined by personal references, certificates or interviews.

The general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of Translation Studies is available here: www.tolk.su.se/polopoly_fs/1.151882.1580823095!/menu/standard/file/ASP_oversattningsvet_antagen_2018-10-16.pdf

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.

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Contact
For more information, please contact Professor Cecilia Alvstad, Director of Study, cecilia.alvstad@su.se, and Jan Pedersen, Director, TÖI, jan.pedersen@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 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 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 contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 15/04/2020

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020