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Postdoctoral Fellow in Experimental Characterisation of Catalytic Surfaces by X-ray Spectroscopy

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments within the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic experimental and theoretical physics research. It has about 250 employees, of which 95 are PhD students. Many have been internationally recruited. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center. The Department of Physics houses the Department of Astronomy, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita). 

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Project description
Postdoctoral position for immediate appointment to work with Dr. Sergey Koroidov and Prof. Anders Nilsson and study the mechanism of CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR) under actual experimental conditions using X-ray and laser spectroscopies. The candidate will combine operando tools with transient techniques to observe intermediates and identify redox changes in catalyst composition and species formed on its surface in response to an external stimulus. This project aims to deliver knowledge that leads to a sustainable CO2RR to obtain higher hydrocarbons and alcohols as an unrivaled energy resource in energy density, storage, and distribution.

This recruitment is connected to the Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for Sustainability (WISE), wise-materials.org. WISE, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, is the largest-ever investment in materials science in Sweden and will encompass major efforts at Sweden’s foremost universities over the course of 10 years. The vision is a sustainable future through materials science. Read more: https://wise-materials.org.

All early-stage researchers recruited into the WISE program will be a part of the WISE Graduate School, an ambitious nationwide program of seminars, courses, research visits, and other activities to promote a strong multi-disciplinary and international network between Ph.D. students, postdocs, researchers, and industry.

Main responsibilities
The candidate will prepare the experimental set-ups, conduct experiments, organize beamtimes, analyze data, and write manuscripts. The candidate will be involved in large collaboration teams.

Qualification requirements
Postdocs 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 must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

A suitable background is a Ph.D. in physics with experience in laser spectroscopy and/or X-ray spectroscopy, preferably focusing on condensed phase studies and/or pump-probe spectroscopy. The position will be placed at Stockholm University, but the individual will frequently travel to PETRA III in Hamburg and MAXIV in Lund.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. The applicant will be selected based on documented experimental knowledge relevant to the study area, scientific instrumentations and methods, analytical skills, personal motivation, and teamwork skills. Well-developed English language skills are required. We seek motivated candidates with a talent for instrument development, programming, and science

Terms of employment
The appointment is full-time and for an indefinite period of at least two years and no more than three years, with the possibility of extension if there are special reasons. Starting date by agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Dr. Sergey Koroidov, sergey.koroidov@fysik.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

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

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2023-03-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physics

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday March 1st, 2023

Postdoctoral Fellow in Thermally Insulating Foams from Textile Waste

The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK) is one of the largest departments at the Faculty of Science at Stockholm University with about 160 employees, including about 50 PhD students and about 40 postdoctoral fellows/researchers. The research is focused on materials, including biobased materials, self-assembled materials, porous materials, and inorganic materials. The research projects typically encompass synthesis, processing and multifaceted characterization of materials, with applications related to grand challenges in sustainability, energy and health. More information can be found at: www.mmk.su.se.

Project description
This recruitment is connected to the Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for Sustainability (WISE), wise-materials.org. WISE, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, is the largest-ever investment in materials science in Sweden and will encompass major efforts at Sweden’s foremost universities over the course of 10 years. The vision is a sustainable future through materials science. Read more: https://wise-materials.org.

All early-stage researchers recruited into the WISE program will be a part of the WISE Graduate School, an ambitious nationwide program of seminars, courses, research visits, and other activities to promote a strong multi-disciplinary and international network between PhD students, postdocs, researchers and industry.

The purpose of this project is to develop textile waste-based foams with superinsulating properties (i.e. a thermal conductivity below the value for air) and specific strength in the wet state that is superior or on par to fossil-based insulating materials. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to identify and upcycle fibrillar starting materials from textile waste, develop scalable and environmentally benign processing and cross-linking routes to produce super-insulating and moisture resilient foams, and characterise the structure of the foams with a combination of e.g. SEM, AFM, and SAXS/WAXS. The postdoctoral fellow will also be responsible to characterise the relative humidity-dependent mechanical properties and thermal conductivity with e.g. Hotdisk thermal analyzer and Instron universal testing machine.

Main responsibilities
The candidate will carry a responsibility in planning and performing experiments as well as analyzing data and writing manuscripts. The candidate is expected to work closely with other members in the group and collaborate with researchers from academia and industry.

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 must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in processing of nanofibrillar foams and aerogels and chemical upcycling of textile waste. It is desired with a problem-solving mind-set combined with a strong track-record of original and innovative research at the crossroads of polymer chemistry and soft matter. Strong skillset in thermal conductivity and mechanical properties is advantageous for the position.

The applicant should have a strong knowledge of English, both orally and in writing and an ability to interact and collaborate.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2023-05-01 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 the the project leader Professor Lennart Bergström, telephone: +46 8 16 23 68, lennart.bergstrom@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, 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: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2023-03-13 at 23:59
Unit: Dep of Materials and Environmental Chemistry

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday March 13th, 2023

PhD student in Physical Geography: Analysis of wetland hydrological regimes from space

Project description 
Agricultural expansion, forestry, hydropower and road infrastructure have heavily altered the hydrological regimes of Swedish wetlands. As a result, there is a growing interest in their hydrological restoration. Yet, hydrological restoration should also target climate change mitigation by controlling resulting greenhouse gas emissions. Knowledge of hydrological regimes is compulsory to guide optimal wetland restoration, but a lack of hydrological monitoring limits this understanding. This project combines hydrological modelling, artificial intelligence, earth observations, and state-of-the-art techniques tracking water levels from space to define the hydrological regimes in 53 wetlands of international importance. The main objective of the applicant will be to quantify comprehensive water surface extent and changes, the spatial and temporal variability of water levels, and define guidelines to prioritise wetland restoration, maximising ecosystem health and climate change mitigation.

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, and to fulfil the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of physical geography, the candidate for this position should have acquired a total of 240 higher education credits (of which at least 60 at advanced level), or acquired in some alternative fashion, the equivalent knowledge in geoscience, environmental science or other relevant natural or engineering science.

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: 

  • Master Education completed with Hydrology/remote sensing background
  • Programming skills
  • Written and oral proficiency in English
  • The candidate’s written motivation for seeking the position
  • Performing in the Interview for shortlisted candidates
  • Previous experience in any of the following is an asset: google engine, hydrological modelling, altimetry, remote sensing and machine learning.

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 Doccent Fernando Jaramillo, telephone: +46 8 16 47 71, fernando.jaramillo@natego.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 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, how and with which technology/methods would you develop 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)
  • Copy of any scientific published outcomes (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2023-02-28 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physical Geography

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

Researcher in Neurochemistry

The Department is mainly located with the other Departments of Chemistry and Life Sciences in the Arrhenius Laboratories for Natural Sciences, which are situated in the northern part of the University Campus at Frescati. Some 300 people of which about 70 are PhD students work at the Department, engaged in internationally highly recognized research covering a broad range of subjects.

Project description
The aim of the project is to investgiate how nerve cell circtuis in the brain kan organize their activity in network rhythms, with a focus on dopamine-producing neurones in the hypothalamus.

Main responsibilities
We now wish to recruit a researcher with expertise in neuroscience. The work will be focussed on electrophysiological recordings from neurons in brain tissue preparations from experimental animals. Neuronal activity will also be recorded optically, by calcium and/or voltage imaging. In addition, cell- and molecular biology techniques such as immunofluorescence and microscopy will be used, and animal experimental work is included as a large component.

The position entails management of both small and large projects. Participation in general group activities and areas of responsibility are also part of the tasks, as well as supervision, demonstration of laboratory methods and contributing to data analysis. Supervision will primarily be aimed at other group members and internship students at the undergraduate level.

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 skill. A doctoral degree in neuroscience or a related field of biomedicine, e.g. physiology, is required. The applicant is expected to be knowledgeable about and have experience of the organization and function of the endocrine and nervous systems, and knowledge of the neuroendocrine system is a particular advantage. Substantial and documented (in scientific publications) experience of independent work with electrophysiological methods, and analysing results from such experiments, is required, as is deep knowledge of the membrane properties of electrically excitable cells. The applicant is thoroughly experienced in working with experimental animals, primarily genetically manipulated rodents.

The applicant is required to have significant experience in gathering data and swiftly solving problems related to non-standardised data collection. Considerable emphasis will be placed on the researchers ability to independently conduct neuroscientific research and operating advanced equipment.

Proficiency in written and spoken English is required. The researcher enjoy solving problems, and is attracted by a job that requires flexibility, and an ability to communicate and collaborate. The researcher need to be pedagogic and attentive as he or she will be supervising students. The applicant is organized and careful. Personal suitability will be considered in the evaluation of candidates.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, indefinite-term position with a six-month trial period. 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 Christian Broberger, christian.broberger@dbb.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: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2023-02-05 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday February 5th, 2023

PhD student in Organic Chemistry (B)

The Department of Organic Chemistry has an extensive research program, covering many areas of experimental and theoretical organic chemistry. Method development involving catalysis, sustainable chemistry, asymmetric synthesis, carbohydrate chemistry and enzyme chemistry are central themes.

This recruitment is connected to the Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for Sustainability (WISE, wise-materials.org). WISE, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, is the largest-ever investment in materials science in Sweden and will encompass major efforts at Sweden’s foremost universities over the course of 10 years. The vision is a sustainable future through materials science.

Read more: https://wise-materials.org.

Project description 
Novel fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass and re-assembly to novel composite materials

Supervision: Prof. Joseph Samec Co-supervisor: Prof. Aji Mathew.

A PhD position is offered in the group of Prof. J. Samec at Stockholm University. The candidate will work on fractionation of lignocellulosic materials using benign methodologies. The fractions will then be chemically modified add functions using greeen and sustainable organic chemistry. The fractions will then be re-assembled to generate novel bio-based composite materials. Recycling, using principles of cascading will be addressed already in the design stage of functionalization and verified experimentally. Environmental sustainability will be addressed by life cycle assessment.

The main tasks include: 1) Novel benign fractionation of lignocellulosic materials 2) Apply green and sustainable chemistry to add function to fractions and re-assembly of the fractions to generate materials that can be efficiently cascaded to other applications. The project builds up on the recent research in the Samec group. See the group website www.organ.su.se/jsm/ for more information about the group, projects, and links to publications.

All early-stage researchers recruited into the WISE program will be a part of the WISE Graduate School, an ambitious nationwide program of seminars, courses, research visits, and other activities to promote a strong multi-disciplinary and international network between PhD students, postdocs, researchers, and industry.

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 must have a MSc thesis (at least 30 ECT) or equivalent (thesis at advanced level) in the research area of Organic Chemistry.

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 documented knowledge of the candidate in the relevant field of research (see research field above), 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.

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 Joseph Samec, joseph.samec@su.se, website: www.organ.su.se/jsm/.

For general information about the Department of Organic Chemistry, please contact the Head of the Department, Professor Kálmán J. Szabó, kalman.j.szabo@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

  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Cover letter (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%]
  • 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 3 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2023-02-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Organic Chemistry

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday February 15th, 2023

PhD student in Organic Chemistry (A)

The Department of Organic Chemistry has an extensive research program, covering many areas of experimental and theoretical organic chemistry. Method development involving catalysis, sustainable chemistry, asymmetric synthesis, carbohydrate chemistry and enzyme chemistry are central themes.

This recruitment is connected to the Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for Sustainability (WISE, wise-materials.org). WISE, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, is the largest-ever investment in materials science in Sweden and will encompass major efforts at Sweden’s foremost universities over the course of 10 years. The vision is a sustainable future through materials science.

Read more: https://wise-materials.org.

Project description 
Sustainable Catalysis by Functionalized Materials and Applications to Late-Stage Functionalizations

Supervision: Prof. Belén Martín-Matute. Co-supervisor: Prof. Aji Mathew.

A PhD position is offered in the group of Prof. B. Martín-Matute at Stockholm University. The candidate will work on the creation of new heterogeneous catalytic systems that enable the selective synthesis of functionalized organic compounds (i.e amines) via the activation of inert chemical bonds. This project is at the intersection of catalysis, materials synthesis, mechanistic investigations, and application to late-stage functionalizations. The project will focus on the use of renewable and recycled raw materials. We will apply the principles of green chemistry, with emphasis on prevention of waste, and on atom and energy efficiency.

The main tasks include: 1) Synthesis of functionalized heterogenous catalysts. 2) Apply the new catalysts on the activation of inert bonds for the synthesis of chiral organic molecules.

The project builds up on the recent research in Martín-Matute´s group. See the group website www.organ.su.se/bm for more information about the group, projects, and links to publications.

All early-stage researchers recruited into the WISE program will be a part of the WISE Graduate School, an ambitious nationwide program of seminars, courses, research visits, and other activities to promote a strong multi-disciplinary and international network between PhD students, postdocs, researchers, and industry.

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 must have a MSc thesis (at least 30 ECT) or equivalent (thesis at advanced level) in the research area of Organic Chemistry.

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 documented knowledge of the candidate in the relevant field of research (see research field above), 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.

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 B. Martín-Matute, belen.martin.matute@su.se, website: www.organ.su.se/bm.

For general information about the Department of Orgnic Chemistry, please contact the Head of the Department of Organic Chemistry, Professor Kálmán J. Szabó, kalman.j.szabo@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

  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Cover letter (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%]
  • 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 3 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2023-02-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Organic Chemistry

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday February 15th, 2023

PhD student in Physical Geography: Investigating multi-centennial climate variability

Project description 
Paleoclimate proxy records indicate the existence of multi-centennial climate variability in Earth’s climate system but the cause and mechanism of this variability remain unknown. This project aims to use an Earth System Model to perform several simulations under different climate states such as past warm and cold periods, as well as present-day climate and future scenarios.

We are looking for a PhD student who will work on this project that aims to investigate the multi-centennial climate variability from the past to the future. The successful candidate will perform long climate model simulations using an Earth System Model EC-Earth for different climate scenarios. The candidate will analyse the model output to investigate the cause of the multi-centennial variability and estimate how the different external forcing would impact such low-frequency variabilities. The PhD student will work in a team at Stockholm University that is strongly engaged in both national and international collaborations.

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, and to fulfil the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of physical geography, the candidate for this position should have acquired a total of 240 higher education credits (of which at least 60 at advanced level), or acquired in some alternative fashion, the equivalent knowledge in geoscience, environmental science or other relevant natural or engineering science.

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.

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 Professon Qiong Zhang, telephone: +46 8 16 4876, qiong.zhang@natgeo.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: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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Deadline: 2023-02-28 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physical Geography

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

Postdoctoral Fellow in Structural Biology and Structure-based drug design

The Department is mainly located with the other Departments of Chemistry and Life Sciences in the Arrhenius Laboratories for Natural Sciences, which are situated in the northern part of the University Campus at Frescati. Some 300 people of which about 70 are PhD students work at the Department, engaged in internationally highly recognized research covering a broad range of subjects.

Project description
The Stenmark group has two main areas of research; the study of novel cancer targets in human nucleotide metabolism, and the study of Botulinum neurotoxins and their receptors. These projects are parts of large interdisciplinary research collaborations, with the goal to develop new therapeutics and take them all the way to clinical trials. This ambitious goal depends on the joint efforts of several research groups, spanning all the way from basic science to the clinic. We use structure-based drug design, fragment-based drug discovery and protein engineering. 

We now have an opening for a postdoc with expertise in macromolecular crystallography. The successful applicant will join a talented international team to take on challenging tasks in a stimulating environment. The successful candidate will be involved in providing experimental support to multiple high-profile studies investigating human enzymes involved in nucleotide metabolism, and are the targets of structure-based drug design programs (for example Michel et al. Science 2022 and Bonagas et al. Nature Cancer 2022). Our group has access to state-of-the-art resources for X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM.

For a complete list of the Stenmark labs publications see:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=stenmark+p.

Main responsibilities
The position involves research in structural biolgy and structure-based drug design (both small molecules and protein drugs), mainly using X-ray crystallography (and cryo-EM). Experience in protein purification, biochemistry and biophysics will be an advantage. Anlysing data and writing papers will also be central parts of the work.

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 must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills and especially to experience with structural biology and macromolecular crystallography. Knowledge of Linux-based systems is required and knowledge of python scripting will be an advantage. 

The ideal candidate holds a PhD in structural biology, biochemistry, or a related field, with a proven track record in macromolecular crystallography. Knowledge of Linux-based systems and python scripting will be an advantage. Experience in protein purification, biochemistry and biophysics will be an advantage. 

Fluency in English, both written and spoken and an ability to work in close collaborations, as well as individually, will be expected.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 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 Pål Stenmark, pal.stenmark@dbb.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: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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Deadline: 2023-02-16 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Thursday February 16th, 2023

Postdoctoral Fellow in Experimental Surface Catalytic Operando Studies using Photoelectron Spectroscopy

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments within the Faculty of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and theoretical physics. It has about 250 employees, of which 95 are PhD students. Many have been internationally recruited. The Department is part of the AlbaNova University Center, which apart from the Department of Physics houses the Department of Astronomy, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita). 

The Department of Physics and Stockholm University is affiliated to Stockholm Dual Career Network (SDCN) that supports expat partners with professional events, career-related advice and by building a social network in their new hometown, www.sdcn.se/.

Project description
Postdoctor for immediate appointment to work with Prof. Anders Nilsson on the combined experimental/scientific topics of instrument development and CO/CO2 reduction to generate fuels and chemicals. Both topics will be performed in connection with an in-house built ambient pressure X-ray photoemission spectroscopy (APXPS) end station that is situated at beamline P22 at DESY/Hamburg.

This recruitment is connected to the Wallenberg Initiative Material Science for Sustainability (WISE). WISE, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, is the largest-ever investment in materials science in Sweden and will encompass major efforts at Sweden’s foremost universities over the course of 10 years. The vision is a sustainable future through material science. Read more: wise-materials.org.

All early-stage researchers recruited into the WISE program will be a part of the WISE Graduate School, wise-materials.org/research/graduate-school/, an ambitious nationwide program of seminars, courses, research visits, and other activities to promote a strong multi-disciplinary and international network between PhD students, postdocs, researchers, and industry.

Main responsibilities
The successful candidate will carry a responsibility in preparing the experimental set-ups and for organizing beamtimes, performing experiments as well as analyzing data and writing manuscripts. The candidate will be involved in large collaboration teams.

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 must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

Suitable backrgound is a PhD in chemistry or physics with thesis work in either catalysis, surface science or x-ray methods. A particular strength is previous work using x-rays to study interfaces under in-situ conditions. The position will be placed at Stockholm University but the individual will travel frequently to DESY in Hamburg.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. The successful applicant will be selected based on documented experimental knowledge relevant for the area of study, knowledge of scientific instrumentations and method, analytical skills, personal motivation and team working skills. Well-developed English language skills are required. Knowledge of good English is mandatory. We seek motivated candidates with talent for instrument development, programming and science.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three 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 Prof. Dr. Anders Nilsson, andersn@fysik.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 1 reference
    Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters via email to: FV-0165-23.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-0165-23 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2023-03-10 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physics

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Friday March 10th, 2023

Postdoctoral Fellow in Arctic Ocean Dynamics

At the Department of Meteorology (MISU) at Stockholm University we conduct research and education in an international environment within four main areas: Atmospheric physics, Dynamic meteorology, Physical oceanography and Chemical meteorology. In all these areas there is a strong focus on the climate and on processes important for the climate and its development. The department includes some 75 individuals, of which about 35 are teachers and scientists, 25 PhD students and 15 administrative and technical staff.

The department is part of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research that, together with other departments at the university covers research of most of the important aspects of the climate system and the Swedish e-Science Research Centre (SeRC), where we together with KTH and other universities develop e-Science tools and infrastructure to promote scientific breakthroughs in climate science.

Project description
The postdoctoral fellow will work on fundamental aspects of Arctic Ocean circulation, using theory, modelling, and observations. The understanding of the circulation of the intermediate Atlantic Water and the deep waters in the Arctic Ocean is limited. Important knowledge gaps include the mechanisms that drive the Arctic Atlantic Water flow and set its temperature and vertical extent. Among other things, these basins-scale features regulate the influx of Arctic Atlantic Water to deep fjords in North Greenland, and thereby control basal melt on marine glaciers. Interactions between topography, mean flows and eddies are central for shaping the Arctic Ocean circulation, and possible research topics include:

  • Topographic steering of the large-scale flow, and pathways of the Arctic Atlantic Water.
  • Topographic and hydraulic constrains on Arctic Atlantic Water driven basal glacier melt in Greenlandic fjord.

The research group include expertise in physical oceanography, marine geophysics, and glaciology. The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council and is a collaboration with scientists at University of Oslo.

Main responsibilities
The position involves research within the project. The appointed candidate is expected to contribute to research articles and to present research results at international scientific conferences.

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 must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

The doctoral degree must be in meteorology, oceanography, climate science, or in a related field.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills with a focus on physical oceanography, geophysical fluid and glacial/ice-sheet dynamics. Focus will also be put on ability to work independently and in cooperation with others, analytical and numerical skills, written and spoken command in English.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date spring semester 2023 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 Johan Nilsson, telephone: +46 8-16 17 16, nilsson@misu.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: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2023-02-14 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Meteorology

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday February 14th, 2023

PhD student in Law (3)

The Department of Law is one of the largest departments at Stockholm University with about 200 employees and 5,500 students. More than 100 teachers are engaged full time to teach and to carry out the research on which the teaching is founded. The Faculty employs more than 30 professors in different areas. As a doctoral candidate at Juridicum, you will be part of a dynamic environment with high prestige research and aof strong international character.

The present announcement concerns applications both for positions as employed doctoral students and for general access to doctoral studies. Anyone applying for the positions as an employed doctoral student is also considered as an applicant for doctoral studies. Applicants whose applications fulfil the required level, but who are not employed, may still be admitted to the doctoral programme if other acceptable financing can be arranged before December 31st, 2024.

Subject area
Law studies.

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements to doctoral studies, 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 Law stipulates that applicants must have completed an LL.M, a Swedish Law Degree or equivalent. Eligibility can also be granted to applicants who, through professional experience or other training, are deemed to have acquired competence equal to that which is necessary to conduct studies at post- graduate level, both in terms of scientific skills and legal literacy relevant to the research area.

Eligibility requires that the applicant has very good command of Swedish and good knowledge of English, or that the applicant has a very good command of English.

The possibility of employment as a doctoral student or access to doctoral studies is largely based on the applicant´s deemed capability to carry out studies at doctoral level.

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

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their deemed capacity and capability to carry out studies at doctoral level. This will be assessed based on the following criteria, stipulated by the Faculty of Law. 

  • The applicants’ general knowledge The project description
  • The originality of the project
  • The theoretical framework and the question at issue in relation to previous research The legibility of the method and its relevance in relation to the question at issue The addition of new knowledge and its relevance
  • The viability of the project.

When assessing applicants, the following will be considered more specifically: the applicant´s documented subject knowledge and its relevance to the research; the ability to express oneself in speech and writing in Swedish and/or English; the capacity for analytical thinking; creativity; self-initiative and independence; interpersonal skills; and participation in professional experiences and other similar activities that are relevant to the education. The general competence of each applicant will also be assessed through previous studies and grades, the quality of their previous individual work (essays and other writings), references, relevant experience, interviews, as well as the applicant´s written motivation for the position.

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

Specific instructions for the Department of Law: Candidate Programme.

Terms of employment
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed as a doctoral student.

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 or administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position

Please note that admission decision cannot be appealed.

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

Contact
For more information about the Doctoral Program, please contact the Director of Studies, Jaan Paju, jaan.paju@juridicum.su.se.

Further information about the employment and the application process can be obtained from the Administrative Director of Studies, Sari Wrange, sari.wrange@juridicum.su.se.

Further information about the employments and other acceptable financing than employment can be obtained from the Head of Department, Professor Gustaf Sjöberg, gustaf.sjoberg@juridicum.su.se.

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

Application
Apply for the position through 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
  • Information about your Current occupation
  • Your language skills
  • The Contact details for 2–3 references

In addition, please include the following documents:

  • The form “Application for Admission to Doctoral studies“, Please state “Law science with specialization in either of these areas; Criminal Law, Environmental Law, EU Law, Financial Law, History of Law, Jurisprudence, Law of Information and Technology, Private International and Procedural Law, Private Law, Procedural Law, Public Law or Public International Law in the box for “Subject”.
  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed education, work experience and a list of previous degree projects/theses
  • Research proposal describing the intended project – including research question, theoretical framework, method and material, how the project is intended to be conducted and a literature review that indicates the scientific added value of the intended project
  • 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 3 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 3 files). 

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2023-03-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Law

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday March 1st, 2023

Postdoctoral Fellow for EAT-Lancet 2.0

Project description
We are hiring a Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the field of healthy and sustainable diets, with a focus on food systems justice. The candidate will work with the international EAT-Lancet 2.0 Commission (herein “the Commission”) and conduct reviews of how to ensure healthy diets for all, within planetary and social justice boundaries. The interdisciplinary commission consists of 25 Commissioners from 19 countries, with backgrounds in e.g. public health, agriculture and food systems, political science, behaviour change, food justice and environmental sustainability. The Commission has a greater focus on justice and diversity of regional and local diets in comparison with EAT-Lancet published in 2019. At least five Post Docs and Early Career Scientists will be hired of which one will based at SRC and/or related institutions leading the work on justice and just transformation.

Main responsibilities
The overall scope of the Commission is to understand how to feed 10 billion people a healthy diet, within planetary boundaries, in ways that are affordable and accessible for all. The main responsibilities of this post doc position will be to work with the justice working group of the Commission, and support Commissioners with reviews and analyses of different justice dimensions within food systems activities and outcomes, which include elements of quantitative analyses. The analyses will be global in scope, but focus on diversity of pathways in different geographic regions and for different socio-economic groups compatible with global outcomes of healthy, sustainable, and equitable food systems.

The candidate is expected to contribute to the core EAT-Lancet 2.0 publication, but will also have the opportunity to conduct standalone scientific papers in close collaboration with other researchers in the Commission. The candidate will also be given opportunities to engage with policy and business communities at the national and international level and will be provided training and mentorship on effective science communication.

The candidate will be employed at SRC, at Stockholm University, but will work with researchers across the globe, with some flexibility in terms of location depending on the tasks being undertaken and the collaboration with other commissioners. The main supervisors will be Prof. Line Gordon (SRC), Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted, CGIAR, Prof. Nitya Rao (University of East Anglia), Prof. Christina Hicks (University of Lancaster), and Prof. Jess Fanzo (John Hopkins University), along with other Commissioners and Scientists in the Justice working group. Interaction across working groups (Transformation, Healthy Diets, Sustainable Production, and Food Systems Modelling) are welcome and encouraged. The postdoctoral fellow will also be part of a group of early career scientists connected to the Commission who will serve as a peer group supported by regular meetings and interactions.

Qualification requirements and Assessment criteria
Applicants must hold a doctoral degree completed at latest before the employment is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

In the appointment process special attention will be given to research skills needed for the position. We seek a candidate with the following qualifications

  • A track record demonstrating excellence in empirical analyses, notably synthesis research, of food systems nutrition and/or sustainability as related to food system justice, and which is demonstrated in academic outputs in the form of scientific publications.
  • Skills in reviewing and synthesizing literature, narrative and quantitative analysis, and engagement with the conceptual implications of justice on diets, livelihoods and the environment, drawing on specific examples around nutritional and/or environmental aspects of food systems (e.g. water equity, nutrient recommendations, protection of labour rights and contracts).
  • Shown ability to formulate own original research ideas and conduct research independently.
  • Willingness to work as part of a transdisciplinary team, and evidence of previous work with researchers from different disciplines.
  • Ability to communicate research ideas and results and an interest to engage with stakeholders outside the academic community.
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills (Swedish is not a requirement).

In the recruitment, emphasis will be placed on personal suitability. We are looking for a person who has the ability to work in an international, fast-paced environment. You are responsible, responsive, and a good team player. You are self-motivated, take responsibility for your tasks and have a structured way of working. You are used to prioritizing and can keep an overview of a complex organization while delivering on concrete tasks.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three 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 Director of SRC, Line Gordon, line.gordon@su.se, telephone: +46 73 707 85 29 (or Astrid Auraldsson Sjögren, astrid.auraldsson@su.se, telephone: +46 73 460 47 67.

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: How to apply for a position.

We look forward to your application!

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

Deadline: 2023-02-05 at 23:59
Unit: Stockholm Resilience Centre

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday February 5th, 2023

PhD student in in Atmospheric Sciences and Oceanography focusing on modeling of coastal transport processes

At the Department of Meteorology (MISU) at Stockholm University we conduct research and education in an international environment within four main areas: Atmospheric physics, Dynamic meteorology, Physical oceanography and Chemical meteorology. In all these areas there is a strong focus on the climate and on processes important for the climate and its development. The department includes some 75 individuals, of which about 35 are teachers and scientists, 25 PhD students and 15 administrative and technical staff. The department is part of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research that, together with other departments at the university covers research of most of the important aspects of the climate system and the Swedish e-Science Research Centre (SeRC), where we together with KTH and other universities develop e-Science tools and infrastructure to promote scientific breakthroughs in climate science. We also collaborate with the Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre adressing environmental issues and climate change in the Baltic Sea region. 

Project description 
Coastal transport processes (turbulent and wave-induced dispersion, upwelling and downwelling currents) determine spreading of dissolved biogeochmical properties, including algae blooms that have adverse effects on water quality and coastal services like desalination of drinking water and tourism in the Baltic Sea. Intense algae blooms often coincide with summer heatwaves and the increased water demand, all predicted to intensify under the climate change. Developing an apt forecasting system for this “multi-hazard” to inform sustainable management regional water resources becomes thus a priority.

The PhD project will use a combination of ocean modelling, biogeochemical modelling, Lagrangian simulations, risk modelling and data analysis to investigate coastal transport processes in the Baltic Sea with relevance to development of a forecast system for algae blooms and their impacts on coastal services. The PhD position is a part of the collaborative project funded by A Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (FORMAS) and involving Stockholm University (SU), the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) and Region Gotland. The PhD student is expected to spend 25% of their time at SMHI and take part in annual workshops with stakeholders on Gotland.

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.

The academic area board may permit an exemption from the general entry requirements for an individual applicant under special circumstances.

The specific entry requirements additionally require a minimum of 90 higher education credits in any of the fields of meteorology, oceanography, physics or chemistry; and at least 15 higher education credits in mathematics as well as a degree project of at least 15 higher education credits. At least 60 higher education credits of these courses must be on the second-cycle level. In addition, proficiency in English language, equivalent to English B in Swedish high school, is required.

The specific entry requirements may also be fulfilled by a person who has otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

The qualification requirements must be fulfilled before admission to the progamme.

Selection
The selection between candidates who meet the entry requirements will be made with reference to their ability to benefit from the training. However, the fact that an applicant is deemed able to transfer credits from previous training or professional experience may not alone give the applicant priority over other applicants in the selection process. Admission decisions are made in accordance with current delegation policies.

The selections process takes into account the familiarity and skill of the subject, ability to communicate in spoken and written English, analytical ability, creativity, initiative and independence, and ability to interact in group. The selection is based on the relevance of previous studies, grades of higher education courses (especially those at second-cycle level), quality and scope of degree projects, references, interviews, and supplemented letter of intent.

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.

Starting date as soon as possible. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may then be extended for a maximum of two years at a time to a maximum 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 about the project, please contact Associate professor Inga Monika Koszalka, telephone: +46 8 16 43 14, inga.koszalka@misu.su.se, and Associate Professor Lars Arneborg, telephone: +46 317 51 89 82, lars.arneborg@smhi.se.

For information about the PhD programme, contact head of subject, professor Michael Tjernström, +46 8 16 31 10, michaelt@misu.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 proposa describing:
    – why you are interested in the project described in the advertisement 
    – why and how you wish to complete the project 
    – what makes you suitable for the project 
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2023-02-05 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Meteorology

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Sunday February 5th, 2023

PhD student in Bumblebee Genomics

The Department of Zoology is one of the departments at the Faculty of Science with about 50 employees and 40 students. The main research areas are Ecology, Ethology, Functional Morphology, Systematics and Evolution, and Population Genetics. The Centre for Palaeogenetics is a research centre jointly funded by Stockholm University and the Swedish Museum of Natural History.

Project description 
The Department of Zoology invites applications for a four-year PhD position based at the Centre for Palaeogenetics in Stockholm. The project is aimed at investigating temporal patterns of population structure, genomic diversity, and introgression in bumblebees. The analyses will use state-of-the-art genomic and palaeogenomic methods with focus on recovering DNA from museum specimens collected throughout the last 200 years. This will be a conservation genomics project part of a research programme funded by FORMAS (a Swedish gubernamental research council for sustainable development) focused on investigating genomic introgression from commercial bumblebees into wild populations. The PhD student will join the research group led by David Díez-del-Molino at the Centre for Palaeogenetics located on the Stockholm University campus.

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 Population Genetics stipulates that applicants must have completed at least 120 higher education credits in biology, and at least 30 credits from a degree project within population genetics, molecular systematics, evolutionary biology, ecology, bioinformatics or a similar subject.

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 to apply for the position. In addition, experience in population genetics, insect ecology, bioinformatics, and working in a DNA laboratory are relevant qualifications.

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 David Díez-del-Molino, david.diez@zoologi.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter (no more than 1.5 pages)
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses (no more than 3 pages)
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files)

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2023-02-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Zoology

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday February 15th, 2023

PhD student in Physical Geography: Pollution forensic using trees

The Department of Physical Geography is one of the major departments within the Faculty of Science. The department has approximately 110 employees and educates approximately 1 000 students annually. Education is oriented towards geography, geosciences, biology-earth sciences, and environmental protection and management. The main research areas are: Landscape, Environment and Geomatics, Climate Science and Quaternary Geology, Geomorphology and Glaciology, and Water, Permafrost and Environmental systems. We offer a stimulating and friendly environment in a very diverse and international department.

Project description 
In Sweden, there are many thousands of contaminated areas with very high levels of heavy metals and other toxic products from industrial activities. Mining sites and especially warp piles in Sweden often contain high levels of heavy metals and other toxic compounds. The pollutants leak out from the warp piles with rainwater and spread to surface and groundwater affecting large areas with serious consequences for the environment. Trees standing on warp piles absorb pollutants in the annual growth and can be used as indicators for polluted soil and groundwater and enable a pollution history during the life of the tree. This project focused how trees can be used as forensic methods and which sample strategies will be used when investigate a pollutant site and how is toxic substances are spread. How will contaminants spread in changing climate?

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, and to fulfil the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of physical geography, the candidate for this position should have acquired a total of 240 higher education credits (of which at least 60 at advanced level), or acquired in some alternative fashion, the equivalent knowledge in geoscience, environmental science or other relevant natural or engineering science. The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

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. Criteria used to assess this ability are: excellent written and verbal communication skills, assessed ability to work independently and ability to formulate and attack scientific problems, the ability to represent the research group internally and externally, including at national and international conferences and workshops.

Since trees will be used as a source, experience with dendrochronological methods and an understanding of how trees absorb different types of elements is desirable. Programming skills, knowledge of soil chemistry and understanding of how pollution spreads in soil and water are meritorious.

The assessment will be based on previous experience and grades, the quality of the degree project, references, relevant experience, interviews, and particularly 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 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 Björn Gunnarson telephone: +46 8 16 4772 or +46 73 575 5034, Bjorn.gunnarson@natgeo.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: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2023-02-28 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physical Geography

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

PhD student in Molecular Biosciences

Research at the Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute (MBW) experimentally addresses fundamental problems in molecular cell biology, integrative biology, and infection and immunobiology. State-of-the-art and advanced methodologies are applied in a professional research environment characterized by its well-established international profile. The institute has 30 research groups with a research staff of 180, of which 65 are Ph.D. students. Read more about MBW at www.su.se/mbw.

Project description 
This Ph.D. student position is available in the laboratories headed by Assoc Prof. Noushin Emami and Prof. Anna-Lena Spetz. The research aims to increase the understanding of malaria parasite transmission and to developt novel control tools to reduce parasite transmission in affected communities. The project addresses the effect of natural metabolites on the malaria parasite (P. falciparum), and the manipulation of the human and vector hosts.

The Ph.D. student’s specific aim is to clarify why malaria mosquitoes are attracted to specific human hosts, by increasing our understanding of the volatile compounds induced by natural metabolites, along with a comparison of volatiles emitted by exposed blood. We will assess the effect of the metabolites on the olfactory system of the vector by mapping and modeling the antennal transcriptomes from infected (parasite in replication stage inside mosquito midgut) and infective mosquitoes (parasite in salivary glands and ready to transmit to new host), and also evaluating the behavioral changes of infected and infective mosquitoes exposed to novel metabolites. The second aim is the development of a novel “lure” to be used for the mass trapping of mosquitoes. During the course of this project, we will confirm that the natural-induced blend attracts wild mosquitoes. This will be done both in semi-field enclosures and under field conditions.

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 molecular biosciences stipulates that applicants should have at least 120 credits at the bachelor level in molecular biology, biology, chemistry, or a similar subject. Candidates who have other documented qualifications, obtained in Sweden or elsewhere, that are judged to provide equivalent knowledge are also qualified.

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. Experience in human malaria parasite tissue culturing, and insect breeding or entomological studies will be an asset. 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 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 Assoc Prof. S. Noushin Emami, telephone: +46 8 16 49 30, noushin.emami@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: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2023-02-04 at 23:59
Unit: Dep of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Inst

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Saturday February 4th, 2023

PhD student in Molecular Biosciences

Research at the Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute (MBW) experimentally addresses fundamental problems in molecular cell biology, integrative biology, and infection and immunobiology. State-of-the art and advanced methodologies are applied in a professional research environment characterized by its well-established international profile. The institute 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 
This PhD student position is available in the laboratory headed by Dr. Johan Ankarklev. This project aims to increase our understanding of genetic factors underlying host-parasite interplay during malaria’s development in the liver. The comprehensive goal for this project is to implement novel strategies and methodologies to uncover the genetics underlying host-parasite interplay during malaria infection of the liver in order to provide a new model to assess host-competence and to potentiate novel targets for drug and vaccine trials. Specifically, the project will include molecular analyses of malaria infected liver tissue samples, such as Spatial Transcriptomics, Spatial Proteomics, as well as target molecular approaches to validate big data approaches including ST. In addition the applicant will be involved in computational analyses and it is anticipated that the candidate has basic skills in bioinformatics in order to enable efficient training to allow the candidate to partake in analyses.

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 Molecular Biosciences stipulates that applicants must have at least 120 hp in molecular biology, biology, chemistry or similar and complementary subjects. Candidates should have successfully completed courses at an advanced level in molecular biosciences (60 hp), of which 30 hp represent independent research project work. Special consideration may be given to candidates that have other documented qualifications, obtained in Sweden or elsewhere, that are judged to have provided equivalent knowledge.

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. Proficiency in the English language is a prerequisite and good merit in teamwork is a requirement as the projects will be highly collaborative.

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 Dr Johan Ankarklev, telephone +46 8 16 43 12, johan.ankarklev@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: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2023-02-04 at 23:59
Unit: Dep of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Inst

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Saturday February 4th, 2023

PhD student in Molecular Biosciences

Research at the Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute (MBW) experimentally addresses fundamental problems in molecular cell biology, integrative biology, and infection and immunobiology. State-of-the art and advanced methodologies are applied in a professional research environment characterized by its well-established international profile. The institute 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 
This PhD student position is available in the laboratory headed by Dr. Johan Ankarklev. This project aims to increase our understanding of genetic factors underlying malaria transmission. The malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, has a highly complex lifecycle where transmission is strictly linked to sexual stage differentiation of a small subset of parasites called gametocytes. Gametocytes home to and develop in the human bone marrow until they reach maturity, at which point they re-enter the blood stream ready to be taken up by a mosquito.
We have analyzed multiple transcriptome data sets, which cover this entire developmental process and anticipate using complementary genome editing strategies to enable modeling of host and parasite factors essential for the process of transmission. The project will require bioinformatic analyses, standard molecular and cell culture approaches for malaria, including RNA-FISH and CRISPR-Cas approaches.

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, at least 120 hp in molecular biology, biology, chemistry or similar and complementary subjects. Candidates should have successfully completed courses at an advanced level in molecular biosciences (60 hp), of which 30 hp represent independent research project work. Special consideration may be given to candidates that have other documented qualifications, obtained in Sweden or elsewhere, that are judged to have provided equivalent knowledge.

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. Proficiency in the English language is a prerequisite and good merit in teamwork is a requirement as the projects will be highly collaborative.

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 Dr Johan Ankarklev, telephone: +46 8 16 43 12, johan.ankarklev@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: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2023-02-04 at 23:59
Unit: Dep of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Inst

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Saturday February 4th, 2023

PhD student in Evolutionary Ecology

The Department of Zoology is a vibrant international community, consisting of five divisions: Ecology, Ethology, Functional Morphology, Population Genetics, and Systematics and Evolution. The department has a long tradition of strong interactions and collaborations between the five divisions. The advertised PhD will be part of the Division of Ecology and it is part of a project that is funded by grants from the Bolin Centre for Climate Research at Stockholm University and the Swedish Research Council (VR).

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

The new PhD will work within the larger project “Evolutionary ecology of life cycle regulation” and will focus on the evolution of life cycle timing in situations where insect species show rapid distributinal changes as well as shifts in the number of annual generations, i.e. when there are shifts in voltinism. These two phenomena, range shifts and voltinims shifts, are common consequences of climate change affecting insects and they both induce strong gradients of selection on seasonal life cycle regulation and life history traits. The project aims at testing general predictions from life history theory and explore phenotypic and genetic footprints of selection that are associated with life cycle regulation in these situations. In particular the new project aims at exploring Ecological genetics and genomics of seasonal life cycle regulation and will explore the genomic background and genetic architecture of adaptations for seasonal plasticity using three different species of butterflies that are well established ecological models in the Gotthard lab. We aim to test fitness effects of this genetic variation in both field and laboratory experiments. The project will build on existing ecological knowledge, well developed laboratory and field methods, as well as genomic resources that are in place for all three species. The specific research direction for the PhD project can be discussed in relation to the interests and skills of the new student. In any case we expect the project to provide novel insights into ecological and evolutionary consequences of climate change on traits that are central for the persistence of natural populations.

The project will contain aspects of both field and laboratory work to study the ecology, genetics and genomics of life cycle timing of temperate butterflies. In collaboration with other group members the prospective student will sample replicated populations (across Scandinavia and Europe) and do controlled laboratory studies of how phenotypic adaptations and associated genetic variation is changing across gradients of selection. The genetics will be studied by quantitative genetic methods, selection experiments as well as functional genomics, including the use of CRISPR/Cas9 to manipulate already established candidate genes. Finally, we will use reciprocal transplant experiments in outdoor cages to test the adaptive significance of local difference in these adaptations.

Below is a selection of relevant recent papers from our research group:
Ittonen et al. 2022. Ecology Letters 25:2022-2033.
Lindestad 2022. Molecular Ecology 31:1461-1475.
Merckx et al. 2021. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118:e2106006118.
Pruisscher et al. 2021. Evolution 75:490-500.
Lindestad et al 2019. Ecology 100:e02550.

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 of Ecology stipulates that applicants must have completed a research degree (e.g. Master’s), or have passed at least 120 hp (2 years) of biological studies, including an approved independent degree project of at least 30 hp at advanced level (“examensarbete”) within Ecology, Evolutionary biology or a similar subject. Applicants, who have acquired the equivalent competence in Sweden, or abroad, are also qualified.

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

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to absorb and benefit from research education. This will include the applicant’s ability and experience within the research field. Criteria used to assess this ability are the applicant’s documented knowledge within the described research area, the applicant’s capabilities with regards to speaking and writing English, analytical thinking, creativity, initiative, independence, and team work performance. The assessment will be based on previous experience and grades, the quality of the degree project, references, relevant experience, interviews, and the candidate’s written motivation for seeking the position.

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

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

Terms of employment 
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

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

Contact
For more information, please contact the project leader Professor Karl Gotthard, karl.gotthard@zoologi.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter – specifying your motivation for applying and general research interests
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2023-02-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Zoology

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Wednesday February 15th, 2023

Postdoctoral Fellow in Materials Chemistry

The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK) is, with about 160 employees, one of the largest departments at the Faculty of Natural sciences at Stockholm University. A significant part of the teaching activities is at the undergraduate level with courses in General, Physical, Inorganic, and Analytical Chemistry. The teaching at the graduate level focuses on the master programs in Sustainable Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry.

Research activities of MMK focus primarily on materials, and include ceramics, glasses, self-assembled, porous materials and soft matter. The projects often encompass synthesis and multifaceted characterization of materials with a potential for various applications. Research activities in the area of Analytical Chemistry focus on developing advanced analytical techniques for studies of organic compounds and biomolecules.

Project description
The position will be associated with the project “Circular lignin materials from well-defined functional building blocks” (CIRCULIG), funded by The European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant. The project constitutes frontier research on lignin-based functional materials that are designed for circularity, e.g., reuse, repurposing, and recycling. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have a central role in a five-membered project team that develops methodology for green synthesis and characterization of lignin-based nano/microstructured materials that combine functionality and circularity. The application areas include catalysis, electrochemistry, adhesives and structural materials. The principles of green chemistry are central concepts in the synthesis, while a range of advanced characterization techniques will be used to gain insight into structure-properties-performance relationship of the new materials.

Main responsibilities
Scientific research and education. The Postdoctoral Fellow is also expected to instruct students, asssist with project management, and take responsibility of funding applications within the focus areas of the group.

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 must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in polymer chemistry and lignin chemistry. The ideal applicant is equipped with a problem-solving “can-do” mindset combined with a strong track-record of original research at the crossroads of materials chemistry and engineering. Strong skillset in polymer chemistry of lignocellulosic biomass is advantageous for the position. In addition, demonstrated record of accomplishment in materials science and engineering and broad knowledge of related processing and characterization methods are considered as merits for the applicant. Experience from heterogeneous catalysis and electrochemistry is an additional asset.

The applicant should have a strong knowledge of English, both orally and in writing. As the current postdoctoral researchers in the group are all male, female and non-binary candidates are encouraged to apply.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2023-03-01 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 the PI Mika Sipponen, mika.sipponen@mmk.su.se. For general information about the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, please contact the Head of the Department, Prof. Niklas Hedin, niklas.hedin@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, 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: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2023-02-06 at 23:59
Unit: Dep of Materials and Environmental Chemistry

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday February 6th, 2023