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Postdoctoral fellow in Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions

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 overarching goal of the post-doc project is to investigate how aerosol perturbations propagate to large-scale cloud and climate variables via cloud microphysical properties, and based on this knowledge improve the description of relevant microphysical and dynamical processes in a general circulation model. Previous studies have shown that climate models potentially overestimate the impact of aerosols on cloud properties compared to satellite observations, which could imply that the models give a too strong aerosol anthropogenic forcing estimate. We know that small-scale cloud feedbacks, such as changes in cloud drizzle and entrainment, may explain parts of the discrepancy between observations and large-scale models, but it is not clear how this knowledge should be implemented in models.

The position will be associated with the Horizon2020-funded project FORCeS (Constrained aerosol forcing for improved climate projections). FORCeS strives towards reducing the uncertainty in anthropogenic aerosol forcing, which is crucial for determining the actions needed to reach the Paris Agreement. SU is coordinating the project, which is a collaboration between 22 European partners. 

Main responsibilities
The main task is to use large-eddy simulation (LES) to analyze how an aerosol perturbation affects cloud micro- and macrophysical properties, and to use the LES as a tool to evaluate and understand discrepancies between large-scale models, satellite retrievals and in-situ observations. The knowledge will be used to improve the Earth System Model NorESM and the overall effect on clouds and climate will be evaluated. The work will be done in close collaboration with other FORCeS partners. The successful candidate will be able to shape the project together with the project leaders, within this general framework.

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

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

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

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills within the general area of the announced position. Attention will also be given to the ability to work independently and as part of a group.

The applicant should have excellent knowledge of both oral and written English.

PhD students may apply for the position if they expect to receive the PhD degree before the starting date of the position.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 1 April, 2022, 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 Prof. Annica Ekman, telephone: +46 8 16 23 97, annica@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: 2022-01-17 at 23:59

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Post expires on mandag januar 17th, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in Modeling Polar and Mid-Latitude Climate Connections

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 polar regions of the Earth are warming faster than the rest of the world which is manifested in a dramatic loss of sea ice. The underlying processes of the observed accelerated changes are not fully understood, yet they propagate through the entire global climate system with impacts on weather, ecosystems, and geopolitics. The overarching goal of this post-doc project is to understand how changing aerosol emissions and concentrations, cloud optical properties, and sea ice extent in the polar regions impact two-way interactions between polar regions and lower latitudes, e.g. in terms of atmospheric meridional heat transport, large-scale circulation, and precipitation patterns.

The position will be part of the new European Horizon 2020 project CRiceS (Climate Relevant interactions and feedbacks: the key role of Sea ice and Snow in the polar and global climate system). The overarching objective of CRiceS is to deliver an improved understanding of the physical, chemical and biogeochemical interactions within the ocean-ice/snow-atmosphere system; new knowledge of polar and global climates; and enhanced ability of society to respond to climate change. As part of CRiceS, the PostDoc will join a broad international research community consisting of 21 international research teams at the forefront of polar and global climate research. 

Main responsibilities
The main task is to perform idealized simulations with the Earth system model NorESM as a part of a multi-model experiment within CRiceS, and to analyze the output from the models to understand processes that drive interactions between polar regions and lower latitudes as well as their structural uncertainty. The successful candidate will also work together with a PhD student within CRiceS to improve critical processes related to aerosol-cloud-interactions in NorESM. The candidate will be able to shape the project together with the project leaders, within this general framework.

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

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

The degree should be in meteorology, oceanography, climate science, or in a related field

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills within the general area of the announced position. Attention will also be given to the ability to work independently and as part of a group.

The applicant should have excellent knowledge of both oral and written English.

PhD students may apply for the position if they expect to receive the PhD degree before the starting date of the position.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 1 April, 2022, 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 Prof. Annica Ekman, telephone: +46 8 16 23 97, annica@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: 2022-01-17 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on mandag januar 17th, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematical Analysis

The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University has 38 faculty staff members, divided into three divisions: Mathematics, Mathematical statistics and Computational Mathematics. The Division of Mathematics carries out research in a wide range of topics in pure mathematics, including algebra, analysis, combinatorics, geometry, logic and topology. The department has a large and active research group in mathematical analysis uniting mathematicians working in spectral theory, several complex variables, dynamical systems, Fourier analysis and mathematical physics.

Project description
The position will be associated with the project “Crystalline measures” financed by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The subject of the studies will be crystalline measures, quantum graphs and quasicrystals. This project is based on the recent discovery that spectra of Laplacians on metric graphs lead to exotic one-dimensional  measures being Fourier quasicrystals. We shall try to understand the connection to sphere packing and Fourier interpolation.

Main responsibilities
The position involves research in the area described above and limited teaching load of 20 %.

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

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

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in spectral theory, Fourier analysis and operator theory.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2022-01-01 or as per agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Pavel Kurasov, telephone: +46 708 223416, kurasov@math.su.se, or Head of the Division, Jonas Bergström, +46 8 16 45 63, jonasb@math.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
    – 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: 2021-12-23 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on torsdag december 23rd, 2021

Researcher in Inorganic Chemistry with focus on electrocatalysis

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 different classes such as ceramics, glasses, self-assembled, porous materials, and soft matter. The projects often encompass synthesis, and characterization by X-ray, neutron diffraction, electron microscopy, solid-state NMR, and computer modelling of materials with a potential for various applications. Research activities in the area of Analytical Chemistry focus on developing advanced analytical techniques for studies of organic compounds and biomolecules.

Project description
The project is about development of efficient heterogeneous electrocatalysts and mechanistic studies of the catalytic process for oxidation of alcohols, mainly glycerol. The project is primarily about synthesizing, characterizing and evaluating heterogeneous catalysts. Electrocatalysis is an important area of ​​research as efficient catalysts save energy on chemical processer and can make entirely new chemical processes possible. We not only strive to find and rank effective catalysts, but we also strive to understand the catalytic reaction mechanisms.

Main responsibilities
The work consists of synthesizing catalytic materials, mainly alloys, for further production of electrodes for oxidation of alcohols. The materials should be further characterized by appropriate experimental methods and their catalytic effectiveness tested. It is desirable that the applicant is responsible and has a good cooperative ability. The position involves collaboration with doctoral students, postdocs and master’s students; experimentalists as well as researchers working in theoretical modeling.

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
For this position special emphasis will be placed on scientific skill in synthesis of inorganic materials and heterogeneous catalysis. It is desirable that the applicant has experience in synthesis and production of electrode materials. Documented experience of relevant characterization methods such as PXRD, SEM, TEM, Raman spectroscopy, XPS and electrochemical measurement methods such as cyclic voltammetry (CV) and chronoamperometry are important for the applicants’ ranking. Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience of the above experimental methods through publications.

Terms of employment
The position is full-time and applies for one year. Entry 2022-02-01 or by 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 Mats Johnsson, telephone: +46 8 16 21 69, mats.johnsson@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 document

  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • 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
  • Copy of PhD diploma

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: 2021-12-31 at 23:59

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Post expires on fredag december 31st, 2021

Postdoctoral Fellow in spatial single-cell multi-omics

The Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) is a national center for molecular biosciences with focus on health and environmental research. The combination of the highly interdisciplinary expertise and research projects at the department is unique in Sweden and also at an international level. This expertise ranges across cell biology, biochemistry, biophysics and theory.

Mats Nilsson’s research group at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics (DBB) is located at SciLifeLab in Solna, and is now seeking a postdoctoral fellow to perform and optimize spatial single-cell multi-omics technology.

The field of spatially resolved omics is emerging to provide new insights into the spatial organization of tissues and organs at the molecular level. The Targeted Spatial Omics (TSO) units within the SciLifeLab Spatial and Single Cell Biology platform has been launched this year with the mission to provide in situ sequencing (ISS, PI: Mats Nilsson/Chika Yokota), single-molecule fluorescence in situ hybridization (smFISH, PI: Magda Bienko/ Xiaoze Li Wang) and multiplexed immunofluorescence (CODEX, PI: Emma Lundberg/Charlotte Stadler) service to scientists across the country. The platform has also a mission to develop new capabilities, and that is the main objective of the postdoc.

Project description
With the support of a dedicated grant from Vetenskapsrådet, there is an opening for a postdoctoral fellow at the Mats Nilsson’s group in spatial single-cell multi-omics.

The aim of the project is to establish integrated protocols of TSO technologies, in order to make these state-of-the-art technologies to be effectively deployed by a wide research community, particularly in biotech/pharma and hospitals.

Currently, there is no protocol for integrating ISS/FISH/CODEX on the same sample. However, multi-modal data collection from the same tissue section is desirable especially in the case of precious samples, such as small biopsies. 

Main responsibilities
The candidate will be responsible for establishing the protocols for sequential assays, such as (i) DNA/RNA FISH followed by CODEX; (ii) ISS followed by CODEX; (iii) mutation detection by ISS followed by CODEX by using Brest cancer tissue sections. As such, the successful candidate will operate closely with the TSO research groups and the platform to jointly develop laboratory research protocols, including handling tissue, performing TSO technologies, handling sensitive instruments such as fluorescence microscopes and liquid handling robots, and storing, sharing and tracking samples and data. The role also includes setting up pipe lines for integrated analysis of the data, mainly in collaboration with bioinformaticians from the Bioinformatics platform at SciLifeLab.

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

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

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to:

  • PhD in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology or similar discipline.
  • Previous work experience with standard molecular and cellular biological techniques.
  • Previous work experience with microscopy.
  • Be fluent enough in Python and/or R to be an advanced user of different open-source analysis packages.

Experience in in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry or similar techniques is highly desirable. Good knowledge and experience in bioimage analysis will be highly valued. Previous work in the field of cancer research is an advantage. The successful candidate should enjoy learning new methods, and should be able to demonstrate an ability to complete projects within a defined time frame. Excellent interpersonal, organizational skills, communication skills and good knowledge of English are essential. Emphasis will be placed on qualities of responsibility, flexibility, teamwork and ability to solve problems.

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

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Mats Nilsson, mats.nilsson@scilifelab.se, or Dr. Chika Yokota, chika.yokota@scilifelab.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
  • 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: 2021-12-10 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on fredag december 10th, 2021

Researcher in Semantic Interoperability (Temporary employment)

The Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Social Sciences with about 190 employees and 5 000 students. eGovLab is a research centre part of forging the future of inclusive and digital governance and digital democracy on a regional, national, and international area. eGovLab is now hiring a researcher to the project Digital Europe for All (DE4A), specifically within the area of semantic interoperability and electronic identification for shared digital services between member states.

Project description
The position will be associated with the project Digital Europe for All (DE4A) which will validate an EU-scalable approach to develop and demonstrate the potential and benefits of securely sharing digital services between member states.

Main responsibilities
The position involves research and project work within the DE4A project, including report writing, publishing, and promoting the research done within the project and at eGovLab. This include monitoring delivery times and the quality of deliverables standards.

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

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills within semantic interoperability. In particular, the following assessment criteria will be used:

Requirements
• Two years’ experience in data semantics ontology and taxonomy modelling.
• Knowledge in ISA2/W3C vocabularies and European public digital services interoperability frameworks.
• Two years’ experience in machine learning/data mining coding in XSD, RDF and UML.
• Excellent communicative skills both orally and in writing in English.

Merits
• Experience and knowledge of EU funding.
• Experience from international R&D projects.
• Knowledge of eIDAS and relevant technologies for identification.
• Programming in Python and Java.
• Experience from collaboration with surrounding society, such as public agencies.

Terms of employment
The position involves a part-time (50 %) employment until 2022-06-30. Start date 2022-01-01 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 Vice Director for eGovlab, Aron Larsson, aron@dsv.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: 2021-12-12 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on søndag december 12th, 2021

Researcher in Sustainable Chemistry (temporary employment)

Stockholm University is one of the world’s leading education institutes. Here more than 30,000 students and 5,700 staff are active within science, the humanities and the social sciences.The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK) with its 160 employees is one of the largest departments at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Stockholm University.

The research and education areas includes analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic and structural chemistry and materials chemistry, the latter is one of the leading research areas of Stockholm University. MMK is a leading institution in materials synthesis and processing, structural characterization and materials applications. Important characterization methods at the department today are X-ray, electron and neutron scattering, scanning and transmission electron microscopy and various spectroscopic methods.

Project description
This is a one-year position in development of chemical methods for depolymerization of lignin. The research involves electrochemistry and synthesis of bio-based materials.

Main responsibilities
The position involves electrochemistry and structural characterization nanoscopic materials. This will include advanced characterization methods.

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

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. The selection is based primarily on scientific excellence and experience in the relevant fields.

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary group and should therefore be a good team player with experience to supervise students. Applicants must have strong communication skills with excellent knowledge in English, both written and spoken.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of one year. 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 Head of the Department, Professor Gunnar Svensson, telephone: +46 8 16 45 05, gunnar.svensson@mmk.su.se, and Assistant Professor Adam Slabon, adam.slabon@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: 2021-12-16 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on torsdag december 16th, 2021

Researcher in RNA biology (temporary employment)

Project description
The position is placed in the laboratory of Marianne Farnebo, which locates at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) at Karolinska Institutet. Farnebo laboratory recently moved to Biomedicum, a new interdisciplinary research center designed to concentrate much of the experimental research conducted at Karolinska Institutet Campus Solna under one roof to promote collaboration. Biomedicum house approximately 1,600 researchers and other personnel and allow expensive equipment to be shared and utilised more effectively.

The laboratory studies the function of non-coding RNA and RNA-binding proteins in DNA repair, and how defects in these processes contribute to cancer. This project is conceptually novel and expected to have important consequences on our understanding of DNA repair control and cancer development, with implications for cancer therapy.

Main responsibilities
The advertised position is a full time position and the work tasks will comprise two components;

The first is to perform research within the group and help in ongoing research projects (around 80% of time). 
 
The second component is to carry out routine work within the lab, including ordering and organization of lab-related items, attesting invoices and introduction of new employees and help maintain service on equipment (around 20% of time). 

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

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. To build a strong and creative research team, we are looking for high achievers from universities around the world. We will offer an intellectually stimulating environment and are looking for the talented people who will play a part in developing our next breakthrough ideas. Are you ready to discover the unexplored? 
 
More specifically, we are looking for someone:

  • Who hold a PhD degree in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or Biochemistry
  • Have previous experience in various cell biology techniques, including cell culture, qPCR, western blot and cloning. Experience in RNA immunoprecipitation (RIP) is a merit.
  • Have a high personal drive, motivation and organization skills
  • Who is efficient and able to work productively in a team 
  • Who is fluent in English (written and spoken).

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, temporary position of one year, with the possibility of extension. Start date 2022-02-01 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, Dr. Marianne Farnebo, marianne.farnebo@ki.se, or the Department Head, Professor Neus Visa, tfn +46 8 16 41 11, neus.visa@su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Cover letter (no more than 2 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma.

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

You are welcome to apply!

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Deadline: 2021-12-13 at 23:59

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Post expires on mandag december 13th, 2021

PhD student in Theoretical Philosophy

Ref. No. SU FV-0680-21

at the Department of Philosophy. Closing date: January 31, 2022.

The Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University, has a vacant PhD position in theoretical philosophy. The Department of Philosophy is Sweden’s largest philosophy department, and is divided into Theoretical Philosophy and Practical Philosophy. It has a thriving research community and regularly hosts visiting speakers and conferences. Theoretical philosophy includes epistemology, metaphysics, logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, as well as the history of philosophy.

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 theoretical philosophy stipulates that applicants must have at least 30 ECTS credits in theoretical philosophy at the advanced level (including a thesis), or something equivalent.

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

Those who have not completed their second cycle thesis or degree at the time of application might submit their thesis and proof of completion no later than June 22, 2022.

Selection
The selection is made with regard to the following criteria:

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education.
Assessment of both depth and breadth of previous education. 
2. Scientific production.
Based on a Bachelor’s thesis, a Master’s thesis or other academic papers, the ability of the applicant to benefit from the education is considered in relation to the following assessment criteria:

  • Critical ability
  • Analytical ability
  • Creativity
  • Independence

The assessment should also take into consideration the aspect of time, that is, to what extent the applicant has shown the ability to meet his or her previous scientific obligations within given time constraints.  In addition, the scientific progress of the applicant is considered.

RESEARCH PLAN
The applicant should enclose a research plan, which should cover the research problem and an outline of the research project. The research plan is assessed according to:

  • Relevance
  • Originality
  • Completion within given time constraints (that is full-time work during a four-year period of doctoral studies)

ABILITY TO COLLABORATE
The ability of the applicant to be collaborative is determined by personal references, certificates or interviews.

Selection process
After the closing date (January 31, 2022), applications submitted will be given a preliminary ranking. Applicants will be notified of their standing in this ranking no later than March 3, 2022.

After the last day for submitting theses and proof of second-cycle degree (June 22, 2022), a final ranking will be established. Applicants will receive notification of admission no later than July 1, 2022.

Also note that the final ranking on which admissions are based might diverge from the preliminary ranking communicated earlier.

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

Terms of employment
Starting date: September 1, 2022, unless otherwise agreed.

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 head of the department Björn Eriksson, telephone: +46 8 16 44 93, bjorn.eriksson@philosophy.su.se.

Further information about the PhD program in theoretical philosophy can be obtained from professor Henrik Lagerlund, henrik.lagerlund@philosophy.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Research proposal (maximum 8 pages)
  • 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.

Closing date: 31/01/2022

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Post expires on søndag januar 2nd, 2022

PhD student in International Relations

Ref. No. SU FV-3671-21

at the Department of Economic History and International Relations. Closing date: 10 December 2021.

The Department of Economic History and International Relations and the Hans Blix Centre for the History of International Relations are looking for a PhD student in International Relations (IR). The department is a dynamic and strong education and research department at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University. Its IR aims to be nationally leading and internationally prominent within its field of research and education, focusing especially on the three IR sub-fields of International Security, International Institutions, and International Political Economy. For more information about the department’s research groups and the Hans Blix Centre, see https://ekohist.su.se/english/research/research-groups and www.ekohist.su.se/irh.  
 
The PhD position is fully funded for 4 years and positioned at the Department of Economic History and International Relations. Planned entry date is February 1, 2022.

Project description
The position is part of the project “Neutrality or Solidarity? Sweden in the Interwar Period”, funded by Olle Engkvist Foundation and led by Professor Aryo Makko. Applicants should hold an interest in Swedish foreign and security policy, multilateralism and international relations from a historical perspective. We are looking for a candidate with a background in international relations, history, political science or a related discipline in the social sciences or humanities.

About the programme
The aim of the doctoral programme is to give the student specialised knowledge within the field of International Relations, a thorough training in research methods, and a good understanding of the problems occurring in research and in the practical application of results. The programme familiarises the student with different structures of politics, economics and society, and gives a broad orientation of the research development within the subject, with the purpose of making the student a critical and independent researcher with the ability to plan and develop scientific projects and publications. There are two main blocks in the programme: course work (75 credits) and work in connection with the Ph.D. dissertation (165 credits). For further information about the structure of the programme, please see the department’s website. The administrative language at Swedish universities is Swedish, with important information provided in English.

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of International Relations stipulates that applicants must have: 

  • a completed first-cycle programme in international relations, history, political science or a related subject or an equivalent programme of at least 90 higher education credits, as well as a completed second-cycle programme in international relations or an equivalent programme of at least 30 credits, of which at least 15 credits (or equivalent) shall consist of independent thesis work at
    a second-cycle level (either 60 credit or 120 credit Master’s thesis)
  • an additional 60 credits from completed higher education with a theoretical specialisation in subjects relevant to the doctoral studies, or equivalent studies
  • sufficient knowledge of English to be able to benefit from the third-cycle education.

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:
https://ekohist.su.se/english/education/courses-and-programmes/phd-studies/international-relations/rules-and-guidelines.

  • independence in the analysis and planning of previous degree projects
  • previously demonstrated ability to complete tasks within specified time limits
  • ability to formulate areas of investigation and problems
  • degree of methodological and scientific maturity in previously performed work
  • ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: Rules and regulations.

Terms of study fundingThe first three years of employment are a stipend financed by Olle Engströms Foundation. The position is full-time and the PhD student will be covered by Kammarkollegiet’s insurance for doctoral students. The stipend level is in line with net salary levels for doctoral employment, and includes funds to cover additional insurance and pension. The student will be given doctoral employment via the Department during the final year of study.

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 For further information or details concerning the application procedure, please contact Aryo Makko, Professor of history and project leader, telephone: +46 8 16 31 30, aryo.makko@historia.su.se, Lisa Dellmuth, Associate Professor of International Relations and Director of Doctoral Studies in International Relations, telephone. +46 8 16 10 76, lisa.dellmuth@su.se, Magnus Petersson, Professor of International Relations and Head of Department of Economic History and International Relations, magnus.petersson@ekohist.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
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 6 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

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

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 10/12/2021

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Post expires on lørdag december 11th, 2021

PhD student in Practical Philosophy

Ref. No. SU FV-3830-21ShareShare

at the Department of Philosophy. Closing date: 31 January 2022.

The Department of Philosophy at Stockholm University is the largest in Sweden, boasting a lively community of philosophers with a broad range of scholarly interests. The department has a strong international profile: we frequently attract visitors from around the world, regularly invite internationally renowned philosophers to our colloquium, and are involved in several international research networks. In both 2008 and 2014, we were selected as one of the leading research areas in the humanities at Stockholm University. The department’s traditional strengths within practical philosophy, including meta-ethics, normative ethics, applied ethics and the theory of value, have recently been augmented by the addition of the Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace. Several of our faculty members are associated with the Institute for Futures Studies, which hosts research projects of philosophical relevance, or with Stockholm Centre for Healthcare Ethics. More information can be found at our home page.

Subject areaPractical philosophy includes applied ethics, normative ethics, meta-ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of action, philosophy of the social and behavioral sciences (including social ontology and philosophy of economics), philosophy of religion, aesthetics, philosophy of law, decision theory, game theory, and the history of these sub-disciplines.

Qualification requirements
To be admitted as a PhD student in Practical Philosophy, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits (ECTS). 60 ECTS must be in the second cycle, and 30 of these, including a thesis, must be in practical philosophy. (240 ECTS corresponds to four years of full-time studies.)

Those who have not completed their second cycle thesis or degree at the time of application might submit their thesis and proof of completion no later than June 13, 2022.

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The selection is made with regard to the following criteria:

Qualifications:

  1. Education. Assessment of both depth and breadth of previous education.
  2. Scientific production. Based on a Bachelor’s thesis, a Master’s thesis or other academic papers, the ability of the applicant to benefit from the education is considered in relation to the following assessment criteria:
  • Critical ability
  • Analytical ability
  • Creativity
  • Independence

The assessment should also take into consideration the aspect of time, that is, to what extent the applicant has shown the ability to meet their previous scientific obligations within given time constraints. In addition, the scientific progress of the applicant is considered.

Research plan:

The applicant should enclose a research plan, which should cover the research problem and an outline of the research project. The research plan is assessed according to:

  • Relevance
  • Originality
  • Completion within given time constraints (that is full-time work during a four-year period of doctoral studies)

Ability to collaborate:

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

Selection process
After the closing date (January 31, 2022), applications submitted will be given a preliminary ranking. Applicants will be notified of their standing in this ranking no later than March 1, 2022.

After the last day for submitting theses and proof of second-cycle degree (June 13, 2022), a final ranking will be established. Applicants will receive notification of admission no later than June 23, 2022.

Also note that the final ranking on which admissions are based might diverge from the preliminary ranking communicated earlier.

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

Terms of employment
Starting date: September 1, 2022, unless otherwise agreed.

Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle program may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. The doctoral studentship is a fully salaried position currently starting at SEK 330.000 per annum, raised at 50 % and 80 % completion of PhD studies, reaching SEK 376.800. It comes with standard employment-based benefits provided by the Swedish social security system, including sickness benefits, a rehabilitation allowance, and generous parental-leave insurance.

The total period of employment is normally, and may not exceed, the equivalent of four years of full-time study. 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.

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.

After the student’s successful completion of the PhD program, the department may grant extension of the employment for the development of research projects for future employment in their area of research.

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

Contact
For more information, please contact the Head of the Department, Professor Björn Eriksson, telephone: +46 8 16 44 93, bjorn.eriksson@philosophy.su.se.

Further information about the PhD program in Practical Philosophy can be obtained from Professor Gunnar Björnsson, gunnar.bjornsson@philosophy.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

In addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Research proposal (maximum 2,500 words)
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the qualification requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Up to four writing samples (papers, theses) along with a document ordering these according to how important they are for assessing your qualifications generally and in relation to your research project.

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

You are welcome to apply!

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

Closing date: 31/01/2022

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Post expires on søndag januar 2nd, 2022

Researcher in Demography (fixed-term employment)

The Department of Sociology at Stockholm University is a top ranked department offering a collaborative and international research environment. The department has about 100 employees, 600 annual students and contains the Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA).

Project description
The position will be associated with SUDA’s research on trends in fertility and mortality, including with focus on patterns in fertility and mortality among the descendants of immigrants in Sweden. The position will be located within two different projects, one on mortality levels among migrant-origin populations and another on rising social inequalities and Swedish fertility decline: www.sociology.su.se/english/research/research-projects/migrant-mortality-advantage-lost-emerging-lifespan-inequalities-among-migrants-their-descendants-1.461585) and www.sociology.su.se/english/research/research-projects/rising-social-inequalities-and-swedish-fertility-decline-1.519989

Main responsibilities
The position involves research mainly based on Swedish register data.

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

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills and the applicant’s previous publications records in relation to these projects. The applicant should demonstrate solid experience with quantitative research and specific experience with longitudinal data.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for one year with the possibility of extension with another year. Start date is in 2022 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 Head of the Demography Unit, Professor Gunnar Andersson, telephone: +46 8 16 32 61, gunnar.andersson@sociology.su.se, and Matthew Wallace, matthew.wallace@sociology.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: 2021-12-31 at 23:59

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Post expires on fredag december 31st, 2021

Postdoctoral Fellow in axion astrophysics and cosmology

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
We are searching for an outstanding individual to conduct original research on theoretical, phenomenological or observational aspects within astroparticle physics and cosmology, with a particular focus on axions and dark matter.

The recruited candidate will benefit from the lively interdisciplinary research environment in axion physics at Stockholm University. Primary funding is provided by the grant “Detecting Axion Dark Matter In The Sky And In The Lab” (https://axiondm.fysik.su.se) from the Swedish Science Foundation. Faculty members involved in this programme include:
David Marsh, Hiranya Peiris, Alexander Balatsky, Stefano Bonetti, Jan Conrad, Ariel Goobar, Jon Gudmundsson, Tim Linden, Igor Pikovski, and Frank Wilzcek, in addition to several postdocs and PhD students.   

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

Main responsibilities
The position involves original research on cosmological and astrophysical signals from axions and axion-like particles. Depending on the recruited candidate’s interests, the work may include phenomenology, data analysis or theory.  The postdoctoral fellows will be expected to contribute to research, write up research for publication, collaborate effectively with local and international partners, and present their work at international conferences. Daily tasks may include theoretical calculations, numerical simulations, or working with observational data.  

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

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

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills and communication skills. Applicants are expected to have a strong background in theoretical physics, cosmology or astroparticle phenomenology. 

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years. Start date 2022-09-01, or as per agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Assistant professor David Marsh, telephone: +46 8 55 37 85 97, david.marsh@fysik.su.se.

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

Application

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

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references
    Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters via email to: FV- 3695-21.refletters@fysik.su.se. and state in the subject line: SU FV-3695-21 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

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

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: 2021-12-08 at 23:59

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Post expires on onsdag december 8th, 2021

Postdoctoral Fellow in Extragalactic Astronomy

The Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University has around 80 employees. The main research areas are Galaxies, Supernovae, Computational astrophysics, Solar physics, and Planet and star formation. The institute invites applications of the position of a Postdoctoral Fellow in extragalactic astronomy. Stockholm University has access to a range of facilities including ESO, Rubin Observatory, and NOT membership, and the Galaxies group leads several major research campaigns with the Hubble (HST) and James Webb Space Telescopes (JWST), and ESO/VLT.

Project description
The position will be to work on spectroscopy of a large sample of galaxies in the early universe, and is coupled to a recently-awarded ‘Large Programme’ with ESO/VLT and/or JWST/NIRISS.

Main responsibilities
The position involves reduction and analysis of optical spectra obtained from the FLAMES instrument at VLT or HST slitless spectroscopy.

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

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

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. Expertise with optical multi-object spectrographs will be a strong advantage.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date in summer 2022 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 Matthew Hayes, telephone: +46 8 5537 8521, matthew@astro.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, 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: 2022-01-14 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on fredag januar 14th, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in Time-Domain Astronomy

The Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University has around 80 employees. The main research areas are Supernovae, Computational Astrophysics, Galaxies, Solar Physics, and Planet and Star Formation. The Department of Astronomy is situated at the AlbaNova Science Centre in Stockholm, together with the Department of Physics, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita), providing a vibrant international research environment. The Department is part of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics, www.okc.albanova.se/.

Project description
The successful applicant will lead and be engaged in multiple active projects concerning the explosion mechanisms, progenitor stars, and environments of exotic transients, including but not limited to superluminous supernovae. 

Main responsibilities
The group is currently actively involved in the identification, follow-up and analysis of interesting transients in the Zwicky Transient Facility, as well as preparing for participation in the next-generation Legacy Survey of Space and Time at Rubin Observatory. We are also members of the ePESSTO+ and ENGRAVE collaborations. Desirable skills include general familiarity with analysis of optical/UV/IR imaging and spectroscopy; experience working with time-domain surveys; and/or a background in simulations or modeling of transients. There will also be opportunities to interact and collaborate with the wider supernova research community at both the Department and the larger Oskar Klein Centre. 

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

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

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

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2022-09-01, though both earlier and later start dates are possible as per agreement..

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Dr Ragnhild Lunnan, ragnhild.lunnan@astro.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, 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: 2022-01-15 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on lørdag januar 15th, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in precision comology with Type Ia supernovae from ZTF and LSST

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
We are searching for a outstanding individual to conduct original research on modelling and/or analysis of Type Ia supernova observations for precision cosmology. Funded by a Wallenberg Foundation research project grant to Hiranya Peiris, Jens Jasche, Ariel Goobar, Jesper Sollerman, and Matthew Hayes, the positions are focussed on our involvement in the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) and the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration, preparing for upcoming data from the Vera C. Rubin Observatory. 

The successful candidate will be part of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics (www.okc.albanova.se/) in Stockholm, a rich scientific environment that comprises more than a hundred researchers working in both theory and experiment in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics and particle physics at both Stockholm University and the Royal Institute for Technology.

The OKC hosts a vibrant research program on dark matter, dark energy, transient, astrophysics, multimessenger, structure formation, and related particle physics questions. The postdoctoral associate are welcome to participate in Scientific Programs at Nordita which bring together groups of leading experts to work on specific topics for extended periods. 

Main responsibilities
The position involves original research with Ariel Goobar on precision measurements of cosmological distances using Type Ia supernova observed with ZTF and LSST. The goal is to perform very competitive tests of fundamental physics and cosmology. Daily responsibilities will include collaborative work to come up with high-precision flux measurements of supernova light: adapting, developing and applying techniques for accurately separating the supernova and galaxy fluxes.  

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

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

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in cosmological and astronomical data analysis, statistics, programming, and numerical or machine-learning modeling. Programming skills are essential. Experience in astronomical image analysis is desirable, but not mandatory.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension for one year. Start date by 1 September 2022 or as per agreement (funding is available to start immediately).

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Jan Conrad, telephone: +46 8 55 37 87 69, conrad@fysik.su.se or Hiranya Peiris, hiranya.peiris@fysik.su.se; Jens Jasche, jens.jasche@fysik.su.se; Ariel Goobar,ariel@fysik.su.se; Jesper Sollerman, jesper@astro.su.se; Matthew Hayes, matthew@astro.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references
    Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters via email to: FV- 3507-21.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-3507-21 + name of the applicant

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    • why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    • why and how you wish to complete the project
    • what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • 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: 2022-01-15 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on lørdag januar 15th, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in Discrete and Computational Biomathematics

The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University consists of three divisions: Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, and Computational Mathematics. This postdoctoral position is attached to the latter. The Division of Computational Mathematics carries out research in a wide range of topics including programming logic, algorithmic graph theory, computational biology, numerical analysis, and computational statistics. The topic of the position is closely related to the Computational Biology group with experts in Bioinformatics and Biomathematics.

Project description
A broad spectrum of different projects within computational mathematics are possible, but with a preference for projects related to discrete and computational biomathematics which includes topics such as phylogenomics, relations between homologous genes or population genetics.

Main responsibilities
The main responsibility is to carry out research. The position also includes some teaching duties (up to 20 %), which may include supervision of students. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the activities of the department, through active participation in seminars, working groups, etc.

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

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

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. Applicants are expected to be able to express themselves fluently in English both oral and written, have good communication and social skills. Special emphasis will be placed on the candidate’s potential to contribute to the research project in the mentioned subject areas and preference is given to candidates with experience of biomathematics, algorithm design and computational complexity. 

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2022-03-01 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 Associate Professor Marc Hellmuth, marc.hellmuth @math.su.se.

General inquiries may also be directed to the Head of the Division of Computational Mathematics, Lars Arvestad, arve@math.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: 2021-12-20 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on mandag december 20th, 2021

Postdoctoral Fellow in supernova/kilonova research

The Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University has around 80 employees. The main research areas are Supernovae, Computational Astrophysics, Galaxies, Solar Physics, and Planet and Star Formation. The Department of Astronomy is situated at the AlbaNova Science Centre in Stockholm, together with the Department of Physics, the Physics Departments at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita), providing a vibrant international research environment. The Department is part of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics, www.okc.albanova.se/.

Project description
The position involves modelling and interpreting supernovae (core-collapse or thermonuclear types) and/or kilonovae (neutron star merger ejecta). The successful applicant will work in the group of Dr. Anders Jerkstrand, which focuses on the theory of light curve and spectral formation in these transients, with aim to develop and apply models to understand their origin, explosion mechanism, and element production. The specific project will depend on the interests and background of the applicant, and several combinations of modelling and data analysis are possible.

Main responsibilities
The position involves carrying out research, both independently and collaboratively within the group. The candidate is expected to actively participate in group and department activities, and assist in supervision. The candidate will present results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and at international 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 should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills as evidenced by publications, given presentations, community engagement, and interview. Experience with numeric or analytic modelling is a plus, as is also demonstrated ability to draw inferences from data using models.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2022-04-01 or as per agreement.

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Dr. Anders Jerkstrand, telephone: +46 8 5537 85 11, anders.jerkstrand@astro.su.se .

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, 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: 2022-01-15 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on lørdag januar 15th, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in machine learning of Universe’s initial conditions

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. https://www.sdcn.se/

Project description
We are searching for an outstanding individual to conduct original research on the origin and evolution of cosmic structure using cosmological survey data and novel machine learning methods. Funded by a Simons Foundation grant to Jens Jasche the project will be part of a new collaboration on “Learning the Universe” (www.learning-the-universe.org), focusing on developing and applying novel Data Science and Machine Learning techniques to reconstruct the initial conditions of our universe and test fundamental physics with current and next-generation cosmological surveys.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Simons Collaboration with ample opportunities for multidisciplinary collaborations with researchers of the participating institutions (Columbia University, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Harvard University, Flatiron Institute, Institut Astrophysique de Paris, Université de Montreal, Princeton University, Carnegie Mellon University, MPA Garching).

In addition, the successful candidate will be part of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics (www.okc.albanova.se/) in Stockholm. This rich scientific environment comprises more than a hundred researchers working in both theory and experiment in astronomy, astrophysics, and particle physics at Stockholm University and the Royal Institute for Technology.

The OKC hosts a vibrant research program on dark matter, dark energy, transient and multimessenger astrophysics, structure formation, and related particle physics questions. Postdoctoral associates are also welcome to participate in Scientific Programs at Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, which brings together leading experts to work on specific topics for extended periods.

The successful candidate will further be a member of our Aquila consortium (www.aquila-consortium.org), an international research collaboration developing novel data science techniques to study fundamental physics with cosmic structures.

Main responsibilities
The positions involve original research on developing and applying novel data science techniques to study the cosmic large-scale structure in surveys. Daily responsibilities will include working with our algorithm for Bayesian Origin Reconstruction from Galaxies (BORG), developing novel machine learning techniques, and analysing cosmological survey data. The position also involves frequent travel to our partner institutions in Europe and the United States.

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

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

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in cosmology, programming, and machine learning. The position also requires fluency in spoken and written English.

Experience in statistical data analysis and the cosmic large-scale structure is desirable. Experts in other relevant fields, especially those with artificial intelligence and machine learning backgrounds are also welcome to apply.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 1 September 2022 or as per agreement (funding is available to start immediately).

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Prof, Jens Jasche, telephone: +46 8 553 780 37, jens.jasche@fysik.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters via email to: FV-3441-21.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-3441-21 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    • why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    • why and how you wish to complete the project
    • what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • 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: 2022-01-15 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on lørdag januar 15th, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in Modelling and Machine Learning for LSST (3)

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. https://www.sdcn.se/

Project description
We are searching for outstanding individuals to conduct original research on computational modelling and/or advanced machine-learning for analysis of photometric datasets. We are also looking for theoretical physicists interested in foundational understanding of deep learning methods. Up to three positions are available.

The successful applicants will be part of the European Research Council Advanced Grant CosmicExplorer project, led by Hiranya Peiris. The positions are also partially funded by an award from the Goran Gustafsson Foundation. The work will prepare the path for the Vera C. Rubin Observatory’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), and will be carried out within the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration.

The successful candidates will be part of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics (http://www.okc.albanova.se/) in Stockholm, a rich scientific environment that comprises more than a hundred researchers working in both theory and experiment in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics and particle physics at both Stockholm University and the Royal Institute for Technology. The OKC hosts a vibrant research program on dark matter, dark energy, transient and multimessenger astrophysics, galaxy evolution, structure formation, and related particle physics questions.

Postdoctoral associates are also welcome to participate in Scientific Programs at Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, which bring together groups of leading experts to work on specific topics for extended periods.

Main responsibilities
The positions involve original research in cosmology, broadly related to testing fundamental physics with LSST. Daily responsibilities will include computational modelling/simulation, developing and applying novel statistical and machine learning techniques, writing production-level code for analysis of LSST data and precursor datasets, and/or preparing for the coming LSST data by analyzing precursor surveys.

A different research profile can include the theoretical investigation of deep learning, e.g., using effective field theory techniques. Experts in other relevant fields, especially those with experience in explainable artificial intelligence, are also welcome to apply.

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

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

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in one or more of: cosmological and astronomical data analysis, statistics, programming, numerical or machine-learning modeling, and theoretical physics expertise.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension for one year. Start date by 1 Oct 2022 or as per agreement (funding is available to start immediately).

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Jan Conrad, telephone: +46 8 55 37 87 69, conrad@fysik.su.se or Hiranya Peiris, hiranya.peiris@fysik.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references
    Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters via email to: FV-3326-21.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-3326-21 + name of the applicant.

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • 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: 2022-01-15 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on lørdag januar 15th, 2022