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Researcher in Medical Radiation Physics (temporary employment)

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.

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
The position will be associated with the project SINFONIA – Radiation risk appraisal for detrimental effects from medical exposure during management of patients with lymphoma or brain tumour (Home – Sinfonia (sinfonia-appraisal.eu) funded from the Euratom research and training programme under grant agreement No 945196.

The project is focused on the development of a comprehensive system for personalised dosimetry in radiotherapy accounting for stray radiation dose and the risks associated with it. Personalised models of patients will be used with analytical algorithms to estimate dose distributions in out-of-field and partially exposed organs during photon radiation therapy.

Treatment protocols applied in the clinic will be used together with machine-specific parameters to simulate dose delivery characteristics. Measurements and Monte Carlo simulations will be used to estimate out-of-field and in-field dose distribution from stray radiation (neutrons) during proton therapy with the beam scanning technique. 

Main responsibilities
The position involves research and developent of a comprehensive methodology that includes measurement and simulation procedures to account for stray radiation dose in patients with lymphoma or/and brain tumours that receive radiation therapy with photon or proton beams.

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

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in dosimetry, Monte Carlo simulations and radiobiological modelling of the effect of radiation on cells as well as risk assessment following medical radiation exposure. The successful applicant will be selected based on documented knowledge relevant for the area of study, knowledge of scientific instrumentations and method, analytical skills, personal motivation and team working skills.

Excellent ability to express themselves in written and spoken English is required. The applicants are encouraged to provide supporting documents that substantiate qualifications, e.g., knowledge, skills, abilities and experience. References and interviews will be used to assess qualifications of the applicants.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for two years. Start date 2021-10-01 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 Prof. Iuliana Toma-Dasu, telephone: +46 72 147 42 57, iuliana.livia.dasu@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-2665-21.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-2665-21 + 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: 2021-10-15 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021

Researcher in Optical Spectroscopy

The Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry is one of the larger departments at Stockholm University with about 160 employees and about 2,000 students per academic year. The teaching focuses on solid chemistry, material chemistry and modern characterization techniques. The main research areas are porous materials, bio-based materials and electron microscopy.

Project description
The position will be associated with the project Rare-Earth-Based Ionic Liquids funded by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet). The aim is the development and characterization of new 4f-element and/or 4f-transition metal based luminescent materials.

Main responsibilities
The position involves research in the in-depth characterization of the optical properties of 4f and transition metal-based inorganic-organic hybrid compounds. The work predominately will focus on photoluminescence spectroscopy, i.e. the acquisition and interpretation of excitation and emission spectra, in dependence of time and temperature, the acquisition of UV-Vis-NIR absorption spectra, including spectroelectrochemistry. The successful applicant will be integrated in a international, dynamic, cross-disciplinary researcher team.

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
Doctoral degree must be in chemical or physical sciences or engineering and you have at least 2 years of post-graduate experience in the field of chemistry, materials science or solid state chemistry. In the appointment process, special attention will be given to the research skills. Experience in photo- and/or electroluminescence spectroscopy is mandatory. Knowledge on cyclic voltammetry, spectroelectrochemistry, VUV-spectroscopy and other analytical techniques is advantageous. Skills on synthesis and handling materials under inert conditions is welcome. The skills shall be documented through publications, PhD thesis or letters of reference.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment starting from 2021-11-01 (or as per agreement) until 2022-12-31.

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 Anja-Verena Mudring, anja-verena.mudring@mmk.su.se, www.mudring.org.

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: 2021-10-04 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday October 4th, 2021

Postdoctoral Fellow in Bacteria-Host Cell Interactions

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

Project description
The project aims to characterize molecular mechanism during bacteria-host cell interactions.

Main responsibilities
The position involves research in molecular and cellular microbiology with focus on interactions between bacteria and host cells. We are looking for a highly motivated and focused individual to the research group. The successful applicant will utilize state-of-the-art approaches aimed at obtaining a fundamental molecular understanding of host- bacteria interactions and host response.

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 a strong background in experimental biology. Relevant expertise in molecular microbiology, infection biology and/or bacteria-host cell interactions is a merit. 
 
The candidate of the position must have expert knowledge in biomedicine, molecular microbiology, and/or infection biology. Experience of working with molecular studies of bacterial infections, experience in flow cytometry, advanced microscopy, molecular cloning as well as expression analysis is a merit. 
 
Further, the candidate also have a good administrative ability and be structured with a high sense of responsibility, have initiative, and good ability to cooperate with others. Good knowledge of English, both orally and in writing, is is a requirement. Great emphasis will be placed in personal qualities. 

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 during fall 2021 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 Ann-Beth Jonsson, ann-beth.jonsson@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: 2021-09-27 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday September 27th, 2021

Researcher in sociology or demography (2 temporary employments)

The Department of Sociology is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Social Sciences. It contains the Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA).

Project description
We are looking for researchers to contribute to the European Research Council (ERC) funded project: A Better Life for the Children of Exile: Intergenerational Adaptation of the Descendants of Refugees, which aims to understand the inequalities that are faced by the children and grandchildren of refugees, and the factors that determine these inequalities.

The project is headed by Ben Wilson and will involve a team of researchers based at the Stockholm University Demography Unit, SUDA, which is part of the Department of Sociology. The aim of the project is to carry out the first comprehensive quantitative study of the descendants of refugees. We will establish a holistic evidence base concerning the inequalities that are faced by the descendants of refugees living in Sweden, and in doing so, we will develop theories and evidence that can be shared with other countries.

Our aim is to compare and contrast four domains of life: health, family formation, residential context and socioeconomic status (e.g. income, education). The project will cut across interdisciplinary boundaries and represents the ideal platform for early-career researchers to gain the skills and experience that are required for a successful and stimulating academic career. Although based in a pre-existing project, there is considerable scope for the successful candidates to determine the focus and design of their research. As such, we welcome candidates with pre-existing research interests and ideas, including those that are linked to sociology and demography, as well as other social science disciplines.

Funding is available for two research positions, in addition to the costs of attending conferences and seminars, as well as advanced training in research methods.

Main responsibilities
Research 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 this project.

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 2 years, with the possibility of extension. Start date is in January 2022 or as per agreement.

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

Contact
For more information, please contact the leader of the project, Dr. Ben Wilson, ben.wilson@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 (no more than 2 pages), including:
    – why you are interested in the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project
  • CV, including:
    – degrees and other completed courses
    – work experience
    – a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – how you plan to carry out your research
    – proposed research area and research questions
    – proposed research designs/methods
  • 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: 2021-09-30 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021

Postdoctoral Fellow in computational mathematics and programming logic

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, computational biology, numerical analysis, and computational statistics. The topic of the position is also closely related to the Mathematical Logic group with experts on constructive mathematics and (homotopy) type theory.

Project description
A broad spectrum of different projects within computational mathematics are possible, but with a preference for projects related to programing logic and type theory, in particular homotopy type theory, categorical models of type theories, cubical type theories, implementation of proof assistants, and the computer formalization of mathematics and computer science.

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 proposed research project and preference is given to candidates with experience of working on programming logic and type 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 Assistant Professor Anders Mörtberg, anders.motberg@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: 2021-10-01 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday October 1st, 2021

Postdoctoral Fellow in environmental chemistry focusing on contaminated sediments

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

Main responsibilities
The overarching goal of MOBILITY is to improve risk assessment procedures for contaminated sediments, which currently largely depend on total sediment concentrations of the contaminants, while the mobility and bioavailability of contaminants are governed by the dissolved fraction in the sediment porewater. Passive sampling methods offer approaches for quantifying porewater concentrations, but are not regularly used for risk assessment purposes. In MOBILITY, we will investigate how sediment porewater concentrations of contaminants are linked with the contaminants’ mobility, bioavailability, and toxicity. This will be studied in resuspension experiments covering typical sediment characteristics and environmental conditions, focusing on hydrophobic organic contaminants (PAHs and PCBs) and mercury.

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 a relevant area for the position. The successful postdoc candidate is expected to have a PhD in environmental sciences, environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry or equivalent, with knowledge in chemical analysis and environmental fate of organic contaminants and/or mercury.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start in December 2021 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 Anna Sobek, anna.sobek@aces.su.se, Assistant Professor Sofi Jonsson, sofi.jonsson@aces.su.se, Professor Elena Gorokhova, elena.gorokhova@aces.su.se or Assistant Professor Stefano Bonaglia, stefano.bonaglia@gu.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: 2021-10-04 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday October 4th, 2021

PhD students in mathematics teacher education within the doctoral school REMATH (3)

Ref. No. SU FV-2574-21

at the Department of Mathematics and Science Education. Closing date: 1 October 2021.

The Department of Mathematics and Science Education (MND) has the largest combined department in mathematics and science education in Sweden, with approximately 120 employees, approximately 50 of which work in mathematics education. The department offers pre-service programmes in mathematics and science for primary and secondary schooling, as well as Honours (Magister), Master and Doctoral programmes.

The research at the department covers all the levels of the educational system and several researchers work with participatory research designs. Research in mathematics education covers topics such as children’s mathematical reasoning and thinking, conceptual development in higher mathematics, assessment of mathematics learning, multilingualism and cultural diversity in school mathematics learning, school mathematics and social inclusion and exclusion, and mathematics’ teachers learning and professional development. Read more about the department at www.mnd.su.se. For further information on the mathematics education activities, visit mathematics education.

Project description
The doctoral students will conduct their research within the research school REMATH (Researching Practice-Based Mathematics Teacher Education), financed by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet). REMATH is a collaboration between the universities of Stockholm, Mälardalen, Kristianstad and Dalarna. The purpose of the research school is to contribute to research-based knowledge about teacher education as a foundation for guiding the organisation and content of mathematics teacher education. REMATH contributes to the development of our national research community and the development of scientific competence in mathematics teacher education at several Swedish higher education institutions.

The theme for the research is practice-based teacher education. Practice-based teacher education addresses: what it takes to learn in and from practice; how high-leverage practices in teachers’ work is transformed into an object for learning; and how programmes can be organised to contribute to a stronger research-based teacher education.

Within this theme, one focus will be mapping mathematics teacher education in Sweden and internationally. This includes but is not restricted to looking at the learning of students during their education, the interplay between theory and practice, and how practice is represented and made visible to students.

Also falling within the theme is to studying and developing how inclusion is integrated in mathematics teacher education, both when it comes to learners and student teachers with varied backgrounds and prerequisites. To develop and trial alternatives to current mathematics teacher education is furthermore a natural focus area within the theme.

REMATH offers a total of nine doctoral positions, of which three will be placed at MND, Stockholm University, two at Dalarna University, two at Kristianstad University and two at Mälardalen University. The doctoral projects must be within the theme and foci described above. For further information about REMATH, see www.su.se/english/research/research-projects/remath-researching-practice-based-mathematics-teacher-education-a-national-graduate-school.

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 mathematics education stipulates that applicants must:

  • Have a qualification as mathematics teacher or equivalent.
  • Have approved courses equivalent to 30 higher education credits at second-cycle level in the area of mathematics education, including thesis work for at least 15 credits, or equivalent.

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 education. The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity: the candidates’ documented knowledge in a relevant field of research, the candidates’ documented knowledge in scientific theory and method, as well as the capacity for analytical thinking, initiative and the ability to collaborate. The research plan will be assessed for the scientific quality and the relevance to the theme of the doctoral school REMATH. You have excellent language abilities in English

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

Terms of employment
Admission to the position is 1 January 2022, in accordance with existing regulations. 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 doctoral students in REMATH will engage in teaching or administration within teacher education at the hosting institution corresponding to 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 REMATH leader, Iben M. Christiansen telephone: +46 072 146 28 16, iben.christiansen@mnd.su.se, or head of doctoral studies in mathematics and science education, Eva Norén, telephone: +46 8 1207 66 29, eva.noren@mnd.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
Applying for the doctoral position must be done via 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, including proficiency levels
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter (max 1000 words) where you describe why you are interested in pursuing doctoral studies in REMATH.
  • A research plan (max 2500 words) where you outline a doctoral project you wish to carry out in REMATH. The text must include: a short introduction where the application states and motivates the research problem and purpose of the project; mention of previous research within the topic area; and introductory thoughts on choice of method, implementation and possible theoretical/conceptual perspectives.
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses.
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files).
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).
  • If desired, letters of recommendation and other merits that you want to highlight (no more than 6 files)

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

You are welcome to apply!

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

Closing date: 01/10/2021

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Friday October 1st, 2021

PhD student in science education in the doctoral school RelMaS

The Department of Mathematics and Science Education (MND) has the largest combined department in mathematics and science education in Sweden, with approximately 120 employees and several active research groups spanning all levels of the educational system. The department educational programs are primarily directed to the pre-service education of mathematics and science teachers for school and highschool.

Master and Magister programs for further professional qualification of in-service teachers are also offered. The research at the department covers all the levels of the educational system and several researchers work with participatory research-design.

Research in mathematics education unfolds in topics such as children’s mathematical reasoning and thinking, higher mathematics conceptual development, assessment of mathematics learning, multilingualism and cultural diversity in school mathematics learning, school mathematics and social inclusion and exclusion, and mathematics’ teachers learning and professional development.

Science education research covers curriculum and classroom interaction studies in biology, physics and chemistry. The research concerns, for example, identity perspectives, education for sustainable development, semiotic resources, laboratory work, sex education, public education at museum, and science learning in multilingual school settings.

Read more about the department at www.mnd.su.se. For further information, visit the pages of mathematics mathematics education and science education.

Project description
The doctoral research will be developed in the frame of the national doctoral school RelMaS, which is a program funded by the Swedish Research Council, and offered in partnership between Stockholm, Malmö and Uppsala universities. The doctoral school admitted its first cohort of students in 2021, and we are now recruiting a second cohort of students. It is directed to increase the research capacity in teacher education in the areas of mathematics and science education.

The doctoral program aims at developing practice-oriented research aiming to analyze and develop didactic models for making relevant mathematics and science education.

RelMaS addresses the challenges of educating younger generations for navigating and transforming contemporary environmental and societal challenges, where mathematical and scientific knowledge intertwine in dealing with wicked problems now and in the future. This involves negotiating common views of the content, pedagogies and research foundations of school mathematics and science, to make them significant for active citizenship and to provide equitable access to the content to a diverse student population. RelMaS has available a total of 9 doctoral positions, 4 of which will be placed at the Department of Mathematics and Science Education.

The general research field of RelMaS addresses two interconnected dimensions of contemporary mathematics and science education:

  1. the relevance of mathematics and science content in teacher education and schools for increased action competence and citizenship,
  2. the relevance of mathematics and science content and pedagogies to reach and engage a diverse student population.

Methodologically, these thematic dimensions are to be approached through collaborative research between schools and universities to produce results connected to school practice. Projects can be formulated as science education or interdisciplinary cutting across science and mathematics.

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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 science education focused on school level science education stipulates that applicants must:

  • Have a qualification as teacher in one of the science subjects.
  • Have approved courses equivalent to 30 credits at second-cycle level in the area of science education, including thesis work for at least 15 credits.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of science education focused on higher education stipulates that applicants must:

  • Have approved courses equivalent to 180 credits at second-cycle level in a science discipline, including thesis work for at least 15 credits.
  • Have approved courses equivalent to 30 credits at second-cycle level in the area of science education, including thesis work for at least 15 credits.

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

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity: the candidates’ documented knowledge in a relevant field of research, the candidates’ documented knowledge in scientific theory and method, as well as the capacity for analytical thinking, initiative and the ability to collaborate.

The assessment of the research plan will consider the scientific quality and relevance for the thematics area of the doctoral school RelMaS.

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

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

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

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

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

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

Contact
For more information, please contact the project leader for RelMaS2, Anna Danielsson (Professor of Science Education), telephone: +46 8 1207 65 72, anna.danielsson@mnd.su.se, Paola Valero (Professor of Mathematics Education and project leader for RelMaS1), telephone: +46 8 1207 68 21 or +46 72 148 93 34, paola.valero@mnd.su.se, or director of post-graduate studies in mathematics and science education Eva Norén (Associate Professor in Mathematics Education), telephone: +46 8 1207 66 29, eva.noren@mnd.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter (max 1000 words) where you describe why you are interested in pursuing doctoral studies in RelMaS. If you apply to several different PhD positions at MND and/or to PhD positions within RelMaS at different universities we ask you to prioritize between the different positions in your application. 
  • A research plan (max 200 words) where you describe a doctoral project within the frame of RelMaS.
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses.
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files).
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).
  • Eventually letters of recommendation and other merits that the applicant wants to highlight (no more than 6 files)

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

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2021-09-30 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021

Postdoctoral Fellow in Quantum Communication

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Project description
The interdisciplinary field of quantum information processing and communication connects quantum mechanics/optics/electronics with classical information theory to achieve tasks in information and communication that are impossible with classical methods. This fusion has led to new concepts such as the qubit, quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography, and quantum computing.

Quantum information has also revitalized the discussions about the foundations of quantum theory. The field is currently very active and is driving for progress in both physics and computer science, information technology. The research objectives of our group include experimental preparation and characterization of multipartite entanglement and tests on the foundations of quantum mechanics, such as the locality and the contextually.

In quantum communication, the objectives are the implementations of quantum key distribution, quantum random number generation, secure quantum multiparty communication, and qubit and entanglement assisted communication protocols.

The aim of this project is to develop security tools for quantum cryptography protocols and communication system solutions. The practical security of quantum systems verification will be guaranteed by successive iterations of security loophole demonstrations and countermeasure implementations.

This project is part of the Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT), a 12-year, billion-SEK initiative started in 2018 with the purpose of advancing Swedish academia and industry to the forefront of quantum technology.

Main responsibilities
The postdoc will be working with programming, data analysis, benchmarking, and modelling, as well as application of the developed methods to secure quantum communication project.

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 successful candidate should be highly motivated and should have a Ph.D. in physics and computer science or related field, and a strong background in cryptography and IT security. Experience with quantum communication is important. Excellent skills in computer programming (primarily C++, Python), computer networks, and knowledge of IT security tools are necessary merits.

We value a collaborative attitude and an interest in working both independently and togheter in a team, sharing best practices and assuming responsibility. Self-motivation, attention to detail, and a problem-solving analytical ability are important personal qualities for this 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 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 Mohamed Bourennane, telephone +46 8 55 37 87 36, boure@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-2381-21.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-2381-21 + 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!

Stockholms universitet bidrar till det hållbara demokratiska samhällets utveckling genom kunskap, upplysning och sanningssökande.

Deadline: 2021-09-30 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021