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Postdoctoral Fellow in Arctic plant-soil interactions

Prolonged application time – new closing date: 29 May 2022.

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

Research in the Biogeochemistry Unit focuses on the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen and metals in soils, fresh water bodies, and the ocean. The unit has a strong and long-standing research focus on the impact of global warming on Arctic environments with the overarching goal to improve the systems understanding and future projections of biogeochemical cycles in this system.

The Biogeochemistry Unit is now seeking a postdoctoral fellow to complement our team, focusing on the impact of plant-soil interactions on Arctic carbon cycling.

Project description
Climate warming is rapidly changing Arctic environments. Consequences include permafrost thaw, increased microbial degradation of soil organic matter to CO2 and other greenhouse gases, but also wide-spread stimulation of plant primary production and CO2 uptake, deeper plant rooting and shifts in vegetation distribution. In addition, plants can accelerate decomposition of soil organic matter decomposition near their roots to CO2 (“rhizosphere priming effect”), and this effect might substantially enhance Arctic CO2 emissions (Keuper & Wild et al. 2020 Nature Geoscience).

The advertized position will be associated with the new ERC Starting Grant project PRIMETIME that aims to quantify total plant impacts on CO2 emissions from a warming Arctic, using a combination of experimental and modeling approaches.

Main responsibilities
The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for developing and executing experiments targeting plant-soil carbon allocation and plant impacts on soil organic matter stabilization and destabilization. The work will include sampling and experimental campaigns at Arctic field sites, and laboratory experiments with living plants in Stockholm, and apply a range of isotopic tools (13C-labeling, 14C-dating). For more specific information on the planned research, please contact Ass. Prof. Dr. Birgit Wild (birgit.wild@aces.su.se).

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

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

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. Special emphasis is put on the applicant’s knowledge and skills within the subject area, ability to express themselves verbally and in writing, analytical aptitude, creativity in scientific thinking, initiative and independence, and a capacity for working together with others. Previous experience working in the Arctic, with soils and plants, with field experiments, with laboratory plant experiments, with isotopic tools to address biogeochemical questions, and with connecting observational data and modeling are all beneficial. The evaluation will be based on the quality and ambition of previous work, scientific publications, references, a cover letter motivating the candidate’s interest, and interviews.

We are seeking a highly motivated person with a strong interest in how fine-scale, plant-soil-microbial interactions control large-scale greenhouse gas fluxes. The work will integrate components of plant science, soil science, and microbiology, field, laboratory, statistical and possibly modelling work, and we are looking for a candidate with the motivation to connect these components. A background in e.g. Environmental Sciences, Biology, or Geosciences would be highly suitable. Collaborative skills and proficiency in English are required.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. We aim for a start date around fall 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 Ass. Prof. Dr. Birgit Wild, birgit.wild@aces.su.se.

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

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

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

The instructions for applicants are available at: 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: 2022-05-29 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on søndag maj 29th, 2022

Researcher in Political Science (Temporary employment)

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

Project description
The position is part of the research project – ”Renegotiated civil and military boundaries – Turning government communicators into online agents of cyber warfare”, financed by the Swedish Research Council. The project studies how government communicators in four European countries handle fake news in complex policy fields with many stakeholders. The successful applicant will be part of a small team of researchers at Stockholm University and the Stockholm School of Economics.

Main responsibilities
The researcher will be responsible for data collection, data analysis, conducting interviews and co-authoring a conference paper and a research article. The position will also entail some teaching depending on previous teaching experience (between 10 and 20 percent).

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
Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in political science or in an adjacent discipline. A successful candidate will have two or several of the following skills:

  • A strong background in qualitative methods which is shown by the applicant’s research.
  • Knowledge of computer-based programs for textual analysis.
  • Experience of conducting interviews.
  • Documented ability to work in a research team.
  • Documented ability to write good academic English.

In the appointment process, special emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s experience of qualitative methods and documented ability to work in a research team. Emphasis will also be placed on the applicant´s research experience on studying security policy discourses or public administration.

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 Professor Ulrika Mörth, Telephone: +46 8 16 22 11, ulrika.morth@statsvet.su.se.

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

The leading candidates will be interviewed in August.

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2022-06-27 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on mandag juni 27th, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in numerical ice-sheet modelling

The Department of Geological Sciences is a department within the Faculty of Science with courses at master’s, bachelor’s and orientation levels. The department supports a broad range of basic research within marine geology, geochemistry and classical geology.

Project description
Assessing the sea-level rise contribution from the North Greenland Ice Sheet in a warming climate.

Sea-level rise caused by global warming is a serious threat to society and vital economic infrastructures concentrated along the coastlines. Melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet is currently the single largest contributor to observed global sea-level rise, and its contribution is expected to increase. The northern sector of the Greenland Ice Sheet holds over one meter of global sea level; if its outlets glaciers lose their buttressing ice tongues they can begin to flow as rapidly as their more southerly counterparts of the Ice Sheet, and discharge ice formerly grounded on land to the ocean where it contributes to accelerating sea-level rise.

This two-year post-doctoral project is aimed to carry out a detailed investigation of the development of the North Greenland Ice Sheet and its contribution to global sea-level rise until year 2300 under a range of IPCC’s climate scenarios. The goal is to provide lower and upper limits of the potential contribution by the North Greenland Ice Sheet to global sea-level rise, considering different ice–ocean–atmosphere feedback mechanisms, using a state-of-the-art numerical ice-sheet and sea-level system model.

The project will capitalize on new constraints on physical conditions and knowledge on the ice-dynamical processes and ice-ocean interaction based on field data acquired during the successful Petermann 2015 and Ryder 2019 expeditions with Swedish ice breaker Oden. The Ice-sheet and Sea-level System Model (ISSM) will be used to simulate the North Greenland Ice Sheet, and the interaction of its marine outlet glaciers with the ocean, to quantify contributions to sea-level rise under different climate scenarios. Special emphasis will be placed on the dynamics and stability of the outlet glaciers’ floating ice tongues, and the implications which their partial or complete disintegration have on ice discharge from the upstream drainage basins. This two-year postdoctoral project is funded by the Swedish research council FORMAS and the study forms an integral part of the North Greenland Earth-Ocean-Ecosystem Observatory (GEOEO) Research Theme adopted by the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat. Information about GEOEO can be found at: https://www.polar.se/en/research-support/polar-research-process/theme-geoeo/.

Main responsibilities
The goal is to obtain improved knowledge of the northern sector of the Greenland Ice Sheet’s contribution to future sea-level rise. An important task for the candidate will be to set up the ISSM model for the North Greenland Ice Sheet, to and carry out simulations to quantify its global sea-level contributions while making optimal use of available field data constraints and available relevant model output for future climate scenarios. Results from the project work shall be disseminated through peer-reviewed research articles to be published in international scientific journals. The possibility of participating in the North of Greenland Expedition 2024 with Icebreaker Oden can be investigated, depending on the applicant’s qualifications, interests and results obtained during the first 1.5 years of the 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 must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

We seek candidates with a strong background in geophysics, physics or applied mathematics with an interest to develop expertise in the modelling of cryosphere­–ocean­–climate interactions. Documented previous experience of numerical ice sheet modelling, glacier modelling, ocean modelling or Earth System modeling is meriting. Likewise, it is meriting to have documented experience in using High Performance Computing infrastructure, and in pre- and postprocessing input to and output from numerical simulations.  The candidate should be fluent in English, and be able to work independently and in groups, as well as towards deadlines as the project has specific sub-goals.  

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates is based on their expected capacity to complete the project tasks. The following criteria are used to assess this capacity: the applicant’s documented knowledge and skills within the subject of their proposed specialization, capability to express their work orally and in writing in English, creativity, ability to take initiatives, capacity for analytical thinking, independence and ability to work with other researchers. The evaluation is based on previous education and experience, quality of previous published research, ambition expressed in the motivation letter, description of the proposed project direction and potentially interviews. In the selection, great emphasis will be taken on personal qualities.

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

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Martin Jakobsson, martin.jakobsson@geo.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. We recommend that you submit your application, including the necessary documents, in English.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for at least 2 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter including
    • Why you are interested in the advertised research area and project
    • What makes you a suitable candidate for this project including previous experience of ice-sheet modelling
  • 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: 2022-07-01 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on fredag juli 1st, 2022

Postdoctoral fellow to FAIRTRANS

FAIRTRANS (Fair Transformations to a Fossil-Free Future) is a 4-year research programme funded by Mistra and Formas. Our mission is to develop science-based and fair roadmaps for rapid decarbonisation, consistent with a globally fair Swedish carbon budget, through collaboration with key actors from civil society. Sustaining the resilience of Earth’s biosphere requires far-reaching transformations of the economy, breaking path dependency and shifting toward a new development trajectory defined by a fundamentally different narrative. A postdoctoral fellow within this program will gain experience in problem-oriented, interdisciplinary collaboration in sustainability science and become an expert in climate benefits of forestry and resilient forestry.

Project description
Green negative emissions is Work Package 3 in FAIRTRANS. We want to hire a postdoc for two years to explore and analyse how the climate benefits of Swedish forests and forestry can be optimized, with respect to other ecosystem services and biodiversity. The overarching research questions are:

  1. Acknowledging the potential for climate benefits from both protected forests and active forestry, how can these climate benefits be optimised in a legitimate and cost-effective way?
  2. How can Swedish forests increase their resilience to various stresses and shocks in order to safeguard their climate benefits?

Questions include how to ensure a high net sink at different time scales (maintain or decrease harvesting rate?), how to maximise the benefits of substitution (e.g. increase the share of timber to constructions at the expense of paper and biofuel?), how to make forests more resilient (e.g. increase the share of continuous cover forestry?), and explore novel avenues for sustainable forest management (SFM) with several co-benefits. Since more than half of stored carbon in Swedish forests is sub-soil, attention cannot be limited to calculations of biomass in trees.

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work with us to develop new governance and management approaches for optimising the climate benefits of forestry and safeguard the resilience of these benefits. This research is truly interdisciplinary and even transdisciplinary and the candidate should have previous experience of that. Research experience from forestry or climate is desirable but not mandatory.

The research will include a review of forestry transformations in other countries, especially Germany, and developing scenarios for alternative management including continuous cover forestry (CCF). These scenarios will be discussed and modified in workshops together with interested Swedish forest owners and the Forest Agency. No Swedish language proficiency is required. Depending on the skills of the candidate, case studies with interviews or modelling (e.g. CAPRI) will be used to assess the robustness/resilience of pathway scenarios for a few explicit forest management strategies. The candidate may also supervise a MSc student in the same field.

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

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

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

  • Research experience of policy-relevant transdisciplinary sustainability science.
  • Research and practical experience of climate and forestry.
  • Methodological skills in either qualitative or quantitative methods.
  • Practical experiences from science-policy dialogues.
  • Record of publications in scientific journals.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently and as part of a team.
  • Very good English language communication skills.

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

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

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained directly from: 
Thomas Hahn, thomas.hahn@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.

We look forward to your application!

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

Deadline: 2022-06-15 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on onsdag juni 15th, 2022

PhD student in Computer and Systems Sciences, with a focus on IT Management and Governance

The Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) is one of the oldest IT departments in Sweden and one of the largest departments at Stockholm University with around 5,000 students and around 190 employees. The discipline of computer and systems sciences bridges the gap between technology and the humanities, social sciences, and behavioral sciences. The use and design of IT is put in context in relation to people, organizations, and society. DSV offers a stimulating research environment in an international setting.

Project description 
The project aim is to study digital transformation in public organizations with a focus on how organizational culture in public organizations is influencing digital transformation. This research will analyze the organizational culture types in public organizations that are critical to success of digital transformation in these organizations. Further on the research will identify the cultural values as a basis for designing a framework that supports a successfully digital transformation in public organizations. The study of organizational culture influence on digital transformation in public organizations will contribute to the IT management and governance area as well as support managers from public organizations aiming to succeed in their digital transformation journey. The results of the project intend to contribute with new knowledge to both research and practice in the subject area. The research is done in collaboration with the Swedish Research School of Management and IT.

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 Computer and systems sciences stipulates that applicants must have completed courses at second-cycle level in Computer and systems sciences with a minimum of 90 higher education credits, or equivalent, including a thesis with a minimum of 15 higher education credits. In addition, the applicant is required to have English language skills equivalent of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level B2.

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:

  • Independence in the analysis and organization of the earlier work
  • Problem formulation and rigor in previous work and in the research plan
  • Previously shown ability to keep the specified time limits
  • Methodological and scientific maturity
  • Communication and cooperation skills
  • Subject specific knowledge relevant to education. 

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

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

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

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

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

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

Contact
For more information, please contact Professor Lazar Rusu lrusu@dsv.su.se or Director of PhD studies, Åsa Smedberg, studierektorF@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, seko@seko.su.se (SEKO), and PhD student representative, doktorandombud@sus.su.se.

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

Please include the following information with your application

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

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Project proposal/Research proposal describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement 
    – why and how you wish to complete the project 
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files).

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

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2022-05-24 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on tirsdag maj 24th, 2022

Doctoral Studies in Human Geography

Subject area
The position will be at the Department of Human Geography. Here research is undertaken in human geography and in planning. The research in the Stockholm University Department of Human Geography concentrates on four research profiles: The Stockholm Urban and Regional Research Environment (SURE); Historical Geography and Landscape Studies; Population Geography, Migration and GIS; Urban Africa. www.humangeo.su.se/english/research.

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

The language used at the programme is either English or Swedish. Accordingly, the specific entry requirements are excellent knowledge and skills in either the Swedish or the English language, and a minimum of 90 credits in Human Geography, or relevant background. More details can be found at www.humangeo.su.se/english/education/courses-and-programmes/third-cycle.

The qualification requirements must be met by the time of application.

Selection
Selection among the applicants is made with regard to the candidate’s ability to complete the postgraduate programme. The most important reason for the selection is the conditions the applicant has for achieving the goals of the education. Special emphasis is placed on (ranked criteria):

– the scientific ability shown by the applicant in essay work from advanced and basic level, as well as in the preliminary research plan

  1. Independence in analysis and critical thinking in previous work
  2. Problem formulation and rigour in previous work and research plan
  3. Previously demonstrated ability to hold to given time frames
  4. Methodological and scientific maturity
  5. Communication and collaboration skills

– Applicant’s academic prerequisites in relevant areas of knowledge

– Applicant’s ability to contribute to and benefit from the research environment at the Department of Human Geography.

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

Terms of employment 
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.

The doctoral student should primarily devote themselves to their own education and the research project, 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 Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Dominic Power, dominic.power@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
  • A research plan that describes the planned research / research focus. It must state the main focus, possible dissertation topic, and preferably also a specification of possible research problems, theory, method and material. This plan is not binding and can be revised during the PhD research.
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 3 files).

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

You are welcome to apply!

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

Deadline: 2022-06-01 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on onsdag juni 1st, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in Biophysics with focus on machine learning

The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Science with about 150 employees and 2,000 students. The department has world-leading research in cell and molecular biology, in particular within structural biology, molecular modeling/simulation and cryo-electron microscopy. This position is part of a joint collaboration between the two largest research programs in Sweden, the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) and the SciLifeLab and Wallenberg National Program for Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS), with the ultimate goal of solving ground-breaking research questions across disciplines.

Project description
Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) has been a revolution for structural biology with its ability to computationally recover the 3D electron density of proteins based on millions of noisy images of single protein molecules. In some cases, modern reconstruction methods have also made it possible to predict flexibility of molecules, but only on coarse scales. This postdoctoral project is a collaboration with the math department at KTH, where we will use the massive amounts of data on protein motion available in molecular simulations produced in our team to develop new neural networks to provide data-driven priors of atomic models used to predict both structure and motion from new cryo-EM data we collect at SciLifeLab.

Main responsibilities
You will work together with mathematicians, structural biologists and computational chemists on performing molecular simulations and developing new ways to describe and featurize molecular motions both in cryo-EM data and simulations. You will be involved in training and testing networks, and in particular assess the performance of multiscale motion predictions on new cryo-EM 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 must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills within the field. Knowledge and experience of simulations, computational cryo-EM reconstruction, or deep learning frameworks, such as PyTorch or TensorFlow, is a strong merit.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2022-07-01 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 project leader, Professor Erik Lindahl, erik.lindahl@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
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

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

You are welcome to apply!

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Deadline: 2022-05-31 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on tirsdag maj 31st, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in solar physics

The Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University has around 80 employees. The main research areas are Solar Physics, Galaxies, Supernovae, Computational astrophysics and Planet and star formation. The Institute for Solar Physics (ISP) at the Department of Astronomy invites applications to a postdoc position in solar physics.

Project description
The ISP operates the Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope (SST) on La Palma, which is currently one of the leading solar telescopes in the world. The main research areas at ISP are observations with SST and other telescopes with a focus on analysis using non-LTE inversions, and theoretical studies focussing on radiation-MHD simulations and non-LTE radiative transfer.

Main responsibilities
The position mainly involves research. Up to 5 % of the time may be assigned to outreach activities at the Department of Astronomy, such as hosting telescope shows. 

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

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

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. We are looking for a postdoctoctoral fellow that works in one of those two areas described above under section “project description”. People with experience and interest in non-LTE radiative transfer including adaptive mesh refinement are especially encouraged to apply.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 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 the director of the Institute for Solar Physics, Professor Jorrit Leenaarts, telephone: +46 8 5537 8550, jorrit.leenaarts@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

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 should be sent separately to: fv-1616-22.refletters@astro.su.se 
  • 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: 2022-06-07 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on tirsdag juni 7th, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow in instrumentation for CMB experiments

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 advertising a 3-year postdoctoral fellow position, to work with Dr. Jon E. Gudmundsson on a project in cryogenic optics funded by an ERC Starting Grant. The CMBeam program involves aspects in optical instrumentation, simulation, and analysis for experiments studying the cosmic microwave background, including the Simons Observatory, the LiteBIRD satellite, and the Taurus balloon-borne experiment.

The principal aim of CMBeam is to advance aspects of cryogenic optics for millimetre wavelengths. Efforts include the construction of a state-of-the-art cryogenic holography facility for the purposes of testing optical systems of current and future experiments. This infrastructure will facilitate calibration efforts for upcoming CMB experiments such as the Simons Observatory and enable the development of optical measurement techniques that are critical for next-generation experiments.

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 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
CMBeam involves development of novel techniques in cryogenic optics. This can be broken down into tasks that require expertise in mechanical design, optics, cryogenics, readout, and RF circuit design. The candidate, together with the PI, will lead the design of an anechoic chamber and custom cryostat that facilitates the testing of quasi-optical systems for future CMB experiments. Using lab measurements enabled by this facility, the candidate is also expected to lead calibration work for upcoming CMB experiments.

Other daily responsibilities include active participation in group meetings and mentoring of PhD students. The successful candidate is also encouraged to actively contribute to the lively academic environment at the OKC.

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

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

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to proven experience in instrumentation for microwave and millimetre wave optical systems. This includes any background in cosmology experiment that relate to the project description. Experience with cryogenics and RF antenna characterization is particularly relevant.

We are looking for driven candidates with strong ability to work both individually and in groups.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date may be in September 2022 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 Dr. Jon E. Gudmundsson, telephone: +46 8 553 780 70, jon@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-1326-22.refletters@fysik.su.se and state in the subject line: SU FV-1326-22 + 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: 2022-06-15 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on onsdag juni 15th, 2022