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PhD in Computational Science with specialization in Mathematical Statistics

Institutionen för matematik och matematisk statistik

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before 2022-09-30

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
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  • Umeå

The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics announces a position as a doctoral student in computational science with specialization in mathematical statistics and focus on machine learning with medical applications. The position involves four years of doctoral studies, including participation in research and postgraduate courses. The last day to apply is September 30, 2022.

Project description and tasks
Better planning of surgeries and subsequent postoperative care can make healthcare more efficient. A planning tool assumes that the patient’s length of stay can be predicted using available data, including pre-surgical data, surgical data, postoperative data, and various registry data types. 

As a PhD student, you will work within an interdisciplinary research group. The goal is to develop machine learning techniques that can be used to estimate the patient’s length of stay and identify risk factors that contribute to extended stays. Knowledge of risk factors is expected to contribute to an increased understanding of how healthcare can be more efficient.  

The project also aims to develop a systematic approach for using large and complex data and machine learning to improve care processes.

The project is jointly funded by Region Västerbotten and Umeå University and the doctoral student will be affiliated with the Industrial Doctoral School for Research and Innovation at Umeå University:
https://www.umu.se/en/research/research-with-us/forskarskolor/industrial-doctoral-school-for-research-and-innovation/

Qualifications
The doctoral student will be admitted for studies at third-cycle level in Computational Science and Engineering with a specialisation in Mathematical Statistics.

To be admitted for studies at the third-cycle level, the applicant is required to have completed a second-cycle level degree or completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits are at second-cycle level, or have an equivalent education from overseas, or equivalent qualifications. To fulfil the specific entry requirements to be admitted for studies at third-cycle level in computational science and engineering, the applicant is required to have completed at least 90 ECTS credits in computational science and engineering courses, of which at least 30 ECTS credits shall have been acquired at second-cycle level. Computational science and engineering courses refer to courses with major quantitative, statistical, or computing science elements, such as courses in computing science, mathematics and mathematical statistics. Applicants who in some other system either within Sweden or abroad have acquired largely equivalent skills are also eligible. 

We are looking for a driven person with a great interest in the research area, both in theory development and the interdisciplinary applications. Good knowledge of statistics or mathematical statistics, programming and English is a requirement. You are expected to collaborate with researchers from non-mathematical disciplines and clinicians in healthcare. Experience in interdisciplinary collaborations and knowledge of Swedish is therefore meritorious. 

Applicants with a degree from a foreign university are encouraged to provide results from the GMAT (or GRE) and TOEFL/IELTS tests if available.

Assessments of the eligible applicants are based on their qualifications and ability to benefit from the doctoral education.

About the employment
The position is intended to result in a doctoral degree. The main task of the doctoral student is to pursue their doctoral studies, including active participation in research and doctoral courses. The duties may include teaching or other departmental work (up to 20%). The employment is limited to the equivalent of four years of full-time (48 months) or up to five years when teaching part-time. Salary is set by the established salary ladder for PhD positions at Umeå University. The employment starts in November 2022 or according to an agreement.

Application
Application is made through our recruitment system by September 30, 2022. Log in and apply via the button at the bottom of the page. The application must consist of the following documents written in English or Swedish in PDF or Word format:

  • Personal letter with a brief description of your qualifications and research interests. Justify why you are applying for the position and describe how your qualifications and merits are relevant to the employment.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Authenticated copies of degree certificates, diplomas or equivalent, including documentation of completed academic courses, received grades, and possibly other certificates.
  • Copies of relevant work such as master’s thesis or articles you have authored or co-authored. If the master’s thesis has not been completed before the application deadline, a summary of the master’s thesis project and current progress shall be included. The summary can be at most five pages, including figures and references.
  • GMAT (or GRE) and TOEFL/IELTS test scores, if available.
  • Contact information for at least two reference persons.

The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics values the qualities that a gender balance brings to the department, and therefore we particularly encourage female applicants.

The procedure for recruitment for the position is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance (Chapter 12, Section 2), and the decision regarding the position cannot be appealed.

More information
For further information about the ad/position contact research leader Patrik Rydén by e-mail patrik.ryden@umu.se or phone +46704823555.

More information about the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics:
https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-mathematics-and-mathematical-statistics/

Admission

November 2022 eller enligt överenskommelse

Contact

Patrik Rydén, universitetslektor

090-7869562,patrik.ryden@umu.se

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1308-22

Salary

Månadslön

Union representative

SACO

090-7865365

SEKO

090-7865296

ST

090-7865431

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before 2022-09-30

Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Post expires on Friday September 30th, 2022

PhD Position in Experimental Physics

Institutionen för fysik

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before 2022-09-30

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå

The Department of Physics (https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-physics/) at Umeå University conducts strong research in the areas of organic electronics, condensed matter physics, nanotechnology, photonics, and theoretical physics. We are now announcing a PhD position for a project focusing on developing stable nanostructured materials for highly corrosive environments. Last day to apply is September 30th, 2022. Starting date is January 9th, 2023, or according to agreement.

Project description
We are looking for a PhD candidate interested in developing nanostructured metal oxides capable of withstanding highly acidic environments. The study of acid-stable metal oxides is important for the development of protective coatings, and electrocatalysts, where aggressive environments with low pH, corrosive substances, or anodic conditions are often present. Therefore, this PhD project involves fields such as material science, electrochemistry, and computational chemistry. The overall aim is to identify factors that contribute to an early metal dissolution under acidic and anodic conditions. 

The activities during the PhD studies involve the production of mixed-metal oxides using a state-of-the-art precursor solution plasma spraying, although other common production techniques will be explored. The PhD student will perform a complete material characterization (morphology, crystal structure, electrochemical behaviour, corrosion resistance, electrical conductivity). In the project we will also evaluate the viability of these materials as electrocatalyst support, including test on proton exchange membrane (PEM) water electrolysis stacks. In-situ spectroscopy studies will be also carried out to monitor changes in the mixed oxides during electrocatalytic and corrosion tests. 

Qualifications
To be admitted for studies at third-cycle level you are required to have completed a second-cycle level degree or completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS credits. The recruitment procedure will follow the Higher Education Ordinance (Högskoleförordningen). Prerequisites include 240 ECTS credits (högskolepoäng) of higher education studies, of which 60 should be on an advanced/second-cycle level (Master’s level), or equivalent. In addition to these requirements, 120 ECTS need to be in physics. The requirements do not need to be fulfilled at the time of application but only at the enrolment. Fluency in English is mandatory.

The candidate should have documented experience in the synthesis of nanomaterials, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, electron microscopy, and data analysis (e.g. Origin, Matlab). Experience with electrochemical characterization techniques is recommended. We seek a highly motivated doctoral candidate who wants to work in an inter-cultural and international environment, and who has the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

Terms of employment
The employment is expected to result in a doctoral degree and the main assignment for the doctoral student is thus to be part of the research education, which includes participation in the described research project but also to take relevant courses. Teaching and other departmental work (up to a maximum of 20%) can be included. The employment is limited to four years at full time or up to five years if teaching and other departmental work is performed. The salary is fixed according to the established salary level for doctoral students. The employment starts on January 9th 2023, or according to agreement.

The application
The application should contain:
1.   A cover letter with summary of research interests and motivation (max. 2 pages).
2.   Curriculum Vitae.
3.   Certified copies of diplomas.
4.   Transcripts with grades, with English translation.
5.   Master thesis (or equivalent), and copies of other scientific publications (if applicable).
6.   Names and contact information to two reference persons.

More information
For further information contact the Principal Investigator of the project, Assoc. Prof. Eduardo Gracia, eduardo.gracia@@umu.se

You apply via our e-recruitment system Varbi. The application should be in English (preferrable) or Swedish. The deadline for applications is September 30th, 2022. Log in and apply via the button at the bottom of the page. All documents should be uploaded in pdf format. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for online interviews.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Admission

January 9th, 2023, or according to agreement.

Contact

Eduardo Gracia

090-7866339

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1316-22

Salary

According to a local agreement for PhD students

Union representative

SACO

090-7865365

ST

090-7865431

SEKO

090-7865296

Read the job description at the university homepage

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before 2022-09-30

Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Post expires on Friday September 30th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in molecular neuroscience project A

Institutionen för molekylärbiologi

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before 2022-10-01

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå

The Department of Molecular Biology seeks a postdoctoral scientist for the project ”Role of gene silencing for maintenance of neuronal identity”. The position is full-time for two years with access as soon as possible or by agreement.

Project description and work responsibilities

It is not known how stable silencing of alternative gene programs is maintained once a neuronal identity has been established. This project aims to understand fundamental molecular mechanisms underlying maintenance of differentiated serotonergic and dopaminergic neuronal identity and function. Both cell types are involved in several psychiatric disorders which take a huge toll on individuals and society. In addition, midbrain dopamine neurons of the substantia nigra pars compacta constitute the key population whose degeneration is associated with Parkinson’s disease, further underscoring the clinical significance of the project.

Work tasks will include but not be limited to designing, performing and analyzing experiments in collaboration with the supervisor. The post-doc will perform experiments with animals, cells and in vitro to address the role of long-term transcriptional repression for maintaining cellular identity and function in differentiated dopaminergic and serotonergic neurons of the CNS. The applicant is expected to exhibit a high level of autonomy and be able to independently and responsibly address the scientific questions of the project.

See:

Toskas, K., Yaghmaeian-Salmani, B., J., Skiteva, O., Paslawski, W., Gilberg, L., Skara, V., Antoniou, I., Södersten, E., Svenningsson, P., Chergui, K., Ringnér, M., Perlmann, T, and Holmberg, J. (2022). PRC2-mediated repression is essential to maintain identity and function of differentiated dopaminergic and serotonergic neurons bioRxiv 2022
https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.01.24.477226

Södersten, E., Toskas, K., Rraklli, V., Tiklova, K., Björklund, Å., Ringnér, M., Perlmann, T. and Holmberg, J. (2018). A comprehensive map coupling histone modifications with gene regulation in adult dopaminergic and serotonergic neurons. Nat Commun. 2018 Mar 26;9(1):1226 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-03538-9

Holmberg, J. and Perlmann, T. (2012). Maintaining differentiated cell identities. Nature Review Genetics, 13(6), 429-439. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrg3209

Eligibility

A person who has been awarded a doctorate or a foreign qualification deemed to be the equivalent of a doctorate in life sciences (e.g., biology, biochemistry, medicine or biomedicine) is eligible for appointment as postdoctoral researcher. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time at which the appointment decision is made.

Previous experience involving animal experiments, cells, standard molecular biology methods, fluorescent activated sorting of nuclei, cDNA library preparation, chromatin extraction, single cell RNA-sequencing analysis, confocal microscopy, imaging and bioinformatical analysis is required.

A documented valid course in animal experimental procedures is required.

The high complexity of the project demands that the applicant has the proper problem-solving skills. You should be highly motivated and able to work productively in a team as well as independently. Excellent communication skills are required. Proficiency in written and spoken English also required. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

Additional useful qualifications

Since appointment as a postdoctoral researcher is a career-development position for junior researchers, we are primarily interested in applicants who completed their doctoral degree no more than three years before the application deadline. If there are special reasons, an applicant who has completed their degree earlier than that may be considered. Special reasons include absence due to illness, parental leave, clinical practice, appointments of trust for a trade union organisation or other similar circumstances, and for relevant duties/assignments within the subject area.

Documented experience of bioinformatical analysis, transgenic mice, stereotactic injections, viral vectors and animal behavioural experiments is considered a great advantage.

More information about the position

The appointment is a full-time, fixed-term position two years in accordance with the terms of contract for fixed-term employment as a postdoctoral researcher. The access should be as soon as possible or by agreement.

Application

The application is made through our electronic recruitment system and must be received latest 2022-10-01. The application must be written in Swedish or English. A full application should include:

  • An introductory letter including a 2-page statement of research interests relative to the above topics and a motivation of why your expertise is appropriate for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) with publication list,
  • Certified copy of doctoral degree certificate,
  • Certified copies of other diplomas, list of completed academic cources and grades,
  • Copy of doctoral thesis and relevant scientific papers,
  • Contact information for at least two reference persons,
  • Other documents that the applicant wishes to claim.

We look forward to receiving your application!

More about us

For more information please visit: https://www.umu.se/en/research/groups/johan-holmberg/

Admission

As agreed

Contact

Johan Holmberg

johan.holmberg02@umu.se

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1219-22

Salary

Monthly salary

Union representative

SACO

090-7865365

SEKO

090-7865296

ST

090-7865431

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before 2022-10-01

Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Post expires on Saturday October 1st, 2022

Post doctor in NMR-based structural biology

Kemiska institutionen

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before 2022-10-14

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå

The Department of Chemistry seeks a postdoctor for structure determination of membrane-bound proteins of the Bcl-2 family involved in apoptosis. The employment is full-time for two years with access January 1st, 2023 or by agreement. Last day to apply is 14th October 2022.

Project description and working tasks 
This postdoctoral position is part of a Swedish council financed research project to unravel the regulation of programmed cell death at the molecular level with focus on the structure of the proteins and biological membranes involved in this important process. Important key players in the mitochondrial (intrinsic) cell death pathway are membrane-active proteins of the Bcl-2 family. The main objective of this project is to understand the function – and underlying structural properties – of these proteins and their interactions with the mitochondrial membrane environment. For this purpose we will use structural biological methods focusing on solid-state NMR spectroscopy of lipid-protein complexes, complemented by liquid-state NMR. In addition, we will also use neutron reflectometry on these lipid protein complexes). You will primarily study the membrane bound Bcl-2 proteins and their mutual interactions.  In addition, you will also be supporting NMR based work on human protein kinases which can be involved in human cancer, in part, through their regulation of Bcl-2 proteins.

The Department of Chemistry offers access to an excellent research infrastructure within the KBC environment (www.kbc.umu.se) with access to solid phase/liquid 850 MHz NMR and neutron sources in Europe (mainly ESS/ISIS). You will work with thriving small teams in a large interdisciplinary environment with excellent infrastructure.

Qualifications 
To be appointed under the postdoctoral agreement, the postdoctoral fellow is required to have completed a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed equivalent to a doctoral degree. This qualification requirements must be fulfilled no later than at the time of the appointment decision.

To be appointed under the postdoctoral agreement, priority should be given to candidates who completed their doctoral degree, according to what is stipulated in the paragraph above, no later than three years prior. If there are special reasons, candidates who completed their doctoral degree prior to that may also be eligible. Special reasons include absence due to illness, parental leave, appointments of trust in trade union organisations, military service, or similar circumstances, as well as clinical practice or other forms of appointment/assignment relevant to the subject area. Postdoctoral fellows who are to teach or supervise must have taken relevant courses in teaching and learning in higher education.
The doctoral degree should be within chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry or an equivalent subject area. 

Previous extensive experience of protein structure determination by solid-state/liquid NMR is required.  You shall have a keen interest in the area of NMR-based structural biology and be prepared to take on scientific and technological challenges. Good knowledge of English, both written and spoken, and a very good ability to write scientific publications is required. You must be creative with good teamwork skills, be initiative-driven and have a high degree of independence. 
Training and/or experience in biochemistry, structural biology and/or biophysical chemistry, as well as neutron scattering on biological samples are considered as strong merits. Previous experience with membrane proteins is highly meriting. Insight in other structural biology methods and/or biophysical approaches is of advantage.

Application 
A complete application should contain the following documents:

  •  A cover letter including a description of your qualifications, research interests and motivation for applying, and your contact information (maximum 2 pages)
  • A curriculum vitae, including a publication list
  • Copies of your PhD thesis and relevant publications
  • Verified copies of degree certificates or equivalent alternatively documentation providing information on when doctoral degree is expected to be obtained, including documentation of completed academic courses and obtained grades
  • Name and contact information of at least two reference persons 

The application can be written in Swedish or English. Applications must be submitted via our electronic recruiting system. Documents sent electronically must be in Word or PDF format. The closing date is 14th October 2022

For more information please contact Professor Gerhard Gröbner, phone: +4690-7866346, email: gerhard.grobner@umu.se.

Information about the department
Department of Chemistry is the largest department in the Faculty of Science and Technology, with approximately 200 employees, including about 40 doctoral students, and with a strong and expanding research. Three major areas of research; Biological Chemistry, Environmental and Biogeochemistry and Technical Chemistry, represents the research and chemistry education of our department. We are also a strong partner in KBC, The Chemical-Biological Centre. For more information about working at Umeå University: www.umu.se/en/work-with-us/. At Umeå University we have a vibrant postdoc community that brings together postdoc across disciplines by arranging carrier promoting activities (umeapostdocsociety.se).

Admission

2023-01-01, or by agreement

Contact

Gerhard Gröbner

090-7866346

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1275-22

Salary

Monthly

Union representative

SACO

090-7865365

SEKO

090-7865296

ST

090-7865431

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before 2022-10-14

Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Post expires on Friday October 14th, 2022