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Doctoral student in law

Juridiska institutionen

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before 2019-03-01

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

The Department of Law is expansive and currently has close to sixty employees. The department is responsible for the law program and individual legal courses, and also participates in several other academic programs. For more detailed information, see our website: here .

The Department of Law hereby advertises a full-time doctoral student position to conduct doctoral studies in law. The starting date for the position is August 1, 2019 or upon agreement. We particularly like to see applications related to one or several of the department’s research themes, see here.

The Department of Law will be filling a number of doctoral student positions during the spring here. We encourage interested applicants to apply for multiple positions.

Doctoral studies are equivalent to four years of full-time studies (240 ECTS credits). A doctoral student may teach or do other work within the department, up to a maximum of twenty percent of the total working time. If so, the period of employment is extended accordingly to guarantee four years of study time. Regarding the More information about what it means to be a doctoral student can be found on the Faculty of Social Science’s website: here.
content of graduate studies in law, see the general curriculum: here. Take notice that graduate studies in law contain compulsory activities taught in Swedish.

Requirements and Qualifications

The general requirement for admission to doctoral studies is that the applicant has an advanced level degree and a minimum of 240 ECTS credits, including at least 60 ECTS credits at an advanced level. In addition, the special requirement for admission to doctoral studies in law is that the applicant has completed a law program and obtained a Swedish law degree (“juristexamen/juris kandidatexamen”) or a comparable degree. The application can be supplemented with degree certificate after the final day of application. The special admission requirement can also be met by invoking other education, training, or professional experience, if it is deemed to provide an expertise in the specific doctoral research subject, comparable to a legal degree in terms both of knowledge of the specific doctoral research subject and of general legal knowledge relevant for that subject. Those who completed a university education of 120 credits (equivalent to 180 ECTS credits) before July 1, 2007 and meet the special admission requirement are also eligible.

Eligible applicants will be assessed based on their ability to complete the doctoral studies. An applicant’s ability to complete the doctoral studies will be assessed based on the applicant’s general qualifications, as evidenced by educational background, the quality of independent research, and other relevant qualifications, and on the scientific quality of the research plan.

Application

The application should include

  • a brief description of why you are interested in and suited for the position,
  • a research plan (additional information about what a research plan should include is available at here,
  • curriculum vitae (CV),
  • contact information for one or more references,
  • transcripts of university studies,
  • bachelor or master thesis, and any other publications that you want to invoke.

Further details regarding the positions and graduate education in law are provided by the Director of Doctoral Studies, Johan Lindholm, telephone +46 90-786 56 03 or e-mail johan.lindholm@umu.se.

The salary follows Umeå University’s so-called doctoral ladder. According to chapter 12, sec. 2 of the Act on Higher Education (“Högskoleförordningen”) the employment decision is not subject to appeal.

Applications must be submitted via our e-recruitment system. Log in and apply via the bottom of the page. Applications must be submitted no later then march 1, 2019.

 We look forward to your application!

Admission

March 1, 2019

Contact

Görel Granström, 090 786 7418

Johan Lindholm, 090-7866587

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-17-19

Salary

Monthly salary

Union representative

SACO 090-786 53 65

SEKO 090-786 52 96

ST 090-786 54 31
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before 2019-03-01

Post expires on Friday March 1st, 2019

Postdoctoral position (2 years) in Environmental Science

Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap

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before 2019-03-01

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

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in environmental science that will work with direct and indirect effects of metal contamination within the project “Cross-ecosystem impacts of metal-contaminated lakes: the importance of aquatic subsidies” funded by the Swedish Research Council, VR. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2019 and the position is expected to start in May 2019 or according to agreement.

Project description and working tasks
Terrestrial systems have traditionally been regarded as sources of nutrients, organic matter, and contaminants, whereas aquatic systems have been regarded as sinks. However, during the last decade there has been a growing interest in aquatic systems as sources of nutrients and contaminants, via flying adult aquatic insects, and an emerging theme is how environmental stressors may propagate across the aquatic-terrestrial boundary. Although the magnitude of aquatic-to-terrestrial transfers might be smaller than the reciprocal transfers, they are of high nutritional quality (e.g. rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, PUFAs) and therefore important for terrestrial consumers. In addition to serving as a nutritional (i.e. prey) subsidy, adult aquatic insects may transfer aquatic-derived contaminants when they emerge. The water-to-land flux of contaminants will depend on the body burden of contaminants as well as emergence success, where the latter can be reduced through direct toxicity of the contaminant. As such, terrestrial predators may be impacted directly via transfer of contaminants, but potentially also by altered aquatic prey quality and quantity.

The objectives of this project are to understand the roles of aquatic subsidies in metal contaminated environments. You will lead efforts to 1) explore the cross-ecosystem effects of aquatic subsidies, 2) understand the role of metal contamination for aquatic insect emergence success, and 3) assess the impact of variation in prey quality (i.e. concentration of PUFAs) and metal exposure on terrestrial consumers (birds). This project will have a strong field component, in combination with laboratory work.

The position is full time for two years and placed on Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeå University.

Qualifications
Successful candidates should have a PhD in ecology, limnology, ecotoxicology, or a related field. To be eligible for this position, you should have completed your doctoral degree a maximum of three (3) years before the end of the application period, unless special circumstances exist. You should have prior experience in field work and hold a valid driver’s license. 

We seek a creative and highly motivated person with a strong work ethic and good oral and written communication skills in English. You should be able to work both independently and in collaboration with others. Prior experience with cross-ecosystem studies, insect identification, handling of birds, laboratory practice and analyses (e.g. metals, fatty acids), and experience with R will all be viewed as merits.

Application
A full application should include:

  • A personal cover letter including a description over why you are interested in this position and how you can contribute to the research group (max two pages).
  • CV including list of publications.
  • A copy of your PhD thesis and relevant publications (max five).
  • A copy of doctoral degree certificate and other relevant degree certificates.
  • Names and contact details of three references.
  • Other documents you wish to claim.

The application must be written in English or Swedish. The application is made through our electronic recruitment system. Documents sent electronically must be in Word or PDF format. The closing date is March 1, 2019.

Contact
Any additional questions about the project or application should be directed to Associate Professor Åsa Berglund, Umeå University (asa.berglund@umu.se).

The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science carries out research and postgraduate education in ecology, environmental science and physical geography. The department has about 130 employees, about 15 of whom are post-docs.

Contact

Åsa Berglund, universitetslektor

090-7869559

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-118-19

Union representative

SACO 090-786 53 65

SEKO 090-786 52 96

ST 090-786 54 31

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before2019-03-01

Post expires on Friday March 1st, 2019

PhD student position in space physics

Institutionen för fysik

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before

2019-04-15

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

The Department of Physicsis looking for a candidate for a PhD position in space physics. Starting date in September 2019 or by agreement. The PhD project will be conducted in close collaboration with scientists from the University Centre in Svalbard and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. The last day to apply is April 15, 2019.

Project description
The solar wind carries large amounts of energy and mass throughout the solar system, but Earth is partly shielded by two thin boundaries and current sheets: the bow shock and the magnetopause. The bow shock is the outermost boundary where the supersonic solar wind is slowed down and a turbulent magnetosheath plasma is created.

The bow shock has long been considered to be a quite passive element of space physics. However, recent studies show that it can have a far more important role for the magnetosphere, with bow shock processes causing geomagnetic disturbances all the way down to the ionosphere: For example, magnetosheath jets (localized kinetic energy enhancements) generated at the shock can impact the magnetopause and cause disturbances in the geomagnetic field.

In the project we will use data from several spacecraft missions and ground-based observatories to investigate the response of magnetosheath jets in the polar regions.

The project is financed by the Swedish Research Council.

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 ECTS credits should be on an advanced level (Master’s level), or equivalent. In addition to these requirements, 120 ECTS credits need to be in physics.

We are looking for a highly motivated and responsible candidate who is passionate for developing as an individual scientist as well as a space physics research team member. In order to succeed as a PhD student, you must be creative, goal-oriented and devoted to work. In order to be admitted to postgraduate studies, it is required that the applicant has necessary knowledge from university higher education or corresponding relevant for the PhD education area. Analysis of data is an essential part of the work, and good skills in programming and good experience from using Matlab and C or equivalent are required. Good communication skills in written and spoken English is also a requirement. You must also have good interpersonal skills, be resourceful, and have a high degree of independence.

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.

Application
The application should include the following

1. A cover letter. It should include your contact information, your qualifications and previous experience relevant for the position, your motives for wanting to pursue studies at the PhD level in this area, your career ambitions, and the expectations you have on working life after you have completed a doctoral degree.

2. A curriculum vitae (CV);

3. Verified copies of degree certificates translated into Swedish or English, including documentation of completed academic courses and obtained grades (for an international applicant, the grading system should be shortly described);

4. A copy of your BSc and/or MSc thesis or similar and, if applicable, other research publications;

5. Names and contact information for at least three reference persons.

Your application should be written in Swedish or English and be submitted via our e-recruitment system Varbi (link below).

Information
For further information, contact Maria Hamrin, maria.hamrin@space.umu.se.

Applications must be submitted via the e-recruitment system Varbi no later than April 15, 2019.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Admission

September 2019 or by agreement

Contact

Maria Hamrin

090-786 60 36

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-2173-18

Salary

According to a local agreement for PhD Students

Union representative

SACO

090-786 53 65

ST

090-786 54 31

SEKO

090-786 52 96

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before 2019-04-15

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Post expires on Monday April 15th, 2019

Two postdoc positions in physiology of oxygen sensation

Applications are invited for two postdoc positions in the laboratory of Dr. Changchun Chen at Umeå University, Sweden, working on oxygen sensation in the nematode C. elegans. The lab is affiliated to Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) and located in Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine (UCMM). Both positions are of two-year-full-time employment, funded by a starting grant from European research council (ERC) (2019-2023). Positions will be available from January 2019.

Project description
The lab aims at delineating the molecular underpinning of O2 sensing, and dissecting the neural circuit controlling behavior in response to O2 variations. Projects running in the lab include the elucidation of how cytokines exert effects on circuit function in the context of O2 sensation, using both C. elegans and cultured mammalian neurons (Chen et al, Nature 2017). Projects involve high-throughput genetic screen, genomics, biochemistry, calcium imaging, optogenetics and RNA profiling of single cells. The lab received funding from European research council, Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine and Swedish Research Council.

Qualifications
The candidate shall have a PhD in a relevant subject (biology, genetics or biochemistry) or be due to complete a PhD within 6-7 months. Priority will be given to highly motivated applicants who can work independently within a highly interactive group. The ideal candidate shall have demonstrated expertise in genetics, cell biology, biochemistry or relevant areas. Previous experience in C. elegans will be a plus but not essential.

Please submit your application combined in one pdf file:

1.     A cover letter including your past achievements and research interests

2.     A curriculum vitae including publication list and the contact information of two references

For more information, please contact Changchun Chen (changchun.chen@umu.se) and visit our webpage at http://www.wcmm.umu.se/gruppledare/gruppledare#Changchun.


About Umeå University
Umeå University is dedicated to providing creative environments for learning and work. We offer a wide variety of courses and programmes, world leading research, and excellent innovation and collaboration opportunities. More than 4 300 employees and 31 500 students have already chosen Umeå University. We welcome your application!

The Faculty of Medicine, which consists of 13 departments, is responsible for biomedical research and courses in the field of nursing and health care and has an extensive research and graduate education in more than 80 subjects.

Admission

By agreement

Contact

Changchun Chen, Associate senior lecturer

090-786 71 35

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1938-18

Salary

Monthly salary

Union representative

SACO

090-786 53 65

SEKO

090-786 52 96

ST

090-786 54 31

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before

2019-01-04

Post expires on Friday January 4th, 2019