Tag-arkiv: Umeå University

Postdoctoral position (2 years) in multivariate analysis and deep learning

Kemiska institutionen

Apply before 2019-09-02

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

Department of Chemistry is looking for a postdoctor to a project where we will develop new e-science methods that fundamentally integrates Deep Learning and Multivariate analysis. The main task for the postdoctor will be to conduct R&D in multivariate analysis and deep learning. The employment is full-time for a period of two years with starting date as soon as possible or as agreed betweenthe two parties.

Project description and working tasks
In recent years, new tools, concepts and technologies, have brought new hope for fundamental understanding of chemistry, biology and medicine to drive the future development of systems medicine and systems biology. The main drivers have been new pioneering technologies (e.g. robotics, analytics, AI) in instruments that will fundamentally transform how research is conducted and the results thereof. Deep learning and multivariate analysis have both proven to be key data driven modelling technologies for delivering on this promise. The goal of this project is the integration of these new advanced data analytics solutions that builds on the complementary values of deep learning and multivariate analysis to model complex systems.

In this project we will develop new e-science methods that fundamentally integrates deep learning and multivariate analysis. We will apply and validate these methods in several ongoing projects, among others “Wine as a system” project – in collaboration with Stellenbosch, South Africa and Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC), from where we will take benefit of large-scale systems biology data, in a truly ambitious, yet realistic attempt to study wine from a systems biology perspective.

More specifically, this project will be focused on hybrid modeling, meaning integration of different modeling techniques, for example how multivariate analysis technology can be used to train and fine-tune deep learning models and vice-versa, how deep learning can be used as pretreatment tool for multivariate analysis.

In the working tasks are included:

  • Conducting R&D in multivariate analyses and deep learning
  • Developing methods for deep learning based analysis of unstructured data
  • Developing state-of-the-art algorithms in deep learning including methods for improving interpretation and robustness of deep learning models
  • Developing new workflows for efficient training of deep learning models when labels are scarce.

Qualifications
The required qualification is a doctoral degree or a foreign degree that is deemed equivalent in computer science, computer engineering, mathematics, physics or equivalent. To be eligible the degree must have been completed a maximum of three years before the end of the application period unless certain circumstances exist.

A solid understanding of linear algebra, algorithms, machine learning, optimization, numerical methods is required as well as experience with data science tools including scripting, preferably in Python. Good skills in English both spoken and written are required. A structured and solution-oriented approach and good communication skills and ability to work in a team are also requirements. Experience in Design-of-Experiments and data analytics is desirable.

Application
The application must contain the following documents:

  • A cover letter that describes qualifications, research interests, and motivation for application (maximum 2 pages)
  • A curriculum vitae, including a publication list
  • A copy of PhD thesis and relevant publications
  • A copy of doctoral degree certificate or equivalent and other relevant degree certificates and grades,
  • Name and contact information of at least two reference persons
  • Other relevant documents

Application should be written in English or Swedish. Applications must be submitted via our e-recruitment system Varbi no later than September 2, 2019.

For more information please contact Professor Johan Trygg, email: johan.trygg@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/

Admission

As soon as possible or by agreement

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1066-19

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

2019-09-02
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.

Post expires on Monday September 2nd, 2019

PhD student position in computational science with focus on chemistry

Kemiska institutionen

Apply before 2019-09-02

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

The Department of Chemistry are seeking a PhD-student in computational science with focus on chemistry. The position is for 4 years of research including courses on graduate level. Application deadline is 2 September 2019.

Project description
Food, wine and biopharma industries use in their production, from starting material to final product, multi-step chemical and biological processes, with each step being extensively complex. The difficulty to “control” the individual steps and accurately define the composition of the different raw materials and intermediate components explains partly why these processes are difficult to monitor and control. Linking what happens in the process from its starting materials up to the final product and finding clear causal relationships between most crucial factors is not an easy task, which can’t be achieved when studying each process step separately. The scientific challenge and opportunity therefore remains to study these chemical and biological processes as whole systems.

Understanding of these complex systems can be obtained by comprehensive (chemical, physical, phenotypic etc.) characterization of its steps, what creates huge amount of data. Improved multivariate algorithms, machine learning and visualization techniques are needed to enable handling of these large and complex datasets. During the project, the PhD student will develop methods that will enable modelling the combination of data sets from different platforms gathered at the same time for the same set of samples and combination of data sets from the same analytical platform but gathered at different time points. Together these results will characterize common (joint) and specific (unique) variations between these data sets, also linking to the design of experiments, for the future improvement of the production steps. The work includes development of innovative design of experiment strategies, development of new advanced data analytics tools within MVA and deep learning methodologies and development of new methods and approaches for improved interpretation and visualization of the multivariate and deep learning models.

Qualifications

To be admitted for studies at 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 abroad, 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 refers to courses with major quantitative, statistical or computing science elements, such as courses in computing science, mathematics and mathematical statistics, and relevant courses in biology, ecology, physics and chemistry. Applicants who in some other system either within Sweden or abroad have acquired largely equivalent skills are also eligible.

Good knowledge in English, both written and spoken, is required. The candidate must be structured, have a solution-oriented approach and an interest to learn new things, especially in Advanced Data Analytics. Very good communication skills and ability to work in a team are also requirements.

Experience with data science tools including scripting, mainly in Python is meritorious as well as experience in Design-of-Experiments and data analytics.

Terms of employment
The appointment aims at a PhD degree and the main task of the PhD student is to pursue their doctoral studies, which includes participation in research projects as well as postgraduate courses. In the assignments, teaching and other departmental work (up to a maximum of 20%) can be included. The employment is limited to four years full-time or up to five years when part-time teaching. The salary placement takes place according to the established salary level for doctoral employment.

Application
A complete application should contain the following documents:

  • A cover letter including a description of your research interests and motivation for applying
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified copies of degree certificates or equivalent, including documentation of completed academic courses and obtained grades
  • Name and contact information of at least two reference persons

Applications must be submitted via our e-recruitment system. The last day to apply is 2 September 2019.

For more information please contact Professor Johan Trygg, johan.trygg@umu.se.

About us
The Department of Chemistry is one of the largest departments within the Faculty of Science and Technology with approximately 200 employees, of which approximately 40 doctoral students, and a strong and expanding research. The Department has three major research areas: Biological Chemistry, Environmental and Biogeochemistry, and Technical Chemistry. We are also a strong partner in the KBC, Chemical-Biological Center. Information about the postgraduate education can be found on the Faculty of Science and Technology website: www.umu.se/en/faculty-of-science-and-technology/education/doctoral-studies/chemistry/. For more information about working at Umeå University, https://www.umu.se/en/work-with-us/

Admission

By agreement

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1067-19

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

2019-09-02
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.

Post expires on Monday September 2nd, 2019

Postdoctoral Researcher in Environmental Archaeology

Institutionen för idé- och samhällsstudier

Apply before 2019-09-02

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

The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in environmental archaeology, to be based at The Environmental Archaeology Lab (MAL). The employment period is two years full-time (100%).

Job description
The postdoc will be primarily expected to conduct research in environmental archaeology in any relevant direction. In addition to research, the postdoc will contribute to the development of the research environment by participating in departmental seminars and related activities. There will be opportunities for up to 20% of the position to include teaching at undergraduate, Master’s and postgraduate levels as well as in contract environmental archaeology. Certain limited administrative tasks related to research activities may also be required. 

Considerable opportunities exist for collaboration with international research infrastructures and projects through MAL’s networks, research and consultancy activities. These include SEAD (The Strategic Environmental Archaeology Database), ARIADNEplus, DataARC, Heritage Science Sweden, Humlab at Umeå University, Neotoma and the Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure (SBDI) among others. 

The postdoc will be part of the Environmental Archaeological Laboratory (MAL) and the archaeology subject at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious studies. Connections to and collaboration within Humlab’s research focus areas are welcome. 

Qualifications and evaluation of applicants
A person who has been awarded a doctorate or a foreign qualification deemed to be the equivalent of a doctorate is qualified for employment as a postdoctoral researcher. A doctoral degree in any subject relevant for the tasks described above is required for this position. The applicant must not previously have been employed as a postdoc at Umeå University for more than a year within the same or equivalent discipline. The degree must be completed no more than three years before the closing date of the application unless special circumstances exist. Special circumstances include absence due to illness, parental leave or clinical practice, appointments of trust in trade union organizations or similar circumstances. 

Good writing and oral communication skills in English as well as good ability to work with others are also required for the position. 

Research projects with the following specializations are especially relevant: 

• Palynology
• Palaeoentomology
• Database-oriented research using SEAD or BugsCEP
• NIR spectroscopy and general vibrational spectroscopy
• Geoarchaeology/soil micromorphology
• Northern archaeology and environments

You are welcome to contact us should you wish to discuss ideas! 

Research merits will be of primary importance in the evaluation of applicants, followed by the quality and feasibility of the research plan. When assessing the feasibility of the research plan, great importance will be given to the extent to which the research environment at the Environmental Archaeological Laboratory would support the research that is planned.

Application
The application must include the following documents in English: 

(1)   A letter of interest that states the applicant’s motivation for applying for the position and briefly explains how he or she meets the requirements for the position (1-3 pp)
(2)   Curriculum Vitae and validated copies of degree certificates (including date of thesis defence and its title, current and previous positions, grants, awards, research collaborations)
(3)   A full publication list with electronic copies of 3-5 of the most relevant works, the PhD thesis included
(4)   A research plan which describes the research which is to be carried out (2-3 pp)
(5)   A list of 2-3 reference persons including their positions and contact details 

The application is to be submitted through the e-recruiting system Varbi, no later than 2nd September 2019.

Further information
The postdoc is a two-year full-time position (100%) starting on the 1st October 2019 unless otherwise agreed. The selected candidate is required to be present on-site in Umeå to a high degree. 

There are currently fewer female than male lecturers and researchers in archaeology and we therefore especially encourage applications from female candidates. 

For more information about the position, contact Director of the Lab, Dr. Philip Buckland (+46-90-786 5292, philip.buckland@umu.se) or Head of Department Jonas Nilsson (+46-90-786 9990, jonas.nilsson@umu.se ).

For information about the department, see Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies and The Environmental Archaeology Lab

We look forward to receiving your application!

Admission

2019-10-01 unless otherwise agreed

Contact

Jonas Nilsson, Head of Department

+46 90-786 99 90, jonas.nilsson@umu.se

Philip Buckland, Director of the Lab

+46 90-7865292, philip.buckland@umu.se

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-472-19

Salary

Monthly salary

Union representative

SACO

+46 90-786 53 65

SEKO

+46 90-786 52 96

ST

+46 90-786 54 31

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before 2019-09-02
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.

Post expires on Monday September 2nd, 2019

Postdoctoral researcher position, Computing Science

Institutionen för datavetenskap

Apply before 2019-09-03

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

Postdoctoral researcher position (2 years), in Software Engineering focusing on Resource Management Systems


The Department of Computing Science at Umeå University (www.cs.umu.se) is seeking a candidate for a post-doctoral researcher position in software engineering focusing on resource management systems. The project is in collaboration with The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm. The position is funded by The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation through The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), which is Sweden’s largest research program ever.

The position is within the Distributed Systems group at Umeå University, which is a large, dynamic, and well-recognized research group comprised of more than 20 people from about 10 different countries. The group’s research focuses on the autonomous management of resources and applications to support the future digitized society. Target infrastructures range from single large-scale cloud datacenters to the mobile edge clouds. The research spans from basic research to applied research, and even innovation via spin-off companies. Collaborations are performed with industries like Google, IBM, Intel, Red Hat, and Ericsson, as well as universities and institutes such as Princeton University, Imperial College London, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Nanyang, Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and many more.


See www.cloudresearch.org for a presentation of the group as well as an overview of ongoing research projects and publication lists.


Project description and tasks
The project addresses the increasingly important problem of software bloat, i.e. the fact that software, throughout the whole software stack, is rapidly growing in size with consequences such as substantially increased resource consumption, reduced performance, and increased vulnerability for security threats.


This project investigates code debloating as well as the management of specialized and debloated software. The purpose is to detect and remove parts of an application’s compiled code that are not or are seldom used. Bloated code has many side effects including, performance degradation, wasting computing resources, and increased energy footprints. The automatic process of software debloating and execution of debloated software is tightly interrelated with semi-autonomous resource and application management, requiring both new functionality and adjusted configuration and optimization. The expected benefits of specialization and debloating are reduced security risks and attack surface, smaller programs, and faster execution. This is a highly ambitious project with very high potential to impact the software industry, while publishing very high-quality publications in top-tier venues.


The postdoc is expected to develop an autonomous research activity in the area of management of specialized and debloated software, publish at top conferences and in top journals in the fields of software engineering and systems, and tightly collaborate and cooperate with our project partners at KTH. The applicant must also be ready to take part in supervision activities (Masters and PhD students), grant proposal preparation, and the research group’s active engagement in the international scientific and industrial activities.
The appointment is for 2 years full-time employment. The employment will start on November 1, 2019, or as otherwise agreed.


Qualifications
Applicants must have earned a PhD or a foreign degree that is deemed equivalent to a PhD in Computer Science or a subject relevant for the position. The PhD degree should not be more than three years old by the application deadline, unless special circumstances exist.


The candidate should have a strong background in some of the following areas: cloud systems software, static and dynamic program analysis, compiler techniques and optimization, operating systems, programming languages, and resource management. The candidate should be comfortable with systems level programming in general. Moreover, strong research merits and excellent publications are required. Proficiency in English, both spoken and written, is required, as well as good ability to co-operate and take own initiatives. The project will be adapted based on the competence of the selected candidate, and his/her interests.


Application
A complete application should include:
• 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) including a complete list of scientific publications.
• Copies of doctoral degree certificates, including documentation of completed academic courses and obtained grades, and other relevant degree certificates.
• A copy of your PhD thesis and copies of (max 5) original research publications relevant to the above topics, numbered according to the publication list.
• Names and contact information for three persons willing to act as references.
• Any other information relevant for the position such as description of software development experience, or previous industry experience.

Please observe that all material needs to be written in Swedish or English. If material is submitted in other languages a translation to Swedish or English must be included. As we strive for a more balanced gender distribution within the department, we encourage women as applicants.


Welcome with your application
Applications must be submitted electronically using the e-recruitment system of Umeå University, and be received no later than September 3, 2019. Reference number AN 2.2.1-1014-19.

Further information

For further information, please contact Professor Erik Elmroth, elmroth@cs.umu.se .

More information about the hosting research group and Umeå University can be found at
http:// www.cloudresearch.org/
http://www.umu.se/

Admission

2019-11-01 or otherwise agreed

Contact

Erik Elmroth

090-786

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1014-19

Salary

Monthly

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before 2019-09-03

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.

Post expires on Tuesday September 3rd, 2019

Phd Student Position, Computing Science

Institutionen för datavetenskap

Apply before 2019-09-08

  • Permanent position
  • 100%
  • Umeå

WASP HS Program PhD Student Position
Research topic: AI implications for democracy and self-determination


Umeå University, the Department of Computing Science, is seeking outstanding candidates for a Wallenberg Autonomous Systems Program (WASP) PhD student position in Computer Science with focus on socially intelligent systems for human-agent collaboration. Deadline for application is September 8, 2019.

The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with more than100 employees representing more than 20 countries worldwide. We conduct education and research on a broad range of topics in Computing Science. The department’s work on Artificial Intelligence has a strong international position, in particular on the topics of collaborative and responsible AI. In these areas, the focus is on human-AI interaction and on the ethical and societal impact of AI. Researchers collaborate with several national and international research groups, and have active links with industry and policy organisations. Visit https://www.umu.se/en/research/groups/interactive-and-intelligent-systems/ and https://www.umu.se/en/research/groups/responsible-artificial-intelligence/ for more information.

WASP HS
The project is part of the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society (WASP-HS). The program is initiated and generously funded by the Wallenberg Foundations. The vision of WASP-HS is to realise excellent research and build competence on the ethical, economic, labor market, social and legal aspects of Artificial Intelligence. For more information about the research and other activities conducted within WASP-HS please visit http://wasp-hs.org/.

The successful candidate is expected to participate in the national graduate school provided by WASP-HS, in addition to the local doctoral education requirements at Umeå University.

Research project
In this project, we will investigate to what extent and how AI can be designed and used to behave in line with ethical and social values. In particular, we aim to investigate the impact of AI systems on self-determination and on democratic processes and values. We approach this challenge by first analysing the expectations of people about the ethical and societal impact of AI, on how AI will lead to novel models of democracy, and on the capability of people to exert their right to self-determination. We will then develop computational theories and methods to design and evaluate AI applications such that they meet societal and ethical needs and expectations. We will evaluate these systems in a simulation environment that enables us to create synthetic communities of artificial agents and test the resulting social behaviour as these agents interact with each other and with AI systems. We compare these results to those empirically obtained in three case studies: about pluralism in political debate, about critical scrutiny in public decision-making, and about self-determination in the interaction with virtual coaches for improving health.

About the position
The successful applicant will be employed by Umeå University and receive a competitive salary for a period of four years of full time PhD studies, provided that the studies are progressing reasonably well. PhD students are typically offered the opportunity to gain teaching experience on suitable undergraduate courses. If so, the employment period is extended to cover the time spent on teaching (at most 20 %). Expected starting date is 1st of January 2020 or as otherwise agreed.

Admission requirements
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 for doctoral studies in computing science, the applicant is required to have completed courses at second-cycle level degree equivalent to 60 ECTS credits in computing science, or in a subject considered to be directly relevant for the specialisation in question.

Candidates are expected to have very good knowledge in Artificial Intelligence and on the interaction between people and intelligent systems, in particular in the health domain. Demonstrable knowledge of systems design and modelling, multi-agent systems, or agent-based simulation is an advantage.

Since research is conducted in an international research environment, the ability to collaborate and contribute to teamwork, documented experience from multidisciplinary collaboration, and a very good command of the English language, both written and spoken, are key requirements.

Application
A complete application should contain the following documents:
• A cover letter including a description of your research interests, your reasons to apply for the position, and your contact information
• A curriculum vitae
• If applicable, copy of completed BSc and/or MSc thesis and other original research publications
• Copies of degree certificates, including documentation of completed academic courses and obtained grades
• Contact information for two persons willing to act as references


The application must be written in English or Swedish, and attached documents must be written in or translated to English or Swedish. Documents must be in Word or pdf format. Applications must be submitted electronically using the e-recruitment system of Umeå University, and be received no later than September 8, 2019. Log on to the system and apply via the button at the bottom of the web page.

The procedure for recruitment for the position is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance (chapter 12, 2§) and the decision regarding the position cannot be appealed. The recruitment aims at a balanced gender distribution, and in particular women are encouraged to apply.

For additional information, please contact Prof. Virginia Dignum virginia@cs.umu.se or Prof. Helena Lindgren helena@cs.umu.se.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Admission

2020-01-01 or otherwise agreed

Contact

Helena Lindgren

090-786 77 73

Virginia Dignum

090-786 63 08

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1023-19

Salary

Monthly

Union representative

SACO

090-786 53 65

SEKO

090-786 52 96

ST

090-786 54 31

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before 2019-09-08

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.

Post expires on Sunday September 8th, 2019

PhD Position in Applied Mathematical Analysis

Institutionen för matematik och matematisk statistik

Apply before 2019-08-30

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

The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Umeå University is opening a PhD position in mathematics with focus on analysis of partial differential equations with applications in optimization. The position is for 4 years of research including courses on graduate level. Apply latest 30 August 2019.

Project description and tasks
Many problems in nature, e.g., in fluid dynamics, heat conduction, optimization and mechanics, motivate a deeper mathematical understanding of partial differential equations. In this project, your work will focus on existence, uniqueness and regularity of viscosity solutions of partial differential equations related to optimization problems. You will also work with mathematical modelling and optimization involving stochastic differential equations, statistics, programming and numerical solutions of partial differential equations. Among other things, we will try to model and optimize management of a chain of hydropower plants. 

Admission requirements
Prerequisites includes 240 ECTS credits (swe. Högskolepoäng) of higher education studies of which 60 ECTS credits should be on an advanced level (master level). In addition to these general requirements, the applicant is required to have completed at least 90 credits in mathematics, of which at least 30 credits shall have been acquired at advanced level. Applicants who in some other system either within Sweden or abroad have acquired largely equivalent skills are also eligible. Applicants with a degree not from a Swedish university are encouraged to provide results obtained from GMAT (and/or GRE) and TOEFL tests if available. 

Qualifications
You have a master’s degree in mathematics, engineering physics or equivalent. You should have high grades in most courses you have studied, especially in mathematics, or other evidence that clearly demonstrates high ambition and a very strong interest in science and mathematics. You enjoy thinking day after day about difficult problems, and even if you do not make any progress you will not give up. It is preferable if you have a broad interest in applying mathematics in neighboring fields such as energy technics, biology and mechanical engineering, and you are familiar with basic programming. You are loyal, enjoy working alone as well as in groups, and you have good English skills.

About the employment
The position is intended to result in a doctoral degree and the main task of the PhD student is to pursue their doctoral studies which include both participation in research and postgraduate courses. The duties can include teaching and other departmental work (up to a maximum of 20%). The employment is limited to four years of full-time (48 months) or up to five years for teaching part time. Salary is set in accordance with the established salary ladder for PhD position. The employment starts in the autumn of 2019 or according to agreement.

Application
A complete application, written in Swedish or English, should contain the following documents: 

  • a personal letter with a brief description of qualifications, research interests, motivations specific to this project or research area, and contact information
  • a curriculum vitae
  • authenticated copies of degree certificates and copies of relevant work such as master’s thesis or articles that you have authored or co-authored
  • contact information for at least two reference persons.

You should apply via our online recruitment system by August 30, 2019 at the latest. You may log in and apply via the link at the bottom of this page.

Further information
Further information is provided by Associate Professor Niklas Lundström, +46 70 6229776, niklas. lundstrom@umu.se. You can also contact Head of Department Åke Brännström for additional questions at ake.brannstrom@umu.se.

Research at the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics is conducted within mathematics, mathematical statistics and computational mathematics. Important cooperation partners include the Umeå Institute of Technology, the biological/forestry/medical departments, the Integrated Science Lab (Icelab), Umeå School of Business and Economics, the University Hospital, and industry. We provide education at all levels with a particular focus on engineering programs. 

For more information see https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-mathematics-and-mathematical-statistics/

Admission

Autumn 2019 or according to agreement

Contact

Niklas Lundström

+46 70 6229776, niklas.lundstrom@umu.se

Åke Brännström

+46 90 7867862, ake.brannstrom@umu.se

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-717-19

Salary

Monthly salary

Union representative

SACO

+46 90 7865365

SEKO

+46 90 7865296

ST

+46 90 7865431

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before

2019-08-30
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.

Post expires on Friday August 30th, 2019

PhD position in ecology – Seasonality of arctic plant-soil-microbe interactions

Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och geovetenskap

Apply before 2019-09-16

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

The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (Umeå University, Sweden) invites applicants for a PhD position on seasonal dynamics of plant-soil-microbe interactions in Arctic ecosystems, based at the Climate Impacts Research Centre in Abisko, north Sweden. Start date will be according to agreement. Application deadline is September 16, 2019.

Project description
Arctic ecosystems store large amounts of organic carbon in plants and soil. Changes in their carbon uptake and release can therefore cause strong feedbacks to our climate. Uptake of carbon by arctic plants is strongly limited by their access to nutrients, especially nitrogen, due to competition by microbes. Climate change can alter the interactions between plants and microbes, and can therefore alter nitrogen and carbon cycles in arctic ecosystems. In the Arctic, climate change is especially pronounced during autumn, winter and spring, but their impacts on plant-soil-microbe interactions remain unclear. The aim of this PhD-position is to investigate the year-round seasonal dynamics of interactions for nitrogen between arctic plants and microbes, and how these change with altered winter, spring and autumn climate.

The project will focus on drivers of variation and therefore combine field measurements with more controlled common-garden mesocosm and laboratory experiments. We will use techniques from plant ecology, soil microbiology, and biogeochemistry, including isotope-based techniques. The experimental field- and lab-work will be performed in the subarctic/alpine tundra and at the research facilities of the Climate Impacts Research Centre in Abisko (north Sweden). The PhD-project is part of a larger project, and you will therefore collaborate with other researchers.

The position is financed by the Swedish Research Council (VR) and Umeå University. The main supervisor will be Dr. Ellen Dorrepaal.

Admission requirements
We are looking for a person with field experience and interest in plant-soil-microbe interactions in arctic terrestrial ecosystems. The candidate should have an academic background in Ecology or from similar fields.

The recruitment procedure for the position is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance (Högskoleförordningen Chapter 5 and 7). Prerequisites include 240 ECTS credits (Swe. högskolepoäng) of higher education studies, of which 60 should be on an advanced level (Master level), or equivalent competence. Education should include 120 ECTS credits (2 years) subject relevant to ecology, at least one advanced course in a subject that is central to the doctoral student’s planned specialization, and a 15 ECTS credits independent project in ecology or a similar relevant field. The requirements should be met at the time of acceptance to doctoral studies.

Additional requirements for this position are good knowledge of plant-soil interactions and demonstrated experience with ecological fieldwork. Strong merits are knowledge of arctic terrestrial ecosystems, experience in the use of stable isotopes and statistics, experience with outdoor activities under arctic winter conditions, and a driving license for cars.

The successful applicant should have good ability to write and speak in English, creativity, power of initiative, independence, interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate.

Evaluations will be based on the application, references and on interviews.

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.

How to apply
You apply through our recruitment system on September 16, 2019 at the latest. The application, written in English or Swedish, should include:

1. A short (max 2 pages) description of why you are interested in and suitable for the position
2. CV
3. Copy of certificates from higher education
4. List of completed university courses and the grades
5. Copy of degree thesis and possibly other scientific publications
6. Names and contact information of three reference persons

The documents should be in MS Word or PDF-format.

Contact
If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Ellen Dorrepaal, ellen.dorrepaal@umu.se

The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (www.emg.umu.se) carries out research and postgraduate education in ecology, environmental science and physical geography. The department has about 130 employees, about 30 of whom are PhD-students. The Climate Impacts Research Centre (CIRC) is part of the Department and undertakes research in how climate and environmental changes affect the ecosystems of the north. CIRC is stationed year-round in Abisko, Kiruna municipality. For further information, see www.arcticcirc.net.

Admission

According to agreement

Contact

Ellen Dorrepaal

090-786 53 21

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1126-19

Salary

Monthly salary

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before 2019-09-16

Post expires on Monday September 16th, 2019

Postdoctoral researcher positions (2 years) in distributed systems

Postdoctoral researcher (2 years)

Institutionen för datavetenskap

Apply before 2019-10-07

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

Postdoctoral researcher positions (2 years) in distributed systems

The Department of Computing Science at Umeå University (http://www.cs.umu.se) is seeking candidates for 1-2 postdoctoral positions in the University’s Distributed Systems group. This is a well-recognized research group comprising more than 20 people of 10 different nationalities. The group’s research focuses on the (semi-)autonomous management of resources and applications to support the future digitized society. Target infrastructures range from single large-scale cloud datacenters to mobile edge clouds and includes individual servers, clusters, or disaggregated systems, such as rackscale systems. The research spans from basic research to applied research, and even innovation via spin-off companies. Collaborations are performed with industries like Google, IBM, Intel, Red Hat, and Ericsson, as well as universities and institutes such as Princeton University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Nanyang Technical University in Singapore, Uppsala University, Lund University, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Leeds University, Barcelona Supercomputer Center, TU Vienna, TU Delft, and many more.

See www.cloudresearch.org for a presentation of the group as well as an overview of ongoing research projects and publication lists.

The appointment is for 2 years full-time employment. The employment is planned for a start early 2020.

Project description and working tasks
The positions are aimed to strengthen or extend the group’s current research activities. Applicants with interest in computer systems and large-scale distributed systems at large, as well as autonomous management of resources and applications will be considered. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, data science and analytics, virtualization, accelerators for datacenters and edge clouds, approximate algorithms, distributed algorithms, anomaly detection, resource allocation and management, service differentiation, performance modelling and engineering, workload modelling and prediction, software and systems aspects, e.g., for operating systems, virtual machines, container-based systems, etc. We are looking for a candidate to tackle any research challenge that is of interest to the group.

Qualifications
Applicants must have earned a PhD or a foreign degree that is deemed equivalent to a PhD in Computer Science or a subject relevant for the position. The PhD degree should not be older than three years by the application deadline, unless special circumstances exist, such as parental leave, military services, etc. Research merits and excellent scientific publications in the field of employment are requirements. Proficiency in English, both spoken and written, is required.

Candidates should be research driven, organized, and would like to work on challenging problems and innovative solutions. We are open for candidates with strengths in any area relevant for extending our research environment. Knowledge and experience of data science and analytics, virtualization, accelerators for datacenters and edge clouds, approximate algorithms, distributed algorithms, anomaly detection, resource allocation and management, service differentiation, performance modelling and engineering, workload modelling and prediction, software and systems aspects, e.g., for operating systems, virtual machines, container-based systems, etc is desirable.

Application

A complete application should include:

• Introductory letter including a 2-page statement of research interests and a motivation of why your expertise is appropriate for the position.
• Curriculum Vitae (CV) including a complete list of scientific publications.
• Copies of doctoral degree certificate, including documentation of completed academic courses and obtained grades as well as other relevant degree certificates.
• A copy of your PhD thesis.
• Copies of (max 5) original research publications relevant to the above topics, numbered according to the publication list.
• Names and contact information for three persons willing to act as references.
• Any other information relevant for the position such as description of software development experience, or previous industry experience.

The application, including attached documents, 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. Log in to the system and apply via the button at the end of this page. The closing date is October 7, 2019.

As we strive for a more balanced gender distribution within the department, we encourage women to apply.

Further information
For further information, please contact Professor Erik Elmroth, elmroth@cs.umu.se .
More information about the hosting research group and Umeå University can be found at
http:// www.cloudresearch.org/
http://www.umu.se/

Admission

January 2020 or according to agreement

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1701-19

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before 2019-10-07

Post expires on Monday October 7th, 2019