Tag-arkiv: Umeå University

PhD student in Molecular Plant Physiology

Institutionen för fysiologisk botanik

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before 2019-05-31

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

Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC) is one of the strongest research environments for basic plant research in Europe. Research at UPSC covers a wide range of disciplines in plant biology including ecology, genetics, physiology, biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology (see www.upsc.se). Our common goal is to understand the plants ability to adapt and acclimate to a changing world. A PhD student position is open at the Department of Plant Physiology, which is part of Umeå Plant Science Centre. We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student to work within the project “Understanding the regulation of energy metabolism” in Johannes Hanson’s research group at UPSC. Application is open until 31 May 2019.

Project description

Energy levels is monitored to optimize cellular metabolism and physiology in all living cells. In plants is this regulated primarily by two kinases Target of Rapamycin (TOR) and Snf1 related kinase 1 (SnRK1) with opposing activities. The kinases operate at cellular level but regulate tissue specific processes as well as general physiology of the plant. The candidate will join a team focused on understanding the molecular details of these signaling pathways. We have taken a cell-culture based approach to be able to follow the signaling pathways minute for minute. We are using polysomal profiling to follow translational changes and biochemical approaches to identify factors important for these changes. The project is focused on understanding the translational gene regulation in response to changed metabolic status. We are studying translational changes using RiboSeq and based on these results, we will identify regulatory factors and characterize their mode of action.


Terms for the 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. Employment starts 1 July 2019 or subject to agreement.


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 overseas, or equivalent qualifications. To fulfil the entry requirements the successful candidate also must have completed 90 ECTS credits with relevance to biology. Out of this, at least 15 ECTS credits has to be in a subject closely related to the research topic of the graduate program as well as an independent project work of at least 15 ECTS credits in an area relevant for the project.

Experience with plants as experimental system or cell cultures is an advantage. We are looking for highly motivated PhD candidates eager to learn and willing to individually develop the project in cooperation with the research group. Experience the R statistical programming language and working within a team of international collaborators would also be an advantage.

Application

The application should contain the following documents:

  • A personal letter describing yourself, your specific research interests and your reason for applying to this position
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A certified copy of grades and degree certificates
  • Copies of relevant work such as bachelor’s or master’s thesis or articles that you have authored or co-authored
  • Contact information of at least two references, familiar with the applicant’s qualifications

Applications should be submitted via the University e-recruitment system (see link below). We look very much forward to receiving your application no later than 31 May 2019. 

We value the qualities that an even gender distribution brings to the department, and therefore we particularly encourage women to apply for the position.

Additional information

For further information, contact the project leader, Johannes Hanson, PhD, johannes.hanson@umu.se 

We look forward to receiving your application!

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-346-19

Union representative

SACO

090-786 53 65

SEKO

090-786 52 96

ST

090-786 54 31

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Read the job description at the university homepage

before 2019-05-31 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 May 31st, 2019

Postdoctoral fellow in molecular colorectal cancer epidemiology

Institutionen för strålningsvetenskaper

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before 2019-08-12

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

We welcome applications for postdoctoral studies in integrative molecular epidemiology (colorectal cancer) at the Department of radiation sciences, Umeå University. The position is for two years, starting in autumn 2019, or upon other agreement.

Project description:

The research project aims to identify, distinguish between, and validate risk-predictive and diagnostic biomarkers of colorectal cancer. Combining blood-based biomarkers with refined risk profiling could allow more personalized colorectal cancer prevention and screening, through the identification of high-risk individuals for earlier or more frequent colonoscopy.

The project uses prediagnostic blood samples, including highly unique sets of repeated prediagnostic measures and pre- and postdiagnostic measures from the same patients. Analyses range from broad, omics technologies including untargeted metabolomics and targeted proteomics, to candidate biomarkers from the literature.

The successful applicant will be given the opportunity to develop independent research ideas, within the scope of the project, utilising resources from Swedish, European and international cohorts and consortia.

Eligibility and other qualifications required:

Candidates must hold a University degree equivalent to a European University PhD in statistics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, genetics or similar at the time of recruitment. In normal case the doctorate exam should have been acquired within three years prior the last day for application to this position, unless special circumstances exist. Special circumstances include absence due to illness, parental leave or clinical practice or appointments of trust in trade union organizations.

The candidate must have experience working with large datasets and be fluent in R/Bioconductor. A very good command of written and spoken English is required. Experience with statistical modelling using both continuous and binary outcomes, large sets of covariates, repeated measurements, and evaluation of prediction accuracy is a major advantage, as is a publication track record in molecular epidemiology.

We are looking for a highly motivated scientist who is quick to learn and has a demonstrated ability to work productively both independently and in a multidisciplinary team. Preference will be given to candidates with with superior analytic and communication skills. Please see link for examples of research from the group:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Van+Guelpen+B

Application:

The application must contain

  • A brief description of your research interests (max. A4 page) and why you are interested in the position.
  • A CV
  • Copies of PhD and other academic degrees.
  • Contact information for two reference persons.

Other information:

For further information, please contact assistant university lecturer Bethany van Guelpen, bethany.vanguelpen@umu.se

The application must be completed using the Umeå University on-line recruitment system. The application deadline is August 12 2019.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Admission

Enligt överenskommelse

Contact

Bethany Van Guelpen

070-272 10 69

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-538-19

Salary

Månadslön

Union representative

SACO

090-786 53 65

SEKO

090-786 52 96

ST

090-786 54 31

Apply

before 2019-08-12

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 August 12th, 2019

Postdoctoral position (2 years) in comet plasma physics

Institutionen för fysik

Applybefore 2019-05-03

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

The Department of Physics is looking for a candidate for a postdoctoral position in comet plasma physics. This is a full-time (100%) position for two years. Starting date as soon as possible or according to agreement. The application deadline is 3 May 2019.

Project description and working tasks
The aim of the project is to accomplish a breakthrough in our understanding of how boundary layers at comets are formed.

The Rosetta spacecraft has provided an extensive dataset from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. One of the most important questions after the Rosetta mission concerns what physics lies behind the formation of boundaries at a comet. Rosetta has provided a vast observational dataset from both the diamagnetic cavity boundary and the infant bow shock, but the details of the physics of these boundaries are not fully understood. In this project we shall use both Rosetta data and computer simulations to shine a light on the processes behind boundary formation and the physics that govern their behaviour.

The major work tasks of the postdoc are, first, to use computer simulations to model the formation of the diamagnetic cavity at the comet in close collaboration with those who are analysing data from the Rosetta spacecraft. The goal is to provide an explanation of the physical processes behind diamagnetic cavity formation at comets. Secondly, the postdoc will use computer simulations of plasma processes at the bow shocks of comets in combination with spacecraft data to advance our understanding of bow shock physics both at comets and in general. 

Some teaching tasks may be included, e.g. master thesis supervision within the area of the postdoc.

The postdoctoral project is financed by the Swedish National Space Agency.

The position is a two-year full-time employment. Starting date as soon as possible or according to agreement.

Qualifications
To qualify for the position, you must have a PhD degree, or a foreign degree that is deemed equivalent to a doctoral degree in plasma physics, space physics, or in another field relevant to the project. To be eligible the degree should have been completed a maximum of three years before the end of the application period unless special circumstances exist.

Experience from plasma simulations is required. Kinetic simulation methods, such as particle-in-cell or Vlasov simulations, is a merit. Good programming skills are required (e.g. C, Fortran, Matlab, Python, etc.), in particular for scientific applications. Experience of space plasma research and knowledge of space plasma physics is meritorious as is knowledge of cometary plasma physics and experience in analysing satellite data from comets is a merit. Previous experience of university teaching is also a merit. Good skills in written and spoken English are required.

Application

The application should include:

1. A cover letter stating your motives for applying and summarizing your qualifications for the position, your previous research and teaching experience as well as your experience in the area mentioned above (maximum 5 pages).

2. A description of how you would approach the project described above and a suggestion of a tentative research plan that fits your expertise (maximum 5 pages),

3. A curriculum vitae (CV) with a publication list,

4. Copies of doctoral degree certificate and other relevant degree certificates,

5. A copy of the PhD thesis and of relevant publications,

6. Contact information of two reference persons.

7. Other documents that the applicant wishes to include.

The application must should be written in Swedish or English (preferably). Applications must be submitted via the e-recruitment system Varbi no later than 3 May 2019.

Information
For further information, contact Herbert Gunell, herbert.gunell@umu.se

Applications must be submitted via the e-recruitment system Varbi no later than 3 May 2019.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Admission

As soon as possible or according to agreement

Contact

Herbert Gunell, +46 90 7865049

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-385-19

Salary

Monthly salary

Union representative

SACO

090-786 53 65

ST

090-786 54 31

SEKO

090-786 52 96

Applybefore 2019-05-03

Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Friday May 3rd, 2019

PhD student in Molecular Plant Physiology

Institutionen för fysiologisk botanik

Apply

before

2019-05-31

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

Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC) is one of the strongest research environments for basic plant research in Europe. Research at UPSC covers a wide range of disciplines in plant biology including ecology, genetics, physiology, biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology (see www.upsc.se). Our common goal is to understand the plants ability to adapt and acclimate to a changing world. A PhD student position is open at the Department of Plant Physiology, which is part of Umeå Plant Science Centre. We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student to work within the project “Understanding the regulation of energy metabolism” in Johannes Hanson’s research group at UPSC. Application is open until 31 May 2019.

Project description

Energy levels is monitored to optimize cellular metabolism and physiology in all living cells. In plants is this regulated primarily by two kinases Target of Rapamycin (TOR) and Snf1 related kinase 1 (SnRK1) with opposing activities. The kinases operate at cellular level but regulate tissue specific processes as well as general physiology of the plant. The candidate will join a team focused on understanding the molecular details of these signaling pathways. We have taken a cell-culture based approach to be able to follow the signaling pathways minute for minute. We are using polysomal profiling to follow translational changes and biochemical approaches to identify factors important for these changes. The project is focused on understanding the translational gene regulation in response to changed metabolic status. We are studying translational changes using RiboSeq and based on these results, we will identify regulatory factors and characterize their mode of action.


Terms for the 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. Employment starts 1 July 2019 or subject to agreement.


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 overseas, or equivalent qualifications. To fulfil the entry requirements the successful candidate also must have completed 90 ECTS credits with relevance to biology. Out of this, at least 15 ECTS credits has to be in a subject closely related to the research topic of the graduate program as well as an independent project work of at least 15 ECTS credits in an area relevant for the project.

Experience with plants as experimental system or cell cultures is an advantage. We are looking for highly motivated PhD candidates eager to learn and willing to individually develop the project in cooperation with the research group. Experience the R statistical programming language and working within a team of international collaborators would also be an advantage.

Application

The application should contain the following documents:

  • A personal letter describing yourself, your specific research interests and your reason for applying to this position
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A certified copy of grades and degree certificates
  • Copies of relevant work such as bachelor’s or master’s thesis or articles that you have authored or co-authored
  • Contact information of at least two references, familiar with the applicant’s qualifications

Applications should be submitted via the University e-recruitment system (see link below). We look very much forward to receiving your application no later than 31 May 2019. 

We value the qualities that an even gender distribution brings to the department, and therefore we particularly encourage women to apply for the position.

Additional information

For further information, contact the project leader, Johannes Hanson, PhD, johannes.hanson@umu.se 

We look forward to receiving your application!

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-346-19

Union representative

SACO

090-786 53 65

SEKO

090-786 52 96

ST

090-786 54 31

Apply

before

2019-05-31

Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Friday May 31st, 2019