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Postdoctoral Fellow in Virology

Diary id: PAR 2019/835
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Institute of Biomedicine
Apply by: 2019-07-05

The Institute of Biomedicine is involved in both research and education. In both of these The Institute of Biomedicine is involved in both research and education. In both of these areas, we focus on fundamental knowledge of the living cell – what it consists of, how it works, how its function is directed by the genetic material, and how it interacts with various kinds of micro-organisms. Using this knowledge, we try to elucidate the causes of diseases, and find new ways to diagnose and treat them.

The Institute is composed of the following four departments:

  • The Department of Infectious Diseases
  • The Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • The Department of Laboratory Medicine

At present, the institute has about 370 employees and approximately 400 million SEK in total assets.

We offer 24 month full time postdoctoral position within the research group led by Professor Michael Kann, Department of Infectious Diseases, Institute for Biomedicine, Sahlgrenska academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The focus of the research group is the understanding how parvo- and hepatitis B viruses transport their genome into the nucleus. The newly created group consists of 1 professor, 1 engineer, and 1 technician, closely collaborating with the clinical virologists at the department and with cancer researchers. A PhD student is currently hired. The group has extensive collaboration with other international universities. The research is interdisciplinary at the interface between fundamental and clinical virology, and cell biology.

Subject area

Virology

Subject area description

Parvoviruses are not only pathogens of a variety of organisms but also used as therapeutic agents. E.g. parvovirus PVH-1 is used in clinical trial for treatment of glioblastoma. Adeno-associated viruses (AAV) are a major platform in gene therapy. All parvoviruses have in common that they are very inefficient and hundreds of viral particles are needed for infection/transduction.

Our group thus likes understanding this obstacle, which is linked to parvovirus intracellular trafficking. A better knowledge about the underlying molecular mechanisms will thus help improving gene therapy and cancer treatment.

Job assignments

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to conduct research with the aim of identifying the molecular mechanisms and factors involved in parvovirus trafficking and genome release. It is expected that the successful candidate participates also in hepatitis B virus research, in which similar techniques are used. The project is largely based on fluorescence microscopy of living cells and FACS analysis. Techniques of molecular biology as e.g. Western blot, PCR, virus and protein purification by affinity columns and ultracentrifugation are needed for verification of microscopical results. The work also includes authoring/co-authoring scientific publications and presenting research at international scientific conferences.

Eligibility

An achieved doctoral degree is compulsory for a position as postdoctor at Göteborg University. The doctoral thesis shall be in a relevant area according to the specific position stated here. Since a position as postdoctor aims to give new holders of the doctorate the opportunity mainly to strengthen and develop their scholarly proficiency, we aim for those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years counting from last date of application. 

The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 – 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Assessment

PhD in relevant area, as well as excellent scientific production in relation to the time passed since completing PhD are required. A high degree of independence including extensive experience of practical molecular and microbiological analyses with the techniques indicated (confocal fluorescence microscopy, FACS), experience in virus entry using these techniques, previous international postdoc experience, excellent communicative skills including fluent verbal and written scientific English, experience from working at differerent labs and abilty to work successfully are all additional qualifying criteria.

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 – 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Employment

The employment is full time and temporary, two years, with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed.

For further information:

Please contact Professor Michael Kann, e-mail: Michael.kann@gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

The application is to be written in English.

The application should contain:

  • A cover letter giving a brief description of previous research experience, and a motivation to why you are applying
  • A CV including a list of publications
  • Proof of completed PhD
  • Contact details of two references

 The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

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The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 47 500 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Post expires on Friday July 5th, 2019

PhD student in atomic and molecular physics

Diary id: PAR 2019/579
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Department of Physics
Apply by: 2019-07-01

The Department of Physics at the University of Gothenburg is located on the Johanneberg campus of Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, with a total of some 80 employees. The communication routes are good both nationally and internationally. The research focuses within the fields of Atom- and Molecular Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and Spintronics, and Complex Systems and Biophysics and is performed in an international environment with extensive national and international collaborations. The education programs at the Department include Bachelor- and Master programs in Physics, physics teacher-training programs, as well as outreach courses in Physics aimed for the general public. Gothenburg Physics Centre is a close collaboration with four other departments within the Faculty of Science and Chalmers University of Technology creates an innovative environment for all researchers and students at the department.

For further information about the Department of Physics, please visit our website at www.physics.gu.se/english. More information about Gothenburg Physics Centre can be found at www.chalmers.se/en/centres/gpc/Pages/default.aspx.

Information about the research group:

Prof. Raimund Feifel’s research group concentrates on electron and ion spectroscopy of atoms and molecules in different states of charge and excitation, and has considerable, internationally well recognized, experience in developing and using high-resolution electron and ion correlation spectrometers, in combination with pulsed discharge lamps, synchrotron radiation and Free Electron Laser sources in the vacuum-ultraviolet (VUV) and X-ray spectral region. This group has received funding for developing the activities towards the investigation of short-lived reactive intermediates, so-called radicals. The main goal of this project is to carry out double ionisation studies on short-lived reactive intermediates by using world-leading correlation methods in combination with new sample environments, which shall be developed based on established methods, as well as state-of-the-art quantum-chemical calculations. The research group of Prof. Raimund Feifel collaborates within the framework of several national and international networks which give the holder of the position good possibilities for international contacts and periods of research carried out also at other locations.

Job assignments

The Department of Physics at the University of Gothenburg is looking for a PhD student in the field of experimental studies of electron emission processes of atoms and molecules. A suitable background is a master’s degree in physics or engineering physics or physical chemistry, but also candidates who are in the final phase of their master studies are welcome to apply. The research to be conducted within this position will focus on experimental investigations of fundamental properties of short-lived atoms and molecules emitting electrons upon photon absorption, and implies the development of suitable sample environments as well as adapting and utilising multi-particle correlation spectroscopic methods for the detection of all charged particles created in the electron emission processes. For the interpretation of the experimentella data, the candidate is also expected to carry out quantum-chemical calculations led by a leading theoretician in the field who collaborates with Prof. Feifel’s group. The scientific questions adressed by this research program are primarily of fundamental nature. Daily activities, however, will imply work in applied areas involving VUV and X-radiation sources, optics, electronics, programming and data acquisition. A PhD eduction in this field therefore gives a solid base for a future career both in academia and in industry.

Eligibility

To be eligible for third-cycle studies, the applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements:

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programs if he or she:
1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification,
2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

To meet the specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies, applicants must: (i) have a second-cycle (advanced-level) degree in a relevant* subject area in the natural sciences, or (ii) have completed studies for at least 60 higher education credits at a second-cycle level in relevant subject areas in the natural sciences, or (iii) have completed a corresponding program of relevance to the planned third-cycle program, in Sweden or in another country, or have equivalent qualifications.

*Relevant for the planned third-cycle education

The specific entry requirements also include an acceptable command of spoken and written English. Guidelines for assessing English proficiency may include a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL test (or 213 on the TOEFL-CBT, or 79 on the TOEFL-iBT).

Assessment

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in SFS 1998:80.

Additional information about the assessment

  • Complete set of application documents
  • Grades obtained on the bachelor’s and master’s level
  • Experience of atomic and molecular physics
  • Ability to embark on and perform new tasks
  • The degree of experience in working in research fields related to the project in question.

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, four years full time
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Physics, Gothenburg
First day of employment: September 2019 or based on an agreement

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in SFS 1998:80.

A new employment as a PhD student applies for a maximum of one year. The appointment may be prolonged for up to two years at a time. The total employment period may not be longer than the equivalent of four years of full time time doctoral studies.

University applies local agreement on salaries of graduate students.

Appointment procedure

Please apply online

The application shall include:

Cover letter with an explanation of why you apply for the position
CV including scientific publications
Copy of exam certificate

Additional information which the candidate would like to provide for strengthening her or his case
Two referees (name, telephone no, relation)

For further information regarding the position


Raimund Feifel, Professor
+46 708-381689
raimund.feifel@physics.gu.se


Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions given in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salaries for doctoral students are regulated in a local agreement at the University.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed person and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Göteborgs universitet möter samhällets utmaningar med mångsidig kunskap. 47 500 studenter och 6 400 medarbetare gör universitetet till en stor och inspirerande arbetsplats. Stark forskning och attraktiva utbildningar lockar forskare och studenter från hela världen. Med ny kunskap och nya perspektiv bidrar Göteborgs universitet till en bättre framtid.

Post expires on Monday July 1st, 2019

PhD Position in Natural Science, specializing in Environmental Science

Diary id: PAR 2019/781
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Department of Biological and Environmental Science
Apply by: 2019-07-27

At the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences (BioEnv) we have teaching and research activities that stretch
from the alpine ecosystem, through forests, cultivated land and streams, all the way into the marine environment. In these
environments we study different levels of biological organisation from genes, individuals and populations, to communities
and ecosystems. We work within ecology, evolution, physiology, systematics and combinations of these fields in order to
understand the impact of natural and anthropogenic changes of the environment.

The department is placed at three different localities: in Gothenburg Botanical garden, at Medicinarberget in Gothenburg,
and at the marine research station-Kristineberg. The current position is placed in the Botan-building in Gothenburg.
The successful candidate will work in the fish toxicity group which at the moment comprises of five researchers, two post docs, two PhD students, one technician and several master students.

Project description
Nanotechnology is currently the most rapidly growing field of science with a vast potential for industrial applications. It builds on the intentional and controlled generation of novel arrangements of atoms at the nanometer scale (1-100 nm). Many manufactured NPs display very special chemical properties due to their size, shape, charge, composition and structure, and are used in a number of products with many more applications on the horizon. Despite the wide array of applications that might lead to unintentional environmental exposure there is a lack of knowledge regarding the ecological and ecotoxicological consequences of an exposure to man-made NPs.

During the last decade a multitude of studies have studied the toxicological effects of a wide range of NPs.  These studies have focused on well-characterized particles and their effects in controlled laboratory environments, using both cell based assays and animal and plant tests. These studies have generated a lot of knowledge regarding NP toxicity and how NP toxicity is dependent on the characteristics of the particles, characteristics such as size, charge and shape. However, very little is known about how NP toxicity is altered when the NPs enter the aquatic environment. Weathering, ageing and the formation of bio coronas can affect NP toxicity.

The MISTRA funded Nano safety project will focus on the fate of nanomaterials in semi-natural experimental wetland systems, at simulated realistic surface water conditions and conditions during waste handling, and how the ageing of NPs under these conditions will affect NP toxicity. The MISTRA nanosafe project is a collaborative project between seven Universities in Sweden and Denmark together covering a wide range of expertize. The successful PhD candidate will conduct research within this project with the focus of testing the toxicity of pristine and weathered NPs on fish derived cell lines and also fish embryos. Besides utilizing traditional cell based assays the aim is to optimize novel cell based test systems for NP toxicity assessment.  The project requires a good understating of cell based in vitro systems but also in vivo testing using fish and basic ecotoxicological concepts.

Job assignments
The main task is to conduct the PhD thesis work under supervision, which includes development of the PhD student’s methodology, experience, analytical skills, and theoretical depth and breadth. Techniques used within the project include in vitro cell techniques and embryo toxicity tests, quantitative PCR, biochemical assays, and in vivo studies using fish. The studies will primarily be conducted via laboratory studies. Specific research topics associated with the research project include fish physiology, toxicity screening, environmental pollution and toxicology. Shorter periods may also be spent as field work or in another country.

The PhD student will carry out original research in consultation with the supervisors, and complete coursework throughout the period of appointment (totaling 60 hp, or about 1 year’s full time study). Results will be communicated in the form of scientific articles, conference presentations, etc. and a PhD thesis. The PhD student will be supervised by Pro. Joachim Sturve and Dr. Tobias Lammel who will be co- supervisor.
 
Third cycle education
Admission to third cycle education is aiming at a PhD in Natural Science, specialising Environmental Science. The education runs for four years of fulltime studies, containing three years of thesis work and one year of academic education (i.e. course work and literature studies). A selection of courses at the Department/Faculty is available, but national/international courses can also be selected.  Some teaching and/or course administration can be included which extends the contract to the same extent.

Eligibility
To be eligible for third-cycle studies, the applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements. A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programs if he/she:
1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

To meet the specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies, applicants must:
1. have a second-cycle (advanced-level) degree in a relevant* subject area in the natural sciences, or
2. have completed studies for at least 60 higher education credits at a second-cycle level in relevant subject areas in the natural sciences, or
3. have completed a corresponding programme of relevance to the planned third-cycle programme, in Sweden or in another country, or have equivalent qualifications.

*Relevant subject for the planned third-cycle education is ecotoxicology, toxicology, biochemistry or cell biology.

Assessments

We are seeking a highly motivated person for PhD studies in ecotoxicology with emphasis on nanoparticle toxicity. Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English are essential, as we work in an international environment.

Specialization within ecotoxicology/toxicology and previous practical experience in the laboratory, in particular inboth in vivo (fish) and in vitro techniques (cell culture), molecular biology and biochemical methods (such as gene expression analysis, enzyme activity assays), and microscopy  are advantageous. Knowledge of animal physiology is also of importance. It is also advantageous if the candidate has experience in fish husbandry.

It is also an advantage if the candidate have a good understanding and or interest in the physico-chemical processes occurring at the nano-bio interface as well as the technical/methodological aspects related with the testing of nanoparticle toxicity and fate (characterization, quantification).

The employment
Rules regarding education and employment on a doctoral level are given in Högskoleförordningen (HF, SFS 1993:100). Only
applicants who are admitted to the postgraduate level may be hired. Upon appointment the degree of ability to successfully
complete the PhD program must firstly be evaluated.
The employment is planned to start in September 2019 or upon agreement. The University practice a local agreement
about wage setting for PhD students.

The application should be written in English and must include:
• A short cover letter with the applicant’s justification, describing how the applicant meets the selection criteria
• A list of qualifications (CV)
• Examination certificates and a transcript of courses with grades
• A copy of the Master thesis (or equivalent)
• Employment certificates and other documents deemed important by the applicant
• At least two former supervisors, teachers or managers, as references, with contact details.

The top ranked candidates will be selected for an interview, which will be held in English and might be performed by phone
/skype.

How to apply
In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment
system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions
in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

For further information please contact

Joachim Sturve, Professor
Phone: +46-766-183688
Email: joachim.sturve@bioenv.gu.se

Henrik Aronsson, Professor and Head of Department
Phone: +46 31 786 48 02
Email: henrik.aronsson@bioenv.gu.se


Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

Read the job descirption at the university homepage

Apply

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 47 500 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Post expires on Saturday July 27th, 2019

Doctoral student in Medical Science – Prospective studies of the gut microbiome

Diary id: PAR 2019/890
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Institute of Biomedicine
Apply by: 2019-08-12

Project title: Prospective studies of the gut microbiome in premature and healthy term infants: interactions with early life exposures and allergy development

Job assignments

Third-cycle studies are equivalent to four year full-time and lead to a Degree of Doctor. Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies. Those appointed to doctoral studentships may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration. Before a PhD degree has been awarded, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full-time post.

The PhD education in Medical Science comprise carrying out a scientific project and completing at least 30 credits of courses at third-cycle level. The doctoral student must also write a scientific compilation thesis or monograph corresponding to at least 120 credits. For more information about third-cycle studies at Sahlgrenska Academy, see https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/sahlgrenskaakademin/forskarutbildning/languageId=100001

Project: The gut microbiota during infancy may play an important role for health, both during childhood and throughout life. On one hand, it may be important in educating the immune system, thereby protecting against development of immunoregulatory diseases such as allergy. Allergic diseases have dramatically increased in prevalence over the last few decades and are now at epidemic proportions. However, despite considerable research, the role of the gut microbiota in allergy remains unclear, limiting the development of preventative strategies.

On the other hand, gut bacteria are inflammatogenic and may drive life-threatening diseases in premature infants, with babies born extremely preterm at greatest risk. Necrotising enterocolitis and sepsis are leading causes of death, and gut dysbiosis has been implicated in the pathogenesis of both conditions. Routine antibiotic administration and the intensive care environment are known to disrupt normal bacterial colonization, but the influence of other perinatal factors on the gut microbiota remains poorly understood. A greater understanding of bacterial colonization in extremely preterm babies will provide a foundation for developing strategies to reduce morbidity and mortality in this vulnerable group.

The overall aim of this PhD project is to increase our understanding of how the gut microbiota is established during infancy in different populations, and how its composition and function may affect health. The first aim is to identify features of the infant gut microbiota that may protect against developing allergy. The second aim is to investigate how perinatal exposures affect the establishment of the gut microbiota in extremely preterm infants.

This project will be based on three prospective Swedish birth cohort studies, two of which investigated allergy outcomes in children born healthy at full term, and one which followed extremely preterm babies. Next Generation Sequencing of fecal samples will be used to characterize the gut microbiota, and its metabolic activity will be assessed by quantification of short chain fatty acids by gas chromatography. Data will be analyzed using SIMCA multivariate analysis software. 

Eligibility

To be eligible for third-cycle studies, the applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements.

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle studies if he or she:
1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification
2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad

A person meets the specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies in Medical Science if he or she: has successfully completed the English B/6 course or is considered to have acquired equivalent knowledge through previous studies

Assessment

In selecting between applicants who meet the general and specific entry requirements, their ability to benefit from third-cycle studies shall be taken into account. The assessment shall attach particular importance to documented qualifications for:
– specific knowledge and skills within the subject area and related research fields
– experience of scientific theory and relevant research methodology
– scientific analysis and presentation verified through thesis, degree project, scientific journals or the like.

Employment

After admission to third-cycle studies you will be appointed to doctoral studentship. Regulations for employment of doctoral students are given in SFS 1993:100. The initial appointment may apply for no longer than one year. An appointment may be renewed for no more than two years at a time. A person may be appointed to a doctoral studentship for a total of eight years. The total employment period may, however, not exceed the time corresponding to full-time third-cycle study for four years.

Location: Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Infectious Diseases.
Extent: 100%. First day of employment: as agreed.

Salaries for doctoral students are regulated in a local agreement at the University. 

For further information regarding the position

For more information about the project please contact the principal supervisor, 
Agnes Wold, Professor, Institute of Biomedicine, e-mail: agnes.wold@microbio.gu.se 

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

You must include the following, in pdf format

  • Personal letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts showing that you meet with the general entry requirement
  • Proof of completion of  English 6 course or the acquired equivalent knowledge through previous studies

If your degree is from a university outside of Sweden, check what you need to submit at https://www.universityadmissions.se/en/All-you-need-to-know1/Applying-for-studies/Documenting-your-eligibility-for-studies/Instructions-for-Masters-applicants/Specific-requirements-for-my-country1/ where you can also see what you need to submit in order to fulfill the English language requirement.

  • If your degree has not been verified by a Swedish authority you need to provide contact details to the issuing university, registrar or similar, that can verify the degree at our request.

Closing date: 2019-08-12

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 47 500 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Post expires on Monday August 12th, 2019

Doctoral position, one or several, in Computational Linguistics

Diary id: PAR 2019/571
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Dept of Philosophy, Linguistics & Theory of Sci.
Apply by: 2019-08-19

The Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the Faculty of Arts has about 100 staff members and a student body corresponding to about 350 full-time equivalents. It is home to a large number of national and international research projects and offers courses and degree programs for philosophers, logicians, linguists, language technologists, theorists of science, historians of philosophy, philologists and philosophy teachers. The Department also arranges doctoral education and development work in its various academic domains.

The Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP) is based in FLoV at the University of Gothenburg, and is funded by a 10 year grant from the Swedish Research Council (2015-2025). CLASP is devoted to research and advanced training in the application of probabilistic modelling and machine learning methods to core issues in linguistic theory and cognition. It also addresses topics in dialogue and linguistic interaction. For a description of CLASP see http://flov.gu.se/clasp


Subject

Computational Linguistics

Job assignments

The successful candidate is expected to devote her or his time primarily to the completion of obligatory course work and to write a doctoral dissertation. He or she may, however, also undertake a limited amount of teaching, administration or research not directly connected to her or his dissertation topic. Such duties extend the position accordingly. As the position is funded in part by a research grant from the Swedish Research Council the successful candidate should write her or his doctoral thesis within one of the CLASP’s core areas and the research should fit in within the research program of the centre. People working on one or more of this areas as well as their interface, are strongly encouraged to apply.

More specifically, people in CLASP are currently conducting research in linguistics and computational linguistics using ideas from the following research areas:

  • Type Theory (or logics) and probability
  • Machine Learning including Deep Learning and Neural Networks
  • Theorem Proving and Bayesian Reasoning 
  • Formal Models of Dialogue and Linguistic Interaction
  • Combining logical and Machine Learning/Deep Learning approaches
  • Models combining language and perception

Applicants with interests in these or related domains are encouraged to apply. The doctoral student is also expected to participate in the department’s activities, such as workshops, seminars and conferences.

Eligibility

The general entry requirements for third-cycle (doctoral) programs are: a second-cycle qualification/degree and at least 240 higher education (HE) credits for courses of which at least 60 HE credits are awarded in the second-cycle; or equivalent training either in Sweden or abroad.

In addition, admission to the third-cycle programmer in Computational Linguistics at the University of Gothenburg also requires:

At least 30 credits from second-cycle courses in subject area 1 (Computational Linguistics, Language Technology, or Natural Language Processing), including a thesis of at least 15 credits, or equivalent qualifications,

or

At least 30 credits from second-cycle courses in subject area 2 (Linguistics or Cognitive Science), including a thesis of at least 15 credits, plus at least 30 credits from first or second level courses in subject area 1 (Computational Linguistics, Language Technology, or Natural Language Processing) or subject area 3 (Computer Science, Logic, or Mathematics), or equivalent qualifications

or        

At least 30 credits from second-cycle courses in subject area 3 (Computer Science, Logic or Mathematics), including a thesis of at least 15 credits, plus at least 30 credits from first or second-level courses in subject area 2 (Linguistics or Cognitive Science) or subject area 1 (Computational Linguistics, Language Technology, or Natural Language Processing), or equivalent qualifications.

The necessary English skills that are needed in order to be able to benefit from compulsory parts of the course and to be able to actively participate in seminars and similar activities, are also required.

For further information about the general and specific requirements please refer to study syllabus at the following link:
http://flov.gu.se/english/education/doctoral-studies-third-cycle/postgraduate-subjects

Assessment

Following the Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, applicants will be assessed based on their estimated ability to benefit from the study programme and on the Department’s resources to supervise them.

To facilitate the selection process, applicants must submit:

  1. Thesis and degree projects
  2. A project draft describing the applicant’s desired focus of research as well as which theories, methods and material they are planning to use.

Admissions and selections are conditional on the Department’s resources to supervise within the doctoral student’s focus of research as well as the compatibility of the candidate’s project proposal with CLASP’s areas of research. In addition to the assessment of the submitted application the process may also include interviews. For a more detailed account of the selection process please refer to the study syllabus above.

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment

Extent: 100 %

Location: Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, Gothenburg

First day of employment: By agreement

Apart from his or her own third-cycle education, the successful applicant may also be expected to do service in education, research (unrelated to the thesis) and administration. The employment is for one year. It can be extended with a maximum of two years at a time. The total employment cannot exceed four years third cycle education, full time.

Employment Procedure

Selection, interviews and assessment is made by a recruitment group at the department. A list of top-ranked applicants is then presented based on the information provided by the applicants (based on merit, quality of submitted works, quality of research proposal, and availability of qualified supervisors). The top-ranked candidates may be invited to interviews (in Gothenburg or via video link).

For further information please contact:

Lena Eriksson, Associate head of department, +46-31-786 4184, lena.eriksson@theorysc.gu.se

Helena Bjärnlind, HR Administrator, + 46 31-786 4570, helena.bjarnlind@gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Complementary documents, such as publications/books should be sent in two copies to the following address and marked with reference number. University of Gothenburg, Att: HR Administrator, FLoV, Box 200, SE-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden.

Applications should be written in English.

 The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

 Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. 

Read the job description at the university homepage

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