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Researcher position in spintronic devices

Researcher position in spintronic devices

Ref PAR 2022/908

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 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.

The Department of Physics at the University of Gothenburg is located in the center of Gothenburg, with approximately 100 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 three other departments within the Faculty of Science and Chalmers University of Technology, which 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 research group:

One of the most successful research areas at the department is spintronics with a focus on magnetodynamic phenomena in thin magnetic films and spintronic components and their possible applications. We study these components with magnetic, electrical and optical methods, and model them using GPU-accelerated micromagnetic simulations. Johan Åkerman’s research group is running a major project funded by an ERC Advanced Grant where new ways of using spintronic devices for neuromorphic calculations is one of the main goals. The department is therefore looking for a Researcher to drive this project forward.

Job assignments

The main tasks are research. The tasks include studying so-called spintronic oscillators using resistance and microwave measurements and collaborating with other researchers in the group on optical measurements. You will develop and characterize Ising machines based on spintronic oscillators. You will work with doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and other researchers. You are expected to write scientific articles based on your results, possibly apply for patents on your results, as well as contribute to other people’s scientific articles. You are also expected to present your results at scientific conferences.

Eligibility

Eligible to be employed as a researcher is a person who has a Swedish doctoral degree or has a foreign degree that is deemed to correspond to a doctoral degree.

Qualifications

We are looking for a candidate who have shown scientific skill in the subject areas of nanomagnetism, spintronics, and clean-room processing and microwave characterization of spin Hall nano-oscillators. The scientific skills are mainly assessed based on peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals as well as lectures at international conferences.

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 2 years
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Physics, Gothenburg
First day of employment: September, 2022

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
Two referees (name, telephone no, relation)

For further information regarding the position

Johan Åkerman, Professor, +46-70-710 4360, johan.akerman@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 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 works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

Postdoctor in pharmacotherapy/pharmacoepidemiology

Ref PAR 2022/1048

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 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.

At the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, at the Sahlgrenska Academy, we conduct research and education covering a wide range of knowledge areas. The institute comprises five different departments: Clinical neuroscience, Health and rehabilitation, Pharmacology, Physiology as well as Psychiatry and neurochemistry.

This project will be conducted at the Department of Pharmacology, within a research team that focuses on pharmacotherapy and with great interest in methodological aspects. The overall objective of the research of this team is to contribute to rational use of medicines. Currently, the team consists of one research leader, two postdocs, and two PhD students, all of whom also employed in health care.

Subject area

Pharmacotherapy/pharmacoepidemiology

Subject area description

The overall objective of the present project, at issue for the present postdoc position, is drug treatment in older people, according to indicators of prescribing quality and in relation to quality of treatment from a medical perspective. Specifically, we now plan for data extraction from registers for a clinical cohort, for instance the Swedish Prescribed Drug Register, the Patient Register, a regional administrative database (Vega), the Total Population Register, and the Longitudinal integrated database for health insurance and labour market studies (LISA). Thereafter, we primarily plan validation studies from various perspectives. We will, for instance, use multivariate models as well as machine learning.

Job assignments

An important part of the position will be to manage and analyse register data, as well as to author scientific publications. Furthermore, the candidate will supervise master students and doctoral students working with related projects.

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for employing teaching staff are set out in Chapter 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and in the Appointment Procedure for Teaching Posts at the University of Gothenburg.  

To be eligible for appointment as a postdoc, the applicant is required to have a doctoral degree, a doctoral degree in art or a foreign degree that is deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree. This eligibility requirement must be met before the employment decision is made. 

In the first instance, those who have completed their degree no more than three years prior to the end of the application period shall be considered. Those who have completed their degree more than three years prior to the end of the application period may also be considered in the first instance if special grounds exist. Special grounds relate to leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, commissions of trust within union organisations, service within the defence services or other similar circumstances, as well as clinical service or service/assignment relevant to the subject area.  

To qualify as a postdoctoral researcher for this position, the applicant should hold a PhD in medical science, pharmaceutical science, or medical statistics.

Assessment

We are looking for a candidate with a strong interest in methodological aspects of pharmacotherapy and pharmacoepidemiology. A suitable candidate has a solid knowledge of register data management and analyses.  We value good communication ability, presentation skills, and scientific integrity. The candidate must be organizational, meticulous, responsible, and able to work both independently and in groups. Good knowledge of English, written and spoken, is necessary. Meritorious is experience in data extraction and linkage of register data from various register holders. Furthermore, methodological knowledge within pharmacoepidemiology and machine learning is meritorious. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

Employment

The employment is limited (temporary) for 2 years, 100% of full-time, and is placed at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Starting date: as agreed. 

Contact information 

If you have questions regarding the employment please contact Professor in Pharmacotherapy/Consultant in Clinical Pharmacology Susanna Wallerstedt, phone: +46 766 18 34 10, e-mail: susanna.wallerstedt@pharm.gu.se

Manager in charge is Researcher/Head of Department of Pharmacology Michael Winder, phone: +46 31 786 34 77, e-mail: michael.winder@pharm.gu.se

Application documents are not to be submitted through the contact persons.

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: https://www.gu.se/en/work-at-the-university-of-gothenburg/how-to-apply

Application

Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline.  

Please enclose PhD certificate with the application.

Applications must be received by: 2022-09-01

Information for International Applicants 

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit: 

https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/welcome-services 
https://www.movetogothenburg.com/ 

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022

Doctoral student in Linguistics

Ref PAR 2022/1094

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 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.

The Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science (FLoV) 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.

Linguistic interaction is the main overarching theme for research in linguistics at FLoV. This entails an interest in the formal modelling of not only the systems of conventions that make up particular languages but also the social practices and psychological mechanisms enabling language use.

General information about being a doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg can be found on the university’s doctoral student pages. 

https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/doktorand/?languageId=100001&skipSSOCheck=true

Subject area

Linguistics

Specific subject description

Linguistics studies the human language ability, human languages and language communication.

Linguistics is a subject authorised to award qualifications at all levels, including in third-cycle studies. It can be included as a main field of study in Bachelor and Master Degrees. Linguistics is also part of the Department’s Master in Communication specialising in public communication for authorities and the Master in Language Technology program.

At the department, there is also the Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP), 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.

Job assignments

The department offers an international English-speaking research environment. The research is interdisciplinary and aims at bringing together insights from various fields such as logic, mathematics, computer science, artificial intelligence, linguistics, computational linguistics, cognitive science, philology, and philosophy.

Linguistic interaction is an overriding theme, with a focus on conversational dialogue as a research topic within psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, semantics and pragmatics, and language technology/computational linguistics. The ideal candidate should be motivated to develop an original PhD thesis project in any single or combination of these fields.

We will fund one well-qualified and highly motivated candidate to carry out research using experimental and/or formal methods on any of the following general topics in relation to dialogue modelling and/or grammar design:

  • Incremental processing in conversation
  • Multimodal phenomena
  • Theories of joint action and linguistic meaning
  • Context and common ground
  • Probabilistic models of inference and linguistic processing
  • Dialogue acts
  • Turn-taking

We are looking for candidates who have solid prior experience in linguistics (syntax, semantics, pragmatics), psycholinguistics, or computational linguistics. More particularly, demonstrable ability and experience in the modelling of, or experimentation with dialogue phenomena is highly desirable.

The candidate should be able to provide evidence of the ability for conducting original independent research. Candidates with an interdisciplinary background are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong analytical skills and willingness to develop models with formal rigour are important criteria for selection. Excellent writing skills and a good command of English, ability to work independently and in a structured manner are essential. In addition, the ideal candidate should have good collaborative skills as they would be expected to work as a contributing member of a cohesive team.

The successful candidate’s main responsibilities will be to write a doctoral dissertation in the area mentioned above and to complete obligatory course work. They may also undertake a limited amount (not more than 20% of full time) of teaching, administration or research not directly connected to their dissertation topic. Such duties extend the position accordingly.

The candidate is expected to participate in departmental activities, such as workshops and seminars. The working language is English. There will be funds available for travel e.g. conference participation and visits to other universities, as well as support for conducting experiments and/or data collection in the lab or in the field (if relevant).

Eligibility

To be eligible for the position, the applicant must meet both general and specific entry requirements.

General entry requirements

A person meets the general entry requirements under Chapter 7, Section 39 of the Higher Education Ordinance if he or she:

  1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
  2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 higher education credits of which at least 60 higher education credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
  3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Specific entry requirements

Admission to the third-cycle programme in Linguistics requires:

  1. A minimum of 60 higher education credits in linguistics, phonetics, language technology, or speech and language therapy at second-cycle level, of which 15 credits comprise an independent project; additionally a minimum of 90 hecr in closely related subjects such as philosophy, cognitive science, communication or language subjects or equivalent knowledge.

or

  1. a minimum of 90 higher education credits in linguistics, phonetics, language technology, or speech and language therapy, of which at least 30 higher education credits at second-cycle level, of which a minimum of 15 credits comprise an independent project or equivalent skills.

(These two entry requirements are a result of the two recommended study routes at second-cycle level; the student has either 90 higher education credits in philosophy, cognitive science, communication or language subjects at first-cycle level, followed by 60 higher education credits in linguistics, phonetics, language technology or speech and language therapy at second-cycle level. Alternatively, the student has 90 higher education credits in linguistics, phonetics, language technology or speech and language therapy.)

The types of Swedish and English skills needed to be able to benefit from compulsory parts of the course and to be able to actively participate in seminars and similar activities. If the third-cycle student does not speak Swedish as a first language, she or he is expected to obtain such knowledge so she or he can actively participate in the research environment.

https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/digitalAssets/1685/1685366_asp-fd-lingvistik-2015-eng.pdf

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 our 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.

For further information regarding the position

Queries about possible topics for study should be directed to Eleni Gregoromichelaki, Professor of Linguistics, eleni.gregoromichelaki@gu.se

Queries about the recruitment process should be directed to Jennifer Stråle, HR Administrator, jennifer.strale@gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:
https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/work-at-the-university-of-gothenburg/how-to-apply

Information for International Applicants

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit:

https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/welcome-services

https://www.movetogothenburg.com/

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.

For the application to be considered complete it must include:

  1. An introductory letter of 1,000 words maximum (approx. 2 pages), preferably shorter. The letter should consist of four paragraphs in the following order: a) a short presentation of yourself, b) a short presentation of your merits, c) a short presentation of the intended research project and d) a short account for why the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science is of interest to you.
  2. A CV, including a list of publications (if applicable).
  3. Theses, degree projects and any publications. These are assessed based on the following quality criteria, of which the final two have the heaviest weighting: Suitable subject definition, relevant questioning, suitable command of the subject and structuring of the thesis, suitable use of language, formalities, academic quality, independence.
  4. A project draft no more than 2,500 words in which the applicant stipulates a research domain that he/she would like to develop, justifies its relevance and discusses which theories, methods and materials would be relevant. The project draft is assessed on the basis of the following criteria: whether the research displays familiarity with previous and current research, whether the research questions are viable and grounded in current research, whether the draft is judged to be realistic, as regards its implementation at third-cycle level and whether the draft shows that it is likely the applicant will make a valuable contribution to research in the field. The project draft also provides supporting information for assessing the Department’s supervisor competence within the research domain stipulated.
  5. Other documents such as letters of recommendation.

Closing date: 2022-09-15 

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Thursday September 15th, 2022

Doctoral student in Natural Science, specializing in Biology

Ref PAR 2022/1106

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 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.

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 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 Medicinareberget in Gothenburg and at Kristineberg Center, Fiskebäckskil. The current position is placed at Gothenburg Botanical Garden, the Botan House at Carl Skottbergs Gata 22B.

General information about being a doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg can be found on the university’s doctoral student pages. 

https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/doktorand/languageId=100001&skipSSOCheck=true

Project description

  • The main purpose is to transform saline soil into productive soil to fight poverty and hunger.  Soil salinization is a serious and increasing problem. Globally ca 500 million ha are affected with reduced yields as a consequence. In some areas, the situation is so severe that the land is left fallow. This cause economic consequences.To turn saline soil into productive soil we need to e.g. develop saline tolerant varieties, in our case wheat.

    Bangladesh is a country with major challenges caused by the ongoing climate change. Starting from a local Bangladesh wheat variety, BARI Gom-25, we created a mutant population to increase the genetic variation. Via analysis for salt tolerance we identified 70 wheat lines with high salt tolerance from our mutant population. The next step is to use these lines to implement and develop sustainable food production in Bangladesh on salinized soil.

    Another aim of the project is to identify molecular markers for the salt tolerance trait to facilitate breeding of the salt tolerant character. We will elucidate the molecular mechanism behind the trait. The regulatory and functional genes in the wheat genome involved in adapting the plant to abiotic stress. By mapping specific mutations in salt tolerant lines in the wheat genome we will identify key regulatory genes that can be used as molecular markers in breeding programs. Newly found knowledge will form the basis for beginning to identify other important characteristics in our mutant population that can be beneficial in coping with climate change, such as increased resistance to biotic and abiotic stress.

Specific study objectives:

  1. Identify and confirm salt-tolerant wheat lines via field trials on saline soils
  2. Identify transcription factors (TFs) as markers of salt tolerance in wheat
  3. Identify other important traits in the mutant population that can help better cope with climate change
  • Collaboration takes place with, among others, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur; Cordaid; Lal Teer Seed Ltd; OlsAro Crop Biotech AB.
  • The project is diversified in subject areas and will have several different components; laboratory, theoretical and field-oriented. 

Duties   

Education at third-cycle level comprises four years of full-time study, and leads to a doctoral degree.    

As part of your employment as a doctoral student, you may have departmental duties corresponding to up to 20 % of full-time employment, distributed throughout your study period. Departmental duties usually consist of teaching at first- and second-cycle levels, but may also include research and administration. 

Admission to third cycle education is aiming at a PhD in Natural Science, specializing Biology. A selection of courses at the Department/Faculty is available, but national/international courses can also be selected. 

The main task is to conduct the PhD thesis work under supervision, which includes development of the PhD student’s methodological experience, analytical skills, as well as theoretical depth and breadth. Techniques used within the project include (q)PCR, electrophoresis, protein measurement, various tools for bioinformatics, photosynthesis measurement, hydroponics, and speed breeding. The studies will be conducted mostly as lab studies in combination with studies using a computer. Shorter time periods can be spent on field work both in Sweden and/or in another country. Specific subject areas with special relevance to the project are molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry and bioinformatics.

Eligibility   

Education at third-cycle level requires general eligibility and, where appropriate, specific eligibility as set out in the general syllabus for the subject. 

The general eligibility requirements for education at third-cycle level are:   

  1. having completed a degree at second-cycle level, or
    1. the fulfilment of course requirements totalling at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits must be at second-cycle level, or
  2. the acquisition of equivalent knowledge in some other way, either 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 biology, chemistry, bioinformatics or agronomy.

Assessment criteria   

The selection of applicants who meet the basic and specific eligibility requirements will be based on the ability to assimilate the education at third-cycle level.  

We are seeking a motivated person for PhD studies in biology with emphasis on plants.

What is necessary/crucial for the employment:

  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and spoken, are necessary since we Very good ability to communicate orally and in writing in English is a requirement as we work in an international environment.
  • Driving license is a requirement as there are nearby field trials.
  • Basic knowledge in molecular biology, cell biology or biochemistry is a requirement.
  • Good ability to work together is a requirement as we work as a team in an international environment.

What is advantageous/beneficial (but not completely crucial?)

  • It is a strong merit if you can demonstrate experience of working with bioinformatics
  • It is a strong merit if you can demonstrate experience of working with qPCR
  • It is a strong merit if you can demonstrate experience of working with plants and especially if screening plants for traits

Employment   

Once you have been admitted for education at third-cycle level, you will be employed as a doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg.   

The provisions for employment as a doctoral student can be found in ordinance SFS 1993:100.    

Initial employment as a doctoral student may apply for a maximum of one year, and may be renewed by a maximum of two years at a time.  

A doctoral student may be employed as a doctoral student for a maximum of eight years, but the total period of employment may not be longer than the equivalent of full-time education at third-cycle level for four years.   

Location: Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. Extent: 100%. First day of employment: 2022-10-01 or upon agreement.

The University applies a local agreement on salaries for doctoral students.   

The application should preferably be written in English and must include:

  • A short cover letter with the applicant’s justification for the application, i.e., that describes how the applicant meets the selection criteria
  • An attested list of qualifications (CV)
  • Examination certificates and a transcript of courses with grades
  • A copy of the Master thesis (or equivalent)
  • Employments certificates and other documents deemed important by the applicant

The top ranked candidates will be selected for an interview, which might be held in English and could also be performed by Zoom.

Contact information 

For further information please contact:

Henrik Aronsson, professor, supervisor
Phone: 0766 184802
Email: henrik.aronsson@bioenv.gu.se
Webpage: www.gu.se/om-universitetet/hitta-person/henrikaronsson

Åsa Arrhenius, Head of Department
tel. +46 31 786 26 25
e-post: asa.arrhenius@bioenv.gu.se

Unions 

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here:   
https://www.gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande   

Application   

You can apply to be admitted for education at third-cycle level via the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal.   

It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline.   

Applications must be received by: 2022-08-31

Information for International Applicants 

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit: 

https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/welcome-services 
https://www.movetogothenburg.com/ 

  

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

Postdoctoral position in Biotechnology / Bioengineering (aquaponics / recirculating aquaculture)

Ref PAR 2022/1120

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 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.

Subject area

Bioengineering / Analytical Chemistry / Microbiology / Molecular Biology / Metagenomics

Keywords: recirculating aquaculture systems, hydroponics, aquaponics, digesters, wastewater nutrient recovery, microbiome, rhizosphere, probiotics

Description

Industrial aquaponics is an agricultural technique that combines elements of both aquaculture and hydroponics in a synergistic production technology that utilizes fish wastes as plant fertilizer, thus reducing input and waste disposal requirements of both systems. Technological advances are increasingly moving aquaponics away from small-scale production into industrial environments by focusing on improved macro- and micronutrient recovery. Improvements in engineering design have been able to significantly increase output capacities and have now made industrial aquaponics applications a commercial reality. One strategy is the use of sludge digesters to more efficiently remineralise solid wastes. Although many of the largest aquaponics facilities worldwide are in arid regions where water reuse is important, this technology is also becoming more popular in Europe as design advances have increasingly made aquaponics not just a water-saving enterprise, but also a circular energy and waste reuse system. Although some aquaponics systems are focused on volume-production that can capitalise on economies of scale, other operations have educational or social enterprise mandates, particularly those in urban environments where micro and vertical farming have become popular. 

As growth parameters differ between fish and plants, the microbiome plays a significant role in remineralisation and bioavailability of nutrients in aquaponic systems. Although technical specifications for pH, microbial remineralisation and nitrification processes have received much research attention, relatively few studies have characterized other types of bacterial assemblages that either inhibit or stimulate fish and plant growth. For instance, biocontrol of microbes is an important consideration for both producers and consumers, given that the use of disinfection chemicals or antibiotics to control pathogens, or probiotics and phytogenics to stimulate growth, can have profound effects on microbial populations and hence plant and animal health in a closed system.

Beneficial microbes are important at all stages of production and can be enhanced by the addition of probiotics or beneficial bacterial communities to improve the functioning of biofilters and sludge digesters. These bacterial additions can serve important functions by improving fish gut health and reducing the spread of pathogens in the aquaculture component while promoting plant growth and rooting. To date, there is considerable discipline-specific literature in aquaculture, hydroponics and bioengineering. However, aquaponics integrates knowledge from each of those disciplines, and research is essential in order to understand and enhance microbial performance in various components of aquaponics systems (fish and plants, but also biofilters, digesters and bioreactors). Accordingly, there are many potential approaches for research designs: using next-generation sequencing; mapping microbial communities; identifying and characterizing microbes that enhance nutrient bioavailability; improving engineering designs of digesters and bioreactors. Hence a candidate’s specific scientific background may be less important than their research interests and demonstrated qualifications in their respective field.

Key qualifications

We are seeking a candidate who is independent and self-motivated, given that details of the project can be adjusted based on the breadth of a candidate’s analytical skills and interests.

The position is based at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, but involves frequent international travel as this is part of an EU funded project where collaborative work is being conducted with several international laboratories and industry partners. The candidate will be responsible for running applied experiments in conjunction with several research labs in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific (Australia and South Korea primarily), thus requiring considerable flexibility for extended stays (2-6 months) in various locations as well as frequent travel to participate in meetings, working groups, conferences and visits with industry partners. The candidate will be working in a multidisciplinary team of bioengineers, animal/plant scientists, industrial technologists, food safety experts in different research groups: as such, exemplary teamwork and communication skills as well as the ability to travel and work across timezones are essential. There must be a willingness and ability to work independently in different locations and laboratories, with remote support from Gothenburg team members. The candidate will also help host visiting researchers from these foreign labs in Sweden. As such, it is essential to demonstrate prior international work/study experience in order to qualify for the position.

Qualifications

The candidate must possess a PhD in a relevant engineering field, or in a relevant area of biological science (molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry or related disciplines). It is not a requirement to have prior experience with aquaponics or prior experience in hydroponic crop production/commercial greenhouse facilities and/or the operation of recirculating aquaculture systems or bioreactors, but such experience would be useful. Please note clearly on your application if you have any relevant skills such as technical operation of aquarium / aquaculture tanks, hydroponics or irrigation systems, or prior work in the operation of multiphase bioreactors and other waste treatment systems.

If the following items are not evident on the CV, please state clearly in the cover letter how you meet the following requirements:

  • Proof of research and scientific writing skills with at least 3 published peer-reviewed articles as first author (please also highlight any technical reports written). Articles must be provided with the application.
  • Ability to travel internationally for longer research periods to work in partner laboratories as well as frequent travel for participation in working groups, conferences, and visits with industry partners.
  • Demonstrated statistical skills, including software such as R

Due to the need for international travel, a valid driver’s license is recommended. Good communication skills in English (written and spoken) are also necessary, but the candidate does not need Swedish or EU citizenship, as residence permits can be arranged. Since the position involves work in international laboratories where longer periods of time will be spent away from one’s home country, candidates without any prior international work/study experience will not be considered.

Employment terms


The exact start date for this position is negotiable depending on the availability of a suitable candidate. The post-doctoral fellow will be hired for a two-year period to lead a research project that s/he designs. The successful candidate will have a full spectrum of vacation and leave benefits, as well as coverage from national health and business travel insurance.

Application procedure

To apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you need 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 application must include:

  • A CV and short cover letter that describes how the applicant meets the selection criteria
  • Full text of at least three accepted or published peer-reviewed manuscripts
  • Name and contact details of three referees on your CV or in a file entitled References (your name).pdf

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

Overview

The University of Gothenburg has 38 000 students and 6 000 employees and is one of the largest Universities in the Nordic countries. Strong research and study programs attract scientists and students from around the world. The advertised position is within the Department of Marine Sciences, located at the main campus in Gothenburg and at its two marine research laboratories at Tjärnö and Kristineberg (www.marine.gu.se).

Contact information

For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Alyssa Joyce: alyssa.joyce@gu.se

Unions 

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: https://www.gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande 

Application 

To apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to create an account in our recruitment system. Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline. 

Applications must be received by: 2022-10-31 

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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Post expires on Tuesday November 1st, 2022

1-2 PhD students in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets

1-2 PhD students in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets

Ref PAR 2022/1023

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 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.

The Department of Economy and Society at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg announces a position as PhD student located at unit of innovation and entrepreneurship. The PhD student will be an important member of our new international center, U-GOT KIES and in on-going international research projects. The unit offers single-subject courses at the Bachelor´s level, two Master´s programmes (MSc in Innovation and Industrial Management; MSc in Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship, and doctoral education. For more information click here

The PhD student project will be part of a larger team studying knowledge creation and knowledge transfer between large and entrepreneurial firms and between firms and universities. Professor McKelvey’s Distinguished Professors Program, financed for 10 years by the Swedish Research Council is the research group, within which these PhD students will work. Including a group of scholars at the department and internationally, the PhD students will be part of her research programme on knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial ecosystems. This Distinguished Professor’s Program has three specific goals: 1) Conceptualize knowledge intensive entrepreneurial ecosystems; 2) Analyze empirically the dynamic relationships involving collective and individual action between knowledge intensive entrepreneurs (as individuals) and the surrounding institutions, firms and organizations; and 3) Explain changes in these knowledge- intensive entrepreneurial ecosystems over time.

Duties   

The purpose of the 1 to 2 projects is to better understand how and why innovation and entrepreneurship can impact business and society in Sweden, using social science methodology. Each project will be focused upon a carefully selected topic, addressing these phenomena within either medical technology, sports, transportation/AI/engineering, or creative industries. Examples of relevant projects are: 1) studying collaboration between a large firm like AstraZeneca with universities to develop new drugs; 2) analysing knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial firms like Bico/Cellink in relation to science and technology; 3) exploring how digital technology is affecting sports and creative industries; and 4) analyzing how a large engineering company like Volvo Cars can adapt new AI technology. These projects will thus be focused upon empirical fields important to Sweden. Moreover, they are characterized by a knowledge-intensive ecosystem, where new firms and new business models are dependent upon many external contacts, such as large firms, public policy and universities to create creative accumulation and creative destruction.

The doctoral education (leading to PhD degree) in innovation, entrepreneurship and management of intellectual assets consists of completing a scientific project as well as completing doctoral courses of at least 90 credits. Moreover, the PhD student may be asked to apply and discuss their results in collaboration with companies, universities and the public sector as well as participate in international scientific conferences. The doctoral education requires a PhD thesis of either compiled papers or a monography, corresponding to 150 credits, and defended in public. More information about the the doctoral education at the department can be found at https://www.gu.se/en/school-business-economics-law/economy-society/doctoral-studies 

Eligibility   

Entry requirements for third-cycle (doctoral) programmes require both general and specific eligibility.

The general eligibility requirements for education at third-cycle level are:    

  1. having completed a degree at second-cycle level, 
  2. the fulfilment of course requirements totalling at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits must be at second-cycle level, or  
  3. the acquisition of equivalent knowledge in some other way, either in Sweden or abroad.  

In addition, admission to the third-cycle programme in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets at the University of Gothenburg also requires with 15 credits in a course as well as 15 credits in an advanced thesis, within the subject or a closely related topic.

Qualified is the person who masters English at a high level in speech and writing. The level of proficiency defined here is English language requirement of English 6/English B from Swedish upper secondary school or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test. For more information about general entrance requirements see www.universityadmissions.se (English)

Applicants who are not native speakers will be expected to learn Swedish.  

Assessment    

Applicants will be assessed based on the general and specific eligibility requirements and their estimated ability to benefit from the PhD study programme.

During the assessment, we will specifically evaluate and place a high value upon documented experience of:

  • specific knowledge and skills within the research subject area and closely related fields
  • experience of scientific theory and relevant research methods
  • scientific analysis and presentation. This should be documented through, for example, Master’s thesis, degree projects, scientific papers, etc.

Personal suitability is of importance for the appointment of employment. For the position it is important with ability to co-operate. You should be able to work independently as well as in a team. You should have characteristics which enable you to learn, also through interacting with leading scholars through PhD courses and conferences, both nationally and internationally.

Mastery of Swedish language is also important for the position, specifically Swedish which corresponds to Svenska 3 from Swedish upper secondary school or else ”Svenska som andra språk 3”. Also, important previous skills and experience are experience in conducting interviews, coding responses relative to theory, and Masters courses in qualitative methods.  

Employment   

The position is a temporary position of four years according to the Higher Education Ordinance with an extent of 100 %. The employment is located at the unit of innovation and entrepreneurship, the Department of Economy and Society. First day of employment is 1 December 2022 or upon agreement.

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctorial level are given in SFS 1993:100.

Only the one who are admitted to third-cycle (doctoral) programmes may be employed as PhD student. Departmental duties such as participating in teaching, research projects or administrative assignments may be required, as per regulated in university policy.

A new employment is valid for maximum one year. The employment extends with maximum two years at a time. The total employment time cannot extend more than four years of doctoral education on full-time.

The University applies a local agreement on salaries for doctoral students.   

For applicants with a Masters degree from a foreign country

If your degree is from a university/HEI outside of Sweden or has not been examined by a Swedish authority, it is important that you include a certified copy of your diploma and description of degree program, in order to facilitate evaluation. You also must include contact information (such as telephone number and email address) to the foreign institution which can verify your degree.

Please see further for information about the specific language requirement in English, see: https://www.universityadmissions.se/en/entry-requirements/english-language-requirements/ And for the positive specific language desirable in Swedish, see https://www.su.se/svefler/tisus

Selection process   

During the selection process, we will use a variety of methods to select suitable candidate/s. We will evaluate all applications according to the specified criteria. For a selected few candidate, we will conduct interviews, check the references, and evaluate the results of written assignments.  

Contact information 

Maureen McKelvey, Professor, +46-76-618-1442, maureen.mckelvey@handels.gu.se  

Unions 

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here:   
https://www.gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande   

Application   

Please attach the following in the application:

  • Personal letter (max 2 pages. An overview of your previous experience, education, and future goals)
  • CV
  • Diploma / degree certificate or if ongoing/equivalent, completed courses and grades
  • Research proposal (max 2 pages. An overview of one option of how you could carry out this project – title, theory, method, expected outcomes – as related to this project)
  • A copy of thesis at advanced level (Master’s thesis, equivalent or final draft of Master’s thesis)
  • Certified copy of high school grades
  • Certificate / evidence that obtained language requirement in English and language recommendation in Swedish
  • 2 letters of reference, including their contact details
  • Other documents, relevant for the application

Please clearly state your Swedish social security (personnummer) in the application, preferably in the CV and Cover Letter. If you do not have a Swedish social security number, please use the format to only provide your birthdate: YEAR-MM-DD

Also clearly state the reference number to this recruitment case.

Applications must be received by:2022-09-15

Information for International Applicants 

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit: 

https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/welcome-services 
https://www.movetogothenburg.com/ 

  

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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Post expires on Thursday September 15th, 2022

Researcher in Applied Social Welfare Research

Ref PAR 2022/996

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 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.

The Department of Social Work is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Gothenburg. We have more than 120 staff and offer the Bachelor of Science Programme in Social Work as well as master’s programmes, family therapy education, other continued professional development and third-cycle courses and study programmes. Research in social work is conducted within the framework of a number of profile areas in an expansive and dynamic environment that is characterised by great civic engagement and extensive international contacts and collaborations, through various networks and with universities around the world.

More information about the department can be found on our website: https://www.gu.se/socialtarbete

We are now looking for a researcher in applied social welfare research.

Project description

The research group Implementation and Intervention Research (IIF) consists of several members across different disciplines, departments, and universities and is chaired by Assistant Professor Tina Olsson. We wish to hire a researcher in connection with recently funded research projects on the social emotional development and mental health of early adolescents and testing the effects of an online intervention for parents of adolescents. This project is conducted in collaboration with the Applied Developmental Science (ADS) research group at Stockholm University which is chaired by Assistant Professors Laura Ferrer-Wreder and Lillianne Eninger.

Duties 

This position involves working with study management/implementation, study ethics, and conducting and writing up the results of advanced statistical analyses and general scientific writing.

Qualifications 

Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree in social work, psychology or an allied field; an equivalent degree from another country is acceptable. Applicants should have a competitive research publication track record and substantial experience with scientific writing. Applicants should have expertise in research areas directly relevant to this project such as: intervention/experimental research and research on executive functioning in youth. Of particular importance is the documented experience in conducting advanced statistical analyses (detailed in the assessment criteria section). Required applicant qualifications and abilities also include excellent organizational, communication, and social skills, as well as written and oral fluency in Swedish and English. It is a special merit if the applicant has clinical experience (e.g., licensed psychologist) in referral of youth to social and mental health services.  

Assesment criteria

In the appointment process special attention will be given to expertise relevant to the research project, evidence of the ability to conduct person-oriented analyses, structural equation modelling, experimental/intervention outcome analyses, publication track record, as well as Swedish and English language skills. Clinical experience (e.g., licensed psychologist) working with children, youth and families is of merit.

Employment 

The position involves up to 30% employment for 11 months. Start date as per agreement.

Contact information for the post 

If you have any questions about the position, please contact 

Dr. Tina Olsson, phone: 031-786 11 01, email: tina.olsson@socwork.gu.se,

Dr. Laura Ferrer-Wreder, phone +46-8-16 38 98, email: laura.ferrer-wreder@psychology.su.se

Dr. Lilianne Eninger, phone +46-8-16 3963, email: lilianne.eninger@psychology.su.se 

Unions 

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: https://www.gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande 

Application 

To apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to create an account in our recruitment system. Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline. 

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at:

https://www.gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande#S%C3%A5-h%C3%A4r-g%C3%A5r-rekryteringsprocessen-till %

Applications must be received by: 2022-08-15

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Doctoral position in Theory of Science with a focus on the research basis of coastal fisheries in Sweden

Ref PAR 2022/446

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 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.

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 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.

Centre for Sea and Society at the University of Gothenburg announces three doctoral positions within the Graduate School in Transdisciplinary Ocean Sciences

The Graduate School in Transdisciplinary Ocean Sciences is run by the cross-faculty Centre for Sea and Society. The centre aims at initiating and developing transdisciplinary ocean related education and research and hosts a number of projects and collaborating networks. The graduate school is now announcing three doctoral positions within the joint research project “Coastal fisheries in Sweden: from a changing sea to a robust science-policy environment”. The aim of the project is to harness knowledge to determine the cumulative effects of socio-environmental factors hampering the sustainability of coastal fisheries in Sweden. The project will apply inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to and identify whether and how coastal fisheries they can develop into a viable and environmentally responsible industry, and investigate mechanisms by which research findings are summarized for policy purposes. A transformation towards sustainable and resilient coastal fisheries is the focus of this project, in particular for uplifting rural coastal economies, meeting an increasing demand for locally produced seafood without jeopardizing the health of the planet, and understanding the science-policy nexus for natural resources management.

The three doctoral candidates will be hosted by the School of Global Studies, the Department of Earth Sciences and the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science respectively. Each doctoral candidate will be affiliated to a “home department” (the department of the main supervisor) and be examined in accordance with the rules of that department (school in the case of Global Studies). Doctoral candidates and their supervisors are expected to take part in seminars, workshops and similar activities arranged by the graduate school. Doctoral candidates and supervisors within each joint research project should collaborate to the extent that at least one multidisciplinary (co-authored) manuscript or conference paper is produced.

A description of the project’s doctoral position in Theory of Science, hosted by the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, follows.

The Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science (FLoV) 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.

General information about being a doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg can be found on the university’s doctoral student pages. 

https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/doktorand/?languageId=100001&skipSSOCheck=true

Subject area   

Theory of Science is part of a post-Kuhnian tradition and has a distinct orientation towards empirical study. Research and teaching is primarily focused on epistemological and social aspects of the production and use of scientific knowledge. Differences in epistemological and methodological presuppositions across disciplines and fields of research are accentuated and analyzed, with the humanities and social sciences as well as medical and natural sciences being objects of study. Theories and methods are usually drawn from the field of science and technology studies (STS).

Central questions concern how scientific knowledge is defined in relation to other forms of knowledge; who does research into what and why; how research communities are organized; how scientific controversies are generated and resolved; and classical epistemological questions concerning for example objectivity, rationality, realism and relativism. One important array of questions concerns the significance that expertise, standards, digital technology and various forms of professional practice have for the formation of knowledge in the intersection between academic disciplines, governmental authorities, organizations, social movements and other societal actors.

Job assignments 

The successful candidate’s main responsibilities will be to write a doctoral dissertation in the area mentioned above, and to complete obligatory course work. He or she may 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. The candidate is expected to participate in the department’s activities, such as workshops and seminars.

The doctoral student is expected to carry out research on the following project-related theme: Coastal fisheries and research-informed policy-making.

Primary research across the academic spectrum has long been summarized in research reviews, typically authored by experts in the field covered, employing no formal methods. This way of synthesizing research is routinely dismissed as unreliable and unscientific by proponents of meta-analysis and systematic reviews, which are leading formats in the area known as research synthesis. Government agencies and international organizations tasked with synthesizing research findings for policy-making purposes adopt a variety of routines, some highly formalized, some based squarely on non-formalized professional competence. The aim of this PhD project is to investigate the manner in which the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM) commissions and produces reviews of fisheries research and research on the marine environment. The practices adopted by SwAM should be compared to those of other national agencies, as well as those of large international organizations such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and be related to the debate over the advantages and disadvantages of relying on formalized procedures and professional judgement, respectively, in the synthesis of research findings.

Two general issues to be addressed in this project are important themes in the international field of science and technology studies (STS). One concerns the specific conditions obtaining at the science-policy interface, and how they relate to conditions obtaining and practices adopted within academic disciplines. The second theme concerns our understanding of formalization of procedures vs the role of non-formalized expertise, i.e., how experts in practice deal with protocols, guidelines and other formal tools. Advances in the Swedish subject of Theory of science, as well as in the international field of STS, rely on case studies to a great extent – studies of production and use of scientific knowledge that are empirically grounded while also being theoretically informed. The expected outcome of this PhD project is a case study of that kind.

We are looking for a candidate with a background in theory of science, STS, sociology, anthropology, or some other social science. Knowledge about the science-policy interface, systematic reviewing and/or marine science is an asset, as is experience of applying qualitative research methods. Experience of working as part of a collaborative team and an ambition to engage in multi- and transdisciplinary participatory forms of research and learning are welcome. Fluency in Swedish or another Scandinavian language is an advantage. Very good English language proficiency, both orally and in writing, is a requisite.

Eligibility   

To be eligible for the position, the applicant must meet both general and specific entry requirements. The general entry requirements for third-cycle (doctoral) programs are: a second-cycle qualification/degree or 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.

Admission to the third-cycle program in Theory of Science also requires:

  1. 30 higher education credits in Theory of Science as a second-cycle subject, at least 15 of which must be from a degree project or equivalent knowledge, 
  2. the type(s) of Swedish and English skills needed to be able to benefit from compulsory parts of the course and to be able to actively participate in seminars and similar activities.

For further information about the general and specific requirements please refer to study syllabus at the following link: https://hum.gu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/studieplaner

Assessment criteria   

In selecting between applicants, their ability to benefit from the course or study program shall be taken into account in accordance with Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance. To facilitate the selection process, the applicant must submit: 

 – Theses, degree projects and any publications. These are assessed based on the following five quality criteria, of which the final two have the heaviest weighting: Suitable subject definition, relevant questioning, suitable command of the subject and structuring of the thesis, suitable use of language, formalities, academic quality and independence.

 – A brief research proposal (max 1,200 words plus reference list) in which the applicant formulates some preliminary ideas of how his/her PhD project might be designed, and discusses theories, methods and materials that may be relevant.

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.

The University applies a local agreement on salaries for doctoral students.   

Selection process   

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).

Contact information 

For information concerning PhD programs, please contact Johan Söderberg, Head of postgraduate studies,

johan.soderberg@sts.gu.se

For information concerning the recruitment process, please contact Jennifer Stråle, HR Administrator, jennifer.strale@gu.se

For information concerning the research project, please contact Ingemar Bohlin, Lecturer in theory of science, ingemar.bohlin@gu.se

More information about the research project can be found via the following link:

https://www.gu.se/en/sea-society/transdisciplinary-research-in-the-marine-field/graduate-school/coastal-fisheries-in-sweden-from-a-changing-sea-to-a-robust-science-policy-environment-sea2pol

Unions 

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here:   
https://www.gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande   

Application   

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.

For the application to be considered complete it must include:

1) An introductory letter of 500 words maximum (approx. 1 page). The letter should consist of three paragraphs in the following order: a) a short presentation of yourself, b) a short presentation of your merits and c) a short account of why the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science is of interest to you.

2) A CV, including a list of publications (if applicable).

3) Master thesis and a maximum of 3 other publications that the candidate want to submit as proof of merit, such as other theses, or research publications.

4) A brief research proposal (max 1,200 words plus reference list) in which the applicant formulates some preliminary ideas of how his/her PhD project might be designed, and discusses theories, methods and materials that may be relevant.

5) Verified copies of academic transcripts and possibly evidence of other relevant qualifications, if applicable.

In addition, candidates may submit any other documentation they want to be considered, such as recommendation letters.

Applications should be written in English.

Applications must be received by:  October 3, 2022

Information for International Applicants 

We welcome international applicants. Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit: 

https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/welcome-services 
https://www.movetogothenburg.com/ 

  

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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Post expires on Monday October 3rd, 2022

PhD Student in theoretical plasma physics

Ref PAR 2022/170

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 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.

The Department of Physics at the University of Gothenburg is located in the center of Gothenburg, with approximately 100 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 three other departments within the Faculty of Science and Chalmers University of Technology, which 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.

The research group in theoretical plasma physics is interested in what happens when ultra-intense laser pulses interact with matter, such as gases, solid targets, plasmas, and particle beams.  Essential tools in our research activity are advanced computational models, adapted for parallel computing, where we are at the cutting edge of development. We have both applied and fundamental projects, such as the development of compact radiation sources and questions of fundamental physics in strong fields, respectively.  The group has close collaborations with experimental groups and contributes to the design, planning and interpretation of experiments. Our group is expected to grow over the next few years, giving greater possibilities for engaging in collaborative working between theory and experiments in laser-matter interactions.

Job assignments

Being a PhD is a 4 year full-time studies and leads to a Doctoral Degree. Those who are employed as doctoral students must primarily devote themselves to their doctoral education. However, a doctoral student may to a limited extent work with education, research and administration. Such work may, before the doctoral degree is completed, not cover more than 20 % of full-time work.


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 programme of relevance to the planned third-cycle programme, 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 1993:100.

Employment

A new employment as a PhD student applies for a maximum of one year. The employment 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 doctoral studies.

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 4 years full time
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Physics, Gothenburg
First day of employment: 2022-10-01

University applies a local salary agreement 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
Two referees (name, telephone number, relation)

For further information regarding the position

Tom Blackburn, Assistant professor, 0701902835, tom.blackburn@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 in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made based 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 and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

Read the job description at the university homepage

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Post expires on Saturday October 1st, 2022

Doctoral positions in Journalism, Media and Communication

Ref PAR 2022/741

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 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.

Doctoral positions in Journalism, Media and Communication at the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG). JMG is a nationally leading and internationally renowned center for research on journalism, media and communication. The department’s research profile covers fine areas including Crisis communication, Journalism, Media institutions and audiences; Organizations and communication as well as Political communication. For more information about the department’s research please see https://www.gu.se/en/jmg/our-research/current-research-agenda-and-groups-at-jmg 

The aim of the doctoral studentship is for the doctoral student to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to conduct research independently and to contribute to the development of knowledge within the discipline through the production of a thesis. The doctoral student is also expected to develop capacities to pursue continuing scholarly work or other types of qualified professional tasks when the studies are finalized. 

The positions are limited to 4 years and carried out on a full-time basis. Exceptions from the latter can granted but the pace of study must never be less than 50 %. The positions may include departmental duties, including teaching, corresponding to up to 20% of full-time over the course of study. If such tasks are performed, the duration of the appointment will be extended accordingly.  

Eligibility   

To be eligible for the position, the applicant must meet the entry requirements for third-cycle studies (Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, Sec.40). This is done if (s)he has fulfil one of the following criteria:

  • a degree on advanced level
  • 240 higher education credits (240 ECTS), of which at least 60 credits are at advanced level.
  • acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad. 

The degree or studies on advanced level should be in journalism or media and communication studies or, if the applicant has studied other subjects, include a thesis on advanced level with a clear connection to research on journalism, media or communication.    

The applicant must be proficient in English at a level that will enable her/him to fully benefit from scientific literature and courses at doctoral level and to actively participate in the doctoral seminars, and international conferences.

Applications

To begin the application process for the doctoral program, the candidate must register an account in the university’s recruitment system. The documents are thereafter uploaded in the system. The application must include 

  • A personal letter in which the applicant outlines his/her interest in research and what s(he) want to accomplish throughout her studies and afterwards. If the applicant invokes qualifications other than a degree at the advanced level, this must be stated and justified in the personal letter.
  • A CV and copies of academic transcripts verifying that the entry requirements stated above have been met. Evidence of other relevant qualifications.
  • A copy of the applicant’s thesis on advanced level
  • A research outline where the applicant presents the research problem s(he) want to deal with. The outline must include research questions, a theoretical framework and a suggestion for the most suitable method(s) to answer the questions. The text must not exceed 3 000 words including references.
  • If available, academic papers and other relevant works.
  • Two letters of recommendation or contact details to two references who can vouch for the applicant’s merits. 

The texts must be submitted in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, or English. Any translated versions must be accompanied by the original text. 

It is incumbent on the applicant that the application is complete. Additions after the deadline will not be considered. 

Assessment criteria   

According to the Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, applicants will be assessed based on their estimated ability to benefit from the doctoral program. The assessment will particularly focus on the applicant’s thesis and her/his research proposal. To what extent the applicants will pursue research in any of the department’s research groups (see above) and the department’s supervisory resources as well as other scientific outputs produced by the applicant will also be considered. 

The application period for the doctoral program in Journalism, Media and Communication commences in May 2022 and the final date for submitting an application is 30th of August, 2022. Shortlisted applicants will be called for interviews early in October, the final decision on admissions is made late in October, and the new doctoral candidates typically start the program in January 2023. 

All applicants will be assessed by a committee headed by the Director of graduate studies. The final decision is made by the Head of Department. The decision cannot be appealed. 

Contact information 

For more information about the program or the admission requirements, please contact the Director of doctoral studies:
Magnus Fredriksson
+46–31–786 1196
magnus.fredriksson@jmg.gu.se

General information about being a doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg can be found on the university’s doctoral student pages. 
https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/doktorand/?languageId=100001&skipSSOCheck=true     

Unions 

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here:   
https://www.gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande     

Applications must be received by: 30th of August, 2022    

Information for International Applicants 

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit: 

https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/welcome-services 
https://www.movetogothenburg.com/ 

  

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Tuesday August 30th, 2022