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Doctoral student in Applied Mathematics

Diary id: PAR 2020/152
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Department of Mathematical Sciences
Apply by: 2020-03-06

At the Division of Applied Mathematics and Statistics we conduct research at a high international level in areas such as Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, Computational mathematics, Optimization, Mathematical statistics, Kinetic theory. More information about our research groups is available on the website http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/research/research-groups/

The Department of Mathematical science has an international environment with frequent exchanges with other universities around the world. The department provides a friendly, creative, and supportive atmosphere with a steady flow of international guests. At the division there are many committed teachers with extensive and broad experience of all aspects of higher education. Together with the Divisions of Algebra and Geometry and Analysis and Probability we form the academic part of the department of Mathematical Sciences, which is a joint department of Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg, and one of the largest in mathematics in the Nordic countries with a faculty core of about 80. More information about us is available on the website , http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/. Our department continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all our activities. We work actively to be a parent-friendly organization.

The announced PhD position, which is located at the Division of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, is supervised by Professor Larisa Beilina and partially funded by a grant from the Swedish Research Council.

Job assignments

The research project is performed in an international and highly collaborative multidisciplinary environment. One of the main purposes of the project is the development of a non-local numerical method for solving the coefficient inverse problem for Maxwell’s equations with the goal of reconstructing the spatially distributed dielectric permittivity and the conductivity functions from scattered boundary measurements of the electrical field. Furthermore the developed methods are implemented in the software package WavES (www.waves24.com).

The work is highly interdisciplinary with close collaboration with a number of research and experimental groups in areas of applied mathematics and computational electromagnetics including Aix-Marseille University and Fresnel Institute, Marseille.

You will work in a highly dynamic research environment at the interface between mathematics and computational electromagnetics. Mathematical analysis and computational experiments will be closely integrated into most of the work.

The successful candidate will contribute to the development of an adaptive finite element method in parallel infrastructure for the solution of the direct and Coefficient Inverse Problems (CIPs) for time-dependent Maxwell equations in C++/PETSc. The main focus in the project will be on development of new versions of domain decomposition finite element/finite difference methods implemented in the existing software package WavES (www.waves24.com) for the specific problem of this project. You are expected to independently develop new ideas and drive collaborations with experimentalists.

The project will offer you training in a wide range of front-line computational methods for solution of electromagnetic coefficient inverse problems. Together with the course programme at the research school in applied mathematics this training will prepare you for a range of academic as well private and public sector carrier opportunities. Postgraduate education consists in four years of full-time studies and leads to a PhD.

The total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time postgraduate education and may be extended after institutional service by a maximum of 20% in accordance with HF 5, section 5, section 7, doctoral student employment.

Eligibility

Applicants for the position should hold a Master degree in Computer Science, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, or equivalent, awarded by an internationally recognized university-level institution, or hold a 4-year bachelor’s degree, or expect to complete that degree by the start of the employment.

The candidate should have understanding of the theory of ill-posed problems with theoretical and computational skills, should be familiar with the theory and applications of numerical analysis and mathematical physics, PDEs. It is preferable if the candidate will have experience in object-oriented programming in C++/PETSc using MPI.

Candidates should have excellent communications skills, strong self-organizing skills and ability to work within an interdisciplinary setting. Fluency in English is expected.

Assessment

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

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 but could be prolonged if departmental duties has been carried out for maximum 20%.

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 4 years full time
Extent: 100 %
First day of employment: August 15, 2020

University applies a local salary agreement of graduate students.

For further information regarding the position

Annika Lang, Head of Unit, +46 31 772 5356, annika.lang@chalmers.se

Professor Larisa Beilina, +46 31 772 3567, larisa.beilina@chalmers.se

Unions

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

How to apply

Submit the following documents:

  • Application letter (max 2 pages) where you introduce yourself and clearly relate your background and interests to the the solution of coefficient inverse problems
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Electronic copies of your master and bachelor transcripts
  • Names of at least two reference persons

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.

Closing date: March 6, 2020

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

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

Read the job description at the university homepage

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

Post expires on Friday March 6th, 2020

MSCA-Doctoral student in Medical Science – Biomaterials-Microbiology

Diary id: PAR 2020/17
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Institute of Clinical Sciences
Apply by: 2020-03-31

Project title: Material induced inhibition of biofilm formation

Job assignments

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

Project: More than 50% of all healthcare-related infections are associated to implants and medical devices and their infection control is a societal challenge. Treatment with orthopaedic implants such as hip and knee replacements has improved quality of life for patients. Implant-related infection is a devastating complication and is commonly caused by biofilm-forming bacteria. The biofilm will protect bacteria from the host’s immune system and antibiotics, presenting a challenge for the treatment of implant-related infections. The best infection control approach is to develop novel preventive measures which specifically focus on the inhibition of both bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation, for instance by modifying the implant material.

The overall purpose of this research project is to create a deeper understanding of the role of different material properties on the in vitro biofilm formation of clinical bacterial strains and characterise the mechanisms behind the material’s antimicrobial mode of action.

The present PhD study is part of a European consortium called BIOREMIA, an EU-financed Marie Sklodowska-Curie Initial Training Network, consisting on 15 Early Stage Researchers who, in jointly interdisciplinary collaboration, will focus on the topic of “BIOfilm-REsistant Materials for hard tissue Implant Applications”. Using molecular biology and in vitro biofilm models, the PhD student will contribute to a better understanding of biofilm-associated infections and be able to translate the developed fundamental approaches into highly efficient anti-biofilm strategies, which will be useful for clinicians and industrial partners. The PhD student will evaluate the antibacterial and antifouling efficiency of materials/surfaces. The PhD student will adapt and further develop the established in vitro models and analytical techniques to evaluate and quantify biofilm formation on the developed materials/surfaces. 

Information about the network is found at: http://www.bioremia.eu /

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

Eligibility

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

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

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

Assessment

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

Employment

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

Fixed-term employment, 4 years. Extent: 100%. Location: Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Biomaterials. First day of employment: as agreed. MSCA employment in a Marie Sklodowska Curie Program with MSCA financing (BIOREMIA – BIOfilm-REsistant Materials for hard tissue Implant Applications. 

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

Additional information

In order to be approved for MSCA financing the applicant, at the time for the application, should not have resided in Sweden more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Moreover the applicant must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

For further information regarding the position

For more information about the project please contact:

Principal supervisor, Margarita Trobos, Associate Professor, Institute of Clinical Sciences,
phone: +46-31-7862963, e-mail: margarita.trobos@biomaterials.gu.se 

Assistant supervisor, Anders Palmquist, Associate Professor, Institute of Clinical Sciences, e-mail: anders.palmquist@biomaterials.gu.se

Unions

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

How to apply

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

You must include the following, in pdf format

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

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

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

Closing date: 2020-03-31

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

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

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

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

Post expires on Tuesday March 31st, 2020

Doctoral student in Mathematics

Diary id: PAR 2020/155
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Department of Mathematical Sciences
Apply by: 2020-03-06

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg has about 200 employees and is the largest department of mathematics in Sweden. The department has three scientific divisions, Algebra and Geometry, Analysis and Probability Theory, and Applied Mathematics and Statistics and conducts successful research in pure and applied mathematics and mathematical statistics in a wide range of research areas.

We have an international environment with frequent exchanges with other universities around the world. The department provides a friendly, creative, and supportive atmosphere with a steady flow of international guests. There are many committed teachers with extensive and broad experience of all aspects of higher education.  More information about us can be found on our website: http://www.chalmers.se/math/

Our department continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all our activities. We work actively to be a parent-friendly organization.

At the department of Mathematical Sciences there are many internationally successful researchers in a wide variety of research areas. The divisions Algebra and Geometry, and Analysis and Probability Theory conduct research in areas such as algebraic geometry, number theory, algebra and representation theory, harmonic analysis and partial differential equations, mathematical physics, probability and discrete mathematics, complex analysis, functional analysis, and kinetic theory.

We are now looking for up to two doctoral students in any of the research areas of the divisions Algebra and Geometry, and Analysis and Probability Theory. The positions can be placed in any of these two divisions depending on the interests of the successful candidates.

Subject area

Mathematics

Job assignments

As a PhD student you will be part of an international research environment while you expand your knowledge of the field and write your thesis. This gives opportunities for many inspiring conversations, a lot of autonomous work and some travel. You are expected to develop your own ideas and communicate scientific results orally as well as in written form. In addition, the position will normally include 20% departmental work, mostly teaching duties.

The total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time postgraduate education and may be extended after institutional service by a maximum of 20% in accordance with HF 5, section 5, section 7, doctoral student employment.

Eligibility

The eligibility for academic positions is given in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance. To qualify for the position, you must have obtained a master’s degree or a 4-year bachelor’s degree by the application deadline.

Assessment

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance.

Applicants must have a strong background in mathematics. It is important that you mention in the application your specific research interests. You should also include all relevant work such as bachelor’s or master’s thesis and articles (provide an English summary if necessary) that you have authored or co-authored. Evidence of mathematical problem-solving skills is significant, besides course grades.

The bachelor’s level teaching is normally in Swedish, although the teaching at the master’s and PhD levels is in English. Thus, good language skills are required. 

The applications will be assessed by a local recruitment committee at Mathematical Sciences.

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 but could be prolonged if departmental duties has been carried out for maximum 20%.

University applies a local salary agreement of graduate students.

First day of employment: August 15, 2020 or as agreed

Reference number: PAR 2020/155

For further information regarding the position

Peter Hegarty, director of PhD studies in mathematics, hegarty@chalmers.se

Hjalmar Rosengren, head of unit within the Division of analysis and probability theory, hjalmar@chalmers.se

Håkan Samuelsson Kalm, head of unit within the Division of algebra and geometry, hasam@chalmers.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.

Submit the following documents:

  • Personal letter,
  • CV, including scientific publications,
  • Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates,
  • Contact information to two reference persons (name, phone number, relation).

Closing date: March 6, 2020 

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

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

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

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

Post expires on Friday March 6th, 2020

MSCA-Doctoral student in Medical Science – Biomaterials-Cell biology

Diary id: PAR 2020/18
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Institute of Clinical Sciences
Apply by: 2020-03-31

Project title: Material induced inhibition of biofilm formation

Job assignments

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

Project: Bone-anchored implants have been used clinically for decades. The healing is heavily dependent on the material properties, such as mechanical properties, surface roughness and topography as well as the surface chemistry. Biomechanical complication due to poor load transfer and mismatch in mechanical properties between implant material and host bone is known as “stress shielding”. The use of alloys with reduced elastic modulus have the potential to reduce the stress shielding by improving load distribution to the surrounding bone tissue. Another emerging clinical problem with implants is “biomaterial associated infection” and especially “biofilm formation on implant surfaces”. These biofilms are difficult to treat with conventional antibiotic treatments and novel strategies for avoiding bacterial colonization and biofilm formation is needed. Knowledge of the mechanisms whereby inflammatory cells and mesenchymal stem cells communicate is crucial for the understanding of cell differentiation, osteogenesis and bone remodeling in the bone-implant interface. The mechanisms whereby the different cells sense and communicate messages in the interface between tissue and material include a sequential release of chemokines, cytokines and growth factors. An important aspect of this project is to further understand the mechanisms whereby inflammatory cells and mesenchymal stem cells communicate signals at the implant surface, and how these communications are influenced by the surface properties as well as the presence of bacteria.
 
The aims are:
• To develop an in vitro system to evaluate the interplay between monocytes/macrophages and mesenchymal stem cells/pre-osteoblasts during the initial contact with metallic implant materials;
• To screen different compositions of metallic implant materials in the developed in vitro system in order to understand the role of alloying elements;
• To screen different surface modifications on the inflammatory response and the osteogenic effect;
• To explore the interaction between bacteria and monocytes/macrophages as well as bacteria and mesenchymal stem cells/pre-osteoblasts and the effect of different surface structures. 

The project involves in vitro cell culture, state of the art cellular and molecular techniques and a broad range of microscopy techniques to understand the cellular response. 

The project is part of BIOREMIA, an EU-financed Marie Sklodowska-Curie Initial Training Network. The principal objective of BIOREMIA is to set-up a new European education platform to train, guide and inspire 15 young researchers in the inter-sectoral exploration of innovative routes to counteract microbial biofilms on hard tissue- related implants by fabricating novel materials and surfaces. Information about the network is found at: http://www.bioremia.eu / 

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

Eligibility

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

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

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

Assessment

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

Employment

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

Fixed-term employment, 4 years. Extent: 100%. Location: Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Biomaterials. First day of employment: as agreed. MSCA employment in a Marie Sklodowska Curie Program with MSCA financing (BIOREMIA – BIOfilm-REsistant Materials for hard tissue Implant Applications). 

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

Additional information

In order to be approved for MSCA financing the applicant, at the time for the application, should not have resided in Sweden more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Moreover the applicant must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

For further information regarding the position

For more information about the project please contact:

Principal supervisor Anders Palmquist, Associate Professor, Institute of Clinical Sciences,
e-mail: anders.palmquist@biomaterials.gu.se

Assistant supervisor Margarita Trobos, Associate Professor, Institute of Clinical Sciences,
e-mail: margarita.trobos@biomaterials.gu.se 

Unions

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

How to apply

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

You must include the following, in pdf format

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

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

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

Closing date: 2020-03-31

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

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

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

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

Post expires on Tuesday March 31st, 2020

PhD student in genetics

Diary id: PAR 2020/142
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology
Apply by: 2020-03-30

Research and graduate education at the department of chemistry and molecular biology comprises a wide scientific field from the atomic and molecular levels all the way through cells to intact organisms. Much of the phenomena studied here impact on our natural environment and living systems. We participate in undergraduate programs in chemistry, molecular biology, medicinal chemistry, biology, marine sciences, and pharmacy.

A third cycle education at our department will lead to a Ph.D. in Natural sciences, or Natural sciences with a specialisation in Chemistry, Biology or Biophysics. Ph.D. studies comprises four years at the post graduate level. The time period can be extended to 5 years in total through teaching and/or other departmental duties.

Information about the research group:

The research group of Prof. Marc Pilon is interested in better understanding the molecular mechanisms by which the composition of cell membranes is regulated. This phenomenon, termed “membrane homeostasis”, is essential for the ability of animals to adapt to changes in temperature (e.g. low temperature tends to rigidify membranes) or in diets (e.g. saturated fats also tend to rigidify membranes). The group uses several complementary experimental systems, relying heavily on forward genetic screens using the nematode C. elegans, experiments in cultured mammalian cells and some physiological studies in mouse models. The group is located on the medical campus, near the Sahlgrenska Hospital in Gothenburg and interacts collaboratively with several local groups.

Job assignments

The recruited PhD student will be expected to carry out semi-independent research concerning the molecular mechanisms contributing to membrane homeostasis using C. elegans and mammalian cell models. The student will also be expected to participate in group meetings, present research in departmental seminars and conferences, and to publish articles based on own research. Additionally, the student is expected to acquire 60 hp through PhD level courses, some of which are mandatory, and to help with the teaching of laboratory exercises that are part of undergraduate courses. Most work-related activities will be carried out in English. 

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 programmes 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 1998:80.

An evaluation of grades from university-level courses, prior laboratory experience, reference letters and face-to-face/video interviews will form the main basis for the assessment candidates.

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, Four years full time
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, Gothenburg
First day of employment: May 1, 2020 or later as per discussions between the applicant and employer.

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

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

University applies local agreement on salaries of graduate students

Appointment procedure

Please apply online

The application shall include:

Cover letter with an explanation of why you apply for the position
CV including scientific publications
Copy of exam certificate
Two references (name, telephone no, relation)

An evaluation of grades from university-level courses, prior laboratory experience, reference letters and face-to-face/video interviews (for short-listed candidates) will form the main basis for the assessment candidates.

For further information regarding the position

Marc Pilon, Prof. Genetics, +46 31 7863279, marc.pilon@cmb.gu.se

Questions regarding the third-cycle education: Martin Billeter, Director of third cycle education, +46(0) 31-786 3925, martin.billeter@gu.se
Questions regarding the employment: hr@cmb.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.

Closing date: March 30, 2020

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.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

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

Post expires on Monday March 30th, 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher, one or several, in Computational linguistics

Diary id: PAR 2019/1592
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Dept of Philosophy, Linguistics & Theory of Sci.
Apply by: 2020-04-30

The successful applicant will be employed by the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Theory of science (FloV). The department was founded in 2009, and offers teaching and research in theoretical and practical philosophy, linguistics, and theory of science. The department also hosts several big research programs, including The Gothenburg Responsibility Project, CLASP, and Representation & Reality.

Subject area

Computational linguistics 

Subject area description

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

Job assignments

The postdoctoral researcher is expected to conduct research in CLASP’s core areas of research in cooperation with the research group. More specifically, people in CLASP are currently conducting research in linguistics and computational linguistics using ideas from the following research areas:

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

Apart from research, duties may include mentoring graduate students, course design, and/or teaching-related activities; such supplementary duties will not exceed 20% of the position’s responsibilities. 

The holder of the position is expected to carry out the vast majority of her/his research in Gothenburg and to actively participate in the research group’s workshops, seminars, and conferences.

Eligibility

A doctoral degree is compulsory for a position as a post doctoral researcher at the University of Gothenburg. The doctoral thesis should be in a relevant area according to the specific position stated here. Since the post doctoral researcher position is designed to give new PhDs the opportunity to strengthen and develop their scholarly proficiency, priority will be given to those whose doctoral degree was granted within 3 years of the application closing date. Due to parental leave, sick leave or military duty, this period can be extended. Eligibility criteria are described in the Gothenburg University’s Appointments procedure for teachers. https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/digitalAssets/1711/1711729_ansta–llningsordning-fo–r-la–rare-vid-go–teborgs-universitet—2019-01-01—v-2018-1161.pdf

Assessment

Scientific proficiency is the most important criterion for assessment, and special attention will be given to the applicant’s PhD thesis and other publications, and to her/his research plan. Priority will be given to applicants whose research plan and prior work strengthen the research group and the project overall. Documented good interpersonal skills, good skills in terms of planning and organizing research, and good skills in communicating research results is also meritorious. 

The recruitment process may include interviews (possibly by video link) and contacting references.

For more general assessment criteria, cf. the Gothenburg University’s Appointments Procedure for Teachers.

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 2 years 

Extent: 100% 

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

First day of employment: By agreement 

For further information:

Shalom Lappin, professor, +46(0)31-786 5019, shalom.lappin@gu.se

Fredrik Engström, Head of Department, +46(0)31-786 6335, fredrik.engstrom@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. Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed to: University of Gothenburg, FLoV, Box 200, SE-405 30 Gothenburg, SWEDEN. Reference number should be clearly stated when sending complementary documents.
For more information, please the instructions for Qualifications Portfolio at the Faculty of Arts:

https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/digitalAssets/1649/1649971_anvisningar-ovrig-larare-ansokan-170701-eng.pdf

The application is to be written in English.

Closing date: 2020-04-30

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

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

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

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Doctoral position in artificial intelligence and political language with the GRIPES project

Diary id: PAR 2019/1471
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Dept of Philosophy, Linguistics & Theory of Sci.
Apply by: 2020-04-15

The University of Gothenburg announces a new doctoral position in the GRIPES project (Gothenburg Research Initiative for Politically Emergent Systems), recently funded by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg (MMW) Foundation. GRIPES is an interdisciplinary project whose purpose is to investigate the role of autonomous systems and artificial intelligence in promoting a form of manipulative political messaging called the “dogwhistle”.

Dogwhistles are political messages that are optimized to be understood with their original intent by some groups in the population but not others – a dogwhistle is “defeated” if everyone understands it. Dogwhistles are used to propagate publicly “unacceptable” opinions, such as racist or anti-scientific viewpoints, and deliver messaging advantages to the political factions that are using them.

The current state of AI technology and isolated scandals (e.g., the Cambridge Analytica affair) suggests that well-resourced private and state actors may be doing this kind of optimization behind closed doors using large computational resources. GRIPES seeks to understand the limits of these technologies and develop tools in the public interest to make the role of AI in political messaging more transparent.

The University of Gothenburg conducts leading research in computational linguistics, theoretical linguistics, journalism, media and opinion research through multiple units across faculties. GRIPES is hosted by the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Theory of Science (FLoV) at the University is closely associated with the Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP). It also has participation from the Society-Opinion-Media (SOM) Institute and the Department of Journalism, Media, and Communication (JMG). GRIPES is also part of the WASP-HS program, the humanities and social sciences section of the Wallenberg Autonomous Systems Program.

This PhD position is part of the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program on Humanities and Society (WASP-HS). WASP-HS aims to realize excellent research and develop competence on the consequences and challenges of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems for the individual person and society. This 10-year program is initiated and generously funded by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (MMW) with 660 million SEK. In addition to this, the program receives support from collaborating industry and from participating universities.

WASP-HS includes an extensive national graduate school with up to 70 doctoral students, the creation of least ten new research groups across Sweden, support for twelve visiting professors to strengthen Swedish research and networking activities, and a number of research projects. For more information about the research and other activities conducted within WASP-HS, please visit http://wasp-hs.org/.

The WASP-HS graduate school provides foundations, perspectives, and state-of-the-art knowledge in the different disciplines taught by leading researchers in the field. Through an ambitious program with research visits, partner universities, and visiting lecturers, the graduate school actively supports forming a strong multi-disciplinary and international professional network between PhD students, researchers and practitioners in the field. It thus provides added value on top of the existing PhD programs at the partner universities, providing unique opportunities for students who are dedicated to achieving international research excellence with societal relevance.

Subject area

Linguistics or computational linguistics or journalism, media and communication

Specific subject description

The application of techniques from computational linguistics, machine learning, theoretical linguistics, journalism, and/or opinion research for the creation of tools and resources to understand the properties of dog whistles, their political and social effects, their spread, their individual and group behavioral effects, their cognitive implications, all in terms of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, and agent-based simulation.

Job assignments

This position involves different duties based on the background of the candidate. The winning candidate will enter either the Ph.D. programs in linguistics or computational linguistics at FLoV or the journalism, media, and communication program at JMG. 

We will fund one well-qualified and highly motivated candidate to work on establishing tools (e.g., software), techniques (e.g., algorithms, formal approaches), and/or data resources (e.g., experimental evidence, data collected from media and opinion research) for grounding simulations of the development of dog whistle communication and its effects on individuals (e.g., persons, organizations) and populations (e.g., identity/interest groups, electorates). We plan for this work to be done overall in an agent-based simulation paradigm, where the goal is to iteratively ground highly abstract simulations in increasingly concrete representations of political situations where dog whistle communication may be deployed.

There are many potential “angles of attack” for this work, to be discussed based on the interests and skills of the winning candidate. By way of example, this includes but is not limited to:

  • data collection using survey, experiment and interview techniques, particularly in the context of the SOM Institute’s LORE opinion research framework.
  • development of the agent-based simulation environment using techniques such as    reinforcement learning and generative adversarial networks.
  • use of natural language processing (NLP) techniques to detect patterns in news corpora reflecting patterns identified in a simulation environment.
  • integrating game-theoretic approaches into formal representations of dogwhistle use.
     

This work will be done in the context of the GRIPES project and in a highly collaborative environment with other researchers from FLoV, JMG, and allied departments and research groups. It counts as a merit if the candidate as a background or accomplishments in any of the related areas: linguistics (construed broadly; e.g., sociolinguistics, theoretical/formal linguistics), computational linguistics (including machine learning/statistical approaches), and journalism, media, and communication studies. Additional weight will be given to education or work experience in data science, machine learning, natural language processing, agent-based simulation, or advanced statistical analysis methods in any of the GRIPES-related fields (linguistics, computational linguistics, or journalism, media, and communications studies).  

The successful candidate’s main responsibilities will be to write a doctoral dissertation in the areas 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 his or her dissertation topic. Such duties extend the position accordingly.

The candidate is expected to participate in GRIPES and WASP-HS project activities and courses as well as their home department’s activities. The working language of the GRIPES project is English. There will be funds available for travel as well as computational resources and support for conducting experiments, as 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

The winning candidate will be admitted into third-cycle programs in either computational linguistics, linguistics, or journalism, media, and communications, depending on qualifications and interests. The admissions criteria for the relevant program will apply.

Admission requirements to the relevant programs are given in the following web links to the general doctoral syllabi:

Assessment

According to the Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, applicants will be assessed based on their estimated ability to benefit from the study programs and on the Department’s supervisory resources. We will base this assessment primarily on the following:

  1. 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, and independence.
  2. A project plan of at most 4 pages excluding references in 11pt font 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.
  3. Other documents such as letters of recommendation.

Admission and selection are also conditional on the Department’s supervisory resources within the doctoral student’s research focus. Admission may also include an interview in addition to a review of qualifications submitted. Admission decisions are made by the Head of Department following preparation at the Department.

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment

Extent: 100 %

Location: Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science or Department of Journalism, Media, and Communication, Gothenburg

First day of employment: 2020-08-15

For further information please contact:

Asad Sayeed, project leader, asad.sayeed@gu.se

Unions

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

How to apply

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

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

Applications should be written in English. 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 GRIPES project 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 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.
  4. A project plan of at most 4 pages excluding references in 11pt font 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. A short list of 2-3 academic or employment references (optional).

Closing date: 2020-04-15

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

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

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Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020

PhD student in marine chemical ecology

Diary id: PAR 2019/1511
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Department of Marine Sciences
Apply by: 2020-01-31

Institutionen för Marina Vetenskaper, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Göteborgs Universitet, har nyligen bildats (1 juli 2015) i syfte att uppnå visionen om “Ett universitet med marin forskning, undervisning och samarbete med omgivande samhälle av högsta internationella klass”. Institutionen har ca 110 anställda – forskare, lärare, doktorander, tekniker och administratörer. Institutionen bedriver undervisning och forskning inom olika marina inriktningar såsom biologi, oceanografi, kemi, maringeologi, kulturvård och miljövetenskap. Forskningen bedrivs både inom specialiserade individuella projekt samt inom större tvärvetenskapliga program. Institutionen finns i Göteborg och vid universitetets forskningsstationer på Tjärnö och Kristineberg. Den aktuella tjänsten är förlagd till Göteborg. Mer information om Institutionen för Marina Vetenskaper finns på www.marine.gu.se.

Project description                                  

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student in marine chemical ecology. Chemical sensing is the key sensory modality in the ocean but we still know very little about it in marine plankton. What compounds are the signals? How can they be recognized and interpreted? How do they transmit between organisms? How do organisms and ecosystems respond? This project is centred around novel chemical alarm-signals between marine plankton, a group of lipids discovered in our lab named copepodamides. Phytoplankton sense copepodamides and respond with defensive traits such as toxin production, altered swimming behaviour, increased bioluminescence. The project will be tuned to the interest and background of the successful candidate. You could e.g. focus on the chemical aspects (structure elucidation of hereto unknown signalling molecules, field measurements etc), the biological (the effect of copepodamide signalling in cells, between organisms, and on the ecosystem level), or the physical (how do signalling molecules spread at the turbulent microscale?). Irrespectively, you are likely to work with different zooplankton and phytoplankton organisms and be involved in fieldwork on marine stations and research ships. You will also have access to a fully equipped chemical ecology lab including culture facilities and GC/LC-MS instruments.

Experience with motion analysis, image analysis, analytical chemistry, mass spectrometry, scientific writing, plankton ecology, social skills, and programming are meriting. The successful applicant will be self-motivated, solution oriented, curious and passionate about science. You should have a relevant exam in biology, chemistry, physics, or equivalent. We are a transdisciplinary group and welcome applicants from biology, chemistry and physics. The project is 50% funded by the Swedish research council (VR), and 50% departmental funded which allows for some more degrees of freedom than fully externally funded projects. Interested? Check out our homepage http://pelagial.se/, and feel free to contact us for further information.

Key references:

Prevett, A., Lindström, J., Xu, J., Karlson, B., & Selander, E. (2019). Grazer-induced bioluminescence gives dinoflagellates a competitive edge. Current Biology, 29(12), R564-R565.

Selander, E., Berglund, E., Engström, P., Berggren, F., Eklund, J., Harðardóttir, S., . . . Andersson, M. (2019). Copepods drive large-scale trait-mediated effects in marine plankton. Science Advances, 5(2), eaat5096.

Heuschele, J., & Selander, E. (2014). The chemical ecology of copepods. Journal of Plankton Research, 36(4), 895-913.

Selander, E., Jakobsen, H. H., Lombard, F., & Kiørboe, T. (2011). Grazer cues induce stealth behavior in marine dinoflagellates. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(10), 4030-4034.

Assignments

As a PhD student at the department of Marine Sciences you will:

  • Design, perform, and analyse experiments in plankton ecology.
  • Dissiminate results in peer reviewed journals and elsewhere.
  • Write a thesis
  • Teaching may be included

Background

You should have an exam in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or equivalent.

Meriting skills

Experience from any of the following is meriting: Plankton ecology, analytical chemistry, mass spectrometry, image analysis, motion analysis, fluid dynamics, programming (e.g. matlab or R), scientific writing, field work in the marine environment.

Övrigt – text nedan hamnar i högerspalt på webb-sidan.

Kontaktuppgifter för anställningen

Erik Selander,

Tel.nr. 031 7862627     

Employment: 4 years, 100%     

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Post expires on Friday January 31st, 2020