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Doctoral Position in Social Anthropology

Ref PAR 2020/1529

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 49 000 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.

At the School of Global Studies, research in Social Anthropology is conducted on a host of themes related to the cultural and social phenomena in today’s globalized world. Topics include climate change, migration, religion, gender, cultural heritage, sustainability and consumption, health and indigenous peoples. Traditionally, extended periods of fieldwork and participatory observation have been hallmarks of the discipline. Its research methods explore how the practices and experiences of people’s everyday lives interplay with overarching social processes.

Job assignments

The purpose of undertaking doctoral studies is to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for conducting independent research within Social Anthropology. The doctoral studies comprise one year of coursework and three years of research, culminating in the production of a dissertation that makes a significant and original contribution to the research field. The knowledge and skills that are acquired during the studies should be applicable to postdoctoral research or other professional work. The position is salaried and covers four years (full-time equivalent, fixed term), beginning in August 2021. The doctoral candidate may undertake departmental duties corresponding to up to 20% of a full-time position, in which case the duration of the appointment will be extended accordingly. There are no tuition fees.

Eligibility

Applicants must fulfil both general and specific entry requirements. An applicant meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle studies if they have obtained (Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, Sec.39):

1. a degree at the second-cycle level,
2. at least 240 Higher Education Credits, of which at least 60 must be at the second-cycle level, or
3. largely equivalent knowledge in other ways in Sweden or abroad.

An applicant meets the specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies if they have obtained (Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, Sec.40) at least 90 higher education credits in the field of Social Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology or Ethnology.

Assessment

Applicants will be assessed based on the general and specific eligibility requirements and their estimated ability to benefit from the study programme. The assessment places particular focus on:

1. A research proposal (max 2,000 words plus references) that describes the applicant’s research interests and the planned focus of his/her doctoral thesis. The research plan will be assessed for the applicant’s ability to formulate a research problem in relation to earlier research, and his/her familiarity with and handling of methodological and theoretical issues. The application shall include an ethnographic contextualization, aim and research questions, analytical framework, methods and ethical considerations.
2. A Master’s thesis, academic papers and/or other relevant works. These will be used to assess the applicant’s ability to formulate and delimit research tasks and analyse and present research results.
3. A CV summarizing relevant work experience, language proficiency and other skills.
4. Grades achieved in undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
5. Interviews will be held with shortlisted applicants.

The applicant’s skills, experience, creativity and excellence in research are also assessed on the basis of the points above.

Decisions on the shortlist will be made latest in April and final decisions in May 2021.

The Head of Department is in charge of all admission decisions at the third-cycle level. This decision cannot be appealed.

For further information regarding the position

Lisa Åkesson, Professor, +46 (0) 31-786 5336, lisa.akesson@globalstudies.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 set up an account through our online recruitment system. The application must include:

1) A research proposal of maximum 2,000 words (+ references).
2) A Master’s thesis and/or any other relevant papers or publications. Submitted texts must be written in Swedish or English. Any translated versions must be accompanied by the original text.
3) A CV.
4) Copies of diplomas and/or academic transcripts verifying that the general and specific entry requirements stated above have been met. Evidence of other relevant qualifications.

Reference letters can be submitted by the applicant, but are not mandatory.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete. No changes or additions are allowed after the final submission date.

For questions regarding the handling of the application portal or technical problems, please contact rekrytering@gu.se

Closing date: 17 of February 2021

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.

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 Wednesday February 17th, 2021

Doctoral student in Medical Science – Elimination of perfluorinated alkyl acids after end of external exposure

Ref PAR 2020/464

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 49 000 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.

The School of Public Health and Community Medicine conducts extensive education and research in global public health, general medicine, occupational medicine, environmental medicine, social medicine, medicine use and pharmaceutical policy. We also conduct education and research within nutritional epidemiology, insurance medicine, innovation and utilization, health economics, biostatistics and register epidemiology.

Project title: Elimination of perfluorinated alkyl acids after end of external exposure – a combination of observational studies and human experiments

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://www.gu.se/en/sahlgrenska-akademin/doctoral-studies

Project: Perfluorinated alkyl acids (PFAA) are a group of persistent man-made chemicals, with widespread and global use. Drinking water sources have been contaminated worldwide, affecting hundreds of thousands in the general population, in addition to background exposure from diet and indoor environment. In Sweden a “natural experiment” occurred in the municipality of Ronneby, where drinking water highly contaminated with PFAS by firefightingfoam was distributed to ~20,000 inhabitants (1/3 of households) for decades until December 2013. Extensive health studies in this population, where exposure levels are among the highest ever reported, are ongoing. Moreover, we study elimination after end of exposure and determinants of inter-individual variation.

The purpose of the doctoral project is to elucidate how PFAA with varying coal chains lengths are eliminated after end of external exposure. The project uses two distinct methodological approaches: 

Part A: Longitudinal observations on elimination of different PFAA compounds in a panel of 100 subjects, followed from 2014 and on. The aim is to assess the relative importance of renal and intestinal excretion of PFAA, using existing data.

Part B. Experimental studies with drugs modifying renal and gastrointestinal elimination of PFAA.

This is a collaborative project between researchers at University or Gothenburg, Lund University and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The PhD student will be based in Gothenburg, spend time in Malmö for part B, and also visit LSHTM. 

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.

A background i the area of Toxicology, Pharmacology, Medicine or relevant related research field is desired. Documented experience in biostatistics, clinical trial, field work or PK-modeling is a merit. The PhD student should be proficient in oral and written English, have good communication skills, and be able to work in teams and independently. Oral Swedish communication skill will be needed.

Employment

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

Location: Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Medicine, School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Extent: 100%. First day of employment: as agreed.

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

For further information regarding the position

For more information about the project please contact the principal supervisor,
Kristina Jakobsson, Professor, Institute of Medicine,
phone: +46-766-486023, e-mail: kristina.jakobsson@amm.gu.se

Unions

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

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.

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, make sure that you attach a diploma and full transcripts that makes assessing your degree easier.  

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.

For information on what you need to submit in order to fulfill the English language requirement see https://www.universityadmissions.se/en/entry-requirements/english-language-requirements/

Closing date: 2021-02-15

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. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

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 Monday February 15th, 2021

PhD Position in Natural Science, specialising in Biology (Applied macroecology/ macroevolution)

Ref PAR 2020/1518

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 49 000 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.

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

The department is placed at three different localities: in Gothenburg Botanical garden, at Medicinarberget in Gothenburg and Kristineberg Marine Research Station. The current position is placed at the Gothenburg Botanical garden.

Project description

We live in a time of greatly accelerated extinction rates but also a time where we are rapidly increasing our understanding of the processes that determine biodiversity across time and space. The aim of this project is to focus on the extent to which we can use the knowledge we have about the processes governing the buildup of biodiversity in the first place to try to reduce ongoing biodiversity loss. There will be a large degree of freedom for the student to choose their own specific questions to investigate within this overall framework. Topics might include but are not limited to: spatial conservation prioritization, identification of the relevant baseline for conservation or the development of methods to identify amounts of still unrecorded extant or recently extinct species. The work should initially focus on vertebrates but may potentially at later stages include other taxa as well.

The PhD student will be hosted in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences under the supervision of Dr. Søren Faurby but the student will also have opportunities to collaborate with many other scientists at the department and in the Biological and Environmental Sciences. The project is linked to the strategic research area Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate (http://www.becc.lu.se), which hosts a research school that the recruited PhD student will be encouraged to apply to: ClimBEco (http://www.cec.lu.se/climbeco-graduate-research-school).

Job assignments

The main task is to conduct the PhD thesis work under supervision, which includes development of the PhD student’s methodology experience, analytical skills, and theoretical depth and breadth. Techniques used within the project include

  • Data base generation and handling: as part of the PhD the applicant will learn to handle large ecoinformatic datasets
  • Macroecological methods: e.g. regression analyses of spatially explicit data.

The studies will be conducted mostly though computer analyses based on existing data from the scientific literature and/or citizen science, but at least one study during the PhD will also involve the generation of novel data based on field and/or laboratory work.

Third cycle education

Admission to third cycle education is aiming at a PhD in Natural Science, specializing Biology. The education runs for four years of fulltime studies, containing three years of thesis work and one year of academic education (i.e. course work and literature studies). A selection of courses at the Department/Faculty is available, but national/international courses can also be selected.  Some teaching and/or course administration can be included which extends the contract to the same extent.

Eligibility

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

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

*Relevant subject for the planned third-cycle education is biology.

Assessment

Rules regarding education and employment on a doctoral level you will find in Högskoleförordningen (HF, SFS 1993:100). Only applicants who are admitted to the postgraduate level may be hired. Upon appointment the degree of ability to successfully complete the PhD program must firstly be evaluated.

We are seeking a motivated person for PhD studies in biology with emphasis on Applied macroecology/ macroevolution

Essential attributes:

  • A masters degree in biology or a related field
  • Knowledge of basic ecology and evolution
  • Creative thinking
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a group.
  • Good communication skills in both written and spoken English

Desired attributes:

  • Specialization of master thesis in biodiversity analyses or conservation
  • An early track record of scientific publication or preprints
  • Documented experience working with R, Python and/or ArcGIS
  • Interest in (and potentially experience with) science communication

The application should be written in English and must include:

  • A short cover letter
  • A document of 1-2 pages describing a) why you applied for this PhD, b) suggestions to what you want to focus on during your PhD and c) what you wish to do after your PhD
  • Contact information on 2-3 potential academic references, added at the end of the cover letter
  • A CV
  • A copy of your Masters thesis (or equivalent)

The top ranked candidates will be selected for an interview, which will be held in English and over Zoom.

Employment

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

Location: Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. Extent: 100%. First day of employment: upon agreement.

Salaries for doctoral students are regulated.

For further information regarding the position

Søren Faurby, Senior Lecturer
Phone: (+46) 073 642 24 82
Email: soren.faurby@bioenv.gu.se
Webpage: https://scholar.google.se/citations?user=_KxB9FsAAAAJ&hl=en

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

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:
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.

Closing date: February 1st, 2021

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.

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 Monday February 1st, 2021

Post-doctoral scholar in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets

Ref PAR 2020/1469

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 49 000 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.

With around 3 700 full-time equivalent students, 500 employees and 160 international partner universities, the main subjects of economics and law, and its four departments, the School of Business, Economics and Law offers a unique range. The School also provides unique collaborations with industry and the public sector. The School of Business, Economics and Law is EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accredited, making it the only business school in Sweden with Triple Crown accreditation.

The Department of Economy and Society at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg announces one position as post-doctoral scholar, located at the unit of innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Department conducts education and research within three different subject areas; Economic History, Human Geography, and Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Asset. The different subjects within the department create possibilities to carry out interdisciplinary education and research.

The unit of innovation and entrepreneurship conducts research and education in the field of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets. The unit offers single subject courses at both the Bachelor´s and Master´s level, two Master´s programmes, and doctoral education. For further information about the unit, please click here

Subject area

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets

Subject area description

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets is a subject to analyse and explain innovation processes, their determinants and social and economic outcomes. Our subject area thus encompasses: The actors in innovation processes; Innovations as systems and the role of networks and institutions; The role of knowledge and learning in innovation processes; Particular characteristics of innovations in time and space; The management of intellectual capital space, such as the role of clusters; Social and economic outcomes of innovation; and The role of innovation policy

Job assignments

To further strengthen our research and teaching in the field of innovation, entrepreneurship and intellectual capital management, we seek to employ 1 candidate for post-doctoral scholars.

The position as post-doctoral research scholar is primarily aimed towards giving individuals who have recently received their PhD degree the possibility to develop their scientific skills through a concentration on research. The job assignment is primarily oriented towards engaging in research but can, at maximum 20% of the employment, also include teaching and other duties.

Professor McKelvey’s Distinguished Professors Programme, financed for 10 years by the Swedish Research Council is the research group, within which this post-doctoral scholar will work. Including a group of scholars at the department and internationally, the post-doctoral scholar 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.

In doing so, we study knowledge creation and knowledge transfer between firms and between firms and universities. We do so by studying empirical phenomena primarily within Sweden, and within these three industries: transportation industry (including electro-mobility, autonomous systems and AI), life sciences (including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical technology) and sports / sports technology.

The post-doctoral scholar will work within Professor McKelvey’s Distinguished Research program, within a project focused on transformation of the ecosystems over time and knowledge transfer. This project will gather data, and conduct a comparative quantitative analysis within life sciences and transportation industry in Sweden. The focus is upon how new knowledge such as AI and analytics as well as innovations are created in collaboration between large companies, entrepreneurial companies and universities. The project tasks include collecting large amounts of data and also conducting quantitative analysis of academic engagement between industry and universities, with this comparison of industries.

The research tasks will include using advanced methods as related to the theoretical literature in our subject area. In this research programme, the theories we use focus upon innovation and entrepreneurship from an evolutionary economics and Schumpeterian perspectives on industrial dynamics, technology diffusion, public policy, digitalization and entrepreneurship. The work will involve the collection of data and analysis of large-scale databases but may include some elements of qualitative case studies. The tasks can also involve elements of diffusing knowledge, such as through teaching and through presenting the implications for firms, universities and public policy makers.

Qualifications

We are looking for a person who has the following qualifications: 1) A PhD degree within the subject of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets or a related subject. For applicants with PhD degree and thesis specialization from a related subject, there will be an evaluation of the correspondence of the subject and if application, an evaluation of foreign degrees as to whether or not they correspond to the Swedish degree and subject. 2) A PhD degree awarded within 3 years from the deadline to apply for the position. Note that persons who have been awarded a PhD degree more than 3 years ago can also be evaluated as qualified, if there are particular reasons. Particular reasons include the following: leave of absence due to illness, duties in Swedish defense agencies, union representation, student associations, parental leave and similar situations.

Particularly important in the evaluation of the qualifications of the applicants is that they are currently active in research and innovation in innovation and entrepreneurship, with an evolutionary economics and Schumpeterian perspective on entrepreneurship and about recent trends such as digital innovation and relationships between university and industry.

The applicant should have demonstrated a high level of proficiency and documented experience of the research methods, which are relevant for the specific project in this research program. Examples of particularly relevant methods include regressions; network analysis; text analysis and topic modelling.

Personal suitability is of high importance for the appointment of employment. For the position it is important to have the ability to co-operate with colleagues in the larger research programme. You should be able to work independently as well as in a team. There will be an evaluation of the applicants’ ability to collaborate both internally and with external actors in order to be able to conduct the job assignments as considered qualified for the position.

Qualified is the person who masters English in speech and writing. Good mastery of Swedish is an added merit. For the post-doctoral scholar who has not mastered Swedish, they are expected to do so after two years.

Employment

The employment is a temporary employment during two years with an extent of 100 % of full time, located at the Unit of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Department of Economy and Society. The decision regarding employment as post-doctoral scholar is regulated by the collective employment agreement, “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor”. Starting date is 1 April 2021 or upon agreement.

Appointment procedure

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

For further information regarding the position

Please contact:

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

Please attach the following as part of the application:

  • Personal letter
  • CV
  • Diploma/ degree certificate
  • Certificates
  • A letter of intent (max 2 pages), which describes the applicant’s research interest in relation to this position
  • PhD dissertation
  • Copies of articles, conference papers (max 10)
  • 2 Letters of references, including their contact details
  • Other document, relevant for the application

Please clearly state your social security/date of birth in the application, preferably in the CV and Cover Letter.

Also clearly state the reference number to the recruitment case.

Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed three copies to:

University of Gothenburg
Department of Economy and Society
Att: Linda Malmhage
Box 625
405 30 Gothenburg
SWEDEN

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 and all publications should be to the department no later than: 25 January 2021

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.

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 Monday January 25th, 2021

Postdoc fellowship in Business administration with emphasis on urban freight and logistics

Ref PAR 2020/1533

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 49 000 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.

The post doc position is part of the Urban Freight Platform (UFP) of University of Gothenburg (UGOT) and Chalmers University of Technology, supported by Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF). The post is also part of the universities’ co-operation in the Strategic Research Area Transport.

Subject area
Business administration, Specialising in urban logistics

Specific subject description
Despite many innovations for improved urban logistics, applications often remain at a small scale and are not transferred between cities. Policies on urban logistics should reflect the views of citizens but there is a lack of knowledge of what people who live and work in cities really think about urban logistics and how problems can be avoided through greater stakeholder engagement at an earlier stage in the planning processes. This is particularly important when cities are growing rapidly with many and simultaneous regeneration projects.

Urban logistics initiatives often address a single theme and are founded on a rather limited business case. There is a need to combine better understanding of the business needs of private companies with the city authority needs to make cities more liveable. Research on the importance of a more sophisticated mix of policies and innovation projects is required. The post-doctoral fellow is expected to carry out research improving the understanding of how to match public goals for sustainable urban logistics with the business needs of transport operators and the customers they serve.

Job assignments
The candidate is expected to engage in on-going applied projects and co-publishing with staff at UGOT and at other universities connected to the UFP. The research is also expected to be performed in close cooperation with industry and public sector organisations. Up to 20% of the time can be devoted to teaching.

Eligibility
A completed doctoral degree in a relevant area for the position is compulsory for a postdoctoral position at UGOT. We aim for those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years counting from last date of application.

Assessment
Research potential in relation to the subject description will be assigned particular weight in the assessment of applicants. A high level of English communication and writing skills is important. Working in applied projects with research institutes, municipalities and commercial actors is required and familiarity with qualitative methods including the use of interviews, observations, participation and workshops is a merit. Proficiency in Swedish is not a requirement but seen very positively as much documentation is in Swedish and the applied projects use Swedish as the working language. The applicant’s ability to cooperate and overall personal suitability will be given thorough attention.

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

Appointment
This position is a fixed term employment 100 % for two years, in accordance with university agreement Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor (2008-09-01). The position may be extended on special grounds, i.e. sick leave, parental leave, clinical duties, elected positions in trade unions or other similar circumstances (Appointments Procedure for Teachers at the UGOT, Ref nr 2018/1166). The postdoc position, starting 1st of February 2021 or as agreed, will be located at the Department of Business Administration, Vasagatan 1 in central Gothenburg.

How to apply
In order to apply for a position at the UGOT, 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. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

The application have to be submitted electronically in the online recruitment system no later than 15th of January 2021.

The application should include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Copies of degree certificates, grade transcripts or other certificates
  4. A letter of intent in which the applicant describes how he/she would approach the research assignment if hired for the position
  5. An account of scholarly/research qualifications, including a description of prior scholarly/research activities and contributions. The scholarly works should be attached under Other attachments (maximum 10 attachments)
  6. References (minimum 2), including their names, title, contact information and current position

For further information, please contact:

Michael Browne, Professor, +46 31 786 6798, michael.browne@handels.gu.se

Johan Woxenius, Professor, +46 31 786 1453, johan.woxenius@gu.se

Unions
For information regarding union representatives at the UGOT: http://www.gu.se/omuniversitetet/aktuellt/lediga-jobb/fackliga-kontaktpersoner

The UGOT promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity

Salary is determined on an individual basis

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 Friday January 15th, 2021

3-6 positions in the PhD Program in Economics

Ref PAR 2020/1132

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 49 000 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.

The department has about 100 employees and faculty conducting research within a broad range of areas, including (but not limited to) labor, environmental, development, health, behavioral, and financial economics. More information about the department and the PhD program, including job market placements of past PhD candidates, is available at www.economics.gu.se

Job assignments

We aim at recruiting 3-6 PhD students who will be employed on a regular and fully financed Swedish PhD position (“doktorandtjänst”). The program starts September 1, 2021; the expected date of completion is May, 2026, at which point the student is expected to obtain a PhD in Philosophy (doktorsexamen). The first two years are largely dominated by coursework whereas the remainder are primarily devoted to research and thesis writing as well as departmental work and teaching duties.

Eligibility

To be eligible for admission, the applicant must meet the requirements for basic and special eligibility below. These requirements will generally be met by applicants with a masters in economics or related field, like finance or statistics.

Basic eligibility: the applicant must have a degree awarded at advanced level; or have completed studies for at least 240 higher educationcredits of which at least 60 higher education credits were awarded at advanced level; or have equivalent qualifications.

Special eligibility: the applicant must have completed at least 90 higher education credits in economics; or have completed at least 30 higher education credits in economics at advanced level; or have equivalent qualifications.

Assessment

A selection among the applicants that meet the basic and secial eligibility is based on ability to absorb the education at the PhD level.

Employment

After acceptance as a doctoral student you will be emplyd with doctoral positions, see Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, section 7. 

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

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

Futher information

Randi Hjalmarsson, Professor and Director of PhD Program in Economics,
randi.hjalmarsson@economics.gu.se


Ann-Christin Räätäri Nyström, Doctoral studies Administrator,
ann-christin.raatari.nystrom@economics.gu.se

Application

To apply to be admitted to the PhD program at the University of Gothenburg, one must apply through the University of Gothenburg´s recruiting system. Applicants do not need the support of individual professors in advance of your application; in fact, such contacts are discouraged. 

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 at the last date of application.

Closing date: February 1, 2021

The application should include:
1. A short description of your goals and visions with the doctoral position, highlighting your current research interests (1-2 A4-pages, written in English).
2. A short description of the submitted documentation (listed), your social security number (if you have one), and a list of 1-3 reviewers (see point 8 below)
3. CV
4. Copy of exam or degree certificates. Non-Scandinavian certificates should be translated into English.
5. Register of university courses with grades, i.e. transcripts. Non-Scandinavian transcripts should be translated into English.
6. Copy of thesis paper or other scientific publications. If you submit more than one, please indicate which you would like to be given priority in the Board’s assessment. It is strongly encouraged that papers are in English or Swedish. Please note that undergrad theses, research proposals for masters theses, or course papers are acceptable if a masters thesis is not yet complete or required at your institution.
7. GRE Exam Scores (recommended). These should ideally be both uploaded with the application, and submitted directly to the school using an institutional code.
8. Letter(s) of recommendation (should be sent separately by the reviewers) to phdreference@economics.gu.se. Please note that all letter writers must also fill out the evaluation form found here and at www.economics.gu.se. Letters of recommendation and/or forms submitted directly by the applicant in the application files will not be considered.

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.

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 February 1st, 2021

Post doctoral position in Sociology

Ref PAR 2020/1096

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 49 000 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.

The Department of Sociology and Work Science has over 100 employees, teachers, researchers, PhD-students and administrative staff. The department carries out research, education and collaboration in a number of areas. There is research on labor, employment, welfare, social movements, sustainable development, environmental policy, sociology of law and social control.

The position is advertised as part of the ongoing research project Urban Gardens as Meeting Places in Gothenburg, Budapest and Bucharest: Building Collaborative Capacity for Sustainability in Different Socio-economic Contexts.

Subject area

Sociology

Research area description

Urban gardening is increasingly popular in cities around the world. Motives can vary, from relaxing leisure activities to necessary food supplies. The role of urban gardening is determined, among other things, by the economic position of cities, and its inhabitants, but how it develops is also affected by political factors and the decisions of local authorities. Gardening can be initiated and developed from the bottom up, spontaneously and demand-driven, or be part of local decision-makers’ conscious plan for an attractive living environment. How gardening opportunities are shaped and gardens and cultivation sites are designed affects which practices and social relationships are developed. This project examines how different forms of cultivation in an urban environment contribute to both social and environmental sustainability.

Job assignments

The research tasks mainly consist of contributing with qualitative research and analysis work with knowledge on how overall planning and design of gardens can contribute to social and environmental sustainability by initiating and supporting collaborative processes. The project is a comparative study of cities from different positions in the global economic system and with different forms of governance of the city (Gothenburg, Budapest and Bucharest). In addition, comparisons between gardening projects in different parts of the city will be made in each city. Teaching and supervision can be included in work assignments, up to a maximum of 20% of working hours. The holder of the position must carry out research (analysis work and publication, independently and in collaboration) that makes a substantial contribution to the research area described above. The holder of the employment is expected to perform most of his duties on site in Gothenburg, but the project group is international.

Eligibility

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is the person who holds a Swedish doctoral degree or equivalent foreign degree. In the first instance, it should be considered for employment that graduated a maximum of three years before the end of the application period and not been employed as a postdoctoral student for more than a year in the same or nearby subject area at the University of Gothenburg. Even those who have graduated earlier may be considered for special reasons (eg sick leave, certain trust assignments, parental leave or similar circumstances). If special reasons are cited, these must be substantiated in the application. The applicant shall have a doctoral degree in sociology. The doctoral degree must be completed before the last application date.

Assessment 

Scientific competence are of greatest importance. This is documented primarily through the doctoral dissertation and other cited publications. International peer-review publishing is an advantage. Good ability to independently collect and process qualitative data and write scientific publications is a requirement. Knowledge of urban cultivation is an advantage, but so is segregation and inequality. Good knowledge of English and Swedish is a requirement.

Employment

The employment is a fixed term-employment for two years, fulltime, placed at the Department of Sociology and Work Science. First day of employment as agreed.

Appointment procedure

In addition to expert review, interviews and referral may be included in the selection process

 For further information:

Regarding the position and the appointment procedure please contact human resource officer Anna Karin Wiberg, ph +46 31 786 4761, anna-karin.wiberg@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

Your application should include:

CV including publication list

A selection of a maximum of five scientific publications and a motivation for the selection

Copy of proof of doctoral degree

Certificate of other relevant experience / employment or other documents which the applicant wishes to invoke

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: Dept of sociology and work science, att Anna Karin Wiberg, Box 720, 405 30 Gothenburg

The application is to be written in English.

Closing date: October 21, 2020

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 Wednesday October 21st, 2020

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.

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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

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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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 January 31st, 2020