Tag-arkiv: University of Gothenburg

Postdoctoral fellow in Computational genomics of UV-induced DNA damage

Ref PAR 2022/12

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

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

The Institute is composed of the following four departments:

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

At present, the institute has about 360 employees and approximately 450 million SEK in total assets

Subject area

Computational genomics of UV-induced DNA damage

Subject area description

We are interested in how mutations arise and distribute across genomes, in both protein coding and non-coding DNA and with particular focus on ultraviolet (UV) light and skin cancers. For these studies we make use of publicly available as well as in-house generated genomic datasets, including genome-wide mapping of UV-induced DNA damage by high-throughput sequencing (CPD-seq). We now seek a skilled computational scientist to help address new challenges that will be tackled using this approach and related methods, in human cancer and beyond.

Job assignments

The project will involve bioinformatics analysis of large-scale genomic data generated in our lab, including integration with relevant public datasets. Although the emphasis will be on applied genomic science, development of new bioinformatics methodology may also be required to meet project goals. The work will be carried out in collaboration with experimental scientists. Relevant recent publications from our group include: Elliott et al., Nature Rev. Cancer 2021; Van den Eynden et al., Nature Genetics 2019, Lindberg et al, PNAS 2019; Elliott et al., Plos Genetics 2018; Fredriksson et al., Plos Genetics 2017; Fredriksson et al., Nature Genetics 2014. See www.larssonlab.org for more information.

Eligibility

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

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

Assessment

Good programming skills and linux/unix experience is a requirement. Knowledge of Matlab or R is desired. Previous experience with analysis of next-generation sequencing data is recommended. While not required, experience from relevant biological fields is desirable, and the applicant is expected to have published several articles in peer-reviewed journals. Excellent communicative skills are required, including fluency in oral and written English.

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

Employment

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

For further information:

Please contact: Erik Larsson Lekholm, Professor, phone: +46 31 786 6942, e-mail: erik.lekholm@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 application should contain:

– A cover letter giving a brief description of previous research experience, and a motivation to why you are applying

– A CV including a list of publications

– Proof of completed PhD

– Contact details of two references

Closing date: 2022-02-18

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.

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Post expires on fredag februar 18th, 2022

PhD in Marine Sciences with focus on ecology and management of shallow coastal ecosystems

Ref PAR 2021/1560

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

PhD in Marine Sciences with focus on ecology and management of shallow coastal ecosystems

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 4 years

Extent: 100 %

Location: Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg

The Department of Marine Sciences at the Faculty of Science, University of Gothenburg, was recently launched (July 1, 2015) with the purpose to achieve the vision of “A University with marine research, teaching and cooperation of the highest international class” (https://www.gu.se/en/marina-vetenskaper). The department has about 110 employees – researchers, teachers, PhD students, technicians and administrators. The department carries out teaching and research in the various marine specializations, biology, oceanography, chemistry, marine geology, conservation of underwater cultural heritage, and environmental science. The Department is situated in Gothenburg and at the University’s research stations at Tjärnö and Kristineberg. This position is placed in Gothenburg.

Project description                            

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD-student in marine ecology to address both basic and applied research questions related to ecology and management of shallow coastal ecosystems.

Seagrass meadows are threatened ecosystems in many parts of the world, and along the Swedish NW coast over 60% of eelgrass meadows have vanished since the 1980s. In many areas, mats of macroalgae that drift on the bottom presently occupy areas formerly covered by eelgrass meadows. These algal mats are dominated by free-living morphs of perennial species normally found on hard substrates, i.e. by Fucus spp. and Furcellaria sp., which appear to have increased dramatically in distribution since the 1980s. They presently cover 100s of hectares of shallow soft sediment bottoms where they effectively prevent natural recovery and restoration efforts of eelgrass (Moksnes et al. 2018).

Although these free-living morphs have become a dominating habitat in many coastal areas, very little is presently known about their ecology and function in the ecosystem, e.g. how the mats are created, disperse and change in distribution over seasons and years, if they reproduce sexually and differ genetically from sessile morphs, how they are used by fish and invertebrates, how they impact rooted vegetation, infauna and sediment chemistry, and in the end affect ecosystem services provided by shallow coastal ecosystems. Little is also known regarding how this habitat should me managed in situation where eelgrass losses continue along the coast.

We are looking for a PhD-candidate that would be excited to address these questions, and interested to work together in a research group in collaboration with coastal managers from national agencies. Since the work will require field work, you should be happy to work in the field, including work in and under water. The project will be tuned to the interest and background of a successful candidate, and could include many of the mentioned research questions or focus on a few. It is fully funded by the Department of Marine Science, which allows more freedom than externally funded projects. The project and the candidate will become an integrated part of the transdisciplinary research group Zorro (www.gu.se/en/research/zorro), which will provide support for field work and laboratory analyses. The candidate should be prepared to participate in other research activities in the group (e.g. eelgrass restoration, remote sensing of submerged habitats), and to collaborate with coastal mangers and stakeholders in the project.

Reference:

Moksnes P-O, Eriander L, Infantes E, Holmer M. 2018. Local regime shifts prevent natural recovery and restoration of lost eelgrass beds along the Swedish west coast. Estuaries and Coasts. 41:1712–1731. DOI: 10.1007/s12237-018-0382-y.

Eligibility

The qualifications for education on a doctoral level are: degree in advanced level, at least 240 university ECTS, of which 60 are on an advanced level, or in another way acquired similar knowledge. 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 first be evaluated. Only applicants who are admitted to the PhD program at the Dep. of Marine Sciences may be hired.

Qualification requirements and meriting skills

The successful applicant will be self-motivated, solution oriented, curious and interested to collaborate within a larger research team. You should have a relevant exam in marine ecology/biology or equivalent, and have good communication skills in English (written and spoken). Documented knowledge in topics relevant for the project, and skills to design and carry out scientific studies, including scientific writing are important merits. Experience of independently organizing and carrying out field work using smaller boats, and working under water using snorkeling or diving are also important skills for the position. Experience in mapping submerged habitats using flying drones, sonar-techniques and drop-video, and using softwares for image and GIS-analyses are also meriting, as is sampling and analyzing flora, infauna and epifauna (taxonomic knowledge) and sediment (carbon and nutrient content and processes) as well as experience with genetic tools.

We want all candidates to include a short (2-3 page) summary of what they think are the most interesting research questions for the project and why, and how they would like address these questions during a PhD. This summary will play a central part of the evaluation.

Third cycle education

Admission to third cycle education is aiming at a PhD in Natural Science, specializing in Marine Sciences. 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. You will be employed at University of Gothenburg, and salary follows the regulations at University of Gothenburg. In addition to pursuing his/her own research studies, PhD students may be required to perform other duties, such as teaching, research and administrative work according to special regulations.

Assessment

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in SFS 1998:80. The main assessment is an judgement for the applicant to successfully complete the PhD education.

Appointment Procedure

Please apply online.
The following should be included:

  • A short cover letter in English describing the applicant ́s motivation for the position, how the applicant meets the selection criteria, and how the application is well suited for the proposed work (max 2 pages).
  • A short summary in English of what the applicant thinks are the most interesting research questions for the project and why, and how they would like address these questions during a PhD (max 3 pages).
  • An attested list of qualifications (CV)
  • Examination certificates and transcript of courses with grades.
  • Relevant publications, including accepted academic papers and master theses.
  • Contact information (phone, email, relation) of two personal references

The highest ranked applicants will be contacted for interviews.

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.

For further information please contact

Dr. Per Moksnes (main supervisor)

Senior lecturer in marine ecology and management

e-mail: per.moksnes@marine.gu.se

Labour union

Information on union representatives can be found here

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

Closing date

2022-01-31

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 mandag januar 31st, 2022

Post-doctoral scholar, specializing in analyzing university incubators contributions to regional entrepreneurial development

Ref PAR 2021/1236

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

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 post-doctoral scholar will be an important member of our new international center, U-GOT KIES and participate in on-going international research projects. The unit offers single-subject courses at the Bachelor´s level, two Master´s programmes (MSc in Innovation and Industrial Management; MSc in Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship, and doctoral education. For more information click here

The post-doctoral scholar will be part of a larger team studying knowledge creation and knowledge transfer between large and entrepreneurial firms and between firms and universities. Professor McKelvey’s Distinguished Professors Program, financed for 10 years by the Swedish Research Council is the research group, within which this person 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.

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.

Job assignments

This project will study how and why university incubators contribute to regional entrepreneurial development. The focus is upon analyzing these processes whereby university incubators do and can stimulate entrepreneurs which are active within knowledge-intensive innovation ecosystems bounded by technology and regions in a global world. The first sub-project is conducted by gathering data based on a design of a comparative quantitative   analysis between two innovation ecosystems. One of which should be an ecosystem sector which is primarily based upon natural resource and the second one which is heavily dependent upon advanced engineering technologies, such as AI. This quantitative research design will be followed up by a second sub-project which strives to verify the quantitative results through a pilot case study design, preferably across Nordic countries. The project tasks are thus multi-method, which includes collecting large amounts of data and also conducting quantitative analysis, with this specified comparison as well as interviews and qualitative research design.

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, and 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 may also be evaluated as qualified, if there are particular reasons as defined in documents referred to below. 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, innovation ecosystems and incubators creating relationships between university and industry.

The applicant should have demonstrated a high level of proficiency and documented experience of the qualitative and quantitative research methods, which are  relevant for the specific project in this research program. Examples of interesting methods include regressions; network analysis; text analysis and topic modelling. The applicant must have documented experience dealing with lareg-scale datasets and also experience with statistical programs, explicitly one or all of R, Stata, SPSS as well as Pyton. The applicant should also have a proven interest in quantitative methods, including previous skills and experience such as experience in conducting interviews, and coding responses relative to theory.

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 social scientific English in speech and writing. The level of proficiency defined here is English language requirement of English 6/English B from Swedish upper secondary school or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test. For more information about general entrance requirements see www.universityadmissions.se (English). Mastery of Swedish language has an extra merit value, because it is important for the position, specifically Swedish which corresponds to Svenska 3 from Swedish upper secondary school or else ”Svenska som andra språk 3”. Applicants who are not native speakers will be expected to learn Swedish within 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, University of Gothenburg.

The project and 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 and will, at maximum 20% of the employment, also include teaching and other duties.

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 March 2022 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:

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

Please attach the following as part of the application:
– Personal letter
– CV
– Diploma/ degree certificate
– Research proposal
– PhD dissertation
– Copies of articles, conference papers (max 10)
– 2 Letters of references, including their contact details
– Other document, relevant for the application

Personal letter: max 2 pages. An overview of your previous experience, education and future goals

Research proposal: max 2 pages. An overview of one option of how you could carry out this project – title, theory, method, expected outcomes – as related to this project.

Please clearly state your Swedish 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. If you do not have a Swedish social security number, please use the format to only provide your birthdate: YEAR-MM-DD

Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed three copies to:
University of Gothenburg
Department of Economy and Society
Att: Liselotte Falk Johansson
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: 2022-01-24

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

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Post expires on mandag januar 24th, 2022

3-6 positions in the PhD Program in Economics

Ref PAR 2021/1259

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Department of Economics at the University of Gothenburg announces 3-6 positions in the PhD program in Economics, financed by employment on a regular and fully financed Swedish PhD position (“doktorandtjänst”), with the starting date of September 1, 2022.

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.

The Department of Economics belongs to the School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg and the department has around 100 employees from several countries. The teaching within the department is economics and statistics and the department has around 800 students registered at courses and programs. A diversity of researcher are located at the department where several of them are internationally well known economists. The research conducted is within a broad range of areas, including labor, environmental, development, behavioral, and financial economics. More information about the department is available here.

For more information regarding PhD studies at the Department of Economics, see here.

Job assignments

The PhD program starts September 1, 2022 and expected date of completion is May, 2027, at which point the student is expected to obtain a PhD in Economics (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 such as teaching duties and administrative 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 education credits 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

Selection from applicants who meet the requirements for basic and special eligibility based on the ability to assimilate the education at postgraduate level.

For candidates who fulfill the requirements, the submitted materials will be reviewed by Department of Economics PhD Admissions Committee. Selection is based on the student’s performance at the undergraduate and, especially, advanced levels. Emphasized selection criteria include: very good grades, an excellent thesis, and strong recommendation letters. Demonstrated excellence in Mathematics, Statistics, and Econometrics as well in advanced core courses in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics will be positively evaluated. The applicant’s general suitability for the PhD program will also be considered. A select group of candidates will be called to an interview.
 

For further information regarding the position

For further information regarding the PhD program or position, please contact:

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

HR Officer; Maria Siirak, personalhandläggare, maria.siirak@economics.gu.se


For information about the terms of employment, see Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, section 7: https://www.uhr.se/en/start/laws-and-regulations/Laws-and-regulations/The-Higher-Education-Ordinance/#chapter5  

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

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.

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, the institutional code is 7303.
  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. The reference letters must be sent no later than 2022-02-01, the same date as the last application date. Letters included by the applicant among the application files will not be considered.

Closing date: February 1, 2022

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 tirsdag februar 1st, 2022

Doctoral studentship position (PhD position) in Political Science, specialization in corruption and/or environmental politics

Ref PAR 2021/1623

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Department of Political Science is an academic department which has an open climate that encourages involvement in broader societal debates. Research areas of specialization include elections, democracy, corruption, governance, globalization, environmental politics, and European Studies. The Department hosts various research programmes such as Quality of Governance Institute (QoG Institute), Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem), Centre for Collective Action Research (CeCAR), Governance and Local Development (GLD) and the Swedish National Election Studies Programme. The centers foster dynamic programmes of policy-relevant and academically excellent research that have the potential for positive, real-world impact. Through innovative research, they bring the latest research and so that you can be a part of discovering and advancing knowledge on the cutting edge of political science challenges.

We offer several degree programmes at undergraduate, master’s and doctoral (PhD) level, as well as freestanding courses. Education is provided in both Swedish and English. We have a total of 1 300 students and a staff of about 140. The Department is centrally located in the city of Gothenburg. For more information about the Department, see visit our website at https://www.gu.se/en/political-science

The Department of Political science is currently looking for a qualified and motivated individual for a doctoral studentship position (PhD student) in Political Science associated to an externally funded project with a focus on protected area governance in African countries.

Job Assignments

The doctoral position is funded by a research project, financed by the Swedish Research Council, which is broadly about corruption and environmental politics. The project is led by Associate Professor Aksel Sundström and also includes Professor Martin Sjöstedt.

The project in which the doctoral student will be writing her/his dissertation revolves around two major discussions in political science; corruption and environmental/development politics. In addition to this doctoral project, the project’s study will focus on the case of protected reserves in African countries. These studies are, for example, about how the establishment of protected areas affects surrounding communities, about how the varying capacities of states affect citizens’ willingness to follow laws and regulations and about how cross-border management of natural resources can take place.

However, there is great freedom for the doctoral student to develop her/his own focus (also another geographical focus) and we are open to the applicant’s ideas, as well as the applicant becoming part of existing studies within the project.

We will admit and fund a well-qualified and motivated person to work with issues that, broadly defined, are related to the project. There is an opportunity here for the individual applicant to formulate her/his own issues related to the project’s theme, around corruption or environmental politics. We are interested in an applicant who is well-rooted in political science and interested in the project’s themes. We welcome applicants with different methodological or thematic interests.

The admitted student should write their doctoral dissertation within the project’s theme (broadly related to corruption and/or environmental politics) and actively participate in its activities. The working language within the project and at the Department of Political Science is English. The research environment offers good opportunities for data collection, conference participation and other forms of international networking.

The aim of the doctoral (PhD) programme is for students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to conduct research autonomously within political science and to contribute to the development of knowledge within the discipline with a doctoral thesis. In addition, good opportunities for inter-disciplinary collaborations are provided. Another aim is for doctoral students to develop an ability to later apply the acquired knowledge and skills within post-degree research or other professional work. For more information on the structure of our PhD programme, and on the Doctoral student’s work assignments, please see our website.

Admission to the doctoral programme at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, comes with a 4-year salaried position on a fulltime, residential basis, with the possibility of extension for a fifth year if the student completes a minimum of 20 percent teaching/other duties during the first four years. Doctoral (PhD) students are provided with office space, computer, and office phone and access to all standard services in the department.

Eligibility

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

The general entry requirements for third-cycle (PhD) studies if he/she has obtained (Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, Sec.39):

  1. a degree at the second-cycle level (MA level, or equivalent),
  2. at least 240 higher education (university) credits, of which at least 60 must be at the second-cycle level, or
  3. largely equivalent knowledge acquired in other ways in Sweden or abroad.

In Sweden, 240 university credits equal four years of completed full-time studies.

According to the Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, Sec.40, an applicant meets the specific entry requirements for third-cycle (PhD) studies if he/she has obtained at least 60 higher education credits (one year of full-time studies) in Political Science or has equivalent qualifications.

Applicants who have acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or abroad will also be considered to meet the specific entry requirements.

Finally, although not a formal requirement, we encourage successful applicants to acquire sufficient competency in the Swedish language to be able to actively participate in seminars and other activities at the Department, within a two-year period.

Assessment of applicants

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

  1. Relevant work, which will be assessed in terms of ability to formulate, delimit, and analyse research tasks and present research results.
  2. A draft of the intended research project stating the applicant’s research interest(s) and planned focus area of his/her doctoral thesis. In addition, the project draft must demonstrate familiarity with previous and current research as well as an ability to formulate scientific problems. Maximum 2.500 words (approx. 6 pages).
  3. Academic transcripts.
  4. Previous merits.
  5. The selection process may include interviews.
  6. Letters of recommendations.

Admission to doctoral (PhD) studies may also be granted within a framework where the University of Gothenburg does not serve as employer (external position, so-called samverkansdoktorand). The assessment process for these applicants is the same as for other applicants.  A special agreement will be developed in these cases.

Application procedure

Please register your application electronically under ‘Apply online’. For the application to be considered it must include:

1) An introductory letter of 1.000 words maximum (approx. 2 pages), preferably shorter.
The letter should consist of four paragraphs in the following order:
a) a short presentation of yourself.
b) a short presentation of your merits,
c) a short presentation of the intended research project and
d) a short account for why the Department of Political Science and/or the doctoral studies programme is of interest to you.

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

3) One writing sample. Normally, this would be a master’s thesis, but it could also be a revised version of the thesis, or another paper, article or book chapter for example, or equivalent work.
The texts must be submitted in Swedish or English. Any translated versions must be accompanied by the original text and translated in their entirety.

4) A description of a research project indicating the applicant’s research interests and planned focus area of his/her thesis and research. The project description must demonstrate familiarity with previous and current research as well as an ability to formulate scientific problems. 2.500 words maximum (approx. 6 pages) including abstract, excluding bibliography.
Further instructions can be found here:

https://www.gu.se/en/political-science/doctoral-studies/open-for-application-doctoral-studentship-positions-in-political-science

5) Verified copies of academic transcripts and evidence of other relevant qualifications, if applicable. Please note that you need to submit detailed academic transcripts that specify your finished courses, credits and degrees. If English is not the original language, you need to submit both the original and an English translation. For degree transcripts from universities within the EU, please provide a diploma supplement.

6) Applicants may be asked to provide recommendation letters later in the process. Please do not submit any recommendation letters before we contact you and explicitly ask you to do so. However, it might be good to get in touch with two persons who may write a recommendation letter for you and ask them to prepare for submission the letters following the instructions. Instructions with regards to format and content can be found here: https://www.gu.se/en/political-science/doctoral-studies/open-for-application-doctoral-studentship-positions-in-political-science

It is up to the applicant to make sure that the application is complete. No changes/additions are allowed after the last date of application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All electronic documents must be submitted in PDF format.

Closing date 2022-02-04

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.

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, four years full time
Extent: 100% (full-time)
Location: Department of Political Science, Gothenburg
First Day of Employment: 2022-09-01

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

Appointment procedure

The Head of Department is in charge of all admission decisions at doctoral level (PhD). The final admission decision will be announced during April. Decisions cannot be appealed.

Contact information

For further information, please contact:

Mikael Persson, Director of Graduate Studies
Tel. +4631-786 4146
E-Mail: mikael.persson@pol.gu.se

Lena Caspers, Research Administrator
Tel. +4631-786 2792
E-Mail: lena.caspers@gu.se

Unions

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

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

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

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 fredag februar 4th, 2022

PhD student in Applied Mathematics

Ref PAR 2021/1734

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

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

http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/research/research-groups/ 

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. 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. 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.

Job assignments

The work will be performed in a dynamic research environment at the interface between mathematics and computational electromagnetics.  Mathematical analysis and computational experiments will be closely integrated as the major tools in developing an adaptive finite element method for solving the time-dependent Maxwell equations. 

The project will offer you training in a wide range of front-line computational methods. This PhD program will prepare you for a range of career opportunities in academia as well as in private and public sectors. Postgraduate education consists of four years of full-time studies and leads to a PhD degree.

 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, e.g., teaching, by a maximum of 20% in accordance with HF 5, section 5, section 7, doctoral student employment.

Specific subject description

The aim of the project is to find numerical solutions of the coefficient inverse problem (CIP) for Maxwell’s equations. The theoretical task is to develop and analyse adaptive finite element method for  CIP. The methodology is then applied to measurements of an electrical field, for example to microwave medical imaging. A more detailed description can be found on

http://www.math.chalmers.se/~larisa/www/PhD_CNRS/PhD_GU2021.pdf

Eligibility

Applicants for the position should have a master’s degree (or a 4-year bachelor’s degree) in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, or a related discipline, awarded by an internationally recognized university-level institution prior to the start of the employment.

The candidate should be familiar with partial differential equations and be genuinely interested in biomedical and engineering applications. Familiarity with numerical methods and C++ programming is an advantage.  

As the work will be conducted in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment, cultural awareness and good collaboration skills are important. It is equally important that you are a well-organized and autonomous person. Sound verbal and written communication skills in English are required.

Assessment

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

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Mathematical Sciences, Gothenburg
First day of employment: August 15, 2022

Appointment procedure

Submit the following documents:

  • Application letter (max 2 pages) where you introduce yourself and relate your background and interests to the project
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Electronic copies of your master and bachelor transcripts
  • Copies of your bachelor’s and master’s thesis if available
  • Names of at least two reference persons

For further information regarding the position

Annika Lang, Professor, Head of Unit of Applied mathematics and statistics

+46 31 772 5356, annika.lang@chalmers.se

 Larisa Beilina, Professor

+46 31 772 3567, larisa.beilina@chalmers.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: 2022-02-26

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 lørdag februar 26th, 2022

Doctoral student in Environmental Social Science – with a focus on sustainable seafood

Ref PAR 2021/1732

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Environmental social science (ESS) at the School of Global Studies is a new and growing interdisciplinary subject that explores questions related to environmental change and unsustainable natural resource use in the context of both the global north and south. The overarching aim of ESS is to contribute to an increased understanding of complex environmental problems through the application and development of social science theory and methodology. Currently, the 20 researchers within the ESS group are addressing a broad range of themes, including environmental governance and policy, sustainable development, green growth, environmental justice, traditional ecological knowledge, environmental education, political ecology, environmental conflicts, and marine resource use.

Environmental social science at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, announces a doctoral position within the Formas (Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development) financed research project “Sustainable seafood in Sweden’s new rural development.” The project examines sustainable seafood’s role and future potential in Swedish rural development. Nordic consumers are increasingly rejecting industrial, corporate-owned food in favour of fresh, locally-produced items with a distinctive “taste of place” procured in face-to-face relationships, while the EU and Swedish government have endorsed a new rural development that supports artisanal production and multifunctional enterprise. “Sustainable seafood” studies how Swedish coastal fishers and locally-landed fish are included in place-based food initiatives and multifunctional entrepreneurship, and how to strengthen their future contributions to sustainable rural development. The PhD student will participate in a work package that investigates the social traits characterizing successful fish relocalisation and multifunctional fishing enterprises in rural coastal communities by conducting long-term participant observation in a single coastal community for 12 months.

Job assignments

The purpose of undertaking doctoral studies is to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for conducting independent research within the field of Environmental Social Science. 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 2022. 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.

We are looking for a candidate who has studied environmental social sciences, including environmental anthropology, sociology, human ecology, cultural geography or similar fields, is fluent in Swedish (or any Scandinavian language) and has a background in European and/or Swedish rural development with a focus on sustainability. Candidates with knowledge and experience of working with coastal fishers and/or other actors in food localisation initiatives are particularly encouraged to apply.

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) a degree at the second cycle level in a social and behavioral science discipline, including 30 higher education credits at either first- or second-cycle level that have an environment focus and a thesis at the second cycle with an environment focus. Applicants who have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in Sweden or abroad will also be considered to meet the specific entry requirements.

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. An introduction letter containing a proposal formulating ideas of how the applicant envisions that his/her PhD work will contribute to the research project in question. The proposal should identify an appropriate field site and provide a rationale for that choice. The document should be max 2,000 words, excluding references.
  2. A Master’s thesis, scholarly publications, academic papers and/or other relevant works. These will be used to assess the applicant’s ability to formulate and delimit a research problem 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. An interview for shortlisted applicants.

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

Decisions on the shortlist will be made by April and final decisions in May 2022.

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

Maris Boyd Gillette, Professor, maris.gillette@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.

The application must include:

  • A proposal/introduction letter of maximum 2,000 words excluding references.
  • A Master’s thesis and/or any other relevant papers or publications. Submitted texts must be written in Swedish or English only.
  • A CV.
  • 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.
  • The names of three references.

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: 15 February 2022

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 tirsdag februar 15th, 2022