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PhD student within the area of Medical Humanities

Published: 2022-06-30

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Women’s and Children’s Health is an international and multidisciplinary institution with a focus on women’s, parents’ and children’s health and welfare. The global health perspective is always present, and we collaborate across professions and clinical areas, both in education and in research. The advertised position is linked to the research group International  Maternal & Reproductive Health and migration (IMHm). More information about the department and its activities can be found at https://www.kbh.uu.se/.

This position is one of five doctoral positions in Uppsala University’s graduate school in medical humanities. Medical humanities is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of medicine, pharmacy, humanities, art/literature and social sciences. It tackles issues such as the individual’s experience of illness, the development of biomedical research and medical practices, and political perspectives on health care from different methodological and theoretical perspectives. Thus, the medical humanities create added value for biomedicine and healthcare by highlighting the social and cultural aspects of health and disease, and for the humanities and social sciences through a broader thematic approach to contemporary health-related societal challenges.

The graduate school aims to create an environment for interdisciplinary research linked to central societal challenges. Each doctoral student will work towards a degree in their own home discipline, but will also have an assistant supervisor from another discipline and incorporate perspectives from other fields in their work. The doctoral students will have an office space at the Center for Medical Humanities, and joint activities such as courses and workshops. This creates an interdisciplinary doctoral program, where doctoral students through supervisors from different disciplines, collegial exchange within the group, and courses receive support to develop their projects across disciplinary boundaries. Applicants for this position are therefore expected to be highly motivated to take part in the graduate school’s activities and to acquire an interdisciplinary approach.

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Duties
The doctoral student will be part of the Medical Humanities graduate school and the research project will be carried out within an existing research project at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health. The doctoral program includes four years of full-time studies. Other duties at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health that relate to education and administrative work may occur (maximum 20%), which in that case extends the employment by the corresponding time.

The doctoral project will mainly include ethnographic field work and the analysis of legal documentation. The objective is to provide a holistic assessment of the role of medical experts in the implementation and enforcement of female genital cutting (FGC) laws and policies, with specific attention paid to how they balance their duties to the state and public interest with their duties to individual patients and minority communities. The medical ethnography will assess how the UK’s FGC safeguarding policy plays out in a healthcare setting, what the specific role of medical experts is, and what moral and professional conflicts they experience. The legal ethnography will examine what the role of medical testimony is in suspected FGC cases brought to courts worldwide and how the, at times conflicting, professional assessments of genitalia come about given the politically and morally charged nature of these cases. Concurrently with completing these research projects, the prospective PhD student will complete both obligatory and elective coursework and is expected to take part in research meetings at both the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health and the Medical Humanities research group.

Requirements
The prospective PhD student should have:

  • Completed a medical degree
  • University-level studies in a relevant humanities/social sciences discipline (such as anthropology,  religious studies, sociology, or cultural studies)
  • Excellent ability to communicate in the English language, both orally and written.
  • Previous experience with and/or good knowledge of qualitative research methods
  • Previous experience with female genital cutting, either through clinical duties or research activities, and a demonstratable sensitivity regarding the political, cultural, and religious dimensions of the topic.
  • The ability to work independently and professionally in a group and to communicate with colleagues from different academic disciplines and professions
  • The ability to take initiative, deliver on time, meet promised “deadlines” and to pay attention to details
  • The willingness and means to conduct fieldwork in the United Kingdom
  • A keen interest in interdisciplinary research and strong motivation to be part of a research school in the medical humanities.

The position requires that the candidate is accepted within the postgraduate doctoral program. Read more about requirements and admission.

Additional qualifications
Other desirable qualifications the prospective PhD might have are:

  • Experience with scientific publishing
  • Previous collaboration in interdisciplinary teams
  • Experience with human subjects research, including research ethics board applications, recruitment, data collection, and data management
  • Demonstratable interest in the relationship between law, medicine, and society
  • Experience in the medical humanities or adjacent fields
  • A degree (B.A. or M.A.) in a relevant humanities/social sciences discipline in addition to the medical/biomedical degree

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

Application
Your application should be written in English and include a CV, scientific publications, and a letter of motivation including a short description of yourself, your knowledge/skills and research interests as well as name, email and phone number to two reference persons. Please also attach copies of your relevant exam certificates and grades. The selection is based on how well the applicant meets the requirements as well as personal attributes and previous experience in relevant research area.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 % for four years. Starting date January 2023. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Birgitta Essén, phone: +46 (0)701679123, email: birgitta.essen@kbh.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 1 September 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2713.

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Deadline: 2022-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Women’s and Children’s Health

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Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022

Postdoctoral position in simulating & fitting of neutron scattering data

Published: 2022-06-29

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The research conducted at the Department of Physics and Astronomy encompasses a wide range of physics topics, distributed over ten divisions. The department is located in the Ångström laboratory and employs nearly 400 people, 125 of whom are doctoral students. It offers a broad physics curriculum to undergraduate and graduate students, participation in nationally and internationally leading projects for researchers, and opportunities for partnership with industry and various outreach activities.

The ISIS Neutron and Muon Source Facility is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences. Our suite of over 30 neutron and muon instruments gives unique insights into the properties of materials on the atomic scale. We support a national and international community of more than 3000 scientists for research into subjects ranging from clean energy and the environment, pharmaceuticals and health care, through to nanotechnology and materials engineering, catalysis and polymers, as well as fundamental studies of materials.

Webpages: www.physics.uu.se and www.isis.co.uk

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Duties
We are looking for a scientific researchers with a strong background in software development, or software developer with a strong interest in science. You will join a  new project, within which applied statistics and information theory will be used to quantify the information content of neutron reflectivity datasets. Using this, we are able to optimize the design of experiments and to make previously impossible experiments possible, as well as to run existing experiments faster and better.

In a facility where a typical experiment lasts few days, costs tens of thousands of pounds/Euros and takes 6+ months to apply for, any improvements to the experiment are of large value. The effort will be based on an existing code-base we have developed to design optimal thin film structures for a given purpose. These structures will  be fabricated by other members of the collaboration and measured in neutron reflectivity experiments. Participation and collaboration with all other parts of the project is strongly encouraged and if the candidate chooses they can participate in the large scale facility experiments.

The code-base is released as an open source (https://github.com/James-Durant/experimental-design), and two journal articles published.  Significant development of the capabilities of the code-base is required. These will include improvements to the experimental design code, as well as improving the data analysis, applying Bayesian methods for extracting parameter uncertainties and model selection. The developments will allow the entire collaboration to move forward, suggesting optimal materials systems to be investigated and designing experiments for the other nodes of the project.

The position is based in Sweden but involves extended stays in the UK,  working  at ISIS neutron source. There will be the opportunity for overseas travel to meet international collaborators, and to present the work at workshops/conferences and give training. We value diversity within our team and try to cultivate a culture of inclusivity.

Requirements
Applicants must hold a PhD in physics, materials science, computer sciences, or a similar area of science. Good computer/ programming skills are required. The main part of the code is written in Python, hence knowledge of Python or experience of a similar language, combined with a willingness to learn Python, is required.

Solid background in condensed matter physics, magnetism and neutron reflectivity are further merits. Excellent knowledge of English, writing and speaking, is required.  Eagerness to learn Swedish is assumed for non-Swedish speaking candidate.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement. The employment may be extended for another year. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 October or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Björgvin Hjörvarsson (bjorgvin.hjorvarsson@physics.uu.se, +46 (0) 18 471 3837) or Jos Cooper (jos.cooper@stfc.ac.uk).

Please submit your application by 5 September 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2776.

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Deadline: 2022-09-05 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Post expires on Monday September 5th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in reference Layers for Neutron scattering

Published: 2022-06-29

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The research conducted at the Department of Physics and Astronomy encompasses a wide range of physics topics, distributed over ten divisions. The department is located in the Ångström laboratory and employs nearly 400 people, 125 of whom are doctoral students. It offers a broad physics curriculum to undergraduate and graduate students, participation in nationally and internationally leading projects for researchers, and opportunities for partnership with industry and various outreach activities.

Webpages: www.physics.uu.se, www.ill.eu, www.isis.co.uk

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Duties
The project is focused on developing neutron reflectivity methodology, utilising magnetic reference layers. It is a part of the operation of the Super ADAM infrastructure as well as a collaboration efforts with Linköping University, Lund University and ISIS, UK.

We are looking for postdoctoral fellow which will be driving the development of magnetic reference layers, using PVD techniques. The characterisation of the layers will be based on x-ray diffraction and reflectivity as well as magnetisation measurements.

We envisage that the postdoc has some experience of neutron scattering techniques. The intended use of the magnetic contrast layers includes soft matter/life science systems. Understanding of off-specular/grazing incidence neutron scattering would therefore be particularly advantageous. 

The postdoctoral position requires visits of ILL, Grenoble, France and ISIS in the United Kingdom.

Requirements
Applicants must hold a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or a similar area of science.  Excellent experimental skills are indispensable as well as very good communication.

A strong background in sample growth and characterisation using scattering techniques is required. Good computer skills and knowledge and skills within neutron scattering and mathematics are further merits. Excellent knowledge of English, writing and speaking, is required.  Eagerness to learn Swedish is assumed for non-Swedish speaking candidate.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement. The employment may be extended for another year. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 October or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

Application procedure
Your application must include a personal letter with a short description of yourself and the reasons why you are interested in the position. You must also include a CV, authorized copies of degrees and diplomas, copies of your PhD thesis and other documents, such as publications, that you want to invoke. Names and contact details of at least two scientists that have offered to act as references for you must also be included, with a clear indication of their relationship to you.

For further information about the position, please contact: Björgvin Hjörvarsson (bjorgvin.hjorvarsson@physics.uu.se, +46 (0) 18 471 3837) or Jos Cooper (jos.cooper@stfc.ac.uk).

Please submit your application by 5 September 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2774.

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Deadline: 2022-09-05 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Post expires on Monday September 5th, 2022

Postdoctoral position i biochemistry

Published: 2022-06-30

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

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Department of Chemistry – BMC conducts research and education in analytical chemistry, biochemistry and organic chemistry. More than 100 people work at the department. New employees and students are recruited from all over the world and English is the main working language. The department is located at the Biomedical Centre in Uppsala, which facilitates collaborations with research groups in biology, pharmacy, medicine and SciLifeLab and gives access to advanced infrastructure for experimental and theoretical studies. You can find more information about us here.

Project description
In this project we aim to learn how novel function arise in evolving protein sequences. We will explore the evolution of function among de-novo proteins. We will use phage display to explore the binding function of newly evolved proteins. We will characterize identified interactions using biophysical, structural and cell based approaches. The project is a joint endeavor with three collaborating groups (Erich Bornberg-Bauer, Münster; Florian Hollfelder, Cambridge; Klara Hlouchova, Prague).

Duties
The position will include expression and purification of recombinant proteins, phage display, affinity measurements, and potentially crystallization. You may also be involved in some bioinformatic analysis and cell based experiments. The position will include summarizing results and presenting them through oral and written presentations, including manuscript writing.

Requirements
PhD degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, or structural biology, or related fields,  or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in the above listed topics. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

You should have a strong background in protein biochemistry.

As the project is a joint endeavor between several groups it is required that you have are flexible, have the ability to work independently on the project, as well as the ability to cooperate with other members of the team. You are further expected to take initiative, be achievement oriented and have high integrity.

Additional qualifications
You should have experience of expressing and purifying protein, and conducting affinity measurements. The project may include handling larger datasets, and hence it is desirable that you have experience of large-scale data analysis. Experience of cell based assays is also valued.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1st October 2022 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Ylva Ivarsson, +46184714038, ylva.ivarsson@kemi.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 22nd August 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2745.

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Deadline: 2022-08-22 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry – BMC

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Post expires on Monday August 22nd, 2022

PhD student in “AI-aided computational chemistry

Published: 2022-06-29

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The context of this PhD position is the newly started eSSENCE Graduate school in data-intensive Computing (https://essenceofescience.se/). The school is now hiring 10 PhD students at Uppsala University to work on projects that all address the challenge of data-intensive science both from the foundational methodological perspective and from the perspective of data-driven science applications. The present position is one of those ten.

Your host institution will be the Department of Chemistry-Ångström and your affiliated institution will be the Department of Information Technology, both at the Ångström Laboratory of Uppsala University. The Department of Chemistry – Ångström has more than 250 employees and has a turnover of 250 million SEK.  More information is available on our website

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Duties
The main task for a doctoral student is to perform doctoral studies, which includes both participation in research projects and doctoral courses. The tasks may also include participation in teaching and other departmental work; however, normally to a maximum of 20% of working hours.

The current PhD project concerns machine learning and computer simulations, with the objective to explore atomic-level phenomena. We will build strategies to speed up the way computer simulations are performed and use them to understand the physical/chemical processes that may be important for the functionality of future battery chemistries. Quantum-mechanical calculations, statistical-mechanical simulations, machine learning and data analysis will be tools used in the PhD project.

The supervisors of this PhD position participate in the European research project BIGMAP (https://www.big-map.eu/), which stands for “Battery Interface Genome – Materials Acceleration Platform”. BIGMAP is one cornerstone in the European Union’s objective to reach net-zero CO2 emissions by year 2050 by means of “Accelerated discovery and design of battery materials, interphases, interfaces and concepts”, which is also the overall scientific theme of this PhD position.

Requirements
A competitive candidate should 

  • have been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
  • have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or has acquired essentially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.
  • possess very good oral and written proficiency in English.

We are aware that not many students have extensive undergraduate training both in the natural science domain and in the IT domain. In this PhD project we therefore expect the candidate to be possess good knowledge in at least one of these areas, plus be interested in learning more in the other field (through the research project itself, and also through PhD courses). 

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence.

Additional qualifications
It is highly desirable that a candidate has studied undergraduate courses in chemistry, physics or engineering equivalent to at least 30 hp. 

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2022-10-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Kersti Hermansson kersti.hermansson@kemi.uu.se;  phone 070-4250626) or Dr Peter Broqvist peter.broqvist@kemi.uu.se, phone 070-3718614 or Dr Per Mattsson per.mattsson@it.uu.se

Please submit your application by 15th August 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2780.

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Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory

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Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

PhD student in diabetes research

Published: 2022-06-29

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

At the Section of Radiology, Department of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University, education and research is pursued within the topic Radiology. The main emphasis is on diagnostics and intervention with radiological methods. The topic includes clinical as well as experimental studies. In these studies x-ray radiation, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, positron emission tomography (PET) and ultrasound is used.

One project within the division concerns studies of diabetes by use of advanced image analysis techniques that integrates imaging and non-imaging data including clinical and genetic information. The project is entitled: Large-scale Imaging Studies of Associations and Causality of Body Composition in Relation to Type 2 Diabetes and will be performed within the research school at Uppsala Diabetes Center, UDC (https://www.uu.se/forskning/udc/) and include imaging and study data from UK Biobank (https://www.ukbiobank.ac.uk/), and SCAPIS (www.scapis.org) and a sister study to the SCAPIS-study referred to as the IGT-microbiota study.

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Duties
In this project you will work with methods for automated analysis of CT and whole-body MRI data from three large scale cohorts will be applied and further developed. In the analyses, you will focus on finding relations between the imaging data and non-imaging data relevant for type 2 diabetes (T2D), such as blood glucose level and genetic data. You will get to work with methods previously developed and applied in the research group -Imiomics, deep learning, and so-called cohort salience mapping. In this project, you will also be a part of extending these methods to find causal relations between the imaging data and T2D.

By this, you will help to answer the research plan’s main research questions:

  • How is body composition associated with T2D and measures of glucose metabolism?
  • How well can image data alone and in combination with non-imaging data predict who already has or will develop T2D and what body features are most important in these predictions?
  • Is genetics of T2D causally related to body composition?
  • Is body composition causally linked to T2D?

The position is for maximum 5 years and includes courses and a maximum of 20 % department duties. 

Requirements
The candidate should have a master’s degree in an area relevant to the PhD topic. We are looking for a person both interested in applying existing techniques to answer medical questions as well as developing the analysis technologies further.

You are expected to be able to teach in Swedish or in English. Fluency in spoken and written English is a must.

Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §1-7, and in the Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines, at http://regler.uu.se/Rules_and_regulations_in_English/. There are university guidelines regarding salary level.

Additional qualifications
A strong background in medical imaging, medical image analysis, bioinformatics, biomedicine, or medicine, is a plus. Knowledge in diabetes, genetics, and statistical analysis using for example Stata, R or similar are meriting.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2022-10-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Joel Kullberg, joel.kullberg@radiol.uu.se
For questions regarding the employment process, please contact HR Karin Johansson, karin.m.johansson@uu.se
  

Please submit your application by 15th of August 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2707 

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Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Surgical Sciences

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Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

PhD position in data-driven biodiversity modeling

Published: 2022-06-22

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Organismal Biology teaches and explores the evolution, development and function on the organismal level. For more information see www.iob.uu.se.

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The position is placed in the Andermann research group (https://katalog.uu.se/empinfo/?id=N22-999) within the Systematic Biology program at the Department of Organismal Biology (Evolutionary Biology Center, Uppsala University). The position will be part of the SciLifeLab Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS) research school (https://www.scilifelab.se/data-driven/about/), including unique training and course opportunities within the DDLS network.

At the Andermann lab, we are working on the intersect of computational biology and biodiversity research, developing new computational methods and fieldwork/labwork workflows to quantify the complexity of biodiversity, focusing on terrestrial systems. Our vision is to one day be able to reliably capture the complete biodiversity at a given site in a standardized and reproducible manner. We are a young and dynamic research group with the mission of contributing through our research to alleviating the ongoing biodiversity crisis. We value innovative ideas, a collegial and non-hierarchical atmosphere, and high-quality and high-impact research. And above all we enjoy what we are doing!

Duties/Project description
The main focus of this PhD position will be to develop AI models and/or other modeling approaches with the aim to predict the biodiversity capacity/potential of a given site. Although biodiversity is very complex, a good starting point is to focus on species richness or richness on other taxonomic levels. The training data for these models will be biodiversity data generated within our group as well as by local and international collaborators, largely consisting of genetic data resulting from environmental DNA sequencing. Sample datasets for initial development work are ready to be compiled and analyzed immediately. Predictors used in these models will consist of biotic as well as abiotic features, including high-resolution data generated by modern remote sensing techniques (e.g., satellite images and airborne laser scanning data).

Requirements
Completed university education of 240 university points (högskolepoäng, hp) of which at least 60 hp must be on advanced level, corresponding to a master’s degree in a relevant field. Relevant fields include biology, machine learning, data science, geosciences, remote sensing, bioinformatics, genomics, or related. We are looking for highly motivated candidates who enjoy challenges and can independently explore new ideas. The ideal applicant has a background in working with implementing machine learning models or other statistical models, and can demonstrate programming skills in Python, R, or similar. A research background in biological or geological sciences is desirable but interested students with a computer science or data science background are very welcome to apply as well. Candidates should have excellent communication skills (spoken and written English). 

Additional qualifications
In filling this position, the university aims to recruit the person who, in the combined evaluation of competence, skills and documented qualifications, is judged most suitable to carry out and develop the work-in-hand and to contribute to a positive development of the department. Additional valuable qualifications include experience with remote sensing data, biodiversity metrics, and/or spatial analyses.

Position
The PhD-student position is a 4-year appointment, and the candidate will primarily devote the time to his/her own research studies. Other departmental work, such as teaching or administration can be part of the position (maximum 20 %, extending the position to a maximum of 5 years). Salary placement is in accordance with local guidelines at Uppsala University. The applicant must be eligible for PhD studies at Uppsala University.

Information about research education can be found at the web site of the Faculty of Science and Technology, https://www.teknat.uu.se/education/postgraduate/.

Application
The application should include 1) a letter of intent describing yourself, your research interests and motivation of why you want to do a PhD, 2) a short description of your education, 3) a CV, 4) a copy of your master degree and course grades, 5) the names and contact information (address, email address, and phone number) of at least two reference persons, 6) relevant publications (including master thesis). The application must be written in English.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 01-01-2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Tobias Andermann, tobias.andermann@ebc.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 31 august 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2451.

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Deadline: 2022-08-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Organismal Biology

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Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

1-2 PhD positions in data-driven biodiversity research using metabarcoding

Published: 2022-06-22

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Organismal Biology teaches and explores the evolution, development and function on the organismal level. For more information see www.iob.uu.se.

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The position is placed in the Andermann research group (https://katalog.uu.se/empinfo/?id=N22-999) within the Systematic Biology program at the Department of Organismal Biology (Evolutionary Biology Center, Uppsala University). The position will be part of the SciLifeLab Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS) research school (https://www.scilifelab.se/data-driven/about/), including unique training and course opportunities within the DDLS network.

At the Andermann lab, we are working on the intersect of computational biology and biodiversity research, developing new computational methods and fieldwork/labwork workflows to quantify the complexity of biodiversity, focusing on terrestrial systems. Our vision is to one day be able to reliably capture the complete biodiversity at a given site in a standardized and reproducible manner. We are a young and dynamic research group with the mission of contributing through our research to alleviating the ongoing biodiversity crisis. We value innovative ideas, a collegial and non-hierarchical atmosphere, and high-quality and high-impact research. And above all we enjoy what we are doing!

Duties/Project description
The focus of this PhD position will be to apply and further develop existing environmental DNA sampling and processing techniques, with the aim to comprehensively capture the biodiversity at a given site across the whole tree of life. This work will take place in collaboration with other research groups specialized in environmental DNA, both based at Uppsala University as well as at other national and international institutions. Depending on the candidate’s background and interest, the PhD position may include the following tasks: i) testing combinations of different eDNA sampling techniques in the field, ii) developing lab-protocols to extract and amplify genetic markers for multiple organism groups from eDNA samples, iii) developing bioinformatic pipelines to automatically process, catalogue, and analyze samples (in collaboration with the SBDI ASV portal – https://asv-portal.biodiversitydata.se/about), iv) compiling diversity metrics based on taxonomic as well as genetic diversity. In case of multiple suitable applicants, up to two applicants with complementary backgrounds may be accepted for this call.

Requirements
Completed university education of 240 university points (högskolepoäng, hp) of which at least 60 hp must be on advanced level, corresponding to a master’s degree in a relevant field. Relevant fields include biology, bioinformatics, genomics, phylogenetics, macroevolution/macroecology, or related. We are looking for highly motivated candidates who enjoy challenges and can independently explore new ideas. The ideal applicant has a background in working with genomic data, preferably within an environmental DNA or general metabarcoding context. Fieldwork and/or labwork experience are valued equally as bioinformatic skills. Candidates should have excellent communication skills (spoken and written English).

Additional qualifications
In filling this position, the university aims to recruit the person who, in the combined evaluation of competence, skills and documented qualifications, is judged most suitable to carry out and develop the work-in-hand and to contribute to a positive development of the department. Additional valuable qualifications include coding experience in Python, R, or similar, as well as experience with working on computing clusters. Experience with phylogenetic methods, spatial analyses, and long and short read assembly methods are additional merits that are relevant for the position.

Position
The PhD-student position is a 4-year appointment, and the candidate will primarily devote the time to his/her own research studies. Other departmental work, such as teaching or administration can be part of the position (maximum 20 %, extending the position to a maximum of 5 years). Salary placement is in accordance with local guidelines at Uppsala University. The applicant must be eligible for PhD studies at Uppsala University.

Information about research education can be found at the web site of the Faculty of Science and Technology, https://www.teknat.uu.se/education/postgraduate/.

Application
The application should include 1) a letter of intent describing yourself, your research interests and motivation of why you want to do a PhD, 2) a short description of your education, 3) a CV, 4) a copy of your master degree and course grades, 5) the names and contact information (address, email address, and phone number) of at least two reference persons, 6) relevant publications (including master thesis). The application should be written in English.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 01-01-2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Tobias Andermann, tobias.andermann@ebc.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 31 august 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2450.

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Deadline: 2022-08-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Organismal Biology

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PhD student in English with a specialization in American Literature

Published: 2022-06-28

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of English contains five areas of specialization in both teaching and research: English Linguistics, English Literature, American Literature, Irish language and Culture and SINAS, the Swedish Institute for North American Studies. Research at the department is conducted within all these areas. The doctoral program in English is divided into three sections, one specializing in English Linguistics, one specializing in English Literature, and one specializing in American Literature. We are now recruiting a PhD student in English with a specialization in American Literature.

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Duties
Research in American Literature and Culture includes all literatures and related disciplines produced on the territory of what is now the United States from colonial times to the present, along with the work of Americans abroad. Some recent and current research areas include American literature and globalization, transnational American literature, the literature and culture of neoliberalism, American literature and the security state, postwar avant-garde poetry and poetics, the environmental and energy humanities, the New American Cinema, punk rock, and Archipelagic American Studies.

Our doctoral students in the Department of English are integrated into our research environment. Further, doctoral students are also expected to join national and international networks by, for instance, attending conferences where they present their research. Abstracts of recently completed doctoral theses are available online.

Uppsala University invites applicants for a doctoral position in English, specializing in American Literature. We are looking for a dynamic and committed scholar who works well independently and who is willing to cooperate in and to contribute to the community of researchers working in the department. For this position, we particularly encourage research proposals on nineteenth-century American literature and culture considered broadly or on transnational American literature, two areas that may also be fruitfully combined in the same proposal.

Requirements
To be eligible to apply for the doctoral position, the applicant must meet all requirements for a Master’s Degree in English before the application date. We encourage applicants from all countries to apply. The doctoral dissertation is to be written in English.

Please note that admission to a PhD programme at Uppsala University is highly competitive and that a Master’s Degree in English at the time of application is a prerequisite.

The successful candidate will pursue doctoral studies full-time in Uppsala and will be expected to participate actively in departmental activities including, for instance, work-in-progress seminars, workshops, staff meetings, etc.

The position is a 4-year full-time employment, which qualifies for all Swedish social benefits such as paid parental leave. The position might also entail teaching and other assignments up to 20% of the full-time position (extending the position proportionally). All doctoral students have dedicated office space and are expected to be present full-time in the Department. The Department of English homepage provides further information about the doctoral programme in English. To locate this information on our homepage, select the link to “Research” and then follow the link to “Graduate Studies”.

Application
Your application should be written in English. The list of the required application materials for a complete application is found at https://www.engelska.uu.se/education/phd_level/

Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance and in Uppsala University’s Rules and Regulations.

The doctoral program in English is regulated by the general syllabus for the subject.

Salary: According to a local agreement for PhD students.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date January 1st 2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Ashleigh Harris, Director of PhD Studies, 018-471 1269, ashleigh.harris@engelska.uu.se,

Please submit your application by August 31st 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2665.

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Deadline: 2022-08-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of English

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Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

Postdoctoral position in Bioinformatics

Published: 2022-06-21

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology is organized into seven research programmes which all focus on different areas of cell and molecular biology: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Evolution, Molecular Systems Biology and Structural Biology. The scientific basis of what we do lies in biology, but our research overlaps with other areas such as medicine, computer science, mathematics, chemistry, engineering sciences and physics. In total, we are over 200 staff and ~60 Ph.D. students. Please read more about the department’s work at https://icm.uu.se. The position is with the research group of Bengt Persson in the ICM Programme of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.

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Duties
The research project is focused on gene expression analysis of heart tissue related to different types of heart failure. Bioinformatics analysis of differently expressed genes including functional characterisations and regulation of metabolic networks. In addition, we will analyse biomarkers and proteomics data. Our research group is also looking at new methods for bioinformatics characterisation and subdivision of large protein families.

Requirements
PhD degree in bioinformatics, computational biology or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in these or closely related subjects. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

Previous long-term experience of working with NGS data, RNAseq data, differential expression, network analyses and other bioinformatics and biostatistics analyses. Good experience of Linux command-line environment (*sh), and a scripting language such as Python or Perl is necessary. Good experience of R and Bioconductor is also necessary. The applicant must have a very good ability to work independently as well as in a group. Excellent written and oral knowledge of English is required, as the work takes place in an international environment.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as soon as possible or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Bengt Persson, bengt.persson@icm.uu.se, 018-471 4422

Please submit your application by August 29 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2595.

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Deadline: 2022-08-29 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

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Post expires on Monday August 29th, 2022

Researcher in biochemistry

Published: 2022-06-28

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Chemistry – Ångström conducts research and education in the chemistry field. The department has more than 250 employees and has a turnover of 250 million SEK. At the department’s six programs, we conduct very successful research of a high international standard. We have a large number of externally funded research projects, often with international cooperation and we see continued good growth in our subject area. The department has education assignments in engineering programs and master’s programs. More information is available on our website

We are searching for a biochemist, structural biologist, biophysicist or similar for a 2 year research position within Cecilia Blikstad’s group. Research within the group focus on biochemical investigations of CO2 fixation in cyanobacteria.

Rubisco is responsible for the majority of CO2 fixation on Earth. Despite this centrality, it is a relatively slow and promiscuous enzyme. To overcome this, cyanobacteria have evolved a CO2 concentration mechanism (CCM) which produces a high CO2 concentration near Rubisco and ensure efficient carboxylation. The CCM consist of inorganic carbon transporters that actively accumulate bicarbonate in the cytosol and a protein based bacterial organelle called the carboxysome.

The carboxysome encapsulate Rubisco and carbonic anhydrase within a protein shell. It remains unknown exactly how this 250+ megadalton protein complex self-assembles and regulates with high fidelity inside cells. We use a combination of biochemistry, enzymology, structural biology, synthetic biology and bioinformatics to study various aspects (function, structure, assembly, regulation etc.) of the cyanobacterial CO2 concentrating mechanism. You will work in a project focusing on protein interactions, regulation, and activity of the carboxysome and its encapsulated enzymes. The acquired knowledge will lead the way for downstream applications aiming at enhancing photosynthetic efficiencies in future microorganisms and crops.  For more information visit the lab website.  

At the department we have a close collaboration with experts in cyanobacterial synthetic biology and our combined greater goal is to address global warming and food shortage by converting atmospheric CO2 into valuable products such as biofuel, specialized chemicals and food. We have a highly creative research environment, and our projects provide many opportunities for interaction and collaboration within the department as well as with outside collaborators.

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Duties
The main duties involved in this researcher posistion is to conduct research within the subject area mentioned above. Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours.

Requirements
Applicants must have A PhD degree within the field of biochemistry, structural biology, biophysics, biotechnology or other for the position relevant fields. Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

The assessment of applications is based primarily on the applicant’s ability to conduct independent research based on scientific skill. Greater importance is attached to the quality of individual scientific work, than to the amount of publications. 

Large enphasis will be put on personal qualities. Consideration will be given to good collaborative skills, good analytical skills, drive and independence, and interest in the subject area. 

Desirable qualifications
Advanced knowledge and/or practical experience in the following will be beneficial.

  • Practical and theoretical skills in biochemistry and/or structural biology or similar.
  • Cunducting, interpretating and publishing biochemical studies.
  • Experience in protein biochemistry including but not limited to protein purification, protein-protein interactions, enzymology or structural biology.
  • Experience in molecular biology including but not limited to molecular cloning
  • Experience in photosynthetic microorganisms will be considers benificial but not required.  

For further information about the position, please contact Cecilia Blikstad, cecilia.blikstad@kemi.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 23 augusti 2022, UFV-PA 2022/273.

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Deadline: 2022-08-23 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory

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Post expires on Tuesday August 23rd, 2022

Postdoctoral position in experimental hadron physics

Published: 2022-06-21

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The research conducted at the Department of Physics and Astronomy encompasses a wide range of physics topics, distributed over ten divisions. The department is located in the Ångström laboratory and employs nearly 400 people, 125 of whom are doctoral students. It offers a broad physics curriculum to undergraduate and graduate students, participation in nationally and internationally leading projects for researchers, and opportunities for partnership with industry and various outreach activities.

Research field and research group
One of the most challenging problems in contemporary physics is to understand the strong force that binds together quarks and gluons into hadrons, e.g. protons and neutrons. This is addressed in the wide, dynamic field of hadron physics.

The research of the Uppsala hadron physics group has so far been carried out within international collaborations at facilities in Italy (KLOE-2, Rome), China (BESIII, Beijing) and Germany (PANDA at FAIR, Darmstadt), and in close collaboration with local theoreticians. An overview of the research activities available at www.physics.uu.se/research/nuclear-physics/.

The main physics interests of the Uppsala group are studies of hyperons – three-quark systems just like the protons but where one or several of the light quarks are replaced by one or several heavier quarks, e.g. strange quarks. By studying how hyperons are produced and how they decay, we can measure their internal structure at the femtometer level – that is, distances of 10-15 m! In this way, we gain insights into how the strong interaction bind quarks into the systems we are made of. Our group has recently taken the first “snapshot” of the creation of a hyperon and an antihyperon from the energy produced in an electron-positron collision. The next step is to reconstruct the full process. Electron-positron collider experiments such as BESIII and the Belle II experiment in Japan are excellently suited for this purpose.

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Duties
We are looking for a post doc who can participate in the collection and analysis of data from BESIII or Belle II, as well as to develop software tools for particle reconstruction. The post doc is expected to participate in meetings and workshops abroad and work with simulations, reconstruction, analysis and interpretation of data, as well as to contribute to tasks relevant for the operation and improvement of the experiment.

Requirements
The candidate shall have completed her/his PhD studies within particle- or hadron physics. The degree must not have been awarded more than three years before the application deadline, after deducting e.g. parental leave. Experience from electron-positron collider experiments is an advantage. Good knowledge in physics and programming is required, as well as good oral and written proficiency in English and capability to work both independently and in a team.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 October 2022 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

Applications should include a brief description of research interests and relevant experience, CV, copies of certificates and diplomas, PhD thesis, a list of publications with the contribution from the candidate explained, a list of references (supervisors etc.) and other documents that the applicant wishes to claim.

For further information about the position, please contact: Karin Schönning, karin.schonning@physics.uu.se or Michael Papenbrock, michael.papenbrock@physics.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 15 August 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2541.

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Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in peace and conflict research

Published: 2022-06-21

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Peace and Conflict Research was established in 1971 to conduct peace research and offer Courses in peace and conflict studies. Currently approx. 85 persons are employed at the Department and at present some 300-400 students come from all corners of the world. Courses offered include undergraduate and post-graduate courses, as well as a Ph.D. programme. For more information about the department, visit pcr.uu.se.

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We now seek 1 Postdoctoral researcher to work within the research program Societies at risk: The Impact of armed conflict on human development, which started up in January 2022 with funding from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and will run through 2027 (pcr.uu.se/research/sar/).

This multi-disciplinary program, led by Professor Håvard Hegre, takes a risk-analysis perspective, studying the expected impact of armed conflict as a function of hazard, exposure, and vulnerability. The goal is to assess the effects of conflict at both the macro and micro level on economies, health, water security, political institutions, human rights, forced migration, socio-psychological wellbeing, and gender equality. Conflict hazard will be modeled through an early-warning system that expands the well-established ViEWS system (pcr.uu.se/research/views) to forecast political violence and its impacts on a range of societal outcomes.

The project is structured in a set of cross-cutting (CC) activities that bind the various efforts together and a set of outcome specific work-packages (WPs). The selected Postdoctoral researcher will work with CC1 Joint impact assessment (with Prof. Håvard Hegre), which coordinates the impact assessments in all the outcome-specific WPs, ensuring consistency in terms of methods, data, and definitions of outcome metrics and units of analysis, and binding the work together utilizing the risk framework.

Duties
The Postdoctoral researcher will conduct own high-quality research within the topics covered by Societies at Risk, with primary focus on the package mentioned above. We expect the researcher to use programme data and resources in her/his research, to work within the main definitions of the research programme, and to contribute actively to expand the programme along the lines of his/her own research interests. Contributions can be in terms of methodology and modelling and data collection, as well as theory-driven expansion and/or adaptation based on conflict-specific domain knowledge. Co-authored publications with other team members are highly encouraged. Dissemination through international peer-reviewed articles and presentations at international conferences are expected. The position may include some teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate education.

The Postdoctoral researcher will also contribute to management tasks such as overseeing data collection, programming functionalities of the system, contributing to the programme code-base and maintenance, and presentations of the overall project in research papers, workshops, and on the project’s web page.

Requirements
To qualify for an employment as a Postdoctoral researcher you must have a doctoral degree in a social-science field or in a field of methodological relevance to the project (for this position, statistics or computer science are relevant, as is background from hydrology or natural disaster research), or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree within the same field. The PhD degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

You must also have excellent skills in quantitative methodology and machine learning, extensive experience with programming languages used in machine learning and excellent proficiency in English (reading, writing). Most programme code is written in Python 3.X, and the researcher will have to contribute to this code base.

We require the ability to work in a focused and structured manner within given time frames, both individually and in a team, and to be able to collaborate in an interdisciplinary environment with colleagues both within and outside the department. When assessing applications, special emphasis will be placed on applicants’ documented experience of publishing scientific work in high-quality journals and giving presentations at scientific meetings.

Additional qualifications
Experience with data collection, project management, and programming is advantageous. Experience in other software and programming languages (R, SQL) is valued. The ability to present and communicate results to non-academic audiences (stakeholders, policy-makers) is also positively evaluated.

How to apply
The application shall preferably be written in English, and should include the below documents;

  • Cover letter including a short description of yourself, your research interests and why you are suitable for the position (max 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae (max 2 pages)
  • List of publications
  • Copies of 3 publications of particular relevance
  • Copy of your PhD degree, grades and other merits of relevance. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Name and contact information to at least two reference persons (e-mail address and phone number).

About the employment
The employment is a; temporary position of 2 years (and at most three years, according to central collective agreement). Scope of employment: 100 %. Starting date: 1 October 2022, or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Håvard Hegre, Department of Peace and Conflict Research: havard.hegre@pcr.uu.se .

Please submit your application by 30 August 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1819.

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Deadline: 2022-08-30 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Peace and Conflict Research

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Post expires on Tuesday August 30th, 2022

PhD position in English with a specialization in English Linguistics

Published: 2022-06-28

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of English contains five areas of specialization in both teaching and research: English Linguistics, English Literature, American Literature, Irish language and Culture and SINAS, the Swedish Institute for North American Studies. Research at the department is conducted within all these areas. The doctoral program in English is divided into three sections, one specializing in English Linguistics, one specializing in English Literature, and one specializing in American Literature. We are now recruiting a PhD student in English with a specialization in English Linguistics.

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Duties
Research in English Linguistics includes both historical and present-day stages of the English language. Some recent and current research areas include corpus linguistics, Early and Late Modern English syntax and pragmatics, stylistics, heritage languages, and English as a second language.

Our doctoral students in the Department of English are integrated into our research environment. Further, doctoral students are also expected to join national and international networks by, for instance, attending conferences where they present their research. Abstracts of recently completed doctoral theses are available online.

Uppsala University invites applicants for a doctoral position in English, specializing in English Linguistics. We are looking for a dynamic and committed scholar who works well independently and who is willing to cooperate in and to contribute to the community of researchers working in the department. For this position, we particularly encourage research proposals on stylistics or corpus linguistics, two areas that may also be fruitfully combined in the same proposal.

Requirements
To be eligible to apply for the doctoral position, the applicant must meet all requirements for a Master’s Degree in English before the application date. We encourage applicants from all countries to apply. The doctoral dissertation is to be written in English.

Please note that admission to a PhD programme at Uppsala University is highly competitive and that a Master’s Degree at the time of application is a prerequisite.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

Additional qualifications
The successful candidate will pursue doctoral studies full-time in Uppsala and will be expected to participate actively in departmental activities including, for instance, work-in-progress seminars, workshops, staff meetings, etc.

The position is a 4-year full-time employment, which qualifies for all Swedish social benefits such as paid parental leave. The position might also entail teaching and other assignments up to 20% of the full-time position (extending the position proportionally). All doctoral students have dedicated office space and are expected to be present full-time in the Department. The Department of English homepage provides further information about the doctoral programme in English. To locate this information on our homepage, select the link to “Research” and then follow the link to “Graduate Studies”.

Application
Your application should be written in English. The list of the required application materials for a complete application is found at https://www.engelska.uu.se/education/phd_level/

Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7 and in Uppsala University’s Rules and Regulations.

The doctoral program in English is regulated by the general syllabus for the subject, available at https://www.sprakvet.uu.se/forskning/forskarutbildning/studieplaner/.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date January 1st 2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

Salary: According to a local agreement for PhD students.

For further information about the position, please contact: : Ashleigh Harris, Director of PhD Studies, ashleigh.harris@engelska.uu.se, 018-471 1269

Please submit your application by August 31st 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2642.

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Deadline: 2022-08-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of English

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Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

Two postdocs in fabrication and characterisation of Josephson field-effect transistors for quantum computing

Published: 2022-06-28

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

Electrification, digitalisation and health technology are among the largest areas for the future in the conversion to sustainable societies. The Department of Electrical Engineering at Uppsala University in Sweden, conducts successful research and education in the areas – 
renewable energy sources, electric vehicles, industrial IoT, 5G communication and wireless sensor networks, and smart electronic sensors and medical systems. The Department is an 
international workplace with around 140 employees that all contribute to important technical energy and health challenges at the Ångström Laboratory.

The positions will be placed at the Division of Solid-State Electronics, the Department of Electrical Engineering. Each position is planned for two year, with the possibility to extend for one year.

The research at the Division has three major focus areas: Electronics for Life Science, 
Electronics for Healthcare Technology and Electronics for Next-Generation Computing. The technological base for our research is thin-film technology, semiconductor processing and semiconductor device technology using the in-house state-of-art cleanroom facilities, 
supported by device and process simulation as well as advanced electrical and optical characterisation. The purpose of our research within life science is to develop technological solutions, from devices to small systems for comprehensive analysis of biomolecules at 
different levels in an individual, thereby enabling AI assisted predictive diagnosis and 
preemptive therapy. As to healthcare technology, we strive for innovations such as nearbody-network systems, flexible and wearable self-powered systems including electronic skin and prosthetics, and medical systems for continuous and real-time health monitoring. Finally, for next-generation computing we harness novel materials and electronic device solutions 
towards a new computing paradigm wherein quantum and neuromorphic electronics play a crucial role.

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Project description
Quantum technology for quantum computing builds on a deep 
understanding of the fundamental phenomena underlying the quantum properties as well as of the phenomena limiting the qubit performance. The chosen materials and integration 
technology need to offer a real potential of scalability and reproducibility, as in the case of CMOS compatible materials including silicon and CMOS process technology. The aim of our new collaborative European QuantEra project (with partner groups at Leti/CEA Grenoble in France, at Université Paris Saclay in France, and at Energy Research Centre Budapest in Hungary) is to realise and study a Si gatemon qubit, a gate tuneable transmon qubit composed of a Si Josephson field-effect transistor (JoFET) coupled to a microwave resonator. It represents a valid integrable and scalable alternative to fully metallic superconducting qubits.

The project at Uppsala University will focus on the Si JoFET, i.e., a Si transistor with 
superconducting source and drain (S&D) contacts, whose non-dissipative supercurrent can be modulated by an electrostatic gate. Various superconductors including metal silicides will be used as the superconducting S&D contacts. A comprehensive investigation of the 
superconductor/Si (S/Sm) interface by means of structural, chemical and low-temperature electronic transport characterisation will be performed.

Duties

  • Design and fabrication of test circuits for study of the S/Sm interface based on
    standard silicon technology in the cleanroom laboratory of Myfab-Uppsala.
  • Design and fabrication of JoFETs by integrating the optimised S/Sm contact structure.
  • Characterisation of the test circuits and JoFETs by both physical means such as SEM, TEM, and electrical methods down to liquid helium temperature (4.2 K).
  • Collaboration with partner groups in electrical characterisation down to mK, quantum physics, simulation and TEM characterisation.
  • Simulation, based on commercial software packages, for assistance in device design as well as in interpretation of characterisation results.

Requirements

  • The applicant must hold a Doctoral degree in Technical Physics, Electrical
    Engineering and / or Materials Science with a focus on semiconductor processing and electronics, or a foreign degree that is deemed to correspond to such degrees.
  • The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.
  • Experience, supported by scientific publications, in silicon technology, device
    fabrication and characterisation, modelling/simulation.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

    We put an emphasis on your personal qualities such as good collaboration and 
    communication skills with other researchers. You should be purposeful, structured and able to work effectively both individually and in groups.

Application
Please send your application materials to Prof. Shi-Li Zhang (see below for contact info). You should include a brief description of your research interests and relevant experience, a CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, thesis (or a draft thereof) and other 
relevant documents. You are encouraged to provide contact information to reference.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala. 

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Shi-Li Zhang, telephone +46 18-471 7247, shili.zhang@angstrom.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 31th of August, 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2671.

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Deadline: 2022-08-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Electrical Engineering

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Post expires on Wednesday August 31st, 2022

Postdoctoral position in biochemistry of cyanobacterial CO2 fixation

Published: 2022-06-28

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Chemistry – Ångström conducts research and education in the chemistry field. The department has more than 250 employees and has a turnover of 250 million SEK. At the department’s six programs, we conduct very successful research of a high international standard. We have a large number of externally funded research projects, often with international cooperation and we see continued good growth in our subject area. The department has education assignments in engineering programs and master’s programs. More information is available on our website.

We are searching for a biochemist, structural biologist, biophysicist or similar for a 2 year postdoc position within Cecilia Blikstad’s group. Research within the group focus on biochemical investigations of CO2 fixation in cyanobacteria. 

Rubisco is responsible for the majority of CO2 fixation on Earth. Despite this centrality, it is a relatively slow and promiscuous enzyme. To overcome this, cyanobacteria have evolved a CO2 concentration mechanism (CCM) which produces a high CO2 concentration near Rubisco and ensure efficient carboxylation. The CCM consist of inorganic carbon transporters that actively accumulate bicarbonate in the cytosol and a protein based bacterial organelle called the carboxysome. 

The carboxysome encapsulate Rubisco and carbonic anhydrase within a protein shell. It remains unknown exactly how this 250+ megadalton protein complex self-assembles and regulates with high fidelity inside cells. We use a combination of biochemistry, enzymology, structural biology, synthetic biology and bioinformatics to study various aspects (function, structure, assembly, regulation etc.) of the cyanobacterial CO2 concentrating mechanism. You will work in a project focusing on protein interactions, regulation, and activity of the carboxysome and its encapsulated enzymes. The acquired knowledge will lead the way for downstream applications aiming at enhancing photosynthetic efficiencies in future microorganisms and crops. For more information visit the lab website .  

At the department we have a close collaboration with experts in cyanobacterial synthetic biology and our combined greater goal is to address global warming and food shortage by converting atmospheric CO2 into valuable products such as biofuel, specialized chemicals and food. We have a highly creative research environment, and our projects provide many opportunities for interaction and collaboration within the department as well as with outside collaborators. 

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Duties
The main duties involved in this postdoctoral posistion is to conduct research within the subject area mentioned above. Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. 

Requirements
For employment as postdoc, the applicant should have a PhD exam or an international equivalent within the field of biochemistry, structural biology, biophysics, biotechnology or other for the position relevant fields. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

The assessment of applications is based primarily on the applicant’s ability to conduct independent research based on scientific skill. Greater importance is attached to the quality of individual scientific work, than to the amount of publications. 

Large enphasis will be put on personal qualities. Consideration will be given to good collaborative skills, good analytical skills, drive and independence, and interest in the subject area. 

Additional qualifications
Advanced knowledge and/or practical experience in the following will be beneficial.

  • Practical and theoretical skills in biochemistry and/or structural biology or similar.
  • Cunducting, interpretating and publishing biochemical studies.
  • Experience in protein biochemistry including but not limited to protein purification, protein-protein interactions, enzymology or structural biology.
  • Experience in molecular biology including but not limited to molecular cloning.
  • Experience in photosynthetic microorganisms will be considers benificial but not required.  

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of two years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date 2022-10-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala, Sweden

For further information about the position, please contact: Cecilia Blikstad, cecilia.blikstad@kemi.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 23rd August 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2730

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Deadline: 2022-08-23 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory

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Post expires on Tuesday August 23rd, 2022

PhD student in Computing Science on the topic of efficient and provably correct execution environments

Published: 2022-06-27

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Information Technology has a leading position in research and education. The Department currently has about 300 employees, including 120 teachers and 110 PhD students. More than 4000 students study one or more courses at the department each year. You can find more information about us at the web page of the department of Information Technology

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Duties / Description of project and subject area
Managed languages (such as Java, Python, R and JavaScript) allow a high level of programming abstraction which allows rapid application development with fewer errors, in particular by presenting programmers with an abstract view of memory that can be managed automatically by the runtime system (aka execution environment). The efficiency of the algorithms at the core of runtime systems for managing memory, scheduling, etc. are imperative for the performance of managed languages. The strive for efficiency drives up complexity of the algorithms, stressing the need for a rigorous process for verifying their correctness.

This project aims to develop efficient algorithms for key aspects of runtime systems related to memory management, task scheduling, compiler optimisations for specific runtimes with a strong focus on their formal verification. Thus, this project requires an understanding of and interest in both low-level aspects of program execution as well as mathematical underpinnings of verifying of algorithms operating at a low-level. There exist a wide range of interesting challenges to work on in the context of some specific runtime systems.

The project will pave the way for the development of new correct and efficient execution environments for managed languages which will lead to wider applicability of managed languages. (Description of duties, what are the main tasks, describe the information in a cohesive way).

The position is for four years of research, but will typically include 20% teaching extending the time to five years. You will be expected to teach in Swedish or English.

We encourage our students to do industrial internships during their PhDs.

Requirements
Candidates should have a Master of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent.

Ultimately, pursuing a PhD will require that you learn new skills and master new subjects. While we consider experience with systems programming, runtimes, logic, theorem proving, programming languages, and compilers important and meritorious, you will be working in a coaching-focused environment where such skills can readily be improved with help from your advisors, fellow PhD students, courses, and internships. Thus, aptitude, self-motivation, interest and perseverance are more important than a particular skill-set. There are however a few things which one will not have the time to learn during a PhD and hence we require that applicants are already good writers and good programmers, and are able to point to indications thereof, such as text and code produced by them in the past.

In addition to the above, applicants should be able to work well both on their own and with others in a diverse group, be comfortable giving and receiving constructive criticism, and have strong abilities for critical thinking and structured work. These competencies are as important as the technical qualifications.

Excellent skills in spoken and written English are an absolute requirement.

Additional qualifications
Experience with systems programming, runtimes, logic, theorem proving, programming languages, and compilers.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

Working and Living in Sweden
Sweden is a fantastic place for living and working. Swedes are friendly and speak excellent English. The quality of life is high, with a strong emphasis on outdoor activities. The Swedish working climate emphasizes an open atmosphere, with active discussions involving both junior and senior staff. PhD students are full employees, with competitive salaries, pension provision and five weeks of paid leave per year. Spouses of employees are entitled to work permits. Healthcare is free after a small co-pay and the university subsidizes athletic costs, such as a gym membership. The parental benefits in Sweden are among the best in the world, including extensive parental leave (for both parents), paid time off to care for sick children, and affordable daycare. Upon completion of the PhD degree, students are entitled to permanent residency to find employment within Sweden.

The application must include:

  • A statement (1–2 pages) of the applicant’s motivation for applying for this position, including the candidate’s research interests and how they will support this project, and evidence of the applicant’s self-motivation and ability to work in a group
  • A description (2 pages) of the applicant’s master thesis work, and if applicable connecting it to the skills asked for above
  • A CV
  • Copies of degrees and grades (translated to English or Swedish)
  • A copy of the MSc thesis (or a draft thereof)
  • Copies of publications (include a description of the candidate’s own contributions for each publication)
  • Links to online repositories of code and other artefacts (such as GitHub or Bitbucket) other relevant documents
  • The earliest possible starting date
  • Contact information for at least one reference

Promising applicants will be invited for a practical programming challenge, a logic challenge, and an in-depth interview before hiring.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Tobias Wrigstad Ph. +46(0)736 971419 tobias.wrigstad@it.uu.se or universitetslektor Tjark Weber Ph. +4618 471 1099 tjark.weber@it.uu.se

Please submit your application by 1st September 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2612.

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Deadline: 2022-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Information Technology

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Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022

Researcher in Didactics of Mathematics

Published: 2022-06-24

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Education (EDU) conducts research, postgraduate education, undergraduate education and commissioned education in the field of education. At EDU, there are also several master programs. EDU has just over 300 employees, of which around 200 are teachers/researchers, 70 doctoral students, and 30 administrators. More information about the department’s activities can be found at www.edu.uu.se .

Task assignments
The tasks take place within the framework of the research project Implementation Research as a new area in mathematics didactics. Funds for these tasks in the project are available until 2024-06-30. More specifically, the tasks concern participation in studies of two development projects where mathematics education research results have been implemented. The main material consists largely of reports, in-service training material for teachers, and interviews. Other tasks are participation in article writing and conference presentations. A trip abroad to collect material is relevant, e.g. to the USA. More information about the project is available here https://edu.uu.se/research/curriculumstudies/mathmaticseducation/projects/implementation-research-as-a-new-area-in-mathematics-didactics/

Qualification requirements
Doctoral degree in mathematics education or equivalent. Knowledge of implementation research in the field of mathematics education is desirable. International publications with clear relevance in mathematical education are meritorious. Knowledge and experience of methods for investigating how different factors affect learning and teaching in mathematics. Applicants are mainly those who have completed a doctoral degree no more than five years before the end of the application period.

Desirable / meritorious in other respects
Accustomed to working in international environments and communicating in English and Swedish in speech and writing.

The application must contain the following:

  • A brief description of the applicant and his/her research interests and qualifications (maximum 3 pages).
  • CV including a list of publications.
  • Letters of recommendation and/or contact details of at least three reference persons

The applicant must have the personal qualities required to perform the job well. Such personal qualities here are flexibility, leadership qualities, good ability to work together, and taking responsibility.

In this recruitment, the university will primarily consider those who, after a qualitative overall assessment of competence and skill, are judged to have the best conditions to carry out and develop current tasks and contribute to a positive development of the project.

Parental leave, part-time work due to childcare, union assignments, military service or the like are considered work experience and should be stated in the curriculum vitae.

About the employment
Individual wage setting is applied. The employment is for the time being and rests on external funds until 2024-06-30. The scope is full time. Access 2023-01-01 or by agreement. Location: Uppsala.

For more information about the employment, contact Head of Department Jonas Almqvist (jonas.almqvist@edu.uu.se) or Johan Prytz (johan.prytz@edu.uu.se)

Please submit your application by 1 september 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2232

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Deadline: 2022-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Education

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Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022

PhD position in Biochemistry – structural biology supported by artificial intelligence

Published: 2022-06-28

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

Department of Chemistry – BMC conducts research and education in analytical chemistry, biochemistry and organic chemistry. More than 100 people, including around 45 PhD students, work at the department. New employees and students are recruited from all over the world and English is the main working language. The department is located at the Biomedical Centre in Uppsala, which facilitates collaborations with research groups in biology, pharmacy, medicine and SciLifeLab and gives access to advanced infrastructure for experimental and theoretical studies. The international environment and good opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations enables PhD students at the department to participate in relevant research projects and prepare for an international research career.

Read more about the research at The Department of Chemistry – BMC at our website.

Project description: Your goal will be to uncover the structure of photoreceptor proteins using cryo electron microscopy or time-resolved serial crystallography at free electron lasers. In particular, we plan to use cutting-edge methods at the forefront of artificial intelligence (AI) to solve the protein structure to finer detail; we may also use molecular dynamics simulations to underscore structural data. This project will be a at the crossroads of obtaining novel structural information and to advance the methods to obtain these structures.

You are expected to be involved in all steps of the project, i.e. to prepare and to perform experiments and to analyze and publish the data. The choice of sub-projects will be adjusted to your interests and previous knowledge and experiences.  

Tasks may include:

  • Performing and analysis of cryo electron microscopy or crystallography data.
  • Prediction of protein structure with the support of AI
  • Development of AI-based methods in data analysis and / or protein prediction.
  • Identification and publication of the results
  • Scientific collaboration within and outside the group
  • Communication of the results

You will be given extensive creative space to develop the project, significant resources to produce cutting edge results, and you will profit from being part of our highly collaborative team.

The position is placed in the Westenhoff research group. The team has the goal to uncover structural dynamics of proteins and chemical reactions. The research at the interface of biology, chemistry and physics has resulted in two ERC awards and other high profile grants, and the group continuously publishes in high impact journals. Find more information on: http://www.westenhofflab.net/ and on Google Scholar.

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Duties
The main duties of PhD students are to devote themselves to their research studies, which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (not more than 20 % of full time). 

Requirements

  • To be eligible for doctoral education, a basic higher education equivalent to at least 240 ECTS credits, including at least 60 ECTS credits at second-cycle level, or essentially equivalent competences acquired in some other way, is required.  More information about the general requirements can be found here. 
  • To be admitted to the doctoral education programme in biochemistry, 120 ECTS credits in biochemistry or courses relevant to the biochemistry field are required. These courses shall include at least 90 ECTS credits chemistry courses, of which 45 ECTS credits are biochemistry courses where at least 15 ECTS credits consist of a degree projects in biochemistry.  More information about the subject specific requirements can be found here
  • Very good English proficiency in speech and writing

Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities such as good collaborative skills, motivation and independence, as well as how the applicant through his/her experience and competence is judged to have the abilities necessary to develop within and acquire the doctoral education.

Additional qualifications
We are looking for a bold person, which is highly independent and driven and can work effectively in a team. Primarily, we are looking for a biochemist/biophysicist, who has a strong interest and documented experience in programming and computational chemistry/biology.  We will also consider applications by computer scientists, who have strong experience with computational biology, for example through research experience and courses at the university level.

PhD students at the department are typically engaged in teaching at BSc and MSc level. Prior experience from teaching/mentoring, also from non-academic contexts, and outreach can therefore be considered a merit.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Prof Sebastian Westenhoff sebastian.westenhoff@kemi.uu.se, +46 766 18 39 36.

Please submit your application by 15th August 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2740.

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Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry – BMC

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Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

PhD student in multifunctional landscape governance

Published: 2022-06-21

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The PhD position is located in Uppsala within the research program Natural Resources and Sustainable Development, Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, and will involve strong collaborations with the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University. The research within the Department of Earth Sciences of Uppsala University focuses on subjects that range from the Earth’s core to the atmosphere, on scales from submicroscopic structures in minerals to the formation of mountains andoceans, and from basic research on natural resources to research on how humans manage these resources in a sustainable way (for more information, see: www.geo.uu.se). The research of the Natural Resources and Sustainable Development Programme within the Department focuses on the different dimensions of sustainable development. We consider the environment and its natural resources and ecosystem services as an overarching foundation for society and economy and aim at providing knowledge on how to utilize natural resources in a sustainable way. Our work involves considerations of both natural and social systems and their interactions, often adopting transdisciplinary approaches. The Stockholm Resilience Centre’s core strengths are the opportunities for transdisciplinary research on key human-nature sustainability challenges.

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Duties
The position is part of the the LANDPATHS programme: The multifunctional LANDscapes of the future: barriers and drivers for transformation PATHwayS (In Swedish: LANDSVÄGAR Framtidens multifunktionella landskap – hinder och drivkrafter längs omställningens vägar), funded by Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket). The goal of the programme is to develop transformative governance strategies that foster sustainable practices in biodiverse, multifunctional landscapes.

The PhD project will seek to understand how stakeholders and citizens can best deliberate over trade-offs and value conflicts when working in support of multifunctional landscape governance. Recognising that citizen engagement is a distinct and complementary strategy to stakeholder engagement, the project will examine the theory and practice of citizen identification and engagement, and contrast this with stakeholder-focused approaches.

The project will include participatory research with stakeholder and citizen groups to deliberate on ‘imaginaries’ of future landscapes, and comparative analyses to identify the effects of citizen and stakeholder deliberation on the articulation of imaginaries and on the identification of transformative governance pathways towards imagined futures. An examination of the extent to which deliberative processes can build capacity and lead to practical outcomes will also provide insight into how to best combine stakeholder and citizen knowledge to co-create research activities across different types of landscapes.

Requirements
The applicant shall have a university master degree in political sciences, sustainability studies, environmental sciences or similar, and research interests relevant to the LANDPATHS programme. The successful candidate will have experience in policy and/or discourse analysis, stakeholder mapping and engagement techniques, and interdisciplinary research work.

Additional qualifications
Skills and experiences in leading or working in collaborative projects, organising and facilitating stakeholder involvement processes, and engaging diverse land use stakeholders (e.g. in interviews, surveys, workshops) is an advantage. Skills in Swedish are desired.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2022-12-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Malgorzata Blicharska, +46 76 822 66 16; malgorzata.blicharska@geo.uu.se

Please submit your application by 22 August 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2502.

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Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Earth Sciences

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Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022