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Two postdoc positions in rapid single cell antibiotic susceptibility tests on a silicon chip

Published: 2022-05-10

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

The positions will be placed at Prof. Zhen Zhang’s group in the Solid-State Electronics division, the Department of Electrical Engineering. More information about the group

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Project description
Rapid antibiotic susceptibility tests (rASTs) are highly desired in modern clinical practice for quick selection of right antibiotics to treat infectious diseases at the early but critical stage. However, currently available testing methods normally require growth of bacteria into colonies, which usually take more than two days to accomplish a task. They are, therefore, not satisfactory for practical needs that require fast answers. Moreover, these methods are not applicable for slow-growing bacteria, or samples containing sub-populations of slow- or non-growing bacteria which can resume growth after the antibiotic attack. To understand if and how the sub-population of slow-/non-growing bacteria causes failure in infection treatments, rASTs at the single cell level is required. To address these challenges, our project aims at developing a novel Silicon (Si) chip based all-electrical testing platform to achieve rAST at single cell level. The success of this project will potentially provide a low-cost and rapid ASTs platform for effective infection treatments. It could also help to accelerate the development of new antibiotic drugs in the pharmaceutical industry.

Duties

  • Design and fabricate the silicon sensor chip using our Ångström cleanroom facility.
  • Design and fabricate the microfluidic system for single bacterial cell trapping with high efficiency (will be supported by our in-house Customized Microfluidics facility).
  • Sensor chip integration with the developed microfluidic system; single cell rAST demonstration.

Requirements

  • PhD degree in electrical engineering, microsystem, materials science, physics, chemistry, microbiology or biophysics or a foreign degree that is equivalent to correspond degree. 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 knowledge in written and spoken English are required. 
  • 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.

Additional qualifications
Previous experience in semiconductor devices, microfluidics, electrochemical characterization or bacterial metabolism will be advantageous.

Application
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 two years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2022-08-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Zhen Zhang, telephone +46 18-471 3131, zhen.zhang@angstrom.uu.se. 

Please submit your application by 15th of June 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1842.

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Deadline: 2022-06-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Electrical Engineering

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Post expires on onsdag juni 15th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in Algebra and Geometry

Published: 2022-05-10

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 Mathematics conducts research and provides education at undergraduate and graduate levels in mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. The number of employees is 130, including 40 PhD students. The Department has three research programs: analysis and probability, algebra and geometry, applied mathematics and statistics. To read more please visit the department´s webpage.

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Duties
Conduct research in algebraic geometry and low dimensional topology, in particular, application of algebro-geometric methods in knot theory.

Teaching and administration can also be included, no more than 20 percent.

Requirements
PhD degree in mathematics or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in mathematics. 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. 

Documented ability to excellent research in algebraic geometry, derived categories, Fourier-Mukai transform, tilting theory etc.

Additional qualifications
Some experience in e.g. 3-dimensional topology, knot theory or quantum groups are also good supplementary qualifications. 

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of two years according to central collective agreement.  Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 January 2023. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Jian Qiu, phone +46 (0)18 4717625, e-mail jian.qiu@math.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 30 June 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1585.

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Deadline: 2022-06-30 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Mathematics

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Post expires on torsdag juni 30th, 2022

PhD student in Scientific Computing focusing on Secure Federated Machine Learning

Published: 2022-05-10

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 all levels of higher education. Today the department has 300 employees, including 120 academic staff and 110 full-time PhD students. The Department comprises research and education in a spectrum of areas within Computer Science, Information Technology and Scientific Computing. More than 4000 students take one or several courses offered by the Department each year.

The position is hosted by the Division of Scientific Computing within the Department of Information Technology. As one of the world’s largest focused research environments in Scientific Computing the research and education has a unique breadth, with large activities in classical scientific computing areas such as mathematical modeling, development and analysis of algorithms, scientific software development and high-performance computing. The division is currently in an expansive phase in new emerging areas such as cloud and fog computing, data science, and artificial intelligence, where it plays key roles in several new strategic initiatives at the University. The division currently hosts 20 PhD students and have awarded more than 80 doctorates. Several PhD alumni from the division are successful practitioners in the field of scientific computing and related areas, in industry as well as in academia around the world.

Our research group specializes in developing theory, methods and software for distributed computing infrastructures and machine learning. We have a wide network of collaborators, and there will be opportunities to work together with excellent researchers within Sweden and abroad.

The successful candidates will be integrated in the newly established Graduate School in Cybersecurity at the Department of Information Technology. The Graduate School provides an environment where students and researchers in cybersecurity and related areas work together, through a core PhD-level curriculum of joint courses and research activities. Regular seminars are planned with presentations from the school’s participants and by invited speakers. Active participation in the Graduate School activities is expected.

Project Description
Artificial intelligence (AI) is at the core of modern-day applications. With the advent of massive
datasets, the last two decades were dedicated to improve the mathematical modeling and training processes; And recently the focus has shifted towards security, privacy and trust based AI assisted solutions. Together with a number of other viable solutions, the federated machine learning (FedML) has proven to be a suitable approach for privacy-preserving machine learning. In this project, our focus will be on security and privacy-enhancing techniques for federated machine learning. The project addresses concerns related to security and privacy in federated machine learning against model poisoning and information leakage attacks. The approach is centered around developing new theories and methodologies to achieve two main aims, Secure aggregation of local models under poisoning attacks (Aim 1); Private distributed aggregation of local models (Aim 2).

The project will run in a close collaboration between Assoc. Prof. Salman Toor from the Division of Scientific Computing as main supervisor and Assoc. Prof. André Teixeira from the Division of Systems and Control as co-supervisor. 

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Duties
The duties of a PhD student are primarily directed at their own research education, which lasts four years. The work may also involve, to a limited extent (ca 20%) other departmental duties, such as teaching undergraduate courses and administrative tasks – in which case the position may be extended to a maximum of five years.

Requirements
A PhD position at the Division requires a completed (or near to completing) Master of Science, or equivalent, in a field that is relevant to the topic of the project, good communication skills with sufficient proficiency in oral and written English, as well as excellent study results. Additional requirements for this position include proficiency in programming (preferably in Python), as well as knowledge of computer science, with a focus on one or more of the following subjects: security and privacy, distributed systems, or machine learning. We expect successful candidates to have a high level of creativity, thoroughness and/or a structured approach.

Application
The application should include 1) a cover letter with a description of yourself, your research interests, reasons for applying for this particular PhD position and past experience (max. 3 pages), 2) a CV, 3) copies of relevant university degrees and transcripts of records, 4) relevant publications (if any), 5) a copy of your MSc thesis (or a draft in case the thesis is ongoing, and/or some other self-produced technical text) and 6) other relevant documents and certificates (if any, for example, participated in national or international level competitions). Candidates are encouraged to provide up to 3 letters of recommendation and contact information to reference persons. We would also like to know your earliest possible date for starting.

Additional qualifications
Extra merits with equal weights include familiarity with Federated Machine Learning, Multi-party Computations (MPC) and experience in numerical optimization, and best practices in software engineering.

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 2022-09-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Associate Professor Salman Toor, Salman.Toor@it.uu.se, Associate Professor André Teixeira, andre.teixeira@it.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 27 May 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1729.

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Deadline: 2022-05-27 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Information Technology

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Post expires on fredag maj 27th, 2022

PhD student position on synthesis and study of low-dimensional composite systems based on magnetic oxides

Published: 2022-05-10

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.

Admission to PhD studies in Engineering Science with specialization in Solid State Physics
The Division of Solid State Physics is part of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Ångström Laboratory. At the Division of Solid State Physics, we perform both basic and application-oriented research related to energy and environmental aspects in different research areas. We investigate physical and chemical properties of nanomaterials and compounds whether it be for smart windows, gas sensors, photocatalytic coatings, spintronics, and biomagnetic applications or to create new magnetic materials for environmentally friendly energy technology. Within the Magnetic materials research group, we are studying a wide range of magnetic materials, including magnetic oxides and oxide-based composites, with properties that make them interesting for applications in biotechnology, energy technology, and spintronics. 

More information on the Division of Solid State Physics is available at:

https://materialvetenskap.uu.se/solid-state-physics+/ 

Project description
The overall goal of the project is to design new composite materials based on correlated electron oxide systems and two-dimensional materials to achieve increased functionalities related to applications in the electronics and environmental areas. The project includes the synthesis of such composites, as well as the characterization and investigation of their physical properties (magnetic and electrical). The project is expected to generate new knowledge and create ways to design new materials for the fields of nanoelectronics, magnetoelectronics, spintronics, and magnetocalorics. The project includes studies of both zero-dimensional nanocomposites (particulate systems) as well as nanostructured thin films and hybrid structures.

Work duties
The main duties of doctoral 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 (no more than 10%).

The tasks within the research project described above includes synthesis of low-dimensional composite systems based on correlated electron oxide systems and two-dimensional materials, as well as in-depth structural, magnetic, and electrical characterization of their properties. This involves the use and handling of advanced experimental equipment, both for synthesis and for characterization, and in some cases the development of experimental methods and data analysis adapted to the project. Dissemination of the acquired knowledge through scientific articles in international scientific journals is also included in the tasks.

Qualification requirements 
Master’s degree (M.Sc.) in physics, chemistry, materials science, or equivalent education in adjacent areas.

We require very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Personal qualities, such as high enthusiasm, self-drive and initiative, problem-solving attitude, the ability to manage and run scientific projects and to simultaneously interact with other researchers are very important. The applicant needs to be determined, structured, and able to work efficiently both individually and in groups.

Additional qualifications
Basic knowledge and skills in material characterization and completed course in quantum mechanics will be considered to be strong merits. Knowledge of correlated electron oxide systems, two-dimensional materials, experience in chemical synthesis techniques, thin film deposition methods, cleanroom-based nanofabrication, and magnetic and electrical transport property measurements are meritorious.

Admission requirements
A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programs if he or she:

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
  • has 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 substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

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

Instructions for application
Your application should be written in English, and should include the following:
1) A brief motivation letter where you briefly describe yourself, explain why you want to become a Ph.D. student at Uppsala University, and why you are suitable for this position
2) A CV/résume
3) Copies of your Master’s degree and course grades
4) Copies (or drafts thereof) of thesis work and other documents, such as publications, which you wish to invoke.
5) Name and contact information of at least two (preferably three) persons who have agreed to act as references for you.

We will during the application time continually read the applications and call for interviews.

Salary: According to local collective agreement for PhD students.  
Starting date: As soon as possible or by agreement
Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.
Scope of employment: 100 %
Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position please contact: Dr. Tapati Sarkar, tapati.sarkar@angstrom.uu.se, +46 18 471 3359.

Please submit your application no later than June 23, 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1649

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Deadline: 2022-06-23 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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Post expires on torsdag juni 23rd, 2022

Postdoctoral position in Image Analysis with specialisation in Computational Social Science

Published: 2022-05-10

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 in a wide spectrum of areas, from information retrieval and methods for applying computers in a variety of contexts such as social network analysis, data science, and machine learning; to  construction of computer systems, via programming of computers, storage and handling of data. The Department currently has about 300 employees, including 120 teachers and 110 PhD students. More than 4,000 students take one or more courses at the department each year. More info: https://www.it.uu.se.

We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow in image analysis with a focus on computational social science within the framework of a recently funded project that studies the role of images in the dissemination and anchoring of political ideas.

The position is hosted by the Uppsala University Information Laboratory (https://uuinfolab.github.io), a growing interdisciplinary research group that conducts basic and applied research at the intersection of data mining, social network analysis, and computational social science. The InfoLab is part of the EU-funded Nordic Observatory for Digital Media and Information Disorder and has several ongoing collaborations with the Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences at Uppsala University.

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Duties
This project studies the role of images in the spread and anchoring of political ideas, and ultimately how visual politics contributes to shaping the political agenda. Visual politics is increasingly prominent in digital public spaces, where image-based (dis)information spreads effectively. We know that images are a powerful form of political communication, that visual communication is perceived as convincing and affects people’s perceptions of a variety of issues. At the same time, we still know surprisingly little about the actors who use images to promote political ideas, what mechanisms are at play, and even less what impact these activities have on public discourse.

Your role in the project will be to apply and develop image analysis methods that are suitable for analysing large-scale and complex visual spreading phenomena.

This postdoctoral position is a 2-year career-development appointment focused on research, and includes a limited amount of teaching (20%).

Requirements
PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in computer science, image analysis or related subject, or in a computational discipline related to image analysis.  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.

A requirement for the employment is documented experience of research on computer-based image analysis, in the form of either method development or data analysis.

Good communication skills in English, both oral and written, are a requirement.

Additional qualifications
Experience of studying online data and in social science research is an advantage.

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: Matteo Magnani (matteo.magnani@it.uu.se)

Please submit your application by 31 May 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1583.

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Deadline: 2022-05-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Information Technology

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Post expires on tirsdag maj 31st, 2022

Postdoctoral position in modelling of acoustofluidic systems

Published: 2022-05-09

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.

Temporary full-time employment of two years with starting date by agreement. During the first year the placement can be at UC Santa Barbara, USA.

The position is located at the Division of Biomedical Engineering in the interdisciplinary research group EMBLA, which is led by Professor Maria Tenje. The group conducts successful and internationally-recognized research in organs-on-chip and droplet-based microfluidics in collaboration with research teams at several different Swedish and overseas universities. Research funding has been obtained through several prestigious awards, including a Wallenberg Fellowship, ERC Starting Grant and ERC Consolidator Grant. Today we are approx. 15 people in the group and having recently received extended funding from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation for a project focused on the development of microfluidic solutions for the production and culture of organoids, we are now looking for motivated and results-oriented research talents for the group who want to follow a research exchange to UC Santa Barbara during 2022/2023.

Further information about the research group is available on the website: http://www.materialvetenskap.uu.se/embla

Research project
This project is about researching new technology for controlling and studying cells in microfluidic systems using integrated acoustics. You will be part of a team within the research group that today includes five people with good knowledge of the manufacture and use of organs-on-chip systems and integrated acoustics. Now we also want to build competence within the theoretical understanding of how the systems work and what role e.g. design and manufacturing methods play in achieving optimal performance. We are therefore looking for an expert in theoretical modelling of microfluidic systems for the research group.

Work duties
Conduct high-quality research in modelling and theoretical understanding of the basic physics of the acoustofluidic organ-on-chip systems the group currently uses. You are expected, through a theoretical approach, to optimize the systems’ design for increased performance related to flows, analysis capacity and acoustic focusing ability and, in collaboration with other team members, experimentally evaluate the results. We are also interested in studying and modelling the acoustic properties of new materials that are typically not used in this research area.

In addition to research, some participation is also included in the supervision of doctoral students, master’s and project students as well as communication of research results through scientific publications and presentations at international conferences. Some participation in teaching may also be included. You are also expected to contribute to applications for external research funding.

Qualification requirements
PhD degree, or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree. 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.

This position requires a doctoral degree in physics, engineering sciences, materials science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering or equivalent education in an adjacent area where a larger part of your doctoral project was focused on numerical and/or analytical modelling of microfluidic systems. We also require documented knowledge in flow mechanics and wave physics. We require good oral and written skills in English. The research places great demands on creativity, analytical ability and practical skills in FEM modelling of microfluidic systems.

We attach great importance to your personal qualities and you must be independent, have achieved scientific maturity and possess a strong inner motivation to achieve success in your research. We require the ability to work in a focused, structured and forward-thinking way within given time frames, both individually and in groups, and to be able to collaborate in an interdisciplinary research environment with colleagues both within and outside the research group.

When assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s documented experience of publishing scientific papers in high-quality journals and giving presentations at scientific meetings.

Additional qualifications 
Documented experience and knowledge in numerical and analytical modelling of microfluidic systems with integrated acoustics.

Instructions for application
Your application must include:
1) A short letter describing yourself, your research interests and why you are suitable for this position. Describe in particular what a research exchange to UCSB would mean to you.
2) CV (max. 2 pages)
3) A copy of your doctoral degree
4) Names and contact details (address, e-mail address and telephone number) of at least two reference persons
5) List of relevant publications

The application will preferably be written in English.
We will during the application time continuously read the applications and hold interviews.

Salary: Individual salary
Starting date: By agreement
Type of employment: Temporary position 2 years according to central collective agreement
Scope of employment: 100%
Placement: Possibility to spend the first year at UCSB thereafter Uppsala

For further information about the position please contact:  Professor Maria Tenje, (maria.tenje@angstrom.uu.se) or Dr. Susan Peacock (susan.peacock@angstrom.uu.se).

Information about the Division of Biomedical Engineering is available at https://www.materialvetenskap.uu.se/medicinsk-teknik/

Please submit your application no later than 27 May 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1379

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Deadline: 2022-05-27 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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Post expires on fredag maj 27th, 2022

PhD in Physical Chemistry

Published: 2022-05-09

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

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Duties
The position is placed in the group of Dr Michal Maj at the Ångström laboratory of Uppsala University. We are a rapidly growing and highly productive research team, focused on studying biomolecular structure and dynamics with novel spectroscopic techniques.

We take advantage of the rapid acquisition of femtosecond two-dimensional infrared (2D IR) spectroscopy to study the structure and aggregation kinetics of the toxic intermediate formed by the human islet amyloid polypeptide (hIAPP) – the pancreatic hormone whose aggregation is linked to the loss of insulin-producing cells in type 2 diabetes. We complement our spectroscopic studies with biochemical and cell assays and attempt solving the 3D structures of the most toxic peptide species with high-resolution cryogen electron microscopy.

The candidate will lead the project and be responsible for all parts of it, which include experimental design, sample design and preparation, data acquisition, and analysis. The candidate will become an independent user of one of our femtosecond lasers and will become proficient at producing and characterizing peptide and protein samples with a variety of analytical techniques.

Requirements

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
  • has 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.
  • has a master’s degree in Physics or Chemistry, or similar
  • very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Additional qualifications
Experience of working in the Unix / Linux environment and documented experience of working in Matlab or Python is a merit. Experience in the field of molecular spectroscopy or structural biology are also merits for this position.

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: Michal Maj, +46737695530, michal.maj@kemi.uu.se

Please submit your application by 30 May 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1634.

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Deadline: 2022-05-30 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory

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Post expires on mandag maj 30th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in trustworthy human-robot interaction

Published: 2022-05-10

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 postdoctoral researcher will be based at the Uppsala Social Robotics Lab, Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University.

The Department of Information Technology has approximately 300 employees and conducts research and education in a spectrum of areas within Computer Science and Information Technology. The research is organized in five Divisions, and the research at the Division of Visual Information and Interaction is a unique combination of expertise in computerized image analysis and human-computer interaction. More information about the department and its activities can be found at http://www.it.uu.se.

The Uppsala Social Robotics Lab aims to design and develop robots that learn to interact socially with humans and bring benefits to the society we live in, for example in application areas such as education and assistive technology.

The Lab’s focus is on natural interaction with social artefacts such as robots and embodied virtual agents. This domain concerns bringing together multidisciplinary expertise to address new challenges in the area of social robotics. State of the art robots are used, including the Pepper, Nao and Furhat robotic platforms.

The postdoctoral project will be supervised by Ginevra Castellano and Katie Winkle.

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Duties
The postdoc position is part of the Horizon Europe SymAware (Symbolic logic framework for situational awareness in mixed autonomy) project, and will be focused on human-in-the-loop design and automation methods for ethical and trustworthy awareness in human-robot interaction. Specific topics of interest include system transparency, human oversight, and fairness in social interaction with autonomous vehicles and multi-drone systems.

Requirements
PhD degree in in human-robot interaction or related areas relevant to the postdoc topic or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in in human-robot interaction or related areas relevant to the postdoc topic. 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.

Good programming skills and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary team are required. Good communication skills in English, both spoken and written, are required.  
Personal characteristics, such as thoroughness and/or a structured approach, are also a requirement.

Additional qualifications
Experience with programming robots, machine learning and/or conducting experimental user studies is an advantage. The postdoc position is highly interdisciplinary such that an understanding and/or interest in human-centered design, social sciences and/or psychology would be advantage. An interest in the social and ethical consequences of AI and robotics would be particularly appreciated.

Application
The application should include a description of yourself, your research interests, reasons for applying for this particular postdoc position and past experience (max. 3 pages), a CV, copies of relevant university degrees, links to relevant publications and your PhD thesis (or a summary in case the thesis work is ongoing) and other relevant documents. Candidates are encouraged to provide contact information to up to 3 reference persons. We would also like to know your earliest possible date for starting. Please note that applications can only be accepted via the web interface link below (and not via email).

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

For further information about the position, please contact: 
Prof. Ginevra Castellano, ginevra.castellano@it.uu.se, +46704250200

Please submit your application by 31 May 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1730.

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Deadline: 2022-05-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Information Technology

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Researcher in biomedical engineering with a focus on the culture of organoids

Published: 2022-05-09

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.

Temporary full-time position, 2 years,  with starting date as agreed upon

The position is located at the Division of Biomedical Engineering in the interdisciplinary research group EMBLA, which is led by Professor Maria Tenje. The group conducts successful and internationally-recognized research in organs-on-chip and droplet-based microfluidics in collaboration with research teams at several different Swedish and overseas universities. Research funding has been obtained through several prestigious awards, including a Wallenberg Fellowship, ERC Starting Grant and ERC Consolidator Grant. Today we are approx. 15 people in the group and having recently received extended funding from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation for a project focused on the development of microfluidic solutions for the production and culture of organoids, we are now looking for motivated and results-oriented research talents for the group.

Further information about the research group is available on the website: http://www.materialvetenskap.uu.se/embla

Research project: This project focuses on developing microfluidic solutions for the production and culture of organoids, especially brain organoids. You will be part of a team within the research group that today includes five people with good knowledge of the manufacture and use of organ-on-chip systems and integrated acoustics. To strengthen the research team, we are looking for an expert in stem cell biology.

Work duties: The tasks in this research project include carrying out high-quality research using so-called organ-on-chip system in which cells can be grown under controlled conditions. In particular, the focus is on differentiation of stem cells and development of brain organoids with the aim of developing culture protocols that can be performed both on a large scale and “on-chip”. Your task is also to evaluate which cell populations develop in the organoids depending on which culture platform is used.

Your duties will also include responsibility for the group’s cell culture lab.

In addition to research, some participation is also included in the supervision of doctoral students, master’s and project students as well as communication of research results through scientific publications and presentations at international conferences. Some participation in teaching may also be included. You are also expected to contribute to applications for external research funding.

Qualification requirements: Doctoral degree in stem cell biology, neuroscience, biochemistry, applied biotechnology, biomedical engineering or equivalent education in an adjacent area, as well as solid knowledge and many years of experience in the cultivation and differentiation of stem cells.

The research places great demands on creativity, analytical ability and practical skills in cell culture, stem cell differentiation and biological evaluations. Documented experience and knowledge in cell staining and fluorescence microscopy is required for the position.

We attach great importance to your personal qualities and you must be independent, have achieved scientific maturity and possess a strong inner motivation to achieve success in your research. You are not afraid to learn new techniques and methods from your colleagues, with whom you also freely share your own new insights. You are pedagogical, structured and can work effectively both individually and in groups and easily collaborate in interdisciplinary research environments with colleagues both within and outside the research group.

Additional qualifications: Documented experience of PCR or other methods for genetic analysis is highly meritorious. Documented experience in aspects related to the commercialization of research results is an advantage. Documented experience of cell culture in microsystems is an advantage.

Instructions for application:
Your application must include:

1) A short letter describing yourself, your research interests and why you are suitable for this position.
2) CV (max. 2 pages)
3) A copy of your doctoral degree and your course grades
4) Names and contact details (address, e-mail address and telephone number) of at least two reference persons
5) List of relevant publications

The application will preferably be written in English.
We will during the application time continuously read the applications and hold interviews.

Salary: Individual salary
Starting date: By agreement.
Form of employment: Temporary position 2 years
Scope of employment: 100%
Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact:  by Professor Maria Tenje, (maria.tenje@angstrom.uu.se) or Dr. Susan Peacock (susan.peacock@angstrom.uu.se).

Information about the Division of Biomedical Engineering is available at https://www.materialvetenskap.uu.se/medicinsk-teknik/.

Please submit your application by 27 May 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1381

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Deadline: 2022-05-27 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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Postdoctoral Researcher/s in Cultural Anthropology

Published: 2022-05-09

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 Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology conducts education and research on many of the complex contexts that characterize today´s globalized world. The department has about 40 employees. We are a strong research driven environment having two prominent research environments that include professors, researchers, postdoctoral researchers and several doctoral students. At the department, first, second and third cycles in cultural anthropology and ethnology are taught at two campuses (Uppsala and Visby). More about the department and the research conducted there can be found at http://www.antro.uu.se/.

The department is looking for one to two postdoctoral researchers in cultural anthropology, 100%, from October 1, 2022 with placement in Uppsala. The successful applicant is expected to conduct research that contributes to and develops the department’s research environment. 

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Duties
The task is mainly to develop and conduct research. In addition to this, there is teaching corresponding to one course per semester and certain research administrative tasks. Teaching and research administration comprises a maximum of 20 percent of the scope of the employment.

The research can be newly started and/or consist of reworking a doctoral dissertation into a monograph published by an international publisher. The successful applicant is expected to actively participate in seminars and other activities in Uppsala, be a resource for the graduate students, and contribute to the development of a vibrant research environment.

Requirements
PhD degree in culture/social anthropology or foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in culture/social anthropology, which the employer deems relevant for the research assignment.

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.

Please note that anyone who has previously been employed as a postdoctoral researcher at Uppsala University for more than a year cannot be employed as a postdoctoral researcher again.

We are looking for engaged candidates who will contribute to the development of the department’s research environment. The position requires the ability to work in a team, as well as to work independently. You should have an interest in and ability to make academic contacts around the world, as well as an ability to formulate research questions in a way that stimulates international interest. You should also have the ability to publish in relevant scientific forums and communicate research questions and results to a broad audience.

Assessment criteria/Ranking
The assessment of the applications is based on the applicants’ ability to conduct independent, creative and innovative research of anthropological significance. For the purpose of evaluation, more emphasis will be placed on the quality and relevance of the scholarly work than on the number of publications. 

The position requires the ability to work independently, good interpersonal skills, the ability to establish academic contacts around the world, the ability to formulate research questions in a way that arouses international interest, the ability to publish in relevant scholarly forums, and the ability to convey the research questions and results to a wider audience. 

The application should include:
The full application must be submitted through Uppsala University’s recruitment system and include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copies of your PhD diploma
  • A maximum of four scientific works (at least one of which must be a monograph or a compilation thesis)
  • Brief account (1000 words) of scientific and educational activities;
  • Research plan (2500 words, excluding references)
  • Contact details of two reference persons (Name, telephone and e-mail)

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.

For further information about the position, please contact: Mats Utas, Head of the Department, mats.utas@antro.uu.se. 

Please submit your application by 31 May 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1762.

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Deadline: 2022-05-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology

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Post expires on tirsdag maj 31st, 2022

Up to 2 PhD positions Computer Systems focusing on Security at the Architectural Level

Published: 2022-05-09

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 holds a leading position in research as well as teaching at all levels. The department has 300 employees, including 120 faculty, 110 PhD students, and 30 research groups. More than 4000 students are enrolled annually.

Duties/Project description:
The project focuses on memory protection that is becoming more critical as with the expansion of Non-Volatile memory technologies, a large amount of sensitive information is left exposed in mobile or Internet-of-Things devices, even when they are switched off. Today, implementations of a small set of fundamental concepts for encrypted (secure or protected) memory are commercially available but it is widely recognized that they come at a great performance and energy cost (e.g., over 3× slowdowns). For this reason, the applicability of memory protection is limited and reserved for specialized situations.

This project aims to address this critical deficiency by exploring a range of architectural techniques to ameliorate the cost of protecting memory, with an ultimate goal of making memory protection accessible to a wider range of systems and applications. More broadly this project aims to improve the safety of our digital lives.

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Duties
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.

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 computer architecture, security, compilers, OS, and parallel programming 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, and courses. Thus, aptitude, self-motivation, interest and perseverance are therefore more important 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 programmers, and are able to point to indications thereof, such as text and code produced by the 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. Please see http://www.it.uu.se/research/group/uart/applying_phd for more details.

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

Additional qualifications
Experience with Computer architecture, Security, Programming, Algorithms and Data Structures, Compilers, Operating Systems, & Parallel Programming.

Working 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.

Application
The application must include a statement (at most 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, a description of MSc thesis, and evidence of the applicant’s self-motivation and ability to work in a group. The application must also include a CV, degrees and grades (translated to English or Swedish), a copy of the MSc thesis (or a draft thereof), publications (and specific descriptions of the candidate’s own contributions), links to online repositories of code and other artefacts (such as GitHub or Bitbucket) other relevant documents, and the earliest possible starting date. Contact information for at least one reference should be provided. Promising applicants will be invited for an in-depth interview before hiring. 

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 soon as possible or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Stefanos Kaxiras, stefanos.kaxiras@it.uu.se

Please submit your application by 31 May 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1704.

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Deadline: 2022-05-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Information Technology

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PhD student in Physical Chemistry with Focus on Organocatalysts for Fuel Production

Published: 2022-05-09

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

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Duties
The main duties of doctoral 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 (no more than 20%).

The PhD position is placed in Docent Tian’s group in Physical Chemistry. More information about the group can be found on group webpage:

https://www.kemi.uu.se/research/physical-chemistry/research-groups/haining-tian-group/

The research project will focus on development and study of organocatalysts in electrocatalytic and photocatalytic fuel production. Specifically, this project is to seek organic catalysts for hydrogen evolution and CO2 reduction and to investigate the corresponding reaction mechanism. The project covers organic synthesis, electrochemistry and spectroscopic study

Requirements

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
  • has 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.
  • very good oral and written proficiency in English.

 Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development. 

Additional qualifications
The candidate having knowledge in organic synthesis and electrochemistry and with corresponding documented practical experience will be appreciated.

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 2022-09-01 or as agreed. Placement: 48 month

For further information about the position, please contact: Haining Tian, 0739530993, haining.tian@kemi.uu.se

Please submit your application by 31st May 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1574.

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Deadline: 2022-05-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory

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Postdoc researcher position in nanochromism and engineered thin films

Published: 2022-05-06

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 Solid State Physics (SSP) is part of the Department of Materials Science at the Ångström Laboratory. At the department, we work with both basic and applied research in energy and environmental issues. Preferably, we investigate the physical and chemical properties of nanomaterials and new materials that can be used as thin films for chromism (smart windows, displays), solar cells, gas sensors (indoor environment, exhaled air), spin electronics and biomagnetic applications, as well as catalytic and photocatalytic coatings to create new applications in green energy technology (water purification, air purification, synthetic fuels).

Work duties: Work in ongoing research projects on nanochromic thin films, as well as wetting properties of such films, as well as super acidic binary metal oxide films. The work includes experimental work with combined sputter and polymer-based nanostructuring methodology, synthesis of lanthanide oxyhydrides and sulfated titanium dioxide. Material characterization of films with X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, spectrophotometry, FTIR, electrical transport measurements, TOF-SIMS, data analysis and report writing. Shorter research stays in Korea, within the STINT project “nanochromism”, are part of the work.

Qualification requirements: Doctoral degree in materials science and /or engineering. Documented knowledge, competence and experience in the production of nanochromic oxide films with physical deposition technology, especially magnetron sputtering and nanostructuring of films with polymer template technology, as well as of material characterization techniques such as electron microscopy, XRD and FTIR and electrical measurement technology; especially electrical transport measurements.

We require many years of experience and documented scientific documentation of work in thin film synthesis and nano- and microstructuring of oxide films.

We require good oral and written skills in English.

Personal qualities, such as the ability to lead and run projects and at the same time be able to interact with other researchers are very important. You must be purposeful, structured and be able to work effectively both individually and in groups. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

The application must contain a CV, list of publications, copies of diplomas and other relevant documents. We are happy to see that you provide information about reference persons or attach a letter of recommendation.

Salary: Individual salary

Access: 1 July 2022, or by agreement

Form of employment: Permanent postion

Scope of employment: 100%

Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Lars Österlund, lars.osterlund@angstrom.uu.se

Please submit your application no later than 19 May, 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1348.

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Deadline: 2022-05-19 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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Post expires on torsdag maj 19th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Terms of Social Sciences

Published: 2022-04-14

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 Hugo Valentin Centre (HVC) is an interdisciplinary unit at the Department of History, Uppsala University, with a focus on research and education in two fields: ethnic relations and Holocaust and genocide studies. Research is conducted in a markedly interdisciplinary research environment that brings together researchers with a background in history and philosophy, language studies and social sciences.

This announcement concerns a three-year position in Holocaust and genocide studies, focusing on the History and memory of the Holocaust in terms of social sciences.

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Duties
A postdoctoral fellow’s duties consist mainly of research, but also some administration and the task of applying for external research funding in the field concerned. The position requires continuous attendance at the Centre, active participation in seminars, on-going presentation of the fellow’s research and, where necessary, some teaching and supervision of students or other tasks corresponding to up to 20% of the position.

Requirements
To qualify for an employment as a postdoctoral fellow you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in the humanities or social sciences, but also the personal qualification necessary for the position. The degree must be completed no later than at the time when the employment decision is made. Those who have graduated no more than three years ago should be prioritized for the position. The deadline for submitting the application is used as a starting point when calculating the period of three years. If there are special reasons, such a degree may have been taken earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. Excellent skills in both oral and written English are required for the position.

The application must contain the following items 

  • A curriculum vitae and attested copies of certificates and other documents referred to in the application.
  • A list of up to five academic works (including the dissertation either in published or manuscript form) cited in the application. The publications should be uploaded as pdfs and rank-ordered according to their relevance for the application.
  • An up to five pages long project proposal must be enclosed with the application. It should contain a clear aim description of aims, an account of how the project contributes to the international state of the art in the field; a discussion regarding method; and a precise schedule for project implementation. It should also be clearly stated how the proposed project may contribute to the renewal and development of the research environment at the HVC.

Assessment
The application will be assessed by the scientific quality of the project proposal, and the applicant’s qualifications.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 3 years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 220701 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

In the event of divergent interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

For further information about the position, please contact: director Tomislav Dulic on phone +46-(0)18-471 6395, or email director@valentin.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 20 May 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1213.

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Deadline: 2022-05-20 at 23:59
Unit: Department of History

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Post expires on fredag maj 20th, 2022

PhD student in computer science

Published: 2022-05-06

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 in a wide spectrum of areas, from information retrieval and methods for applying computers in a variety of contexts such as social network analysis, data science, and machine learning; to  construction of computer systems, via programming of computers, storage and handling of data. The Department currently has about 300 employees, including 120 teachers and 110 PhD students. More than 4,000 students take one or more courses at the department each year. More info: https://www.it.uu.se.

The position is hosted by the Uppsala University Information Laboratory (https://uuinfolab.github.io), a growing interdisciplinary research group that conducts basic and applied research at the intersection of data mining, social network analysis, and computational social science. The InfoLab is part of the EU-funded Nordic Observatory for Digital Media and Information Disorder and has several ongoing collaborations with the Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences at Uppsala University.

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Duties
This position is at the intersection between data management and network science, with a strong focus on multilayer networks.

The position is for five years, including 20% teaching/institutional duties. Doctoral education also includes participation in courses related to the research subject. 

Requirements
The candidate must have an MSc degree (or be close to completion) in computer science, computer engineering, or relevant areas to the PhD topics. Good programming skills are required. Good communication skills in English, both spoken and written, are required.

Additional qualifications
Knowledge of C++, SQL, and other database languages is meriting. Knowledge of network science, data management, and data mining is 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 as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Matteo Magnani (matteo.magnani@it.uu.se).

Please submit your application by 31 May 2021, UFV-PA 2022/1584.

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Deadline: 2022-05-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Information Technology

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Published: 2022-04-08

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 Hugo Valentin Centre (HVC) is an interdisciplinary unit at the Department of History, Uppsala University, with a focus on research and education in two fields: ethnic relations and Holocaust and genocide studies. Research is conducted in a markedly interdisciplinary research environment that brings together researchers with a background in history and philosophy, language studies and social sciences.

This announcement concerns a three-year position in Holocaust and genocide studies.

Work duties: A postdoctoral fellow’s duties consist mainly of research, but also some administration and the task of applying for external research funding in the field concerned. The position requires continuous attendance at the Centre, active participation in seminars, on-going presentation of the fellow’s research and, where necessary, some teaching and supervision of students or other tasks corresponding to up to 20% of the position.

Eligibility requirements: To qualify for an employment as a postdoctoral fellow you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in the humanities or social sciences, but also the personal qualification necessary for the position. The degree must be completed no later than at the time when the employment decision is made. Those who have graduated no more than three years ago should be prioritized for the position. The deadline for submitting the application is used as a starting point when calculating the period of three years. If there are special reasons, such a degree may have been taken earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. Excellent skills in both oral and written English are required for the position.

The application must contain the following items: 

  • A curriculum vitae and attested copies of certificates and other documents referred to in the application.
  • A list of up to five academic works (including the dissertation either in published or manuscript form) cited in the application. The publications should be uploaded as pdfs and rank-ordered according to their relevance for the application.
  • An up to five pages long project proposal must be enclosed with the application. It should contain a clear aim description of aims, an account of how the project contributes to the international state of the art in the field; a discussion regarding method; and a precise schedule for project implementation. It should also be clearly stated how the proposed project may contribute to the renewal and development of the research environment at the HVC.

Assessment: The application will be assessed by the scientific quality of the project proposal, and the applicant’s qualifications. Projects with a social science focus are meritorious for this position.

In the event of divergent interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 3 years according to central collective agreement.  Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 220701 or as agreed. Individual wage setting. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Director Tomislav Dulić phone numder +49 18 4716395 or email director@valentin.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 20 May 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1214.

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Deadline: 2022-05-20 at 23:59
Unit: Department of History

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Post expires on fredag maj 20th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in Machine learning in cell biology – finding dynamical structures

Published: 2022-05-05

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 position is shared between Prof. Thomas Schön at the Department of Information Technology and Prof. Johan Elf at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (ICM). The collaboration creates prerequisites to develop new deep learning-based methods for studying high-impact biological processes. There are also excellent opportunities to interact with leading research groups in Sweden through our connections in the WASP network (https://wasp-sweden.org/) and within Europe through our connections in the ELLIS network (https://ellis.eu/).

The Department of Information Technology has a prominent position in machine learning research. Thomas Schön develops both theory and applied tools for computer-driven learning, reasoning, and decision making to improve both people’s and machines’ understanding of real-world complexity. Probabilistic models are central in the research, allowing a systematic representation and managing of the uncertainty inherent in most data. More info: http://user.it.uu.se/~thosc112/index.html. Johan Elf’s research group at the program for molecular systems biology works interdisciplinary with large-scale genetic engineering and sensitive measurement methods to investigate life at the molecular level. More info: https://elflab.icm.uu.se/

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Duties
You will be responsible for the development of flexible models (such as for example deep neural networks or Gaussian processes) for the analysis of measurement sequences from several instances of a study object that change over time. This includes significant elements of basic research in Machine Learning and in collaboration with researchers in cell biology (at ICM), you will use these models to derive a 4D structure of the bacterial chromosome from image sequences. Such a structure would be imperative for the cell biology research field and answer many outstanding questions regarding the impact of the chromosome structure on gene regulation and microbial physiology and pathology.

This is a full-time research position. You are expected to run your project independently and you have the freedom to develop your ideas within the overall framework of the project. We offer a stimulating interdisciplinary environment where you work closely with experts in deep learning, statistics, signal processing, microbiology, microfluidics, and image analysis. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Information Technology, you will benefit from the strong machine learning research community at Uppsala University. At the same time, the collaboration with ICM provides a good insight into how data is generated and the possibility of influencing the availability of training data.

Requirements
PhD degree in machine learning, signal processing, computational statistics, or within a closely related area or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in machine learning, signal processing, computational statistics, or within a closely related area. 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.

To be eligible for the position, you must have good knowledge in machine learning (especially deep learning or modelling of sequences/dynamic systems), as well as a self-motivated and creative personality and a great interest in basic research. Since the project requires collaboration with researchers both within and outside the group, great social skills are required. You should be able to communicate freely in English.

Additional qualifications
Publications at leading conferences in machine learning are an advantage.

Application
The application must include:

  1. A Curriculum Vitae (CV),
  2. List of publications,
  3. Up to five selected publications in electronic form,
  4. Description of your current and previous research (max 1 page) and suggestions for future research (max 1 page),
  5. Contact information for two references,
  6. A personal letter in which you briefly justify why you are applying for this position and state the earliest possible starting date (max. 1 page).

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 Thomas Schön (phone: +46  18-471 2594, email: thomas.schon@it.uu.se) or Professor Johan Elf (phone: +46 18-471 4678, e-post: johan.elf@icm.uu.se).

Please submit your application by 9 June 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1600.

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Deadline: 2022-06-09 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Information Technology

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Post expires on torsdag juni 9th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in Epigenetic and multi-OMICs data analysis

Published: 2022-04-19

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.

Postdoctoral position in Epigenetic and multi-OMICs data analysis

The postdoctoral position is at the program of Environmental Toxicology, Department of Organismal Biology. The department teaches and explores the evolution, development and function of whole organisms. The program of Environmental Toxicology provides a vibrant working environment where we perform research and teaching in five research groups on the effect of environmental chemicals and other stressors on different organisms ranging from microalgae to humans, with our vision “leading the way towards a non-toxic future”.

The postdoctoral position will be part of the Molecular Toxicology and Epigenetics (EpiTox) group at the program for Environmental Toxicology, led by Prof. Joëlle Rüegg and consisting of 4 PhD students and 1 postdoc (in addition to this position). Research within the EpiTox group focuses on deciphering mechanisms underlying (neuro)developmental effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) over one and several generations, with a particular focus on epigenetic regulation. Collaborator Philipp Antczak at the University of Cologne will act as supervisor/advisor for the analyses performed by the postdoctoral fellow.

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Duties
The postdoctoral research fellow will be mainly involved in two projects: the EpiTag project that aims at delineating epigenetic mechanisms underlying transgenerational epigenetic inheritance of behavioural changes induced by chemical exposure in zebrafish; and the ENDpoiNTs project, a large Horizon 2020 project aiming at developing novel methods to identify endocrine disruption in the context of developmental neurotoxicity. In the EpiTag project, the candidate will perform data analysis and integration of data acquired by Oxford Nanopore technology from different developmental timepoints and different generations of zebrafish. In the ENDpoiNTs project, the postdoctoral fellow will be involved in analysis of genome-wide DNA methylation data obtained by reduced-representation bisulfite sequencing (RRBS), integration of multi-OMICs (transcriptomics, DNA methylome, metabolomics) data and incorporation of these data in adverse outcome pathways (AOP) relevant for neurodevelopment.

The successful candidate is expected to plan, perform, analyse, and interpret their work independently, to write scientific publications and contribute to project reports, to participate in international meetings and conferences, to advise doctoral and master students, and engage in the scientific and social activities at the program and the department.

Requirements
PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in bioinformatics, computational biology or similar 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.

Well-documented experience working with R or python, a good understanding of multi-OMICs integration, deep knowledge of at least one of the following OMICs fields: (epi)genomics, transcriptomics, or metabolomics, and knowledge about statistical analyses of such data is required. As the work will be carried out in an international interdisciplinary environment, excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required.

Additional qualifications
A biological background, previous experience with Oxford Nanopore and/or RRBS data analysis, knowledge on biostatistics, data/text mining and systematic approaches as well as the adverse outcome pathway (AOP) framework is advantageous. Furthermore, experience in longitudinal data analysis including the modelling of dynamic data using both linear and non-linear approaches and/or experience in the application of Bayesian networks will be strongly considered.

Emphasis will also be placed on personal qualities. We seek a highly motivated person with original, creative and analytical thinking and team spirit. The applicant is expected to take initiative and work independently.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement with the possibility of 1year extension. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Dept. of Organismal Biology, Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University

For further information about the position, please contact: Joëlle Rüegg, joelle.ruegg@ebc.uu.se

Please submit your application by the 19th of June  2022, UFV-PA 2022/1430.

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Deadline: 2022-06-19 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Organismal Biology

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Post expires on søndag juni 19th, 2022

PhD student in Scientific Computing focusing on multiscale numerical computations of mechanical metamaterials

Published: 2022-05-02

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 all levels of higher education. Today the department has 300 employees, including 120 academic staff and 110 full-time PhD students. The Department comprises research and education in a spectrum of areas within Computer Science, Information Technology and Scientific Computing. More than 4000 students take one or several courses offered by the Department each year.

The position is hosted by the Division of Scientific Computing within the Department of Information Technology. As one of the world’s largest focused research environments in Scientific Computing the research and education has a unique breadth, with large activities in classical scientific computing areas such as mathematical modeling, development and analysis of algorithms, scientific software development and high-performance computing. The division is currently in an expansive phase in new emerging areas such as cloud and fog computing, data science, and artificial intelligence, where it plays key roles in several new strategic initiatives at the University.

Our PhD programs in scientific computing has resulted in over 80 completed PhD theses over the years. Several PhD alumni in Scientific Computing from Uppsala University are successful practitioners in the field, in industry as well as in academia.

Project description
The PhD position offered is connected to a project grant to Dr. Doghonay Arjmand. The primary aim of the project is to develop and analyse novel multiscale models and methods for simulations of seismic metamaterials. The mathematical theory is closely related to numerical homogenization problems. The governing equations are essentially elastic wave equations with rapidly varying and high contrast data. The effect of these small scale features on the overall macroscopic behavior need to be modelled within a multiscale formalism.

Previous knowledge of numerical methods for initial-boundary value problems and excellent programming skills is a requirement. Previous knowledge in solid mechanics and wave propagation is not a requirement, but the successful completion of the project will require an interest in the application area.

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Duties
The duties of a PhD student are primarily directed at their own research education, which lasts four years. The work may also involve, to a limited extent (maximum 20%) other departmental duties, such as teaching undergraduate courses and administrative tasks – in which case the position may be extended to a maximum of five years. 

Requirements
A PhD position at the Division requires a Master of Science or equivalent in a field that is relevant to the topic of the PhD thesis, good communication skills and excellent study results, as well as sufficient proficiency in oral and written English. Knowledge and experience in programming, analysis of initial-boundary value problems and finite element and difference methods are of additional importance. 

Additional qualifications
Basic knowledge of solid mechanics and wave propagation is considered to be an advantage.

Application
Your application should include

  • a personal letter describing your background, relevant qualification, research interests and how you see that your background would contribute to the specific project.
  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • degree documents (for any completed degree) and transcript of records (including completed courses and grades) to support that you’re qualified for admission to education at the PhD level,
  • list of publications (if any),
  • copy of your master thesis, or a detailed description of the ongoing thesis work copy, including a plan for its completion, if not fully complete at the end of the application period,
  • list of reference persons with contact details,
  • any other supporting documentation demonstrating your suitability for the position.

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: Project leader Dr. Doghonay Arjmand, doghonay.arjmand@mdh.se, head of division  Professor Gunilla Kreiss. 

Please submit your application by 23 May 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1598.

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Deadline: 2022-05-23 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Information Technology

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Post expires on mandag maj 23rd, 2022

PhD student in Gender Studies with an orientation towards the Technologization of Everyday Life

Published: 2022-04-29

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 Centre for Gender Research was established in 2003 as an interdisciplinary unit within Uppsala University. We are placed within Humanities and Social Sciences in the Faculty of Arts. Our education and research include a range of perspectives on sex and gender, and other dimensions of power. Close to forty researchers are employed at, or affiliated with, the Centre, and their research spans many research fields and disciplinary domains. We offer courses and degree programmes at undergraduate and advanced level. Eight PhD students are currently enrolled in PhD training at the Centre. Read more about our research here: gender.uu.se/forskning.

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The advertised position
The Centre for Gender Research opens a position as PhD in Gender Studies, with an orientation towards the Technologization of Everyday Life, and more specifically towards one or more of the following areas: ethics and technologization, gender-sensitive  design of technology, gender and everyday technologies, social robots, starting 1 September 2022 or according to agreement. The PhD program spans four years of full-time work, and is financed with a salaried position as doctoral student. The PhD candidate is expected to work full time in the program, and contribute actively to the Centre’s and the program’s activities and milieu. Additional service at the Centre for Gender Research, in administration and/or education, may apply (max 20%) which then prolongs the duration of the PhD programme with the corresponding time. The orientation of the thesis project pursued by the PhD candidate must be situated within the field of Gender Studies.  

Qualifications
To be eligible for the position, you need to have completed an MA degree. For basic eligibility for the position, you need to have completed a degree at advanced (Masters) level, based on course study of no less than 240 credits, and with no less than 60 of these credits at the advanced level. Eligibility also applies to those who have acquired the equivalent of such education in Sweden or abroad. Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in Gender Studies at the BA or MA level and/or a degree relevant to the research topic, for example in human-computer interaction or interaction design. Preference will also be given to candidates with an equivalent education in other subjects with a gender studies orientation and/or computer science. The applicant must be proficient and have documented skills in  English.

Application
Your application must be written in English. It should contain your

  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • copies of degree certificate and grades,
  • Master’s thesis
  • possible publications
  • a personal letter (max. 2 pages) describing: (A) the reason(s) why you want to pursue a PhD program in gender studies, and (B) any previous research experience.
  • a brief project outline (max 5 pages, including bibliography) for the thesis project you wish to pursue as a PhD candidate. It is vital that the project plan reflects familiarity with the fields of gender studies and human-computer interaction and/or social robotics, and is based on research questions and perspectives of high relevance to those fields. The project plan should also indicate how the proposed project connects to existing research themes at the Centre for Gender Studies.
  • contact information for at least two references, preferably academic.

Interviews and work samples will be part of the selection process. For regulations regarding PhD training in Sweden, see Högskoleförordningen; see also the rules and regulations of Uppsala University and of the Faculty of Arts http://regler.uu.se.

PhD training in Gender Studies is described in the general study plan for the PhD program.

http://www.gender.uu.se/utbildning/forskarutbildning.

http://www.gender.uu.se/admissions/postgraduate-studies/

https://www.uu.se/en/admissions/phd-studies/

Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students.  

Starting date: September 1 2022,  or according to agreement.

Form of employment: Temporary position according to HF 5 kap §7.

Working hours: 100 %.

For questions about the PhD programme, please contact the Director of PhD Studies, Gabriele Griffin, Email: gabriele.griffin@gender.uu.se, tel: 018-471 5790.

For further information about the position please contact: The Director of the Centre for Gender Research, Helena Wahlström Henriksson, Email: helena.henriksson@gender.uu.se,  tel: 018-4717298.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 7 June 2022 UFV-PA 2022/1657.                                                                                           

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Deadline: 2022-06-07 at 23:59
Unit: Centre for Gender Research

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Post expires on tirsdag juni 7th, 2022