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Researcher

Published: 2021-10-27

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Medical Cell Biology at Uppsala University is a strong and international research environment. The department has about 100 employees, of which about 25 are doctoral students, 20 postdoctoral fellows, and 30 researchers, teachers and professors.

The research group of Daniel Espes at SciLifeLab/Department of Medical Cell Biology (https://www.scilifelab.se/fellows/daniel-espes/) works to increase the understanding of beta-cell physiology and adaptations in beta-cell mass in health and disease with emphasis on type 1 diabetes. Much of the work is of translational character and we are working with clinical trials in parallel with experimental studies. The methods used in the preclinical lab include animal models of type 1 diabetes, in vivo experiments, transplantation of pancreatic islets, isolation of rodent pancreatic islets, culture of rodent and human pancreatic islets, preparation and culture of induced pluripotent stem cells, in vitro assays, confocal microscopy, , qPCR, ELISA, plasma profiling from rodent and human samples. A number of the projects are conducted in close collaboration with SciLife Lab.

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Duties
We are now looking for a highly motivated researcher who will primarily work with projects focused on increasing our understanding of novel aspects of beta-cell physiology and how beta-cells may adapt to stress and immunological challenges.

The projects will involve isolation and culture of pancreatic islets, in vivo experiments of islets of Langerhans. In vitro experiment with human and rodent islets including a number of in vitro techniques with emphasis on qPCR, in vitro assays targeting critical cellular processes, immune staining and histology as well as confocal microscopy. In addition, a number of projects will include plasma profiling techniques conducted both in our lab and in collaboration with SciLife Lab.

The applicant is primarily expected to have a strong background and extensive technical experience in islet physiology, PCR techniques, in vitro assays of critical cellular processes, immune histochemistry and confocal microscopy. Particular emphasis will be payed to academic and collaborative skills as well as the ability to work independently with both planning and conducting of experimental work as well as with summarizing data/results and in scientific writing.

Requirements
To qualify for an employment as a researcher you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree.

It is an absolute requirement that the candidate is highly motivated and enthusiastic about both leading projects and collaborating with researchers in other projects of the group. Also, our research group is currently in an expansive phase and we are working to expand the group and to establish new methods/equipment at the lab and in that work we expect you to take an active part.

Our group also work closely with other research groups both within the department and with external collaborators and you are expected to take active part in these collaborations.

Additionally, the candidate must have/be:

  • Degrees, publications or other proof of knowledge in cell biology and physiology.
  • Expertise of islets of Langerhans and and associated functional and cellular analyses.
  • Experience in immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, culture of human and rodent islets, PCR-techniques, cell culturing and in vitroassays.
  • Experience in plasma profiling techniques and associated data analysis
  • High-level computer literacy, with experience in advanced image analysis and qPCR data interpretation.
  • Well organized and highly motivated.
  • Able to complete complex tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Able to supervise and introduce new group members and students
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, protocol development and troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent abilities to summarize results and data and in scientific writing
  • Strong communication skills in English and the social skill to make use of them

Personal suitability and experience from adapting new techniques will be given high emphasis in the evaluation process.

The application should contain a brief description of research interests and relevant experiences, CV, copies of diplomas and transcripts, the applicant’s thesis (or a draft) and relevant documentation from postdoc experience. Please also submit letters of reference or contact information of previous research supervisors.

Selection of candidates is based on qualifications, previous work experience, and personal suitability.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 1 year and 9 months. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 220110 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Daniel Espes, daniel.espes@scilifelab.uu.se.

Please submit your application by the 17th of November 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3972.

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Deadline: 2021-11-17 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Medical Cell Biology

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Post expires on Wednesday November 17th, 2021

PhD position in wind power technology with a focus on vertical wind turbines

Published: 2021-10-27

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

Electrification and digitalisation are among the largest areas for the future in the conversion to 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 130 employees that all contribute to important technical energy and health challenges at the Ångström Laboratory.

The position will be at the division for electricity at the Department of Electrical Engineering.

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Project description
The research in wind turbine technology is focused on the vertical axis wind turbine. This is an alternative type of wind turbine, where the rotor has a vertical axis of rotation. This has the advantage that one can place the generator and other heavy components on ground level, which gives easier installation and operation and maintenance. The low center of gravity is also very interesting for floating wind turbines, due to the increased stability of the floating platform. The department has built multiple experimental turbines of this type.

One of the department’s experimental units is a 200 kW wind turbine, which was previously located near Falkenberg, but which will now be upgraded and moved closer to Uppsala. This project will focus on this wind turbine. In the project, this power plant will once again be installed for operation and experimental measurements will then be carried out at the power plant. The research will be centered on the installation and operation of this vertical axis plant.

We have an exciting work environment designed by the doctoral student and the research team together. The doctoral student will be supervised by at least two supervisors.

Duties

  • You will be responsible for the 200 kW wind turbine being installed at its new location.
  • You will plan and conduct experimental measurements at the installed power plant.
  • The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties. No more than 20%.

Requirements

  • The applicant must hold a master degree in engineering physics, fluid mechanics, energy systems, scientific computing or similar.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in Swedish and English.
  • We will put an emphasise in your personal qualities such as complete practical projects and have a good collaborations and communication skills with other researchers. You should be purposeful, structured and be able to work effectively both individually and in groups.

Additional qualifications
Experience in project management, construction of parts for or establishment of technical installations is beneficial. Work experience from industry in a similar area is advantageous.

Application
Please use the link below. 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.

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: Hans Bernhoff, Hans.Bernhoff@angstrom.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 30 November 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3956.

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Deadline: 2021-11-30 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Electrical Engineering

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Post expires on Tuesday November 30th, 2021

Postdoctoral fellow in Translational Autoimmunity

Published: 2021-10-28

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology (IMBIM) at Uppsala University provides a broad international environment for research and teaching. The Department’s research covers three collaborative and partially integrated sections: Cancer, infections and immunity as well as genetics and genomics. More info: http://www.imbim.uu.se/research-areas/.

The research programs of the Translational Autoimmunity group, headed by Nils Landegren, explore mechanisms in autoimmune and unexplained diseases. Two main themes of the research are: 1) largescale studies of autoantibody responses as means to understand disease mechanisms and improve diagnostics, 2) studies of genetic factors and hormonal states conferring sex differences in immune-related diseases. More info: https://www.imbim.uu.se/research-groups/genetics-and-genomics/nils-landegren/

We are now seeking an innovative, energetic and collaborative individual to work as part of our team in a recently initiated study with the aim to characterize immune mechanisms in adverse reactions to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines. This collaborative effort will involve genetic characterization and detailed immunological phenotyping of individuals who have developed severe, adverse reactions to vaccination, in order to identify disease mechanisms behind these unexplained manifestations. The Translational Autoimmunity group will lead the work on autoantibody-mediated mechanisms within this larger collaboration, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and the Swedish Research Council.

Job Description: To lead studies exploring the roles of autoantibody-mediated disease mechanisms in unexplained adverse reaction to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines. The work will involve applying and further developing methods for explorative and targeted autoantibody screening, building on methodology established in the group. Exploratory autoantibody screening will be conducted using panels of 20,000 full-length human proteins. Identified candidate autoantigens will be validated in larger cohorts using custom-designed bead-based protein arrays. This will be followed by functional evaluation of identified autoantibodies, to investigate their roles in disease development. The studies will be conducted with close interactions with the other teams in the collaboration. Some teaching may be included.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent work experience in biomedicine, medical genomics, immunology, or other areas relevant to the project. A high emphasis will be placed in assessing the suitability of the successful candidate for the team.
  • Experience in experimental laboratory-based research is essential.
  • Experience of analyzing large datasets.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English is critical.

Eligibility: For employment as postdoc, the applicant should have a PhD exam or an international equivalent within a maximum of three years before the final application date. During certain circumstances, an earlier PhD can be acceptable. Certain circumstances include leave due to illness, maternity leave, in trade unions, etc.

Pay: Individual salaries.

Starting: The position is available as soon as possible or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position for a period of two years.

Working hours: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Nils Landegren, nils.landegren@imbim.uu.se

You are welcome to submit your application no later than November 29 2021, UFV-PA 2021/4007.

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Deadline: 2021-11-29 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology

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Post expires on Monday November 29th, 2021

T/A, Researcher

Published: 2021-10-27

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

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

Duties
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University invites applications for a researcher position in ion beam-based physics within the division of applied nuclear physics, to work ion-beam based materials research and complementary material characterization using clean room techniques: On the one hand, the candidate is expected to work within the research group’s activities on advanced characterization of energy storage materials and photochromic as well as photocatalytic thin film systems with focus on understanding the role of light chemical species in the functionality of the materials. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to take responsibility for research efforts in studying materials modification which can be both characterized and triggered using ion beams. In both projects, ion-beam analysis, also using in-situ approaches will be a main working tool. Furthermore, clean room based methods such as SEM, TEM or similar will be of high relevance for the materials characterization activities relevant for the employment.

The major ion beam facilities at the Tandem laboratory at Uppsala University comprise of a 5 MV tandem accelerator, ion implantation facilities with three beam lines as well as a system for low-energy ion scattering. Participation in interdisciplinary materials research investigations using MeV and keV ion beams using this instrumentation by the successful applicant will be appreciated.

(Co-)supervision of student projects can be part of the working duties.

Requirements 
The holder of a position as researcher must have a PhD degree or equivalent.   Well-documented research experience using ion beams for material research, fundamental studies or materials modifications is necessary. Experience in using advanced clean-room based tools such as SEM or TEM is required. A good fundamental understanding of ion-solid interaction is required.

Additional qualifications
Experience in thin film technology is considered to be of advantage.

About the employment
The employment is a permanent position. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Daniel Primetzhofer, phone: +46 18-471 3040, email: daniel.primetzhofer@physics.uu.se.

The application should contain a letter describing the applicant and her/his qualifications and research interests. It should contain a CV, copies of relevant degrees, contact information for at least two reference persons, and a full publication list. Personal circumstances that may be of relevance in the evaluation, for example periods of parental leave, should be mentioned in the CV.

Please submit your application by 10 November 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3922.

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Deadline: 2021-11-10 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Post expires on Wednesday November 10th, 2021

Postdoc position in asylum decision-making with medical documentation

Published: 2021-09-09

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 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Research team Child Health and Parenting (CHAP), Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences at Uppsala University, Sweden, is seeking applications for a two-year postdoctoral position in refugee health. This position provides strong mentorship in a supportive, multi-disciplinary environment, and an excellent opportunity to further develop research skills and prepare for a career in academia, government, or clinical research.

Description of the project: The widespread variations in recognition rates for asylum claims constitute a fundamental puzzle in refugee research: Why, despite decades of legal harmonisation and international jurisprudence, are national decisions not more aligned? Asylum decision-making, or refugee status determination, is a complex process revolving around not only law, but also subjective assessments of applicants’ credibility and the import of medical evidence, such as age assessments, torture examinations, or psychiatric evaluations. Consequently, little is known about how these aspects interact and shape outcomes.

By creating a better understanding of the factors shaping asylum outcomes the Nordic Asylum Law & Data Lab aims to contribute to basic science as well as to inform ongoing policy processes and public discourse. The lab is funded by a large research grant from the Nordic Research Council (NordForsk and involves the University of Oslo, Uppsala University and the University of Copenhagen.

The combination of different disciplines – data science, law and medicine – is at the heart of this project. As part of our research, we will compare large numbers of individual asylum decisions from the Nordic countries and use e.g. natural language processing (NLP), sentiment analysis, machine learning, and process mining to unpack and provide a unique understanding of asylum decision-making.

Research tasks: To inform the analyses above, a selection of asylum decisions involving medical evidence will be reviewed from all three participating countries and the resulting analyses fed into the model. Medical knowledge is required to determine if and how the medical evidence has informed the decision and in aiding colleagues in the project to feed adequate data into the algorithms being developed.

The position involves document analysis, presentations at research group meetings, writing reports and research papers and interacting with the international project team. In addition, you are expected to actively participate in the activities of CHAP; i.e. team meetings, research seminars, supervising students and contributing with your knowledge to ongoing projects.

The postdoc position in medicine is accompanied by a postdoc in law at Uppsala University, forming the two partner disciplines from Uppsala in the project.

Qualification requirements: Degree in medicine (MD) or odontology with or without licence to practice in Sweden and PhD in a relevant discipline, such as global health, public health, psychiatry, psychology, sociology, behavioural sciences, or medical law. Language requirements include Swedish, as all asylum documentation is in Swedish. English is also an absolute requirement, as the language of the research group and project group is English and we publish internationally. Similarly, previous scientific publication in peer-reviewed journals is a requirement. You have to have good social skills as the project requires regular interaction with the international, as well as the local team.

Additional merits of significance: Proficiency to a certain degree in Danish or Norwegian constitutes a strong merit. Previous experience with refugee health or asylum seekers, medicolegal aspects of asylum, age assessment or torture documentation will be specially considered.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 2022-01-10 or as agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position ending after 2 years.

Scope of employment: 100%.

For further information about the position please contact: Anna Sarkadi, anna.sarkadi@pubcare.uu.se, 018-471 6572.

Please submit your application by 15th of November 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3303.

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Deadline: 2021-11-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences

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Post expires on Monday November 15th, 2021

PhD student in X-ray Spectroscopy on Sodium Ion Batteries

Published: 2021-10-27

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

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

The Division of X-ray Photon Science is world-leading in the development of x-ray-based spectroscopy. It includes the program Condensed Matter Physics of Energy Materials focussing on research that promote understanding of electronic properties at the atomic level in new functional materials for applications in energy and environmental science.

Project description
Rechargeable batteries are part of a future-oriented energy storage system whose energy stems from renewable energy sources. Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are sought after for their high energy density and have been developed into a well-established technology. Sodium ion batteries (SIB) are considered to be an extremely interesting and versatile candidate for future generation battery technology that also takes into account the environmental and cost aspects of society. We focus our studies on the SIB cathode material of batteries because their capacity limitations constitute a critical bottleneck for achieving better battery performance. At present, the performance of SIB:s is still lagging that of LIB:s. Fortunately, however, there are still a large variety of SIB systems to explore. For this purpose, we perform advanced X-ray spectroscopy experiments and illuminate basic processes at an atomic level. We analyze our results using state-of-the-art theoretical calculations. We are looking for a doctoral student who is highly motivated to carry out and analyze synchrotron-based experiments in a dynamic research group that aims to contribute to cutting-edge research in energy materials, especially rechargeable batteries.

The successful candidate for this PhD student position will have opportunity to study a wide variety of sodium ion battery and related materials using synchrotron-based x-ray methodology such as x-ray absorption spectroscopy and resonant inelastic x-ray scattering, as well as a electron spectroscopies. The PhD student will be part of a closely collaborating research team that share the same general goal of unraveling the mechanisms that take place in these interesting and challenging energy storage materials.

Work duties
Perform synchrotron radiation experiments on ex situ SIB/LIB cathodes as part of the RIXS Battery group team Drive the development of operando and in situ x-ray methodology in collaboration with MAX IV beamline activities Actively engage in chemical sample preparation work of promising SIB materials together with our collaborating Chemistry department groups Study and to apply theoretical methodology with guidance from the Materials Theory group at Ångström Laboratory

The position as a Ph.D. student is limited to four years of full-time studies, consisting of research and coursework. Other duties at the department, related to teaching and administration, may extend the position at a level of most 20%. Further information is available at www.physics.uu.se.

Requirements
The applicant should be highly motivated to pursue experimental synchrotron-based research in an active team with interest to immerse oneself into calculational aspects as well as chemical sample preparation aspects. The applicant is expected to hold a master’s degree or equivalent in physics (possibly chemistry) with a solid education in basic condensed matter physics.

Good command of the English language in both spoken and written form is a requirement.

Additional qualifications
Documented prior experience of any of the following subjects will be considered as additional merit: x-ray methodology/spectroscopy at synchrotron radiation facilities, energy-related methodologies such as synthesis and characterization of Li/Na-ion batteries, DFT calculations of solid state materials.

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

Application
The application should include a personal letter, explaining scientific interests and motivation for pursuing a Ph.D. degree, CV, and a verified list of course grades. If available, a Master’s thesis (finished or in draft form) can also be included. Also, contact information of at least two reference persons should be included.

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

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: 01-12-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Laurent Duda laurent.duda@physics.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 17 november 2021, UFV-PA 2021/4022.

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Deadline: 2021-11-17 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Post expires on Wednesday November 17th, 2021

Researcher position in the field of biomedical engineering with focus on microfluidic systems

Published: 2021-09-22

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

EMBLA is a research group within the division of Biomedical Engineering at the Materials Sciences & Engineering Department, located at the Ångström Laboratory. EMBLA focuses on developing new and also using already existing methods for the manufacture of microfluidic systems that can be used in new experimental platforms for visualization and characterization of cells in the life sciences. There are currently about 20 people in the research group.

More information on the research group’s profile is available in the website:
https://www.materialvetenskap.uu.se/medicinsk-teknik/forskning/embla/

Research project: Despite the immense biomaterial (e.g. dental implants and synthetic bone grafts) developments over the years, a very small proportion of these new materials become clinical products. This can be partially attributed to the lack of correlation between the consecutive methods used to assess the biological properties of biomaterials, namely cell cultures (in vitro), animal testing (in vivo) and clinical trials (with volunteer patients).

This research project will focus on the development of a new research tool to recreate the biological and physical stimuli of the host tissue upon the implantation of a biomaterial, to improve the in vivo resemblance of the test models and to increase predictive precision. To achieve this, bone repair biomaterials will be integrated in microfluidic platforms to study the biological properties of biomaterials in a more reliably manner.

Work duties: The tasks within this interdisciplinary research project include, among other duties, to conduct high-quality research in projects from design and manufacturing to evaluation and publication in collaboration with other group members. The tasks within this research project involve planning and performing different types of experiments, for example, to design and develop microfluidic systems with different microfabrication techniques, to fabricate biomaterials as well as to culture cells on the biomaterials integrated in the microfluidic system to evaluate how different parameters influence cells growth and behavior. The work also involves analyzing the results and disseminating the new knowledge through scientific articles and presentations at international conferences. The position also includes some supervision of undergraduate and PhD students.

Qualifications requirements: This position requires a doctoral degree in materials technology, microsystem technology, biotechnology or a related field. We also require documented experience in the manufacture of microfluidic systems and cell culture (mammalian cells). Further requirements for the position is documented experience in biological characterization, such as staining and microscopy of cells.

We require very good written and oral skills in English as well as good as very good skills in writing scientific publications.

We require the ability to work focused, structured and with foresight, both individually and in groups, and to be able to collaborate in an interdisciplinary environment with colleagues both within and outside the department.

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

Additional qualifications: Experience of developing miniaturized systems (microfluidic systems) through cleanroom techniques or additive manufacturing as well as experience characterizing microfluidic systems through SEM or flow mechanics models is highly meritorious. Experience of biological characterization such as biochemical methods and ELISA is an advantage. Experience of obtaining external research grants is also highly meritorious.

Instructions for application: Your application should include the following:

  1. Personal letter in English describing yourself, your research interests and why you are suitable for this position.
  2. CV – maximum two pages.
  3. Publication list.
  4. Copies of three relevant publications for the position.
  5. Copies of the doctoral degree, your course grades and other relevant qualifications.
  6. Name and contact information (address, e-mail address and telephone number) of at least two people who have agreed to act as references for you. Your relationship to each of the references should be stated.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: October 2021 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position for two years.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Assoc. Prof. Gemma Mestres, tel: 018-471 3235, e-mail: Gemma.Mestres@angstrom.uu.se.

Please submit your application no later than November 5, 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3339.

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Deadline: 2021-11-05 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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Post expires on Friday November 5th, 2021

Researcher in vascular biology

Published: 2021-10-21

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at Uppsala University (http://www.igp.uu.se) has a broad research profile with strong research groups focused on cancer, autoimmune and geneticdiseases. A fundamental idea at the department is to stimulate translational research and thereby closer

interactions between medical research and health care. Research is presently conducted in the followingareas: medical and clinical genetics, clinical immunology, pathology, neuro-oncology, vascular biology,radiation science and molecular tools. Department activities are also integrated with the units for

Oncology, Clinical Genetics, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Pathology, and Hospital Physics at
Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala. The department has teaching assignments in several education
programmes, including Master Programmes, at the Faculty of Medicine, and in a number of educationsat the Disciplinary Domain of Science andTechnology.The department has a yearly turnover of aroundSEK 420 million, out of which more than half is made up of external funding.The staff amounts toapproximately 345 employees, out of which 100 are PhD-students, and there are in total more than 700affiliated people.

The position of a researcher is in Dr Taija Mäkinen’s group at the Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology. The research group focuses on studying the regulation of the lymphatic vasculature using genetic mouse models and cell and molecular biology techniques. Further information on the activity of the research group can be found at http://www.makinenlab.com

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Duties
The selected candidate will develop and undertake a research project focused on understanding the immunomodulatory roles of lymphatic vessels. The applicant will utilize genetic mouse models, combined with state-of-the-art cell and molecular biology techniques (including single cell RNA sequencing, flow cytometry and advanced imaging).

Requirements

  • PhD degree in a relevant area of biology or biochemistry (e.g. molecular/cell/developmental biology) and at least 4 years of post doc experience.
  • A good knowledge of and previous research experience in the fields of immunology and (lymphatic) vascular biology.
  • A good publication track record.
  • Experience with standard molecular biology techniques.
  • Experience of in vivo work on mice (incl. handling, phenotype analysis, complex genetic models), including FELASA C certificate.
  • Experience with histology (tissue preparation and immunostaining) and confocal microscopy.
  • Solid skills in flow cytometry.
  • Excellent skills in oral and written English.

Application
The application should contain an application letter with the motivation to join the group, curriculum vitae and list of scientific publications. The name and contact details of two references should also be included.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 2 years. Starting date 2022-03-01. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Taija Mäkinen, taija.makinen@igp.uu.se,018-471 4151.

Please submit your application by 11 November 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3826.

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Deadline: 2021-11-11 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology

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Postdoctoral position in the field of biomedical engineering with focus on microfluidic systems

Published: 2021-09-22

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

EMBLA is a research group within the division of Biomedical Engineering at the Materials Sciences & Engineering Department, located at the Ångström Laboratory. EMBLA focuses on developing new and also using already existing methods for the manufacture of microfluidic systems that can be used in new experimental platforms for visualization and characterization of cells in the life sciences. There are currently about 20 people in the research group.

More information on the research group’s profile is available in the website:

https://www.materialvetenskap.uu.se/medicinsk-teknik/forskning/embla/

Research project: Despite the immense biomaterial (e.g. dental implants and synthetic bone grafts) developments over the years, a very small proportion of these new materials become clinical products. This can be partially attributed to the lack of correlation between the consecutive methods used to assess the biological properties of biomaterials, namely cell cultures (in vitro), animal testing (in vivo) and clinical trials (with volunteer patients). This research project will focus on the development of a new research tool to recreate the biological and physical stimuli of the host tissue upon the implantation of a biomaterial, to improve the in vivo resemblance of the test models and to increase predictive precision. To achieve this, bone repair biomaterials will be integrated in microfluidic platforms to study the biological properties of biomaterials in a more reliably manner.

Work duties: The tasks within this interdisciplinary research project include, among other duties, to conduct high-quality research in projects from design and manufacturing to evaluation and publication in collaboration with other group members. The tasks within this research project involve planning and performing different types of experiments, for example, to design and develop microfluidic systems with different microfabrication techniques, to fabricate biomaterials as well as to culture cells on the biomaterials integrated in the microfluidic system to evaluate how different parameters influence cells growth and behavior. The work also involves analyzing the results and disseminating the new knowledge through scientific articles and presentations at international conferences. The position also includes some supervision of undergraduate and PhD students.

Qualifications requirements: To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. 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 materials technology, microsystem technology, biotechnology or a related field. We also require documented experience in the manufacture of microfluidic systems and cell culture (mammalian cells). Further requirements for the position is documented experience in biological characterization, such as staining and microscopy of cells.

We require very good written and oral skills in English as well as good as very good skills in writing scientific publications.

We require the ability to work focused, structured and with foresight, both individually and in groups, and to be able to collaborate in an interdisciplinary environment with colleagues both within and outside the department.

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

Additional qualifications: Experience of developing miniaturized systems (microfluidic systems) through cleanroom techniques or additive manufacturing as well as experience characterizing microfluidic systems through SEM or flow mechanics models is highly meritorious. Experience of biological characterization such as biochemical methods and ELISA is an advantage. Experience of obtaining external research grants is also highly meritorious.

Instructions for application: Your application should include the following:

  1. Personal letter in English describing yourself, your research interests and why you are suitable for this position.
  2. CV – maximum two pages.
  3. Publication list.
  4. Copies of three relevant publications for the position.
  5. Copies of the doctoral degree, your course grades and other relevant qualifications.
  6. Name and contact information (address, e-mail address and telephone number) of at least two people who have agreed to act as references for you. Your relationship to each of the references should be stated.

Salary: Individual salary

Starting date: October 2021 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position for two years.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Assoc. Prof. Gemma Mestres, tel: 018-471 3235, e-mail: Gemma.Mestres@angstrom.uu.se.

Please submit your application no later than November 5, 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3341.

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Deadline: 2021-11-05 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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PhD in Chemistry specializing in Molecular Biomimetics

Published: 2021-10-20

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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

Project description: Carbon monoxide dehydrogenase enzymes are highly active catalysts with regards to the reversible reduction/oxidation of CO2. Consequently, they are intensively studied due to their biotechnological potential. The project follows one of the major project lines in the group, which focuses on the biochemical characterization of novel examples of this diverse enzyme family to identify those most relevant in a CO2 fixation context.

Duties: The applicant will work in an interdisciplinary project that involves biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics. The primary role of the PhD student in the project will deal with the identification of novel carbon monoxide dehydrogenases of potential biotechnological relevance, followed by their heterologous expression and characterization. Selected enzymes will be characterized in depth utilizing a combination of electrochemistry, spectroscopy and structural biology, with a focus on determining reaction mechanisms and the identification of carbon monoxide dehydrogenases with novel properties. The work will be performed by the PhD student in collaboration with spectroscopists and structural biologists at Uppsala University, within Sweden, and abroad.

The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects mentioned above and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

Eligibility Requirements: A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes 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 essentially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Required qualifications:

  • Degree or equivalent as above in biochemistry, molecular biology 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: Advanced knowledge and/or practical experience in biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics and/or (bio)inorganic chemistry will be beneficial.

Terms of employment: The rules about PhD students are found in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5 §§1-7 and the university’s rules and guidelines

Application procedure: The application should include a statement of research interest, CV, certificates of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of Master thesis, published article or relevant materials, if available. Also, contact information of at least two reference persons should be included.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students. (Local collective agreement for doctoral students and students).

Starting date: 01-02-2022 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position, please contact: Dr. Henrik Land, e-mail: henrik.land@kemi.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 22 November 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3925.

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Deadline: 2021-11-22 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory

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Post expires on Monday November 22nd, 2021

Postdoc position in Physical Chemistry with focus on Lead-free Perovskite Solar Cells

Published: 2021-10-19

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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.  

Project description: Lead halide perovskite solar cells (PSC) have attracted much attention in recent years because of their great photovoltaic potential. The toxic lead in PSC is, however, problematic. Here, we will investigate perovskite-like materials: vacancy-ordered double perovskites, such as Cs2SnI6, in which tin has the stable 4+ oxidation state. Appropriate synthesis routes will be developed and the materials will be characterized in detail and applied in solar cells. 

Work dutiesThe main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours.

In short, work involves the development of suitable routes for Cs2SnI6 thin film deposition using wet-chemical methods. Characterization using XRD, UV-vis and fluorescence spectroscopies, SEM, etc. Preparation of solar cells and electrical characterization.

Requirements: For employment as postdoc, the applicant should have a PhD exam (Chemistry, Material Science, Physics) or an international equivalent within the field of perovskite solar cells or other for the position relevant fields, within a maximum of three (3) years before the final application date. During certain circumstances, an earlier PhD can be acceptable. Certain circumstances include leave due to illness, parental leave, in trade unions, etc.

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

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.

Desirable qualifications: Advanced knowledge and/or practical experience in perovskite solar cells will be beneficial.

Application procedure: The application should include a statement of research interest, CV, certificates of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of Master thesis, published article or relevant materials, if available. Also, contact information of at least two reference persons should be included.

Salary: Individual pay.

Starting date: 2021-12-01.

Type of employment: Temporary position for two years.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Gerrit Boschloo, gerrit.boschloo@kemi.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 2 November 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3829.

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Deadline: 2021-11-02 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory

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Postdoctor in structural analysis of blood vessel regulatory proteins

Published: 2021-10-15

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The Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at Uppsala University has a broad research profile with strong research groups focused on, among other things, cancer, autoimmune and genetic diseases. One of the basic ideas at the department is to stimulate translational research and thus a closer collaboration between medical research and healthcare. Research is conducted in medical and clinical genetics, clinical immunology, pathology, neurooncology, vascular biology, radiation science and molecular tools. Parts of the business are also integrated with the departments of oncology, clinical genetics, clinical immunology, clinical pathology and hospital physics at the University Hospital. The department has teaching assignments in a number of program programs and master’s programs within the Faculty of Medicine as well as a number of programs in the field of technical-natural science. The department has a turnover of around SEK 450 million, of which just over half is external research grants. The number of employees is about 500, of which about 100 are doctoral students, and there are a total of over 700 active in the workforce. Please read more about the department’s activities here: www.igp.uu.se.

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Work description
The applicant will be responsible for a project concerning the structural determination of proteins in complex with chemical substances of the category “small molecular weight compounds”. Purified,
recombinant protein preparations are analyzed in combination with substances, by cryo-electron
microscopy, or other types of structural analyses.” The project includes planning of protein production (which is carried out in collaboration with a protein purification facility), and  analysis of the preparations with liquid chromatography. Furthermore, planning for substance synthesis performed commercially, and further optimization of conditions that enable structure determination primarily via cryo-EM. The cryo-EM work will be carried out with the support of the cryo-EM National SciLifeLab Facility (see https://www.scilifelab.se/units/cryo-em/). Other methods for structural determination may be relevant. The overall goal of the project is to identify and characterize substances that can inhibit excessive blood vessel leakage.

The applicant is overall responsible for detailed planning and implementation of the project as well as problem solving. The project ends with data compilation, and oral and written presentations.

Requirements
To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in “a subject relating to structural biology. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. (Description of other qualification requirements, what does the job require in terms of education, work experience, knowledge, personal characteristics, experience/knowledge in IT- systems, language requirements, etc. For personal characteristics, see more information in Kompetensbiblioteket.)

Additional qualifications

  • Doctoral degree and education at an international level on a topic that is relevant to the project.
  • The applicant must have extensive experience in structural determination, primarily through cryo-EM.
  • The applicant must have extensive experience and skills in relevant (bio) chemical analysis methods.
  • The applicant must have the capacity to be able to organize the planning and execution of the project, to selfmotivate and solve problems.
  • It is an advantage if the applicant has published scientific articles in leading international journals as the first author.
  • The applicant must have documented experience and proficiency in oral and written presentation in English.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date December 1st 2021. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Lena Claesson Welsh,
070-167 92 60, lena.welsh@igp.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 15 November 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3733.

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Deadline: 2021-11-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology

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Researcher within the area of neurodegenerative diseases

Published: 2021-08-27

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Research group: The research group of Molecular Geriatrics is located at the Rudbeck Laboratory and our research is focused on treatment and diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases. The research is conducted in collaboration with other research groups internationally and in Sweden, as well as with various pharmaceutical companies. The present project, BioClotAD, is conducted within the European Union’s Joint Program for Neurodegenerative Diseases (JPND) in collaboration with research groups in Spain and Germany.

Background: Biologics, such as antibodies, enzymes and other proteins, make up a large part of newly developed drugs and are also increasingly used as in vivo diagnostics. Drug development for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease is hampered by the blood-brain barrier, which hinders protein based drugs and diagnostic probes to reach the brain. The research group has therefore developed a concept for receptor mediated transcytosis of bispecific antibodies and other proteins or peptides, which markedly increases their brain uptake, with the aim to use them for in vivo diagnosis with medical imaging methods such as positron emission tomography (PET).

Job description: The over-all objective of the current project is to study and further develop protein- and peptide-based PET ligands for diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases. Specifically, the project aims to develop peptide-based PET ligands for early detection of blood clots, which can form in the brain of Alzheimer’s disease patients. To increase brain uptake of the peptide ligands, they will be chemically linked to brain penetrating antibody fragments, then labeled with different PET-compatible radionuclides. The work also includes evaluation of the ligands, in vitro with various immunological methods and with in vivo imaging techniques in models of Alzheimer’s disease. Ligands targeting different types of protein aggregates may also be evaluated. The work will mainly be carried out at the Rudbeck Laboratory, Uppsala University, but also involves collaboration with international project partners. The applicant is expected to continuously report results and to summarize findings in scientific papers.

Required qualifications: The applicant must have a doctoral degree biochemistry/biotechnology, analytical chemistry, medicinal chemistry, radiochemistry, organic chemistry or similar. Experience of independent work with peptide or protein modifications is a demand and the applicant is expected to master analytical and preparative chromatographic separation methods as well as analyses of protein interactions. The applicant must have a good knowledge of written and spoken English.

Additional qualifications: Relevant postdoctoral research merits, preferably within the same area of research. Experience with preclinical in vivo PET or SPECT imaging and autoradiography as well as cell culture, production and quality control of proteins, biochemical coupling of proteins/peptides and immunological methods such as immunhistochemistry, ELISA and Western blot is a merit. Documented experience with project leading and supervision of students as well as previous acquirement of external research grants is also a merit.

Application: The application must contain a cover letter describing the applicant’s background and research interests, an updated CV including a list of previous publications, as well as copies of diplomas and certificates of higher academic degrees. Please also attach contact details (name, e-mail, phone number) to two referees.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: As agreed.

Scope: 100%

Type of employment: Temporary position 24 months.

For further information about the position, please contact: Associate professor Dag Sehlin (dag.sehlin@pubcare.uu.se) or Associate professor Stina Syvänen (stina.syvanen@pubcare.uu.se).

Please submit your application by 28 October 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3211.

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Deadline: 2021-10-28 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences

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Researcher in surface hydrology

Published: 2021-10-13

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The Department of Earth Sciences of Uppsala University is one of the most complete such academic departments in Europe. Our research focuses on subjects that range from the Earth’s core to the atmosphere, on scales from submicroscopic structures in minerals to the formation of mountains and oceans. We have teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Our courses offer a wide range within the geoscience area and several of the department”s programs have received the highest rating in evaluations by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Högskoleverket) and the Swedish Higher Education Authority (Universitetskanslersämbetet). Please visit: www.geo.uu.se for more information about the department.

The researcher will be placed at Uppsala University, Department of Earth Sciences, Programme for Air, Water and Landscape Sciences.

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Duties
Human societies strongly rely on access to water resources, which are essential to support livelihoods and provide favourable conditions for sustainable development. While benefiting from water services and struggling with water-related disasters (floods and droughts), humans also alter the hydrological regime by building dams, canals, levees, etc… The purpose of this project is to understand the dynamic relationships between water and people by exploring how societies change the hydrological regime while, at the same time, hydrological changes simultaneously shape societies. This work aims at understanding and modelling of human-water interactions, and the risks emerging from the feedbacks between social and hydrological processes. The study will be part of HydroSocialExtremes, an ERC project that aims to unravel the interplay between floods, droughts, and human societies. The research will be affiliated to the Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS). Moreover, the scientific work will be carried out in support of three strategic research goals of the department: natural hazards, climate and sustainable development.

Requirements
To qualify for a researcher position you must have a PhD or a corresponding degree. A PhD in hydrology, water resources engineering or similar studies is required. The applicant must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Additional qualifications
In filling this position, the university aims at recruiting a person who, in a combined evaluation of competence, skills and documented qualifications, is judged most suitable to carry out and develop the project. Experience of work with modelling and programming skills are merits for this position.

How to apply: We ask the applicant to attach a letter (1 page) explaining how she/he would like to conduct research on the interplay between the dynamics of human and water systems. The application must contain a CV, copies of relevant diploma, a copy of the PhD thesis, publications and other documents (e.g. list of reference persons).

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position 24 months. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 01-12-2021 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Giuliano Di Baldassarre, e-mail giuliano.dibaldassarre@geo.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 29 October 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3629.

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Deadline: 2021-10-29 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Earth Sciences

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Researcher in Computational Linguistics

Published: 2021-10-07

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The Department of Linguistics and Philology is involved in research and education in a number of languages and language-related subjects and provides an international work environment. The department´s activities cover many of the classical and modern languages and cultures in large areas of Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as computational and general linguistics. Education is offered at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels.

This position is part of the strategic research area effort eSSENCE´s PostDoc-program towards new e-science methods and tools for artificial intelligence in research.

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Duties
Research and development work within the project Domain-Sensitive Cross-Lingual Parsing, which focuses on developing efficient cross-lingual parsing models that work well across diverse domains. The work includes mathematical modeling, linguistic analysis, programming, experimental research and dissemination of scientific results in speech and writing. In addition, the researcher may be involved in teaching and student supervision up to 20% of full time.

Requirements
To qualify for an employment as a researcher you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in computational linguistics or another field strongly connected to the research are, such as computer science, and documented knowledge of machine learning.

Additional qualifications

In the assessment, we will prioritize candidates with strong skills in machine learning, especially with neural networks, programming, mathematical modeling, and linguistic analysis, as well as a proven ability to write scientific texts in English. Experience of research on syntactic dependency parsing and domain adaptation will be regarded as an asset.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 12 months. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 01-12-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

For further information about the position, please contact: Docent Sara Stymne, email Sara.stymne@lingfil.uu.se, phone + 46 (0) 18 4711 088.

Please submit your application by 28th of October 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3673.

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Deadline: 2021-10-28 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Linguistics and Philology

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Postdoctoral position in ecological genomics

Published: 2021-10-07

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A position as a postdoctoral researcher in ecological genomics is available at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, Animal ecology program.

The Department of Ecology and Genetics is an international environment with staff and students from all over the world. Our research spans from evolutionary ecology and genetics to studies of ecosystems. For more information, see www.ieg.uu.se. 

Project description/ duties: We are hiring a post-doc in the project ‘Evolution along environmental gradients: does non-adaptive plasticity drive climate adaptation and species range limits?’ The goal is to understand the relative roles of phenotypic plasticity and genetic adaptation for thermal performance at different spatial scales using natural amphibian populations as models. Previous studies in these systems have shown the importance of countergradient variation in local climatic adaptation. The successful candidate will conduct laboratory experiments and gene expression analyses with populations collected along replicated climatic gradients in northern Europe to characterize plasticity along the geographical range of the moor frog. In addition, the candidate will participate in genomic analyses of material collected earlier across smaller spatial scales.

Qualifications required: To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in of evolutionary ecology, ecological genetics, molecular ecology or similar field. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

Experience with molecular genetic analyses is a requirement for the position. Candidates must be able to express themselves fluently in spoken as well as written English, and have written and published in international scientific journals. Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities such as excellent collaboration skills, good initiative and high independence to drive the project forward.

Qualifications desired: Proficient in R and/or Python and have experience with next-generation sequencing and gene expression data analyses (Bioconductor packages), multivariate statistics and mixed-effects modelling.

About the employment: The employment is a temporary position for 24 months, according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2022-01-10 or as agreed. 

Application: The application should include 1) a letter of intent describing yourself, your research interests and motivation of why you want to work as a postdoctoral researcher/fellow and why you are suitable for the position, 2) a CV 3) a short description of your education, 4) a copy of your PhD degree, your grades and a copy of your thesis, 5) name and contact information to at least two reference persons (e-mail address and phone no.), 6) relevant publications. The application should be written in English.

For further information about the position, please contact: Prof. Anssi Laurila, anssi.laurila@ebc.uu.se, +46 18 471 6493.

Please submit your application by 8 November 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3676.

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Deadline: 2021-11-08 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Ecology and Genetics

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Post expires on Monday November 8th, 2021

Researcher with a focus on magma dynamics and properties

Published: 2021-10-01

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 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Earth Sciences of Uppsala University focuses on subjects that range from the Earth’s core to the atmosphere, on scales from submicroscopic structures in minerals to the formation of mountains and oceans, and from basic research on natural resources to research on how humans can sustainably manage these resources. For more information: The Department of Earth Sciences. The research program Mineralogy, Petrology and Tectonics (MPT) is seeking a candidate to join the Department of Earth Sciences as a researcher.

The research group of Associate professor Steffi Burchardt studies how magma is transported in the shallow crust, how it accumulates in magma bodies, and how it interacts with the surrounding rocks. The emplacement of magma in the Earth’s crust is a process that has important implications for, for example heat transport, the formation of ore deposits and volcanic hazards. To better understand these complex magmatic systems, we apply a combination of methods from field and structural geology, photogrammetry and remote sensing, to rock mechanics, igneous petrology and numerical modelling. See Steffi Burchardt for information about ongoing projects. This position is fully funded through a Knut and Alice Wallenberg Fellowship for a duration of 24 months.

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Duties
We are seeking to complement our research team with an individual who wants to contribute to ongoing projects and who ideally brings in expertise in more of the following fields: dyke emplacement, fluid mechanics, rock mechanics, volcano deformation, pluton geology/petrology, geothermal systems, magmatic and hydrothermal ore deposits, volcanic processes and hazards, numerical and/or analogue modelling of magmatic systems. Teaching duties of up to 20% may be included.

Requirements
We seek a highly motivated candidate with a PhD in the Earth sciences or a related subject. Candidates are required to have a background in one or several of the methods listed above. Candidates are expected to have excellent research, communication, and publication skills, meaning they have a record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications, an international research network, and experience in the successful conduction of research projects from planning to publication. The willingness and ability to work independently and efficiently, to integrate into an international team, and to work beyond disciplinary boundaries is required. Experience in supervising undergraduate and graduate students is required. The candidate is an enthusiastic, dedicated, conscientious, open-minded individual, approachable and able to develop productive working relationships, has excellent research ethic whilst being responsive to the other demands of academic life. The candidate has excellent interpersonal, organisational, and time management skills and comes with a high degree of enthusiasm for research in general and the activities of the group in particular.

Additional qualifications
Postdoctoral experience and a record in attracting research funding are beneficial. Experience in teaching undergraduate courses is desirable. An interest in public dissemination of scientific results is beneficial.

Application
The application must include a CV, and certified copies of diplomas and certificates. Moreover, a personal letter describing yourself, your relevant experience, research interests, and your motivation to apply for the position must be submitted. This letter should include a description of how the candidate relates, and may contribute, to ongoing projects in the research group of Associate professor Steffi Burchardt (see Steffi Burchardt) and how they intend to develop their own research during the employment period (maximum 4 pages). The application should also contain a summary of your publications and acquired research funding, as well as contact information for at least two referees. The application is preferably written in English, although this is no requirement.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 24 months. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date 01-12-2021 or as otherwise agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Dr. Steffi Burchardt, phone number: +46(0)18 471 2568, e-mail: steffi.burchardt@geo.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 1 November 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3645.

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Deadline: 2021-11-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Earth Sciences

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Post expires on Monday November 1st, 2021

PhD student in Predictability of Climate Extremes incl. Machine Learning

Published: 2021-10-01

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 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Earth Sciences of Uppsala University is one of the most complete such academic departments in Europe. Our research focuses on subjects that range from the Earth’s core to the atmosphere, on scales from submicroscopic structures in minerals to the formation of mountains and oceans. We have teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Our courses offer a wide range within the geoscience area and several of the department”s programs have received the highest rating in evaluations by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Högskoleverket) and the Swedish Higher Education Authority (Universitetskanslersämbetet). Please visit: www.geo.uu.se for more information about the department.

The Programme for Air, Water, and Landscape Science encompasses education and research in meteorology, hydrology, environmental analysis, and physical geography. G. Messori’s research group hosts two H2020 research projects and several national projects, focussing on multiple aspects of mid and high latitude climate extremes. More information on ongoing research can be found at https://gmessori.eu/.

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Duties
The Ph. D. candidate will work within the frame of G. Messori’s ERC grant: “Compound Climate Extremes in North America and Europe: “from Dynamics to Predictability”. By using machine learning approaches, indicators issued from dynamical systems theory and ensemble forecast simulations, the candidate will contribute to quantify extreme event predictability in the medium range in both present and future climates. The candidate will also have the opportunity to engage in teaching/supervising and other duties at the department, which may extend the position at a level of up to 20%.

Requirements
A Master’s or corresponding degree in Climate Science, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, Meteorology, or related disciplines obtained before the starting date. The applicant must be proficient in spoken and written English

Additional qualifications
Good computing and coding skills and prior experience with machine learning algorithms are a merit. The ranking of the candidates will also accord weight to evidence of analytical thinking, the ability to collaborate, as well as creativity, initiative, and independence. Experience in private sector employment in fields relevant to the position will also be positively evaluated.

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

The application should contain:

  • A Curriculum Vitae.
  • A verified list of course grades.
  • A cover letter stating your scientific interests and what motivates you to apply for this position.
  •  Your degree project/thesis (finished or in draft form).
  • Two references (names and full contact details, including telephone number).

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 01-03-2022 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Gabriele Messori, e-mail: gabriele.messori@geo.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 15 November 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3628.

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Deadline: 2021-11-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Earth Sciences

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Post expires on Monday November 15th, 2021

Postdoctoral position in PET radiochemistry

Published: 2021-10-01

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 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Uppsala University is a strong and international research environment. The department has about 85 employees and here, doctoral students, teachers, researchers and administrators work closely together in a creative and open environment. More information about the department can be found at www.ilk.uu.se.

The Translational PET Imaging lab is looking for an outstanding postdoc in PET radiochemistry, with excellent scientific track-record and organizational skills, to work in a leading research environment with scientists of diverse and international background.

The position will be based in the Translational PET Imaging research group at Uppsala University and Science for Life Laboratory. The research group focuses on development of molecular imaging methodologies for improved diagnosis, management and treatment of disease (https://www.ilk.uu.se/research-groups/translational-imaging/). The research group is part of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and currently consists of 5 senior and 5 junior scientists, with diverse international backgrounds.

Project description: The postdoc will work in projects to develop and evaluate PET radiopharmaceuticals for in vivo molecular imaging of processes in metabolic disease and oncology. The radiopharmaceutical development will include radiometal or fluorine-18 radiolabeling of organic molecules and peptides. The applicant will collaborate with a team of biologists for the in vitro evaluation and in vivo evaluation of the radiopharmaceuticals. The exact description of the tasks depends on the individual skills and research interests of the applicant.

Duties: The main duties of the applicant are to participate in and lead research projects. The work duties can also include supervision of students, teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

Requirements: We welcome applications from candidates that have (or soon will have) a PhD degree in radiochemistry or chemistry or related fields, within a maximum of three (3) years before the final application date. During certain circumstances, an earlier PhD can be acceptable. Certain circumstances include leave due to illness, parental leave, work in trade unions, etc.

The applicant must have excellent skills in communication and teamwork, and be fluent in English, with proficiency preferably demonstrated by an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.

The applicant is expected to work independently and be able to take own initiatives. The assessment of applications is based primarily on the applicant’s ability to conduct independent research based on scientific skill.

Additional qualifications: Previous experience of radiolabelling of organic molecules or peptides is an advantage. Documented courses in radiation protection and/or laboratory animal science are an advantage.

Instructions for Application: The application should be written in English or Swedish and contain a cover letter (max 1 A4), a CV with publication list, as well as copies of certificates of higher academic degrees. Please also attach at least one letter of recommendation and the contact details (name, e-mail, phone number) for at least one referee.

Selection process: Selection of candidates is based on qualifications, previous experience, and personal suitability. Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

Starting date: December 2021 or according to agreement.

Type of employment: Temporary postdoctoral position for two years, according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100%

For further information about the position please contact: Associate Senior Lecturer Olof Eriksson (olof.eriksson@ilk.uu.se) and Head of department Anders Karlén (anders.karlen@ilk.uu.se).

Please submit your application by 29 October 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3622.

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Deadline: 2021-10-29 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Medicinal Chemistry

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Post expires on Friday October 29th, 2021

Postdoctoral position in physiology and medical cell biology

Published: 2021-09-30

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Medical Cell Biology at Uppsala University is a strong and international research environment. The department has about 100 employees, of which about 25 are doctoral students, 20 postdoctoral fellows, and 30 researchers, teachers and professors.

The research group of Daniel Espes at SciLifeLab/Department of Medical Cell Biology (https://www.scilifelab.se/fellows/daniel-espes/) works to increase the understanding of beta-cell physiology and adaptations in beta-cell mass in health and disease with emphasis on type 1 diabetes. Much of the work is of translational character and we are working with clinical trials in parallel with experimental studies. The methods used in the preclinical lab include animal models of type 1 diabetes, isolation of rodent pancreatic islets, culture of rodent and human pancreatic islets, preparation and culture of induced pluripotent stem cells, islet transplantation, confocal microscopy, in vivo imaging techniques, qPCR, ELISA, plasma profiling from rodent and human samples. In addition, we also work with radiolabeling and molecular imaging in collaboration with the Preclinical PET Platform.

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Duties
We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctor who will primarily focus on increasing our understanding of novel aspects of beta-cell physiology and how beta-cells may adapt to stress and immunological challenges. The projects will involve isolation and culture of pancreatic islets, in vivo imaging and measurements, a large number of in vitro techniques with emphasis on qPCR, plasma profiling, immune staining and histology as well as confocal microscopy.

Requirements
To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in immunology, physiology or medical cell biology. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a robust background in physiology and/or cell biology. The applicant must be proficient in English speech and writing and have at least one published first author article in a well-renowned scientific journal within the field. You are expected to be able to work independently with laboratory work in order to plan and conduct experiments as well as with analyzing results. You will also need to actively cooperate with other members of the group in both a preclinical and clinical environment. The applicant is further expected to actively take part in supervising new group members and students.

Personal qualifications and ability to work independently will be of great significance in the evaluation process.

Additional qualifications
Documented work or certificates from work with research animals is a merit. Documented work from adapting new techniques and/or establishing new protocols is a merit. Experience from work with larger datasets (plasma profiling data and/or proteomics) is a merit.

The application should contain a brief description of research interests and relevant experiences, CV, copies of diplomas and transcripts, and the applicant’s thesis (or a draft). Please also submit letters of reference or contact information of previous research supervisors.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment: 100 %. Starting date: 1st of December 2021 or as otherwise agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Daniel Espes, daniel.espes@scilifelab.uu.se

Please submit your application by the 25th of November 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3564.

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Deadline: 2021-11-25 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Medical Cell Biology

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Post expires on Thursday November 25th, 2021