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Postdoctoral position in dynamics and asymptotics on homogeneous spaces

Published: 2022-11-25

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 education at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels within mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. The department has about 140 employees. The number of annual students at the undergraduate and graduate level is about 770. The department has three research programs: analysis and probability, algebra and geometry, and applied mathematics and statistics. For more information, please visit the Department of Mathematics web page.

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Duties
Conduct research in mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics. 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 conduct excellent research in mathematics within analytic number theory, homogeneous dynamics, or closely related fields.

Ability to teach in Swedish or English is a requirement as well as proficiency in spoken and written English.

Application procedure
The application must contain a brief description of research interests and relevant qualifications for the position. The application must also contain a CV with a list of publications, a doctorate degree certificate and contact details for up to three reference persons. However, we do not wish for letters of recommendation.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position for two years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment: 100%. Starting date 1 June 2023 or as otherwise agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Andreas Strömbergsson, email: astrombe@math.uu.se, +46 (0)18 4713221.

Please submit your application by 30 December 2022, UFV-PA 2022/4407.

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Deadline: 2022-12-30 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Mathematics

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Post expires on Friday December 30th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in Strings, quantum fields and geometry

Published: 2022-11-25

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 education at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels within mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. The department has about 140 employees. The number of annual students at the undergraduate and graduate level is about 770. The department has three research programs: analysis and probability, algebra and geometry, and applied mathematics and statistics. For more information, please visit the Department of Mathematics webpage

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Duties
We are advertising an opening for one postdoctoral position in strings, quantum fields, and geometry at the Department of Mathematics at Uppsala University. The selected researcher will work on topics related to the ERC grant “The Memory of Solitons” under the supervision of Dr. Michele Del Zotto, at the interface of the group of geometry and physics at the Department of Mathematics and the group of theoretical physics of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The duties include collaboration with the various members of the group and the production of research results.

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

Please include in your application the following attachments in pdf format:

  1. Cover Letter (including the contact information for 3 references);
  2. CV (including a publication list);
  3. Research statement (2 pages + 1 extra page for references, longer statements will not be considered);

Preference will be given to candidates with proven experience in the context of categorical symmetries, and/or in geometric engineering methods in quantum field theory.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of two years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date September 1st, 2023 or as otherwise agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Michele Del Zotto, tel. +46 (0)18-471 3192, e-post: michele.delzotto@math.uu.se

Please submit your application by 2 January 2023, UFV-PA 2022/4327.

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Deadline: 2023-01-02 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Mathematics

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Post expires on Monday January 2nd, 2023

Researcher in pancreatic islet cell signalling

Published: 2022-11-25

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 Medical Cell Biology at Uppsala University is a strong and international research environment. The department has more than 110 employees, of which about 25 are doctoral students, 10 postdoctoral fellows, and 40 researchers, teachers and professors.

The position holder will join the laboratory of Prof. Anders Tengholm at the Department of Medical Cell Biology within Uppsala Diabetes Centre.

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Duties
The hosting laboratory studies pancreatic islet cell biology and physiology with emphasis on inter- and intracellular signalling processes that control the release of insulin, glucagon and somatostatin. Insufficient secretion of insulin and dysregulated secretion of glucagon are hallmarks of diabetes but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. The focus of this project is to define the role of various signalling steps in the regulation of glucagon release from a‑cells using fluorescent biosensors, live-cell imaging techniques and kinetic measurements of hormone release.

Requirements
The applicant should have obtained a PhD in cell biology, physiology or other relevant area within the past 5 years. Proficiency in islet physiology, including isolation and perifusion of pancreatic islets as well as immunoassay detection of islet hormone secretion is a requirement. The research work will be performed in a team working with mouse models and human islets using molecular biology and advanced microscopy imaging techniques. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and take initiative to propose and perform experiments with support by Prof. Tengholm and other members of the team.

Additional qualifications
Experience live-cell fluorescence imaging is a strong advantage.

Application
Applications should contain a cover letter, curriculum vitae, including list of scientific publications, and at least two references. 

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 12 months. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Anders Tengholm, 018-471 44 81, anders.tengholm@mcb.uu.se

Please submit your application by December 9 2022, UFV-PA 2022/4410.

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Deadline: 2022-12-09 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Medical Cell Biology

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Post expires on Friday December 9th, 2022

PhD position in data security in distributed machine learning

Published: 2022-11-23

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 in the conversion to sustainable societies. The Department of Electrical Engineering conducts successful research and education in these areas – renewable energy sources, electric vehicles, machine learning 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 technical energy and health challenges at the Ångström Laboratory.

The position will be at the Division of Signals and Systems, at the Department of Electrical Engineering. 

Here you will find a stimulating work environment with a network of Ph.D. students and many interesting projects. The Division of Signals and Systems collaborates with Swedish companies as well as the public sector. We are looking forward to your application. Join us and build the future together with us!

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Project description
Machine learning is becoming a key component in many modern devices and services, ranging from personal mobile devices to autonomous vehicles or smart grids. To improve the underlying machine learning models, it is often crucial that devices share data among each other or with a central authority. This raises several privacy and cybersecurity issues and it must be ensured that both user data remains safe and that user’s privacy is ensured. In this project, we investigate how these challenges can be addressed using modern privacy-preserving approaches such as federated learning, differential privacy and machine learning using encrypted data.

Duties
The main duties of this position are to conduct basic as well as applied research in the area of distributed machine learning. Particular focus will be on the development and analysis of distributed inference methods for dynamic systems that ensure data security, for example using federated learning, differential privacy, and homomorphic encryption. The duties also include algorithm implementation in Python and C/C++ as well as collaboration with industry partners.

The duties also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20 %).

You will designed the work together with the research team You will be supervised by at least two supervisors. The Department of Electrical Engineering also gives a salary supplement in addition to the local guidelines for doctoral students at Uppsala University.

Requirements

  • A master’s degree in engineering physics, electrical engineering, or computer science.
  • Specialization in signals and systems (signal processing and control theory), machine learning, or computational science.
  • Strong background in applied mathematics with a focus on stochastic processes, time series analysis and statistical inference methods. Alternatively, a background in cryptography.
  • Basic knowledge of programming in Python and C/C++.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Personal qualities such as good collaboration and communication skills. You should be purposeful, structured and be able to work effectively both individually and in groups.

Merit

The following qualifications are considered a merit but not strictly required:

  • Knowledge of cryptography
  • Knowledge of Bayesian inference methods
  • Oral and written knowledge of Swedish

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:

Biträdande universitetslektor Roland Hostettler, e-mail: roland.hostettler@angstrom.uu.se, tel.: 018-471 3265 eller Professor Subhrakanti Dey, e-mail: subhrakanti.dey@angstrom.uu.se, tel.: 018-471 7059.

Please submit your application by Janauari 6th 2023, UFV-PA 2022/3753.

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Deadline: 2023-01-06 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Electrical Engineering

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Post expires on Friday January 6th, 2023

Researcher with research focus on Secure in-body Networks

Published: 2022-11-25

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 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 140 employees that all contribute to important technical energy and health challenges at the Ångström Laboratory.

The position will be at the Department of Electrical Engineering. One year.

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Project description
The number of people with implanted devices is increasing rapidly. In the future more and more people will have multiple implants that must be networked. We have recently shown that the human body’s adipose can be used for radio frequency communication. By enabling higher data rates than conventional in-body communication methods, our approach makes novel applications such as brain-to-machine interfaces possible. When implanting medical devices in the human body, security is of utmost importance. Our previous research has mostly targeted physical layer security. The next phase of the project will start to look into secure higher-layer protocols.

Duties

  • Design of secure communication protocols for fat-channel communication.
  • Implementation of the protocols on resource-constrained devices.
  • Evaluation of the implementation, analysis of the results and co-authoring scientific publications.

Requirements

  • The applicant must hold a Doctoral degree in electrical engineering or computer science or related areas with a focus on security for embedded devices.
  • Experience with embedded programming, for example, the Contiki operating system.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • We put an emphasis on your personal qualities such as good collaboration and communication skills with other researchers. You should be purposeful, structured and able to work effectively both individually and in groups.

Additional qualifications
Postdoctoral experience.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 12 months. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date January 2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala 

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Thiemo Voigt, thiemo.voigt@it.uu.se

Please submit your application by December 9th 2022, UFV-PA 2022/4451.

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Deadline: 2022-12-09 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Electrical Engineering

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Post expires on Friday December 9th, 2022

PhD student in Medical Sciences in the field of Psychoneuroendocrinology

Published: 2022-11-22

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

PhD student in Psychoneuroendocrinology

The Department of Women’s and Children’s Health is an international and multidisciplinary institution with a focus on women’s, parents’ and children’s health and welfare. The global health perspective is also a focus; we collaborate across professions and clinical areas, both in education and in research. We are recruiting a highly motivated person who is interested in conducting research in the field of Psychoneuroendocrinology. The advertised position is linked to two research groups, Obstetric and Reproductive Health (https://www.kbh.uu.se/research/obstetric-and-reproductive-health-research/) and  Neuropsychopharmacology (https://www.kbh.uu.se/research/neuropsychopharmacology/).

More information on the department can be found here: https://www.kbh.uu.se/.

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The project: Women’s mental health
The hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancy and postpartum can affect the brain, behaviour and mental health of women. The doctoral project will make use of precollected data but also contribute to collect new epidemiological, biological, and neuroimaging data on women participating to a large, longitudinal, population-based cohort study (https://mom2b.se). The focus of the doctoral project will be to identify factors of relevance to peripartum depression (PPD). A multidisciplinary approach will be employed to consider biopsychosocial factors of relevance to PPD. Among the methods, registers, self-reports, behavioural assessments, and magnetic resonance imaging are used to study PPD. The purpose is to advance our understanding of the pathophysiology of PPD, thus contributing to identify predictors for targeted preventive strategies. The research groups operates within an international framework, as for example in the context of research schools on women´s mental health during the reproductive years (IRTG 2804 and WOMHER).

Duties
As a doctoral student, along with healthcare professionals with experience in diagnosing PPD, the doctoral student will collect and analyse multimodal data. The successful candidate will delve into doctoral studies in the relevant subject area. Experienced supervisors will be on hand to guide the student throughout the process from study planning to implementation and manuscript writing.

The doctoral program includes four years of full-time studies. Other duties at the department that pertains to education and administrative work may be included (maximum 20%), which extends the employment by the corresponding time.

Requirements
Eligible for admission to postgraduate education is anyone who has completed a degree at advanced level, corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or otherwise acquired essentially equivalent knowledge outside Sweden. The applicant must have a basic education in medicine, biology, bioinformatics, psychology, chemistry, or related subjects. The applicant must be able to work independently and be well organized. The person should be highly motivated, thorough, goal-oriented, and good at both independent and group work. Good knowledge of English both orally and in writing is required: knowledge of Swedish is a merit. Emphasis will be placed on documented experience of experimental work and previous publications.

Information on eligibility requirements, education at postgraduate education level and admission regulations can be found at:
http://www2.medfarm.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/ och https://www.uu.se/utbildning/utbildningar/forskarutbildning/

Additional qualifications
We are looking for a person who has a genuine interest in psychoneuroendocrinology. It is an advantage if the candidate has experience of brain imaging research and good experience of processing large amounts of data as well as good basic knowledge in biostatistics and molecular biology. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability when it comes to who is judged to have the best conditions to develop and implement the planned project.

Application procedure
The application must be written in Swedish or English and must contain a curriculum vitae, the thesis, possible scientific publications, and a personal letter with a short description of yourself, your motivation, your experience, and the name, e-mail address and telephone number of two reference persons.

You should also attach copies of relevant diplomas and course extracts. Applications are assessed according to eligibility, personal suitability, and previous experience.

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: Alkistis Skalkidou; alkistis.skalkidou@kbh.uu.se; and Erika Comasco; Erika.Comasco@neuro.uu.se 

Please submit your application by 15 December 2022, UFV-PA 2022/4316.

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Deadline: 2022-12-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Women’s and Children’s Health

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Post expires on Thursday December 15th, 2022

PhD position in Political Science connected to ESSGN (European Social Science Genetics Network)

Published: 2022-11-18

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.

Please NOTE that this advertisement does not refer to the annual call for doctoral positions of the Department of Government. The annual call (which also includes faculty-funded PhD positions not linked to specific research projects) will be announced in December 2022.

The Department of Government at Uppsala University provides a vibrant and internationally successful research environment. With approximately 60 faculty members and 40 PhD-students, we are recognized as one of the leading political science departments in the Nordic region.

The position is linked to the research consortium European Social Science Genetics Network (ESSGN) and the research project The genetics of life course outcomes: Leveraging new methods to advance social-science genomics. ESSGN consists of an interdisciplinary and cross-national group of academics, spanning demography, economics, epidemiology, genetics, political science, psychology, sociology, and statistics with a shared interest in social science genetics, i.e., in incorporating genetic information to improve our understanding of age-old questions in the social sciences, such as the origins of inequality, the ‘nature versus nurture’ debate, and the extent to which the interplay between environments and genes is important in shaping life chances. The project area is further described here and here. The dissertation project will be planned in collaboration with supervisors as an independent political science project within the framework of the overall research consortium. An important part of this position is participation in joint activities organized by the ESSGN consortium, for instance formal methods courses necessary to conduct research in this inter-disciplinary field.

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Duties
Employed doctoral students must primarily devote their time to their own degree work and dissertation research. Other departmental duties may also be included in the position, such as teaching or administrative tasks (no more than 20%). The duration of employment will be extended for a period corresponding to the time spent on departmental work.

Requirements
For general eligibility, applicants must hold an advanced level graduate degree (Master’s degree equivalent or higher), have fulfilled course requirements of at least 240 ECTS points, of which at least 60 ECTS points must have been completed at an advanced level, or otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or abroad.

There are also two special eligibility criteria for this position. First, for admission to the doctoral studies program in political science, the applicant is required to have satisfactory results in courses equivalent to 90 ECTS points in political science or otherwise equivalent knowledge acquired in Sweden or abroad. Second, as the position is funded by an EU grant, the EU mobility rules apply. This means that the applicant must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (study, work, etc.) in Sweden for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the recruitment date.

The qualification requirements must be met by August 1, 2023. If the applicant does not meet the qualification requirements at the time of application, any potential notification of admittance will be preliminary until eligibility can be proven. No merits apart from general and special eligibility can be submitted after the deadline. The decision about admission will be based on the documentation that is attached to the application and submitted before the deadline.

We require very good oral and written proficiency in English. Applicants who have not attended an MA-program where the language of instruction has been Swedish or English have to verify English language proficiency by submitting a certificate of results from internationally recognized language tests, such as TOEFL or IELTS.

A further requirement for this position is also a strong background in quantitative methods.

A requirement for employment as a doctoral student is that the applicant must have been or will be admitted to the department’s doctoral studies program, where the aptitude to successfully complete the PhD program is crucial. Employment of doctoral students and admittance to the doctoral studies program are regulated by the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, section 7 and Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

 

Application

The application must contain the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • A brief cover letter (max 500 words) indicating your motives for applying.
  • Research text. A research text, preferably an MA-thesis, authored by the applicant. The writing sample can be in English or Swedish. If the text is co-authored, it must be accompanied by a co-author statement and complemented by a single-authored secondary research sample.
  • Academic records. Transcripts of academic records to demonstrate qualification for admission.
  • Academic references. Contact information for two academic references (name, email address, and telephone number). No recommendation letter should be included.

 

The application may need to contain the following:

  • Secondary research text. A secondary research text authored by the applicant. It is mandatory to submit a secondary research text when the applicant’s primary research text is co-authored. In other cases, a secondary research sample is voluntary. The secondary writing sample can be in English or Swedish. If the text is co-authored, it must be accompanied by a co-author statement.
  • Co-author-statement. A co-author statement that should describe the independent research contributions of the applicant and each co-author. The statement should be signed by the co-author(s).
  • Certificate of English language skills. Certificate of English language written and oral proficiency from internationally recognized test such as TOEFL or IELTS. Applicants that have attended an MA-program where the language of instruction has been English or Swedish do not need to submit test scores.

 

More detailed information requirements are provided via this link: https://www.statsvet.uu.se/education/phd-programme 

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, section 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date September 1, 2023. Placement: Uppsala. 

A new employment as a PhD student applies for a maximum of one year. The Appointment may be prolonged for up to two years at a time. The total employment period may not be longer than the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral studies.

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

For further information about the position, please contact: Project leader, Sven Oskarsson, sven.oskarsson@statsvet.uu.se.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 23:59 (Swedish time) January 9 2023, UFV-PA 2022/4151.

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Deadline: 2023-01-09 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Government

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Post expires on Monday January 9th, 2023

PhD position in electromobility

Published: 2022-11-23

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 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 of Electricity, at the Department of Electrical Engineering. Here you will find a friendly work environment with a doctoral network and a variety of experimental projects. The Division of Electricity works in collaboration with Swedish companies – public and private – and stakeholders in the different fields of research. We look forward to receiving your application. Join us and build the future with us!

Project description
The electrification of the transport sector is vital for a successful transition to a fossil-free society. A lack of capacity in the electric grid threatens to slow down the shift towards a more sustainable energy system.
The project aims to study how increased demand flexibility through smart charging can benefit the different actors involved.  Moreover, it aims to investigate technical possibilities and challenges with smart charging by means of tests and analyses in real environment. The research team at Uppsala university will work in tight collaboration with the industrial partners of this project, including Volvo Cars and CEVT.
The project is financed by the Swedish Electromobility Centre (SEC), a national research centre for electromobility, founded by the Swedish Energy Agency in partnership with Swedish automotive industry and academia.
The research group at Uppsala University has extensive experience of research in electromobility and a large laboratory activity. 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. The Department of Electrical Engineering also gives a salary supplement in addition to the local guidelines for doctoral students at Uppsala University.

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Duties
From the research project viewpoint, the doctoral student together with the research team will work on the development of an energy management system, on simulations and analyses of smart charging strategies (including vehicle-to-grid) at the Ångström Laboratory, and tests in a parking garage located in Uppsala. Flexibility services and compensation mechanism will be also investigated.

The main task of a doctoral student is to devote to the doctoral education, which includes both participation in research projects and doctoral education courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties to a maximum extent of 20 % of his/her time.

Requirements
 

  • The applicant must hold a master degree in electrical engineering, engineering physics, and energy systems engineering or similar.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English is a requirement; good oral and written proficiency in Swedish is a merit.
  • We will emphasise your personal qualities such as strong motivation, good collaborations and communication skills with other researchers. You should be purposeful, structured and be able to work effectively both individually and in groups.
  • The applicant experience with calculation tools, like MATLAB and/or Phyton will be take into consideration during the evaluation. 

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: Valeria Castellucci, tel 018-471 7256 mail valeria.castellucci@uu.se

Please submit your application by 5 of december 2022, UFV-PA 2022/3199

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Deadline: 2022-12-05 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Electrical Engineering

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Post expires on Monday December 5th, 2022

PhD position in Pharmacokinetic-Pharmacodynamic modelling – Antibiotics

Published: 2022-11-18

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.

PhD position in Pharmacokinetic-Pharmacodynamic modelling – Antibiotics

The Department of Pharmacy at Uppsala University has an interdisciplinary environment at the center of the pharmaceutical arena. With frontline research, first-rate education and extensive collaborations we constitute an important driving force in the development of our academic field. In this inspiring environment our rich diversity of research groups, several of international prominence, develop and conduct work of great scientific importance. Among our core competences are computational modelling and simulations, PKPD, in vitro ADME models, advanced in vivo methods, , as well as patient and societal aspects, from optimizing the use of drugs in individuals to societal pharmaceutical policies. Together, we form a unique cluster of academic competences within pharmaceutical science, playing a key role in shaping the future of pharmacy in both Sweden and globally.

Our scientific focus areas in selection: Pharmacokinetics • Pharmacodynamics • Pharmacometrics • Clinical Pharmacy • Drug Delivery • Molecular Pharmaceutics • Pharmaceutics and Nanotechnology • Pharmacoeconomics • Pharmacoepidemiology • Pharmacotherapy • Social Pharmacy

 More information www.farmaci.uu.se

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Duties/Project
A doctoral position focusing on the characterization of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic relationships for antibiotic therapy is available within the research area of ​​pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics, focusing on antibiotics, at the Department of Pharmacy.

The overall aim is to develop a strategy that enables the clinical development of antimicrobial therapy against serious infections caused by resistant bacteria. We will develop a model-based method that translates information on antibacterial efficacy from a rabbit lung infection model, which mimics clinical disease progression, to patients with severe lung infections. Antibiotic effects, the interaction between biomarkers and the severity of the disease will be characterized in mathematical models where parameters are scaled between species. The approach will enable a reduced number of patients in clinical trials investigating new treatments against difficult-to-treat pathogens.

The project involves a data-driven modeling platform that will support predictions between species. In the development, the focus will be on beta-lactamase-beta-lactamase inhibitor treatment in pneumonia infections. The platform will be evaluated on other treatments and difficult-to-treat pathogens and applied to identify optimized dosing strategies for antibiotics in pneumonia. Clinical trials will be simulated to investigate the possibility of reducing the amount of clinical efficacy data given different degrees of exposure-response information from preclinical pulmonary infection studies.

Requirements
The applicant should have an MSc degree in a relevant area, such as pharmaceutical sciences, medicine, engineering with minimum 240 credits or alternatively a Master in pharmaceutical modelling or in Drug development, including courses in pharmacokinetics, physiology, pharmacology, modelling and programming (e.g. in R).

The applicant should be highly motivated and have a genuine interest for research in the field of pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics, pharmacometrics, and dose optimization. Experience of research in antibiotics is a merit. The applicant is expected to have excellent skills in oral and written English. The applicant should also have good collaboration skills since the project involves interaction between different research groups and demonstrated capability to drive the research project in a structured and methodological way.

Further information about the research-level education, eligibility requirements, and admission regulations can be found at Research training programmes . Applications will be ranked by the supervisors in consultation with the Department Research-level Education group. The committee for Research-level Education at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy will admit the PhD student. Salaries will follow local guidelines at Uppsala University. Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university’s rules and guidelines Policies and regulations. The holders of PhD student position primarily devote their time to own research-level education. Other duties at the Department involving teaching and administrative tasks maybe included in the framework of the position (max 20%). The PhD program normally lasts for 4 years research, plus maximally one year of teaching.

Application
The application should include (i) a motivation letter with a brief description of the candidate and research interests as well as experiences in relation to the requirements and qualifications listed above, and the topics pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacometrics, and antibiotics (ii) the candidate’s CV, (iii) copies of diplomas and certificates, (iv) two recommendation letters (where at least one should preferably would be from a supervisor of the Master thesis) and (v) thesis, as well as other relevant documents that the applicant wish to refer to, such as proficiency in English.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2023-02-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Lena Friberg, lena.friberg@farmaci.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 19 December 2022, UFV-PA 2022/4300.

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Deadline: 2022-12-19 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Pharmacy

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Post expires on Monday December 19th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in reference Layers for Neutron scattering

Published: 2022-11-11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement. The employment may be extended for another year. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 February 2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

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

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

Please submit your application by 2 January 2023, UFV-PA 2022/4181.

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Deadline: 2023-01-02 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Post expires on Monday January 2nd, 2023

Post-doctoral researcher in gene therapy for Alzheimer´s disease

Published: 2022-11-15

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

The research group of Molecular Geriatrics is located at the Rudbeck Laboratory and is closely linked to the memory clinic at the Uppsala University Hospital. Our research is focused on protein aggregation in neurodegenerative diseases. The research is conducted in collaboration with other research groups internationally and in Sweden, as well as with various pharmaceutical companies. 

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Duties
Alzheimer’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease and is characterized by pathologically altered forms of the protein amyloid-beta in different parts of the brain. The treatment, which is aimed at increasing the levels of the signal substance acetyl choline, only relieves symptoms and is not aimed at the underlying disease process. There is therefore a great need to develop new therapies. One possibility may be to influence the formation of amyloid-beta with new gene therapeutic methods. The gene encoding this protein, APP, may in rare cases be mutated, leading to the formation of either more amyloid-beta, or an altered form of the protein. However, the vast majority of cases are sporadic, but even for these there is evidence that increased expression of APP is central in the disease process. In an ongoing project, the research team is developing a gene editing method to reduce the formation of amyloid-beta. 

The researcher will carry out studies in which mutated or non-mutated forms of APP are expressed in cell and animal models of the disease. With CRISPR/Cas9, delivered by transfection or virus-mediated transduction, the gene is inactivated. Sanger- and Next Generation sequencing are used to detect effects at the DNA level. With quantitative PCR RNA levels are examined and with Western blot and immunochemical methods the presence of proteins in cell preparations and tissues are studied. Various methods for evaluating cell functions are also used. The overall goal of the study is to contribute to the development of new treatment methods for Alzheimer’s disease. The work is carried out at Uppsala University (Rudbeck Laboratory).

Requirements
We welcome applications with a PhD in the biomedical field and experience in molecular biology, including work on experimental mouse models.  The applicant also needs to have a good knowledge of written and spoken English. 

Additional qualifications
Previous experiences in gene editing techniques, production and utilization of AAV-vectors as well as cell culture, transfection, and animal handling are meritorious.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 2 years. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Martin Ingelsson, martin.ingelsson@uu.se

Please submit your application by 7th of December 2022, UFV-PA 2022/4048.

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Deadline: 2022-12-07 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences

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Post expires on Wednesday December 7th, 2022

PhD student in Cultural Anthropology

Published: 2022-11-11

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.

PhD student in Cultural Anthropology

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 here.

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The department is looking for a PhD candidate in Cultural Anthropology starting on 1 September 2023. The position is part of the doctoral network The Anthropology of Global Climate Urgency (C-Urge) funded by the Horizon Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions DN 2021 call (Grant Agreement number: 101073542).  The network based in five European universities will train PhD candidates in Social/Cultural Anthropology who will be pioneering innovative and much-needed qualitative climate science.

The PhD Candidate at this position will be placed at the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology at Uppsala University and will undertake research on C-Urge project 5: Water Want: Technology and Expertise in the Urgency of Drought in Argentina, with the main supervisor at Uppsala University and one co-supervisor at the Martin Luther Universität, Halle, Germany.

Read more about the doctoral network C-Urge and the project 5: Water Want: Technology and Expertise in the Urgency of Drought in Argentina here.

Duties: As a PhD student in this position, the candidate is expected to:

  • carry out nine (9) months of ethnographic fieldwork in Argentina.
  • undertake an internship of three (3) months SEI Stockholm Environmental Institute
  • commit to the basic premises of ethically sound research in anthropology and to the H2020 Program Guidelines on FAIR Data.
  • engage in team work (in the field, with citizen scientists, and in the consortium).
  • comply with deadlines and participate actively in the various training activities the consortium is organizing.
  • write a PhD dissertation.
  • contribute to the various academic and non-academic outputs of the project (research communication, public outreach, etc.)

Requirements & Eligibility Criteria
Education at the research level in Cultural Anthropology is regulated by the general study plan. For general information about eligibility and the requirements for admission: https://antro.uu.se/admissions/phd- studies/

Applicants fulfil the requirements for general eligibility for doctoral programmes if they have second-cycle qualification, completed at least 240 academic credits’ worth of courses, with at least 60 academic credits from second-cycle education, or acquired the equivalent knowledge in some other manner either in Sweden or abroad.

In addition to the general eligibility requirements stated above, applicants must also have completed a second-cycle degree in Cultural or Social Anthropology or equivalent. Applicants who have acquired the equivalent knowledge either in Sweden or abroad also fulfil the special eligibility requirements.

There is no nationality restriction, but applicants need to comply with the following mobility rule: they have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Sweden for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before their recruitment date (June 2023 latest), unless a part of a compulsory national service or a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention. (art. 6.2 of the Grant Agreement).

The selection process will consider the applicant’s capacity to complete the education at the research level. This capacity is judged based upon the applicant’s research proposal within the scope and focus of the research project Water Want: Technology and Expertise in the Urgency of Drought in Argentina. The research plan must describe how the proposed project will be carried out, including fieldwork. In addition, publications and student essays are important when judging an applicant’s ability to follow and benefit from the doctoral program.

To follow the doctoral program, the ability to express oneself in both written and spoken English is considered important, as is good proficiency in Spanish to undertake fieldwork. Personal or professional experience from and/or special interest in Argentina strengthens the application.

The assessment will consider the applicant’s ambition, capacity to organize and communicate, and commitment to high quality research and applied science.

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

Additional information
Education at the research level in Sweden has a duration of four (4) years, financed with employment as PhD candidate. PhD candidates are expected to conduct their education at the research level by working full time and by participating actively in the activities of the department. Obligatory administrative and teaching duties at the department may not exceed 20% of full-time.

The PhD Candidate will receive a salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for Recruited Doctoral Students. The exact (net) salary will be confirmed upon appointment and is dependent on local tax regulations and on the country correction factor (to allow for the difference in cost of living in different EU Member States). The salary includes a living allowance, a mobility allowance and a family allowance (if applicable). The guaranteed PhD funding at Uppsala University is for 48 months and shall cover both the employee’s as the employer’s mandatory charges.

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

  1. Personal letter of interest (max 1 page). In case the candidate does not have a MA degree in Social/Cultural Anthropology, a few paragraphs need to be added in which experience in field research or familiarity with the topic and/or field (as an intern, volunteer, etc.) such as in the higher education sector, government, civil society or the private sector is described;
  2. Research proposal (max 5 pages, including bibliography) for the subproject project 5: Water Want: Technology and Expertise in the Urgency of Drought in Argentina including justification and possible field sites and methods;
  3. Copy of degree certificate that proves the applicant’s eligibility for studies at the research level in Cultural Anthropology (which will have to be validated if the candidate is shortlisted, or before appointment);
  4. CV (max 3 pages)
  5. Copy of the MA thesis within the discipline of Anthropology or an equivalent degree;
  6. Name and affiliation of two referees who may be requested to write a letter of recommendation in case the candidate is shortlisted.
  7. Other publications or relevant documents, if any, that support the application.

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

For further information about the position, please contact: Director of Studies Charlotta Widmark +46-18-471 70 33, charlotta.widmark@antro.uu.se)

Principal Investigator Susann Baez Ullberg +46-18-471 45 09, susann.baez.ullberg@antro.uu.se

Senior Faculty Administrator Anna-Sofia Hedberg +46 18-471 69 82, anna_sofia.hedberg@uadm.uu.se

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Please submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system by 2022-12-31, UFV-PA 2022/4075.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Deadline: 2022-12-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology

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Post expires on Saturday December 31st, 2022

PhD student in Cultural Anthropology

Published: 2022-11-11

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.

PhD student in Cultural Anthropology

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 here.

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at Uppsala University

The department is looking for a PhD candidate in Cultural Anthropology starting on 1 September 2023. The position is part of the doctoral network The Anthropology of Global Climate Urgency (C-Urge) funded by the Horizon Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions DN 2021 call (Grant Agreement number: 101073542).  The network based in five European universities will train PhD candidates in Social/Cultural Anthropology who will be pioneering innovative and much-needed qualitative climate science.

The PhD Candidate at this position will be placed at the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology at Uppsala University and will undertake research on C-Urge project 6: The Urgency of Deforestation: Expertise, technology and media in the forest economies of Argentina with the main supervisor at Uppsala University and one co-supervisor at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Read more about the doctoral network C-Urge and the project 6: The Urgency of Deforestation: Expertise, technology and media in the forest economies of Argentina here.

Duties

As a PhD student in this position, the candidate is expected to:

  • carry out nine (9) months of ethnographic fieldwork in Argentina.
  • undertake an internship of three (3) months SEI Stockholm Environmental Institute
  • commit to the basic premises of ethically sound research in anthropology and to the H2020 Program Guidelines on FAIR Data.
  • engage in team work (in the field, with citizen scientists, and in the consortium).
  • comply with deadlines and participate actively in the various training activities the consortium is organizing.
  • write a PhD dissertation.
  • contribute to the various academic and non-academic outputs of the project (research communication, public outreach, etc.)

Requirements & Eligibility Criteria
Education at the research level in Cultural Anthropology is regulated by the general study plan. For general information about eligibility and the requirements for admission: https://antro.uu.se/admissions/phd- studies/

Applicants fulfil the requirements for general eligibility for doctoral programmes if they have second-cycle qualification, completed at least 240 academic credits’ worth of courses, with at least 60 academic credits from second-cycle education, or acquired the equivalent knowledge in some other manner either in Sweden or abroad.

In addition to the general eligibility requirements stated above, applicants must also have completed a second-cycle degree in Cultural or Social Anthropology or equivalent. Applicants who have acquired the equivalent knowledge either in Sweden or abroad also fulfil the special eligibility requirements.

There is no nationality restriction, but applicants need to comply with the following mobility rule: they have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Sweden for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before their recruitment date (June 2023 latest), unless a part of a compulsory national service or a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention. (art. 6.2 of the Grant Agreement).

The selection process will consider the applicant’s capacity to complete the education at the research level. This capacity is judged based upon the applicant’s research proposal within the scope and focus of the research project The Urgency of Deforestation: Expertise, technology and media in the forest economies of Argentina. The research plan must describe how the proposed project will be carried out, including fieldwork. In addition, publications and student essays are important when judging an applicant’s ability to follow and benefit from the doctoral program.

To follow the doctoral program, the ability to express oneself in both written and spoken English is considered important, as is good proficiency in Spanish to undertake fieldwork. Personal or professional experience from and/or special interest in Argentina strengthens the application.

The assessment will consider the applicant’s ambition, capacity to organize and communicate, and commitment to high quality research and applied science.

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

Additional information
Education at the research level in Sweden has a duration of four (4) years, financed with employment as PhD candidate. PhD candidates are expected to conduct their education at the research level by working full time and by participating actively in the activities of the department. Obligatory administrative and teaching duties at the department may not exceed 20% of full-time.

The PhD Candidate will receive a salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for Recruited Doctoral Student. The exact (net) salary will be confirmed upon appointment and is dependent on local tax regulations and on the country correction factor (to allow for the difference in cost of living in different EU Member States). The salary includes a living allowance, a mobility allowance and a family allowance (if applicable). The guaranteed PhD funding at Uppsala University is for 48 months and shall cover both the employee’s as the employer’s mandatory charges.

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 September 1st 2023. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Director of Studies Charlotta Widmark +46-18-471 70 33, charlotta.widmark@antro.uu.se)

Principal Investigator Susann Baez Ullberg +46-18-471 45 09, susann.baez.ullberg@antro.uu.se

Senior Faculty Administrator Anna-Sofia Hedberg 018-471 69 82, anna_sofia.hedberg@uadm.uu.se

Application procedure

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

  1. Personal letter of interest (max 1 page). In case the candidate does not have a MA degree in Social/Cultural Anthropology, a few paragraphs need to be added in which experience in field research or familiarity with the topic and/or field (as an intern, volunteer, etc.) such as in the higher education sector, government, civil society or the private sector is described;
  2. Research proposal (max 5 pages, including bibliography) for the project 6: The Urgency of Deforestation: Expertise, technology and media in the forest economies of Argentina including justification and possible field sites and methods;
  3. Copy of degree certificate that proves the applicant’s eligibility for studies at the research level in Cultural Anthropology (which will have to be validated if the candidate is shortlisted, or before appointment);
  4. CV (max 3 pages)
  5. Copy of the MA thesis within the discipline of Anthropology or an equivalent degree;
  6. Name and affiliation of two referees who may be requested to write a letter of recommendation in case the candidate is shortlisted.
  7. Other publications or relevant documents, if any, that support the application.

 

Please submit your application by December 31st 2022, UFV-PA 2022/4074.

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Deadline: 2022-12-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology

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Post expires on Saturday December 31st, 2022

Postdoctoral position in computational modelling of primary radiation damage in metallic systems

Published: 2022-11-11

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

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

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University invite applications for a two years Post-doctoral position in computational modelling of primary radiation damage in metallic systems.

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Background
The position relates to projects within the Swedish competence centre ANItA (Academic-industrial Nuclear technology Initiative to Achieve a sustainable energy future), which integrates Swedish technical and nontechnical expertise of Uppsala University, Chalmers, KTH, Vattenfall, Uniper, Fortum, Westinghouse, Studsvik Nuclear and the Swedish Energy Agency in nuclear technology and engineering.

Collaborative research, development, and education of the centre aim to create a Swedish knowledge and competence base needed for the introduction of novel nuclear power technologies such as Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) and provide relevant information, in particular, to policymakers for timely decisions on the future Swedish energy generation mix.

Within the ANItA, the leading universities in Sweden collaborate with leading Nordic companies in the nuclear energy sector. This offers doctoral students and postdocs a strong research environment, a unique industrial application potential, and excellent opportunities for international partnerships.

Duties and project description
The work will focus on the computational modelling of primary radiation damage in metallic systems. The studies will leverage the recently developed methods that can handle non-equilibrium dynamics at atomistic level, such as realtime time-dependent density functional theory and Langevin dynamics with spatial correlations. The former method will be used to describe electron-ion interactions from first principles and the latter will use this information in large-scale molecular dynamics simulations of primary damage.

In the first stage first principles calculations will be carried out to characterize the electronic stopping as well as electron phonon coupling in the selected materials. Furthermore, additional calculations will be conducted to obtain knowledge about the thermal properties of the materials (electronic heat capacity, electron heat conduction). This information is crucial for molecular dynamics simulations as they define how energy is transferred between energetic particles and electrons in the material as well as how the excitations are transferred throughout the material. 

The length and time scales necessary to study primary damage are beyond the capabilities of first principles methods. Therefore, in the second stage the electron-ion coupling model (EPH) will parameterized and improved if necessary for the selected materials with the information obtained in the stage one. The parameterization will require optimization tasks to obtain closest and most transferable model that can be used in large-scale MD simulations.

In stage three statistical ensembles of radiation damage simulations will be carried out utilizing the EPH model. The simulations will study the materials of interest for the project and will look at PKA energies relevant for the materials application. The simulations will produce information about the damage occurring in the materials, such as defect numbers, damage area, self-diffusion, etc. This data can be used in long time scale studies looking at, for example, the evolution of defects.

Requirements
PhD degree in physics or other relevant field or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in physics. 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.

The candidate is expected to have a solid background in TD-DFT, MD and HPC. Proficiency in English is required. 

Additional qualifications
Realtime time-dependent density functional theory calculations in metallic systems, model optimizations with non-linear methods, model development, molecular dynamics simulations, HPC experience, scripting skills to automate calculations and postprocessing.

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

The application should be written in English and include: Letter of motivation, with a short description of your research interests and why you feel you are a good match for the project (max two pages, ideally one). CV, including a description of relevant skills and experiences and a complete publication list. Copy of degree diploma and other official transcripts. Contact information for references, which can support your application if contacted. Include a short description of how these individuals are professionally related to you. 

For further information about the position, please contact: Mattias Klintenberg  mattias@physics.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 5 December 2022, UFV-PA 2022/4070.

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Deadline: 2022-12-05 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Post expires on Monday December 5th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in natural hazard impacts

Published: 2022-11-10

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 Earth Sciences at Uppsala University is Sweden´s largest and most versatile department of its kind with approximately 250 employees. Our activities are interdisciplinary and combine natural science and technology with social science. We have research programs in air, water and landscape science (LUVAL); geophysics; natural resources and sustainable development; (NRHU); petrology, mineralogy and tectonics (MPT); paleobiology, and wind energy. By investigating the history of Earth, we understand how our planet has developed over time and how sustainable development benefits from this knowledge.

The Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS), with which the researcher will be affiliated, is a research center that brings together social, engineering and earth scientists from different departments at Uppsala University, Swedish Defense University, and Karlstad University (www.cnds.se).

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Duties
The postdoc will contribute to the Department’s strategic research area of Natural Hazards, and specifically to the development of new data-driven approaches for a better quantification of natural hazard-related impacts. A broad range of natural hazards will be investigated, including extreme climate and hydro-logical events, volcanic and seismic disasters and cascading events. A specific interest is the automated collection and analysis of data on impacts of natural hazards from text-based sources, although other relevant approaches may also be considered.

Requirements
PhD degree in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Meteorology, Geophysics, Geology, Hydrology or related disciplines 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. The applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English.)

Additional qualifications
Prior experience in natural language processing, automated extraction of information from textual sources or implementation of machine learning algorithms will be evaluated positively, as well as ability to interact effectively in a multi-disciplinary research environment.

The application should contain:

  • A Curriculum Vitae.
  • A short research statement (maximum 1 page) describing how the candidate’s past experience is relevant to the topic of the project and what approaches the candidate proposes towards the automated collection of data on impacts of natural hazard events from textual sources.
  • A list of publications in peer-reviewed international journals. Please only include accepted/published papers and not papers to be submitted or in review.
  • Two references (names and full contact details, including telephone number). Please do not include support letters.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement.  Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 15-03-2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: 

Gabriele Messori (gabriele.messori@geo.uu.se), Abigail Barker (abigail.barker@geo.uu.se) or Björn Lund (bjorn.lund@geo.uu.se)

Please submit your application by 16 December 2022, UFV-PA 2022/3997.

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Deadline: 2022-12-16 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Earth Sciences

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Post expires on Friday December 16th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on Biological Behavior of Cells at Biomaterial Interfaces

Published: 2022-11-11

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.

Full-time temporary position for two years starting as soon as possible or as agreed upon

This position is based at the Division of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ångström Laboratory (https://www.materialvetenskap.uu.se/medicinsk-teknik/). The research at the division is focused on basic mechanisms for the development and evaluation of new materials in interaction with biological systems and it comprises two research groups, the BMS group and the EMBLA group of which you will be a member of both.

The BioMaterial Systems group, headed by Prof. Cecilia Persson, focuses on the development and characterization of new biomaterials for applications mainly in orthopaedics, with a specific focus on additive manufacturing (3D-printing). There are currently approximately 20 people in the research group. More information on the profile of the research group can be found at: http://www.materialvetenskap.uu.se/bms/.

The EMBLA group, headed by Prof. Maria Tenje, focuses on development of novel microfluidic based system for characterization of biomaterials and cellular behavior. There are currently approximately 15 people in the research group. More information on the profile of the research group can be found at: http://www.materialvetenskap.uu.se/embla/.

You will also be a member of the AM4Life competence center, which is a VINNOVA-supported Competence Centre that gathers more than 20 partners in academia, industry and the public sector to support competence development in additive manufacturing for the life sciences. The centre is led by Prof. Persson and is funded by academia, industry and VINNOVA in equal parts, with a total budget of approx. 100 MSEK and will run between 2020-2025 in a first instance, and engage experts within academia and industry with a passion for 3D-printing with the ultimate goal of developing new technologies to improve people’s lives. https://www.uu.se/en/research/am4life/

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Project description: A Biomaterial-on-Chip system was recently developed at the division, which allows integration of different biomaterials into a culture environment with controlled flow conditions. The system can be coupled to an optical microscope and it allows studying the cell response at different stages of culture. The aim of this project is to adapt and utilize the newly developed system to study the interaction and differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells and osteoblasts with newly developed, 3D-printed biomaterials.  

Work duties: The tasks within this research project involve planning and performing different types of experiments, for example, adaptation of Biomaterial-on-Chip system to investigate the interaction and differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells and osteoblasts cells on Mg implants through analytical approaches as well as optical microscopy. The work also involves analyzing the results and disseminating the new knowledge through scientific articles in top journals and presentations at international conferences. The work will be performed in collaboration with other group members, working on similar projects. The position may also include some supervision of undergraduate and PhD students.

Qualification requirements: PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in biology, biophysics, biomedical engineering, material science or related 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.

For this position the following is required:

  • Documented experience in mammalian cell culture
  • Documented experience in working with microfluidics
  • Good written and oral skills in English as well as very good scientific writing skills
  • Ability to work both individually and in a team, and to be able to collaborate in an interdisciplinary environment with colleagues

Additional qualifications: The following requirements will be considered as a merit:

  • Experience in working with mesenchymal stem cells
  • Experience in analytical techniques (e.g. optical microscopy, flow cytometry, qPCR)
  • Experience in fabrication of microfluidic devices
  • Experience in transcriptomics and/or proteomics data analysis
  • Experience in obtaining research grants

Application procedure: 

The application shall include:

  • Cover letter (1-2 page)
  • CV (max 2 pages)
  • List of publications
  • Copy of your PhD degree, grades and other merits of relevance. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Name and contact information to at least two reference persons (e-mail address and phone no.).

The application shall be written in English.

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

For further information about the position please contact: Dr. Morteza Aramesh, morteza.aramesh@angstrom.uu.se  or Prof. Cecilia Persson, cecilia.persson@angstrom.uu.se

Please submit your application by 29 November 2022,UFV-PA 2022/3817

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Deadline: 2022-11-30 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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Post expires on Wednesday November 30th, 2022

PhD position in Biochemistry – structural biology supported by artificial intelligence

Published: 2022-11-08

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.

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

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

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

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

Tasks may include:

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

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

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

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

Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please submit your application by 13th December 2022, UFV-PA 2022/4007.

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Deadline: 2022-12-13 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry – BMC

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Post expires on Tuesday December 13th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in Industrial Engineering & Management with a specialization in Project Management & Project Governance

Published: 2022-11-04

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 Industrial Engineering & Management with a specialization in Project Management & Project Governance

The Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering consists of three divisions: Industrial Engineering, Quality Science and Management, and Civil Engineering and Built Environment. The department has a strong and international research environment and has approximately 80 employees with research and education both at the Ångström Laboratory in Uppsala and at Campus Gotland. This position will be located at the division of Industrial Engineering in Uppsala. For more information, see the departments webpage.

Industrial Engineering and Management is a broad, interdisciplinary subject that spans several sub-areas ranging from organization and management, innovation and entrepreneurship as well as industrial and social marketing within technology and innovation-intensive activities to automation and optimization, to machine design, production and production systems. 

The new Swedish competence centre ANItA (Academic-industrial Nuclear technology Initiative to Achieve a sustainable energy future) integrates expertise among the leading Swedish universities and leading Nordic companies in the nuclear energy sector to introduce nover nuclear power technologies such as Small Modular Reactors (SMRs). Main partners involved are Uppsala University, Chalmers, KTH, Vattenfall, Uniper, Fortum, Westinghouse, Studsvik Nuclear and the Swedish Energy Agency.

Within ANItA we are looking for a postdoc researcher and offer a strong research environment, a unique industrial application potential, and excellent opportunities for international partnerships.

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Overall research project objective and duties
The research investigates how risks of SMR projects could be mitigated and gives preliminary answers to the question “are SMRs viable solutions in decarbonising energy production?” Conventional projects for nuclear power plants have showed difficulties to meet deadlines and time schedules as well as keeping the budget. The idea behind SMRs is to reduce time, uncertainty and complexity due to the shift from “constructed on site” to the mindset of “installed on site”. But the question remains if this is possible as it requires new financing models, new roles and responsibilities of project actors, new digital tools etc.

Together with the research team we anticipate you to work with tasks such as:

  • -Investigate how project and construction management is affected when serial production of system/components/modules is introduced.
  • -Analyse what kind of synergies and learnings can be found from other complex industries.
  • -Assess and develop new financial models for SMR projects.
  • -Assess and develop new project management methods for SMR projects.

Given that no SMR reactors have been built in Sweden or elsewhere the study is expected to draw upon previous experience of large-scale nuclear construction projects, adequate benchmarking industries and other types of mega projects. This project will not only produce academic results but also contribute to improved industrial management practices of high-risk projects concerning risk and risk mitigation while constructing SMRs in a Swedish context.

Requirements
For the position as postdoc we require you to have a PhD degree, preferable within industrial engineering & management, industrial management, innovation management, industrial dynamics, construction management focusing on project management and project organizing, business administration or similar.

Pedagogical experience is required for the position, as the position included teaching.

Very good oral and written English is a requirement.

Additional qualifications
Documented experiences from project organizing is a merit. Knowledge about energy systems and nuclear energy and knowledge in Swedish is also a merit.

Departmental duties, usually teaching, will require up to 20% of employment. More information about postgraduate positions are available on the Department’s website, http://www.teknik.uu.se and technical science faculty website http://www.teknat.uu.se. The ranking of eligible applicants will be based primarily on research and teaching expertise, which will be given equal importance. Research expertise comprises research merits as well as the applicant´s potential to contribute to the future development of both research and teaching.

The application:
The application should include:

  • Personal letter
  • CV (maximum. 2 pages)
  • Publikation list
  • Copy of PhD degree

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

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Marcus Lindahl, Chair Industrial Engineering & Management, marcus.lindahl@angstrom.uu.se or Åse Linné, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher at the Division of  Industrial Engineering & Management  ase.linne@angstrom.uu.se

Please submit your application by 12 December 2022, UFV-PA 2022/4088.

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Deadline: 2022-12-12 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering

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Post expires on Monday December 12th, 2022

1-2 postdoctoral research associates

Published: 2022-11-01

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 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The position is within the project CApturing Paradata for documenTing data creation and Use for the REsearch of the future (CAPTURE) financed by a European Research Council Consolidator Grant (ERC-COG). The principal investigator is Professor Isto Huvila. More information about the research project.

Information about the Department of ALM and research conducted.

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Principal duties: The researchers are mainly supposed to be engaged in research and to take care of certain administrative duties associated with the project. However, some duties relating to supervision of students are also possible. The employed researchers are expected to plan, initiate, conduct and develop independently goal-oriented empirical research on information practices related to either making and production or use of archaeological research data in a multi-disciplinary research environment.

 

The position is placed at the Department of ALM at Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden. Regular worksite attendance is required.

 

Requirements: To be eligible one must have completed a PhD in a relevant social science or humanities discipline at the latest by the beginning of the employment and have documented pedagogical competence. The candidate is expected to have experience of conducting research relating to information- or data practices, scholarly/scientific or professional work or similar, and to demonstrate very good skills in both written and oral English.

 

Additional qualifications: Special weight will be attached to the applicant’s research expertise, but pedagogical expertise and administrative skills will also be taken into consideration. In the evaluation of research expertise, the most important factor is quality.

 

Meriting: Relevant practical or scholarly experience on data and information practices or behaviour in archaeology, documentation practices, science studies, archiving and preservation or management of research data is considered as an advantage as well as experience of the use of both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

 

How to apply: A complete application must contain:

  •  A CV including a list of the scientific/scholarly works especially relevant for the project, together with information about research, teaching and other relevant work to date.
  • Three writing samples (texts written individually by the applicant. 
  • Copy of degree diploma and other official transcripts.
  • Names and contact information of two references.
  • A personal letter (at most 2 pages) describing the reasons why the applicant is applying for the position as a research fellow and the research the applicant would be interested to conduct during his/her time as a research associate. The description should also clearly state how the applicant’s proposed project relates to the general research project.

 

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

Starting date:  2023-01-01 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of position: Part time or fulltime permanent position.

For further information about the position please contact: The Head of the Department of ALM, Åse Hedemark, ase.hedemark@abm.uu.se, or the Principal Investigator of the project Isto Huvila, isto.huvila@abm.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 2nd of December 2022, UFV-PA 2022/3946 .

 

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Deadline: 2022-12-02 at 23:59
Unit: Department of ALM

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Post expires on Friday December 2nd, 2022

Postdoc in orthopedics

Published: 2022-11-09

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 Surgical Sciences (IKV) is part of the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy. IKV has about 160 employees and 200 registered doctoral (third cycle) students, the majority of which are clinically active doctors and nurses. The yearly turnover is SEK 152 million. Research is conducted at the department, as well as teaching in the first, second and third cycles. Teaching is, among other areas, conducted within the education programmes for doctors, nurses and specialty nurses. Research is conducted in research groups organised according to surgical specialties and closely aligned subject areas, such as anaesthesia and intensive care and radiology. A great deal of research is conducted in cooperation between separate research groups within IKV and other departments at Uppsala University, as well as other universities in Sweden and the rest of the world. Many of the department’s employees have combined positions at the University Hospital.

Experimental, clinical and epidemiological research is conducted at the unit for orthopedics (https://www.surgsci.uu.se/Forskning/forskningsomraden/Ortopedi/) and our translational research is located at OrthoLab. Within the framework of a VR project that pertains to preventing early complications after hip replacement surgery (2021-00980), we are now looking for a postdoc who will work with the development and evaluation of materials with both antimicrobial and osteoconductive properties. This is a time-limited employment, full-time for two years.

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Duties
As a postdoc you will strengthen yourself as an independent researcher by evaluating the growth and differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells and osteoblasts from mouse or humans for various ceramic and metallic materials. For these tasks you will be using microscopy, flow cytometry, ELISA and qPCR. Furthermore, bacterial growth and formation of biofilm on different materials will be studied using microbiological methods. The tasks include independent writing of articles and presenting the results at national and international conferences. The tasks also include collaboration with other researchers within the research group and you are expected to supervise students at the master’s degree level and doctoral students with a maximum of 20% of your working hours. You will be supervising two biomedical scientists/resarch assistants. 

Requirements
To be qualified for employment as a postdoc one must hold a doctoral degree (PhD) in biological or medical sciences, or a foreign degree equivalent to a doctoral degree within the stated field of medical science. The degree should have been obtained within the past three years. Particular emphasis will be placed on very good knowledge in cell biology with a focus on cell culture, or on experience in the field of material science involving either of the following methods: XRD, FTIR, SEM.

We attach great importance to personal qualities and you should have a good ability to collaborate with others. The applicant must have good communication skills in English, both written and oral.

Additional qualifications
Qualifications refer to experience of material science or microbiology.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position for 2 years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2023-01-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Nils Hailer, nils.hailer@surgsci.uu.se. For questions regarding the employment process, contact HR representative Louise Lundqvist, louise.lundqvist@uu.se

Please submit your application by 29th of November 2022, UFV-PA 2022/4146

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Deadline: 2022-11-29 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Surgical Sciences

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Post expires on Tuesday November 29th, 2022