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PhD in Physical Chemistry with specialization in Biomolecular Spectroscopy

Published: 2022-06-17

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

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

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

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

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

Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

For further information about the position, please contact: Michal Maj,  +46737695530, michal.maj@kemi.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 8 July 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2452.

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Deadline: 2022-07-08 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory

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Post expires on Friday July 8th, 2022

PhD student in evolutionary biology

Published: 2022-06-16

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.

A PhD student position is available in the laboratory of Vaishali Katju in the Evolutionary Biology program at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, Uppsala University (Sweden).

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

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Project description
We are seeking a Ph.D. student interested in combining the power of experimental evolution using Caenorhabditis elegans with genetic and high-throughput genomic approaches to investigate fundamental questions in evolution. Our research program is diverse and includes multiple ongoing projects investigating (but not restricted to) (i) the fitness effects and evolutionary dynamics of spontaneous mutations, especially copy-number variants, (ii) the fitness consequences of selfish mitochondria and the genetic basis of mitonuclear adaptation, (iii) genomic conflict and compensatory evolution, and (iv) the genetic basis of adaptation following fitness decline and recovery. The successful candidate will be involved in analyzing both whole-genome sequence and transcriptome datasets of experimentally evolved C. elegans populations but will also have opportunities to design and initiate novel projects of choice that fall within the umbrella theme of our expertise (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=xXF3A58AAAAJ&hl=en).

Duties
The position will both involve both wet-lab and computational components. The wet-lab component will involve experimental evolution projects with C. elegans and standard molecular procedures (DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, sequencing, gel electrophoresis, genomic library preparation, among others). Additionally, there is scope for incorporating genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches and employing standard genetic backcrossing techniques. All projects are expected to involve a strong bioinformatic component involving analyses of DNA-Seq and/or RNA-Seq datasets. Training will be provided when necessary.

Qualifications required
To be eligible for a PhD-student position the applicant must hold a Master’s degree in evolutionary biology and well-versed with fundamental principles/theory of population genetics, quantitative genetics, and molecular evolution. Great emphasis is placed on personal qualities such as planning and organizational skills, strong motivation and ability to problem-solve, strong interpersonal communication skills and an ability to work collectively with other group members while fostering a collaborative work atmosphere. The candidate must possess documented experience and proficiency in both spoken as well as written English.

Qualifications desired
Candidates are expected to have a Master’s degree in evolutionary biology and well-versed with fundamental principles/theory of population genetics, quantitative genetics, and molecular evolution. Candidates having experience with evolutional evolution, C. elegans husbandry, molecular biology and bioinformatic/statistical analyses of large data sets will be given preference.

About the employment: The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date October 1, 2022 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

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

For further information about the position please contact: Dr. Vaishali Katju, telephone: +46 18 471 6468, Vaishali.Katju@ebc.uu.se.

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

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 21 July 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2521.

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Deadline: 2022-07-21 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Ecology and Genetics

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Post expires on Thursday July 21st, 2022

Postdoctoral position in development of radiopharmaceuticals

Published: 2022-06-17

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

The Theranostic group is looking for an outstanding postdoc in development of radiopharmaceuticals, with excellent scientific track-record and organizational skills, to work in a leading research environment with scientists of diverse and international background.

The position will be based in the Theranostic research group (Prof. A.Orlova) at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Uppsala University. The research group focuses on development of molecular targeted radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostic imaging and therapy of cancer. The research group consists of one senior and two junior scientists, with diverse international backgrounds.

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Project description
We are looking for a postdoc in development of radiolabelled theranostic agents for diagnostic and treatment of prostate cancer. The project is a part of a larger program focusing on imaging and therapy of prostate cancer using antagonist to gastrin releasing peptide receptor (GRPR), PSMA inhibitors and targeting scaffold proteins. The overall goal is to investigate factors influencing targeting properties of the protein based targeting agent and their excretion pathways. The project involves development and optimisation of labelling methods for gallium-68, indium-111, technetium-99m, luthetium-177 and other radionuclides, characterisation of labelled proteins and their in vitro and in vivo investigation. The exact description of the tasks depends on the individual skills and research interests of the applicant.

Duties
The main duties of the applicant will be to participate in and lead research projects. Your work will include radiolabeling, identity and stability determination by HPLC, ITLC, SDS, and radioautogaraphy, work with living cell cultures and frozen/fixed tissue samples, participation in in vivo and imaging experiments. Evaluation, analyses and presentation of obtained data is also included. The work duties can also include supervision of students, teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

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

The applicant must have excellent skills in communication and teamwork, and must have a strong documented background in both radiolabeling and pre-clinical evaluation of radiolabeled  peptides/proteins. Fluency in both written and spoken English is an absolute prerequisite.

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

Additional qualifications
FELACA C certificate (or equal education), publications in the field of preclinical development of (protein based) radiopharmeceuticals, and experience with microPET/SPECT/CT/MRI are advantageous.

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

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

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date as agreed or at the latest 2023-02-01. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Anna Orlova, anna.orlova@ilk.uu.se and Head of department Anders Karlén (anders.karlen@ilk.uu.se).

Please submit your application by 15 July 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2402.

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Deadline: 2022-07-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Medicinal Chemistry

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Post expires on Friday July 15th, 2022

Postdoctoral researcher position in multiscale modeling methods for Li-ion battery materials

Published: 2022-06-03

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

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

Project description
The goal of the project is to extend the fundamental understanding of the mechanisms governing the ion transport in Li-ion battery electrolyte materials. The research will mainly focus on the development of new, and computationally efficient, strategies for multi-scale modelling that enable systematic studies of hypothetical materials on a large scale. The scientific outcome is expected to provide guidelines to identify and optimize such materials and to form the basis for the development of future-generations of rechargeable batteries. The work will be carried out within the Computational Materials Chemistry group (CMC – http://www.teoroo.kemi.uu.se/) and in close collaboration with experimental activities at the Ångström Advanced Battery Centre (ÅABC – https://kemi.uu.se/angstrom/research/structural-chemistry/aabc), which are both parts of the structural chemistry program at Uppsala University.

Work duties
The main duties involved in a postdoctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The main focus of the current research project is modelling of battery materials where we will develop physical models for multi-scale modelling purposes and use a broad spectrum of advanced simulation techniques such as electron structure calculations and molecular dynamics for detailed studies of the transport processes. The research work also involves development and use of data analysis and data handling strategies, such as machine-learning, as well as a close collaboration with experimentalists within ÅABC. The position is co-financed by the BIG-MAP project (http://www.big-map.eu) which is a consortium of 34 academic and industrial partner groups funded by the European Commission, as well as by the Swedish Research Council (VR).

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

The assessment of applications is based primarily on the applicant’s ability to conduct independent research based on scientific skill. Greater importance will be attached to the quality of individual scientific work, than to the number of publications. The applicant is expected to have a very good knowledge of written and spoken English.

A solid background in a range of computational chemistry methods targeting several different length and time scales is required

Desirable qualifications
Programming skills and experience with machine learning is meriting,

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date 2022-08-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position please contact: Amber Mace (amber.mace@kemi.uu.se).

Please submit your application by 1 of August 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2245.

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Deadline: 2022-08-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory

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Post expires on Monday August 1st, 2022

PhD in Chemistry targeting synchrotron and neutron studies of solid-state batteries

Published: 2022-06-16

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

The Department of Chemistry – Ångström conducts research and education in the chemistry field. The department has more than 230 employees and has a turnover of 220 million SEK. At the department’s six programs, we conduct very successful research of a high international standard. We have a large number of externally funded research projects, often with international cooperation and we see continued good growth in our subject area. The department has education assignments in engineering programs and master’s programs. More information is available on our website

The Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory has for many years hosted a research environment focused on the development of materials and their applications within the energy storage area: the Ångström Advanced Battery Centre. We develop novel electrode and electrolyte materials, characterise them, evaluate and improve them with respect to battery performance, and study fundamental chemical processes and properties using both experimental and computational techniques. The research is, as such, both fundamental and applied.

Description of research project
Solid-state batteries constitute a rapidly expanding application area, where the solid electrolyte and its interplay with the battery electrodes is vital for the functionality. Much of the fundamental surface chemistry and transport mechanisms in these devices are, however, still necessary to discover and understand. Within this PhD project, this field will be researched by utilizing advanced research infrastructure, not least synchrotron and neutron sources, for imaging and analysis.

Work duties
Performing synthesis and fabrication of relevant solid electrolytes, implement them in batteries, operate these electrochemically while studying different chemical and electrochemical processes by synchrotron radiation and neutron scattering – ex-situ, in-situ and in operando. The aim is to clarify and understand surface chemistry, reactivity, transport processes and morphology development. The work includes international collaboration. The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

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

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
  • has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Required qualifications:

  • Degree or equivalent as above in Chemistry, Physics or Materials Science.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Desirable qualifications
A background within material science is desired, with Physics and/or Chemistry specialization and including materials synthesis. Experience of electrochemistry and batteries is valuable, as is experience from working with soft matter. Also valuable is experience of diffraction and imaging techniques, as well as spectroscopy and photoelectron spectroscopy techniques. Experiences of work at synchrotron or neutron facilities is a plus. Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.

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

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

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2022-09-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Kristina Edström, +46-18-4713713, Docent Jonas Mindemark, +46-18-4713759.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 15 July 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2492.

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Deadline: 2022-07-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory

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Post expires on Friday July 15th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in glass nanoparticles for energy applications

Published: 2022-06-15

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 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.

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Duties
At IFA, the Department of X-ray Physics, research is conducted on functional materials using XUV and advanced X-ray-based spectroscopy. The current position is opened up for operations in nanoparticle technology. The materials of interest are so-called upside down converting nanoparticles of rare earth metals and semiconductors with a focus on exploring the capture of infrared and ultraviolet light to activate solar cells in window glass in buildings. The activity will complement existing research in the areas of nanotechnology, solar cells and energy materials carried out at the department. The research is part of the project “IR functionalized solar cells” with support from the Swedish Energy Agency (STEM 52495-1).

Requirements
PhD degree in physics 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. 

Additional qualifications
Documented experience of nanostructure manufacturing and experimental research in materials physics is important. Particular emphasis will be placed on research in nanosystems, molecular systems and the synthesis of nanoparticles. Good skills in state-of-the-art nanofabrication techniques such as high-resolution e-beam lithography, optical lithography, thin film production and other cleanroom-based techniques, low temperature low-noise-high-precision instrumentation, controlled core-shell synthesis and nanophysics will also be attached. weight at when the application is assessed. Experience of leading research groups, including doctoral students and postdocs, can be important. Documented ability to obtain external financing is considered meritorious. Experience of combining basic research with applied research is also an advantage. 

About the employment
The employment is limited in time, 24 months. The scope is full time. Access 1 October  2022 or by agreement. Location: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Hans Ågren Professor at the  Institute of  Physics and Mobil: 0701-458338 Email: hans.agren@physics.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 1 September 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1977.

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Deadline: 2022-09-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Post expires on Thursday September 1st, 2022

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

Published: 2022-06-14

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

The 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. Previous experiences in gene editing techniques, production and utilization of AAV-vectors as well as cell culture, transfection, and animal handling are required. The applicant also needs to have a good knowledge of written and spoken English.

Application
The application should contain a cover letter (maximum 1 page) describing the applicant’s research interests, an updated CV with a list of publications, copies of diplomas and certificates of higher academic degrees as well as contact details (name, e-mail, phone number) of two referees.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement.  Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2022-11-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

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

Please submit your application by 15th August 2022, UFV-PA  2022/2409.

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Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences

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Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Researcher in orthopedics

Published: 2022-06-14

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

The 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 researcher who will work with the development and evaluation of materials with both antimicrobial and osteoconductive properties. This is a fixed-term employment, full-time for two years.

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Duties
As a researcher you will be asked to evaluate the growth and differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells and osteoblasts from mouse or humans for various ceramic and metallic materials 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 researcher 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. To qualify one must also have completed a post-doc in the same subject area. Particular emphasis will be placed on very good knowledge in cell biology with a focus on cell culture, as well as experience with the above-described assessment methods.

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. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2022-09-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Nils Hailer, nils.hailer@surgsci.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 12th of July 2022 , UFV-PA 2022/2393.

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Deadline: 2022-07-12 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Surgical Sciences

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Post expires on Tuesday July 12th, 2022

Postdoctoral position in Induced pluripotent stem cell disease modeling

Published: 2022-06-13

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 Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at Uppsala University has a broad research profile with strong research groups focused on cancer, autoimmune and genetic diseases. A fundamental idea at the department is to stimulate translational research and thereby closer interactions between medical research and health care. Research is presently conducted in the following areas: medical and clinical genetics, clinical immunology, pathology, neuro biology, neuro-oncology, vascular biology, radiation science and molecular tools. Department activities are also integrated with the units for Oncology, Clinical Genetics, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Pathology, and Hospital Physics at Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala. The department has teaching assignments in several education programmes, including Master Programmes, at the Faculty of Medicine, and at the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology. The department has a yearly turnover of around SEK 500 million, out of which more than half is made up of external funding. The staff amounts to approximately 345 employees, out of which 100 are PhD-students, and there are in total more than 700 affiliated people. Feel free to read more about the department’s activities here: www.igp.uu.se

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SciLifeLab (www.scilifelab.se) is a Swedish national center for molecular biosciences with focus on health and environmental research. The center combines frontline technical expertise with advanced knowledge of translational medicine and molecular bioscience. SciLifeLab is hosted by four Swedish universities (Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University) and collaborates with several other universities.

Niklas Dahl’s research group (http://www.igp.uu.se/research/genetics_genomics/niklas_dahl)
The group is focused on functional genomics including the identification of mechanisms and pathophysiology associated with genetic disorders. Over the last decade the research group has identified a number of novel genes/gene variants and mechanisms associated with disease. A limiting factor in the studies of central nervous system (CNS) disorders has been models that recapitulate the human brain. To this end, the group has established induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology. We have reprogrammed somatic cells from patients with various genetic disorders of the CNS. The goals are to identify novel disease mechanisms at the cellular and molecular levels as well as to develop a 3D model for CNS (i.e. organoids). Analysis is performed on entire cell-populations as well as on single cells using e.g. functional assays, immunostainings, transcriptome- and methylome-profiling. Models are validated using CRISPR/Cas9 modifications of iPSC. The projects aim to reveal novel mechanisms and biomarkers associated with CNS disorders for improved diagnostics as a step towards drug development.

Duties
Molecular cloning, DNA sequence analysis, CRISPR/Cas9 editing and selection of edited iPSC clones. Monitor iPSC cultures and differentiate iPSC into neuronal subtypes in 2D and 3D (i.e. organoids). Characterize neural cell models (e.g. by transcriptome profiling). The tasks include planning and implementation of subprojects, compilation and analysis of data, writing of manuscripts for publication, contributions in writing applications and assistance in supervision of PhD and master students.

Requirements
PhD in the field of cell- or molecular biology, biomedicine, neurobiology or similar. 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 experience in molecular cloning, gene expression and protein analysis as well as molecular and statistical analysis. Good interpersonal and communication skills is required as well as demonstrated experience in compiling and publishing scientific papers in related fields.

Additional qualifications
Appropriate background is a Ph.D. degree with a biological or biomedical sciences. Proven experience in molecular biology/cloning, functional, statistical and bioinformatic analyses. Experiences from cell culture systems transcriptome-, proteome- and DNA sequence data are meritorious. Particular emphasis will be placed on academic skills, good collaboration skills, personal suitability and ability to work independently.

The application must include a personal letter including a brief description of your research interests and motivation for the application, CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, up to 10 publications, and a list of two reference persons and/or reference letters.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement. (with possibility of 1 year extension). Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed.
Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Niklas Dahl, niklas.dahl@igp.uu.se, 018-471 4859, 018-611 2

Please submit your application by 15 August 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2169.

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Deadline: 2022-08-15 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology

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Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Postdoc position in materials chemistry, metal hydrides for hydrogen compression

Published: 2022-06-13

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

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

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Duties
Postdoctoral fellow in the group of bulk materials within the research program for inorganic chemistry. The research focuses on how material properties are affected by chemical composition and crystal structure. For example, we study how the chemical composition affect the hydrogen absorption/desorption properties. An important area is new alloys for hydrogen compression and storage. The post doctor will work in the border area between chemistry, physics and materials theory; more specifically, with the synthesis and characterizations of new high entropy alloys for application in hydrogen compression. The project will be carried out in the group of Professor Martin Sahlberg at the Department of Chemistry-Angstrom. The project is a collaboration between Uppsala University and Sandia National labs, US, as the international partner. Synthesis using high temperature methods such as electric arc furnace, induction furnace and possibly solid-gas methods will be used. Characterization will primarily be conducted using diffraction methods like single crystal X-ray diffraction, Neutron diffraction and in situ measurements using synchrotron radiation.

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. Some administrative tasks may be included in the project.

Requirements
PhD degree in Materials chemistry / Inorganic chemistry or equivalent, or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in Materials chemistry / Inorganic chemistry. 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.

Applicants should be highly motivated and interested in research in chemistry and physics, as well as research on sustainable energy. For a position as a postdoctoral fellow it is required to have a doctoral degree or who have a foreign qualification deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate degree. Documented knowledge in high-temperature synthesis with different methods, diffraction (X-ray, electron and neutron) and general knowledge of structure-property relations is a requirement. Practical experience in development of novel metal hydride systems, and knowledge of different synthesis and analysis techniques are considered strong merits.

The ability to work both independently and in a team is essential. The application must include a CV, copies of diplomas and transcripts, publications, and a short description of your research interests. The applications will be assessed according to the following criteria: compliance with eligibility criteria, previous experience in related fields as well as personal suitability. The research group is small but highly productive with high requirements on collaborative skills.

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

For further information about the position, please contact: Martin Sahlberg, martin.sahlberg@kemi.uu.se

Please submit your application by 1 August 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1571.

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Deadline: 2022-08-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory

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Post expires on Monday August 1st, 2022

PhD student in experimental hadron physics

Published: 2022-06-06

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

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

Research field and research group
One of the most challenging problems in contemporary physics is to understand the strong force that binds together quarks and gluons into hadrons, e.g. protons and neutrons. Hadron physics is a wide, dynamic research field where the strong interaction is investigated in detail. The research of the Uppsala hadron physics group has so far been carried out within international collaborations at facilities in Italy (KLOE-2, Rome), China (BESIII, Beijing) and Germany (PANDA at FAIR, Darmstadt), and in close collaboration with local theoreticians. An overview of the research activities available at www.physics.uu.se/research/nuclear-physics/ .

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

Duties
We are looking for a PhD student who can participate in the collection and analysis of data from BESIII or Belle II, as well as to develop modern analysis tools for electron-positron experiments. It is also possible to include a theory component of there is interest. The PhD student is expected to participate in meetings and workshops abroad and work with simulations, reconstruction, analysis and interpretation of data, as well as experimental service tasks.

Requirements
The candidate shall, before starting the new position, have completed her/his MSc studies in physics (or equivalent), including advanced courses in nuclear and/or particle physics. Basic knowledge in programming, for example python, is required, as well as good oral and written proficiency in English and capability to work both independently and in a team.

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 1 October or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

Application
The application should include a brief description of research interests and relevant experience, CV, copies of certificates and diplomas, MSc thesis (or a draft thereof), a reference list and other documents, that the applicant wishes to claim. The MSc degree does not need to be completed at the time of application, but at the time of admission.

For further information, contact: Karin Schönning (karin.schonning@physics.uu.se) or Michael Papenbrock (Michael.Papenbrock@physics.uu.se).

Please submit your application by 15 August 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2209. Use the link below to access the application form.

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

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Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

PhD student in geohydrology / environmental chemistry / biogeochemistry

Published: 2022-06-22

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

The Department of 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. More information is available at earth sciences. This project also involves close collaboration with the Swedish university of agricultural sciences (SLU).

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PhD-student in Geohydrology at the Department of Earth Sciences, programme for air- water and landscape science. Starting date September 15th, 2022 or as agreed upon.

Within the project PFAS-active bacteria and microbial communities / consortia from Swedish contaminated sites will be identified and further characterized by e.g. sequencing and analyses of genomes, genetic expressions and metabolites in careful laboratory experiments. We will also investigate how different environmental parameters influence the degradation and the degradation products that are formed will be studied using advanced analytical methods such as high-resolution mass spectrometry. Towards the end of the project the findings from the laboratory studies will be applied in a well-controlled demonstration experiment at a PFAS contaminated site where we stimulate microbial PFAS degradation and investigate how this works in practise. The benefit of the project can in the long run be very large if we manage to develop methods to establish and stimulate microbial communities that degrade PFAS in-situ in soil and groundwater.

Duties
The PhD student will work with microbial degradation of PFAS for remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater within the research project bioPFAS. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are extremely difficult to degrade at the same time as many of these substances are both harmful to human health and mobile in the environment. PFAS are or have been used in numerous products and constitute a growing environmental problem. In 2021, more than half of Sweden’s municipalities reported that they have PFAS in the raw water for drinking water production. At the same time PFAS continues to leak out into the environment from contaminated sites such as fire-fighting training areas and landfills. Natural degradation is an important process for the removal of many organic contaminant from the environment. So far, however, the natural degradation of PFAS all the way to non-toxic (completely de-fluorinated) end products has been deemed very slow or maybe not even possible, but on the other hand there is a lack of knowledge about the degradation processes and the organisms involved.

Within this research project we aim to increase the knowledge about microbial degradation of PFAS and in particular answer (among other) the following questions:

  • To what extent can PFAS be microbially degraded in soil and groundwater, which substances are degraded and is the degradation complete or incomplete?
  • Which factors control microbial degradation of PFAS and can good conditions for microbial degradation be achieved or stimulated within contaminated sites in Sweden?

The project is a collaboration between Uppsala university (UU), the Swedish university of agricultural sciences (SLU) and other partners, including companies working with remediation of contaminated sites. The PhD-student will be employed at UU but will also collaborate and work closely with the Department of aquatic sciences and assessment and the Department of soil and environment at SLU including laboratory work at SLU (Uppsala).

Requirements
We seek a candidate with strong background in environmental or bio- engineering, geohydrology, environmental chemistry, microbiology soil science or similar fields. Proficiency in English (both spoken and written) is required. For employment, (at the starting date) the candidate should hold an MSc degree or equivalent in a field relevant for the topic of the PhD position. The applicant must be eligible for PhD studies. Priority is given to those who are deemed to show the greatest aptitude for a successful completion of graduate studies.

Additional qualifications
The following are considered advantageous: Experience of laboratory work and capability to perform careful laboratory experiments, experience of research on environmental contaminants and their degradation, ability for interdisciplinary work and willingness to learn new things, knowledge about microbiology and/or environmental chemistry.

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 15, 2022 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala. The PhD-student shall primarily devote her/his time to own research studies. The graduate program covers four years of full-time study. The position can be combined with teaching or other duties at the department (maximum 20%), which prolongs the employment with the corresponding time. 

ApplicationThe application should include: a motivation letter describing yourself, your research interests, why you want to do a PhD and why you are suitable for the current position, CV, documentation of your education and course grades, the names and email addresses of reference persons (preferably at least 2), relevant publications including Master’s thesis. 

For further information about the position, please contact: Prof. Fritjof Fagerlund +46-18-4717166, fritjof.fagerlund@geo.uu.se

Please submit your application by 15 of August 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2504.

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

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Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Postdoctoral position on Software Security

Published: 2022-06-02

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

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

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Duties
The candidate will perform research to develop techniques for detecting errors and security vulnerabilities in software. Relevant areas include, but are not limited to, program analysis, formal verification, symbolic execution, protocol testing, fuzzing, taint analysis, and model learning, The goals include to significantly extend the power and scalability of such techniques to make the applicable to real-world code bases; foreseen applications include operating systems, software for IoT systems, and implementations of network security protocols.

The position may include some teaching duties (at most 20%).

Environment
The position is funded by project aSSIsT: Secure Software for the Internet of Things (https://assist-project.github.io/), supported by SSF (the Foundation for Strategic Research), which brings together several groups at Uppsala University (Bengt Jonsson, Parosh Abdulla, Mohammed Faouzi Atig, Kostis Sagonas, and Wang Yi) that are world-renowned in the fields of automated verification, programming language implementation, and testing.  Contributions include the UPPAAL model checker, high-impact techniques and tools for testing and verification of multithreaded software, including Concuerror and Nidhugg, and several tools for the Erlang programming language. Members received the CAV (Computer-Aided Verification) Award, the most prestigious academic award in the area, both in 2013 (Wang Yi) and in 2017 (Parosh Abdulla and Bengt Jonsson).  The work is performed in collaboration with partners at RISE SICS (Luca Mottola, Shahid Raza, and Thiemo Voigt) including developers of the ConTiki OS, and the SICS Security lab.

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

A successful candidate should have a strong research experience in some of the following fields: program analysis, compiler techniques, model checking, formal verification, testing, security, software engineering, and similar, as well as be proficient in building software systems and tools. The applicant must have good skills in spoken and written English.

Criteria for ranking
 When ranking several qualified applicants, scientific excellence in the area will be of primary importance. The university aims to recruit the person who, in the combined evaluation of competence, skills and documented qualification, is judged most suitable to independently carry out and develop the work at hand, and to contribute to a positive development of the aSSIsT project and the department.

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

Application
Applications should include a description of research interests and past experience, including a motivation for applying for this position, a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of Ph.D. thesis (or a draft thereof), relevant publications, and other relevant documents.  Applications should be accompanied by at least two letter(s) of recommendation or contact information to reference persons, as well as earliest feasible starting date of employment.

About working in Sweden: Sweden is a fantastic place for living and working. Swedes are friendly and speak excellent English. The quality of life is high, with a strong emphasis on outdoor activities. The Swedish working climate emphasizes an open atmosphere, with active discussions involving both junior and senior employees. Healthcare incurs only small fees. Parental benefits allow 13 months of parental leave, extending the length of employment correspondingly. Childcare is of high quality and very affordable.

For further information about the position, please contact: Bengt Jonsson (bengt.jonsson@it.uu.se) and Kostis Sagonas (kostis@it.uu.se).

Please submit your application by 7 July 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2133.

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Deadline: 2022-07-07 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Information Technology

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Post expires on Thursday July 7th, 2022

PhD student in Chemistry focusing on developing electrochemical strategies to control Na metal electrodes in Na-based batteries

Published: 2022-06-02

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

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

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Project description
The research project will focus on developing new electrochemical strategies to control Na-metal electrodes in Na-metal batteries. The project is built on recent advances in how the surface morphology of reactive metals like Li can be controlled using electrochemical nucleation. Insights and advances in the project will improve our understanding how the metal morphology evolves during electrochemical energy storage in Na-metal batteries. The aim of the project will be to apply these insights to create safe Na-metal batteries with improved lifetime. The work will extend beyond the department with industry collaboration partners from both the Na-battery industry (Altris) and the electric vehicle industry (Polestar).

Work duties
The doctoral student will be carrying out primarily experimental work thereby becoming experienced in topics like electrochemistry, electrodeposition, electrolyte design, Na-based batteries, in-operando microscopy analysis and post-mortem electron microscopy.

Requirements

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or has acquired essentially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad
  • very good oral and written proficiency in English
  • highly motivated and curious mindset
  • able to work both independently and as a part of a larger team

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

  • Experience in electrochemical energy storage, in particular Li- or Na-based batteries is highly meriting
  • Knowledge in electrochemistry and electrodeposition is meriting
  • Programming expertise and automated data processing is also meriting

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

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1.10.2022 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: David Rehnlund, +49 152 33675131, david.rehnlund@kemi.uu.se, Guiomar Hernández, +46 18 471 37 07, guiomar.hernandez@kemi.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 8 July 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2056.

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Deadline: 2022-07-08 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory

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Post expires on Friday July 8th, 2022

Up to Two positions for Postdocs in Automatic Control focusing on secure learning and control in large-scale systems

Published: 2022-05-18

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.

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

At the Division of Systems and Control, we develop methodology for and applications of automatic control, system identification, and machine learning. Developing mathematical  models that capture real-world dynamical phenomena evolving in and interacting with their environment is central to all these areas of information technology. Based on the models, algorithms are developed that allow machines and humans to operate efficiently in the world around us. Optimization methods are of central importance since they constitute the computational core of control, system identification, and machine learning. Model uncertainty quantification is an important aspect since it allows for design of algorithms with performance guarantees.

The Division of Systems and Control enjoys a wide network of strong international collaborators all around the world, for example at the Delft University of Technology, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Imperial College, University of British Columbia, University of Sydney, University of Newcastle and Aalto University.

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Duties/Project description
The successful candidate will join the Secure Learning and Control Laboratory, a growing interdisciplinary research group doing basic and applied research at the intersection of cybersecurity, control theory, and machine learning. Our vision is to develop methodologies for designing intelligent autonomous decision-making systems that are secure and resilient against malicious adversaries.

These postdoctoral positions will intensify our work (on both method development and applications) in secure learning and control and may, if the candidate wishes, be paired with real-world applications in e.g. water networks, smart grids, or robotics. The position might also include teaching in related subjects.

Two concrete potential research projects are summarized below. As an applicant, you are encouraged to specify your preferred research project in your application to aid in the recruitment process, but this selection is not binding.

1st project: Secure Learning and Control Systems
This position is part of the project “Secure and Resilient Control Systems” funded by a grant from the SSF Future Research Leaders Program. The project aim is to create novel methodologies addressing cybersecurity problems under uncertainty in learning and control systems.

A core element of this research is the development of novel probabilistic risk metrics and optimization-based design methods that jointly consider the impact and the detectability constraints of attacks, as well as model uncertainty and prior beliefs on the adversary model. By combining relevant methodologies from control theory, reinforcement learning, optimization, and game-theory, the project will drive further the research frontier within secure control systems and adversarial learning.

More information can be found at the project’s website.

Project 2: Resilience in Large-Scale Critical Infrastructures
This position is part of the project “Resilience, Safety, and Security in Tree-structured Civil Networks” funded by a grant from the Swedish Research Council. Civil infrastructure networks critically support modern society by distributing resources and protecting communities from hazards. The resilience of civil infrastructure networks to disruptive events is the overarching topic of the project.

The main purpose of the project is to devise a coherent system-theoretical platform for resilience analysis of civil infrastructure networks, as well as resilience-informed control of those, under disruptive events such as failures, breakdowns, natural hazards, and cyberattacks .

The project will be conducted along three main threads: Mathematical modeling of civil infrastructure networks under disruptive events; Model-based assessment of resilience via operational indices; Resilience-informed control of the networks. The feasibility and efficacy of the developed mathematical models and algorithms is expected to be evaluated with respect to urban water and wastewater networks.

More information can be found at the project’s website

Requirements
PhD degree in in a field closely related to this position or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in in a field closely related to this position. 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 applicant must have a strong background in method development and the use of control theory. As a person, you are creative, thorough and have a structured approach. When selecting among the applicants we will assess their ability to independently drive their work forward, to collaborate with others, to have a professional approach and to analyze and work with complex problems. Great emphasis will be placed on personal characteristics and personal suitability. Excellent knowledge of oral and written English is a requirement.

Additional qualifications
Additionally, experience of interdisciplinary research is a merit. Experience in the following subjects is valued: security and privacy, statistical theory or machine learning, optimization. For the second project, we also value knowledge in dynamical and control systems and large-scale dynamical systems, as well as experience with scalable algorithms in the context of analysis and fault detection in large-scale systems.

Application
The application must contain:

  1. A curriculum vitae (CV);
  2. A copy of relevant degrees and grade documents (translated into Swedish or English);
  3. A list of publications;
  4. Up to five selected publications in electronic format;
  5. A research statement describing your past and current research (max 1 page) and a proposal for future activities (max 1 page). Please indicate your preferred project and explain how your profile fits your selection;
  6. Contact information for two references;
  7. A cover letter briefly describing your motivation for applying for this position and the earliest possible employment date (max 1 page);

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

For further information about the position, please contact: Associate Professor André Teixeira (phone: +46  18-471 5414, email: andre.teixeira@it.uu.se) and Assistant Professor Per Mattsson (phone: +46  18-471 3168, email: per.mattsson@it.uu.se).

Please submit your application by 29 July 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1871.

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Deadline: 2022-07-29 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Information Technology

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Post expires on Friday July 29th, 2022

PhD-student in Rhetoric

Published: 2022-03-21

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

PhD student in Rhetoric

Two main subjects are studied at the department: Literature and Rhetoric. (The former subject comprises both Comparative Literature and Swedish/Scandinavian Literature.) The department also teaches the literary courses within the Teacher’s Training Program in Swedish. The department is one of the leading Swedish research settings within its fields. Scholarly interests are wide, as are the theoretical approaches and the methodologies applied.

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Duties

The PhD-student position is a 4-year full time appointment, and the candidate will primarily devote the time to their own research studies. Other departmental work, such as teaching or administration can be part of the position (maximum 20 %), but requires a working knowledge of Swedish. A doctoral (PhD) student is expected to conduct research and to contribute to the development of knowledge within the discipline. Expectations of a doctoral student include the capacity to develop independent ideas and communicate research results in oral and written form. The aim of the doctoral position is for the doctoral student to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to conduct research autonomously within Rhetoric and to contribute to the development of knowledge within the discipline through the production of a scholarly thesis. Another aim is for the doctoral student to develop an ability to apply the acquired knowledge and skills within post-degree research or other qualified professional work.

The doctoral student will be expected to be physically present at the Department and actively interact in the program environment, which includes active participation in the Department’s third-cycle and research seminars. While the Department’s working language is Swedish, the PhD program may be conducted in English. However, non-Swedish PhD students are encouraged to learn basic Swedish during their PhD program. To be eligible for the education, oral and written proficiency in English is required.

Regulations concerning the employment and the education are found here:

The Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapters 5, 8 and 9 (https://www.uhr.se/en/start/laws-and-regulations/Laws-and-regulations/The-Higher-Education-Ordinance/).

The university’s and the faculty’s regulations concerning third-cycle eduation: https://regler.uu.se/digitalAssets/626/c_626068-l_3-k_riktlinjer-for-utbildning-pa-forskarniva-vid-uppsala-universitet-ufv-2019-641.pdf and https://regler.uu.se/digitalAssets/939/c_939944-l_3-k_riktlinjer-for-utbildning-pa-forskarniva–historisk-filosofiska-fakulteten.pdf.

Requirements

To be eligible for the position, the applicant must meet both general and specific entry requirements for admittance to the third-cycle education. An applicant meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle (PhD) studies if he/she has obtained (Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, Sec.39):

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

The Faculty Board can admit exceptions from these requirements if there are sufficient grounds.

The specific qualifications for postgraduate education in Rhetoric are that the candidate fulfills the demands for a degree of master, with Rhetoric (or a corresponding field) as the major subject, or alternatively has corresponding qualifications acquired in some other way domestically or abroad.

The third-cycle education is regulated in the general study syllabus, which can be found on the department’s homepage.

In order to apply for a position at Uppsala University, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The application should be written in English, Swedish or another Scandinavian language. The application process is described more thoroughly at http://www.histfilfak.uu.se/Forskning/Forskarutbildning/.

Please enclose the following documents with the application:

  • Degree projects (from second cycle and first cycle, if any) and any publications you find relevant. You may submit up to five texts; any additional texts can be listed in a separate document. Submitted texts will be assessed primarily based on the following criteria: originality and scholarly relevance, difficulty of the topic addressed, and precision in the use of methods and the overall presentation of the work. Only texts written in either Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish or Dutch can be assessed.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A description of your intended thesis project. This description should identify the purpose and aim of the project, the problem(s) addressed, material that will be used, and how the project relates to previous research. The project draft should also include a discussion on which theories and methods you may utilize. The draft will be assessed based on the following criteria: originality, scholarly relevance and rigor, and feasibility. The draft should include a preliminary outline or list of different phases and components of the thesis project, as well as a general timetable for the project. The draft may not exceed 20,000 characters (including blank spaces, notes and references).
  • Degree certificates and/or a certificate of enrollment from Ladok, or equivalent system, specifying your completed coursework. The certificates must demonstrate that you meet the general entry requirements for third-cycle studies as well as the specific entry requirements specified in the respective program syllabus.
  • Contact information to 2 referees.

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

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2022-12-15 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: professor Otto Fischer otto.fischer@littvet.uu.se (018-471 29 41) or HR-generalist sebastian.hanold@littvet.uu.se (018-471 42 61).

Please submit your application by 1 August 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1004.

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Deadline: 2022-08-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Literature

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Post expires on Monday August 1st, 2022

PhD student in Scientific Computing focusing on numerical computations of infrasound from volcanic activity

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

The Department of Information Technology has a leading position in research and all levels of higher education. Today the department has 280 employees, including 120 academic staff and 110 full-time PhD students. The Department comprises research and education in a spectrum of areas within Computer Science, Information Technology and Scientific Computing. More than 4000 students take one or several courses offered by the Department each year.

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

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

Project description: The PhD position offered is connected to a project grant to professor Ken Mattsson. This project concerns nonlinear mathematical models and accurate numerical methods, for reliable prognosis of nonlinear acoustic-gravity waves from seismic events, such as volcanic eruptions and shallow earthquakes. The governing equations in the atmosphere are essentially the compressible Navier-Stokes equations with addition of volcanic forcing and gravity. The main focus is to develop a numerical method that accurately solves the coupled system in collaboration with Stanford University and the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI).

This is an interdisciplinary project. Previous knowledge of high performance computing and numerical methods for initial-boundary value problems is a requirement. Previous knowledge of fluid dynamics and wave propagation is not a requirement, but the successful completion of the project will require an interest in the application area.

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

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

Additional qualifications
Basic knowledge of fluid dynamics and wave propagation is considered to be an advantage.

Application: Your application should include

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

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

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

For further information about the position, please contact: Project leader Professor Ken Mattsson, ken.mattsson@it.uu.se, head of division  Professor Gunilla Kreiss. 

Please submit your application by 23 Mars 2022, UFV-PA 2022/794.

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Placement: Department of Information Technology

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/794

Last application date: 2022-03-23

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