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PhD student position in project “Magnetic studies of quasicrystals”

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The position is placed at the Department of Earth Sciences (www.geo.uu.se). The Department has six programs engaged in a collaborative research of high international standard. The high-pressure group performs experimental studies on materials at extreme conditions of pressures and temperatures, pursuing interdisciplinary projects across research fields of physics, chemistry, mineralogy and materials science. The research will be conducted in a close collaboration with colleagues from the departments of chemistry and physics, which facilitates access to the relevant infrastructure at the Ångström Laboratory.

Project description: The project builds on the synthesis of a larger range of Tsai-type quasicrystals (QC) and approximant crystals (AC) in the systems RE-Au-E (RE=Lanthanides, Y, Sc, Ca; E = Si, Ge, Sn, Al, Ga, In), which is part of a parallel research project. Within this project, these materials will undergo a rigorous characterization of their atomic/nuclear structures and their magnetic properties. The research studies will focus on the application of neutron scattering for elucidating spin interactions in Tsai-type QCs and ACs, and for probing pressure induced magnetic transitions and long-range ordering. It is envisioned to perform neutron diffraction and inelastic neutron scattering experiments at the facilities SNS and HFIR (ORNL, USA), ISIS (UK) and ILL (France). The project will thus involve applying for and travelling to these international facilities. The goal is to conduct these experiments on single crystals/grain specimens at pressures up to 10 GPa and at 1-2 K temperature. The use of high pressure will enable probing the electronic states and nature of magnetic interactions, as well as conversion of spin-glass states into ordered magnetic structures. Magnetic susceptibility, magnetization, magnetoresistance and Hall Effect will be measured using MPMS/MPMS under pressure in a diamond anvil cell (DAC). Sub-Kelvin temperatures, which are necessary for systematic studies into quantum criticality, will be reached with a dilution refrigerator. As an important complement to the diffraction experiments at large-scale facilities; in-house X-ray diffraction will be used to carefully characterize the nuclear structures of the samples. The results are expected to make a decisive contribution to the fundamental question whether Tsai-type QCs containing RE elements can display unique magnetic structures and properties based on the ordering of spins in a quasiperiodic structure. The outlined research will also involve the development of state-of-the-art infrastructure, allowing small quasicrystals (~100 μm) to be characterised with respect to various physical properties under previously unexplored pressures and temperatures.

SwedNESS: The project is a part of SwedNESS, the national graduate school for Neutron research. The graduate school aims at strengthening Sweden’s long-term competence and competitiveness within the area of neutron science by providing its students with research training and a foundation for networking. Please see link for more information http://swedness.se/.

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

The student is expected to study QCs and ACs within the system RE-Au-E described above. The student will utilise a combination of techniques to characterise the structure and properties with a key focus on neutron diffraction and inelastic neutron scattering. In addition, the student will take initiative to gain access to and utilise other methods to support the core project, through either collaboration or performing the work himself or herself. The student must design, plan and execute the experimental work, occasionally in collaboration with other researchers nationally and internationally, critically analyse and discuss the results, and present their work orally at scientific conferences and written in the form of papers in peer-reviewed journals. Finally, the student is expected to participate in all mandatory group activities, including becoming the responsible person for specific lab equipment.

Admission 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.

Requirements:

  • degree or equivalent as above in natural or engineering sciences
  • very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • high motivation and strong interest in experimental studies utilizing neutrons as a probing tool.

Additional qualifications: Prior experience with the Rietveld method, INS, high pressure DAC technique, aforementioned analytical techniques, and/or performing experiments at major facilities, is considered as an important qualifying merit.

Consideration will also be given to good organisational discipline, collaborative skills, drive and willingness to take initiative, enthusiasm and independence. Finally, how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.

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

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

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: 01-02-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

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

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Prof. Peter Lazor, peter.lazor@geo.uu.se or Ass. Prof. Cesar Pay Gómez, cesar.paygomez@kemi.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 23 DEcember 2020, UFV-PA 2020/4535.

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Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Earth Sciences

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
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/4535

Last application date: 2020-12-23

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PhD student in metabolic disease with children

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The Department of Medical Cell Biology at Uppsala University has a strong and international research environment with about 100 employees, including around 25 PhD students, 20 postdocs and 30 researchers and professors.

Duties/Project description: Peter Bergsten’s research group at the Department of Medical Cell Biology and the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health (https://www.mcb.uu.se/res/groups/pb/) works to increase the understanding of how metabolic disease develops and can be hindered, in particular in children with obesity or inborn error of metabolism. The research approach is translational, where in vivo work in patient cohorts is combined with in vitro work in cellular models. In vivo methods include annual assessments of patients including anthropometry, oral glucose tolerance test and determining concentrations of hormones, nutrients and genes in blood samples obtained from the patients as well as from control subjects. In vitro methods include culture, treating and genetically modifying cells and functionally characterize the cells including hormonal and metabolic responses.

We are looking for a qualified PhD student who will work with patient cohorts (evaluate assessments, handle and analyze patient samples and data) and cellular models (including isolated islets of Langerhans and cell-lines) to increase our understanding of mechanisms implicated in how obesity and inborn error of metabolism manifest themselves in children.

Requirements: Master’s degree in medicine or similar. The ideal candidate should be highly skilled in performing metabolic research in both patient cohorts and cellular models. Specific emphasis is put on personal qualities such as the ability to communicate, in planning, and in organizational skills. Excellent spoken and written English language skills are also required. You are expected to actively cooperate with other members of the research group and develop towards independency. The applicant is further expected to actively take part in teaching and supervising students.

Additional qualifications: Documented work or certificates from patient and cellular work is a merit. Experience from work with isolated islets of Langerhans and different methods for functionally characterizing isolated islets are desirable, but not required. Personal qualifications will be of great significance in the evaluation process.

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

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
 
Starting date: 25-01-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

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

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Peter Bergsten, 018-471 4923, peter.bergsten@mcb.uu.se.

Please submit your application by the 10th of December 2020, UFV-PA 2020/4448.

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Placement: Department of Medical Cell Biology

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
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/4448

Last application date: 2020-12-10

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Two PhD student positions in limnology with focus on climate change effects on ice-covered lakes in the Northern Hemisphere

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The PhD student positions will be placed at the Department of Ecology and Genetics. The institute is an international environment with staff and students from all over the world (www.ieg.uu.se). The PhD students will belong to the Limnology program, which engages in research and education on the ecology and biogeochemistry of inland waters, spanning from microscopic to global scale (www.ieg.uu.se/limnologi).

Project description: We are looking for two PhD students who will work with the effects of climate change on ice-covered lakes in the Northern Hemisphere. The main objective of the global research project is to assess how lake ice properties such as crystal structure, thickness and transparency will change in a warmer climate and how these changes will affect ice stability/safety as well as ecological and biochemical processes in different types of lakes. The project includes field, experimental and modeling work where one PhD student will focus on the physical and modelling aspects of the project and the other one on the ecological and biochemical aspects. Since the projects are of very high societal value they also include some outreach activities. The PhD students will work in a team together with researchers from Gothenburg University and experts in the national network SITES (www.fieldsites.se) and the international network GLEON (Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network, www.gleon.org).

Duties: Your duties include research based on field, experimental and modelling work, teamwork as well as some teaching and course work.

Qualification required:  To be eligible for a PhD-student position, the applicant must hold a master degree (or equivalent) in limnology, aquatic ecology, environmental sciences, geoscience, environmental engineering or other relevant subjects at the time of employment. Eligible candidates interested in the physical/modelling part of the project need to demonstrate skills in statistics/modelling while candidates interested in the ecological/biochemical part need to demonstrate skills in aquatic ecology or equivalent. For the project some experience in practical work such as field work or equivalent is required. Candidates must be able to express themselves to a very high degree in spoken as well as written English. In the evaluation of candidates, particular emphasis will be put on personal qualities such as independence, strong motivation and teamwork skills.

Qualifications desired: Previous experience with laboratory experiments. Willingness to work in a cold winter climate. Basic knowledge in GIS. Car driving license (EU class B).

How to apply: 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; you also need to write whether you are interested in the physical/modelling or the ecological/biochemical part of the project, 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, 5) the names and contact information to at least two reference persons (e-mail address and phone no.), and 6) publications produced, if any. The application should be written in English.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.  

Starting date: As soon as possible, or as otherwise agreed upon.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. 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. The salary will be set according to local agreements. Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university’s rules and guidelines. More information about postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Science and Technology

Scope of the employment: 100 %.

Contact information: For further information about the position please contact Prof. Gesa Weyhenmeyer, +46 18 471 27 11, gesa.weyhenmeyer@ebc.uu.se,

You are welcome to submit your application no later than January 11, 2021, UFV-PA 2020/4444.

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Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Ecology and Genetics

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 2

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/4444

Last application date: 2021-01-11

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Postdoctoral position in drug delivery

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

Project: A novel 3D organoid culture model of the small intestine for prediction of oral drug delivery in humans. 

Position: A two years 100% post-doctoral research fellow. The post-doctoral fellow will primarily devote his/her time to experimental research work.

The Department of Pharmacy at Uppsala University is an interdisciplinary environment at the center of the pharmaceutical arena. With frontline research, first-class education and extensive collaborations we constitute a 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, in vitro ADME models, advanced in vivo methods 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 sciences, playing a key role in shaping the future of pharmacy in both Sweden and globally. Our scientific focus areas in selection: • Molecular Pharmaceutics • Drug Delivery • Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology • Pharmacokinetics • Pharmacodynamics • Pharmacometrics • Clinical Pharmacy • Pharmacoeconomics • Pharmacoepidemiology • Pharmacotherapy

For more information, see: Farmaci

The Project: Current cell culture models of the intestinal epithelium are cultivated as monolayers and only partly mimic the human intestinal barrier to oral drug delivery. 3D-cultures established from human tissue sources are approaching a stage where they offer more in vivo-like properties compared to current models. It was recently discovered that human intestinal stem cell derived organoids (enteroids) can be cultured in an inside-out formation, with the apical surface facing the surrounding medium and the basolateral surface facing a lumen where absorbed material can be accumulated, making them ideal for oral drug delivery studies. These enteroids exclude hydrophilic marker molecules and contain mucin producing goblet cells, potentially providing a native mucus barrier to drug delivery. In this project, we will investigate the human enteroids for their suitability as a predictive oral drug delivery model. First, global proteomics technologies will be used to compare the expression profiles and signalling pathways of the enteroids with those of the normal human intestine. Then, functional kinetic studies with marker molecules representing peptide drugs will be performed to evaluate the barrier properties, pre-systemic metabolic capacity and transport pathways. Cellular uptake and basolateral accumulation will be investigated using substrate drugs for clinically relevant drug transporters and enzymes. Barrier dynamics of tight junctions and transcellular pathways will be evaluated with live cell microscopy and other state-of-the-art techniques. The project is performed in collaboration with Dr Mikael Sellin, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, who has developed the enteroid cultures. All other techniques are available in Artursson´s laboratory. The scientific focus areas of this project are: Drug Delivery • Oral Absorption • 3D organoids • Stem cells • Proteomics • Intestinal barrier dynamics.

The research group: The postdoctoral studies will be performed in professor Per Artursson’s research group. Our group provides an international research environment and has about 20 members equally divided between research and an innovative pharmaceutical profiling platform (UDOPP) that contributes to national and international drug discovery and development programs. This creates an exciting environment that offers expert knowledge across disciplines and a state-of-the art infrastructure. Our aim is to understand drug delivery and disposition at the molecular and cellular level in order to deliver drugs more effectively. For this purpose, the group takes a multidisciplinary approach and combines bioinformatics and artificial intelligence with cell- and molecular biology, pharmacology, pharmaceutics and PBPK modelling to find new ways to predict and define rate-limiting barriers to the absorption and organ distribution of drugs. The research group is world leading in predictive oral drug delivery.

For more information about the Drug Delivery research infrastructure and Artursson’s research group, see Drug Delivery and for research profile, see Artursson Profile.

The project is linked to the Swedish Drug Delivery Center (SweDeliver), an innovative research forum with focus on new strategies for parenteral, oral and pulmonary drug delivery. The center unites academic researchers with selected industrial partners that represent the broad competence of Scandinavian drug development and biotechnology companies. Together we drive pharmaceutical research and innovation towards novel, advanced drug delivery systems. A prioritized goal of SweDeliver is to offer young scientists unique possibilities for training and career development. As a postdoctoral fellow in SweDeliver you work at the pharmaceutical faculty at Uppsala University (the academic hub of the center) together with colleagues in the research group in Drug Delivery at the Department of Pharmacy. For more information, see Swedeliver.

Qualifications: To qualify for an employment as a post-doctoral research fellow you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in the Pharmaceutical sciences, Chemical or Biochemical Engineering, Molecular or Cell biology or other relevant area. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline.

The ideal candidate is highly motivated, organized, reliable team player that can also work independently and has thorough education and strong interest in research. Candidates must also have very good communication skills in English, both written and oral, due to the highly international work environment. You must also be able to collaborate with industrial partners within SweDeliver. Previous experience of any of the core subjects is meritorious. Emphasis is placed on personal suitability.

Additional qualifications: Previous experience working with relevant experimental set ups, such as stem cell culture, mass spectrometry, live cell/confocal/high resolution imaging and drug delivery is beneficial as is knowledge of bioinformatics, programming and computer modelling.

How to apply: The application, preferably written in English, should be submitted via the application portal of Uppsala University and contain the following:

  • a CV including a complete list of publications,
  • a personal letter in which the applicant describes her- or himself, motivates why she/he has applied for the position, states relevant qualifications and indicates research interests and plans for the future,
  • contact details of at least two references (email and telephone number),
  • authorized copies of relevant certificates, degrees and grades, and
  • copies of the three most important publications that the applicant wants to invoke.

Salary: Individual salary.
 
Starting date: 01-02-2020 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Professor Per Artursson, telephone +46 70 425 08 88, e-mail per.artursson@farmaci.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 18th December 2020, UFV-PA 2020/4354.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Pharmacy

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

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
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Number of reference: 2020/4354

Last application date: 2020-12-18

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PhD student in Mineralogy, petrology and tectonics

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University is Sweden’s largest and broadest institution of its kind with about 250 employees, many of whom have an international background. Our research extends from the Earth’s core to the atmosphere, from microscopic minerals and fossils to how rocks and oceans are formed, from the time of the Earth’s birth until today. We map the evolution of the earth and life over several billion years and study the relationship between the atmosphere and the oceans with regard to climate change and sustainable development. For more information see: www.geo.uu.se.

Linking Magma Batch Intrusion to the Construction of Geothermal Systems and Mineral Deposits. The insight that magma chambers (intrusions) form through amalgamation of smaller magma batches over long time scales leads to questions about transport of heat and magmatic fluids. To understand the link between magma batch intrusion and the transport of heat and fluids is key to the formation of geothermal systems (e.g., water, energy) and ore deposits (i.e., critical metals, PGMs, REEs, etc).

The results of this project will not only explain how the emplacement of magma pulses links with fluid, heat, and element transport, but in the long run also improve exploration for geothermal energy and mineral deposits.

This project is funded by the Swedish Research Council and will happen in collaboration between Uppsala University, Stockholm University, the University of Aberdeen, and the Icelandic Institute of Natural History.

Duties: The foundation of this Ph-D. project is fieldwork on the Slaufrudalur Pluton, Iceland, which is a prime example of a solidified magma chamber constructed by magma batches. The candidate will combine techniques from the fields of structural geology, igneous and ore geochemistry, and reservoir modelling to better understand magma pulse volumes, shapes, and mechanisms of emplacement, as well as the transport of fluids and magmatic elements through pathways created by the magma pulses. Travels abroad for extended stays in the field in Iceland and at the University of Aberdeen and other lab facilities and for conferences are necessary.

Requirements: We seek a highly motivated candidate with an MSc or equivalent degree in Earth Sciences or similar (formally, four years of university study including a minimum of one year at advanced level are required). Experience with structural geological fieldwork in mountainous terrain and with one or more of the following techniques are required: Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility (AMS), fracture mapping and analysis, igneous geochemistry, analysis of alteration and veins in igneous rocks, characterisation of fractured reservoirs, fluid inclusions, ore petrology, 3D structural modelling. Candidates are expected to be able to communicate easily in oral and written English, work independently and in an international team of researchers with different disciplinary backgrounds. It is expected that the candidate holds a clean driving license.

Additional qualifications: Experience as a teaching assistant, an interest in and experience of science communication and dissemination, additional knowledge of e.g. igneous intrusions, photogrammetry, or microstructures.

The application should include a 2-page statement of research interest and motivation for applying for this PhD position. More specifically, how the applicant’s research interests are related to the PhD topic, which is broadly defined above, and how the applicant’s qualifications meet the required qualifications. The application should also include a CV/resume, verified list of course grades and contact details for at least two reference persons. If available, a Master thesis and letters of recommendation can also be attached. Please note that applications can only be accepted via the web interface linked below.

The holder of a Ph.D.-student position shall primarily devote her/his time to own research studies. Other departmental work, such as educational or administrative can be part of position (max 20%). The applicant must be eligible for Ph.D. studies. Priority is given to those who are deemed to show the greatest aptitude for a successful completion of graduate studies.

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

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: 01-02-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

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

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Dr. Steffi Burchardt, tel +46(0)18 4712568; steffi.burchardt@geo.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 18 December 2020, UFV-PA 2020/4346.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

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Placement: Department of Earth Sciences

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
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/4346

Last application date: 2020-12-18

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Marie Curie PhD student in Polymer Chemistry

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 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.

Project description: Chemically modified oligonucleotides will be designed to improve the drug-like properties of RNA interference (RNAi) drugs by improving enzymatic stability in blood plasma as well as enhance gene silencing potential. These modified oligonucleotide drugs will be encapsulated in nanocarriers or will be conjugated to targeting ligands. The functionality of the engineered drugs and formulations will be evaluated in suitable in vitro cell culture experiments. The candidate will be involved in a European collaboration, conduct original interdisciplinary research involving organic chemistry and cell and molecular biology, bioengineering, and 3D cell culture. The position includes research, training courses and exchange programs.

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

In this project, the candidate will perform synthesis of modified nucleic acid building blocks, assemble oligonucleotides and perform in vitro experiments.

Admission requirements: A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programs if he or she has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in synthetic organic chemistry, bio-organic chemistry, or similar fields.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • A strong background in performing small molecule synthesis.
  • Experience with purification methods such as flash column and thin layer chromatography is required.
  • Experience with standard characterization methods such as NMR, IR and UV spectroscopy is required.

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 program.

The eligibility criteria for this specific project are as follows:

  • The applicant must, at the date of recruitment, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the undergraduate degree.
  • The applicant must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.

Additional qualifications:

  • Experience in nucleic acid chemistry, carbohydrate chemistry and nanoparticle formulations will be advantageous.
  • Experience with culturing of human cells and in vitro transfection will be advantageous.
  • Candidates with publications in peer-reviewed journals with a strong recommendation from their mentor will be given priority.  

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

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting day: 01-02-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

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

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Prof. Oommen Varghese, Phone: + 46 (0)18 471 3832, e-mail oommen.varghese@kemi.uu.se.

Please submit your application by December 16 2020, UFV-PA 2020/4154.

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Placement: Department of Chemistry – Ångström Laboratory

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

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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/4154

Last application date: 2020-12-16

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PhD student in Computer Systems focusing on hardware offload of managed language runtimes

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The Department of Information Technology holds a leading position in research as well as teaching at all levels. The department has 280 employees, including 120 faculty, 110 PhD students, and 30 research groups. More than 4000 students are enrolled annually.

Duties/Project description: Managed languages (such as Java, Python, R and JavaScript) allow a high level of programming abstraction which allows rapid application development with fewer errors. Despite huge improvements in performance of managed languages lately (exemplified by Graal, JavaScript VMs), managed languages are still often slower than their compiled counterparts (e.g. C, C++ and Rust) due to extra checks and operations performed at run-time.

This project aims to address these performance issues by offloading run-time tasks to hardware. As a concrete example, consider recent hardware advances that allow tagging of memory with metadata. If the programming language can communicate the right metadata to hardware memory tags, some of the aforementioned checks and operations can be moved to hardware, where it can be performed more efficiently, and only be done in software as a last resort.

This requires hardware, execution environments and compilers to work together and shifting costs so that each component can play to its strengths.

As a consequence, we hope that more applications can be written in safe programming languages with high developer productivity, making a larger class of programs open to a larger class of developers, and making software more sustainable.

The position is for four years of research, but will typically include 20% teaching extending the time to five years. We encourage our students to do industrial internships during their PhDs. You will be expected to teach in Swedish or English.

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

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

In addition to the above, applicants should be able to work well both on their own and with others in a diverse group, be comfortable giving and receiving constructive criticism, and have strong abilities for critical thinking and structured work. These competencies are as important as the technical qualifications. Please see http://www.it.uu.se/research/group/uart/applying_phd for more details.

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

Additional qualifications: Experience with computer architecture, compilers, runtimes and programming languages

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

Application: The application must include a statement (at most 2 pages) of the applicant’s motivation for applying for this position, including the candidate’s research interests and how they will support this project, a description of MSc thesis, and evidence of the applicant’s self-motivation and ability to work in a group. The application must also include a CV, degrees and grades (translated to English or Swedish), a copy of the MSc thesis (or a draft thereof), publications (and specific descriptions of the candidate’s own contributions), links to online repositories of code and other artefacts (such as GitHub or Bitbucket) other relevant documents, and the earliest possible starting date. Contact information for at least one reference should be provided. Promising applicants will be invited for a practical programming challenge and an in-depth interview before hiring.

Presently there are more employees with legal gender male than legal gender female among the PhD Students at TekNat. The University is striving to reach a more equal gender balance between the legal genders within this category.

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

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students
 
Starting date: As soon as possible or otherwise agreed

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

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Professor David Black-Schaffer, Ph. +4618 471 6830, david.black-schaffer@it.uu.se or Professor Tobias Wrigstad Ph. +4618 471 1072, tobias.wrigstad@it.uu.se

Please submit your application by 15 December 2020, UFV-PA 2020/3692.

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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
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/3692

Last application date: 2020-12-15

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PhD student in pharmaceutical science

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

Uppsala University hereby declares a position to pursue PhD studies in pharmaceutical sciences open for applications. The PhD project is to be conducted in the Pharmaceutics research group, localized at Uppsala Biomedical Center. The project is a part of the science program of SweDeliver. SweDeliver is a scientific network of Uppsala University and about 15 industrial partners in the form of a Vinnova competence center. Drug delivery is a research area focusing on the delivery of pharmacologically active substances to the body target with the right dose and duration. A central drug delivery question is how the drug should be formulated into a product and how this product should be manufactured. In the SweDeliver center, the research projects are organized under three drug delivery platforms, i.e. parenteral, oral and pulmonary drug delivery. The PhD project is run within the pulmonary drug delivery platform, i.e. drug delivery systems for administration to the lungs.

Duties/Project description:

Formulation of adhesive blends for inhalation powders. Pharmacological treatment of diseases of the airways is typically done by delivering drugs directly to the respiratory tract. A drug product for pulmonary drug delivery is often formulated as a special type of powder mixture referred to as an adhesive blend. Such blends have been subjected to considerable research but there is however no mechanistic foundation that explains how the blend performance depends on the particle properties of the blend components. Such an improved theoretical framework is necessary in order to formulate inhalation powders in a rational and optimal way. The research group pharmaceutics has proposed a qualitative model, referred to as a blend state map, which describes in a concentrated yet representative way the evolution of physical state of the adhesive blend with increased concentration of drug. Based on this model, we now intend to address the question of how the physical state of the blend affects the technological and inhalation performance of adhesive blends. To derive such knowledge, there is a need to develop refined laboratory methods used to study mixture properties, such as their mechanical stability and dispersibility in air. The expected outcome of this research is new and improved pharmacological treatment using inhalation powders.

The position is a 4-year full-time employment and the student. The position might also entail teaching and other assignments up to 20% of the full-time position (extending the position proportionally).

Requirements:

To be eligible for the position, the candidate must have at least 240 credits (hp), among which 60 credits (hp) should be on advanced level, university education in relevant subjects. Example of suitable educations are a M.Sc. degree or equivalent in pharmacy, drug development, chemical engineering and applied physics. Information about the PhD studies can be found at: http://www2.medfarm.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/.

We are looking for a candidate with an interest in and experience of laboratory work. The candidate is expected to collaborate with national and international colleagues both within and outside of the group. Good ability to master English in written and oral form is thus a requirement.

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

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

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
 
Starting date: 01-06-2020 or as otherwise agreed.

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

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Göran Alderborn, goran.alderborn@farmaci.uu.se

Please submit your application by 1 May 2020, UFV-PA 2020/1263.

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Placement: Department of Pharmacy

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/1263

Last application date: 2020-05-04

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Postdoctoral position on Software Security

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Information Technology has a leading position in research and education. The Department currently has about 280 employees, including 120 teachers and 110 PhD students. More than 4000 students study one or more courses at the department each year. More info: http://www.it.uu.se

Duties/Project description: The candidate will perform research to develop techniques for detecting and removing security vulnerabilities in software, and applying these techniques in software for IoT devices.  Since the exploitation of vulnerabilities in such software can cause huge damages (e.g., the forming of malicious botnets), it must be bug-free and correctly implement security services.  Techniques in the scope of the project include program analysis, verification, symbolic execution, testing using 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 software for IoT systems such as the OS Contiki.

Environment: The position is funded by a five-year grant 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, Philipp Ruemmer, Kostis Sagonas, 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, Thiemo Voigt) including developers of the ConTiki OS, and the SICS Security lab.

A Post-Doctoral position  is time-limited for a maximum of two years, and may include some teaching (at most 20%).

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

A successful candidate should have a strong research experience in some of the 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 skills 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.

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 and contact information to reference persons, as well as earliest feasible starting date of employment.

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

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: September 1st, or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100 %

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 March 25, 2020, UFV-PA 2020/532.

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/532

Last application date: 2020-03-25

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Post expires on Wednesday March 25th, 2020