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4 PhD candidate positions, Department of Social and Economic Geography

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 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

Uppsala University, founded in 1477, is Scandinavia’s oldest university and one of the largest. The University is among the foremost research environments in Europe and has extensive library facilities and data resources. It grants around 300 doctoral degrees each year (see www.uu.se). The University is located centrally in lively and historic Uppsala, Sweden’s fourth largest city, and only 68 km north of the capital, Stockholm.

Applications are invited for 4 fully funded PhD candidate positions in the Department of Social and Economic Geography’s doctoral program in human geography. The positions are available from the 1st of September 2019 and offer full funding for four years. Three of the positions are open to students with experience in all areas of human geography; one of the positions is connected to a specific research project with its own knowledge requirements (see “Qualifications expected” below for more details).

Our department engages in world class research and education within the field of human geography. Today about 50 persons are affiliated with the department.

The doctoral program is designed as four years of full-time studies. There are two main components of the program: course work (60 credits) and work in connection with the PhD dissertation, including seminars, theoretical work, data collection of different kinds, problem analysis, thesis authorship and supervision by highly qualified researchers (180 credits). Doctoral students are provided with their own workplace, computer, and some research expenses, and have access to excellent research resources and libraries. The Department is international in focus, and good oral and written skills in English is required. Applicants must also be willing to learn Swedish rapidly.

Current research directions and areas of expertise at the department: In the selection process of suitable PhD candidates, we consider specifically to what extent we have resources for supervision and possibilities for external funding for the considered candidates. We conduct research within the full range of human geography subjects, and we encourage all applicants to visit our departmental website (www.kultgeog.uu.se) to review the kinds of research being conducted within the department and to assess the extent to which their research interests align with our research profiles (see www.kultgeog.uu.se/staff/ and www.kultgeog.uu.se/research-en/).

Qualifications expected: To be considered for admission to postgraduate studies in Human Geography, the applicant must have completed a Master’s degree, equivalent to 240 Swedish university credits (including at least 60 credits at an advanced level) from a recognised university or third level institution. Specific entry requirements for admission to postgraduate studies in Human Geography are the completion of an equivalent to 90 Swedish university credits in Human Geography, or other academic qualifications assessed by the recruitment committee to be of an equivalent level.

CALISTA project qualifications: One of the four positions is affiliated with the CALISTA research group and involves a research project (funded jointly by Formas and Uppsala University) that seeks to estimate demand for public transport using cell phone geolocation data. This research project focuses on spatiotemporal quantitative analysis of mobility behaviour to assess the usage of and the demand for public transport as a service. For this position, we encourage applications from candidates with a background in geocomputational research, including experience with spatial analysis, geoinformatics, geocomputation, transport analysis, spatial economics, or the equivalent, as well as working knowledge of GIS software and at least one programming language.

The project team integrates several unique geospatial databases to analyse variability in travel across different temporal and spatial scales, between urban and rural areas, and with attention to the socio-economic composition of the potential travellers. The project is managed in Sweden, but the study will be done in close collaboration with international researchers. The project aims to enhance public transport planning with the larger goal of improving social integration.

Application procedure: A recruitment committee will make an initial selection of applicants through a review of submitted documents and contacts with referees. The selected group of candidates will then be invited to interview with representatives of the department. The interviews will take place during April or the beginning of May. Candidates will be informed of the results of the selection process at the end of May. Criteria for assessing applications to the PhD program are described in a separate document here .

Applications are due on March 15th and should consist of:

  • A completed application form available here
  • A cover letter that briefly introduces yourself and explains why you are interested in the Department of Social and Economic Geography at Uppsala University. Indicate here whether you want to be considered for the CALISTA project.
  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé (including your education and previous work experience)
  • A short description (2-3 pages) of your research interests and plans
  • Certified transcript(s) of your academic record/degree(s) to date, including information on courses taken and grades received
  • At least one example of recent written (academic) work
  • Contact information for two academic references

The rules governing the process can be found (in Swedish) in Högskoleförordningen 5 Chapter 1-7 §§ and in University rules http://regler.uu.se/.

Uppsala University values the qualities that even gender distribution and diversity add to the business. We therefore look forward to receiving applications from everyone regardless of sex/gender, nationality, and physical ability.

Salary: Fixed salary.

Starting date: 2019-09-01.

Type of position: Temporary position.

For more information, please contact: Associate Professor David Jansson, director of postgraduate studies, phone +46-72-999 91 55; e- mail david.jansson@kultgeog.uu.se.

Use the link below to access the application form.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than March 15th, 2019, UFV-PA 2019/511. 

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Social and Economic Geography

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

Pay: Fast lön

Number of positions: 4

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/511

Last application date: 2019-03-15

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Up to 3 PhD positions 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 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

The Department of Information Technology has a leading position in research and education. TheDepartment 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 topic for the PhD positions is to develop techniques for software security, in particular for detecting and removing security vulnerabilities in software. Since vulnerabilities in such software can lead to huge damages when exploited (e.g., through XSS attacks to obtain confidential information, or by taking over vulnerable IoT devices to form botnets), it is important that software components are bug-free and correctly implement security services.

Techniques that the positions will focus on include testing using fuzzing, taint analysis, model learning, program analysis, verification, symbolic execution supported by constraint solving and SMT. Among the goals is to significantly extend the power and scalability of such techniques to real-world code bases; one foreseen application is to to analyize the widely-used Contiki OS for IoT, implementations of widely used security protocols, such as TLS and DTLS.

Research environment:

The positions are funded by recent five-year grants from SSF (the Foundation for Strategic Research, see https://assist-project.github.io) that bring together several research 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. Past contributions include the UPPAAL model checker, high-impact techniques and tools for testing and verification of multithreaded software, including Concuerror and Nidhugg, and the native-code compiler 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, Thiemo Voigt) that contribute to developing the ContikiOS, and the SICS Security lab (Shahid Raza).

Requirements:

The candidate should have a Master of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent, in a field which is relevant for the work. We expect the candidate to be fluent in verbal and written English.

It is helpful to have a good background in some of the fields of testing, security, program analysis, compiler techniques, model checking, formal verification, software engineering, and similar, as well as to be proficient in implementing non-trivial algorithms.

The position is for a maximum of five years and includes departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching) as well as taking graduate courses. The candidate will be expected to teach in English or Swedish.

Application:

The application should include a statement of purpose, motivating preferred research directions. The application should further include a description of past experience, a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of Master thesis (or a draft thereof), relevant publications, and other relevant documents. The candidates should indicate the earliest feasible starting date of employment and are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to reference persons. 

Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English

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: As agreed upon, temporary position.

Type of position: Full time position.

For further information about the position please contact

Bengt Jonsson (bengt.jonsson@it.uu.se), Philipp Ruemmer (philipp.ruemmer@it.uu.se), eller Kostis Sagonas (kostis@it.uu.se)

Please submit your application by 15 March 2019, UFV-PA 2019/569.

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. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

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 2019/569

Last application date: 2019-03-15

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PhD student in cancer pharmacology

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 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

Duties/Project description:
Our research group, Cancer pharmacology and computational medicine, performs research in the area of cancer pharmacology and drug discovery, with a special interest in drug repositioning and model development.

Growing cancer cells as 3D cultures (so-called organoids / multicellular tumor spheroids), unlike traditional 2D cultures, enables study of cell-cell interactions similar to the in vivo situation. 3D cultures also enable studies of how oxygen deficiency and nutritional deficiency affect cancer cell proliferation and can also reveal whether metabolically disturbed cells are selectively sensitive to any type of treatment. The project aims to further develop the methodology for growing cells in 3D, both in vitro and in vivo, with some focus on co-cultures (more than one cell type in the same system) and how such systems can be used to evaluate immune oncology-based therapies.

Requirements:
A basic degree in Biomedicine or other relevant subject area and further education in e.g. cancer biology and molecular biology is a requirement (at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 hp at advanced level), as well as a good practical touch in the laboratory and proven ability to work independently. It is also an advantage if you have practical experience in laboratory work with a focus on cancer cell lines and methods such as clonogenic assays, cell kill assays, HTS instrumentation, acoustic drug dispensation and automated microscopy. Good computer skills including MS Excel and MS Word are a requirement, and further experience is an advantage. When recruiting, great importance will be attached to personal qualities such as ability to interact and communicate. You are responsible, structured and methodical in your work. Good knowledge in both Swedish and English is a requirement.

Application:
Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English

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 and teaching assistants.
 
Starting date: As soon as possible, temporary position for 4 years.

Type of position: Full time position.

For further information about the position please contact: Mårten Fryknäs, phone +46 (0)70 7470741,  marten.fryknas@medsci.uu.se or Gabriella Widerberg, HR generalist, phone +46 (0) 18 6112908, gabriella.widerberg@medsci.uu.se

Please submit your application by 12 March 2019, UFV-PA 2019/598.

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. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Medical Sciences

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

Pay: Salary ladder

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 2019/598

Last application date: 2019-03-12

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PhD student position in Evolutionary Genomics

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 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

A PhD student position in Evolutionary Genomics is available at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, Program of Evolutionary Biology, Uppsala University.

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.

The Evolutionary Biology Centre (http://www.ebc.uu.se/?languageId=1) is one of the world’s leading research institutions in evolutionary biology. It is part of Uppsala University, which has been ranked very high among all European Universities in the subject of evolutionary biology. Our lab is part of the Program of Evolutionary Biology that excels in many aspects of genetics and evolution and offers an inspiring international atmosphere. There are ample opportunities for interaction with PhD-students, PostDocs and researchers working on related topics. We are tightly linked to the Science for Life Laboratory (https://www.scilifelab.se/) and have access to advanced laboratory infrastructure, high performance computing resources and bioinformatics support.

Project description: The candidate will use phenotypic and genomic data from a long-term study population of a house sparrow metapopulation (>3000 individuals genotyped on a 200K SNP array and >30 individuals with whole genome sequences combined with a very extensive phenotypic database) to look for signs of selection in the genome, estimate demographic patterns and examine structural variation. A central goal will be to understand the connection between genetic variants linked to phenotypic traits and their patterns of selection in the genome. The project is in collaboration with the Centre of Biodiversity Dynamics (CBD) at NTNU, Norway and the candidate is expected to spend periods of time at CBD and also take part in fieldwork.

Duties: The PhD training comprises four years of full time research including courses and literature studies.

Qualifications required: To be eligible for a PhD-student position the applicant must hold a master degree (or equivalent) in biology or a related field. Bioinformatic skills will be necessary to carry out the projects.  Candidates must be able to express themselves fluently in spoken as well as written English.

Qualifications desired: The ideal candidate is highly motivated and enthusiastic about evolutionary biology and has a good understanding of population genetics and evolution theory. Experience with large-scale genetic analysis, bioinformatics, scripting and programming is advantageous. Computational and statistical training is also advantageous.

Position: 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 http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English. More information about postgraduate studies at Uppsala University is available at http://www.teknat.uu.se/education/postgraduate/.

Access:  April 20, 2019 or as agreed upon (latest 30.05.2019).

Application: The application should include (1) A cover letter describing your research interests, relevant previous experience and your specific motivation for the position, (2) A short summary of your Master’s (or comparable) studies, (3) A CV including potential previous publications and contact details of two scientific professionals, (4) Attested copies of your academic degree(s). The application should be written in English.

Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.

For further information about the position please contact: Arild Husby, arild.husby@ebc.uu.se, +46-18-471 4120.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than March 20, 2019, UFV-PA 2019/635.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Ecology and Genetics

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 2019/635

Last application date: 2019-03-20

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Doctoral student position in Migration Law at the Faculty of Law

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 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

A doctoral student position in Migration Law 

Beginning 1 September 2019 or upon agreement.

Doctoral project specialisation: Migration Law

Migration law is a relatively new (for Sweden) and dynamic field of law where research is greatly needed. Migration law concerns the international, regional and national legal regulatory frameworks covering various forms of migration. Examples are migration related to protection, migration for economic reasons and family-related migration. Issues that are central to the area are nation-states’ and individuals’ rights and obligations; the legal status of different migrant groups; and nation-states’ attitudes towards migration and migrants. Since migration is by nature a cross-border issue, international law is a component of great importance.

Another aspect of this crossing of borders is that migration law extends across traditional subject boundaries. It includes public international law, public law, EU law, administrative law, civil and criminal procedural law and labour law. At the Faculties of Law at the Universities of Uppsala, Lund and Gothenburg, there has long been a joint research environment in migration law, the Gothenburg, Lund and Uppsala Migration Law Network (GL/UMIN), to which the PhD student will belong.

All project proposals in which migration law is an essential and integral part of the research subject to be addressed are relevant within the scope of this application call. Project proposals connected with EU law, public law or family law are especially welcome. Nevertheless, this kind of specialisation is not a requirement. Since migration law is not a subject in its own right in doctoral education, the PhD student will be admitted in the subject that is most appropriate in view of the proposed project.

An employed doctoral student must primarily devote his or her time to his or her own doctoral research. Other duties at the faculty may be included, such as teaching students, working in teaching teams, and administration (no more than 20% of the position). A requirement for employment as a doctoral candidate is that the applicant must have been admitted to doctoral studies. The regulations governing the employment of doctoral candidates and admittance to doctoral studies are found in Chapter 5, Sections 1-7, and Chapter 7, Sections 34-41, of the Higher Education Ordinance, and in the general study plan for doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University.

In order to be admitted to doctoral studies, the applicant is required to meet the following qualifications.

To qualify as applicant with the Faculty of Law, the applicant must either

1) in Sweden, have completed a Master of Laws degree or completed a law programme, or

2) in Sweden or abroad, have acquired knowledge equivalent to the degrees mentioned in 1). In evaluating whether the knowledge is sufficient, consideration must be given to what is required to successfully benefit from the doctoral programme in the specific subject area.

Applicants must have an adequate knowledge of Swedish or English.

The overall purpose of the doctoral studies is to provide future newly qualified doctors of laws with good prospects for a successful career within or outside of higher education. This includes in-depth knowledge of the chosen subject in the field of research, a capacity for independent and critical thinking, proficiency in scientific methods and modes of working, an ability to identify interesting and researchable issues, teaching skills and the ability to express himself or herself well both orally and in writing, an ability to operate in an international context and an ability to understand and deal with ethical issues concerning research.

Admission is based on an evaluation of the applicant’s capacity to successfully complete the doctoral studies. The evaluation is primarily focused on the project description as well as the scientific written material (published or not published). Analytical ability, ability to structure the material and to independently work on the proposed project, and the project’s news value, is paramount. In addition to the written material, other merits, such as grades, diplomas, completed courses etc., may also be of importance in the assessment. Further, the applicant’s capacity to cooperate in different ways, e.g. with teaching colleagues, may be taken into consideration as well as the Faculty’s needs to recruit doctoral candidates in all subject areas.

Your application including the below required attachments is to be electronically submitted.

Project description in Swedish or English (required document)
The project description should include the research question(s) of the proposed research, the relationship between the research topic and the relevant area of research, research already undertaken in this field, a reflection upon material and method, a time plan, and the possible scientific value and contribution of the proposed project. The project description must comprise no more than 35,000 characters including spaces (approximately ten A4-pages).

Popular summary in Swedish or English (required document)
The project summary must include a brief popular summary in Swedish or English, no longer than 2,000 characters including spaces.

CV in Swedish or English (required document)

Grade transcripts (required document) and other certificates in Swedish or English Written scientific work (electronic copy of books, articles, undergraduate essays, manuscripts, etc.)

A statement from a potential supervisor or, alternatively, a letter of recommendation or contact details for at least one reference person (e.g. university teacher or employer)
In order to be admitted, the applicant needs a statement from a professor or an associate professor at the Faculty of Law in Uppsala, stating that he or she is willing to supervise the proposed project. If a statement from a potential supervisor is not attached to the application, the Faculty of Law will, if possible, obtain such a statement for prioritised projects. When the application does not include a statement, a letter of recommendation or contact details for a reference person may be of particular importance.

Application forms for admission to doctoral studies, and employment as a doctoral student.

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Please note that those already admitted to doctoral studies must attach an updated individual study plan to the application for employment as a doctoral student.

Decisions on admissions are made by the Research Committee at the Faculty of Law upon preparation by an evaluation committee specifically set up for this purpose. As part of the admission procedure, interviews may be held with a limited number of applicants. Only applicants who have a potential supervisor at the Faculty of Law by the time of the interview or shortly thereafter, may be offered a position as a doctoral candidate.

Local guidelines are established for setting the salary.

Decisions on employment are made by the Head of Department. A person may be employed as a doctoral student for a maximum of eight years, but no longer than the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral research. For teaching within the employment, extension is admitted.

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: Local guidelines are established for setting the salary.

Starting date: 1 September 2019 or according to agreement.

Type of position: Temporary position longer than 6 months

Further information may be obtained from Erik Svensson, Director of Studies, email: research@jur.uu.se, phone: +46 18 471 26 01. 

You are welcome to submit your application, including required documents, no later than 1 March 2019, UFV-PA 2018/4675.

Only complete applications will be taken into consideration.

We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.

Placement: Department of Law

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

Pay: Fixed pay

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/4675

Last application date: 2019-03-01

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Doctoral student position in Education Law at the Faculty of Law

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 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

A doctoral student position in Education Law

Beginning 1 September 2019 or upon agreement.

In Sweden education law is a dynamic area of the law where there is a great need for research. From a broad perspective education law covers international, regional and national law. In national law, education law primarily means the legal frameworks that regulate the school system and higher education, but it can also be considered to include the regulation of other types of education. Since education is a central sector of society subject to constant regulatory change at the same time as there is no legal research in large parts of it, there is an extensive need for research in the area. There is also a need for lawyers with special expertise in the area.

The Faculty of Law at Uppsala University has a research environment in education law, and the doctoral student will be a member of it. In 2013 an initiative was taken at the Faculty to set up a legal centre focusing on education law. The Institute of Education Law was therefore established in 2015. Information about the research environment is available at www.ifu.jur.uu.se. Since 2009 the Faculty of Law has been responsible for the course on “School law and the exercise of public authority” in compulsory positional training, the Educational Leadership Programme, provided by Uppsala University. The doctoral student’s teaching activities will take place as part of this programme.

To strengthen our research environment in education law and meet the need for expertise in school law, the Department of Law at Uppsala University is now advertising a doctoral studentship focusing on education law, especially the school system.

Focus of the doctoral student project Education law focusing on the school system
The school system has undergone a number of major reforms since the 1990s, and the commitment to reform among governing politicians has not decreased. On the contrary, the school system is constantly subject to both major and minor change. Central issues for the area concern the governance and supervision of schools, the rights and obligations of individuals (as pupils, custodians, staff), and the legal standing of independent schools. In view of developments in society with greater regulation of the school system and the resulting need for research and expertise in the area of “school law”, this advertisement of a doctoral studentship in education law relates to research projects focusing on the school system.

Project proposals where education law focusing on schools is an important and integral part of the research topic are relevant to this advertisement. As education law as such is not a doctoral education subject at the Faculty, the doctoral student will be admitted to one of the subjects of administrative law, public law and constitutional law.

An employed doctoral student must primarily devote his or her time to his or her own doctoral research. Other duties at the faculty may be included, such as teaching students, working in teaching teams, and administration (no more than 20% of the position). A requirement for employment as a doctoral candidate is that the applicant must have been admitted to doctoral studies. The regulations governing the employment of doctoral candidates and admittance to doctoral studies are found in Chapter 5, Sections 1-7, and Chapter 7, Sections 34-41, of the Higher Education Ordinance, and in the general study plan for doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University.

In order to be admitted to doctoral studies, the applicant is required to meet the following qualifications.

To qualify as applicant with the Faculty of Law, the applicant must either

1) in Sweden, have completed a Master of Laws degree or completed a law programme, or

2) in Sweden or abroad, have acquired knowledge equivalent to the degrees mentioned in 1). In evaluating whether the knowledge is sufficient, consideration must be given to what is required to successfully benefit from the doctoral programme in the specific subject area.

Applicants must have an adequate knowledge of Swedish or English.

The overall purpose of the doctoral studies is to provide future newly qualified doctors of laws with good prospects for a successful career within or outside of higher education. This includes in-depth knowledge of the chosen subject in the field of research, a capacity for independent and critical thinking, proficiency in scientific methods and modes of working, an ability to identify interesting and researchable issues, teaching skills and the ability to express himself or herself well both orally and in writing, an ability to operate in an international context and an ability to understand and deal with ethical issues concerning research.

Admission is based on an evaluation of the applicant’s capacity to successfully complete the doctoral studies. The evaluation is primarily focused on the project description as well as the scientific written material (published or not published). Analytical ability, ability to structure the material and to independently work on the proposed project, and the project’s news value, is paramount. In addition to the written material, other merits, such as grades, diplomas, completed courses etc., may also be of importance in the assessment. Further, the applicant’s capacity to cooperate in different ways, e.g. with teaching colleagues, may be taken into consideration as well as the Faculty’s needs to recruit doctoral candidates in all subject areas.

Your application including the below required attachments is to be electronically submitted.

Project description in Swedish or English (required document)
The project description should include the research question(s) of the proposed research, the relationship between the research topic and the relevant area of research, research already undertaken in this field, a reflection upon material and method, a time plan, and the possible scientific value and contribution of the proposed project. The project description must comprise no more than 35,000 characters including spaces (approximately ten A4-pages).

Popular summary in Swedish or English (required document)
The project summary must include a brief popular summary in Swedish or English, no longer than 2,000 characters including spaces.

CV in Swedish or English (required document)

Grade transcripts (required document) and other certificates in Swedish or English Written scientific work (electronic copy of books, articles, undergraduate essays, manuscripts, etc.)

A statement from a potential supervisor or, alternatively, a letter of recommendation or contact details for at least one reference person (e.g. university teacher or employer)
In order to be admitted, the applicant needs a statement from a professor or an associate professor at the Faculty of Law in Uppsala, stating that he or she is willing to supervise the proposed project. If a statement from a potential supervisor is not attached to the application, the Faculty of Law will, if possible, obtain such a statement for prioritised projects. When the application does not include a statement, a letter of recommendation or contact details for a reference person may be of particular importance.

Application forms for admission to doctoral studies, and employment as a doctoral student.

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Please note that those already admitted to doctoral studies must attach an updated individual study plan to the application for employment as a doctoral student.

Decisions on admissions are made by the Research Committee at the Faculty of Law upon preparation by an evaluation committee specifically set up for this purpose. As part of the admission procedure, interviews may be held with a limited number of applicants. Only applicants who have a potential supervisor at the Faculty of Law by the time of the interview or shortly thereafter, may be offered a position as a doctoral candidate.

Decisions on employment are made by the Head of Department. A person may be employed as a doctoral student for a maximum of eight years, but no longer than the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral research. For teaching within the employment, extension is admitted.

Salary: Local guidelines are established for setting the salary.

Starting date: 1 September 2019 or according to agreement.

Type of position: Temporary position longer than 6 months

Further information may be obtained from Erik Svensson, Director of Studies, email: research@jur.uu.se, phone: +46 18 471 26 01. 

You are welcome to submit your application, including required documents, no later than 1 March 2019, UFV-PA 2018/4591.

Only complete applications will be taken into consideration.

We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.

Placement: Department of Law

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

Pay: Fixed pay

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/4591

Last application date: 2019-03-01

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Doctoral student position in Administrative Law at the Faculty of Law

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 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

A doctoral student position in Administrative Law

Beginning 1 September 2019 or upon agreement.

Administrative law is a central area of public law. General administrative law encompasses issues relating to the structure of administrative organisations, decision content and procedure, such as administrative process issues, and also issues of legal security connected with handling of, and decision-making in, administrative cases. Other issues included in the area relate to municipal law and individuals’ data privacy; examples are processing of personal data, and public information access and secrecy.

Matters concerning state governance and control of administration, private individuals’ legal security, duties of the authorities and individuals’ rights, and accountability are other examples of central issues in the area, which is undergoing constant change. The expanding public administration performed by individuals, an increased emphasis on individuals’ rights and other social changes are putting regulation of administrative law, and the fundamental values intended to permeate public administration, to the test.

In light of the need for research in general administrative law, the call for applications relates primarily to doctoral projects whose central parts fall within general administrative law. However, the project may specialise in a particular administrative branch of specific administrative law in order to elucidate general issues of administrative law, or otherwise be transdisciplinary.

An employed doctoral student must primarily devote his or her time to his or her own doctoral research. Other duties at the faculty may be included, such as teaching students, working in teaching teams, and administration (no more than 20% of the position). A requirement for employment as a doctoral candidate is that the applicant must have been admitted to doctoral studies. The regulations governing the employment of doctoral candidates and admittance to doctoral studies are found in Chapter 5, Sections 1-7, and Chapter 7, Sections 34-41, of the Higher Education Ordinance, and in the general study plan for doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University.

In order to be admitted to doctoral studies, the applicant is required to meet the following qualifications.

To qualify as applicant with the Faculty of Law, the applicant must either

1) in Sweden, have completed a Master of Laws degree or completed a law programme, or

2) in Sweden or abroad, have acquired knowledge equivalent to the degrees mentioned in 1). In evaluating whether the knowledge is sufficient, consideration must be given to what is required to successfully benefit from the doctoral programme in the specific subject area.

Applicants must have an adequate knowledge of Swedish or English.

The overall purpose of the doctoral studies is to provide future newly qualified doctors of laws with good prospects for a successful career within or outside of higher education. This includes in-depth knowledge of the chosen subject in the field of research, a capacity for independent and critical thinking, proficiency in scientific methods and modes of working, an ability to identify interesting and researchable issues, teaching skills and the ability to express himself or herself well both orally and in writing, an ability to operate in an international context and an ability to understand and deal with ethical issues concerning research.

Admission is based on an evaluation of the applicant’s capacity to successfully complete the doctoral studies. The evaluation is primarily focused on the project description as well as the scientific written material (published or not published). Analytical ability, ability to structure the material and to independently work on the proposed project, and the project’s news value, is paramount. In addition to the written material, other merits, such as grades, diplomas, completed courses etc., may also be of importance in the assessment. Further, the applicant’s capacity to cooperate in different ways, e.g. with teaching colleagues, may be taken into consideration as well as the Faculty’s needs to recruit doctoral candidates in all subject areas.

Your application including the below required attachments is to be electronically submitted.

Project description in Swedish or English (required document)
The project description should include the research question(s) of the proposed research, the relationship between the research topic and the relevant area of research, research already undertaken in this field, a reflection upon material and method, a time plan, and the possible scientific value and contribution of the proposed project. The project description must comprise no more than 35,000 characters including spaces (approximately ten A4-pages).

Popular summary in Swedish or English (required document)
The project summary must include a brief popular summary in Swedish or English, no longer than 2,000 characters including spaces.

CV in Swedish or English (required document)

Grade transcripts (required document) and other certificates in Swedish or English Written scientific work (electronic copy of books, articles, undergraduate essays, manuscripts, etc.)

A statement from a potential supervisor or, alternatively, a letter of recommendation or contact details for at least one reference person (e.g. university teacher or employer)
In order to be admitted, the applicant needs a statement from a professor or an associate professor at the Faculty of Law in Uppsala, stating that he or she is willing to supervise the proposed project. If a statement from a potential supervisor is not attached to the application, the Faculty of Law will, if possible, obtain such a statement for prioritised projects. When the application does not include a statement, a letter of recommendation or contact details for a reference person may be of particular importance.

Application forms for admission to doctoral studies, and employment as a doctoral student.

Please click here and here

Please note that those already admitted to doctoral studies must attach an updated individual study plan to the application for employment as a doctoral student.

Decisions on admissions are made by the Research Committee at the Faculty of Law upon preparation by an evaluation committee specifically set up for this purpose. As part of the admission procedure, interviews may be held with a limited number of applicants. Only applicants who have a potential supervisor at the Faculty of Law by the time of the interview or shortly thereafter, may be offered a position as a doctoral candidate.

Decisions on employment are made by the Head of Department. A person may be employed as a doctoral student for a maximum of eight years, but no longer than the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral research. For teaching within the employment, extension is admitted.

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: Local guidelines are established for setting the salary.

Starting date: 1 September 2019 or according to agreement.

Type of position: Temporary position longer than 6 months

Further information may be obtained from Erik Svensson, Director of Studies, email: research@jur.uu.se, phone: +46 18 471 26 01. 

You are welcome to submit your application, including required documents, no later than 1 March 2019, UFV-PA 2018/4593.

Only complete applications will be taken into consideration.

We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.

Placement: Department of Law

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

Pay: Fixed pay

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/4593

Last application date: 2019-03-01

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Ph.D. position in Condensed Matter Theory

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 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

Uppsala University hereby declares the following position to be open for application: Ph.D. position in Condensed Matter Theory at the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Starting date: April 2019. Research division: Materials theory.

Project description: We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious Ph.D. student in condensed matter theory for a project on multiband and odd-frequency superconductivity. Odd-frequency superconductivity is a very unique superconducting state where the pair amplitude is odd in time, or equivalently frequency, the very opposite to the ordinary behavior of superconductivity. The overall aim of the Ph.D. project is to find new odd-frequency states in primarily multiband and multiorbital superconducting systems and to discern measurable signatures of this state. Examples range from the iron-based high-temperature superconductors, to nanoscale and hybrid systems. The project involves both analytical work using advanced many-body methods and large-scale numerical work. This Ph.D. project is part of a larger project focusing on new materials and mechanisms for odd-frequency superconductivity, funded by the European Research Council (ERC).

Research environment: The division of Materials theory at Uppsala University offers a world-class environment for materials theory research, with interests spanning from strongly correlated and topological states of matter to atomistic spin simulations and first-principles calculations of a very broad range of functional materials. The division currently consists of approximately 90 researchers, of which about a third are Ph.D. students. The project will be carried out in the research group of Prof. Annica Black-Schaffer, currently consisting of ten Ph.D. students and postdocs. For more information, please visit the group webpage: http://materials-theory.physics.uu.se/blackschaffer.

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

Application: The applicant should have a Master’s degree in physics, or equivalent, with a strong background in condensed matter theory or many-body theory. Prior experience with superconductivity is an advantage but not required. Fluency in both written and spoken English is an absolute prerequisite. The application should include a personal letter, explaining scientific interests and motivation for pursuing a Ph.D. degree, CV, and a verified list of course grades. If available, a Master’s thesis (finished or in draft form) can also be included. In addition, two letters of recommendation should be included in the application or, alternatively, sent directly by the letter writer to annica.black-schaffer@physics.uu.se with the subject line “Letter of Recommendation, Ph.D. Position 2019”.

Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university’s rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English

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. Uppsala University is striving to achieve a more even gender balance and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
 
Starting date: 01-04-2019, temporary position ending 31-03-2023.

Type of position: Full time position.

For further information about the position please Contact Annica Black-Schaffer, Ph: +46-(0)76-795 06 49, email: annica.black-schaffer@physics.uu.se

Please submit your application by 25 Januari 2019, UFV-PA 2018/4405.

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.

We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.

Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy

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: Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/4405

Last application date: 2019-01-25

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Post expires on Friday January 25th, 2019