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PhD student in the field of refugee women’s health and well-being

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.

At Uppsala University, unique national and international multidisciplinary expertise meets in a Centre for Women’s Mental Health during the Reproductive Lifespan, WoMHeR (https://uu.se/forskning/womher). The overarching aim for WoMHeR is to develop evidence based knowledge that can serve as basis for future strategic decisions in working life and society. An essential and important part of WoMHeR is a PhD graduate school where this PhD project is one of the awarded projects.

Description of the research group and the project

The research group Child Health and Parenting (CHAP), is an interdisciplinary group with the main focus on evaluating society’s efforts for children and parents’ mental health. Our research is conducted in projects and often in collaboration with municipalities, county councils and voluntary organizations.

It has become increasingly apparent that refugees, particularly women, are subject to high levels of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV), which has a number of long-term negative consequences for emotional-psychological, sexual reproductive and physical health. This project will utilise qualitative and participatory research methods to develop a mental health support service model for women with a refugee background in Sweden who have experienced SGBV.

Duties:

Your main responsibility will be to run your own doctoral studies, which includes participation in the research project and in the doctoral programme. You will participate in data collection including case review and workshops in different locations and collaborate with non-governmental organizations. In addition, report writing is included, both in Swedish and English and presentations in various contexts.

Requirements:

Basic higher education of at least 180 higher education credits in medicine or nursing as well as education at advanced level (60 credits) within the relevant master’s program (global health or public health). Documented knowledge in statistics and qualitative analysis is a requirement: you must be able to handle the statistical program SPSS, or equivalent, and be able to make descriptive and simpler correlation analyzes and carry out a qualitative analysis according to any method on your own. Good ability to communicate in speech and writing – both in Swedish and English – is also a requirement.

You must be ambitious, serious and have a habit of delivering what you undertake. Good social skills are important for building relationships with our project partners and users, who will be an important part of the project.

Additional qualifications:

Experience of project management or research and development projects within the municipality or health care, as well as experience of scientific studies and research in migration is an advantage. Experience of working with the target group of refugees in health care will be given special consideration.

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 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: Georgina Warner, georgina.warner@pubcare.uu.se

Please submit your application by 24 September 2020, UFV-PA 2020/3192.

The application must contain a curriculum vitae, personal letter and a copy of relevant essays or publications as well as contact information for two referees.

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Placement: Department of Public Health and Caring 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 2020/3192

Last application date: 2020-09-24

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Research Assistant in Molecular Epidemiology

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 Sciences is a large clinical institution with more than 250 employees and over 300 additional coworkers connected via the Uppsala University Hospital. The Department of Medical Sciences has a broad research profile with strong research groups in a number of different areas. The research carried out at the department is performed in close connection with the clinical activities at the Uppsala University Hospital, which includes both basic studies on the causes of a variety of illnesses and the development and evaluation of improved diagnostics and new treatment methods. More information about the Department of Medical Sciences can be found at www.medsci.uu.se

The research group Molecular Epidemiology at the Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University is led by Professor Tove Fall. The group integrates information from large population studies with modern molecular measurement methods and epidemiological methods to study how chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease covary with genetic variation, circulating biomarkers such as proteins or metabolites, or phenotype or organ function that can be estimated using imaging diagnostic methods such as ultrasound or MRI. Different lifestyle traits are also studied in the group. In our research, we leverage power provided by combining data from several different sources, including data registries and cohort studies that include analyses of their DNA, circulating proteins and metabolites. Furthermore, we research the association of intestinal microbiota with non-communicable diseases, and more recently we are investigating transmission of SARS-Cov-2 and the relationship between symptoms of COVID-19 and chronic diseases.

Additional information about the Molecular epidemiology/Fall research group can be found via: https://www.medsci.uu.se/research/molecular-epidemiology/

Project description: In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are actively involved in the COVID Symptom Study Sweden (CSSS), an app-based study to track the spread of SARS-Cov-2, the virus causing the disease COVID-19 in Sweden and research the symptoms and risk factors for developing severe illness from COVID-19. The study aims to identify high risk areas in Sweden, and understand which groups who are most at risk and which symptoms are linked to health conditions. Additional information about the study can be found via: https://www.covid19app.lu.se/  

We seek a highly motivated, detail-oriented research assistant with an interest in epidemiology and research in infectious diseases to assist in data management and development within the dynamic CSSS project.

Duties description: The duties include assisting ongoing work with data management of large files with millions of rows of data, and includes but is not limited to data cleaning, reformatting, and documentation of the data management process. Data management activities occur on secure servers at Uppsala University. Duties also include detailed note-taking during Zoom meetings, which typically occur on a daily basis, with international and Swedish collaborators to stay on top of the development within the project. The successful applicant will also work with spatial data to produce maps of results. Preparation of presentations will also be expected.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in epidemiology or biostatistics. Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English. Experience with epidemiological analysis methods or biostatistics and applications to infectious diseases. Good working skills in programming/scripting, especially in R, and conduct analysis in R and SPSS, SAS and/or Stata. Good interpersonal skills and ability to work both independently and in a group are expected. Ability to work methodically and carefully documenting the workflow.

Merits: Experience within the following areas are of merit: Epidemiology research and mathematical modelling of infectious diseases. Working in clinical trials and data from clinical trials. Analysis of time series or spatial data. Programming in bash and implementing version control systems, e.g. Git or SVN. Experience publishing in peer-reviewed journals as the first author.

Application: The application, preferably written in English, includes:

Letter of interest describing yourself, your research interests and motivation of why you want to be a research assistant in the research group, and why you are suitable for the position (max 2 pages) Curriculum vitae Publication list Copy of your master degree, course grades and master thesis Names and contact information for two reference persons

Salary: Individual pay.

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Type of employment: Temporary employment of 1 year with possible opportunity for extension.

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Tove Fall, tove.fall@medsci.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 25 September, 2020, UFV-PA 2020/3046.

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Placement: Department of Medical Sciences

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

Pay: Fast lön

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
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/3046

Last application date: 2020-09-25

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Postdoctoral position in quantum 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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

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

Project description:
We are looking for a postdoc in quantum matter theory for a project in multiband, topological, and odd-frequency superconductivity. The project is part of a larger effort focusing on new materials and mechanisms for odd-frequency superconductivity financed by the European Research Council (ERC). The overall goal is to discover new odd-frequency superconducting states and to find measurable signatures of this state. Examples of systems range from the iron-based superconductors to superconducting hybrid systems of topological materials, such as Weyl semimetals. The project involves theoretical work using advanced many body methods and can also, dependent on the aptitude of the candidate, involve large-scale numerical calculations. The postdoc candidate is expected to both carry out independent work and work in collaboration with other group members. The project will be carried out in the research group of Prof. Annica Black-Schaffer, currently consisting of nine Ph.D. students and postdocs. For more information, please visit the group webpage: materials-theory.physics.uu.se/blackschaffer

Requirements:
Ph.D. degree in theoretical physics or related subject. 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. Fluency in both written and spoken English is an absolute prerequisite. 

Additional qualifications:
The applicant should have a strong background in many-body theory. Programming skills are also advantageous. 

Application:
The application should consist of cover letter, CV, publication list, and a short research statement describing the applicant’s research experiences and interests. The applicant should also arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent by e-mail to annica.black-schaffer@physics.uu.se. Contact information for the letter writers should be included in the application.

Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 01-11-2020 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position for 2 years according to central collective agreement.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Prof. Annica Black-Schaffer, annica.black-schaffer@physics.uu.se, phone +46 (0)76-795 06 49.

Please submit your application by 15 oktober 2020, UFV-PA 2020/3074.

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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: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/3074

Last application date: 2020-10-15

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PhD student position in computational material mechanics

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.

Within the Division of Applied Mechanics, we work with research in materials mechanics with applications primarily in the life sciences, materials- and structural development, and energy related areas. The research conducted is often multidisciplinary and ranges from applied projects in close collaboration with industry to fundamental academic research. A doctoral degree in the subject guarantees many exciting future opportunities both in academia and business, nationally and internationally.

Project description:The research project focuses on the development of algorithms for numerical modeling of porous materials using high-resolution phase field models. Phase field models have become extremely popular in materials mechanics, largely due to their versatility and simplicity; the models can, for example, handle cracks that initiate, grow and branch without any need for model-adapted criteria. In the project, the models will mainly be used to analyze porous and/or randomly structured heterogeneous materials in order to design implants for the treatment of, for example, bone fractures or structures for tissue regeneration. Production of such complex porous geometries has recently been made possible with the help of modern technology for 3D printing. A number of sophisticated experiments at synchrotron light facilities are a natural part of the project as well as a flora of national and international collaborations. A long-term goal is to provide useful numerical engineering tools to Swedish industry for optimal design of load-bearing structures with complex geometries. An interest in mechanics, physics and programming is an absolute requirement.

Work 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 employment is part of a project that aims to establish numerical tools to design optimal structures and materials for implants and tissue generation using computational techniques. The project is especially focused on developing phase field methods in finite element programs that can be used at both the macroscopic level and at the microscopic level. Part of the project consists of designing microstructures with tailored properties. The work is fundamental and includes theory formation, numerical analyzes and verifying experimental studies. It is interdisciplinary with strong links to materials science through the characterization of microstructural changes that affect the fracture properties of an implant, where both brittle and ductile fracture behaviors will be taken into account, as well as static and dynamic processes. The work takes place in an international environment and the doctoral student is expected to publish his/her studies in scientific journals and present them at international conferences. The doctoral student will be supervised by researchers in both solid mechanics theory and materials science, but also collaborate with younger researchers in related projects

Qualification requirements: The candidate must have a master’s degree in engineering with a focus on physics, mechanical engineering or equivalent. Furthermore, knowledge and skills in solid mechanics, mathematics and physics as well as adequate knowledge in programming is required. Previous experience of numerical modeling in mechanics is an advantage.

We require very good oral and written proficiency in English.

The applicant needs to be determined, structured and able to work efficiently both individually and in groups.

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.

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.

Instruction for application: The application should contain a brief description of  research interests and relevant experiences, CV, copies of diplomas and grades, degree project (or a draft thereof) and other documents that the applicant wishes to invoke.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: As soon as possible.

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 Per Isaksson, per.isaksson@angstrom.uu.se or professor Cecilia Persson, cecilia.persson@angstrom.uu.se

Please submit your application by 16 October 2020, UFV-PA 2020/3122.

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Placement: Institutionen för materialvetenskap

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

Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students

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: 2020/3122

Last application date: 2020-10-16

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PhD-student in Physics

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

Duties/Project description: Uppsala University hereby declares a PhD student position, at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, starting July 2018, to be open for application. The PhD-studies will be focusing on ion beam-based materials research and its technological applications with preliminary starting date in September 2020.

The Ion Physics group studies interaction of swift ions and photons with matter in solid and gaseous forms at an atomic and molecular level. The research deals, beside basic physics, with applications using different mass-spectrometric analytical techniques for advanced materials research. These methods permit to determine concentrations and depth profiles of atoms and molecules in a material with very high accuracy for samples from biological, environmental and technological contexts. A 5 MV tandem accelerator, a 350 kV high current ion implanter and a Low-Energy Ion Scattering System form the main experimental platform.

The focus of the present PhD-project is to investigate synthesis and modification of thin-film systems by in-situ studies, i.e. while the processes take place. The method to be applied is primarily Low-Energy Ion Scattering in combination with several classical tools for synthesis and analysis used in surface science. Specifically, different thin film systems of silicides, oxides and nitrides based on transition metals will be investigated. The focus will be on analysis of composition and structure of the material systems and its dependence on the manufacturing process as well as other external stimuli. Investigations of more fundamental character can be part of the present project to obtain better quantification of experimental data. Complementary studies using equipment at the tandem accelerator and using the Low-Energy Ion Scattering tool can be part of the project.

Requirements: The successful candidate must have a master of science in engineering physics / physics or equivalent.
The candidate must also have good communication skills and excellent study merits, and good skills in oral and written English.

Additional qualifications: Experiences in interdisciplinary materials science and modelling will be considered a merit. 

Other: Appointment as a graduate student requires that the holder is admitted or will be admitted to PhD studies, where applicant’s ability to successfully complete the doctoral studies will be decisive. The PhD position is for four years, extendable to a maximum of five years including departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching). Information about doctoral education, eligibility requirements and admission rules can be found on the web site of the Faculty of Technology http://www.teknat.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/.

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/.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: 01-09-2020 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: Daniel Primetzhofer daniel.primetzhofer@physics.uu.se  +46 18-417 3040.

Please submit your application by 10 August 2020, UFV-PA 2020/2691.

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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: ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/2691

Last application date: 2020-08-10

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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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