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Research assistant in the field of Microsystems Technology

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

Temporary full-time employment 18 months with access as soon as possible or by agreement

The Division of Microsystems Engineering at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering conducts research on the use of microsystems in a variety of scientific fields, from biology to space technology. Common to all research is the desire to investigate how the properties of systems change when they are made smaller, and how these properties can be used to create simpler, cheaper and above all more functional technology.

Project description: Two of our projects are about technology development of microfluidic extensible electronics – printed circuit boards, sensors and actuators. In a more general sense, a stretchable substrate based on a new soft and stretchable silicone material provides compatible and comfortable, smart and wireless patches that do not move in relation to the tissue even during larger movements. These smart patches are used on the skin or for health, sports and medical technology. We have developed the basic technology for extensible circuit boards, where liquid-based alloys allow rigid components to be embedded without getting contact errors during prolonged dynamic elongation.

Within the projects, we work with medical technology with partners in Europe, but most intensively with partners at our university, KTH and the company Mycronic in Täby.

Work Duties: Assist research in the subject. The work is based on our previous research and will develop new ways of manufacturing stretchable electronics. The work will be carried out in a wide range of scientific areas, focusing on microsystem technology but linking to wireless technology and application demonstrations. The work will be carried out in a very interdisciplinary environment where close contacts with companies are an important prerequisite.

Qualification requirements: Master’s degree in Engineering, or equivalent, with a focus on materials science or microsystems technology. We require basic knowledge and experience in microsystems technology.

We require good oral and written knowledge in English.  

Additional qualifications: It is a strong merit to have knowledge and experience in the manufacture of microsystems in soft materials, and especially for stretchable electronics.

You must be purposeful, structured and be able to work effectively both individually and in groups.

Application:

Your application must include: a personal letter describing you, your understanding of the task and why you are suitable for this position (max 2 pages), CV (max 2 pages), copies of diploma and other relevant documents, name and contact details (address, e-mail address and telephone number) of at least two reference persons

Salary: Individual salary setting.

Starting date: As soon as possible or by appointment.

Type of employment: Temporary employment 18 months

Scope of employment: 100%.

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Klas Hjort, klas.hjort@angstrom.uu.se, tel 018-471 3141.

Welcome with your application no later than 16th of July 2021, UFV-PA 2021/2266

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/2266

Last application date: 2021-07-16

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Post expires on Friday July 16th, 2021

PhD position in Experimental Medical Genomics

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology (IMBIM) at Uppsala University provides a broad international environment for research and teaching. The Department’s research covers three collaborative and partially integrated sections: Cancer, infections and immunity as well as genetics and genomics. More info: http://www.imbim.uu.se/research-areas/.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with the ability to work independently and with a strong interest in pursuing a PhD degree in experimental medical genomics at Uppsala University. The study plan is focused on characterizing autoantibody-mediated diseases, with a particular focus on cytokine autoantibodies as a mechanism behind infectious disease susceptibility.

Project description and working tasks: The research team conducts translational studies of autoimmune diseases. Two main themes of the research are: 1) broad-scale studies of autoantibody responses as means to understand disease mechanisms and improve diagnostics, 2) sex differences in immune-related diseases.

There is increasing data to suggest that cytokine autoantibodies may be an important mechanism behind infectious disease susceptibility alongside inborn errors of immunity. The PhD project will be focused on characterizing the roles of cytokine autoantibodies in disorders such as severe COVID-19, adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccination, inborn errors of immunity, and systemic autoimmune diseases. The PhD studies will involve applying and further developing technologies for autoantibody screening, including broad-scale approaches to identify novel autoantibody targets, and high-throughput screening for selected targets in large cohorts.

Qualifications: Candidates should hold a Master degree or equivalent (corresponding to 240 credits) in medicine or biology. Experience from experimental research is expected. Experience from clinical work is further desirable given the translational focus of the projects. Very good oral and written communication skills in English are required. Knowledge in Swedish is also desirable since the work may involve ethical approvals in Swedish. Emphasis will be given on personal qualities such as collaboration and communication skills as well as analytical capacity. The candidate is expected to take own initiatives as well as to collaborate with national and international colleagues both within and outside of the group.

The selection is based on the following criteria: completion of the above qualifications, grades in relevant courses, suitability of the courses to the research program, previous experience in working and/or performing research in the wider area that relates to the project described above, and previous experience of clinical work. An integrated assessment of the applicant is generated in order to employ the best possible candidate that can succeed in the doctoral studies and contribute to a positive development of the research program.

To be employed as a PhD student, the applicant must be accepted in the postgraduate program. Information concerning doctoral education, requirements and rules of admission can be found in: http://www2.medfarm.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/. The length of the study period for full time employment is a maximum of four years. Terms for graduate studies can be found in Högskoleförordningen 5 kap §§1-7.

Formal Duties: The successful candidate will engage in research and doctoral studies. Other duties at the department, i.e. administration and teaching, may be included in the employment up to a maximum level of 20 %.

Application: Please submit your application by using the Uppsala University application portal, and by including i) a CV, ii) publications and/or a copy of master thesis or equivalent, iii) a letter describing your research interests, skills and motivation to apply for the position, together with iv) contact information of at least two referees (phone numbers and e-mail addresses).

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Type of position: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 §§ 1-7.

Scope of employment: 100%

For further information about the position please contact: Dr. Nils Landegren, nils.landegren@imbim.uu.se.

Please submit your application by July 2, 2021, UFV-PA 2021/2578.

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

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology

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

Pay: According to local agreement

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/2578

Last application date: 2021-07-02

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PhD position in industrial engineering and management: Technology-based social innovation and ‘progress’

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

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

Project description: Technology-based social innovations that enable a transition to a more sustainable society is rapidly changing the ways in which the human lives and relates to itself, others and nature. These technological advancements infuse a revised sociability and ecological sensitivity, and play a fundamental role for how ideas about progress are brought about. At the same time as technology receives intensified interdisciplinary attention, the conventional notion of ‘progress’ is consequently under critical scrutiny through post-human thinking.

This PhD position will broadly address socio-technical innovations in the 21st century, with focus on how these transform human understandings of ‘progress’. The research project can for example be geared towards questions of alternative technological paths and the materialization of futures, but should be independently crafted in relation to front-line research within industrial engineering and management, as well as other relevant areas for the project, such as future studies, post-human philosophy and technology-based entrepreneurship.

The PhD project will be part of broader research agendas on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, as well as Sustainability and Ethics, within the Division of Industrial Management and Engineering. The successful candidate will also be part of, and topically complement, the Division’s growing PhD student community within these areas.

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%).

Requirements: As a candidate for this position, you should have a Master’s degree (MSc) in Industrial Management, Innovation, Business and administration, Sustainable development/ management, or an equivalent degree. 

Meritorious: You will have good knowledge in qualitative methods (e.g., interviewing, participant observation). Documented knowledge within science of technology studies, political science and/or philosophy, is meritorious, as well as a cross-disciplinary background. Understanding in, and experience of, audio-visual methods (e.g., video, sound and photography), as well as studies of public documentation, archival studies, genealogy and discourse analysis, is meritorious.

You should be ambitious, productive, and have a thorough interest in critical reflection as well as technology and business. Personal qualities, ability to work independently and at the same time be able to interact with other researchers both nationally and internationally is very important. Very good writing skills, and fluency in written and spoken English, are meritorious.

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 candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university’s rules and guidelines

Application: Applications should include a cover letter, including a brief description of experience relevant to the position and the candidate criteria stated above, a CV, copies of diplomas and certificates (important!), a draft research proposal of 1 A4 page (written in English or Swedish, showing your academic creativity and rigor), preferably a master thesis (or a draft thereof) and other relevant documents. The candidates are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and should provide contact information to at least two reference persons. All applications should be submitted through the Uppsala University job portal.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: 1 September 2021 or as otherwise agreed.

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

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Associate Professor Annika Skoglund, Annika.skoglund@angstrom.uu.se, mobile: +46 70 425 09 08

Please submit your application by August 2 2021, UFV-PA 2021/2589.

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

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/2589

Last application date: 2021-08-02

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PhD position in Experimental Medical Genomics

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology (IMBIM) at Uppsala University provides a broad international environment for research and teaching. The Department’s research covers three collaborative and partially integrated sections: Cancer, infections and immunity as well as genetics and genomics. More info: http://www.imbim.uu.se/research-areas/.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with the ability to work independently and with a strong interest in pursuing a PhD degree at Uppsala University in comparative cancer genomics with specialization in both human and dogs. The study plan is focused on identifying genes that underlie osteosarcoma in dogs and humans as well as genes that underlie glioblastoma.

Project description and working tasks: The Lindblad-Toh and Forsberg-Nilsson labs (the latter at IGP, UU) have a strong focus on genomic analysis of non-coding constraint mutations affecting gene regulation in brain tumors and osteosarcoma. The PhD student will perform computational analysis of next-generation sequencing data, with a focus on tumor mutations in the genomic data from dogs and humans. In addition, the student is expected to interact with lab personnel about the design and interpretation of  experimental aspect of validating the findings. We use whole-genome sequencing data from tumors and normal tissue, RNA seq data and integration of various database resources to identify and further study regulatory tumor mutations.

Qualifications: Candidates should hold a Master degree or equivalent (corresponding to 240 credits), with a focus on bioinformatics, cancer genomics and/or evolutionary genetics. Strong skills in programming is also a requirement. Very good oral and written communication skills in English are required. Emphasis will also be given on personal qualities such as collaboration and communication skills as well as analytical capacity. The candidate is expected to take own initiatives as well as to collaborate with national and international colleagues both within and outside of the group.

The selection is based on the following criteria: completion of the above qualifications, grades in relevant courses, suitability of the courses to the research program, previous experience in working and/or performing research in the wider area that relates to the project described above. An integrated assessment of the applicant is generated in order to employ the best possible candidate that can succeed in the doctoral studies and contribute to a positive development of the research program.

To be employed as a PhD student, the applicant must be accepted in the postgraduate program. Information concerning doctoral education, requirements and rules of admission can be found in: http://www2.medfarm.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/. The length of the study period for full time employment is a maximum of four years. Terms for graduate studies can be found in Högskoleförordningen 5 kap §§1-7.

Formal Duties: The successful candidate will engage in research and doctoral studies. Other duties at the department, i.e. administration and teaching, may be included in the employment up to a maximum level of 20 %.

Application: Please submit your application by using the Uppsala University application portal, and by including i) a CV, ii) publications and/or a copy of master thesis or equivalent, iii) a letter describing your research interests, skills and motivation to apply for the position, together with iv) contact information of at least two referees (phone numbers and e-mail addresses).

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: as soon as possible or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 §§ 1-7.

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Professor Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, kerstin.lindblad-toh@imbim.uu.se.

Please submit your application by July 15, 2021, UFV-PA 2021/1891.

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

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology

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

Pay: According to local agreement

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/1891

Last application date: 2021-07-15

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PhD student position in electromobility: Design of electrical motors for cars

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

We are looking for a PhD student who wants to contribute to the transition to a sustainable transport system. The position is at the division of Electricity, department of Electrical Engineering, at the Ångström laboratory.

Electrification and digitalisation are among the largest areas for the future in the conversion to sustainable societies. The Department of Electrical Engineering conducts successful research and education in the areas – renewable energy sources, electric vehicles, industrial IoT, 5G communication and wireless sensor networks as well as smart electronic sensors and medical systems. The Department of Electrical Engineering is an international workplace with around 130 employees that all contribute to important technical energy and health challenges at the Ångström Laboratory.

Project description: The energy transition in Sweden causes a large change for the transport sector as transports become more and more electrified. This PhD project aims at developing new simulation methods for modeling electric motors and thus contribute to the electrification of the transport sector. Both FEM-based Multiphysics simulations and programming in MATLAB or other programming language will be included as well as some experimental work. The goal is to reduce the total losses in the electric motor and thus also the total energy use.

This project is an associated project to the Swedish Electromobility Centre, a national Centre of Excellence for e-mobility with partners from Swedish universities and Swedish industries. This means that the PhD student will belong to a PhD student network with regular meetings, summer schools etc. and will have the possibility to network with Swedish industry in the area of electromobility. One of the goals of the center is to provide the industry with research educated staff for their research departments, so the job possibilities after this PhD project is expected to be very good.

The research group at Uppsala University has a long experience of research on different types of electrical machines as well as a large laboratory. We offer an exciting work environment designed by the doctoral student and the research team together. The doctoral student will be supervised by at least two supervisors and the research group consists of several senior researchers and doctoral students who work with electrical machines and modeling. A collaborative project with one of the doctoral students in the group is already planned as part of the project.

Duties: The work will mainly be carried out by programming and FEM-based multiphysics simulations, and also includes performing experiments. The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which include participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%). The teaching will probably be held in Swedish.

Employment benefits: As an employee at Uppsala University, you are given wellness compensation for your health and a leading research environment, Read more here. The Department of Electrical Engineering also gives a salary supplement in addition to the local guidelines for doctoral students at Uppsala University.

Employment as a doctoral student are four years full-time studies with the possibility of extension for special reasons. 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 Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.

Requirements:

  • A master degree or equivalent in electrical engineering, engineering physics, energy systems or similar.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • You should have a strong motivation and be able to work effectively both individually and in a team.

Merits: Experience from FEM-based simulations in for example Comsol or Ansys Maxwell is a merit. It is also a merit with knowledge of electrical machines as well as experimental experience. Good oral and written proficiency in Swedish is considered a merit.

Application: Please use the link below. You should include a brief description of your research interests and relevant experience, a CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, thesis (or a draft thereof) and other relevant documents. You are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to reference persons.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: To be agreed on.

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: Sandra Eriksson, sandra.eriksson@angstrom.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 18th of August 2021, UFV-PA 2021/2509.

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Placement: Department of Electrical Engineering

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 2021/2509

Last application date: 2021-08-18

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Post expires on Wednesday August 18th, 2021

PhD-student position in Microbiology with focus on investigation of microbiota for understanding spatial patterns in malaria mosquitoes

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology is one of the most international, broad and distinguished molecular bioscience departments in Europe. The department comprises seven research programs with about 130 employees. Please read more at http://www.icm.uu.se.

This PhD position will be in the groups of Olle Terenius and Staffan Svärd.

General description: The groups’ research focuses on how insects move in nature based on knowledge of their microbiota, something we call Insect CSI. By obtaining a unique microbial profile of thousands of bacterial sequences from each insect, we get information about its life history including where it comes from. Specifically, this project concerns malaria mosquitoes in different parts of Africa where knowledge of the mosquitoes’ lives and movement patterns will have a major impact on how to fight malaria. You will also be involved in analyses of the microbiota in humans and animals infected by the intestinal parasite Giardia intestinalis.

Duties: The Ph.D. student will primarily focus on postgraduate studies where bioinformatics analyzes of microbiome data will form the main activity together with DNA extraction and PCR. Other duties related to teaching and administrative work may be involved, up to a maximum of 20% of the time. Information about doctoral education, eligibility requirements and admission rules can be found at the faculty website, http://www. teknat.uu.se/utbildning/utbildning-pa-forskarniva/.

Requirements: The applicant must have a master’s degree in biology or biotechnology with a focus on molecular biology, bioinformatics, biotechnology or microbiology. You must be highly motivated in your studies and your research and have a good ability to work independently. You should have a great interest in driving the development of the research as our group is the first in the world to systematically use microbiota as a basis for spatial analysis of insects. The applicant must have a good ability to work independently as well as in a group. A prerequisite is good written and oral knowledge of English, as the work takes place in an international environment.

Additional qualifications:

  • Previously documented experience of bioinformatics analyzes of microbiomes or microbiota
  • An ability to teach in Swedish.

The application: Your application is preferably written in English and must include:

  • A personal letter where you describe yourself, your research interest, your experiences and why you are interested in the position (max. 2 pages).
  • A CV containing your education and other qualifications and a copy of your diplomas and list of publications.
  • Please provide contact information to reference persons and recommendation letters from prior research supervisors.

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

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

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

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact:
Olle Terenius, olle.terenius@icm.uu.se , for administrative questions contract HR-generalist Frida Österdahl, e-mail frida.osterdahl@icm.uu.se.

Please submit your application by July 15th 2021, UFV-PA 2021/1705.

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Placement: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/1705

Last application date: 2021-07-15


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Post expires on Wednesday July 14th, 2021

PhD-student in Ancient Greek or Byzantine Studies

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Linguistics and Philology is involved in research and education in a number of languages and language-related subjects and provides an international work environment. The department’s activities cover many of the classical and modern languages and cultures in large areas of Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as computational and general linguistics. Education is offered at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels.

Doctoral studies extend over a 4-year period during which the PhD-student will receive a salary as an employee of the department. Doctoral students are expected to engage in full-time study and research, and contribute to and participate in the department’s activities. Teaching and/or administrative tasks may be involved up to a maximum of 20%, which is carried out against an appropriate prolongation of the contract.

Project description: Doctoral students in Greek at Uppsala university work in a lively research environment devoted to the study of the Greek language and Greek culture from antiquity to the Byzantine period. For this position we are looking primarily for a candidate who is interested in working in the research group “Ancient Values and Emotions”. This includes projects on the following themes:

  • Conceptual history. Historical research involving analysis of specific evaluative and emotional terms, concepts and categories in ancient Greek texts.
  • The Language of evaluation. Analysis of appraisal/evaluation/stance or expression of emotion on all levels of linguistic description in ancient Greek.
  • Rhetoric, poetics and narratology. How and why values and emotions are represented, expressed or evoked in ancient Greek texts.
  • History of value- and emotion theorization. Reconstruction, exegesis, evaluation and contextualization of ancient Greek theories about value or emotion (or specific values or emotions).

Applications for projects that fall outside the scope of this research group are also welcome, but should fall broadly within the areas of expertise available at the department. The proposed doctoral project must be described in a research plan attached to the application. Particular consideration will be given to the project’s quality and feasibility within the stipulated time frame, as well as to the candidate’s fitness and qualifications for the task.

Requirements: To qualify for a doctoral position a candidate should hold a master’s degree in Greek or Byzantine Studies or equivalent.

Additional qualifications: Solid and broad language skills are a merit, as is experience from international study environments.

The application should contain:

  • A letter of intent describing your research interests and motivation for PhD studies and joining the group Ancient Values and Emotions (maximum one page)
  • A CV containing (i) a description of your education in Ancient Greek/Byzantine Studies and other relevant areas including a transcript of finished courses and their grades/dates, (ii) a list of any academic publications, (iii) professional experience relevant to academic research (maximum four pages)
  • A copy of your MA thesis (or equivalent)
  • A tentative research proposal which (i) states a research question which falls within the field described above, (ii) describes the methodology and work plan, and (iii) contextualises the expected results in relation to the state of the art
  • Other documents which the applicant would like to adduce
  • The application may be written in English or Swedish

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

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: 2021-08-01 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: Associate Professor Eric Cullhed (Eric.Cullhed@lingfil.uu.se), director of graduate studies Professor Christer Henriksén (Christer.Henriksen@lingfil.uu.se), phone + 46 (0)18 471 6845, senior faculty administrator Lars Hagborg (Lars.Hagborg@uadm.uu.se), phone +46 (0)18 471 1907.

Please submit your application by 9th April 2021, UFV-PA 2021/988.

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Placement: Department of Linguistics and Philology

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/988

Last application date: 2021-04-09

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