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PhD-student in real-time ptychographic reconstruction algorithms

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 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 (https://icm.uu.se).

MAX IV Laboratory is a Swedish national laboratory providing scientists with the most brilliant X-rays for research. With 35 years of experience operating the MAX I-III facilities it is now operating MAX IV, which was inaugurated in June 2016. Please read more at (https://maxiv.lu.se/).

The current position is located within the research group of Filipe Maia within the Molecular Biophysics (for more information see https://biox.io and https://lmb.icm.uu.se), but is seconded to the MAX IV Laboratory in Lund for at least 60% of the time.

Project summary: Scanning transmission X-ray microscopy (STXM) is a popular sample characterization technique, which provides chemical information at the nanoscale in a simple and quick manner.

Ptychography extends the maximum resolution attainable by using the full information contained in the whole diffraction pattern, rather than just the integrated intensity that conventional STXM utilises. This permits it to recover an image, which is diffraction limited instead of being limited by the size of the X-ray spot. The downside is the significantly more complex data analysis required, as the diffraction patterns have to be phased. This requires much more knowledge and computing power than what’s required for traditional STXM data sets. This barrier is a significant hinder to the routine use of ptychography today. This project will contribute to dramatically change this.

The NanoMAX beamline has one of the most advanced hard X-ray ptychography instruments available, and the SoftiMAX beamline will soon become the brightest soft X-ray ptychography beamline in the world due to the diffraction limited storage ring of MAX IV. The bottleneck to scientific discovery is the long data processing time at both of these stations.

This project aims to develop real-time ptychography reconstruction algorithms, including 2D and 3D far field ptychography as well as Bragg ptychography. These algorithms will be deployed at the SoftiMAX and NanoMAX beamlines of MAX IV. We aim to dramatically decrease reconstruction time and improve the robustness and quality of the nanoscale reconstructions. This project will open the doors of this cutting-edge imaging technology to a much larger fraction of the scientific community, accelerating the pace of scientific discovery.

Duties: The Ph.D. student shall primarily focus on postgraduate studies, but 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: We are looking for a motivated candidate with an academic degree at the Masters level in Physics, Biophysics, Computer Science or Applied mathematics. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the project other areas may also be considered equivalent. Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English is an absolute requirement. Personal characteristics such as interpersonal skills, curiosity, a passion for discovery and independence are also important factors.

Other qualifications: Knowledge of coherent X-ray imaging and previous programming experience are considered an advantage.

The application:
Your application 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 diplomas, list of publications.
  • Candidates are encouraged to provide letters of recommendation or contact information to two reference persons.

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: 2020-10-01 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: Filipe Maia, tel: +46 70 425 0171, filipe.maia@icm.uu.se, for administrative questions contract Hr-generalist Frida Österdahl, tel. +46(0) 18471 4416, e-mail frida.osterdahl@icm.uu.se

Please submit your application by August 14th 2020, UFV-PA 2020/2093.

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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

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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/2093

Last application date: 2020-08-14

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PhD student in Information Systems; Sustainable Development

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 is establishing a new graduate school in sustainable development. The main mission of the graduate school is to conduct research based on key social challenges, where local relevance meets international excellence. The research will include changed energy systems, sustainable consumption and destinations development, and will address significant issues such as conservation and change, as well as the definition and management of resources. The graduate school is rooted in ongoing interdisciplinary collaborations in research and education, conducted in an international environment. Uppsala University Campus Gotland, where the graduate school is located, is a hub for the University’s research and education in sustainability. We work with international partners, visiting researchers and local players with a special focus on knowledge development to cope with the changes needed to live well during climate change. As a PhD student, you will be part of this interdisciplinary research environment. You will also benefit from the courses, seminars and first-class doctoral supervision offered at the graduate school.

The Department of Informatics and Media at Uppsala University conducts education and research at Economikum in Uppsala and Campus Gotland in Visby. At the department, various aspects of the conditions, opportunities and consequences of digitalisation are studied in relation to individuals, organizations and societal institutions. For more information, see the department’s website: http://www.im.uu.se/.

The Department of Business Studies and the Department of Informatics and Media will jointly run two doctoral projects within the framework of the new research school at Uppsala University, Campus Gotland. The common starting point for the doctoral projects is the need to study how digital systems can help consumers make sustainable decisions regarding the consumption of food. The digital tools available in grocery stores for consumers today are blunt and have as their main purpose to streamline cash flow. Consumer behavior during the actual purchase has not been the focus. By starting from a consumer perspective, i.e. with what information the consumer considers in purchase decisions, what choices he/she is given when planning meals at home and in the store, and which products he/she chooses between, we can design digital systems that increase the conditions for consumers to find the systems useful.

Duties/Project description: The information systems student in the Dept. of Informatics and Media, will focus on the design of digital systems to support consumers’ decision making. Retailers have used consumers’ actual choices and attitude measurements to predict consumer behavior in different purchase situations and based on this change the store environment. The changed shopping environment was thought to change the consumers’ behavior, which turned out not to be the case. As earlier attitude-behavior gaps suggest, changing the store environment is not enough to affect consumer behavior in a more sustainable direction. Instead, more hands-on activities before and during the actual purchase must be done for this purpose. In this PhD project, the consumer’s information processing will be in focus both in planning food purchases and in buying opportunities in stores and online. In particular, the aim is to examine how digital system can help the consumer to act more sustainably in their purchase decisions. For example, for help and guidance in order to facilitate more sustainable product choices or just as meal inspiration for weekly planning, or in stores where different sustainability information is presented to the consumer. In this way, the project will develop knowledge about what influences consumers’ food purchase decision-making of food and how digital systems can contribute to purchase decision-making that contributes to more sustainable development.

Requirements: We are seeking a PhD student with a genuine interest in and good knowledge of data-driven innovation and sustainable development. Experience in user-centred design, conceptual modelling, digital platforms and the development of data-driven e-services and information infrastructures is a plus. Suitable background is a Master’s degree in information systems, computer and information science, social informatics or equivalent.

General entry requirements: Awarded a master level, or equivalent, qualification, has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits (ECTS) of which at least 60 credits (ECTS) were awarded at the master level, or has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Specific entry requirements: Courses in Information Systems comprising 90 credits (ECTS). Those who have acquired the equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad also meet these specific entry requirements.

All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden (“English 6”). This can be done in a number of ways, including through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS, or through previous upper secondary (high school) or university studies. The minimum test scores are:

  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE

Additional qualifications: Fluency in written and spoken Swedish is considered a merit.

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: 11-01-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

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

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.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Professor Pär Ågerfalk, e-mail: par.agerfalk@im.uu.se, phone: +46-18-4711064 and Associate Professor Jonas Sjöström, e-mail: jonas.sjostrom@im.uu.se, tfn: +46-18-4717702.

Please submit your application by 15 September 2020, UFV-PA 2020/2110.

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Placement: Department of Informatics and Media

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Gotland

County: Gotlands län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/2110

Last application date: 2020-09-15

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PhD Position in Industrial Engineering & Management: Business models and implementation strategies for Additive Manufacturing in Life Sciences

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 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 at https://www.cie.uu.se/?languageId=1

Project description: Additive manufacturing (AM) for life sciences that is currently introduced in a multitude of fields within the health and medical area carries a great potential to radically contribute to what is often referred to as personalized medicine and treatment. Today AM technologies have the potential to significantly improve diagnostics, personalized medication, personalized implants as well as pre-surgical planning and training. In a mid-range future, technologies for tissue and organ printing will likely bring even more fundamental changes to the medical as well as the healthcare sector in general. However, technological breakthroughs alone are not sufficient to lead to successful implementation and this project will focus on two important aspects that are essential for implementation: (1) business models tailored to AM and (2) implementation barriers, facilitators and strategies. 

You will in this project be part of an international research team performing research & development on business models and implementation strategies for varying AM technologies such as nanoprinting, polymers for bioprocess components, new materials for implants, bioprinting, printing technologies for medication and pre-operative AM technologies. Identification of barriers and facilitators and development of implementation strategies to address factors at different levels such as individual, group and organizational level will be part of the research mission. You will have good knowledge in qualitative methods (e.g., interviewing and participant observation) and basic understanding in quantitative methods (e.g., questionnaire).

The project will be carried out within AddLife, which is a VINNOVA Competence Centre that gathers more than 20 partners in academia, industry and the public sector to support competence development in additive manufacturing for the life sciences. The center is funded by academia, industry and VINNOVA in equal parts, and engage experts within academia and industry with a passion for 3D-printing with the ultimate goal of developing new technologies to improve people’s lives.

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 or an equivalent degree. In addition, a bachelor degree or similar knowledge in Medical Technology, Additive manufacturing or similar will be meritorious. You should be ambitious, productive, and have a thorough interest in science and technology. 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 skills in written and spoken English is required. Any previous knowledge of healthcare and implementation in clinical settings is highly advantageous.

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 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

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!), 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: To be negotiated autumn 2020.

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

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Prof. Marcus Lindahl (marcus.lindahl@angstrom.uu.se), telephone +46 (0) 70 167 92 43.

Please submit your application by 31 July 2020, UFV-PA 2020/2062.

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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: Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/2062

Last application date: 2020-07-31

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Up to 5 Post-Doctoral Positions in Computer Systems

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The Department of Information Technology holds a leading position in research as well as teaching at all levels. The department has 280 employees, including 120 faculty and 110 PhD students, and 30 research groups. More than 4000 students are enrolled annually. The post-doctoral positions are offered by the department’s Division of Computer Systems, which conducts world-leading research on a wide range of topics related to the engineering of future computers and computer systems. The division has around 55 employees, including 10 professors, 8 university lecturers, 8 researchers and post-docs, and 25 PhD students.

Duties/Project description: The Division of Computer Systems seeks to strengthen its core research activities through the recruitment of up to five promising postdocs. The division’s research includes modeling, design, and analysis of new computer architectures, new methods in computer communication, and new techniques in embedded systems. In all those areas, the division has produced groundbreaking theoretical and applied results.

This call is open to applicants across any of the research fields within the division. Each post-doc will be placed in one of the research groups in the division, but we are particularly interested in applicants who can span multiple groups through collaborative projects. Relevant research groups and projects are:

  • Algorithmic verification, in particular verification and testing of concurrent programs;
  • Communications research, in particular backscatter communication and battery-free communication;
  • Computer architecture, in particular microarchitecture, memory systems, security, and hardware/software co-design;
  • Embedded systems, in particular modelling, design, and analysis of systems that allow dynamic update;
  • Security, in particular of networked embedded IoT systems and applications, software security, and security for in-body sensor networks.

More information is available at the Division of Computer Systems webpage.

The positions include research and a limited amount (max 20%) of teaching.

Appointment period: The positions will be held for two years and can start as soon as possible.

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. Proficiency in English (spoken and written) is required.

Additional qualifications: High-quality publications in international peer-reviewed journals or conferences are expected. The applicant should be highly motivated, able to work well in a diverse group, comfortable giving and receiving constructive criticism, and have strong abilities for critical thinking and structured work.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: As soon as possible 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: Philipp Rümmer, philipp.ruemmer@it.uu.se

Please submit your application by 17 July 2020, UFV-PA 2020/2130.

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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
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/2130

Last application date: 2020-07-17

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PhD position in English Literature

Uppsala University, Department of English

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 English is a well-established research community with scholars working in the fields of English Linguistics, English Literature, American Literature, North American Studies (SINAS), and Irish Language and Literature.

Central areas examined by scholars in the English Literature section of the Department of English include the following: the making and unmaking of Englishness in English literature; the politics of gender and of race in British writing; the global flows and distribution of English Literature (in the times of the British empire and in the post-colonial and trans-national present); and literary ethics and aesthetics. Recent and current research includes work on the colonial and post-colonial dimensions of literary culture and reception, Joseph Conrad, William Shakespeare, the literary history of sub-Saharan African writing, the literary history of terrorism, the cultural history of the modern period in Britain (1700–), and the history of science.

Our doctoral students in the Department of English are integrated into our research environment. Further, doctoral students in the English Literature specialisation have also joined national and international networks by attending conferences and summer schools, as well as spending periods as visiting scholars at universities abroad. Abstracts of recently-completed doctoral theses are available online.

Uppsala University invites applicants for a doctoral position in English, specialising in English Literature. We are looking for a dynamic and committed scholar who works well independently and who is willing to cooperate in and to contribute to the community of researchers working in the department. We particularly encourage proposals on a topic in the period 1700–1850 from candidates with research interests in colonial and post-colonial dimensions of literary culture and reception.

Qualifications: To be eligible to apply for the doctoral position, the applicant must have completed a Master’s Degree in English before the application date. We encourage applicants from all countries to apply. The doctoral dissertation is to be written in English.

Please note that admission to a PhD programme at Uppsala University is highly competitive and that a Master’s Degree in English at the time of application is a prerequisite.

Position: The successful candidate will pursue doctoral studies full-time in Uppsala and will be expected to participate actively in departmental activities including, e.g., work-in-progress seminars, workshops, personnel meetings, etc.

The position is a 4-year full-time employment, which qualifies for all Swedish social benefits such as paid parental leave. The position might also entail teaching and other assignments up to 20% of the full-time position (extending the position proportionally). All doctoral students have dedicated office space and are expected to be present full-time in the Department. The Department of English homepage (https://www.engelska.uu.se) provides further information about the doctoral programme in English. To locate this information on our homepage, select the link to “Research” and then follow the link to “PhD Programme in English.”

Application: Your application should be written in English. The list of the required application materials for a complete application is found at https://www.engelska.uu.se/education/phd_level/

Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, §§ 1–7; Chapter 6, Sections 25–36; Chapter 7, Sections 34–41, and in Uppsala University’s Rules and Regulations at https://regler.uu.se/ (the English-language version is available at https://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1).

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: 2021-02-01 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: Angela Hoffman, Director of PhD Studies, angela.hoffman@engelska.uu.se. For further information on eligibility requirements, contact Lars Hagborg, lars.hagborg@uadm.uu.se, or Dimitrios Iordanoglou, dimitrios.iordanoglou@uadm.uu.se, who are the Senior Faculty Administrators at the Office for Humanities and Social Sciences, Uppsala University.

Please submit your application by 31 August 2020, UFV-PA 2020/936.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employment2020-09-01
SalaryFixed salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100 %
CityUppsala
CountyUppsala län
CountrySweden
Reference numberUFV-PA 2020/936
Union representativeSeko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.seST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.seSaco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Last application date31.Aug.2020 11:59 PM CET

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PhD student in pharmaceutical science

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

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

Duties/Project description:

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

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

Requirements:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scope of employment: 100 %

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

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

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Placement: Department of Pharmacy

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/1263

Last application date: 2020-05-04

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Postdoctoral position on Software Security

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

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

Duties/Project description: The candidate will perform research to develop techniques for detecting and removing security vulnerabilities in software, and applying these techniques in software for IoT devices.  Since the exploitation of vulnerabilities in such software can cause huge damages (e.g., the forming of malicious botnets), it must be bug-free and correctly implement security services.  Techniques in the scope of the project include program analysis, verification, symbolic execution, testing using fuzzing, taint analysis, and model learning.  The goals include to significantly extend the power and scalability of such techniques to make the applicable to real-world code bases; foreseen applications include software for IoT systems such as the OS Contiki.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salary: Individual salary.

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

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

Scope of employment: 100 %

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

Please submit your application by March 25, 2020, UFV-PA 2020/532.

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Placement: Department of Information Technology

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/532

Last application date: 2020-03-25

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Post expires on Wednesday March 25th, 2020