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Postdoctoral position in quantum matter theory

Published: 2023-03-23

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 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is one of Uppsala University’s largest departments, with around 400 employees, of which about 125 are doctoral students. The department conducts world-class research and education in both theoretical and experimental physics and has extensive collaboration with the outside world. The research is carried out at 10 research divisions and touches on everything from the incredibly small to the extremely large in, for example, energy supply, climate development, new materials, and the universe. This whole spectrum of research is also reflected in the department’s courses and educational programs. Every year, around 2.500 students study courses at bachelor’s and master’s level at the department. Read more at www.physics.uu.se.

The position is within the Division of Materials Theory, which offers a world-class environment for quantum matter theory and materials theory research, with interests spanning from strongly correlated and topological states of matter and quantum information, to atomistic spin simulations and first-principles calculations of a very broad range of functional materials. The division currently consists of approximately 90 researchers, of which about a third are Ph.D. students. The project belongs to the research group of Professor Annica Black-Schaffer, currently consisting of eight Ph.D. students and postdocs. More information cna be found at the group’s website: materials-theory.physics.uu.se/blackschaffer.

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Duties
We would like to recruit an ambitious postdoc in quantum matter theory focusing on unconventional and topological superconductivity. One primary goal is to find and charactize new topological and unconventional superconductors in materials with a flat band dispersion. Flat bands near the Fermi level make makterials very sensitive to a transition to an order phase, where superconductivity is a real possibility. An extension towards theory for non-Hermitian phenomena, induced through disorder, dissipation, or strong interactions is planned. The work involves both analytical and numerical work.

Requirements
PhD degree in physics or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in physics. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. The applicant should have a strong background in many-body theory. Fluency in both written and spoken English is an absolute prerequisite.

Additional qualifications
We would like to recruit a conscientious person who has already demonstrated indpenedence in research, but at the same time works well in a research group and has previous experience with supervision of students. Weight will therefore be given to qualities such as independence, a positive attitude, and good collaboration skills. Special weight will also be giving to earlier research experience on unconventional or topological superconductivity and non-Hermitian physics, as well as experience with both analytical and numerical work.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of two years and at most three years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 15 October or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Annica Black-Schaffer, e-mail: annica.black-schaffer@physics.uu.se, phone: +46 76 795 06 49.

Please submit your application by 7 April 2023, UFV-PA 2023/1071.

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Deadline: 2023-04-07 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Post expires on Friday April 7th, 2023

Doctoral candidate in the history of science

Published: 2023-03-14

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 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of History of Science and Ideas is a vibrant and excellent research environment, with outstanding research groups in the history of medicine and history of science, political history, as well as strong profiles in global intellectual history, media history and the history of education. Around 50 teachers, researchers and fellows work at the department, including 12 PhD students. See our website for more information: http://www.idehist.uu.se/

The Office for History of Science at the Department of History of Science and Ideas announces one 4-year PhD position in history of science in a global context from the late 17th until the 20th Century.

Uppsala University offers excellent conditions for doctoral research.

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Duties
Successful candidates will pursue their doctoral studies full-time in Uppsala and are expected to participate actively in departmental activities such as seminars, workshops, etc. The position is a 4-year full-time employment (starting salary is currently 29 000 SEK/month). The position might also entail teaching and other assignments up to 20 % of the full-time position (extending the position proportionally).

Requirements
To meet the entry requirements for doctoral studies, you must

  • Hold a Master’s (second-cycle) degree relevant to research in the history of science
  • Have completed at least 240 credits in higher education, with at least 60 credits at Master’s level including an independent project worth at least 15 credits, or
  • Have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way.

Be proficient in English in speech and writing.

Additional qualifications
We encourage applicants from all countries to apply. Swedish reading and listening comprehension is expected within two years. 

Application
Your application can be written in English or Swedish and should include: 1) a brief CV outlining your academic progress to date, 2) a copy of your MA thesis, or, if this is not complete, a summary and table of contents as well as at least one sample section, 3) a statement (of no more than 10 000 signs) outlining your proposed research. This outline should describe your research question and how it is related to the current state of research. The outline should also have a short discussion of possible sources for answering your question and methodological considerations regarding the potential of these sources, 4) an authorized copy of your Master’s degree and course grades, OR, a signed certificate from supervisor or dean of studies testifying to the completion of the thesis before the end of term 5) name and e-mail addresses of at least two referees.

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

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date September 1, 2023, or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Head of department, Thomas Karlsohn, thomas.karlsohn@idehist.uu.se, or Director of PhD Studies jenny.andersson@idehist.uu.se, or, Professor of the History of Science, otto.sibum@idehist.uu.se.

Please submit your application by May 10 2023, UFV-PA 2023/968.

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Deadline: 2023-05-10 at 23:59
Unit: Department of History of Science and Ideas

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Post expires on Wednesday May 10th, 2023

PhD student in psychiatry/neuroscience

Published: 2023-03-13

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 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Medical Sciences is a large clinical institution with more than 250 employees and over 900 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.

At the department, the Psychiatry Research Group studies the major psychiatric disorders based on a gene-environment interaction model where psychiatric conditions are considered to arise due to an interplay between biological, psychological and social risk factors.

Within Psychiatry, the subgroup ”Uppsala mood, brain and behaviour” headed by Associate Professor Malin Gingnell investigates the neurobiology associated with emotional states. We use experimental psychology in the lab, through Internet and during brain imaging (PET, MR, EEG) to gain a better understanding of emotion processing in both healthy participants and patient groups.

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Duties
As part of the international research project RE-MEND (Building Resilience against Mental illness during Endocrine-sensitive life stages) we study the interaction between the hormonal challenges during puberty and basic psychological functions such as approach behavior, fear extinction, emotion regulation and risk taking. This part of the project uses online psychological assessments of behavior in large scale longitudinal cohorts and combine these with biomedical data. Data collection is performed both within Sweden and in Bangladesh.

Requirements
To meet the entry requirements for doctoral studies, you must

  • – hold a Master’s (second-cycle) degree in Psychology, Medicine, Biomedicine or any similar field, or
  • – have completed at least 240 credits in higher education, with at least 60 credits at Master’s level including an independent project worth at least 15 credits, or
  • – have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way.

Additional qualifications
Of merit are research experience using psychological experiements and psychophysiological assessments, a strong computational and/or statistical background, and practical research including human subjects. The project can be shaped to fit the candidate’s specific background and experience. Personal abilities such as independence, flexibility and perseverance together with ability to cooperate are of value. English proficiency is of importance.

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

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Malin Gingnell 070-7544148, malin.gingnell@psyk.uu.se.

Please submit your application by March 31st 2023, UFV-PA 2023/889.

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Deadline: 2023-03-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Medical Sciences

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Post expires on Friday March 31st, 2023

4 PHD student positions in food studies, nutrition and dietetics

Published: 2023-03-13

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 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The research at the Department of Food Studies, Nutrition and Dietetics, Uppsala University, is interdisciplinary, exploring the complexity of food and meals in different contexts, involving perspectives from natural and medical science as well as social science. We represent multiple research orientations gathered under three main domains: Communication of Dietetics, Meal Research and Nutrition.

The doctoral positions are advertised in collaboration with the doctoral programme InSyNC, which is funded by the Swedish Research Council. This is the very first national doctoral programme in nutrition and dietetics. The InSyNC programme is permeated by the overarching theme “Integrating sustainability into nutrition care”, with research projects and activities within three sub-themes: Nutrition and eating through life, Nutrition in health promotion work and Access to high-quality nutrition care through digitization and innovation. Within the framework of the InSyNC programme, positions are advertised in the following areas:

1) The practice of the clinical dietitian within cancer care
A good nutritional status is central for a patient with cancer in order to optimally tolerate the medical and/or surgical cancer treatment. This research project aims to assess how the physical and psychological health is affected during different phases of the nutrition therapy provided by a dietitian. A deepen understanding of and increased knowledge on how nutrition interventions can be individually tailored to each patient and how this affects the patients’ health status is an important step towards a valuable, effective and equal nutrition care within the field of oncology. The doctoral student will be able to influence the direction and focus of the research project. Of note, proficiency in Swedish is a must for this position.

2) The dietitian in child health care (Barnhälsovården)
The dietitian’s competence in child health care/primary health care (Barnhälsovården) is increasingly in demand, however, there are different local and regional conditions for how the dietitian’s role may be used. At the same time, there is increasing interest and the need for dietitians to be involved in the prevention of overweight and obesity from an early age. This doctoral project will shed light on how the dietitian’s skills are best utilized in child health care/primary health care (Barnhälsovården) and which areas and forms of work may need to be developed. The doctoral student will be given the opportunity to direct parts of their thesis work towards a specific area of interest within the topic studied. Of note, proficiency in Swedish is a must for this position as it may involve interviews with parents, children and stakeholders. 

3) Diet and physical activity for healthy ageing
This PhD project is based on the World Health Organization’s first report on healthy aging, which supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The project aims to improve and/or maintain the older person’s intrinsic capacity by promoting healthy diet and physical activity. This will be done by screening, assessing and following up the main functional capacities of the study population in collaboration with other professions and through digital infrastructure. The doctoral student will be given the opportunity to direct parts of their thesis work towards a specific area of interest within the topic studied.

4) Dietitians’ global application of nutrition informatics – the INIS study
This project is part of the large international INIS study, exploring dietitians’ use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, systematic work processes and terminologies as part of providing a high-quality, person-centered nutrition care. The doctoral student will be an important part of the global working group consisting of approximately 50 researchers from 23 different countries worldwide. Parts of the project will focus on a global survey disseminated to dietitians in the 23 countries. The doctoral student will be given the opportunity to direct parts of their thesis work towards a specific area of interest within the topic studied.

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Duties
Education at the doctoral level comprises four years of full-time study which is financed by a doctoral position (doktorandanställning). In addition to the thesis work, the doctoral education includes courses of 60 credits relevant to the thesis work. Departmental duties (typically teaching and administration) up to 20% can be included in the position.

Requirements
To meet the entry requirements for doctoral studies, you must

  • hold a Master’s (second-cycle) degree in food studies, nutrition and dietetics, or
  • have completed at least 240 credits in higher education, with at least 60 credits at Master’s level including an independent project worth at least 15 credits, or
  • have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way.

Having completed at least 90 credits in food studies, nutrition and dietetics or equivalent is also required.

We welcome applications from persons that meet the entry requirements and that have an interest in the various research directions that are accommodated within the graduate school.

Additional qualifications
Being a registered dietitian and having documented experience of research with qualitative and/or quantitative methods are advantageous. For position no. 1 and 2, the applicant needs to be proficient in both Swedish and English, both spoken and written. For position no. 3 and 4, the applicant needs to be proficient in English, both spoken and written.

Application procedure
The application must contain a letter in which the applicant briefly describes themselves and their interest in postgraduate education. The letter must also state which of the advertised positions the application refers to, and a ranking regarding these positions. The application must also contain a CV, copies of diplomas and grades, thesis and other documents that the applicant wishes to refer to.

Furthermore, the application must contain a literature review in which the applicant summarizes current scientific research in the relevant subject area (maximum 2 pages including references, in English). If you apply for more than one of the advertised positions, you must write the literature review within the position that you ranked highest.

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

The education is also regulated by the Faculty of Social Sciences. You will find information about being a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences here: https://www.samfak.uu.se/research/phd-studies/what-does-a-phd-degree-comprise-/

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: head of department Afsaneh Koochek, e-mail afsaneh.koochek@ikv.uu.se, phone +4618-471 23 13.
For further information about the InSyNC doctoral programme, please contact associate professor Elin Lövestam, elin.lovestam@ikv.uu.se. For further information about the postgraduate education in Food Studies, Nutrition and Dietetics, please contact professor Paulina Nowicka, paulina.nowicka@ikv.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 20 April 2023 UFV-PA 2023/1003.

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Deadline: 2023-04-20 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics

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Post expires on Thursday April 20th, 2023

PhD student in peatland ecology

Published: 2023-03-14

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 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Ecology and Genetics is an international environment with staff and students from all over the world. Our research spans from evolutionary ecology and genetics to studies of ecosystems. For more information, see www.ieg.uu.se.

A PhD student position in peatland ecology is available at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, Division of Plant Ecology and Evolution.

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Project description
Restoration of drained wetlands is a global goal because of its many benefits for society, among them enhanced biodiversity, carbon sequestration and water security. However, there is limited knowledge on how restoration affects the biogeochemical functioning of peatlands under varying spatiotemporal conditions.

We are looking for a PhD student who will examine the effects of peatland rewetting and restoration on water quality (for example, the quantity and quality of dissolved organic matter and nutrients). This will be done by investigating temporal and spatial variation in water quality after rewetting compared to natural and drained peatlands across Sweden. The objective is to link plant functional composition and hydrological factors to water quality. The PhD candidate will also work on approaches to scale up such links across peatlands, so they may be utilized for environmental monitoring with remote sensing tools. As a result, the study crosses numerous disciplines and will involve field sampling, vegetation surveys, lab analysis, and modeling. The project has significant societal importance, and will include collaborating with stakeholders and engaging in certain outreach initiatives. The PhD candidate will be working closely with hydrologists and remote sensing researchers and be part of an international team.

Duties
PhD student duties include field, laboratory, and modeling-based research, as well as statistical analyses and writing scientific articles. The student will be working in a team and is expected to contribute to the overall progress of the project. The PhD training comprises four years of full-time research including courses and literature studies. The position will also include teaching, which prolongs the PhD.

Qualifications required
To meet the entry requirements for doctoral studies, you must

  • hold a Master’s (second-cycle) degree in environmental sciences, limnology, plant ecology, geoscience, environmental engineering or other relevant subjects at the time of employment, or
  • have completed at least 240 credits in higher education with at least 60 credits at Master’s level including an independent project worth at least 15 credits, or
  • have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way.

A valid EU class B driver’s license is required. Candidates must demonstrate a very high level of proficiency in both spoken and written English.

Qualifications desired
Theoretical knowledge of wetland biogeochemistry and a strong interest in ecosystem restoration. Prior experience of field sampling, analysing water chemistry, and knowledge of a programming language (e.g., R) and GIS is highly advantageous. Basic plant identification skills are a merit. Personal qualities such as analytical and collaborative skills, creativity, initiative and independence will also be considered in the ranking of candidates.

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

Application
The application should be written in English and include:
1) a letter of intent describing yourself, your research interests and motivation of why you want to do a PhD, and why you are suitable for the position (max 1 page),
2) your CV,
3) a short description of your education,
4) a copy of your master degree, your course grades and a copy of your master thesis,
5) the names and contact information to at least two reference persons (e-mail address and phone no.).

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date 2023-09-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position please contact: Researcher Gustaf Granath, gustaf.granath@ebc.uu.se, +46 (0) 70 20 32 176.

Please submit your application by 17 April 2023, UFV-PA 2023/600.

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Deadline: 2023-04-17 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Ecology and Genetics

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Post expires on Monday April 17th, 2023

PhD student in wetland hydrology

Published: 2023-03-14

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 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University is Sweden”s largest and most versatile department of its kind with approximately 250 employees. Our activities are interdisciplinary and combine natural science and technology with social science. We have research programs in air, water and landscape science (LUVAL); geophysics; natural resources and sustainable development; mineralogy, petrology and tectonics; paleobiology, and wind energy. By investigating the history of Earth, we understand how our planet has developed over time and how sustainable development benefits from this knowledge.

The successful candidate will be enrolled in the LUVAL program, which encompasses education and research in meteorology, hydrology, environmental analysis, and physical geography.

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Duties
Restoration of drained wetlands is a global goal because of its many benefits for society, among them enhanced biodiversity, carbon sequestration and water security. However, there is limited knowledge on how restoration affects the hydrological functioning of peatlands under varying spatiotemporal conditions.

We are looking for a PhD student who will examine the effects of peatland rewetting and plant composition on hydrological functioning peat properties and micro climate by collecting field data and combining it with lab analysis as well as advanced modelling approaches. The position is part of an international research project funded by the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development, and the PhD candidate will be working closely with ecologists and remote sensing researchers in an international team.

PhD student duties include field, laboratory, and modeling-based research, as well as statistical analyses and writing scientific articles. The student will be working in a team and is expected to contribute to the overall progress of the project. The PhD training comprises four years of full-time study including courses and literature studies. The candidate will also have the opportunity to engage in teaching/supervising and other duties at the department, which may extend the position up to a maximum of 20%.

Requirements
To meet the entry requirements for doctoral studies, you must

  • hold a Master’s (second-cycle) degree in Environmental Sciences, Hydrology, Environmental Engineering, Geoscience or other relevant subjects, or
  • have completed at least 240 credits in higher education, with at least 60 credits at Master’s level including an independent project worth at least 15 credits, or
  • have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way.

Applicants must fulfill the above requirements before the admission can be started. You must have good skills in oral and written English. Strong fieldwork, data processing and numerical skills are a prerequisite. The candidate also needs to possess a valid EU class B driver’s license at the start of fieldwork.

Additional qualifications
Prior experience with hydrological modelling, GIS, fieldwork, wetland hydro-biogeochemistry and coding (e.g., Matlab, R) are highly advantageous. Evidence of analytical and collaborative skills, creativity, initiative and independence will also be considered in the ranking of candidates.

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

The application should be written in English and should contain:

  1. A 1-page a letter of intent describing yourself, your research interests, what motivates you to apply for this position, and the desired starting date.
  2. A Curriculum Vitae.
  3. A verified list of course grades, and a short description of your education.
  4. A copy of your master degree certificate.
  5. Your degree project/thesis report (finished or in draft form).
  6. The names and full contact information of two references (including e-mail address and phone no.)

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date 01-06-2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Thomas Grabs, thomas.grabs@geo.uu.se

Please submit your application by 17 April 2023, UFV-PA 2022/993.

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Deadline: 2023-04-17 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Earth Sciences

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Post expires on Monday April 17th, 2023

Postdoctoral position in molecular precision medicine

Published: 2023-03-13

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 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Medical Sciences is a large clinical institution with more than 250 employees and over 900 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

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Are you interested in working in one of the world’s fastest growing technology areas? We are recruiting a driven postdoctoral researcher to join the Molecular Precision Medicine research group at the Department of Medical Sciences, located at the Uppsala Biomedical Center (BMC). The research group focuses on various diseases using large-scale genetic methods (current projects can be found on our website: https://www.medsci.uu.se/research/mpm/research-projects/). Through close collaboration with clinical researchers at Uppsala University Hospital and SLU, our research group has access to unique sample collections and clinical patient information. A close collaboration with the National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI) at the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab), gives the research group seamless access to next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology (https://ngisweden.scilifelab.se/).

The Molecular Precision Medicine group is now looking for a postdoctoral fellow for the development and implementation of new DNA/RNA/protein sequence analyses in clinical research studies. The position is a unique and exciting opportunity for those who want to work in advanced technology development for single-cell genomics, proteomics, and ‘liquid biopsy’ applications with state-of-the-art equipment in an active research environment linked to SciLifeLab’s technology platform.

Duties
The main task of the postdoctoral research project is to develop and implement sequencing technologies in research projects where clinical patient samples are analyzed. The work may include analysis of single cells, development of methods for analysis of cell-free DNA/RNA in so-called ‘liquid biopsies’, as well as implementation of large-scale proteomics analyses. There is a good opportunity to propose and pursue the candidate’s own ideas, as long as they fit within the group’s general research program.

The duties also include scientific writing and presenting results from research projects at scientific conferences and meetings. A successful candidate is expected to perform experimental laboratory work and will be given the opportunity to develop skills in bioinformatic analyses. There will be ample opportunities for skill development by participating in courses and via national and international research collaborations as well as within SciLifeLab’s Genomics Platform.

Requirements
PhD degree in in genetics, genomics, molecular medicine, molecular biology, cell biology or another related field or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree. The PhD degree must be obtained by the time of the employment decision. Only those who have obtained a PhD degree within three years of the postdoctoral position application deadline will be considered. Due to special circumstances, the PhD degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

Previous experience with bioinformatics is not a requirement, but previous experience with large-scale data analyzes is merited. We are primarily looking for a creative person who has very good oral and written skills in English, is responsible, and has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and is comfortable working both independently and in a group. Great importance will be placed on personal qualities, such as positive attitude and good collaborative skills.

Specific requirements for the position are:

  • Broad interest in genomics technology
  • Practical experience working with advanced molecular biology techniques
  • Experience working with large-scale DNA or RNA sequencing
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Good oral and written skills in English

Additional qualifications
In addition to the qualification requirements listed above, we would like to see previous experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Method and/or protocol development
  • Antibody- and/or mass spectrometry-based proteomics
  • Laboratory experience with cell culture
  • Research in the fields of cancer, blood or autoimmune diseases
  • Bioinformatic analysis of NGS data
  • Programming in R or python
  • Handling large datasets in a LINUX/UNIX environment

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of least two years and at most three years. Scope of employment full time (100%). Starting date as soon as possible or as agreed upon. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Associate Professor Jessica Nordlund, jessica.nordlund@medsci.uu.se, research group leader in Molecular Precision Medicine or Dr. Amanda Raine, amanda.raine@medsci.uu.se, Head of R&D at NGI Uppsala.

Please submit your application by 4 April 2023, UFV-PA 2023/992.

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Deadline: 2023-04-04 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Medical Sciences

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Post expires on Tuesday April 4th, 2023

2 PhD students in History

Published: 2023-03-15

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 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of History is a dynamic research environment, with, among other subjects, expertise in early modern history, gender history, history of racism, antisemitism and the Holocaust; see http://www. hist.uu.se. The department has some 80 teachers and researchers, and 800 students. The department also includes the Hugo Valentin Centre.

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Duties
The department now announces two fully funded PhD positions within a theme of the applicant’s choice. Successful candidates will pursue their doctoral studies full-time in Uppsala and are expected to participate actively in weekly seminars and workshops, etc. at the department and within the research programme. 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).

Requirements
To be eligible the applicant must have a Master’s Degree in the humanities relevant to research in history. We encourage applicants from all countries to apply. Seminars are in both Swedish and English and the dissertation can be written in either language.  Note, however, that the PhD programme is bilingual and that basic knowledge in both Swedish and English is required.

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

The history departments at Uppsala University and Stockholm University collaborate closely, and the PhD programme is to a high degree jointly taught. Consequently, the admittance process is coordinated and representatives of both universities (and one external member) take part in the selection process. An applicant who wants to be considered for positions at both universities must, however, submit an application to both universities. Applicants are encouraged to avail themselves of the information concerning the PhD programme on the departments’ websites.

http://www.hist.uu.se/utbildning/forskarutbildning-/forskarskola-i-historia/

Application
Your application can be written in English or Swedish and should include: 1) a brief CV, outlining your academic progress to date; 2) a copy of your MA thesis; 3) a statement (of no more than 6 pages) outlining your proposed research (forskningsplan). This outline should describe your research question and how it is related to the current state of research. The outline should also have a short discussion of possible sources for answering your question and methodological considerations regarding the potential of these sources; 4) an authorized copy of your Master’s degree and course grades (if the degree was taken at a Swedish university, a LADOK extract will suffice); 5) a copy of your BA thesis (if available); 6) an account of how long it took you to complete your MA thesis.

 https://www.hist.uu.se/education/phd-programme/how-to-apply/

Your application must include this c_644550-l_3-k_ansokan-om-antagning-blankett.pdf (uu.se)

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

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2023-09-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Director of studies of the PhD programme, Niklas Stenlås, Telephone: +46 18- 471 1543 email: studierektor-fo-hist@uu.se.

Head of Department, Henrik Ågren, Telephone: +46 18- 471 1529 email: prefekt-hist@uu.se.

Please submit your application by 14 April 2023, UFV-PA 2023/946.

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Deadline: 2023-04-14 at 23:59
Unit: Department of History

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Post expires on Friday April 14th, 2023

Researcher in Musicology

Published: 2023-03-16

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Researcher in Musicology, especially popular music studies or ethnomusicology

At the Department of Musicology, we study and teach music from different periods and cultures from historical, aesthetic and cultural perspectives. We have an international profile and encourage applicants with a degree and experience from academic milieus outside of Sweden to apply.

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Duties: The duties for this position entail carrying out an individual research project and publishing within popular music studies or ethnomusicology, and applying for external funding within one’s field of expertise. Some administration will also be required. A continuous presence at the department and engagement in its activities and seminars is expected. If required, teaching or supervision of students may be applicable up to 20% of full time.

Qualifications: To qualify for the position you should hold a Ph.D. in Musicology or in a related discipline, and have the qualifications required to successfully complete an individual research project. The applicant is expected to have very good written and spoken English.

Application process: A complete application, including publications should include:

  • Curriculum vitae along with certified copies of degree certificates, grades, and all other documents included.
  • A list of five scholarly publications, including the Ph.D. thesis. Publications should be listed in descending order of relevance to the application and be attached to the application in PDF format.
  • A research plan of up to 9,600 characters. The plan should include: an overview of the proposed research; a clear statement of the project’s aims; a description of how the project would further knowledge in the field; a discussion of relevant methodological issues; and a plan for publications.

Assessment criteria: Applications will be assessed by the scholarly merits and feasibility of the proposed project, and the qualifications of the applicant. When considering candidates for this position we place a high value on innovative and original thinking. We are particularly interested in candidates who are in the early stages of their research careers.

About the employment: The employment is a temporary position of 9 months full time. Starting date is 1 August 2023, or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact:  Per-Henning Olsson, Head of Department (per-henning.olsson@musik.uu.se) or Lars Berglund (lars.berglund@musik.uu.se).

Please submit your application by 10 April 2023, UFV-PA 2023/1022. 

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Deadline: 2023-04-10 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Musicology

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Post expires on Monday April 10th, 2023

1 or 2 PhD positions in History

Published: 2023-03-15

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 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of History is a dynamic research environment, with a particular emphasis on early modern history, gender history, global history, digital humanities, history of racism, antisemitism and the Holocaust; see http://www.hist.uu.se. The department has some 80 teachers and researchers, and 800 students. The department also includes the Hugo Valentin Centre.

The department now announces one or two fully funded PhD positions where the holder will be an active member of the Gender and Work (GaW) research project at Uppsala University.

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The history departments at Uppsala University and Stockholm University collaborate closely, and the PhD programme is to a high degree jointly taught. Consequently, the admittance process is coordinated and representatives of both universities take part in the selection process. Applicants are encouraged to avail themselves of the information concerning the PhD programme on the departments’ websites.

The Stockholm-Uppsala Graduate School in History – Department of History – Uppsala University, Sweden (uu.se)

Gender and Work (GaW) is a two-decades-long research project (2008–2029) currently financed by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) but with previous funding from the Wallenberg Foundations and the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation. The goal of the project is to conduct empirical historical research into women’s and men’s work and to develop theoretical and methodological tools regarding work, including research infrastructure. Information about the project can be found at Start – Gender and Work – Uppsala universitet (uu.se) The GaW project now welcomes candidates who are interested in using the project’s methodology in studies of Eastern-European early modern societies or Southern-European early modern societies. The successful candidate will for instance have knowledge of court records and other social history sources. The candidate should also have an interest in teamwork.

Position
Successful candidates will pursue their doctoral studies full-time in Uppsala and are expected to participate actively in weekly seminars and workshops, etc. at the department and within the GaW group.

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).

Requirements
To be eligible the applicant must have a Master’s Degree in the humanities relevant to research in history. We encourage applicants from all countries to apply. Seminars are in both Swedish and English. Note, however, that the PhD programme is bilingual and that basic knowledge in both Swedish and English is required. For the position(s) within the GaW project it is understood that the dissertation is written in English.

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

Application
Your application can be written in English or Swedish and should include: 1) a brief CV, outlining your academic progress to date; 2) a copy of your MA thesis; 3) a statement (of no more than 6 pages) outlining your proposed research (forskningsplan). This outline should describe your research question, how it is related to the current state of research and its relevance to the GaW project. The outline should also have a short discussion of possible historical sources for answering your question and methodological considerations regarding the potential of these sources; 4) an authorized copy of your Master’s degree and course grades (if the degree was taken at a Swedish university, a LADOK extract will suffice); 5) a copy of your BA thesis (if available); 6) an account of how long it took you to complete your MA thesis.

How to apply – Department of History – Uppsala University, Sweden (uu.se)

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

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.

Applications will not be returned.

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2023-09-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact:

Director of studies for the PhD programme, Niklas Stenlås, Telephone: +46 18-471 1543 email: studierektor-fo-hist@uu.se.

Professor and project leader of GaW, Maria Ågren, Telephone: +46 18-471 1535 email: maria.agren@hist.uu.se.

Head of Department, Henrik Ågren, telephone: +46 18- 471 1529 email: prefekt-hist@uu.se.

Please submit your application by 14 april 2023, UFV-PA 2023/987.

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Deadline: 2023-04-14 at 23:59
Unit: Department of History

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Post expires on Friday April 14th, 2023

Postdoctoral position in biogeochemistry

Published: 2023-03-16

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 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University is Sweden´s largest and most versatile department of its kind with approximately 250 employees. Our activities are interdisciplinary and combine natural science and technology with social science. We have research programs in air, water and landscape science (LUVAL); geophysics; natural resources and sustainable development; (NRHU); petrology, mineralogy and tectonics (MPT); paleobiology, and wind energy. By investigating the history of Earth, we understand how our planet has developed over time and how sustainable development benefits from this knowledge. For more information: The Department of Earth Sciences.

The postdoctoral position is a part of a high-risk collaboration project between 4 different countries, Sweden, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. It is a collaboration with researchers at Uppsala University and the University of Wageningen, the Netherlands, where large scale experimental setup will be situated.

The focus of this project lies in understanding bacterial, archaeal and fungal weathering capacity of natural silicate minerals in large scale experiments. Increased weathering of silicates has been proven to increase the uptake of CO2 from the atmosphere and this project aims to search for the optimal conditions for high-rate silicate weathering and CO2 capturing by the setup of a multi-variable bioreactor. A large number of small-scale experiments will be connected to a machine learning system for continuous monitoring of weathering products and biological activities and the gathered information will be used for the development of a large-scale bioreactor. In this project, we will investigate the silicate weathering and biomineralization efficiency of pure and mixed cultures of prokaryotes (bacteria and fungi). Understanding siderophore and chelating compound excretion among prokaryotes, will be of crucial importance in this project. 

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Duties
The postdoctoral position is expected to independently drive scientific projects within the area, together with the Principal Investigator of the project. Duties include general bacteriological and fungal laboratory work, microbiology, gas analyses and mass balance calculations. The position is highly experimental and the applicant should be well acquainted with microbial experimental work and analysis. The position requires travelling to Wageningen University where a considerable amount of the experimental work will be conducted. Scientific writing and editing as well as research presentations are a natural part of the position.

Requirements
PhD degree in Microbiology, Biogeochemistry  or other relevant and equivalent area, or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in areas described above. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

Ability to independently design experiments in microbiology, siderophore or chelate analyses is required Significant weight will be given to personal suitability such as; personal maturity, perseverance, articulateness and stability. You should be a highly-motivated individual, with the ability to work independently. The candidate is expected to take own initiatives as well as to collaborate with colleagues both within and outside of the research group. The applicant is expected to have good problem-solving ability, and ability to structure his/her work adequately and use good judgement. When scientific writing and editing as well as research presentations are a natural part of the position is good written and oral skills in English an absolute requirement.

Additional qualifications
The perfect candidate has a strong interest in pursuing a career in biogeochemistry with focus on microbial silicate weathering and biomineralization (CO2 capturing). 

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Anna Neubeck, phone: +46 73 731 48 84, anna.neubeck@geo.uu.se or Anna Rosling, phone: +46 18 471 64 44, anna.rosling@ebc.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 17 April 2023, UFV-PA 2023/976.

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Deadline: 2023-04-17 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Earth Sciences

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Post expires on Monday April 17th, 2023

Researcher, structure-function studies of amyloid and secondary nucleation

Published: 2023-03-14

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 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology is organized into seven research programmes which all focus on different areas of cell and molecular biology: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Evolution, Molecular Systems Biology and Structural Biology. The scientific basis of what we do lies in biology, but our research overlaps with other areas such as medicine, computer science, mathematics, chemistry, engineering sciences and physics. In total, we are over 200 staff and ~60 Ph.D. students. Please read more about the department’s work at https://icm.uu.se.

The advertised position is within the Structural Biology program (http://www.icm.uu.se/strukturbiologi). The researcher will work in an innovative, challenging and exciting project led by Stefan Knight, where interactions between BRICHOS domains and systematically designed proteins will be studied using X-ray crystallography, directed mutagenesis and complementary techniques to understand how BRICHOS domains inhibit amyloid formation. The employee will work in an international and dynamic environment. We have a well-equipped lab, good access to synchrotron beam time for collecting X-ray diffraction data, and access to a local cryo-EM facility and a national cryo-EM facility in Stockholm. For more information about the research group, see https://www.icm.uu.se/structural-biology/knight-lab/.

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Duties
We are looking for an experienced researcher with excellent credentials and strong motivation to work on scientific problems, and who is not afraid to take on a challenging high-risk project with great potential. The employee will work in a VR-funded project aimed at understanding medically relevant aspects of Ab amyloid formation, focusing on how the surface of Ab fibrils catalyses secondary nucleation (and thereby formation of toxic amyloid intermediates), and on how BRICHOS domains inhibit this process. To get around the significant technical problems that limit structural and mechanistic studies of amyloid fibrils, the project is based on a novel generic concept for the design of small soluble proteins that mimic amyloid fibrils (‘single chain recombinant amyloid-mimicking proteins’, SCRAPs).

Duties include data-based computer-assisted design and further development of SCRAP constructs, cloning, expression and purification of SCRAPs and BRICHOS domains, characterization with biochemical and biophysical methods, binding studies, structure determination of BRICHOS domains and BRICHOS:SCRAP complexes, mainly with X-ray crystallographic methodology, as well as directed mutagenesis to test structure-based hypotheses. Structural studies with cryo-electron microscopy of BRICHOS domains bound to amyloid fibrils may also be included. The researcher is expected to actively participate in all aspects of the research process, from detailed experimental design and strategy to evaluation, analysis, and synthesis of results.

The researcher will work in close collaboration with the research leader. The project will include collaboration with Anna Sundborger-Lunna’s (https://www.icm.uu.se/structural-biology/sundborger-lunna-lab/) and Jan Johansson’s (https://staff.ki.se/people/janne-johansson) research groups. A strong track record with documented relevant laboratory skills, motivation, good collaboration skills, and good ability to prioritize and work towards defined goals within given time frames is a prerequisite for the position.

Requirements
PhD degree in structural biology, biochemistry, biophysics or a related field, or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a PhD in these subjects. Only applicants with considerable (minimum three years) postdoc or equivalent research experience will be considered for employment.

  • Documented experience of independent work with proteins, including cloning, expression and purification as well as characterization and quality control of recombinant proteins
  •  Documented experience in structural biology and/or biophysical methods
  • Documented scientific proficiency, demonstrated in scientific publications and presentations at national and international conferences
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Good cooperation skills

Additional qualifications
Documented experience with directed mutagenesis as well as with biophysical methods to study binding (e.g. thermofluor, ITC, SPR, microscale thermophoresis) is desirable and meritorious. Experience with programming (especially Python and/or Perl) and/or structural bioinformatics is also meritorious.

The application should include:·        

  • Cover letter 
  • PhD degree certificate
  • CV including publication list
  • Contact information for three reference persons

About the employment
The employment is a permanent position, probationary period may be applied. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date May 1 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala. 

For further information about the position, please contact: Stefan Knight, tel. 018-471 4554, stefan.knight@icm.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 31 of March 2023, UFV-PA 2023/1005

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Deadline: 2023-03-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

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Post expires on Friday March 31st, 2023

Postdoctoral position in biodiversity assessments using environmental DNA

Published: 2023-03-13

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 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

Postdoctoral position in biodiversity assessments using environmental DNA

The Department of Organismal Biology teaches and explores the evolution, development and function on the organismal level. For more information see www.iob.uu.se.

The position is placed in the Biodiversity Lab (https://www.iob.uu.se/research/systematic-biology/biodiversity-lab/) within the Systematic Biology program at the Department of Organismal Biology (Evolutionary Biology Center, Uppsala University). The position will be part of the SciLifeLab Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS) network (https://www.scilifelab.se/data-driven/about/), including unique training and course opportunities within the DDLS network.

At the Biodiversity Lab, we are working on the intersect of computational biology and biodiversity research, developing new computational methods and fieldwork/labwork workflows to quantify the complexity of biodiversity, focusing on terrestrial systems. Our vision is to one day be able to reliably capture the complete biodiversity at a given site in a standardized and reproducible manner. We are a young and dynamic research group with the mission of contributing through our research to alleviating the ongoing biodiversity crisis. We value innovative ideas, a collegial and non-hierarchical atmosphere, and high-quality and high-impact research. And above all we enjoy what we are doing!

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Duties
The focus of this postdoc position will be to apply and further develop existing environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling and processing techniques, with the aim to comprehensively capture the biodiversity at a given site. Initially this work will be focused on one or several specific taxonomic groups (e.g., different groups of fungi, insects), but eventually will be extended to represent biodiversity across the whole tree of life. This work will take place in collaboration with other research groups specialized in eDNA, both based at Uppsala University (e.g., the Rosling Group) as well as at other national and international institutions. Some of the specific tasks for this position will likely include: i) testing combinations of different eDNA sampling techniques in the field, ii) applying lab-protocols to extract and amplify genetic markers for multiple organism groups from eDNA samples, iii) bioinformatic processing of eDNA sequence data, and iv) cataloging and storing eDNA data on the SBDI ASV portal (https://asv-portal.biodiversitydata.se/about).

Requirements
PhD degree in biology or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in biology. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree less than three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

 

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who enjoys challenges and can independently explore new ideas. The ideal applicant has a background in working with genomic data, preferably within the context of eDNA. Fieldwork and/or labwork experience are valued equally as bioinformatic skills. The candidate should have excellent communication skills (spoken and written English).

Additional qualifications
In filling this position, the university aims to recruit the person who, in the combined evaluation of competence, skills and documented qualifications, is judged most suitable to carry out and develop the work-in-hand and to contribute to a positive development of the department. Additional valuable qualifications include coding experience in Python, R, or similar, as well as experience with working on computing clusters. Experience with phylogenetic methods, spatial analyses, and long and short read assembly methods are additional merits that are relevant for the position.

About the employment
The employment is a 2-year appointment, and the candidate will primarily devote the time to his/her own research. Other departmental work, such as teaching or administration can be part of the position (maximum 20 %, extending the position-duration accordingly). Salary placement is in accordance with local guidelines at Uppsala University. The applicant must be eligible for a postdoctoral position at Uppsala University.

The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2023-05-01 (May 1st, 2023) or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

Information about research education can be found at the web site of the Faculty of Science and Technology, https://www.teknat.uu.se/education/

For further information about the position, please contact: Tobias Andermann, tobias.andermann@ebc.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 31 March 2023, UFV-PA 2023/980

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Deadline: 2023-03-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Organismal Biology

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Post expires on Friday March 31st, 2023

Researcher in material science

Published: 2023-03-07

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 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Surgical Sciences (IKV) is part of the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy. IKV has about 160 employees and 200 registered doctoral (third cycle) students, the majority of which are clinically active doctors and nurses. The yearly turnover is SEK 152 million. Research is conducted at the department, as well as teaching in the first, second and third cycles. Teaching is, among other areas, conducted within the education programmes for doctors, nurses and specialty nurses. Research is conducted in research groups organised according to surgical specialties and closely aligned subject areas, such as anaesthesia and intensive care and radiology. A great deal of research is conducted in cooperation between separate research groups within IKV and other departments at Uppsala University, as well as other universities in Sweden and the rest of the world. Many of the department’s employees have combined positions at the University Hospital.

Experimental, clinical and epidemiological research is conducted at the unit for orthopedics (https://www.surgsci.uu.se/Forskning/forskningsomraden/Ortopedi/) and our translational research is located at OrthoLab. Within the framework of a VR project that pertains to preventing early complications after hip replacement surgery (2021-00980) and is focusing on producing and evaluating metallic or resorbable bone substitutes.

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Duties
As a researcher in this project, you will work with the development and evaluation of materials with osteoconductive properties. Materials are produced through 3D printing on the faculty-wide platform U-Print. Characterization of materials takes place using electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray spectroscopy, calorimetry and thermogravimetric analysis. Growth and differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells and osteoblasts on various polymeric and metallic materials are evaluated using microscopy, flow cytometry, ELISA and qPCR.

The tasks include independent writing of articles and presenting the results at national and international conferences. The tasks also include collaboration with other researchers within the research group and you are expected to supervise students at the master’s degree level and doctoral students with a maximum of 20% of your working hours. You will be supervising two biomedical scientists/research assistants. 

Requirements
To be qualified for employment as a researcher one must hold a doctoral degree (PhD) in biological or medical sciences, or a foreign degree equivalent to a doctoral degree within the stated field of medical science.

We attach great importance to personal qualities and you should have a good ability to collaborate with others. The applicant must have good communication skills in English, both written and oral.

Additional qualifications
Experience of having applied for and received grants from Swedish and/or European grant providers is considered an important additional qualification.

About the employment
The employment is permanent position that starts with a probationary employment. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2023-05-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Nils Hailer, nils.hailer@surgsci.uu.se. For questions regarding the employment process, please contact HR-generalist Louise Lundqvist, louise.lundqvist@uu.se

Please submit your application by 27th of March 2023 , UFV-PA 2023/811.

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Deadline: 2023-03-27 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Surgical Sciences

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Post expires on Monday March 27th, 2023

Postdoctoral position in evolutionary genetics

Published: 2023-03-08

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 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

A position as a postdoctoral researcher in evolutionary genetics is available at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, Evolutionary Biology.

The Department of Ecology and Genetics is an international environment with staff and students from all over the world. Our research spans from evolutionary ecology and genetics to studies of ecosystems. For more information, see www.ieg.uu.se.

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Project description
This project aims to examine the genetic basis of wing polyphenism using waterstriders as a model system from a functional genetic perspective. Use of RNAi screens and in situ hybridizations will be used to examine candidate genes from a transcriptomic study to understand both within and between species variation in wing polyphenism.

Duties
The successful candidate will perform functional genomic experiments including RNAi microinjections and in situ hybridization of wing tissue in waterstriders as well analyze data from experiments and write manuscripts for publication.

Qualifications required
To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in Evolutionary Genetics or a relevant field. 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.

  • documented experience with use of microinjections and application of RNAi on insects
  • documented experience with molecular lab skills such as DNA/RNA extractions and qPCR.
  • documented experience in analysing RNA seq data
  • documented experience in programming in R
  • good collaborative and communicational ability as well as experience from international collaboration
  • documented experience by writing and publishing scientific articles within or a nearby field 

Candidates must be able to express themselves well in spoken as well as written English.

Qualifications desired: Studies and background from biochemistry are desired.

About the employment
The employment in a temporary position for 24 months, with a possibility to an extension up to a maximum of 36 months, according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date as soon as possible, as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Associate professor, Arild Husby, arild.husby@ebc.uu.se

Application
The application should include 1) a letter of intent describing yourself, your research interests and motivation of why you want to work as a postdoctoral researcher/fellow and why you are suitable for the position, 2) a CV 3) a short description of your education, 4) a copy of your PhD degree, your grades and a copy of your thesis, 5) name and contact information to at least two reference persons (e-mail address and phone no.). The application should be written in English.

Please submit your application by 3 April 2023, UFV-PA 2023/310.

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Deadline: 2023-04-03 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Ecology and Genetics

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Post expires on Monday April 3rd, 2023

Researcher in Sustainable Heritage, 3 months

Published: 2023-03-07

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 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

Researcher in Sustainable Heritage, 3 months

Uppsala University, Department of Art History

The Sustainable Heritage Research Forum (SuHRF) is a platform for interdisciplinary research at Uppsala University Campus Gotland in the field of sustainable heritage. By stimulating interdisciplinary research initiatives and supporting the development of research collaborations, its main aim is to strengthen the research environment at Campus Gotland. For more information about SuHRF, please follow the link https://www.campusgotland.uu.se/sustheri-en/. SuHRF involves all departments at Campus Gotland and is administered by the Department of Art History/Conservation. Heritage studies is an interdisciplinary academic field. Researchers from various disciplines work together on questions such as how heritage is defined, selected, described, preserved, used and valued.

SuHRF’s activities are built around three themes: Energy and climate, Society in change – conflict, identity and politics and Heritage and sustainable planning of built environment, of which the later is the theme of 2023 and also of this year’s SuHRF Symposium, i.e. the annual conference organised by the research forum. Relevant to this year’s theme Heritage and sustainable planning of built environment is that planning is facing major challenges. Environmental, social, economic and cultural dimensions of sustainability need to be considered in planning and decision-making processes. The SuHRF Symposium 2023 focus on the dynamic between cultural heritage and these processes, and how this is played out and expressed in contemporary society.

Duties

We are looking for a researcher with expertise in sustainable heritage with specific emphasis on the abovementioned theme to join our SuHRF team. The researcher is expected to be involved in the planning of, and also to participate in, SuHRF Symposium 2023. Furthermore, the duties include supporting and facilitating interdisciplinary research collaborations at Campus Gotland, either by writing research applications together with researchers at Campus Gotland and external partners, or by initiating and developing ideas for research collaborations. Tasks will be defined in detail by SuHRF and the researcher. The workplace is at the Department of Art History/Conservation at Campus Gotland in Visby.

Requirements

Eligible to apply for the position are researchers holding a PhD. Experience of and scientific expertise in heritage studies or another relevant discipline is a requirement. Particular attention is paid to the applicant’s research background in relation to sustainable heritage, specifically the research area and duties outlined above. The assessment of applications is based on the applicant’s ability to work interdisciplinary, and to formulate and be granted research funding. The applicant must show very good cooperation skills and the ability to not only initiate but also contextualise specific research ideas to the general aims of SuHRF. Furthermore, the ability to work independently and write and speak English well is taken into consideration. Experience from working with sustainability issues is commendable for the position. Administrative skills, such as the ability to plan, organise and prioritise work in an efficient and adapted way, will be given weight.

About the employment

Fixed-term employment 3 months, full time. Starting date as soon as possible, but no later than 2023-11-01. Individual salary setting is applied. Workplace: Campus Gotland, Visby.

How to apply

The application must include:

  • – CV, including list of 3-5 scientific publications relevant for the position.
  • – A cover letter including (i) a description of how the applicant intends to contribute to SuHRF’s main aims, and to the specific aims of initiating interdisciplinary research projects and strengthening the research environment at Campus Gotland, (ii) an account of scientific and other activities that are relevant for the duties, and (iii) a reflection on the importance and relevance of the applicant’s own research in relation to the duties.

Information about the position is provided by Anna Karlström, e-mail anna.karlstrom@konstvet.uu.se or phone +46 498 108329.

Please submit your application by March 31, 2023, with reference UFV-PA 2023/766.

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Deadline: 2023-03-31 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Art History

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Post expires on Friday March 31st, 2023

PhD student in attosecond free-electron lasers

Published: 2023-03-08

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 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is one of Uppsala University’s largest with almost 400 employees, of which about 125 are doctoral students. The department conducts world-class research and education in both theoretical and experimental physics and has extensive collaboration with the outside world. The FREIA Laboratory, a Division of the Department, is developing and testing new particle accelerator and detector. The research and development work are closely linked to major research infrastructure projects like ESS and MAX IV in Lund or the European XFEL in Hamburg. FREIA has around 30 employees, including researchers, engineers and PhD students. More information on our websites: www.physics.uu.se and www.physics.uu.se/research/freia-lab/.

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Description of the project
Today, the X-ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL) is a unique scientific instrument proving picometre spatial and attosecond temporal resolution for studying charge transfer in molecules, radiation damage in biomolecules, electron dynamics in chemical bonds and electron tunnelling during photoemission. Ultrashort light pulses play an indispensable role in the progress of fundamental science, as they provide the necessary temporal resolution for probing and controlling ultrafast processes in matter. The purpose of this project is to drive further the theoretical and experimental development of XFELs and provide the user community with new attosecond capabilities at the European XFEL. The project capitalises on a close collaboration of the accelerator groups at Lund and Uppsala universities with the FEL development groups XFEL and DESY in Hamburg.

The objective of the PhD is twofold:

  1. to participate in the design and construction of an attosecond undulator line at the European XFEL;
  2. to develop new methods for the generation of tunable double attosecond pulses in XFELs.

The successful candidate will work in a team of experienced researchers and scientific staff and will acquire valuable practical skills including operating state-of-the-art laser fs lasers, electron and photon diagnostics, development of new attosecond light sources. The candidate will also learn advanced models of laser-electron interaction. Hence, we are looking for a highly-motivated candidate who has an excellent record of studies and interested in advanced lasers. 

Duties
The successful candidate will devote most of the time to research studies, which implies participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%). The position will be extended with the time devoted to teaching to allow four years of full-time graduate studies.

Research studies will include:

  • Modelling of electron-laser interaction
  • Modelling of attosecond pulse generation in XFELs
  • Participating in experiments on laser-electron interaction at the European XFEL
  • Documentation of ongoing work and presentation of well-documented results
  • Writing of academic articles and technical reports.

Requirements
To meet the entry requirements for doctoral studies, you must:

  • hold a Master’s (second-cycle) degree in physics, technical physics or equivalent
  • have completed at least 240 credits in higher education, with at least 60 credits at Master’s level including an independent project worth at least 15 credits, or
  • have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way.

The successful candidate must have demonstrated:

  • Solid understanding of wave optics and physics of charged particle beams
  • Knowledge of basic laser physics
  • Successful studies in condensed matter physics or chemistry.

The successful candidate must be:

  • Skilled in high-quality academic writing
  • Capable to express yourself in a clear, structured and to the point manner
  • Capable of preparing clear and concise summaries of ongoing work
  • Be able to document the workflow in a way that is searchable and easy to understand for other group members.

Additional qualifications
Meriting skills include knowledge in:

  • Physics of free-electron lasers
  • Programming and data analysis (e.g. Python, Matlab)

Excellent grades from the second-cycle education are 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.

Application
The application should include the following documents in the corresponding order:

  • a statement about why the candidate is interested and suitable for the announced position (1-2 pages)
  • a CV (1 page)
  • a letter describing the research interests and past experience (1-2 pages)
  • copies of degree certificates and grades. Please indicate in per cent the average grade for bachelor and master studies.
  • a master thesis (or a draft thereof
  • a sample of academic writing in English. This can be an extract from a thesis
  • contact details of two references
  • other documents that the applicant wishes to refer to

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 June 2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Lecturer Vitaliy Goryashko, vitaliy.goryashko@physics.uu.se

Please submit your application by 3 April 2023, UFV-PA 2023/861.

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Deadline: 2023-04-03 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Post expires on Monday April 3rd, 2023

PhD Position in Embedded Systems for Microrobotics

Published: 2023-03-07

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 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

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/6G 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.

The position will be at the division of Networked Embedded Systems, at the Department of Electrical Engineering.

The objective of the Division of Networked Embedded Systems is to network all kinds of objects from the tiniest sensors and actuators to full-fledged devices such as mobile robots in a reliable, secure and efficient way. One of our main interests is the battery-free Internet of Things: we work with technologies such as intermittent computing and power-efficient backscatter to enable battery-free IoT devices. A recent effort is to network devices implanted in the human body using radio-frequency communication through human fat tissue.

We perform systems research, i.e., we work with real prototype systems. We publish at top tier conferences such as IEEE/ACM IPSN, ACM SenSys, ACM MobiSys, ACM MobiCom and EWSN as well as top journals.

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Duties

Within the context of an exciting project on battery-free Internet of Things, we are working together with the Microwaves in Medical Engineering Group (MMG) on novel applications such as dexterous prosthetic hands and small-scale vascular robots. While the MMG concentrates on the biomechatronic and actuation challenges, the main focus of this PhD project is the embedded system software and its co-design with the underlying embedded hardware. This includes the design of communication protocols on top of the physical layer communication through human fat tissue, power management, embedded intelligence, and scheduling. The work will be conducted in a leading interdisciplinary environment, where close contacts with researchers from other disciplines as well as future users in clinical medicine and performance enhancement in sports is a prerequisite for success.
The work duties also include teaching and other departmental duties, for a fraction of time that does not exceed 20%.

We have 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. The Department of Electrical Engineering also offers a salary supplement to employed doctoral students. 

Requirements
To meet the entry requirements for doctoral studies at the division Networked Embedded Systems is the one that has:

  • hold a Master’s (second-cycle) degree in electrical engineering or computer science, or
  • have completed at least 240 credits in higher education, with at least 60 credits at Master’s level including an independent project worth at least 15 credits, or
  • have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way.
  • good communication skills with sufficient proficiency in oral and written English, as well as very good study results;
  • proficiency in low-level programming, preferably in embedded C and/or Rust;
  • a strong interest in networking, hardware and electronics, machine learning as well as security;
  • personal characteristics, such as a high level of creativity, thoroughness, and/or a structured approach to problem-solving.

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

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 contact information to reference.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2023-06-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala 

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Thiemo Voigt, thiemo.voigt@angstrom.uu.se

Please submit your application by 11 of April, 2023, UFV-PA2023/899.

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Deadline: 2023-04-11 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Electrical Engineering

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Post expires on Tuesday April 11th, 2023

3-4 PhD student positions in Human Geography

Published: 2023-03-09

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 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

3-4 PhD student positions in Human Geography

The Department of Human Geography engages in world class research and education within the entire breadth of Human Geography. Today about 50 persons are affiliated with the department.

The positions begin on 1 September 2023 and are financed for four years in the form of a full-time appointment as an employee of Uppsala University. The doctoral program encompasses 240 högskolepoäng (“university credits”, equivalent to 4 years of study), of which the PhD dissertation comprises 180 credits and doctoral courses 60 credits.

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Duties
A PhD student’s primary job responsibility is to work toward the completion of the doctoral program, involving four years of full-time study. This includes coursework and all work related to the dissertation. In addition, PhD students may be asked to allocate up to 20% of their time to other tasks in the department, such as teaching and administrative duties.

The terms of employment for doctoral students can be found (in Swedish) in Högskoleförordningen 5 Chapter 1-7 §§ and in the University rules http://regler.uu.se/. The rules of the doctoral program are found in the General Curriculum of the Doctoral Program in Human Geography (Allmän Studieplan, available in Swedish: samfak.uu.se/digitalAssets/634/c_634316-l_3-k_kulturgeografi-allman-studieplan-samfak-2021_166.pdf; the English version is available upon request).

General qualifications expected
To meet the entry requirements for doctoral studies in Human Geography, you must;

  • hold a Master’s (second-cycle) degree in Human Geography, or
  • have completed at least 240 credits in higher education, with at least 60 credits at Master’s level including an independent project worth at least 15 credits, or
  • have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way.

These qualifications do not need to have been met by the application deadline, but they should be met by 30 June 2023.

Current research directions and areas of expertise at the department
In the selection process of suitable doctoral candidates, we consider specifically to what extent we have resources for supervision and possibilities for external funding for the considered candidates. We conduct research within the full range of Human Geography subjects (including urban and regional planning), and we have expertise in a wide range of scientific methods, from qualitative to quantitative methods, including GIS and spatial analysis. We encourage all applicants to visit our departmental website (www.kultgeog.uu.se) to review the kinds of research being conducted within the department and to assess the extent to which their research interests relate to our research profiles and research groups (see www.kultgeog.uu.se/staff/ and www.kultgeog.uu.se/research-en/).

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

Application procedure
A recruitment committee will make an initial selection of applicants through a review of submitted documents and contacts with referees. The selected group of candidates will then be invited to interview with representatives of the department. The interviews are planned for mid- to late May. Candidates will be informed of the results of the selection process by mid-June at the latest. General criteria for assessing applications are described in a separate document (see www.kultgeog.uu.se/education/phd/).

Applications are to be completed online and should consist of

  • A completed, signed application form.
  • A cover letter (personal statement, max 2 pages). This letter is an opportunity for you to introduce yourself to us in a personal, and perhaps creative, way. We would like you to tell us who you are, and explain why you are interested in human geography as an academic subject. We also want you to explain why you are specifically interested in doing a PhD in our department.
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resumé including your education, previous employment, and relevant skills.
  • A short description (3-4 pages, including references) of your research plan. This should include a background/introduction to your research question; the actual question(s) you intend to investigate; an explanation as to why this topic is important; a brief review of the relevant literature and your project’s potential contribution to that literature; and a description of potential methods to be employed. Here you should also briefly comment on how your research interests may relate to the department’s research groups or current research projects.
  • Transcript(s) of your academic record/degree(s) to date, including information on courses taken and grades received.
  • At least one example of written (academic) work in English or Swedish.
  • Contact information for two academic references (but not the actual letters).

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2023-09-01. Placement: Uppsala 

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

Please submit your application by 21st of April 2023, UFV-PA 2023/913.

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Deadline: 2023-04-21 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Social and Economic Geography

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Post expires on Friday April 21st, 2023

Two PhD students in translational metabolism research

Published: 2023-03-08

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 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Medical Sciences is a large university department with about 250 employees and over 600 additional coworkers connected mainly 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 diseases 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.

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Duties/Project description
The Clinical Diabetology and Metabolism unit conducts clinical and experimental research projects focusing on type 2 diabetes and obesity. We have well established multidisciplinary collaborations both locally (e.g. Uppsala Diabetes Centre) and nationally/internationally (e.g. within an EU Horizon program).

Type 2 diabetes is a growing public health issue globally. The disease is characterised by progressing beta-cell dysfunction and insulin resistance. Obesity has long been recognised as an important factor driving insulin resistance and the development of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. In addition to its role in energy storage, adipose tissue is an endocrine organ that secretes several factors that communicate with other organs, importantly including the brain. The overall purpose of this project is to identify novel mechanisms in the interplay between the brain and peripheral tissues, particularly adipose tissue, as well as crosstalk between other organs which can contribute to development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. In this context, we will use several different approaches:

Experimental studies of adipose tissue metabolism and other functions. Gene-editing using CRISPR-Cas9 for functional characterization of candidate genes in different cell models. Imaging techniques for investigations of cells and tissues in vitro as well as of the brain and other organs in humans in vivo.

We will perform functional assessments of tissue samples, such as alterations in innervation, nerve signalling, cell differentiation, glucose and lipid metabolism, insulin signalling and expression of genes relevant for obesity and type 2 diabetes. Clinical investigations of patients and healthy subjects are also performed. The studies will focus on the communication between the brain and peripheral tissues, e.g. via neuroendocrine pathways. The work aims to discover novel biomarkers and disease mechanisms related to obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Requirements
To meet the entry requirements for doctoral studies, you must

– hold a Master’s (second-cycle) degree in Biomedicine, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical or Medical Science, or

– have completed at least 240 credits in higher education, with at least 60 credits at Master’s level including an independent project worth at least 15 credits, or

– have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way.

The candidate should be highly motivated to perform translational research and show a great interest in metabolic/endocrine diseases. Preferably, candidates should have documented experience of translational research in metabolism or in neuroscience. Knowledge of in vitro and/or in vivo imaging techniques. Personal suitability is of importance, including skills in collaboration, communication, planning and organisation as well as accountability and accuracy. Excellent language skills in spoken and written English are required.

Additional qualifications
Experience in experimental metabolic research is desirable.

Rules governing PhD students 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.

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.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2023-08-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position please contact: Jan Eriksson, jan.eriksson@medsci.uu.se eller Maria Pereira, maria.pereira@medsci.uu.se

Please submit your application by April 12th 2023, UFV-PA 2023/909.

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Deadline: 2023-04-12 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Medical Sciences

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Post expires on Wednesday April 12th, 2023