Postdoctoral researcher in bioinformatics

 Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Description of workplace

The thoracic surgery-bioinformatics research group conducts several large national and international projects, focusing on increasing our understanding of the development of chronic rejection after heart transplantation and the immunological and non-immunological factors that play a decisive role. The aim is to reduce the risk of rejection through individually tailored treatment. The group uses artificial intelligence (AI) for analysis and modeling. The unit is led by Senior Lecturer Johan Nilsson and consists of assistant researchers and several Ph.D. students. The group is located at BMC in Lund but belongs to the Department of Translational Medicine, Malmö. We are now looking for a skilled, ambitious, and motivated bioinformatitican to be employed as a postdoc. 

Work duties

An important part of the work that the you will perform is extensive quality control (QC), processing, visualization, and analysis of data. The field of bioinformatics is broad and evolving at an impressive pace. Thus, you will be expected to independently monitor developments, work to improve existing pipelines, and present alternative solutions on how to best utilize available data and resources, including visualizations and artificial intelligence for our database of human data. You will be responsible for building the infrastructure (linux server with GPU) to be able to analyze the data. The job also includes participating in the daily work of the research team, collecting patient data, assisting in the supervision of Ph.D. students and undergraduates, and working on producing material for research publications.

Eligibility

 Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position. This eligibility requirement needs to be met no later than the time when the employment decision is made. We will mainly consider candidates who have completed their PhD degree no more than three (3) years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier. These circumstances refer to leave due to illness, parental leave, clinical work, positions of trust within trade union organizations or other similar circumstances.

Basis for assessment

At Lund University, employment as a postdoctoral researcher provides opportunities for scientific and pedagogical merit. There is mainly room for merit in research, but also for certain higher education pedagogical training. Teaching may be included in the tasks. For the employment as a postdoctoral research, scientific ability will primarily be taken into account.

Other qualifications

Postdoctoral positions are primarily based on scientific ability and applicants should have a solid background in at least one of the following areas:

  • Biostatistics and bioinformatics
  • Machine learning
  • Survival analysis

Furthermore, the assessment will be made on the basis of the following requirements for the post:

  • D. in medicine, bioinformatics, or computer science
  • Good written English skills
  • Experience in analysis and data mining to identify trends and produce meaningful data visualizations
  • Proficiency in R and Python (Pandas and NumPy) or a lower level̊ programming language (C++, Java, etc.)
  • Experience in analyzing WGS and RNA-SEQ data, knowledge of modern RNA-SEQ-related methodologies: Star, Kallisto, DESeq2, etc.
  • Experience in one of the following core areas: WGS or Exome-seq. Knowledge of modern bioinformatics tools such as GATK, Snakemake, Nextflow, etc. New tools such as Alfafold are an advantage.
  • Solid understanding of data analysis where machine learning is an advantage
  • Experience working in a Linux and/or macOS environment
  • Experience in writing and communicating science
  • Good ability to work independently

We will attach great importance to personal suitability. In addition to good collaboration, self-drive, and interpersonal and communication skills, it is important that you are enthusiastic about providing analytical support to ongoing projects and are interested in being part of a dynamic and creative team. 

The following are considered to be a merit:

  • Proven ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Experience in managing and organizing computer labs, lab books, and protocols and good organizational skills
  • Experience in supervising/teaching students
  • Experience of working with international partners

Knowledge of epidemiological methods and cardiometabolic disease is highly desirable, but not an obligation.

Terms of employment

This is is a full-time employment limited to 2 years with preliminary start date on or after 1st of March 2023, or according to agreement. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral researcher”) between SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated November 19, 2021. Extension of position up to an additional year may be possible.

Application

Applications must include a personal motivation letter, a CV, contact information of three references, a diploma and other documents you wish to be considered (e.g. letters of recommendation). If your diploma has not yet been issued when you apply for the position, please send it in afterwards via e-mail Sara Tvermoes (sara.tvermoes@med.lu.se).

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
Number of positions1
Full-time equivalent100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2022/4226
Contact
  • Johan Nilsson, universitetslekor, +46768870128
  • Sara Tvermoes, personalsamordnare, +4640391054
Published21.Dec.2022
Last application date24.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

Doctoral students (2) Artistic Research in Music

 Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts is one of eight faculties within Lund University and includes Malmö Art Academy, Malmö Academy of Music and Malmö Theatre Academy, also Inter Arts Center and Choral Centre South. The Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts offers Bachelor and Master programs in visual art, music and drama, and various courses of different extent. The Faculty also runs third cycle (postgraduate) studies in artistic research and music education.

Malmö Academy of Music announces two positions in the field of Artistic Research in Music, each focused on a separate musical area.
We are looking for (1) a practitioner in the dialogue surrounding the intersections of art and science, with an emphasis in music and/or sound, and (2) a practitioner engaged in any musical activity which may benefit from reflective research, such as composition, performance, systematic musicology or aesthetics, amongst others. 

The positions as Doctoral Students are placed at the division of Performance and Church Music Programs, Malmö Academy of Music of Lund University. The third cycle studies start November 1, 2023. The interviews will be held during week 13, March 27 – 31, 2023.

Job assignment 
Carry out doctoral studies within the frame of employment leading up to PhD examination. The program will allow the PhD candidates to produce artwork and to conduct research that involves, leads to or results from artistic outputs. Malmö Academy of Music is deeply invested in the future of artistic research in music and will actively work closely with each candidate to drive practice-led outputs. The candidates will be expected to produce highly regarded artwork, while conducting research leading towards peer-reviewed publications. The PhD degree in artistic research is awarded upon successful completion of a substantial original contribution prepared over the course of the PhD program, which amounts to 240 credits during four years of full-time studies, or up to eight years when part-time.

PhD Position 1: Art and science
The candidate shall be an active practitioner with a broad international profile of high standing. Especially desired are candidates who are engaged in the dialogue and intersections between art and science, specifically with a focus in music and/or sound. The media that these works inhabit may include acoustic composition, electronic music/sound in combination with video, performance, theater, dance, installation, text and scientific instrumentation. We welcome candidates working from diverse influences and methods, who wish to expand their creative practice and underlying technical knowledge to spur artistic innovation.

This position opens a new line of inquiry in which the PhD candidate will have the opportunity to engage with the European Spallation Source (https://europeanspallationsource.se/). Organized by a senior scientist, the communications team, and MusAR program director, the PhD candidate will be mentored by a scientist at ESS. The mentor will offer dialogue, discussion and education regarding the work and the instrumentation carried out at ESS. Collaboration resulting from such discussions may be presented in the ESS & Max IV science park, at the Inter Arts Center, the Malmö Academy of Music and on the Lund University campus. 

For this position, we are especially interested in candidates who develop research initiatives that explore the complexity, materiality or expectations of music/sound in relation to science, in order to critically assess the boundaries of technique and expression. 

Merging research with their creative practice, the PhD candidate will conduct advanced inquiry into cultural, theoretical, technical, and aesthetic issues surrounding the intersection of art and music, in consultation with faculty researchers and other PhDs.

PhD Position 2: Music, any practice
The candidate shall be engaged in any musical practice with a broad international profile of high standing. For this position, we encourage applications from practitioners engaged in any musical activity which may benefit from reflective research. 

We are continuing an initiative allowing musicians to conduct practice-led research designed to investigate the boundaries and limits of their practice. In addition to creative outputs, the expectation is that the candidate will conduct focused research projects leading to publication. 

For this position, we are especially interested in candidates who have an intersection with contemporary music and who may be involved with interdisciplinarity that impacts or interfaces with their musical practice.

Merging research with their creative activity, the candidate will conduct advanced inquiry into the cultural, theoretical, technical, and aesthetic issues surrounding music in consultation with faculty researchers and other PhDs.

Facilities at Malmö Academy of Music
We offer PhD candidates in artistic research
- first-rate facilities for creative work and production
- active networks across Lund University to conduct practice-led and collaborative research
- excellent opportunities to share and present research to peers and the wider academic community
- higher level research seminar series 
- participation in national and international interdisciplinary research labs
- fully equipped practice facilities, electroacoustic and recording studios 
- facilities at Lund University for empirical research in the psychology of music and experimental research in voice
- programs inviting internationally recognized performers and composers to present practice-led research
- masterclasses and performances with experts in the field
- personalized skills training and expert career advice
- the opportunity to become part of an inspiring, collaborative group of researchers from across the disciplines

PhD candidates will be assigned a supervisor and a co-supervisor for meetings on a regular basis. They will also benefit from the advice and support of other members of the faculty who will be involved in their progression through the stages of the degree, and can draw on the expertise of scholars and colleagues throughout the faculty and university.

The practice and sharing of research is supported by the platform Inter Feral Arts for artistic and experimental research in music (https://www.iac.lu.se/projects/inter-feral-arts-7/)

For examples of recent outputs in the artistic research program at Lund University, please see the following archive at https://www.youtube.com/@artisticresearcharchivemalmoac/videos 

Eligibility/Entry requirements
Applicants with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who
- have completed a second-cycle degree
- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or
- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way

Specific admission requirements
Eligible to be admitted is the applicant who has
- international standing within applicants’ field
- an active artistic career
- high level of technical expertise
- aptitude and ability to conduct independent research
- practical experience with the aesthetics and development of contemporary art music (broadly defined)

Artistic research in music is international in character. Proficiency in English is therefore a requirement for successfully completing the program.

Basis of assessment
The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research, and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Eligible applicants' proposals will be evaluated according to assessments of the following criteria, stated in the General Syllabus 
- the applicant’s suitability for artistic research
- the quality and viability of the presented project within the given time frames
- the quality of the research proposal considering relevance, originality, research questions, connection to the collective field of knowledge, and methods.

Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years at full-time employment according to HF 5 kap 7§.

The application should contain 
- a plan and aims for the development of a PhD project in artistic research in music (including methods and expected outcomes), 5 pages maximum in English
- a portfolio which could take various forms, such as compositions, performances or other projects, accompanied by supporting commentaries and materials
- degree certificates and transcripts, translated into English
- detailed CV in English
- contact information for two referees 

Qualifications: please see the general study plan for third cycle artistic studies in Music.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment2023-11-01
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions2
Full-time equivalent100
CityMalmö
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2023/11
Contact
  • Michael Edgerton, professor, +46738021961,michael.edgerton[at]mhm.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published13.Jan.2023
Last application date22.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

Post-doctoral fellow in Computational Chemistry

 Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Subject description

Clay is an environmentally friendly, sustainable, and very old material. The purpose of this project is to study clay in solution and how its state diagram is affected by additions of different kinds of salts and the variation of the physicochemical properties of the solution. The focus will be on swelling, adsorption, desorption, and inter- and intramolecular interactions. We anticipate that our results will be of great interest to society, agriculture, and industry. To this end, we will combine experiments such as SAXS, NMR and osmotic stress with atomistic and coarse-grained molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations. At least 50% of the time is estimated to be spent on computer simulations. The project is suitable for a postdoc with experience of independent work and project management, who can work with several tasks in parallel. If it is promising and funding is available, the project can be extended to three years.

This recruitment is connected to the Wallenberg Initiative Materials Science for Sustainability (WISE, wise-materials.org). WISE, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, is the largest-ever investment in materials science in Sweden and will encompass major efforts at Sweden’s foremost universities over the course of 10 years. The vision is a sustainable future through materials science.

Read more: https://wise-materials.org

All early-stage researchers recruited into the WISE program will be a part of the WISE Graduate School, an ambitious nationwide program of seminars, courses, research visits, and other activities to promote a strong multi-disciplinary and international network between PhD students, postdocs, researchers, and industry.

Work duties

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

Detailed description of the work duties, such as:

  • Research within the subject area
  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
  • Actively seeking external research funding
  • Collaboration with industry and wider society
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above

Qualification requirements

Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the date of employment decision. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Good knowledge of physical chemistry, surface and colloid chemistry, and biophysical chemistry. Experience of experimental work. Experience in the experimental techniques as SAXS and NMR. Very good experience about computer simulations on both the atomistic and coarse-grained level.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications

This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers.

Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills.

 

Additional assessment criteria:

Consideration will also be given to

  • good collaborative skills, drive, and independence
  • how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department
  • how the applicant stand to contribute to the departments future development.

Terms of employment

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of two years, which may be extended with one year. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S and OFR/S, dated 1st February 2022.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

  • résumé/CV, including a list of publications,
  • a general description of past research and future research interests max 3 pages
  • contact information of at least two references,
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.

 

 

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
Number of positions1
Full-time equivalent100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2022/4093
Contact
  • Professor Marie Skepö, marie.skepo@teokem.lu.se, +46462223366
  • HR Administratör Mia Hedin, mia.hedin@kc.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published12.Dec.2022
Last application date22.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

Doctoral student in Biomedical engineering with a focus on Acoustophoretic particle manipulation

 Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

About the Department

The Department of biomedical engineering holds a frontier position in acoustofluidics research with focus on both fundamental fluid physics in acoustic fields and life science applications of acoustofluidics (https://bme.lth.se/research-pages/nanobiotechnology-and-lab-on-a-chip/).

Subject description

Acoustophoresis, i.e. the contactless manipulation of micrometer sized cells by acoustic waves, has been employed in biomedical research to pattern cells, isolate circulating tumor cells and separate Leukocyte subpopulations. 

The position comprises research and development in biomedical engineering with a focus on optimizing and expanding the current state of art in acoustofluidics. Emphasis will be put on the development of microscale acoustofluidic devices for large-degree-of-freedom acoustic handling of cells, as well as, model-based optimisation and control.

Work duties

The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties will also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

The main goal of the project is to expand on the current acoustofluidic cell manipulation techniques and overcome the current limitations on multiple fronts. One work package is aimed at expanding the degree of freedom of current technology and perform unit operations such as isolation of cells from a mixture, patterning cells, shaping cell clumps, and holding cells against a flow. Ideally, full control over the trajectories of multiple individual cells is achieved. 

The current device design will be revisited to increase throughput and achieve predictable acoustic fields based on in-silico chip-design.  

The project requires cell handling, cell staining, manipulating cells in different bulk acoustophoresis devices, redesigning the device, device manufacturing, applying machine learning for optimal control, device simulation, and programming of the device controller.

Admission requirements 

A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if the applicant: 

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
  • has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

A person meets the specific admission requirements for third cycle studies in Biomedical engineering if the applicant has: 

  • at least 45 second-cycle credits of relevance to the subject.

Additional requirements

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Assessment criteria

Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the student’s potential to profit from such studies. The assessment of potential is made primarily on the basis of academic results from the first and second cycle. Special attention is paid to the following: 

  1. Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of study.
  2. An assessment of ability to work independently and to formulate and tackle research problems.
  3. Written and oral communication skills.
  4. Other experience relevant to the third-cycle studies, e.g. professional experience.

Other assessment criteria:

  • A strong background in cell handling and acoustofluidic particle manipulation
  • A proven track record of good laboratory etiquette
  • Knowledge of and interest in clean room fabrication, numerical and physical modelling, machine learning, topology optimization, and control theory
  • Documented experience in acoustic particle manipulation
  • Documented experience in acoustic manipulation of cells
  • Documented experience in cell staining and culturing
  • Documented experience in conducting thorough experimental work with attention to the detail
  • Strong interest in physics and physical modelling
  • Knowledge of control theory, numerical modelling and Matlab
  • Experience in clean room fabrication with micro- and nanotechnology
  • Relevant industry experience 

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive, ambition, accuracy and independence, and how the applicant, through the applicants experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.

Terms of employment 

Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Third cycle studies at LTH consist of full-time studies for 4 years. A doctoral studentship is a fixed-term employment of a maximum of 5 years (including 20% departmental duties). Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 §§.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.). You are also asked to answer the selection questions. 

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employmentAs soon as possible according to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Full-time equivalent100%
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2023/181
Contact
  • Thierry Baasch, thierry.baasch@bme.lth.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published31.Jan.2023
Last application date21.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

Junior researcher in behavioural economics

 The LUT School of Business and Management is looking for junior researcher (doctoral student) in behavioural economics. We are looking for a curious mind who is interested about the behavioural mechanisms behind the important decisions to assure successful and sustainable business. 

Research will also be conducted at the University of Trento (Italy) – more specifically at the Cognitive and Experimental Economics Laboratory (CEEL). The research environment is lively, interdisciplinary, and draws on theory and methods from economics, cognitive psychology, organisational studies, and other related fields. The thesis project also includes laboratory experiments to advance understanding of how human cognition affects economic behaviour.

You must have a master’s degree (M.Sc. or equivalent) in a relevant field (e.g., economics, industrial engineering, industrial management) and the ability and motivation to complete the doctoral studies within their normative duration (i.e., four years). Written and spoken fluency in English is required.

An employment contract can be concluded only if the candidate obtains the right to pursue postgraduate studies at LUT University. The position will be available initially for one year and can be extended by three years, provided that LUT deems the studies and research to have progressed satisfactorily.  

The ideal candidate for the position

  • is interested in writing a dissertation on the area of behavioural economics; the potential research topics are 
    • other-regarding behaviour
    • risk and decision-making
    • strategic interactions
  • has basic knowledge of behavioural economics as well as strong analytical and quantitative research skills.

Knowledge of programming in Python (and oTree) is considered an asset.

Job description 

  • Completion of the doctoral degree within four years 
  • Assisting in teaching
  • Participation in research projects

What we offer

  • An opportunity to launch a successful academic career and to become an expert in behavioural economics
  • A four-year (1+3 years) employment contract for completing the doctoral degree 
    • An employment contract can be concluded only if the candidate obtains the right to pursue postgraduate studies at LUT University
    • The contract will be made initially for one year and can be extended by three years provided that the studies and research have progressed successfully
  • Encouraging and supportive supervision by and research collaboration with Associate Professors Azzurra Morreale and Päivi Maijanen-Kyläheiko from LUT and Professor Luigi Mittone from the University of Trento
  • A great opportunity to conduct research at the Cognitive and Experimental Economics Laboratory (CEEL), Trento, in a lively interdisciplinary environment that draws from economics, cognitive psychology, and organisational studies.

Starting date: The work will start in March–April 2023 (negotiable) with a six-month trial period.

Location: The job is based in Lappeenranta, Finland. The doctoral student is expected to spend six months at the University of Trento (Italy) during the doctoral studies.

Salary: The typical gross annual starting salary for a junior researcher is approximately 30 800 euros (plus a holiday bonus in accordance with the collective agreement).

How to apply

Please submit all the application materials in English:

  • Your curriculum vitae
  • A copy of your degree certificate; if the original documents are not in English, Finnish or Swedish, each document must be accompanied by an official certified translation into English or Finnish
  • A motivation letter: an account of your merits and activities of significance to the vacancy (max. 2 pages)
  • A tentative dissertation research plan (5–10 pages) related to one of the dissertation research areas above. The research plan should be organized as follows:  
    1. Introduction: background for research, research gap, research target and research questions/hypotheses.
    2. Theory/literature review: theoretical framework for your dissertation or relevant literature streams related to your topic
    3. Methodology: possible methods to explore and investigate the topic
    4. Results and contributions: novelty and contributions to theory and practice.

The deadline for application is  31 January 2023 at midnight, Finnish local time (+ 2h). Please submit your application together with the required attachments through the university's online application system.

For more information, please contact

  • Associate Professor Azzurra Morreale, azzurra.morreale@lut.fi or Associate Professor Päivi Maijanen-Kyläheiko, paivi.maijanen-kylaheiko@lut.fi (the content of work and the employment contract issues) 
  • Professor Luigi Mittone, luigi.mittone@unitn.it (the content of work)

Read more

LUT as an employer and LUT Doctoral School

Cognitive and Experimental Economics Laboratory (CEEL), Trento 


Clean energy, water and air are life-giving resources for which we at LUT University seek new solutions with our expertise in technology, business and social sciences. We help society and businesses in their sustainable renewal. Our international community consists of 7 500 members. Our campuses are in Lappeenranta and Lahti, Finland. We are the world’s ninth best university for climate action. 

Founded in 1962, the University of Trento is a young and dynamic university with 16,000 students and about 1,200 people working as faculty and administrative staff. According to Times Higher Education (THE) ranking and Italian ranking (Censis), the University of Trento is one of the top Universities in Italy. The educational offer ranges from science and technology to Humanities, from the field of socio-economics and law to the field of Cognitive sciences and Biomolecular sciences. 


Technical support for using the recruitment system: recruitment@lut.fi

Application period starts: 2022-11-30 08:00Application period ends: 2023-01-31 23:59

LUT School of Energy Systems (LES): Summer jobs 2023 for students are available now!

 LUT School of Energy Systems (LES) offers summer jobs for students in May-August 2023. Jobs are located in departments of LUT Energy Technology, Electrical Engineering, Sustainability Science or Mechanical Engineering or the unit of LUT Voima platforms.

A summer job as a junior research assistant in the university provides a good basis for working as a teaching assistant or for post-graduate studies. Work experience from university is highly valued in companies offering Master’s thesis positions; these companies are also often the first employers after graduation.

The duties are related to different areas of competence in our units and may vary from preparation of lecture materials to assistance in research activities.

Examples of the duties: 

  • Development of laboratory work
  • Event planning
  • Making or editing educational videos
  • Data collection and conclusions from the collected data
  • Data analyses
  • Development of the learning environment
  • Preparation for the diploma thesis

The duties and salary of the junior research assistant are determined according to the applicant’s credit points at the time of making the work contract (2032,12 e/month – 2338,85 e/month).

The selection is based on the applicant success in studies: the grade point average and progress in studies (min. 55 credits/academic year). In addition, third-year students and above must have completed their Bachelor’s thesis before starting the summer job.

Please submit your

  • Application (motivation letter)
  • CV
  • Transcript of records

by filling out an online form (link below). The deadline for the applications is on Sunday 12 February 2023 at midnight (Finnish local time UTC +2 h). The file names of your attachments should be in the form: Lastname_file name, e.g. Lastname_CV. Please specify preferred laboratories/platforms listed below, attach also a short argument.

Further information here.


LUT School of Energy Systems (LES)

Energy Technology laboratories:

  • Thermal Engineering 
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Bio-energy Technology

Electrical Engineering laboratories:

  • Electricity Market and Power Systems
  • Electrical Drives Technology, incl. Power Electronics
  • Control Engineering and Digital Systems, incl. IoT in Energy Systems and Cyber-physical systems
  • Renewable electricity generation and storage
  • Applied Electronics
  • Solar Economy

Sustainability Science laboratories:

  • Sustainability Science Lappeenranta
  • Sustainability Science Lahti

Mechanical Engineering laboratories:

  • Welding Technology
  • Laser Processing
  • Production Engineering
  • Machine Design
  • Steel Structures
  • Fiber composites
  • Packaging Technology
  • Machine Dynamics
  • Intelligent Machines

LUT Voima platforms:

  • MORE SIM; Modeling Reality through Simulation
  • GREENRENEW; Green Hydrogen and CO2 for Industry Renewal
  • INERCOM; Integrated Energy Conversion Machinery


Clean energy, water and air are life-giving resources for which we at LUT University seek new solutions with our expertise in technology, business and social sciences. We help society and businesses in their sustainable renewal. Our international community consists of 7 500 members. Our campuses are in Lappeenranta and Lahti, Finland. We are the world’s ninth best university for climate action.


Technical support for the online recruitment system recruitment@lut.fi

Application period starts: 2023-01-04 12:00Application period ends: 2023-02-12 23:59

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