Monday, June 28, 2021

PhD student position in the field of biomedical engineering with focus on the biological characterization of biomaterials in microfluidic systems

 


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

Admission to PhD studies in the subject engineering sciences with specialization in  microsystems technology

Research group: EMBLA is a research group that focuses on developing new and also using already existing methods for the manufacture of microfluidic systems that can be used in new experimental platforms for visualization and characterization of cells in the life sciences. There are currently about 20 people in the research group and we are now recruiting another doctoral student for one of the research projects.

More information on the research group's profile is available in the website:
https://materialvetenskap.uu.se/microsystems-technology+/research-areas/cells-and-diagnosics/embla/.

Research project: Despite the immense biomaterial (e.g. dental implants or synthetic bone grafts) developments over the years, a very small proportion of these new materials become clinical products. This can be partially attributed to the lack of correlation between the consecutive methods used to assess the biological properties of biomaterials, namely cell cultures (in vitro), animal testing (in vivo) and clinical trials (with volunteer patients), since it leads to an iterative, long and often prohibitively expensive process.

This research project will focus on the development of a new research tool to recreate the biological and physical stimuli of the host tissue upon the implantation of a biomaterial, to improve the in vivo resemblance of the test models and to increase predictive precision. To achieve this, bone repair biomaterials will be integrated in microfluidic platforms to study the biological properties of biomaterials in a more reliably manner.

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

The tasks within this research project involve planning and carrying out experiments, analyzing the results and disseminating the new knowledge through scientific articles and presentations at international conferences.The research project is interdisciplinary and involves, among other things, carrying out different types of experiments to, for example, produce a microfluidic system with different microfabrication techniques, manufacture different biomaterials and to grow cells on a biomaterial integrated in the microfluidic system.

Qualifications requirements:  Master’s level or equivalent (e.g. MSc in Engineering), with specialization in materials engineering, biotechnology, chemical engineering or in another appropriate discipline.

We require very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Additional qualifications: Experience in microfabrication, biomaterials and cell cultures is considered a merit

Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities such as good collaboration and communication skills. The applicant should be pro-active, structured and be able to work effectively both individually and in groups. It is also important that the candidate has enthusiasm for the doctoral program and is motivated to learn new methods and technologies.

Admission requirements:

A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programs if he or she:

-  has completed a second-cycle qualification, or

-  has completed the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, with content that is relevant to the doctoral program, or

-  has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

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

Instructions for application: Your application should include the following:

1) A letter describing yourself, your research interests, why you want to pursue a PhD, and why you are a suitable person for the project.

2) CV – maximum two pages.

3) A copy of your Master diploma and complete list of your course grades.

4) Copies (or drafts thereof) of thesis work and other documents, such as publications.

5) Name and contact information (address, e-mail address and telephone number) of at least two people who have agreed to act as references for you. Your relationship to each of the references should be stated.

The application should preferably be written in English.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students. 

Starting date: 2021-09-15 or or as otherwise agreed.

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

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Assoc. Prof. Gemma Mestres, tel: 018-471 3235, e-mail: Gemma.Mestres@angstrom.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 20th of July 2021, UFV-PA 2021/2799.

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Placement: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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

Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/2799

Last application date: 2021-07-20

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Researcher position in Computational Chemistry/Biology

 


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

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology is one of the most international, broad and distinguished molecular bioscience departments in Europe. The department comprises six research programs with about 130 employees (http://www.icm.uu.se). The position is available in Jens Carlsson’s group in the computational biology and bioinformatics programme. Jens Carlsson’s research focuses on using molecular modeling to study protein-ligand interactions, in particular G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and their interactions with drugs. The GPCR superfamily constitutes the largest group of human membrane proteins and plays key roles in physiological processes. The Carlsson group uses structure-based models to understand receptor function and to design ligands of these pharmaceutically important targets, often in close collaboration with experimental groups. The Carlsson group is an international research team and is also part of the Science for Life Laboratory (http://www.scilifelab.se/). Visit the group website for more information (www.carlssonlab.org).

Duties/Project description: The project is focused on developing and applying methods to study how neurotransmitters bind to receptors using molecular simulations. A central aim of the project is to understand the evolution of receptors and how they are able to distinguish between similar neurotransmitters such as dopamine and adrenaline. The project will also involve computer-aided design of ligands with specific pharmacological profiles.

The project will be carried out in close collaboration with experimental and theoretical research groups at Uppsala university, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and Karolinska Institutet. Our research project is also described on the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation’s website: https://kaw.wallenberg.org/en/research/signal-pathways-better-therapeutics.

Requirements: The applicant must hold a PhD degree in computational biology/chemistry or within another subject which the employer considers to be equivalent. Strong abilities in computational biology/chemistry with extensive experience in molecular dynamics simulations of proteins are required. Excellent written and oral knowledge of English is required as the work takes place in an international environment.

Additional qualifications: Experience in modelling of GPCRs, molecular docking or scientific programming is preferred, but not required.

The application:  Your application should include:

  • A letter where you describe yourself, your research interest, and why you are interested in the position (max. 2 pages).
  • A CV containing your education and other qualifications, a description of knowledge relevant for the requirements of the position, and a list of publications.
  • A copy of your PhD diploma.
  • Contact information to two reference persons.

Salary: Individual salary.

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

Type of employmentThe research position is for one year.

Scope of employment: 100 % 

For further information about the position, please contact: Jens Carlsson, jens.carlsson@icm.uu.se, Tel: +46 (0)72 227 7976.

Please submit your application by August 2, UFV-PA 2021/2656.

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Placement: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

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

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/2656

Last application date: 2021-08-02

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PhD student in Computational Chemistry/Biology


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

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology is one of the most international, broad and distinguished molecular bioscience departments in Europe. The department comprises six research programs with about 220 employees (http://www.icm.uu.se). The PhD position is available in Jens Carlsson’s group in the computational biology and bioinformatics programme. Jens Carlsson’s research focuses on using molecular modeling to study protein-ligand interactions, in particular G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and their interactions with drugs. The GPCR superfamily constitutes the largest group of human membrane proteins and plays key roles in physiological processes. The Carlsson group uses structure-based models to understand receptor function and to design ligands of these pharmaceutically important targets, often in close collaboration with experimental groups. The Carlsson group is an international research team and is also part of the Science for Life Laboratory (http://www.scilifelab.se/). Visit the group website for more information (www.carlssonlab.org).

General description: Computational modeling has become an important tool for understanding biological processes at the molecular level. The project is focused on developing and applying methods to study how neurotransmitters bind to receptors using molecular simulations. A central aim of the project is to understand the evolution of receptors and how they are able to distinguish between similar neurotransmitters such as dopamine and adrenaline. The project will also involve computer-aided design of ligands with specific pharmacological profiles.

The project will be carried out in close collaboration with experimental and theoretical research groups at Uppsala University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and Karolinska Institutet. Our research project is also described on the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation’s website: https://kaw.wallenberg.org/en/research/signal-pathways-better-therapeutics.

Duties: The PhD student shall primarily focus on postgraduate studies, but other duties related to teaching and administrative work may be involved (up to a maximum of 20% of the time). Information about doctoral education, eligibility requirements and admission rules can be found at the faculty website: https://teknat.uu.se/education/postgraduate/.

Requirements: The applicant must hold a master’s degree in biology, chemistry, pharmacy, physics or within another subject which the employer considers to be equivalent. The applicant must have good ability to work independently as well as in a group. Excellent written and oral knowledge of English is required as the work takes place in an international environment.

Additional qualifications: Experience in modeling of proteins (e.g. GPCRs), computer-aided drug design, molecular dynamics simulations, molecular docking, and scientific programming is preferred, but not required.

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:  Your application should include:

  • A letter where you describe yourself, your research interest, and why you are interested in the position (max. 2 pages).
  • A CV containing your education and other qualifications, and a description of knowledge relevant for the requirements of the position.
  • A copy of your diplomas and your master thesis.
  • Contact information to two reference persons.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
 
Starting date: As soon as possible or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employmentTemporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Jens Carlsson, jens.carlsson@icm.uu.se, Tel: +46 (0)72 227 7976.

Please submit your application by August 2 2021, UFV-PA 2021/2688.

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Placement: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/2688

Last application date: 2021-08-02

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Postdoctoral position in immunology and physiology

 


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

The Department of Medical Cell Biology at Uppsala University is a strong and international research environment. The department has about 100 employees, of which about 25 are doctoral students, 20 postdoctoral fellows, and 30 researchers, teachers and professors.

Duties/Project description: The research group of Gustaf Christoffersson at SciLifeLab/Department of Medical Cell Biology (https://www.scilifelab.se/researchers/gustaf-christoffersson) works to increase the understanding of immune regulatory mechanisms in autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes. The methods used in the lab are different animal models of type 1 diabetes, advanced in vivo microscopy, culture of immune cells from mice and humans, immune staining of tissue from mice and humans and genetic analyses.

We are now looking for a qualified and motivated postdoctor who will primarily focus on increasing our understanding of some of the new immune regulatory mechanisms which have been discovered in the lab. The project will involve high-resolution imaging of different animal models, in vitro work, and work with large proteomic- and mRNA-sequencing datasets.

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

We are looking for a motivated candidate with a robust background in immunology and/or physiology. The applicant must be proficient in English speech and writing and have at least one published first-author article in a well-renowned scientific journal within the field. You are expected to be able to work independently, but will also need to actively cooperate with other members of the group. The applicant is further expected to actively take part in supervising new group members and students.

Additional qualifications: Documented work or certificates from work with research animals is a merit. Experience from work with larger datasets (e.g. RNAseq or proteomics) and different imaging methods are desirable, but not required. Personal qualifications will be of great significance in the evaluation process.

The application should contain a brief description of research interests and relevant experiences, CV, copies of diplomas and transcripts, and the applicant’s thesis (or a draft). Please also submit letters of reference or contact information of previous research supervisors.

Salary: Individual salary.
 
Starting date: 01-09-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employmentTemporary position according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Gustaf Christoffersson, gustaf.christoffersson@mcb.uu.se.

Please submit your application by the 5th of August 2021, UFV-PA 2021/2717.

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Placement: Department of Medical Cell Biology

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/2717

Last application date: 2021-08-05

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Postdoctoral position in pancreatic islet cell signaling

 

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

The Department of Medical Cell Biology at Uppsala University is a strong and international research environment. The department has about 100 employees, of which about 25 are doctoral students, 20 postdoctoral fellows, and 30 researchers, teachers and professors.

The position holder will join the laboratory of Prof. Anders Tengholm at the Department of Medical Cell Biology within Uppsala Diabetes Centre.

Duties/Project description: The hosting laboratory studies pancreatic islet cell biology and physiology with emphasis on inter- and intracellular signalling processes that control the release of insulin, glucagon and somatostatin. Insufficient secretion of insulin and dysregulated secretion of glucagon are hallmarks of diabetes but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. The focus of this project is to define the role of various signalling steps in the regulation of glucagon release from a-cells using fluorescent biosensors, live-cell imaging techniques and kinetic measurements of hormone release.

Requirements: The applicant must have completed a PhD degree in cell biology, physiology or another relevant subject during the last 5-year period. The research work will be performed in a team working with mouse models and human islets using molecular biology and advanced microscopy imaging techniques. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and take initiative to propose and perform experiments with support by Prof. Tengholm and other members of the team.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 01-09-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employmentTemporary position according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Anders Tengholm, 018-471 4481, anders.tengholm@mcb.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 12th of August 2021, UFV-PA 2021/2720.

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Placement: Department of Medical Cell Biology

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/2720

Last application date: 2021-08-12

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Bioinformatician with focus on research support within image analysis

 


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

The announced position is placed at the division of visual information and interaction at the department of information technology, but is also part SciLifeLab BioImage Informatics Facility (BIIF) as described below. The department of information technology (www.it.uu.se) is a broad environment with a leading position within research as well as education at all levels. The division for visual information and interaction gathers a unique combination of expertise in computerized image processing and human computer interaction. SciLifeLab BIIF is administratively placed here, and offers education and research support within digital image processing and analysis for life science applications. Read more at http://www.scilifelab.se/facilities/bioimage-informatics/.

Science for Life Laboratory, or SciLifeLab (http://www.scilifelab.se), is a Swedish national center for molecular bioscience research with focus on health and environmental research. The center combines front line technical expertise with advanced knowledge in translational medicine and molecular biosciences. SciLifeLab is a national resource coordinated by Karolinska Institutet, the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm university and Uppsala university, but the collaboration includes many more universities. SciLifeLab was formed 2010, and approximately 1 500 persons are currently working within the center, where 1/5 work with the facilities offering support for researchers with the life sciences. BIIF is one of the SciLifeLab facilities.

BIIF is additionally part of NMI, the National Microscopy Infrastructure within the life science in Sweden (https://nmisweden.se/) and NBIS, the National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (https://nbis.se), engaging approximately 100 bioinformaticians spread all across Sweden. BIIF is thus well connected with both image acquisition and data analysis infrastructure.

Duties: We want to expand BIIF and are looking for a researcher with a PhD degree and strong interest in developing, implementing and adjusting image analysis tools for quantitative analysis of microscopy data. Much focus is on large scale analysis based on machine learning and deep learning/AI. You will work with shorter and longer projects and offer research support via the BIIF nodes in Uppsala and Stockholm, and other universities in Sweden. The appointment also includes teaching in the form of organizing courses and workshops in digital image processing and analysis with life science applications. Supervision of MSc theses in the area is also part of the duties, as well as some involvement in research projects within Carolina Wählby’s research group, see Wählby lab.

Requirements: You should have a PhD degree within digital image analysis/image processing or similar, or alternatively a PhD degree in biomedicine/biology or similar. Documented experience of programming and development of digital image analysis methods is a requirement. Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken, is a requirement.

Additional qualifications: Experience from developing and working with machine learning and deep learning with applications in microscopy, such as tissue analysis, is meriting. Experience from postdoctoral studies (or corresponding within other settings) focused on large-scale data analysis and visualization is meriting. Especially meriting is proficiency in using and developing algorithms and analysis pipelines intended for identification and segmentation of cells and microorganisms in culture or in tissue sections, and quantification of biological parameters for these. Experience from teaching and supervision are also meriting.

To apply: Submit your application via the link below. The application should include a letter where the applicant describes the motivation for applying for this position, the relevant qualifications, and research interests. The application should also include a CV and links to relevant publications. Note that applications can only be submitted via the link below.

Salary: Individual salary.

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

Type of employment: Permanent position, with a 6 month probationary period.

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Carolina Wählby, carolina.wahlby@it.uu.se or Anna Klemm, anna.klemm@it.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 16 August 2021, UFV-PA 2021/2689.

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Placement: Department of Information Technology

Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/2689

Last application date: 2021-08-16

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Sunday, June 27, 2021

PhD position within electrochemical methods for advanced water and wastewater treatment


The Faculty of Science and Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant PhD-position related to electrochemical methods for advanced water and wastewater treatment. The PhD position is for a period of 3 years, or up to 4 years if teaching and other work duties are agreed.


The PhD research project will investigate whether electrochemical methods can tackle current and emerging organic contaminants in water and wastewater, securing water safety and circularity for future generations.


Conventional water and wastewater treatment methods fail when scored holistically by treatment efficiency towards organic micropollutants, cost, and environmental footprint. There is a dire need to develop alternative efficient, economically, and environmentally sustainable technologies. One of the promising ways is to combine conventional processes with membrane and electrochemical methods.


The project aims at accelerating the advance of electrochemical methods in water and wastewater treatment addressing the efficiency of treatment processes, micropollutants and contaminants of emerging concern, and resources recovery from wastewater.


The research project will address the problems of NOM treatment in water supply and COD removal in wastewater treatment with a strong focus on contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) and precursors of disinfection by-products (DBPs). The project will look at electrocoagulation and electrooxidation methods and their combinations with membrane separation processes. The project will also explore process analytics and advanced statistics to understand methods' fundamentals and to develop applied process control.


Key scientific discoveries are anticipated in relation to our understanding of electrocoagulation and electrooxidation systems for removal of organics and how these can be translated into real operational systems.


The PhD position is connected to the ongoing research project "Advancing EleCtrochemical processes for water safety and circularity" (www.aeco-project.org) granted by the Research Council of Norway for 2020-2024. The project is collaborative research between NMBU, the University of Calgary (Canada) and Columbia University (New York, USA). The PhD candidate will research in an international scientific team and cooperate with PhD candidates from the partner universities. The PhD candidate is expected to participate in the International Water Summer School in Norway, two research boot camps in Canada and the USA, international project meetings and workshops with industrial partners.


The university fully funds the PhD scholarship. In addition, the existing grant from the Research Council of Norway has funds for research equipment, analysis and consumables, international travels, conference fees, and APCs for publishing in Open Access.


At the end of the project, you will be very well positioned to have a highly successful career in the water sector or in an academic role. We will help you develop into a dynamic, confident, and highly competent researcher with wider transferable skills (communication, project management and leadership) that will be highly desirable for future employability.


Main tasks

Analytical review of the scientific literature and state-of-the-art on electrochemical methods for water and wastewater treatment helping to refine the knowledge gaps and research questions

Design of Experiments on removal of organic pollutants from water and wastewater applying electrochemical methods

Design, assembling and running lab and pilot experimental setups

Data collection: laboratory observation of basic principles; formulation of the technology concept; experimental proof of concept and validation in lab; validation in relevant environment at the pilot plant

Analysis of water and wastewater samples

Advanced statistical analysis and other data sciences techniques for the treatment of the collected data

At least 3 publications in internationally scientifically indexed journals

2-3 presentations at international scientific conferences

The successful candidate is expected to enter a plan for the progress of the work towards a PhD degree during the first months of the appointment, with a view to completing a doctorate within the PhD scholarship period.


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Competence

In order to be appointed, the candidate must meet the requirements for admission to one of the PhD programs at NMBU. A master's degree of at least 120 credits (ECTS) is required, which is based on a bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits (ECTS), or cand.med.vet. degree, or integrated master's degree of at least 300 credits (ECTS). MSs thesis by 30. June 2021 may be considered. The applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies, and be able to document good English skills, both written and oral. For more detailed information on admission criteria, see the PhD Regulations and the “supplementary provisions for the PhD programmes”. The applicant must document expertise and interest in the research subject.


Required Academic qualifications


Internationally recognised Master’s degree with high academic standing in Chemical or Process Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Science or related discipline

The following experiences and skills will be emphasized:


Understanding of water chemistry and treatment

Solid analytical background both in lab and digital methods

Practical experience with water and wastewater quality analysis or related analytical techniques

Design of experiments and statistics for environmental engineers or similar

Experimental experience

General knowledge and experience within water and wastewater treatment technology and engineering

Prior experience in the water sector would be advantageous but is not essential

Experiences in publications in international scientific journals and conferences will be considered an advantage

You need to:


Have interest in applied scientific research

Be a team player

Be a self-motivated and well-organised candidate with good communication skills

Remuneration and further information

The PhD position is placed in government pay scale position code 1017. PhD fellows are normally placed in pay grade 54 (NOK 491.200,-) on the Norwegian Government salary scale upon employment and follow ordinary meriting regulations.


Terms of employment are governed by Norwegian guidelines for PhD fellowships at Universities and University Colleges.


For further information, please contact Dr Zakhar Maletskyi, Associate Professor of Water and Environmental Engineering


E-mail: zakhar.maletskyi@nmbu.no; phone +47 67231911


Information for PhD applicants and general Information to applicants


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Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply for this job' button above. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


Application deadline: 31. August 2021


Publications should be included electronically within the application deadline. Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, within (31.08.2021). Please quote reference number (21/03223).


If it is difficult to judge the applicant's contribution for publications with multiple authors, a short description of the applicant's contribution must be included.


Applications should include (electronically):


A letter of intent that includes a personal statement and a research proposal outline (max. 2 pages)

Curriculum vitae

Full publication list

Copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified)

A list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses)

Proof of English proficiency must be attached in accordance with NMBU PhD regulation section 5-2 (3). 

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Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) | Collective behavior in nematodes

 


The Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior at its sites in Konstanz and Radolfzell offers an international, interdisciplinary, and collaborative environment that opens up unique research opportunities. The goal of our basic research is to develop a quantitative and predictive understanding of the decisions and movements of animals in their natural environment.

The Genes and Behavior Research Group at the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior would like to fill the following position starting in September 2021. The position is for a period of 3 years, and the workplace will be in Konstanz.

Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) on collective behavior in nematodes (100 %)

Our group:

The Genes and Behavior Research Group is headed by Dr Serena Ding. The group’s research is aimed at understanding the regulation of individual and collective behavior in nematode species in the context of ecology and evolution. As a group, we design behavioral assays and imaging techniques to capture behavior, develop tracking and data analysis methods to measure behavior, and employ statistical and modeling approaches to represent behavior. We are a friendly and interdisciplinary team embedded within a stimulating international research environment, where we interact closely with other departments at both the MPI-AB and the University of Konstanz. For more information about the group, please visit https://www.ab.mpg.de/323411/ding.

Your profile:

We are looking for a creative and enthusiastic scientist with an interest in the mechanism and function of behavior. As a new Research Group, we are currently assembling an interdisciplinary team and welcome applicants from diverse research backgrounds. Your motivation to work on interesting problems and your drive to learn and collaborate are the most important criteria for this role.

Essential requirements:

  • Enthusiasm for research and attention to detail
  • Willingness and ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Publication track record
  • PhD in biology, physical science, computer science, or another relevant field

Additional skills that would be an asset, but are not necessary:

  • Experience with imaging processing
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as MATLAB or Python
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis techniques
  • Previous work with C. elegans

Our offer:

Candidates will work in a dynamic and highly international research environment. Our working language is English. The payment for the position is made in accordance with your experience and qualification within the salary group 13 of the collective agreement for the public service (TVöD-Bund). Questions about this position should be addressed to Dr. Serena Ding (sding@ab.mpg.de).

The Max Planck Society endeavors to employ more severely disabled people. Applications of severely disabled persons are expressly welcome. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds. For details please see http://www.mpg.de/equal_opportunities.

  

The application closes on 18 July, 2021. To complete an online application, please visit https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/maor/perso/ornr_w016.nsf/application and upload your CV and list of publications, a copy of your PhD degree, names and contact details of two scientific referees, along with a covering letter stating why you are applying for this role and how you meet the job description and person specification.