Showing posts with label PhD scholarships. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PhD scholarships. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

PhD candidate in the field of cybersecurity governance in organisations


The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs at Leiden University is looking for a

PhD candidate in the field of cybersecurity governance in organisations

Project description
The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) at Leiden University seeks to appoint a full-time PhD candidate to carry out research (80%) and teaching (20%) activities on cyber security in organizations. The position is a shared position between ISGA and The Hague University of Applied Sciences (Centre of Expertise Cyber Security). The PhD candidate will have a promotor at ISGA and daily guidance from The Hague University of Applied Sciences (Centre of Expertise Cyber Security).

Security of software systems has emerged as a critical societal need, yet too often we hear about failures in functioning, hacks or privacy-related problems. We think it is more sensible to understand and fix these issues during the development time and prevent problems, rather than later, when the system becomes accessible to the users and can cause real damage.

Security is not only a technical concept. It emerges from an interplay of many technical and non-technical factors, such as human behaviour, privacy and organizational aspects. For that reason, we aim to create a methodology for developing secure systems in the Cyber Security by Integrated Design (C-SIDe) project. This methodology will allow organizations to have a better view on security of the products they create. To facilitate adoption of security-by-design, we will also work on identifying opportunities to improve the public cyber security policy aiming to support companies working on secure-by-design products. A multitude of stakeholders will work together in this project, including experts in psychology, privacy, and governance and risk management.

Key responsibilities
You will be conducting research in the field of organizational studies with a particular focus on cyber security. This should lead to obtaining a PhD by publishing a monograph or four articles in relevant journals on organizational studies and/or cyber security within a four-year timeframe. For that purpose, you will be following PhD courses based on an individual training and supervision plan.

You will be supporting the education activities in cyber security at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs, including lecturing, marking, and providing feedback to students, and potentially support other courses to a maximum of 20% of the appointment. You will be developing teaching-related skills by (co-)teaching courses and obtaining the partial university teaching qualification (BKO).

You are expected to present your work to both academic and professional audiences and to contribute when applicable to the Dutch or international public debate on cyber security.

You should be able to work in an interdisciplinary team and in a highly self-supporting, organized and result-oriented fashion. You should demonstrate good time-management skills.

You are expected to build an (inter)national network that spans both academics and policymakers/practitioners working on topics related to crisis research. You will also participate in discussions at the Institute, the research group Cyber Security Governance and its educational activities.

Selection criteria
Prospective candidates have a Master’s degree in Organizational Studies, Business, Management, Law, or another field with direct relevance for the interdisciplinary research carried out within the research group Cyber Security Governance. We expect candidates to have demonstrable ability and enthusiasm for research at the intersection of fundamental and policy-oriented research (e.g. high grade for Master’s thesis, publications and evidence of policy-oriented research). A background in the field of cyber security is not required but it is considered an advantage. Excellent command of English is necessary.

Our organisation
Science for and about society is the domain of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA). FGGA provides high-quality interdisciplinary education and research on social and governance issues such as terrorism, organisation of public administration, climate change and economic crises. Contemporary issues are approached from an administrative, political, economic, legal and sociological perspective. This interdisciplinary approach gives the faculty's education and research a cross-border character. The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) is one of the seven faculties of Leiden University and is based in The Hague. The FGGA is a young, enterprising and innovative organisation that is growing rapidly. The faculty has three scientific institutes, two centres, 3500 students and 330 staff members. For more information about the Faculty, see the website.

The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) is a scientific institute that focuses on multidisciplinary research and education within the international field of security studies. ISGA operates from The Hague, centre of national and international governance and City of Peace, Justice and Security.

The Centre of Expertise Cybersecurity (CoECS) of The Hague University of Applied Sciences is an institute for practice-oriented research in the wider field of cyber security within public and private organisations. It is a multidisciplinary knowledge centre consisting of 4 lectorates: Cyber Security & Safety, Cyber Security in SME’s, Network & Systems Engineering Cyber Security and Cyber Security & Risk Management.

Terms and conditions
We offer a PhD position for 4 years (1.0 FTE, 38 hrs per week), leading to the successful completion of a PhD thesis. Initially you will receive a one-year contract, with extension for the following 3 years on condition of a positive evaluation of progress and skills development. The gross monthly salary is set on € 2.434,- in the first year, increasing to € 3.111,- gross per month in the final year in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch universities. The position is envisaged to commence in November 2021.

Leiden University offers an attractive package of employment conditions with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonus (8.3%), and training and career development.. Our terms of employment selection model gives you some freedom to compose your own set of terms and conditions. For more information, see the website.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Enquiries can be made to dr. Els De Busser, email

Please submit online your application no later than 5 October 2021 via the blue button in our application system. Please note that the job interviews will be planned on 6 and 7 October 2021. Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents in PDF format, quoting the vacancy number:

  • Motivation letter;
  • Grade list from previous education programmes followed and completed;
  • Curriculum vitae including a list of publications;
  • A sample publication (MA Thesis or other publication if applicable);
  • The names and contact details of three potential referees (no actual recommendation letters required at this stage).

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

Apply now

Saturday, September 18, 2021

PhD on Evaluating the role of seaweeds in transformative trajectories of Danish food production systems towards sustainability


Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Environmental Science programme. The position is available from 1 January 2022 or later.

Re-advertisment: Evaluating the role of seaweeds in transformative trajectories of Danish food production systems towards sustainability

Research area and project description:
The last century has witnessed significant intensifications of natural resource abstraction by agri-food systems and various industrial activities based on linear resource management and accompanied by insufficient pollution control. The economic development has come at a severe cost of ecosystem health and integrity, which contributes to environmental impacts such as global warming, eutrophication, water scarcity, and biodiversity loss and consequently leads to reduced or even diminished natural ecosystem services that humans depend on. Meanwhile, the global societal challenge of food safety and security remains unsolved. As such, eco-innovations are necessary to optimize the environmental performance of the agri-food system while sustaining its provisioning service of food and nutrition to meet human demands.

In Denmark, agricultural trade represents a significant component of Danish economy, and 62% of  the arable land is used for intensive agriculture. By 2030, EU requirements  demand that the Danish non-quota sectors including agriculture to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 39% compared to 2005 levels. By 2050, major agricultural organizations in Denmark attempt to achieve a common goal of becoming carbon neutral.

In such transformative trajectories of Danish food production systems towards sustainability, seaweeds may play significant roles. The past decade has seen a growing interest in the exploitation of local seaweed bio-resources in Denmark due to their commercial potentials and more importantly nature of being environmentally sustainable. Seaweeds do not require no freshwater, arable land, and fertilizer during biomass growth.

Seaweeds can be integrated into agri-food systems via different pathways. Some species can be used for direct food and feed consumption, and some are rich in protein and are suitable for protein extraction. Such integrations into existing food systems contribute to the substitution of commercial food products with heavy environmental footprints. Furthermore, bioactive molecules of seaweeds may help reduce methane emissions from dairy cattle due to the inhibitory effects on ruminant enteric fermentation.

This PhD project is part of two research and innovation projects, Climate Feed  and SeaSus-protein, that are investigating the above-mentioned utilization potentials and emission-reducing effects. The PhD project is expected to contribute to creating climate-resilient Danish food systems by providing science-based decision support for relevant stakeholders on system optimization, business strategic planning, and policy making to. The expected research work includes:

  • Evaluation of the environmental performance of seaweed-based food products
  • Quantifying the cumulative carbon footprints of value chains utilizing different seaweeds and valorisation pathways
  • Assessing the ecosystem services of seaweed biomass production via harvesting algal blooms, aquaculture, and wild harvest

Qualifications and specific competences:
You have a  have a relevant Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or equivalent program with excellent academic results and preferably

  • have prior experience performing material flow analysis (MFA) and life cycle assessment (LCA); prior experience in life cycle costing or cost-benefit analysis is an advantage.
  • have good collaboration skills and can work independently
  • be fluent in English (oral and scientific writing)

Place of employment and place of work:
The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Department of Environmental Science, Frederiksborgvej 399, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark. 

Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact:
Professor Marianne Thomsen,

How to apply:
Please follow this link to submit your application. Application deadline is 1 November 2021 at 23:59 CET. Preferred starting date is 1 January 2022.

For information about application requirements and mandatory attachments, please see our application guide.

Shortlisting will be used, which means that the evaluation committee only will evaluate the most relevant applications.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background. Salary and terms of employment are in accordance with applicable collective agreement.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

PhD Student in Basic Malaria Research


The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is a world-leading institution dedicated to improv-ing global health through excellence in research, education and services. Swiss TPH is an associated institute of the University of Basel and employs about 850 staff and students from more than 80 nations.

The Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology (MPI) of Swiss TPH conducts basic and trans-lational research in infection biology with a particular focus on poverty-related infectious diseases. Within the MPI Department the Malaria Host Interactions laboratory of Nicolas Brancucci studies how the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum manages to adapt to different environments.

The Malaria Host Interactions Lab is looking for a highly motivated, hard-working and enthusiastic

PhD Student in Basic Malaria Research

This PhD position is part of a research project on environmental sensing funded by the Swiss National Sci-ence Foundation. In this project, we want to elucidate the molecular mechanisms intra-erythrocytic parasites employ to sense environmental changes and how this information is translated into cellular responses using CRISPR/Cas9-based gene editing approaches.

Your profile

MSc degree in the molecular life sciences

Skills in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, cell culture

Experience in basic malaria research is beneficial but not mandatory

Excellent communication and documentation skills in written and spoken English

Ability to work independently and as part of a research team

We offer you

The successful applicant will be based at the Swiss TPH and will be registered for a PhD degree at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Basel is an international and very lively city right at the border to Germany and France with an excellent scientific, recreational and cultural environment.

Application / Contact

If you are interested, please submit your application online via the link provided below with:


Motivation letter

Complete course grades and transcripts

Names and contact information (email or phone) of two references

Please note that we can only accept applications via our online recruiting tool: Applications via e-mail will not be considered.

The deadline for applications is 15 October 2021. Start date of the PhD position is early in 2022.

Contact: For further information about the position, please visit our website or contact Nicolas Brancucci (


Tuesday, September 7, 2021

PhD position in Forest Ecology


The Professorship of Forest Ecology at ETH Zurich is a dynamic interdisciplinary research team that examines both theoretical and applied questions in forest ecology by combining empirical and modeling techniques. The overall aim of the group is to further our understanding of the structure and function of forest ecosystems, with a particular focus on mountain areas such as the European Alps. We offer excellent facilities in a relaxing work atmosphere with many opportunities for collaboration within and beyond the group.

Project background

Forest ecosystems are strongly shaped by past and present climate regimes. The prevailing climate conditions have direct impacts on various processes in forest ecosystems such as growth rates of trees, leaf phenology or soil formation, which in turn determine the structure of forest stands. While the impacts of climate on several aspects of forests such as growth rates of trees, leaf phenology, stand density, and stand height are relatively well understood, our understanding of how climate effects on leaf phenology interact with other environmental factors is limited. There is further little research on the question whether changes in leaf phenology lead to altered growth rates of trees.

The key objectives of this PhD project are:

  • to investigate the combined effects of climate, stand structure, soil and topography on leaf phenology
  • to assess whether changes in the timing of leaf unfolding and leaf discoloration affect diameter growth of trees

The project is funded by ETH Zurich Research Grants ("Regional- and large-scale effects of climate, stand structure, soil and topography on leaf phenology and growth rates of trees").

Job description

You will bring together and synthesize statistically data from multiple sources, including leaf phenology of trees, tree-ring data, soil data, data on stand structure, topography, and detailed weather data. Data will be assembled from Switzerland and across Europe. You will plan and conduct field work at multiple sites in Switzerland to extract increment cores of trees, take soil samples and make other forest-related measurements. You will process these samples in the tree-ring and soil labs. The results of the thesis will be published in international scientific journals.

The 4-year PhD position is based in the Professorship of Forest Ecology at ETH ZurichSwitzerland. There will be a requirement to take courses at ETH Zurich as part of the PhD training programme.

Your profile

You should have an MSc degree in ecology, environmental sciences, forest sciences, forestry, geography, biology, or a related field. Candidates should have experience or at least a strong interest in doing field and lab work. A background in statistical data analysis, experience with the statistical computing language R and knowledge of forest ecology and soil science are strong assets. You should be communicative and have a good command of English and German (French and Italian are beneficial). A driving licence is an asset.

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.


We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • Motivation letter (1-2 pages) providing information on relevant skills and experience, and explaining your interests
  • CV (including qualifications, past academic and professional experience, and publications)
  • Diploma transcripts (BSc/MSc) from which the grades are evident
  • Names and addresses (including e-mail) of three reference persons

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Screening of applications will start on October 11 2021. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

Further information about the Professorship of Forest Ecology can be found on our website. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Christof Bigler, Tel +41 44 632 52 05 or email (no applications).

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Funded Ph.D. Positions at the Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems


Apply to do your Ph.D. in the doctoral training program of the Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems (CLS), a joint academic program between ETH Zurich, Switzerland and the Max Planck Society, primarily the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart / Tuebingen, Germany. We are currently accepting applications to join our program in 2022.

Job description

The goal of CLS is to advance artificial intelligence by achieving a fundamental understanding of perception, learning and adaption in complex systems by providing a platform for exchange in research and education. Applicants should have a strong interest in doing basic research in areas such as:

  • Machine Learning and Empirical Inference of Complex Systems
  • Machine Intelligence, including Machine Vision and Natural Language Understanding
  • Perception-Action-Cycle for Autonomous Systems
  • Robust Model-Based Control for Intelligent Behavior
  • Robust Perception in Complex Environments
  • Synthetic, Bio-Inspired, and Bio-Hybrid Micro/Nanoscale Robotic Systems
  • Haptic Intelligence
  • Data-Driven Computational Biology and Medical Informatics
  • Neurotechnology and Emergent Intelligence in Nervous Systems

In our highly competitive fellowship program, Ph.D. students are co-supervised by one advisor from ETH Zurich and one from the Max Planck Society. All Ph.D. fellows will register as graduate students at ETH Zurich and, upon successful completion of their Ph.D. project, will be granted a doctoral degree by ETH. The program offers a wide range of activities including retreats, workshops and summer schools. Fellowships will be remunerated through employment contracts with the Max Planck Society and ETH Zurich. The program language is English. 

Your profile

Applicants must hold or expect to hold an excellent degree at Masters level in a relevant subject and should be enthusiastic about spending time during their Ph.D. at both CLS partners. Good written and spoken English is essential. Anyone - female or male, any nationality or background - who meets our academic requirements is encouraged to apply.


Please submit your application through our online application portal; applications sent via email or postal services will not be considered. The application deadline is midnight (23:59 CET) on November 1, 2021.

For further information about financial support, required documents and our selection process please visit:

Doctoral position in Literature in the National Research School “Culturally Empowering Education through Language and Literature”


The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion is one of the six departments at the Faculty of Humanities. The department has approximately 100 employees, 20 PhD students and 1,000 students. For more information about the department see:

Research in Literary studies covers a wide range topics, from literary history to the contemporary period. The department has developed strong research areas including gender and literature, popular fiction, children's and youth literature, literary didactics, life writing, eco-criticism, and transmedial studies. Researchers explore Nordic and international literatures, including transcultural perspectives. The researchers participate actively in interdisciplinary areas such as digital humanities, medical humanities and environmental humanities.

In addition to PhD students in literary studies, the department host affiliated PhD students from the Center for Educational Science and Teacher Research. The department arranges a number of specialized seminars such as a “Literature and Didactic Research Seminar” and an interdisciplinary seminar on “Learning, Text, Language” (LTS).

Information about the research school CuEED-LL

The national research school “Culturally Empowering Education through Language and Literature” (CuEEd-LL) is funded by The Swedish Research Council during 2021–2026 and accepts nine PhD positions during the autumn 2021. CUEEd-LL is led by Jönköping University in collaboration with the University of Gothenburg, Malmö University and Stockholm University.

CuEEd-LL Research Themes

The overarching purpose of the CuEEd-LL research school is to strengthen teacher education by studying and developing culturally empowering education through language and literature. Regardless of their school placements, disciplines and teaching levels, all teachers must be competent in using language and literature to develop communicative practices and create inclusive environments in heterogenous educational contexts. CuEEd-LL’s research themes are informed by the fields of Southern Multilingualism and DiversitiesCulturally Responsive Pedagogy, and Decoloniality. These fields view language and literature as critical for shaping and articulating cultures and (inter)cultural understanding. With these fields as a point of departure, CuEEd-LL research aims at illuminating how language- and literature-based pedagogical interventions can culturally empower pupils and help them understand and confidently participate in complex and diverse cultural contexts.

Communication is a meaning-making enterprise that builds on the entanglement of resources from singular/multiple language modalities and embodiments: reading, writing, signing, seeing, listening, speaking, etc. Literature is also understood as communicative and an aesthetic and multilingual expression in different genres and media, that gives voice to human experiences and emotions. According to the current steering documents (in Sweden), practising language teachers shall adopt a holistic view of language and literature. The CuEEd-LL research school explores how language and literature can support cultural understanding, literacy, and core values in today’s digitised (Swedish) school. Focussing on the different school levels and subjects, the PhD candidates will investigate how language and literature are used in meaning-making, communication, and identity work. CuEEd-LL aims to support equitable, high-quality education and participation in a globalised and digitised world. We welcome applicants from various disciplinary backgrounds of relevance to teacher education who are interested in combining language and literature perspectives in their research. 

CuEEd-LL is interdisciplinary and involves several disciplines of relevance to language and literature studies. The candidates will be admitted into one of the following third-cycle subjects:

-        Pedagogy with the specialisation in language and literature (JU)
-        Swedish as a Second Language (GU)
-        Literary Studies (GU)
-        Language and Literature Didactics (MAU)
-        English (SU)
-        Bilingualism (SU)

The following lists possible examples of research themes that can be explored within CuEEd-LL:

  • Language and literature in school and other educational contexts, and in teacher education;
  • Culture through language and literature in different teacher education programmes;
  • Opportunities and challenges of using language and literature in school and other educational contexts, and in teacher education;
  • Historical and contemporary perspectives on multilingualism, literacy and literature;
  • Reading and writing processes in children and adults;
  • The impact of digital processes on communication, culture, and diversity in different fields of education.

CuEEd-LL constitutes a dynamic, multilingual and international research environment formed by senior researchers from five continents. CuEEd-LL plans to organise several retreats and a study trip to South Africa. Moreover, CuEEd-LL offers the following, collaboratively developed compulsory courses:

  1. Culturally Empowering Education for a Global 21st Century: Research and Practice (5 credits)
  2. Decolonizing and Southern Theories: Implications for Swedish Education (7.5 credits)
  3. Rethinking Methodology in Language and Literature Educational Research (7.5 credits)
  4. Ethical Research Design for a Post-digital and Globalized Era (7.5 credits)
  5. Guiding and Mentoring Practitioner Research (2.5 credits)

Job assignments

A doctoral (PhD) student is expected to conduct research and to contribute to the development of knowledge within the discipline. Expectations of a doctoral student include the capacity to develop independent ideas and communicate research results in oral and written form. The aim of the doctoral position is for the doctoral student to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to conduct research autonomously within Literature and Didactics, and to contribute to the development of knowledge within the discipline through the production of a scholarly thesis. Another aim is for the doctoral student to develop an ability to apply the acquired knowledge and skills within post-degree research or other qualified professional work.

Doctoral student will be expected to be physically present at the Department and actively interact in the programme environment, which includes active participation in the Department’s third-cycle and research seminars and the activities within the research school CuEEd-LL. While the Department's working language is Swedish, the PhD programme may be conducted partly in English. However, in order to be admitted to the doctoral program the applicant requires sufficient knowledge in Swedish and English to complete compulsory course elements and actively participate in seminars. Non-Swedish PhD students are expected to learn Swedish during their PhD programme. Doctoral theses may be written in Swedish or English. The University offers introductory courses in Swedish on an as-needed basis.


To be eligible for the position, the applicant must meet both general and specific entry requirements. An applicant meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle (PhD) studies if he/she has obtained (Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7, Sec.39):

  1. a degree at the second-cycle level (MA level, or equivalent),
    2. at least 240 higher education (university) credits, of which at least 60 must be at the second-cycle level, or
    3. equivalent knowledge acquired in other ways in Sweden or abroad.

The specific qualifications for postgraduate education in Literature requires at least 30 higher education credits in Literature at advanced level, of which at least 15 higher education credits consist of independent work (e.g., MA thesis) or equivalent knowledge. The applicant should, where relevant, motivate how the qualifications are equivalent to the general and specific credit requirements.


Selection among applicants who meet the requirements for basic and special eligibility is based on the ability to successfully complete the education at the doctoral level.


Regulations for employment of doctoral students are given in SFS 1998:80. Only those who are admitted to third-cycle studies may be appointed to doctoral positions. Those appointed to doctoral positions will primarily devote themselves to their studies. The initial appointment may apply for no longer than one year. An appointment may be renewed for no more than two years at a time. The total employment period may not exceed the time corresponding to full-time studies for four years. The position includes teaching at the teacher training program  20% of a full-time post over the course of study. The appointment will be extended accordingly.

Type of employment: 4 years
Extent: 100 %
Location: The Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion, University of Gothenburg
First day of employment: 2022-02-01

Salaries for doctoral students are regulated by a local agreement at the University.

Appointment procedure

The appointment procedure involves two stages:

1) A shortlist is made based on material included in the application. 
2) The shortlisted candidates will be called to an interview.

For further information regarding the position

Questions regarding the PhD position.

Anna Nordenstam, Professor in Comparative Literature,
Jong Ho, HR administrator,


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

Information for International Applicants

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit:

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Please enclose the following documents with the application:

  1. A personal letter in which you explain why you are applying to the position and reflect on the progress which you consider can be traced in your degree projects. Here you should also, if relevant, motivate how your qualifications are equivalent to the general and specific credit requirements. If it is evident from the certificates that it took you a very long time to complete the degree projects, you may wish to comment on this fact. This text may not exceed 500 words and may be written in Swedish or English.

  2. Curriculum vitae / CV containing contact information, education, work experience and other relevant qualifications.

  3. Degree projects (from second cycle and first cycle, if any) and any publications you find relevant. You may submit up to five texts excluding the degree projects (which should also be attached as a pdf); any additional texts can be listed in a separate document. Submitted texts will be assessed primarily based on the following criteria: originality, difficulty of the topic addressed, and precision in the use of methods and the overall presentation of the work.

  4. Degree certificates and/or a certificate of enrolment from Ladok, or equivalent system, specifying your completed coursework. The certificates must demonstrate that you meet the general entry requirements for third-cycle studies as well as the specific entry requirements specified in the respective programme syllabus

  5. A description of your intended thesis project. This description should identify the purpose and aim of the project, the problem(s) addressed, material that will be used, and how the project relates to previous research. The project draft should also include a discussion on which theories and methods you may utilise. The project must be in connection to the area of CuEED-LL research themes. The draft will be assessed based on the following criteria: originality, scholarly relevance and rigor, and feasibility. The draft can include a preliminary outline or list of different phases and components of the thesis project, as well as a general timetable for the project. The draft may not exceed 2500 words (including notes and references).

  6. References

Closing date: 2021-10-15


The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.


Monday, September 6, 2021

Funded PhD position in Swedish as a second language


The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Job assignments

The successful candidate is expected to devote his or her time primarily to the completion of obligatory course work and the writing of a doctoral dissertation. He or she may, however, undertake a limited amount of teaching, administration or research not directly connected to his/her dissertation topic.

General entry requirements

To meet the basic entry requirements of doctoral programmes at the University of Gothenburg, applicants must have obtained a second-cycle degree, have completed studies of at least 240 higher education credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, have completed a corresponding programme in some other country or be able to demonstrate the possession of equivalent qualifications.

Specific entry requirements, Swedish as a second language: At least 120 higher education credits in Swedish as a second language, Nordic languages, General and/or Applied linguistics are required for admission to the third-cycle programme. At least 30 credits must be from the advanced level courses and include a research paper of at least 15 credits. Applicants must have good reading skills in the languages necessary for the completion of obligatory course work and in order to be able to participate actively in department seminars.


Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in Higher Education Ordinance, SFS 1998: 80.


Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 4 years
Basis: 100%
Location: Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg
First day of employment: 2022-02-01

For further information regarding the position

Sofie Johansson, Associate professor in Swedish as a Second Language, +46 31 786 4203 (

Stina Ericsson, Director of postgraduate studies, (


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

Information for International Applicants

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit:

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

See also the document Practical information to applicants:


Closing date: Friday, October 1 at 24:00 is the last time to send in the application.


The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.


Friday, July 23, 2021

PhD scholarships (2) in Intestinal Microbiology


The National Food Institute (DTU Food) offers two PhD positions within the field of microbiology and ecology of the intestine.

You will be part of the Research group for Gut, Microbes and Heath at DTU Food. We offer an ambitious, dynamic and sociable research environment with lots of exiting challenges and opportunities.

The positions are affiliated to the project PRIMA (Personalized dietary Recommendations based on the Interaction between diet, Microbiome and Abiotic conditions in the gut) funded by the Challenge Programme under the Novo Nordic Foundation. This project is a cross-disciplinary effort involving top research environments in Denmark and Belgium. The overall aim of the project is to develop personal and improved dietary recommendations based on knowledge about the intestinal environment in a given individual.

PhD-1 in the PRIMA project will focus on application of in vitro models of intestinal bacterial communities to address microbial metabolic responses to specific nutritional and environmental conditions.

PhD-2 will focus on rodent models that elucidate effect of specific diets and intestinal conditions on the composition and metabolic activity of the gut microbiota. 

In your application, please state which one of these positions fits best with your interest and experience. 

You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

Candidates are expected to have interest and knowledge within intestinal microbiology and ecology. You need to be ambitious, highly motivated, and capable of working independently, and to have good skills within written and spoken English.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience within one or more of the following areas:

  • sequence-based analysis of bacterial communities, including bioinformatics
  • bacterial physiologic and metabolic responses to environmental factors
  • in vitro flow-based models of the gut bacterial community (PhD-1)  
  • animal experimentation (PhD-2)  

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.  

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

The workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Tine Rask Licht, tel.: +45 3588 7186.

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Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 22 August 2021 (Danish time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades needs to be included by Danish as well as foreign applicants (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Interviews will take place during late August and September, and expected start of the new PhD students is 1 October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.   

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Food (The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark) works within six technical focus areas: Biotechnology, nutrition, food quality, food safety, food technology and environment & human health. Activities cover a wide range of food products throughout the entire food chain from farm to table, comprising both research activities and research-based consulting and teaching.

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