Showing posts with label Postdoctoral Scholarships. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Postdoctoral Scholarships. Show all posts

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow (m/f/d) | System Biology

 


The Max Planck Institute of Biophysics is a leading international research institute that uses biophysical, biochemical and computational methods to investigate the structure, dynamics and function of cellular systems at the molecular scale. It consists of four scientific departments, multiple research groups and scientific core facilities, with about 200 employees from more than 25 countries. It is located at the Campus Riedberg in Frankfurt am Main.

Your task

The successful applicant will pursue a collaborative project at the interface of in situ structural biology, proteomics and nuclear envelope mechanics, including the functional and structural characterization of selected membrane and membrane-associated proteins and the discovery of novel, target membrane proteins. Training in cryo electron tomography or quantitative mass spectrometry will be provided, if required.

References

Zimmerli, C. E.; Allegretti, M.; Rantos, V.; Goetz, S. K.; Obarska-Kosinska, A.; Zagoriy, I.; Halavatyi, A.; Hummer, G.; Mahamid, J.; Kosinski, J. et al.Nuclear pores dilate and constrict in cellulo. Science, eabd9776 (2021)
Desch, K.; Langer, J. D.; Schuman, E. M. Dynamic bi-directional phosphorylation events associated with the reciprocal regulation of synapses during homeostatic up- and down-scaling. Cell Reports 36 (8), 109583 (2021)

Department of Molecular Sociology

Subdivision Mass Spectrometry

Our requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD degree in Life Sciences, have a strong publication track record and have an affinity to both, experimental and computational systems biology. Experience in one or more of the following areas is required: large scale data analysis, Bioconductor, statistics and data mining, mass spectrometry-based proteomics, next generation sequencing, screening approaches.

We offer

The Max Planck Institute of Biophysics is a leading international research institute. We are offering excellent working conditions, state-of-the-art infrastructure and an international research environment.
The salary is in accordance with the German federal public service salary scale (TVöD) up to E14.
The position will be available from now on and will be initially limited for 3 years with the possibility of an extension.

How to apply

Please submit your application on our website at:

Your online application

until 13.02.2022 with cover letter, CV, publication list and contact details for at least two references.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equity and diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.
The Max Planck Society aims to employ more disabled people. Applications from disabled persons are therefore expressly encouraged.

Address

Max Planck Institute of Biophysics
Department of Molecular Sociology
Max-von-Laue-Str. 3
60438 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) | Hydrobiogeochemical Data Synthesis

 


The Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (MPI-BGC) in Jena is dedicated to interdisciplinary fundamental research in the field of Earth system sciences with a focus on climate and ecosystems. The internationally renowned institute, which currently employs around 230 people, will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2022. Jena is known for high-tech industry, internationally renowned research institutions and a modern university, but it also has a beautiful natural setting in the green Saale valley with steep limestone slopes. The city of Jena has an active student scene and a diverse cultural life. For the department of Biogeochemical Processes we are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Hydrobiogeochemical Data Synthesis (m/f/d) in full-time, limited until 30.06.2025.

Background and position description:

The DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre 1076 “AquaDiva – Understanding the Links between Surface and Subsurface Biogeosphere” is an ambitious research centre with more than 70 researchers from various research areas. It is located at the Friedrich Schiller University and three non-university research institutes, including MPI-BGC. The AquaDiva project D03 “Site Management, CZE Operation, and Synoptic Synthesis” aims to advance and generalize our current understanding of links and feedbacks between the surface and the diverse subsurface habitats and their roles for ecosystem functions. The successful candidate (m/f/d) will fill a key position within a multi-disciplinary Collaborative Research Centre focusing on the synoptic analysis of the large quantities of information collected within the last years across all Critical Zone compartments, in order to assess extent and strength of surface–subsurface coupling and feedbacks. The position will be embedded within the interdisciplinary research group of Prof. S. Trumbore at MPI-BGC in Jena and will focus on quantifying patterns and connections between water movement, chemistry, biology  and the cycling of organic matter from surface to groundwater.

Tasks:

The responsibilities of the postdoctoral researcher will mainly focus on:

  • Combining and exploiting a very large data set of collected data and publicly available databases
  • Analyzing continuous, long-term data sets from soil to groundwater to quantitatively link water and matter transport to  biogeochemical changes, including isotopic information, and organic matter transformations
  • Use of multivariate statistics and modeling of hydrobiogeochemical transformations
  • Writing and publishing of manuscripts for publication in high-ranking peer-reviewed journals
  • Close collaboration with other project members to facilitate synergistic analysis and writing
  • Presenting results at national and international conferences
  • Supervision of students and doctoral candidates in degree theses

Qualifications:

  • Candidates with a higher education degree (PhD) in biogeochemistry, hydrogeology, modeling or similar fields are eligible for this position
  • Extensive knowledge of time series analysis and/or biogeochemical modeling is considered beneficial
  • Demonstrated experience in ability to work with large data sets is a prerequisite
  • Experience in interpretation of stable isotopes and radiocarbon data is considered highly desirableA flexible and proactive personality and ability to work both independently as well as in the interdisciplinary research team of AquaDiva is wanted
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills are essential

We offer:

  • Participation in a strongly interdisciplinary research project with diverse experimental and theoretical approaches, combined with the opportunity for research on an innovative and unique Critical Zone research platform
  • A communicative atmosphere within an international scientific network of universities and research institutes providing top-level research facilities, equipment, and infrastructure
  • Individual qualification and development measures in the frame of the Integrated Research Training Group AquaDiva and embedded with the Jena Graduate Academy

Terms of employment:

This is a full-time postdoctoral position ideally to be filled at the earliest possible date, latest July 2022. Part-time work is possible in principle. The position is time limited until 30.06.2025. Salary will be according to the German TVöD (E13) scale, depending on experience, including social benefits. The Max Planck Society and the CRC AquaDiva are committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourage applications from such qualified individuals. Also, the Max Planck Society and the CRC AquaDiva seek to increase the number of women in those research areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourage women to apply.

Application:

Queries concerning the application Prof. Dr. Susan Trumbore (). More information on AquaDiva.

Submit your complete application documents, addressed to Prof. Dr. Susan Trumbore and quoting the reference number 03/2022, until February 10, 2022 to  or to the

Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
Personalbüro: Kennwort “Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter/PostDoc”
Hans-Knöll-Straße 10
07745 Jena
Deutschland

All applications should be in English and include (in one PDF file, max. size 15 MB) at least the following:

  1. Cover letter (max. 1 page, describing your motivation, research interests, and relevant experiences)
  2. Curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages, including contact details of at least two scientific references)
  3. Scans of certificates, diplomas, and other (e.g., PhD/M.Sc/B.Sc. certificate – if not in English or German, please provide a translation)

We look forward to receiving your application!

Postdoctoral fellow (m/f/d) | Directed evolution of proteins

 


The Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence emerged from the MPI for Ornithology and the MPI for Neurobiology in January 2022. Until its official foundation, the institute will be legally represented by its predecessor institutes. The institute is located in the southwest of Munich and is part of the Life Science Campus Martinsried, with a second location in Seewiesen near Starnberg.

Our institute is dedicated to the investigation of "biological intelligence". We aim to understand how animal organisms developed skills in the course of evolution to adapt to a constantly changing environment and to always find new solutions to problems.

Postdoctoral fellow (m/f/d) for directed evolution of proteins

Our group has generated new methods for directed protein evolution in mammalian cells that are based on CRISPR/Cas genome editing enzyme.  While further improvements in the method need to be developed, this approach opens up numerous exciting possibilities to target proteins and signaling cascades for which the mammalian cell provides the relevant physiological context. 

The position is best suited for an independent person who brings in a certain level of expertise acquired during PhD work.  This should be documented by at least one first author research publication in an international peer-reviewed journal.  The award of your PhD should be no longer than 4 years ago. You should be a good team player, diligent worker, share our passion for science and have an eye for details. Your salary will be that of a postdoc (German public salary scale TvÖD13/14) and commensurate with your experience.

The position is initially limited to a period of 2 years. An extension is possible depending on the course of the project.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equity and diversity. We welcome applications of any background. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more severely disabled people. Applications from severely disabled persons are explicitly encouraged. 

If interested please direct your inquiries and apply with a succinct letter of motivation, a CV and the names of two references to Oliver Griesbeck  The search will continue until the position is filled.

Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence
(In foundation)

Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology
Am Klopferspitz 18
82152 Planegg - Martinsried
Germany

Please note that the Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence will be legally represented by its predecessor institutes, the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology in Martinsried and the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen until it is officially founded.

Postdoctoral Physicist, Mathematician or Computer Scientist

 


The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics as an institute of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (registered association) is the largest centre for fusion research in Europe with about 1100 employees in Garching near Munich and Greifswald. The scientists are investigating the physical principles for a fusion power plant which - like the sun - generates energy from the fusion of light atomic nuclei. The research is carried out in seven experimental and theoretical projects aimed at developing nuclear fusion into an inexhaustible and safe source of energy for the future.

The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching offers within the division ,Numerical Methods of Plasma Physics' (NMPP) a position for a postdoctoral physicist, mathematician or computer scientist (m/f/d).
The work will be performed within the EUROfusion-project E-TASC (Theory and Advanced Simulation Coordination).

Your tasks

  • Development and optimization of numerical and data-intensive computer applications on high-performance computers
  • Development and implementation of numerical algorithms as e.g. efficient multigrid solvers
  • User support for the efficient usage of high-performance computers
  • Publication and communication of scientific results

Your profile

  • PhD in physics, mathematics or computational sciences
  • Several years of experience in the development and implementation of numerical algorithms on massive-parallel high-performance computers
  • Profound experience in the design of large scientific codes and programming techniques
  • Full proficiency in high level programming languages like e.g. Fortran 90/95 and C++
  • A logical approach to problem solving, good time management, and task prioritization skills
  • Good command of the English language, written and spoken

We offer

  • An interesting job working on one of the largest scientific projects
  • Flexible working hours
  • Training and further education opportunities
  • Company pension scheme
  • Family service & childcare facilities on the company premises
  • Other social benefits (e.g. capital-forming benefits, discounted public transport tickets)

The position is limited until December 31st, 2025. The salary is according to the TVöD Bund grade E13.
The IPP seeks to increase the proportion of employed women in those areas where they are underrepresented and explicitly encourages women to apply for this position. The IPP is committed to employing more disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

For information on data protection and the handling of your personal data please visit our website.

Are you currently interested?

Then we are looking forward to your complete online application until 15.02.2022.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION MICROBUBBLES WILL LEAD THE WAY

 


Tools to visualize and guide radiated microspheres towards the tumor during internal radiation of liver cancer are limited, resulting in suboptimal treatment and damage to healthy liver tissue. Within this project our aim is to introduce an innovative method, using microbubbles to guide the way for irradiated microspheres and improve treatment outcome.


What you will learn


You will learn about the latest innovations in radioembolization, using both in vitro testing and in vivo application. The imaging and experimental facilities in the Tech Med Centre will be at your full disposal, including fluoroscopy, MRI and ultrasound equipment. This allows you to become familiarized with the full range of imaging modalities used in clinical practice. Furthermore, research oriented US machines (Verasonics, Alpinion) are available to develop and test new imaging sequences. As a gold standard flow visualization technique we employ laser PIV, you will learn how to operate state-of-the-art high speeds camera’s and lasers.


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You will be part of the Multi-Modality Medical Imaging group of the University of Twente. You will work closely within the Imaging & Diagnostics Cluster of the Tech Med Centre. The position is 1.0 FTE for 24 months.


YOUR PROFILE

Are you interested in developing and testing a new treatment algorithm for radioembolization, all the way from bench to bedside?

Do you have a background in (contrast-enhanced) ultrasound imaging?

Are you able to create and control complex in vitro and ex vivo perfused liver setups?

Do you like to work in a multidisciplinary team?

The successful candidate is a Technical Physician or Biomedical Engineer with a PhD in technical-medical aspects of medical imaging. Experience in (contrast enhanced) ultrasound techniques is desirable. Quality research skills in these topics should have been demonstrated during the PhD. High creativity, high self-motivation, excellent command of English in speaking and writing as well as professional communication and team working skills is required. Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities are required.


OUR OFFER

We offer a position as a Postdoctoral Researcher according to the Job Classification System (UFO), and salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of the Dutch Universities. The salary amounts, depending on education and experience, minimal € 3.408,- to a maximum of € 4.474,- gross per month in case of full-time employment.


The offer further involves: a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, a year-end bonus of 8.3%, a solid pension scheme, a minimum of 29 holidays, and numerous professional and personal development programmes.


INFORMATION AND APPLICATION

For further information you can contact Dr. Erik Groot Jebbink (e.grootjebbink@utwente.nl). Candidates are invited to send their applications, including a short motivation letter, references (at least 3), and CV (including obtained degrees and publications).


ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW) engages some 700 staff members and 2000 students in education and research on the cutting edge of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Our fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally and is strengthened by the many young researchers working on innovative projects with as doctoral candidates and post-docs. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.


As an employer, the TNW Faculty offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With our Faculty, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.


ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The Faculty of Science & Technology (Technische Natuurwetenschappen, TNW) engages some 700 staff members and 2000 students in education and research on the cutting edge of chemical technology, applied physics and biomedical technology. Our fields of application include sustainable energy, process technology and materials science, nanotechnology and technical medicine. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally and is strengthened by the many young researchers working on innovative projects with as doctoral candidates and post-docs. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Postdoctoral Researcher on Learning for Control of Complex Systems

 


Job description

  • Are you fascinated by learning from data to control future complex systems?
  • Are you passionate to solve fundamental problems in learning, dynamical systems, and control in relation to challenges arising in engineering applications?
  • Do you want to be part of an active and high impact center in fundamental and applied research in the broad area of control?

If so, you may be the perfect candidate to join our research group.

Engineered systems are becoming increasingly complex and enormous amounts of data are being generated. In our research, we aim to develop methods to learn from data in such complex dynamic systems, with the goal to allow future systems to make better decisions based on the learned behavior. Our research team's main application area lies in the broad domain of high-tech precision mechatronics - we are centrally located within the Brainport region. We believe we can use data to control such complex engineered systems to the limit of predictable behavior. To achieve this, we address fundamental questions in learning of dynamical systems (system identification), data-driven control, and control of uncertain systems. Currently, we are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher who is interested to contribute to our application-driven fundamental research, which could cover fundamental contributions that relate to the mentioned scientific areas, as well as high-impact application aspects. Are you interested in joining our team?

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This position will be in the research group of prof. Tom Oomen (www.toomen.eu), which is part of the Control Systems Technology Section (www.tue.nl/cst), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology. The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) was established in 1956, is ranked among the top universities in Europe, and is in the top 10 of the CWTS worldwide ranking of university-industry cooperation. The CST section is among the largest and high-impact research centers in control globally, where both fundamental and applied research are performed at the highest level. Current research lines in the section include control and systems theory, cyber-physical systems, optimization, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and systems engineering. Applications are often done in close collaboration with industry, where the CST section is uniquely positioned in a key high-tech region (Brainport Eindhoven). Application areas include mechatronic system design and motion systems, robotics, autonomous vehicles and mobility, smart medical devices, energy systems including nuclear fusion, and agrifood. The CST section currently consists of a diverse and committed team of
29 full-time and part-time staff members and 50+ post-doc and PhD researchers. The section currently consists of 8 Principal Investigators (PIs), who are responsible for specific scientific research lines and act as group leaders.

Job requirements

  • Ability to conduct high quality academic research, demonstrated for instance by a relevant PhD thesis and publications.
  • Ability to teach, shown by experience or assistance in teaching and positive evaluations of these teaching efforts.
  • Excellent mastering of the English language, good communication and leadership skills. Note that the standard language of the University is English, and there is no Dutch language requirement.
  • Be a team player and able to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary context.

Conditions of employment

  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the possibility to present your work at international conferences.
  • A full-time employment for 1-2 years.
  • You will have free access to high-quality training programs on general skills, didactics and topics related to research and valorization.
  • A gross monthly salary and benefits in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes).
  • In case you come from abroad and comply with certain conditions, you can make use of the so-called ‘30% facility’, which permits you an attractive tax reduction on your salary;
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Information and application

More information

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact
prof. Tom Oomen, t.a.e.oomen[at]tue.nl

For information about terms of employment, please click here or contact HR Advice (HRAdviceME[at]tue.nl).

Please visit www.tue.nl/jobs to find out more about working at TU/e!

Application

We invite you to submit a complete application by using the 'apply now'-button on this page.
The application should include a:

  • Motivation letter in which you concisely describe your research vision and how you see this connects to our team's activities (see www.toomen.eu for details of our activities).
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of relevant references.
  • List of three self-selected ‘best publications’ with a brief motivation.

We look forward to your application and will screen it as soon as we have received it. Screening will continue until the position has been filled.

We do not respond to applications that are sent to us in a different way.

Please keep in mind you can upload only 5 documents up to 2 MB each. If necessary please combine files.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Postdoc candidate in analytical chemistry / mass spectrometry / proteomics

 


The Faculty of Science and Leiden Institute of Chemistry are looking for a:

Postdoc candidate in analytical chemistry / mass spectrometry / proteomics

Vacancy number: 21-648

Key responsibilities

Chemical proteomics is a driving force in biomedicinal and biotechnological research. The Leiden Institute of Chemistry specializes in the development and application of activity-based protein profiling to discover, annotate and manipulate enzymes, or enzyme families, in the context of complex biological systems: a cell extract, a tissue culture or a (model) organism. At the heart of our chemical proteomics research is our mass spectrometry facility with equipment dedicated to the identification and quantification of proteins captured by our activity-based probe. The post-doctoral researcher we are looking for will operate the mass spectrometry equipment and help develop assays with (PhD) students and postdoctoral researchers working on a variety of chemical proteomics programs related to immunology/antigen processing; glycobiology and molecular physiology. The candidate is thus an experienced proteomics or metabolomics researcher with affinity for, or an interest in, chemical biology research.

Selection Criteria

  • PhD-degree in analytical biochemistry or equivalent;
  • Proven affinity for proteomics, mass spectrometry and/or biochemistry;
  • Proficient in English;
  • Excellent communication skills.

Our organisation

The Faculty of Science is a world-class faculty where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment. It is a faculty where personal and academic development are top priorities. Our people are committed to expand fundamental knowledge by curiosity and to look beyond the borders of their own discipline; their aim is to benefit science, and to make a contribution to addressing the major societal challenges of the future.

The research carried out at the Faculty of Science is very diverse, ranging from mathematics, information science, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The research activities are organized in eight institutes. These institutes offer eight bachelor’s and twelve master’s programs. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 2,300 staff and almost 5,000 students. We are located at the heart of Leiden’s Bio Science Park, one of Europe’s biggest science parks, where university and business life come together. For more information, see https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/science

The chemistry and life science research in the Leiden Institute of Chemistry (LIC) is organized around two major research areas: ‘Chemical Biology’ and ‘Energy & Sustainability’. Our environment and quality of life is largely determined by chemistry, therefore research at the forefront of molecular and the life sciences is of utmost importance for our future. For example, the next generation of solar cells or batteries, and the improvement of existing as well as the development of new drugs rely on smart chemical solutions. Knowledge of catalysis, synthesis and biological processes on molecular scale will enable us to discover novel processes and products that range from new materials to pharmaceuticals.

The institute’s research themes illustrate the central position of chemistry between biology, medicine and physics. The various research topics carried out within these themes are ideal for executing interdisciplinary research.

Terms and conditions

We offer a temporary position, initially for one year and with the option to extend for another two years based on good performance. Salary ranges from € 3,408 to € 4,474 gross per month based on a full time (1.0 fte) employment, (pay scale 10 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break

Diversity

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

Information

Enquiries can be made to Dr. Bobby Florea (b.florea@chem.leidenuniv.nl). Information about the Leiden Institute of Chemistry can be found at https://lic.leidenuniv.nl/ and about Leiden University at https://workingat.leiden.edu/.

Applications 

To apply for this vacancy, please send an email to the secretariat Mrs. Jessica van Krimpen, e-mail: j.e.van.krimpen@lic.leidenuniv.nl. Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents quoting the vacancy number:

  • Letter of motivation addressed to Dr. Bobby Florea, including a statement why you are suited for this position;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Three references, including names, affiliations and email addresses.

Only applications received no later than February 15th, 2022 can be considered.

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Postdoctoral position in Clinical Epidemiology

 


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 Sciences is a large clinical institution with more than 250 employees and over 300 additional coworkers connected via the Uppsala University Hospital. The Department of Medical Sciences has a broad research profile with strong research groups in a number of different areas. The research carried out at the department is performed in close connection with the clinical activities at the Uppsala University Hospital, which includes both basic studies on the causes of a variety of illnesses and the development and evaluation of improved diagnostics and new treatment methods. More information about the Department of Medical Sciences can be found at www.medsci.uu.se

Project: In a research program granted by the Swedish Heart-Lung foundation, we aim to discover new pathophysiological pathways for the three common cardiovascular diseases, myocardial infarction, stroke and heart failure, by use of proteomics and metabolomics. Already collected data in several population-based epidemiological studies will be used; ULSAM, PIVUS, POEM EpiHealth and SCAPIS

Work duties: To perform statistical analyses using both traditional methods, such as logistic regression and Cox proportional hazard analyses, as well as machine learning methods to obtain results and thereafter to write and publish scientific papers. Also Mendelian randomization will be used.

Qualification: This position requires a doctoral degree in medicine, statisticts, or closely related disciplines.

To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree. 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.

Good knowledge in statistical methods used in epidemiological and -omics studies. Knowledge in working in R. Good writing capabilities in English.

Knowledge in cardiovascular diseases is desirable, but not necessary.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: As soon as possible or as agreed.

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

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: project leader – Professor Lars Lind, lars.lind@medsci.uu.se, 0730502878.

Please submit your application no later than January 31 2022, UFV-PA 2021/5141.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Medical Sciences

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

Pay: fast

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 2021/5141

Last application date: 2022-01-31

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Postdoctoral position in deep learning based sparse view tomography

 


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.

At the Division of Systems and Control, we develop both theory and concrete tools for learning, reasoning, and acting based on data. An overarching goal is for both humans and machines to better understand the complexity of the real world. Probabilistic models form a central part of our research, allowing us to systematically represent and cope with the uncertainty inherent in most data.  Data and learning algorithms are also important components of our research. It remains a major challenge to develop efficient and accurate learning algorithms capable of handling high-dimensional models, data rich applications, complex model structures, and diverse data sources that arise in many of the data analysis problems that we are currently facing.

We have a wide network of strong international collaborators all around the world, for example at the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of British Columbia, University of Sydney, University of Newcastle and Aalto University. There are also ample opportunities for collaborations with other leading machine learning groups in Sweden and Europe, through our affiliations with WASP (https://wasp-sweden.org/) and the ELLIS society (https://ellis.eu/), respectively.

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at Uppsala University

Duties
We offer a two-year postdoctoral fellowship based on a grant from Kjell and Märta Beijer Foundation and the Tandem Forest Values programme at the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry.

The position includes research into theory and development of deep learning algorithms for computer vision regression tasks in tomographic image reconstruction, meaning that input is noisy sparse view tomographic data of an object. One aim is to extend energy-based models for deep probabilistic regression to such a setting, e.g., by including a handcrafted physics model for generating data from an image. Work will be spearheaded by the need to detect and locate interior imperfections (cracks, knots, metallic inserts, etc.) of logs from sparse view tomographic data. This application is part of a collaboration with a larger international project supported by the Academy of Finland involving researchers at LUT-University and University of Oulu with an overall goal of developing methods for image guided optimization of the sawline in processing of forest logs. It is also part of a recently initiated collaboration with researchers at the Wood Science and Engineering at Luleå University of Technology.

The research will be pursued at the Department of Information Technology at Uppsala University. As a postdoctoral fellow, you will benefit from the strong research environments at Uppsala University in machine learning.

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

The candidate must have a strong background from machine learning or signal/image processing with experience from software development in scientific computing or machine learning using Python and/or C/C++. Finally, a successful candidate must be strongly motivated and have the capability to work independently as well as in collaboration with members of the research group.

Additional qualifications
Experience from tomographic image reconstruction is highly desirable. An additional advantage is a research track record with publications at leading conferences in machine learning. As a person, you are creative, thorough and have a structured approach. When selecting among the applicants we will assess their ability to independently drive their work forward, to collaborate with others, to have a professional approach and to analyze and work with complex problems. Great emphasis will be placed on personal characteristics and personal suitability.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date upon agreement, but preferably no later than 31 March 2022 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

Application: The application must contain:

  1. A curriculum vitae (CV),
  2. A copy of relevant grade documents (translated into Swedish or English),
  3. A list of publications
  4. Up to five selected publications in electronic format
  5. A research statement describing your past and current research (max 1 page) and a proposal for future activities (max 1 page).
  6. Contact information for two references.
  7. A cover letter briefly describing your motivation for applying for this position and the earliest possible employment date (max 1 page).

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Ozan Öktem (phone: +46-733-52 2185, e-mail: ozan.oktem@it.uu.se) or Professor Thomas Schön (phone: +46-18-471 2594, e-mail: thomas.schon@it.uu.se).

Please submit your application by 4th February 2022, UFV-PA 2021/5142.

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Placement: Department of Information Technology

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

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

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/5142

Last application date: 2022-02-04

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