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

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Post doc in simulation modelling of soil C and N dynamics

 



The Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, invites applications for a post doc
position in simulation modelling of soil C and N dynamics. The position is available for a 3-year period.

Research area and duties

Exchange of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) between agroecosystems and the environment is a major research theme within the department. Gaseous emissions of C and N and the turnover of C and N in soil influence soil fertility and environmental loads. To optimize resource use efficiency, this calls for process-based research and developments within empirical and simulation modelling, e.g. to quantify measures for reducing nitrate leaching and greenhouse gas emissions and establish impacts on long-term soil C sequestration and national C accounting. The department provides policy support at national scale. This involves pro-active research, including an integration of experimental activities and modelling for upscaling. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for further developing and applying empirical and simulation models of C and N flows at the department. This involves linkages to experimental research and to integration with national farm- and field-scale data. A particular focus will be on nitrogen emissions and soil C storage as affected by agricultural management. Results from field experiments, experiments under controlled conditions and from monitoring activities must feed into mathematically formulated simulation models used within the department and in collaborative projects with other national and international research groups. The successful candidate will also take part in teaching and supervision of students at BSc, MSc and PhD level. 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate possesses the following qualifications:
  • PhD degree or equivalent qualifications within agroecology or soil science
  • Solid experience of relevance to the announced position
  • Proven scientific record of national and international research collaboration
  • Experience in planning, implementing and managing research projects
  • Teaching qualifications at university level, including contribution to supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD students
  • Ability to implement interdisciplinary research and participate actively in teams
 

Place of employment and place of work

The place of employment is Aarhus University, and the place of work is Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele, Denmark. Further information on the position may be obtained from: Head of the Agroecology Department, Professor Jørgen E. Olesen (jeo@agro.au.dk) or Head of Soil Fertility Section, Professor Jørgen Eriksen (jorgen.eriksen@agro.au.dk).

The Department of Agroecology

The Department of Agroecology carries out research in agroecology, i.e. the interaction between plants, animals, humans and the environment within agroecosystems for the production of food, feed, energy and biobased products. Thus, we contribute to both fundamental knowledge generation and the attainment of sustainable production systems via state of the art research, contracted policy advice, and education. We offer state-of-the-art agricultural systems databases, laboratories and long-term monitoring programmes as well as an extensive national and international researcher network.
The department has a staff of approximately 275 people including 56 senior academics, and around 60-70 junior researchers, postdocs and PhD students, geographically distributed between several locations in Denmark. More information can be found here.

The Department of Agroecology offers

  • A dynamic and informal, multicultural research environment with high professionalism, where accountability, commitment, helpfulness, flexibility and close collaboration is a prerequisite solving the core tasks
  • A good social environment with activities and routines that make it possible to talk across and strengthen the collegial relationship, and where mutual trust, respect, kindness and professional sparring are emphasized
  • A flexible workplace with good work-life balance
  • Possibility of membership of staff association, access to gym and free fruit scheme
  • An exciting and varied working environment, where two days rarely resemble each other. We are often busy and we work creatively to provide solutions to societal challenges.

Application procedure

Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

Technical Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

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.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Questions about the position?

Jørgen Eriksen

Jørgen EriksenSection Manager Professor, Department of Agroecology - Soil Fertility+4587157672jorgen.eriksen@agro.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre - HR Department+4587151306Nat-Tech.HR.Emply@au.dk

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Deadline: Monday 1 Nov 2021 at 23:59 CET




Postdoc in plant-microbe interactions

 


The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, invites applications for a three-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join the InRoot project https://mbg.au.dk/en/research/research-centres/inroot/, which focuses on the molecular dynamics of plant interactions with complex soil microbial communities.

The position is for three years and is available from March 1st 2022 or as soon as possible hereafter.
 

Job description/research project/research area

You are expected to contribute to the identification of genes controlling plant interactions with complex soil microbial communities through genome-wide association scans, transcriptome profiling and mutant characterization. The work will involve plant phenotyping and genetic manipulation as well as NGS library preparation and data analysis.
 

Your profile

Applicants should hold a PhD in molecular biology or equivalent.

Documented experience with plant molecular biology is required. Fluency in spoken and written English is expected. Experience with characterization of molecular mechanisms of plant-microbe interactions as well as microbiome and RNA-seq profiling and data analysis is an advantage. In addition, the candidate should be able and prepared to work as part of a large team in a collaborative project.
 

Who we are/ The department

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University and comprises research within the areas of Gene Expression, Molecular Medicine, Structural Biology, Systems Biology and Plant Molecular Biology. There are currently 75 full time scientific staff and 120 PhD students. The department is responsible for two educations: Molecular Biology and Molecular Medicine with a yearly uptake of 160 students in total. Please refer to http://mbg.au.dk/ for further information about The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and to https://nat.au.dk/ and http://www.au.dk/  for information on Faculty of Natural Sciences and Aarhus University, respectively.
 

The successful candidate is offered:

  • a research climate inviting lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a working environment with teamwork, close working relations, network activities among young scientists and social activities
  • a workplace characterized by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance
  • access to a well-developed research infrastructure, including the GenomeDK and Computerome2 HPCs.
 

The place of work:

Gustav Wieds Vej 10, 8000 Aarhus C, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments. 
 

Further information:

Please contact: Associate professor Stig U. Andersen, sua@mbg.au.dk
 

Deadline:

November 1st 2021
 


Application procedure

Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.


Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.


Formalities and salary range

Natural Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

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.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
 

Questions about the position?

Stig Uggerhøj Andersen

Stig Uggerhøj AndersenAssociate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics - Plant Molecular Biologysua@mbg.au.dk

Questions about application and proces?

Nat-Tech Administrative Centre - Nat-Tech HRNat-Tech.HR.Emply@au.dk

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Deadline: Monday 1 Nov 2021 at 23:59 CET


Friday, September 17, 2021

Postdoc in Microcomb technology and applications

 

We are seeking a postdoc for a project with the overall aim to investigate the potential of a new class of coherent microresonator frequency combs, namely dark optical solitons (or dark pulse Kerr combs), in advanced optical communication systems. 

Information about the research and the laboratory
An optical frequency comb is a laser source whose spectrum is made of evenly spaced and narrow frequency lines that maintain broadband phase coherence across the bandwidth. Microresonator frequency combs (microcombs) constitute an alternative platform to femtosecond mode-locked lasers for realizing frequency combs on a chip scale. Their compactness, compatibility with standard semiconductor fabrication techniques and large (> 10 GHz) line spacing enable new opportunities in frequency synthesis and metrology: from advanced communications to radio-frequency photonics.

The project is funded by the European Research Council and we are seeking a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in frequency comb technology.

The Photonics laboratory at the Microtechnology and Nanoscience Department (MC2) is a dynamic and creative group with about 30 members working in an international and collaborative atmosphere. We perform both curiosity-driven and applied-research in the areas of optoelectronics, nanophotonics, and fiber optic systems. We enjoy a state-of-the-art laboratory for ultrafast optical science and have access to in-house cleanroom facilities to manufacture our own nanophotonic structures.

Major responsibilities
As postdoctoral fellow, your main responsibilities are to lead and conduct research, and guide junior PhD students. You will have the freedom to contribute with your ideas and collaborate with other senior researchers and professors.

Qualifications
You should have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in Applied Physics, Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering or similar; the degree should generally not be older than three years. You must have experience with supervision of junior students (PhD or Master). You must have solid experience with ultrafast optics (laser frequency combs), nanophotonics and finite element method solvers.

Knowledge of standard finite element solvers and computational techniques in nonlinear optics (generalized nonlinear Schrödinger equation, Lugiato-Lefever equation, etc.) is a plus.

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1). We offer a competitive salary, excellent working conditions and access to world-class facilities and infrastructure. Starting date is negotiable.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20210406 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 15 October, 2021

For questions, please contact:
Professor Victor Torres Company
E-mail: torresv@chalmers.se
Phone: +46 31 7721904

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 
   



Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!    


 

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Postdoc Researcher in Applying AI to Software Engineering

 


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 Computer Science and Engineering is strongly international, with approximately 270 employees from over 30 countries. The department is a fully integrated department with the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology as principals. The position is placed in the Division for Software Engineering at the department, with the University of Gothenburg as the employer.

Located in Gothenburg – Sweden’s second-largest city – the department is surrounded by a vibrant ecosystem of software-intensive companies, such as Volvo Cars and Volvo AB, Ericsson, ABB, Boeing, and SAAB Aeronautics. The department is connected to three science parks in Gothenburg for industrial collaborations in fields including intelligent vehicles and transport systems, mobile internet, energy, nanotechnology, and life sciences. Alumni and members of the department have also created many startups, including revolutionary companies such as Spotify.

With over 20 faculty members, the Division of Interaction Design and Software Engineering is arguably one of the largest software-engineering institutes world-wide, conducting research at the highest international level in topics such as model-driven engineering, testing, software product lines, empirical software engineering, requirements engineering, autonomic computing, and cloud computing. The division has hosted past international conferences such as ICSE 2018, SPLC 2018, ICSA 2017, and REFSQ 2015. For industrial research, the division hosts the Software Center, an associated institute with a network of five universities and ten global companies including Siemens, Axis, and Jeppesen.

The successful candidate will conduct research with Assoc. Prof. Jennifer Horkoff and Prof. Miroslaw Staron and work in tight collaboration with world-class researchers in the Software Engineering Division at Chalmers and University of Gothenburg. In particular, the division has a strong interesting in AI for Software Engineering, with several faculty members, Postdocs and PhD students working in this area.

Subject area
Software Engineering, Applied Artificial Intelligence

Subject area description
his project applies AI and ML techniques to understand and improve software architecture, working with our industrial partners to create techniques which work in practice. We aim to use deep learning to train a model to understand the principles of software architecture from data such as source code and architectural descriptions in natural/structured languages. In partnership with human architects, such a domain understanding model would then be used to (1) Transform existing code that follows one set of architectural conventions to another set of conventions and (2) Assist coders in complying with a defined set of architectural conventions as they write new code. Such a model would therefore address the critical need of ensuring continuous architecture compliance, helping companies to rapidly develop new functionality while minimizing technical debt and the cost of maintenance.

The Postdoc will work in this project, collaborating with academic and industrial partners to apply AI and ML techniques to software architecture analysis.

Job assignments
This position is a fulltime position for two years as a postdoc researcher in the Division of Interaction Design and Software Engineering at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The position requires the conduction of high-quality research, with publication at relevant peer-reviewed venues. The candidate is expected to develop their own scientific concepts and communicate the results of their research verbally and in writing.

The major responsibility as a postdoc is to pursue research related to the project. The postdoc will find and parse relevant code and architectural data from open source project and the participating companies. They will run and evaluate machine learning algorithms on this data and analyze and iterate on the results. They will participate in project meetings and coordination duties and will prepare and submit scientific publications. The proposed work requires presence at the premises of the collaborating companies, and therefore the candidate must have good social skills and collegial qualities.

The postdoc will also conduct teaching duties as needed, including giving lectures, grading assignments, and exams.

Eligibility
The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

You should have achieved a doctoral degree by the application deadline to qualify for a position as postdoctoral researcher at the University of Gothenburg. The doctoral thesis shall be in a relevant area according to the specific position stated in the advertisement, for example, Applied AI or Machine Learning, or AI for Software Engineering, or Software Architecture Analysis. Since a position as postdoc aims to give new holders of the doctorate the opportunity mainly to strengthen and develop their scholarly proficiency, we aim for those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years counting from last date of application.

The person who has acquired a doctorate earlier may also be given primary consideration if there are special reasons. Special reasons are considered to be a leave of absence due to illness, service in the total defense, commissions of trust within professional and student organizations or parental leave or other similar circumstances.

Assessment
Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 – 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Experience with software architecture, AI and machine learning is desirable, ideally shown through publications in international conferences and journals on relevant topics.

Knowledge about deep learning (as acquired for example in training courses) is desirable.

The ability to work in a team as well as to systematically work within a project environment and its deadlines is desirable.

Employment
Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 24 months, central agreement
Extent: 100 % of full time
Location: Department of Computer Science and Engineering /Division of Interaction Design and Software Engineering
First day of employment: 2021-11-01 or as soon as possible

Learn more and apply here

Closing date: 2021-10-15

Ref. PAR 2021/1147


Postdoc in Doping of Conjugated Polymers for Wearable Electronics

 


We are looking for a highly motivated postdoc to join our research group at Chalmers. You will be part of our organic electronics team and focus on the electrical characterisation of doped conjugated polymers. You will work closely with several PhD students in our group, as well as with several external collaborators, and together study the mechanical, electrical and electrochemical properties of different types of doped conjugated polymers. The goal of your project will be to develop methods that allow to study the electrical and mechanical properties in-situ and characterise materials that are of interest for thermoelectrics, bioelectronics and wearable electronics, including e-textiles.

Information about the research
The Müller Research Group at the division of Applied Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering focuses on the physical chemistry and materials science of organic semiconductors, polymer blends and composites, and develops new plastic materials for use in the fields of wearable electronics and energy technology. All research is conducted in co-operation with other universities/institutes and/or industry. Presently, our group consists of 1 Professor, 2 Postdocs and 8 PhD students.

Major responsibilities
The majority of your working time is devoted to your own research, in collaboration with other postdocs and students in our group, as well as collaborating groups. In addition, you are expected to support and mentor the PhD students in our group that work on related topics. As a Postdoc you are expected to develop your own ideas and communicate scientific results orally as well as in writing.

Contract terms
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

Qualifications
To qualify for this position, we would like you to have a PhD degree in Materials Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering or equivalent (or be in the process of completing a PhD degree) with focus on organic electronics. The degree should generally not be older than three years. You should have a promising track record of early achievements such as scientific publications. Experience with characterization tools that allow to study the electrical and electrochemical properties of organic semiconductors and in particular conjugated polymers is required. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the work, you need to have excellent collaboration skills. A very good capability of communicating scientific results in English, both orally and in writing is required.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20210346 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 2 November, 2021. Interviews will be conducted on a continuous basis until the position is filled. Therefore, please submit your application prior to the application deadline.

For questions, please contact:
Prof. Christian Müller,
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering,
christian.muller@chalmers.se,
+46317722790

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 
   



Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!    


 

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Call for Applications: Three NOMIS Fellowships

 


eikones – Center for the Theory and History of the Image at the University of Basel


Call for Applications: Three NOMIS Fellowships


The center invites applications from outstanding junior and senior researchers in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences for three one-year NOMIS Fellowships beginning September 1, 2022.


Since 2005, eikones has served as a center for graduate and postgraduate research on images. The center is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of images as instruments of human knowledge and cultural practices. It investigates the functions and effects of images throughout history and in our contemporary society from analytical and empirical perspectives.


The NOMIS Fellowship Program supports groundbreaking research projects related to how images act as models or paradigms in scientific and aesthetic contexts. We are interested in the fundamental ways images serve as instruments for making complex structures visible and accessible to interpretation. In both aesthetic and

experimental settings, images often assume an exemplary character, aiding epistemic and learning processes. They fulfill evidential, didactic, and symbolic functions, and thereby produce different forms of knowledge. Relevant topics of research might consider, for example, the history and theory of imaging techniques in the natural sciences; the ideals and stereotypes that shape social contexts and political discussions; or the formation and dissolution of canons, iconographies, character types, and styles in the arts. On the methodological side, the projects should be rooted in a specific research field, and reflect on the relation between their individual discipline and image studies.


The fellowships will allow outstanding scholars and scientists to pursue their research free from teaching and administrative obligations. Fellows receive a generous salary, travel funds, conference funds, and access to excellent academic infrastructure. Applications will be selected based on scholarly achievement and promise, and relevance to the topic of images as models. Preference will be given to excellent young scholars with innovative approaches. Fellows are expected to be in residence at eikones in Basel and to participate in select institutional events.


Your profile


Applicants must possess a doctoral degree.

Applicants must have previously have published either a monograph (e.g. their dissertation) OR three articles in journals or collected volumes.

Applicants from all academic fields whose research relates to images as models are invited to apply.

Applications may be submitted in either German or English.



Application / Contact


1. Cover letter

2. CV

3. Contact details for two references (no letters)

4. Copy of doctoral diploma

5. Project description (2–3 pages plus references)

6. Published writing sample (circa 20 pages)



Please submit applications as A SINGLE PDF FILE by October 18, 2021. Applications that do not conform to this format or received after this date will not receive consideration. Inquiries and applications should be sent to eikones@unibas.ch. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.


Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Postdoc position in physiology at the Department of Marine Science

 

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 37 000 students and 6 000 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 University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Project title:  Postdoc position in bivalve and crustacean physiology / nutrition / neuroendocrinology

Subject area

Molecular Biology / Metagenomics / Biochemistry / Physiology

Keywords

Bivalve, crustacean, neuroendocrine function, microbial relationships, vitamins, metabolomics, proteomics

Job description

We are seeking a candidate for a postdoc position, duration 17 months, to work in the general area of bivalve physiology and neuroendocrinology. Several possible tangents can be pursued depending on the interests of the candidate and their background/skills.

The first possible angle could be in trace mineral / vitamin metabolic pathways in key commercial species of bivalve mollusks. As in human nutrition, vitamins and minerals are needed by mollusks and crustaceans for growth and survival. Relative to macronutrients, these micronutrients are required in scant amounts relative to gross intake, but are crucial for key metabolic processes. In livestock and finfish aquaculture production, micronutrient requirements for both vitamins and minerals are largely known, thus allowing for feed formulations designed to optimize production values based on known nutrient compositions. Key vitamin and mineral requirements for many mollusk and crustacean species are not comparatively well researched, despite the significant impact of micronutrients on metabolic activity, growth and survival, especially during early development stages. Thus, we propose a series of experiments working directly with vitamin B12, taurine and zinc metabolism in key commercial mollusk and crustacean species.

A second focus of the position, with the same funded project, could be on neuroendocrinology of bivalve mollusks. Surprisingly little is also known about the nature of neuroendocrine function in mollusks, despite the fact that many neuroendocrine compounds, including serotonin, catecholamines and estrogenic compounds that regulate reproduction in humans are also found in bivalve mollusks. Catecholamines such as epinephrine are routinely used in aquaculture hatcheries to induce metamorphosis in many bivalve mollusk species, but little is known about the pathways of action or the hormonal events preceding this stage of development, including gametogenesis and spawning.

Neurohormones regulate the physiology in all higher eukaryotes, but in recent years, anthropogenic sources of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) in the marine environment from wastewater discharge, industrial contaminants and agriculture have become serious concerns as they disrupt reproductive physiology in a wide range of marine organisms. As mollusks are key species in marine ecosystems, large-scale breeding failures due to pollutants have cascading effects on marine ecosystems.

Although mammalian and fish sex hormones have been comparatively well-studied, the role of hormones in mollusks is an emerging field, where recent breakthroughs in genetic and molecular techniques offer the potential for exciting new discoveries. The aquaculture industry for instance is very interested in gaining a better understanding of bivalve endocrinology in order to predict, or even control, the sex ratio of breeding populations, as increasing egg production or the ability to select for sex can greatly improve productivity. A better knowledge of hormonal pathways in mollusks, for instance, can provide hatcheries with better control over the timing of sexual maturation, help synchronize fertilization or improve survival during metamorphosis.

The position could involve work with key species of commercial mollusks to:

  • The role of specific EDCs and their interference with functioning of the reproductive system, such as abnormal gonad structure and differentiation, intersexuality and sex reversal;
  • Chemical and physical methods for inducing synchronized female gonad development and egg release based on specific endogenous compounds known to be associated with female gamete maturation in other invertebrate species;
  • Neurohormonal pathways controlling settlement and metamorphosis to aid in selective breeding and hatchery production of larval cohorts.

Key qualifications

We are seeking a candidate who is independent and self-motivated. At minimum, the candidate must possess an PhD in molecular biology, cell biology, physiology or related disciplines. Prior background in commercial bivalve aquaculture, including conditioning and feed production, as well as experimental work in bivalve physiology, fish nutrition / eco-toxicology or neuroendocrinology is desirable. Experience in one or several of the following methodologies will be advantageous: histology, light and epifluorescence microscopy, molecular biology (PCR, cloning, quantitative PCR, RNAseq, microbiome analysis), proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics, biochemistry, analytical chemistry (including chromatography techniques such as HPLC / GC), flow cytometry. Further experience may include confocal, multi-photon, super-resolution and/or electron microscopy. Knowledge with immunohistochemistry or immunocytochemistry is also relevant, as is cell culture work (primary and cell lines) and other cell signaling/cell biological techniques. It is not a requirement that the candidate has prior experience in aquaculture, but it would be advantageous to have skills such as technical operation of multiphase bioreactors and/or aquaculture or aquaria systems. Experience with diverse techniques in microbiology, molecular biology, bioanalytical assays and working with other microorganisms (e.g. fungi, cyanobacteria, viruses) are considered merits.

The details of the project can be adjusted based on the candidate’s skills and interests. The position can also allow for a combination of research (85%) with (if desired) dissemination and management activities (15%).  Under such conditions, the successful candidate would need to develop their own research directions and conduct their own experimental/research work while also supporting the Principal Investigator with the overall configuration of the project, which would include tasks such as: (i) managing web content (writing/designing/ updating web pages); web and film video/film editing; (ii) creating clear, compelling informed written and verbal communications, including reports; (iii) assisting other staff within the research team to organize workshops and project meetings and communicate research outcomes through various dissemination channels. Exact job description can be negotiated prior to the start date based on the candidate’s skills and interests.

Personal qualifications

The position is based at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The position also involves frequent international travel as the work is being conducting with several international laboratories and industry partners. The candidate will be responsible for running applied experiments in several different labs (Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia) thus requiring flexibility for extended stays in various locations as well as frequent international travel to participate in meetings, working groups, conferences and visits with industry partners. The candidate must therefore demonstrate a willingness and ability to work for extended periods in different countries. The candidate will also help host visiting researchers from these foreign labs in Sweden. Candidates without any prior international work/study experience will not be considered.

Excellent communication skills (written and spoken) in English are necessary, but the candidate does not need Swedish or EU citizenship, as residence permits will be arranged for the successful candidate.

Application procedure

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you must 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 application must include:

  • A CV and cover letter that describes how the applicant meets the selection criteria
  • Evidence of strong academic writing skills (please provide 3 first author peer-reviewed manuscripts, any reports, and a copy of the PhD thesis)
  • Name and contact details of three referees attached in a file entitled References your name.pdf

If the following items are not evident on the CV, please state clearly in the cover letter how you meet the following requirements:

  • Proof of research and scientific writing skills with at minimum 3 published articles as first author in a peer-reviewed journal (please also highlight any technical reports written). Full-text of three articles and PhD thesis must be provided with the application;
  • Willingness to travel internationally for research, conferences and other project meetings;
  • Demonstrated statistical skills, including software such as R.

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Employment terms

First day of employment: By agreement

The exact start date for this position is negotiable depending on the availability of a suitable candidate. The fellow will be hired for an initial one-year period to lead this project with the possibility for renewal. You will have a full spectrum of vacation and travel benefits, as well as coverage from national health and business travel insurance.

Contact information

For further information about the position, please contact Alyssa Joyce: alyssa.joyce@gu.se

Closing date of position:  October 31, 2021

 

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.

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Postdoc­toral Re­searcher on re­gister-based crim­in­o­lo­gical research

 


The Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, invites applications for the position of

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

for a two-year, full-time, fixed-term period starting 13 September 2021 (or as agreed).

The appointee will work at the Institute of Criminology and Legal Policy (KRIMO) in the research group of associate professor Antti Latvala. Latvala’s research utilizes nationwide register data from Finland and Sweden and family-based, genetically informed research designs, as well as other quasi-experimental methods to study criminality, mental health, and related factors. The appointee will contribute to a beginning project examining effects of parental incarceration on offspring mental health, criminality and developmental outcomes, or other criminality-related research projects. The appointee is expected to publish the results in top-level international peer reviewed scientific journals. The projects may include collaboration with researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.

The position of a postdoctoral researcher is typically held for three to five years after the completion of a doctoral degree. The aim of the position is to encourage the appointee to further their skills and gain more experience to prepare them for an academic career. In addition to research, the duties include teaching and other tasks. Teaching tasks can account for up to 5% of the annual working time and take place in the context of the Bachelor and Master’s programs in Social Research, Faculty of Social Sciences. Other tasks may include contributing to ongoing projects in the research group as well as preparing grant applications.

QUALIFICATIONS

The appointee needs to hold a doctoral degree in (Quantitative) Social Sciences, Criminology, Psychology, Epidemiology/Public Health, or other relevant field; have strong quantitative methods skills and an excellent command of written English as demonstrated by published studies in peer-reviewed journals, and have experience working with large-scale quantitative datasets. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to be highly motivated to pursue an academic career.

WHAT WE OFFER

We are an equal opportunity employer and offer an attractive and diverse workplace in an inspiring environment with a variety of development opportunities and benefits. The annual gross salary range will be approx. € 41,000 – 50,000, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. In addition, University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and opportunities for professional development. Further information at www.helsinki.fi/en/about-us/careers. The appointee is expected to reside in Finland while employed by the University of Helsinki. The Faculty of Social Sciences provides assistance in relocation. The employment contract will include a probationary period of six months.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications the following documents. Please compile all documents as a single pdf file.

1) A curriculum vitae, clearly indicating type and level of qualifications.
2) A list of publications (please indicate three most important publications to be considered for the position).
3) A statement (max 1 page) explaining the applicant’s motivation to apply for the position and how his/her expertise would productively contribute to research on intergenerational effects in criminology or other criminality-related topic.
4) A summary (max. 2 pages) of the applicant’s scholarly activities including: summary of previous original research, academic networks and collaboration, disciplinary and interdisciplinary activities, success in obtaining research funding, and other relevant details.
5) Names and contact details for 1-2 references (please note that recommendation letters are not to be submitted at this stage).

For instructions about preparing the CV and list of publications, please see www2.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-social-sciences/faculty/applying-for-teaching-and-research-positions.

Please submit your application through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for job. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki must submit their application via the SAP HR portal, https://saphr.it.helsinki.fi/irj/portal. The application period closes on 15 August, 2021.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further information about the positions and the research project may be obtained from associate professor Antti Latvala (antti.latvala@helsinki.fi), https://researchportal.helsinki.fi/en/persons/antti-latvala.

In case you need support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment@helsinki.fi.

The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. In international university rankings, the University of Helsinki typically ranks among the top 100. The University of Helsinki seeks solutions for global challenges and creates new ways of thinking for the best of humanity. Through the power of science, the University has contributed to society, education and welfare since 1640.

The Faculty of Social Sciences is Finland’s leading research and education institution in the social sciences, and also the most diverse in terms of its disciplines. In several research fields the Faculty belongs to the top 50 in the international rankings. The Faculty has a strong international profile both in research and teaching programmes. The number of academic staff stands at 350. Each year the faculty awards some 350 Bachelor’s degrees, 400 Master’s degrees, and more than 40 doctoral degrees. For more information on the Faculty of Social Sciences, please visit www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-social-sciences.

Due date

15.08.2021 23:59 EEST