Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Political Science, with a focus on Drivers and Outcomes of Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Malawi


 The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 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 Political Science is an open and socially engaged institution, in the middle of a vibrant city. In 2022, the ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities placed the department number 1 in Sweden, 5 in Europe, and 19 in the world in political science. We are very research-active and offer a lively research environment with several thematic seminar series and internal workshops. The Department’s research revolves around elections, democracy, governance, corruption, development, forms of government, globalization, the environment and politics, as well as European issues. The department hosts research programs such as the Center for Collective Action Research (CeCAR), the QoG Institute, Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem), Governance and Local Development Institute (GLD) and the Swedish Electoral Research Program. We have education at all levels, undergraduate advanced level and postgraduate level, as well as independent courses. Teaching is given in both Swedish and English. In total, about 1,400 people study with us. The Department of Political Science has around 160 employees.

The Governance and Local Development Institute (GLD) is directed by Professor Ellen Lust. GLD aims to explain variation in governance and local development in an effort to promote human welfare globally. GLD has a robust research infrastructure, with administrative, data, and research teams working together with scholars across the world to implement scientifically rigorous, policy relevant research. Read more about the research program on our website at http://www.gld.gu.se/    

The project, Survive, Thrive, or Deprive? Drivers and Outcomes of Resilience During the Covid-19 Pandemic in Malawi, examines why some individuals and communities respond better than others to crises, and the longer-term effects of crises on governance and welfare. Examining community governance in Malawi during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, it aims to answer three questions: 1) What explains when and how communities implement and enforce policies to mitigate the pandemic's negative effects? When/why does this impact poverty and inequality? 2) How do community factors and individuals' characteristics affect how individuals manage crises? and 3) How has the pandemic altered community social ties and authority?

During the project we will implement face-to-face (F2F) household and elite surveys as well as conduct case studies and focus groups. The newly collected data will be combined with F2F surveys with households and elites conducted in 2019 before the pandemic and three telephone surveys conducted during the pandemic. Together, this data will allow us to yield theoretical understandings of resilience, health crisis response, and authority while supporting policymakers and development specialists to alleviate poverty and other negative consequences of crises.

The Department of Political Science and the Governance and Local Development Institute are looking for a postdoc to work with the Survive, Thrive, or Deprive? Drivers and Outcomes of Resilience During the Covid-19 Pandemic in Malawi project and related research. Employment will be full time for two years, residential in Gothenburg, with a flexible start date in Summer/Fall 2023.

Subject areas

Social Science, including political science, economics, development, global studies, public health, crisis management, and related fields.

Subject area description

Political science is a social science discipline concerned with the study of the state, nation, government, and politics and policies of government on local, national, and international levels.

Job assignments

The employment as a postdoctoral fellow aims to give the employee an early opportunity to develop their independence as a researcher after completing their doctoral degree and to create the conditions for further qualifications. The person employed as a postdoctoral fellow must mainly conduct research. Teaching can be included in the work duties, but to a maximum of one-fifth of the working time.

As a postdoctoral researcher with GLD, you will be expected to spend your time on GLD- or project-oriented tasks including: Assisting in performing literature reviews and developing the theoretical framing within the project, the development of survey and focus group instruments, the creation of analysis plans, and the writing of academic articles. You will also collaborate with Professor Ellen Lust, Dr. Erica Ann Metheney, and other researchers in the program, as relevant, to conduct research and disseminate findings through articles and presentations. 

There will be excellent opportunities for intellectual development and mentoring as well as for developing an independent research agenda within the overall context of the project. There are ample opportunities for developing a strong academic network.

Eligibility

Eligible to be employed as a postdoctoral fellow is someone who has a doctorate in a relevant social science at the latest at the time the employment decision is made. In the first instance, those who have completed their degree no more than three years before the end of the application period should be considered. Individuals who have completed their degree more than three years ago can be considered if there are special reasons.

For more information regarding eligibility please visit The appointment procedure GU 2022/38

Assessment

We are looking for you who have the necessary skillset to successfully carry out the job assignments as described.

The following qualities are required:

  • A PhD in political science, development economics, global studies, public health, crisis management, sociology, or related field.
  • A strong record of research on issues pertaining to the project, Survive, Thrive, or Deprive?
  • Familiarity with survey methods
  • Knowledge of qualitative methods
  • Proven familiarity of quantitative research methods
  • Proven excellence in English (written and spoken)
  • Strong record of academic writing (in English)

The following qualities, while not all required, are meritorious:

  • Previous experience in designing and implementing household and elite surveys
  • Previous experience in designing and implementing qualitative research (e.g., focus group discussions, elite interviews, etc.)
  • Previous experience in research on local governance
  • Previous experience doing research on Malawi
  • Previous work on the effects of COVID-19 at the local level
  • Proven ability to engage with the policy sphere 
  • Knowledge of the languages Chitumbuka and/or Chichewa

To be successful in this position, you must have an eye for detail, good organizational skills and be able to solve problems. You need to have very high communication and collaboration skills, while also having a knack for independent work.

Great emphasis is placed on personal suitability for the position. We will make an overall assessment and the applicant who is considered to be best qualified to carry out and develop the tasks described above will be appointed to the position.

Employment 

The employment is limited (temporary) for 2 years, full-time and is currently placed at the Department of Political Science. Starting date - as early as possible or as agreed.

For more information please visit The appointment Procedure, GU 2022/38

Contact information for the post 

If you have questions regarding the employment, or details about the projects in which this position is organized, please contact Rose Shaber-Twedt, rose.shaber-twedt@gu.se  

If you have any questions regarding the employment procedure, please contact Helena Jensen, Helena.Jensen@gu.se

Unions 

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: https://www.gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande 

Application 

To apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to create an account in our recruitment system. Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline. 

We kindly ask you to write your application in English as the application may be reviewed by English-speaking staff. In the selection process, English will likely be spoken in the interview and to any references.

The application should include the following:

  • A cover letter outlining relevant experience and qualifications
  • Statement of how the applicant’s research agenda would contribute to project on Survive, Thrive, or Deprive? at the GLD Institute
  • A C.V. (including a list of publications)
  • One English-language writing sample (may be a previously published work or one in progress). If a co-authored publication is submitted, please provide a solo-authored writing sample as well.
  • A list of at least three references (with contact information) from whom letters of recommendation can be solicited

The application must be received by: 2023-06-15

Information for International Applicants

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

https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/welcome-services

https://www.movetogothenburg.com/

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

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.

Postdoctor in European law


 The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 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 Law is part of the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. The Department of Law conducts exciting interdisciplinary research and education in the subject of law. The Department has expanded greatly over the last years, and it is steadily growing with new researchers and lecturers joining the staff. Today, there are more than 90 employees, approximately 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students and around 20 doctoral students. More information about the department is at https://www.gu.se/en/school-business-economics-law/law

The Department of Law invites applications for a Post Doc position in EU law. The position is linked to the EU Horizon funded project named “States’ Practice of Human Rights Justification: a study in civil society engagement and human rights

Duties 

The researchers will work in close collaboration with the grant coordinator Visiting Professor Maria Grahn-Farley and Professor Ester Herlin-Karnell, in collaboration with other members of the project. The particular focus of the research will be on EU as a global human rights actor in relation to Third Countries, with a focus on the possible regulatory gaps and overlap occurring when States use Human Rights Justifications (HRJ) for to legitimize and defend their decisions and positions. The project will identify gaps in the individual human rights regulations and protection, serving as underpinning data for our recommendations to EU in support of a multinational human rights system and promotion of transnational democratic governance. The project will seek to develop a theory of HRJ and a process for Systematic Ongoing Civil Society Engagement revitalizing a more dynamic bottom up democratic process.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct and publish their own research, provide a review of related research and public activity and investigate possible partnerships with academic and civil society groups. They will help manage workshops, conferences and working groups, help produce group working papers and assist in the academic and public development of the programme. They will present papers at conferences or public meetings and represent the research group at external meetings/seminars. They will also carry out collaborative projects with colleagues in partner institutions and research groups and undertake a small amount of teaching duties.

The researchers will work in close collaboration with the grant coordinator Maria Grahn-Farley and Professor Ester Herlin-Karnell, in collaboration with other members of the project. The particular focus of the research will be on EU as a global human rights actor in relation to Third Countries, with a focus on the possible regulatory gaps and overlap occurring when States use Human Rights Justifications (HRJ) for to legitimize and defend their decisions and positions. The project will identify gaps in the individual human rights regulations and protection, serving as underpinning data for our recommendations to EU in support of a multinational human rights system and promotion of transnational democratic governance. The project will seek to develop a theory of HRJ and a process for Systematic Ongoing Civil Society Engagement revitalizing a more dynamic bottom up democratic process.

Eligibility 

The eligibility criteria for employing teaching staff are set out in Chapter 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and in the Appointment Procedure for Teaching Posts at the University of Gothenburg. 

To be eligible for appointment as a postdoc, the applicant is required to have a doctoral degree, a doctoral degree in art or a foreign degree that is deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree. This eligibility requirement must be met before the employment decision is made. 

In the first instance, those who have completed their degree no more than three years prior to the end of the application period shall be considered. Those who have completed their degree more than three years prior to the end of the application period may also be considered in the first instance if special grounds exist. Special grounds relate to leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, commissions of trust within union organisations, service within the defence services or other similar circumstances, as well as clinical service or service/assignment relevant to the subject area.  

The successful candidate will hold, a PhD in a topic in human rights law, EU law, legal theory, political theory, or another relevant field. They will have the ability to organise conferences, workshops, working groups, partnerships and associated activity, work collaboratively across disciplines, manage their own research and associated activities. Previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations and excellent communication skills are also essential.

Assessment criteria 

In the recruitment, competence and skills, together with documented merits, will be assessed based on conditions for conducting current research and teaching.

The applicant's ability to cooperate internally and externally to perform the described duties will be given great weight in assessing suitability for the position. In addition, skills in collaborating with the surrounding community and informing about research and development work will be given weight.
 

Employment 

Period of employment: Temporary position 24 months

Extent: 100%

Location: Department of Law.

Starting date: 01-09-2023 or as agreed.
 

Contact information 

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Maria Grahn-Farley, projectcoordinator, maria.grahn-farley@law.gu.se
If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Mattias Fogelberg, HR-officer, mattias.fogelberg@law.gu.se 

Unions 

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: https://www.gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande  

Application 

Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline.  

Applications must be received by: 1 june 2023

  

Information for International Applicants 

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

https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/welcome-services 
https://www.movetogothenburg.com/ 

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

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.

Associate researcher for the research project: Refugee Migration and Cities: Social Institutions, Political Governance and Integration in Jordan, Turkey, and Sweden (SIPGI)


 The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 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 School of Global Studies conducts socially relevant education and research in a unique interdisciplinary knowledge environment. The department hosts about 130 employees and PhD students who conduct research on major and pressing global challenges related to issues of climate and sustainability, war and peace, migration, human rights, power relations, culture/multiculturalism, and societal change. The department forms a unique environment for interdisciplinary research in peace and development research, social science environmental studies, human ecology, human rights, and social anthropology. The department's research is conducted by researchers from many different subject areas, and we understand global developments from different perspectives and approaches. Our knowledge is based on deep analysis, empirical and locally rooted knowledge, dialogue and conversation with individuals and groups and understanding of local conditions and global processes.

The School of Global Studies (SGS) at the University of Gothenburg is looking for an associate researcher on part-time basis for one year. The position is part of a research project led by Andrea Spehar entitled: "Refugee Migration and Cities: Social Institutions, Political Governance and Integration in Jordan, Turkey and Sweden” (SIPGI). https://www.gu.se/en/sipgi-researchenvironment

Job assignments

You will collaborate with Andrea Spehar, Associate Professor in Political Science (Director of CGM and project leader of (SIPGI)) and Isabell Schierenbeck, Professor of Political Science (project participant within SIPGI). You will write at least two scientific articles based on previously collected qualitative interview material, participate in the organization of a scientific workshop and/or conference, contribute to the writing of research application.

There will be excellent opportunities for intellectual development and mentorship as well as developing an independent research agenda within the overall framework of the project.

Qualifications

We are looking for someone who has:

  • relevant master’s degree or Doctoral degree in Social Sciences
  • documented very good skills in speaking and writing in English
  • experience in education or research in the field of migration and integration
  • experience working with interview material
  • good organizational skills
  • experience in writing scientific texts

In addition to the basic qualifications, suitability for the project will be assessed. The limited time scale of the project makes it crucial that the candidate can quickly get started on the work. Familiarity with migration research is therefore particularly advantageous. The candidate also needs to have a good ability to work independently and take own initiative.

Employment

The employment is a temporary employment for 12 months. Extent 50% with placement currently at the School of Global Studies.The starting date is 1 September 2023.

For further information regarding the position

Andrea Spehar, Director Centre on Global Migration, and project leader

031-786 1192, andrea.spehar@pol.gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/work-at-the-university-of-gothenburg/how-to-apply

Application

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 of 1 June 2023.

Please include the following mandatory information with your application:

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Motivation letter in English describing your interest in and suitability for the position
  • CV, including education, relevant work experience, language skills, highest degree achieved and relevant publications
  • Copy of your MA or doctoral diploma
  • The names and contact details of two referees

Closing date: 1 June 2023

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

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.

Researcher (Research Infrastructure Specialist), Core Facilities


 The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 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.

Core Facilities is a university-wide Life Science research infrastructure located at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. Here you have access to some of Sweden's most advanced techniques and analysis tools for research in eg. medicine, biomedicine and clinical studies. All our units have strong national and international profiles and are part of national research infrastructures such as SciLIfeLab. The units at Core Facilities are equipped with advanced instrumentation and highly competent and specialized staff. Next to highly qualified research support, our experts also offer theoretical education and practical courses. Our infrastructure is open to all researchers from Swedish and international institutions as well as private industry. 

The Centre for Cellular Imaging (CCI) at the Core Facilities is one of the leading academic imaging facilities in Sweden providing expertise and access to advanced microscopy to the research community, both locally and at other Swedish universities and abroad. It is part of the National Microscopy Infrastructure since 2016, a node of the Euro-Bioimaging-ERIC consortium and member of the SciLifeLab Cryo-EM Network.

The CCI offers high-end microscopy techniques and competence for researchers in the various fields of life science, but also chemistry, physics and material science. The equipment includes several advanced laser scanning (confocal and multiphoton) microscopes, super-resolution and high content screening microscopy, as well as a GEMINI450 scanning electron microscope and the TALOS 120C transmission electron microscope equipped with Ceta detector (XYZ) and with cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) capabilities focused on single-particle screening. The cryo-EM sample preparation equipment includes a plunge freezer, glow discharge, sputter coater as well as high pressure freezing system. The scientific staff at the CCI assists researchers in the experimental designing and planning of microscopy experiments and provides the in-depth training for the operation of the microscopes, full sample preparation and for specific imaging techniques. Additionally, support is provided in the processing, rendering and analysis of the acquired datasets.

The CCI is now looking for an Expert in cryo-electron microscopy and structural biology with extensive experience in high resolution single-particle reconstruction, including sample optimisation, grid preparation and screening, data collection, the use of modern software for particle picking and classification, map generation, model building, structure validation. The post holder will become an integral part of the CCI team, bringing knowledge and expertise in structural biology and cryo-EM to complement the Facility’s existing room-temperature transmission and scanning electron microscopy, and advanced light microscopy skill-set. Duties will involve both routine methods and developing of new methods from single-particle cryo-EM and applying them to a diverse range of research projects, day-to-day maintenance and operation of the instruments, sample preparation and data processing and analysis. Activities may also include supporting other electron microscopy applications such as standard biological sample preparation for TEM and SEM.

 

Duties 

The successful candidate will work in the Centre for Cellular Imaging for advanced microscopy facility with: 1) in-house innovative structural biology technologies, with a focus on cryo-EM as a method for novel protein structure determination for challenging targets that are intractable via other structural biology techniques; 2) managing and optimization of the different cryo-EM grid sample preparation for single-particle workflows and cryo-EM screening. The post holder will  also be responsible for 3) operation and maintenance of the electron microscope and the equipment for cryo-EM sample preparation, including plunge freezing and high pressure freezing; 4) giving advice on the design of imaging experiments in order to optimize output and research activities; and should, 5) Conduct assessment prior to data collection: Perform preliminary image data quality evaluation, load samples and tune microscopes; 6) Contribute to the implementation of new innovative cryo-EM methods in order to meet with the users’ needs at the CCI, and in close collaboration with the single particle Cryo-EM National facility at SciLifeLab; 7) Guiding core facility users in purification and analysis of single proteins and protein complexes; 8) Perform general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory, and provide general lab support as needed; 9) The post holder will also participate in the teaching of practices/lectures for graduate and undergraduate courses.

 

Qualifications 

We are seeking an ambitious and service-oriented team player with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. The candidate shall be able to work both independently and as part of a team in the CCI and enjoy working in an international and highly collaborative team of scientists. The suitable candidate shall hold a PhD degree in structural biology, biophysics, biochemistry, chemistry, or related scientific field and at least six years of relevant work experience in cryo-EM. Deep scientific expertise in structural biology and high-resolution structure determination is required. Extensive experience in cryo-EM preparation techniques for single-particle is highly desirable. Additional skills in cryo-EM tomography will be an advantage. The candidate shall be willing to expand his/her knowledge in new microscopy techniques and be ready to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment. Prior experience of working in a microscopy facility is a plus. Ability to manage workload and structure the work with short timelines, with good communication in English and organizational skills are essential. We are looking for an enthusiastic person with a research background who combines technical expertise with strong communication skills, who has a strong will to aid other researcher in their work, but also the motivation to work independently.

 

Employment 

The employment is a full-time (100%), permanent position, placed at the Centre for Cellular Imaging (CCI) within the Core Facilities at the University of Gothenburg. A probationary employment period of 6 months may be applied. Start date as soon as possible based on agreement.

Employment title: Researcher

 

Selection process 

Applicants will be evaluated based on submitted documents, interviews, and references.

 

Contact information for the post 

If you have any questions about the position, please contact head of unit Julia Fernandez-Rodriguez (e-mail: juliafer@cci.sahlgrenska.gu.se).

 

Unions 

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: https://www.gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande 

 

Information for International Applicants

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

https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/welcome-services

https://www.movetogothenburg.com/

 

Application 

To apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to create an account in our recruitment system. Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline. 

Apply by submitting an electronic application (can be submitted in English) which should include a cover/motivation letter, your full CV, copy of PhD exam certificate, list of publications, three recent letters of recommendation, and a summary of past experience in the fields of structural biology and cryo-electron microscopy.

Applications must be received by: 2023-06-07 

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

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.

A Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Public Administration

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 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 School of Public Administration provides education, research and collaboration within the field of public administration. It offers programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as commissioned courses and doctoral studies. Programmes in the multi- disciplinary subject of public administration focus on politics, democracy and administration; public finance; organisation, management and society, as well as legal perspectives on public administration. The School of Public Administration is also responsible for courses in the preschool- and head teacher training programmes. The research focuses on public administration, its function and social context. Overall research fields currently include municipal politics and democracy, scrutiny of public policies and activities, Public Management, public law, governance of schools and preschools as well as sustainable urban development.

Subject area 

Public administration

Subject area description 

The School of Public Administration announces a vacant position for a postdoctoral fellow in the FORTE-funded research project “The materialization of changes - how built spaces drive, prevent and modify organizational changes in two Swedish university hospitals”. By studying how managerial ideas about reforming healthcare are received and reinterpreted by healthcare professions inside the hospitals, this project provides novel explanations to the well-known and recurring governance failures in healthcare management. The overall purpose of the research project is to explore how managerial strategies to reform public services by transforming built spaces are experienced, resisted, and negotiated by professions inside these organizational spaces. Theoretically, the project is positioned within public administration and organization theory, in particular the sub-field called organizational space literature which understands organizational spaces and materiality as guiding for and actively structuring human activities, rather than merely being an outcome of human actions. More information about the project is found here.

We are interested in broadening the empirical and theoretical scope of this project, and therefore welcome proposals that relates to the overall objective of this project but formulates independent research questions and has an independent methodological design. An empirical focus on public healthcare is advantageous but not required

Duties 

The postdoctoral fellowship aims to give the employee an opportunity to develop their independence as a researcher and further qualifications after completing the doctoral degree. The person employed as a postdoctoral fellow will conduct research on 80 %, remaining 20 % will be devoted to teaching or administrative tasks within the School of Public Administration.

The main responsibility for the postdoctoral fellow is to conduct research, independently or in collaboration with the project leader, which contribute to the research project’s overall objective. Research tasks will involve data collection, analysis, and dissemination of results through scholarly journals and conferences. The Postdoc is expected to be an active and collaborative participant in the School of Public Administration’s activities during of the fellowship.

Eligibility 

To be eligible to be employed as a postdoctoral fellow, the applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country. The applicant should have a PhD degree in social sciences, preferably in public administration, business and management, sociology, anthropology, political science, cultural geography, urban planning or a related field. In the first instance, those who have completed their degree no more than three years before the end of the application period will be considered. Applicants who have completed their degree more than three years ago can be considered if there are special reasons.

For more information regarding eligibility, please visit The appointment procedure GU 2022/38

Assessment criteria 

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in social science no later than the date when the employment decision is made.

Applicants must have excellent written and oral proficiency in English.

Applicants must provide a well-developed research proposal for a related but independent research project that falls within the scope of the research project described above. The research plan will be assessed according to feasibility and scientific quality.

Applications will be evaluated primarily on demonstrated research excellence in research with relevance to the research project. One or more of the following scientific skills are also meritorious;

  • Advanced methodological skills (qualitative or quantitative).
  • Theoretical sophistication and innovativeness
  • Demonstrated research expertise in some of the following: built design, healthcare, policy implementation, critical management studies, ethnography, organization theory.
  • documented ability to publish research findings in scientific outlets
  • documented ability to communicate research findings to wider audiences beyond academia.

To be successful in this position, you must have an eye for detail, good organizational skills and be able to solve problems. You need to have excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Great emphasis is placed on personal suitability for the position. We will make an overall assessment and the applicant who is considered to be best qualified to carry out and develop the tasks described above will be appointed to the position.

Employment 

This is a 2-year, full-time fellowship with social insurance benefits, with a flexible starting date in 2023 (January 1, 2024 at the latest).

Contact information 

Further information about the position can be obtained from the project leader Livia Johannesson, livia.johannesson@spa.gu.se  

Questions about the employment procedure can be put to Maria Utterhall, HR officer, maria.utterhall@spa.gu.se.

Unions 

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: https://www.gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande 

Application 

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

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • 2-3 reference persons

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter describing:
    • why you are interested in the position described in the advertisement
    • what makes you suitable for the position in question
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research plan, maximum 5 pages
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (2 files)

Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

Applications must be received by: 2023-09-01

 

Information for International Applicants 

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

https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/welcome-services 
https://www.movetogothenburg.com/ 

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

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.

 

Researcher in Climatology or Physical Geography


 The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 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 Earth Sciences has about 80 employees. We have Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in Earth Sciences and
Geography and third-cycle education. Our strongest research areas lie within climatology, ecosystem sciences, petrology/geochemistry
and applied geoscience. The department's research strategy emphasizes further development of Earth System Science.

Project description

The researcher will join an ongoing project that explores the use of quantitative wood anatomy in reconstructions of past climate variations. Information on how the climate will change in the future is largely based on climate models where skill is judged based on how well they can predict climate variations from relatively short meteorological observations and longer proxy archives, such as tree rings. The link between proxy archives and climate models is currently based on relatively inexact analyses of tree rings and simple statistical transformations of natural archives to climate reconstructions. So far, climate models and climate reconstructions based on tree rings have systematic differences in which the natural archive has comparatively inflated medium and low frequency amplitude than models. We believe that this discrepancy is partly due to inaccurate tree-ring measurements where measurement series are also influenced by the tree's biological memory of the climate. In this ongoing project, we measure anatomical properties of trees that grow in highly temperature-restricted environments and compare and assimilate them with ensembles of climate models. This project combines and integrates skills that take analysis of tree rings to a new level of precision, applies new process-based transformation methods for climate reconstructions, and evaluates the conformity of model and climate reconstructions permeated by a deep understanding of the biological archive.

Duties

The researcher will work on developing and analysing wood anatomical data from living and dead trees of Picea engelmannii from southwestern Canada. This includes dating of the wood material, as well as automatic and manual editing of the cell measurements using the ROXAS program. These data will be studied, among other things, in relation to the trees' age, climate, and measurement resolution. The researcher will be responsible for quality control of data and statistical analyses, as well as the writing of publications in the project that presents the 1000-year long reconstruction of summer temperatures based on the wood anatomical data. In this regard, the researcher is expected to contribute expertise in dendroclimatology, quantitative wood anatomy and wood densitometry, as well as the application of process-based growth modeling in the context of climate reconstructions.

Qualifications

Doctoral degree in a relevant subject area, for example Physical Geography or Climatology. Previous publication of articles as first author in well-established international journals is a requirement. Excellent skills in handling large datasets, statistical analysis, and proficiency in computer programming are required. Previous experience in the analysis of wood anatomical data, proficiency in using the ROXAS editing program, and the ability to place analysis results in a biological and climatological context are crucial. The position requires the applicant to be able to communicate fluently (both in writing and verbally) in English.

Employment

The employment is limited (temporary) for 4 months, 100% of full-time, and is placed at the Department of Earth Sciences. Starting date: 2023-09-01.

Contact information for the post

If you have any questions about the position,  please contact Dr. Kristina Seftigen. Phone:  +46 735-81 75 03, e-mail kristina.seftigen@gvc.gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here:   
https://www.gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande   

Application

The application should include a CV, a certificate of the doctoral degree, and a complete list of publications, including submitted and accepted manuscripts.

Applications must be received by: 2023-06-01

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

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.

Associate Researcher

 

Göteborgs universitet möter samhällets utmaningar med mångsidig kunskap. 56 000 studenter och 6 600 medarbetare gör universitetet till en stor och inspirerande arbetsplats. Stark forskning och attraktiva utbildningar lockar forskare och studenter från hela världen. Med ny kunskap och nya perspektiv bidrar Göteborgs universitet till en bättre framtid.

At the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, at the Sahlgrenska Academy, we conduct research and education covering a wide range of knowledge areas. The institute comprises five different departments: Clinical Neuroscience, Health and Rehabilitation, Pharmacology, Physiology and Psychiatry and Neurochemistry.

The Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, invites applications for an Associate Researcher employment at the Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry. 

In clinical neurochemistry research, stem cell-derived neurons have become important models to study biomarker release from neurons in health and disease, what the kinetics of the release is, to what extent increased cell media levels reflect neuronal injury, dysfunction, or activity, and whether neuronal secretion of the markers is stimulated by different disease-associated exposures. The researcher will conduct research on Alzheimer’s disease. Zebrafish will also be used as a model.

Duties

Research on neuronal models for neurodegenerative diseases, supervise and teach students and PhD candidates, write scientific papers, apply for grants, and participate in scientific conferences. 

Qualifications

Eligible to be employed is anyone who has a basic education in molecular biology or in Biology with a focus on neurobiology, and has previous experience with stem cell-derived neurons.

The applicants will be ranked based on scientific merits and personal attitude.

Employment

The employment is limited (temporary) for 11 months, 100% of full-time, and is placed at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Starting date: as soon as possible or as agreed. 

Contact information for the post

If you have questions regarding the employment please contact Researcher Alexandra Abramsson, phone: +46 703 357 417 , e-mail: alexandra.abramsson@gu.se

Manager in charge is Professor/Head of Department Henrik Zetterberg, phone: +46 768 672 647, e-mail: henrik.zetterberg@clinchem.gu.se

Application documents are not to be submitted through the contact persons.

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: https://www.gu.se/en/work-at-the-university-of-gothenburg/how-to-apply

Application

To apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to create an account in our recruitment system. Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline. 

Applications must be received by: 2023-06-07

 

Information for International Applicants 

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

https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/welcome-services 
https://www.movetogothenburg.com/

Universitetet arbetar aktivt för en arbetsmiljö med jämställda förhållanden och sätter värde på de kvalitéer mångfald tillför verksamheten.

Universitetet tillämpar individuell lönesättning.

Enligt Riksarkivets föreskrifter är universitetet skyldigt att förvara ansökningshandlingar i två år efter tillsättningsbeslutet. Om du som sökande till en anställning särskilt begär tillbaka dina handlingar återsänds de när de två åren har förflutit, i annat fall kommer de att gallras ut.

Till bemannings- och rekryteringsföretag och till dig som är försäljare: Göteborgs universitet anlitar upphandlad annonsbyrå i samband med rekrytering av personal. Vi undanber oss vänligen men bestämt direktkontakt med bemannings- och rekryteringsföretag samt försäljare av jobbannonser.

Researcher


 The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 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 School of Public Health and Community Medicine, at the Institute of Medicine, conducts extensive education and research in global public health, general practice/family medicine, occupational medicine, environmental medicine, social medicine, medicine use and pharmaceutical policy. We also conduct education and research within nutritional epidemiology, insurance medicine, innovation and utilization, health economics, biostatistics and register epidemiology. We are developing interdisciplinary work on the UN´s Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on SGD 3 (health) and 8 (economical growth).

The Environmental medicine and toxicology research group has a focus on the relation between the occupational and general environment and human health, using observational epidemiological methods, interventional studies as well as experimental methods. The research group is involved in both national and international collaborative projects. The present project focuses on occupational heat stress exposure, evaluation of workplace prevention and health outcomes, and pathophysiological mechanisms for kidney damage.

Duties 

You work independently with study design, data acquisition, advanced biostatistical analyses, and scientific publication within ongoing and planned projects. You are expected to get own grants. You independently work with scientific publication and dissemination of results. You are expected to participate in teaching and tutoring of basic level and master students at Sahlgrenska Academy.

Qualifications 

  • You should have a basic education in medicine or biomedicine
  • You should have a PhD in occupational and environmental medicine, public health, epidemiology or related disciplines
  • Expertise is required within epidemiology and biostatistics, including experience with advanced statistical packages.
  • You should have documented good ability to work in an interdisciplinary and international environment at the interface between epidemiology and medicine, and to cooperate with other research groups.
  • You should be proficient in English and Swedish. Basic skills in Spanish are a strong merit. You should have documented experience of teaching

Great emphasis is placed on personal qualifications such as flexibility and ability to quickly grasp new challenges

Employment 

Type of employment: Temporary employment, 6 months Extent: 50 % Location: Institute of Medicine, Gothenburg First day of employment: 2023-07-01 or according to agreement.

Contact information for the post 

Kristina Jakobsson, Professor +46(0)766486023, kristina.jakobsson@amm.gu.se

Jörgen Månsson, Deputy Head of Department, +46(0)31-7866686,  jorgen.mansson@gu.se

Unions 

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: https://www.gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande 

Application 

Certificate of PhD must be attached to the application. 

To apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to create an account in our recruitment system. Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline. 

Applications must be received by: 2023-06-12. 

 

Information for International Applicants 

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

https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/welcome-services 
https://www.movetogothenburg.com/ 

Visit the webpage Join us - jobs and career for more information on the Institute of Medicine and what opportunities we have for you. Discover our world-class research and research infrastructure, as well as what the benefits are for you and your family.

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

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.

Doctoral student with specialization in environmental psychology


 Information om tillsättning av anställning.

The Department of Psychology has approximately 160 employees, and is engaged in extensive research and educational activities. There is a very high demand for all programs at the department. We announce a position as a PhD student.

Responsibilities  

As a doctoral student, you will work in the project ”Emergency preparedness: what drives people to (not) prepare for future societal and environmental crises?” The project aims to assess psychological determinants for emergency preparedness and risk perception. Within the project, you will use both meta-analytic- and experimental methods. The project consists of interdisciplinary work bridging psychological research with political science.

As a doctoral student, you will be a part of the research group Decision-making, Environmental, Economic and Political psychology (DEEP).

The work consists of, individually as well as in collaboration, designing experiments and surveys, collecting data, statistical analyses, and reporting of empirical studies of risk perception and emergency preparedness related to environmental- and societal risks such as extreme weather events.  

Doctoral education normally includes four years of full-time study, comprising of work with a thesis project (165 higher education credits) and courses (75 higher education credits). Some courses are obligatory, while others are elective. The primary task for the PhD student is to complete the thesis work under supervision. A PhD student is expected to develop his/her own ideas and communicate scientific results both orally and in writing. This is done in part through the completion of a scientific thesis. The position may furthermore include lecturing and other departmental duties, resulting in extension of the employment period for a corresponding length of time.  

Qualifications  

We are looking for motivated individuals with a strong interest in the field of psychology, especially environmental psychology. Previous education and other experience in these fields are desirable. Very good knowledge of experimental design and meta-analysis are also important merits. A very good ability to communicate orally and in writing in English is a requirement.  

Eligibility:

Basic and specific eligibility are prerequisites for entry to doctoral education.  

To meet basic eligibility requirements, the applicant must have:

-completed a second-cycle degree

-completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 credits are in second-cycle courses

-or have acquired equivalent knowledge in some other way, either in Sweden or abroad  

To meet specific eligibility requirements, the applicant must have:

-completed at least 90 higher education credits of first-cycle courses in psychology, in addition to

-at least 60 higher education credits of second-cycle courses, of which at least 15 higher education credits are in scientific methods, as well as a thesis of at least 15 higher education credits, or

 -knowledge equivalent to that listed above, acquired in another manner  

Selection criteria

Assessment of applicants who meet the basic and specific eligibility requirements is based on the ability to benefit from doctoral education. Great emphasis is placed on the student’s past thesis/dissertation work, and any previous research-related work. Good ability to communicate orally and in writing in English is a requirement. Applicants who are assessed as the best qualified will be called to an interview.

Appointment

The starting date for the position will be decided in agreement with the successful applicant. Regulations for employment of PhD students are outlined in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those accepted for doctoral studies can hold the position. A new appointment as a PhD student applies for a maximum of one year. The appointment can be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time. The total period of employment must not exceed the equivalent of four years full-time doctoral studies.

Contact details:

Enquiries concerning the content of the position can be made to Magnus Bergquist, magnus.bergquist@psy.gu.se phone +46 31-786 16 53

For general enquiries regarding the doctoral program, contact the Postgraduate studies officer, Ann Backlund, ann.backlund@psy.gu.se phone. +46-31-786 1637  

Union organizations:
Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here:  

http://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/anstallning/fackliga-organisationer/

Application

You can apply for admission to the doctoral program through the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal, by clicking on the “Apply” button.  Do not forget to attach the requested documents. 

  • dissertations
  • study background, degree certificate 
  • work experience
  • research experience (if a scientific report is attached, in which the applicant is not the sole author, then the applicant should describe the specific contributions to the work)
  • motivation for applying to doctoral studies (personal letter)
  • documentation of any specific qualifications asked for in the text above

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is completed in accordance with the advertisement details, and for ensuring that the application is submitted to the university before the deadline.

Last day for application 7 of June

Universitetet arbetar aktivt för en arbetsmiljö med jämställda förhållanden och sätter värde på de kvalitéer mångfald tillför verksamheten.

Universitetet tillämpar individuell lönesättning.

Enligt Riksarkivets föreskrifter är universitetet skyldigt att förvara ansökningshandlingar i två år efter tillsättningsbeslutet. Om du som sökande till en anställning särskilt begär tillbaka dina handlingar återsänds de när de två åren har förflutit, i annat fall kommer de att gallras ut.

Till bemannings- och rekryteringsföretag och till dig som är försäljare: Göteborgs universitet anlitar upphandlad annonsbyrå i samband med rekrytering av personal. Vi undanber oss vänligen men bestämt direktkontakt med bemannings- och rekryteringsföretag samt försäljare av jobbannonser.

PhD student: Oceanography

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.

PhD student: Oceanography

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.

The Department for Marine Sciences (http://marine.gu.se/english/) is Sweden's most complete academic environment for marine research and education, and it is one of few such institutions in Europe. The Department for Marine Sciences brings together expertise in physical oceanography, marine chemistry, marine biology, marine geology, and marine heritage conservation. Research and education are conducted in our premises in Gothenburg, at the two marine research stations Kristineberg and Tjärnö, and on the research vessel Skagerrak.

Subject area

How does turbulent mixing drive oxygen supply and consumption in oxygen minimum zones? Observations of turbulent fluxes of oxygen and nitrate from autonomous underwater gliders.

Subject area description

The decline in ocean oxygen content is one of the most alarming consequences of anthropogenic climate change. Oxygen minimum zones, which cover 8% of the world’s oceans and are already naturally deprived of oxygen, are particularly vulnerable to deoxygenation. The recent decrease in oxygen concentration has led to disproportionate expansion and intensification of OMZ, causing marine habitat compression; increased greenhouse oxide emissions; and reduced nutrient availability for surface productivity.

OMZ are naturally occurring layers in the ocean, generally from 100 to 1000m below the surface, along large upwelling sites where oxygen consumption exceeds oxygen supply, leading to low concentrations or absence of oxygen. Oxygen consumption is driven by respiration of organic matter and varies with its amount, type and respiration depth along with oxygen and nitrate concentrations. Oxygen is primarily supplied to OMZ via advective seawater transport and vertical ocean mixing; biological supply of oxygen (through photosynthesis) plays a negligible role due to the depth of OMZ.

OMZ have grown over the last 50 years and global climate models predict widespread deoxygenation of the oceans. However, not all regions are forecast to lose oxygen; in fact most OMZ are forecast to increase in oxygen concentration, contradicting recent observations. Why is this? Leading climate models severely underestimate deoxygenation in OMZ but accurately resolve decreases in solubility, indicating that the remaining uncertainty is due to unresolved circulation, mixing or respiration.

In this project, we will deploy autonomous underwater gliders in the Arabian Sea, equipped with state of the art sensors to measure currents, finescale turbulent mixing, oxygen and nitrate. As a group, we want to resolve this circulation, mixing and respiration at the fine scale to understand how OMZ will evolve in future.

This studentship will focus on working with turbulence microstructure data collected by the gliders in the Arabian Sea to look at vertical fluxes of oxygen down and/or upward nutrient fluxes which fuel production. The aim is to identify the contribution of small-scale ocean processes to the net oxygen balance in the OMZ. The first fieldwork season will be from Autumn 2023 to Spring 2024.

Job assignments

The successful candidate will contribute to our understanding of how different ocean features (topography, eddies, fronts, winter water) promote turbulent mixing of oxygen into the OMZ and nutrients to the surface. More specifically, the PhD student will:

 

  • Participate in fieldwork campaigns for this project and others of the FLOW Lab. Contribute to piloting the autonomous vehicles.
  • Assemble, quality control and process the successive microstructure datasets from the SeaExplorer glider campaigns.
  • Analyse the glider data in the context of existing remote sensing and model data, to understand diapycnal fluxes of biogeochemical properties.
  • Investigate how meso- to submesoscale ocean processes are responsible for the discrepancy between observed and modelled rates of oxygen supply and consumption in the Arabian Sea oxygen minimum zone.
  • Publish and present their work in internationally recognized journals and conferences.
  • Participate in the activities of the FLOW Lab and contribute to mentoring BSc and MSc students.
  • Contribute to teaching in the BSc program (10%, with compensated time).

 

The PhD student is expected to show independence, critical thinking and initiative during their studies. The PhD supervisory team will consist of Bastien Queste and a co-supervisor to be determined together. The PhD student will be part of the FLOW Lab (https://www.flow-lab.org/), and will also work closely with the Polar Gliders group (https://www.polargliders.com/).

 

Eligibility

The qualifications for education on a doctoral level are: either degree in advanced level, or at least 240 ECTS, of which 60 are on an advanced level, or in another way acquired similar knowledge.

 

Upon appointment the degree of ability to successfully complete the PhD program will first be evaluated. Only applicants who are admitted to the PhD program at the Dep. of Marine Sciences may be hired.

 

  • Masters degree or similar in oceanography or related field (physics, data analysis).
  • Experience with scientific programming skills (Python or similar) or a strong willingness to learn is essential.
  • Proven ability to process and analyse large datasets is highly desirable.
  • Experience of working with oceanographic sensor data is a plus.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills in English.

 

Assessment

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in SFS 1998:80. Only a person that is admitted to a doctoral level education can hold the position. The candidates will be judged for their ability to successfully complete the program. In addition to pursuing their own research studies, the holder of the position may be required to perform duties such as teaching, research, and administration according to special regulations.

Oral and written communication skill in English is a requirement.

The highest ranked candidates will be invited for an interview that may be conducted in English and in some cases via phone/internet.

 

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 48 months
Extent: 100%
Location: Department of Marine Sciences
First day of employment: As agreed

 

For further information about the position

Please contact Bastien Queste: bastien.queste@gu.se

http://www.flow-lab.org   

 

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

 

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system, and submit the following documents:

  • Personal letter explaining the applicants merits in relation to the position
  • CV, with a complete list of university courses that the applicant has passed
  • Electronic copies of earlier scientific contributions (e.g. master thesis)
  • Description of other relevant merits.
  • Certificates and other documents that you wish to refer to.
  • Name of 1 reference persons (e.g. earlier supervisor).

It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

The application is to be written in English.

Closing date: 2023-05-31

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

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

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

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

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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