Two postdoc positions in e-science
Sort on published: 2017-01-31
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.5 billion.
eSSENCE is a strategic collaborative research programme in e-science between three Swedish universities with a strong tradition of excellent e-science research: Uppsala University, Lund University and Umeå University. e-science promotes innovation in collaborative, computationally or data intensive research across all disciplines. In Uppsala, a number of projects are supported by the programme. Most of them are in computer simulation and data science in biology, chemistry, and physics. More information about eSSENCE is found at the homepage http://essenceofescience.se/ . eSSENCE is seeking two outstanding candidates at the postdoctoral level for e-science projects in systems biology and text recognition using techniques in scientific computing and machine learning.
The two projects and their project leaders are:
- New e-science tools for in silico craniofacial development (Andreas Hellander)
- Automatic handwritten text recognition (Anders Hast)
A detailed description of a project is found by clicking at the project.
Qualifications required: Candidates should have a Doctoral Degree (PhD or equivalent) in a relevant subject at the time of the application deadline and at most three years before the deadline (this time will be extended for medical leave, parental leave, etc.). Candidates must have expertise in at least one of the areas involved in the chosen project. The candidate must clearly document a high degree of self-motivation in the application. In addition, the applicant must be able to work well in a diverse group with members from different disciplines, comfortable giving and receiving constructive criticism, and have strong abilities for critical thinking and structured work. These competencies are as important as the technical qualifications.
The position is for two years and may include up to 20 % teaching (in English or Swedish) depending on availability and your career interests. Excellent skills in spoken and written English are required.
Working in Sweden: Sweden is a great place for living and working. Swedes are friendly and speak good English. The quality of life is high, with a strong emphasis on outdoor activities. The Swedish working climate emphasizes an open atmosphere, with active discussions involving both junior and senior staff. Postdocs are full employees, with standard salaries and five weeks of paid holiday. Spouses of employees are entitled to work permits. Healthcare is free after a small co-pay and the university subsidizes athletic costs, such as a gym membership. The parental benefits in Sweden are among the best in the world, including extensive parental leave (for both parents), paid time off to care for sick children, and affordable daycare.
Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find much information about working and living in Sweden at http://www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact the International Faculty and Staff Services at mailto: email@example.com.
Application: The application must include a statement (at most 2 pages) of the applicant’s motivation for applying for this position, including the candidate’s qualifications and research interests, the preferred project and how he or she will support this project, a description of the PhD thesis, and evidence of self-motivation and constructive teamwork. The application must include a CV, a certificate of a Doctoral Degree (PhD or equivalent) (translated to English or Swedish), degrees and grades (translated to English or Swedish), a copy of the PhD thesis, copies of publications (and specific descriptions of the candidate’s own contributions), other relevant documents, and the earliest possible starting date. Contact information for references should be provided in the application.
Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience. The Department strives for a more equal gender balance and welcomes specifically female applicants.
Pay: Individual salaries
Starting: As soon as possible or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position.
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact
The coordinator of eSSENCE professor Per Lötstedt, Ph. +4618 471 2972, firstname.lastname@example.org, the project leaders, or the research officer of eSSENCE Carmen Medina, email@example.com, Ph. +4618 471 6813.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-03-01, UFV-PA 2017/189.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Information Technology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fast lön
Number of positions: 2
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Marie Ols, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Stefan Djurström, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/189
Last application date: 2017-03-01