Lund University, Scania, Sweden invites online Application for various Postdoctoral Fellowship in their different Departments. We are providing a list of Postdoc Fellowship positions available at Lund University, Scania, Sweden.
Interested candidate may apply as soon as possible
(01) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position
Postdoc summary/title: Postdoctor in public law with focus on environmental and administrative law
The post-doctoral fellow will examine how European, and national regulations can be applied to improve water availability and water quality in Sweden. This includes mapping the existing rules for water management in Sweden as well as at EU level. In particular, the post-doctoral fellow will investigate the incorporation of the EU Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC (WFD) into Swedish law and the subsequent legal acts related to water management. The post-doctoral fellow will analyse legal possibilities to prioritise and allocate water resources at national level in a more sustainable and equitable way, taking into account the challenges posed by how climate change may affect water availability in the future. This could include investigating the possibilities under existing legislation to create a market for buying and selling water permits, using dynamic permits for water use or reusing treated wastewater. The 2030 Agenda is the framework for sustainable development that the world’s nations have signed to end extreme poverty, reduce inequalities, solve the climate crisis, promote peace and equity and much more. To achieve the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals, research has several important roles: to identify challenges and conflicting objectives, contribute to new solutions, generate dialogue and learning between different societal stakeholders and critically analyse the goals. Lund University aspires to be a part of the solution and has therefore initiated a research programme on sustainable development with postdoc fellowships in interdisciplinary projects. The projects will not only constitute platforms for the postdocs’ career development, but also form a basis for national and European applications, and for future environments for excellence and profiling. The programme is also to develop the postdocs’ expertise in teaching and learning in higher education. For more information about the programme, please visit Excellence Programme for Sustainable Development | Sustainability Forum (lu.se) The position is a part of the Lund University-wide Interdisciplinary program focusing on Agenda 2030 and sustainable development. Within LU4Water, six postdoctoral fellowships at six faculties (Law, Social Science, Humanities, Science, Economics and Engineering) will collaborate on developing a new framework for implementing Integrated Water Resources Management. The postdoctoral fellow will therefore be involved in a larger ongoing trans-disciplinary research project on how a more complete water management framework can be developed in Sweden to allow for a comprehensive and sustainable water policy to be developed. The post-doctoral fellow at the Law Faculty will focus on the legal part of the trans-disciplinary water management project.
(02) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position
Postdoc summary/title: Post-doctoral fellow in Galactic dynamics studies for Gaia and GaiaNIR
The position is placed at the Division of Astrophysics in the Department of Physics to work with Dr David Hobbs on developing science cases for the future GaiaNIR space astrometry mission. The project will focus on determining how well GaiaNIR, combined with Gaia, can measure the dynamical properties of our Galaxy using astrometry in the Visible and Near Infrared (NIR). The combination of the Gaia and GaiaNIR missions will greatly enhance the astrometric results of common stars allowing for a more detailed analysis of the dynamics of our Galaxy while the GaiaNIR mission will also provide new measurements in the hidden regions of the Galaxy. The Gaia mission is currently in operation and producing results for almost two billion stars in our Galaxy while the GaiaNIR mission is planned to be launched around 2045 and is estimated to observe a further 10 billion stars hidden behind dust in the most dynamically important regions of the Galaxy. This research will support the scientific proposals to the European Space Agency for the GaiaNIR mission which are currently being developed.
Deadline : 09.Dec.2023
(03) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position
Postdoc summary/title: Postdoctoral research fellow in neurodegenerative disease genetics
We study the biological processes behind Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other neurodegenerative diseases. We work with cohorts of patients and cognitively healthy volunteers, who undergo extensive testing with brain imaging, biomarker measurements and neuropsychological testing, as well as animal and cell biology experiments. You can read more about the research here. The research group is led by Professor Oskar Hansson. The position is located at BMC in Lund. AD is the most common cause of dementia. Genetic risk factors for AD have been identified both in large GWAS studies and in families with strong heredity for the disease. The project will contribute to a better understanding of the mechanisms through which different genetic variants affect the risk of AD, in order to be able to develop new drugs against the disease. The research will be conducted under the leadership of university lecturer Niklas Mattsson-Carlgren, Prof. Oskar Hansson and assistant university lecturer Jacob Vogel. We care about creating a positive, respectful, and stimulating environment. We value communication and collaboration and a workplace that promotes learning and development for all employees. We are also committed to building a safe and positive environment for all employees through mutual respect and tolerance.
Deadline : 26.Nov.2023
(04) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position
Postdoc summary/title: Postdoctoral position in Electroencephalography (EEG)
Lund University Humanities Lab is an interdisciplinary research infrastructure for researchers, teachers and students from across Lund University, additional information can be found here. The division of Logopedics, Phoniatrics and Audiology is an interdisciplinary research environment with several specializations and a strong clinical anchoring, additional information can be found here. The faculties are now announcing a joint postdoctoral position with a focus on advanced expertise in electrophysiology (EEG), event-related potentials (ERP) and preferably other neuroscientific methods (fNIRS, fMRI). The position includes 50% research at the Faculty of Medicine and 50% service in the Humanities Laboratory with a focus on method development, responsibility for lab facilities, and developing interdisciplinary collaborations.
Deadline : 23.Nov.2023
(05) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position
Postdoc summary/title: Postdoctoral fellow in geopolitics and regional cooperation in the Middle East
Deadline : 20.Nov.2023
(06) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position
Postdoc summary/title: Postdoctoral fellow on political youth in Middle East conflicts
The Centre for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) coordinates the Strategic Research Area (SRA) “The Middle East in the Contemporary World” (MECW). The research program consists of four research themes: 1) Environment and sustainable development; 2) Security and sustainable peace; 3) Democratization, migration and sustainable socio-economic development; and 4) Religion, identity and culture. For more details about the MECW program: https://www.cmes.lu.se/middle-east-contemporary-world-mecw The postdoctoral position will be part of a research project focused on the Middle East and youth in armed conflicts. The conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) since 2011 have resulted in two broad societal changes that challenge the political exclusion of youth: new spaces and institutions have opened up for youth action, allowing young women and men to assume new roles as political and social leaders. The UN Youth, Peace, and Security Agenda (YPS), based on Security Council Resolution 2250, has also been launched. The overarching aim of the project is to examine how, and in which ways, conflict has decreased or increased youth political empowerment in the region. It also explores how broad social and policy changes can be capitalized to ensure that youth are meaningfully contributing to political processes and sustainable peace. The project will assess youth grassroots political agency in conflict; evaluate the design and implementation of the YPS agenda; compare the YPS and the Women, Peace, Security (WPS) agendas; and evaluate the conditions for empowerment with a specific focus on sustainable peace. The countries of focus of the project are: Iraq, Syria, and Jordan.
Deadline : 20.Nov.2023
(07) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position
Postdoc summary/title: Post-doctoral fellow in earth observations of land cover and vegetiation dynamics in the Middle East
More than a decade has passed since the war in Syria began in 2011. In the midst of this turmoil, a new venture has emerged in the form of the Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria (NES), commonly known as Rojava. ECO-Syria is an interdisciplinary project where we study changes in vegetation dynamics and land use/land cover in the Rojava region as well as in neighboring areas, linking these changes to political and socioeconomic factors through spatio-temporal analysis.The Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science and the Centre for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) announce one vacant position as a 2-year postdoctoral fellow with an orientation towards earth observ d cover and vegetation dynamics, within the above described project.
Deadline : 20.Nov.2023
(08) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position
Postdoc summary/title: Postdoctoral position in Protein NMR Spectroscopy
The research at the division for Biophysical Chemistry is dedicated to the study of biomolecular interactions, structure and dynamics, with the aim of understanding biological systems and processes at the molecular level. The emphasis is on experimental and theoretical studies of the physical properties of proteins in solution. The division of Biophysical Chemistry is part of the Center for Molecular Protein Science (CMPS), Department of Chemistry. CMPS offers a highly creative environment conducive to excellent research. CMPS is the proud home of several research groups that have received prestigious research grants, currently including 1 ERC-Consolidator, 1 ERC-Advanced, 1 ERC-Synergy, and 3 project grants awarded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. CMPS comprises research groups with competence in a range of biochemical and biophysical methods (please see: https://www.cmps.lu.se), thereby offering an excellent learning environment for PhD students and postdocs. The position is placed in Prof. Mikael Akke’s research group and is funded by the European Research Council through a ERC-Synergy grant. The project involves a collaboration between 3 research groups representing complementary expertise in biophysical methods: Mikael Akke (NMR spectroscopy), Eike Schulz (time-resolved X-ray crystallography) at University of Hamburg, and Kresten Lindorff-Larsen (molecular dynamics simulations and computational chemistry) at University of Copenhagen. The project focuses on the dynamics of protein–ligand binding. Fully staffed, the project will involve 2 PhD students and 1 postdoc in the Akke group. In addition, other projects in the Akke group involve 3 PhD students, 3 postdocs, and 1 senior research funded by the other grants.
Deadline : 09.Nov.2023
(09) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position
Postdoc summary/title: Postdoctoral position in Protein NMR Spectroscopy
The research at the division for Biophysical Chemistry is dedicated to the study of biomolecular interactions, structure and dynamics, with the aim of understanding biological systems and processes at the molecular level. The emphasis is on experimental and theoretical studies of the physical properties of proteins in solution. The division of Biophysical Chemistry is part of the Center for Molecular Protein Science (CMPS), Department of Chemistry. CMPS offers a highly creative environment conducive to excellent research. CMPS is the proud home of several research groups that have received prestigious research grants, currently including 1 ERC-Consolidator, 1 ERC-Advanced, 1 ERC-Synergy, and 3 project grants awarded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. CMPS comprises research groups with competence in a range of biochemical and biophysical methods (please see: https://www.cmps.lu.se), thereby offering an excellent learning environment for PhD students and postdocs. The position is placed in Prof. Mikael Akke’s research group and is funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The project involves a collaboration between 3 research groups representing complementary expertise in biophysical methods: Mikael Akke (NMR spectroscopy) and Sara Linse (surface plasmon resonance) at Lund University and Erik Lindahl (molecular dynamics simulations and computational chemistry) at Stockholm University. The project focuses on the relationship between conformational dynamics and allostery in proteins. Fully staffed, the project will involve 3 PhD students, 2 postdocs, and 1 senior researcher in addition to the PIs. In addition, other projects in the Akke group involve 2 PhD students and 2 postdocs, funded by the ERC.
Deadline : 09.Nov.2023
(10) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position
Postdoc summary/title: Postdoctoral position in Electrical Engineering towards wireless communication
You will be working at the Department of Electrical and Information Technology, and primary in the Division of Communications Engineering. The Division has 8 senior researchers and around 20 PhD students, working with wireless communication in a wide sense, with activities spanning from communication theory to channel measurements/modeling and implementation of advanced test beds. Your research will be performed mainly in the context of a large project performing theoretical and experimental research, funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research. An overarching goal of the project is to build and demonstrate the capabilities of fully digital Large Intelligent Surfaces. You will be part of an experienced wireless communication research team, with close ties to other subject areas at the department, forming a unified whole from electromagnetic theory and antennas design to the design of integrated circuits and advanced hardware systems.
Deadline : 09.Nov.2023
(11) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position
Postdoc summary/title: Post-doctoral fellow in Soil Microbial AgroEcology
Imbalanced weather regimes endanger important soil ecosystem functions, and strategies for climate adaptation and resilience to extreme event are crucial to secure food production and maintain the natural food webs in soils. Because of climate change, Sweden is increasingly likely to experience weather extremes such as summer droughts or heavy rain events. Farm management can enhance or decrease resilience to extreme weather events. Organic farms have been shown to be more resilient against environmental stresses compared to conventionally managed farms, and can, under some conditions, outperform conventional farms under periods of extreme weather, especially under drought. Microorganisms themselves are affected by soil management practices, and microbial functions can be impaired by both agricultural management practice and climate stress. The aim of this BECC (see film about BECC further down) research area funded project is to determine how different farm management types impact the microbial performance and the resilience of different soils to climatic disturbances, especially drought. An important part of drought resilience is mediated via the soil’s organic matter concentrations, and soil organic matter formation and stabilization is strongly controlled by the soil’s microbial community. This project will investigate the influence of farm management type via a set of 30 conventionally or organically managed farms in Scania, and determine soil processes as microbial growth, enzymatic activities, and the soils’ biodiversity and direct characterization of trophic interactions. Combined microscale measurements using microfluidic soil chips, optical microscopy observations and molecular characterization of the soil microbial communities will be used together with bulk analyses of the soils. The postdoc will further be stationed for approximately 3 months of their time at the University of Gothenburg.
Deadline : 07.Nov.2023
(12) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position
Postdoc summary/title: Post doc in Ecological Economics and Sustainability
The postdoctoral position will be part of the 4-year Mistra Biopath research program (https://www.mistrabiopath.se/). Mistra Biopath is a research program with a vision that the generated knowledge and innovations in are widely integrated into decision-making in industry and the financial system, thereby contributing to a transformative change that has turned the financial system into an important driver for halting and reversing the loss of biodiversity. Its research focuses on land-use change and management intensity related to agriculture, forestry, and energy, because land-use is the largest drivers of terrestrial biodiversity loss. In the corresponding work package of this position, the project will critically assess existing governance solutions and analyse the institutional and policy implications of potential transition pathways. The work package is coordinated by Lena Gipperth (Department of Law, Gothenburg University) and Nils Droste (Department of Political Science, Lund University).
Deadline : 05.Nov.2023
(13) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position
Postdoc summary/title: Postdoc in Digital Culture with a Specialisation in Digital History
Lund University hereby announces a vacancy for a two-year position as Postdoc in Digital Cultures with a Specialisation in Digital History. The position is based at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences and Division of ALM and Digital Cultures, in close cooperation with the DigitalHistory@Lund platform. The workplace has a multifaceted research environment and Digital Cultures is a subject under construction with a recently appointed professor. The focus is on the societal consequences of digitalisation and its effect on cultural, social, aesthetic and historical transition processes.
Deadline : 05.Nov.2023
(14) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position
Postdoc summary/title: Postdoc in Digital Cultures
Lund University hereby announces a vacancy for a two-year position as Postdoc in Digital Cultures based at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences and Division of ALM and Digital Cultures. The workplace has a multifaceted research environment and Digital Cultures is a subject under construction with a recently appointed professor. The focus is on the societal consequences of digitalisation and its effect on cultural, social, aesthetic and historical transition processes.
Deadline : 05.Nov.2023
(15) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position
Postdoc summary/title: Postdoctoral fellow in Environmental Science with focus on nature based solutions
The post doc will work in an ongoing research project on mapping ecosystem services from urban nature-based solutions. The project is a EU Horizon research project called “Naturescapes” and its goal is to study how the implementation of nature based solutions can create climate resilient, nature positive, and socially just communities. There are multiple university and NGO partners from Europe and Latin America, and the postdoc will have opportunities to interact with a large community of professionals and in case study areas across the world as part of this project. We welcome applicants for a two year post doc position on nature-based solutions focusing on mapping and assessing the ecosystem services NBS provide. The position is based at the Centre of Environmental and Climate sciences. The post doc will be a part of an interdisciplinary research environment with expert knowledge in modelling of ecosystem services, coastal protection, as well as urban planning and policy.
Deadline : 01.Nov.2023
(16) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position
Postdoc summary/title: Postdoctoral position in EU law or international human rights law
This postdoctoral position is connected to two larger research projects funded by Formas and by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, focusing on the sustainability screening envisaged by the EU Taxonomy Regulation and its Delegated Acts, under the framework of the European Green Deal. The EU Taxonomy Regulation has introduced screening criteria to identify economic activities which are environmentally and socially sustainable. The projects examine, from an international legal perspective, the way in which economic activities will be identified as ‘sustainable’ for the implementation of the European Green Deal. At a time of increased legal challenges against states for climate inaction, it is vital that these screening criteria are compatible with existing (international and EU) legal standards, to prevent delays resulting from future litigation. Such delays would derail EU action plans for climate change and the economic recovery. The two research projects aim to clarify, among other things, the legal scope of the environmental and social screening criteria developed under the EU Taxonomy. The postdoctoral project will be related to this aim, with a specific focus on the social dimension of sustainability screening and/or non-financial materiality reporting. Research projects that focus on one or both of these two aspects are particularly encouraged. The two projects are led by Associate Professor Daria Davitti and Assistant Professor Britta Sjöstedt respectively and the postdoctoral researcher will collaborate closely with them and with other researchers involved in the projects. Besides carrying out an independent research project, the postdoctoral researcher shall also engage in other research-related activities connected to the two projects.
Deadline : 01.Nov.2023
(17) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position
Postdoc summary/title: Postdoctoral position in international law and human rights
This postdoctoral position is connected to the interdisciplinary project ‘Refugee Finance: Histories, Frameworks and Practices (REF-FIN)’ funded by the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant 2023. Refugee finance is the term used to refer to new financial instruments aimed at attracting private capital to fund humanitarian responses to refugee flows. Such financial instruments, which include refugee bonds, technical assistance funds and concessional loans, are promoted by international organizations, international financial institutions and states as innovative solutions to societal challenges raised by large-scale refugee flows. The project aims to examine, amongst other things, the socio-economic, legal and financial implications of this paradigmatic shift from aid funding to financing and the way in which it impacts on the conceptualization and implementation of the international protection of refugees in international law. The postdoctoral project will be developed as part of REF-FIN and rely on field work to assess the impact of refugee finance on the rights of refugees to protection in line with international and human rights law, both in theory and in practice. It is expected that the research plan submitted with this application will employ socio-legal methods (such as interviews, focus groups, field observations, journaling and relevant encoding) and relevant qualitative research theory. A research plan on the protection of refugees in the context of social impact investing and/or development finance in Latin America is desirable. REF-FIN´s main case study will take place in Colombia.
Deadline : 01.Nov.2023
(18) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position
Postdoc summary/title: Post-doctoral fellow in Medical Radiation Physics
The research group in MR Physics (https://www.msf.lu.se/research/mr-physics-group) is active in the medical applications of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and has extensive experience in method development related to imaging of perfusion, diffusion, functional activation, and flow in both healthy and diseased tissue. This position aims to conduct preclinical MRI and various types of microscopy (light and x-ray) on prostate cancer to develop biomarkers that can be used in the detection and treatment of the disease. The project’s purpose is to link the information obtained by these methods.
(19) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position
Postdoc summary/title: Postdoctor within Studies of Protein Degradation
The research group, led by Agatheeswaran Subrmaniam, conducts research in targeted protein degradation. The research group is located at the Division of Molecular Medicine and Gene Therapy at the Faculty of Medicine. The division also conducts research in hematopoiesis, blood stem cells and cell/gene therapy for blood diseases. The division is led by Professor Jonas Larsson and is located at the Biomedical Center in Lund. Within the division, we aim to create a creative and stimulating work environment to promote new ideas and independent thinking.
Deadline : 29.Oct.2023
(20) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position
Postdoc summary/title: Post-doctoral fellow in galactic chemical evolution of the local group
The position is placed at the Department of Geology to work with Dr Diane Feuillet studying the chemical evolution of stellar populations in the Milky Way and nearby dwarf galaxies. The project involves the development of galactic chemical evolution models and interpretation of stellar spectroscopic data. There is the possibility of spectral analysis if the candidate is interested. The primary aim of the project is to levarage elemental abundance patterns measured in the Milky Way and nearby dwarf galaxies to understand the mass assembly history of the Milky Way.
Deadline : 27.Oct.2023
About Lund University, Scania, Sweden – Official Website
Lund University is a prestigious university in Sweden and one of northern Europe’s oldest universities. The university is located in the city of Lund in the province of Scania, Sweden. It traces its roots back to 1425, when a Franciscan studium generale was founded in Lund. After Sweden won Scania from Denmark in the 1658 Treaty of Roskilde, the university was officially founded in 1666 on the location of the old studium generale next to Lund Cathedral.
Lund University has nine faculties, with additional campuses in the cities of Malmö and Helsingborg, with 40,000 students in 270 different programmes and 1,300 freestanding courses. The university has some 600 partner universities in nearly 70 countries and it belongs to the League of European Research Universities as well as the global Universitas 21 network. Lund University is consistently ranked among the world’s top 100 universities.
Two major facilities for materials research are in Lund University: MAX IV, a synchrotron radiation laboratory – inaugurated in June 2016, and European Spallation Source (ESS), a new European facility that will provide up to 100 times brighter neutron beams than existing facilities today, to be opened in 2023.
The university centers on the Lundagård park adjacent to the Lund Cathedral, with various departments spread in different locations in town, but mostly concentrated in a belt stretching north from the park connecting to the university hospital area and continuing out to the northeastern periphery of the town, where one finds the large campus of the Faculty of Engineering.
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