Selasa, 18 Maret 2014

PhD student in Environmental Science LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY

At the Department of Thematic Studies research, research training, graduate and undergraduate education is carried out in multi- and interdisciplinary units. A specific thematic programme defines the profile of the research and education of each environment as well as the corresponding study plan for PhD education. The Department gives priority to these programmes, where the doctoral students are organised in graduate schools within the framework of each thematic unit. Today, there are four thematic units at the Department: Child Studies, Gender Studies, Technology and Social Change Studies, and Water and Environmental Studies. Within the thematic units, scholars with backgrounds in social science, humanities, natural and technical sciences as well as with interdisciplinary fields collaborate. At the Department of Thematic Studies, there are two international Master’s programmes, a graduate level programme, and engagement in undergraduate education within child studies, geography, environmental studies, gender studies and thematic natural science. The Department of Thematic Studies hosts six centres that undertake research and education: Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, Centre of Gender Excellence, Nordic Research School in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, Swedish-International Research School in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, Centre for gender studies and equality, and Centre for Technology and Society at Linköping University.

The Department of Thematic Studies - Water and Environmental Studies (WES) is an interdisciplinary milieu within the Department of Thematic Studies, and includes about 60 employees of which a third is PhD-students. It is a centre for multi- and interdisciplinary research and education, where natural and cultural scientists collaborate in search for knowledge across the boundaries of traditional disciplines. The research covers a spectrum of environmental issues and questions in the borderland of nature-society and the relationship between water, landscape and man. It combines various perspectives, theories, techniques and methods from various disciplines and traditions including both contemporary as well as historical studies. WES is the administrative unit for the undergraduate programs Environmental Science (BSc program) and Science for Sustainable Development (MSc program) as well as for single subject courses within Geography, Environmental Science and Thematic Natural Science. In addition WES hosts a graduate education in Environmental Science. A major research laboratory is a fundamental platform of this department. 
Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student in Environmental Science

at the Department of Thematic Studies

The doctoral student should focus primarily on the research training, however, a doctoral student may engage, to a limited extent, in teaching, research and administration, such work is limited to a maximum of 20 percent of full-time.

The PhD project is a part of a project with the aim to study disinfectant by-products (DBPs) in drinking water production and how to minimise human exposure of such compounds. The project will take advantage of a number of novel analytical techniques that allows much better ways of detecting, characterising and quantifying DBPs, including ultra-high resolution Fourier transform mass spectrometry and liquid and gas chromatography with various detectors. The project is based on collaboration between research groups in Sweden, Germany and the USA, as well as drinking water producers in different parts of Sweden.

The work requires an interest for advanced levels analytical chemistry including practical analyses and mathematical and statistical analyses of large amounts of complex data. Experiences of related analyses work and of scientific writing are beneficial in the evaluation.
As a PhD student you have to be admitted to PhD studies. To be qualified for doctoral studies in Environmental Science applicants should have a MA in an area relevant to the research project. Excellent use of the English language is required.

Basic requirements for admission to the PhD program, those who have completed a Master's level has completed course requirements of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits of advanced level, or who in any other manner within or outside the country have essentially equivalent requirements. To be qualified the applicant’s should have a Master of Science degree or equivalent in an area relevant to the research project such as environmental science or chemistry. The work includes extensive field work and possibilities to work for extended periods in associated laboratories in Germany and USA. Excellent use of the English language is required.
Equal opportunities
Linköping University continues to develop as an attractive and creative workplace characterized by equal opportunities, and actively promotes diversity and gender equality.

A majority of doctoral students within the department are women, which is why precedence will be given to men in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.
Appointment time
The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period not exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.
Starting date
By agreement.
According to the present standard rate for doctoral students at the department.
More information
Contact Åsa Danielsson, head of WES, phone + 46 (0)13 28 and associate professor David Bastviken, ph. +46 (0)13 28 2291. The union representatives are Krzysztof Marciniak (SACO), +46 (0) 11 36, and Gerd Röndahl (OFR/S), phone +46 (0) 11 36 Staff Manager Camilla Junström Hammar, +46 (0) 13 28 2120,, can provide information about salary and employment conditions.
Application procedure
In order for your application to be appraised by Linköping University the following conditions must be met:

1 Your application and the documents you wish to refer to must reach Linköping University in the way specified in 2-4 below.

2 Late applications or documents will not be considered.

3 Your application shall be made electronically - apart from monographs (scientific documents in book form) – and shall be sent in MS Word or pdf to This applies also for complementary documents that are sent within the time of application. Monographs are to be sent within the time of application in one printed copy to Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Registrator, SE-581 83 Linköping, SWEDEN

4 Your electronic application shall contain
* The name of the position you are applying for and the Registration number TEMA-2014-00004
* Your Curriculum Vitae (the template shall be used)
*CV (the template shall be used)
* Personal letter, describing why you are interested in and qualified for the position
* Research plan (letter of intent) containing the idea that you want to work in in the research
* Other documents you may wish to refer to
* Names, email addresses and phone numbers to two referees

In the event of discrepancy between the English translation of the job announcement and the Swedish original, the Swedish version shall take precedent.

Application deadline March 24, 2014.

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