Lund University, Scania, Sweden invites online Application for number of Fully Funded PhD Degree at various Departments. We are providing a list of Fully Funded PhD Programs available at Lund University, Scania, Sweden.
Eligible candidate may Apply as soon as possible.
(01) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral student in Computational Biology
Ancient DNA (aDNA) has changed history studies, enabling us to analyze early genetic variation directly. In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the amount of collected aDNA and high-profile investigations. Still, insufficient information about the geographical origin and admixture has limited the usefulness of the collected data. The project aims to develop population genetic models and investigate population history in human and microbial populations. We will study Viking and Israelite populations and bacteria collected from archeological sites. We ask questions like how, where, and when these populations migrated, how did they respond to epidemics, as well as the timing, rate, and extent of adaptive evolution in response to infectious diseases or changes in the environment. We seek to recruit an excellent student interested in doing world-class research at a leading lab. The candidate will work jointly with Dr. Eran Elhaik and experts to develop statistical methods for projects in population genetics and infectious diseases.
Deadline : 07.Sep.2023
(02) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral student in Computer Science with focus on Robotics and Human-Robot Interaction
The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties will also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%),
In addition to these general duties, you are expected to:
- Participate in WASP’s graduate school activities (courses, study trips, national events and conferences, etc), which includes regular travel.
- Participate in activities (data collection, demonstration, integration) in the WASP Research Arena “WARA-Robotics”.
- Engage in the division’s internal activities (seminar series, reading groups, etc).
- Contribute to the department’s and division’s efforts in undergraduate teaching.
Deadline : 06.Sep.2023
(03) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PhD in Cardiovascular Research
Given the strong interdependence between cellular metabolism and immunological effector functions, our research is focused on increasing our understanding of how these processes impact atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. The ultimate purpose of our research is to find targets and means to manipulate the metabolism of immune cells to alleviate the detrimental effects caused by metabolic and immune system dysfunctions on cardiovascular health. The work duties will include, among other things, to keep up to date with the state-of-the-art in the research field, work with flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, image analysis, gene expression analysis, ELISA, tissue collection, cell culture, data analysis, statistical data analysis in experimental studies and large clinical patient materials. The PhD student will also work with international partners and is expected to participate in international meetings and conferences. The PhD student may also participate in some teaching at the bachelor’s and master’s level.
Deadline : 01.Sep.2023
(04) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral student in Physics with focus on Laser Wakefield Acceleration (MSCA project EuPRAXIA-DN)
The doctoral project is focused on experimental research on laser-driven (laser-wakefield) acceleration of electrons to high energies, utilization of strong field gradients in laser-produced plasmas, and generation of intense X-rays utilizing these electron pulses. You will benefit from access to a new and unique multi-terawatt laser system that at the High Power Laser Facility. It is based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (OPCPA), and promises access to sub-10 fs laser pulses at up to 100 Hz repetition rate.The aim is to develop concepts that can unlock new means for laser wakefield acceleration through laser pulse shaping. In a laser-wakefield electron accelerator, the maximum electron energy obtained in a single stage is limited since the accelerated electrons move faster than the laser pulse in the plasma. This mismatch usually leads to a slippage of the electrons in the plasma wave, and eventually the electrons outrun the driving laser pulse. A specific goal for this project is to overcome this ”dephasing” effect and to increase the maximum energy that can be obtained in a single stage by locking the accelerating phase through laser pulse shaping. You will have access to the wide-ranging EuPRAXIA-DN training program which will include several international schools and workshops on plasma accelerator science and technology, as well as complementary skills. The fellowship includes a temporary placement (so-called secondment) at IST in Portugal which will provide critical insight into high performance computing challenges. The purpose of the secondment is to foster interdisciplinary collaboration, knowledge exchange, and networking, enhancing the fellow’s research experience and broadening their expertise in different environments and research contexts.
Deadline : 31.Aug.2023
(05) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral student in Aerosol Technology with focus on secondary use of ash from waste incineration
To create a sustainable society, we need to increase the circular use of materials, meaning that we need to utilise recycled materials and industrial side streams, replacing primary raw materials. At the same time, we must ensure that this industrial transition does not result in uncontrolled emissions. An untapped secondary resource with great potential is ash from waste incineration. During the incineration, energy is recovered through production of heat and electricity, and at the same time the amount of waste is reduced. Through various standardized and advanced techniques, we can gain a better understanding of both the ash itself and of the properties of the particles being emitted to the air during secondary use of the ash, with the aim of better understanding how we use the ash as a resource and minimize uncontrolled emissions and exposure of toxic substances.
(06) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral student in Electrical Engineering with focus on Federated Learning on IoT
Machine learning and artificial intelligence have attracted a lot of attention over the past few decades. Machine learning algorithms have been considered in many application domains, including Internet of Things (IoT) systems. The adoption of machine learning in IoT systems creates several new opportunities, e.g., detection of health abnormalities using wearable devices, but also involves several major challenges, e.g., complexity of federated and decentralized machine learning algorithms for IoT systems and privacy concerns related to personal data and machine learning.
Deadline : 31.Aug.2023
(07) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral student in sedimentary geochemistry
A doctoral student position in Geobiosphere Science under the research topic of palaeoecology and palaeoclimatology is hereby announced at the Department of Geology, Lund University (LU), Sweden. The research project aims at improving our understanding of the emergence of planktonic calcification and its relation to seawater geochemistry changes. The emergence of calcifying plankton in the oceans shifted the major carbonate production from the shallow seas to the open marine realm with large consequences on the carbonate saturation of the oceans and their buffering capacities. Evolution of the key organisms occurred during the Late Triassic. At the same time, the supercontinent Pangea started to break up, with large-scale tectonic reorganizations and significant changes in weathering and nutrient enrichment with major implications for marine biogeochemical cycles. Our understanding of the causes and effects of all these changes is still limited. This project intends to explore the hypothesized link between the changes in seawater chemistry, their causes and the emergence of planktonic calcification.
Deadline : 20.Aug.2023
(08) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral student in mathematical statistics focused on foundations of scientific machine learning
The aim of this project is to develop theory, methods, and software, for modelling and inference within the framework of scientific machine learning. Particular attention will be given to stochastic dynamical systems. The work will draw on topics such as Bayesian estimation, stochastic differential and difference equations, Gaussian processes, variational methods, and Monte Carlo methods. While the aim is to develop powerful statistical tools for learning and predicting in stochastic systems, attention is also given to algorithmic development for tractable inference.
Deadline : 16.Aug.2023
(09) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral student in physical chemistry
The PhD project targets the question of how to best exploit the potential for tunable structure formation from plant proteins. This work, supervised by associate professor Felix Roosen-Runge, is part of a larger research program that aims to translate conceptual and methodological developments in soft matter and protein biophysics into food science. In particular, the project aims for characterization of assembly processes of sustainable proteins from plant seeds by combining time-resolved scattering and microscopy techniques. Specific tasks include experimental work and data analysis to follow the structural and dynamical evolution during gelation processes, as well as the use of environments for controlled mixing to initiate structure formation with specific desired outcomes. The project will provide opportunities to improve experience and expertise with a broad range of characterization techniques relevant for soft and biological matter, and protein science. You will benefit from a well-equipped shared laboratory at the division with a broad range of modern characterization techniques, including small-angle X-ray and light scattering instruments, rheology, calorimetry, AFM, NMR, optical spectroscopy, and microscopy. The laboratory techniques are complemented with state-of-the-art scattering techniques at national and international neutron and X-ray facilities.
Deadline : 15.Aug.2023
(10) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral student in Energy Sciences with focus on advanced numerical design methodologies for future aviation engines
In the EU-funded project MYTHOS involving five participating organizations from three EU countries, we will develop a new ground-breaking design methodology for future short- and medium-range civil aircraft engines. These engines are intended to be powered by a wide range of liquid and gaseous fuels, including Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and hydrogen. The project aims to meet the goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions for civil aviation according to the ACARE SRIA goals in the short, medium and long term until 2050. In an aircraft engine, jet fuel is burned in a gas turbine, which in turn propels the aircraft. Depending on the chemical composition of the fuel, the combustion will look different. In order to be able to use a wide range of fuels, which is becoming increasingly important, it will be essential to investigate whether we can improve the operation of the aircraft engine so that climate-neutral fuels can be used and that different fuels can be used without the need to modify the engine. The work of energy scientists within MYTHOS focuses on combustion chamber studies and optimization using numerical simulation methods to increase fuel flexibility so that SAF and hydrogen can be used in the same combustion chamber without this being adjusted.
Deadline : 15.Aug.2023
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(11) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral students with focus on robotics
We are now recruiting a PhD student to a project is devoted to Whole-Body Interactive Mobile Manipulation. For most mobile manipulators deployed in industrial floors and academic labs, the mobility of the platform and the manipulator are not treated in a whole-body fashion i.e., the mobile robot moves to specific positions while the manipulator is not moving and when the manipulator performs a contact or interaction task the platform remains still. The main objective of this project is to endow mobile manipulators with whole-body mobility and interaction functionalities using coordinated control of the mobile platform and the mounted robotic manipulator and address performance, reliability, and safety in dynamic environments.
Deadline : 15.Aug.2023
(12) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral student in Physics with specialisation in Synchrotron Radiation Research
Doctoral studies in physics at the department of synchrotron radiation research. The applicant will investigate single-crystalline and poly-crystalline materials active for electrocatalysis or for corrosion studies. The overall goal is an improved structural understanding and functionality of the surfaces of these materials during electrochemical processes. The department of synchrotron radiation research develops and uses new experimental techniques for materials research. The studies will mainly be carried out as laboratory work at our local laboratories at the Department of Physics, but also at synchrotron radiation facilities. The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).
Deadline : 15.Aug.2023
(13) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral student in Automatic Control with focus on realtime systems
We are now recruiting a PhD student for a project where we will explore the use of AI in the cloud to dynamically extend the capabilities of unmanned vessels. The goal of this project is to develop methods and tools to support dynamic offloading of demanding compute and AI functionality from limited connected devices to the cloud. We will work within the WASP research arena on public safety (https://wasp-sweden.org/industrial-cooperation/research-arenas/wara-ps-public-safety/) using real autonomous boats and drones. The work will also include hands-on activities on cloud services, 5G networks and robotics applications. The core research questions are about how and when one can place resource-heavy control and machine learning applications in the cloud, and how such applications should be designed. The position is suitable for you if you have a background in and are interested in control, embedded systems, real-time systems, robotics, and/or cloud technology. The PhD position is funded by Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), which is Sweden’s largest individual research program ever, a major national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The program addresses research on artificial intelligence and autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems-of-systems. The vision of WASP is excellent research and competence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish industry. Read more: https://wasp-sweden.org/
Deadline : 14.Aug.2023
(14) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral student at the Division of Computational Chemistry
The PhD project will be conducted in the group of Dr. Martin Trulsson, senior lecturer at the division of Computational Chemistry. The group’s research encompasses a broad range of problems in soft and flowing materials, with a special focus on the rheology of dense suspensions and surface forces between charged colloids. The theoretical and computational methods employed in the group encompass a wide range of various simulation and computational techniques,from Langevin and Brownian dynamics to Monte Carlo simulations and non-linear differential equations(primarily the Poisson-Boltzmann equation). The planned PhD project should fall within the broad topical range covered by the group’s research, but can otherwise be adjusted to the interests and skills of the individual applicant. The group is currently very interested in (i) non-local theories of inhomogeneous granular flows, such as sand flows, and (ii) phonons and heat capacity of crystals composed of anisotropic particles with the aim of (i) having better predictions of when landslides occur and (ii) help designing materials with tailored properties. For more information about the groups, please see:
Deadline : 13.Aug.2023
(15) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral student in Packaging Logistics with focus on logistics and retail
The Division of Packaging Logistics at the Department of Design Sciences is currently seeking a doctoral student for an exciting interdisciplinary project at the intersection of retail, logistics, and sustainability. This opportunity offers a unique chance to delve into the dynamic world of modern retail logistics. The department provides a stimulating and international environment with doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, and professors from various parts of the world. Research, innovation, and teaching take place in an open and creative climate, fostering collaborations both within academia and with industry partners. A doctoral degree provides an excellent foundation for an exciting career in the business world or academia.
(16) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral Student on Transformative Innovation in the periphery
This position is within the transformative innovation PhD programme, at the Division of Innovation, LTH, in collaboration with CIRCLE (the Centre for Innovation Research at Lund University). CIRCLE and Division of Innovation offers a stimulating inter disciplinary milieux with an active schedule of events and research themes covering various dimensions of innovation studies. The doctoral student will be working directly with Professors and Senior Lecturers at Innovation & CIRCLE on externally funded research projects in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Deadline : 13.Aug.2023
(17) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral student in Aerosol Technology with focus on particle emissions in the transition to a sustainable transport system
The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties will also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%). In your PhD studies you will create new knowledge on how the characteristics of aerosol emissions from several of these sectors change as a consequence of the green transition.
Deadline : 11 .Aug.2023
(18) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral student in Biology
The overarching goal of this PhD project is to understand why the Eurasian spruce bark beetle Ips typographus seems to attack one of its secondary hosts at increasing rates in a warming climate. The project is expected to provide fundamental knowledge of the host preferences and host specificity of this devastating insect as well as insight into its performance on primary versus secondary host trees/breeding material. Studies will also be conducted on the symbiotic fungi of the beetle, which are likely of great importance for the success of the beetles on different host species. Furthermore, the importance of tree semiochemicals, individual insect odorant receptors and the gentic basis of the beetles’ host preferences will be analyzed using state-of-the-art methods. From an applied perspective, the project is expected to identify new semiochemicals that can be used for improved pest control as well as resistance markers in the trees that may be selected in plant breeding programs for better protection againts attacks. To approach these aims, behavioural experiments (in the lab and field) will be performed to study beetle preferences. Chemical analysis of bark extracts will be conducted to reveal profiles of volatile organic compounds, non-volatile defence compounds, and nutrients in the different hosts, and their effects on the beetles and fungal symbionts. Breeding experiments will be performed to study the performance and fitness of beetles and their symbionts on different hosts, and molecular and genomic/transcriptomic methods will be used to address the genetic and sensory basis of the beetles’ host preferences. Hence, the project is suitable for candidates with a strong background and an interest in insect chemical ecology, preferably with expertise also in molecular biology and genomic/transcriptomic methods. The selected candidate will be intergrated in the Max Planck Center next-Generation Insect Chemical Ecology (nGICE;
Deadline : 08.Aug.2023
(19) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral student in Working Environment with focus on heat and health
The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties will also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%). You will participate in an ongoing EU High Horizons project that involves 6 partners in the EU and UK, 3 in Africa and 1 international organisation (WHO). The research focuses on pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and health workers, groups heavily affected by climate change. The project will quantify and monitor direct and indirect health impacts of extreme heat; develop, test and evaluate a smartphone based Early Warning System (EWS) by incorporating integrated heat stress indices and personal vulnerability. In your PhD studies you will participate in the development, test and evaluation of the EWS. You will create and publish new knowledge on heat impacts on maternal health care, thresholds of heat health early warning, as well as new knowledge on the usability and effectiveness of the EWS.
Deadline : 07.Aug.2023
(20) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral student in Psychology
The doctoral program in psychology comprises 240 higher education credits, which corresponds to four years of full-time studies. The training ends with the doctoral student defending their doctoral thesis at a public defense. Anyone who is employed as a doctoral student must devote themselves to the PhD education. Provisions on employment as a doctoral student can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance ch. 5 §§ 1-7. The doctoral student is expected to actively participate in the research and teaching environment at the department and should count on service with mainly teaching of a maximum of 20 percent. Anyone employed as a doctoral student receives a monthly salary. Information about the doctoral program in psychology is available at http://www.psy.lu.se/studera/forskarutbildning.
Deadline : 06.Aug.2023
(21) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral student in Mathematics with focus in Machine Learning Methods
The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).
Deadline : 06.Aug.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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