PhD student in Chemistry with specialization in protein science Linkoping

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Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees due to retirement among our current staff and an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology conducts research and offers education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Research, the predominant activity, is often done in collaboration with corporate and international partners. We are one of the university’s largest, oldest and most well known departments, encompassing five interacting scientific fields: biology, chemistry, material physics, applied physics and theory and modelling.

Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student in Chemistry with specialization in protein science
formally based at Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, IFM

A PhD position is available in the research group of Protein science. The project will employ an integrated structural biology approach, combining biochemical, biophysical and structural biology methods, to explore the evolutionary relationship and functional repurposing of human proteins acquired by picornaviruses.

As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited devoted to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.

The applicant should be highly motivated and hold a M.Sc. or comparable degree in in molecular biology, biochemistry or a related discipline and a strong interest in structure-function studies on proteins. Previous experience in protein biochemistry and biophysical techniques is desirable, and previous experience in structural biology techniques is of special merit.

Fluency in both written and spoken English, as well as excellent communication and teamwork skills will be required.

Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies.

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 exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.

Starting date
By agreement.

The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest August 15, 2018.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact person

Eleonore von Castelmur

Research fellow



Read the job desription at the university homepage

Post expires on Thursday August 16th, 2018