The Department of Biosciences and Nutrition performs research and education in several areas of medical science including aging, molecular endocrinology, cancer biology, functional genomics, systems biology, epigenetics, structural biochemistry, bioorganic chemistry, cellular virology, and nutrition. It offers an excellent international research and working environment, including around 250 scientists, students, administrative and technical personnel. The Department resides in the new biomedical research building Neo, aimed at being a creative and open environment that enables meetings, synergies, and exploration of areas of mutual interest across disciplines.
Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?
To be a doctoral student means to devote oneself to a research project under supervision of experienced researchers and following an individual study plan. For a doctoral degree, the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral education is required.
The research group
We are looking for a doctoral student to Professor Janne Johansson´s research group,
https://ki.se/en/bionut/protein-biochemistry-for-development-of-novel-medical-treatments-janne-johansson. The research group works on translational medical biochemistry and is located in Neo, KI Campus Syd in Flemingsberg, at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition. The group consists of one professor, two associate professors, two senior scientists, three post-docs and three PhD students.
The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student
One aim of the project is to scale up the recombinant production of the chaperone human Bri2 BRICHOS for use in biochemical and animal studies. A second aim is to use gene expression analyses to understand the molecular basis for the observed ability of Bri2 BRICHOS to reduce pathological changes associated with Alzheimer disease. A third aim is to study the pharmacokinetics and ability of Bri2 BRICHOS to pass the blood brain barrier in animal models. The doctoral student will take active part in experimental work as well as data interpretation in all projects.
What do we offer?
A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. As a doctoral student you are offered an individual research project, a well-educated supervisor, a vast range of elective courses and the opportunity to work in a leading research group. Karolinska Institutet collaborates with prominent universities from all around the world, which ensures opportunities for international exchanges. You will be employed on a doctoral studentship which means that you receive a contractual salary. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.
Eligibility requirements for doctoral education
In order to participate in the selection for a doctoral position, you must meet the following general (A) and specific (B) eligibility requirements at latest by the application deadline.
It is your responsibility to certify eligibility by following the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.
A) General eligibility requirement
You meet the general eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:
- have been awarded a second-cycle/advanced/master qualification (i.e. master degree) or
- have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the advanced/second-cycle/master level, or
- have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.*
Follow the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.
*If you claim equivalent knowledge, follow the instructions on the web page Assessing equivalent knowledge for general eligibility for doctoral education.
B) Specific eligibility requirement
You meet the specific eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:
– Show proficiency in English equivalent to the course English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school.
Follow the instructions on the web page English language requirements for doctoral education.
Verification of your documentsKarolinska Institutet checks the authenticity of your documents. Karolinska Institutet reserves the right to revoke admission if supporting documents are discovered to be fraudulent. Submission of false documents is a violation of Swedish law and is considered grounds for legal action.
Skills and personal qualities
The project covers many areas, including protein biochemistry, gene expression analyses and in vitro studies, and the successful candidate is expected to take part in all aspects of the project. Suitable backgrounds include studies in biotechnology, engineering, medicine, chemistry or biology. Experience of the experimental techniques used in the project is advantageous. Very good analytical skills, ability to collaborate and communicative skills are a must. Good stilistic ability and ability to communicate in English are required.
Terms and conditions
The doctoral student will be employed on a doctoral studentship maximum 4 years full-time.
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Submit your application and supporting documents through the Varbi recruitment system. Use the button in the top right corner and follow the instructions.
Your application should contain the following documents:
– A personal letter and a curriculum vitae (Swedish or English)
– Degree projects and previous publications, if any (Swedish or English)
– Any other documentation showing the desirable skills and personal qualities described above (Swedish or English)
– Documents certifying your general eligibility (see A above)
– Documents certifying your specific eligibility (see B above)
A selection will be made among eligible applicants on the basis of the ability to benefit from doctoral education. The qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated on an overall basis.
Karolinska Institutet uses the following bases of assessment:
– Documented subject knowledge of relevance to the area of research
– Analytical skill
– Other documented knowledge or experience that may be relevant to doctoral studies in the subject.
All applicants will be informed when the recruitment is completed.
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|Type of employment||PhD placement|
|Contract type||Full time|
|Reference number||STÖD 2-4213/2020|
|Contact||Janne Johansson, Professor and PI, +46 70 345 70 48Thomas Tinglöv, Head of Administration, +46-8-524 835 49|
|Union representative||Henry Wölling, SEKO, +46-8-524 840 80Anders Lindholm, OFR, +46-8-524 810 12Chandrashekar Bangalore Revanna, SACO, +46-73-083 98 85|
|Last application date||04.Nov.2020 11:59 PM CET|
Post expires on Wednesday November 4th, 2020