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Postdoctoral studies in HIV latency and chromatin

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Svensson (PSV)

The Department of Biosciences and Nutrition performs research and education in several areas of medical science including bioorganic chemistry, molecular endocrinology, cancer biology, functional genomics, systems biology, epigenetics, structural biochemistry, cellular virology, and nutrition. It offers an excellent international research and working environment, including around 300 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.

Division
The research group of Peter Svensson at the department of Biosciences and Nutrition is looking for a Postdoctoral fellow in the field of HIV, https://ki.se/en/bionut/mechanisms-behind-hiv-1-latency-and-rebound-peter-svenssons-group

The lab studies interactions between viruses and the host cell. By understanding how these interact we hope to gain insights into both cellular processes and the viral replicative cycle. Our main emphasis lies on how retroviruses such as HIV-1 and HTLV-1 make use of the host chromatin and transcription machinery. Specifically, our research group focuses on revealing molecular mechanisms behind epigenetic state reversal of the HIV-1 provirus.

Researchers in our group investigate the establishment, maintenance and transition between chromatin states of the HIV-1 provirus. The circuitry of HIV-1 latency is modeled and tested in cell lines, as well as primary cells from both HIV- and HIV+ donors. In the lab we view epigenetic state reversal of HIV-1 as a general model to understand the activation and silencing of other loci important for e.g. development and cancer.  

Duties
We are looking for a highly motivated and qualified Postdoctoral fellow, which will be financed by a scholarship. The postdoc will carry out a research project to delineate how the host machinery is engaged in the latency reversal of HIV-1 and HTLV-1. This includes the refinement and use of novel single-cell methodology to identify determinants of the proviral latency reversal.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate holds a PhD in the field of epigenetics or virology and has previous experience handling human cells. Experience with HIV-1 is a merit, knowledge and practical experience with chromatin and microscopy is advantageous. The project demands ability to plan, develop and use advanced molecular biology to study chromatin and transcription. You are expected to be able to work independently within a team environment.  Proficiency in English is required and a proven track record of scientific writing (e.g. from published manuscripts) is expected.

Entry requirements
Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.
A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.
To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Type of scholarship
The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

The application is to be submitted on the Varbi recruitment system.

Reference number2-384/2020
ContactThomas Tinglöv, Head of Adminsitration, +46- 8-524 835 49Peter Svensson, Researcher and Group Leader, +46-730358315
Union representativeHenry Wölling, SEKO, +46-8-524 840 80Birgitta Lindqvist, OFR, +46-73-209 83 12
Last application date22.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Sunday March 22nd, 2020

Doctoral (PhD) student position in HIV-1 latency and chromatin:

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Svensson (PSV)

The Department of Biosciences and Nutrition performs research and education in several areas of medical science including bioorganic chemistry, molecular endocrinology, cancer biology, functional genomics, systems biology, epigenetics, structural biochemistry, cellular virology, and nutrition. It offers an excellent international research and working environment, including around 300 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
The research group of Peter Svensson at the department of Biosciences and Nutrition is looking for a Phd student in the field of HIV. The lab studies interactions between viruses and the host cell. By understanding how these interact we hope to gain insights into both cellular processes and the viral replicative cycle. Upon infection of HIV-1, the causative agent for AIDS, the virus integrates in the genome of T-cells. There the provirus may stay latent in chromatin for years before it activates and re-spreads the infection. HIV-1 latency remains the main obstacle in the treatment of HIV-positive individuals.

Researchers in our group investigate the establishment, maintenance and transition between chromatin states of the HIV-1 provirus. The circuitry of HIV-1 latency is modeled and tested in cell lines, as well as primary cells from both HIV- and HIV+ donors. In the lab we also view epigenetic state reversal of HIV-1 as a general model to understand the activation and silencing of other genetic loci important for e.g. development and cancer.  

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student
The overall aim of this PhD project is to identify and characterize mechanisms that control the latent HIV provirus. The student will study chromatin and transcription in a range of cell systems, from established cell lines, via in vitro infected primary cells to material directly isolated from HIV patients. A range of innovative method will be used, including those based on flow cytometry, microscopy and single cell chromatin characterization.

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:

  1. have been awarded a second-cycle/advanced/master qualification (i.e. master degree) or
  2. 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
  3. 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
We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious student with strong interest in chromatin and HIV. Candidates must be able to work within a team environment but retain independence to explore their own hypotheses and results and drive their own projects. The applicant must be fluent in English, with excellent communication and advanced writing skills. The PhD student is expected to take a strong lead in project management, data generation, as well as analyses and interpretation. Prior experience with epigenetics, virology, microscopy as well as molecular biology and analytical methods is considered an advantage for this project. Authorship on research articles is highly meriting, as is previous training in research laboratories.

Terms and conditions
The doctoral student will be employed on a doctoral studentship maximum 4 years full-time.

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Application process
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)

Selection
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.

https://ki.se/en/bionut/mechanisms-behind-hiv-1-latency-and-rebound-peter-svenssons-group

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Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
Reference number2-383/2020
ContactThomas Tinglöv, Head of Administration, +46-8-524 835 49Peter Svensson, Researcher and Group Leader, +46-730358315
Union representativeHenry Wölling, SEKO, +46-8-524 840 80Birgitta Lindqvist, OFR, +46-73-209 83 12
Last application date22.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Sunday March 22nd, 2020

Post doc in the cognitive neuroscience of aging

Karolinska Institutet, Department of NVS

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

At Aging Research Center (ARC) we conduct research with focus on older people and aging. ARC, within the Department of NVS is a multidisciplinary academic environment, representing psychology, sociology, and various branches of medicine (e.g., neurology, epidemiology, psychiatry, geriatrics).  
Major research foci in the psychology section at ARC concern: (a) sources of individual differences in cognitive functioning among older adults; (b) the neural underpinnings of age-related differences in cognition, as assessed using structural and functional MRI; (c) PET research on the role of dopamine functions in cognitive aging; and (d) intervention research examining cognitive and brain plasticity in old age.
ARC is now opening a post doc position for two years with planned start in March 2020.

COBRA
The present post is based on the Cognition, Brain, and Aging (COBRA) project, in which data collection takes place at Umeå University. COBRA examines the relationship of the neurotransmitter dopamine (DA) and other brain parameters (i.e., grey- and white matter volumes, white-matter microstructure, functional activation patterns during rest and task performance, perfusion) to cognitive performance and change in aging, with a chief focus on longitudinal trajectories of DA availability and how those map onto corresponding cognitive paths.

Your mission

A major task for candidate will be to contribute to the research activities within COBRA, conceptually as well as methodologically. In addition, there are possibilities to initiate individual research projects, based on the candidate´s interests.

Your profile

We are  looking for you who have a strong track record in terms of publications. Research experience regarding different brain imaging modalities is required. In particular, documented skills in integrating MRI data (e.g., functional connectivity, white-matter microstructure) and PET data (i.e., dopamine binding) as they relate to cognition weigh heavily in the recruitment process.
A person is eligible to be appointed as a post doc if he or she has been awarded a doctoral degree or has achieved the corresponding scientific competence. We stress research expertise when assessing applicants. We  conduct research in an multicultural environment and collaborative skills are important as well as good knowledge in English.

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. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.
Location: Solna, Stockholm. https://ki-su-arc.se/

Application

An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • A complete resumé, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

Welcome to apply at the latest March 25, 2020.
The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hoursFull time
CitySolna
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference number2-6073/2019
ContactLars Bäckman, Professor, lars.backman.1@ki.seJohan Fritzell, Head of division, Professor, johan.fritzell@ki.seMaria Axelsson, HR officer, 08-524 882 96 HR@nvs.ki.se
Union representativeBiborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
Last application date25.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral (PhD) student position, Immune Response in Chronic Viral Infection

The Department of Laboratory Medicine
The Department of Laboratory Medicine consists of 7 divisions and is active in many areas of Laboratory Medicine. The department is involved in advanced basic scientific, clinical and epidemiological research. The department is one of the largest departments of education at Karolinska Institutet.

The Division of Clinical MicrobiologyAt the department of Clinical Microbiology, disease processes in cells and tissues caused by microbes infecting humans are studied. The research is translational with focus on problems identified in clinical care and on the development of improved diagnostics and therapeutic approaches. The research spans from molecular virology, virus-cell interactions and the understanding of individual viral genes and proteins, to the effects these have on the infected patient. Within bacteriology, the effects of antibiotics on the gut microbiota are studied as well as the interaction between bacteria and protozoes.

The research group
The research group headed by Associate Professor Annika Karlsson studies how to achieve optimized treatment of HIV in perinatally infected children, pregnant women, adults, and in HIV-associated cancers. We are the link between immune response and health in treated HIV-infection. The group contains immunological, infectious disease, microbiology, obstetric and paediatric skills with major national and international networks.

In an era where HIV-infected individuals require life-long antiretroviral treatment (ART) to control viral replication it is important to reveal the mechanisms linked to adverse health effects in order to refine therapeutic interventions. Today, the optimal combinational ART for HIV-positive individuals during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence with regard to adverse health effects, viral control, size of the viral reservoir, immune function, and microbiota remains unknown. The goal of the studies conducted in the research group is to guide future treatment recommendations for HIV-infected pregnant women, children and adolescents with implications for immunopathogenesis and clinical outcome.

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?
A doctoral education consists of supervised research, combined with courses and other educational activities. An individual study plan is established for each doctoral student. For a doctoral degree, the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral education is required.

We are now seeking a doctoral student who will work on the project entitled “The link between immune response and health in treated HIV-infected children and pregnant women”.

For this project, we are looking for a doctoral student who shares our passion for virology, immunology and bioinformatics, and who is ready to join our very collaborative team, and is highly motivated to perform molecular and cellular, ex-vivo and in-vivo work.

The doctoral student project
The CD4 and CD8 T cells are an important part of the adaptive cellular immune system in both cancer and chronic infection becomes highly dysfunctional during an HIV-infection. This process is usually known as T cell exhaustion. Reports of the long-term consequences of ART in adults still reveals an increased risk of cancer, autoimmunity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, among other disorders. A leading cause of adverse health effects are persistent immune exhaustion of the cellular immune system despite ART.

The project duties
The procted duties will include- but are not limited to;

  • Handling and processing of human samples

  • Multi-color flow-cytometry analysis

  • Cell sorting

  • Automatic flow cytometry analysis

  • Identifying serum- and plasma markers

  • Microbiome analysis, including bioinformatics

As a PhD student in our team, you will:

  • be actively involved in all stages of the project planning
  • carry out immunological, molecular and cell biology techniques as well as performing data analysis, interpretation and dissemination
  • carry out different experimental approaches in BSL2 and BSL3 laboratories
  • gain the ability to present, write and discuss research in an international context
  • develop comprehensive knowledge in the fields of virology and immunology
  • work in close collaboration with scientists and physicians in the fields of virology, immunology, bioinformatics, infectious diseases, obstetrics and paediatrics who will provide constant support and training
  • develop strong communication and collaborative skills

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:

  1. have been awarded a second-cycle/advanced/master qualification (i.e. master degree) or
  2. 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
  3. 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 documents
Karolinska 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
We are looking for a highly motivated, technically skilled, and creative person that have a strong attitude for cooperation and teamwork. Proven experiences in virology, cellular immunology, flow cytometry, cell culture techniques, and prior knowledge in bioinformatics and R programming is meriting. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are needed, in our international work environment.

Terms and conditions
The doctoral student will be employed on a doctoral studentship grant of maximum 4 years full-time.

Application process
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)

Selection
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.

Location: Flemingsberg, KI South

For further information:
https://ki.se/en/labmed/research-group-annika-karlsson

https://ki.se/en/labmed/department-of-laboratory-medicine

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Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
Reference number2-656/2020
ContactAnnika Karlsson,, annika.karlsson@ki.se
Union representativeCarina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65Emilie Hultin, Annica Lindkvist, SACO, 08-524 832 86, 08-524 837 46Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
Last application date16.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Monday March 16th, 2020

PhD position in Radiation Biology and Neuroinflammation

The Department is organized in 10 divisions: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Surgery, Neuropediatrics, Pediatric Oncology, Neonatology, Reproductive Endocrinology, Neuropsychiatry (KIND), Reproductive and Perinatal Health. The divisions have separate scientific profiles and vary in size and have several research groups, dealing with both basic and clinical science.

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
The research group currently consists of 10 people, students and postdocs, with different backgrounds, educationally as well as culturally. The lab is located in the new research building Bioclinicum on the Karolinska University Hospital campus. The research aim is to elucidate the mechanisms of injury and repair in the juvenile brain after exposure to ionizing radiation, such as during the treatment of brain tumours. Our work is truly translational, using methods ranging from cell culture and animal models to clinical studies.

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student
Modern therapy cures 80 % of all children with brains tumours, but also causes long-lasting side effects. Radiotherapy is particularly prone to cause severe late effects, such as intellectual impairment and endocrine dysfunction. Radiotherapy to the brain, like most injuries in the central nervous system, result in a chronic inflammation that makes the brain degenerate at a faster rate and makes it more susceptible to subsequent injuries. We investigate how the chronic inflammation is maintained with the aim to disrupt it.

Young mice or rats will be subjected to cranial irradiation (IR). We characterise the mechanisms of injury in neurons, glial cells, progenitors and stem cells. We also characterise in detail the inflammatory response over time in different brain regions and in the blood. Two interventional strategies will be tested, antisense oligonucleotides based on the award-winning technology from Ionis Pharmaceuticals, and Intranasal Mechanical Stimulation (INMEST). Tissues will be analysed by qPCR, FACS, RNA sequencing (bulk and single cell), mass cytometry, immunohistochemistry and immunodetection of specific proteins in subcellular fractions (e.g. Olink). Cognitive performance of the animals will be tested.

We are recruiting a student for a doctoral education. A doctoral education (PhD) consists of supervised research, combined with courses and other educational activities. An individual study plan is established for each doctoral student. For a doctoral degree, the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral education is required. For more information regarding PhD education at Karolinska Institutet, see: http://www.ki.se/doctoral.

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:

  1. have been awarded a second-cycle/advanced/master qualification (i.e. master degree) or
  2. 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
  3. 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
We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate to work on the projects described above. You should be collaborative, scientifically adventurous, curiosity-driven and like team-work in an international environment. In addition, you should be prepared to assume responsibility to accomplish your goals in the project(s) and fulfil the requirements of the doctoral training program.

The PhD student is expected to take a strong lead in project management, data generation, as well as analyses and interpretation. The duties also include working in a team and to adhere to high scientific standards and responsibilities.

The applicants are expected to be talented and enthusiastic researchers with a strong research drive. Prior experience with cell culture, molecular biology and flow cytometry is desirable. To be able to elaborate on scientific hypotheses, experimental design, experimentation, and presentation/publication of results is expected. Authorship on research articles is highly meriting, as is previous training in research laboratories. Candidates must be able to work within a heterogeneous and multicultural team environment but retain independence to explore their own hypotheses and results and drive their own projects. Personal suitability will be a selection criterion.

Terms and conditions
The doctoral student will be employed on a doctoral studentship maximum 4 years full-time.

Application process
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)

Selection
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.

https://staff.ki.se/people/klablo

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Klas_Blomgren

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Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Reference number2-6560/2019
Contact Klas Blomgren, Professor/senior physician, 070-3233353Sabina Brinkley, HR officer, 08-524 823 80
Union representative Bodil Moberg , OFR, 08-524 836 01Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80John Inge Johnsen , SACO, john.inge.johnsen@ki.se
Last application date29.Feb.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Saturday February 29th, 2020