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Doctoral (PhD) student position in translational control of the macrophage phenotype

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

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 Department of Oncology-Pathology is searching for a PhD student to work with Dr Ola Larsson to study the role of mRNA translation in macrophages during tumor development. More detail about the group can be found at http://ki.se/onkpat/ola-larssons-forskargrupp.

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student

One of the major challenges during anti-cancer therapy is to restrict invasiveness and metastatic dissemination. It is well established that Tumor Associated Macrophages (TAMs) are linked to tumor progression and poor survival. Therefore, shifting tumor-promoting macrophages towards a tumor-inhibitory phenotype is a therapeutic strategy. Altered selective mRNA translation has emerged as an important mode for regulation of gene expression during tumor progression. The goal of the project is to understand how mRNA translation controls macrophage phenotypes to see if this can be exploited for anti-cancer therapy.

Although the project will include laboratory work, the project is largely based on statistical, bioinformatics and systems biology analyses of mRNA translation using data obtained both from cell models and patient materials. Therefore, students with undergraduate studies including bioinformatics/biostatistics with an interest to also perform wet lab studies; or students with undergraduate studies in e.g. molecular biology or biomedicine with a strong interest in statistics and analyses of large data sets are best suited for this educational project.  The PhD student will analyze complex experimental data, interpret and present results and participate in the writing of scientific papers.

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

Applications are welcome from talented students with degrees in biostatistics, bioinformatics or equivalent; or students with degrees in molecular biology or biomedicine with a strong interest in statistics and analyses of large data sets. Documented post-graduation experience within the field of statistical and/or bioinformatics analysis of data from medical or biomedical research projects is preferable but not necessary. An understanding of mRNA translation and/or cancer biology is an advantage. We are seeking a highly motivated and creative person. The candidate should have good communication skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in a team. Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability. Excellent ability to express themselves in speech and writing in English is a requirement.

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.


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Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
Reference number2-1569/2020
ContactOla Larsson, 08-524 812 28, ola.larsson@ki.se
Union representativeHelen Eriksson, OFR, 08-524 823 38Andreas Lundqvist, SACO, 08-517 768 84
Last application date22.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Wednesday April 22nd, 2020

Doctoral (PhD) student position in Molecular Epidemiology of Aging

The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) is among the largest departments of epidemiology in Europe with special focus on increasing our knowledge of the aetiology of different diseases. Our department consists of researchers, doctoral students, biostatisticians, data collectors and database administrators as well as administrative personnel, in total some 250 staff. The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at ki.se/meb

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

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

This is a joint position by Karolinska Institutet & National Institute on Aging. The aging research group at MEB is involved in a wide variety of research projects, including molecular and genetic epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, as well as twin and family studies. The group contains about 18 people – from senior professor to PhD- and master students – with five different PI´s collaborating on many research topics within aging. Research interests are biological aging, frailty, genetics of dementia, polypharmacy in the old and many more. For more information please contact Sara Hägg, see information below

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student

The doctoral student project aims at investigating available drugs to repurpose for preventive treatment of Alzheimer´s disease (AD) using epidemiological data and methods. To assess the effect of an approved drug in a new context, one would ideally carry out a large randomized controlled trial. However, for practical reasons, this may not always be feasible. Instead, data driven approaches may be applied to investigate the effect of a given drug on alternative outcomes. Hence, we hypothesize that primary preventive drugs for AD exist and can be found using causal inference methods on epidemiological data. The selected student should have an interest in aging and epidemiological research questions. The position is a joint effort between KI and NIA/NIH, with supervisors both from Sweden and US. Hence, the student will be part of the doctoral program in epidemiology at KI and attend courses in epidemiology and biostatistics, but is also required to conduct one of the studies at the NIA in Baltimore, US, for 18 months.

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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 applicant should have a master’s degree in biomedical or health sciences, epidemiology, gerontology, genetics, bioinformatics, biostatistics, statistics or related discipline, and have a strong interest in aging and Alzheimer´s disease.

• The applicant should have at least some knowledge or training in genetics and epidemiology.

• Programming skills in R is considered a strong merit.

• Experience with research in the field of aging, epidemiology or genetics is a strong merit.

• Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

• The applicant should be able to work well in a team, as well as having the ability to work independently.

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.

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Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Working hours100%
Reference number2-1522/2020
ContactSara Hägg, sara.hagg@ki.seSofia Anderberg, sofia.anderberg@ki.se
Union representativeHenry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80Ann Almqvist, SACO, 08-52486199Niklas Andersson, OFR, 08-524 874 19
Last application date23.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Thursday April 23rd, 2020

Doctoral student in digital pathology and artificial intelligence

The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) is among the largest departments of epidemiology in Europe with special focus on increasing our knowledge of the aetiology of different diseases. Our department consists of researchers, doctoral students, biostatisticians, data collectors and database administrators as well as administrative personnel, in total some 250 staff. The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at ki.se/meb

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

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 prostate cancer group at MEB is a highly interdisciplinary and vibrant research group at the international forefront of developing and implementing precision medicine strategies for improving diagnostics and treatment of prostate cancer. The research spans world-quality data sources, innovative clinical trials, cutting edge genomics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student

The work aims at improving prostate cancer care by developing artificial intelligence techniques for digital pathology data. Automated deep learning systems have shown promise in accurately grading prostate cancer. We recently published results in the leading medical journal the Lancet Oncology showing that systems based on convolutional neural networks can achieve expert pathologist-level performance. We are now looking for a doctoral student with an interest in image analysis, digital pathology and deep learning to continue this work with respect to both technical methods development and towards prospective validations in clinical trials.

The candidate is expected to absorb necessary knowledge on cancer aetiology and to maintain a high level of statistical and machine learning competence with focus on image analysis.

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

The applicant should possess a Master’s degree in a relevant field such as computer science, signal processing, machine learning, statistics or bioinformatics.

The ideal candidate is experienced in image analysis, the development of deep learning models. Experience from applications of statistics or machine learning methods in medicine and/or epidemiology are also considered strong merits, together with experience from cross-disciplinary research in a cancer research environment.

Strong programming skills (e.g. in Python, R or MATLAB) are a must, and software development experience is an advantage. Familiarity with machine learning and image analysis frameworks (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch, Keras, Scikit-learn, OpenCV), whole slide image file formats, databases and high-performance cluster/cloud computing are considered merits.

Fluency in English is required, and experience of writing and publishing research articles in English is an advantage.

Personal characteristics

The applicant should be highly collegial, and be able to work well in a cross-disciplinary team as well as having the ability to work independently. Further, the applicant should know how to successfully multitask. The applicant should have excellent analytical skills, possess curiosity and creativity, and have capacity to take responsibility for research projects together with the supervisor.

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.

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Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Working hours100%
CitySolna
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference number2-1077/2020
ContactMartin Eklund, martin.eklund@ki.seSara Tiste, sara.tiste@ki.se
Union representativeHenry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80Niklas Andersson, OFR, niklas.andersson@ki.seAnn Almqvist, SACO, 08-52486199, Ann.almqvist@ki.se
Last application date20.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Monday April 20th, 2020

Doctoral (PhD) student position in RNA structural biology using NMR (4 years)

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

More than 50% of the human genome codes for non-coding RNA. These RNAs are ubiquitous among all life forms and the mechanisms how non-coding RNAs regulate these cellular functions are largely unknown.

Our research group is interested in understanding how RNAs change their structures in order to perform function. Until recently, only snapshots of molecules could be observed, hiding their mode of operation. We employ liquid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and other biophysical and biochemical techniques, to investigate the molecular mechanism of RNA function (Nature 2012, 2015 & 2020). When function of these molecular machines becomes apparent, it also provides a variety of unique new drug targets. The lab also develops methods in NMR and RNA biochemistry to address these questions.

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student

The student will elucidate the dynamics of ribosomal RNA, including method development for NMR and sample preparation. The project includes large scale RNA production for structural characterization, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) elucidation and development of new methods in RNA biochemistry, NMR or computational tools for analysis. You will work in a team together with other lab members and regularly present the research work in lab-meetings, seminars and at international conferences.

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 looking for a highly motivated, well organized, driven and enthusiastic person interested in our area of research, whom is ready to explore new avenues in science. The candidate should have a high degree of independence but should also show a collaborative approach to research and be able to work productively in a team. Experience with laboratory work in RNA biochemistry and previous work with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) or RNA structural biology are of great advantage. Fluency in English is a requirement (written and oral).

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; Experience with laboratory work in RNA biochemistry for structural sample preparation and previous work with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), python programming and RNA structural biology are of great advantage.
– 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.


Links

http://ki.se/en/mbb/katja-petzold-group & www.petzoldlab.com

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Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentUpon agreement
SalaryMonthly
Reference number2-1502/2020
ContactKatja Petzold, katja.petzold@ki.se
Union representativeHongyan Xia, SACO, hongyan.xia@ki.seVenus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
Last application date20.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Monday April 20th, 2020

Doctoral (PhD) student position in intestinal homeostasis and colorectal cancer

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

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the group of Dr. Magdalena Paolino, funded by the Karolinska Institutet, the Swedish Research Council and the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation (https://ki.se/en/meds/team-magdalena-paolino).

The Paolino lab is a dynamic and well-funded research team that applies multi-disciplinary and innovative approaches for gene editing in disease modelling, in order to reveal the underlying molecular mechanisms of disease pathogenesis that could be used for developing novel therapies. The lab’s current focus is on exploring novel roles for ubiquitin-related genes in physiology and disease, covering primarily immunity, cancer and metabolism (Nature 2014, Cell 2015, etc. see lab page). Besides providing access to cutting-edge technology and infrastructure, our lab offers a creative, collaborative and supportive environment full of expertise, passion and curiosity.  Between our lab members, collaborators and PhD co-supervisors we offer the student a wide range of competences and technical skills to learn from.  With our research, we aim to go all the way from animal genetics to therapy, and we strive to have important implications for human health and disease treatment.

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student
The research project will characterize fundamental features of intestinal biology and is closely related to stem-cell biology, regenerative medicine and cancer. Particularly, the PhD student will investigate ubiquitin-dependent regulation of intestinal homeostasis, stem cell-driven regeneration and colorectal cancer, by using 3D intestinal organoids, animal models as well as biochemical and proteomics approaches. In doing this project, the student will help illuminate the complexity and dynamics of the ubiquitin code, highlight the relevance atypical ubiquitin chains in physiology and stem cell biology, as well as uncover molecular mechanisms involved in intestinal physiology and colorectal cancer (further details at https://ragnarsoderbergsstiftelse.se/magdalena-paolino)

The work requires to learn and apply diverse methodologies in which the group is specialized, including 3D intestinal organoid, CRISPR/Cas9 and shRNA gene-editing technologies, microscopy, FACS, histology, mouse models of cancer, overexpression and immunoprecipations, enzymatic assays and analysis of proteomic and RNAseq data sets. The student will take advantage of the common lab set-ups, knowledge and support, but will work independently. The successful applicant will acquire basic as well as specialized knowledge and understanding in gene regulation, disease modelling, posttranslational modifications, stem-cell biology and cancer modelling. The project offers the possibility to gain substantial training in modern biomedical research and complementary skills to promote both professional and personal development.

The candidate is expected to take a strong lead in the project’s design, experimentation, data analysis and interpretation as well as presentation/publication of the research. The duties also include working in a team, keep up with the literature, present data, and attend seminars, lab meetings and journal clubs while adhering to high scientific standards.

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 looking for a highly motivated candidate, with a strong scientific drive and who preferably holds a degree in the areas of Molecular Biology, Biomedicine or Biochemistry. The applicant should have experience from working in a research lab, and be willing to perform animal research. Knowledge from animal handling, disease modelling in mice, intestinal biology, cancer and/or the ubiquitination research field are advantageous. Experience with 3D organoids, ubiquitination assays and gene-editing techniques are not required but will be consider assets. A strong interest in disease modelling, translational medicine as well as commitment to a continuous professional development are important.  

The ideal candidate should be scientifically adventurous and curiosity-driven, and should bring independent and original ideas into the project, yet being receptive to supervision and adhering to the study plan. Ambitious and committed students with ability to work efficiently are especially encouraged to apply. Any previous records of independent research as well as productive interactions within a team (e.g. first- or co-author publications) are advantageous. Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and international environment and good communication skills (proficiency in spoken and written English) are necessary.

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.

Location
The Department of Medicine, Sona, consists of twelve divisions and each division consists of several research groups. The position is located within the research group of Dr. Magdalena Paolino, included in the Cardiovascular medicine division, at the Bioclinicum research laboratory, Karolinska University Hospital, Campus Solna. The Bioclinicum research building provides an open and international research environment, top-notch in-house infrastructure, and access to daily seminars and lectures by world-leading scientist.

https://ki.se/en/meds/team-magdalena-paolino

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Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
Reference number2-1609/2020
ContactMagdalena Paolino, assistant Professor, magdalena.paolino@ki.se
Union representativeAfsar Rahbar OFR, Afsar.Rahbar@ki.seLouisa Cheung, SACO, Louisa.Cheung@ki.se
Last application date19.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Psychiatric and Genetic Epidemiology

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Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We seek a new postdoc who will work in the Unit of Integrative Epidemiology at the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM), Karolinska Institutet, led by Prof Fang Fang. The main goal of research activities in the Unit is to improve the understanding of the causes and consequences of ill health and disease, with a focus on psychiatric disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer.

The postdoctoral research will be part of a large collaborative EU funded project called CoMorMent (Predicting comorbid cardiovascular disease in individuals with mental disorder by decoding disease mechanisms), which involves nine partners in northern Europe and the USA. The postdoc will work in close collaboration with senior colleagues at Karolinska Institutet Professor Patrick Sullivan and the University of Iceland Professor Unnur Valdimarsdottir. Professor Sullivan leads the KI Psychiatric Genomics Institute (KI-PGI), with the overarching goal of understanding, on a population scale, how genes and environment act and interact to modify risk for severe psychiatric disorders. Professor Valdimarsdottir has long-standing experience in using Nordic health and population registers as well as longitudinal cohort studies in research of mental disorders, especially stress-related disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder.

The main aim of the CoMorMent project is to uncover mechanisms underlying the higher incidence of cardiovascular disease in people with psychiatric disorders. This project builds on recent findings that genetic variation that affects genes expressed in the brain and which increase the risk of psychiatric disorders also impact lifestyle and behaviour that increase cardiovascular disease risk. The project will identify molecular mechanisms common to psychiatric disorders and unhealthy lifestyles that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. We will take advantage of our genotyped biobank samples united with large national registries with information about disease trajectories and comorbidity in over 1.8 million people. The successful applicant will play a key role in this project, and will have rich interactions with senior colleagues across Northern Europe.

Your mission

We seek an outstanding and innovative postdoc to join our team. We are data-rich, and need a professional-level data scientist to maximize our understanding of the data we have collected and to identify new data that we need to make. This individual should be passionately committed to furthering knowledge of psychiatric disorders, particularly the comorbidity between psychiatric disorders and cardiovascular disease, in order to improve the lives of people. The successful applicant will join our team and conduct research on the genomics and functional genomics of psychiatric disorders and cardiovascular disease leveraging “multi-omic” approaches and approaches used for high-dimensional and complex register data. The KI team has a strong track record of promoting early career researchers.

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant’s main supervisor, director or equivalent.

  • Applicants should have a PhD in medical science such as epidemiology, biostatistics, computer science, statistics, genetics, etc. We will also consider those with PhDs in other areas but who have advanced/relevant data science skills (e.g., machine learning).
  • Prior experience in professional analysis of multiple types of modern genomic and functional genomic datasets, including GWAS, exome sequencing, whole genome sequencing, RNA-sequencing, or register-based studies are a plus.
  • Modern genomics requires advanced skills in programming (e.g., R, Python), use of standard software packages (e.g., PLINK, GATK), flexibly manipulating large datasets, bioinformatic integration, and pathway analysis. Knowledge of complex trait genomics is very important. Knowledge of genomics (particularly psychiatric disorders and cardiovascular disease) is helpful but could be taught if required.
  • Applicants should be highly collegial and experienced in working effectively in “team science” contexts. Successful postdocs possess exceptional organizational skills and know how to multitask.
  • Applicants will be asked to describe past examples of having developed structured approaches to solving unanticipated and complex problems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required, along with experience with scientific writing.

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

https://ki.se/imm/enheten-for-integrativ-epidemiologi

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 April 6th, 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 hours100%
CitySolna
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference number2-1192/2020
Contact Fang Fang, professtor , fang.fang@ki.se
Union representative Anne Boström, SEKO , 08-524 875 79, anne.bostrom@ki.seNiklas Andersson, OFR , 08-524 874 19, niklas.andersson@ki.seKarlhans Che, Anda Gliga Saco-S, karlhans.che@ki.se, anda.gliga@ki.se
Last application date06.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CE

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Postdoctoral fellowship in a KA Wallenberg consortium dedicated to explore the molecular origins of breast cancer (scholarship)

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Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its mission is to contribute to the improvement of human health through research and education. Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

Division
We are seeking an outstanding candidate for a post-doctoral fellowship dedicated to explore the role of the epigenome and 3-dimensional nuclear architecture in the emergence of cancer stem-like cell states in breast cancer from entirely novel perspectives. The successful applicant is expected to drive a postdoctoral project in the labs of Anita Göndör and Rolf Ohlsson at the department of Oncology and Pathology, as well as to participate in collaborative efforts within an interdisciplinary consortium consisting of five laboratories including pre-clinical, clinical and computer scientists. This consortium is aiming at uncovering hitherto unknown therapeutic targets in breast cancer, and is supported by a five-year grant from a major supporter of Swedish science, the KA Wallenberg Foundation. Our lab is equipped with a Mi-seq machine and a 5-color confocal microscope, and is located within the Theme Cancer section of BioClinicum at Karolinska Institutet.

For further information about our work, please consult a selection of reports from our labs: Nature genetics 51: 1723-1731 (2019); Science 359:1212-1213 (2018); Mol Cell 59:984-97 (2015); Nature Review Genetics 17:284-99 (2016); Nature 2009; Sumida et al, BioRxiv 2018 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/286583

Duties
The successful applicant will employ state-of-the-art epigenomic techniques adapted to the analyses of single cells and single cell RNA-seq, and join a lab currently consisting of 4 PhD students, 7 postdocs and four affiliated professors.

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. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) start date of the post doctoral education.

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

Other requirements
A PhD in relevant research areas (molecular and cellular biology) is mandatory. A strong scientific track record, supported by published papers particularly on the subject of chromatin research in well-recognized peer-reviewed journals and previous experience in chromatin research is advantageous. A high level of organizational and communicative skills, as well as an ability to independently perform experiments and implement interpretation of data is mandatory. Proficiency in written and spoken English i required.

Location: Solna, BioClinicum

https://ki.se/en/onkpat/anita-gondors-group

https://ki.se/en/onkpat/rolf-ohlsson-lab

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.

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First day of employmentOctober 1, 2020
Reference number2-847/2020
Contact Anita Göndör, anita.gondor@ki.seRolf Ohlsson, rolf.ohlsson@ki.se)
Union representativeAndreas Lundqvist, SACO, 08-517 768 84Helen Eriksson, OFR, 08-524 823 38
Last application date12.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Postdoctoral studies in structural biology of fertilization

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Karolinska Institutet, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Jovine (LJO)

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 Professor Luca Jovine (http://jovinelab.org) is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to investigate the molecular mechanism of egg-sperm interaction at fertilization by single-particle cryo-EM. The position is funded by a 5-year grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation. In close collaboration with Alexey Amunts laboratory at Scilife (https://www.scilifelab.se/researchers/alexey-amunts/) and easy access to local cryo-EM facilities that together include 3 x Titan Krios with K3 detectors, a Talos Arctica with K2 and a Talos L120C with Ceta-D, we offer access to the most advanced infrastructure to maximize the chances for success of this ambitious and exciting endeavor. Therefore, joining our groups provides a unique opportunity to benefit from the strengths of two complementary labs and state-of-the-art technology, in order to tackle one of the most fundamental questions in biology and understand how life begins.

For recent examples, please see Nishimura et al. Nature Communications 10, 3086 (2019), https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-10931-5, Raj et al. Cell 169(7):1315–26 (2017), http://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(17)30594-9, Mühleip et al. Elife e51179 (2019), https://elifesciences.org/articles/51179 and Perez Boerema et al. Nature Plants 4:212-217 (2018), https://www.nature.com/articles/s41477-018-0129-6

With its close integration of academic and clinical research, KI offer a highly international and collaborative environment for biomedical studies. In particular, the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition of KI has state-of-the-art equipment for recombinant protein expression in mammalian cells and bacteria, protein purification, sample characterization (SEC-MALS, microscale thermophoresis, bio-layer interferometry) and in-house X-ray data collection. For EM data collection, we have BAG access to the Cryo-EM Swedish National Facility nodes at Stockholm SciLifeLab and Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM), https://www.scilifelab.se/facilities/cryo-em/, as well as access to the newly established 3D-EM facility of KI , https://ki.se/cmb/3d-em; additionally, we have frequent BAG access to different synchrotron/EM data collection sites (BESSY, DLS, ESRF, MAX IV).

To support this position, a fellowship is available for two years that will be paid to the successful candidate as a tax-free scholarship, with possible extension of two additional years as postdoc employment (subject to positive evaluation). For additional information, please directly contact Luca Jovine and Alexey Amunts.

Qualifications
Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree and significant hands-on experience in structural biology. Although proven experience in single-particle cryo-EM and knowledge of helical reconstruction will constitute an advantage, excellent candidates with experience in X-ray crystallography and a strong interest in learning cryo-EM will also be taken into consideration. Additionally, previous experience in mammalian cell expression as well as purification and biochemical characterization of glycoproteins will be considered an asset. At least one first author paper in a high-quality international peer-reviewed journal, fluency in English (both written and oral), good team spirit and a very strong personal drive to excel in science are required.

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:

  • 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 brief cover letter including a summary of your research experience (maximum two pages)
  • your motivation for applying, suitability for the position and project ideas (maximum one page)
  • contact details of at least two referees, one of which should preferably be the Ph.D. supervisor
  • copies of doctoral and other relevant degree certificates.

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

Incoming applications will be evaluated continuously and the position could either start immediately or upon agreement.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Reference number2-534/2020
Contact Luca Jovine, Professor, +46-70-1497014 Alexey Amunts, Assistant Professor, +46-8-16 10 03Thomas Tinglöv, Head of Administration, +46-8-524 835 49
Union representative Henry Wölling, SEKO, +46-08-524 840 80Birgitta Lindqvist, OFR, +46-73-209 83 12
Last application date19.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral (PhD) position in Toxicology with focus on health risk assessment of PFAS

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The Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) is a department at Karolinska Institutet and an interdisciplinary research institution within the broad field of environmental medicine. IMM conducts cutting edge research within the areas of environmental and occupational medicine, toxicology, physiology, epidemiology, and biostatistics with the aim to clarify how environmental and lifestyle factors affect our health and which role genes have. IMM also serves as a scientific advisor to public authorities within the area of environmental medicine and IMM scientists participate in national and international expert groups.

Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

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 successful candidate will perform research at the Unit of Integrative Toxicology under the supervision of Associate Professor Mattias Öberg. The research group explore and improve the process of chemical health risk assessment. It has a large network of contacts among international agencies and research organizations and consider the interaction between science and policy as an important aspect of research.

A doctoral position is an available doctoral education project to which a PhD student is to be recruited. After the selection process the process for admission to doctoral education will commence. An admission decision will not be taken until an individual study plan has been approved by the departmental admission board. For more information regarding doctoral (PhD) education, see: http://www.ki.se/doctoral.

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student

This PhD position is one out of 15 positions offered within the ITN (Innovative Training Network) PERFORCE3 (PER and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs) towards the Future Of Research and its Communication in Europe 3). The ITN PERFORCE3 is a Europe-wide multi-partner doctoral training programme in the field of PFASs contaminants funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under its Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. The project aims at improving the understanding of these globally pervasive contaminants, find solutions for PFAS contamination problems and improve environmental and human health risk assessment frameworks and policies. Further information on ITN PERFORCE3 and on all available positions can be found at: www.perforce3-itn.eu

The specific objectives of this PhD position (Early Stage Research (ESR) Project 10) are to investigate the association between PFAS concentrations in human blood and corresponding biomonitoring data of relevance for health effects, such as cardiovascular disease. The PhD student will use computational dose response modelling to evaluate experimental and epidemiological data. The results will then be utilized for development of endpoint-specific relevant potency values and probabilistic risk assessment for complex mixtures of environmental contaminants.

In addition to short visits to partners and beneficiaries of the consortium, the position includes secondments of four weeks to the The Arctic University of Norway for human exposure assessment training and two weeks at the Department of Environmental Systems Science in Zürich, Switzerland, for policy training; as well as visits to the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Germany.

Qualification requirements

To be eligible for doctoral education at Karolinska Institutet the following requirements must be met:

General entry requirements

A person meets the general entry requirements for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education (according to Higher Education Ordinance Chapt 7, section 39) if he/she:

  1. has been awarded advanced/second-cycle/master qualification (i.e. master degree) or
  2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle/master level, or
  3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Specific entry requirements

Proficiency in English equivalent to the course English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school:

Proficiency in the English language can be documented by an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL or IELTS, see web-link below for more information.

Applicants who meet the general entry requirements (1 or 2 above) from a university in one of the Nordic countries fulfill the requirements in English.

 For more information regarding general and specific entry requirements: http://ki.se/en/education/entry-requirements-eligibility-for-doctoral-education 

Additional requirements

  • Excellent English language and communication skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing)
  • Motivation to pursue a PhD, independence and ability to collaborate and engage in a training network
  • Applicants must be available to start the PhD position before 1 July 2020.

Eligibilility criteria Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme

Please note that strict eligibility criteria apply to this position as Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions encourage researcher mobility.

  • At the time of appointment, applicants must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when the applicant obtained the first degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in Sweden).
  • At the time of appointment, applicants must not hold a doctoral degree or equivalent.
  • Applicants can be of any nationality. However, applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Sweden for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the appointment. Short stays, such as holidays are not taken into account.

Selection

The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their ability to successfully pursue the research education. Special emphasis is put on the applicant’s knowledge and skills within the subject area, ability to express her/himself verbally and in writing, analytical skills, creativity, initiative and independence, and a capacity for working together with others. The evaluation will be made based on the relevance of past education and experience, grades from previous university courses (in particular at the advanced level), the quality and ambition of the independent project work, references, a cover letter motivating the candidate’s interest, and interviews.

Applications are welcome from citizens of any nationality (subject to eligibility criteria above and relevant immigration formalities). Recruitment within the ITN PERFORCE3 aims to fulfil the equal opportunity objectives of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme and hence applications are welcomed from applicants regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic origin, and from individuals wishing to resume research careers after a break.

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.

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Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentLatest July 1, 2020
SalaryMonthly payment
Reference number2-1210/2020
Contact Mattias Öberg, Associate Professor, mattias.oberg@ki.se
Union representative Niklas Andersson, OFR, niklas.andersson@ki.seAnda Gliga och Karlhans Che, SACO, anda.gliga@ki.se, karlhans.che@ki.seAnne Boström, SEKO, anne.bostrom@ki.se
Last application date06.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Post expires on Wednesday May 6th, 2020