PhD Position in Medical Microbiology at Uppsala University

Applicants are invited to apply for a PhD position in evolutionary biology at Uppsala University, Sweden. The funding allows successful candidate to work for four years. The deadline to apply is July 12, 2019.

Project description: The research group where the candidate will be working studies mechanisms and dynamics of molecular evolution in bacteria, with a focus on evolution of antibiotic resistance. The goal of this project is to study how selective pressures and genetic variability influences the tempo and mode of resistance evolution. Of particular interest will be the mechanisms and clinical relevance of heteroresistance.

Qualifications required: For employment, the candidate must hold a M.Sc. degree (or equivalent, corresponding to 240 credits) in Genetics, Microbiology, Evolutionary Biology or a related field. She/he should have a strong interest in basic research in microbiology and bacterial genetics. Abilities to take own initiatives, work well independently as well as in interaction with other research groups are assets.

To be employed as a PhD student, the applicant must be accepted in a doctoral program. Information concerning doctoral education, requirements and rules of admission can be found at The length of the study period for full time employment is a maximum of four years. Terms for graduate studies can be found in Hgskolefrordningen 5 kap 1-7 .

The successful candidate will primarily engage in research work and doctoral studies. Other duties at the institution are administration and teaching that may be included in the employment at a maximum level of 20 %.


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