PhD Position in Metabolism of Single Phytoplankton Cells

Outstanding international students are invited to apply for a PhD scholarship in microbiology at Uppsala University. Potential candidates should apply before January 10, 2020.

Duties: Specific tasks in this project include (i) the design, development and operation of a microfluidic platform to measure single-cell metabolic rates, (ii) using this platform to measure the impacts of environmental and chemical stressors on model organisms via PAM-fluorometry and (iii) analyze the resulting data.

Requirements: Highly motivated candidate with a degree in Engineering, Physics, Microbiology, Plant Physiology or other relevant background. A person meets the general entry requirements for doctoral/third-cycle /PhD education if he/she has been awarded advanced/second-cycle/master qualification (i.e. master degree) comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded on the second-cycle/master level. In this lab, we are looking for candidates, who can creatively contribute to interdisciplinary work, are highly independent and who thrive in an informal, hands-on lab with a flat hierarchy and friendly people. Candidates should have excellent communications skills (written and spoken English) and a good scientific record of accomplishment.

Position: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 7. The PhD-position is a 4-year appointment, and the candidate will primarily devote the time to research. Other departmental work, such as teaching and administration, can be part of the position (maximum 20%) which then extends the position with corresponding amount of time. Salary placement is in accordance with local guidelines at Uppsala University. The applicant must be eligible for PhD studies at Uppsala University. Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines More information about research education can be found at the web site of the Faculty of Science and Technology,


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