PhD Scholarship in Medical Science Ischemia-reperfusion in Models

A new PhD position in medical sciences is available at University of Gothenburg. The funding allows successful candidate to work for four years. Applicants should apply before January 09, 2020.

Project title: Restoration of Function In Kidneys From Extended Uncontrolled Cardiac Death Donors

The PhD educationin Medical Science comprisecarrying out a scientific project and completing at least 30 credits of courses at third-cycle level. The doctoral student must also write a scientific compilation thesis or monograph corresponding to at least 120 credits. For more information about third-cycle studies at Sahlgrenska Academy, see

Project: Kidney transplantation has become the superlative treatment for most end-stage renal disease patients. However the shortage of deceased donor kidneys for transplantation has caused a long and uncertain wait for patients in need, causing most patients to die in the process. A majority of recipients of a deceased donor kidney receive their kidney from brain-dead heart-beating (DBD) donors, but the continued disparity between demand and supply of kidneys for transplantation has caused a marked increase in using kidney donations from cardiac deathdonors (DCD). The use of DCD kidneys is however not without controversy and requires further studies.

Aims: To study crucial aspects during the ischemia reperfusion of kidneys after uncontrolled cardiac death. The studies will be performed in both Gothenburg and Lund and will sometimes be performed outside office-hours. Modern molecular biologic techniques will be used such as analysis of cytokines, endotoxins. The perfusion will be done in different steps, changing the solution content, the colloid oncotic pressure, temperature and cell count to achieve good flow with low resistance and urinary production ex-vivo.

Third-cycle studies are equivalent to four year full-time and lead to a Degree of Doctor. Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies. Those appointed to doctoral studentships may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration (departmental duties). Before a PhD degree has been awarded,duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full-time post.

To be eligible for third-cycle studies, the applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements.

for third-cycle studiesif he or she:

1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification 2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or 3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad for third-cycle studiesin Medical Science if he or she: has successfully completed the English B/6 course or is considered to have acquired equivalent knowledge through previous studies

In selecting between applicants who meet the general and specific entry requirements, their ability to benefit from third-cycle studies shall be taken into account. The assessment shall attach particular importance to documented qualifications for:

– specific knowledge and skills within the subject area and related research fields – experience of scientific theory and relevant research methodology – scientific analysis and presentation verified through thesis, degree project, scientific journals or the like. After admission tothird-cyclestudies you will be appointedtodoctoral studentship. Regulations for employment of doctoral students are given in SFS 1993:100. The initial appointment may apply for no longer than one year. An appointment may be renewed for no more than two years at a time. A person may beappointed to a doctoral studentship for a total ofeight years. The total employment period may, however, not exceed the time corresponding to full-time third-cycle study for four years.

Location: Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute ofClinical Sciences, Department ofSurgery.Extent:100%. First day of employment: as agreed.

Salaries for doctoral students are regulated in a local agreement at the University.

For more information about the project please contact the principal supervisor,

Michael Olausson,Professor, Institute of Clinical Sciences, phone: +46 705 434360,e-mail:

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

You must include the following, in pdf format

If your degree is from a university outside of Sweden, check what you need to submit at where you can also see what you need to submit in order to fulfill the English language requirement.

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.


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