Up to Two PhD Positions in Biochemistry in The Innovative Training Network Ubimotif

Uppsala University, Sweden is offering PhD position in biochemistry. The funds for this position are available for 3 years. Potential candidates should apply before April 30, 2020.

We are looking for two PhD student in Biochemistry in the group of Prof. Ylva Ivarsson ( within the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skodowska-Curie grant agreement No 86051.

As a PhD student in the group you will chart motif-based protein-protein interactions of E3 ligases or deubiquitinases. You will generated large-scale data on interactions and do in depth studies of selected interactions through biophysical and cell biological experiments. The PhD training includes 3 months secondments to NZYtech (Portugal) & IBM Mainz (Germany), or Intavis (Germany) & University of Dundee (Scottland), and you will thus be exposed to different academic environments as well as gain experience of doing research within the context of a company.

Duties: As a PhD student in our team you will perform graduate studies within the subject. You will be expected to carry out advanced research in biochemistry and to broaden your perspective and knowledge of biochemistry by taking relevant graduate courses. The international and intersectoral secondments are obligatory requirements of the ITN.

PhD students with employment in our department are normally expected to teach and participate in general departmental work, such as instrument maintenance, to a level corresponding to a maximum of 20% of the employment time. You can read more about how it is to be a post graduate student with us here.

Requirements: To qualify for a PhD position, you must have at least 240 credits (hp), or an equivalent basic university education, with at least 90 credits in chemistry and 60 credits at the advanced level in the specialization subject. For a PhD education in biochemistry the requirements are at least 45 credits in biochemistry, of which 15 credits should be thesis work.

You must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Sweden for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status are not taken into account.

To be employed as a PhD student, you must be accepted in the postgraduate program. Information concerning doctoral education, requirements and rules of admission can be found here, the study plan for postgraduate studies in biochemistry can be found here.

Criteria for ranking: The ranking of applicants will be based on undergraduate grades, on the undergraduate education profile and on any additional experience of research in areas of relevance for the research project. Such additional experience should be demonstrated and included in your application, e.g. through articles published in international peer-reviewed journals or by employment at companies or other institutions active in the field of research. High emphasis will also be put on personal qualifications required for the project.

In filling this position, we aim to recruit the person who, in a combined evaluation of competence, skills and documented qualifications and are judged most suitable to carry out and develop the project-in-hand. Interviews will be performed with the top candidates through visits to us or by electronic means.


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