PhD Candidate in in biocatalysis
|Workplace||Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden|
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KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and HealthKTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.
Project descriptionThird-cycle subject: Chemistry Syrén’s research group (?url=www.syrenlab.com&module=jobs&id=2306029" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=www.syrenlab.com&module=jobs&id=2306029" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.syrenlab.com) is recruiting a doctoral student in biocatalysis for the project Food ingredients from CO2 with flexible microbial consortia. The project involves research groups at KTH and Chalmers and is at the forefront of biocatalysis and enzyme design.
The main purpose of this project is to develop methods for sustainable biocatalytic production of edible oils, such as palm oil, from CO2 by designed microbial cell factories. The research area for the doctoral student includes enzyme discovery, design and development of enzyme cadres, enzyme technology and synthetic biology to expand nature’s current repertoire with regard to biosynthesis of tailored fats with the desired structure. Tools for enzyme design developed at KTH will be used to expand the catalytic versatility of biocatalysts, which will then be screened with microfluidics and deployed in versatile cell factories in close collaboration with project partners.
The biocatalysts and their products will be carefully analyzed using interdisciplinary (bio) chemical methods. The work will be placed at the School of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH.
Supervision: Associate Professor Per-Olof Syrén is proposed to supervise the doctoral student. Decisions are made on admission
What we offer
Admission requirementsTo be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6,
SelectionIn order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.
Target degree: Doctoral degree
Information regarding admission and employmentOnly those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ’ time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.
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Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section’s website .
ApplicationApply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.
Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).
Applications must include the following elements:
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Type of employment
Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment
Monthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions
Last application date
31.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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