PhD Candidate in Cellular Biophysics
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School of Engineering Sciences at KTHKTH 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: biological physics
Technical development of microscopy is fast and lead continuosly to groundbreaking discoveries in biology and medicine. This has attracted much attention and e.g. the nobel prize has been awarded for the development of technology in both light- and electronmicroscopy during recent years. In our research group, we work with the development of both the microscopy technology and its application.
We have now an open position for a doctoral student and search for a candidate with a strong interest for applied biophysics and biophysical measurement technology. Our research projects concern development of new technology and new methods for applications primarily in cellbiology. We have choosen to study the energy supply in cells as an application for our new technologies. In the doctoral project, mitochondria in cultured cells and tissue will be studied. We want to explore some basic questions about the dynamics of mitochondria in relation to the cell’s energy needs, both over time and space. For those studies we need to develop both ultra-sensitive measurement technology and new methods to support studies of fine details and processes in living cells.
Applicants shall have a master degree in physics, engineering physics, biotechnology or medical engineering.
Our research group is located at SciLifeLab (?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.scilifelab.se&module=jobs&id=2306030" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.scilifelab.se&module=jobs&id=2306030" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.scilifelab.se) with a mix of physicists, physicians and biologists. At SciLifeLab, we also operate the national infrastructure for super-resolution microscopy.
Supervision: Hjalmar Brismar 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.
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Applications must include the following elements:
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Type of employment
Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment
According to agreement
Monthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions
Last application date
01.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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