Doctoral (PhD) position in genetics

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Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

To be a doctoral student means to devote oneself to a research project under supervision of experienced researchers and following an individual study plan. For a doctoral degree, the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral education is required.

The research group

Our vision is to use human genetics to understand how our evolutionary history impacts health and disease. We do so by leveraging large-scale biobanks, omics data and experimental techniques in our wet-lab.  We are interested in the gene flow from Neandertals and Denisovans into modern humans and the genetic legacy of archaic gene variants. In addition, the group is interested in genetic variability in general and the functional consequences thereof, particularly for membrane-bound proteins such as receptors and ion channels. Other topics of interest include the genetic predisposition to infectious diseases, such as COVID-19.

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student

The doctoral student will conduct experimental research and perform analyses of medical genetics, archaic DNA, and population-scale biobanks. This includes challenging tasks in computational biology, bioinformatics, and wet-lab work including molecular biology and pharmacology. Overall, the project strives to leverage combined insights in genetics with medical knowledge to gain insights of pathophysiological and pharmacological relevance.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. As a doctoral student you are offered an individual research project, a well-educated supervisor, a vast range of elective courses and the opportunity to work in a leading research group. Karolinska Institutet collaborates with prominent universities from all around the world, which ensures opportunities for international exchanges. You will be employed on a doctoral studentship which means that you receive a contractual salary. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Eligibility requirements for doctoral education

In order to participate in the selection for a doctoral position, you must meet the following general (A) and specific (B) eligibility requirements at latest by the application deadline.

It is your responsibility to certify eligibility by following the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.


A) General eligibility requirement

You meet the general eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

  1. have been awarded a second-cycle/advanced/master qualification (i.e. master degree), or
  2. have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the advanced/second-cycle/master level, or
  3. have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.*

Follow the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.

*If you claim equivalent knowledge, follow the instructions on the web page Assessing equivalent knowledge for general eligibility for doctoral education.

 

B) Specific eligibility requirement

You meet the specific eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

- Show proficiency in English equivalent to the course English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school.

Follow the instructions on the web page English language requirements for doctoral education.

Verification of your documents Karolinska Institutet checks the authenticity of your documents. Karolinska Institutet reserves the right to revoke admission if supporting documents are discovered to be fraudulent. Submission of false documents is a violation of Swedish law and is considered grounds for legal action.

(A) and (B)can only be certified by the documentation requirement for doctoral education .

Skills and personal qualities

  •  We are seeking a highly motivated person who is guided by scientific creativity.
  •  We welcome applicants with a background in medicine, biomedicine or molecular biology with:
    1) interest and skills in bioinformatics
    or

         2) experience from wet-lab research and interest in analysing complex datasets.

  • Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability, scientific interests, and hypotheses within the research-related area.

Terms and conditions

The doctoral student will be employed on a doctoral studentship maximum 4 years full-time.

Application process

Submit your application and supporting documents through the Varbi recruitment system. Use the button in the top right corner and follow the instructions. We prefer that your application is written in English, but you can also apply in Swedish.

Your application must contain the following documents:

- A personal letter and a curriculum vitae
- Degree projects and previous publications, if any
- Any other documentation showing the desirable skills and personal qualities described above
- Documents certifying your general eligibility (see A above)
- Documents certifying your specific eligibility (see B above)

Selection

A selection will be made among eligible applicants on the basis of the ability to benefit from doctoral education. The qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated on an overall basis.

Karolinska Institutet uses the following bases of assessment:

- Documented subject knowledge of relevance to the area of research
- Analytical skill
- Other documented knowledge or experience that may be relevant to doctoral studies in the subject.

All applicants will be informed when the recruitment is completed.

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Type of employment
PhD placement

Contract type
Full time

First day of employment
Upon agreement

Salary
Monthly salary

Number of positions
1

Full-time equivalent
100

City
Stockholm

County
Stockholms län

Country
Sweden

Reference number
STÖD 2-2770/2024

Contact
  • Hugo Zeberg, hugo.zebergki.se


Union representative
  • Helin Norberg, SACO , helin.norbergki.se
  • Niklas Andersson, ST, niklas.anderssonki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wollingki.se


Published
28.Jun.2024

Last application date
19.Jul.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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