Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Chemistry I

A doctoral position is an available doctoral education project to which a PhD student is to be recruited. After the selection process the process for admission to doctoral education will commence. An admission decision will not be taken until an individual study plan has been approved by the departmental admission board.

For more information regarding doctoral (PhD) education, see: http://www.ki.se/doctoral

Description of research group and project:
The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics conducts a broad spectrum of biomedical research and education within medical biochemistry and biophysics. Presently our department consists of 11 research divisions with a total of approximately 300 employees.

We invite applications for a doctoral student position in the group of Professor Roman Zubarev at the Division of Physiological Chemistry 1 http://ki.se/en/mbb/roman-zubarev-group. The group is focused on studying biological systems using proteomics and state-of-the-art mass spectrometry. 

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with other members of the research group to develop new fragmentation techniques based on radical reactions in the gas phase and study the structure and properties of biomolecules, mainly proteins and their complexes, using proteomics and top-down mass spectrometry. The project involves participating in building new apparatus for tandem mass spectrometry, performing experiments, data analysis and building physico-chemical theoretical models of the concerned processes.

Entry requirements for doctoral education at KI
To be eligible for doctoral education following requirements has to be met:

General entry requirements
A person meets the general entry requirements for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education (according to Higher Education Ordinance Chapt 7, section 39) if he/she:

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

Specific entry requirements
Proficiency in English equivalent to the course English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school:
Proficiency in the English language can be documented by an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL or IELTS, see web-link below for more information.
Applicants who meet the general entry requirements (1 or 2 above) from a university in one of the Nordic countries fulfill the requirements in English.

For more information regarding general and specific entry requirements: http://ki.se/en/education/entry-requirements-eligibility-for-doctoral-education

State here any other formal entry requirements, beside the above, that an applicant must have to be considered for this project.

Skills and personal qualities

We are looking for a highly motivated student with a background in physics, chemistry, biophysics or biochemistry. Experience in instrument building, mass spectrometry and/or bioinformatics is preferable. The student should have at least 6 months of laboratory experience. The ability to program is a must. The candidate should have good communication skills, and fluency in written and spoken English is essential.

To meet the general entry requirements for third-cycle studies, an applicant must have 1. taken a second-cycle qualification;
2. completed course requirements for at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
3. otherwise acquired essentially the same knowledge in or outside Sweden.

Assessment criteria
A selection will be made among qualified applicants on the basis of the ability to benefit from doctoral education. 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

The qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated on an overall basis.

Terms and conditions
All doctoral students at KI receive financial support during their doctoral education and employment on a doctoral studentship is the most common sort of support. During the time between recruitment and admission a short-term employment can be offered for up to 6 months.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in Swedish or English:

  • A personal letter and curriculum vitae
  • A copy of degree certificates and associated certificates
  • A copy of degree projects and any previous publications

The application is to be submitted through the MyNetwork recruitment system.

Type of employment PhD placement
Contract type Full time
First day of employment upon agreement
Salary monthly
Reference number 2-5337/2017
  • Professor Roman Zubarev, +46-8-524 875 94, +46-8-524 875 94
Union representative
  • Anne Edgren, OFR/S, P, O, 08-616 16 29
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75 , biborka.bveress@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 16.Nov.2017
Last application date 16.Dec.2017 11:59 PM CET

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