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Third-cycle subject: Biotechnology
Studies on the structure and function of biomembranes, as well as membrane proteins and membrane microdomains. The objective is to expand the knowledge of how lipid and protein composition of biomembranes affect their molecular structure and function, which is of critical importance to understand biological processes such as cell signaling and membrane transport, but also a range of diseases associated with these processes.
Relevant work tasks include, but are not limited to: methods in molecular biology and biochemistry for production and characterization of membrane proteins; biophysical methods for studies of biomembranes, such as nano-infrared (IR) microscopy; and development of techniques to prepare samples of natural, biological membranes for nano-IR studies.
The project is collaboration between the Department of Industrial Biotechnology and the Department of Chemistry at the KTH School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology, and Health (CBH) (https://www.kth.se/en/cbh/skolan-for-kemi-bioteknologi-och-halsa-1.763561) with placement at Albanova University Centre (https://www.albanova.se).
What we offer
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § The Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility:
In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal-oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:
It is an advantage if you hold a Master degree in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemistry or equivalent competence. Experience in one or several of the following areas is considered meritorious: theoretical and practical knowledge and skills obtained through research project work, or similar, concerning lipids and biological membranes, membrane proteins, vibrational spectroscopy, atom force microscopy, X-ray diffraction, preparation of Langmuir-Blodgett- and Langmuir-Schäfer films, molecular biology, protein biochemistry, and structural biology.
Excellent skills in written and spoken English are a requirement. A suitable candidate should be highly motivated for conducting scientific research, fundamental and applied; have well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills, be able to work independently, and to manage and drive a research project. The candidate should have good ability to interact and communicate with other people within and outside the research group. In addition, considerable weight will be put on personal qualities and suitability.
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study. Decisions on employment as a doctoral student may not be appealed.
Information about the doctoral program in Biotechnology:
Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
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Apply 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 / Central European Summer Time).
Applications must include the following elements:
Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months