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Third-cycle subject: Chemistry
Supervision: The doctoral student will be placed at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and supervised by: Christofer Lendel, Associate Professor (www.kth.se/profile/lendel).
Understanding how proteins form nanofibrils, also known as amyloid fibrils, is central to both medical research (e.g. Alzheimer's disease) and to the development of new bio-based materials. We study these structures from a broad perspective, focusing both on diseases and the design of new protein-based materials. The PhD project focuses on the molecular mechanisms for how different proteins form nanofibrils and how to control the properties of the nanofibrils that are formed.
The research group has close collaborations with other groups in e.g. biotechnology, polymer technology, food science and fluid mechanics. We are also part of a network for amyloid research in the Stockholm-Uppsala area and a national network for research on protein materials.
Education requirements: Master's degree in relevant field, e.g. biochemistry, physical chemistry or structural Biology.
Requirements of knowledge and experience:
Merit knowledge and experience:
Experience in physicochemical analysis methods, e.g. spectroscopy, AFM, NMR, X-ray diffraction.
Experience in research on amyloid fibrils.
Requirements for personal abilities:
Merit Personal Abilities:
Curiosity, taking initiatives, positive attitude
What we offer
To 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 order to succeed as an 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:
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.
Target degree: PhD
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 term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may there after be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
|Titel||Doctoral student in Biophysical chemistry|
|Employer||KTH Royal Institute of Technology|
|Job location||Valhallavägen 79, 100 44 Stockholm|
|Publicerad||november 14, 2019|
|Sista ansökningsdatum||januari 14, 2020|
|Ämnen||Biokemi,   Biofysik,   Strukturbiologi,   Fysikalisk kemi,   Spektroskopi  |