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Göteborgs universitet

Doctoral student in Genetics

2022-01-05
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The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Research and graduate education at the department of chemistry and molecular biology comprises a wide scientific field from the atomic and molecular levels all the way through cells to intact organisms. Much of the phenomena studied here impact on our natural environment and living systems. We participate in undergraduate programs in chemistry, molecular biology, medicinal chemistry, biology, marine sciences, and pharmacy.

The research group of Prof. Marc Pilon is interested in better understanding the molecular mechanisms by which the composition of cell membranes and the management of dietary fats are regulated. The phenomenon of “membrane homeostasis” is essential for the ability of animals to adapt to changes in temperature (e.g. low temperature tends to rigidify membranes) or in diets (e.g. saturated fats also tend to rigidify membranes). The group uses mostly the nematode C. elegans as model organism, but sometimes expands the research to mammalian cells. The group is located on the medical campus, near the Sahlgrenska Hospital in Gothenburg and interacts collaboratively with several local groups.

Job assignments

The recruited PhD student will be expected to carry out semi-independent research concerning the molecular mechanisms contributing to membrane homeostasis and/or fat management using primarily C. elegans models. The student will also be expected to participate in group meetings, present research in departmental seminars and conferences, and to publish articles based on own research. Additionally, the student is expected to acquire 60 hp through PhD level courses, some of which are mandatory, and to help with the teaching of laboratory exercises that are part of undergraduate courses. Most work-related activities will be carried out in English.

Eligibility

To be eligible for third-cycle studies, the applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements: A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programs if he or she:

  1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, 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, or
  3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

To meet the specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies, applicants must: (i) have a second-cycle (advanced-level) degree in a relevant* subject area in the natural sciences, or (ii) have completed studies for at least 60 higher education credits at a second-cycle level in relevant subject areas in the natural sciences, or (iii) have completed a corresponding program of relevance to the planned third-cycle program, in Sweden or in another country, or have equivalent qualifications.

*Relevant for the planned third-cycle education

The specific entry requirements also include an acceptable command of spoken and written English. Guidelines for assessing English proficiency may include a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL test (or 213 on the TOEFL-CBT, or 79 on the TOEFL-iBT).

Assessment

In selecting between applicants who meet the general and specific entry requirements, their ability to benefit from third-cycle studies shall be taken into account. The assessment shall attach particular importance to documented qualifications for grades from university-level courses. University grades, prior laboratory experience, reference letters and face-to-face/video interviews will form the main basis for the assessment candidates.

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, four years full time

Extent: 100 %

Location: Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, Gothenburg

First day of employment: As soon as possible based on agreement

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in SFS 1993:100.

A new employment as a PhD student applies for a maximum of one year. The Appointment may be prolonged for up to two years at a time. The total employment period may not be longer than the equivalent of four years of full time doctoral studies.

University applies local agreement on salaries of graduate students.

For further information regarding the position

Marc Pilon, Prof. Genetics, +46 31 7863279, marc.pilon@cmb.gu.se
Website: http://www.molbio.gu.se/staff/molmpi/Marc_Pages/Pilon_Home.html

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:
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How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Closing date: 2022-01-05

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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Titel
Doctoral student in Genetics
Arbetsgivare
Plats
Vasagatan 33, Sverige
Publicerad
2021-11-19
Sista ansökningsdag
2022-01-05
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