PhD student in computational biology
Sort on published: 2019-02-08
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PhD student in computational biology with focus on computational analysis of enzyme evolution and adaptation
At the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology is one of the most international, broad and distinguished molecular bioscience departments in Europe.The department comprises six research programs with about 130 employees. This PhD position will be in Professor Johan Åqvist’s research group, in the program for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. The programbrings together research and education in biomolecular computing and bioinformatics,there are about 40 employees, including 15 PhD students.
The research group works in the field of computational biochemistry and computer simulations addressing problem areas such as enzyme catalysis, ligand binding and protein stability. For more information, please see the group website at http://www.icm.uu.se/cbbi/aqvist-lab/.
The Ph.D. student shall primarily focus on postgraduate studies, but other duties related to teaching and administrative work may be involved, up to a maximum of 20 % of the time. Information about doctoral education, eligibility requirements and admission rules can be found at the faculty website, http://www.teknat.uu.se/utbildning/utbildning-pa-forskarniva/.
The applicant should have a university degree in chemistry, biochemistry or physics. The applicant should have a solid background in theoretical chemistry and structural biology, as well as experience from computational calculations. Team work ability is considered very important and you must be able to teach in either Swedish or English. Admission decisions will be based on an assessment of the applicant's ability to successfully complete the doctoral studies.
Experience from molecular dynamics simulations, quantum chemistry, programming and structural bioinformatics.
The application should be written in English and include:
- Letter of motivation with a short description of your research interests and qualifications for the project (maximum two pages).
- CV encompassing education and other merits, as well as a description of relevant skills in relation to the required qualifications. Publication list.
- Copy of degree diploma and other official transcripts.
Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: As soon as posible or otherwise agreed on.
Type of position: Full time position of four years.
For further information about the position please contact
About the service and its scientific aspects, please contact Johan Åqvist firstname.lastname@example.org tel +46(0)18 - 471 4109
For administrative questions, please contact Frida Nilsson Österdahl email@example.com tel +46(0)18 - 471 4416
Please submit your application by March 4th 2019, UFV-PA 2019/476.
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Placement: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/476
Last application date: 2019-03-04