PhD position in Medical Microbiology
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We seek a very motivated and driven individual with the ability to work independently and a strong interest in pursuing a PhD degree in medical microbiology. The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology at Uppsala University has a strong and international research and teaching environment with over 250 scientists, including around 40 PhD students. Research focuses on three domains: Biochemistry/Molecular Cell Biology, Genomics, and Microbiology/Immunology.
Project description: The research group where the candidate will be working studies mechanisms and dynamics of molecular evolution in bacteria, with a focus on evolution of antibiotic resistance. The goal of this project is to study how selective pressures and genetic variability influences the tempo and mode of resistance evolution. Of particular interest will be the mechanisms and clinical relevance of heteroresistance.
More information about the group: http://www.imbim.uu.se/research-groups/infection-and-defence/andersson-dan-i/
Qualifications required: For employment, the candidate must hold a M.Sc. degree (or equivalent, corresponding to 240 credits) in Genetics, Microbiology, Evolutionary Biology or a related field. She/he should have a strong interest in basic research in microbiology and bacterial genetics. Abilities to take own initiatives, work well independently as well as in interaction with other research groups are assets.
Qualifications desired: Previous practical experience in microbiology and bacterial genetics is highly desired. Experience in animal experiments is a merit.
To be employed as a PhD student, the applicant must be accepted in a doctoral program. Information concerning doctoral education, requirements and rules of admission can be found at http://www2.medfarm.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/. The length of the study period for full time employment is a maximum of four years. Terms for graduate studies can be found in Högskoleförordningen 5 kap 1-7 §§.
The successful candidate will primarily engage in research work and doctoral studies. Other duties at the institution are administration and teaching that may be included in the employment at a maximum level of 20 %.
For further details: please contact Prof. Dan Andersson, email@example.com
Application: Please submit your application including a CV, a letter describing your research interest and skills, publications or a copy of master thesis or equivalent, contact information of three referees (phone number and e-mail address) and three reference letters.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than July 12, 2019, reference: UFV-PA 2019/2226
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Placement: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: according to local agreement
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2226
Last application date: 2019-07-12
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