PhD in Chemistry with specialization in Microbial Chemistry
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Research project and work duties: As a graduate student in Microbial Chemistry, you will be part of a research group that has the long-term goal of using advanced genetic engineering, systems biology and biochemistry to develop photosynthetic microorganisms converting solar energy and atmospheric carbon dioxide into chemicals and fuels in direct processes. The model system is cyanobacteria. Modifications and performance of the obtained engineered cells will be analyzed on gene, protein and metabolite level. Mathematical models might be used to gain an overall understanding of the metabolic flows of the cells. The potential of the modified cyanobacteria will be evaluated in photobioreactors.
The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).
Admission requirements: A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:
- has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
- has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
- has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.
- Degree or equivalent as above in molecular biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, microbiology, microbial biotechnology or similar.
- Good oral and written proficiency in English.
- Experience and substantial knowledge in one or more of the following: advanced molecular biology, synthetic biology, protein chemistry, bioinformatics.
- Interested in working both independent and in collaboration with students and researchers in above detailed project.
- Experiences in protein purification, proteomics and metabolomics
- Knowledge of cultivating microorganisms in photobioreactors
Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.
Terms of employment: The rules about PhD students are found in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5 §§1-7 and the university's rules and guidelines.
Application procedure: The application should include a statement of research interest, CV, certificates of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of Master thesis, published article or relevant materials, if available. Also, contact information of at least two reference persons should be included. 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.
Pay: According to local agreement (Local collective agreement for doctoral students and students).
Starting: 2020-01-10 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position for four years.
Working hours: 100%.
For further information about the position, please contact: Associate Professor Karin Stensjö, phone number: +46 704939112, email: email@example.com.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2019-09-25, UFV-PA 2019/2752.
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.
Placement: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory
Type of employment: Full time , PhD placement
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2752
Last application date: 2019-09-25
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