PhD student position in genetic epidemiology
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The Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at Uppsala University (www.igp.uu.se) has a broad research profile with strong research groups focused on cancer, autoimmune and genetic diseases. A fundamental idea at the department is to stimulate translational research and thereby closer interactions between medical research and health care. Research is presently conducted in the following areas: medical and clinical genetics, clinical immunology, pathology, neuro-oncology, vascular biology, radiation science and molecular tools. Department activities are also integrated with the units for Oncology, Clinical Genetics, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Pathology, and Hospital Physics at Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala. The department has teaching assignments in several education programmes, including Master Programmes, at the Faculty of Medicine, and in a number of educations at the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology. The department has a yearly turnover of around SEK 400 million, out of which more than half is made up of external funding. The staff amounts to approximately 340 employees, out of which 100 are PhD-students, and there are in total more than 600 affiliated people.
Project description: A PhD student position is available for highly motivated individuals with interest in genetic/medical epidemiology to join the laboratory of Associate Professor Åsa Johansson group at Uppsala University, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology. The aim of the PhD project will be to investigate the increased/decreased disease risk associated with variation in hormone levels and its interaction with genetic factors. Further information on the activity of the research group can be accessed at https://www.igp.uu.se/forskning/genetik_genomik/asa-johansson/
The successful candidate will devote most of the time towards his/her research level education. Other service activities within the department, e.g. education and administrative work can be included within the framework of the employment (maximum 20%). The position will be extended with the time devoted to teaching to allow four years of full time graduate studies.
Qualification: To be admitted to the PhD program (http://www2.medfarm.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/vill_du_borja/), the applicant should have MSc degree in Biomedicine with previous research experience (i.e. master degree project) in genetic/medial epidemiology and biostatistics. Excellent skills in oral and written English are required.
Strong merits would be experience in working in Unix/Linux environment and in working in R, and working with large population-based cohorts.
Selection of applicants will be done by the future tutor for the selected student in consultation with the postgraduate study group of the Department. The Postgraduate Programmes Committee at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine will formally approve the student's admission.
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.
Salary: Setting the salary will be according to local guidelines at Uppsala University. For more information on salary please see: http://www.saco.fackorg.uu.se/verksamhet/doktorandfragor/doktorandstege/
Starting date: As agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Ass. Prof. Åsa Johansson firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by 15 April 2020, UFV-PA 2020/404.
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Placement: Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology
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 2020/404
Last application date: 2020-04-15
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