Doctoral student in next-generation targeted biotherapeutics

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 20 Sep 2021

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.


Project description

Third-cycle subject: Biotechnology

Design and engineering of new functions and properties of natural and artificial proteins is a growing research discipline with applications in many different areas, primarily medicine and diagnostics. Research at the Division of Protein Engineering is largely focused on this field. The advertised position is within directed evolution, i.e. the use of large protein libraries expressed on, for example, microorganisms from which new proteins with desired properties can be selected. The projects will include early development of protein-based drug candidates for diagnostics and therapy with focus on neurodegenerative diseases

Supervision: The doctoral student will be supervised by Prof. John Löfblom and Prof. Stefan Ståhl.


What we offer
  • The possibility to study in a dynamic and international research environment in collaboration with industries and prominent universities from all over the world.Read more
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s Doctoral student salary agreement.
  • A postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity as well as study environment.
  • Life-long network trough KTH´s Alumni organization.
  • A personal study plan to support your development within your areas of interest. 
  • Work and study in Stockholm, close to nature and the water.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH .
  • Life-long network trough KTH´s Alumni organization.
  • A personal study plan to support your development within your areas of interest. 

Admission requirements

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a second cycle degree (for example a master's degree),
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge

In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here


Selection

In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

Documented experience of the following is a merit:

  • directed evolution (e.g. phage or cell display-based methods)
  • flow cytometry, including FACS
  • recombinant protein production and purification
  • biochemical and biophysical characterization of proteins

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency. 

Target degree: Doctoral degree


Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ' time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.


Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH's website .


Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section's website .


Application

Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above) . Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: According to agreement
Salary: Monthly salary according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions: 2
Working hours: 100%
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: C-2021-1568
Contact:

  • John Löfblom, lofblom@kth.se
  • Published: 2021-09-09
    Last application date: 2021-09-20


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