Doctoral student position in Clinical Genetics with a focus on hematological malignancies

Updated: about 2 months ago

To be a doctoral student means to devote oneself to a research project under supervision of experienced researchers and following an individual study plan. For a doctoral degree, the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral education is required.


The research group

The doctoral student position is placed in the research group of Richard Rosenquist Brandell, Professor in Clinical Genetics. We study genetic diseases at the molecular level in a translational research environment. Our overall goals are to better understand the underlying disease mechanisms, apply new knowledge in genetic diagnostics, improve prognosis assessment, and develop new treatment strategies. The research group consists of five teams focused on various hematological malignancies including chronic lymphocytic leukemia, lymphoma and pediatric acute lymphocytic leukemia, metabolic bone diseases, and cancer genetics.
The group works closely with Clinical Genetics at Karolinska University Hospital and SciLifeLab, and is active within Genomic Medicine Sweden. The group has extensive national and international collaborations and coordinates a number of large multinational studies.
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The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student

We are looking for a doctoral student who will work with advanced multi-omics analyzis in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The project aims to study both intraclonal heterogeneity in tumors and clonal dynamics over time, using different single cell analyses methods.


What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. As a doctoral student you are offered an individual research project, a well-educated supervisor, a vast range of elective courses and the opportunity to work in a leading research group. Karolinska Institutet collaborates with prominent universities from all around the world, which ensures opportunities for international exchanges. You will be employed on a doctoral studentship which means that you receive a contractual salary. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.


Eligibility requirements for doctoral education

In order to participate in the selection for a doctoral position, you must meet the following general (A) and specific (B) eligibility requirements at latest by the application deadline.

It is your responsibility to certify eligibility by following the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.

A) General eligibility requirement

You meet the general eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

  • have been awarded a second-cycle/advanced/master qualification (i.e. master degree), or
  • have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the advanced/second-cycle/master level, or
  • have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.*
  • Follow the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.

    *If you claim equivalent knowledge, follow the instructions on the web page Assessing equivalent knowledge for general eligibility for doctoral education.

    B) Specific eligibility requirement

    You meet the specific eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

    - Show proficiency in English equivalent to the course English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school.

    Follow the instructions on the web page English language requirements for doctoral education.

    Verification of your documents Karolinska Institutet checks the authenticity of your documents. Karolinska Institutet reserves the right to revoke admission if supporting documents are discovered to be fraudulent. Submission of false documents is a violation of Swedish law and is considered grounds for legal action.

    (A) and (B)can only be certified by the documentation requirement for doctoral education .


    Skills and personal qualities

    The applicant must have a university degree with a focus on biomedical research or similar. It is an advantage with previous experience of studies in tumor genetics and tumor biology as well as of analysis with large-scale sequencing techniques.
    The applicant will be assessed on the basis of education and experience relevant to the project, publications and track record, motivation, communication skills and cooperative ability. Great emphasis is put on personal suitability.


    Terms and conditions

    The doctoral student will be employed on a doctoral studentship maximum 4 years full-time.


    Application process

    Submit your application and supporting documents through the Varbi recruitment system. Use the button in the top right corner and follow the instructions. We prefer that your application is written in English, but you can also apply in Swedish.

    Your application must contain the following documents:

    - A personal letter and a curriculum vitae
    - Degree projects and previous publications, if any
    - Any other documentation showing the desirable skills and personal qualities described above
    - Documents certifying your general eligibility (see A above)
    - Documents certifying your specific eligibility (see B above)


    Selection

    A selection will be made among eligible applicants on the basis of the ability to benefit from doctoral education. The qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated on an overall basis.

    Karolinska Institutet uses the following bases of assessment:

    - Documented subject knowledge of relevance to the area of research
    - Analytical skill
    - Other documented knowledge or experience that may be relevant to doctoral studies in the subject.

    All applicants will be informed when the recruitment is completed.


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