PhD student in Medical science

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Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKE) is one of the university’s largest departments, with operations mainly in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Our aim is to engage in medical and biomedical education and research of high international standing. At undergraduate level the department is responsible for most of the medical programme, the speech and language pathology programme and the medical biology programme.

Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student in Medical science formally based at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKE)

As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited devoted to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.

As a PhD student you will participate in the project: “The Molecular Effects of Growth Factors in Normal and Malignant Hematopoietic Cells”

This project will focus on designing experiments to study the intracellular response in single cells in the hematopoietic system. A detailed molecular landscape of which cytokines that affect specific cell types and the downstream intracellular events, leading to activation or suppression of cellular mechanisms such as proliferation, self-renewal, survival, and differentiation, will be determined by mass cytometry. As this is crucial information not only to understand the hematopoietic system, but also to enable ex vivo, and even in vivo, manipulation of hematopoietic cells for therapeutic purposes, the project also aims to define the signaling profiles and survival pathways in single leukemia cells. It is of fundamental interest to understand if resistance in leukemia cells is linked to deregulated signaling in order to find novel ways to interfere with drug-induced resistance. The candidate will work in close collaboration with other research groups at Linköping University, and is expected to conduct some part of the project at research institutes outside Sweden.

Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies.

Description of qualifications: Prospective candidates should have a large interest and understanding of stem cell biology, and should be highly motivated to take on scientific and technical advanced challenges. Background knowledge and hands-on experience in flow cytometry is required. Previous experience of laboratory work in mass cytometry, cell isolation and culture, and expression analysis by PCR is a merit. Good computer skills and experience of bioinformatical tools for multiparametric analysis is a prerequisite, as is excellent command in spoken and written English. Candidates will need to identify and formulate scientific issues accurately, critically, autonomously and creatively.

Appointment time
The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period not exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.

Starting date
By agreement.

The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.

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Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 11 October 2019. Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Equal Opportunities

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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