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Natural Sciences PhD Student Job Opportunity @ Gothenburg University Sweden

Natural Sciences PhD Student Job Opportunity @ Gothenburg University Sweden

Natural Sciences PhD Student Job Opportunity @ Gothenburg University Sweden: The University of Gothenburg meets societal challenges with diverse knowledge. 37 000 students and 6 000 employees make the University a large and inspiring place to work and study, with a continuous flow of new knowledge and ideas.

Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from all around the world. The University of Gothenburg is environmentally certified and works actively for sustainable development. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University of Gothenburg contributes to a better future.PhD Student in biological imaging mass spectrometry

Natural Sciences PhD Student Job Opportunity @ Gothenburg University Sweden

Diary id: PAR 2017/71

Employment level: Time limited employment (temporary)

Location: Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology

Apply by: 2017-04-05

Research and graduate education at the department of chemistry and molecular biology comprises a wide scientific field from the atomic and molecular levels all the way through cells to intact organisms. Much of the phenomena studied here impact on our natural environment and living systems. We participate in undergraduate programs in chemistry, molecular biology, medicinal chemistry, biology, marine sciences, and pharmacy.
A third cycle education at our department will lead to a Ph.D. in Natural sciences, or Natural sciences with a specialisation in Chemistry. Ph.D. studies comprises four years at the post graduate level. The time period can be extended to 5 years in total through teaching and/or other departmental duties.

The Fletcher group specialises in the development and application of novel imaging mass spectrometry, particularly secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), for biological analysis. Recent research that will form the foundation of this PhD project include the development and use of high energy gas cluster beams and their use for imaging disease samples such as breast cancer biopsy tissue.
Research articles from the group can be found at https://scholar.google.se/citations?hl=en&user=AfGJlEEAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate

Natural Sciences PhD Student Job Opportunity @ Gothenburg University Sweden

Job assignments

  • A fully funded PhD position by the Swedish Research Council and the Department is available in the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Gothenburg.
  • An enthusiastic and self-motivated PhD student is sought to work on the development and application of imaging mass spectrometry for biological and medical analysis.
  • Mass spectrometry provides a sensitive and specifc means of identifying a wide range of chemistry in different samples. When performed in an imaging modality this chemical precisions is combined with spatial precision allowing detailed pictures of a sample to be generated that can be used to understand the interplay between native and exogenous compounds in biological systems and the surrounding biochemical environment.
  • In Gothenburg we have a range of state of art imaging mass spectrometry instrumentation that we are developing and applying to a wide range of challenges with an overall focus on biological sample analysis including single cell imaging and tissue biopsy analysis.
  • The project will involve working in an interdisciplinary environment collaborating with life scientists and clinicians. Applicants may have a degree in Chemistry/Biology/Physics or similar.

Eligibility
To be eligible for third-cycle studies, the applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements:

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:
1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification,
2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

To meet the specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies, applicants must: (i) have a second-cycle (advanced-level) degree in a relevant* subject area in the natural sciences, or (ii) have completed studies for at least 60 higher education credits at a second-cycle level in relevant subject areas in the natural sciences, or (iii) have completed a corresponding programme of relevance to the planned third-cycle programme, in Sweden or in another country, or have equivalent qualifications.

*Relevant for the planned third-cycle education

The specific entry requirements also include an acceptable command of spoken and written English. Guidelines for assessing English proficiency may include a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL test (or 213 on the TOEFL-CBT, or 79 on the TOEFL-iBT).

Assessment

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in SFS 1998:80.

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, Four years full time

Extent: 100 %

Location: Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, Gothenburg

First day of employment: As soon as possible

Natural Sciences PhD Student Job Opportunity @ Gothenburg University Sweden

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in SFS 1998:80.

A new employment as a PhD student applies for a maximum of one year. The Appointment may be prolonged for up to two years at a time. The total employment period may not be longer than the equivalent of four years of full time time doctoral studies.

University applies local agreement on salaries of graduate students.

For further information regarding the position

John Fletcher, PhD, Docent, +46 (31) 786 9105, john.fletcher@chem.gu.se

Göran Hilmersson, Head of Department +46 (0) 31-786 9022, hilmers@chem.gu.se

Martin Billeter, Director of third cycle education, +46(0) 31-786 3925, martin.billeter@gu.se

Helena Bergkvist, Human Resources Administrator +46 (0) 31-786 9116, helena.bergkvist@gu.se

Unions
Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

 

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Closing date
2017-04-05

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salaries for doctoral students are regulated in a local agreement at the University.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

Natural Sciences PhD Student Job Opportunity @ Gothenburg University Sweden

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