PhD Position Within Biochemistry- Chemo-optogenics at Umeå University, Sweden 2018

Application Deadline:  September 3, 2018

The Department of Chemistry invites applications  for” PhD Student Position in “Chemo-optogenics”  . The department is located at Umeå University and has around 200 employees including about 40 PhD students. The Department of Chemistry is one of the largest departments within the Faculty of Science and Technology.


Degree Level: PhD

Field: Biochemistry-Chemo-optogenics

Place of Study:  Sweden

Number of Scholarships: Not given,

Value: The salary placement takes place according to the established salary level for doctoral employment.

Duration: The employment is limited to four years full-time or up to five years when part-time teaching.

Eligible Countries: Local and International students


To be admitted for studies at third-cycle level you are required to have completed a second-cycle level degree, or completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits are at second-cycle level or have an equivalent education from abroad, or equivalent qualifications.

To fulfil the specific entry requirements to be admitted for studies at third-cycle level in chemistry, you are required to have completed first-cycle courses of at least 90 ECTS credits within the field of chemistry or another subject considered to be directly relevant to the specialization in question. Of those 90 ECTS credits, at least 15 ECTS credits shall have been acquired at second-cycle level within the specialization or an equivalent subject.

Very good language skills in English, both spoken and written, is required. Experiences in cell imaging, western blotting, molecular cloning, siRNA, CRISPR-Cas, and/or protein expression and protein purification are strong merits.

English Language Criteria: 

Very good language skills in English, both spoken and written, is required.

How To Apply: 

A complete application should contain the following documents:

  • A cover letter including a description of your qualifications, research interests and motivation for applying (max 2 pages)
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of degree certificates or equivalent, including documentation of completed academic courses and obtained grades
  • Name and contact information of at least two reference persons



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