Postdoc position in Global Environmental Governance at Utrecht University (1.0 FTE)

 

Utrecht University has opened a two-year postdoctoral research position in the field of global environmental governance. The postdoctoral researcher will become part of the new, cutting-edge research project ‘Problem-Shifting between International Environmental Treaty Regimes: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions’ (ProblemShifting). This research project is directed by Asst. Prof. Rakhyun E. Kim, and funded for five years (2021-2026) through a 1.5 million euro ‘Starting Grant’ from the European Research Council.
 
The project explores a major dilemma in global environmental governance, that decisions to protect one part of the environment often lead to new, and sometimes even more chronic and severe, environmental problems – the phenomenon known as global ‘environmental problem-shifting’. In this project, we focus in particular on problem-shifting occurring between international environmental treaty regimes, which are articulated in over a thousand issue-specific multilateral environmental agreements. We will (1) identify and explain the conditions under which problem-shifting occurs; and (2) assess and predict the systemic effects of problem-shifting through a novel methodology. Building on these findings, we will (3) offer innovative governance solutions that help ensure our global environmental efforts add up to a net positive impact.
 
The postdoctoral researcher will focus in particular on the first aim of the project, and theorize the causes of environmental problem-shifting between international environmental treaty regimes. It is expected that the postdoctoral researcher will contribute to advancing our understanding of the structure and dynamics of global environmental governance.
 
The postdoctoral researcher will be supervised by Dr. Rakhyun E. Kim and receive support from the project team. The team includes Prof. Frank Biermann and two PhD researchers, along with an international network of prominent scholars sitting on the project’s Advisory Board (with expertise in international relations, international environmental law, earth system governance, earth system science, and computational social science).

Qualifications

We expect the postdoctoral researcher to bring expertise in the field of global environmental governance, as evidenced by a PhD thesis or related postdoctoral experience in a relevant field of study. With a view to the research design of ProblemShifting, we are looking especially for a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral researcher with:

  • a good knowledge of the theory of international relations, global environmental governance, global environmental politics, or international environmental law;
  • a strong research interest in the architecture of global environmental governance;
  • a strong interest in theoretical and methodological innovation, especially through interdisciplinary approaches; and
  • excellent qualitative research skills, preferably with experience with methods such as process tracing and qualitative comparative analysis (quantitative research skills are also considered as a strong asset).

 
In addition, we expect the postdoctoral researcher to have excellent communication skills; to be a good team player; and to have a strong affinity with working in an interdisciplinary and multicultural research environment. Excellent English-language skills are required, as the working language of our institute and the project is English.

Offer

We offer a full-time position (1.0 FTE) for the duration of two years. An extension may be possible subject to the acquisition and availability of extra funding. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €2,790 and €3,746 (scale 10 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3%. Utrecht University also has an appealing package of terms of employment, including the choice for a good balance between work and private (a good arrangement for leave, among other things), possibilities for development and an excellent pension scheme. More information on working at Utrecht University can be found here.

About the organisation

The postdoctoral researcher will join the project ProblemShifting directed by Dr. Rakhyun E. Kim, and work very closely together with the rest of the team.
 
Institutionally, the researcher will be affiliated with the Environmental Governance group, one of the five sections of the university’s Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development. The Environmental Governance group is a dynamic, ambitious and internationally leading team of over sixty researchers (including 30 PhD students) with a focus on fundamental and policy-oriented research of governance processes, from local to global levels. The Copernicus Institute has been evaluated in a 2014 international review as the highest ranked research institute in environmental and sustainability sciences in the Netherlands. Since then, the institute has intensified its efforts in maintaining its leading position by investing in numerous international faculty appointments and developing new, internationally oriented teaching programmes. The Copernicus Institute is part of the Faculty of Geosciences, which is a strong and competitive organization with 720 staff and 3,400 students. The Faculty of Geosciences also houses the International Project Office of the Earth System Governance Project, which is the largest social science research network in the area of governance and global environmental change.
 
Utrecht University, founded in 1636, is one of the leading research universities in Europe, with particular strengths in sustainability sciences. The university has been listed as the best Dutch university in the Academic Ranking of World Universities for more than a decade. In geography and public administration, Utrecht University is ranked as the 3rd best university worldwide in 2020. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Utrecht University’s research in the field of climate change and ecosystems has the greatest impact in the world. Our university is committed to a strategic orientation on four overarching themes, which include ‘Pathways to Sustainability’ and ‘Institutions for Open Societies’. The postdoctoral researcher will be able to conduct research at the interface of, and with the support of, these main strategic themes of the university, opening up numerous opportunities for university-wide interaction.
 
The city of Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, with a historic centre and an internationally oriented culture that is strongly influenced by its centuries-old university. Utrecht has been consistently ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the Netherlands, and is well-connected to local and international transport hubs (e.g., 30 minutes by train to the Netherland’s main international airport).

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact: Dr. RakhyFor more information about this position, please contact: Dr. Rakhyun E. Kim by sending an email to r.kim@uu.nl.un E. Kim by sending an email to r.kim@uu.nl external link.

Apply

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation via the ‘apply’ button below. Please include the following in your application:

  • a motivation letter explaining your interest and suitability for the position;
  • a full curriculum vitae (CV) with a list of publications; and
  • the contact details of three references/referees (Letters of Recommendation or copies academic work are not required in the first selection round).

 
Applications close on June 13, 2021 (23:59 CEST). The successful candidate is expected start on 1 November 2021.

The application deadline is 13 June 2021.

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tenure track Environmental Scientist (Plant Ecology and Biogeochemistry) (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

 


The Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at Assistant Professor level in the Environmental Sciences group. Human-induced pressures such as nutrient enrichment, climate change and land use change for food production are altering terrestrial ecosystems and threatening biodiversity.

You will contribute to understanding the effects of these pressures on terrestrial vegetation in the context of global change and the ambition of sustainable development. Your research specifically contributes to halting biodiversity loss and solving the friction between nature and agriculture. You are expected to develop an internationally renowned research line at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development.

As our new Assistant Professor you will teach in the Bachelor's programme Global Sustainability Science (i.e. teaching in courses on natural processes and (biogeo)chemistry and developing a Sustainable Food Track) and the internationally leading Master's programme Sustainable Development (including designing a field course). Teaching is in English. In addition, successful candidates will be expected to supervise Bachelor's and Master's projects. In the first two years the teaching load will be 50%, after two years the teaching load will increase to 60%.

You will contribute to the acquisition and execution of externally funded projects. Coaching and supervising PhD students is also one of your responsibilities. You will be stimulated and coached in applying for a personal research grant.

The Copernicus Institute works in interdisciplinary teams and has organized research around cross-topical themes and sustainability challenges.

Qualifications

  • You have expertise in plant ecology (terrestrial ecosystems, biodiversity, nutrients), soil chemistry, plant soil interactions and/or biogeochemistry.
  • You are interested to work in an interdisciplinary research group on themes such as agro-ecology, interactions between nature and agriculture, restoration ecology, nature based solutions and ecosystem services.
  • You have experience with field work and experiments, have floristic skills and are skilled in the lab. Modeling skills are considered a plus.

We encourage applications from candidates who:

  • have a PhD;
  • have experience with and interest in academic teaching;
  • have a network for the acquisition of externally funded projects;
  • have a strong record of international peer-reviewed publications;
  • are well connected to relevant academic partners as well as relevant stakeholders in society;
  • have excellent communication skills;
  • are able to demonstrate excellent English language proficiency. We require a qualification English at C1 level (CEFR or comparable to level 3 of the Lecturer Assessment Grid) or you are prepared to obtain this level by training.

Offer

For the tenure track we offer a temporary position (0.8-1.0 FTE) for six years in combination with a four-year tenure track qualification programme. Your performance will be subject to annual evaluations as well as an end-term evaluation after 3.5 years. Following a positive evaluation - based on the faculty performance indicators - your employment will become permanent after four years, or sooner depending on the moment you qualify. In case the 3.5-year evaluation is not satisfactory, the contract will be terminated. A continuation after the first four years is only possible for the purpose of compensation of maternity or parental leave or other recognized delays. Further career development to Associate Professor (level 2) is possible, depending on qualification.

The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience  - ranges between €3,746 and €5,127 (scale 11 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions  external link (multiple choice model). 

About the organisation

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University  external link, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

Utrecht University's Faculty of Geosciences  external linkstudies the Earth: from the Earth's core to its surface, including man's spatial and material utilisation of the Earth - always with a focus on sustainability and innovation. With 3,400 students (BSc and MSc) and 720 staff, the Faculty is a strong and challenging organisation. The Faculty of Geosciences is organised in four Departments  external link: Earth Sciences, Human Geography & Spatial Planning, Physical Geography, and the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development.

The Copernicus Institute  external linkof Sustainable Development is part of the Faculty of Geosciences. The Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development has been evaluated in a 2014 international review as the highest ranked research institute in environmental sciences in the Netherlands. Since then, the institute has intensified its efforts in maintaining its leading position, among other things by investing in several new international faculty appointments and by developing new, internationally oriented teaching programmes. 

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact:
Prof. Martin Wassen  external link(Chair Environmental Sciences) via m.j.wassen@uu.nl external link

Apply

Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation via the ‘apply’ button below.

The application deadline is 1 June 2021

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Doctoral (PhD) student position in cognitive neuroscience

 


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

Aging Research Center is one of the divisions at the NVS Department, located at KI campus Solna. The Aging Research Center is a multidisciplinary academic environment, representing psychology, sociology, and various branches of medicine (e.g., neurology, epidemiology, and psychiatry). In the psychology sector of the center, we examine brain correlates of cognitive aging and seek to understand how genetic and lifestyle factors shape development of brain and cognition in adulthood and old age. We approach these research questions with small-scale neuroimaging studies, large-scale intervention (e.g., training) studies, and large-scale population-based longitudinal studies. Our research group consists of senior researchers, postdocs, and doctoral students.

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student

In Bayesian decision theory, prior beliefs refer to the probability that the decision-maker attributes to qualities of the world before any evidence is considered. These prior beliefs about the world impact choices about affectively significant outcomes and may be important for conditions such as depression. However, the probability distributions comprising these priors have not yet been inferred from people’s choices and there is no direct evidence that these distributions are represented in the brain.

The present doctoral project aims at setting up an experimental paradigm to quantify prior beliefs about the world and to subsequently use it to quantify these beliefs in healthy volunteers and identify the brain regions where these prior beliefs are represented. The project also aims to quantify prior beliefs in depressed patients and to relate them to the expression of depression symptoms and clinical outcomes. In addition to participating in some of the data collection, the successful candidate is expected to play a critical role in formulating scientific research hypotheses, testing those hypotheses by using proper study designs, learning to use computational models of decision-making as well as univariate and multivariate fMRI data analysis, and writing scientific articles in English. The student will work independently to execute his or her doctoral project, in collaboration with the research team and supervisors.

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:

  1. have been awarded a second-cycle/advanced/master qualification (i.e. master degree), or
  2. 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
  3. 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

We are looking for a highly motivated doctoral student who is efficient, thorough, and enjoys working in an international and dynamic multidisciplinary team.

Requirements

  • Applicants should have second-cycle background in neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, or some other relevant area
  • Prior knowledge in neuroscience and cognitive psychology
  • Computer programming ability (particularly in Matlab and R)
  • Prior knowledge and skills in computational modelling of behavioral data
  • Good communicator in English (both orally and in writing)

Merits

  • Prior knowledge and skills in neuroimaging
  • Clinical experience with anxiety and depression

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.

Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society

Aging Research Center

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Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentEnligt ök
SalaryMånadslön
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CitySolna
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberSTÖD 2-1964/2021
Contact
  • Marc Guitart-Masip, supervisor, marc.guitart-masip@ki.se
  • Amy Walsh, co-supervisor, amy.walsh@ki.se
  • Maria Staiger, HR-ansvarig, 0733709926
  • Catarina Cleveson, samordnare forskarutbildning, 08-524 868 32
Union representative
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, 08-524 835 29
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published22.Apr.2021
Last application date13.May.2021 11:59 PM CET


Postdoctoral Researcher in Enzyme Engineering or Protein Engineering

 


Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine (MWLC) aims to contribute to the improvement of human health by conducting cutting-edge research in reparative medicine and related subjects, by creating a new platform for synergies between academia and innovation in Sweden and Hong Kong as well as Mainland China, and fostering future leaders in both academia and industry.

Description of the research group and project
Dr. Linxian Li’s Laboratory has long interests in developing novel therapeutics for clinical applications. Committed to translating new technology for medical use, the Li group focuses on using chemical synthesis, biological tools and artificial intelligence to develop mRNA therapeutics. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher for research initiatives in enzyme engineering or protein engineering.

One postdoc position in enzyme engineering or protein engineering
We are searching for a postdoctoral researcher with the following qualifications and experience:

  • Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent with strong background in enzyme or protein engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience using bioinformatics for sequence optimization, plasmid construction, fermentation, and purification.
  • Experience in building gene mutant library will be considered an asset.
  • The ideal candidate should enjoy working in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English is required.

The employment
This is a one-year fixed-term position, with the possibility of renewal.

The assignment is located at MWLC, Hong Kong, and the employment will follow local labour laws in Hong Kong.

A competitive remuneration package including 10% on top of basic salary (fully-taxable) intended as pension will be offered in addition to MPF employer’s contribution and medical benefits.

Entry requirements
At KI the Postdoctoral researcher position is regarded as an early career step after a doctoral degree. Qualified to be employed as a Postdoctoral researcher is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence.

To be qualified for this position, a doctorate or equivalent with strong background in enzyme or protein engineering is required.

Application process
An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

• A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
• A doctoral certificate or equivalent
• A complete list of publications
• A summary of current work (no more than one page)
• Applicants should arrange to have at least two letters of reference

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Interviews will start when applications are received until the position is filled.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to advance knowledge about life and strive towards better health for all. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.

Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

For temp agencies and recruiters, and to salespersons: We politely, yet firmly, decline direct contact with temp agencies and recruiters, as well as those selling additional job announcements.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs soon as possible
Number of positions1
CityHong Kong
CountryChina
Reference numberSTÖD 2-1901/2021
Contact
  • Linxian Li, Assistant Professor, Email: linxian.li@ki.se
Published20.Apr.2021
Last application date16.May.2021 11:59 PM CET


Postdoctoral Researcher in RNA Biology

 


Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine (MWLC) aims to contribute to the improvement of human health by conducting cutting-edge research in reparative medicine and related subjects, by creating a new platform for synergies between academia and innovation in Sweden and Hong Kong as well as Mainland China, and fostering future leaders in both academia and industry.

Description of the research group and project
Dr. Linxian Li’s Laboratory has long interests in developing novel therapeutics for clinical applications. Committed to translating new technology for medical use, the Li group focuses on using chemical synthesis, biological tools and artificial intelligence to develop mRNA therapeutics. We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher for research initiatives in RNA biology.

One postdoc position in RNA biology
We are searching for a postdoctoral researcher with the following qualifications and experience:

  • Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent with strong background in RNA biology or molecular biology.
  • Demonstrated experience in the IVT synthesis of RNA, 3D structure prediction, and functional study.
  • Experience in bioinformatics will be considered an asset.
  • The ideal candidate should enjoy working in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English is required. 

The employment
This is a one-year fixed-term position, with the possibility of renewal.

The assignment is located at MWLC, Hong Kong, and the employment will follow local labour laws in Hong Kong.

A competitive remuneration package including 10% on top of basic salary (fully-taxable) intended as pension will be offered in addition to MPF employer’s contribution and medical benefits.

Entry requirements
At KI the Postdoctoral researcher position is regarded as an early career step after a doctoral degree. Qualified to be employed as a Postdoctoral researcher is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence.

To be qualified for this position, a doctorate or equivalent with strong background in RNA biology or molecular biology is required.

Application process
An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

• A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
• A doctoral certificate or equivalent
• A complete list of publications
• A summary of current work (no more than one page)
• Applicants should arrange to have at least two letters of reference

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Interviews will start when applications are received until the position is filled.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to advance knowledge about life and strive towards better health for all. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.

Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

For temp agencies and recruiters, and to salespersons: We politely, yet firmly, decline direct contact with temp agencies and recruiters, as well as those selling additional job announcements.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all!

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs soon as possible
Number of positions1
CityHong Kong
CountryChina
Reference numberSTÖD 2-1903/2021
Contact
  • Linxian Li, Assistant Professor, Email: linxian.li@ki.se
Published20.Apr.2021
Last application date16.May.2021 11:59 PM CET


Doctoral (PhD) student position in human T cell immunology

 


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

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the group of Professor Johan K. Sandberg as a PhD student to work on a project concerning the immunobiology of Mucosa-associated Invariant T (MAIT) cells. The research group is based at the Center for Infectious Medicine (CIM), a nationally leading and internationally competitive environment for studies of the human immune system in the context of infectious diseases. The group has a long-standing interest in human immunology, with a focus on the role of T cell responses against infections.

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student

This doctoral project will be focused on the anti-microbial activity and functional diversity of human MAIT cells to help understand the role of these cells in health and disease. Furthermore, the project will aim to investigate the antibacterial functions of MAIT cells in tissues. This position is supported by an internal Karolinska Institutet KID grant. The successful candidate will take part in all research-related activities such as group meetings, departmental seminars, national/international meetings, as well as standard laboratory routines of the group. Finally, the PhD student will work to achieve the course requirements of the PhD program as outlined in the relevant rules and documentation available at the ki.se website.

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:

  1. have been awarded a second-cycle/advanced/master qualification (i.e. master degree), or
  2. 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
  3. 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

For this PhD project we are seeking a highly motivated person with a strong desire to study the human immune system. The successful applicant needs to be fluent in English, have excellent communication skills and the ability to interact effectively and work productively in a team. Merit is previous laboratory experience of human immunology studies. Great advantage is previous experience in work with primary immune cells and microbes, confocal microscopy, transcriptomics and flow cytometry.

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.

Read more about the Department of Medicine, Huddinge (MedH)
Read more about the research group

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Type of employmentPhD placement
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberSTÖD 2-2051/2021
Contact
  • Johan Sandberg, johan.sandberg@ki.se
Union representative
  • Belinda Pannagel, SACO, belinda.pannagel@ki.se
  • Mari Giljam, OFR, mari.giljam@ki.se
  • Elisabeth Henriksson, OFR, elisabeth.henriksson@ki.se
Published26.Apr.2021
Last application date18.May.2021 11:59 PM CET


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