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PhD student in cellular aging in yeast
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Published: 8 days ago
Application deadline: Jun 06
Location: Göteborg, Sweden
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PhD student in cellular aging in yeast

Diary id:                                 PAR 2018/747

Employment level:                Time limited employment (temporary)

Location:                               Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology

Apply by:                               2018-06-06

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 or Biology. 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.
 

Johanna Höög´s research group is newly established at the University of Gothenburg. We focus on electron microscopy and tomography after cryopreparation of cells. Our research is interdisciplinary between the medical, cellular and structural iology fields and this is a collaboration with Thomas Nyström´s group at Sahlgrenska Academy ( University of Gothenburg) and three excellent research groups at Stockholm University. Together we will reveal structural changes during cellular aging in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Ultimatley, we strive to gain understanding of the mecanisms behind age related diseases in human.  

Job assignments

The successful candidate will work on a research project where cellular morphology during aging is investigated using electron microscopy. Focus will be on different 3D reconstruction methods such as electron tomography and serial sections, where some tasks will be conducted at work leading facilities in the USA. The project will examine the distribution and structure of membrane contact sites, and how they change during cellular aging.

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


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 doctoral studies.
University applies local agreement on salaries of graduate students.

Appointment procedure

Please apply online


The application shall include:
Cover letter with an explanation of why you apply for the position
CV including scientific publications
Copy of exam certificate
Two referees (name, telephone no, relation)

For further information regarding the position

Please contact Johanna Höög, Associate Senior lecturer, johanna.hoog@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
Marlena Härdelin, Human Resources Administrator +46 (0) 31-786 9116, marlena.hardelin@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 May 20 2018
 
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.

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