Doctoral (PhD) student position in human cell lineage analysis
Karolinska Institutet is recruiting a student for doctoral education. After a candidate is selected, an admission process commences. The candidate is admitted as a student once an individual study plan for the doctoral education has been approved by the departmental admission board.
The position is placed in the research group of Jonas Frisén at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet. We study cell generation during development in the adult body, with special interests in the central nervous system, heart, immune system and prostate. We are interested in the extent, lineage relationships and functional role of cell generation in physiological and pathological situations in mice and humans.
The doctoral education project and the duties of the student
Karolinska Institutet is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic doctoral student to study cell lineage developement in humans. The approach is based on whole-genome sequencing of single cells, identification of somatic mutations, bioinformatic analysis and construction of phylogenetic trees. This will allow the identification of stem cells and delineation of cellular hierarchies. The project entails method development and application to research questions in the hematopoietic system.
Entry requirements for doctoral education at KI
To be eligible for doctoral education following requirements has to be met:
General entry requirements
A person meets the general entry requirements for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education (according to Higher Education Ordinance Chapt 7, section 39) if he/she:
- has been awarded advanced/second-cycle/master qualification (i.e. master degree) or
- has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle/master level, or
- has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.
Specific entry requirements
Proficiency in English equivalent to the course English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school:
Proficiency in the English language can be documented by an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL or IELTS, see web-link below for more information.
Applicants who meet the general entry requirements (1 or 2 above) from a university in one of the Nordic countries fulfill the requirements in English.
For more information regarding general and specific entry requirements: http://ki.se/en/education/entry-requirements-eligibility-for-doctoral-education
Skills and personal qualities
We expect you to be a very creative person with excellent communication skills and abilities to collaborate and work in a highly dynamic international research team. You must have experience of work with human hematopoietic cells, single cell whole genome sequence bioinformatics and cell lineage analysis.
A selection will be made among qualified applicants on the basis of the ability to benefit from doctoral education. 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
The qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated on an overall basis.
Terms and conditions
All doctoral students at KI receive financial support during their doctoral education and employment on a doctoral studentship is the most common sort of support. During the time between recruitment and admission a short-term employment can be offered for up to 6 months.
An application must contain the following documents in Swedish or English:
- A personal letter and curriculum vitae
- A copy of degree certificates and associated certificates
- A copy of degree projects and any previous publications
The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.
|Type of employment||PhD placement|
|Contract type||Full time|
|Last application date||08.Feb.2018 11:59 PM CET|