Karolinska Institutet

We are recruiting a doctoral (PhD) student. For more information regarding doctoral education at Karolinska Institutet (KI), see: http://ki.se/en/phd/about-doctoral-education-at-ki

A doctoral student is admitted to third-cycle/doctoral education. A doctoral education consists of supervised research, combined with courses and other educational activities. An individual study plan is established for each doctoral student. For a doctoral degree, the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral education is required.

Research group
The Lanner laboratory performs studies of early human development and the use of embryonic stem cells in cellular regenerative medicine. We belong to the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology at CLINTEC and we perform research within advanced reproductive medicine.

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student
The student will perform genetic targeting of human embryonic stem cells with the use of CRISPR/Cas9 technology which will also involve cloning of constructs, cell culture and genetic analysis.

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.

Skills and personal qualities
The candidate must have practical experience and knowledge of culturing human embryonic stem cells and performing gene editing in such cells. The candidate must also have a fundamental understanding of rejection biology in the setting of stem cell transplantation. In addition the position requires the candidate to be able to independently perform cloning of guide constructs and sequence analysis using Sanger sequencing.

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.

Your application should contain the following documents:

  • A personal letter and a curriculum vitae (Swedish or English)
  • Degree projects and previous publications, if any (Swedish or English)
  • Any other documentation showing the desirable skills and personal qualities described above (Swedish or English)
  • 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.

KI 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.

Type of employment Doktorandenstelle
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-3395/2019
Contact
  • Fredrik Lanner, fredrik.lanner@ki.se
Union representative
  • Christina Hebert, OFR, 08-585 838 77
  • Emilie Hultin, SACO, 08-52483286
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
Published 12.Jun.2019
Last application date 03.Jul.2019 11:59 PM CET

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