Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, division of Biomaterials

We are looking for a newly educated, innovative and highly motivated student that are prepared to work hard to ultimately obtain a PhD in the field of DNA nanotechnology and its biological applications. Applicants should have an interest in building molecular machines at the smallest possible scale using self-assembly. Since a lot of the research goals in the group are focused on tools for biology and applications of DNA nanotechnology, applicants should also have an interest in fundamental molecular and cellular biology. For a more thorough description of some of our earlier work, please have a look at http://www.hogberglab.net/

Research group
Our research group is composed of people from many different fields (mainly biologists, chemists and physicists) and the research is highly interdisciplinary. For this announced position we are primarily looking for students with skills and expertise in biology.
The applicant should have a background in biomedical sciences, with knowledge in the field of immunology and viral infections. Good expertise in culture of mammalian cells, bacteria lab routines, fluorescence microscopy and image analysis is required. Prior experience in wet lab and biochemistry techniques such as protein-DNA conjugation, electrophoresis, and chromatography is highly preferable. A Master’s degree or equivalent is required.

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


To apply 

  • A personal application letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining your scientific interests, ambitions and any skills you would like to highlight, a short description and figure(s) from your Master’s thesis work or other research project would be helpful.
  • A CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • A list of at least two references stating: names, relation to applicant, title/position, e-mail, phone (maximum 1 page)
  • Relevant latest grades in English (with explanation of grading system)
  • Relevant documentation showing that you pass the English language requirements at KI:


 Fill out your personal information in the web form (first part). Then combine the above documents into a single pdf and upload the combined document as your “Cover letter” in the recruitment system. No other documents or extra information filled out in the web form in the application system will be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All applicants will be informed when the recruitment is completed.

Type of employment PhD placement
Contract type Full time
First day of employment enligt överenskommelse
Salary KI doktorandstege
Reference number 2-2164/2019
  • Björn Högberg, +46 852487036
Union representative
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75
  • Anne Edgren, OFR/S, P, O, 08-524 87570
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
Published 05.Apr.2019
Last application date 19.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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