Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap

The Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS) conducts research and education in the field of neuroscience from the molecular level to the society level. The clinical research and education is conducted in collaboration with Region Stockholm as well as other research groups from Karolinska Institutet and other universities.
Please visit our website for more information: ki.se/en/cns

A doctoral position is an available doctoral education project to which a PhD student is to be recruited. After the selection process the process for admission to doctoral education will commence. An admission decision will not be taken until an individual study plan has been approved by the departmental admission board.

For more information regarding doctoral (PhD) education, see: http://www.ki.se/doctoral

Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden) has one open positions for Early Stage Researchers (ESR) to pursue PhD degrees funded for a period of 48 months in Stockholm.

The project entitled Isotopics provides a unique opportunity for an ESR to carry out a PhD research project on radiochemistry with the shortlived radionuclide carbon-11.

Research group

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a translational molecular imaging technique increasingly used in biomedical research and drug development. The PET group at Karolinska Institutet is one of the leading research groups in the world in this area.

The doctoral education project and the duties of the student

Isotopics aims to train the next generation of European chemists with expertise in isotopic labeling and advanced medicinal chemistry through a first-class taught and research training program combined with a highly interactive secondments plan; i) to develop innovative and general isotopic labeling chemistry and radiochemistry to streamline the synthesis of labeled small-molecule drugs and biologics; ii) to work closely with the European pharmaceutical industry to apply the new labeling methods to drugs currently in development in order to provide solutions to the most pressing problems in drug innovation.

We are looking for two motivated and skilled organic chemists that can help us take the next steps in the development of methods for introducing carbon-11 into radioligands for PET imaging. We offer a first class education at Karolinska Institutet in collaboration with our colleagues in the Isotopics network.

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:

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

The applicants must have an undergraduate university degree, broad knowledge of organic chemistry and be proficient in written and spoken English.

Assessment criteria
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
The most common way of financial support for doctoral students at KI is doctoral grant the first year and a doctoral studentship (doctoral employment) for year 2, 3 and 4. During the time between recruitment and admission a short-term employment can be offered for up to 6 months.

Application process
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 MyNetwork recruitment system.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment January 2017
Salary Monthly salary
Reference number 2-463/2016
  • Anders Ihrfors, Personalhandläggare, 08-524 832 87
  • Christer Halldin, Professor, 08-517 726 78
  • Magnus Schou, PhD, Magnus.Schou@astrazeneca.com
Union representative
  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, 08 - 517 733 37, arsalan.amir@ki.se
  • Gunnar Stenberg, Seko, 08-524 880 75
  • Gunnel Brolin, OFR, 08-524 810 63
Published 15.Nov.2016
Last application date 21.Dec.2016 11:59 PM CET

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