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

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.

This position at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm are opened to recruit Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) for the Horizon 2020, Marie Curie funded network DNA Robotics. (https://dna-robotics.eu/). To be eligible, applicants must be ready to start their position before the end of 2018.

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 a masters in biomedicine and related fields. A Master’s degree or equivalent is required. Experience in in bioinformatics and mathematical modeling (preferably R and or Python) and experience in cell culture & bacterial work is required.

International mobility requirement applies: Due to the nature of the EU funding for this position, applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Sweden for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the position start date (before the end of 2018).

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student
We are looking for a young, innovative and highly motivated student that is prepared to work hard to ultimately obtain a PhD in the field of DNA nanotechnology. 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 https://www.hogberglab.net

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.

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)

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 PhD placement
Contract type Full time
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4271/2019
  • Björn Högberg , +46 8 524 870 36
Published 23.Aug.2019
Last application date 06.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

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