KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.
Third-cycle subject: Biological physics
The microscope has undergone a revolution over the past ten years, a development that has received a lot of attention and, among other things, was awarded the Nobel Prize. In cell biology there is a great interest in being able to study biological processes in the living cell with high spatial and temporal resolution. In our research group, we work with the development of both the microscopy technology and its applications in cell biology and medicine.
In order to develop new methods based on advanced light microscopy, we are now seeking a doctoral student who has a strong interest in both cell biology and advanced microscopy technology. In the doctoral project, mitochondria in cultured cells and tissue will be studied. We want to explore some basic questions about the dynamics of mitochondria in relation to the cell's energy needs, both over time and in space.
Applicants should have a basic education in biotechnology, cell biology, medicine or physics and it is an advantage to have some experience from practical work in a biological or chemical laboratory, for example from practical lab course or project work that has included eg cell culture.
Our research group is located at SciLifeLab (http://www.scilifelab.se) and consists of a mix of physicists, biologists and medical practitioners. At SciLifeLab, we also operate the national infrastructure for super-resolution microscopy.
Supervision:The doctoral student will be placed at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and supervised by: Professor Hjalmar Brismar and associate professor Hans Blom.
What we offer
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.
Target degree: Doctoral degree.
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may there after be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
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Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.
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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
|Titel||Doctoral student in Cellular biophysics|
|Employer||KTH Royal Institute of Technology|
|Job location||Valhallavägen 79, 100 44 Stockholm|
|Gepubliceerd||oktober 17, 2019|
|Sluitingsdatum||november 30, 2019|
|Vakgebieden||Biotechnologie,   Biofysica,   Celbiologie,   Chemische biologie,   Medische fysica  |