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PhD student in Environmental Science focusing on Nontarget Mass Spectrometry and Human Exposomics

Published: 2019-01-21

Project description
This doctoral project involves development of unique workflows in exposomics and non-target mass spectrometry to characterize complex chemical mixtures in human biofluid samples. Research will involve development of sample preparation steps, chromatographic separations, ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry acquisition, and data processing strategies to profile the human metabolome and trace environmental chemical exposures. The project will make effective use of GC- and LC-Orbitrap technology in the ‘UNTarget Lab’ (ScilifeLab, Stockholm University). The research position is fully funded for 4 years through a grant from Formas, and you will work as part of a bigger team involving toxicologists, molecular biologists and bioinformaticians to understand the sources and effects of environmental chemical mixtures in the human body.

Qualification requirements
To meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, for doctoral studies in Environmental Science, at least 45 of the credits at the second cycle must be in one of the natural sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Physics, or Meteorology) including a 30 hp/HEC thesis project. The applicant should also have 30 hp/HEC in other natural science subjects different from the major.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

Professor Jonathan W Martin, telephone: +46 72 146 27 73,

More information
Read more and apply here.