Doctoral student in genomics
Third-cycle subject: Biotechnology
Professor Tuuli Lappalainen’s research group is looking for a PhD student for an ERC-funded research project that links variation in gene dosage to cellular traits using a systems genetics approach. The research group works at the international forefront of human functional genomics, aiming to understand how genomic variation contributes to diversity of human traits and diseases.
The project combines experimental work using CRISPR and single cell sequencing methods with computational analysis, with the specific angle tailored according to the interests and expertise of the student. Potential research areas can include human genetics, gene regulation, cell biology and computational systems biology. There are also opportunities to engage in other related projects in the lab, as well as ongoing collaborative efforts within the Gene Technology Department and elsewhere nationally and internationally. In addition to the team at KTH, located at the SciLifeLab campus, Dr. Lappalainen also has an active research lab at the New York Genome Center, with close interactions between the teams.
Supervision: Professor Tuuli Lappalainen is proposed to supervise the doctoral student. Decisions are made on admission
What we offer
- The possibility to study in a dynamic and international research environment in collaboration with industries and prominent universities from all over the world.Read more
- A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s Doctoral student salary agreement.
- A postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity as well as study environment.
- An opportunity to carry out research at the forefront of human genomics, with cutting-edge methods and large data sets that provide an opportunity to learn both experimental and computational methods in genomics.
- A lab environment that combines mentorship from Dr. Lappalainen and from other members in the group with an opportunity to grow as an independent scientist.
- Close collaborations with the New York Genome Center and with the infrastructure platforms at SciLifeLab.
- An opportunity to develop an internationally competitive research profile and build networks.
- Work and study in Stockholm, close to nature and the water.
- Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.
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:
- passed a second cycle degree (for example a master’s degree), or
- completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
- acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge
In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here
In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:
- independently pursue his or her work
- collaborate with others,
- have a professional approach and
- analyse and work with complex issues.
- strong motivation for research,
- prior studies or experience in functional genomics, molecular or cell biology, human genetics, or an equivalent field with practical skills in laboratory methods and/or computational biology,
- strong oral and written communication skills in English.
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.
Target degree: Doctoral degree
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ‘ time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.
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To apply for the position
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.
Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).