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School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH) is one of the five schools of KTH and a strong constellation for research and education in the broader areas of health, environment, energy and materials. The School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health conducts research and education in areas that cover several global challenges. Among them are the need of sustainable energy, health and aging population, climate change, sustainable production and working life, food production and clean water.
This position is placed at Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Solna. For more information se our homepage: http://www.scilifelab.se/
This Ph.D. position is in the Division of Systems Biology, part of the Department of Proteomics. The group of Paul Hudson does research on bacteria that fix carbon dioxide, such as cyanobacteria. These bacteria could be used in industry as cell factories to produce biochemicals. Cyanobacteria in particular are also models for carbon fixation in plant chloroplasts. This project will determine how the enzymes in carbon fixation in various CO2-fixing bacteria are controlled, with a focus on allostery and metabolite inhibition. The project will use systems biology techniques, such as genomics and proteomics, to achieve these goals. The project is part of a consortium that seeks to improve carbon fixation in bacteria and plants. The student will work with postdocs and there is the possibility for visits to collaborating laboratories. The project is funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.
Supervision: The doctoral student will be supervised by:Paul Hudson
Third-cycle subject: Type in the third-cycle subject the doctoral student will be admited to Biotechnology.
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 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:
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.
Target degree: Doctoral degree
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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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.
|Type of employment||Temporary position longer than 6 months|
|Contract type||Full time|
|First day of employment||According to agreement|
|Salary||Monthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement|
|Number of positions||1|
|Last application date||04.Mar.2021 11:59 PM CET|