PhD student in the development of biological drugs
Sort on published: 2017-08-31
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
The Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences pursues research in a number of fields and provides education in biochemistry, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, pharmacotherapy and toxicology. More information about the department and its activities is available at www.farmbio.uu.se.
Duties/Project description: Immunotherapy is one of the fastest growing fields within drug development. By designing antibodies that should be used for immunotherapy, one can regulate how long time they stay in the body, to where in the body they are transported and how they act to cure or detect a disease. The research group works with design, production and evaluation of different antibodies and proteins, mainly for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease but also other types of diseases. The goal with the PhD project is to improve the efficiency of antibodies that should be used therapeutically or diagnostically.
Requirements: Appropriate background is a degree in biotechnology engineering, pharmacy or biomedicine or other similar education (at least 240 credits). Knowledge of biochemical and biophysical methods, experience with protein expression and protein purification, is an advantage.
It is meritorious if you have experience with in vivo work and/or cell biological methods.
We place great emphasis on personal suitability as well as motivation and interest in the research area. Applicants should be able to express themselves well, both verbally and writing in English.
Information about research-level education, eligibility requirements, and admission regulations can be found at http://www2.medfarm.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/. Applicants will be ranked by the supervisor in consultation with the Department Research Education group. The Committee for Research Education at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine-Pharmacy will admit the PhD student. Salaries will follow local guidelines at Uppsala University.
The successful candidate will devote most time towards his/her research level education. Other service activities within the department that aid in education and administrative work can to be included within the framework of the employment (maximum 20%). Provisions for doctoral students are found in Högskoleförordningen 5 chapters §§ 1-7.
Application: Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting: 2017-11-01, or by agreement, temporary position
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact Assistant university lecturer Greta Hultqvist e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions around the employment administrative coordinator Marina Rönngren, e-mail email@example.comYou are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-09-24, UFV-PA 2017/3042.
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Placement: Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/3042
Last application date: 2017-09-24