Doctoral student in computational biochemistry

Linnaeus University
Job Location
391 82 Kalmar
Job Description

We are looking for a Ph.D student for a project titled "Understanding and controlling the evolution of resistance mutations in Ph+ leukaemias".

Responsibilities include pursuing graduate education up to doctoral level, corresponding to up to four years of study in Biochemistry. The thesis will focus on the design, computer programming, execution and analysis of evolutionary models to study the development of resistance to targeted treatment in certain types of blood cancers. The study is being performed in collaboration with research groups from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the Huntsman Cancer Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and is likely to involve travel to the United States. The course of study will involve simulations and experiments.


General eligibility:

· Graduate of advanced level (normally M. Sc.) in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Bioinformatics or related areas

· Completed courses amounting to 240 credits, including 60 credits at advanced level, or substantially equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way within the country or abroad

· Fluency in oral and written English

Other assessment criteria

Priority will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:

· Proven ability to write computer programs in an academic or industrial setting

· Experience with development of theoretical models in biology or chemistry

· Excellent communication skills

· Experience in studies with cells or tissue is also an advantage

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a CV, including an e-mail address and phone number for two references, documentation of previously awarded degrees, a copy of their Master’s thesis, or equivalent, and reprints of published papers, if available. A short motivation (one A4 page, 12 point font) in English explaining the applicant’s reason for working in the project and for undertaking a PhD should also be included. Your application must be registered no later than febuary 15th 2016.

Application should be complited through the following link.


About Our Organization

Linnaeus University is one of Sweden's newest higher education institutions. The university was formed when the University of Kalmar and Växjö University merged in 2010.

Linnaeus University is located in Kalmar and Växjö. We have approximately 31,000 students in 150 degree programmes and 2,500 single-subject courses. Our high-quality research has had an impact, both nationally and internationally. It covers the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering, and represents a number of well-established research domains. Examples are labour market policy, welfare issues and entrepreneurship, but also life sciences, aquatic ecology, and timber and energy technology.

Carl Linnaeus is the Swedish scientist who has had the greatest impact globally. Bold and curious, he made the entire world his arena. Linnaeus University is inspired by the spirit of Carl Linnaeus. Curiosity, creativity, companionship and utility – this is how we interpret the actions of Linnaeus, and this is how we wish to carry out our activities. Linnaeus University should have attractive degree programmes, prominent research, and a strong position in society. Internationalization, sustainable development, and equal conditions
should characterize the work we do.

Working at Linnaeus University means being part of a dynamic environment where knowledge and new ideas flow freely. We believe in personal meetings here at Linnaeus University – for the more we meet and discuss, the more we develop ourselves and our ideas. Students will be able to find new skills and knowledge, while at the same time learning more about themselves, and researchers will discover new approaches.

Welcome to Linnaeus University! A modern, international university in Småland.

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