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PhD Position Within Biochemistry – Chemo-Optogenetics at Umea University in Sweden, 2019

Umea University is looking for a doctoral candidate within the project Chemo-optogenetics. This scholarship is available to international students.

Umea University aims to provide excellent facilities and state-of-art equipment and platforms in a creative, inspiring, international and highly interactive environment.


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Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.


  • To be admitted for studies at the third-cycle level you are required to have completed a second-cycle level degree, or completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits are at a second-cycle level or have an equivalent education from abroad or equivalent qualifications.
  • To fulfill the specific entry requirements to be admitted for studies at a third-cycle level in chemistry, you are required to have completed first-cycle courses of at least 90 ECTS credits within the field of chemistry or another subject considered to be directly relevant to the specialization in question. Of those 90 ECTS credits, at least 15 ECTS credits shall have been acquired at a second-cycle level within the specialization or an equivalent subject.
  • Very good language skills in English, both spoken and written, is required. Experiences in cell imaging, western blotting, molecular cloning, siRNA, CRISPR-Cas, and/or protein expression and protein purification are strong merits.

How to Apply

A complete application should contain the following documents:

  • A cover letter including a description of your qualifications, research interests and motivation for applying (max 2 pages)
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of degree certificates or equivalent, including documentation of completed academic courses and obtained grades
  • Name and contact information of at least two reference persons.

Application deadline: November 11, 2019

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