One of the strongest research centers in Europe in experimental plant biology is looking for a post-graduate student who will study plant circadian clocks. The position is on the Department of Plant Physiology.
The purpose of employment for a student is to obtain a doctorate degree and to fully meet this main goal, to conduct research within a research project and to obtain appropriate research skills through postgraduate courses.
Applicants whose native language is not English usually requires proof of English proficiency at a higher level required by the university.
- Application deadline: December 27, 2018
- Course level: The position is available for a doctoral research program.
- Study of the subject: Position is at the Department of Plant Physiology.
- Scholarship Award: According to postgraduate agreements. The doctorate is comprised of four years of full-time study (240 credits ECTS).
- Nationality: This scholarship is available to students in Sweden.
- Number of scholarships: no numbers are given
- Scholarship can be taken in Sweden
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
Eligible countries: This scholarship is available to students in Sweden.
Entry Requirements: To be enrolled at the third cycle level, the applicant must complete the second level or complete the requirements for a course of at least 240 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits are in the second grade. level of the cycle, or have equivalent education abroad or equivalent qualifications.To fulfill the specific entry requirements that will be admitted to third-cycle training in Plant Physiology and Plant Molecular Biology at the Umea Research Center, a successful candidate must have 90 ECTS credits in biology or chemistry related to biology. From this, at least 15 ECTS credits should be in a topic closely related to the topic of graduate program research, as well as a self-study project with at least 15 ECTS credits in a project-related area.
We prefer candidates with a Masters degree within the Forest Biotechnology Program or equivalent.
It has additional merit if you also have experience with:
- experimental work, including screening and genotyping of plants with altered genes
- molecular biology for cloning
- transformation of E. coli and plants
- gene expression study using qRT-PCR
- An analysis of time series of expression of gene plants through reporter genes
- temporary expression of proteins marked by the epitope
- Western blot analysis
Requirements for English Language: Applicants whose mother tongue is not English is usually required to obtain a certificate of English at a higher level required by the university.
How to apply: The application must contain the following documents:
- A personal letter describing you, your specific academic interests and your reason for applying for this post.
- Biographical data (CV)
- certified copy of degrees and degree certificates
- copies of relevant work, such as a bachelor’s or master’s degree, or articles you author or co-author;
- contact information of at least two reported links familiar with the applicant’s qualifications
The application may be written in Swedish or English and must be submitted through the digital application system of the University of Umea “Barbie” no later than 2018-12-27.