PhD student in Medical Science

Ref BKV-2023-00006

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application! The Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences is one of the university’s largest departments, with operations mainly in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Our aim is to engage in medical and biomedical education and research of high international standing. At undergraduate level the department is responsible for most of the medical program, the speech and language pathology program and the biomedical program. For more information about the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, please follow:

We are looking for a PhD student in Medical Science.

Your work assignments As a PhD student, you devote most of your time to doctoral studies and the research projects of which you are part. Your work may also include teaching or other departmental duties, up to a maximum of 20% of full-time.

As a PhD student you will participate in the project: Clinical and and biological factors to potentiate the treatment of colorectal cancer.

Your workplace Your workplace will be at the Division of Surgery, Orthopedics and Oncology (KOO), at the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences (BKV). BKV carries out research, undergraduate and postgraduate education within Health Sciences.

Your qualifications You have graduated at Master’s level in biomedicine, medical biology, molecular and cell biology or by having completed 240 credits of which at least 60 credits at advanced level in a field relevant to the doctoral position, alternatively, you have gained essentially corresponding knowledge in another way.

Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies.

The position requires proven experience in the culture of colon and rectal cancer cells, as well as cells from normal tissue, and genetic analyses of colorectal tumors. Previous experience working with zebrafish as a model organism for cell studies is required for the position. We also expect applicants to have previous experience with molecular analysis methods such as flow cytometry for cell death, cell cycle and detection of reactive oxygen radical formation within cells.

It is an asset if you have previous experience in bioinformatic analysis of RNA sequencing and LC-MS data, as well as in handling patient samples from liver, tumors, and blood. Experience in the isolation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from patient samples is an added advantage.

A prerequisite is good written and oral knowledge of English and Swedish, as the work takes place in an international environment. We are looking for an applicant who can thrive while working independently and is not afraid of taking initiative. The applicant should be structured, motivated, and characterized by high integrity and good interpersonal and communication skills. Assessment of personal suitability will be an important aspect in the selection.

Terms of employment In connection with your admission to the doctoral program, your employment as a PhD student is handled. More information about the doctoral studies at each faculty is available at Doctoral studies at Linköping University

The employment has a duration of four years’ full-time equivalent. You will initially be employed for a period of one year. The employment will subsequently be renewed for periods of maximum duration two years, depending on your progress through the study plan. The employment may be extended up to a maximum of five years, based on the amount of teaching and departmental duties you have carried out. Further extensions can be granted in special circumstances.

Starting date 1 March 2023 or by agreement.

Salary and employment benefits The salary of PhD students is determined according to a locally negotiated salary progression.

More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is available here.

Union representatives Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must reach Linköping University no later than 26 January 2023.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

We welcome applicants with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives – diversity enriches our work and helps us grow. Preserving everybody’s equal value, rights and opportunities is a natural part of who we are. Read more about our work with: Equal opportunities. We look forward to receiving your application!Linköping university has framework agreements and wishes to decline direct contacts from staffing- and recruitment companies as well as vendors of job advertisements.

Contact persons

Annelie Lindström
Director of Third Cycle studies at BKV
+46 13 28 68 71

Evelina Gärdin
HR Manager
+46 13 28 13 33

Linda Bojmar
Assistant Professor, Main Supervisor
+46 739 26 22 55