The Department of Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences is part of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. The research activities within this multidisciplinary department include the areas of biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry and food science. The Department has a strong profile in materials chemistry and its application in the development of biomaterials, catalysts and sensors, and is the host department for the University’s centre for research excellence in Biomaterials Chemistry and is a partner in the University’s Knowledge Environment – Advanced Materials.
Employment: Employment as a doctoral student is regulated by the Higher Education Ordinance (HF) chapter 5 § 7. The total employment period shall not be longer than the equivalent of four years of full-time postgraduate study.
Enrollment in: Chemistry Placement city: Kalmar, Sweden
Job descriptionLinnaeus University, Department of Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences, is searching for applicants for a 4-year full-time Ph.D. position in Chemistry within the Bioorganic & Biophysical Chemistry research Laboratory (BBCL). The position entails research education up to the award of a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry.
PhD studentship: Hierarchical materials in chemical catalysis and analysis
The successful applicant’s research activities shall be primarily focused on the computational design and development of synthetic polymers for use in the analysis of exosomes and their cargos and in the use of statistical tools for identifying correlations between the nature of patient-derived exosomes and various cancer forms, with an initial focus on breast and prostate cancers. This project is an integral aspect of the EU-funded FET-OPEN research project MINDGAP and involves collaboration with laboratories and hospitals in Portugal and Finland. The aims of the project are:
- the use of computational tools for the molecular dynamics-based design of polymers selective for exosomes and substances present in exosome cargoes
- investigation of the utility of the QCM or electrochemical sensors in the study of exosomes and their cargos
- statistical assessment (e.g. PCA) of correlations between sensor-derived data and patient disease state and patient response to treatment.
For further information regardning the position, plaese visit https://lnu.se/en/meet-linnaeus-university/work-at-the-university/?rmpage=job&rmjob=4510&rmlang=UK
Please apply no later than July 31.
Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.
Please apply by clicking on the "Apply" button at the bottom of the ad. Applicants are requested to the application resolving CV, cover letter , a copy of a relevant essay , grades and certificates and other relevant documents. The applicant also requested to submit with their application a proposed research plan within the current area of research. All documents must be attached to digital in the application. The application and other documents shall be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.