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PhD student in Chemistry with a specific focus on Protein Science

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    24 september

  • Sök jobbet senast

    22 oktober

Om jobbet

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 Physics, Chemistry and Biology conducts research and offers education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Research, the predominant activity, is often done in collaboration with corporate and international partners. We are one of the university’s largest, oldest and most well known departments, encompassing five interacting scientific fields: biology, chemistry, material physics, applied physics and theory and modelling.


Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student in Chemistry with a specific focus on Protein Science
formally based at Chemistry, IFM


The work involves research studies of amyloid proteins with a focus on protein folding and misfolding in neurodegenerative diseases. In particular interactions with disease-associated protein variants of amyloid-beta, prion protein and Tau are of interest. Expression of proteins occurs in E. coli cells and / or in Drosophila Melanogaster as well as in detection in tissue samples. The work includes protein purification, biochemical methods (mass spectrometry, PAGE, western blotting and ELISA) and biophysical measurement methods such as spectroscopy: fluorescence, NMR, and circular dichroism, as well as scattering techniques with X-rays and DLS.

As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.


You must have a university degree (Master or Civ. Ing.) in chemical biology, chemistry program, or equivalent. You have a preferential education with a focus on protein science. Experience in amyloid studies, protein purification and fluorescence spectroscopy is very meritorious. The work requires being able to read and write in freely English.

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

Appointment time

The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.

Starting date 
January 1, 2020


The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.

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Application procedure

Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest October 22, 2019.

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

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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