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Sweden Umea University PhD Position within Biochemistry – Autophagy Mechanisms 2019

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The Umea University is inviting applications for PhD scholarship within Biochemistry – Autophagy mechanisms. This scholarship is available to local & international students.

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

Degree Level: Positions are available for pursuing PhD programme.

Available Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study Biochemistry – Autophagy mechanisms.

Scholarship Benefits: Salaries are paid on a monthly basis according to the established salary level for doctoral employment.

Eligible Nationalities: This scholarship is open to Local & International students.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

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 second-cycle level or have an equivalent education from abroad or equivalent qualifications.

To fulfil the specific entry requirements to be admitted for studies at the 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 the 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.

Language Requirements: Students must have very good language skills in English, both spoken and written, is required.

Application Procedure: 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

Applications must be submitted via our e-recruitment system. The last day to apply is September 3, 2018. For further information you are welcome to contact Professor Yaowen Wu, E-mail: [email protected]. Website:

Online Application

Scholarship Link

Application Deadline: September 3, 2018

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