PhD studies on the integration of cellular signalling and metabolism Västra Götalands län

Ref: REF 2017-0203


The Department of Biology and Biological Engineering was founded January 1 2015, and started off with high ambitions. The aim was to grow and become a leading center of innovation by combining the latest research in life sciences with biochemistry. And the department got off to flying start. In its first year, the numbers for publication, citation and external funding have been excellent.

The department consists of four division, each conducting outstanding research in the areas of industrial biotechnology, systems biology, chemical biology and food science. The overall goal is to help build a sustainable society and improve human health.

Nearly 150 people from 20 countries are currently working at the department. The working environment is characterized by respect, cooperation, responsibility, creativity and job satisfaction.

The Department of Biology and Biological Engineering has summarized its mission in four points:
• To be an attractive environment for top-level researchers in biological engineering
• To deliver top-level research results and innovative solutions for use in a sustainable society
• To offer excellent education that develops creative engineers and scientists
• To be a major contributor to international visibility of Chalmers

Information about the research

You will work in a highly dynamic research environment at the interface between biology and mathematics to address central problems of cellular regulations. Mathematical modelling and biological experiments will be closely integrated in most of the work. Experimental research will employ a diverse set of analytical methods in molecular biology and biochemistry as well as bioimaging. Dynamic mathematical models will be employed to rationalise data and generate hypotheses for experimental testing. The main aim of the project is to adress key questions in an underexplored field of cell biology, i.e. the integration of central metabolism with cell regulation via signal transduction pathways. The project will offer you training in a wide range of front-line experimental methods and mathematical modelling. Together with the course programme at the bioscience research school this training will furnsih you for a range of academic as well private and public sector carrier opportunities.

Major responsibilities
You will perform the experimental studies within the project and collaborate with mathematicians on the modelling parts. You will be responsible for driving this collaboration.
Duties as teaching assistant may occur at a smaller scale. PhD studies include a course programme of 60 points.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

Master in biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, systems biology  or similar; experience with different analytical techniques in molecular biology or cell biology. Previous work with yeast as experimental organism as well as an interest or experience in mathematical modelling would be complementary merits.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20170187 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) 
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 8 May

For questions, please contact:
Prof. Stefan Hohmann, Systems and Synthetic Biology, Biology and Biological Engineering, stefan.hohmann@chalmers.se, +46 (0) 31 360 84 88

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

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