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 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:

Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student in Medical science
formally based at the Institution for biomedical and clinical sciences

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.

As a PhD student you will participate in the project: “Autoreactivity to protective molecules in system lupus erythematosus”

Description of the project: The project is focused on studying the significance and biological function of potential biomarkers, especially autoantibodies directed against significant opsonins (eg pentraxins) in the systemic inflammatory disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies. We are now looking for someone who has a master's degree in Medical Biology, or equivalent.

Description of specific qualifications, qualifying knowledge, and experience:

Applicants need to have a strong background in translational medical issues. This includes experience working with biobank material as well as various experimental immunological techniques (including linear epitope mapping) in application to both clinical biobank material and cellular model systems, documentation and evaluation of laboratory data (mainly inflammation and damage markers) against clinical variables, including statistical processing. The employment requires that you can communicate in Swedish and English both orally and in writing.

As a person, you take the initiative for activities and achieve results. You are careful and well aware of goals and quality standards and attach importance to these being met. Since in the role you will have close collaboration with colleagues, you should have a good ability to listen, communicate and work well with other people. The work also requires that you enjoy working individually with complex issues and analyzes.

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 
By agreement

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

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 be received at latest 28th of October 2020.

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

Equal opportunities
A majority of our PhD students within the department are women, which is why precedence will be given to men in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

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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Contact person

Christopher Sjöwall

Associate Professor

+46 (0) 705575826

Annelie Lindström

Director of Third Cycle studies at BKV

+46 13 28 68 71

Emma Törnqvist