ORGANISATION/COMPANYKTH Royal Institute of Technology
RESEARCH FIELDMedical sciences › Other
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE19/03/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONSweden › Stockholm
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER860197
The division of Affinity Proteomics at the Department of Protein Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and SciLifeLab in Stockholm is looking for a PhD-student within a project entitled “Immunoassay development and clinical validation in CSF and blood for dementias”. The project is a part of the “ Multi-omics Interdisciplinary Research Integration to Address DEmentia diagnosis (MIRIADE)" H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019 Innovative Training Network, see
The PhD-student will work with affinity proteomics methods and their applications both in terms of lab work and data analysis. Initially, the focus will be to develop immunoassay methods for analysis of proteins reflecting ongoing disease processes in patients with different forms of dementia. The methods will then be applied for analysis of blood and cerebrospinal fluid samples from the patients and their potential as clinically applied markers will be evaluated. The student will learn to do data analysis on proteomic data, interpret the results and get the chance to present them at national and international meetings as well as in peer-reviewed journals.
As early stage researcher you will work in close collaboration with Prof. Peter Nilsson and Dr. Anna Månberg who together head the neuroproteomic research performed at the Division of Affinity Proteomics, Department of Protein Science at KTH. The group is focused on protein and autoimmunity profiling using array technologies and located at SciLifeLab (www.scilifelab.se), a national resource of unique technologies and expertise and have long experience in biomarker discovery research in close collaboration with clinical experts. The group also works closely with the Human Protein Atlas (www.proteinatlas.org), enabling access to the extensive collection of affinity reagents to be used for exploration and evaluation of disease associated protein profiles.
The MIRIADE ITN is highly integrated and the appointee will have the opportunity to acquire additional skills through regular meetings, workshops and seminars, and through a secondment to another partner in the MIRIADE network.The applicant should have a master of science in biotechnology or similar, not more than four years of research experience at the date of recruitment and not have a doctoral degree. The position is open to applicants from any country in the world, provided they have not carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Sweden for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Previous experience in affinity proteomics, data analysis and R is a merit, as is fluent communication in written and spoken English.
For more information and application, please see the MIRIADE website and the KTH website (https://www.kth.se/en/om/work-at-kth/lediga-jobb/what:job/jobID:313617).
Required Research Experiences
YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE1 - 4
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Excellent
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
- Passed a degree at advanced level (Master of science in biotechnology, biochemistry, cell biology or similar)
- Completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.
- Language requirement according to KTH guidelines
- Entitled to work in the EU.
- Not more than four years of research experience at the date of recruitment and not have a doctoral degree.
- The position is open to applicants from any country in the world, provided they have not carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Sweden for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.
- Previous experience in affinity proteomics, data analysis and R.
In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:
- ability to independently pursue his or hers work,
- ability to collaborate with others,
- have a professional approach and
- analyse and work with complex issues.
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.
EURAXESS offer ID: 492544
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