The Department of Medical Chemistry and Biophysics at Umeå University is offering a PhD position to study gene expression and DNA replication of staphylococcal MGEs using a multidisciplinary approach: in vivo experiments using genetics and molecular biology approaches, complemented with biochemistry and structural biology, such as electron cryomicroscopy (cryoEM) and X-ray crystallography.

  • Applicants must hold a University degree of at least 240 ECTS or equivalent or 2) have 120 Swedish (old) credits (Swe. poäng; corresponding to 180 ECTS credits) of higher education studies in the same fields or equivalent taken before July 1, 2007.
  • Applicants must have a master’s degree in Microbiology, Biochemistry, or related discipline.
  • Applicants with experience in expression and purification of recombinant proteins. Applicants with background in X-ray crystallography or cryoEM are encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates are expected to be passionate and self-motivated candidates to be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Applicant must possess good oral and written communication skills in English.


Apply online through the Umeå University system Varbi with reference number AN 2.2.1-975-20 and attach the following:

  1. a cover letter (1 page)
  2. CV (3 pages max)
  3. a complete publication list
  4. the contact information of 3 references
  5. copies of the latest degree certificate(s)
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Umeå University
Country Sweden
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Microbiology, Biochemistry
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline September 15th, 2020

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