Uppsala University is looking for outstanding international candidates to apply for the PhD Position in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Sweden. The studentship is open for the academic year 2021/2022.
The study award aims to support highly talented students who want to complete their PhD degree program at Uppsala University.
|Scholarship Sponsor||Uppsala University|
|Scholarships level||PhD Position|
|Fellowship Period||Not Specified|
|Study area||Medicinal Chemistry|
|Opening date||February 26, 2021|
|Closing date||March 31, 2021|
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.
The Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Uppsala University is a healthy and international research environment. The department has about 85 employees, and here, doctoral students, teachers, researchers and administrators work closely together in a creative and open environment.
The Translational PET Imaging research group is committed to improving healthcare by developing novel molecular imaging techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The research group is associated with Science for Life Laboratory and part of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry. The Translational PET Imaging research group currently consists of 10 scientists, including radiochemists, biologists and engineers.
The project aims to develop PET radiolabeling of pharmaceuticals for in vivo molecular imaging of diseases processes, including inflammation and fibrosis. In particular, the project will include the development of new methods to label small molecules and peptides with fluorine-18, carbon-11 and radiometals.
The applicant will collaborate with a team of biologists, engineers and physicians for the in vitro and in vivo evaluation of the radiopharmaceuticals.
The primary responsibilities of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which include participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties such as routine maintenance of the lab (no more than 20%).
The deadline for applications is March 31, 2021
- We are looking for a highly motivated junior scientist for a PhD position. We welcome applications from candidates that already have, or who expect to have soon, a Master of Science degree in chemistry, pharmacy, biomedicine, engineering, natural sciences, medicine or similar
- Those who are getting their degree in Spring 2021 are also welcome to apply
- Self-motivation and good time management and planning skills
- Good written and verbal communication skills in English (demonstrated by, e.g. official IELTS or TOEFL)
- Good presentation and communication skills
- Experience in radiochemistry or handling short-lived radionuclides is an advantage
- Completed courses in radiation protection are an advantage
For further information about the position, please contact: Head of department Anders Karlén ([email protected])
Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.