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Funded PhD position; in Medical science; at Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine; Linköping University; in Sweden

Ref: IKE-2017-00848

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 due to retirement among our current staff and an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKE) 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 programme, the speech and language pathology programme and the medical biology programme.

Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student in Medical science
formally based at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine

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: ”HIV immunomodulatory effects on dendritic cellular functionality and ability to activate the immune response”

The project investigates the immunomodulatory effects HIV exert on human dendritic cells and T cells with the emphasis on intracellular signaling and transcription factors and to examine whether the effects seen are unique to HIV or also generated by other RNA viruses and even DNA viruses. In addition, delineation of pathways and factors responsible for HIV generated impairment of T cell and dendritic cell functionality with the aim to identifying factors that can restore immune function. Furthermore, the project also aims to identify of factors and processes that participate in or regulate HIV infection in mucosal tissues.

Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies.

A potential candidate should have a strong research interest in immunology and virology and qualifying skills is previous experience of laboratory work with HIV and purification and culture of human dendritic cells and T cells. Moreover, it is a merit to have experience and to independently perform and analyze results from flow cytometry, PCR, Western Blott, RNA purification, and RNA sequencing.

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
For contact with union representatives see

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 23 October 2017.

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!

Linköping university has framework agreements and wishes to decline direct contacts from staffing- and recruitment companies as well as from vendors of job advertisements.

Contact person

Marie Larsson

Professor, main supervisor

+46 (0)101031055

Annelie Lindström

Director of Third-Cycle studies

+46 (0)101034386

Anette Wiklund

HR Manager

+46 (0)13286841

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Deadline: October 23, 2017.

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