PhD Fellowship 2019 in Molecular Cell Biology, University of Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm University


June 28, 2019

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PhD student in Molecular Cell Biology at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences.  

Research and education at Stockholm University at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (DEEP) is located in the Arrhenius Laboratories, situated at the University Campus at Frescati. Research carried spans across a broad range of biology subject areas including cell and developmental biology, molecular physiology, systematics, ecotoxicology, marine and plant ecology. Presently around 140 people are working at DEEP using state-of-the art methodologies in an international research environment characterized by world-recognized researchers and a high level of professionalism.

Project description
The Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences invites applications for a four-year PhD position on the functional understanding of microtubules during cell differentiation. The graduate student position is available in the group headed by Associate Professor Edouard Pesquet. The group investigates the fundamental questions of the molecular mechanisms controlling how cells differentiate and coordinate to form a functional tissue/organ.

The project aims to understand dynamic cell changes associated to differentiation, and more precisely the microtubule-dependent regulation during development as cell organisation depends on templates made of dynamic microtubules. The project will shed light on how microtubules and their associated interacting proteins control cell organization in plant vascular tissues. The PhD will be conducted in a dynamic and active group in continuation of the breakthroughs already published (Pesquet et al., 2010; Pesquet et al., 2013; Derbyshire et al., 2015; Serk et al., 2019). This student will use a range of experimental approaches including genetics, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, proteomics, microscopy (live imaging, transmission and scanning electron microscopy, confocal microspectroscopy…) as well as the use of inducible pluripotent stem-cell cultures.

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of Plant Physiology stipulates, that applicants must have completed at least 60 higher education credits in the second cycle, of which 15 credits must be from a course in Plant Physiology, and 30 credits from a project in Plant Physiology. Applicants may also have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

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June 10, 2019