PhD position in Medical Microbiology
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.
We seek a very motivated and driven individual with the ability to work independently and a strong interest in pursuing a PhD degree in medical microbiology. The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology at Uppsala University has a strong and international research and teaching environment with over 250 scientists, including around 40 PhD students. Research focuses on three domains: Biochemistry/Molecular Cell Biology, Genomics, and Microbiology/Immunology.
Project description: The research group where the candidate will be working studies mechanisms and dynamics of molecular evolution in bacteria, with a focus on evolution of antibiotic resistance. The goal of this project is to study how selective pressures and genetic variability influences the tempo and mode of resistance evolution. Of particular interest will be the mechanisms and clinical relevance of heteroresistance.
Qualifications required: For employment, the candidate must hold a M.Sc. degree (or equivalent, corresponding to 240 credits) in Genetics, Microbiology, Evolutionary Biology or a related field. She/he should have a strong interest in basic research in microbiology and bacterial genetics. Abilities to take own initiatives, work well independently as well as in interaction with other research groups are assets.
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