Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?
To be a doctoral student means to devote oneself to a research project under supervision of experienced researchers and following an individual study plan. For a doctoral degree, the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral education is required.
The research group
The Coquet group (https://ki.se/en/mtc/jonathan-coquet-group), at the department of Molecular tumor and cell biology (MTC) at KI, has a strong track record of research on T lymphocytes with a special focus on allergy. Now in collaboration with Itziar Martinez-Gonzalez’s team, we are interested in investigating the origin of T cell and Innate Lymphoid Cell (ILC) responses in mouse models of allergic inflammation.
The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student
In this project, the incoming doctoral student will develop an in-depth understanding of how T cells and ILC respond to allergens, differentiate and persist over time. The student will also develop a deep understanding of many cutting-edge techniques including single cell RNA-Sequencing, cloning, cell culture, animal handling and allergy models, flow cytometry and more. The student will also contribute to the general management and dynamic of the laboratory.
What do we offer?
A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. As a doctoral student you are offered an individual research project, a well-educated supervisor, a vast range of elective courses and the opportunity to work in a leading research group. Karolinska Institutet collaborates with prominent universities from all around the world, which ensures opportunities for international exchanges. You will be employed on a doctoral studentship which means that you receive a contractual salary. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.
Eligibility requirements for doctoral education
In order to participate in the selection for a doctoral position, you must meet the following general (A) and specific (B) eligibility requirements at latest by the application deadline.
It is your responsibility to certify eligibility by following the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.
A) General eligibility requirementYou meet the general eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:
- have been awarded a second-cycle/advanced/master qualification (i.e. master degree), or
- have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the advanced/second-cycle/master level, or
- have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.*
Follow the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.
*If you claim equivalent knowledge, follow the instructions on the web page Assessing equivalent knowledge for general eligibility for doctoral education.
B) Specific eligibility requirement
You meet the specific eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:
– Show proficiency in English equivalent to the course English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school.
Follow the instructions on the web page English language requirements for doctoral education.
Verification of your documents Karolinska Institutet checks the authenticity of your documents. Karolinska Institutet reserves the right to revoke admission if supporting documents are discovered to be fraudulent. Submission of false documents is a violation of Swedish law and is considered grounds for legal action.
(A) and (B) can only be certified by the documentation requirement for doctoral education.
Skills and personal qualities
The candidate must hold a master degree in the field of immunology. Ideally, the candidate would have previous experience in ILC research, mouse work and computational biology. It is a merit if the applicant has some experience with flow cytometry analysis and sorting. The candidate should be self-motivated, have good communications skills and a proven ability to interact effectively and work productively in a team. Fluency in English is a requirement. Personal skills are highly evaluated.