Karolinska Institute, Sweden invites online Application for number of PhD Positions at various Departments. We are providing a list of Fully Funded PhD Positions available at Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
Eligible candidate may Apply as soon as possible.
(01) PhD Position – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral (PhD) student position in Neural Circuits
The Meletis Laboratory at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm has an open position for a doctoral student to investigate the circuit mechanisms that control motivated behaviors. The doctoral student will investigate the in vivo role of circuits and genetically-defined neurons types in motivated behaviors (e.g. appetitive, aversive) and define circuit dysfunction in disease-relevant mouse models. The project will take advantage of advanced methods in systems neuroscience including cell-type specific in vivo imaging (e.g. photometry, miniscopes), cell-type specific manipulation during behavior (e.g. optogenetics), wholebrain circuit tracing, Patch-seq, and mapping of neuron identity using molecular methods (e.g. snRNA-seq and genetic labeling). The candidate must have excellent training in circuit or systems neuroscience, with the ambition to make significant contributions to our understanding of the organization and function of circuits that control different dimensions of motivated behaviors. The candidate must have excellent communications skills and the ability to work productively in an interdiciplinary team. Fluency in English is a requirement.
Deadline : 30.Nov.2023
(02) PhD Position – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral (PhD) student position in Molecular Neuroscience
The Meletis Laboratory at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm has an open position for a doctoral student, with the aim to use new technologies to understand the complexity of cell types and circuits in the mammalian nervous system in health and disease. The project will combine single-cell RNA-seq, spatial transcriptomics, optogenetics, genetically modified viruses, and other platforms to define the molecular organization of brain circuits, the identity of neuron subtypes, and how neuronal diversity helps explain connectivity and functional complexity. The aim is to define cell-type specific connectivity with state-of-the-art approaches that include molecular profiling of neuron subtypes and connectivity at large scale using barcoded viruses. The candidate must have experience using molecular methods to define cell types, for example single- cell RNA sequencing or spatial transcriptomics, and a strong analytical and statistical background. Strong background in neuroscience is an advantage. The candidate must have excellent communications skills and the ability to work productively in an interdiciplinary team. Fluency in English is a requirement.
Deadline : 30.Nov.2023
(03) PhD Position – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PhD position in forensic psychiatry
The PhD student will join a multidisciplinary research group led by Principal Researcher Zheng Chang. His group conducts research is in the field of psychiatric epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology, using large-scale population data (e.g., national health registers). The student will be involved in an extended “psychiatry-epidemiology” research group at MEB, where we will hold weekly meetings including student presentations, journal clubs, and external seminars. Moreover, our collaborators at the University of Gothenburg will bring additional supports and opportunities for the PhD student. We also have collaborations with several other research groups at KI, clinical units in Sweden, and international leading researchers in the research area.
Deadline : 16.Nov.2023
(04) PhD Position – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral (PhD) student position in Neuroscience
The PhD student who joins our team will be investigating the sensorineural substrate that perceive and/or transmit the sensory inputs in the vestibular organs and to the first relay center in the brainstem, and their plasticity in various conditions. The projects in the lab make use of various methods, including mouse genetic tools, single cell omics, virus tracing technology, histology, and behavioral assays to reveal the different sensory channels and associated central circuits that underlie our sense of proprioception and balance. The candidate will characterize the biological properties of newly identified molecular cell types and explore their circuit integration and function.
Deadline : 15.Nov.2023
(05) PhD Position – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral student position in single cell research
Alternative splicing is a core mechanism essential for specifying cellular identities and correct functions in all human tissue contexts. While this topic has been studied intensively, there remains a distinct lack of knowledge in the precise regulatory language of alternative splicing events. Within this PhD project, we aim to study more closely the involvement of epigenetic cues and co- transcriptional mechanisms to alternative splicing outcomes through the lens of cutting-edge single- cell genomics methods. The doctoral student will develop multi-modal single cell technologies and use them for experiments to resolve regulatory mechanisms of alternative splicing. The project will require capacity to work independently, but also in a collaborative manner.
Deadline : 13.Nov.2023
(06) PhD Position – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral (PhD) student position in chronic disease epidemiology
The current project is on heart failure in patient with systemic sclerosis, a rare rheumatic disease with high mortality. In this project, the student will be requested to see patients, include patients into clinical cohorts, extract data from medical chart and patient visits, enter data in local RedCap-based databases and in clinical quality of care databases. The student will also be expected to extract data from different sources, to link them to other data sources and lastly analyse them. S/he will also be required to coordinate collaboration between different study sites and environments for example genetics lab and immunology lab, take courses, participate actively in group meetings, journal clubs, division meetings etc.
Deadline : 08.Nov.2023
(07) PhD Position – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral (PhD) student position in heart failure
The selected PhD student will contribute conceptually as well as methodologically to several registry-based research studies exploring several topics related with the implementation of guideline-directed medical therapies in daily clinical practice under the supervision of the supervisors Assoc. Professor Gianluigi Savarese, Prof Lars Lund and Dr. Giulia Ferrannini. The PhD student, supported by the supervisors, will prepare the study protocols and perform all the statistical analysis, draft the manuscripts and perform necessary revisions. Moreover, a plan for participation in doctoral courses and credited activities will be done with the supervisors, to make sure that all deadlines are met and necessary credits are obtained. The PhD student is expected to participate in regular group meetings to actively discuss their and others´ projects. The participation in international conferences with presentation of own work is also among expected duties. The Candidate will perform some teaching activities to medical students.
Deadline : 08.Nov.2023
(08) PhD Position – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral (PhD) student position in antiviral immunotherapy
The PhD candidate will be involved in our ongoing efforts to design and evaluate antiviral immunotherapies. The candidate will use virus-specific nanobodies or de novo-designed protein binders to create novel fusion proteins that specifically recruit effector functions to virus-infected cells. Additionally, the candidate will engineer immune cells to equip them with new properties. This will require a creative approach to immunology and protein biochemistry. The work will include structural and computational analysis of target proteins and binders, computational de novo design of proteins, as well as a range of biochemical and immunological methods. The primary goal of this PhD project is to explore the opportunities and limitations that this exciting new approach offers for the treatment of viral diseases.
Deadline : 08.Nov.2023
(09) PhD Position – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral (PhD) student position in infections and migrant health
The aim of this doctoral project is to investigate the importance of malaria and other infections in migrant populations. The project includes clinical investigations as well as molecular and immunological studies to understand the impact of asymptomatic persistent infections on health. The findings have the potential to guide screening strategies and management of infections in migrants as well as control interventions in endemic areas.
Deadline : 08.Nov.2023
(10) PhD Position – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PhD student in Neuroscience
We are looking for a creative student, driven to answer biological questions from new angles. The selected candidate is expected to fulfill the course requirements of the doctoral program, participate in regular group meetings, seminars, present at national/international meetings and take part in routine work within the research team. Most important the student is expected to plan and drive the research projects, perform experiments, analyze, and present results. To identify and test new potential target treatment for pain disorders, you will combine behavior, histology, virus technologies, fiber photometry, dissection, cutting-edge molecular biology, next-generation sequencing, and microscopy techniques, while working in synergy with experts in computational methods approaches. The project includes extensive mice work, cell dissociation and molecular biology skills. Experience with pain models and knowledge of the pain pathways is considered a plus, but not mandatory.
Deadline : 08.Nov.2023
(11) PhD Position – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: Doctoral position in cancer epidemiology
Getting vaccinated against Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been proven to greatly reduce the risk of getting HPV infections and cervical diseases (Lei et al, NEJM 2020). In 2020, WHO launched a global strategy to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem through scaling up vaccination, screening and treatment. The HPV vaccines are initially only given to girls and now many countries have started to give the HPV vaccines to boys to prevent HPV-related diseases in males.
Deadline : 31.Oct.2023
About The Karolinska Institute, Sweden – Official Website
The Karolinska Institute sometimes known as the (Royal) Caroline Institute in English is a research-led medical university in Solna within the Stockholm urban area of Sweden. The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The assembly consists of fifty professors from various medical disciplines at the university. The current rector of Karolinska Institute is Ole Petter Ottersen, who took office in August 2017.
The Karolinska Institute was founded in 1810 on the island of Kungsholmen on the west side of Stockholm; the main campus was relocated decades later to Solna, just outside Stockholm. A second campus was established more recently in Flemingsberg, Huddinge, south of Stockholm.
The Karolinska Institute is Sweden’s third oldest medical school, after Uppsala University (founded in 1477) and Lund University (founded in 1666). It is one of Sweden’s largest centres for training and research, accounting for 30% of the medical training and more than 40% of all academic medical and life science research conducted in Sweden.
The Karolinska University Hospital, located in Solna and Huddinge, is associated with the university as a research and teaching hospital. Together they form an academic health science centre. While most of the medical programs are taught in Swedish, the bulk of the PhD projects are conducted in English. The institute’s name is a reference to the Caroleans.
Internationally, the university is known for research relating to the genome of the poplar tree and the Norway Spruce, and its highly ranked Institute of (industrial) Design.
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