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The PhD-training in basic medicine is a five year postgraduate training in research and teaching at Sahlgrenska Academy. The program combines PhD-training, introductory courses in pedagogy and supervised teaching (generally in Swedish) in one of the following subjects: 1. biochemistry/cell biology/genetics, 2. pharmacology, 3. physiology, 4. microbiology/immunology, or 5. morphology/development biology. Morphology corresponds primarily to histology and anatomy.

It is primarily intended for medical students aiming at an academic career as scientists and teachers. Teaching is conducted in both Swedish and English.

For more information about the research:
Biochemistry/cell biology/genetics: http://biomedicine.gu.se/ominst/avd/medkem
Pharmacology: http://neurophys.gu.se/sektioner/farmakologi
Physiology: http://neurophys.gu.se/sektioner/fysiologi
Microbiology/immunology: http://biomedicine.gu.se/ominst/avd/mikrobio
Morphology/development biology: http://biomedicine.gu.se/ominst/avd/medkem

For more information about Basic Medicine: https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/sahlgrenskaakademin/forskarutbildning/doktor_fran_start_till_mal/forskarutbildningsamnen/doktorandportalen-medbasvet/?languageId=100001
For information regarding PhD education at the Sahlgrenska Academy: https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/sahlgrenskaakademin/forskarutbildning/?languageId=100001&skipSSOCheck=true

Eligibility

To be eligible for third-cycle studies, the applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements.

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle studies if he or she:
1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification
2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad

The specific entry requirements are fulfilled if you have completed the English B/6 course or is considered to have acquired equivalent knowledge through previous studies and knowledge in the chosen PhD-subject equivalent to the courses given within the medical program.

Assessment

In selecting between applicants who meet the general and specific entry requirements, their ability to benefit from third-cycle studies shall be taken into account. The assessment shall attach particular importance to documented qualifications for:
– specific knowledge and skills within the subject area and related research fields
– experience of scientific theory and relevant research methodology
– scientific analysis and presentation verified through thesis, degree project, scientific journals or the like.

Employment

Time limited employment (temporary), 5 years. Extent: 100%. Location: Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology or Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment: as agreed.

Regulations for employment of doctoral students are given in SFS 1998:80. Only those who are admitted to third-cycle studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships.

The initial appointment may apply for no longer than one year. An appointment may be renewed for no more than two years at a time.

Salaries for doctoral students are regulated in a local agreement at the University.

Appointment procedure

Applicants that meet the general and specific entry requirements will be further evaluated by a committee that considers the ability to successfully complete the research and teaching education required by the program.

For further information regarding the position

For more information about research education in basic medicine please contact:
Biochemistry/cell biology/genetics: susann.teneberg@medkem.gu.se
Pharmacology: lars.westberg@pharm.gu.se
Physiology: maria.e.johansson@neuro.gu.se
Microbiology/immunology: lena.ohman@microbio.gu.se
Morphology/development biology: anne.uv@medkem.gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: 
http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

You must include the following, in pdf format

  • Personal letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts showing that you meet with the general entry requirement
  • Proof of completion of  English 6 course or the acquired equivalent knowledge through previous studies

Applicants interested in and qualifying for more than one of the indicated subjects 1. biochemistry/cell biology/genetics, 2. pharmacology, 3. physiology, 4. microbiology/immunology, or 5. morphology/development biology, should indicate the order of preference: first choice, second choice, third choice etc.

If your degree is from a university outside of Sweden, check what you need to submit at https://www.universityadmissions.se/en/All-you-need-to-know1/Applying-for-studies/Documenting-your-eligibility-for-studies/Instructions-for-Masters-applicants/Specific-requirements-for-my-country1/ where you can also see what you need to submit in order to fulfill the English language requirement.

  • If your degree has not been verified by a Swedish authority you need to provide contact details to the issuing university, registrar or similar, that can verify the degree at our request.

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system according to the instructions.

Closing date 2019-03-14

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salaries for doctoral students are regulated in a local agreement at the University.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

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