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PhD Position in Biochemistry towards Bioinformatics for International Applicants in Sweden, 2013

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Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Stockholm University is offering international PhD position in Biochemistry towards Bioinformatics in Sweden. International students must have a M.Sc. in bioinformatics or related field and knowledge of molecular biology to be eligible for this position. Economic support is guaranteed during the agreed time in the individual study syllabus (study plan) for the PhD studies, totally for a maximum of four years. Application must be send via online by September 10, 2013.

Study Subject(s): The position is available in Biochemistry towards Bioinformatics at Stockholm University in Sweden.
Course Level: This position is open for pursuing PhD program at Stockholm University in Sweden
Scholarship Provider: Stockholm University
Scholarship can be taken at: Sweden

Eligibility: The successful candidate should have an M.Sc. in bioinformatics or related field, and knowledge of molecular biology. Alternatively, an M.Sc. in molecular biology or related field and at least 1 year of practical experience in bioinformatics research. Familiarity with sequence analysis techniques is essential, as well as a high level of motivation. Computer programming (e.g. Perl, Python, R), UNIX skills, and knowledge of biological database systems are necessary merits.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The PhD positions are open for international students.

Scholarship Description: Proteins usually consist of some combination of recurring subsequences, corresponding to independently folding domains. Through mechanisms of domain shuffling, the domain composition of proteins can change, leading to situations where parts of a protein have a different evolutionary history than the whole. In order to understand the functional impact of domain architectural features, this project aims to chart the evolutionary history of both individual protein domains and domain architectures. This will be done in relation to orthology status, conservation of interaction partners, as well as versatility. The overall aim is to establish the functional implications of different types of domain rearrangements. The project includes both developments of new algorithms and methods, as well as applications such as tools and workbenches to enable public access for database queries. The methods include hidden Markov models, clustering methods, various statistical analyses, and own developed algorithms. The project involves programming, data analysis, benchmarking, and modeling, as well as application of the developed methods to genes of particular interest in order to discover new protein functions. The successful candidate should have a M.Sc. in bioinformatics or related field, and knowledge of molecular biology. Alternatively, a M.Sc. in molecular biology or related field and at least 1 year of practical experience in bioinformatics research. Familiarity with sequence analysis techniques is essential, as well as a high level of motivation. Computer programming (e.g. Perl, Python, R), UNIX skills, and knowledge of biological database systems are necessary merits.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The duration of PhD position is a maximum of four years.

What does it cover? Economic support is guaranteed during the agreed time in the individual study syllabus (study plan) for the PhD studies. The department may request that the graduate student takes part in teaching or other departmental work in an activity additional to the graduate studies for up to 20% of full work time. No tuition fee is charged.

Selection Criteria: The selection among applicants will be based on the assessment of their capacity to successfully complete the PhD program. In practical terms, this means that the study merits will be the main selection criterion. The local study merits, such as passed advanced courses or project work at the department, will be given a relatively high weight. Equal opportunity aspects between men and women will be given a certain weight. Stockholm University strives to be a work place that is free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. The application should contain a personal letter (a letter of intent explaining why you are interested in the specific project, why you are interested in studying for a PhD, what you hope to accomplish during your PhD studies, and what skills you can bring to this project), a curriculum vitae, a list of two persons who may act as referees (with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses), copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records, and a copy of your undergraduate thesis and articles, if any.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is September 10, 2013.

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