PhD scholarship position in Microbiology

Scholarships & Jobs presents PhD scholarship position in Microbiology for International students

Applications are invited for Fully funded PhD scholarship position in Microbiology: Cell Biology of Metal Toxicity Field: Molecular microbiology at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden


Many metals endanger the environment and human health, but are also increasingly used as therapeutic agents for medical treatment. Yet, little is known about the molecular mechanisms causing metal toxicity or the mechanisms by which eukaryotic cells counteract toxicity and acquire tolerance.

The proposed PhD project aims at advancing our molecular understanding of the toxicity and biological actions of selected metals. Specifically, the PhD scholar will study:

  • the molecular mechanisms by which metals interfere with protein folding and promote protein aggregation in living cells
  • how aggregates impair cellular functions
  • how cells regulate the protein quality-control systems to protect against aggregate toxicity

The PhD scholar will be exposed to a broad range of scientific tasks and research questions that require a genuine interest in and knowledge of Microbiology and Molecular Biology. Methods in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Functional Genomics, Bioinformatics and Biochemistry will be used.


To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must:

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, 
  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle
  • has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad
  • Proficiency in English language (minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL test or 213 on the TOEFL-CBT, or 79 on the TOEFL-iBT)


Applicants are required to submit the following documents with application:

  • Cover letter with an explanation of why you want to apply for the scholarship position
  • Curriculum Vitae including scientific publications
  • Transcripts and copy of exam certificate 
  • Two references (name, telephone no, relation)

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Scholarships & Jobs presents PhD scholarship position in Microbiology for International students

Fully funded PhD scholarship position in Microbiology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden for International students
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Institute Name: University of Gothenburg
Degree/Course: PhD
Deadline: May 31, 2019
Country: Sweden
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