PhD position: Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology 2905 views

The Division of Industrial Biotechnology at Chalmers University of Technology is seeking a highly motivated PhD student candidate for a project with the overall aim to explore non-conventional yeast species for identification of novel metabolic gene clusters dedicated to carbohydrate utilization.

About the position:
  • The selected PhD student will pursue own doctoral studies within the scope of the project.
  • Candidate is expected to develop own scientific concepts, to write project reports and scientific manuscripts and to share your research results both in presentations at the division/department and at international conferences.
  • Being part of the Division of Industrial Biotechnology also involves taking responsibility for side tasks such as keeping the lab and instruments in good condition.
  • This is a full-time temporary employment.
  • The position is limited to a maximum of five years (four years plus time for teaching).


  • Applicant must hold a master´s degree in microbiology, biotechnology/bioengineering, molecular biology or other related disciplines.
  • University courses or equivalent in eukaryotic microbiology, metabolic engineering, enzymology and bioinformatics are qualifying merits.
  • Applicant must have proven work experience in a biotechnology laboratory setting and theoretical knowledge and practical experience of molecular biology and microbiology.
  • Hand-on experience in bioinformatics, genome editing techniques, heterologous protein expression, enzyme characterization, omics and analytical techniques would be advantageous.
  • A successful candidate is able to conduct experiments independently, take own initiatives and discuss/develop own ideas, is creative and have a problem-solving ability.
  • Excellent cooperation and social abilities are important, and the candidate must also be highly proficient in spoken and written English.


  • Applications to be submitted online and mark with Ref 20190633 (in English). The application should include the following:
  • CV including two references that can be contacted
  • Personal letter (1-3 pages)
  • Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
  • Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Chalmers University of Technology
Country Sweden
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Microbiology, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Molecular Biology
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 3rd January 2020

Company Information
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  • Address Sweden
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