PhD International Studentships in Molecular Biophysics at University of Gothenburg

  • Phd
  • Salaried
  • 19 January 2022

The candidate will study the THz dynamics of proteins and explore long range interaction between proteins. He/she will examine how coherent protein vibrations are created in proteins and in their complexes and if they are responsible for altered function or structure. The knowledge gained may be used to understand how enzymes work.The candidate will primarily use X-ray diffraction techniques to determine the structure of the protein and appropriate biochemical assays to evaluate the activity of proteins. The candidate will actively pursue the development of software tools involved in data analysis and machine learning.

Through this position the successful candidate will be trained in the state-of-the-art methods of protein biophysics, spectroscopy and structural biology and will contribute towards the broader goals of the group.


the applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements: A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programs 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.

To meet the specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies, applicants must: (i) have a second-cycle (advanced-level) degree in a relevant* subject area in the natural sciences, or (ii) have completed studies for at least 60 higher education credits at a second-cycle level in relevant subject areas in the natural sciences, or (iii) have completed a corresponding program of relevance to the planned third-cycle program, in Sweden or in another country, or have equivalent qualifications.

*Relevant for the planned third-cycle education

The specific entry requirements also include an acceptable command of spoken and written English. Guidelines for assessing English proficiency may include a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL test (or 213 on the TOEFL-CBT, or 79 on the TOEFL-iBT).


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:

  • Qualifications from basic education

  • Qualifications of the master's program, which rely on special competence

  • The relevance of previous studies to the proposed research education

  • Assessment of the candidate's ability to absorb postgraduate training

  • Where appropriate, assessment of the candidate's ability to work within a research group


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Fixed-term employment, four years full time.


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