2015 Department of Chemistry PhD Research Fellowship in Structural Biology, Norway

University of Oslo is inviting applications for a PhD research fellowship in structural biology at Department of Chemistry. The PhD project will be in the field of structural biology on a project entitled “Bacterial toxins – Structure, function and molecular interactions “. The fellowship will be for a period of 4 years, with 25 % compulsory work (teaching responsibilities at the Department). Otherwise, the fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with no compulsory work. The application deadline is 13 April, 2015.

Study Subject(s): The PhD project will be in the field of structural biology on a project entitled “Bacterial toxins – Structure, function and molecular interactions “.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing PhD research program at Department of Chemistry.
Scholarship Provider: University of Oslo, Norway
Scholarship can be taken at: 
Norway

Eligibility:
-Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, or other relevant disciplines.
-Candidates without a Master’s degree have until 30 June, 2015 to complete the final exam.
-The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.
-The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position.
-A good command of English is required of all students attending the University of Oslo.

Scholarship Open for International Students: University of OsloNorwegian and International Researchers can apply for the Fellowship.

Scholarship Description: The PhD project will be in the field of structural biology on a project entitled “Bacterial toxins – Structure, function and molecular interactions “. The project will ideally combine biophysical characterization (foremost by X-ray crystallography) with cell biological investigations. It is anticipated that the project will include a research stay at a foreign institution such as the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble. The project can be expanded to involve collaborations with Michele Cascella (computational chemistry) and Kirsten Sandvig (cell biology).

Number of award(s): One PhD research fellowship is available.

Duration of award(s): The fellowship will be for a period of 4 years, with 25 % compulsory work (teaching responsibilities at the Department). Otherwise, the fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with no compulsory work.

What does it cover? Position code 1017, Pay grade: 50 – 57 (NOK 429 700 – 482 800 per year).

Selection Criteria: The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and will be expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online. The application must include:
-Application letter (including a motivation for applying for this position) in English
-CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
-Copies of educational certificates,transcript of records and letters of recommendation
-List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee.
-Documentation of English proficiency
-Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 13 April, 2015.

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