Doctoral Student in Biology, Örebro University, Sweden

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Doctoral Student in Biology: Örebro University and the School of Science and Technology invite applications for a position as a doctoral student in Biology. This position is ideal for those interested in cutting-edge research at the intersection of molecular biology and plant physiology, with the goal of obtaining a licentiate degree.

Designation: Doctoral Student

Research Area:
The doctoral project focuses on elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying plant perception and integration of multiple light signals. The research will investigate how light acts as a key environmental factor that provides energy for photosynthesis and cues for plant growth and development.

Örebro Life Science Centre, School of Science and Technology, Örebro University, Sweden


  • A passing grade in courses amounting to at least 120 credits in biology, including an independent project.
  • An additional 30 credits at the second cycle level.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in plant physiology and molecular biology.
  • Knowledge in plant photobiology is advantageous.
  • Proficiency in general molecular and protein biochemistry techniques.
  • Highly motivated, independent, and possessing excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Job Description:

  • Design and perform factorial experiments to assess plant responses to UV and visible light at multiple levels (gene, protein, and metabolite).
  • Assess how UV in combination with other light qualities modulates the plant transcriptome.
  • Identify new molecular players involved in plant responses to UV and visible light.
  • Work with model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and commercial crops like tomato.
  • You will be supervised by Luis Orlando Morales (principal supervisor) and Åke Strid (assistant supervisor).

How to Apply:
The application is made online. Click here to begin the application procedure. For your application to be complete, please include the following electronic documents:

  • The form “Application for/decision on admission to research studies”
  • CV
  • Copies of the original certificates and official transcripts for Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees
  • Independent project (degree project)
  • Other relevant documents verifying eligibility

Application documents must be in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, or English. Certificates and documents in other languages must be translated by an authorized translator to Swedish or English.

Last Date for Apply: 2024-08-12

For more information, contact:

  • Luis Orlando Morales (Supervisor): +46 739434429,
  • Henrik Olsson (Head of School): +46 19 301236,
  • Ingrid Ericson Jogsten (Head of Division of Natural Sciences): +46 1930 12 09,

Örebro University strives for a work environment characterized by equality, respect, and openness. We look forward to receiving your application!



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