PhD Student Positions in Biochemistry at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Postdoctoral fellow in Sweden, Chalmers University of Technology
PhD Student Positions in Biochemistry: Chalmers University of Technology is seeking two motivated PhD students to explore microbial bark degradation. This groundbreaking project involves mapping responsible species and characterizing their enzymes, with an ultimate goal to develop new biotechnological methods for better utilization of tree bark.

PhD Student Positions in Biochemistry and Microbiology at Chalmers University of Technology


PhD Students

Research Area

  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Enzymology
  • Chemical Analysis


Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden


  • Master of Science (MSc) degree or equivalent (minimum 240 higher education credits) in relevant fields such as Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biomedical Sciences, or similar.
  • Basic experience in microbiological, biochemical, and chemical laboratory practices.
  • Fluent in both verbal and written English.
  • Demonstrated skills in molecular biology, microbiology, microbiological cultivation techniques, protein production and purification, enzymology, and/or analytical techniques are advantageous.

Job Description

As a PhD student, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing your research project, including planning and executing experiments and analyzing results.
  • Laboratory tasks such as microbial cultivation, cloning, protein production, purification, enzymology, and chemical/material analysis.
  • Communicating results through meetings, presentations at conferences, and publications in scientific journals.
  • Contributing to undergraduate teaching or other departmental duties, up to 20% of working hours.
  • Participating in the maintenance of instruments and supervising MSc and BSc students.

How to Apply

Application documents (maximum size for each file is 40 MB):

  1. CV: Document named “CV, Family name, reference number”
  • Include previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
  • Two references for contact.
  1. Personal Letter: Document named “Personal letter, Family name, ref.number”
  • 1-3 pages introducing yourself, motivations for applying, previous relevant experience (education, thesis work, and other research activities), and future goals and research focus.
  1. Other Documents:
  • Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
  • Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades, and other certificates (e.g., TOEFL test results).

Complete applications should be submitted electronically via the appropriate application form.

Last Date for Apply

August 8, 2024

For more information and the application form, please visit Chalmers Vacancies.

For questions, contact:
Associate Professor Johan Larsbrink, Industrial Biotechnology,

Chalmers University of Technology advocates for equality and diversity in all its activities, striving to achieve a gender-balanced environment.



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