Ph.D. student in Analytics for Biologics – A4B

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KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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Job Status: Expired
No of Vacancies: 1
Date Posted: November 13, 2017
Expiry Date: December 01, 2017
Job Type: PhD
Job Level: Any
Years of Experience: 2
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KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Biotechnology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The School of Biotechnology offers a curriculum that reflects the multidisciplinary nature of Biotechnology, integrating theoretical and applied science in undergraduate and graduate courses. The school has six departments with about 300 employees, located at AlbaNova University Center in Stockholm and Science for Life Laboratory in Solna. The Biotechnology research within the school is internationally well recognized.

Job description

We are seeking PhD-students for a new Europe-wide innovative training network (ITN), a graduate school, funded by the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action ITN 2017 of the European Commission (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017). This graduate school, Analytics for Biologics (A4B), offers a specific training program for the production, purification, and analysis therapeutic protein species. The research program that will run within this graduate school aims to develop methods for effective purification and analysis of therapeutic proteins. The graduate school will include 15 PhD-students that focus on different areas within the program and one of these will be employed at KTH. At KTH we will focus on the development of efficient affinity capture tools to be used for selective purification and detection. This will be accomplished through the selection of novel binding proteins, monoclonal affinity proteins, from randomized protein libraries. By the use of different display methods, protein domains with high selectivity and affinity will be achieved. The new affinity proteins will be analyzed regarding stability and affinity to the target molecules. Furthermore, the binders will be optimized for analytical and preparative purification of the target proteins.

All PhD students within this graduate school will receive a background education in production, analysis and economic exploitation of therapeutic proteins, as well as training in relevant soft skills. This training will be provided during dedicated Training Schools, soft skills training sessions and a number of workshops to be hosted at the different partner institutions.

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A mobility rule applies, notably applicants must not have spent more than 12 months in the country of the host institution within the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment.

The candidate should be highly motivated for doing scientific research and should have well developed analytical and problem solving skills. Equally important is great communication skills as the center is a large collaboration between three different universities and eight biotech companies.

To apply, applicants must:
– have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) with outstanding performance
– be in the first four years of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree
– have excellent English skills

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You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH:s webbpage.


The application must include following documents:

– a detailed CV
– a personal statement describing interests, confirming readiness to move to the host institution and awareness of mobility opportunities within this 3-year PhD program
– two academic references

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Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).


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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Latest 1st of March 2018
Salary Monthly salary according to KTH’s PhD. student agreement
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number B-2017-0857
  • Sophia Hober, professor,, email:
Published 27.Oct.2017
Last application date 01.Dec.2017 11:59 PM CET


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