Doctoral Student In Basic Medicine , 4 Positions

Göteborg University
March 20, 2024
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Doctoral student in Basic Medicine, 4 positions

The Institute of Biomedicine and the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology are located at the Faculty of Medicine at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg.

General information about being a doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg can be found on the university's doctoral student pages: https: //


The education in Basic Medicine is intended for medical doctors or students at the medical program aiming at an academic career as researchers and lecturers.

Basic Medicine is a four year full-time training and leads to a Degree of Doctor. In addition, the doctoral student is offered departmental duties comprising 20 per cent of a full-time post.

The departmental duties aims to provide doctoral students in Basic Medicine in-depth knowledge in pedagogy and didactics as well as subject specialization in one of the following areas:

  • biochemistry/cell biology/genetics,
  • pharmacology,
  • physiology,
  • microbiology/immunology, or
  • morphology/development biology. Morphology corresponds primarily to histology and anatomy.
  • The third-cycle studies are focused on one of these areas and preferably with an experimental approach. The practical skills are acquired under the guidance of teachers on subject-relevant courses. Teaching is conducted in both Swedish and English.

    For more information about Basic Medicine, available research projects and supervisors 2024, see: Medicinsk basvetenskap – Medarbetarportalen (

    For information regarding the third-cycle studies at the Sahlgrenska Academy: https: // www.


    Education at third-cycle level requires general eligibility and specific eligibility as set out in the general syllabus for the subject.

    The general eligibility requirements for education at third-cycle level are: 1. having completed a degree at second-cycle level, or 2. the fulfilment of course requirements totalling at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits must be at second-cycle level, or 3. the acquisition of equivalent knowledge in some other way, either in Sweden or abroad.

    Specific entry requirements for this subject, according to the general syllabus, are: 1. having completed the English B/6 course or is considered to have acquired equivalent knowledge through previous studies and 2. having knowledge in the chosen subject field corresponding to that acquired within the medical programme.

    Teaching is mainly conducted in Swedish and sometimes English. Good knowledge of Swedish is therefore a merit.

    Assessment criteria

    The selection of applicants who are considered to have the ability required to benefit from the study programme and who meet the general and specific eligibility requirements are assessed based on the following documented qualifications: - specific knowledge and skills within the subject area and related research fields - experience of scientific theory and relevant research methodology - scientific analysis and presentation verified through thesis, degree project, scientific journals or the like - experience of teaching with relevance to the education in Basic Medicine.


    Once you have been admitted for education at third-cycle level, you will be employed as a doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg. The provisions for employment as a doctoral student can be found in ordinance SFS 1993:100. Initial employment as a doctoral student may apply for a maximum of one year, and may be renewed by a maximum of two years at a time. A doctoral student may be employed as a doctoral student for a maximum of eight years, but the total period of employment may not be longer than the equivalent of full-time education at third-cycle level for four years.

    Location: Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology or Institute of Biomedicine. Extent: 100%. First day of employment: as agreed.

    The University applies a local agreement on salaries for doctoral students.

    Selection process

    Applicants that meet the general and specific entry requirements will be further evaluated by a committee that considers the ability to successfully complete the research and teaching education required by the program.

    Contact information

    For more information about research education in Basic Medicine please contact:

    Biochemistry/cell biology/genetics: [email protected] Pharmacology: [email protected] Physiology: [email protected] Microbiology/immunology: [email protected] Morphology/development biology: [email protected]


    Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: https: // www.


    You can apply to be admitted for education at third-cycle level via the University of Gothenburg's recruitment portal. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline.

    You must include the following, in pdf format

  • Personal letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts showing that you meet with the general entry requirement
  • Proof of completion of English 6 course or the acquired equivalent knowledge through previous studies
  • Applicants interested in and qualifying for more than one of the indicated subjects 1. biochemistry/cell biology/genetics, 2. pharmacology, 3. physiology, 4. microbiology/immunology, or 5. morphology/development biology, should indicate the order of preference: first choice, second choice, third choice etc.
  • If your degree is from a university outside of Sweden, make sure that you attach a diploma and full transcripts that makes assessing your degree easier .

    If your degree has not been verified by a Swedish authority you need to provide contact details to the issuing university, registrar or similar, that can verify the degree at our request.

    For information on what you need to submit in order to fulfill the English language requirement see https: // www. requirements/english-language-requirements/

    Applications must be received by: 2024-03-20

    Information for International Applicants

    Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit:

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    The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

    Salaries are set individually at the University.

    In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden's regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

    In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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