2013 Doctoral Studentship in Molecular Biophysics at Lund University in Sweden

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Lund University offers PhD studentship in Molecular Biophysics. The position is offered for the period of four years. The applicants applying for the position must have bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject (preferably chemistry) and should have previous experience in structural biology, both theoretical and practical. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. Last date of applying is 31st January 2013.. The PhD student will work on structural and theoretical studies of protein-ligand interactions, using the carbohydrate binding protein galectin-3 as a model system. Structural studies will be conducted using neutron crystallography in combination with X-ray crystallography at very high resolution (<0.9 Å). The work will include production of crystals of suitable size for neutron diffraction, data collection and processing and modeling. The theoretical studies will be conducted in Ulf Ryde’s group at theoretical Chemistry. They will provide development methods to combine Crystallographic refinement and quantum mechanical calculations. In addition, they perform molecular dynamic simulations and estimates of Binding Affinities using free energy perturbation.Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who: have completed a second-cycle degree, have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.. This scholarship is available for pursuing PhD degree level.
The research areas of this scholarship are: PhD position is provided to learn Molecular Biophysics.
Who can apply to this scholarship? Students with basic eligibility for third
· cycle studies are those who:
· have completed a second
· cycle degree
· have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second
· cycle courses, 
· have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad. Special eligibility requirements comp computerized knowledge from first
· cycle studies or the equivalent, but overpriced can refer to specialized professional experience. Additionally, sufficient knowledge of the subject area is required for third
· cycle studies. Students meeting special eligibility requirements are those who have – at least 60 higher education credits within the same subject area as the third
· cycle studies, of which in
· depth work of at least 30 higher education credits of relevance to the subject area
· a Swedish medical degree or certification, English
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· a doctor.
· The candidate must have bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject (preferably chemistry), and should ideally have previous experience in structural biology, both theoretical and practical. The candidate should have good knowledge overpriced of theoretical chemistry. Experience of quantum chemistry, statistical mechanics and simulation is an advantage.
Benefits of the scholarship: Not known
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  Starting from 1st March 2013, the tenure is limited till 28th February 2017.
Number of scholarships: Not Known

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