Department of Integrative Medical Biology

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The Faculty of Medicine, which consists of 13 departments, is responsible for biomedical research and courses in the field of nursing and health care and has an extensive research and graduate education in more than 80 subjects.

Description of the PhD-project:

The project involves work with cells (predominantly mesenchymal stem cells, MSC) and biomaterials, mainly using in vitro models. The goal of the project is to study in vitro models in 3D utilising clinically relevant MSCs in combination with biomaterials suited for regeneration of craniofacial tissues. Tissues of interest for the project are mainly bone, nerve and fat regeneration. The latest technology in 3D-bioprinting will be a crucial part of the project. During the later phase of the project, the created 3D-constructs will be evaluated in various in vivo models for survival of the transplants.


Applicants must:

1) hold a University degree of at least 240 ECTS or equivalent or

2) have 120 Swedish (old) credits (Swe. poäng; corresponding to 180 ECTS credits) of higher education studies in the same fields or equivalent taken before July 1, 2007.

Other merits:

In addition, the applicant should, through university studies or other equivalent education, have gained basic theoretical knowledge in biomedicine and have good experience of laboratory work and method development.
Applicants with practical experience of research with MSC, animal models and tissue handling are prioritized. Experience of work with 3D-printing and/or bioprinting are considered a significant strength, and experience with immunohistochemistry and other biochemical methods of analysis are also considered strengths.
The applicant must be able to work both independently and as part of a team, and high focus will be given to the candidate’s potential collaborative skills.

Specific admission requirements:

In order to be admitted to postgraduate studies, it is required that the applicant has:

  • necessary knowledge from university higher education or corresponding education and/or special professional experience that is assessed in relation to the research area.
  • necessary English language skills, both in writing and in speaking. Evaluation of these skills is made by having the intended PhD student present his/her research plan in English for the Department’s designated postgraduate education group.

Further information: Assistant Professor Peyman Kelk,

Other information:

The procedure for recruitment for the position is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance (chapt. 12, 2 §) and the decision regarding the position cannot be appealed.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2019-08-19 or upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-573-19
  • Biträdande universitetslektor Peyman Kelk,
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
  • ST, 090-786 54 31
Published 02.Apr.2019
Last application date 26.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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