PhD Project in Pharmacognosy at Uppsala University

Uppsala University, Sweden is inviting excellent candidates to apply for a PhD position in molecular modeling. The funds for this position are available for 4 years. The deadline for applying is August 01, 2019.

The aim of this PhD project is to investigate the toxic action of alpha-nemertides, peptide toxins found in marine ribbon worms. The PhD student will study the molecular level interactions of alpha-nemertides with target receptors in parallel with evaluation of their effects in vivo in a selection of target pests. The work involves synthesis, folding and purification of peptide mutants, which will be analyzed in selected bioassays. Structure-activity relationships will be studied both on receptor and organism level. Other techniques that will be involved includes LC-MS, LC-MS/MS, next generation sequencing (NGS) techniques. Depending on outcome of discovery efforts, 2D-NMR and molecular modeling techniques may be employed.

In accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, 1-7 and in Uppsala university’s rules and guidelines a PhD education is 4 years (48 months) of full-time research and training at third-cycle level. Evaluation of the PhD student is on an annual basis following the general and the individual study plan. At most 20 % of teaching and/or administration can be included in the position and the position will be extended accordingly.

Deadline: August 01, 2019
Apply Link:http://tinyurl.com/y5966syz

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