Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics

Faculty of Science | Lund University

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Vacant PhD positions

Theoretical physics invites applications for three postgraduate (PhD) scholarships in the following subject areas:

  • Computational biology (2 positions)

    Protein dynamics (ref no 232)
    Announcement: pdf
    Announcement in Swedish (Ledigkungörelse på svenska): pdf
    The aim is to develop computational models for protein dynamics. The research is carried out in close collaboration with experimental groups. The dynamics are central to the function of many proteins. Further, an increasing number of diseases, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, are being linked to "misfolding" of proteins. The computational models will be used to study protein-ligand binding and misfolding of disease-related proteins.
    For more information contact Anders Irbäck or Stefan Wallin.

    Machine learning for cancer diagnostics (ref no 233)
    Announcement: pdf
    Announcement in Swedish (Ledigkungörelse på svenska): pdf
    Strategies for cancer therapy are based on information from various sources such as tumor characteristics, as well from pathology as from measurements of gene and protein levels, together with medical history and blood content. To exploit all available information for optimal treatment of cancer patients is a challenge. The PhD student will work on developing models to describe and classify data from cancer patients. It can be models for survival analysis in cancer therapy or the development of machine learning methods for cancer treatment prediction.
    For more information contact Patrik Edén or Mattias Ohlsson.

  • Theoretical High Energy Physics

    (ref no 234)
    Announcement: pdf
    Announcement in Swedish (Ledigkungörelse på svenska): pdf
    Postgraduate studies and research within theoretical elementary particle physics, oriented towards the phenomenological description of the Standard Model and beyond. Examples of topics include Higgs physics beyond the Standard Model, developing Monte Carlo simulations for the Large Hadron Collider, and hadron and flavour physics with effective field theories.
    For more information contact Leif Lönnblad or Johan Bijnens.

Qualifications: See the individual announcements

Discipline curriculum (including detailed eligibility rules)

Link to all vacant postgraduate scholarships at the Faculty of Science
[på svenska]

Application form

Applicants should use the form above. The Reference number (232, 233 or 234) should always be given. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, the names and contact details of at least two persons who can serve as reference, and a short letter explaining the candidate's motivation for applying and his/her research interests and experience.

Applications must reach the Registrar, Kansli N, Lund University, Box 118, SE-22100 Lund, Sweden, not later than 31 May 2010.