Örebro University

Doctoral student in Biomedicine (FIBRE-MATCH)

2024-08-01 (Europe/Stockholm)
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Reference number ORU 2.1.1-04055/2024

Örebro University is seeking a doctoral student for postgraduate education leading to a PhD in Medical Science with specialization in Biomedicine at the the School of Medical Sciences, with studies commencing in early autumn 2024.

Project description

The PhD project is part of a recently granted 4-year EU project on the individual interplay between dietary fibers and the gut ecosystem in relation to IBS.

The PhD position is located at the School of Medical Sciences (MV) within Örebro University, a modern and expanding university with approximately 1,350 employees and 17,000 students, known for its prominent research activities. MV also hosts the university's medical program and contains several strong research centers primarily focused on inflammation, metabolism, and nutrition.

The PhD project will be part of the interdisciplinary research centre Responsive Nutrition (Rosetta@oru) which is a central part of Örebro University's strategic knowledge profile in Food & Health. The Responsive Nutrition research centre focuses on internationally leading validated methods and models to assess the benefits of food and dietary supplements for gut, metabolic, and mental health, and to determine who benefits from specific dietary changes throughout the lifespan. The centre integrates the development and validation of this unique toolkit with applications in the areas of age-related gut injury, inflammatory conditions and metabolic disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, and affective and behavioral disorders, utilizing novel designs for experimental and interventional studies.

Supervision: The PhD student will be supervised by Associate Professor Ignacio Rangel (principal supervisor), Professor Robert Brummer (assistant supervisor), and others.

The programme and the doctoral studentship

The doctoral programme consists of courses and an independent research project that you will present in a doctoral thesis. The programme concludes with a doctoral degree and comprises 240 credits, which corresponds to four years of full-time study.

Our ambition is for your doctoral studies to be stimulating and purposeful throughout the programme until you have obtained your doctoral degree. A thorough introduction will therefore get you off to a good start and provide a solid foundation on which you can build your studies. As a doctoral student at Örebro University, you will be offered a specially tailored seminar series, covering matters ranging from doctoral programme rules and careers to support during the study period and networking.

The place on the programme is linked to a full-time doctoral studentship for the duration of the study programme, which corresponds to four years of full-time study. More information on doctoral studentships, part-time studies and part-time doctoral studentships can be found in the Regulations Handbook. The initial salary for a doctoral studentship is SEK 30 300 a month.

Entry requirements and selection

For admission to doctoral studies, applicants are required to meet both general entry requirements and specific entry requirements. In addition, applicants must be considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the programme. For a full account of the entry requirements, refer to the admissions regulations as well as to annex 2 to the general syllabus for Biomedicine or Medicine.

Applicants meet the specific entry requirements for doctoral studies in the subject if they have received a passing grade in courses of at least 90 credits, including an independent project on the advanced course level in a main field of study of significance for the relevant specialisation within medical science (see subject description, section 1 in the general syllabus). A person who has acquired substantially corresponding knowledge, in Sweden or abroad, also meets the specific entry requirements.

We are looking for candidates with a (bio)medical background and practical experience in laboratory work. Proficiency in English is required, and knowledge of Swedish is a merit. Particularly advantageous are skills in intestinal microbiology and bioinformatics.


For more information about the programme and the doctoral studentship, contact Associate Professor Ignacio Rangel (Ignacio.rangel@oru.se) or the head of unit, Associate Professor Isak Demirel (isak.demirel@oru.se).

At Örebro University, we expect each member of staff to be open to development and change; take responsibility for their work and performance; demonstrate a keen interest in collaboration and contribute to development; as well as to show respect for others by adopting a constructive and professional approach.

Örebro University actively pursues equal opportunities and gender equality as well as a work environment characterised by openness, trust and respect. We value the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.

Application to the programme and for the doctoral studentship

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • The form Application for/decision on admission to research studies
  • CV
  • Copies of the original certificate and official transcript for Bachelor's degree
  • Copies of the original certificate and official transcript for Master's degree
  • Independent project (degree project)
  • Other relevant documents, course and degree certificates verifying eligibility
  • Research plan – prepared in compliance with information from the school in question. Template is found on the School of Medical Sciences webpage.

As a main rule, application documents and attachments are to be written in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, or English. Certificates and documents in other languages verifying your qualifications and experience must be translated by an authorised translator to Swedish or English. A list of authorised translators can be obtained from Kammarkollegiet (the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency), www.kammarkollegiet.se/engelska/start.

When you apply for admission, you automatically also apply for a doctoral studentship.
More information for applicants will be found on our career site: https://www.oru.se/english/career/available-positions/applicants-and-external-experts/

The application deadline is 2024-08-01. We look forward to receiving your application!

As we have already made our choices in terms of external collaboration partners and marketing efforts for this recruitment process, we decline any contact with recruitment agencies and advertisers.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), we are required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.

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Doctoral student in Biomedicine (FIBRE-MATCH)
Fakultetsgatan 1 Örebro, Sweden
Application deadline
2024-08-01 23:59 (Europe/Stockholm)
2024-08-01 23:59 (CET)
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