Applications are invited for PhD Position in Ecology in Sweden. Applications are open for international students to pursue PhD for the 2018-19 academic year.

The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students.

Deadline : 31 August 2018
Study in : Sweden
Providers : Umeå University
Course Level : PhD Scholarships Grant
Field of Study : The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science opens a PhD student position focused on drivers for the occurrence of potentially pathogenic bacteria in aquatic environments.

Benefits of PhD Position in Ecology:

  • Salary: According to agreements for PhD students. A PhD education comprises 4 years full time studies (240 ECTS credits).

Eligibility for PhD Position in Ecology: 

  • Eligible Countries: This scholarship is available to the students of Sweden.

    Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

    To be admitted for PhD studies the applicant is required to have completed a second-cycle level degree, or completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits are at second-cycle level, or have an equivalent education from abroad, or equivalent qualifications.

    The candidate should have completed courses within a first-cycle subject relevant to ecology comprising at least 120 ECTS credits. At least one course at a second-cycle level in a subject that is central to the doctoral student’s planned specialization shall have been completed, as well an independent piece of work (degree project) with relevant specialization of at least 15 ECTS credits. We are looking for a candidate with the relevant academic background in molecular biology, ecology, statistics or corresponding education. It is qualifying to have good knowledge of genetic methods (e.g. DNA library prep, statistics), bioinformatics and/or microbial ecology.

    The candidate should have a very good command in written and spoken English, be creative and able to take own initiative. The candidate is independent, has the social competence and collaborative ability. It is expected that the candidate develops independence and build up network contacts during the education.

    English Language Requirements for the PhD Position in Ecology: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

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