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Uppsala University, Sweden invites online Application for number of  Fully Funded PhD Degree at various Departments. We are providing a list of Fully Funded PhD Programs available at Uppsala University, Sweden.

Eligible candidate may Apply as soon as possible.


(01) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD student within the area of Medical Humanities

This position is one of five doctoral positions in Uppsala University’s graduate school in medical humanities. Medical humanities is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of medicine, pharmacy, humanities, art/literature and social sciences. It tackles issues such as the individual’s experience of illness, the development of biomedical research and medical practices, and political perspectives on health care from different methodological and theoretical perspectives. Thus, the medical humanities create added value for biomedicine and healthcare by highlighting the social and cultural aspects of health and disease, and for the humanities and social sciences through a broader thematic approach to contemporary health-related societal challenges.

Deadline : 1 September 2022

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(02) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD student position in Nanotechnology with focus on 3D printing of oral dosage forms utiliziing microneedle injections

The project is linked to the Uppsala Diabetes Centre, a knowledge forum on diabetes led and run by Uppsala University. This new project will be carried out both at the Division of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials and at the Department of Pharmacy with the aim of producing 3D printed oral dosage forms that utilizes microneedles for administration of insulin and GLP-1 analogues for efficient treatment of diabetes. In the project we will design and print prototype microneedle-based oral dosage forms suitable for efficient delivery of macromolecular drugs. We also aim to identify a suitable production technique and to identify excipient combinations and to select microneedle-based dosage forms and explore them for loading, release and systemic delivery of APIs. The project will result in proof-of-concept data around microneedle-based delivery of macromolecules.

Deadline : 1st of August 2022,

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(03) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD student in “AI-aided computational chemistry”

The main task for a doctoral student is to perform doctoral studies, which includes both participation in research projects and doctoral courses. The tasks may also include participation in teaching and other departmental work; however, normally to a maximum of 20% of working hours. The current PhD project concerns machine learning and computer simulations, with the objective to explore atomic-level phenomena. We will build strategies to speed up the way computer simulations are performed and use them to understand the physical/chemical processes that may be important for the functionality of future battery chemistries. Quantum-mechanical calculations, statistical-mechanical simulations, machine learning and data analysis will be tools used in the PhD project.

Deadline : 15th August 2022

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(04) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD student in diabetes research

In this project you will work with methods for automated analysis of CT and whole-body MRI data from three large scale cohorts will be applied and further developed. In the analyses, you will focus on finding relations between the imaging data and non-imaging data relevant for type 2 diabetes (T2D), such as blood glucose level and genetic data. You will get to work with methods previously developed and applied in the research group -Imiomics, deep learning, and so-called cohort salience mapping. In this project, you will also be a part of extending these methods to find causal relations between the imaging data and T2D.

Deadline : 15th of August 2022

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(05) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD position in Biochemistry – structural biology supported by artificial intelligence

Your goal will be to uncover the structure of photoreceptor proteins using cryo electron microscopy or time-resolved serial crystallography at free electron lasers. In particular, we plan to use cutting-edge methods at the forefront of artificial intelligence (AI) to solve the protein structure to finer detail; we may also use molecular dynamics simulations to underscore structural data. This project will be a at the crossroads of obtaining novel structural information and to advance the methods to obtain these structures.

Deadline : 15th August 2022

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(06) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD student in English with a specialization in American Literature

Research in American Literature and Culture includes all literatures and related disciplines produced on the territory of what is now the United States from colonial times to the present, along with the work of Americans abroad. Some recent and current research areas include American literature and globalization, transnational American literature, the literature and culture of neoliberalism, American literature and the security state, postwar avant-garde poetry and poetics, the environmental and energy humanities, the New American Cinema, punk rock, and Archipelagic American Studies.

Deadline : August 31st 2022

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(07) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD position in English with a specialization in English Linguistics

Research in English Linguistics includes both historical and present-day stages of the English language. Some recent and current research areas include corpus linguistics, Early and Late Modern English syntax and pragmatics, stylistics, heritage languages, and English as a second language. Our doctoral students in the Department of English are integrated into our research environment. Further, doctoral students are also expected to join national and international networks by, for instance, attending conferences where they present their research. Abstracts of recently completed doctoral theses are available online.

Deadline : August 31st 2022

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(08) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD student in Chemistry with specialization Organic Chemistry

The central aim of this project is the development of a novel paramagnetic NMR technique to support rational drug development by rapid determination of the bound conformation and the binding site of bioactive substances in solution. The work will include the design of paramagnetic tags, of synthetic routes for paramagnetic tagging of bioactive substances, NMR method development, and structure calculations. The project will involve collaboration with industry as well as with Swedish and international research groups, and will provide training in synthetic organic chemistry, NMR spectroscopy and medicinal chemistry.

Deadline : 12th July 2022

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(09) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD student in the research group of Patrick Micke

A PhD student position is available for highly motivated individuals with interest in molecular tumorbiology and tumor pathology at the laboratory of Professor MD PhD Patrick Micke at Uppsala University, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology. The doctoral student will perform analyses overall aiming to identify novel prognostic as well as predictive biomarker for NSCLC patients. The main focus will be on components of tumor-immune/tumor-stroma-signaling in the context of early NSCLC progression as well as the development of resistance to checkpoint inhibiting therapy. Analytical approaches will involve to a large extend advanced RNA sequencing analyses including TCR and BCR sequencing. The transcriptomic data will be complemented with spatial in situ techniques such as multiplexed immunofluorescence (Vectra Polaris system), RNA scope and in situ sequencing for a comprehensive signaling-profiling of the tumor-immune microenvironment. A central aspect of the doctoral studies will be to learn how to set and discuss the generated data in a broader context. Additional tasks will include digital image analysis.

Deadline : 18 July 2022

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(10) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD student in Computing Science on the topic of efficient and provably correct execution environments

This project aims to develop efficient algorithms for key aspects of runtime systems related to memory management, task scheduling, compiler optimisations for specific runtimes with a strong focus on their formal verification. Thus, this project requires an understanding of and interest in both low-level aspects of program execution as well as mathematical underpinnings of verifying of algorithms operating at a low-level. There exist a wide range of interesting challenges to work on in the context of some specific runtime systems.

Deadline : 1st September 2022

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(11) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD position in diabetes epidemiology

The aim of this project is to address these gaps in knowledge using high-quality, long-term data from the Swedish National Diabetes Register, in linkage with other national registers and cutting-edge methodologies in epidemiology and artificial intelligence, including group-based trajectory modelling, causal mediation analysis, and machine learning based risk prediction modelling.

Deadline : 21 July 2022

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(12) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD student in Genetic Epidemiology and Biostatistics

A PhD student position is available for highly motivated individuals experience in genetic, medical and/or molecular epidemiology and with large-scale data analyses. The position is in the laboratory of  Associate Professor Åsa Johansson group at Uppsala University, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology. The research group works with identifying risk factors for common diseases and building models for risk assessment or stratification of patients based on molecular data. 

Deadline : 10 August 2022

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(13) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD student (Marie Curie PhD fellowship) in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and Machine learning

The position is part of the European Commission-funded Doctoral Network EUSpecLab, a collaboration between 23 universities and companies. Salary conditions, travel/mobility allowances, and benefits follow the attractive EU amounts for Researchers in the HORIZON- MSCA-2021-DN-01 call. The EUSpeclab project contains a mix of 11 theoretical research- oriented PhD projects. The Phd student will be enrolled on the Physics PhD program at Uppsala University Science which has a strong expertise in computational materials studies including fundamental properties, materials for applications, and code development. The supervisor of the project will be Dr. Heike Herper (Uppsala University) and the co-supervisor within EUSpecLab will be Dr. Didier Sébilleau from CNRS (Rennes, France). As part of the project there will be mandatory visits at different academic and industrial collaborators within EUSpecLab:

Deadline : 22 July 2022

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(14) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD student in geohydrology / environmental chemistry / biogeochemistry

Within the project PFAS-active bacteria and microbial communities / consortia from Swedish contaminated sites will be identified and further characterized by e.g. sequencing and analyses of genomes, genetic expressions and metabolites in careful laboratory experiments. We will also investigate how different environmental parameters influence the degradation and the degradation products that are formed will be studied using advanced analytical methods such as high-resolution mass spectrometry. Towards the end of the project the findings from the laboratory studies will be applied in a well-controlled demonstration experiment at a PFAS contaminated site where we stimulate microbial PFAS degradation and investigate how this works in practise. The benefit of the project can in the long run be very large if we manage to develop methods to establish and stimulate microbial communities that degrade PFAS in-situ in soil and groundwater.

Deadline : 15 of August 2022

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(15) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD position in data-driven biodiversity modeling

The main focus of this PhD position will be to develop AI models and/or other modeling approaches with the aim to predict the biodiversity capacity/potential of a given site. Although biodiversity is very complex, a good starting point is to focus on species richness or richness on other taxonomic levels. The training data for these models will be biodiversity data generated within our group as well as by local and international collaborators, largely consisting of genetic data resulting from environmental DNA sequencing. Sample datasets for initial development work are ready to be compiled and analyzed immediately. Predictors used in these models will consist of biotic as well as abiotic features, including high-resolution data generated by modern remote sensing techniques (e.g., satellite images and airborne laser scanning data).

Deadline : 31 august 2022

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(16) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: 1-2 PhD positions in data-driven biodiversity research using metabarcoding

The focus of this PhD position will be to apply and further develop existing environmental DNA sampling and processing techniques, with the aim to comprehensively capture the biodiversity at a given site across the whole tree of life. This work will take place in collaboration with other research groups specialized in environmental DNA, both based at Uppsala University as well as at other national and international institutions. Depending on the candidate’s background and interest, the PhD position may include the following tasks: i) testing combinations of different eDNA sampling techniques in the field, ii) developing lab-protocols to extract and amplify genetic markers for multiple organism groups from eDNA samples, iii) developing bioinformatic pipelines to automatically process, catalogue, and analyze samples (in collaboration with the SBDI ASV portal –, iv) compiling diversity metrics based on taxonomic as well as genetic diversity. In case of multiple suitable applicants, up to two applicants with complementary backgrounds may be accepted for this call.

Deadline : 31 august 2022

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(17) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD student in multifunctional landscape governance

The PhD position is located in Uppsala within the research program Natural Resources and Sustainable Development, Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, and will involve strong collaborations with the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University. The research within the Department of Earth Sciences of Uppsala University focuses on subjects that range from the Earth’s core to the atmosphere, on scales from submicroscopic structures in minerals to the formation of mountains andoceans, and from basic research on natural resources to research on how humans manage these resources in a sustainable way (for more information, see: The research of the Natural Resources and Sustainable Development Programme within the Department focuses on the different dimensions of sustainable development. We consider the environment and its natural resources and ecosystem services as an overarching foundation for society and economy and aim at providing knowledge on how to utilize natural resources in a sustainable way. Our work involves considerations of both natural and social systems and their interactions, often adopting transdisciplinary approaches. The Stockholm Resilience Centre’s core strengths are the opportunities for transdisciplinary research on key human-nature sustainability challenges.

Deadline : 22 August 2022

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(18) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD student in Physics with specialization in Physics Education Research

The PhD student will investigate conceptual, procedural and epistemological challenges that accompany upper division physics courses (courses beyond the introductory year of studies, such as statistical mechanics, relativity, quantum mechanics, analytical mechanics, optics, etc.) taken by physics, engineering and upper-secondary-school teacher students. This area of research is relatively under-researched in comparison with introductory physics courses, particularly mechanics and thus offers valuable opportunities for novel research and curriculum development. Upper division courses often involve more abstract and advanced mathematical tools and students can rely less on their every-day experiences and intuition, which presents a significant challenge for learning. The PhD student will, among other things, investigate ways in which students make sense when solving problems in these courses. To do this, they will learn and employ a multimodal approach to studying student meaning making which has been developed at UUPER in the recent decades. This will involve among other things, collection and analysis of video, interviews, and classroom observation. The research will have a strong practice-oriented component with the intention to improve future education in these courses. The student will thus also be involved in teaching and curricular development in upper-division physics courses.

Deadline :15 August 2022,

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(19) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD in Physical Chemistry with specialization in Biomolecular Spectroscopy

The position is placed in the group of Dr Michal Maj at the Ångström laboratory of Uppsala University. We are a rapidly growing and highly productive research team, focused on studying biomolecular structure and dynamics with novel spectroscopic techniques. We take advantage of the rapid acquisition of femtosecond two-dimensional infrared (2D IR) spectroscopy to study the structure and aggregation kinetics of the toxic intermediate formed by the human islet amyloid polypeptide (hIAPP) – the pancreatic hormone whose aggregation is linked to the loss of insulin-producing cells in type 2 diabetes. We complement our spectroscopic studies with biochemical and cell assays and attempt solving the 3D structures of the most toxic peptide species with high-resolution cryogen electron microscopy.

Deadline : 8 July 2022

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(20) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD in Chemistry targeting synchrotron and neutron studies of solid-state batteries

Solid-state batteries constitute a rapidly expanding application area, where the solid electrolyte and its interplay with the battery electrodes is vital for the functionality. Much of the fundamental surface chemistry and transport mechanisms in these devices are, however, still necessary to discover and understand. Within this PhD project, this field will be researched by utilizing advanced research infrastructure, not least synchrotron and neutron sources, for imaging and analysis.

Deadline : 15 July 2022

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(21) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD student in evolutionary biology

We are seeking a Ph.D. student interested in combining the power of experimental evolution using Caenorhabditis elegans with genetic and high-throughput genomic approaches to investigate fundamental questions in evolution. Our research program is diverse and includes multiple ongoing projects investigating (but not restricted to) (i) the fitness effects and evolutionary dynamics of spontaneous mutations, especially copy-number variants, (ii) the fitness consequences of selfish mitochondria and the genetic basis of mitonuclear adaptation, (iii) genomic conflict and compensatory evolution, and (iv) the genetic basis of adaptation following fitness decline and recovery. The successful candidate will be involved in analyzing both whole-genome sequence and transcriptome datasets of experimentally evolved C. elegans populations but will also have opportunities to design and initiate novel projects of choice that fall within the umbrella theme of our expertise (

Deadline : 21 July 2022,

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(22) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD student in experimental hadron physics

We are looking for a PhD student who can participate in the collection and analysis of data from BESIII or Belle II, as well as to develop modern analysis tools for electron-positron experiments. It is also possible to include a theory component of there is interest. The PhD student is expected to participate in meetings and workshops abroad and work with simulations, reconstruction, analysis and interpretation of data, as well as experimental service tasks.

Deadline : 15 August 2022

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(23) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD student in Chemistry focusing on developing electrochemical strategies to control Na metal electrodes in Na-based batteries

The research project will focus on developing new electrochemical strategies to control Na-metal electrodes in Na-metal batteries. The project is built on recent advances in how the surface morphology of reactive metals like Li can be controlled using electrochemical nucleation. Insights and advances in the project will improve our understanding how the metal morphology evolves during electrochemical energy storage in Na-metal batteries. The aim of the project will be to apply these insights to create safe Na-metal batteries with improved lifetime. The work will extend beyond the department with industry collaboration partners from both the Na-battery industry (Altris) and the electric vehicle industry (Polestar).

Deadline : 8 July 2022

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(24) PhD Degree – Fully Funded

PhD position summary/title: PhD-student in Rhetoric

The PhD-student position is a 4-year full time appointment, and the candidate will primarily devote the time to their own research studies. Other departmental work, such as teaching or administration can be part of the position (maximum 20 %), but requires a working knowledge of Swedish. A doctoral (PhD) student is expected to conduct research and to contribute to the development of knowledge within the discipline. Expectations of a doctoral student include the capacity to develop independent ideas and communicate research results in oral and written form. The aim of the doctoral position is for the doctoral student to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to conduct research autonomously within Rhetoric and to contribute to the development of knowledge within the discipline through the production of a scholarly thesis. Another aim is for the doctoral student to develop an ability to apply the acquired knowledge and skills within post-degree research or other qualified professional work.

Deadline :  1 August 2022,

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About Uppsala University, Sweden –Official Website

Uppsala University  is a research university in Uppsala, Sweden. Founded in 1477, it is the oldest university in Sweden and all of the Nordic countries still in operation. It has ranked among the world’s 100 best universities in several high-profile international rankings during recent years. The university uses “Gratiae veritas naturae” as its motto and embraces natural sciences.

The university rose to pronounced significance during the rise of Sweden as a great power at the end of the 16th century and was then given a relative financial stability with the large donation of King Gustavus Adolphus in the early 17th century. Uppsala also has an important historical place in Swedish national culture, identity and for the Swedish establishment: in historiography, literature, politics, and music. Many aspects of Swedish academic culture in general, such as the white student cap, originated in Uppsala. It shares some peculiarities, such as the student nation system, with Lund University and the University of Helsinki.

Uppsala belongs to the Coimbra Group of European universities and to the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities. The university has nine faculties distributed over three “disciplinary domains”. It has about 44,000 registered students and 2,300 doctoral students. It has a teaching staff of roughly 1,800 (part-time and full-time) out of a total of 6,900 employees. Twenty-eight per cent of the 716 professors at the university are women. Of its turnover of SEK 6.6 billion (approx. USD 775 million) in 2016, 29% was spent on education at Bachelor’s and Master’s level, while 70% was spent on research and research programs.

Architecturally, Uppsala University has traditionally had a strong presence in Fjärdingen, the neighbourhood around the cathedral on the western side of the River Fyris. Despite some more contemporary building developments further away from the centre, Uppsala’s historic centre continues to be dominated by the presence of the university.


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