Vacant PhD Position in Uppsala

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A position for 3 years as a PhD-student in Nutrition/biomedicine with special focus on dietary fatty acids and inflammation in the metabolic syndrome is vacant at The Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism Unit, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Job description:

The tasks will include:

* Data collection, management and statistical analyses in population-based epidemiological studies

* Laboratory research on pro/anti-inflammatory effects of fatty acids collected in controlled interventions with special reference to insulin resistance

* Learning and implementing new techniques within “nutrigenomics”

* Reporting

* Dissemination of results within SYSDIET, in other scientific settings as well as towards the public

Qualification Requirements: The candidate should be qualified in biomedicine, epidemiology and medical statistics, preferably with special knowledge in fatty acid metabolism.

Experience in nutrition and cardiovascular epidemiology is required, and an interest and knowledge in obesity related diseases, e.g. the metabolic syndrome.

Additionally, the candidate must be motivated for collaboration, appreciate team work, and wish to become part of a very dynamic research team.

Priority is given to applicants with a masters degree in biomedicine with some research experience in inflammation and nutrition, especially fatty acids.

Applicants from all the Nordic countries are encouraged to apply.


Your application written in English (maximum 1 A4 page + CV including possible publications in peer-reviewed journals) is to be sent to:

Dr Ulf Risérus,

Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism,

Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences,

Uppsala University,

Uppsala Science park,

75185 Uppsala,


For further information about the position, please contact Dr Ulf Risérus (, Tel: +46186117971 or Visit: PhD Scholarship Position in Nutrition Biomedicine,Sweden

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