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Doctoral Studies

Do you want to study at the doctoral level and make a difference in people's lives? Do you want to combine healthcare needs with research and studies? At Sahlgrenska Academy, you have the opportunity to become a doctoral student in vital subjects in a dynamic, international research environment, close to and in the middle of the reality of healthcare.

As a doctoral student at Sahlgrenska Academy, you participate in the research that is published in the field of health sciences. We have international research at the forefront and are extra strong in the research areas: ageing, cancer, metabolism, neuroscience, obstetrics, dentistry, vaccines and virology. Do you want to become one of our doctoral students and add new knowledge to the outside world in one of our doctoral subjects: medical science, ontological science, care science, basic medical science and pharmaceutical science.

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Doctoral positions at the Sahlgrenska Academy are advertised under Vacancies at the University of Gothenburg.

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What career opportunities are there?

Studies at doctoral level is for many the beginning of an academic career as a researcher at a university, but is also a qualified education for you who want to work with research and development outside the academy. A doctoral degree means great opportunities and creates a platform for further education and a career as a doctor and clinical researcher.

Two separate admission processes

Doctoral positions with the University of Gothenburg as the employer

All currently available doctoral positions with the University of Gothenburg as the employer are advertised on the website:

Who do I contact about the research project?
If you have questions about the research project, contact the main supervisor for the project. Contact information can be found in each advertisement.

What happens to my application?
When the application period has expired, the applicants' merits are examined and the main supervisor takes part in the application documents for a selection. The time for the selection process varies. When it is ready, we will contact you.

PhD position with an external employer (other than the University of Gothenburg)

When applying to a doctoral position financed by your employer you propose an individual study plan, including various documents about the doctoral project, together with your supervisor. Read more about how you apply at the Doctoral Portal.

Description of the process in Doctoral Studies Portal