PhD position available in RNA Biophysics at Karolinska Institute (Stockholm)

PhD position available in RNA Biophysics at Karolinska Institute (Stockholm). 



Possibly more than 50% of the human genome codes for non-coding RNA. These RNAs are ubiquitous among all life forms and the mechanisms how non-coding RNAs regulate these cellular functions are largely unknown.

Our research group is interested in understanding how RNAs adopt their structures in order to select specific functions in a pool if RNAs. We employ different biochemical and biophysical techniques (e.g. EMSA, NMR, UV melting experiments), to investigate the molecular mechanism of RNA function (Nature 2012 & 2015).



We look for a student for the collaborative project together with the Lab from E.R. Andersson ( and the person will therefore be working on an interface from molecular biology to biophysical methods. The project aims to study microRNA targeting mRNA under consideration of structure & dynamics and establish and develop biophysical and biochemistry methods for this task.

The PhD student will work on RNAs addressing biological questions studied in the lab. You will work in a team together with other lab members and regularly present your research work in lab-meetings, seminars and at international conferences.

The projects will be supervised by Dr. Katja Petzold, deadline 7th of January 2018. Please apply directly via the netrecruiter system:


Best wishes,




Katja Petzold, Ph.D., PI
Assistant Professor & Ragnar Söderberg Fellow in Medicine

Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institute
Scheeles Väg 2 (
Room A2-424), Stockholm, 171 77, Sweden

Phone: +46 (0)73 830 4003 | Fax: +46 (0)80 736 0439

website: Petzold Lab | Junior Faculty | SFBBM