Kategoriarkiv: Health/Life sciences

Doc­toral stu­dent, ef­fect of pul­mon­ary physio­ther­apy on acute and chronic res­pir­at­ory dis­eases on horses and dogs

The University of Helsinki is an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. It is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities in Europe and ranks among the top 100 international universities in the world.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is the only institution of higher education in Finland to train veterinarians. It has about 750 undergraduate and postgraduate students and employs about 150 academic staff, which is about a half of the total staff number. The degree programmes have been accredited in accordance with the European System of Evaluation of Veterinary Training (ESEVT). The Faculty has four departments (Food Hygiene and Environmental Health, Equine and Small Animal Medicine, Production Animal Medicine, Veterinary Biosciences) and Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Veterinary Teaching Hospital is an essential part of research and teaching environment for clinical veterinary science.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for the position of a

DOCTORAL STUDENT

The appointment is part-time (50 %) for 4 years with a preferred starting date of 1 September 2021. The position will be filled with a 6 month probationary period.

The appointment is at the Department of Equine and Small Animal Medicine. Research group FaunaFysio is looking for a doctoral student for a new research project. The project studies the effect of pulmonary physiotherapy on acute and chronic respiratory diseases on horses and dogs, and it is funded by the Academy of Finland.

The appointee will perform research in the project. The appointee may also supervise undergraduate students (veterinary licentiate projects) and be involved in other discipline-specific teaching. Teaching tasks can account for up to 5 % of the annual working time.

Requirements and expectations

The applicant should have either a DVM or a physiotherapist qualification, and in case of a physiotherapist, Master of Science degree in veterinary physiotherapy. The applicant is also expected to have practical experience with either equines, small animals, or both. Especially clinical experience of pulmonary diseases and intensive care unit work either with humans or animals is an asset in this position. Due to the clinical nature of the project, ability to communicate in Finnish language with the clients is a benefit.

Right to pursue a doctoral degree

The appointee must obtain the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki and approval by a suitable doctoral programme by the end of the 6 month probationary period of the employment, unless having already existing study right. Most suitable doctoral programme would be Doctoral Programme in Clinical Veterinary Medicine. The research plan and other application material will be prepared together with the PhD supervisor(s) in the beginning of the employment period.

Salary and benefits

The salary is based on the job requirement scheme for teaching and research staff according to the salary system of the Finnish universities and includes a personal salary component. Doctoral students start from requirement level 2. In total, the starting gross salary of a doctoral student is typically about 2200-2400 EUR per month, when having a part-time employment. In a 50 % part-time position, the monthly starting gross salary is thus about 1100 – 1200 EUR.

The requirement level of a doctoral student is determined on the basis of progressing in the studies. Doctoral students advance to level 3, when they are in the midpoint of completing the work required for the doctoral degree, and eventually to level 4, when the supervisor estimates that the student can publicly defend the dissertation in approximately one year.

Occupational health care is provided for university employees. Read more about the employee benefits at the University of Helsinki: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/about-us/careers.

Application to the position and attachments

Please submit your application through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the button Apply for the position. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki should submit their application via the SAP HR portal. Please fill in only a few of mandatory fields (*) in the Recruitment System, and include the required attachments (in Finnish or in English): a motivation letter (maximum of one page), and a relevant CV (maximum of two pages). You will receive an automatic confirmation email, when you have successfully submitted your application.

The closing date for applications is August 1st, 2021 (23:59 EET).

Further information (please note that July is a typical holiday month in Finland) about:
• the project and position: docent, principal investigator Dr. Heli Hyytiäinen: heli.hyytiainen(at)helsinki.fi
• applying or technical support: HR Specialist Heidi Kauppinen, heidi.m.kauppinen(at)helsinki.fi, +358504155341 or HR Specialist Alina Kurppa, alina.kurppa(at)helsinki.fi
• Faculty of Veterinary Medicine: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-veterinary-medicine
• Veterinary Teaching Hospital: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/veterinary-teaching-hospital
• University of Helsinki: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/about-us/careers
• Application process to doctoral education (including demonstration of language proficiency): https://www.helsinki.fi/en/admissions-and-education/apply-doctoral-progr…
• About doctoral schools and programmes: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/admissions-and-education/apply-doctoral-progr…

Due date

01.08.2021 23:59 EEST

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply for the position

Post expires on Sunday August 1st, 2021

Postdoc positions in Experimental studies of protein stability and degradation

A 2-year postdoctoral position is available from Oct 1st, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter, in the PRISM centre, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The research within PRISM bridges protein biophysics and genomics using computational and experimental methods. The position in this call is focused on the laboratory experimental aspects of PRISM, and research areas include multiplexed-assays of variant effects (deep mutational scanning), protein-protein interactions, molecular cell biology, and studies of protein degradation.

About the centre and research environment
The position is part of the newly established Centre called PRISM: Protein Interactions and Stability in Medicine and Genomics, funded via a six-year Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge grant. The overarching hypothesis behind PRISM is that by combining the latest developments in structural biology, protein folding, high-throughput experiments, computational biophysics and genomics we may transform our current view of how genomic variation perturbs the stability, folding and function of proteins. In turn, we can use such information to understand, diagnose and ultimately treat human diseases. PRISM is a collaboration between three research groups at the Department of Biology, Copenhagen (led by Kresten Lindorff-Larsen, Amelie Stein, Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen), and Michele Vendruscolo (University of Cambridge, UK), Douglas M. Fowler (University of Washington, US) and Torben Hansen (Novo Nordisk Foundation centre for Basic Metabolic Research, DK).

The postdoctoral fellow will work in the group of Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen, located in the Department of Biology in central Copenhagen. The research group is a member of the highly interdisciplinary and collaborative research environment at the Linderstrøm-Lang Centre for Protein Science. The postdoctoral fellow will work together with scientists from a number of disciplines, and also have the possibility of spending time in one or more of the partner laboratories within PRISM. The groups are highly international and a good level of spoken and written English is essential.

Details of the positions and research topics
The postdoctoral position will work on one or more of the subprojects within PRISM. Long-term goals include developing predictive and mechanistic models for how genomic variation in protein-coding regions (protein variants) affect the stability, interactions and function of proteins. For an introduction to the research see e.g. our recent review (Stein et al, TiBS, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tibs.2019.01.003). Research topics for the positions include:
•    Establishing and performing deep mutational scanning experiments
•    Studies of disease variants in cellular context
•    Finding new components and pathways in cellular protein quality control
•    Determining changes in interaction patterns as consequence of genetic variation

Qualifications
We are seeking motivated and strong applicants with a PhD degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, molecular biomedicine or similar fields with documented prior research experience within one or more of these areas:

•    Genetics with budding yeast and fission yeast
•    Deep mutational scanning experiments
•    Molecular biology with mammalian cells
•    Library-based screens and/or high-throughput technologies with mammalian
•    Protein quality control and the ubiquitin-proteasome system
•    Analysis of data from high-throughput experiments

For further information about the positions, please contact Professor Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen (rhpetersen@bio.ku.dk). Further information about the Department may be found at https://www1.bio.ku.dk/english/

The position is open from Oct 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The starting salary is currently up to DKK 440.935 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 75.399). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below. 

Please include
–    Curriculum vitae
–    Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
–    Research plan – description of current and future research plans
–    Complete publication list
–    Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is Sunday July 4th 2021, 23:59 GMT +2

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.
You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Deadline: 2021-07-04 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Sunday July 4th, 2021

211-0775/21-2H – PhD fellow in Telomere Maintenance

PhD fellow in Telomere Maintenance
Department of Biology
Faculty of Science
University of Copenhagen

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD scholarship in Telomere Maintenance commencing 1.10.2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the scientific environment

The Section for Functional Genomics at the Department of Biology provides a strong, international environment for research in the field of Genetics and Genomics located at Copenhagen Biocenter, Ole Maaløes Vej 5, Copenhagen N. The Section currently employs 10 principal investigators, 4 technicians, 12 post docs, 25 PhD students as well as a number of undergraduate students.

Project description
In eukaryotes genome integrity is critically dependent on the stability of chromosomes, which is ensured by telomeres. The aim of this PhD project is to use the genetic model system Saccharomyces cerevisiae and human cells to study the role of Mte1/ZGRF1 in telomere maintenance. Phenotypic analysis of mutant yeast and human cells will be used to test the impact of Mte1/ZGRF1 on long-term telomere stability and cellular fitness. We anticipate that this study will profoundly change our understanding of telomere replication and its impact on genome stability.

Principal supervisor is Professor Michael Lisby, Department of Biology, mlisby@bio.ku.dk, Direct Phone: 35322120.

Job description
The position is available for a 3-year period and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:

  • To manage and carry through your research project
  • Attend PhD courses
  • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
  • Teach and disseminate your research
  • To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
  • Work for the department

Formal requirements
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in biology, molecular biomedicine, biochemistry or a closely related field with excellent results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid on previous publications (if any), grade point average and relevant work experience.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently at a minimum DKK 333,464 (approx. €44,461) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 54,191). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The position is also available for candidates who are (or are eligible to be) enrolled at one of the faculty’s master programmes  Biology, Biochemistry or Molecular Biomedicine. The duration of the integrated programme depends on the amount of credits that you have passed on your MSc programme. For further information about the study programme please see: www.science.ku.dk/phd, “Study Structures”.

Scholarship and terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhD

PhD grant portions (Ph.D.‐SU klip)

In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme (up to three years), the student is entitled to so-called PhD grant portions. The grant portions are financed by the grant donor but not by the Danish State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme Agency (as is the case for the ordinary study grant portions on the BSc and MSc programmes). They are called PhD grant portions because this kind of remuneration is regulated and described in the Executive Order on the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme in Denmark (SU‐bekendtgørelsen), and because the value of a PhD grant portion corresponds to the value of an ordinary Danish study grant portion. Students are awarded 48 PhD grant portions during the period of their MSc and PhD studies.

48 PhD grant portions at DKK 6,243 each, corresponding to DKK 299,664 (approx. €39,955).

‘Duty work’
As a supplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with the collective agreement of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), be offered ‘duty work’. In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme, students performing ‘duty work’ are paid by the hour. UCPH has decided to offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes 150 hours of ‘duty work’ per year during Part A of the programme (until two years of the combined programme of study remain). ‘Duty work’ during Part A if it has a duration of three years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 221.34 (+ 12.5% holiday pay), corresponding to DKK 112,052 (approx. €14,940)

For further information about Part A please see: https://www.science.ku.dk/phd/studystructure/integratedphd/

Salary in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC)
In the period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student is employed as a PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The scheme is arranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a time when there are two years left of the integrated programme. For this reason, the salary must be paid for a period of two years in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The amounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon as well as pension contributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK 32,304 (including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 775,311 (approx. €103,374).

Application Procedure
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if anyOther information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any),
  • 1-3 reference letters (if any)

Reference letters must be uploaded by the applicant him/herself. The recruiting person must NOT  obtain reference letters which content is not known to the applicant him/herself. This is against Danish law.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

The deadline for applications is 18 July 2021, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and the final selection of a successful candidate will be made by the Head of Department, based on the recommendations of the assessment committee and the interview committee.

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of Science. You can read more about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD scholarship, please contact the principal supervisor Professor Michael Lisby, Department of Biology, mlisby@bio.ku.dk, Direct Phone: 35322120

General information about PhD programmes at SCIENCE is available at https://www.science.ku.dk/phd.

Deadline: 2021-07-18 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Science

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Sunday July 18th, 2021

PostDoc in Biological Methanation (Power-to-Gas)

The Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applicants for a two-year postdoc position within the field of biological methanation (biomethanation) of biogas CO2.

The deadline for the application will be 26th of July, 2021. The position is available from 1st of October 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Research project

You will be part of the research project “Injection technology for H2-mediated production of methane (InjectMe)”, with the aim of developing a technical platform for producing methane from renewable sources (Power-to-X).

The project will be based on the use of microorganisms for converting H2 and biogas CO2 to methane, by design and test of injection technology for adding H2 to a 30 m3 pilot-scale biogas reactor.

The project in this way combines biotechnology with the development of industrial hardware for use in the biogas sector.

As researcher, you will play a key role in the further development of the platform, by designing and performing test campaigns, analyzing process data, and ensuring that the results can be used by industrial partner Landia A/S, and modelling experts at University of Queensland.

Your profile

The ideal applicant holds a PhD in microbiology, biological- or chemical engineering, with experience within the following fields:

  • Biogas and anaerobic digestion
  • Biological methanation, either in situ or ex situ systems
  • Handling of reactor setups (lab- or pilot-scale)
  • Analysis of gasses and process parameters related to reactor operation
  • Analysis of data and data quality assurance
  • Excellence in both written and spoken English

You will be working as part of the research group “Microbial Conversion Technologies” and you are therefore expected to be a team player. As a group member, you will furthermore contribute to student co-supervision and day-to-day work of the group.

About the Biological and Chemical Engineering Department

Biological and Chemical Engineering is a multidisciplinary research area. It includes disease and health, materials, environmental technologies, biorefining, energy technologies and food and ingredient technology. The research at the Biological and Chemical Engineering Section at Department of Engineering is based on both theoretical and experimental methods, and include the design, development, operation, monitoring, control, and optimization of chemical, physical and biological processes. Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering holds a special position of international strength in scientific activities related to biogas energy, biorefining, agricultural emissions, lipid technology, polymer and membrane technology, protein engineering and biosynthesis. In addition, the Institute of Biological and Chemical Engineering conducts public sector consultancy on agricultural challenges such as Air Quality Engineering and Biorefining.  The Biological and Chemical Engineering Section is part of the Science and Technology Faculty Interdisciplinary Centre WATEC (water treatment technologies), CBIO (circular bioeconomy), iFOOD (food technology), iMAT (advanced materials), iLIFE (biophysics and imagining), iClimate (climate change).

Your main place of work will be the Aarhus University research facilities at Blichers Allé 20, 8830 Tjele, with related departments.

For further information about the position please contact: Research group leader Michael Vedel Wegener Kofoed mvk@eng.au.dk

Application procedure

Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

Technical Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Deadline: 2021-07-26 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering
Email: mailto:mvk@bce.au.dk
Phone: +4587151306

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday July 26th, 2021

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience

Doctoral Research Fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience

Job description

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in cognitive neuroscience is available as a part of the research project Neurophysiological Mechanisms of Human Auditory Predictions: From population- to single neuron recordings. The project is affiliated with RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion at the University of Oslo.

RITMO is a Centre of Excellence funded by the Research Council of Norway. This interdisciplinary centre focuses on rhythm as a structuring mechanism for the temporal dimensions of human life. Methods from musicology, psychology, neuroscience, and informatics are combined to study rhythm as a fundamental property that shapes and underpins human cognition, behavior, and cultural expressions.

All RITMO researchers are co-located and work in a unique interdisciplinary constellation, with world-leading competence in musicology, psychology, and informatics. It is expected that all members of the centre contribute to the general activities and collaborations within RITMO. The researchers have access to state-of-the-art facilities in sound/video recording, motion capture, eye tracking, physiological measurements, various types of brain imaging (EEG, fMRI), and rapid prototyping and robotics laboratories.

More about the position

The doctoral fellow will work on the project “Neurophysiological Mechanisms of Human Auditory Predictions: From population- to single neuron recordings”, and will have a primary affiliation with the Structure and cognition cluster at RITMO. The overarching aim of the project is to identify the neurophysiological basis of auditory predictions beyond “classical” auditory areas. We will record electrical signals directly from the brains of patients with epilepsy (implanted with electrodes for clinical reasons) while they listen to streams of regular sounds that are occasionally replaced by unexpected events. We aim to delineate how distinct brain areas play different roles and interact in encoding auditory regularities, predicting upcoming sounds, and detecting unexpected sounds or silences.

The work of the doctoral fellow will have a particular focus on the roles of hierarchically organized brain areas and the different frequencies of oscillations supporting their communication during the prediction of regularities of auditory stimuli. The interaction between attention and predictions will also be addressed.

In collaboration with interdisciplinary research staff, the doctoral fellow will develop a subproject that addresses core research

questions of the overarching project. She/he is expected to be involved in all aspects of the research, including experimental design, data collection, signal analysis, and publishing results related to the project aims. All applications must include a research outline.

The project will be conducted in collaboration with the Department of Neurosurgery at Oslo University Hospital, Norway, the Department of Psychology/Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at UC Berkeley, USA, and the Neurosciences and Complex Systems Unit at El Cruce Hospital – CONICET, Argentina.

The research fellow must take part in the Faculty of Social Sciences approved Ph.D. program and is expected to complete the project within the set fellowship period.

The appointment is for a duration of three years, starting February 1st, 2022. There might be a possibility to extend the appointment to 4 years depending on the qualifications of the recruited candidate, the Department of Psychology’s need for teaching, or the centre’s need for assistance.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent degree with a background in cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, biomedical engineering, biomedical sciences, or related fields qualifying for admission to the Ph.D. program at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo. The applicant is required to document that the degree corresponds to the profile for the post. The degree must have been obtained by the time of application.
  • Experience and knowledge in two or more of the following: a) Cognitive models and brain structure/function, b) Cognitive experimental designs, c) Programming skills, d) Processing of electrophysiological data (event-related potentials and oscillatory activity), and e) Statistics
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • Excellent skills in written and oral English. Speaking a Scandinavian language is an advantage due to interaction with patients, but not a prerequisite
  • The candidate’s proposed research project must be closely connected to RITMO’s research profile
  • Experience with working across disciplines is an advantage

In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The applicant’s scientific merit, as well as the quality of the research outline and its relevance to the research objectives of RITMO and the project
  • The applicant’s estimated academic and personal ability to carry out his/her research within an allotted time frame
  • The applicant’s ability to work independently, collaboration skills, and ability to join interdisciplinary communities
  • The applicant’s flexibility to deal with unexpected events

We offer

How to apply

Applications must include:

  • Application letter describing the applicant’s qualifications, motivation for the position, and career goals
  • Curriculum Vitae (complete list of education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications with links to full version of published papers)
  • Research outline, including relevant research questions and theoretical and methodological approaches (approximately 2-3 pages, see the template for research outline)
  • Transcript of records of your Master’s degree. Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail, and telephone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, jobbnorge.no. Please note that all documents must be in English and preferably in pdf format.

Educational certificates, master theses, and the like are not to be submitted with the application, but applicants may be asked to submit such information or works later.

The short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview.

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Research Fellowships at the University of Oslo.

No one can be appointed for more than one PhD Research Fellowship period at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The appointment may be shortened/given a more limited scope within the framework of the applicable guidelines on account of any previous employment in academic positions.

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.

Contact information

Head of Administration Anne Cathrine Wesnes, e-mail: a.c.wesnes@imv.uio.no, phone number: +47 22 85 44 89

HR Adviser Hilde Kristine Sletner, e-mail: h.k.sletner@hf.uio.no

About the University of Oslo 

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion is financed through the Research Council of Norway’s Centre of Excellence Scheme.

RITMO combines a broad spectrum of disciplines – from musicology, neuroscience and informatics – to study rhythm as a fundamental property of human cognition, behaviour and cultural expression. The Centre is organized under the Department of Musicology, in close collaboration with the Department of Psychology and the Department of Informatics.

Deadline: 1 September 2021
Unit: RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion
Campus:
Read the job description and apply online
Apply for job

Post expires on Sunday August 1st, 2021

Postdoc in cancer-immunology

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of cancer immunology in the Etzerodt Lab as per 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a 3-year full-time position.

We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department employs some 450 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities. You will be working both in the brand new ‘Skou Building’ and similar modernized older facilities. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

About the research project

Macrophages are among the most abundant non-cancerous cell in the tumor microenvironment and involvement of tumor-associated macrophages in immune suppression and the pathways leading to invasive disease and metastasis are well documented. Numerous studies have shown that the tumor-promoting pathways that also involves tumor-associated macrophages are influenced by exosome-mediated cross talk between cells within the tumor microenvironment. Despite of this, the role of macrophage-derived exosomes has hardly been studied, although such information could prove extremely valuable in the continuous effort to develop new treatment strategies for the ongoing battle against human cancer.

In this project, we will isolate and dissect the function of exosomes from a specific subset of tumor-associated macrophages that is known to be particularly important for tumor growth. This will be done using a combination of advanced technologies that includes multi-omic profiling of macrophage-derived exosomes, single cell transcriptomic phenotyping as well as genetic and therapeutic tools for targeting specific populations of macrophage-derived exosomes.

Your job responsibilities

As Postdoc in Cancer Immunology your position is primarily research-based but may also involve minor teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance.
Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Independent research of high international quality, including publication.
  • Teaching and supervision of junior lab members

You will report to Assistant professor Anders Etzerodt.

Your competences

The candidate should have academic qualifications at the PhD level, preferable within one or more of the following areas: molecular medicine, biochemistry, or immunology; and with a strong interest in cancer immunology.
Applications with documented experience with cancer immunology, exosome biology, drug delivery or transgenic and orthotopic mouse tumor models will be preferred. The applicant should preferable have experience with multi-parameter flow cytometry, singe cell RNAseq or prufication and analysis of exosomes.
The candidate should be enthusiastic, motivated, result-driven, and creative minded, with good organization, writing and communication skills. The candidate should be interested in fundamental and translational research questions and be able to work well both independently and in a team environment
We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.

In order to be assessed as qualified for a Postdoc position, you must meet these academic criteria.

Shortlisting will be used.

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Assistant Professor Anders Etzerodt tel.: (+45) 2812 8421, ae@biomed.au.dk

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine, Wilhelm Meyers Allé 3, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews in week 32.

Terms of employment

Application

Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • A list of publications
  • A teaching portfolio. We refer to Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios
  • A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job may be submitted
  • Template for applicant – postdoc must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’
  • Strategic research plan can be uploaded
  • Coauthor statement(s) can be uploaded
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.

The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its statement. In such cases, you will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless your application is withdrawn.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

International applicant?

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here. Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Development Programme. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University’s website.

Deadline: 2021-07-11 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Biomedicine
Email: mailto:ae@biomed.au.dk

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Sunday July 11th, 2021

Postdoc in Yeast Synthetic Biology

Do you want freedom and funding to break new ground to the benefit of mankind?

If your field of expertise is within metabolic engineering/synthetic biology, and you are looking for an opportunity to make an impact with potential for changing the life for millions of people world-wide, this is your chance.

At DTU Biosustain we develop the next generation of bio sustainable technologies using synthetic biology techniques. We create novel methods and technologies as a foundation for development of new environment friendly products, better and less energy consuming manufacturing processes, new medical treatments, climate friendly farming, etc. In other words, we try to solve some of the biggest challenges in the history of mankind, and you will get the chance to add your personal mark to this – with especial focus on solutions for therapeutics and agriculture. The position is for 2 years, meaning you will have the necessary time to succeed.

Develop technology to discover and produce drugs faster and cheaper
You will play an important role in the development of our fully funded natural product research program. As yeast expert you will engineer yeast to produce drugs and other complex molecules and by that develop technology to discover and produce drugs faster and cheaper. By doing so, you will pave the way for e.g. making treatments, that today are too expensive to be realised, economically sustainable and/or make (expensive) treatments accessible for a far greater number of patients

The team’s primary focus is therapeutics and agriculture but as long as your work supports the overall mission we are very open for your ideas. Your tasks will be to:

  • Design, build and test natural product biosynthetic pathways.
  • Develop genetic circuits, bioassays and/or biosensors for bioactive molecules.
  • Engineer yeast metabolism to optimize production of novel molecules.
  • Collaborate with other scientists within and outside our team.

You will unfold your skills at our state-of-the-art lab at DTU’s main campus in Copenhagen. Here you will be part of a new and growing team of 4 Scientists, Lab Tech and a Principal Investigator. The team is co-lead by Jay Keasling. When joining us, you can look forward to being part of a Center with multiple world-class Scientists with a shared passion for breaking new ground in a positive environment characterized by cross-organizational collaboration and knowledge sharing.

PhD or equivalent with true passion for research and positive team work
Having the sky as the limit calls for people with genuine passion for research – you! However, your passion must not be so that you consider yourself on a one scientist mission. The success of the Center as well as the team is founded on cross-organizational collaboration and knowledge sharing. This means, that you can only succeed, if you are a team player that comes with an open mind and natural willingness to show respect for other people. Additionally, your CV comprises experience/understanding of one or more of the below areas of expertise:

  • Experience with yeast genome editing, genetic or metabolic engineering
  • Experience in synthetic biology or metabolic engineering
  • Experience in analytical chemistry (LC-MS, Prep HPLC, etc.)

We also hope that you are motivated by adding bioinformatics (transcriptomics, genomics, phylogenetics etc.) to your skillset – you can look forward to full support and the necessary training.

The focus of your new team
Our focus is to develop technology for microbial cell factories to produce any plant or fungal natural product with an additional focus on therapeutics and agriculture.

As natural products are the best source of drugs and bioactive molecules, we want these technologies to ensure that more natural products can be produced in sufficient quantities for testing/approval and eventually for the market. As such, your work can lead the way to e.g. better and affordable treatments for diseases and/or solutions that can ensure that we can feed the world’s growing population sustainably. You can read more about DTU Biosustain’s Natural product program at www.biosustain.dtu.dk/Research/Application-Areas/Natural-Products

Further information
If you would like additional information about the position, please contact Senior Researcher, Pablo Cruz-Morales, pcruzm@biosustain.dtu.dk. If necessary, we will set up an additional phone call to ensure your understanding of the job and your many opportunities.

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The position is for 2 years.

Application
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 30 July 2021 (Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Names and contact information for two referees.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain)
Recent progress in our ability to read and write genomic code, combined with advances in automation, analytics and data science, has fundamentally changed the scope and ambition of harnessing the potential of biological systems. Big data approaches and analysis of biological systems are key research instruments at the Center. DTU Biosustain utilizes these advances for microbial cell factory design to foster sustainable lifestyles in relation to three application areas: Sustainable Chemicals, Natural Products, and Microbial Foods. Learn more at biosustain.dtu.dk

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-07-30 at 23:59
Unit: Center for Biosustainability

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday July 30th, 2021

Postdoc Position in Cancer Biology

A two years postdoc position is available from September 2021 in the team of Associate Professor Paolo Ceppi at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the University of Southern Denmark. The research group is interested in unravelling novel fundamental mechanisms that govern the plasticity of cancer cells in solid tumors, with a special focus on the impact of metabolic pathways on cancer stemness, EMT and chemoresistance. The lab is located in the SDU Main Campus in Odense, Denmark.

References
Gollavilli et al. Oncogene 2021;40:2309-22.
Siddiqui et al. Cell Death & Differentiation 2019; 26:2223-36.
Schwab et al. Cancer Research 2018 Apr 1;78:1604-1618.
Siddiqui et al. The Journal of Pathology, 2017;242:221-233.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Holder of a PhD degree in Medical, Pharmaceutical or Biomedical Sciences or related.
  • Excellence in Cancer Research, with knowledge and practical experience in basic cell and molecular biology techniques (cell cultures, western blotting, qPCR, cloning, immunofluorescence, etc.). 

  • Recent practice of in vivo experiments in mice (s.c. and ip injections, tumor growth measurements, imaging, sample collection).
  • Min. two publications in high quality peer-reviewed journals, and at least one as a first author.
  • Two to three recommendation letters from Principal Investigators. 
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.

 For further information please contact Paolo Ceppi, pceppi@bmb.sdu.dk

Application, salary etc.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
• Two to three recommendation letters from Principal Investigators. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: anc@sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

Deadline: 2021-06-02 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday June 25th, 2021

Postdoc in Functional Proteomics and Cell Signalling

A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Professor Blagoy Blagoev at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense. Invited are applications from outstanding candidates with a keen interest in applying mass spectrometry-based proteomics to understand the molecular basis underlying cell signalling. The position is for one to three years with a possibility for extension. The position is available from 1 September 2021 or shortly thereafter. Application deadline: 23 July 2021.

The research group integrates mass spectrometry-based proteomics and bioinformatics with molecular and cell biology to study dynamic signalling networks and their regulation by post-translation modifications, like phosphorylation and ubiquitylation. The research team’s main interests cover tyrosine kinase signalling, stem cell differentiation and aberrant signalling properties associated with human diseases (see e.g. Barrio-Hernandez I et al., 2020 Genome Research; Akimov V et al., 2018 Nat Struct Mol Biol; Sanchez-Quiles V et al., 2017 Mol Cell Proteomics; Rigbolt KT et al., 2011 Science Signaling).

Qualifications/requirements

The qualified applicant should hold a PhD degree and documented background in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biomedical Sciences or related. Documented expertise in protein mass spectrometry or cell signalling research are compulsory.

We seek a highly motivated individual with a strong scientific background and track-record in mass spectrometry-based proteomics and cell signalling research. Experience with bioinformatics/ computational data analysis aspects of quantitative proteomics will be greatly valued. Additional experience with large-scale analysis of post-translational modifications would be of further advantage.

The successful applicant will primarily use quantitative proteomic approaches to study protein-protein interactions and post-translational modifications such as phosphorylation and ubiquitination, in regard to regulation of mammalian signalling networks. The position focuses mainly on successfully funded projects, without excluding the possibility of the candidates to work on additional research projects of interest. The candidate should be proficient in spoken and written English and have an interest in working in an interdisciplinary environment.

We offer

  • A postdoctoral position in a stimulating and supportive, international research environment
  • Access to state-of-the-art equipment, facilities and infrastructure for mass spectrometry-based proteomics, cell biology and molecular biology
  • Opportunity to interact with an extensive network of national and international collaborators
  • A competitive salary and social benefits (e.g. health coverage, parental leave, social security etc.).

For further information please contact Professor Blagoy Blagoev (bab@bmb.sdu.dk)

Application, salary etc.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

Deadline: 2021-07-01 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Thursday July 1st, 2021

Postdoc Position on Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement

A postdoc position, initially for two years, is offered at the Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. The position will be associated with Carolin Löscher’s Villum Young Investigator Group ‘Marine Geoengineering – A tool to mitigate Climate Change?’ and complemented with funding from the DESIRE project (Developing Sustainable Solutions from Biological Resilience) funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark. Aim of the postdoc project is to understand the impact of ocean alkalinity enhancement on biodiversity and on functional groups.

Our group is using metagenomic datasets, direct rate measurements and high-resolution profiling of nutrients, oxygen and carbonate system parameters. We would now like to establish the relationship between ocean alkalinity and diversity patterns, and to explore where ocean alkalinity enhancement makes sense to apply.

The postdoc should be interested in combining field work, marine biogeochemistry, ecology and bioinformatics. Application deadline: 8 August 2021.

Qualifications/requirements

We are looking for a highly motivated, dedicated and ambitious candidate with:

  • A PhD in ocean science, climate science or ecology
  • Interest in combining biodiversity studies and climate science
  • Project management and project development skills
  • Interest and will to travel and participate in field experiments nationally and internationally
  • Strong communication and collaborative skills and an interest in working in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
 

We offer:

  • A two-year postdoc position in a stimulating and supportive, international young research team
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure
  • Opportunity to interact with an extensive network of national and international collaborators
  • A competitive salary and social benefits (e.g. health coverage, parental leave, social security etc.)
  • Dedicated assistance and support with various practical, social, and legal aspects (housing, visa, administration, tax etc.), especially for international candidates through our international staff office (ISO) and department.

For further information please contact Carolin Löscher (cloescher@biology.sdu.dk). 

Application, salary etc.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

Deadline: 2021-08-08 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Sunday August 8th, 2021

Postdoc in Computational Biophysics

A two-year postdoctoral position in theoretical and computational biophysics of membranes and membrane proteins is available at PHYLIFE: Centre for Physical Lifesciences (formerly MEMPHYS: Centre for Biomembrane Physics) at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Odense. The candidate will be supervised by Associate Professor Himanshu Khandelia and will work in a highly collaborative atmosphere together with theorists and experimental scientists. 

The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy is one of four departments at the Faculty of Science, SDU and is located in Odense. The Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy is a department focused on basic research. We are happy to move beyond traditional disciplines and work to develop new technologies and sciences across physics, chemistry, pharmacy, mathematics, computer science and biology. The department’s research thus contributes to new knowledge and solutions with applications in the areas of climate, environment, energy and health.
 
Starting Date: 1 September 2021 or earliest possible date hereafter. Application deadline: 28 June 2021.
 
The project revolves around implementing molecular simulations of transmembrane proteins such as ion channels and ion pumps. The selected candidate will collaborate with experimental groups at SDU, University of Aarhus and the University of Texas Medical Center. There is a possibility to spend some time in experimental laboratories. 
 
The candidate should have a good knowledge of statistical mechanics, good English communication skills and experience with all-atom or coarse-grained molecular simulations. The candidate should be comfortable with programming and the Linux programming environment. Candidates with background in Physics, Physical Chemistry and Engineering are desirable. Candidates with only prior experience in empirical methods like docking or structural bioinformatics are not encouraged to apply. The successful candidate(s) will have access to state-of-the-art supercomputing resources in Denmark and Europe. 
 
SDU offers some of the best postdoctoral salaries in Europe, and the cost of living in Odense is much lower than in the greater Copenhagen area. New foreign employees also benefit from much lower taxes. 
 
For further information please contact Himanshu Khandelia at hkhandel@sdu.dk.

Application, salary etc.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

Deadline: 2021-06-02 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Monday June 28th, 2021

Postdoc position in Ecophysiology

A 2-2.5-year postdoctoral position is available at the Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Silkeborg, Denmark.

The research group focuses on how plants, animals and their habitats are affected by natural conditions (climate and soil amendments) as well as human activities (air pollution, pesticides, genetically modified plants, and various agricultural management systems). The department collaborates with several  international partners and has the overall responsibility for several large international research and development programs in EU and Africa.
 

Expected start date and duration of employment

This is a 2-2.5–year position from 1 September 2021 or as soon possible.
 

Job description

The successful applicant will participate in the Department’s work on eco-physiology and molecular biology of soil invertebrates with emphasis on adaptation and responses to thermal stress and the molecular mechanisms underlying these adaptive responses. The postdoc will investigate the genomic signature of evolutionary adaptation to extreme temperature conditions within the species Enchytraeus albidus (a small earthworm) which have been collected along an extended climatic gradient. In particular, he/she will investigate genomic adaptation that correlates with intraspecific variation in both habitat temperature and tolerance to thermal stress allowing identification of genes and molecular pathways important for thermal stress tolerance of this model organism. The work includes studies of membrane lipids, gene and protein expression, but also whole-organism studies of performance under laboratory conditions.

Your profile

The successful applicant should have a PhD degree in biological science and a proven track record of first author peer reviewed publications within relevant fields. Relevant research experience include eco-physiology, bioinformatics, molecular ecology and evolutionary biology of invertebrates. The candidate should be enthusiastic for learning new techniques and able to work independently. Strong analytical skills, experience with laboratory studies of invertebrates or other ectotherms, and the ability to communicate scientific work to international journals is expected. Depending on qualifications of the candidates, the position may be shared between two candidates with complementary qualifications (bioinformatics and ecophysiology), or filled by one candidate.

Who we are

The Department of Bioscience  (https://bios.au.dk/en/) is organized under the Faculty of Technical Sciences. We teach, provide consultancy and research in aspects right from bacteria to whales over genes to ecosystems and from basic research to applied biology in nature management and biotechnology. The Department has approximately 275 staff, just over 100 working in Roskilde, nearly 110 in Silkeborg and nearly 60 in Kalø. We work in close collaboration with our colleagues at Campus Aarhus.

The position will be anchored in the section for Terrestrial Ecology and the candidate is expected to work closely with other researchers/groups within the Section of Terrestrial Ecology and the department of Bioscience.

What we offer

The department offers:

  • a well-developed research infrastructure, laboratories and access to shared equipment
  • an exciting interdisciplinary environment with many national, international and industrial collaborators
  • a research climate encouraging lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research
  • a work environment with close working relationships, networking and social activities
  • a workplace characterised by professionalism, equality and a healthy work-life balance.

Place of work and area of employment

Department of Bioscience, Vejlsøvej 25, 8600 Silkeborg and/or Bioinformatics Research Centre, Aarhus (Jutland), Denmark. The section currently working in Silkeborg is expected to move to Campus Aarhus during 2022.  
 

Contact information

Prof. Martin Holmstrup, tel. +45 30183152, e-mail: martin.holmstrup@bios.au.dk
 

Deadline

Applications must be received no later than 1 August 2021.
 

Application procedure

Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

Technical Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
 

Deadline: 2021-08-01 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Bioscience
Email: mailto:martin.holmstrup@bios.au.dk
Phone: +4530183152

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Sunday August 1st, 2021

Postdoc position – polysaccharide technology

The Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Denmark, invites applications for a Postdoc position within polysaccharide chemistry. We are looking for a successful candidate with a strong research profile within glycoscience who would like to work with a highly engaged and motivated staff in a dynamic working environment. The position is available from 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is funded through a project within the field of cereal and starch chemistry. The project aims to understand polysaccharide structure-function relationships using advanced chromatography, spectroscopy and rheology techniques. Therefore, we seek a candidate with good analytical background e.g, HPLC, NMR, light scattering, etc. A good understanding of plant genetics and breeding and/or food processing are also preferred. Furthermore, the project is in collaboration with a multinational company, thus teamwork and networking skills are important.

The Postdoc position is part of the Science Team ‘Food Chemistry and Technology’ at the Department of Food Science. The candidate is expected to participate in supervision of students. The Postdoc candidate is also expected to participate in attracting funding for further research in the area.

Qualifications

  • A PhD degree in biotechnology/biochemistry/chemical engineering/chemistry/food science/ or similar
  • Documented expertise in studying biopolymer chemistry
  • Preferentially experience in food structure and/or starch biosynthesis
  • A good understanding of a broad variety of analytical methods, with special emphasis on chromatography
  • Good skills in communication of research including a proven publication record in international peer-reviewed journals
  • Experience in supervising students and teaching at a high academic level

 

The Department of Food Science

Research will be conducted at a newly built 7000 m2 state-of-the-art research facility at the Department of Food Science, Aarhus University (AU-FOOD). AU-FOOD is currently establishing advanced analytical research infrastructure, with well-integrated, high-tech prototype facilities. This world-leading infrastructure, will be available to underpin the proposed project (e.g. advanced nuclear and mass spectroscopy facilities, extruders), and result in an unprecedented cross-disciplinary competence to answer key research questions in glycoscience. The Department of Food Science is part of the Faculty of Technology, Aarhus University and includes research across the food value chain within the areas of Plant Production Systems, Biofunctional Food, Systems Biology, Food Chemistry and Technology, Food Quality, Food Metabolomics and Sensory Science. The Department currently employs approx. 60 full time scientific staff and 50 PhD students and Postdocs, with approx. 30 visiting staff and students contributing to an international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars.

We offer a challenging and independent job opportunity in an ambitious and inspiring research and education environment with an informal atmosphere. We are looking for a dynamic employee who is able to work independently and maintain an overview during periods of high workload. We expect that you are efficient at planning your time and organizing major tasks. You enjoy interaction with both scientific staff, students and technical-administrative staff and you have a flair for establishing collaborative relationships.

Read more about the Department of Food Science at www.food.au.dk.

 

Place of work

The place of work is Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Agro Food Park 48, Skejby, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.
 

Further information

For further information contact Science Team Leader Lars Wiking, phone: +45 2212 4179, E-mail: lars.wiking@food.au.dk or the principal investigator Mario Martinez-Martinez, phone: +45 20406595, E-mail: mm@food.au.dk
 

Application procedure

Shortlisting is used. This means that after the deadline for applications – and with the assistance from the assessment committee chairman, and the appointment committee if necessary, – the head of department selects the candidates to be evaluated. All applicants will be notified whether or not their applications have been sent to an expert assessment committee for evaluation. The selected applicants will be informed about the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns him/her self. Once the recruitment process is completed a final letter of rejection is sent to the deselected applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

Formalities and salary range

Technical Sciences refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.

Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Deadline: 2021-07-16 at 23:59
Unit: Department of Food Science
Email: mailto:mm@food.au.dk

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Friday July 16th, 2021

Postdoc Position in Computational Proteomics and Artificial Intelligence – REANNOUNCEMENT

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Southern Denmark (Associate Professor Veit Schwämmle and Associate Professor Richard Röttger) invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship within the field of computational proteomics to be filled as soon as possible, earliest by 1 July 2021, for a period of one year, extendible for another year. Application deadline: 23 June 2021.

The research project entails the implementation and optimization of deep learning models for enhanced identification of biomolecules like peptides, proteins and metabolites from data acquired in hundreds of public and in-house liquid-chromatography mass spectrometry experiments. The candidate will use high-end deep learning methods to fully utilize the information contained in the output from these  LC-MS experiments, with the aim to vastly reduce both instrument time and expenses.

The Protein Research Group offers
a strong international research environment in protein chemistry, biomolecular mass spectrometry, and computational proteomics. Our computational proteomics efforts include the implementation of reproducible proteomics workflows, statistical tools for deciphering PTMs and their cross-talk, and quantitative functional proteomics.

The Computational Biology Group offers
a wide expertise in machine learning of biomedical data, both in the realm of unsupervised and supervised learning. We also provide the candidate with direct access to state-of-the-art compute facilities optimized for deep learning. 

We are seeking outstanding candidates with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, who are strong in written and oral communication (in English), and have documented experience in machine learning (in particular deep learning) and computational proteomics or bioinformatics. Expertise in the analysis of protein mass spectrometry data is an advantage but not a requirement. The successful candidate will participate in independent research projects and assist in the supervision of undergraduate students.

Place of work:
Protein Research Group (Associate  Professor Veit Schwämmle, veits@bmb.sdu.dk), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Computational Biology Group (Associate Professor Richard Röttger, roettger@imada.sdu.dk).

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Department of Mathematics and Computer Science are both located at the main campus of the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.

Application, salary etc.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The application must include the following:
• A letter of motivation, including details on qualifications within subject area (max. one page).
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment, list of programming skills mastered by the applicant, and teaching and supervision experience.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
• A certified copy of your PhD degree certificate.
• At least one letter of recommendation from supervisors or previous employers. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: anc@sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

Deadline: 2021-06-01 at 23:59

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Wednesday June 23rd, 2021

Postdoc in Avian Paleo-demography

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a 2-year position to commence 1 October 2021.

The post-doctoral job offer is to conduct research in avian paleo-demography and its drivers over the Pleistocene.

Information on the department can be found at: https://globe.ku.dk/ and https://globe.ku.dk/research/cmec/nogues-bravo-group/

Our research
Climate change poses a major threat to biodiversity, potentially outpacing the ability of species to adapt. Yet the scientific community still struggles to anticipate the responses of biodiversity to climate change. Integrating pioneering data and methods across macroecology, evolutionary genomics and paleoclimatology we propose to elucidate the demographic history of bird species during the last million years of climate change. These species inhabit different biomes (from the tropics to the poles) and represent a variety of life-history strategies and ecological traits. We will reconstruct the demographic history under past climate change of a variety of populations across 320 bird species using PSMC methods, and identify the role of life strategies and species traits to explain different demographic responses across species.

We will also provide relevant baselines for avian population dynamics under climate change. Revealing past demography will largely improve our ability to anticipate potential responses of species to ongoing climate warming.  The two-year position is part of a recently funded DFF2 project “DEMOCHANGE”, lead by Professor David Nogués-Bravo, University of Copenhagen, and Guojie Zhang, University of Copenhagen. This position will be in the group of Prof. David Nogués-Bravo based in the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, University of Copenhagen.

Your job
Coordination of sample collections and sequencing, alignment of temporal trends in demography and paleoclimatic conditions, estimates of different responses to climate change and model how species traits modulate those responses across space, time and phylogenies.

Profile
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and experience:

Qualifications:
We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a PhD degree from ecology and evolutionary, and experience on bird ecology, macroevolution, phylogenetics/phylogenomics, or similar fields. Candidates with below experiences will be highly preferred.

Skills/expertise:

  • phylogenomic/macroevolutionary/macroecological methods (i.e., how ecological traits control demographic responses to climate change over space and time after controlling by evolutionary patterns represented in phylogenies)
  • large dataset management and data curation
  • comparative genetics/genomics
  • strong coding abilities
  • project coordination and supervision of undergraduate/masters students
  • curatorial or collection research-based expertise in birds
  • research-based experience in life-history variation and wildlife conservation.

Software/programming languages:

  • R

For consideration, applications must:

  • Have published in international peer-reviewed journals
  • Highly independent and have experience in project coordination
  • Have good communication skills

The working language is English, thus excellent English speaking, reading and writing skills are required.

Place of employment
The place of employment is at GLOBE Institute, Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, Nørre Campus, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and computational facilities.

Terms of employment
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 2 years. Starting date is 1 October 2021.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 34,900 DKK/ approx. 4,690 Euro (April 2021-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of December 2019.

Questions
For further information about the position, please contact Prof. David Nogues-Bravo (dnogues@bio.ku.dk) or Prof. Guojie Zhang (guojie.zhang@bio.ku.dk).

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).

Application procedure
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).

2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.

3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.

4. List of publications.

Application deadline:  29 June 2021 23.59pm CET

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

 

Deadline: 2021-06-29 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Tuesday June 29th, 2021

Two PhD fellowships in Cellular Stress Signaling, Center for Healthy aging at the Department for Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM)

The University of Copenhagen, Center for Healthy Aging, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM), invites applications for two PhD fellowships from candidates who hold a relevant Master degree. Previous molecular or cell biological experience is welcome. The successful candidates will work on their own projects in collaboration with other members of the team. The period of employment is for 3 years.

Start date: October 1, 2021.

Brief project description

The healthy life of the human organism depends on the long-term fitness of its smallest basal constituents, our cells. When deregulated, the pathologic accumulation of genetic mutations and malfunctioning macromolecules alters or compromises cellular function to promote cancer or premature ageing. Conversely, normal ageing of the human organism is associated with the time-dependent decrease in cellular fitness, caused by gradual loss of genomic integrity, and accumulation of misfolded and dysfunctional macromolecules.

To protect cells from harmful environmental effects, all organisms have developed elaborate surveillance and response mechanisms to counteract such threats. The aim of my research group is to understand the molecular details of these pathways, with an emphasis on MAP kinase induced cellular stress responses. Such work is expected to uncover novel insights into the all-important mechanisms of cellular maintenance and adaptation, which may ultimately be exploited therapeutically to prevent or remedy aging-related diseases. The precise contents of the PhD project will be defined through discussions with the selected candidate.

The work will be supervised by Professor Simon Bekker-Jensen, Center for Healthy Aging.

For further information on the group’s research, please follow this link: https://icmm.ku.dk/english/research-groups/bekker-jensen-group/.

The Department

The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine focuses on basic cellular and molecular biological processes, their regulation and their significance for cell function, interaction and organization in tissues. The Department offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate teaching programs spanning cell biology, genetics and basic human biology, including chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, as well as anatomy. The position also carries an obligation to conduct some undergraduate teaching and associated examinations.

You can read more at https://icmm.ku.dk/english/ and https://healthaging.ku.dk/.

Terms of employment:

The successful PhD candidates will be offered a full-time position (37 working hours per week) for a period of three years, contingent on a satisfactory performance, with the specific intent that it results in a PhD degree and scientific publications.

It is conditioned upon the candidate’s success­ful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the candidates.

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins at DKK 27,788 / approx. EUR 3,929 (April 2021-level) plus an employer paid pension contribution.

Foreign applicants may find following links useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility) and https://www.workindenmark.dk.

Your application

Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below.
Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  1. a motivation for the application (up to 1 A4 page)
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. list of publications (if possible)
  4. copy of MSc diploma and grade transcripts
  5. A short review of scientific research conducted previously for an MSc thesis.

Deadline for applications: 1 July 2021, 23:59 p.m. CET.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.

The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.

Once the assessment work has been completed, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7,850 students, 1,700 PhD students and 4,800 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

Deadline: 2021-07-01 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Thursday July 1st, 2021

PhD fellowship in microbial immunology

We are offering a PhD fellowship in microbial immunology commencing 1 October 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Our group and research
The Microbial and Nutritional immunology Group is lead by professor  Hanne Frøkiær. The main research interests lie within cellular immunology and how microorganisms, microbial compounds, and dietary compounds interact with and affect the immune system. Furthermore, how bioactive molecules in their natural matrix interact with and affect cells and whole organisms.

Project description

The project entitled ‘Polyphenols as the starting point for a generation of new antibiotics with build-in immune-enhancing activity (Polyantibiotics)’ investigates chemically synthesized stilbenes and derivatives for their antibiotic effect as well as their immune enhancing effect against methicillin resitant S.aureus. The immune enhancing effects and the underlying mechanisms will be assessed in in vitro cell models in mice.

Principal supervisor is Professor Hanne Frøkiær, Institute of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, hafr@sund.ku.dk, +4533353150.

Start:             1 October 2021

Duration:       3 years as a PhD student

Job description
Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Participate in active research environments including a stay at another research team
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Teach and disseminate your knowledge
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g. MSc. In Biology-Biotecnology or Molecular Biomedicine

Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience and courses, e.g. laboratory animal science ABD
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in immunology and cell biology
  • Language skills

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Institute of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and an animal facility.

Terms of employment
The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years.

It is conditioned upon the applicant’s success­ful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 26.755 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (April 2018-level) plus pension.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.

General information about PhD study at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/

Application procedure
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format: 

1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)

2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position

3. Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do

4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline:  30 June 2021, 23.59pm CET

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.

The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Interviews are expected to be held in week 31 and 32

Deadline: 2021-06-30 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Wednesday June 30th, 2021

PhD position in Experimental Medical Genomics

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology (IMBIM) at Uppsala University provides a broad international environment for research and teaching. The Department’s research covers three collaborative and partially integrated sections: Cancer, infections and immunity as well as genetics and genomics. More info: http://www.imbim.uu.se/research-areas/.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with the ability to work independently and with a strong interest in pursuing a PhD degree in experimental medical genomics at Uppsala University. The study plan is focused on characterizing autoantibody-mediated diseases, with a particular focus on cytokine autoantibodies as a mechanism behind infectious disease susceptibility.

Project description and working tasks: The research team conducts translational studies of autoimmune diseases. Two main themes of the research are: 1) broad-scale studies of autoantibody responses as means to understand disease mechanisms and improve diagnostics, 2) sex differences in immune-related diseases.

There is increasing data to suggest that cytokine autoantibodies may be an important mechanism behind infectious disease susceptibility alongside inborn errors of immunity. The PhD project will be focused on characterizing the roles of cytokine autoantibodies in disorders such as severe COVID-19, adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccination, inborn errors of immunity, and systemic autoimmune diseases. The PhD studies will involve applying and further developing technologies for autoantibody screening, including broad-scale approaches to identify novel autoantibody targets, and high-throughput screening for selected targets in large cohorts.

Qualifications: Candidates should hold a Master degree or equivalent (corresponding to 240 credits) in medicine or biology. Experience from experimental research is expected. Experience from clinical work is further desirable given the translational focus of the projects. Very good oral and written communication skills in English are required. Knowledge in Swedish is also desirable since the work may involve ethical approvals in Swedish. Emphasis will be given on personal qualities such as collaboration and communication skills as well as analytical capacity. The candidate is expected to take own initiatives as well as to collaborate with national and international colleagues both within and outside of the group.

The selection is based on the following criteria: completion of the above qualifications, grades in relevant courses, suitability of the courses to the research program, previous experience in working and/or performing research in the wider area that relates to the project described above, and previous experience of clinical work. An integrated assessment of the applicant is generated in order to employ the best possible candidate that can succeed in the doctoral studies and contribute to a positive development of the research program.

To be employed as a PhD student, the applicant must be accepted in the postgraduate program. Information concerning doctoral education, requirements and rules of admission can be found in: http://www2.medfarm.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/. The length of the study period for full time employment is a maximum of four years. Terms for graduate studies can be found in Högskoleförordningen 5 kap §§1-7.

Formal Duties: The successful candidate will engage in research and doctoral studies. Other duties at the department, i.e. administration and teaching, may be included in the employment up to a maximum level of 20 %.

Application: Please submit your application by using the Uppsala University application portal, and by including i) a CV, ii) publications and/or a copy of master thesis or equivalent, iii) a letter describing your research interests, skills and motivation to apply for the position, together with iv) contact information of at least two referees (phone numbers and e-mail addresses).

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Type of position: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 §§ 1-7.

Scope of employment: 100%

For further information about the position please contact: Dr. Nils Landegren, nils.landegren@imbim.uu.se.

Please submit your application by July 2, 2021, UFV-PA 2021/2578.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: According to local agreement

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/2578

Last application date: 2021-07-02

Read the job description at the university homepage

Login and apply

Post expires on Friday July 2nd, 2021

Novo Nordisk Foundation PhD student in integration of systems biology models and computational fluid dynamics to support bioprocess scale-up

Biomanufacturing is one of the fastest growing fields and a driver for the transition from a fossil-based to a circular bio-based economy and a sustainable future. If you would like to become an expert in this strategically important interdisciplinary field and contribute to the green transition, we have an opportunity for you:

In collaboration with the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) and the department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (DTU Kemiteknik), the department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (DTU Bioengineering) at the Technical University of Denmark offers a position as a PhD student in integration of systems biology models and computational fluid dynamics to support bioprocess scale-up.

This position will be hosted in the Computer Aided Biotechnology Group at the Synthetic Biology section of DTU Bioengineering.

In this integrative and interdisciplinary PhD project, you will work towards bridging bioreactor and cell factory engineering. The aim of the PhD project will be to combine genome-scale metabolic models (GEMs) that harbor ample biological details with state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations.

This PhD project is part of the PhD Program of the Fermentation Based Biomanufacturing (FBM) Initiative at DTU where we educate true biomanufacturing experts with interdisciplinary competences in cell factory-engineering and process engineering with a strong focus on industrial applications.

The FBM Initiative is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, and under this initiative, scientists from DTU Chemical Engineering, DTU Bioengineering, and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability work together to engineer new or optimized production hosts or processes and solve the interdisciplinary challenges of large-scale bioproduction. The FBM Initiative’s research infrastructure includes a well-equipped fermentation core with an automation and high-throughput micro-fermentation unit, a pre-pilot plant and a pilot plant.

Located in the Copenhagen area, one of the world's strongest biotech hubs, DTU’s FBM Initiative offers a unique and internationally leading education and research environment with exceptional conditions for biotech career starters.

This is one of six PhD student positions available on the FBM PhD program this year.

The expected starting date is 1st of October 2021.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The scale-up of bioprocesses from bench-scale (1–10L) to large-scale (10–300 m3) reactors is an error prone process. Nutrient and dissolved oxygen gradients present in large-scale, but not in bench-scale reactors are attributed to the high failure rate during scale-up.

In order to facilitate a better understanding of the biological details of how production hosts are influenced by these gradients, the primary goal for you will be to integrate genome-scale metabolic models with state-of-the-art CFD simulations. This will provide the means for integrative reactor and cell factory design in the future and enable the development of Digital Twins that accurately capture the biomolecular aspects of bioprocesses.

Specific tasks include:

  • Perform CFD simulations of various reactor setup and geometries.
  • Construct compartment models based on CFD results.
  • Integrate genome-scale metabolic networks into compartment models and directly into CFD simulations.
  • Supervise experimental validation of computational predictions in scale-down experiements.

You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

In addition to fulfilling those formal requirements you should furthermore hold the following essential qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in setting up and running CFD simulations in Comsol, Ansys Fluent or CFX.
  • Extensive experience with metabolic network modelling and other Systems Biology modelling approaches.
  • Extensive experience with Matlab, Python, R, C/C++ or other programming languages.
  • Experience with High Performance Computing.
  • Industry experience with bioprocess optimization.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment will be made by Associate Professors Nikolaus Sonnenschein and Ulrich Krühne and Senior Bioprocess Engineering Suresh Sudarsan.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Nikolaus Sonnenschein (niso@dtu.k).

You can read more about the department at www.bioengineering.dtu.dk

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 30 June 2021 (Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet herein the right hand column)

Incomplete applications will not be considered. You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Bioengineering (Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine) is an important contributor to the areas of biotechnology, food technology and human health, through the advances we make in research, technology and innovation and through the training and education of first-class MScs and PhDs in bioengineering.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-06-30 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Bioengineering

Read the job description at the university homepage or Apply.

Post expires on Wednesday June 30th, 2021

PhD position in Experimental Medical Genomics

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology (IMBIM) at Uppsala University provides a broad international environment for research and teaching. The Department’s research covers three collaborative and partially integrated sections: Cancer, infections and immunity as well as genetics and genomics. More info: http://www.imbim.uu.se/research-areas/.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with the ability to work independently and with a strong interest in pursuing a PhD degree at Uppsala University in comparative cancer genomics with specialization in both human and dogs. The study plan is focused on identifying genes that underlie osteosarcoma in dogs and humans as well as genes that underlie glioblastoma.

Project description and working tasks: The Lindblad-Toh and Forsberg-Nilsson labs (the latter at IGP, UU) have a strong focus on genomic analysis of non-coding constraint mutations affecting gene regulation in brain tumors and osteosarcoma. The PhD student will perform computational analysis of next-generation sequencing data, with a focus on tumor mutations in the genomic data from dogs and humans. In addition, the student is expected to interact with lab personnel about the design and interpretation of  experimental aspect of validating the findings. We use whole-genome sequencing data from tumors and normal tissue, RNA seq data and integration of various database resources to identify and further study regulatory tumor mutations.

Qualifications: Candidates should hold a Master degree or equivalent (corresponding to 240 credits), with a focus on bioinformatics, cancer genomics and/or evolutionary genetics. Strong skills in programming is also a requirement. Very good oral and written communication skills in English are required. Emphasis will also be given on personal qualities such as collaboration and communication skills as well as analytical capacity. The candidate is expected to take own initiatives as well as to collaborate with national and international colleagues both within and outside of the group.

The selection is based on the following criteria: completion of the above qualifications, grades in relevant courses, suitability of the courses to the research program, previous experience in working and/or performing research in the wider area that relates to the project described above. An integrated assessment of the applicant is generated in order to employ the best possible candidate that can succeed in the doctoral studies and contribute to a positive development of the research program.

To be employed as a PhD student, the applicant must be accepted in the postgraduate program. Information concerning doctoral education, requirements and rules of admission can be found in: http://www2.medfarm.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/. The length of the study period for full time employment is a maximum of four years. Terms for graduate studies can be found in Högskoleförordningen 5 kap §§1-7.

Formal Duties: The successful candidate will engage in research and doctoral studies. Other duties at the department, i.e. administration and teaching, may be included in the employment up to a maximum level of 20 %.

Application: Please submit your application by using the Uppsala University application portal, and by including i) a CV, ii) publications and/or a copy of master thesis or equivalent, iii) a letter describing your research interests, skills and motivation to apply for the position, together with iv) contact information of at least two referees (phone numbers and e-mail addresses).

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: as soon as possible or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 §§ 1-7.

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Professor Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, kerstin.lindblad-toh@imbim.uu.se.

Please submit your application by July 15, 2021, UFV-PA 2021/1891.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: According to local agreement

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/1891

Last application date: 2021-07-15

Read the job description at the university homepage

Login and apply

Post expires on Thursday July 15th, 2021